Stories tagged “park”

  • Clues At Dietz Lake

    It was some sort of camping/wilderness resort place. I paid two dollars to get in. The lady in brown in the tiny cabin where they take admission was all smiles. She handed me a park map. I unfolded it and searched for the cabins, then cabin number 43. ...

  • Not Every Day

    I wake up the next day, it’s 4:00 in the afternoon, and he’s standing there. I’m not scared of him in the daylight. “You don’t need this, Liam.” He tells me. “You could come with me and leave this world behind....

  • The Park Bench

    Every day an old man sat in the exact same spot on a park bench observing all that was around him. Never wavering or deterred to return to the bench each day, no matter what the circumstances were. A wondrous sycamore tree towered over the bench offeri...

  • Engagement

    They had first met in the park and it was there that they returned for the occasion. “So. Here we are.” “Yes.” He coughed, scratched his head, adjusted his tie and took her by the hand. They walked to the bench and sat beneath t...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Flee

    Jon turned right, running parallel to the dilapidated buildings of Park Street. No one really lived here anymore; the buildings were mostly stores and restaurants. Once he was near the old brick building, the pizza shop, he ran inside, his hands leavin...

  • La Primavera

    Valentine’s Day was unseasonably warm. We spread a picnic blanket I’d borrowed from my boss because I didn’t own one, and my date and I unwrapped the sandwiches we’d made. The sun shone on our faces. In this town it’s hard...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • red sky in the morning

    I woke up in a rowboat with a makeshift sail stitched of gray uniform fabric. The sky had a hazy strawberries and cream complexion that reminded me it was almost morning. I tried to remember what sailors said about rose colored skies, but the saying el...

  • In The Heat of The Moment

    The lights filled the nights skies, filling the dark void with vibrant heart beat in the heat of the night. Detective Garret sat in the parking lot off of the highway, drinking his morning coffee when the call went threw to his receiver. “Women i...

  • In The Heat of The Moment: Part 2

    Garret flicked off his flashlight and placed it next to his badge on the passenger side seat. he then flipped a box of smokes open and placed it loosely on his lips; he inhaled deeply then lit the smoke up. The smoke swirled in a circle before disappea...

  • This Used to Be My Playground

    I could feel my self clam up. My emotions threatened to overwhelm me and I forced them down. I had to leave, to go somewhere where I could deal with the news. Numbly, I heard myself say the right things, give the right people salutes, and worked my way...

  • A Teetering Pedestal

    The day I’d been dying for was here. I’d dreamed of it and tried to imagine what it would be like. I’d even tried bargaining with God for it. I was on a date with the girl of my dreams. The text I’ve been thinking about you and ...

  • Optimism in Dark Places

    A weary foursome, we stalked out of the apartment building. Bloodshot eyes watched our departure, perhaps hoping to slip in the outer door, sleep in a hallway. The August night welcomed our silence, and we its. Only after our course took us through the...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Park in October

    Few leaves still clung to the trees of Olde Brook Park. A squirrel darting from one branch to the next distracted a young lady from her afternoon read and the attention of a lad listening to his iphone 3g. Their eyes met. “Hello, I’m friend...

  • A World of Conspiracy

    “What do you mean, you have an antidote?” He finished his meal, left nothing but an expensive dinner plate.He wiped his mouth off with a linen cloth.Replied, “Is that so hard to believe, Mr.Tyler, this is a world full of conspiracies...

  • Danceformation

    Rain boots clumped awkwardly through clear puddles, hood pulled as far forward as possible. Dorothy felt like an ogre, having attempted to fit her not-quite-waterproof backpack beneath her raincoat. She sloshed dangerously close to the street, reaching...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Games in the Park

    Mothers walked along the Autumn paths of the park, their children like kites navigating a tempest. All of them unaware of the possibilities within their lives. Wrapped in a blanket of my own misery, I was too aware of life as I played games with Death....

  • Queen's Daughters

    “You do realize we are supposed to be attending the feast, right?” Fizzy whispered to her older sister as they flew away from the Hive. Daisy groaned again as her wings vigorously propelled her fluffy, yellow-black striped body through the ...

  • hold on

    Rain splashes over the muddy park, like someone dumping dirty bathwater over the entire city. I see a lone figure sitting on a park bench, watching the carousel spin. He sits slumped, begrudgingly holding himself upright, an overwhelmingly melancholy f...

    • Author: MaddyRose
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • To Gather is to Shine! (Day 2)

    I could feel a smile threatening to break out as I watched them come. Writers of different ages, sizes, colors, each carrying a brass lantern. Some had bought oils to mark them as different. Their flames burned in purples, pale greens, and silvers. Sev...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • (Day 50) Eric's Game

    “Remember that time you said you wanted to play chess?” Eric approached me from across the park with an oblong box tucked firmly under his arm. His grin was wide; it took up most of his pock-marked face. He sat down across me at the picnic ...