Stories tagged “plans”

  • The Emperor's Decree

    “My lord.” He bowed low, his master lightly touching his head. “Speak, servant. Do they suspect?” The emperor was not happy. “N-no, my lord,” he stammered. He was nervous. It had been his fault, after all. “We&...

  • Evil to the Core

    He realized there was a flaw in his plan. A diversion was crucial, but he was without the means of creating one. Thoughts and plans churned in his mind. Each one presented, each one dismissed as he deemed them too risky. His dark, furtive eyes darted b...

    • Author: Melia
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Waiting Period

    My plan had solidified after a single, sleepless night. My parents would never accept my choice to follow the dragons to Rhindar. Therefore, I wouldn’t tell them. Instead I would write them a detailed letter explaining my decision and leave it wi...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Goodbyes (VI)

    “What is it?” Mary asks, a little concerned. “Wait, why are you even moving?” “Some director or something was in the club and saw me. Fell in love with my act instantly and offered me a job as a model after the show. I tol...

  • Logic, Emotion, and Mathematics

    Gravity was my Key I pushed myself up off the cold ground. Rocks from the road clung to my nakedness. I brushed them away with a shaking hand. Even though I had starved myself relentlessly to get my weight down, it hadn’t been enough to allow me ...

  • In Between Minds- Final Preparations

    “Our choices are limited but this does have the advantage of being a kind of final test. I need you to understand that we have made an effort to stay out of the way, to not get directly involved- until you. Many people will get hurt and probably ...

  • In Between Minds: Setting the Scene

    The door slid open and the Polkovnik was shoved roughly inside by the taller of the two guards who had been stationed outside his compartment. I gave orders quickly. “Kseniya, scoot over across from me. Martin, sit next to her. Closer. Do we have...

  • In Between Minds: An Unbalancing Act

    The train began to pick up speed as it left the station. It wasn’t packed, but more passengers rode with us than before. That thought gave me some comfort. “Whatever you did, undo it. Now.” Martin growled. Sweat beaded along the hard ...

  • In Between Minds: Priority Shift (Mature)

    I wanted to answer in anger but I was frightened and knew it wouldn’t do me any good. I didn’t know how many people were on the train but all of their deaths were my fault. Val had tried to warn me. Yes I did. You keep telling me to leave, ...

  • The Parable of Two Lonely Friends

    Two friends with lonely hearts sat at a bar, nursing away their misery. The older turned to the younger and said, “We’ve been alone for a long time and we’re miserable. We should do something about it.” That was nothing new, the...

  • Treason for Fun and Profit

    Robert tossed the message into the fire with disgust. He had read the orders a dozen times in growing disbelief but the words never changed. The court was going to lose two of its most prominent knights after dinner. While he admitted to being a mite r...

  • Earthbound

    Groups of men huddled by the fires, clustered against the night. Troi walked forward and announced the arrival of the commander. The rabble shifted focus, from the flames to their new leader, expectant. Daltus stood bedecked in glimmering armor and hea...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • On Patrol: Following in the Wake of Destruction

    The tiny Muuori drifted slowly over the wreckage of the larger airship. Gathered in the observation bubble, two members of the senior staff looked on grimly. One was a serious young man. The other, a woman of stately beauty despite the silver in her ha...

  • To Save the City, We First Must Betray It

    After Chayle finished his report, the eldest among the August Council of Demas spoke first. “Where is the High Marshall? Why doesn’t he bring such important news himself?” “He did not want to bother you with trivial details, Pri...

  • Airships: Prey and Predator

    Elletra remembered how she had screamed at the night sky and how her blood boiled as she watched more and more people succumb to either the sickness or to the temptation of going to the factory. Elletra vowed revenge. She began doing research on the ma...

  • True Impotence

    I was dead and very irritated. Standing at the door to the Church of the Queen of the World, I listened to the sobbing coming from inside and shook my head. This was not how it was supposed to be. I had given very clear instructions. My death was to be...

  • Taking That First Step

    “Looking in from the outside, wondering if I belong inside. What is there inside that draws me so strongly there? What is it that I will find once inside? Is it my place, my destiny or my desire? What AM I looking for? Whom?” Strangely, The...

    • Author: Epona
    • Posted 4 months ago.