Stories tagged “quiet”

  • The Storm

    The wind blows and rushes through the maple leaves on a toasty spring evening. The thunder rolls through the sky and the drops begin to descend. The rain feels cool on my skin- almost too cold- as I dash home from my friend’s house. And then, I s...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • That Guy In The Corner

    That Guy In The Corner I know he sees me But does he know I can see him? That Guy In The Corner With his empty notebook And his lucky writing pen That Guy In The Corner With the quirky smile And the laugh he hides behind his eyes So when That Guy In Th...

  • Eerily Quiet (thunder challenge)

    It got very quiet. This was very odd for a pet store. At any given moment birds are squawking, puppies are barking or growling, and rodents are chasing each other or running on squeaky wheels. There weren’t very many customers in the store, a wom...

  • Quiet Noise, Uncomfortable Unsilence

    I used to try convincing him to stay, throwing out signs for friend, swing, play, dirt, and whatever else I thought might or should interest a nine year old. It’s no use though. There’s really no talking to him when he gets like this. The c...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Remembering

    I sat gracefuly on the seat next to him. I crossed my legs and flipped my hair over one should to turn and look at him. I almost giggled when I saw he was gawking at me. A small smile rushed briefly across my lips and vanished. I turned away from him, ...

  • I Will Win

    I fumed silently to myself. I was angry, but I still had an excellent memory. Totally calm again, I said into the phone, “I believe I apoligized for not calling and not being in school. If I remember correctly, I gave you no reason as to why I di...

  • Continued...

    I wipe the tears from my eyes with the sleeve of my sweatshirt. With my left foot resting on the ledge, I step up with my right. My whole body trembles, I do not dare to look down at the bright world below me. Instead I concentrate on the quiet world i...

  • Dead

    Steve splashed some whiskey into a glass, plopped in an ice cube, and waited. His bar was empty, the restaurant was empty, the kitchen was eerily quiet. Normally at this point, the guys on the line would be plating, frying, grilling, throwing duck unde...

  • I'm back!...Without the Gift of Telepathy

    Remember me? I was the telepathic girl. Yeah, you know the one that caused a girl to kill herself and whose school was blasted to smitherens along with the majority of the people inside of it. Some good did come out of these awful events though. With t...

  • A Midnight Stroll

    It was always midnight here. Like an old silent film, no colors and no sounds. Of course, it was still brighter here than on the Shadowside. The guys were always joking that if Jim didn’t behave, they’d make him do the maintenance there ins...

  • Quieting the Noise

    An extra dose of stims, a quick cup of the tar they call coffee, and I was bouncing down the corridor towards Harrigan’s office. I took a second to lean against a bulkhead, to quiet my mind and body. No sense ruining a good impression doing a spa...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Dry Eyes

    Who I assumed was Venus stood in front of me haughtily. Her gray eyes shone brilliantly into my own dry ones. “You’ve kept me waiting, Alice. It’s time,” her voice poured from her perfectly stained lips like liquid gold. I searc...

    • Author: HannahMarie
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Angel Lights the Dark Path of Their Dreams

    Someone told me You had caroled solely But that you weren’t lonely Only that you went undoubtedly Without a one and only who wholly Understands your soul’s song and story Under drifts of snow you stand A candle held with both hands on the ...

  • Quieter Than Silence

    It’s that noise again. It grates against my sanity, flickering flames against the sounds of my mind. It’s always here. It cannot be stopped, lest the sound escape. Heh. It’s always around. Ubiquitous. Not there. Not here. They thought it ende...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • A Quiet Life

    “Hey, Denton, you okay?” “Is he dead?” “Nah, look. His eye is twitching.” “Anybody see what happened to Denton? Anybody? Hello? Anyone awake in here?” “No point asking the cubicle crew—bunch o...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted 10 months ago.
    • 5 out of 5