Stories tagged “reality”

  • Reality is Never This Good

    The scene is set I see you You stand out In the crowd Now its just Just you and me Doesnt matter How we got here We get closer Everything around fades No background Only you Our hands link And our faces lock Your brown eyes Caught in a trance I go in f...

  • A Moment of Realness

    I walk in and sit down at a table. James walks up to me.“Hey,” he says and sits next to me. “Hey,” I say in a cloudy voice and gaze around the room. I smile when I spot who I’m looking for. Chris strides in like everything...

  • I Must Be Dreaming

    She dreamt of him often. They were dreams that made her believe she was awake, dreams that skewed her perceptions of reality. She knew in her head that he didn’t exist – but the dreams told her otherwise. Pretty soon, the constant confusion...

    • Author: tiphanie
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Twisted Love - The Battle

    The battle was long and bloody but alas the coaches were no match for the adrenaline filled bodies of the teenagers. They stood victorious over the bodies of the slain men, blood seeping into the moist ground. With victory radiating from every pore in ...

  • Look Behind You

    The Places Nobody Is Looking are filled with strange Things, monstrous Things, though They are difficult to describe, for obvious reasons. These Things exist only in the absence of Sight. If an entire crowd is looking one direction, these Things will b...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • 知らない部屋 (shiranai heya)

    (In case your computer can’t read Japanese, I romanized the story below. I know it’s kind of a waste of my character count, but I didn’t want people to only see random, nonsensical symbols.) 私の部屋を分からない。今、知

    • Author: Reiko516
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Fantasyland XV

    “You can’t just go around bringing garlic bread in and out of existence, it’s just not kosher,” the head wizard said to much baying from a group convened to discuss what had happened over night. “Or any kind of religious ...

  • The Fourth Wall

    One of the walls from your room is gone, replaced by a dark portal to the unknown. Through it you see only the head and shoulders of an immense demon. White skin, eyes like galaxies, mouth locked in an open grin revealing thousands of pointed teeth. Do...

    • Author: Ben Paddon
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Mundane Explanation

    I press one. This needs thinking about. As I pace back and forth, I realise I feel detached, like I’m observing this in the same way a writer observes the characters in a story-in-progress. Perhaps that’s the best way. Treat it as a puzzle ...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Hallucination Check

    Tessa’s head swam as she opened her eyes. She propped herself on her elbows, considering her friends a moment. “All that stuff before I fainted… that wasn’t some hallucination?” Perry shook his head. Tessa shifted so she c...

  • Time for Reality (Twitter Challenge)

    My alarm buzzes. I groan and stand up. Wobbling to the bathroom, I stare into the mirror. Sometimes you never want to leave the dreamworld.

  • An Animal's Fear

    You say you’re not scared, but the very fact that you exist contradicts that. You’re so scared that you’re afraid that even admitting that will somehow endanger you. So scared that you lock up those who are not. Afraid you might not b...

    • Author: Lancet
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • More Mixed Emotions

    “He-he, we’re not supposed to be here,” One of them says. I like to call her Dee, just to never get them mixed up. “But we really want to hang out with Emily later,” the other one, Sire, says. “I don’t even thi...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Confidence Fades

    My adrenaline starts racing, which keeps Confidence closer to me then Desire, or Reality. When Emily finally gets to me, I’m a bit proud of myself for sticking it out. Now I have to ask her to hang for Pride to arrive again. Or maybe Happiness w...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Do I dream?

    She comes to me in dreams. I think they’re dreams. When she leads me through the fields, I can feel the grass under my feet and the warmth of her hand in mine. When we run through the forests, I can hear the snapping twigs and the roar of a water...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • An Emotional Battle

    I sit down in class, and thank God for assigned seats, because mine is all the way in the back. Confidence and the Negative Emotions argue to the death right in front of me, which I must admit does keep me entertained. “Emily totally likes us! We...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Moment of Happiness or Worry?

    My hands are shaking as I undo the paper’s perfect fold. My heart’s pounding hard and Fear, Reality, Uncertainty, and Doubt are all battling with Confidence, and its all up to me to either shut them up or make more emotions arrive. james ab...

    • Author: Mr.Gabriel
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Or do I wake?

    “Everything okay, man? You’ve been kind of distant today.” “Huh? Oh, yeah, I’m fine. Not a lot of sleep lately, you know? Weird dreams,” I said, blinking away the daze I’d fallen into. “It’s kind of...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • connections

    I stood there staring at the stars and waited for them to align for me. For things to magically come together and work out. Why is it that we reflect the most when we don’t get what we want or lose something we wanted to keep in our lives forever...

  • The Man Who Wasn't

    Jobe panicked. He thought This is it, Jobe, you’ve finally gone nuts. It’s not like you didn’t see it coming. Uncle Tom was locked up, maybe it’s genetic. And with Mary.. and work.. a mental breakdown makes sense. Well, if that&...

    • Author: Yamen
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Why, Why, Why, Why, WHY, Is The X Factor So Damn Popular?!

    It’s The Gong Show’s fault. It started this whole stupid trend of singing competition reality TV shows… I see it this way: The Gong Show begat Pop Starz. Pop Starz begat Pop Starz: The Rivals. Pop Starz: The Rivals begat Pop Idol. Po...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Essence Tripping

    The scenery began to change. First the colors muted becoming pale echoes of their former vibrancy. The world took on a shadowy, ghost-like appearance, or were they the ones becoming ghosts themselves? The stars fell from the sky in thin lucent beams wi...

  • A Consequence Of Light And Life

    Burnt out stars Shine from afar— When our bare Skeletons already are Pockmarked like Mars The Sun will be a speck Newly born in the outer parlors.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Folding Into the Great City

    At the age of five years the world opened up to show me death, a gaping maw that swallowed up all motherly affection and hope. Within two years the clouds of doubt had so obscured my way as to make meaningful navigation a folly of comical proportions. ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Awakening

    As I lay in the blood stained catacombs of my mind, I entered a state of sheer peacefulness. I felt alone; my once thriving world had been silenced by a simple ‘mishap’. But despite my pain I found happiness amongst this desolation. Where? ...

    • Author: Seb Feast
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5