Stories tagged “reality”

  • 4001

    In the year 4001 we discover that every living thing sprinkled throughout the universe on each habitable planetary womb is but one molecular part of God’s everlasting body. Pixels reside at our most basic level. The same pixels you’ll find ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Things That Can't Wait

    The code spilling before my eyes was immense and convoluted, elegent and engrossing. The determined efforts of the crew around me faded to black: life, the universe, and my sense of self swallowed up in the glowing script on a borrowed screen. Meaning ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Realities

    The trigger clown, In the bitter glow Of a painted frown, Feels the undertow Pull him down Where bodies freeze Underground. Confined, although, There’s no Boundaries, His mind Travels with the souls he sees— Unwinding the restraints of real...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • His Arrival

    The sun was bright. The air, unfiltered, smelled like the ocean. That’s where he turned up. The ocean. He was knee high in the surf. His bag, heavy, his clothes, durable. Meant to last ages. It wasn’t how he imagined it. There were no ru...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Cold

    The boy pressed his face against the glass and watched the snowflakes; blowing in the wind. “Yes, I know Jim is back in town… Yes, I know he just got parole today… I know he’s still got a grudge against Andrew, but… Yes...

    • Author: The Squibz
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The New Progenitors

    A long day. Time to wait. Nothing special about this place just yet. He made a bonfire. His companions in just a few days. He didn’t understand the mechanics of how he’d gotten here, but he would be alone for too long. This beach was clean,...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Washing Up Ashore

    He sat on a massive boulder as the storm developed. Watching something unnatural, something only a few privileged have witnessed. It ended as quickly as it began, with a man washing up ashore. He stood and slowly walked out of the surf. He got up and ...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Progress or Pause

    “I fail to see your point.” Dr. Sauvage, in turn, failed to suppress her sigh, “Keeping your eyes closed is just another way of avoiding reality, isn’t it, Mr. Penz?” No reply came. The small office seemed to pulsate with ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Reality

    Life is but a dream! Indeed, what we see Is an insult to what is in fact the true reality To find this land you must delete the minus In your life and stored in your mind, it’s Imperative that you do this before Linus Takes your life and the enti...

  • The Same Story

    Every small child knows the tale; there’s a pantomime, a film, a puppet show. Parents read it out of storybooks when the little ones are tucked up in bed. “…And so she pricked her finger on the spinning wheel and fell fast asleep. Just as the evi...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • My Is Is More Than Your Is Is.

    Could you move some to the right? A little more. Yes, that will do. No, I don’t believe he’s real. It’s just very distracting for me to see two people occupying the same space. You came to interview me for your column, you say? Do y...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • The Trigger Clown

    The trigger clown (In the bitter glow Of a painted frown) Feels the undertow Pull him down (Where bodies freeze Underground.) Confined By no boundaries His mind Travels with the souls he frees Unwinding the restraints of realities. It’s there he find...

  • The Death of H.P. Lovecraft

    Until this moment I never believed that there was any shadow of reality behind the mythology I created for my work. Letter writers inquiring about the history of the Necronomicon are inevitably disappointed to find that I invented it entirely out of my...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Life as a Photograph

    Life is not real today, for it is a picture. It was another still; it will be another soon enough, with me a passive observer to the succession of images. My assertions amount to just enough to turn the pages, present the next tableau. Here a row of bu...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Laurossel's Quandry

    Laurossel had long since given up on maintaining an avatar in the universe. Too much hassle; it’s hard to care when nothing really matters. He used to jump in for a dip as a short lived street rat, or one-hit wonder, or a slave. But it had been a...

    • Author: Yamen
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Positive and Negative

    Leaves swirl, dancing dervishes. Stained-glass windows and organized religion. Sunshine, rainbows, rain and thunder purple bruises and broken promises. Smiling faces, joyful songs, dreams and goals, forever after. Tears of pain, hurtful words, loss of ...

  • Wat.

    We are souls trapped in flesh, made to experience the universe of matter. I think. My eyes are open— of that, I am quite sure. They ache and string tremendously but I cannot bring myself to close them, lest the world of touch and sight and densit...

    • Author: Silven
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • We'll get there WHEN WE GET THERE!

    I realized reality is, and if I’m a brain in a vat, and all my perceptions electrical signals, reality then must be that. So it’s not that reality isn’t, it’s just not how I think it to be. Should I then waste my time and obsess...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Maybe...?

    Maybe our dreams are our real lives, and our real lives are our dreams.

  • Inclusion

    In a featureless plain where there was neither heighth nor depth, nor matter nor energy there was an existence, an awareness from before time began, that existed, exists and will exist long after time has ended. “What is reality?” I asked. ...

  • Black Hole Dream-Scape

    The incessant chirping of his iphone woke Alton from a peaceful dream. If reality could only be so sweet. No, reality was a black hole dream-scape designed to crush his spirit. He didn’t even pretend to be awake at 3PM on a Friday. “Yeah, w...

  • Doctor's Orders

    Alice peeks out from behind her knees briefly, and shudders at the sight of a large, floating purple cat that has materialized in her room. It’s lime green eyes are strangely piercing as they stare back from the cat’s smiling face. Alice si...

  • Getting a Grip

    I was never much for romance. Love, that heady, all-encompassing sort of thing had mostly eluded me. After Katherine’s death I felt no remorse; she had made her choice. At the funeral I showed an appropriately affected visage; we’d been off...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Your reality is your own— [part I]

    (but you can’t just choose to be sane.) . OPPOSITE IS SAME MADNESS IS SANITY LIES ARE TRUTH THIS! IS! MINDSCREW! …just pulling your leg. . There were three men. “Your reality is your own,” the first declared, and was inspired. &...

    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • Never war

    Never Never Never Wispered across the land Fingers and nails gritted with sand Bloodlust cries screamed against darkness For this was the time of the Never war As reality broke, fantasy was there to mend it Fantasy, reality, right, wrong, imagination, ...

    • Author: bluefish4
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5