Stories tagged “rebirth”

  • Mother-Daughter Time

    Marisa had never really liked the cat, even though her daughter, Kara, had adored it. So many times, she had wanted to strangle the little beast because it had puked in her shoes, or foregone the litter box for her duvet, or any number of other offense...

  • I Have Been Saved.

    Silence. And color. I hear nothing, but I remember sounds. Do I really see the colors, or are they just memories, like the memories of sounds? Is this the afterlife? It seems a memory, rather than a reality. Everything around me is as I remember it, bu...

    • Author: Petros
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Death and Rebirth

    There was another funeral procession today in Cozmel. Some forty mourners, at least two weeping brides, and the recently deceased. He was sitting proudly in his sedan chair carried on the shoulders of four young men. I had met him earlier when I first ...

  • Ashes

    I watch as the wind carries the ashes of what once was and can never be again. The terror, the cynicism, the pain have all burned away. In it’s place is a seed, small and scared, unsure of what it is to become, hoping the rain and sun can find it...

    • Author: Ath
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Awakening

    I don’t know where I am, and I don’t know how I got here. I opened my eyes, and I was blinded by the light radiating above me. I thought to myself, Where am I? I tried to stand, but my legs felt numb. Had I ever walked before? No… stu...

  • Seems To Be Circular To Me

    D elicate A fterlives W elcome the N ewly restored womb. B looming R ecycled I nstances G rowing forth from the H orizon’s distances, T ime towers, E nveloping N aturally like the S easons are slowly sloping. D aunting U niverse— S uch a...

  • Sit and Stand w/ Me; Simultaneously

    Do you Know how Rocks are When they’re large, Half sunken, Refusing to budge or barge? But when They’re shrunken To sand, Even then They are the same! Only now they fill your hand Dropping dry like strange rain On your toes, Supporting step...

  • Laughing Eyes

    My vision swam strangely. I looked up at the sky; it was a vivid dark purple… like looking at a photo taken at night that had been overexposed. It was night again. I must have slept through the day. “I do it often enough,” she said. S...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Winter, Spring

    Night falls, winter ends. Spring has come, to make amends. Here I watch, the waking world, from its sleep its blooms unfurl. The buds come forth, bright and fair. Leaves are green —here, there. Yet I cannot, the chill forget, when winter howled...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • River Conscience

    Nose crinkled Smiles give Simple complexity; You live responsive Can’t still The constant movements No matter how little The trickle will rinse Inevitable Invisible Wet with sixth sense Lifeblood Floods the glens For instance Like a river consci...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dust to Dust

    I was alone and confused, my mind and body numb, suspended in darkness. Memories were fragile and tenuous, like cobwebs dissolving at the slightest touch. Panic rose in my chest, and I groped blindly, for something, anything in the oppressive blackness...

    • Author: Kespan
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Genesis

    Ah, bewitching hour. I almost lost you. Your ghost remains as my personal martyr. Here we stand, shadows once lost, now reborn as divinity’s children. Until we meet again, let us close our eyes, slip through these cracks and for just a moment, pr...

  • Lesson from Poseidon

    Panic is pointless, but my heart is still racing. Sinking, faster the more I relive my sinning. Be it delirium from drowning, or a vibration from unbeknownst…I heard / felt sinister laughter. When my lungs couldn’t hold out any longer, the ...

  • Second Life: Transition

    There was a curious sense of Absence, as if whatever Presence had been in the cave had left, leaving it completely vacant. I barely had enough time to realize that I was all alone again before the ground quaked under my feet, bucking violently, throwin...

  • Waking Up

    Growing old is a bitch. It’s the waking up. You wake up in parts, never jumping out of bed with all systems go. It’s more like a pull-start motor, including the noxious fumes. Yes, going to bed is also known as “retiring”, not a...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To Be Tugged

    Massive and hollow, Kraken tugged the ship, beckoning it down with lonely gravity. Albatross X remained diffidently aloft, soaring on graviton waves. Kraken yearned to be inhabited, stretched forth tract after track of land to be occupied. A crew weary...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Pollywogs and Whales

    Captain Ferris scratched is ass with one hand and drank his coffee with the other. He’d just implemented his first order. Code, Man In Motion. With his crew in a state of healthy anxiety, they watched as their scientists ejected from the rib cage...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Chuchip (part 7)

    The Mother Moon granted Ashkii his wish, but in return took his life. Another crater sunk into her rough skin, just for him as all who use the blade to ease their pain do. All that was left of him on Earth was his body. The water washed onto the shore,...

  • Hivelings Pt. 1: Prologue

    “Cassidy, wake up!” The teenage Hiveling groaned as she was awoken by her mother’s voice. “Aw, c’mon mom,” she moaned. “Just a few more minutes?” “It’s your first day of high-scool, and you kn...

  • The Destruction of David (2)

    Instructor Bevin waited until David’s thrashing subsided and the man fell still. He turned to the recruits, and while their faces betrayed no emotion, he saw hints of tears in more than one set of blue eyes. He couldn’t blame them – they had trai...

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