Stories tagged “road”

  • Midwest Purgatory: A Stalled Travelogue, chapter one

    Rusty Awkward was unhappy. The majority of his unhappiness regarded the turn of events by which he found himself in his current location, and the duration of his stay there. Eleven long months had passed now, stranded in a no-name town in southwest Mic...

  • Breakdown (Mature)

    The thump, thump, thump from the left front wheel was the first indication that something was wrong. The wheel rolling away faster than the car was moving was the second, and the fact that the tiny car had come to an abrupt stop in the middle of the hi...

  • Young Master Tompkins

    Young Master Tompkins peeked out from the garden hedges at the edge of the street to watch a flustered Mr. Maxwell rush by. He quickly hid his head back underneath the bush, but it was too late. “Tompkins!” Tompkins cautiously stuck his hea...

  • Midnight Road

    Driving at night had always been very special to Milo. As a child he would take every opportunity to accompany his father on midnight deliveries, mesmerised by the stillness and tranquillity. This affection had continued into adulthood, and he made sur...

    • Author: jimmytee
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Falling Rocks

    Officer Stern arrived at the scene promptly. As the cop in a town with a population of 102, he didn’t usually have much to do but sit around and eat donuts at Manny’s Diner. But today was different: today, he had received a call from a newc...

  • Out of Here.

    The Volkswagen bus roared as my friends boarded the tiny thing. There were eight of us sharing seat belts, lauging about old times, and playing ridiculous road trip games. I was given the unfortunate role of driving as giggling, travel beer pong ensued...

  • The King of the Road Meets the Peon

    Matt saw a dot along the road, several miles down what was once an unassuming highway in Arizona. Thinking it was a semi truck (or at the very least an RV), he kept Dreadnought barreling towards it. When he eventually did slow down, he found out that i...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The King and the Peon Meet Death Zone

    The peon came to in Dreadnought’s back seat, bound hand and foot. Matt was driving the immense vehicle down what used to be the Interstate, and the massive truck was speeding at a fantastic rate. “What are you doing?!” the peon demand...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • The King, the Peon, and Death Zone Ship Out

    Death Zone was a huge, heavily muscled man who wore a black tank top and similarly black jeans. He had two bands criss-crossing his chest, covered in ammunition. He had several guns of various sizes on his belt, and carried two suitcases with him. Matt...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Peon's Predicament

    The peon sat in the back, hog tied, looking at two of the craziest men, he was sure, he had ever encountered. He was at the bottom of the food chain by a desert mile and thought for sure he would soon become non existent and the thought of how he would...

    • Author: Ath
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Peon Makes a Gamble

    “You ever have trouble out here on the roads?” the peon asked. Matt turned to him. “How do you mean?” “Do you ever get hurt?” “Well, heck yes,” Matt said. “You don’t be the king of the road wi...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dark Road

    The highway stretched into what seemed like a never-ending pathway into oblivion. The crescent moon, shrouded in cloud, was like a great eye in the sky, its eyelid closed to the world beneath it. On this night, a small car was making its way down the d...

    • Author: J. A. Keane
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Taking the Road Less Traveled by With My Sister

    Locking arms together we stare down a path. “You ready sis?” She stares at me. Hope is glinting in her eyes. “I don’t know. Change isn’t easy for me.” I say back to her a little unsure. “We’re sisters tha...

  • I Have Felt Being Loved

    Being Loved, I have felt it so. It was a path very unknown. I walked and felt the glow, Of the sun, warming every bone. The beautiful rose I gathered, And the thorns never stung me. It seemed immortal and vividly colored With more than the eyes could s...

  • By: Tires

    Outlines Of power lines Shadow the concrete Like looping swerves Left written in the street By the tires of artistic driver’s “Yeah, you’re right it does! And the clouds! The clouds Look like featherless doves full of fuzz!”

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Traveler....pt.1

    The wind was cold. Clouds, dark. The light was gone. To anyone else, it was the end of an ordinary day. To Marks, this was the end of the line. His last escape. Nothing else seemed to work. Something wanted him alive. Maybe someone. He didn’t kno...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Traveler....pt.2

    Deciding not to look, not to take the chance, Marks kept going. The Traveler is good at hiding in plain sight. One of his many talents. With Sarah gone, and John out for blood, it was time to leave. Images came to his mind. Flashes. He remembered her...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • The Traveler....pt.3

    He grew tired, too much running, not enough exercise. Stopped. Put his hands on his knees, desperately tried to catch his breath. Closed his eyes from the pain. Opened them again, to the left, a brand new baseball.Picked it up. Crowbar still in hand, h...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • There Are Many Roads

    In an empty field near Petersburg, a farmer chewing wheatgrass haggles with a crone. A driveway, rubbled with gravel stretches to nowhere. A sand swept South African road snakes to a sunset filled with dust devils, Ntembo clicking quietly to an arachno...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Million Miles Left

    He stared at his empty cup.No more beer to be had, he had to be sober. His friends weren’t holding back.It’s only right to celebrate a personal victory.Another dragon slayed.He sat across the room and simply observed them.Age doesn’t ...

    • Author: lindsay22
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Prodigal Son

    There are the monsters Called consequence, troubles and pain Sinking their mighty teeth Into your delicious tiny brain Venom numbing your senses Swirling through your veins Your eyes are tunneling black holes Dipping into the grumbling insane I’m t...

  • Questions

    The chance to run has come to naught I’ve lost the comfort that I sought The guilt consumes my body whole How did I wander upon this role? How did this temptation turn to sin? Why did I have to let it in? Why aren’t I as strong as I appear? When wi...

  • Questions

    The chance to run has come to naught I’ve lost the comfort that I sought The guilt consumes my body whole How did I wander upon this role? How did this temptation turn to sin? Why did I have to let it in? Why aren’t I as strong as I appear? When wi...