Stories tagged “roof”

  • Blackbird

    He was one of many to first receive the apparatus. He had taken the full 18 months, but they told him that was good; it told them how to improve it for the next batch of maturing citizens. He needed a second round of treatment. They had not been satisf...

  • Dinner and Wine

    Danvers holds the bottle until he sees the woman and then puts it down as she approaches because he wants to free his hand she kisses him aggressively on the lips pressing him back against the rail at the edge of the roof and his elbow nudges the bottl...

    • Author: Spiderj
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A car on my roof? (Mature)

    There’s a car parked on my roof. It’s technically a truck, a ’93 Chevy. Maroon, with several toolboxes stacked in the back. This truck showed up in the middle of the night, and I don’t know what to do. I can climb up there, sure...

  • Egg drop

    This was the worst day of his life. The other kids were excited, running around, pointing out the key features of their designs. One after another they all went up to the roof with Ms. Carruthers, and every time they loved it. But Billy could barely ma...

  • Open the Window

    If they could do it, why couldn’t he? Seething with jealousy, he would watch them soar through the sky. Every beat of their wings, every groundward swoop, every midair pirouette— they tugged at his soul. How was it fair that the birds, obli...

    • Author: Ranx
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Million Delicious Little Pieces

    Honestly, we’ve all done it. Because our lives are so busy, so fast and we have so little time for patience, we multi-task, multi-carry, and multi-function. If thereā€™s such a thing. In her case its a mom turned chuffer, turned baby sitter for ...

    • Author: Mockingbird
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Painting the Roof

    One fifteen in the afternoon of a hot July day, David scampered up the rickety old ladder carrying a six pack of Coors beer. His brother, Allen, was brushing on shamrock green paint over the old shake shingles, spied the beer, “I thought you were...

  • End

    I open my eyes and up above me I see the sky, plain and black. Silence is all around me, and no one is rushing to my side to help. Maybe I am already dead. I attempt to move, and with little pain I sit up. I look around me, thinking I am in heaven, to ...

  • Desperation Procrastination

    Colliding with the gravel-covered roof knocked the swear words out of my mouth as I formed them. Slamming into with the exhaust vent finished off what little sense I’d had to start with. Katy was supposed to be in Louisiana, visiting kin. As long...

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

    The Roof is not easy to get to by accident. You have to take the Elevator to the Theater Room, then backstage you will find a portal that takes you to the hair dye closet in the Salon. Give a dragon there a sky lantern fueled with hydrogen and he will ...

  • (Day 47) Mental Liquidation

    “Thank you,” I say as I stand smoothly out of my chair. The weight of ceiling starts to make the structure we’re in groan as I bring my attention upwards. I started to walk out of the stale, cramped room when I hear him whimper. Like ...