Stories tagged “scene”

  • School Bus (Mature)

    Julia was a mystery Nicole desperately wanted to unlock; try on for size. She had a routine she went through. First, she’d wait for George, the driver, to have his attention elsewhere. Then she’d take off her pantyhose, stuff them in her bag, pull ...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Bennington Sky

    The sky never got black in Bennington; after sunset it darkened from cyan… cerulean… a gorgeous indigo reminiscent of her mother’s favorite scarf. As the night progressed it went further through the spectrum… saphire… Prus...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • We Just Live For Scene (Mature)

    The air hung heavy with the smell of pepermint, lavander and cigarette smoke. The darkness almost drowned the room to the point where only the shadows of people could be made out. I took a seat on a dirty, red, leather, sofa. I sipped at my wine in my ...

  • Banai Bazaar

    The ancient Chinese woman handed me my bagel and with it a policy for home and contents insurance for a home I no longer lived in and contents I no longer owned. I stared down at the policy, slack-jawed. Turning to complain I was just in time to see a ...

  • Where Poets Come From

    Behind the gossamer curtain Beneath the azure veil You’ll find a quiet beauty In exquisite detail You’ll hold your breath to gaze upon it You’ll take in the scents with your eyes The scene beheld is beyond words Sweet music touches th...

  • Continued...

    The wind blows, knocking my hood back causing me to think, just for a second, of turning around and heading home. It is as if the wind is beckoning me back. I shake my head, ridding my mind of the thought as I pull my hood back up. I take a few more st...

  • The Beginning

    Why he started was a mystery. He was curious. He didn’t have a grand plan; no big intention. He was just curious. And bored. A deadly combination. Walking for weeks, he camped in the desert each night. Not far enough off the road that he couldn&#...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Still Gaze

    The room was sparsely furnished. Only a bed, a dresser, and a rocking chair. The rocking chair held no blankets or half-worn clothes. It still looked new. The dresser held no knick-knacks or half-open drawers to indicate a person occupied the room. And...

  • The Prank Club

    The boy with the thick, black, rimmed glasses entered the auditorium of the school at exactly 4:00 p.m. His friend, Fred, waited outside the door, just in case anyone was lurking about. Now at 4:05 p.m.the boy with the glasses had already planted the ...

  • Pregnant Psychobabbling Babe

    Canyon lake Lay cradled— picture perfect fake Through the windshield of my Hyundai One Sunday My psychobabbling babe, She says, “honey” Her lips syllabled Something sunny Like… “Someday soon My patient cocoon Will open in...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Frozen With Open Eyes (Mature)

    So it’s come to this? I couldn’t believe I was going to bleed out on this cold street when it happened, but now it’s real and I’ve fully accepted my fate. The frost on the side walk is comfortably numbing my gaping stab wound. D...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Meeting

    The crowd flows through main street, no weapon visible, everyone looking the part of the innocent bystander. No weapon detected there so far, either. Unlike the plaza. Did the boss really have to use so many bodyguards? Even the waiters have caught on ...

    • Author: boxofun
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • Action Movie Cliches

    A suitibly contradictory bar sits in the dusty street of what could be any developing nation. This one is named Tiny’s, because the owner is quite large. It was a joke but has long lost any comedic value. A man in a dusty explorer’s outfit ...

  • Morning at the Boardwalk

    She stares across the lake but not at it; considers pathless, uncharted infinity. Her cup sweats in the humid morning air, drops falling unnoticed to the weathered wood. “You got anything lined up?” he repeats. She blinks, twice. “Nah...

    • Author: Palpatim
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • 5 Floors of Extraordinary ~ The Beast

    With a mixture of awe and despair playing xylophone on the back of my ribcage, I stared up at the pile of dishes. They started at the sink with chafing dishes and cookie sheets, then grew up in a column of pans and jars, passing the cabinets with bowls...

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 5 floors of extraordinary ~ the arrival

    The building was tall, with a row of windows on each floor and a large amount of space in between. Fingers of ivy picked at the blue-gray boards, exposing a layer of thin gray bricks and patches of insulation. The walkway was a skinny row of black rock...

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 5 floors of extraordinary ~ musty and dusty

    “Welcome, visitor! Just what is your name?” “Plum. Artemis Plum.” “Welcome, Plum. Call me Mr. Conner. I’m sure you’ll like it here, as you are highly irregular. Highly!” He hopped off his stool. “Co...

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 5 floors of extraordinary ~ a honey-colored door

    “A fixer-upper,” Mr. Conner said, “But we’ve found the living arrangements quite to our liking. Quite.” " ‘We’ ?" “A grand tour, Plum, and then I’ll introduce you to the lady of the house....

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 5 floors of extraordinary ~ the mistress

    Mr. Conner knocked on the door until a voice called “Enter!” It was a girls voice, not a woman’s voice, and suggested her age to be early teen, unlike me at freshly 18. Mr. Conner opened the door a bit and peered in. “Mistress...

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 5 floors of extraordinary ~ the flyer

    “Why, hello there, visitor!” she said, her ocher eyes looking me up and down. “What is your name?” I opened my mouth to speak, but Mr. Conner beat me to it. “Plum!” he shouted. “Artemis Plum,” I said quie...

    • Author: sky.castles
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Noir: Weak Excuses Across the Board

    As Nick strode away I prostested loudly to his back, “Look buddy, I wasn’t eyeballing your date!” The scene unfolded before my eyes as I conferred with mock indignation with the guests around me. Things were going from bad to worse as...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 5 years ago.