Stories tagged “school”

  • Waiting, Waiting, Summer!

    Two slabs of rubber hang suspended by chains, empty and hot under the early summer sun. A rut is worn beneath the swings and clay filled mud colors the puddles a golden hue. Time here holds still like it is waiting for something; the weeds peaking from...

  • "Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head" (Mature)

    William’s mother knew he was terrified, but she made him go anyway. Maybe because she dreamed daily of his future graduation. Maybe because her boss, Mr. Toupe, said she could find a new fucking job if she was ever one fucking minute late again. ...

  • Chronicles Of Millie and Me Chapter 7

    “Yes that’s me, how do you know who I am? Have you been stalking me or something?” “Excuse me, but this was my house long before it was yours. I heard your parents say your name several times. I also noticed you were only person...

  • The Case of Conner Black (Mature)

    Detective Jones resisted his case to the court room. He attempted to present it as best as he could. To finally be able to give the small community of Boulder Creek the peace it deserved. Conner sat facing the detective smiling at him, and grinning wit...

  • Assignment

    trudge trudge Ethan huffed as he returned home from school. Another horrible day in a horrible week. He was having the worst luck, first making an ass out of himself in front of his entire home room, then a D on his English assignment, his life just go...

  • The Small Girl

    When I was 13, I met my best friend. Her name was Sandra. It all started on my 1st day of school. I grabbed an apple from the fridge quietly. I didn’t wanna wake up my dad. He would start yelling at me for waking him up when I know that he works ...

  • Ruby's Day

    The wheels of the day began to rotate but Ruby felt like stepping off the ride. Her innocent children would latch onto someone else just as easily. They are like saints at this age— there’s nothing special about receiving love from saints&#...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Amos Thibodeau's Show and Tell

    Amos Thibodeau Jr. was the first boy in his family to go to the public school in 50 years. His daddy, Amos Sr. had been schooled in the bayou way: fishing, hunting, growing crops. Amos Sr. always said, “Our land is all we need. What more can a man as...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Amos Thibodeau's First Kiss

    Amos Thibodeau Jr. loved Miss Becky Bellefontaine with a passion that could only blossom between a young boy and the most beautiful teacher in the whole school. Amos himself was only 10 years old, nonetheless, the depth of his affection drew from a wel...

  • Masquerade Breakdown

    From her seat on the other side of the classroom, Rae stared at Violet and the robot. Is that two-bit copy of me off her nut? she wondered. You don’t just break Masquerade unless…crap. Rae jerked to her feet, yelled, “Ima throw up!”...

  • Mass Exodus and Brief Encounter

    Their conversation stopped short as the real Violet came sprinting into the hall, her second hand Chucks squeaking on the linoleum. One hand on the fire alarm she stared at her friend and the mech with her. For a brief instant she seemed to stare into ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Sinister Evacuation

    Rae gripped the handlebars as if her life depended on it as Vi-scooter bumped down the stairs to the first floor. Someone yelled, “Hey!” Rae chanced a look over her shoulder. It was the principal, and he looked mad. “Oh, I am so buste...

  • Hard Choices in a Hard World (Mature)

    Rae’s eyes darted between the kids gathering at the buses and the now vacant school yard. On the far side of the yard lay the drainage ditch, trash-strewn path to freedom. Even through the metallic tang of her mech voice the hesitancy came throug...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
  • Deja Scoot

    Meanwhile, at the other end of the school yard, another girl on another scooter surveyed the evacuation. Violet had thought there was something odd about it, then Rae, her scooter, had reminded her that the fire trucks were the wrong color. And relucta...

  • Autism

    She walks towards me and I stare at the mole on the side of her cheek because it is very small almost a freckle but it is a mole. She says, “Why did they let the Speds in here? Get out, freak, you’re in my way.” Her eyes go up and the...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Write At This Moment

    ITALIC UPPERCASE bold lowercase — Hands paused on the keys, eyes unevenly closing, blocking out the hollow, curving hallways and distant windows. One Republic had a way of interrupting thoughts, while seeding new blossoms of perception and imager...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Veracity?

    “A girl got raped today,” I said forcefully, slamming down my glass of milk as though it were poison. “That’s what happened.” He grimaced, though in genuine disgust or just because it was the expected reaction from him I couldn’t tell. ...

    • Author: Eve
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Olympus

    Dear Zeus, I accept your bet. Tomorrow I, God, will make it snow over Arlington, VA. Please respect the fact that the snow day will be pathetic, because i already used up all my magical power on states up north, but nevertheless i will make it snow ov...

  • Independent Thought!

    There are chances to enhance And re-create your mental stance Before it’s too late to care if you bleed Or sweat until one bead Trickles upon the grass like dew. You didn’t try did you? Freeze, thaw, and renew Because the laws Are written b...

  • Why Can't I, if I Can?

    “I’m tired having to stay hidden. I want to show what I really do.” Jerome was young, kind of backwards in a way. He developed such a control of his powers before the actual power came that he was bored. “No one is making you hi...

  • Grampa's Books

    A fist connected with my face and down I went. Somebody shouted, “fight” and suddenly the whole playground surrounded him, standing and gloating at me on the ground at his feet. I started to get up, but before I could, he kicked me hard, sq...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Comforts

    Mark settled down next to Dave and his stuffed backpack, huddling against the bitter wind. He felt the muck of the playing field give way like a cushion as he sat. It would stain and soak through his thin trousers, but it was still better than standing...

  • First Meeting

    He was always tinkering with things, working with his hands. That, in fact, was how we met, even thought I didn’t know him at the time. He was working in some sort of shop class, wearing a pair of goggles and playing with power tools. He had cut ...

  • Rambunctious Boy

    At the back of the classroom, Emmitt froze. He hadn’t realized the desk was so unstable. He didn’t think the teacher was watching. He hadn’t figured the log cabin of pencils would fly so high if he and the desk fell over. He heard the...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Turn Around and Walk the Razor's Edge

    Violet didn’t say anything. Then, a moment later, Rae heard her own voice from a couple of days ago played back through Violet’s speakers. “Will you be good so we don’t both die? I’ll remove all the interlocks if you promise.” ̶...