Stories tagged “sea”

  • The Order Takes To The Sea

    The Order followed Kevin down the passageway to where it let out at an underground river. The Ficleteers stared in awe. A large battleship sat at a dock with the words USS Ficlets scrawled in orange print on the side. “All aboard!” Jason ho...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Slipping her moorings

    She’d snuck down to listen to the sailors’ tales for as long as she could remember, even if it did risk a beating. She’d learned patience from it. It had taken so much to fool her Ma into believing she was asleep, for she’d neve...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Pantone 286C

    From the window of her room, she could see the sea and the sky. Hard to see much else from the top of the highest tower in a castle perched on a cliff. On the best days, pale, fluffy clouds floated weightlessly in a cornflower sky, while their reflecti...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Myth

    Sea and Moon were lovers once. They were one, moving through the nether, each completing the other, made for each other. Both knew they would be together forever, but it was not so. Moon and Sea soon found themselves near a new world neither of them ha...

  • High Tide

    The gently ebbing current drew down to the depths, where the scuttling creatures feasted methodically in the darkness. Our bodies were never found.

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Myth II: Fading

    The moon waited for the sea. Each day, as they waltzed, he always wanted more. But each year, they grew more detached. Each year, they became more distant. The moon soon became just another observer. He looked into the chaos of his lover’s childr...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Myth III: Alone

    But then the sun died. The sun grew immense in its senility, its dying throes burning the rocks that orbit near it. It swallowed the first two of its subjects, then directed its fiery gaze on the now abandoned Earth. The sea was not prepared. Nor was t...

  • Strike out for Land

    The hazy heat of the morning sun woke her, the pain of her sunburn shaking her back to her senses. She thrashed about for a few seconds, before realising where she was. She smiled, glad to still be alive, cracking the crusted salt around her lips, tear...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Cheers and Down We Go

    “All hail Britannia! Marmalade and…” The boisterous cheering of her fellow airmen roused Molly from her lolling at the window. The sea was so beautiful beneath the scant clouds as they flew along. Spirits were high. Life seemed so gra...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Road Trip

    I am speeding down the highway, in my motor: I should mention there’s a dragon in the tailpipe, and the devil’s in the engine. Reclining in my bucket seat, the roads a’flying by, and the hills and woods are looming; up above, a starry...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Sea, my Lover

    Waves roll me over, wind ruffles my hair, the sun kisses my skin. Dolphins slip-slide sleekly through the waters. Birds circle overhead, and dive into the cool sea. The sails, like sheets, fold around me, like a long-lost lover re-found. I try to hold ...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • And I Saw the Ocean

    I drowned on August fifteenth of the year 2006. The sun glinted off of the pellucid water; it created a web of turquoise and white around me, struck me dumb with its brilliance. A cloud of fine ivory sand followed my wake whenever I moved. I was sure t...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Beheaded

    She stood there in her lacy nightgown on the edge of the cliff. The sky was dark. Huge black clouds rolled containing a fury that was soon to be unleashed. The sea far below was just as dark and angrily crashed into the rocks at the foot of the cliff. ...

  • West Coast Dreaming [Retro Ficlet]

    The wide expanse of the beach was golden in places, nearer white in others. The dunes were layered with browns and reds and topped with the yellows and greens of the tenacious plants that held on against the shifting nature of their footholds and the r...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Delayed Gratification

    Nora swallowed part of her doughnut, asked, “Good news?”, and took another bite. “Yes,” Ted responded, head cocked so the telephone receiver would not fall. “GlaxoSmithKline’s willing to front us some cancer drugs. A...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Was Puff Really A Magic Dragon?

    He lived by the sea in land called Honilee. Is that magical? The sea can seem magical with it’s ever changing temperment. As far as Honilee, I am not sure where that is. Do you think a Dragon as big as Puff with his fearless roar that made Kings ...

  • Drifting into Infinity

    He’d kicked out at first, working determinedly in what he thought was one direction, soon realising that he had no idea if he was travelling in straight lines or circles. The panic gripped him then, causing him to thrash out, flailing wildly. Try...

    • Author: Match
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stopped thread

    Blue eyes are sometimes compared to the sky, but mine are more like the sea: changing in colour and intensity, hiding darker secrets below. If you find yourself looking straight into them, you will hear the siren’s call, beckoning you to dive int...

    • Author: Algorithm
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • A Sunset

    Laying watching the deep sea, It is just you and me. Feeling the soft sand on my feet, Somehow everything seems so complete. The sun setting into the water, I can feel my heart flutter. All my fears and nightmares have vanished, You are the answer to a...

  • Stuck

    The white t-shirt sticks to my stomach, turned see-through by the churning, spitting sea. Froth bubbles in my hair, disappearing as my head tucks under several inches. A roll of green water pulls my feet backwards, trailing my body along with it. _ Swi...

    • Author: Katie Kim
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lost at Sea

    The summer sun came through my closed eyelids in waves of pink and orange. The sea rocked us in its lazy way, while the breeze kept the smell of salt in my nostrils. A week out of Mar del Plata we had provisions a plenty and an ocean of adventure ahead...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Lost At Sea

    The captain of the ship ran from his corridor. He entered a hallway that was shattered, wood paneling hanging sideways, water leaking from the ground. He ran towards the stairs, but fell to the ground when he tripped over a book. He saw a women’s pic...

  • Captain Laura and Pirate Eric

    Captain Laura looked up from her instruments and saw planks of wood bobbing in the waves. A shipwreck, she thought. There could be valuables or supplies around. As long as no one was the wiser, she could help herself to something to trade at next dock....

  • Silent Runnings

    The sea was calm, and quiet. Only the sound of the gulls above broke the silence. They knew what was coming, and as loud as they could, sent out a warning. Two ships, gliding silently through the waters were on a direct course for each other. Their we...

  • The Island

    There’s an island, a pretty sizable one, big enough to support a growing and thriving population. This community that’s established itself on this firmly-set island is one of sharing, one of support. In all of the denizens’ endeavors,...