Stories tagged “second person”

  • Hollywood's Full of Girls Like You

    You remember her when you least expect it. She’s a flash of pure white in your mind, like the scarf she wore around her waist, and the scent of the mangoes she was oh-so fond of. You remember how they tasted on her breath when she’d shoved ...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Other Half

    They say that getting there is half the fun, but they—whomever they are—fail to mention that it’s the easy part. Getting in, that was a cinch; it’s going to be getting the girl and getting out that’s the challenge. You’re no...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Bang Bang Bang!

    Diving, rolling, sneaking, you make your way through the building. You stop and press flat against the wall and listen as a guard passes nearby. Once out of sight you realize you were holding your breath. With a smile you continue. At the end of a long...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You at the Funeral [Retro Ficlets challenge]

    When you are a six-year-old boy dressed up in a suit with your hair all combed, you are bound to be a little uncomfortable. When your parents won’t stop crying and you can’t figure out where your big brother went, it’s normal to be confused. Your...

  • Laughter

    You sat on the edge of your bed, staring down at the dusty floor. It was night time, and as usual, you could not fall asleep. You rocked back and forth waiting for the floor boards to speak to you. You’re favorite song they spoke was that of laug...

  • Becoming James

    You are only 32 years old. Looking in the mirror you see that smile that screams: James Dean. The charm Peter Parker vied for. The body Isolde had fallen for. The lingering traces of drug addled days on the Pineapple Express in your eyes, and the taste...

  • Me the Drink

    I swirl around the ice at the bottom of the glass, slowly eroding it, taking it into myself. I share the cold of the cubes with the wall that contains me. Chilled, it draws dew from the air onto itself. Occasionally a few droplets coalesce and slide er...

    • Author: Cary
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Choose Your Doom

    You pull up to the scene of the crime with Bill, your partner. “Wow, looks like a bull in a china shop.” Bill said as he stepped out of the car. “But I guess that’s better than a porcupine in a condom store.” “Yeah, ...

  • You Chose: Pearl Chopsticks

    A twisted smile stretches across Jen Lee-Berg’s face as she levels her gun at you. Thinking quickly, your hand reaches for the first thing it can find: A pair of solid pearl chopsticks. You raise them up in an “en-guard” fashion. She ...

  • You Chose: Bamboo Fan

    You reach for the bamboo fan. You recoil from it as the cheap thing lodges a splinter in your finger. Surprised, Lee-Berg fires her gun! The bullet hits Bill right in the back of his head. You see parts of his brains and face on the walls and floors. S...

    • Author: Matt McCray
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Tales of Mysterious Adventure: I'M TAKING SHELTER!

    Screaming winds rake your face with claws of icy rain. Throwing your arms up over your head, your first thought is to find shelter. You race, slipping and sliding, back to the stairs that lead down to your room on the ship. You try the door handle only...

  • Hangers On

    Sunlight crept through the doorway, illuminating the old man’s sleeping face. With a groan, he heaved himself off the small cot and to his feet, swearing as his spine realigned itself from the nights rest. I watched as he pottered about, mutter...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Two Faces; One Coin

    Some people think we don’t belong together, but they don’t know us. Not really. They don’t know me. Our arms are linked, you are held close to my side, your fingers curling into the hair at the nape of my neck. You whisper things in m...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Beneath the Streetlight

    It’s weird, the things you notice. Like the fact that the sky desperately wants to rain, or that the fledgling raindrops on the asphalt driveway look like glitter thrown from the heavens by some flamboyant deity beneath the buzzing streetlight. B...

    • Author: Wolfram
    • Posted about 1 year ago.