Stories tagged “shadow”

  • Without Light

    There are those who relish the light, who bask in its glory like worshipers of old; I am not one of them. The light is not my friend, it is my enemy. And no matter how many times I tell the servants to turn off the damn lights, they always turn them on...

  • In the Shadows (Mature)

    Claudia smiled as she watched the shadows pour through the crack under her door. She crossed her ankles, the beads on on her sandals tinkling, and watched as the shadows coalesced and Demetri emerged. A scowl flashed across his normally inscrutable fac...

  • Stealth

    I waited until it went dark for the night. The plan had sat in the forefront of my mind all week, and today was the day to strike. As soon as the guard killed the lights, I sprang into action. I grabbed the cell door and began to deal with the lock. I...

    • Author: Jarrad
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • A New Friend

    “Oh my gosh!” I squealed, spinning my chair around and bolting for the front door of the diner. “Amber! Wait!” Thomas called, jumping off his chair to run after me. I reached the bikes before Thomas reached me, however. I went r...

  • Celebrate the Light

    Throw back Exult and cry triumphant Not cackling and dark As the shadow what howls at the moon Rejoice Let loose your shining self Bright and of life Screams the hero gladly at the sun

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunlight and Shadows

    He found it curious how she always sat facing the sun. When it set she would stay in the very same spot, waiting for it to rise again so that she could watch its trip across the sky. He would occasionally watch her from the shadows. Finally, after curi...

    • Author: Revenant
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sun and Shadows

    Ms. Merchant found them a few minutes before the end of school, still huddled together in the grass. Alex had gone hoarse from saying whatever comforting thing he could think to say, trying to mimic has father’s soothing tone and demeanor. The su...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Walking Amongst the Shadows

    maybe I would see something else… I opened up my eyes, but I was still exactly where I was before. I began moving again, leaves crunching under my feet and getting lost in my shadow. My shadow was no more than a mere dark patch where I had soaked...

    • Author: Amorpheous
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Strongest Don't Look Back

    Torrential rain fell by the bucketful, each individual drop pelting against Paige’s umbrella with incredible force. But she did not stager, and was not swayed by the fierce currents of fresh, cool air, whipping at her face. Paige could be just as fie...

  • Looking Back

    As I glance right behind me, The past is sure to follow. Choking on my memories, This truth is hard to swallow. I wake up each morning With an elephant comfortably on my shoulders. For this burden I cannot shake Has left me constantly pushing boulders....

  • BLACK SHADOW - The Four Horsemen: Part II

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Damn the rain. It’s back once again, with extra bells and whistles, i.e. thunder and lightning. It’s a great night for sitting under a tree, I can tell you that. As the droplets slide d...

  • I Am

    I am no beggar; I take no handouts. I am no saint; I sin. I am not steel; I bend, and break When tried, and tried again. I am no dog, I do not take A beating and still love. I am no quitter! This is my vow That I will rise above. I am no mom. You’...

  • Spanish Shadow

    As soon as she touched down, she heard another, smaller noise. She looked up, startled to find a figure just within arms reach. In what little light the moon provided the figure was dressed almost identically as she, except for the addition of a wide-b...

  • Captain of a Lower Berth

    Oblivion. That’s what I’d hoped for, but apparently old souls don’t die. Tuesday night, around 5:45, I laid down to rest and felt the fade, like all of my self could cease to exist. Only, it didn’t, only withered to the point th...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The First Step

    The scene hadn’t changed. The blind prostitute still sat among her dead children, carefully transforming one book into another. Baraam whispered, “I don’t recognize the language she’s writing in.” The seer’s face dra...

  • Shadowgirl

    I stare at the pills spilled out on the table in front of me. My parents are sitting opposite me. My dad has his arm around my crying mother. It’s the first time I’ve seen them in months. I never thought I’d see them like this when th...

    • Author: megannnn
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • The Dark Lands to the South

    Zsrik looked up, his luminous yellow eyes picking out detail on the wings of dead Avians that flew far above him, nearly at the height of the artificial darkness that shielded the Dark Lands from the light. He looked back at what he had been doing, and...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
  • And the Shadows Decline to Fall

    When one speaks of failure, it is generally something that they could have prevented: A situation where they had the chance to change the course of events and were unable to effect that change. I inspire a different sort. Shadows simply fail to fall up...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ashes Remain: Chapter One;; Part 1

    I sat hunched over a keyboard, punching in keys with great speed. I took pride in my work, although it was only a boring office job. I was merely a number in a sea of cubicles, but at least I enjoyed what I did, being anonymous. I heard someone clear t...

  • What's on the Flip Side of This Coin?

    She was staring back at me, seemingly transfixed, an illusion created by the barrier between us. Perfect oval eyes, with just the right amount of grey mixed into their blue. Flawless skin, so far from my own freckle-studded face. A ballerina’s bo...

  • Moonlight

    Rose scented smoke swirls Round shadowed arbor figures, Lover’s stolen kiss.

    • Author: Akheloios
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • For Franz Josef Land

    The plane bounced through several more pockets of turbulence as they crossed the bay. The island was in sight, as the pilot dipped low enough for Fitz to see its hilly peak through the cockpit windows. From the rear of the plane, there was more intermi...

    • Author: Eckhouse
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
  • I Am What You Never Want To Say

    “Shadow, I cannot imagine anything you have to say that will further ruin this day.” An outline resolved, wavering before the glaring flames behind. Something about its posture had me sitting up in bed. It looked so small in the doorway. I blindly ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Endless Plea

    my mind gets the best of me showing the worst of me nothing can erase what’s said Its all me I’m my own enemy Like a razor in my ear Piercing to my soul nothing is left standing only darkness I’m so cold I hate my reflection I hate y...

    • Author: Sage Autumn
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Patient Zero

    Natalya screamed in horror and surprise. There was a sickening crunch and Nikita doubled over in pain. Natalya cowered in the corner and sobbed hysterically as Nikita writhed on the floor in bone wrenching agony. Blood spurted and pooled around his tor...