Stories tagged “shadows”

  • The absence of light.

    The shadowman whispered. “The wicked walk free while the righteous sleep. Are you sleeping Little Brother? I am not.” He was bright, luminescent, terrible, glorious, consuming. I was awestruck. The whisper came again through the light. “Do you wa...

    • Author: Roymcm
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The tunnel

    She lay there on the floor. she felt a little as if she was gently sinking into the thick shagpile. her head was swimming, and her breathing was becoming shallow. Her mind seemed to be drifting away, out, up, over away from her body. They were still in...

    • Author: Memson
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • A Child's View of Trees at Night

    Their eyes are dull, the spark long gone, but still their stench remains. Among the graves and cold headstones, Beneath the waning moon, Under the starry sky that lights the ground with ever dimming lights, I have seen unimaginable things, I have seen ...

  • On the Play Field of Battle, Such As It Was

    With his usual knack for going unseen, Alex slipped from the classroom and bolted for the outside door. A quick left out the heavy, metal door, and he was rounding the side of the building to the wide play yard. There the lady in black stockings contin...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Idiot Logic

    Idiot Logic. That’s what his older brother called it, that sort of knowing without knowing that occurs from time to time. It happens a lot in dreams, they’d both decided. In the waking world it tended to dictate random fibs to their mother,...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The 12 o'clock Train from Hattisburg (4)

    Ihad reached the penumbra area in unconsciousness. Not comatose and also not quite awake. Some call it the ‘Twilight Zone’. Also called The Alice Shadow World’ so named as a young lass named Alice found herself caught in the void when...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Shadows are scary

    Alice was swimming happily. Pearl was awaiting her turn to take a splashy revenge on Alice. Then Annie joined them in their water fight. Zia sat there enjoying looking at the eventful fight. Suddenly Zia saw a dark shadow creeping up from the floor of ...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • In An Alley

    Blonde hair turned black with shadow and rain. It fell into his eyes as he watched her. She stood on the sidewalk. The only light was a street lamp that sent shadows dancing on the ground. Her long ebony hair plastered to her body, clothes clinging to ...

  • Shadows of Revsar

    Fire danced around Eldarion as he struggled through the burning streets of Veldanar. Why now? How could he have faltered in his watch? The windward was gone! With it had died any hope of an end to this darkness. A whirling noise grabbed his attention, ...

  • Of Flame and Shadow

    The figure in the shadows stepped into the firelight, smiling wickedly. The sword at Eldarion’s chest rose unfalteringly to his throat and Meldof shrugged. “The Light may never be dimmed, but these last decades have hardly been the enlighte...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Remnants

    Trees leave Dried pine Needles On floors Of wood In the Shadows Of doors

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shadow Walker

    Night fell. The shadows grew and the trees shrieked and cackled in delight as the girl wandered aimlessly through the darkening wood. The creatures of the dark followed her behind the trees and watched the young child with quizzical faces. Why is she h...

  • Unfinished Intro

    It was a stormy night in April. The wind howled forcing the trees to bow to it. The rain came down in torrents sounding like a thousand horses. The moon and stars were eerily hidden by storm clouds. That night two shadows made their way weaving through...

  • Professional Extractor

    Delicious adrenaline rushed through her veins as she chased after her target up the grand staircase. The candles went out with an angry hiss as they flew past them and up they went, the shadows following closely on their tales as the lights went up in ...

  • (Day 10) Not Yet.

    The shadows all blended together and it seemed there was no end of light to give them strength. Swimming in the depths of his bed, Jason did his best to keep the shade and it’s brighter siblings from getting into his eyes. He had been here for tw...

  • I Watched My Shadows Pass By

    I stop at our bar to have a few drinks. Because, the discontent of corporate life is bearable if I can imbibe in foreign beer. It’s dark now. In the glow of each street light I pass, watch my shadows pass by: 1. 2. 3. My 1st shadow bikes to a bap...

  • There Is Something Wrong With The Afterlife

    Ever since that day on the operating table, Otto kept having visions of ‘the Great Beyond.’ He spent days in the local library to find out more about what he was experiencing. As far as he could tell, the collective stories pointed towards ...

  • She and Her Shadow

    Charity capered merrily through the rows of trees, and Sylphia trailed along behind, gleaming in the half light, so that half the time Phi couldn’t be seen too clearly. Char was used to have Phi on her heels. They were inseparable, really. Some p...

  • Shapes

    By the light of the stone, he could see shapes at the edge of his vision. Shadows within shadows, hunched, meagre, and yet powerful in presence. Startled, he scrambled back, thrusting the glowing quartz before him like a ward. His pulse quickened, pump...

    • Author: Isifer
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Shadows

    The noises began soon after I spoke with my shadows, dashing across my wall, their beauty captivated me. But as soon as I acknowledged their delicate existence with a soft word, they fled and something far more sinister than my twirling shadows came wi...