Stories tagged “short”

  • A Blood Soaked Downfall

    I am sitting here staring at a mark on the wall, I have no feelings I’m empty nothing at all. My mind feels like theres nothing inside, I have nothing wrong with me, this is me assessing myself. Its like being in a corner or on a shelf. I am out of t...

    • Author: ernmander
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Cinder

    As the pillar of flame started to fade, a short, plump figure emerged. Small flames crackled around her person still as she materialized. She had short, spiky blond hair and bright, searching blue eyes. She was dressed in baggy breeches and a red tunic...

  • Shakespeare's Omission

    i believe there’s an option that Shakespeare ignored you can be you can not be or you can be more

    • Author: Render
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Mystery Explained

    I should have known the pale faces would respond well to fear. I chuckled, remembering. I can still see the terror flashing across their faces, their eyes wide as I strode from the sea, a blue skinned demon with eyes of liquid fire. I’d burned th...

    • Author: Nemo
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Scones for the dead

    The bell had rung four times before Sissy, the maid, answered the door. At the threshold was a zombie. Well, not really a zombie. Sissy sussed it out when he tipped his bowler hat. “Pardon the intrusion. I’m looking for someone called the Mistress....

    • Author: amoveodivus
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Starting Anew

    Her hands shook as she leaned forward. She placed her fingers on the keyboard. Suddenly, her mind funneled itself into her hands and she was typing faster than she ever had, in her haste to relive the comfort that writing brought. She wasn’t even...

  • A Plastic Pause

    He stared at the humongous fish tank that severed the restaurant in two and wondered what the waiter’s reaction would be if he demanded the pale orange guy hovering near the plastic diver. “Do you even hear what I’m saying,” Michael asked. “C...

    • Author: drewrosen
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • listen to the poet

    The stairs going down were narrow and steep, she held on to the brass banister, like a child holding the hand of a parent in a crowd. Slowly moving one step at a time, squinting into light she wouldn’t even describe as dim. She thought to herself,

    • Author: nachtwolfe
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Day 8, The end.

    He places his palm over the trigger, muffling the click of the safety. For four days he’s been tracking this man, and he wasn’t about to give himself away. No, this man would pay, and dearly. He crawls forward, silently across the field, in...

  • The Last Stand

    “Get up you fool! Get up or you’ll die!” Zane yelled, i could barely hear him. I smell blood and what i think was burnt flesh, where was my combat helmet? And then i remember the shell, and the flash of light…. Where are my men!? My vision clea...

  • You Don’t Always Need Protection =D

    A little boy found on the streets of a busy city…a gangster picks him up..trains him… The boy grows up as one of his confidants … One day, the boy is attacked in the middle of the street and the gangster rushes to protect him …t...

    • Author: asmk
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • The Dime Museum

    Were it not for the time and the place perhaps a happier life could have been conceived, but it could never be. Born years ago into a family that was relatively well to-do had doomed him from conception. They didn’t need the money from his sale, ...

  • A Rose with one thorn

    I was sitting with my back to Peter Pan avoiding Bambi’s wide eyed stare. The room was called the family room. The sign on the door stared back at me challenging me to disagree. I surrendered in hope. I prayed for someone inexperienced who had no...

    • Author: BooStar
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • To Be Free. The Prisoner...

    I’ve been a prisoner since the day I was born. Held captive by own worst enemy, and dearest friend. But when i shut my eyes, i am free. Free like the other children I look upon with envious eyes. But in a different way. When i shut my eyes, my mi...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • To Be Free. The Prisoner...

    I hear, i see and feel once more. I am free. My thoughts and anxieties are carried away in the refreshing current. Once more, i am ascending. Rising up, up and out of the water. Out of the lake, and once more into the sunlight. I stretch and flex my mu...

    • Author: Finlay
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Ralph MacPherson (1900-1939) Cheese Tamer

    Known as the cheese tamers’, cheese tamer. Born in Basingstoke to George and Mildred (nee Pickles) MacPherson who both insisted on only communicating in song. Ralph’s early years were blighted by pronounced pogonophobia, as a result of whic...

    • Author: Kate
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Backup operator wanted...

    God is speaking to a Tech : - What do you mean “Earth crashed and we don’t have backup”? I did a lot of works on those dinosaurs. - You didn’t approve our request for a backup universe so… - I’ve worked hard and for ...

  • Running with the dogs

    A man had some dogs for sale. As he put the sign up he saw a boy. “I would like to buy one sir” “Sorry son but these are special dogs and are very expensive” Dejected the boy began to walk away. He turn and said " I have a ...

    • Author: Jack Perez
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Motion

    In space, anyone can hear you scream – should you scream loud enough. Vacuums mean nothing. Well, yes, agreed – perhaps an appropriate definition for vacuum; but, clearly, not what I’m trying to get across. What I am saying is that it...

    • Author: D777man
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Girl that Never Was. (Mature)

    Separated at birth from a womb that did not care …Liza knew she was never wanted. “Walking down that rocky road” she sang while on the long dark highway in Denver colorado. Visions of fame and fortune entered Liza mind when she was yo...

    • Author: BusinessBabe
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • yes

    They turned up the music. Not so someone would notice. Enough so that she couldn’t put the next word in place. She could see the words struggling to remain intact… Failing. The others in the room never noticed anything subtle. They didn...

    • Author: mae v
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • The True Survivors' Creed

    Translation is impossible; understanding less likely. Only our actions remain. Our elevated minds know this is true. It is like the hunger; like the fully encompassing community in which we now dwell: it cannot be questioned. The not-us resist. We reca...

    • Author: David_J_Rust
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Heat wave

    The heat; I can’t stand the heat anymore. Why is everybody happy when spring comes and the snow melts? Those are signs that it will be too hot soon. Anyway, it’s too hot and I need to do something about it. Last year I tried to stay inside, but the...