Stories tagged “society”

  • And Then Came The Burlap and BCGs

    No one paid attention as HR246803 made its way slowly through Congress. No one noticed as it passed and was signed by President Beige. It wasn’t until she nominated the new Secretary for the Department of Conformity that we started paying attenti...

    • Author: Kevin Lawver
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • John's Sweet Program

    John sat happily in his chair at work. “Im done! It’s finally done!” John tells his boss Dan about a tool he wrote that will improve collaboration on projects for the team. As he brings it up and shows all the possibilities and the ef...

  • Pecking Order

    “Just look at her.” The teenage girls huddled together. Usually ruffling, preening, and cooing at each other over shiny new clothes and shoes, currently their attentions were on a lone figure across the yard. She was nearly identical to the...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Genius of Madness?

    The former IT programmer (lets call him Sam) sat at his desk, staring at the screen. He had so much he wanted to do in life, but every time he started to develop an idea, his mind wandered onto another great idea. After many years, and a thousand tange...

    • Author: pettins
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • There are No Words

    He lay back against the pristine white bed sheets, closed his eyes and tried to remember. It wasn’t always like this, he was sure of it. People used to see the world so differently. They used to have metaphor, imagery; they used to be able to talk ab...

    • Author: lisaG
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Socially Unacceptable

    “Disgusting! Can you do that somewhere else,” the woman asked, walking slightly faster as she eyed the man sitting on the courthouse steps. Society no longer cares for the smokers. They huddle outside in their designated areas, enduring all...

    • Author: Skitchen
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fantasyland V

    “Planning a revolution shoudn’t be this hard,” the cloaked man sighed from the head of the table. Henry decided, due to normal seating convention that person was the leader of this rabble and his name was Supreme Leader, or Steve. &#...

  • Fantasyland VI

    “Cap’n I know you said we’se weren’t allowed to complain but you’se think we’ll get the same respect on the streets wearing that,” Corporal Enid said pointing at an embarrassed Cpl Hollis. “Stop pointing at me,” Cpl Ho...

  • Coming Out Of The Closet On Accident (Mature)

    The bell rang as I walked to my locker. The halls cleared out as people were on their way to catch their busses, meet with friends or go to their various practices. As I was walking past the boys gym, I felt the need to go to the bathroom. I figured th...

  • Fantasyland VIII

    “So we agree,” Supreme Leader Steve asked for the last time. “Yes,” 10 voices echoed in the grand hall from around the table while a single voice muttered “well.” That voice was Richard’s and he was never sure on anything. If it wasn

  • Μαντάμ Μέγαιρα (Madame Shrew)

    —Ξένια! Ξένια! Ξύπνα, κορίτσι μου – δέν έχουμε πολύ χρόνο! Η μέρα δεν είχε ακόμα αρχίσει και ήδη η μάμα έχει στείλει την Ελευθερία να μ

  • Fantasyland IX

    Supreme Leader Steve entered his office locking the door before moving towards a large skeleton, its arm extended, a finger pointing as if to caution him. He unbuttoned the heavy robe and hung it from the finger along with a short sword before dragging...

  • The Mitochondrial Society

    I remembered all I had learned about him despite never having seen him or met him. He was commonly known as Eldest Father. Everyone listened to him, because he had won their hearts and minds. The legends of his past deeds and insights, despite rumors o...

  • The Society

    Phil was excited. After a long period of searching and solving, he finally discovered, and was ultimately chosen to be part of, the underground organization in his school, known only as “The Society”. His initiation rite was set tonight and...

  • Initiation Rite

    “Are you ready?”, the one at the center asked. Phil tried to relax. “Uhh, yes,” he breathed. “To be able to get into The Society,” one of them said, "You must learn to live like a member. You must be able to bal...

  • The Winter Generation Revolting

    We boarded the Armada as merchants and farmers. We landed on the islands of the super-rich as soldiers. The Sentry-bots were programmed to ward off stay thieves and shot tranquilizers into anyone acting a leader. An effective strategy to rid the island...

  • Breakfast

    I don’t do dairy, It makes me ill. I don’t do coffee, it messes with my digestion. I don’t do bacon or any meat, I don’t support cruelty to the animals. I don’t do tropical fruits, they contain parasites. I don’t do ...

  • The Sky

    The sky is large on large days and small on small days. What the hell does that really mean? Are some days bigger than others? I suppose days can feel longer and shorter, especially if those days have some big event, like a wedding, or a funeral, or a ...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • A Message to the Misguided People of the World

    None of you know What life is all about, Nor do you know True optimism— Being hopeful in the midst of despair, Steadfast in the face of adversity. Witnessing all sorts of evils, Acknowledging them fully, And still managing to find The goodness in hum...

  • Fishers of Men

    It wasn’t our fault. I kept telling myself that. We were the ones who’d been oppressed. We weren’t the wastrels. But the lady’s picture stayed with me, telling me otherwise. In my mind I could see her eyes looking down at me wit...

  • Final rejection (break-up challenge)

    “I’m sorry Juan, it just doesn’t feel right anymore.” He looks at her, slack-jawed. “But, what about, about that…” She cuts him off “I don’t want to discuss it anymore, we’re finished!” ...

  • John's Second Chance

    After John pulls the plug, the project goes dorment. Dan quickly forgets about the whole idea and starts handing John internal projects that need supervision or senior guidance. John continues on for several months, working on the projects Dan needs. J...

  • They Call It Pedigree

    When she called my name, her podium pressed against the steel bars, I wasn’t sure what to do. She repeated it loudly. “Are you here? Come to the front.” she finished. I rose from my seat on the concrete floor and approached the bars. ...