Stories tagged “society”

  • Human Nature

    Like a hawk that tears red, Wet strips of meat from bones We tear away the fabric of importance From everything else but ourselves.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 2 out of 5
  • Skinny Love

    It was another rainy day, and I’d been texting him for a while now. “Why not,” I decided as I threw on my hooded jacket and reached for my keys. Once in my white jeep I put on the song “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver-always thou...

  • Opposites in the same place

    I threw my hood over my head, and ran to the porch to get out of the rain. I hesitated in knocking on the door. Friends, family, society-they all considered us two to be polar opposites. Me entering his house would be, unheard of almost, frowned upon. ...

  • Keywords

    This campfire society is a call to isolation. Away from technology’s test, no need to duck bullets. Sequestered away from that teeming death hole, One may take pride in life and philosophy, comedy and fears. It is a speed run from darkness to lig...

    • Author: Tesseract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • The Day the Food Stopped

    The Man did enjoy his food. No matter what found itself to his plate, he made sure it found its way to his mouth. The table seemed filled with foods from all over the globe. It seemed as if every cook world had suddenly put all of their efforts into fe...

  • After World

    Many years ago people made a choice. They chose poorly. We survivors live with that choice. The last of the generation that participated in that choice would pass on in a few years. Many of them still deny their culpability. Still. Those few of us stil...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Code Monks

    Dear brothers and sisters in faith, I am writing to share a recent discovery that may bring reconciliation. Remember that our orders are still very close as we both strive to improve the life of our fellow man through code. It is only on the matter of ...

    • Author: boxofun
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Eat Meat.

    And I haven’t really questioned that. Don’t get me wrong- I like meat. I knew that animals have to die in order for me to eat meat. And I didn’t think twice. Not until recently. Whatever I am, I am not yet a vegetarian. I eat meat jus...

  • Quid Pro Quo

    He grimaced. “You know, I doubt we’ll be getting out of here,” Shawn said. He turned to the wind outside, dancing with swarms of glowing ash. The skyscrapers were crumbling beneath a sea of roaring flames. “How’d the fire ...

    • Author: airborne
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Glass Heart

    At first, there is nothing but the sound of machinery pumping energy through the glass cage. I can’t tell if its just the effects of the gas, or if I’m only having another nightmare. I force my eyes open, and immediately gasp for air. My lu...

  • Pretend To Hate You

    The door creaks as I slowly shut it, kissing goodbye to memories I will soon forget. As I walk away from the photos, and tip-toe down the stairs, suitcase clunking behind me, I want to turn back, but knowing better I hold back the urge. My fingers wrap...

  • Indigo Burns

    Rain trickles down the window pane A soft indigo blue like a pulsing vain Fire may burn inside my heart, but explodes, leaving its scorching mark Water sprinkles from the starlight, it sizzles,burns but soothes My face turns red, I roll of the bed, my ...

  • Sun Water

    Breath be fast, breath be gentle. Wind be cold, wind be loud. Rage be burst, mind be mental. Suffering be in thunderous sound. Heart be locked, the broken key. Let me go, set me free. Open the shears, let sunlight shine here. Can’t you feel it? T...

  • Cat Pictures

    What truly underpins the success of humankind, beyond that of any other apex predator, is that we are social. We evolved language as it became useful for survival (“look out! a lion!”), and developed it as it became a part of competing for ...

    • Author: kyle90
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shameless Part 3

    “Clara,” she begins but I cut her off. I do not want to listen to this woman’s words. I hold up my hand, “Don’t. Just…don’t.” Tears threaten to leak down my cheeks but I don’t dare wipe them away in...

  • Shameless Prequel

    “Mommy! Mommy! Look! Look!” The girl said, waving her green and blue fingers in the air. She looked at her mother, who was silently watching the sunset. “Mommy?” Her mother gave a tiny grin and sighed, “What a beautiful pa...

  • Shameless Part 4

    I look up at the clock on the faded blue wall. My tired eyes follow the hands as they slowly circle the clock. I know I should be concentrating on my school work, but my mind continues to wander to my mother. Why did she even come back? Why does she th...

  • Shameless Part 5

    As I walk home from the school, my shredded backpack bouncing against my back. I scan the caving houses in a line across the street. Kids in baggy clothes playing with a football, mothers sitting on the porch watching with sad eyes, stray dogs sniffing...

  • Audrey G. Burnett: Preparations

    Audrey always knew her family was extremely distinguished in their special society and was trusted by everyone but she still couldn’t shake the feeling that they were all insane. She didn’t know what her father had been thinking when he dec...

  • The Plan

    “M’lady! M’lord!” Skidding along the base of Kejajo, a gangly lad calls to the assembly below. Lady Elsha looks up from the map and Sir Robert joins her gaze. At the edge of camp the boy continues. “The Astronomer has seen a rider of a chestn...

    • Author: BiC
    • Posted over 1 year ago.
  • In Euphoria...

    In Euphoria things are different. There is a steady beat beneath my feet. There is an open horizon, two suns and a star and one shining moon. We speak in a rhythm to express our feelings. Emotions are watered down, in a dreamy way. And movement is flui...

  • Famous

    What if you lived in a rural area with an unspoken rule? What if you never saw the real estate agents turning people away? What if the only dark faces you ever saw were on television? That was my world in 1969. It was lived in limited air. Oh, you coul...

  • The Unfortunate Tale of a Leper

    Tom Smith, an ordinary name, fitting then for an ordinary man. That is what his life had constantly been, ordinary, he always wished for something interesting to happen, in his later years he soon realised that it had been a fatal mistake. Tom looked i...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 1 year ago.