Stories tagged “society”

  • The Unfortunate Tale of a Leper Part 2

    Tom indeed followed the doctors instructions, however took it upon himself to use a sharp knife, he’d never get anywhere if there was no real risk involved. When he was finished, he inspected himself thoroughly, there were a few scratches, but he was...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Unfortunate Tale of a Leper Part 3

    He walked briskly through the streets; a few people were still hanging around, but Tom avoided their eyes, refusing to acknowledge their existence. Some snarled at him, others spat in disgust. Screw them, screw them all he thought angrily. Wanting to g...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • The Unfortunate Tale of a Leper Part 4 (Final)

    ‘H-help! Is anyone there?’ his words spluttered as a large amount of blood poured from his mouth. Several residents circled around him, muttering to one each other, Tom could barely make out several pieces of conversation. ‘What should we do, cal...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • A Black Tie Affair

    It wasn’t until early afternoon that the invitations could go out. That was just as well, reflected Mrs. Selwick. There remained a seemingly insurmountable amount of work to be done before the party had any hopes of being a success at all. In tru...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • 5. An Image Under Glass

    Campfire, you say? Did I hear someone speak? Picture this, traveler: this is a metaphor. I was tossed onto a raging campfire. It burned me up. This campfire was society. It consumed me. Now I am ashes, preserved forever in a jar. Mount Saint Helen̵...

  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • As Flames Die

    Campfires cling to blackened logs Their sparks illuminate intimacy otherwise hidden By encroaching darkness A circle of implied closeness Created by the threat of shadow at their backs And the brilliant flames before them Shattered by adolescent games...

  • Android

    He was not like the other residents of the town. He sensed this, and so did they. They would point, and stare as he traversed the streets. Within the protection of heavily built crowds, people would mutter, spread rumours. He ignored them, after all, w...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • White Lines

    He was a worker. An ordinary worker who had a job at the local mine, just like all of the other residents. He slung a tattered jacket on, and made his way outside. He started his short journey towards the mine. It seemed to him, that the further he mov...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5