Stories tagged “story”

  • EotB: Alone in the Interim

    Being the kind of person who would willingly convert a perfectly normal backyard (patio, wading pool and a crappy shanty I had once hoped to turn into a sexy sauna) into a state-of-the-art bomb shelter, I had read a few speculative fictions. Most of th...

  • EotB - The last Bacon-Ranch

    I was puzzled as to its origins. I couldn’t decide whether it had been a normal piggy, somehow protected from the bombs but eventually mutated, or – and this is where skepticism and science-fiction appear – if it had beenin the grocery’s i...

  • crab walk gridlock

    The scraggly kid poked his brain out the water at me, bobbing up and down in the murk green salty sea like a floaty barnacle. His swim trunks ballooned around like underwater rocket pants, and he bubble-barbled fishy pleases at me, who was Queen of the...

    • Author: lauren OH!
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rapture

    It was easier once they started the kidnappings. Once people started disappearing after church, randomly, across the country (God does love the USA), the checks started pouring in. Prayers. Money orders. Tax deductible donations. They would all be rele...

  • Sweet Child of Mine

    He fled in a flow, He bled out his soul, He said he had to know, Being dead could be control, He’s fed up with the whole set up Threatening, Readying, Reddening, Steadying Ending Breath’s are puffing In the air Blending into nothing Lik...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 1st 3 lines done (first edit of the next 3)

    The projector sits defunct Its archaic Haunches fit where the floor is slumped Sunken with age and a bygone visage that’s punked By an unfinished spray painted mosaic The undefined words and designs of a verklempt Serpent with a severed purpose&...

  • A Firey World

    It was actually a big alien ship. It came out of nowhere and caught everyone by surprise. John screamed for help and ducked for cover as the ship landed in his small town. His popsicle melted when the ship was landing.

    • Author: Holeyness
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Natalie's Flowers (Mature)

    The swaying light bulb dangles in a strobe of flickering light on his shoulders. He presses his body to hers, cupping her breast, and holds the erratic light steady. Their tongue’s touch, massaging with soft pushes as their parted lips meet. His ...

  • Not So Young Anymore

    It wasn’t her body. For forty five years her legs were long and lean, her hair voluminous with gold woven through, and her face a smooth, tan palette for the new makeup trends. All that was gone. Well, her legs were still considerably long, just with...

    • Author: MangoQT
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Why so blue?

    I once read a book about this one disease where you associate numbers, words, and people with colors. The character, who had it, tried acupuncture and the colors intensified. Surrounding each person was a bright aura. I’ve always wondered if thes...

    • Author: MangoQT
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Signs of Life

    I didn’t always have the nerve I do now, mostly because I’ve had to work up to it and fall a little along the way. And really, it’s like anything else we’re made to learn. Riding a bike, skating, getting the job—hell—eating an ice c...

  • Signs of Life (2)

    His name’s Elijah…and he’s stolen my productivity. Along with the easy smile are calm blue eyes, and physique that exudes a specific, mellow confidence and focused determination. Assistant to my boss, creative director, he’s part of logisti...

  • Signs of Life (3)

    Surveying the landscape of this fairly progressive creative office, I’m not sure anyone would bat a lash if I asked him out for a drink right then and there, however that was exactly where I was left contemplating. What’s appropriate when you hardl...

  • Signs of Life (4)

    It’s a bit unnerving when I wonder just exactly which signal she referred to. Several came to mind, a few of which I’d only personally encountered a few times in clubs while intoxicated, and rarely were they gestured in honesty. (How could they be?...

  • The Devil's Embrace

    The glass of water shatters at my feet. The clear and cold rubble spikes my toes and streaks my glossy wet skin with blood. I back pedal feeling sick and dizzy. My legs shiver as weakness increases and my knees buckle under the weight of my body. I hit...

  • King Farsa One

    There once was a kingdom, far, far away, In a land of strife, and a land of sin, The skies always grey, And the clouds red - Useless lives, there, were led. Banned were their words, If spoken too loud, Praised were their actions, The worse they were - ...

  • Now's my Chance

    Write a new Story on Ficly! Okay! A better, shorter story; can do! Respect the Ficly rules. Of course! Now that’s enough of that, Let’s Write. Let’s write a story for the ages, for ones to see in coming years Let’s write a sto...

  • Experiment in English

    “You can’t reach it!” Aubrey yells in the living room. Slowly, Margaret’s siren of dismay winds up to a piercing scream. “Moooooommmm,” Aubrey continues yelling, “Tell Margo she’s not tall enough to get t...

    • Author: mrssmith
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • Engulfed

    “What’s the worst way to die?” Jacob asked me. He was sitting indian style on my bed with his elbows hunkered over crossed legs— leaning over me with sick wonder stretched in his smile. “Probably being burned alive.”...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Mechanical Stars II

    The noises stop and the sun smothers the moon. The girl wakes, thinking last night was a dream. The door shuts with a bang. The air is cold and sinks into her bones as she walks. The railroad tracks are bent, broken. There is a figure, in the distance....

  • What Happens Next?

    One day, I was walking along the park. I was enjoying the cool breeze and the sunny sky. Lost in my own world, I didn’t realized I was walking towards someone. I bumped into that person. “Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to-” ...

    • Author: Amerie
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
  • One Thousand Twenty-Three

    Orwell said “it isn’t easy”. Make big brother watch a character with just just 10 or 24 ideas. Isn’t betrayal bitter-sweet?

  • WeirdStory (Blind Noble meets Little Red Riding Hood)

    Once upon a Time, There was a blind noble who went travelling around, looking for adventures. He was a weird fellow with an eye patch on one eye and his messy hair stuck under his cap. He always had a slight smile on his face. He had a walking cane wit...

  • One Voice

    The only thing that bothered her was the harsh stopper in her throat; the grating swell that wasn’t tears or hate but meant she couldn’t speak. Her voice was dust in the gravel. There was a lot she wanted to say. The man following her pretended he ...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5