Stories tagged “strange”

  • Inexplicable Events

    “The good luck dress,” as her grandmother so often called it. Good luck, Celia thought with a note of spite. The last time it was worn was the day I was brought to this place. What “good luck” has come of that? Nothing! Her thou...

  • The Curse of the Housekeeper

    The next morning, as Celia prepared breakfast, the door flew open. Mariam swayed in the doorway, her face gaunt and her eyes wild with fear. “Did the storm shake y’last night, Mariam?” Celia had asked, but Mariam wouldn’t answer...

  • Molly Fitzpatrick

    Menial task accomplished, Celia decided to chance a trip to the kitchen. It was nearly suppertime, she figured “the crew” could use a hand. She was wary on her way down, lest she catch Max in a bad mood. Luckily, no sign of him anywhere. &#...

  • A Bit of Conversation

    “I’m gonna need some help with the peelin’, Ms. Celia. Hope y’don’t mind starchy hands.” “With your conversation, not a bit.” The pile of skins grew quite rapidly between the two, chatting about this &...

  • What would you do?

    What a crappy way to star the day. Get up late, miss the bus, now he’d taken it. What was Heath gonna do? He’d been looking forward to it all day. After all, how can you give up something so wonderful without being distressed? A bit of swea...

  • Widow's Window

    Widow Marion was not the average widow. Only married 11 years ago, then to lose the love of her life in a tragic accident at the place of her husband’s employment. She sat in her quaint (and now lonely) bedroom peering out a large stained-glass w...

  • No Longer an Isolated Incident

    Still recovering from the shock of having just seen the house expand, Jackson felt a certain urge to tell someone. He wasn’t exactly a friendly person; perhaps this was why he had bought this lonesome property in the first place. Alone in the for...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Fantasyland I

    “I thought knights were supposed to be honourable,” the boy was covered in mud and bits of straw, tufts of matted hair made his head look strangely oblique. “You’ve been reading too many Dragonlance novels kid,” the knight muffled through his...

  • Something Strange Is Growing in the Garden

    Maggie was sitting in the garden, trying to come up with a new imaginary friend. The last one, Evil Kyle, vanished without a trace. She considered hiring a detective to look for him, but six year olds rarely have proper funds for that kind of thing, an...

  • The Strange Gift of Adam Fisher

    Adam Fisher had an unusual gift. He first knew it when he built a cathode ray tube out of his sister’s Power Wheels Jeep when he was 7 or 8. He was asked to leave the school’s latchkey program when he assembled a crime lab out of the classr...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • She said...

    She said she’d take me anywhere, so long as I was clean. But I haven’t been clean for years now. A filthy mind full of dark images and the degradation of the bigger picture – the belief that no one and nothing is sacred. I don’t...

    • Author: Memson
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • The Soup Kitchen Ninja

    “I’m tellin’ ya, this one’s fr’real!” I shook my head as I dumped an armload of bowls into the sink. “Sacco, think about it: how likely is it that there’s a ninja that uses only kitchen utensils as weapon...

  • Courage in the Courtyard (part 1)

    To my dismay, that twerp still haunts me in my dreams on occasion. Thankfully, when she appears in them, I do not let her turn them into nightmares. She just taints my dreams a bit with her evil—but I’ve learned by now that her wrath can’t hurt m...

  • Life ( Poem )

    A change of world, A change of heart A change of life, like a smelly fart. It’s like a movie, You always see. Or like a small but, growing tree. I live my life, I always think right Maybe wrong, but this isn’t a fight. I may lie, changing m...

  • A Scary Place....... (Mature)

    Looking ahead, seeing a dark trail leading to a shimmering light. You barely see the glow shinning from the ceiling. Slowly walking to the light, his heart begins beating faster and faster. Suddenly stops, looking behind him hearing footsteps quickly r...

  • Will You Talk to Me?

    I see her there, looking up at me. So small, so vulnerable. Her hoodie hides almost all of her, but I think I see signs of bruising on her cheeks. She wants to talk. She asks me if I will listen. “Yes,” I tell her. “Yes, I will listen...

  • a strange alliance

    “What we have…well, I couldn’t possibly describe it,” he said leaning over the table, trying to look serious. He was failing. “You’re right, it is a strange little arrangement we’ve got going,” I offered....

  • Sometimes the World is a Strange Place

    He stood in front of the army in all the armor he owned. It was not much, but his civilization had not fought a war in almost a thousand years. They descended upon him like a black cloud. As the mass consumed him, covering him in darkness he moved viol...

    • Author: Mars
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Love is a Strange and Beautiful Thing

    It’s terrifying, really, how deep in love a person can fall so quickly. I swore it would never happen that way for me. I told myself that I would never get too invested in any one relationship until I grew up. I convinced myself that I would not ...

    • Author: Emmyful
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Strange Harvests: The First Event

    “How many teeth do you have left?” That was the last message on my voice mail. There was no name, just the question and a burst of static. I replayed it. “How many teeth do you have left?” It seemed to be an innocent question bu...

  • A Call From a Stranger

    The phone rang, causing Adam to look up from his book. He’d thought of disconnecting the troublesome thing before, in situations like this; being ripped from the depths of a good story to speak to someone likely bearing bad news. He grasped at th...

  • Gazing into Dark Tomorrows

    The earth yawned. Pavement cracked and buckled. Asphalt rippled under strange pressures. Trees hung by their roots like bunches of mistletoe. Houses and and stores with flickering lights slid into the widening maw that opened in the middle of Main St. ...

  • Screw This!

    Screw this! Why the hell should I be sorry? Why on Earth do I need to be sorry for who I am? I hereby regret to inform you that I am me! And I’m sorry that that pisses you off! But I honestly couldn’t give a dam whether you like it or not, ...

  • Love Amidst the Gravestones

    I found myself standing in the graveyard with flowers again. It wasn’t even a particularly nice graveyard. It was just a place where people’s bodies were delivered when they died. I was one of two exceptions and I was here for a kiss. The f...