Stories tagged “texas”

  • A Brief Telecon

    “Is everybody on the line?” Several voices whistled in response. “Excellent. We have a short agenda and a long way to world domination, so let’s get started. Fweehewnn, what’s the budget status?” “Financials ar...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Drowning in the Desert

    I lived in Texas long enough to almost drown. That is a tricky accomplishment in a state known for its droughts. We lived in a town with a man-made lake and power plant on the Colorado River. Mom had a friend who lived out by the lake named Trudy. Trud...

  • Rumble At The Chick Fil A

    All I wanted was a chicken sandwich, a free chicken sandwich. After sorting through all my clothes I finally found an old University of Texas t-shirt so I was set to go. The line was long when I got there, tempers were short, the servers exhausted. I f...

    • Author: ressamac
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The King, the Doctor, and Death Zone Reach the Border

    After driving for several hours, Matt could see the Texas border. As its name suggested, West Texas was the most westerly of the five states that comprised Texas. Its capital was at Dallas, but El Paso, which was where the crew of the Dreadnought now f...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Plucky Is As Plucky Does

    Our plucky heroine… Teffin didn’t feel very plucky. Some days she did, and in fact it was practically a one word summation of her idiom. Eight miles out into the woods near her home, late at night, and in the beginning throws of a Texas siz...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • My last allowance

    Every month I get twenty dollars. It’s my allowance. My Dad, who works abroad puts it into my account. The situation with my Dad is just part of the problem. Sure, he got divorced from my Mum and re-married to the devil, whose son lives up to the...

    • Author: H.S. Wift
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Change of Job Description

    The heat of the hot desert sun was beating down on Private Stone’s face as he stared at it’s orange glow. Stone could barely sleep on this three day cargo carrying trip from Fort Griffith Texas. Stone had just crossed into New Mexico when the train...

  • Too many questions

    “What in tarnation are you talkin’ ’bout? … uh sir?” Private Stone stood dumbfounded as he stood at attention. “It means Private,” the Sergeant said staring Stone down, “you do not exist anymore. The life...

  • An Entirely Familiar Angle

    It’s noon-time and I’m lined up on the side of the road, like everyone else. We’re all happy, but I could sense something ill in the air. Couldn’t precisely put my finger on it. The wind gently blew in my face as I focused back ...

  • Desperation Procrastination

    Colliding with the gravel-covered roof knocked the swear words out of my mouth as I formed them. Slamming into with the exhaust vent finished off what little sense I’d had to start with. Katy was supposed to be in Louisiana, visiting kin. As long...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Texas morning (Mature)

    There was a misty and cold morning in a Texas rural village. Three cowboys entered a soup kitchen and slowly sat down.

    • Author: Lna
    • Posted about 1 year ago.