Stories tagged “time”

  • The Inevitability of Swearing

    I did it right. The timing was perfect. Other me never showed to assail everyone’s ears with coarse vitriol. She came, and I was charming. By the time we parted ways her number rested comfortably in my pocket, and our first date occupied a place ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Escaping the Present

    The train continued rumbling toward the station. Without the man’s confirmation, Charles had no way of escaping the present moment. The muscles in his neck were already beginning to tense. All he could do was watch the train’s approach with...

    • Author: eclectickid
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Prisoner Exchange

    The paper was so smooth it felt like it was just printed—a practice used up to the 21st century when paper was still necessary. Each of the nature trails were so intricately drawn that they seemed to compensate for the shape of the bush on either...

  • A Consequence Of Light And Life

    Burnt out stars Shine from afar— When our bare Skeletons already are Pockmarked like Mars The Sun will be a speck Newly born in the outer parlors.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Goodbye for Now and Good Luck

    Goodbye for now. Sooner or later we all knew Time would run out. Things can’t stay the same forever. We had the best and the worst, But we lived up all of it Sticking together through and through. If we told the story Of our time spent here, It w...

  • Divine Doorway

    I glimpse through the key hole Of heavens door, Waiting, Watching time’s architecture Creating My life’s touch and texture.

  • Hour Glassed People of Sand

    Taste Chocolate context Displaced Muscle flexed In the mirror faced Lost in text Guiding with haste Lighting paths Biting down laughs Phasing Everlasting Electric like tasing Empty like fasting Tempting like flesh Under covers Wonder and guess Gentle l...

  • Slipping Away

    A thief passes amongst us, unseen until it’s too late. He sneaks around us, blending in, stealing our lives, and we are powerless. He turns infants into teenagers, girls into women, and boys into men. Then just as quickly he is gone and those we ...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Paradox

    There’s a novel side affect thought Iain, disconnecting the chronotic connection from his synaptic implant. He had taste of honey sandwiches in his mouth, his favourite food when he was 6 years old in 1976; something he’d stopped eating fou...

    • Author: MrJuggles
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
  • Rotational Rationale

    When the heart persists You don’t feel the planet’s Tremendous twists Until it lifts away And you no longer exist In its night and day.

  • For Change

    Epilepsy couldn’t shake Like I shake and bake A bakers dozen End of discussion Cousin, Brother or other Son of a mother-father. I’m gunning don’t bother I’m running a bit farther Or further? DON ’T QUESTION ! When I’m verbal questing A chim...

  • Yesterday, Someone...

    Yesterday, Someone gave birth. Yesterday, Someone gripped the sound of feet on the ground. Yesterday, Someone neglected their worth. Yesterday, Someone lost in the night was porch light found. - Yesterday, Someone fed their soul with the break of dawn....

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Watch

    8:01 She was one minute late. The crick in his neck was acting up again. He strained it, rolling his head around his shoulders. He heard the door open, his head shot to the right to see who had entered. Not her. 8:15 The first half of his first cup of ...

  • Coagulation

    My head was splitting as I slid across the floor reaching for the table. Though it was ancient and had the blood of many spilled on it, it was sturdy. My own blood was adding to the crusty brown surface and streaming down the table side while my arms w...

  • Chronicles Of Millie and Me Chapter 3

    I awoke to be all alone with my body gone. I returned home unable to interact with any family members. So all I could do was observe them. Many years passed and one by one all my siblings left home. My parents passed away and I was completely alone for...

  • Until the Last Rays of the Sun

    There was a time when I wanted my revenge. I had been locked up, immortal and unchanging, inside that cavern. All because some upstart mortal had to be a bloody hero. My existence had since been spent chipping my way out of that prison cell, the face o...

  • The Garden

    How long have I lived in the garden? I cannot say with certainty because time has no real meaning for me. I do not age. I do not toil. Rather, I contemplate. The brilliant coloring of the dawn, the chattering and chittering of animals and birds, the be...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ashes Ramain: Chapter One;; Part 3

    Not twenty minutes later, there was a polite knock on my cubicle wall. My back went straight as I ground my stubby nails into my desk. Could I go a single moment without being interrupted!? Turning my cold blue eyes away from my computer, I met my curr...

  • Lucky

    T’was an old man Whose life had rolled Counterclockwise— Leaving him young With all of his wisdom In place of having to face demise.

  • From Knee To Foot

    Polite, Lips tight Time Slips by Drop by Drop Let it Drip dry STOP! I think that Kind defines divine Right where the mind’s at.

  • Jail Cell Suicide (Mature)

    Looming like churches A kind man searches For all the time he’s spent confined in the shadows— Crime purchased him the gallows An jail cell to yell of how purpose grows, About how only heaven knows A charcoal carcass of burnt blessings Drop...

  • Forever unwind

    To my surprise, what I did find, was nothing I’d ever seen. An old watch with no band, three hours behind, but still ticking along with ease. Three half pence, cut down the middle, their bronze plain to see. A stack of letters, postage paid, turn...

  • 200,000 Years Tomorrow

    She was now a part of a larger force. A rebel group fighting against invaders from a land removed from this place. It didn’t take much time to learn the story. Lives lost, blood spilled,it was all the same recorded song. Her inquiries about her ...

  • 77th

    Sarah had once told him about life back in the 21st century. However long ago that was. Her longtime friend, ex-flame John had accepted a job. This led to their unlikely encounter with Charles Marks. A night that ended with lost memories, blood on her ...

  • 77th

    The wailing melody of wounded men. The incessant, never ending barrage of artillery. Up ahead, the target of Thunder Company, the main control cluster for the Fallen’s Kinetic Strike Weapon Systems. “We really doing this? If we fail, we gi...