Stories tagged “tower”

  • Pantone 286C

    From the window of her room, she could see the sea and the sky. Hard to see much else from the top of the highest tower in a castle perched on a cliff. On the best days, pale, fluffy clouds floated weightlessly in a cornflower sky, while their reflecti...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Transmission

    Come in radio Can you read my transmission radio? Radio come in Can you here me Listen carefully To whoever is near? We are low on fuel Need of help We are flying low We can’t make it any further Radio come in radio Transmission lost…...

  • The Fall of the House of Hermes

    “We have no time to mourn,” growled Ferrum. “We have to leave before the Sun rises.” “I’m afraid he’s right,” said Lurgy. “Let’s go to the Airship.” They all ascended the tower’s l...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Tower

    “My lady, are you sure?” “Yes, Jonathan, and I’ll thank you not to second-guess me. I watched the rise and fall of my first empire before your ancestors were even born.” The young steward cowered under her sudden, fierce g...

    • Author: j. smthng
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Tower

    We landed in freshly fallen snow, our knees hitting the white covered ground and turning a bright pink. Where were we? Ahead, dark buildings rose up from the ground one by one along the neat tree lined street. Carriages pulled by horses rumbled past, t...

    • Author: Pumpkin
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Princess In The Tower

    She sat up in her bed, waiting for something to happen. Anything! Day after day she waited for her prince to come and rescue her from her tower. Every day she would make herself beautiful, in hopes that it would be the day. She walked over to her dress...

  • The Princess In The Tower 2

    Every now and then a rabbit would hop by. She sighed. It was the same as yesterday. It was beautiful, but the same. Oh well. Soon I’ll have my prince, she thought happily. She sang to herself. A gust of wind came and blew her hair. She fixed her ...

  • The Princess In The Tower 3

    “I had to meet the person behind the voice,” he said. “I am Rapunzel,” she said. Then she walked over to her bed, and sat down. She smoothed her dress and smiled. “Now I’m glad that I did meet you,” he said. Ra...

  • The Tower

    “In his hand he holds the whisper, In his mind he holds the shield. In his heart he commands the sorrows, Of a people who cannot yield.” -Inscribed on the Breastplate of Artamoth the Conqueror Fog and mist cloaked the Tower grounds and obsc...

  • Tower Gate - The Tower pt. 3

    Atop the wall surrounding the Tower the guards marched in greater than usual numbers. The assassin watched the guards with interest, wondering how Lord Vulklan had divined Artamoth’s plans. There must be an informant among Artamoth’s men th...

  • The islands to the North

    The Grey Tower looked majestic in the dawn light, he thought, looking at the tall building before him. Two of the moons were visible, and the sky was clear, save a few clouds moving to the North, behind the tower. He looked around, at the sandy beach o...

    • Author: K25fF
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • The Ruin'd Tower

    The book was called “The Ruin’d Tower” by C.T. Merritt. It was the only book in this section I’d never heard of. I was tempted to look it up on my phone, but was filled with longing to touch the book itself. Carefully, reverentl...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Abacus

    In the tower, the abacus sat on the table. It balanced the scales between good and evil. As of now, the beads were scattered across the rods in, what looked like, a random pattern. It wasn’t random, but a dead language. Was it still spoken? Still...

    • Author: E. Williams
    • Posted about 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On The Now pt 1

    And so we climbed. Climbing was not new to us, nor us new to the wall. A tower, quite literally made of ivory was the only escape. I glanced down. A few dozen feet separated myself and the ensuing Thought Police. Ivory everywhere, thought everything. A...

  • On the Now pt 2

    The sunrise had been the first time I had seen the tower. Now so close and so existent, I couldn’t help but be careful when I moved my hands and feet along it. Not for my sake, but for the nature of the building itself. I had glanced up from the ...

  • On The Now pt 3

    The lawyers with their papers. The taxi drivers with their grit. The doctors with their powers. The mothers with their complaints. The children with their awe. The elders with their wisdom. The whole of them with their ignorance. The tower was here and...

  • On The Now pt 4

    And in dreams was a curious thought. Asleep, we see what awake we cannot. I had been dreaming of grass. A plain thought. Plain, but sweeping and consuming. I was peaced by these dreams. Dreams of fields of blue and green and white. Dreams of more enthr...

  • On The Now pt 5

    The fields that consumed my mind were often projected into reality. I would sit for hours at my desk, toiling at the white paper when suddenly, a field as perfect as painting, would span across my horizon. The visuals were…surreal. But the memori...

  • On The Now pt 6

    Of course knowledge is more than just memories and dreams and experiences. What about people? Others. In their own right, they are a genre of knowledge. People are vessels as well for the descriptions that carry meaning are they not? My fascination wit...

  • On The Now pt 7

    Just now, a fire zips past my left shoulder. Good Jesus, they’re shooting at us now! I climb to my left. And up now. I fiddle with the wall to position myself below an open window and I pull myself in. I sprint across the hall, filled with vials ...

  • On The Now pt 8

    And then they’ll bring up the x-ray sights and see me chasing through the hall, but already will they be positioned inside the building and I’ll be gone. And by then the acetylene torches will be brought up the nuclear guns to bring me down...

  • On The Now pt 9

    I’m at the corner of the tower now. Around it I hear Jacob climbing at one mph faster than myself. He’s ahead now. The copters are finally arrived, yet hesitant to shoot. The monetary value of the tower is too precious a testament to risk h...

  • On The Now pt 10

    I swing my gaze upward for a moment, blinded by the auburn Sun, dazzling yet dying. I’m only a mere 11 stories from the top. They’re closing in, but only on themselves. The quick weapons and traps to capture me on the 66th have detonated an...

  • On The Now pt 11

    I think back to earlier writings of mine and others. Ancient names like Voltaire, Socrates, Durkheim, Marx, and Jesus Christ all filter back to me. The goal for knowing returns. Our universe, a place which is obsessed with the now and past and future i...

  • On The Now pt 12

    More grass. I’m moving through the woods as temperate rain pours down. The day is drenched as am I. I move and move through the woods until I come to a lake. Overflowing from the rain, the lake is clearly not impressed by my might. The rain is po...