Stories tagged “town”

  • Departed

    The chicken wire fence was gnarled; it bloomed outward in a metallic flower of sharp, rubicund-tipped edges. Something thick and heavy had encompassed the atmosphere. Outlines and shapes seemed dull and colorless. The building before her was whitewashe...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Unescorted

    It used to be an office building. Inside, the lobby was deserted. There was not much of a surprise in the fact. This did not stop her from walking inside, carefully closing the door behind her, making sure it didn’t make any noise. She wasn’...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Discovery

    The cafeteria was no better than she expected it to be. It was already ransacked and destroyed; tables were upturned, vending machines rent in two and counter islands practically ripped from the ground. She did not dare eat the food knowing they had to...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Voila, Perfection!

    Grammar-Man’s face fell as the Mayor continued to grin. “The door’s that way,” said the Mayor, gesturing, “don’t let it hit you in the behind on your way out.” “On your behind,” Grammar-Man muttered...

  • Moonlit Hamlet

    By day the little town of Hamlet was full of small town folk doing small town things. Three old men sat in front of Lucy’s Diner and reminisced. Four ladies gossiped in Cherie’s Salon. And the mayor’s son got out of another day of det...

  • Following the Witch

    She stood staring at the two quaking teens. Her posture may have been stooped, but her countenance demanded respect. The two teens stood up slowly, wide eyes riveted on her. “You seek Mama Maggie.” It was a statement, not a question. JoAnn ...

  • The Prophecy

    “W-well,” JoAnn’s mouth was dry. She swallowed and started again. “I made a mistake. I heard you might help me, uh, erase the past.” “Child, I cannot turn back time.” “No. I mean, I think I’m pregna...

  • Out of The Woods?

    Cal and JoAnn were completely out of breath when they made it out of the woods somewhere on old Blue Hickory road. The pavement provided them a river of calm and safety. They stooped over, hands on knees, panting. “So,” Cal swallowed, his m...

  • The Land Of The Forsaken (Mature)

    Devils March a city of the fallen. The skies were dark, but no rain drops dared to fall on the forsaken town. The walls were painted red; the windows were painted over with the cross. Stables were in piles from fires set by the town’s people. Women ...

  • Ninja Frogs! #1

    Ribbotsuke’s head was lowered, hands in the position of prayer. His eyes were closed tight with concentration, and the incense burning at the foot of the statue gave a subtle scent of serenity. After a few more minutes of meditation, Ribbotsuke h...

  • The Man With No History

    No one knows who he is. He appeared, just like that, this morning in my quaint little town. Brought with him nothing. With his tattered clothes and shaggy beard, he would go around the town square, bothering people, screaming over and over: “Hel...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Man With No Future

    Everyone ignored him. Every day. It was just the same thing. Well, every day was the same day. For him, anyway. In truth, he was tired. He was tired of everything repeating. The same faces trying hard not to look at him. The same stores in front of him...

  • For Good

    No, I didn’t talk to her before I left for good. Well, I’m not leaving for good. I’m not leaving for good in the way that I’m leaving forever. Leaving for good in the way that I’m getting out of here for my own benefit. I ...

  • The Outbreak

    Mary Wake up A moan Mary A louder moan What is it Carl I couldn’t believe Carl was up this late, disturbing my sleep. There was only 3 more hours before I had to be at work. “Carl honey its late go back to sleep.” -“Mary it ha...

  • In a town called Dersingham

    It was 3:00 am and a young boy called James lay asleep in the train heading for Ipswich . “Wake up james” a quiet but gentle voice came James opened his eyes it was his mother sitting next to him, “Wha?” his sentence was cut sho...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Camp

    10 years ago, Bill and Jackie were taking their son, Atticus, to his first day of the 1st grade when the outbreak happened. Since the worst of the outbreak happened in military towns the Colby’s home town was not hit as hard, but never-the-less it wa...

    • Author: Rafekee
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
  • Part 2: The Fire

    The black smoke could be seen for miles. Everyone gathered around. Ellen’s neighbor, Martha Soubrette, began to cry; this wasn’t the first time someone had been killed in the lottery. Emotionless, Justin and Ali (Allison) began to contempla...

  • Part 3: The Phoenix

    That’s when the magic began. The ashes were shoveled out and where the old house once stood, the community of Hestia began creating a newer, better one, and Ellen’s family stayed in the home of the Soubrettes. The new house was almost compl...

  • Left To Die

    “Mom, Mr.Breason is acting weird.” Sarah said walking into the kitchen from the backyard. “What do you mean babe?” Jessica answered. “I don’t know, he was looking at me funny.” “I’m sure he was just...

  • Ghost Town

    A world of wastes and dust is all I’ve ever known. The land has dried by the pound of temperatures found only on the surface of the great sun that lay in the sky before us all. The fires of the sky destroyed all in its wake, leaving in place a ba...

  • 1 Cerulean Hill Road

    Looking up from the bottom of Cerulean Hill, one might have mistaken it for a nice place. The pale blue paint seemed innocent enough. The clean, white picket fence surrounded the yard with the promise of keeping bad guys out. In reality, it was too lat...

  • Kate (Mature)

    Deke showed up in the Omni at ten to three, and if he’d been any slower I’d have freaked out on him. Damn I needed a smoke. Deke swung it on to third-gear road and we made the bends slow while we burned one down. We was only halfway through...

    • Author: Jake Evans
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Awake -

    I woke up. I guess I had never really been asleep. My eyes were open, my body moving, reacting, but I was in a daze. The last shell seemed closer than the rest. It’s difficult to judge the distance anymore. I can barely hear the explosions, yet I...

    • Author: Endyo
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Risin' Up

    In a broken warehouse, a make-shift ring stood, enclosed by hundreds of eager watchers. Two figures were paired in a shuffling dance in the middle of the crowd. Moments of patient judgment were interrupted by flurries of punches that struck hard flesh....

  • Madame Rosa

    The countryside is beautiful and blissfully devoid of people, except for the occasional farmer or his family off to one side of the road or the other. I can hear them in my head as we pass them by. Concerned about the price of potatoes, or the wetness ...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5