Stories tagged “travel”

  • New Land

    Sergei “Excuse me, sir-“ Sergei Reinmarker called out to a smartly dressed gentleman walking past. “Could you tell me-“ The gentleman continued walking, completely ignoring Sergei. “I guess not…” muttered Sergei. He stood alone in the rai...

  • The commute

    Jerry dashed headlong down the steps, across the platform. He might have fallen onto the tracks, were it not for the train. He might have rushed onto the train, were it not for the doors. Then he was alone on the platform. At the height of rush hour. A...

  • And Captain Morris Said...

    Seneca He really is very foreign, isn’t he… mused Seneca as she listened to Sergei chatter on about his journey on the ship, the dolphins he had seen on the way, the friends he had made, and many other things. He doesn’t know when to ...

  • 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Stupid Decisions

    The minute he was out of the oven, he stretched his legs and looked around curiously. His expression twisted slightly, as if he couldn’t comprehend what he was seeing. Suddenly, his eyes scrunched up and he turned to Beatrice, dark gaze pleading....

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Honesty

    “B-but – my mom – " “How old are you?” A sniff. “Nine. Ten on June seventeenth.” “Come with me.” “My mom!” “What about your father?” That stopped him. He faltered for a ...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The train

    “Gareth,” he said. “You were wondering if you knew my name. You didn’t. It’s Gareth.” Jerry had been wondering, but had said nothing. He felt rather than saw or heard another train arrive. The doors opened silently b...

  • A pleasure

    Jerry let his left foot slide back into the carriage, placing all his weight on his right. He considered his options. He wished he had some. Reluctantly, he reached out to shake Gareth’s hand with great enthusiasm. “A pleasure,” he li...

  • Your Destination Has Not Yet Arrived

    “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I’m happy to report most of the turbulence seems to be behind us, and we’re back at a cruising altitude now. The rest of your flight looks like it should be fairly smooth. “U...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Car Rental

    A place to add your car rental information and the best way to avoide any insurance issues when renting a car from local car rental companies around Europe. The information that you need to have before booking your car rental and the best companies tha...

    • Author: Car Hire
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Habit

    The suitcase is older than he is. It’s hard-sided and heavy, but he likes using it for times like now. He’s been walking most of the day, hoping someone would give him a ride. No one has, and he is tired of walking. Now he’s sitting o...

  • Space pocket

    For one terrifying fraction of a second, just long enough to register in my brain, I found myself surrounded by sky, staring at the outside skin of the aircraft. Then, just as rapidly, everything snapped back to normal. Holding my breath, I glanced ner...

    • Author: Phil Plait
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Checklist

    Time to see if I have everything I’ll for my trip this weekend, she thought. Toothbrush. Check Comb. Check Couple changes of clothes. Check Silk nightie. Check Map. Check GPS. Check Flashlight. Check Rope. Check Night vision goggles. Check Knife....

    • Author: Wilson A.
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Yesterday is Coming Fast

    After Chase de-boarded and claimed his luggage—it was, remarkably, all there—he decided to take one of the waiting lounges up on its name. Since Tokyo was his final destination, he had some time to kill. Deciding against a cold, overpriced ...

    • Author: jesteram
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Indulgence (Mature)

    Things are never the same, no matter how much you want them to be. And I’m not talking about the big, obvious things. I’m talking about the small things, the things you don’t even think about until you actually do think about them. Fo...

    • Author: Vanilla Bear
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Grand Tour

    As a young man, I determined that I would travel the world and see the wonders she held. I set forth from my home and traveled the tourist routes that crisscrossed the globe. I saw the Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Great Wall, and the Grand Canyon. I wa...

  • Hymn and Hers

    The city of Se Lai was filled with music! Chorals and choruses, day and night. Everyone sang, no matter what their talent, or their voice. However, I was mute with embarrassment. I knew that my frog croaking would bring me shame and ruin the joy that f...

  • The MacGuffin

    Blondes. My weakness. There she was standing over me, with her sword at my throat. Not that I didn’t deserve to be in this position, not after what I had done. “Outlander,” she said quietly. “Where is it? What have ye done with ...

  • Buenos Aires, Georgia

    Just then, Governor Sanford realized what this meant – Maybe Buenos Aires had moved as well! The Centaurian ship had moved many cities around, why not the home of his mistress? It was worth a shot. Sanford motioned the flight attendant over to hi...

  • Tulann, Adrift

    It has been many weeks since I was set adrift from Coir. My sins are many, but none warranted the punishment I had received. Yes, I had several lovers, that is no sin. What finally caused the cutting of the cord, was my foolishness in taking Toma as a ...

  • Death and Rebirth

    There was another funeral procession today in Cozmel. Some forty mourners, at least two weeping brides, and the recently deceased. He was sitting proudly in his sedan chair carried on the shoulders of four young men. I had met him earlier when I first ...

  • Kids

    “How much longer?” Kazuo looked over at his son and replied, “We’re about halfway, so another hour or so.” Shaking his head he added, “When I was your age – depending on layovers – it could take your gran...

  • Riding with a Ghost

    I drove. He talked. That’s the way I remember it. I’d picked him up by the side of a long, straight, dusty road in the back end of beyond. Everything he owned lived a small, green knapsack that he slung over one shoulder, except for a batte...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Supreme Cuisine

    Step I’m a bit closer to the long table. I can see the backs of those seated, enjoying their meal. Step I’ve been in this line two hours now for chair 42 . Behind me stands a line a hundred strong, before me, only 4 stand in my way for dinn...