Stories tagged “trouble”

  • Getting in Trouble, of Course.

    They sat in silence for a long while. The carriage rocked from side to side. It was dark and warm and quiet. Accamel’s arm was laid over Pellinore’s shoulders and she huddled against his chest. Here, in the dark, with him, it was alright to...

  • Waffle's In Trouble

    Percolate had been around for 49 long dog years. He preferred to lay around on the cool porch, only retreating under it for extreme shade. He never asked for a pesky, youthful kitten to befriend him. But his human thought it was cute. Waffle pounced un...

  • The Whispers

    The condom wrapper on the ground whispers; The glass of Brandy whispers. The woman laying besided him whispers. The pencil laying next to a sketch of his life whispers. The phone chaotically rings, sounds bounce off the ways in different dimensions. Th...

    • Author: Mr. Reeses
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Life's Basic Needs

    The peach cobbler was sweet, much like his hasty retreat from the scene of the robbery. He had to get rid of the jewels faster than he’d devoured the pie. He’d made sure to steal only one ring, one necklace, and one set of diamond earrings ...

  • Percolate and Waffle, Kitten-Nabbers

    The Humans moved fast, grabbing Waffle by the scruff of the neck. She hissed at them, claws spread wide, though helpless in her dangling. The Humans made human noises at her and held her high in the air. Percolate had no choice now, his blood was boili...

  • The Trouble With Kelly

    “So why were you hanging out with her?” Kelly asked me, after we managed to get most of the ice cream off of my pants. I shrugged. “She looked like a nice person, and she was all alone.” Just like I was. Kelly frowned. “We...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Captain's Rant

    Captain’s log – August 18, 2217 Command HQ is a large gaggle of addled, brain dead, ignorant pencil-pushers who have never done an honest day’s work in their lives! This includes my wife who set up this damned crew roster. Could they ...

  • Delayed Gratification

    Nora swallowed part of her doughnut, asked, “Good news?”, and took another bite. “Yes,” Ted responded, head cocked so the telephone receiver would not fall. “GlaxoSmithKline’s willing to front us some cancer drugs. A...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Trouble on the Io

    The ship shuddered as another explosion rocked through its core. Alarms were blaring and an anxious crew was already in the process of running around, managing their various sectors of the enormous craft. On the bridge, Captain Delany was wringing his ...

  • Pain and Pain

    Though it was a short run my body felt battle worn. My emotions hurt so that I sent my head back into the brick wall giving me physical pain to match. I sat among the trash clenching my eyes shut to cope with the pain. It felt like a war was going on i...

  • Grim Company: What are the Odds?

    “Where?” “What kind of trouble?” The two questions burst forth, one from each of the men who looked exactly like the other except for a colored bandana that distinguished them for the other’s sake, white for Juran, red for...

    • Author: Robert Quick
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • fire

    it was like a game for me playing with fire but i got burned for bad desires, for now and ever i will again never .

    • Author: ashley
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Optimism in Dark Places

    A weary foursome, we stalked out of the apartment building. Bloodshot eyes watched our departure, perhaps hoping to slip in the outer door, sleep in a hallway. The August night welcomed our silence, and we its. Only after our course took us through the...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Strength in Weakness (poem)

    Flying high, flying proud, Beaten, battered, worn, Scars and faded color, Making struggles known, In the rain, heavy, wet, Storm force gales are greater force, Threads of tears pull loose and trail, Strain, reach outward from its post, The winds ripple...

  • Bob and Fred

    Bob and Fred met Trouble and Doubt in the fair after visiting the fortune teller who said ominously, “When in trouble, when in doubt, run around, scream and shout.” Later that night, Bob gave a thumbs up signifying “I’m in Trouble”...

    • Author: zxvasdf
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • A Wild Ride (Mature)

    Neon signs beckoned with the garish vulgarity of a broken prostitute. By now they were easy to ignore, with so many clamoring to be heard, none stood out, and the eye slid past the visual noise. In a sad way, those signs represented the best and worst ...

  • Prodigal Son

    There are the monsters Called consequence, troubles and pain Sinking their mighty teeth Into your delicious tiny brain Venom numbing your senses Swirling through your veins Your eyes are tunneling black holes Dipping into the grumbling insane I’m t...

  • Like A Tractor Beam

    Joe unplugged his headset and walked outside to smoke a cigarette. Once he was outside of Julie’s spell, he remembered that he hadn’t seen Dawn all day. He took a drag of his cigarette and pulled out his i-phone. The call went straight to v...

  • Morning

    As night turned to day, she lay on her bed tossing and turning to the night’s unforgiving dreams. She woke several times during the dawning hours of the day until she woke one final time and found herself completely alone in her home. She rose and qu...

  • Windows Full of Trouble

    My wandering has brought me to a place I wouldn’t have found, had I been searching. However, I was guided to this place…and now that we’re alone, I’m confronted with sensations & temptations I should have championed long ago...

  • Pinned by the Past (Mature)

    Sometimes memories come out of nowhere. The past overwhelms the present. In a key moment, it can even change the future. Which is why my wrists are currently zip-tied behind my back. I was drunk when I did it the first time. It wasn’t for a job e...

  • Justice

    Justice. Whoever had named this little rabble of dilapidated buildings must have had one hell of a sense of humor. Situated beneath what had once been a bustling inter-enclave highway, the only people in Justice were the forgotten and those that wished...

  • Grim Company: Questions of Leadership

    “I, too, am curious about your disappearance.” Juran said mildly. Zuran spat into the fire, surprising Elein. The two of them were so much alike, reflecting each other’s temperment as well as face, that he hadn’t realized that t...

  • Friends are not friends.

    Spinning Swirling Sideways Falling Turning Trying Tumbling Calling Overdosing, Not my choosing. You can blame me All you want. But I was pressured. Not my fault.

    • Author: MissMay.
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Grim Company: Degrees of Responsibility

    “It’s all well and good for you two to disappear, but what about the rest of us?” Sahlina’s voice was still angry but it was subdued, almost whiny. Elein waited for Neff to say something but the little wizard appeared content to...