Stories tagged “tunnels”

  • The Caving Club

    “So how is it,” James asked as he spun the wheel, “that you have a hard time driving even now that you are a car? Shouldn’t it be as easy as walking now?” “You’d think so, wouldn’t you?” Sera said a...

  • Drums in the Deep

    After the doors were shut, the two robots unfolded into humanoid shapes and the four of them walked down into the darkness, lighting the way with bike headlights and hand-held flashlights. “So what are we doing down here, anyway?” Lisa aske...

  • Ready, Set...

    They took up tactical positions, spreading out so that each angle of approach could be defended. James and Lisa stood side-by-side, weapons drawn, facing back the way they came, flanked by Sera on one side and Fur on the other. “Hold fire until w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Meet the Nicest People in Tunnels

    “Hey, is anyone there?” The voice was only slightly distorted by steam tunnel echoes. Sera sighed. “This is going to be…interesting,” she muttered. Then, louder, “Billy Cougan? That you?” “Sera? Hey, haven...

  • Let's Get Dangerous

    Before long, they were at the aforementioned building. Or rather, near it, in order that they remain unnoticed. The tunnels grew more heavily traveled as they approached the computer science department, and the noise of work was heavy in the air. ̶...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Neverending Darkness

    I wandered blindly through the pitch black tunnels underneath The Mountain. I had gotten lost from the guide what seemed like a month ago. Without any light, I couldn’t see my watch and didn’t know just how long I had spent floundering in t...

  • A Glimpse of Light

    Deep in the tunnels, I had lost everything: guide, flashlight, matches, and now my courage. All I had left was the darkness, and a new friend. The beast was hidden in darkness, but it was there, so close it was breathing on me—quick inhales follo...

    • Author: beatnik307
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In Service to the Machine

    I rocked back and forth in my chair and shared what I remembered. “The machine was beautiful and frightening. It had tunnels like veins, that led to chambers where the scarecrows trapped moonlight in clear rods, and used it like we use electricit...

  • The People of the Machine

    It was difficult to remember that world, like my mind wanted me to keep silent. Perhaps the memories were imbedded deep inside. My grandson looked at me expectantly. It was time to pass on the warnings again- to a better audience this time. “Let ...

  • The Underground Secret

    “I’m not going in there,” I said, staring dubiusly at a cave entrance, partially hidden by a waterfall. Sam had brought me and Larry and Pete here to the piney woods grove behind the funeral home on Divine Street. “There’s...