Stories tagged “twist”

  • Remembrance

    She walked into the room and began speaking without looking at him. If she looked into his eyes she might lose her nerve. “We’ve been together for a while now, and I know you think it’s time we made a commitment to each other. I know I’ve been ...

    • Author: Cody Walton
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Two Wongs don't make me write

    She finished reading the letterand turned to see the hideously contorted features of the old man. And…he was dead….so very dead. Applying for her first adult passport Julia discovered the’father’ section was blank. Her mother re...

    • Author: Marli
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Public Relations

    “And in recent news, the Corporation has apologized for the unfortunate death of Amy Costolapolis. Sources state that Costolapolis’s diagnosing surgeon failed to identify an as-yet undisclosed condition, which came into an unprescedented co...

  • A Dash of Salt

    Onions always made him cry, but no matter. This would be his last meal so he was making it something exotic. The pot was large enough that three large onions may not be enough. He tasted the base and loved it. As far as final meals go, this would be on...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Beautiful

    This one would be messy, but it had to be done. On the counter I found a pair of scissors where she had been clipping coupons from a newspaper. Scissors in hand, I slipped into the kitchen behind her… …One hour later I emerge from the back ...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • No man has ever

    He had written her this song. All quarter notes and light melodies, his words slipped into the microphone in the intoxicating language of a lover; softly exhaled promises and half-spoken truths. She swayed in time to his tempo, her eyes locked on his, ...

    • Author: ReynoldsEco
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • From the Nest

    Mother called. The child froze, drew her hand back from the nest of baby birds, red beaks agape for food. She jumped down from the tree branch, ran along the fern-dappled path to home, and was a long time getting there. Almost a year. The police, neigh...

    • Author: JJA
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Backspace

    There was no doubt in my mind, she was looking at me. The most beautiful woman I’d seen. Ever. And she was staring at me from across the bar. I knew I needed to make my move. I stuck my fingers in my drink, wetted my hair back , got up and start...

  • The Fires of Hades

    He stood there panting, watching, waiting. Every muscle in his body was alight with a teatherball yellow flame from effort. Blood slid down the blade and splashed like sand into a small pool. The demon watched him, searching him for weakness. The other...

    • Author: Ronnie
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • First and Third Person

    This guy sickens me. He thinks he can try to force me to take a walk in his shoes, see things from his perspective. Heh. I think I’ll take my Glock and put this guy in his place. Frazzle his nerves a bit. Leave some scars. I stand across the room...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Anonymous (Mature)

    A fine circular firing squad indeed. Everybody looking at each other, shameface to shameface. The usual sordid assortment of sorries, enough mangled lives and cyanide dreams to fill a De Sade dream novel, and we all just stared at each other for the lo...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Simulacrum

    “I love you,” she said, her silicone arms holding me close. I smiled in return and turned her off. It was getting harder and harder to be with her these days. I thought that the simulacrum would ease the heartbreak, but instead it made it t...

  • A Poor Decision

    Without hesitation, gravity took over and sucked Jane speedily toward the canyon floor. Fear began to overwhelm her and she struggled to twist her body to face her would be rescuer. “He’ll come — he has to come!”, the thought ra...

    • Author: M.K.P.
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • All These Months...

    January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. All these months we were so happy. All these months we were together. All these months we were in love. Only you weren’t.

  • Preacher Teacher (Mature)

    Her screams, muffled by the hand wrapped around her face, were useless. Even if someone could hear her, she knew no one would rush to help. Eyes closed, throat sore, she continued to scream. His right hand, large and immensely powerful, gripped tightly...

  • Everybody's Envy (Mature)

    The wind felt great rushing through my hair. My tie flickered wildly over my right shoulder as the wind whipped me. My suit jacket bellowed out behind me, damn close to flying off. I saw my reflection in the windows. Moving fast. Everybody watching. Po...

  • Inhuman

    “Forcing animals to fight one another to the death is barbaric!” the squad’s commander said, eyes flashing. “And we will not stand for it!” His men nodded emphatically, sharing his anger. “The “championships...

    • Author: osoe
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The sword of mine soul

    He walked into the tent. “I know why you’re here. I have one for you.” said the Smithy by the forge. Macavity wondered why the tent had never caught alight before. “A sword?” “This is Hawkswift. It’s crossguard...

    • Author: H.S. Wift
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Menace

    I was running. I held my weapon- a ray gun stolen from the enemy. I saw some of the aliens destroying my planet- I shot them both. They slumped over- and I moved on. I ran. I ran to our base. It was horrible. They had destroyed the base. Smoke rose in ...

  • Rotational Rationale

    When the heart persists You don’t feel the planet’s Tremendous twists Until it lifts away And you no longer exist In its night and day.

  • The innocence of youth

    Officer Watson drove down the quiet street, with it’s well manicured lawns and white picket fences, when she saw a little girl walking alone. She pulled the vehicle over, got out and hurried over to the crying girl. “Hi, sweetie. Why are yo...

    • Author: JC Tovil
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Father

    The door to Richard’s office swung open on silent hinges, completing its full arc before resting gently against the door stop. A lone figure, obscured by a rain soaked trench coat, stepped into the room. Richard glanced up from behind his ornate ...

  • Father (Repost)

    The door to Richard’s office swung open on silent hinges, completing its full arc before resting gently against the door stop. A lone figure, obscured by a rain soaked trench coat, stepped into the room. Richard glanced up from behind his ornate ...

  • Madd Dogg Gets Bit

    “I met this great girl online,” gushed Madd Dogg to me one day while we were taking a lunch break. We’d washed every fire engine in the house and had rerolled all the hoses for good measure. I bit off a chunk of bologna and onion sand...

    • Author: Bob Liddil
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Curse of Blue Eyes (Mature)

    He looked at his reflection over the bar. His blue eyes looked dull and his whole face looked tired. It had been a long week. He scanned the room behind him and watched as a pretty blonde walked into the bar. Red Dress. Tight Body. She looked good. The...

    • Author: JC Tovil
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5