Stories tagged “uncertainty”

  • The dream

    Pellinore A shadow. A cloud over the sun. Wraiths swirling everywhere. Screams, and cries, and panic. And she was the cause. She had done this! It was all her fault- all her fault…! “Pells! Pells, wake up- Pellinore-” The deep voice w...

  • Only the Beginning

    “This is only the beginning,” Guffo said with a huff. His bloodshot eyes surveyed a scene of carnage the likes of which he hadn’t seen in a generation. Snow drifted down white, as pure as his hopes for his people had been so recently....

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 2010 Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

    Its 12:14 AM, New Years Day, January 1st 2010. I get into bed and slide under all four blankets, in my tank top and shorts pajamas that my mom never understands. Its a new year and I’m kind of excited, for all the usual reasons. Then I remember 2...

    • Author: Lone Writer
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Taken: A Draft of Air

    It was not a house of any repute, but it had suited my ailing father, before his unfortunate departure from mortality, and it had suited me. Beyond that the urgent, cryptic post from my sister had demanded – no, begged a hasty return. The busines...

  • Faith

    “This isn’t fair! A choice between… this… and death is no choice at all!” I screamed at her. “If you didn’t want this, your body would have rejected the change,” she replied. “Yeah, and rapists tell...

    • Author: JayDee
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Use Those Wings.

    She shivered from winter’s bite. “Oh, you’re cold!” He grabbed the blanket from beside him. He wrapped it around her, “There we are. Better?” She nodded and looked at him, “Here, get under here with me.” ...

    • Author: Infinity.
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Nervous Week

    This has been a nervous week for Eric. A couple of weeks ago, he met in passing his first girlfriend. They chatted for a few friendly moments, catching up. She had a button pinned to her cap; a small, red button with a bright blue “1.” “What’s ...

    • Author: Greavethief
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 2)

    “Rewind.” Gwen watched the two figures reappear onscreen, holding hands. They ran backwards together until they disappeared out of frame. “Play.” It was grainy security camera footage that had been filtered and remastered to mak...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 3)

    If Jenny Everywhere could contact her other selves or help them directly, then what chance did Gwen have of surviving her assignments. If even one of them figured out they were being hunted, the results would be disasterous. Uncertainty turned to an ic...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 4)

    Gwen left her room with a purposeful stride that became a run anytime she let her attention wander. Doors to other living quarters dotted the hallway seemingly at random. Although there were many doors, she had never seen another person besides N in th...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 5)

    Gwen arrived at N’s office as the timer on her wrist ticked down to 18:31:10. N wasn’t her boss’ real name but it was all she had ever known and somehow the single letter fit her perfectly. N sat behind her desk, typing into the compu...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 6)

    Once again N had preempted her. She always seemed to be expecting her. Gwen dragged her finger across the face of the glass case, past the three objects on the top shelf. Shattered goggles, a half-burned scarf, and a dented toaster all had lived there ...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 7)

    N leaned forward. “Don’t worry. You more than anyone else should be aware that we’re solving our problems one Jenny at a time. Each one you’ve dispatched is one that can no longer trouble us. So what are you afraid of?” Gw...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 8)

    N stood up and stretched like a cat. “That being said, if it worries you, then my advice is to practice more.” She walked around the desk in a hip swaying prowl that Gwen envied. Somehow it managed to encompass sex and danger in equal parts...

  • From the Library of Failure (Branch 1, Part 9)

    The conversation with N lingered in Gwen’s mind. It was there as she practiced the breathing and spine excercises that were so essential to the shequan martial arts that she strugged so hard to learn. It was there during her hour of swimming. It ...

  • I fucking hate exams

    My hand scribbles “good luck”s and “all the best”s on sweating paper that cringes in stress. The words are weightless and their meanings fade into whispered wishes that accompany red ribbons tied on sacred willow trees. Giving them out will fe...

    • Author: helig
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
  • Looking Back...

    It was the summer of transition. It was the summer of final adventures trying to be squeezed into too short of a time, long and endless nights spent out under the stars, new experiences, and goodbyes. It was so much so soon, and at the end, I w...

    • Author: Ariah Oak
    • Posted almost 2 years ago.
  • Upon a Pedestal (Ramblings, Pt. 2)

    Was it unfair for me to stow this extra weight upon your shoulders? The combined mass of all that is me? Not to a shallow emotional extent, but to an unfathomably deep psychological one. A burden in which you are seen as my last, dying ray of sunlight,...

    • Author: Dylan S.
    • Posted 12 months ago.