Stories tagged “universe”

  • Come Again Another Day

    I opened the door, feeling the fresh air blow in against me. The overwhelmingly loud sound of rain hitting the stone steps trickled into my consciousness and I looked up at the sky, offended. “Really?” I called out to the Universe. The Univ...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Out There

    “What do you mean that’s all I can see?”, Margaret demanded. “That’s it. Well, not entirely, but yes, that is all you can see.”, replied Dave. “But how? It’s space. How big could it be?” “Very...

    • Author: Dockboy
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Agency 51-X

    It was the most impressive undertaking the government had ever been part of. In 1997 President Clinton set up an agency with a cool-sounding name to monitor alien traffic going to and from the planet, because he’d just seen “Men In Black...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)

    I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 2)

    I had been wishing to get away from the human world for the summer, and after much pondering, believing, and dreaming, I had perceived a phantasmagoric place called Essieterra. Here, mystical creatures dwelled, and passion propelled the dreams of young...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 3)

    “Essieterra, straight ahead!” Captain Carrot declared. When our ship sailed into the port, I was trembling with excitement. Finally, I could live among creatures that I had only seen in pictures; creatures that I had only dreamed of. I spotted a he...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 4)

    His gaze drifted to each individual gathered in the throng before him. When Cornelius looked in my direction, there was an expression of hidden knowledge on his face; a look of immense respect and curiosity in his eyes. “Now, you all must know this....

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 5)

    Self-consciously, I raised my hand. Cornelius nodded towards me. “Ah, quite the diligent schoolgirl. Even when classes are dismissed, the lessons never cease.” A moment later, I piped up, “I…I think I know the special quality that we all have ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 6)

    As time went on, I grew both mystified and accustomed to life in Essieterra. Each day, I felt more connected to the community, and I relished in every surprise. Who knew that on a single island, it could be both day and night all at once, or that fairi...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 7)

    Everyone was extremely benign in this land. Even the trolls amused me with their wry sense of humor. I wanted to stay in Essieterra forever, and the others couldn’t bear the thought of me leaving, either. But I knew that I had to come home eventually...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 8)

    As the days went by, I came across an important realization. As mysterious, beautiful, unusual, and extraordinary the inhabitants of Essieterra were, none of us were absolutely perfect. Perhaps by having all of us special individuals come together, eac...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 9)

    One night (as well as day), when I was heading back to the castle after a great feast, I saw a brooding figure in the moonlight (and sunlight) gazing down at the shimmering waters of the sea. I realized that it was Cornelius’s silhouette. I walked ov...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 10)

    All of the female unicorns in Essieterra were madly in love with Cornelius. They would bat their eyelashes at him and giggle incessantly; flirting intensely and constantly. But none of this captivated Cornelius. He wished for someone with a beautiful s...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 11)

    “Cornelius, you’ll find her. You just have to keep believing in the power and potency of love. Promise me you’ll do this?” I asked. Cornelius nodded. “Yes, dear. As sure and the sun shines and the stars twinkle.” Then, I kissed his mane, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 12)

    A few days later, while I was strolling through the forest, I came across an unbelievable sight. Against an oak tree lay a crying unicorn with a broken horn. She had glassy blue eyes and a white mane with pink streaks. She had broken her horn while hun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 13)

    I led Cornelia out of the forest, and we walked along the main road that brought us to Essieterra Town Square. Though her sense of direction was impaired, Cornelia was a keen individual who could hear even the inaudible flapping of fairy wings. We foun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 14)

    Finally, the time came when I had to leave the land that had become a part of my essence. I bid farewell to the mystical creatures who would never be mythical to me. Before I left, Cornelius said to me, his eyes gleaming with a newly passionate spark, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 15)

    My life in the mapped world continued right where it had left off. I faced trials and tribulations in my life, but also had triumphs and accomplishments. I did all I could to help people, and tried to learn from their strengths and weaknesses. Time pas...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 16)

    He was an undoubtedly handsome and strong young man, though he had several scars on his body from when he was attacked by a dog years ago. But despite his marred appearance, I could still see a look of pure endearment and adventure in his eyes, and a b...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 17)

    When I gave birth to Essie in the land that bore her name, my husband and I learned that she could never leave Essieterra, for she was needed there the most. Unwilling to forsake our daughter, we decided to make Essieterra our permanent home. By doing ...

  • Neverend-Game

    Idiot idiot idiot. There, another word all used up. I had been saving that one. For the trillionth time, I’m reminded of a play I once saw about a blind old man and his faithful servant. Infinite emptiness will be all around you, he said, and the...

  • The Beach Philosopher

    Raging surf smashed tiny bits of sand into tinier bits. The cold overcast skies reflected my mood as I walked up the lonely beach, trying to find where I had gone wrong in our relationship. Ahead, where the early fog met the sand, a kneeling figure fad...

    • Author: N2UX
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Creator's End

    I am the creator of the universe. But now that I’ve finished, I’m all out of ideas. Which is why I’m writing this suicide note. How does God commit suicide? Well, omnipotence has a part to play. So does a very special package that I&#...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Poor Tessa

    “No,” Connie answered, “I always smell like lemons because I’ve used the same lemon-scented lotion since I came to Earth.” She smiled as Tessa slowly realized what had happened. “But… But…” Tessa st...

  • Hallucination Check

    Tessa’s head swam as she opened her eyes. She propped herself on her elbows, considering her friends a moment. “All that stuff before I fainted… that wasn’t some hallucination?” Perry shook his head. Tessa shifted so she c...