Stories tagged “vision”

  • Awakened

    “Not too fast, it’s really bright!” It was too late; the bandages fell to my lap, their weight landing surprisingly heavy on the light summer bedclothes. “Uhhh… Doctor?”. The nurse sounded worried. I felt the Doctor&...

  • A Wishful Thought

    To dream a better world A man has to lay his life in a desolate playground Fighting for what is right and what may as well be wrong To dream to end the suffering in the world To stop the hungry children To stop the wasteful beatings To stop the bu...

  • The First Convert Is Always the Hardest

    The diner was a step down from Waffle House, a dreary place where automatons will sell you a $0.30 cup of coffee. Not the kind of place where you expect to meet the messiah. “Last night I had a dream.” Frank explained. “I’m stil...

  • Colours

    When I was five, I was in a car accident with my parents. For the most part, we came away okay. Bumps. Bruises. A very slight case of whiplash for my mother. Otherwise, we were all okay. Except for my eyes. Ever since that accident, I’ve seen everyth...

  • A Mind's Fantasy

    As Emma walked briskly down the street leading to her home, she looked around the blackness of 10:15pm. She saw a couple of kids gnawing away at each others faces and this summed up to her the effects of a dying nation. She got home safely and instantl...

    • Author: Blythy
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The crisis line

    Kelly drove home from work. She was so upset, she could barely concentrate on the road. Her tears stung her eyes, and blurred her vision. She kept thinking about Mike. She stepped into her apartment building, went up to the her floor, and went into her...

  • Melinda

    My peripheral vision mistook the conifer shrubs for people. I never looked directly at them, I just assumed that they were up to no good as I walked toward the security guard sitting next to the entrance of my apartment building. I self consciously ran...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Limited Vision, the Human Frailty

    Consoles dimly lit anxious faces from beneath. The vid screens had gone dark along with the overhead lights. With a flicker and a buzz the red emergency lights came to life. Harrigan looked grim, fingers drumming out a rhythm on his armrest. “Eye...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Progress or Pause

    “I fail to see your point.” Dr. Sauvage, in turn, failed to suppress her sigh, “Keeping your eyes closed is just another way of avoiding reality, isn’t it, Mr. Penz?” No reply came. The small office seemed to pulsate with ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Iconoclasts

    Dean Al French was sweating. He was always sweating. Students called him the Wet Towel. But this was different. This was unhealthy, had to be. If he kept his job he was finally going to use that union insurance, go see a doctor about this sweating thin...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • To Save the City, We First Must Betray It

    After Chayle finished his report, the eldest among the August Council of Demas spoke first. “Where is the High Marshall? Why doesn’t he bring such important news himself?” “He did not want to bother you with trivial details, Pri...

  • Vision and Reality

    Sonny stood where he pressed himself into the far corner of the loft, arms crossed, head cocked, trying to reconcile the image his eyes gave him and the vision he had begun the day with. This morning, after dreaming, he awoke with the inspiration that...

  • What Do You See

    “What do ya see, Jipper?” Tommy looked eagerly to his friend, squinting in the afternoon sun that beat down on the flat roof. He adjusted his seat, trying to get comfortable on the wadded up shirt he was using to protect his bum from the he...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Under The Stars

    They lay there, looking up at the star filled sky Holding onto each other as if they were afraid the other may vanish in a dream Hand in hand, legs entwined, skin to skin- almost as one The sunset over the lake had been so beautiful and still you could...