Stories tagged “woods”

  • It'll Only Take A Second

    “Check it out, an old shack,” J.T. said. “We don’t have time to check some creepy shack out, J.T.,” Kristen said. “We have a two hour hike back to camp and maybe an hour and a half of sunlight.” “Oh, come...

  • Best Ride In the Park

    “Well..” She warily glances at her ‘beginner’ labeled ticket hanging around her neck. “I mean, you said this hill was easy, and I really don’t want to get lost again on my way back again.” I sigh. “Okay, if you really think you’re rea...

  • Breaking Rules

    I’ve been coming here since I was six, and I’ve been riding double blacks since I was ten. I found the trails on accident, and I’ve only run into a couple of people. Of course, ski patrol keeps an eye on it to make sure no one goes back there, bu...

  • Following the Witch

    She stood staring at the two quaking teens. Her posture may have been stooped, but her countenance demanded respect. The two teens stood up slowly, wide eyes riveted on her. “You seek Mama Maggie.” It was a statement, not a question. JoAnn ...

  • The Prophecy

    “W-well,” JoAnn’s mouth was dry. She swallowed and started again. “I made a mistake. I heard you might help me, uh, erase the past.” “Child, I cannot turn back time.” “No. I mean, I think I’m pregna...

  • In the Woods

    “Stay calm. Won’t do no good to be anxious right now” The young boy look up at his father, a sense of relief washing over him with his father’s words. This was his first time hunting and he couldn’t help but feel unnerved....

  • Out of The Woods?

    Cal and JoAnn were completely out of breath when they made it out of the woods somewhere on old Blue Hickory road. The pavement provided them a river of calm and safety. They stooped over, hands on knees, panting. “So,” Cal swallowed, his m...

  • Intrepid

    Tyler stared at the scene in front of him. He let his hunting rifle drop to his feet, mouth agape. What appeared to be a ship was where his house used to be – that is, that house was still there, what was left of it anyway – some splintered...

    • Author: Uncle Sam
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • At Last Glance

    I hate that feeling when you know it’s going to rain, but your grandpa sends you outside to retrieve a baseball you lost. As you make your way outside, you feel alone and out in the open. You feel like mother nature’s up to no good. I pushe...

  • Evidence

    I gasped Behold! The baseball has magically landed at my feet! The leaves on the trees rustled in the wind, and fallen branches snapped as someone, or something ran through the woods. “Hello?” I called, my voice a bit shaky. It was starti...

  • The Watcher in the Woods

    It was a cold night in September when the small gray car pulled in front of the cottage at the edge of the woods. The sky was clear, and the full moon illuminated the warm vehicle in bright silver tones. To the watcher sitting within the trees, just ou...

    • Author: ctopherrun
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Lost

    I crawled through the woods on my hands and knees. My skin soaked up every drop of moisture it could from the dirt and moss, as I hadn’t ingested a drop of food or water in at least two days. It might have been longer, but time had no meaning to ...

    • Author: Guin
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Recognizable Face (avatar)

    Yeah, that’s me. I was having a good hair day. I took several pictures until I got the angle, the smile, and the lighting just right. It’s how I want to be seen. ______________________________________________________________________ I had b...

  • To Meet by Woods in Moonlight

    Alex hopped the low fence at the school boundary and trudged around the kindergarten trailer toward the play yard and woods beyond. Head down he struggled to make sense of his own ill-formed plan. Words like idiot, stupid, moron, clueless, and asinine ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Arguing in the Dark

    Janine looked at him seriously. “You can still go back, you know.” Up until that moment, going back had always been in Alex’s thoughts. He had been well aware that every step he took toward the school was another one he’d have t...

  • A Labor of Love

    When I taught kindergarten, I had to give a standardized test. One question showed a man chopping wood and the same man reading a book. I asked the students to choose which picture showed the man ‘working.’ A boy chose the man reading and f...

  • The Wooden Magi

    They are magicians. They splash their vibrant colors over the tiny canvases as radically as they can. A bright yellow. A purple. A red. And so on, until the entire forest is prepared for the show. The first act. The Pledge. The trees show off their bri...

  • The Calling Woods

    I glanced over my shoulder at my father struggling to get the luggage off the car. Now’s my chance. I shifted my eyes back to beckoning forest. My feet flew over the brown frostbitten grass to the leafless trees stretching up to the sky. Out of nowhe...

  • The Blowing Snow

    A cold winters wind wove through the trees and with it the first flakes of snow began to fall. The world around me began the fade as the approaching clouds blotted out the moon. I found myself backed into a tree, pushed by the darkness itself. I could ...

  • Glowing Eyes

    The yellow glowing eyes stood out against the trees, piercing the darkness and falling snow. As it moved closer lush, silvery white fur seemed to materialize out of the snow itself. I stood up with my back already against the tree as the creature conti...

  • Warmth

    Maybe he wasn’t dangerous. The creature was looking at me again. The fire in its eyes had been replaced with the reflection of the moon and the soothing twinkle of the stars. I crouched down on my knees and held out my hand. He stopped for a mome...

  • Alone Again

    I don’t know how long I was sleeping there, but I didn’t wake up until I felt the wolf lift his head and look around. I looked to the sky which was just beginning to turn purple in the early dawn. My guardian was intently watching far off i...

  • Running through the Woods

    My heart was pumping, my mind racing. I couldn’t feel my legs, but if I stopped running it was over. I can’t remember exactly how I was thrown into this situation but I do know one thing; if I get out of this alive I am never going camping ...

  • Wrong exit

    You must have taken the wrong exit. The last glimmer of sunlight winks out as the road meets the woods. The pavement becomes gravel. The road narrows as the trees grow around you. Your headlights illuminate one row of trees around you, nothing else. Th...

    • Author: Scott
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Directionless

    I couldn’t be sure whether the rock in my stomach was hunger or my worry once again grabbing hold of me. I wandered in circles under my tree, before long my footsteps wore a rut into the snow. Eventhough I slept through the night my body was wear...