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  • Kaiju World: Earth - The Beginning

    Streaking down from the heavens, long tailed comets signaled the end of everything. Tears of blazing light marring the inscrutable face of the sky. Were we ready? It was stupid of me to think about such things now, when it was too late to matter, but I co…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Chase in the Dark

    I ran through the tunnels, following the sounds of your laughter as they bounced off the walls around me. The shape of the tunnels played tricks on my ears -- every time I thought I was close to catching you, I turned a corner to find you were no longer t…

    Posted 8 days ago
  • Dragon's Teeth

    "All hands, prepare for atmospheric entry."

    It was a warning, not an order. The crew had been prepared for at least an hour.

    Armored Infantry Captain Danielle Freiz was thoroughly annoyed, because her entire squad was late.

    In fact, she wasn't even sur…

    Posted 17 days ago
  • The Other Shoe

    Three of us rode north in my 2002 Camry. Sometimes it felt too small, but having recently been in a Volvo from the eighties, I was forced to concede that cars had gotten a lot roomier since the time of ALF. Wil and David (never Dave) didn't feel the same …

    Posted 15 hours ago
  • Hollowing Out

    The inside of the tent was dark and cold and claustrophobic. Bree rolled over in her blanket, wrapping it tightly around her shoulders. Dan, her mom's new boyfriend, whispered something on the other side of the tent causing her mom to giggle. Bree rolled …

    Posted 2 days ago
  • Creeping Doubt

    I wonder if I'm unwanted. Am I the problem? I've always tried to make things better but I feel like I'm trying to keep the heart beating on a dying Clydesdale. Substitute any other majestic animal you want. For me the Clydesdale carries mass and dignity i…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • A Splash of Wine

    Mitaran nudged the trajectory of the chestnuts with a whispered charm and caught it with one outstretched hand. Always so casual, Katy thought, taking a sip of water to hide her expression.

    "Hey, uh, Mitt."

    "Mhmm?"

    "What are you going to do next year? …

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Elugelab

    Newkirk and Beckton appeared in a cascading flash and swirl of short-lived white particles as if teleporting in from an immaterial snowstorm. They were surrounded by a thick fog that stirred in a somewhat turgid manner, as if just a touch heavier than the…

    Posted 5 days ago
  • Canine Dis-tempo

    It was a beautiful night. The power was out on our block, so I had a gorgeous view of the Milky Way. Our Husky, Demetria, decided that the middle of the yard would be a wonderful place to howl at the moon. I expected that our neighbour, ever the one to lo…

    Posted 21 days ago
  • Pathways in the Dark

    The room, if you can call it that, for it was enormous, easily the largest single chamber I'd seen down here in the dark, was a nightmare landscape of chaos. I had to shake my head and blink my eyes several times to try to rid myself of the vertigo it i…

    Posted 3 days ago
  • Twisted luck

    Klaxons. Klaxons everywhere. Truly this was it.

    After months of combing through this enormous abandoned spaceship, we’ve all started to lose hope. But V’Ru kept pushing us, and she was right to do so. If we were to make any use of this monstrosity of a v…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Knowing, Wanting, Needing

    He came in with a haunted look in his eyes. A fine suit hung from his frame, slightly threadbare but still lending an air of battered elegance. His gaze caught on the shelves full of jars, clinking gently against each other despite the utter absence of an…

    Posted 23 days ago
  • Offline Fic'ing

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    Posted 17 days ago
  • The Mask

    Remember that mask?

    Maybe you started wearing it for protection.

    You wanted to fit in.

    You were afraid that people wouldn't accept you.

    You wouldn't accept you.

    .

    At first you only wear it when you have to,

    Like armor before heading off to battle.

    A short…

    Posted 26 days ago
  • Manufacturing Inspiration

    Start with a knife, a tree, a candle, a corpse. Start with a dead bird and its dead feathers spread out about it, mites crawling across it.

    Start with the spark of a match being struck; the brown honeycomb scraping, smudging phosphorous and chlorate toge…

    Posted 23 days ago
  • Intrusive Thoughts - Poetry - Rap

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 3 days ago
  • Stray Words

    “Wicked are the men who dream and do nothing!”

    The voice rang out above the early morning din of the market place. The accusation wasn't directed at me but in me it found a home and dug deep.

    Before I knew it, my sandals had come to a stop in front of t…

    Posted 27 days ago
  • Use this to key in student grades after logging in

    It's time to write, to start the rite

    It's time to key in grades tonight,

    For if I'm late, procrastinate,

    They'll thump the ones who hesitate.

    And so again I fetch my pen

    The red one I use now and then

    To do my chores and give out scores

    And toss them out…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • The First War of Power, pt 1

    The two sides met, one coming from stone huts and arbitrary rules, the other from ravaged forests, a smoky sky, and angry rivers thick with debris. Male and female stood together on both sides, shifting nervously. A meeting this size was unprecedented. Ma…

    Posted 6 days ago
  • The hunt

    My steps make little noise as I move gingerly between the bushes. As I survey my surroundings, my thoughts wander.

    In the village, hunters are respected. We risk our lives to provide food in this hostile land, where killing animals is our only option. Our…

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Acceptance

    Jennifer waited expectantly for an answer while staring at her phone. Her mum had warned her about talking to strangers on the internet but it was 2018 and the world was far more connected than ever before. Besides it wasn't like she had given her number …

    Posted 7 days ago
  • The Kranken-Bruder's Tale

    There was a prince, and one princess;

    She was an angelle, he a mess.

    The prince called out for his man-maid

    To clean the room. The lemonade

    They drank was sweet. The fine chefette

    Had used ten lemons; then she'd set

    The sugar from her sugar binne

    The pinq…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • The Decline and Fall of the New Roman Empire

    I feel like I am a single cell in some great dying beast. It thrashes and the earth bleeds thickly, feverish and broken. It's so obvious but no one pays attention. I have to wonder that if I am a cell in this thing, could the right cell save such a massiv…

    Posted 12 days ago
  • six word write

    "which flavor cheese?"

    "the yellow one."

    .................................

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Her Name was Nia Wilson

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 22 days ago