"So this is it?" she asked, "one drop in here and it's all over?"
A short pipe stood up from the floor of the dark warehouse, twisted metal piled haphazardly around like so many broken bones. She peered through it into an incomprehensibly large tank. The…Posted 6 days ago
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Sheriff Briggs eyed the man leaning against the dark Chevy. The pocket of tobacco in his lip had started to sour. "Been round here long?"
"Nope, just passing through."
"Nah. Wouldn't know what to do with a deer if I caught it. Hate to waste …Posted 4 days ago
Deep night air swirled visibly in departing tendrils of fog as I ghosted along the rooftops. Each footfall was light, as soft as a bird landing, and only the moon could see the smile that twisted my face as I ran. Muted bells chimed the midnight hour from…Posted 32 hours ago
“Well at least this place has a real bed. Stay comfortable, I'll be back.” Lenn said to Liv. He stepped into the dark hallway to the staccato hoarseness of Liv's muffled coughs. She sounded so miserable. He needed to get his hands on some kind of cough su…Posted 3 days ago
And yet, nothing is ever new.
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"I know this sounds weird, but I really do love my husband."
"You love your best friend," the bartender argued. "There's some serious chemistry."
"Do you have children?" I asked her.
"Yeah. Two girls."
"Congrats. Do you love them both?"
"Yes, but kid…Posted 1 month ago
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 11 days ago
The next time we'd scheduled a meet-up, my best friend's girl suddenly had a work emergency. She posted pics online of her out drinking with friends and my best friend, late, after work.
We rescheduled but I got sick, and while I got plenty of "that's to…Posted 1 month ago
Transpacific diplomacy warming, like global climate.
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Thinking of you.
A summer dream. Violently happy.
All the love... Absorbed in you, Oblivious.
One time, Red light means go.
Sudden death! Passenger.
Nobody’s fault but mine.
Pray for me. Save me!
Roads: Relentless Reminder.
The family. The funera…Posted 5 months ago
It's dark and the rats are eating my sleep. They feast on my lack growing fat and fearless. I've been in bed for three hours, tossing and turning, and each time I slide from consciousness into that darkened stage of the first dream, the crinkle of paper o…Posted 16 days ago
I'm pretty certain now
That I just can't do this anymore.
It's not some talent I found,
But a skill I had forged
In a fire of restlessness
Somewhere i found a voice
Instead of lines on a page.
So I made the choice
To put aside this way
Of…Posted 19 days ago
Silence echoes through a cacophony of excuses
and pointed fingers we've aimed at each others eyes
A minute of chosen darkness as our cold hands cling
To the imagined support of numbers
Lit by swaying stars who suddenly preach for safety
…Posted 1 month ago
At some point the redolent scent of moisture reached our noses, clinging to the air around us. Soon, it became apparent why.
We reached a section of tunnel that was damp and cool, moist with condensation that itself brown and foul-smelling. We avoided to…Posted 18 days ago
I talked to my boyfriend about my feelings of jealousy for my best friend's relationship.
"I get that you are protective of him. You've been really close for a long time."
"We were close, then we got together. It's all I know. It's a pattern, one that …Posted 6 months ago
Olivia hits the ground with a sickening crunch, but she barely feels it. Her vision is swimming, her ears ringing, and it takes her a moment to realize she's landed left hip on the pavement, her arms supporting her upper torso. Her jaw throbs with a dull …Posted 6 months ago
Chaz raises the weapon he holds in his left hand. He can feel the Weight of it dragging his arm back toward the earth, but it is that very same Weight that allows him to wield the hand cannon at all. When he first claimed the Kraken, when he first held th…Posted 2 years ago
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Captain Iremond paced the length of the bridge. He knew it wasn’t good for the crew’s morale but he couldn’t stop himself. Today he was in charge for the first time. He’d be a fool if he wasn’t nervous. Even if everything went to plan, men were going to d…Posted 1 year ago
You were at my side in an instant, an angel of light and beauty so magnificent that even now I cannot put it to words. You fell to your knees and cradled my head in your lap. I barely heard the slight pop of a vial being uncorked, but a second later a liq…Posted 31 days ago
After lasagna and a nice night with my boyfriend, I had a chat with my best friend. He spared me the details of his recent weekend getaway. All of his sentences began with 'I' instead of 'we'. I found that interesting. He'd mention her name, but it was in…Posted 7 months ago
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We floated in the serene darkness of the south-eastern hydroponics dome. The plants were in their night cycle, the air smelled of organic matter, and the swelling Earthrise touched everything with a hint of blue.
"I'm going to miss this old place."
I th…Posted 1 month ago
I have erred.
Jeopardised my mission in a way I haven't for so very long. Cleaned it as well as I could, didn't I?
Yes I did.
No matter - they will find it, with their crime scene specialists and their Luminol and their databases and their traine…Posted 1 year ago