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  • Authors' Serials and the Option of Sequeling

    I was thinking about series that are already in motion by a specific writer, such as the one I'm toiling on, the Legend of Tory Adore, which is finally developing a plot of sorts.

    Of course, the options to write a sequel or prequel still are offered for a…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Sequlus secondus

    Please move along, he said, as he climbed over the fence. It is easy to think that what he was doing was untoward, after all, on the other side of the fence was a pride of hungry lions.

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Lost Things: 09:30:47

    I kept my hands to myself and hurried on. I had a reasonably generous timeframe to get what I needed from Case 39 and leave before the window of opportunity closed.

    "Sam, is that you?"

    I started quite considerably. I had seen other case-seekers today on…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Windowpain

    F sat there, in that uncomfortable position, half-leaning on the windowsill, still gazing outside. It took her a while to notice the tears on her cheeks. Myriad raindrops appeared under a street light, to be illuminated briefly before disappearing again. …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Fractal Realities

    What would it be like to break into a hundred different worlds? A thousand? Would he ever get used to it, the way you get used to the routines of a new job? Ray looked at the device he held in his hand. Abruptly, he tossed it up, sending it spinning end o…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Your Worst Nightmare

    He squirmed and screamed but he wasn't going anywhere. My left arm was securely locked around his upper body. The claws of my left hand had perforated his upper abdomen and were interlocked with his lower ribs. With my right hand, I slowly shredded his sk…

    Posted 3 years 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 4 years ago
  • She Just Said Yes.

    We used to believe things when I was a kid; I'm only 17, but that's plenty old enough now. We used to believe we would live forever, and things would would work themselves out. We used to believe this was our planet.

    The year is 2040, and now we know…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Talu's Escape

    Tap tap tap tap tap tap.

    The pink girl darted across the rooftop, jumping gaps and dodging arrows, crystals, rocks, and all manner of magical projectiles.

    "Talu, wait up!" The little weasel-like creature followed after her, much slower on its short litt…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Burning Questions: Run down the hallway to the main stairs

    When you get to the main stairs, you see a cloud of black smoke rising before you. Moving cautiously closer, you see flames leaping up the stairs!

    Good grief, this will never do!

    However, though you are frightened of the fire, you see that it is still on…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • We Did It

    She rolls over, the first rays of sunshine dawning in the room. There were flowers in the corner. Simple, blue things. The tye-die in the curtains sent 3, 4, Who knew how many colors blasting over the wall. Art.

    She rolls over onto him. In those colors a…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Burning Questions: Run to the right to the back stairs

    As soon as you get to the opening of the back stairs, you can see that it's no good. The ceiling has fallen down and there's a pile of burning textbooks blocking the entire stairway. You'd better

    go back to the elevator, or try the main stairs

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Sonnet: An Unlaced Life

    My name with foul insinuation's tarred

    By people who seek easy victims meek

    To charge with crimes in public. Life is marred

    And razed for me. Now, everywhere I seek,


    I picture enemies in friends I knew

    Before this whole fiasco. Do they now

    Believe tho…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: Slaughterhouse Eight

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 3 years ago
  • An hour in the park I truly did not expect


    Lovely summer day, I could finally read undisturbed on my favorite bench in the park. Until suddenly...

    „Here, this is for you.”

    I looked up from my book, startled. A large, round plate appeared in front of me, with a huge chocolate cake on it.


    Posted 5 years ago
  • Why Pray?

    What is the point of prayer?

    We ask god to make things a certain way that have been what they are all along.

    Please don't let it be cancer

    Please let it be mold and not a dangerous building toxin

    It's not like god miraculously changes it from what it is…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Burning Questions: Run to the Second Floor

    You reach the landing for the second floor. The fire is building up higher. If you stay here, it'll surely reach you soon. But you're not a fool!

    You go into the hallway just outside the landing.

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Phoenix

    I watched you burn.

    I watched as your multi-hued plumage singed and reduced to grey, dead ash.

    I watched powerlessly as your skin, flesh and bone blistered, seared and charred. Before long, a pile of soot and slag was all that remained where you had bee…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • For Avenlight

    It's a site issue - Ethel hasn't been able to figure it out. We were trying to upgrade the code to a more modern system which wouldn't have the same issues, but... life happened.

    Sorry :(

    (Posted as a story because I can't comment on your story or send …

    Posted 3 months ago
  • Rust, Blood, and Flame

    Malika paced steadily deeper into the woods, sword out to the side. Pale blue flames, barely visible, licked along the blade's length. Near the base, just above the hilt, the only space not utterly consumed by rust, was etched a single word. Truth. It was…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: A Flayed Mind

    Irritation built as Anders stepped past the perimeter marker of Base Camp Aktina. No matter how loud he turned his music up, the sound of metal on metal always cut through. He was up to seven and still he could hear dozens of knives being sharpened at the…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Servants of Fire

    Malika wiped away the tears from her eyes with the palm of one hand and gracefully rose to her feet, turning to face the newcomer.

    "Be you friend or foe?" she asked. "Morduth insists you be friend, but I be not so willing to trust in his judgment just ye…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • A Ton of Bricks

    Today, I was hit with a ton of bricks. Killed me outright... stone dead.

    I never even saw it coming. I was just walking along with a friend, talking about something trivial just to make conversation. Then, suddenly... right out of the blue, wham!

    So wha…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Burning Questions: Try the main stairs

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    Posted 5 years ago
  • The Hallway

    This hallway stretches out on the left and right.

    On the left side, the hallway ends soon with a large pane of glass that overlooks the front of the building; it is not blocked by metal bars or anything like that.

    On the right, the hallway is longer…

    Posted 5 years ago