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  • Burning Questions: Go into the hallway

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  • Burning Questions: Return to the back stairs

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  • Burning Questions: Run to the elevator and press the down button

    You wait, but there are no lights. The elevator doesn't seem to be working, and you can't stand to wait any more. You get moving.

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  • Burning Questions: Pick up the fire extinguisher

    Nervous but needing to do something a bit dangerous, you decide to take the fire extinguisher off its hook and carry it with you. But where will you go? Back to the window, or to the end of the hallway ...the one with the classrooms to one side and th…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Dancing with Death

    Malika danced. Creatures emerged from the darkness all around her, and she whirled among them. Her steps were light, quick. She never remained still, never allowed the beasts to reach her. She was driven by need, fueled by the sword's own desire.

    Blood …

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  • Flames of the Fire

    "Orthael!" she spat. "Protector of life, servant of the All-Consumer." Her voice dripped disdain. "Summoned by a local parish, no doubt." Orthael nodded. "To protect us." He nodded again.

    "Well, holy man, where were you when my village was destroyed …

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  • Burning Questions: A Cry for Help

    "HELP! Help! Help...."

    There is nothing you can do for whoever was calling out. It's probably too late already. You never realized that you weren't alone in that building.

    Feeling obscurely guilty, you stumble to your feet and move away from the rema…

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  • Lost Things: Pandora

    The elevator doors opened. Pandora stepped onto the 52nd floor of the Pouthena Building. Pulling her shawl closer, she gingerly set out for Row 31, her cane tapping a slow staccato on the marble tile as she walked. She had all the time in the world.


    Posted 2 years ago
  • Yes

    The train hissed as it prepared to leave. The whistle blew, signaling the last call for passengers to board.

    I looked up into the face of best friend. In that moment I saw every escapade we'd ever had in reverse. I was left with the day we met. He'd lean…

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  • Burning Questions: Visit the set of stairs on the far end

    The stairs lead upstairs and down, but if you want to get out of here, down would probably be a better idea.

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  • Non-fic

    This is a work of non-ficly-tion. Like a tenant who finds the locks changed on his return to the house he lived in for years, I came back to Ficly and couldn't get in. Last contribution, nine months ago. A gay pirate scene with a massive innuendo.

    I blu…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • META: Burning Questions

    Hi there, I think, I THINK, that I've got all the bits of "Burning Question" in place now. If you find any places where there seems to be an option but there's no sequel or link showing, please let me know at that page's comments, or here. Thank you!

    I fo…

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  • Of the Dark, Of the Light

    Malika brought Morduth up so it pointed at the newcomer. Blue flame flared up bright and tall along the blade's length, spilling over the hilt and onto her hand and wrist. She didn't notice. All her attention was on this man of the cloth standing before h…

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  • The Yes Stone

    I laid on top of my bed, replaying the train station good-bye over and over in my head. It had been a month since he left. He was probably through basic training and beginning his specialization. I rolled over and reached under the bed to pull out a box o…

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  • Burning Questions: Hit the window with the extinguisher again

    You settle your stance once again, balancing the heavy extinguisher on your shoulder, which is getting sore. You wham it into the weaker part of the window even harder than before.

    The good news is that the window pane drops out of the frame. It's all ove…

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  • Burning Questions: Jump out the window

    You let loose a wild yell of fear and bravado, hurtling through the air as if in slow motion. You can hear your the crackling flames, the sound of what might be a collapsing wall, and ... what is that? Your scream sounds as if it's in harmony. It startles…

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  • Burning Questions: Leap of Faith

    The smoke is making you a bit dizzy, but you manage to stick the landing. You resist the somewhat manic urge to do a flourish and bow to the gymnastics judges' panel. You carefully grip the edge of the window frame and look down to see what is beneath you…

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  • Gray Blind 3

    Rachael's eyes could not focus. Where was the glass wall? Where was the bathroom door? It all appeared to be in a fog. The stripes slowly rose up the vanity. The thrumming fan and her syncopated heartbeat lulled her into a vague, uneasy gray of dissociati…

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  • Light, Faith, and Sacrament

    Orthael kissed the symbol and took a deep breath, feeling the power of his god like a warm wash of water. The exhalation is a release: a surrender of all that comprises him, an acknowledgement of his weakness and an acceptance of strength that is not his …

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  • For you, Always.

    “You seem off,

    Is everything okay?”

    “Yea I’m fine,

    I just need to pray.”

    “Are you sure?

    I’m here to talk...”

    “Yes, uh, of course..

    There’s no need to balk.”


    I should be worried....right?

    I shouldn’t just let them be.

    Because it’s the middle of the…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • I Don't Know what to Do

    "I don't know what to do." That's what I hear

    So many times. I say this constantly.

    Yet what I mean, I cannot say for sure--

    I only know I'm lost, it's hard to see


    The purpose in my life; it's hard to feel

    What's best to do--what I need most in life


    Posted 1 year ago
  • Burning Questions: Collide with the ground

    You land badly. Good thing the acrobatic judges were only imaginary. You land on your shoulder; thank goodness it wasn't your neck. But you bang up your head and a wave of dizziness descends over you. You can hear that other voice still ringing out as you…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Burning Questions: Return to the window with the extinguisher

    You take a deep breath, settle your feet, and smash the window with the fire extinguisher as hard as you can. There's a huge cracking sound and a triangular part of the window falls in; you jump back and are not cut, but you can feel the floor getting sti…

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  • Burning Questions: What next, butterfingers?

    But you have leapt back and landed hard, and this time the floor shakes under your feet! You leap back again and watch in fascinated horror as the center of the hallway where you were just standing falls in onto the stairs leading to the second floor, bot…

    Posted 5 years ago