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  • The Accident

    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.

    Oh, no!

    Pray for me. Save me!

    Roads: Relentless Reminder.

    The family. The funera…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Trespassed Sanctity

    Orthael felt the glow of satisfaction from Judgement, who had spent lifetimes as a wrath-filled harbinger of death. It had dreamed of doing more, indeed feared that it was no longer capable of anything but destruction. The Flame had swept such darkness as…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Not a Whisper

    Toria walked into the classroom and sat down at her desk with her usual grace. No one so much as glanced at her. That was fine. She didn't mind. She just sat quietly with all the others as the teacher talked. She took notes, and made tiny doodles in the m…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Darkness Descending

    The darkness ahead grew, looming over Malika like a physical presence. She couldn't see it, but she knew it was there all the same. She rushed toward to it blindly, cutting down any and all of the Lesser Dead who dared cross her path. Morduth burned hot w…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • A Peck o' Trouble

    Grims slung his rifle then bent to the body. Blood dribbled from the kid's mouth, but not much. Three shots center mass had assured the kid died quickly.

    A little blood, but it was enough. The yips and yowls sounded closer. Death was on the air now, and …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Weight of the Kraken

    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 5 years ago
  • Deck Tremor

    Captain Adriana Milosovic felt the deck tremble beneath her feet. It was subtle, barely even there at all, and yet it was enough that her senses came to high alert. She glanced around the bridge at her crew, but they were all engaged in their own tasks. N…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Herbicide

    The guard in front of the incubator chamber checked Alan's ID carefully, moving it to see the holograms dance. Mother as always hired the best. For herself.

    “Sorry for your loss,” the guard said.

    “She'll be back soon,” Alan replied, staring at the seedp…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Bottled Up

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    Greetings. It is the thirtieth day. Food remains in good supply, but our morale has taken a beating. Captain Marseilles announced to us that he has received a message on the Return Ticket. As we had been told, that system was primed to engage around Da…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • City Reds

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    Posted 6 years ago
  • Seven Deadly Keys

    The problem with locator spells is that they can go where humans cannot. Not having form, they can travel through and air and water for far longer than those using them can follow. Spells need to be tethered on a sort of reciprocating line so they see whe…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Hunters

    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."

    "Hunting?"

    "Nah. Wouldn't know what to do with a deer if I caught it. Hate to waste …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Trains of Thought

    "You've got to stop yawning like that."

    "I can't help it! I'm bored."

    "Well, yawn any bigger and I'll be able to see out the other end."

    "Ugh! You're gross. Keep your voice down."

    "Why?

    "Because the last thing I want is for everyone to remember me as the …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Deprioritizing Friendship

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    Posted 3 years ago
  • My Worst Enemy

    I’m caught in a raging sea of should’s, helplessly flailing against the tide I've created. Through the roar of the sea, I hear his childish laugher. “Da…nny. Wh…hy. Danny.. Why...you?” I’m swept beneath the waves of regret…

    It’s peaceful in this cold da…

    Posted 5 years 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 2 years ago
  • Who Killed my Muse?

    Detective Hawk reached a gloved hand to the light switch. In the moment before the room was bathed in light, she braced herself for a scene of unknowable atrocity. It was not difficult to kill a muse, they are quite delicate, but at times the results can …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • An End of Things

    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 3 years ago
  • Feeding Time at the Zoo

    I was supposed to feed the wallabies.

    Oh, I remembered about an hour later.

    It was a slight the wallabies would not forget nor forgive.

    I'm convinced they keep a list in their head of each person or creature that slights them in the smallest of degrees…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • A Village On Fire

    One night, when I was nine years old, my parents and I were working on packing things into our cart. Then we heard screaming, and saw fire, and smoke.

    "Noleka, get down!" my mom hissed, shoving me under the cart.

    I couldn't do anything but watch as three …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Snug

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Clairvoyance Over Cards

    "Autumn now," Grandma spat, rocking in the tired oak chair. A graying cat sat in her lap, wide eyed.

    Sure enough, the trees had become rusty red.

    Grandma's children affirmed her assessment with a grunt. They were rooted here by obligation only, and pass…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Fire, After the Ashes

    I hate being a slave to my feelings. I don't know how not to feel something. Shit, feeling something on command isn't something I can do either.

    Try not being angry

    Try not to be sad.

    Stop being depressed.

    Don't like her.

    Don't feel bad for him, h…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shake Those Spears

    To be or not to be?

    A consciousness of stream

    The weight of human ignorance

    Annihilates the dream

    An agony of intellect

    A crisis of the soul

    Wherefore art thou now

    O common human goal?

    To sleep, perchance to steal

    As violence touches all

    Our modern take…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • A Moment of Silence

    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 3 years ago