Stories tagged “ALONE”

  • Solitary Dimness

    The city seemed endless when it was empty. Half of it, maybe more, was filled with unused treasures that lay moldering in growing mounds of dust. Long streets stayed dark, no longer powered now that no one was left to keep the electrical grids up and runn…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • A Visitor in the Grey Room

    After standing alone for days in the emptiness of the Grey Room it was impossible not to notice the sudden presence; the sleeping body of a girl lying in a heap on the floor. Harold noticed too but stayed obediently by my side.

    She opened her eyes. My he…

    Posted 1 year 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 2 years ago
  • Slice of a Hard Spring

    It's late and a thin, wispy fog has settled atop the streets. I don't know when it happened. Last I remembered, the sun was mid-set in a darkening sky. Now every street ended in a gray void. Did the fog creep in, floating like some otherworldly horror, or…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Shh, Part 18

    “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 2 years ago
  • Shh, part 5

    He thumbed the keys upward so that they sprouted beyond his knuckles like metal spikes. Should he retread his steps back into the driving rain and try a different cross street or move through the alley that might house something in it? Straining his sense…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Shh, part 4

    The wind gusted this way and that, sweeping the rain away before slamming it back at Lenn in huge wet slaps. His poncho scudded away from his numb fingers and nearly strangled him until he forced it back under control.

    He walked uphill toward the commerc…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Alone

    I saw them, all of them.

    I knew them.

    I thought they knew me.

    They were backing away. At about 2 meters, they turned their backs.

    All of them.

    They did not speak.

    I asked them questions.

    Why are you not hearing me?

    What is going on?

    They stepped farthe…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • See You Later, Space Cowboy

    Its face was playing tricks on me.

    It has been 7 years floating inside this heap. Sometimes I forget that it isn't really a face. It's a control panel. The dials, however... & the read outs? They are definitely face like. It's not just some goofy "space …

    Posted 3 years ago