Stories tagged “FIRE”

  • When the Cure Becomes Worse than the Disease

    It's been raining for two days straight. No matter what I do I can't see how to stop what I started. Honestly, it's hard to see anything through the wall of water beyond my window. The house across the street was little more than a looming blur and the st…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Stretching

    My face must have said more than my silence because she added quickly, “It's not a church or anything crazy like that. I might be a little old fashioned but I know right from right. It's more of a social. We meet at the Autumn Garden Theatre. You know the…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Point of Origin

    I hopped over a pair of the ash-filled streams, so contaminated that the clear water of my childhood had become an opaque gray. The air wasn't much better but it was getting clearer. The sun behind the smoky sky was still such an angry red that I could fe…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Heart's Desire

    "When will you understand that I love you?" I wrote. "I know it sounds crazy and incomprehensible given the circumstances, but my heart has a mind of its own. I try to rein it in, but it keeps running away after memories of you."

    "Little things, like son…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Cat Nap Interruptus

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Fire

    I push, I pull, I dig my nails in, anything to make the solid wall move in any way. I had to get out of this eternal fog. Shadows pressed in close, but I couldn't tell if they were urging me on or trying to stop me.

    I began to hear some sort of anguished…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • An Innocent Fundraiser

    "Well..." started Melissa, "the church is on fire, but the inside is still flooded to about waist level."

    "Never again" said the monsignor with a heavy sigh.

    To which he heard from the church's parking lot, "To be fair... the barbeque was a good idea in…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • One Way Out

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 5 years ago