Stories tagged “HISTORY”

  • The Base

    “Sure is coming down real hard.” Teeny returned the pot to the burner. “Glad I'm inside even if I am working a double.”

    I nodded. It was a familiar story. Long before I had ever set foot inside the Hot Plate, Teeny's husband, Ralph, had been laid off fro…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • A New Friend

    I let the cat nuzzle at my fingertips and then rub its cheek down the length of my fingers. It had been far too long since I had a cat. When I moved out of my parents house, I hadn't had the time or money to take care of one and cats aren't even much of a…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reclamation: Interlude I

    Emmex kept her eyes up and her the focus of her hearing behind her. The sirens had stopped but that didn't mean that no one was following her. Some street teams used “birds and the bees,” catchall slang for any flying drone, to keep an eye from the sky ev…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reclamation: Noodle Stall IV

    The fat man moved suddenly, standing up and ducking forward to release her hold while throwing his unfinished noodles over his shoulder. Even as the contents of the bowl splattered against her chest, her hand closed reflexively, no longer on his neck but …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reclamation: Noodle Stall III

    Behind the counter, a serious faced Jin watched them while he used his apron to wipe his hands. She needed to finish her business here before he called a street team to investigate. She didn't want to tangle with them. The violent thugs thinly disguised a…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reclamation: Noodle Stall II

    “You have the wrong man.” he said, slowly putting the bowl down and setting his hands flat against the counter.

    “You don't recognize my voice? Maybe I can jog your memory. How about these words: no, don't, stop, please, you're hurting me!” She echoed her…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reclamation: Noodle Stall

    She moved through the crowd deliberately, puddles overflowing around the soles of her boots as she took each step, water streaking behind her in long broken lines. Compared to the hurried activity of the people around her, she looked like she was moving i…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • You Hurt Me So Quietly

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 5 years ago