Stories tagged “LIGHT”

  • Nocturnal Visitations

    There is a light that comes past my window early in the morning. It's not that bright, certainly not bright enough to wake me from a deep sleep. Unfortunately my dreams have been troubled lately and worse yet, broken by urgent calls of nature that treat m…

    Posted 7 months 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 10 months ago
  • The Long Cold Dark

    In the dark, the falling snow outside looked like ash. The flurries that spun around the ruddy polluted glass of the oil lamps became the warm colors of a shattered rainbow. They didn't have the inner brilliance of fireflies or the sinister playfulness of…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • On the Perimeter

    Grims reached the outer fence, a rickety wooden thing with a large gap in between the top and bottom beam, that kept in the dumbest of the livestock. The gate was clear on the other side of the property and he didn't feel like circling the house just to u…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Heartbeats

    Happiness is.

    Not a moment,

    but collective feeling.

    You can't pick it up,

    unless it has a heartbeat.

    You can't define it, because

    it is ever-changing.

    It's a feeling that comes when you close your eyes

    and receive a kiss unexpectedly.

    It is also a box wi…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Lights Out

    I don't sleep with the lights off, anymore.

    A little over a year ago, I worked as night security at a psychiatric institute. There was one guy who would freak out if the lights were off. On nights when I was on my own doing a walk-around, I would stop by…

    Posted 4 years ago