Stories tagged “MONSTER”
Our only warning was the earth crying out in a great grinding noise that swallowed all other sounds, a yawn of some half-asleep cyclopean giant angry at being awoken. The ground shifted and we clawed at each other to stay upright.
Amidst a roiling cloud …Posted 3 years ago
Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear
Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far from silent. It overflowed with strange sounds, as if the darkened woods themselves were awake and agitated. It wasn't just the pulsing buzz of the cicadas e…Posted 4 years ago
Fractal Realities: Siren's Call
I'm in a fun house. I've always like how the good ones play with perception. It reminds me of the Get Smart opening: expectation and subversion in a fun way. And they're so enthusiastic. Not the operators necessarily, who've seen this millions of times, b…Posted 4 years ago
I'm a monster.
Every time I share my real feelings I upset those that I tell them to. They fight, they get angry, they take on my monster spawn emotionally inside themselves and struggle to disperse it. My monster has babies that grow and fester and infe…Posted 5 years ago
Compelled by Ritual
Sound echoed through the winding passages of the fissure, ultimately coming from a great cavern where naked men danced in a circle. Ringing them, women beat drums and if not drums, their thighs or the walls.
There was only one light, a fearful red tongue…Posted 5 years ago
My steps make little noise as I move gingerly between the bushes. As I survey my surroundings, my thoughts wander.
In the village, hunters are respected. We risk our lives to provide food in this hostile land, where killing animals is our only option. Our…Posted 5 years ago
I have erred.
Jeopardised my mission in a way I haven't for so very long. Cleaned it as well as I could, didn't I?
Yes I did.
No matter - they will find it, with their crime scene specialists and their Luminol and their databases and their traine…Posted 6 years ago
Pulsing with the knowledge of our bodies
and power of majesties coursing around every corner,
fragrant and blue-green-red and warm resided in us all.
I can't help but imagine
some vampyric figure picking his teeth
with capillary tubes,
the very same ones …Posted 6 years ago