Stories tagged “PROMPTS”

  • Sonnet to a Dear and Discouraged Friend

    There’s nobody who knows as well as I

    How stealthily dark thoughts will bruit and shove

    The rational, the calmer ones; they lie

    And whisper: “You’re not worthy of their love!”


    And oh my dear, I know that this is true,

    So venomous to both of us. Yo…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • The Darkness (2/2)

    Well, it's hard to stay chipper, to keep up my hope.

    Such dark thoughts crowd my mind in a throng!

    As bad news piles like snowdrifts upon the steep slope,

    I don't think the descent will take long...


    As a child, full of life, I had power to spare

    Ah, wha…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Obliging Souls

    Elden was always such an obliging person: a foster mother to me, who took better care of me than my own mam, always had been. There was nothing she wouldn't do for me, no tear too small to wipe away, no threat too menacing to face.

    At eleven I was plagued…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Heavy Landings

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Waiting to Emerge

    I'm summoning Sydney, and by my reckoning he'll appear Thursday, spade in hand, bearing lilies.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Remains

    My brother Sydney, Doctor Ferris, and my darling Annabelle mourned me....but I'm not gone.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Enterment

    It faltered; the gash I'd opened enveloped me as we both smothered in muddy ichor.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • The Ploy Ends Successfully

    I acted without thought, and It was not at full power; my death matters not.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • The Trigger

    As it slithered, triggering Ferris's mesmeric command, I gripped the spear hidden within my coat.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Elders First

    Hours later, the space was enough for it to climb past me into the dusk.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Awareness

    Smoothing away soil, I caressed it; the eye followed me, studied me, compelled me faster.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Underground Bethlehem

    Burrowing tenderly with my hands, I could but adore this beast that had summoned me.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • The Mental Beacon

    The sudden daylight and air seemed to revive the being; the mental ringing increased shrilly.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Shoveling in the Copse of Dead Aspens

    After digging all day yesterday and into this morning, I found it, 76 feet down.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Laughter and After

    Her laughter broke the silence.

    Ed knew, at the sound, what had been lost; what could never be recovered. The wait was over, and now the fight, or the flight, would begin. He cursed the urge he had yielded to: a hunger for light. A spark of knowledge: her…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Six Words Prompt: A Lil Testy

    "What's your sign?!"

    "Piss off, Elise."

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Six Words Prompt: Memory Dreams

    My dreamcatcher failed.

    Saw mommy again.

    Posted 8 years ago