Stories tagged “WOODS”

  • Don't Stop in the Woods

    "We need to keep moving."

    "It'll only be a sec. Which pocket is it?"

    "Left." I hunch over as Ally unclips my pack. I feel like a turtle. I fit right in with the toads.

    "You sure it's in here?"

    "Try the right pocket then." A high pitched whine rises ou…

    Posted 1 year 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 2 years ago
  • An Ill-fitting Mask

    The mention of a hospital stabbed a spine-shaking spear of coldness through my middle. Gritting my teeth, I powered through the feeling. “No. Wait. I'm better now.”

    Veronica had taken a step back from me, putting a little distance between us. Alfie, her …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Pinned Down

    Everything was wrong. I didn't want to be Thomas Tinsley. He looked like a dope. It took effort not to snatch the driver's license back and toss the whole wallet into the woods.

    Into the woods.

    That thought brought images, feelings, and sounds. Leaves, …

    Posted 2 years ago