3 votes   11 readings 5 min
Lights of red and white strip past, keeping the night alive. It is cloudy, the moon useless. I left my hat at Anna’s apartment last night, so I am on my way to pick it up. She lives in a tall ...

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And so, the afternoon began with two young girls arriving around 4 p.m. They were somewhat chubby with breasts sticking to their T-shirts. I thought that they were 14 years old but they were ...

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Xibalba

Abbadon, ago

Reflecting pools caught the dying glimmer of the sun. Rebecca watched the light reverberate and shift along the ripples caused by the evening wind. Desmond stood silently beside her, slowly ...

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Illumination

Abbadon, ago

“The Soviets destroyed this place, and you helped them.” The Kazakh fisherman replied sternly to the representative currently standing on his front porch.
“You drained the water and ...

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Midnight Sun

Kore, ago

The air was crisp and clear, no smog that seemed to fill the city. Moonlight softly filtered through the branches and the few leaves that still clung on instead of falling to the forest floor. All...

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Content warning: This story contains references to depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.  



Leo quickly hid the scratches and ran to the locker room. Panting, he took off...

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Technology has brought this world so many marvelous inventions and advancements. From the cure to cancer and world hunger to the spaceships traveling far out of the galaxy to colonize on new ...

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11 votes   190 readings 5 min

December 23

Eva, ago

December 23, 1998: You hear a baby boy crying as you shop for this week’s groceries. You have no way of knowing this, but he is almost seven months old—six months and twenty-four days to be ...

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15 votes   302 readings 5 min

The Reef

Tori Steward, ago

The flashing lights and sirens overwhelmed her eyes and ears. Who knew such an extravagant, enjoyable vacation off the coast of Australia would result in such trauma at the nearest hospital? All ...

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Climb

nickrcole, ago

One arm after the other and pull, one foot after the other and move up again. Look up at your target, know where you want to get. Find a route, commit, and go. This advice was flying through ...

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