0 vote   106 readings 5 min


Matthew Yoder, ago

Pick struggled to lift himself off the ground, the most recent blow stinging like a sunspot on the side of his face. As he got his arms under him and lifted himself to his knees, a booted foot came ... [+]

1 vote   70 readings 5 min

Mentioning of Time

Jaxon Dierker, ago

Year 15,286

And I stood there, peering out beyond to a land not seen by any but myself, crossing between what was fiction and what was reality, my memories. My life flashed before me, and a ... [+]

0 vote   107 readings 5 min


Stephen Pepper, ago

The night was cold, calm and stars that glistened over the kingdom were being admired by a girl sitting by a windowsill. “Dinner is ready little one.” called an old man cooking over a fire that ... [+]

0 vote   35 readings 5 min

The Old Knight's Last Stand

Matthew Rhudy, ago

The old knight awoke with a ringing in his ears and a burning in his throat. As he opened his eyes, they were flooded with bright blue lights through a haze of smoke. Still in a daze, he groped ... [+]

0 vote   31 readings 5 min

A Hunter of Beasts

Nicholas Kopp, ago

“Luck shines on us t’day, boys! Wrangle the bastard to that tree. I want’a watch the killer squirm ‘fore I gut ‘im and slice ‘im up like he did Holan!”

The brisk morning air ... [+]

0 vote   23 readings 5 min

Chivalry’s Not Dead

Brooke A. Chiappetta, ago

After five years in the business, Arlo still couldn’t get used to the incessant banging sound that came with being the only blacksmith west of Harmony River.

He never meant to take over the ... [+]

9 votes   127 readings 5 min

Steel Heart

Gabi Fernandes, ago

His heart is made of steel. I could touch it if I wish. But do I? 

As if he can read my thoughts, Talus turns under the sheets, his eyes sliding open. I try to look at his nose, but the ... [+]

3 votes   122 readings 5 min

The Green

Althea Mae Hutchinson, ago

She slows to a stop, her breaths ragged and sharp in a way that seems like it would hurt. She checks behind her, once, twice, before collapsing on the ground. Her eyes close for a moment, and then ... [+]

1 vote   14 readings 5 min

Reclaim the Forest

Ana Weinfurter, ago

I can feel everyone around me shaking in fear. We were all crammed in this small box and it is now shaking and rattling around us. I try to comfort my little sister who is clinging to me for ... [+]

0 vote   70 readings 5 min
I have a short story to tell. It’s about an odd experience I had yesterday. I’m hoping to find someone who has had a similar altercation, or at least some insight into what had happened. It all ... [+]