0 vote   63 readings 3 min

Being Created is Painful

Matthew Yoder, ago

Being created is painful. As I lay there, thinking my very first thoughts, trying to see through the red haze that was my vision, I felt rough hands grab me and set me into a square room, with thin ... [+]

0 vote   85 readings 3 min

The King's Shadow

Connor Burkhart, ago

There was a death, a fortnight ago. A noble with an army of paid mercenaries at his back, all gone in one night. Yet, no one heard the clashing of blades or the cries of combat. Some say it was a ... [+]

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 ... [+]

0 vote   21 readings 3 min


Jaemi Hammond, ago

Hiking over the leftover rubble from the calming storm was tiring, and as disastrous as the storm that had finished its tirade about three hours ago. Grunts and moans from the heat and hunger ... [+]

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 ... [+]

0 vote   99 readings 3 min
It was the dawn of a Sunday afternoon in sleepy New Haven, Connecticut as Camila Hill made her way to the Esprit Café for weekly brunch with her ailing father. Their long-standing brunch tradition ... [+]

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