2014 Stories

Tribulation by Frank Volk

BLACKNESS Darkness. The voice of a very young girl, SARAH, and an older woman in her 30’s, JANE, converse. SARAH (V.O.) What’s wrong with daddy? JANE (V.O.) It’s Saturday, baby, he’s sleeping. SARAH (V.O.) Can I scare him? JANE (V.O.) Ok, but be real quiet. C’mon.... read more

Visions Tomorrow by Rune Woodman

Part 1 – Terminal Traffic. Witness Transcript Report Case No.: to remain unfiled Recording Officer: Constable Pie Incident Type: [ ] Assualt [ ] Break and Entry [ ] Theft; [ ] Murder [ ] Suicide [X] Other (describe below) Other: Probable death by accident Incident... read more

Thee by Darran Jordan

Ah, distant lover, how goes life with thee I here commend these words in the hope In the Hope That somehow you might hear Might hear Me here So far away From Thee. I wear a wolf’s coat to keep me Warm Keep me Safe Keep the pack from smelling the sweet odor of my... read more

THE MARTYRS OF RAZE by Corey Dale-Gardener

“Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to the animals, for they are without sin, while you, with all your greatness, you defile the earth wherever you appear and leave an ignoble trail behind you — and that is true, alas, for almost every one of us!”-... read more

Pallbearers and Cloaks by Enrico Utomo

Are you really dead, God? I look above and ask the question. It’s a night just like every other night – the black sky above us all. An empty space, useless and meaningless. No answer. But today is different for these people marching beside me. I look ahead and I... read more

Not yours? by Johanna Miller

Abby plays on the floor and James watches television. You are curled up next to James on the couch reading the newssheet of the day. The city is prosperous, the city is safe, the Council has everything under control. Under control. James flops down onto your lap and... read more

INTROSPECTION – by STEVE MARSH

WARNING – REACTOR CRITICAL – REPORT TO YOUR DESIGNATED EVACUATION POINT The automatic alarm rang out over every loudspeaker in the station, but it was barely audible over the screaming, panicking mass of people that ran in every directing. The flashing red... read more

I fight! by Adam Hennessy

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. Omar N. Bradley *** We are waiting, we recognise our brothers, we band together, we know what must be done and are ready to do it. We flow, we traverse,... read more

Check

Her pupils dilated and narrowed as the fluorescent blue light flickered inconsistently above her. Chloe examined herself in the mirror. She looked bedraggled and confused, not able to remember how she got there. The bathroom was grimy and otherwise plain, save for the... read more
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