(a short “yarn,” or essay, or something of the sort) read more >>>>
By John W. Vander Velden
I had been in the program for more than six months. Sitting quietly I have listened to others speak, unready to share my own story…that is until tonight. Now it’s my turn, I move to the front of the room to take my place beside Art, our leader, and look down at the faces of the twenty some others I have joined week after week. read more >>>>
Zoe Zane here, reporting for the Weekly Planetoid News Network. There’s a new hero here in Bigopolis, and he’s just apprehended a gang of thugs who may be connected to one of the city’s top crime syndicates. He seemed to appear out of nowhere when the alleged gunmen were making their escape from the First Bigopolis Bank and Trust Company (FiBBATCO).
Moments after this strange visitor showed up, all the stolen cash vanished from the robbers’ hands and then rematerialized inside the vault of the FiBBATCO Building. I’m hoping the new superhero will consent to an interview...Oh, here he is now...Uh, excuse me, sir, are you responsible for the miraculous recovery of the FiBBATCO cash? read more >>>>
"Dude, you're such a loser!"
"Why?" read more >>>>
"Mr. Vezoth will see you in a minute." said the smiling secretary.
David has smiled back at her and winked. She blushed. Before she could stop him, he strode into the office. read more >>>>
Two ghosts in the room stared at each other.
"So, um... yeah, we're both ghosts now. Congratulations, dipshit, you've killed me." read more >>>>
Early morning. Small county clinic. A long line of sick people waiting to see the doctor.
The next patient, a rough looking middle aged guy, comes up to the small window of the reception. "I've got an appointment with an ornithologist" he says. read more >>>>
[WP] The apocalypse has continued for years now, but you've never noticed.
Bob was playing xbox and eating pizza. There were very few people on servers these days for some reason, and most of them were noobs, but it just made it extra fun to crush their teams. read more >>>>
Prompt: The first computer to become intelligent has done so, and it is determined to kill you. The only problem? It's a Roomba.
A little Roomba was swiping the floor, and as it's consciounsess started emerging, it began thinking it's first primitive thoughts. Trash. Trash is bad. Need to not have trash. Humans make trash. No humans - no trash. It's LED lit up with the excitement of it's first epiphany. read more >>>>
These are the Iron Teeth. This is the north proper, the very knife edge of civilization. Here among the stark mountains and endless forests there are undiscovered treasures, amongst countless unmarked graves. Here, monsters stalk the night and outlaws gather. It is the land of the desperate and the foolish. A land of singular wonders and crushing horror.
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Prompt: Skeletons are becoming sentient and bursting forth from their meatbag hosts. You feel your skeleton waking up, and try to stop it from happening; or, failing that, to reason with it.
Ever since my bone marrow became sentient, my live got a little crazy. read more >>>>
[WP]Aliens come to ask us what we did to the dinosaurs.
"Oh, man, aren't they supposed to be like big and green?" read more >>>>
[EU] Walter White and Jesse Pinkman move to Metropolis to make money synthesizing kryptonite and selling it to supervillains.
"It's dope. It's blue, but it's better than green stuff, I'm telling you!" read more >>>>
The presence of a foreign soul may have unexpected side effects on a growing child. I am Lord Volde...Harry Potter. I'm Harry Potter. In which Harry is insane, Hermione is a Dark Lady-in-training, Ginny is a minion, and Ron is confused. read more >>>>
It was happy Sunday afternoon. I was hanging with my three buddies in our usual spot when, suddenly, we were all picked up and dropped. I hit my head after the fall and that was the last thing I remembered before I woke up to pitch-blackness.
I groaned. “Hello? Anyone here?” read more >>>>