“There was so many moments d-during all this t-t-that I truly thought I wouldn’t make it back home, b-b-back to you. I-I-I, I thought after risking everything and anything I had to a-along the way, i-it would e-ensure m-my destiny w-w-would bring m-me home. B-B-But,” he stammers as he looks towards the ground in awkward […]
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“D-Did you s-see it?” Salomon stammers as he looks back over to Debbie with wide wild eyes before looking back over to the doorway. “I-I-It’s t-t-there!” he adds as he points to the floorboards then looks back at Debbie once more. She looks at him and smiles nervously as she shakes her head. “N-No, I […]
The ball falls awkwardly from his hand and hits the ground with several loud, unmissable clangs and bangs, bringing all eyes upon the small group. At first they all stare without recognition of what they are staring at, but as they slowly process the sounds made by the falling ball, things form, things that fumble […]
“I can’t believe that’s what it truly is, I mean, if they’re real what else is?” he asks as he turns back and looks at the others in a perplexed manner. “Daddy said your imagination is only as strong as your belief, and if you believe enough, anything is possible.” Patrick rolls his eyes and […]
Come celebrate Christmas with some dark tales, lost on the insane and twisting roads that drop us at the door of madness. A TWISTEDLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS The weather outside is frightful, and the tension inside is to die for, there is only one place for the knife to go, so let the blood flow, let […]
He slides the knife across the table. ”Here’s what you’re going to do,” Marcus Hisses in Joseph’s ear. “You’re going to take that knife, and you’re going to cut that tiny thing between your legs off, and then admit all the vile things you’ve done because you believed you could!”
“Your body grows weak human. I can see your mind trying to find leverage, trying to find a way to defeat me. But there isn’t. So stop this pathetic attempt, and give me the key to Ma’Klars Belt. I promise your death will be quick!” Kar’Vel says through clenched teeth.
Talbert pulls back on the controls as the ship dives. The force of the rupture ripples out, tearing into the ships shell like a hammer, as wave after wave strikes it. “The controls aren’t reaponding, the hijacker is out only way out!” Dylan screams, as they trade an uneasy glance.
“The holes in the defenses are so obvious from this side the mainframe. They masked our side with a subroutine that looped randomised code to fool it into believing it was still operational,” Ketch says moments before a high-pitched scream rings across cyberspace, causing his avatar to pixelate and derez.
“It’s not what it looks like,” Sam says as he drops the bag, it’s contents tumbles from it as it hits the floor. Zack looks at the wad of notes, then up at Sam. “You screwing me over Sam?” ”No way dude, I’d never do that! Especially not on Christmas!”
“She said, he said, they all said! That’s what I’m fucking sick of! Every fucking time without fail, you two just bitch and moan about everyone else, like you’re just fucking ignoring how shit your lives are just because you think you’re better than everyone else! Well today it stops!”
“It’s what they said happened anyway, and no one else was there so we had to believe their story,” Felmore says as he pulls a cigarette from the packet and lights it up. ”But that’s the problem, it’s a one-sided story. No ones ever wondered if Cohen was actually innocent.”
“I’m staying!” Clavet yells, dropping to the ground. ”For god sake man it’s suicide, can’t you see that? They’re dead, and if not they’ll be dead soon. Don’t throw your life away over guilt, it was us or them!” ”That’s the problem, it was never us, it was always them!”
As the stars slowly fade from the sky Tasman turns to Sophia and squeezes her hand tightly. ”You know when I said I’d love you until all the stars in the sky faded, I was being metaphorical, right?” He says, smiling uneasily. ”I know, and I love you too Owen.”
“Watch your tongue human, for I have bathed in the blood of entire civilizations for less,” Gungell hisses, as he skulks his way within the darkness do the cave. ”You’re no longer the great warlord history makes you out to be. So I’ll watch nothing!” ”Then, let us revisit history!”
“And I say we turn back, report what we found and get the hell off this rock before we end up like the colonists!” Yagar yells. ”We make one move back and those things will come at us. Right now we’ve got a chance, we dig in and we survive!”
“That’s what I said dear brother, are you getting deaf in your old age?” ”Fuck you Kyle, you’re older than me and I god damn heard what you said. But how in the hell does letting some ancient bone muncher take over my body save the store?” ”Everything, and nothing!”
“The words, don’t you understand boy it was all in the words. Did you really think making a deal with that thing would be a one way street? You’ve been played, and now the Yadam are coming to collect their payment!” Carter snarls. ”Payment? What payment?” ”Your soul you fool!”
“It’s like the five of us were chosen by fate to be here today, to play our role in this unraveling of everything,” Mary says. ”Bullshit girl There’s nothing fateful about today, or us being here. We just got caught in the middle of someone else’s fight, plain and simple!”