• kaitoleen commented on the post, stamps 8 years, 5 months ago

    A special fluorescent ink was used for the Society’s identification stamp. It glittered prettily when reflecting light, but what reasoned it’s use was the high light absorption. Holding the incandescent letter in the darkroom, she knew that the privacy seal had been broken.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, temper 8 years, 5 months ago

    A menacing smile that didn’t quite match the cold tone of voice. A subtle deviation from the usually direct proportionality between external and internal demeanor. That meant someone was about to get decomposed.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, immense 8 years, 5 months ago

    When he opened the door, thousands of spiders seemed to cover every solid surface, moving like soundless boiling water. He froze at the scene and his thoughts overloaded, doubting reality, physics and statistics.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, believer 8 years, 5 months ago

    He observed the water’s movement, looking for the smallest sign of something that could resemble an uto-aztecan water dog. Preferably, before a scapegoat was found to blame the disappearances on.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, admit 8 years, 5 months ago

    It took him quite a bit of cognitive dissonance before admitting that he cared for his friends, but they didn’t seem surprised at all, completely nullifying his effort at being honest.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, nail 8 years, 5 months ago

    The metallic door was air-tightly compressed and the handle was gone. She knew she couldn’t open it without damaging her nails, and her priorities were certainly not on finding doubtful treasures (or radioactive prototypes, if she was unlucky).

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, bunny 8 years, 5 months ago

    Hopping down the hill, the small rabbit slid gracefully around the bushes and out of her sight. She still searched along the grass fields with the binoculars, but from her spot on the tree it wasn’t of much use. She’d have to get a slower pet. Maybe a turtle.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, transport 8 years, 5 months ago

    The truck rattled it’s way over the misshaped dirt path, still covered in puddles from the rain. A landslide had blocked the shortcut to the road, but the driver didn’t even consider crossing it. His intentions were decidedly less innocent.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, spike 8 years, 5 months ago

    Out of whatever the flowers intended to mean, she could only see the clear threat; with the blood tainted color and the sharp thorns they were surely the worst gift to receive.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, copper 8 years, 5 months ago

    “Brass,” he pointed out, “is the Victorian Era’s omnipresent decorative metal. Composed of Cu and Zn, you know? Very cheap, for something so fancy looking.” His friend wasn’t all too interested, but added, for the sake of small-talk: “Doesn’t Zn rust like hell?” “Hypothetically speaking, if there were a hell, there wouldn’t be any rusting.” […]

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, diagram 8 years, 5 months ago

    It was just a sheet of paper with some numbers and fancy lines on it, so why should he care? He ripped it apart and threw it to the nearest garbage can.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, closed 8 years, 5 months ago

    Even though he rattled the old wooden door with all his strength, the hinges wouldn’t break. Whoever had fixed it this time, must have known he’d attempt to break in again.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, affection 8 years, 5 months ago

    She said it wouldn’t matter, but it did. Picking up her stuffed coat again, she stepped into the freezing rain and ran as fast as the slippery asphalt let her. It was a selfless rescue mission, but love had to mean something, right?

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, juice 8 years, 6 months ago

    The half full cup what just asking for it, she’d justify herself with. After all, a chemist as obsessed as her, would test her doubt inducing experiments on any random person at any random bar.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, railroad 8 years, 6 months ago

    On her way to school, she always walked along the old rails so, one day, she decided to find out where they’d lead to and why they weren’t used. She skipped school that day.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, habit 8 years, 6 months ago

    She always needed to physically touch everything to see how it worked. It bordered on reflex, and she barely even noticed doing it. Right now, she knew the bomb was wired through the phone lines.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, magnet 8 years, 6 months ago

    He told her that the illusion of ghosts – or any paranormal activity – was just a bunch of electromagnetic radiation influencing the retina and the synaptic connections on the brain. She didn’t believe him.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, science 8 years, 6 months ago

    The broken glass sparkled in the lab. He didn’t understand how it was possible for the entire research materials to disappear, like evaporated, when the glass was still everywhere.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, killed 8 years, 6 months ago

    No amount of blood would taint – visibly or statistically – the flow of the violent waterfall. Looking down from the unstable bridge, he was amazed at how clean a natural death trap could be. Hopefully, he thought, the other two wouldn’t notice and make use of it.

  • kaitoleen commented on the post, duck 8 years, 6 months ago

    He stared, disturbed, at what had been a lively duck community.
    There were feathers on the pound, enough to make it seem like the plants on the border where coming out of thorn pillows. Most were concentrated there, and only a few stray ones were swimming freely, following their old path and haunting the waters.