• Rachel commented on the post, sure 6 years, 7 months ago

    “Nobody’s ever going to adopt us,” said Toby quietly. He had curled up in the corner of his bunk, sinking into the shadows.
    “Yes they will,” Charlotte answered enthusiastically, her braids bouncing as she scampered towards the window and stood on her tiptoes to peer out at the drizzly gray world below. “I’m sure of it”

  • Rachel commented on the post, covered 6 years, 11 months ago

    The door to the pub slammed open, causing the small building to shake. A woman stood in the door, hunched and wicked-looking, covered from head to toe in frost as if she had wrapped herself in a sheet of snow.
    […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, zone 7 years ago

    He was in a zone. It was a bizarre place he couldn’t escape from. Everything around him was fake. Or was it real? He couldn’t quite tell the difference anymore; it was beginning to make him dizzy. He was teetering […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, want 7 years ago

    He wanted it more than he had ever wanted anything else. He craved it. He longed for it. And as he sat there in the pouring rain on a chilly night, shivering as the drops pelted his bare skin, he realized how good […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, banks 7 years ago

    He sat on the riverbank, his arms propped up on his knees, a wooden fishing pole clutched in his hands. His foot tapped along to no rhythm in particular. His overalls were torn and the flannel shirt he wore was […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, dare 7 years ago

    “Jump off,” Toby said, smirking. “I DARE you.”
    The group of boys had gathered around Henry, their faces splotched with dirt, their shirts untucked, their suspenders dirtied, and their hats cockeyed. They […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, instructions 7 years, 1 month ago

    “Why don’t you try listening carefully to my instructions?” she said through clenched teeth. There was an irritated edge in her voice. “Find him. Kill him. Bring his body to me.” She stood up straight and clasped […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, patrol 7 years, 1 month ago

    Moira and I sat crouched behind a crumbling stone wall, watching the guards march back and forth across the bridge. Each man gripped a sharp spear and stared forward with furrowed eyebrows.
    “We’re never […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, bandages 7 years, 1 month ago

    A sob chokes in my throat as I push the door open, peering into the dank hospital room. A light flickers in the corner and the whole place smells like antiseptic. He lays in the hospital bed on the opposite side […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, suggestion 7 years, 1 month ago

    “Let me make a suggestion,” he says, his voice low as his lips curl into a smile. His silver eyes seem to freeze as he paces through the room. “Get out of here before I lose my temper.” He stops to face me, […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, harness 7 years, 1 month ago

    Her stomach flipped as she heard that gut-wrenching tearing sound. The harness hugged her body as she began to slip from its clutches. The dark water below her crashed up against the jagged rocks, roaring at her, […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, chills 7 years, 1 month ago

    The forest was eerily quiet, except for the occasional hoot of an owl. He traipsed down the pathway, hands shoved deep in his pockets as he stared up at the big yellow moon hanging low in the sky. Any other person […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, saturday 7 years, 1 month ago

    He spent his Saturday sprawled on the couch with the curtains tugged over the window; the television showed him a celebrity being followed by a horde of men with cameras. He chuckled as he shoved a greasy slice of […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, configuration 7 years, 1 month ago

    The configuration of the numbers had stumped her. She sat, hands poised over the dials, staring blankly at the screens that rose up around her. She tapped her chin as she glared at the code.
    Come on, she told […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, distributor 7 years, 2 months ago

    The room was dark and the air was stale; distant clangs and shouts could be heard above us. My eyes roamed over the face of each person who sat in front of me, their backs pressed up against the cold, metal […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, soups 7 years, 2 months ago

    Her heart skipped a beat when she heard the front door of the café creak open; her first customers had finally come. She beamed as she straightened her shirt and tried to walk as elegantly as possible to greet […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, minute 7 years, 2 months ago

    11:59. I swallowed hard. One minute ’til midnight. One minute to decide my fate. My heart threw itself up against my ribs like a wild beast trying to escape from its cage. I stared hard at the small boy who stood […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, fractures 7 years, 2 months ago

    He sprinted down the street, watching the wet cobblestones fly by beneath his feet. His legs burned like fire, begging him to stop running. He could feel his lungs beginning to wheeze and rattle; he could have […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, persons 7 years, 2 months ago

    “Persons under the age of 17 will not be admitted to see an R-rated film,” the sign next to the box office read. Andy snapped his fingers in frustration; he HAD to see “Zombie Destruction 2” . . . all the cool […]

  • Rachel commented on the post, pits 7 years, 2 months ago

    The pit was large and dark. I leaned forward and peered over the edge, swallowing hard. A chill slithered down my spine as a few pebbles slid out from beneath my feet and tumbled over the edge into the seemingly […]