• SpSquirrel commented on the post, various 7 years ago

    The room was dark and empty, with only the moonlight streaming through the curtains to light her way, but she could see that once the lights were on, it would be quite cheerful. Shelves ran the lengths of the […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, statement 7 years, 2 months ago

    Tim looked up nervously at the nice woman with brown hair, and then back over to Michael.
    “Do I have to?” His voice was weaker than he would have liked, and he couldn’t keep the tremble out of it.
    Michael […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, motion 7 years, 3 months ago

    The motion of the bare bulb was hypnotic as it swayed back and forth on the thin, frayed wire.
    Back and forth, back and forth.
    The shadows danced and swirled along the cracked and pitted ceiling as the bulb […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, weave 7 years, 7 months ago

    Horns blared and shouts rang out as eh wove in and out of traffic, the engine of his Valkyrie screaming. Behind him, sirens wailed. He couldn’t get caught. He couldn’t be late. The consequences would be […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, medical 7 years, 7 months ago

    He stood outside the door of the medical plaza, staring at the crumbling, faded plaster and the torn scraps of posters and advertisements that had once lined the walls. He clutched his left arm to his chest, […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, gallery 7 years, 7 months ago

    “Welcome,” He said, spreading his arms out to the side to encompass the vast space, a terrible grin cracking his face in two, “To my Gallery!”

    One by one, the lights to the warehouse crashed on, illuminating […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, ants 7 years, 8 months ago

    “From up here, everyone looks like little ants!” The small boy was holding onto his mother’s hand and dragging her towards the edge of the platform, his free hand reaching for the rail. A wide grin split his face, […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, clue 7 years, 8 months ago

    He had no clue what to do next. The whole plan had fallen to shreds, the moment Jerry opened that cabinet. Alarms blared throughout the empty building, red lights strobing across the blank walls, making them […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, hinge 7 years, 8 months ago

    The success of the entire project hinged on this one moment. This one decision. He could change the world, he knew. But for better or for worse?

    Maybe yes, maybe no.

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, edge 8 years ago

    He stood on the edge, looking down to the destroyed landscape below. Water lapped up to the second floor, the usual flow of debris slamming into the wall with every wave. He’d never left the safety of the building, never gone to the Outside, but with the New Ones intruding and attacking the small group, […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, existence 8 years, 1 month ago

    Ian looked out over the edge of the building at the stomach churning, ball tightening drop to the asphalt; his entire existence hinging on one insane idea that was bubbling up through his mind like pop. He looked at the next building over, judging the distance between them. The top floor was about two stories […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, umbrella 8 years, 1 month ago

    The wind was so intense that as soon as Maggie stepped out the door, her umbrella was pulled inside-out. She staggered forward clutching the handle tightly as she tried to pull it back down, but to no avail. The rain came down in sheets, drenching her to the bone in seconds.

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, statement 8 years, 7 months ago

    “We’re gonna need you to come in to the station and make a statement. You know, just to tell us what you know.” She stared at the wall, not seeing it. “I have to?” “I’m afraid so. You may have information that we don’t know yet, and anything that can be used to help us […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, fangs 8 years, 11 months ago

    The dog’s fangs glistened in the half-light drifting in through the windows. A low growl, more felt than heard, seemed to reverberate around the room, drilling all the way through my being, so I felt it even in my teeth.

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, table 8 years, 12 months ago

    He laid the picture on the table, his dark eyes never leaving mine. I shifted uncomfortably, unsure what he wanted.

    “Look at it.” He gestured to the photo.

    I looked. And gasped.

    “But that’s…”

    He nodded.

    “Thought you’d recognize it.”

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, sunlight 9 years ago

    It was blinding outside. The sunlight white-washed the land as far as the eyes could see. Pale stones and light dirt reflecting the bright rays seemed to glow harshly, and even through the polarized windows of the jeep, we had to squint through our sunglasses in order to see anything clearly.

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, walk 9 years ago

    I love to walk. Especially in the city. Just get lost, and walk. Nothing else. Let my feet lead the way, while my other senses get the chance to just sit back and tag along for the ride, for once.

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, hostage 9 years ago

    They were pathetic, really. All tied up. Power gone. Their faces were streaked with tears, their eyes red and bloodshot, too wide. Too wide. One man in a business suit had soiled himself, and the reek was awful. These were the all-powerful, huh? Take away that power, and you’re left with the core. But these […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, chuckles 9 years, 1 month ago

    As he chuckles, I can’t help the shiver that drips down my spine like wet ash. I twist my wrists, trying in vain to loosen the knots holding them together. “Yep.” He grins, staring out the window to the dark sky. In the distance, I can barely make out the sounds of the approaching sirens. […]

  • SpSquirrel commented on the post, rustling 9 years, 1 month ago

    The rustling of the fabric was the only sound to give away the fact that I was not alone in the room. I opened my eyes wider, trying to see anything in the darkness, but it was as if someone had wrapped moist velvet around my face. The air was hot and stifling, and everything […]