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Kindred Spirits, Distant hearts. Chapter 14

- Levan, Albania. June 10 th , 1941   It had been a strange day. Late in the afternoon she had been summoned to the dispatch office and given further orders. To her dismay, she was told t...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 13 Nov 2017

Theodora

- What is it that causes such a fear of the night to swell inside the bones of the human race? Could it be the whispers of our ancestors flowing within our blood, reminding us all of what natural dange...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 17 Oct 2017

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 10, Moonlight and Revelations

-  The phone wouldn't stop ringing. Amy, sitting at the table on the other side of the kitchen, eating a bologna-on-white-with-mayonnaise sandwich and heading into what she sensed would be one of the ...

By: Rumple_deWriter | Category: General | Score: 5| Added: 09 Oct 2017

Beginning / Endings

- Through the valley Up the mountain Over the hills Stars shine bright A new moon very low Romance  and joy Full of life Shorter winter days Autumn sunny and hot The falling of leaves Misty e...

By: maryruth | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 15 Jun 2017

Skyline City

- Kendra ate about half of a dinner plate of the homemade Chinese food, long before Jayden finished his own. They both sat on the living room couch watching the original Jurassic Park that was playin...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Romance | Score: 5| Added: 25 May 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVII

- Entry XXIII – I was awakened in the dead of night by the sound of a slow drip of liquid somewhere within my living quarters. Rancid air filled my lungs, staining my heart with a dreadful terror t...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 22 Mar 2017

The Darkness

- Time passes like it always does. But, this time here is different. This time I am alone. Alone, I have never been this alone before. It is not that sense of loneliness one gets when surrounded by peo...

By: BBaker | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 21 Feb 2017

Unseen Eyes

- Shades drawn to hide from sight; As unseen demons cast their light; Seeking to catch me unaware; I can't find rest from their hellish stare; My tears flow free from unhealed so...

By: bella685 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2016

Vernon hears a WHOOOOO

- One summer evening when I was about 4 or 5 years old, an owl was hooting off in the woods. It was a moon-dark night so from inside the cabin all that could be seen was a pitch black empty. I stood at ...

By: Vern_Fawcett | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 05 Oct 2016

Crows

- once I watched just after dusk a huge flock of birds fly massively from an old mildewed pier. deserted it was; the pier I mean. it had sat there in its stinking mould for many years, friendless and...

By: blackvamp1 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2016

Walking Along Hand In Hand

- As they walk together hand in hand The sun setting in the distance tonight Enjoying the moment as they stand Holding each other feels just right Hands are locked, fingers entwined The waves calm...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 21 Sep 2016

Earth Rising

- The sun does not set on This face of mine, Nor soar on wings of fire to me, Nor rush to greet me, Kiss me, leave me, Nor burn and scorch the skin from me. It is I who moves away Withdrawn From light ...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Aug 2016

Nacht

- The sky sat in judgment on a cold spring morning. All the people could be seen staring out of their empty shells, shells that housed warm souls and harbored dark thoughts, translucent in the light of...

By: incaendo | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 May 2016

Take Me Back To Nashville

- A warm spring night under the skyscrapers I stand under a blossoming tree Each flower burning and sparkling in orange light As a street lamp burns From within its tangled branches. The beautiful ...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 12 Apr 2016

Life

- Night begins to break Day meets it's fate The world begins to sleep Stars start to shine Crickets sing away Restless I've become  Thoughts bombard my brain Thoughts of then Thoughts of...

By: Wilz | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 23 Feb 2016

A Night Tone

- A Night Tone She never comes where I am, I miss her if she does. In the darkness the clouds race. The moon makes for shadow. She never comes where I am, Would want her if I could. The wi...

By: sfe | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Feb 2016

Fade to Black

-   Connor Mulrooney sauntered into the members-only back room of the North Philly Irish Pub with his usual swagger, grabbed a Guinness and settled into a seat that may as well have held a Reserved sign...

By: magnificent1rascal | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

Me, My Music, and My Gun

- In the city late at night, Just me, my music, and my gun. A light drizzle through the haze, Orange light posts shine along the street, Illuminating millions of droplets in the halos. Hard cruel and da...

By: TheGreatValette | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 26 Nov 2015

Up Again Most Of The Night

- I’m a bit of a night bird Sometimes, I can’t fall asleep Eyes are wide awake not blurred Nothing works not even counting sheep I do lots of things When everybody else is in bed Read books about...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 26 Sep 2015

Stalker of the Night

- I hear your whispers, One silent cold night. I find it hard to decipher, What you are whispering about. The stars are scattered through out the sky Brimming light that is coming from the moonlig...

By: FrustratedSpeaker | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 10 Sep 2015

Kodachrome

- The winding vines tighten around the heart fluttering, bird-like and fit to burst. Heady hours flicker like Kodachrome through the projector in my head. Over and over the film slides, sticking on thos...

By: EvaJupiterSkies | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 18 Aug 2015

Star-Bright

- The skies are star-bright to the symphonies and I hurt. I ache, I've smeared my heart on the ground gladly that the world might see its streaks and judge them art. I hardly know what they are anymore....

By: EvaJupiterSkies | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 17 Aug 2015

Peaceful

- It is time for bed Time to sleep once more I am not as scared to close my eyes As I was before Still I turn the lights down low No darkness for me Not anymore It is the price for carin...

By: maryruth | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Aug 2015

Encounter

- In his hand I saw the gun Black and shiny bright It was a pistol, very small It gleamed from the street light The gun was pretty as it shone Pretty, black and cold I heard as words were said to me A...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 26 Jul 2015

Arrange this Night

- Arrange this night around me Its shadows and its lights Turn it into something Of which poets often write Add stars and gentle breezes That shimmer and that play And just a touch of magic...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 21 May 2015

Night

- You brush my hair  With gentle strokes Smoothed over by your hand You lift the locks up from my neck Divide it in three strands Then braid it loosely down my back A dark and shiny plait You kiss my s...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 13 May 2015

Bespangled Sky

- Purple clouds hang against a burgeoning blue Brightening scene backdrops black trees on the horizon Darkness again giving way to light brand new Spirits of night... spell soon will be broken ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 25 Apr 2015

Sailor's Sky

- Night once more giving way. Brightening sky promises a new day. Stiff breezes blow clouds across the moon. Tree branches bend, dance and swoon. Playing melodies as they swoosh and sway. S...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 30 Mar 2015

Insomnia

- Insomnia Listening: cars Listening: clock Listening: pipes Listening: thoughts Listening, thoughts Take them away, cars Take them away, clock Take them away, pipes Listening: thoughts Listening, ...

By: TaliaRussell | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 29 Mar 2015

There's Always A Way In

- With the blackout having hit the cottage a few minutes earlier, Ariel propped the flashlight on the kitchen counter, opened the oven and peeked in anxiously. She hoped the cookies she had made survive...

By: Paperboy | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4| Added: 02 Mar 2015

Tonight

- Softly lay your head on the pillow, my dear All may seem wrong and sad at the moment But that shall pass Rest your eyes, I’ll sing you a lullaby Sleep tonight and dream sweet fantasies Tomorrow ...

By: EpicEllie | Category: Songs | Score: 4.6| Added: 15 Feb 2015

Insomnia

- where is he? my friend, my lover. my hypnos, my somnus. my nocturnal friend, who always came at night, and left at dawn like a vampire. every night I opened myself to him, and without fail he a...

By: danjuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Feb 2015

Darkness

- Dead silence ringing in my ears Alone outside in the dark of night A coyote's howl from nowhere appears My mind not filled with any fright Then a call from an owl I hear Awaiting arrival of ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 12 Jan 2015

That Night

- The night that I was by the sea, I heard the sea speak to me. The night that I sat by the waves Watching the moon rise red, The night that the waters were splashing Making me listen to them, ...

By: azuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 28 Dec 2014

The Owl

- fat and feathery-soft, deceptively weightless; he floats, a skilful sackful of ether, on invisible waves. he silhouettes against the moon’s pale circle, growing with his deadly descent. and in each ...

By: blackvamp1 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.2| Added: 10 Oct 2014

A Night Under the Stars

- Laying together in the back of his truck Looking up at the stars as they talk quietly Discussing their problems and current concerns. Offering each other Comfort and support. They ...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 23 Aug 2014

This Is the Night

- The dark envelops the world, wielding a sharp blade against the light. Shadows sink on over brooding souls.  Oh yes , this is the forthcoming night. The sun bleeds upon misty skies like ...

By: palela | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 04 Aug 2014

Good Night

- As the darkness encompasses me I turn into a ghostly shadow of what was once.  I fade away to a nothingness as my eyes close. I go to my slumber that leads me to dreams of what could be.  I must...

By: ManofDesire | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 21 Jan 2014

Just for tonight

- Just hold me close, and hug me tight. Stay with me here, in the darkness of night. For in the morning, we must take flight. We must hold on with our very might. Look at the moon, see how b...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Dec 2013

Hours Before Dawn

- Implacable thoughts Like a slow dripping leak Like the drone of an alarm just out of reach Too persistent to let me sleep Too soon, I think morning has come, and rise The steady trill of...

By: Amber | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 04 Dec 2013

A Little Christmas Fairy Tale

- This story only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Once upon a time, there was a little Christmas fairy. She was a beautiful little Christmas fairy! He...

By: Daisy | Category: Childrens | Score: 4.9| Added: 07 Nov 2013

The Haunted Harley Part 4

- Miranda lay there under her silk sheets afraid to open her eyes, she didn't want to face the morning. She silently scolded herself for her weakness of breaking a long-time vow to never, ever, ever sle...

By: The_Count | Category: General | Score: 4| Added: 03 Nov 2013

Don't Go Into The Woods

- When we first moved into our new home, we saw we had endless woods out back. It looked so magical, like a fairytale. It drew me in immediately, but I was warned not to come into these woods. I was tol...

By: Poppet | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 31 Oct 2013 Audio version available

My First Time

- October 31, Halloween night. The haunted house will be closing for the season, and what a season. The final night was another night of record breaking crowds. The Jaycees had taken a gamble and it had...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4| Added: 25 Sep 2013

Cop Stories 1

- It was about 11:00 pm when the radio that had been silent since I called into service, suddenly came to life. I was advised that an intruder alarm was called in by an alarm company, the home owners we...

By: The_Count | Category: Musings | Score: 4| Added: 23 Sep 2013

Terror In The Night

- Last night was like all the others I have as of late. I sent my baby to bed, with a kiss on the lips. Oh so sweet. I ventured into the kitchen and made myself dinner, where I fixed some stir fry, aspa...

By: Poppet | Category: Musings | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 May 2013 Audio version available

Five Minute Adventures Presents: Mister Sunshine

- He was a tinkerer ever since he could remember; plastic bricks, tiny fake logs, that’s how it all began. Since then, he had graduated to bigger and better things–they weren’t actually very big things ...

By: eglouis | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 Mar 2013

Time Moves On

- Time Moves On The night is crisp. But it is not cold, for music goes through the air and warms it. The walks themselves are silent. Yet lovers keep them company. A voice is heard. It's the voice of...

By: frogprince | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 07 Mar 2013

Sunrise

- Nights darkness begins to fade Bright stars disappear from sight Horizons open changing from black Perpetuating a bluish pinkish bright Constellations giving way to dawn Temperature drop ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Feb 2013

Night Messengers

- The loud rap on the door startled me out of a deep sleep. I shoved my pillow over my head and burrowed deeper into my lavender scented sheets and tried to reclaim my dream. When the pounding starte...

By: taosnana1 | Category: Supernatural | Score: 4.5| Added: 20 Jan 2013

Black and White

- Black takes over sight Eyes wander searching From behind the clouds Appears a shimmering moon Then quickly vanishes Hidden from view Eyes roaming seeking Clouds open once more Revealing a pin...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 18 Jan 2013

Just another night

- Alone at night Stars sparkling I think of warmth lost to me My soul is cold Touch of fear Yet I admire nature’s cold beauties I close my eyes darkness to match the skies I hear t...

By: sea | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 19 Oct 2012

The Intruder

- I wake from a sound sleep, vaguely apprehensive and fearful that an intruder is in the apartment. Beside me I hear my husband's deep, peaceful breathing. It is the only sound, and there is no apparent...

By: gypsy | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jul 2012

From Sisyphus: Nocturne

- When Dusk comes through the sky, her grey cape flowing from her back, she dims the day and in the twilight air, the red clouds low against the western sky, she brings the night and sprinkles...

By: Sisyphus | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 09 Feb 2012

Summer Nights

- The sun has set Humidity has not People gathered On their porches Listening to music. Couples enjoying the night Knowing summer's coming To a close. A cool breeze comes through Bringing down the humi...

By: ladysharon | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jun 2011