The AlterNet (2-18-18)

  [Sunday Free Write]     Jake Wilson opened the heavy glass door and strode into the imposing building, leading Eva along by the hand. Eva carried a black briefcase. The couple dressed up for their presentation; Jake in smart navy blue business suit and Eva wore her favorite gold and black blouse and black skirt. After…

Deathly Giggles (2-17-18)

[WP] “Um, Honey, did you teach the baby Latin?” [Link to post.] “Um, Honey,” Posie walked into the kitchen where his wife Robin searched the fridge for dinner options. “Did you teach the baby Latin?” Robin pulled her red head out of the fridge and stared at her husband. Posie stood in the middle of their…

Critical Snacks (2-16-18)

[WP] The rules of d&d are integral to everyday life and we have to roll for ability checks, for example to check when someone is lying. [Link to post.] Edward Rollins’ alarm cut through his sleep by blaring its staccato buzz. He reached out from under his heavy down comforter and forced it to stop….

Something’s Fishy (2-15-2018)

[WP] You’re a detective on the trail of a serial killer. You’ve finally found a living witness but unfortunately, even talking goldfish still have terrible memories. [Link to Post.] “I saw the whole thing,” Blingy the goldfish swam in place in his bowl while Officer Grant eyed the corpse. The quaint fishbowl sat on the…

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend (2-14-18)

[WP] Unlike most stories, the world has actually listened to the prophecy of a Dark Lord rising in a thousand years. The world however, uses this time wisely in preparation for today, a thousand years later. [Link to post.] “Ladies and gentlemen,…” the director of DarkWatch, Joseph Garcia, stood at the podium on the stage….

Dot of Love (2-13-18)

[WP] You awake in your bed as usual, only to find out that everyone else on earth disappeared without a trace. Loneliness is slowly driving you insane, until one day… [Link to post.] Day 192: Wednesday July 11, 2018 It’s been almost seven months since I woke up alone. The first few weeks was rough, I’m…

Quarter of Prevention (2-12-18)

[WP] A man approaches you with a bottle of pills and says he’ll pay you $100,000 for each pill you take. You’ve been taking them for 15 days now and nothing has happened. [Link to post.] “Good to see you, Andy. On time, as usual,” Doctor Wright said. The older man with a bald head…

Produce and Production (2-11-18)

[WP] A serious story where every sentence manages to contain the name of a fruit. [Link to post.] “A is for apple, isn’t that right?” Rodney Fig sat nervously in the bright white interrogation room. A large mirror sat on the wall behind officer Lemon. Rodney knew from TV that there were likely a bunch…

X-Pets (2-10-18)

[WP] Super Powers exist but it’s animals, not humans, that have them. [Link to post.] Matt woke up to a moist assault on his face. He shoved off the furry attacker, laughing the whole time. The coppery red doberman continued to play with Matt while he woke up.  “I’m awake, I’m awake!” Matt shoved the dog…

Beta Reality (2-9-18)

[WP] Reality is my playground… [Link to post.] Eva opened her eyes and smiled at the golden sunlight. She sat up in her small bed and stared at the field of golden wheat illuminated by the morning sun. Her bed rested in the middle of the field; she loved sleeping under the open sky.  “You’re awake!”…