The Fool Amanda woke up like she did every day. She opened her eyes and looked around her cramped bedroom before her eyes settled on the clock. 8:12 am. Yawning, she sat up and got out of bed. Amanda walked to the bathroom, rubbing her eyes as she went. She couldn’t recall having been this tired in all twelve years of her life. Maybe it was because of the previous day’s school ski trip, she didn’t know, but Amanda decided that her best course of action would be to take a shower. Shuffling to the bathroom, she went to turn on the water, when something peculiar happened.The Fool4 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
No water came out.
While an odd occurrence, Amanda was tired and simply chalked it up to a problem in the plumbing. She then decided that it would be a good plan to go back to sleep and let the water tank sort out its issues. As she got into her bed, she noticed something even more peculiar.
The clock read 8
Unfortunate and the Misfortunate"Unfortunate or misfortune?" I said to the man next to me at the counter of my coffee shop with torn wallpaper, mismatching cups, yet little trinkets that brought the place to a near-life.Unfortunate and the Misfortunate1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Unfortunate my dear. I have been marked by bad fortune. Misfortune just simply means I have missed it. Seems like I found it though."
He got up and left with his worn coat around his time-worn frame.
His cup remained on a napkin, stained brown from a crack under the words "Have a Great Day!" on the side.
With a slight glance I took his untouched coffee and drank the sweet liquid, the dripping streaking down my shirt and burning my flesh.
Albander's FireHow The Land of Transcere Came to BeAlbander's Fire4 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
There is a serpent of unimaginable size who lives in the sky and embraces the Sun. This serpent is the sun god, who we call Albander.
In ages past, humanity saw with different eyes. The world was very much in our control, voices across the globe could reach someone in but a few seconds, and the power of the Earth itself could be harnessed to do unimaginable things.
That world has long been forsaken.
It is said that years and years ago, Albander became afraid of what great progress the mortal life had made. Fear came to rage, and he sent the Moon God, known as Vocks, crashing to Earth, ending their daily battles.
With Vocks injured on mortal ground, Albander could pilot the Sun towards the Earth and bring it up in heat. This he did with no latent doubt.
Earth had never witnessed such drought. Plants perished, skies became red, and the seas disappeared into steam. Survival seemed bleak, and it seemed that the tyrant god Albander had attained hi
Freyjas DornFreyjas DornFreyjas Dorn3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Der Wald, in dem ich stand, war dunkel und dicht. Die Wurzeln der Bäume wucherten über die schlammigen Wege und glitschiges Moos überzog die Felsbrocken, die hier und da aus dem Unterholz hervor zu kriechen schienen. Über mir lag eine grüne, undurchdringliche Decke aus Blättern und Nadeln, die nur an wenigen Stellen von einem grauen Himmel durchbrochen wurde. Es war warum und nass und der Duft feuchter Pflanzen lag in der Luft.
Mitten in diesem Walde stand ich und da begegnete mir die Frau das erste Mal. Sie war in einen wallenden, weißen Umhang gekleidet, der mit einer goldenen Brosche über ihrer rechten Brust zusammengehalten wurde. Darunter trug sie eine tief ausgeschnittene rote Tunika und einen breiten, metallbeschlagenen Gürtel.
Und sie war schön. Unfassbar schön. Das stellte ich sofort fest, obwohl ihr Gesicht unter der Kapuze des Umhangs zur Hälfte verborgen war. Ihre nicht zu vollen, nicht zu schmalen Lip