In the Basement or The Unexpected GuestIn the Basement or The Unexpected Guest3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the Basement or The Unexpected Guest
One--The Day After
When Gwen Barry asked me if it was her dog (now adopted) that was chasing me and my friends yesterday; I paused for a moment, then shook my head. "No, it was something else.
It was lunch time, and we were walking through the main hallway, heading for the stairs leading to the school cafeteria.
Due to the lousy weather and the major improvement in today's lunches, it was jam-packed. The noise volume increased with every step we took.
"Well, what was it then?" Gwen asked, a trifle impatient.
I gritted my teeth, mentally kicking myse
The Ones Who Stayed--Ch. 1The Ones Who Stayed--Ch. 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Ones Who StayedPart 1
Carpeting the northwestern edge of the free-floating island state of Wind City was a dark and mysterious forest. On the outside, it looked no different from the other ancient forests down below, and its size was rather modest compared to Wind City. However, should anyone be courageous enough to enter this forest, they would soon notice a number of increasingly strange things. The climate always stayed the same here, even in the driest of times. Perpetual saturation of winter rain and summer fog kept this emerald portion cool and wet. It also appeared to be much bigger on the inside than on the outside, growing larger, older an