APH: Harsh lessonsWhen dreams no longer offer rest and escape from a harsh world, they become nightmares, terrible reminders of a past we had thought that we left behind.APH: Harsh lessons3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And so the great and powerful Centurion finally defeated the great dragon and conquered the city. Women worshipped and men envied him, but for himself he only wanted the best, the king's beautiful daughter. And so began a new golden age in that once accursed city." Rome flashed a wide smile and rolled up the scroll. "Wasn't that a fantastic story? Battles, fights, monsters, wars and women!"
"Tell me more stories, Grandpa Rome!" Chibitalia asked. He could barely sit, so exciting the story had been.
"Come now, it's time for my favourite grandchild to go to bed!" Rome answered and stroked Chibitalia's hair. He covered the young child with a blanket and smiled. "Tomorrow is a new day and we can make art together again, like today. And you can watch as I win Germania in an arm wrestle!"
Chibitalia tried to protest, but already he fe
The KillerThe KillerThe Killer3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The thing about not being seen, is not to act suspicious. You walk like you belong there or have a sensible purpose. Take what he was wearing at this very moment: a simple brown delivery man's outfit. Simple and effective.
The nice thing is that he hadn't gotten any blood on the uniform from last time he wore it. Heck, he wore it last night. That meant it still worked and still could be used.
So because of those idiotic cops, he's going to need it once more. One more time to show them. But that's ok, not a problem, just a bump in the road.
He liked to think that it was the motivation to push up his plans. Let 'em think that he's dead and fell off that building. Then he wanted to see their face when they see that he survived and is still killing.
He was always good at surviving. At wriggling out of a messy situation.
So here he was walking casually into an uptown high rise carrying a big brown box. He planned on doing this for a long ti