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World War Zero: An Alternate History Drabble

20 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

Gavrilo Princip aimed his gun at the victim. He could not afford to botch things up the way his comrade had, a few hours ago. The victim and his wife came into view. Stupid sentimental fool! Giving up all that power and status for a mere woman. He wo...

In the dark - A (very) short story of fear (ENG) / Nel buio – Una microstoria di paura(ITA)

20 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments lemming

In the dark (ENG) It was dark, black, absolutely obscure.I was groping, but I was absolutely not able to perceive what my hands were touching.One moment it was something soft, intangible, perhaps a cobweb. The next moment I felt something liquid, oil...

The cliff - A (very) short fiction story (ENG) / La scogliera – Una microstoria (ITA)

13 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments lemming

The cliff (ENG) The cliff was so high that the precipice that sank beneath his feet looked more like an infinite chasm than a cliff overlooking the sea.The coast rose so high above the waves breaking on the rocks that he could hardly hear the roar.A...

1-800-HELP: An Afrofuturistic Drabble

22 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

To Your Highness, the Empress of the United States of Africa: Dear Madam, I know you are a very busy woman so allow me to be brief. I am the chief representative of the First World Countries Alliance. I am following up on the matter of you opening yo...

The Acceptance Letter : An Alternate History Drabble

19 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

The blue eyes of the young man shone with great pleasure as he read the letter. He could barely believe that his dream was coming true, that his perseverance had finally paid off. It was his second time to apply to the school. Last year, the school h...

Imagine This! (An Alternate History Drabble featuring a member of The Beatles)

9 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

Yesterday. Yesterday, 41 years ago, on December 8th, a member of The Beatles died. Below is an alternate history drabble about him. On that warm New York City December, the man and woman told the limousine driver to stop outside their apartment which...

The Presley Brothers: An Alternate History Drabble

24 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments mildandred

Screams. Faints. Riots. These followed in the wake of every appearance by the Presley brothers. Not only were they extremely talented, they were also drop-dead gorgeous. Talent, looks, charisma and charm were a lethal combination in any individual....

The Morphing Geist of Bondorff

4 Mar 2022 6 minute read 0 comments NickytheClone

       The snow flurries had just started coming down when Becker entered The Schlecter Tavern on the northwest side of Bondorff. Bondorff is a sleepy town deep in the southwest reaches of The Black Forest in southwest Germany. There were only two me...

Last Winter

19 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Vincent van Zandvoort

Last Winter"When loneliness calls, emptiness falls like a warm blanket over your cold thoughts." —VincentI shut the door to my home as I sink down into my own nothingness. "Emptiness never just comes to your home; it brings its friend loneliness and...

ANGELINE; a story about the historical cycle of abuse, prostitution and one mother's yearning to protect her long lost child

12 Nov 2019 11 minute read 0 comments (S)llew la Wulf

    Angeline       I am adrift in this world. Propped up by caricature and vice but alone nonetheless. Shards of light intermittently pierce this darkly lit space but they are too few and far between to be held up as examples of an alternative way o...