Category Archives: Short Story

Original stories by in-house, amateur, and anonymous writers.
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Alpha Creation  (Prologue)

Silence, darkness, nothingness all around.  Within this void consciousness flickers in and out. Unable to distinguish any senses, it can barely identify anything except for its own existence. Drifting through the endless darkness, things only describable as frequencies are noticed; thoughts begin processing in patterns unknown. The consciousness eventually notices the … Continue reading

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Promptly Friday: Fall of the Gods

Artist: Kirill Leonov “Wait for me,” a young man shouts to his friends. “Come on guys, wait up!” “If you fall behind again, Asher, we’re leaving you in the Black Dunes!” The boys continue moving forward, laughing as they glance … Continue reading

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Rare Elements Entry: Letters from the Past

Promptly Friday is experiencing a little bit of downtime right now. So much going on that I’ve not been able to keep up with the days! Last Friday zipped by without my notice, outside of the idea that, “The workweek … Continue reading

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Promptly Friday: Contest Entries (Rare Elements)

Back in February, when I started the Facebook page to plant Promptly Friday, a company I had been following posted one of their first story prompts to get word out about their very first tabletop RPG (now live on Kickstarter). … Continue reading

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Promptly Friday: Eightfold Harmony

The sun is setting over this little island paradise, just as it does every day.  How the light sparkles off the ocean; an eternal dance they have arranged.  Sometimes the sun and the ocean fight and we won’t see the … Continue reading

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Promptly Friday: Noble Blood

“‘Go to Mars,’ they said.  ‘It’ll be an adventure,’ they said,” grumbled the angry astronaut.  “Jacqui, tell me again why I agreed to this?”

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Promptly Friday: The God-Host Machine

A ceiling collapses in an old, dark, chamber. The new opening spills in light that has been vacant from this room for countless millennia. It also let something else inside that has long been missing from this place.  Life.

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Promptly Friday: The Foggy Dale

Dark days have always brought about interesting mornings.  This one was no different.  Well it started no differently, but quickly became something bordering mystical.  Our speck on the map had always been known in the county as the Foggy Dale; … Continue reading

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Promptly Friday: Failure to Launch

:://! Connection Established….::// :://! Connection Secure….::// :://! Transmission Start…:://

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Promptly Friday: Hyperion Gatejumper

Life has always been a complicated endeavor. From the moment we are born until we are returned to the universe, we are constantly seeking our place in whatever little nook we can etch out for ourselves.

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