microprose Category

Legion

Their hold on me had long since loosened. A whisper within now the only vestige of their sway. They are, no, we are… I’d believed myself free of them. I let my savior believe the same. But a whisper soon turns into a scream. For they, no, we are many.

Read More

Severance

Before, it bound me, a small loop of entrapment, endlessly holding me still. All these years, an invisible string connected us, never allowing me to stray too far. Today, my thumb rubs where the ring used to be, and for the first time in forever, I smile.

Read More

Revenant

Seven moments you come to me. Your scent on the wind. Your breath on my cheek. Cherries and smoke. Seven moments I freeze, paralyzed with grief. Your touch torments me, lingering against my skin. Seven moments I choke down the loss of you, refusing to accept your lost years.

Read More

Hope Lost

I walk through the night, consumed by darkness, smothered in gloom. To light the path, one must submit to hope. I reach for it, grasping, but the candle flame burns. Recoiling, hope fades, and I sink, drowning in the black.

Read More

Begin Again

Yanked through the Gateway, I fight down the bile as Mike hastily pulls me from the ground. “Where are we?” he asks. I can only stare at the field of sunflowers where our sprawling city just stood. “Not where,” I answer. “When.”

Read More