Stories tagged island

Under Water

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When I was six, my father brought home a fishbowl. Look out for the inhabitants, he said. You can play Neptune in their microcosm of the sea.

Water

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Before my eyes a giant wave expanded, gathering massive volumes of water together, drawing it in like liquid foaming magnets.

The Man From the Circus

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‘Last week,’ I said, ‘on the radio, there was a competition. The DJ played a sound-bite of a car going over a cattle grid, and people had to phone in to guess which cattle grid it was. I didn’t phone in, but I knew the answer.’

From an airplane window

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I see rain & sunshine taking turns/ over lagoons & in the distance/ just how bad Hurricane Earl could be.

Island Numbers

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an island hidden in the sound holds treasure

Killzone Excerpt: Not All Dreams Die

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He awoke, suddenly, as he felt the drops of sweat running down his face.Dehydration derived from the sweltering heat. He pulled the sheets away and sat on the foot of his bed. It was pitch black in the room. He thought about what woke him; a dream he had. The dream…

Calm in the Clearing

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Over time, years and years of time, I learned to feel safe in my thoughts, with my own words.

Killzone Excerpt: The Island (Day 1)

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They had a fleet of 45 battle cruisers, 3 command ships, and over 450 soldiers heading towards the city of Drayka. Killzone's squad was one of the 5 forwarding squads, meaning they would be one of the first ones to set foot on the battlefield. Killzone's orders were…

Killzone Excerpt: The Island (Day 56)

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He rose up from the ground, already feeling the headache left from the fall. He tasted blood. It was coming from his nose and lip.

Killzone Excerpt: The Island (Day 117)

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The wind was rushing through the island like a comb gliding through thick, and dense hair.A dark flash striking the ocean with amazing speed. The ocean was fighting within itself. The waves pushed and pulled, creating white caps that went past the city.

Killzone Excerpt: The Island (Day 128)

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He went to sleep that night with one thought. He said it aloud, to make sure the island heard as well. Cuddled into his tarp and weeds, he whispered, "When you need me, I'll be ready."

Killzone Excerpt: The Island (Day 183)

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He was already up before the sun could cast the usual large, black blanket over the island’s tropical trees and paint pictures within its jungle. By now, the helicopters were already in landing position. Bullets and plasma shots were being sent back and f

Killzone Excerpt: The Return I

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He was hauled in on a white cloth, pulled up by four men on each corner. Killzone wondered why the cloth was white. It made it too obvious he was bleeding. He didn't want his men to see his wounds. None of them. But, even heroes bleed. He was zoning in and out of…

Killzone Excerpt: The Return II

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When they arrived at the base it was a quarter passed twelve in the afternoon. The sun sat right above the city. Rays of hope and triumph reflected off of Class 3 Assault Rifles and military vehicles capable of packing enough punch to put a hole in your motivation.…