500 word limit story starting with 'Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing'

CJWrites

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Hey all,

Like last time, this prompt can be anything you want as long as it starts with that bit of text. No more than 500 words to make it a challenge for making a complete story. Have fun with it and let the magic happen.

The one with the most likes wins and gets to choose the next topic. (Give or take a week of lag time)

Have fun!

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Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing as smoke filled the room. The man tried waving it away from him but it only seemed to make things worse. Half blind he felt his way to the sink where he found the bucket he kept there and started to fill it. While it was filling he took his shirt off and wet it in the flowing water before tying it around his face to protect from the fumes. It didn't stop the coughing or his eyes watering in the acrid smoke. Bucket filled he grabbed it, turned and flung it towards the flames he could only partially see and whipped it back around under the still running water. He'd been rewarded in his efforts with a sizzling sound and a reduction in the flickering light. Two more filled to the brim buckets did the trick in putting the fire out.

"That was close. So very close" he muttered to himself between coughs.

The large door opened at the opposite end of the room, allowing the swirling smoke to escape. A voice called out of the blinding light from the doorway. "Sir? Are you ok?"

"Of course I am. Do think me incompetent?" Was the sharp reply.

"Of course not sir."

"Excellent. You would suffer my wrath otherwise!"

"Yes sir. Why don't you come this way so we can clean things up?"

"Yes! Have the servants clean this mess. I need to work on my formula. I was so close this time! A couple more tweaks and it should be perfect" he cried with a gleam in his watery eyes.

"Mr. Blumenthal, how many times do we have to tell you that you are not a super villain and this garden shed is not your laboratory? Did you take your medicine today?" the nurse asked while removing the suit covered shirt from around his head.

"Silence woman! I will not have such insolence!"

Taking him by the arm and leading towards the main hospital building she said "Yes sir" in a long suffering voice.
 

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Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing as Flynn cowers in the corner of the floor. He doesn't look at me as the others pass by, too afraid to stand up for him. The sting grows until the entire limb explodes. "Get out," Yori says, holding him upright. The man flails for a moment, kicking and splashing at him. It turns into a tumble and Flynn spits out his guts. "That was dumb," Yori says. "Just dumb." I scold them all for their rough treatment of Flynn. He's a wonderful person, and I couldn't care less if he's turned in the other inmates. If anything, he seems like a good character actor now.

Like last time, may or may not have been written by a bot
 

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Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing.

"HAHAHAHAHA!" *cough* "YES! I HAVE DONE IT!"

James rolled his eyes at his crazy roommate at a college in San Francisco. A relationship which just happened to be a bit more than he expected.

"James, what in god's holy name have you done now?"

"I HAVE DIVIDED BY ZERO!"

...

Silence filled the room.

The abyss has absorbed all noise, everything chillier than whatever might be below absolute zero.

"You. What?"

"I have divided by zero, Kevin."

"No. No! You monster! You couldn't have!"

"You are but an ant compared to me! I AM GOD!"

"IMPOSSIBLE! THIS CANNOT BE!"

"REALITY IS MINE TO COMMAND!"

"BY THE OLD GODS OF THE SOLEMN PLEDGE, THIS DEED MUST BE REBUKED!"

"NO OATH CAN WITHHOLD ME, FOOL!"

"BY MY WORDS SHALL THE ARCANA OF TIMES PAST HEED ME, FOR IT WILL BEND TO MY WILL! HANDS, NOW SHEATHED IN FROZEN PLAZMA, SHALL PUT YOUR TRAITOROUS HEART TO ETERNAL REST!"

"YOU CAN TRY, Kevin, BUT YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED."

An explosion of infinite mass and true cold washed over the entirety of the city. Thousands died, bodies in an eternal state of both within and without time. Nature had no hold, for even Nature bends knee to those above it.

"I NOW HAVE NO MORTAL COIL Kevin! MY BOUNDS ARE LIMITLESS!"

"I SHALL SHOW YOU, James, THAT EVEN BEING LIMITLESS HAS ITS LIMITS!"

"AS THE BIBLE DID SAY, FOR DUST THOU ART, AND UNTO DUST SHALT THOU RETURN!"

"FUUME-SHALLASTA-BIOGMANFIORGAGHAGHMANATOG, I INVOKE YOUR OLD RITES UPON THIS BEING!"

"DO AS YOU WISH, FOR I SHALL DRAIN ENERGY FROM THE VERY EARTH!"

With a single movement, everything once alive within the country was reduced to nothingness, not even the motions of electrons to churning as any life or movement showed collapse.

The entire continent trembled as a being older than time itself set its glare upon the lands of new, the burden of such an action sending it back within the briny depths. Words of incoherent truths of the universe mumbled into both of their ears, that the deaf may hear and the blind may see, but cause no more innocent than this: The end is nearing.

"CHILD'S PLAY!"

"THE ALL-EXPANSE OF THESE CREATURES CAN COUNT HOWEVER MANY INFINITIES YOU HAVE! TO RESIST THE WEIGHT OF ITS EYES DOES NOT AN IMPRESSION MAKE!"

The world could not make a defense as James drew on things that both existed and never have, and Kevin wrought upon him the primordial energies of soils far beyond the reach of unreachability. Sions of proportions beyond fragile imaginations came from grave yet undisturbed.

"LAST CHANCE Kevin."

"WOULD I NOT SAY THE SAME FOR YOU, James?"

The powers of true source coalesced into the imbeuer's fist, while made darkness beyond dark went into the foe's.

""YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!""

...

James and Kevin sat on a sofa, playing video games.

"Gah, fuck."

"Heh, got ya again."

They shared a good laugh.

"Though seriously, who's going to pay for the repairs?"

Thanks.
 

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"Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing," he says.

"What?" I reply absentmindedly while fixing my skirt.

"Isn't that it? Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing."

"What do you mean," I insist, turning to him.

"I mean... The password...?"

"Which password?"

"To get free... You know..."

"Free what?"

"Forget it."

"No, say it."

"It's something I read online. If you say these words to a girl... No. It's dumb anyway. Forget it."

"Say it!"

"Did you hear what they are saying about Lara Summers?"

"Don't change the subject! I wanna know!"

"Know what?" he asks with an innocent face.

"What that sentence is supposed to get you for free!"

"Stuff."

"Which stuff?"

"You know, that kind of stuff."

"Goddamit, just tell me already!"

"Nope."

"Please?"

"Um-um."

"Pretty please?"

He rolls his eyes. "Alright. But you must pay for it."

That sounds suspicious. "What do you want?"

"A kiss."

"Never."

"Well, you'll never know then." He turns his face.

I smile, take a deep breath, pull the underlying energies of reality, and say, "Maniacal laughter turns to coughing and wheezing."

The world stops. Time shatters. Space ceases to be. Chaos reigns.

In the void of everything, at the inter-dimensional point that touches upon all of existence, those words swirl. I see all possibilities that might come
from saying them. I see their past. I see more.

I see all that was and shall ever be.

And I see the stupid post on the internet where the sentence came from and realize he wanted a way to have sex with me.

Not just any sex. Powerful, primal sex. For hours, days. A life filled with it for years to come. All positions, all locations, all my fantasies fulfilled.

From there, I see him grow into a man that all women desire, but he is only mine. I see myself growing into a woman I respect. He loves me more
than I love myself. I have never been so happy in my life.

It might've taken instants or years for reality to reconstruct itself. I wouldn't know, time had ceased to exist. But when it does come back, I'm at
the same place, looking at the ashamed young man with freckles that I had been friend-zoning for years.

"Just fuck me already," I say breathlessly.

He smiles, happy he paid for the subscription to the pick-up artist website. "Best ten bucks of my life," he whispers.

I open my mouth to tell him how dumb he sounds.

But he is already upon me and nothing matters anymore.

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I admit Mister Division by Zero might have rubbed on me =P
 
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