Sexism - a story untoldI. A mother scorns her infant boy forSexism - a story untold10 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
wearing a dress; the fresh print of a
hand mark glows on his cheek.
Meanwhile, his sister plays in shorts
II. Lunchtime and a child, no more than
twelve, hurries home early. Tears
smudge the sleeves of his favourite
shirt as he tries to muffle his sobs.
A girl hit him in the face, but boys must
III. Accused of sexual harassment, a
young man apologies for complimenting
a lady at the bar. Somewhere in the
crowd, a girl pinches a stranger's bum
whilst her friends screech like hyenas.
She was only mildly flirting with him,
IV. In a restaurant, a woman insists her
date pays the bill. The following day,
he's accused of earning too much and
spending too little.
V. A man is pinned against the wall and
forced into sex. Even though he turns
away, he must enjoy it because he's
just a bloke. Women can't rape men - it
doesn't work like that.
VI. Somewhere in this world, a boy
holds the door open for his crush, a
husband hunts d
Writing Tips: Never Assume It's FunnyThere's a very memorable scene in Roger Rabbit where the title character almost randomly breaks out of his handcuffs. When asked why he didn't do it sooner he says that he couldn't do it before because it wasn't funny before. Now Roger Rabbit is a great movie, but that one joke doesn't seem to have aged very well. Since 1989, cartoons have become a lot more story-driven, a lot more in depth, and generally less gag-based. Can you get away with breaking logic or continuity if a joke is funny? Yes. Can you get away with having an asshole in your show who is nothing but a sadist as long as he's funny? Yes. Should you ever, ever do it, especially if you're just getting started writing? Hell fucking no.Writing Tips: Never Assume It's Funny5 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Let's start with the very, very obvious: if the joke you assumed was funny broke continuity, placed a character out of character, or could destroy the story wasn't funny... then things fall apart. It sounds like common sense, but I can see why some people need to assume that things are funny.
Sing, Laugh, DanceSing like there's no tomorrow.Sing, Laugh, Dance11 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Laugh like the world is whole.
Dance like your floating on air.
Love like you'll ever see them again.
Kiss her like she's slipping away.
Hug him like you're unable to let go.
Make a promise like you intend to keep it.
Smile as if the sun was shining.
V-Day Extensions: Goldie"That was great!" you giggle.V-Day Extensions: Goldie18 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Goldie smiles, "I'm glad you enjoyed yourself."
"How did you even manage to get in there?" you ask, "I mean, that's probably the nicest restaurant in this country! You'd have to make reservations months ahead, and not to mention the cost!"
"The owner and I are good friends," Goldie says, "And as for money...The owner of the pizzeria makes enough to spare."
You giggle and sigh contentedly, "I really did enjoy that. That's the best dinner I've ever been taken out to."
"I try," he smiles playfully.
"It's only six PM," you note, checking your phone, "We still have plenty of time to spare."
"And nowhere else to go," he sighs.
"We could always go back to my place," you say, "Curl up and watch a movie. You did promise me some snuggling with my teddy bear, after all."
He grins, "If that's what you want."
~AND SO WE TELEPORT TO YOUR FLAT~
"It's so sad!" you whimper as you watch the TV through your tears.
Oh, of all things you'd picked, it was some rea
Selfish Desires: Sam DiscoversNina didn't come home one night.Selfish Desires: Sam Discovers7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next morning, as I sat down to eat breakfast, she walked through the door looking a mess, belly bulging further than usual, powdered sugar around her mouth, her hair tangled, and holding on to half a dozen donuts and the tattered remains of the red dress I bought her about twenty pounds ago, destroyed from the inside out.
"What happened last night?" I asked, hoping not to seem pushy, "No call, no text, you seriously had me worried!"
She blushed, "Oh! Sorry, I went out with a bunch of girls from work, and we went to a movie, so I had to turn my phone off. Then we got a little drunk, so none of us could drive back." She walked towards me with an angelic smile, raising a suggestive eyebrow and cradling her heavy, bulging stomach, "I made sure we ordered some pizza, got some ice cream, and I may have..." she pulled me closer, pressing her bulging belly against my chest, groaning at the sudden pressure, "Woomph, I think I ate just a little t
Pheromone PhenomenonPheromone Phenomenon12 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The scent of love was in the air that moonlit summer night.
We danced the dance of love until we saw the morning light.
We promised that we'd save our love until the wedding day.
How many times we fought temptation off it's hard to say.
The day was blessed, the guests all came, the music was sublime.
We said our vows before our God with words that fairly rhymed.
But when we danced our first before the eyes of one and all.
We realized then and there, my love, 'twas time to heed the call.
We said goodbye to all our guests and headed for the door.
The band played on as most remained and tangoed on the floor.
The moment that we hit the car the game became engaged.
We barely made it to our room, our hormones on a rage.
To say the wait was worth it is an understatement, friend.
It seemed to us this blissful night would never, ever end.
The fiery storm of ecstasy kept thund'ring 'til the dawn.
To see the pleasure in her eyes confirmed her heart I'd won.
They say that love's just chemicals, pe
Hobo HeartHobo Heart11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Badge number : 1025
August 26, 2014
544 NW Tarrant St.
One deceased female age 26 Large entry wound to chest. Heart removed.
"Hey Jason what we got this time?"
"Yeah it's another one." the CSI officer said shaking his head "Same M.O. chest crushed ripped open heart removed. Human heart from previous deceased present at scene."
"How many does this make?" the detective asked
"Are we counting the one at the lake?" Jason inquired.
" No not yet anyway." replied Detective McMahon
"Five then, but there's no way we can deny they are at least connected." Jason said to the detective squinting his eyes.
"Yeah I hear ya, but there was no heart present. It's his calling card there's no way he'd leave out that little detail. This guys sick it's his ritual. They may be connected, but it may be a copy cat. I'm not giving him the credit till I'm sure." The detective pulled out his lucky zippo rubbed it with his finger as he examined the apple engraving on i
GalaxiesI looked up into the midnight heavens and existence exchanged a gaze with me.Galaxies11 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Not For Your SakeGetting to sleep in the Cornerstone base was always a hassle. First, they actually had to get into the base and, with the various teams scattered about all over the world, this was a massive task in and of itself.Not For Your Sake13 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
After a lot of angry messages, threats, and general confusion on who exactly was still missing, the entire team was finally assembled in the base and then came the item sorting, the machine checks, the “where the heck is my hang glider?!” and then--at last--they began to get into bed.
Since the beds were all shoved up against each other, most of them them tended to just crawl up from the foot of the bed but then there were people like Smith, who often stole others beds which caused a lot of ruckus, or people like Strippin who jumped on, scaring the people on either side of him.
By the time everyone was settledand in their correct beds, the sun had long since fallen behind the edge of the earth.
Rythian, who often fell asleep last, lay awake one night
the rise and fall of the fermionic empirei.the rise and fall of the fermionic empire15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
you roll your limbs
in odd circles,
frontways and back
tracing the spirit
of cosmic gestures
with the care
as your figures
known to the
maps of the
to this earthbound opus.
taming this sphere,
no one meant
for your plans
to set sight
on this crown.
you turn, limber as
willows kept dear
by circlet breeze,
taking these pearls
from the swing
and setting them
in gold dust
have your hands
let their potion
in osprey swoop
and brokebeak mons,
stirs gamma-pierced wings
to grasp heirs
by the throat.
tracking the spears
as they slit
The New Mall (omorashi/ABDL)The new mall had been in construction for nearly two years, but looking at how massive it was, you'd swear it had been longer than that. It was five stories tall, and housed at least one of every type of store you could possibly imagine (and even a few you probably wouldn't think existed).The New Mall (omorashi/ABDL)11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Wow," Hikaru commented upon stepping out of his car and taking a good look at the building that stood before him.
"I know," said Jason. "It's way bigger than the old one.
"Let's just hope they have good cinnamon buns like the old place." Hikaru grabbed his messenger bag and put it over his shoulder. "Are you sure you don't wanna be padded? I can still diaper you if you lie down in the backseat."
Jason's cheeks turned a light shade of pink. "Hikaru, you know I'd love to, but people might notice."
Hikaru looked down at him with sad puppy dog eyes.
"Aww, come on; Don't give me that look." He put a hand to Hikaru's cheek. "You can diaper me when we get home.
RQ: Miku the Singing BalloonRQ: Miku the Singing Balloon12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hatsune Miku is a beautiful Vocaloid with long turquoise pigtails. She considers herself as a virtual singing star as millions of her fans admire her.
One day, Miku had a sweet tooth. She noticed a piece of candy of a stool. What was that piece of candy doing there? Did somebody leave it by accident? Or did she simply find it just sitting there? Well it is hers now.
"What is this piece of candy?" Miku picked it up and inspected the delectable looking candy. "I might as well try this one."
Miku then put the candy in her mouth and began to chew on it as if she was chewing on bubblegum.
"This candy tastes great," she said.
Suddenly, it was no ordinary candy; it was a different candy that contained a special ingredient much to her unawareness. She began to inflate like a balloon as the power vested inside the candy aired up her body.
"Why am I getting this big?" Miku watched herself inflating bigger into a spherical shaped balloon.
After she was done inflating, she had her head, cheeks, ha
Pleasure in heavenSurronded by petalsPleasure in heaven17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
As crimson as our blood
The blood we taste
From each other's veins
While our sharp nails
Leave long trails
On our white skin
And our legs
Our lips become locked
Tongues playing with each other
Still tasting the warm blood
The taste of love
The love we share
UntitledYou may have widened the chasm between us...Untitled6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You may have caused me to throw up my walls of silence...
You may have stabbed me with your words...
But they did not fall upon deaf ears.
From your words as twisted as the knots in my mind,
You brought me anger.
From your neglect of the glass heart that beats before you.
You brought me depression.
But neither could have caused the fear that has gripped my hold of reality.
Whether or not I tread between anxiety or paranoia.
But despite these fears,
Despite wanting to escape myself,
Despite horrid contemplations,
Despite being broken...
I now realize, that you have opened the door into something truly beautiful.
Robotic TendenciesA grinding of the gearsRobotic Tendencies1 day ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
A fracture of the heart
Bottle up those tears
Before I fall apart
I can hear a whisper
I must make a choice
Ride the brutal twister
Or become a silenced voice
All you wanted was a compromise
A simple middle ground
All I could do was knock you down
My moves were calculated
I forced my face to look animated
How can an automaton betray its programming?
Don’t say I never wanted to change
I wish I wasn’t so strange
I’m a victim of my robotic tendencies
For this there are no remedies
Maybe one day I’ll become human
When all my dreams came true
I froze over and became blue
There was nothing else I could do
The demon inside poisoned my mind
Precautions made things worse
I returned to the deserts
You left me for a different course
I found myself a fantasy I found myself a fallacy
You saw my anxieties you saw my robotic tendencies
All you wanted was a compromise
A simple middle ground
All I could do was knock you down
My moves were calculated
Hannah's Balloon World TourIn Texas, there is a girl named Hannah. She may be only 5'1, but she is athletic, creative, and full of life. Not only did she finish high school, but she also finished college as well. She moved out of her parent's home so that she can be independent and make her mind free to create. She mainly expresses her mind by writing funny stories, usually involving cartoonish situations such as inflation. However, there is one thing Hannah always wanted to do: travel around the world.Hannah's Balloon World Tour6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
One day, after writing another fun story about her traveling around the world, Hannah decided to go get a snack.
Hannah: *phew* "All that writing sure made me hungry. I wonder what's in the shop today."
So she grabbed her book and put it in her bag, then headed off to the local shop. Once there, she went into the candy aisle and started looking for what could satisfy her hunger.
Hannah: *looking at the types of candy* "So many good choices, so little time."
As she looked through the aisle, she saw what
2am poetry (you're always the subject line)I wish that you were still here by my side2am poetry (you're always the subject line)14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
instead of nestled in between the lines of my 2am poetry
because you deserve a better home than that
your name sits fervently on my lips
because I hope that with a whisper of those 5 little letters
that I can pull you from within the inscriptions on my
tree trunk ribs like a magician
pulling a rabbit from his silken hat.
I want to feel your words breathing down my neck
and your hands pressed against my quivering spine
as I stand at the edge of indecision--
you made me fear the fight rather than the fall
and now I'm addicted to the
the feeling of your wind beneath my wings.
we were an odd couple of misfits but we fit together:
you as the harmony and I the melody of a song no one else heard;
too many times I spent playing our soundtrack on repeat
as I danced across my room spinning &&
humming in the cold shadows of my lonely nights.
I wish that you were still here by my side
instead of nestled in between the lines of my 2am poetry
because I dese
Kirby The Star Warrior Chronicles Episode 3KirbyKirby The Star Warrior Chronicles Episode 320 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Star Warrior Chronicles
Episode 3 – The Greedy King Dedede!
Unleash The Octopus Demon Beast, Octacon!
In Castle Dedede, the white girl aiming at Kirby with her transformable weapon; in case she want to know he’s ally or enemy.
Kirby, in other hand, is not scared, but Lololo, Lalala and Keeby are behind the castle wall, but just stare at the girl who’s aiming at the pink puffball.
“All right, who are you?” Kirby asked to the girl.
“My name is Sirica. And don’t misunderstand me. I don’t come here to rescue you from that ape monster. I only came here to looking for the man named Meta Knight?” The girl introduces herself with her name, Sirica.
“Meta Knight? But why?” Kirby asked confused.
“I came here to reclaim something. And that’s Meta Knight’s sword, Galaxia.” Sirica said.
“Huh?! Galaxia?” Lol
my seasonsto me,my seasons22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
you were spring,
a bird taking to wing,
new life, hope, love,
the best friend i could think of.
you were summer,
a flower to discover,
beauty, sweet scent on the air,
so much more than curly hair.
you were autumn,
a voice nearly forgotten,
though still present in colour,
yellows, reds, warm as a lover.
you were winter
a fire died down to a cinder,
and there it will linger,
until, maybe, possibly,
[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow
Here's the drabble/short one-shot series featuring colors and Hibari, our favorite skylark! I hope you enjoy. The other color drabble/ones-shots will be put up soon. Stay tuned for more!
A bird chirped. You looked to your left and caught its stare. Its beady black eyes blinked at you. The bird fluffed up its feathers and flew onto the bench you were sitting on. You hesitantly reached out to pet the yellow fluff. It lowered its head and let out a soft chirp in delight.
“Who’s Hibari?” You murmured.
The bird or rather, canary jumped off the bench and flew on a person’s head.
The person who you assumed is “Hibari”, narrowed his eyes at you. What did you do? You waited until he spoke.
“Herbivore,” He warned. “Go to class.”
You got up from the bench and dashed back into the school. Lunch time was already up? You looked behind you an
Revive the WorldI'm back in the gameRevive the World8 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I'm not quite the same.
Though I'm not seeking fame,
You'll remember my name.
You'll remember my fight
To resurrect the light
That once burned so bright.
I'm returning your sight.
I'll chase out the pain
That drove many insane
And made the world profane
And some decisions inane.
The horrors I'll break
For humanity's sake.
The good I will take,
A renewed world I will make,
For I've seen the lies
And the final goodbyes,
The hopeless tries
And the bodies fly.
Over the years
And the weeping of tears,
The conquering of fears
As horror nears,
It takes one who fought back
In the hateful attack
To renew what we lack
And bring happiness back.
So come one come all
And recover from the fall.
Remove all the gall
And let's revive the world's all.
PyF: Sentimientos escondidos Parte 7ANTERIORMENTEPyF: Sentimientos escondidos Parte 712 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
-señor,es usted el principe j?-dijo nerviosa de no haber acertado-
-si,veo que soy muy reconocible-dijo en tono burlon-
siguieron charlando y riendo ,a mitad del baile..
ellos bailaban muy tranquilos pero anabel se resbalo y j la alcanzo a coger en sus brazos , se dejaron llevar y se besaron...cuando se separaron
-me gusta besarte mas despierto que dormido-le dijo j a any-
Mientras Phineas e Isa estaban bailando como si no hubiera mañana, y cuando la musica cedio Phineas se enfado ya que ellos debian parar de tocar tan solo cuando el lo ordenara
-¡¿Por que han parado de tocar?! -dijo acercandose a los musicos con tono desagradable -¡¿dije que pararan?!
-Pero señor -dijo el flautista exausto- si no paramos un poco nos vamos a enfermar -dijo asustado
-¡No es excusa! ¡sigan tocando! -dijo enfadado el p
Story: The Agency Finds NicoleNicole's hair was still just a little bit damp this dreary Wednesday morning. The alarm clock didn't go off when it was supposed to, she ran out of milk for her breakfast, and worst yet, her nylons got a run in them. All this to deal with, and it wasn't even 10am yet.Story: The Agency Finds Nicole12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a typical morning in the greater Seattle area, now named District 53 by the national zoning act, and a typical morning for Nicole. She ran outside her door, with a newspaper covering her head from the torrential downpour that the heavens were sharing with her. These kinds of rains would flood early civilizations that didn't know how to deal with such. She jumped onto the street, and avoided the passing cars filled with hurried bodies. Her coffee stand was waiting for her, and her customers were getting cranky and decaffeinated by the second. She had to hurry.
She was lucky, there were only three in line now: Jerry, Sikha, and Nathan. Sometimes there were as many as eight or nine if she was even five minutes late. J