My GrandpaWith a grin that bore missing teethMy Grandpa7 minutes ago in Free Verse
and a head of gray-white hair,
he just seemed kind and wise
like the perfect grandpa
But behind his toothy smiles,
underneath his optimistic facade,
a storm raged in his heart
Sometimes, I would catch
a glimpse of it in his eyes
His eyes spoke words
that his lips would not
DS Story: Pele and SilverPele couldn’t believe it was here already. She swallowed hard as the nerves in her stomach ached, walking across the icy rock in the middle of nowhere alongside her gargantuan meister. He was ready. He was born ready to do what he does best, but she didn’t think she was. She probably never would, and that’s why they’re here right now. She knew if she didn’t go now, she’d regain her senses and return home. But it’s too late for that. They’re here now, and she has to go through with this hunt. This time, she doesn’t have the choice to go home.DS Story: Pele and Silver9 minutes ago in Short Stories
It wasn’t long ago. She was just about to set of on her witch hunt with Silver at her side. He was impatiently waiting as she went to go say her goodbyes to people. She tried to make it sound more like a “see you soon,” but each one became more solemn than the last until she met with Iliana and Paige. When she said it was time for her witch fight to Iliana, Iliana, with her whi
Discussion With Mother EarthWhen I walk through a parking lot, I notice the large cracks.Discussion With Mother Earth9 minutes ago in Free Verse
Deep, and long that might as well be gashes.
Really, it's so upsetting that I almost want to gag.
Child of mine, pay it no mind.
Go out when it's dark, because it's invisible in the night.
Untrue - I still see it - day or night - it's in plain sight.
Dear Precious Child, they are only flesh wounds.
No, Mother, that is not true.
Will you not let me give you energies of healing to you?
Daughter, you must not sacrifice yourself.
But I want to help!
Mother's sigh - There is no need to yell...
I know that you hurt.
Fall, winter and now spring.
I watch the men, constantly digging.
For what - another hotel we don't need!?
You always comfort me when I'm in pain.
Why won't you let me do the same?
Just a little - just for one day?
The discussion ended?
Another moment and then "Yes."
Choose pt 1You're back, again.Choose pt 110 minutes ago in General Fiction
You know why.
The genocide route was too tempting.
And your curiosity got the better of you.
So you go back.
You R E S E T.
You stand in the long hallway, waiting. You know what will happen, Sans will appear and you'd get to have a great time fighting him, no matter what he said.
Speaking of the devil, he's there. You don't know how you didn't see him before, but there he is.
"Heh," his sockets are hollow, "Nice to see you again,"
You stare at the computer screen. This... was... new....
"How many time's is it?" He asks your character
You shake your head, was this supposed to happen? It hadn't happened in any of the other play-throughs of genocide you've done.
You press z to continue and Frisk advances.
"Not you, kid," Sans closes his eyes, "I meant YOU"
The eyes on his sprite open and look directly at you. This was not normal, but it sure was interesting and new. You press z to continue.
"How many times has it been? Weren't you satisfied the
Asteri Tale Chapter 12 PiscesBZZT BZZTAsteri Tale Chapter 12 Pisces10 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
Sai rolled over and continued to sleep.
"Sai wake up!" Tori stood next to her, fully dressed for school. She groaned a little but didn't get up. "SAI!" he tore off her blanket and lifted her off the bed.
"Ah!" she instinctively grabbed onto him. Her hair was a tangled mess. "Put me down, Tori." she grumbled, still half asleep.
"We're going to be late." he gave her a stern look. She always overslept. He was used to it by now but they actually had a reason to be at school early given the recent events. "Zeka already left."
"Fine, fine!" she caved and he finally put her down. They lived with their aunt and cousin after their parents abandoned them. Sai 9 years ago then Tori 2 years later. She originally only stayed for school but when Tori got dropped off, there was no going back. Their aunt wasn't particularly nice but Sai kept to herself and never really noticed. Tori however, took everything hard.
Enhanced HuesElevator bars with rising roles.Enhanced Hues10 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
Perspective towers whoosh across with a ding.
The smoothest floor can't chart the mold
That underground thinking promotes below.
Stationed window, at attention.
Breezy white masks for steel.
As he studies the costumes, a retention
Of altitude attitude in ascension.
Chapter 10 Cancer Syrus grasped at his head in frustration as he ran. "Why did it have to be her of all people?" He let out an exasperated breath. He looked at the message from Arlin again. ["I'm waiting with Sharpe at the designated location. Come join me, I'm bored!"] At the bottom of the message was an address. It was an empty office building on the opposite side of the city. "How the hell did he get there so quickly?" Syrus ran into a nearby subway station. He didn't have the time to run the whole way. He grew more unsettled with each passing minute. When he finally got off, he darted out of the car, pushing people out of his way. "I can't believe I didn't see this coming!" Syrus growled to himself as he ran through back roads leading to the specified place. His lungs felt as if they would collapse. His legs ached but he couldn't stop now. Not with what's at stake. His thoughts circled in his head. "Why did ArlinChapter 10 Cancer13 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
Asteri Tale Chapter 9 Aquarius The final day of the first week of school. Anya sat with her back against the wall. Another long night trying to get her brother to sleep. By the time the toddler went down, the sun peeked over the horizon. She looked into the darkened room. Yasu lied in bed completely out.Asteri Tale Chapter 9 Aquarius13 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
"Finally." Anya sighed. She stood and walked to the couch where her father had passed out hours before "Good night." she said softly then prepared for school. She ate a light breakfast then headed out. -Things had been hard since Yasu was born. Due to complications during delivery, her mother passed away. Anya and her father resolved to raise him to the best of their abilities. That was easier said than done. He was a difficult child, refused to nap or sleep, got into everything, chewed on everything and so full of energy. It was tough. Anya had to give up everything to care for him and their father had to work multiple jobs to support them. Despite her abrupt absences, Kid and Skai went
MatchesI light the matchMatches13 minutes ago in Free Verse
to watch the world burn.
To see the flames devour.
To feel their heat
licking at my side.
I light the match
to see what survives.
What fights to beat the odds.
What remains standing,
mangled though it may be.
I light the match
to ignite the spark.
To show me I'm alive.
To know that I can feel.
To know that I can breathe.
All around me,
the world turns to ash
crumbling in the wake of my flames.
Beneath the charred remains
there's still life.
Inside, I can feel the flames,
so I light the match
so I can breathe.
Desert Nightmare Ch 4Gwen awoke to find herself in a pristine white hospital room. Her head was hurting, and she tried to lift herself up. A nurse saw her attempting to get up and quickly stopped her. ''Ms. Stacy, please no getting up. You and the other teenagers have been in a horrible accident. You see, a truck driver dozed off at the wheel and collided into your bus. I'm sorry to say that there have been four deaths from the collision as of right now, one of them being Nancy Scottsdale," the nurse said. Gwen suddenly felt sick. The memory of the horrific accident and Nancy' death flooded back to her. ''Please don't feel bad, Ms. Stacey. What happened today wasn't your fault. It was just a misfortunate occurrence."Desert Nightmare Ch 414 minutes ago in Drama
"Peter. I want Peter," Gwen replied cutting her off.
The nurse bit her lip and went over and grabbed a cup of water for Gwen. Handing the water to her, the nurse clasped her hands together. "Ms. Gwendolyn Stacey, I'm sorry to inform you that Peter, Luke, Sam, Ava, Danny, and Celina are missing
Asteri Tale Chapter 8 Bird It was quite early in the morning. Reese rolled out of bed, hoping to avoid his parents. They were yelling, a lot. He sighed and hastily dressed for school. "Here we go again." He had no idea what they were so worked up about and he didn't intend to find out. An abundance of religious imagery lined the hall leading to the door from his bedroom. Reese rolled his eyes and practically ran for the door. This had been his routine for as long as he could remember. He never bought into all that 'higher power' nonsense. "Success is wrought from your own hard work not by riding the coattails of some false prophets." He despised how strongly his parents believed in such garbage. They of course rejected that their own son harbored such blasphemous thoughts. He shuddered at the thought of the inhumane things he'd endured at their hands. He stopped in to a small cafe on the way to school for a quick breakfast.Asteri Tale Chapter 8 Bird14 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
He arrived at the schoo
Asteri Tale Chapter 7 Cetus -Darkness. Blood. The smell of rotting flesh. Smoke. A sudden blaze illuminated everything. Madness. Chaos. Everything is lost. A never ending nightmare.-Asteri Tale Chapter 7 Cetus15 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
-The sun had barely begun to rise. A tall boy clad in all black walked the street. His red eyes burned with vengeance. His black hair clung to his face, dripping with sweat. A singled red strand stuck out from the rest. He stopped behind an abandoned building. A meeting place. He crouched down leaning on the wall, clutching his head. Tormented by the misfortune, the injustice of his part. Several minutes went by in silence. The faint sound of footsteps. Closer, louder. The approached. A shorter more stout figure, face obscured by a dark red hooded sweatshirt. The guy stood. He walked out of the blackness into the light of dawn.
"Snake." his dark voice resounded in the near lifeless street. The hooded figure removed the hood, Alex stood before the sinister guy.
"Yes, Master?" he
Asteri Tale Chapter 6 Rabbit The train stopped. Shea walked out after Ceres. He stretched and yawned.Asteri Tale Chapter 6 Rabbit16 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
"How can you still be tired?" she said in a disgruntled voice.
"Mmm...shut it." he groaned and rubbed his eyes. "Let's just go." she scoffed and laughed a little. They walked out of the train station and towards the school. "This reminds me of when you were little." he started in a playful tone. "You would hide in my bag for school...what the hell happened to that?"
"Eh, d-don't bring up such pointless rubbish." she shot him an insulted look. "What's gotten into you lately?"
"Nothing..." he shrugged. There was an answer he just didn't want to say it. They arrived at the grand campus for their 3rd day of class. Ceres turned and stopped Shea.
"I have to meet with my club officers today, so I won't be at lunch."
"Fine, whatever." she waved him off and began walking. Today was tryouts for the volleyba
Desert nightmare Chapter 3MeanwhileDesert nightmare Chapter 316 minutes ago in Drama
*on the bus*
Nancy, Celina's enemy and the newest high school bully, snickered to herself as she applied her lipstick. Her friends sat around her, grinning themselves. "So did you get it?" The brunette of the group asked. Nancy nodded. Bending down, she picked up a light blue backpack that was owned by Celina.
"So what are you going to do with her bag?" The redhead friend of the group asked.
Nancy rolled her eyes. "What does it look like I'm going to do with it, idiot? Once we make another pit stop, I'm dumping her things in the toilet," Nancy replied back.
"Um, don't you think that's going a little too far, Nancy?" The other girl asked.
"Look. Shut up, Amber. If you're not going to do this with us, remember. I have pics on my phone of you doing you know what with Flash in the girl's bathroom I advise you to keep your mouth shut if you don't want those photos getting out!" Nancy hissed.
The brunette known as amber shut right up. Listening to their conversation, Luke shook his
Asteri Tale Chapter 5 Scorpio Skai and Kid sat in the back seat of a car as they left the school. Skai's mother picked them up regularly, since Kid's house was on their way, it wasn't a problem. Kid panted still tired from the dodge ball game in class.Asteri Tale Chapter 5 Scorpio17 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
"Man, that was exciting!" Kid stretched his legs. He thought for a while then spoke again. "I don't get why you insist we stay away from Kanamura. He seemed pretty cool back there!" Kid griped. "He must be so lonely." Seated next to him, Skai rolled his eyes.
"That's a choice he made for himself, it doesn't concern us." He tried to reason with his naive friend.
"There's nothing wrong with making more friends, dear." Skai's mother chimed in from the front seat of the car as she drove.
"Yeah!" Kid pouted. "Just think where you'd be without me?" Kid cheerfully pointed to himself with both hands.
"Mmm." Skai rolled his eyes again, mildly embarrassed. "I guess you have a point." Kid smiled
All Night ArgumentO my sweet, please come downstairs.All Night Argument18 minutes ago in Free Verse
I only have one more night with you
and I wanted to go our for a dinner for two.
You can pick the place. No one cares!
I'm looking as the horizon flares.
O baby, you know that's your queue.
I wanna know whatcha gonna do.
There's so much pain my heart bares.
O girl, I don't like your tone,
So I'll leave you at home to think.
I'll be at my house, fixing a drink,
so if you change your mind, call my phone.
Now the sky is in a bright pink.
For now, my sweet, I'll leave you alone.
ProloguePainPrologue18 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Tearing, shaking, screaming.
Pain shrieks through me, plucking me from my dreams. I fight it. Fighting is why I was created, combat is why I was born, conflict and loss dominated my training, and when the chill of biological refrigerants crept into my veins the sharp cold voice of System reminded me that in Cryo I would not dream.
I am dreaming now.
Cryo is over, and the War is waiting. The War can wait a little longer.
It’s been 6 years since I was decanted, gasping and slippery with amnio-gel, onto the cold smooth plastic of the Natal Frame. In that time I have never once been allowed to sleep past revilie, and I have no hope of it now, no frame of reference for disobedience…
...but the pain. It’s grasping, pawing, crying out for me… and my only hope of fighting it is to stay in the dream. The dream is the same as always, charcoal and white, gritty, flat, tasteless. Training, testing, more training, more testing, punishment for failure, different punishme
The Nightmare Never EndsThe Nightmare Never EndsThe Nightmare Never Ends18 minutes ago in General Fiction
Chapter Two: A friend among the darkness
Vic cried as he tried to find out where his older brother was but he knew that he shouldn't that it was just wast of time. Until he happened across the hall at the back of the house. It was a long dimly lit hall the only source of light was a white painted window which was set into the wall near the ceiling while most of the space of the other two walls was occupied by four large doorways Two on each side and a white chair sat at the far end. upon the chair was a rather large plush of a gold rabbit.
The plush sat leaned against the back of the chair with it’s head tilted to the side as if watching the doorway. Vic was unnerved by the sight of the rabbit but walked closer and as he drew near he could see more details. The face of it was worn and torn in places the metallic teeth were exposed the joints were showing in spots due to parts of the material being torn from obvious signs of being