Gender Identity and Blue GiraffeesLet's say that you really like blue giraffes. You're just old enough to know that giraffes aren't blue, but you still like blue giraffes. Your parents, quite to your consternation, demand that you stop drawing blue giraffes because, as you know, giraffes aren't blue. The only explanation your parents can give you for why you shouldn't draw blue giraffes is that, “Giraffes aren't blue.”Gender Identity and Blue Giraffees2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Maybe you stop drawing blue giraffes for a while, but it really bothers you that blue giraffes are “just wrong.” So you draw a blue giraffe - and your parents take away your crayons for a week. You protest, saying that, “I know giraffes aren't blue, but I like drawing blue giraffes. Why can't I draw blue giraffes?”
Your parents admonish, “Giraffes aren't blue. It shouldn't be fun to draw blue giraffes because drawing blue giraffes is wrong.”
“Why are blue giraffes wrong?”
“Because giraffes aren't blue.”
Finally, you squeak, “bu
'Faithless' Vent WriteI stared at my phone in horror at the terrifyingly sorrowful messages scrawled on the screen. I knew she could fight, but I wasn't sure for how long and how I could help.'Faithless' Vent Write1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Behold the new hate with all the same lost values
Forsake what lives deeper
In death we're all believers
All I can say is 'hold on.' As easily as I could just fall asleep where I sit, this cold and dark January morning, the silence screams in both of our heads.
Raise up your sirens
Break through the silence
We are united in the search for something more
It's getting hard to give halfway decent advice. Opening my mind would be catastrophic due to horrific memories lying in wait within the dark corners of my own gray matter. It would simply be a death wish-For the both of us.
Cross your heart
Open your mind
Hide your face in their disguise
I can't give up. I can't afford to-WE can't afford to. She saved my life, I'll sacrifice that life to save hers. Even if it means getting beaten to a bloody fucki
Lukewarm DarknessCrimson…oh god, the crimson. It splatters onto the carpet of snow. It splatters onto the walls of brick. It splatters on the door of cowardice as she hides. Her gleaming eyes of cascading blue cannot look away. Their names fall in silent whispers on her lips. She feels the shadows tug at her arms. They tug at her legs. They tug at her throat and coil. The snake whispers and slithers guilt. It slithers and whispers dread. The snake whispers and slithers the same words over and over. The shadows go for more than the tugs. They begin to drag her down. Down, down, spiraling down…Lukewarm Darkness1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Down, down, spiraling down… Down, down, spiraling down… The snake whispers and slithers despair. It slithers and whispers the sorrow. The shadows cackle. The silence weeps over and over. Down, down, spiraling down…
She wakes. Her gleaming eyes blink and look around. Her rapid panting is the only sound. Her hands clutch the blankets. Lukewarm moonlight greets her feeling of gloom.
Danielle for DinnerDanielle picked up the communicator from the counter as it chimed.Danielle for Dinner1 week ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Hello? Oh, Mister Globulous, how nice to hear from you!” she frowned. “Oh, oh really? That's awful! I'm so sorry to hear that I—what? Oh, you think so? Well...yeah I would love to cheer him up!” the young brunette's expression brightened. “Thank you so much for the idea!”
Ending the call, Danielle smiled. She had a few hours to get ready before Klovus came home, then she could really cheer him up!
Klovus sighed as he opened the door to the home he shared with his human girlfriend. Work was always rough and today had been particularly bad. It hadn't helped that Glob had been so boastful of his latest conquest either, it just made Klovus feel all the worse really.
“Danielle I'm home,” he called halfheartedly as he put down his briefcase.
He frowned when he got no answer, his large red eyes looking around for his girlfriend.
“Danielle?” he called again.