1000 Paper Cranes Part I1.1000 Paper Cranes Part I5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I watched as Hanna surprisingly quick in the blue light of his window folded the small slip of white paper.
"There. Number one of one thousand."
The little white crane fluttered to my side.
"Now it means something."
I turned the page in my book, which was turning out to be amazingly dissatisfying, just as I heard a pause in Hanna's munching.
"You know ..."
I looked over at him, mid-spoonful, hand frozen halfway between the bowl and his mouth. "We still only have one paper crane."
I didn't say anything as I put my book, up-side-down to mark my place, on the arm of the chair. I felt Hanna's eyes on me as I reached down and picked up a paper from off the ground. My fingers flew through the movements of their own accord, and I surprisingly placed a neat, white crane down on top of the book.
"Now we have two."
It was about nine when I got home with tomorrow's groceries. The door was broken, and i actually had to kick it before it opened.
Hanna was asleep at the table.
Rusty BladeIm going to write about this for a long, long timeRusty Blade5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I took it.
Straight from the wall,
I used it to pry open,
The blood beneath my skin.
Dabbing away the tears my arm cried,
When I sliced it open.
Because of you
You still say you didnt cause it,
Your actions made me do it,
Greek NamesAchilles PainGreek Names6 years ago in Historical More Like This
Adrastos Does not run away
Aeolus Quick, Nimble
The Other Place: Chapter ThreeJohn Foster awoke to find himself still slumped behind the wheel of his car, and he groggily ran his hand over his aching head, feeling the coarse texture of congealed blood in the injured section of his tangled mat of hair. He shut his eyes tightly and opened them again, focusing on the environment displayed through the windscreen, and he pulled himself into an upright position, hearing the steering wheel creak under the pressure of his weight.The Other Place: Chapter Three6 years ago in Horror More Like This
The car was in exactly the same place as it had stopped, but instead of the bright summer evening he remembered, the sky was now cloudless and grey with the dim sun hardly visible, like a torch shining behind a sheet of greaseproof paper. The trees were bare and devoid of leaves, their branches reaching out into the air like the structure of a nervous system, and although the fields looked the same, there were no crops growing in them now, just bare earth and uncovered branches as far as the eye could see. The Cathedral was still there, but som
Kings and Queens of Numenor KINGS AND QUEENS OF NUMENORKings and Queens of Numenor7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
THE EARLY DAYS
Persephone and HadesPersephone & HadesPersephone and Hades7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He watched his opposite.
His other half.
(Goddess of the Earth who belonged in the Sun)
They truly were the more he thought about it.
(Dark sun kissed skin & dark firry red hair with leaf green eyes)
(His skin so pale & blonde hair and icy blue eyes)
She stares out with lightless eyes at the river of Styx wanting to cross it.
To go back up & stand under the warm sun where she belongs.
To talk to the flowers & watch them grow while birds sing in praise of her beauty.
Eating honeysuckles & pomegranates & drinking the finest wine.
He was selfish, but even so she would look at him love.
(Her fingers tangled in his hair when she kissed him)
She would try her best to smile at him and tell him she loved him.
Her words were like a sweet powdery lie that would melt on his tongue.
He was a selfish monster who devoured these lies in the dead of night when they were tangled together in silk and sweat.
(He always felt like he was melting when he held her at night)
She would sit n
ericit's half past midnight. theeric5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
scent of tobacco and sea salt
cling to eric as he carves
secrets into his skin. they
look like raindrops and now
he's standing in the middle
of the hallway, looking at me
as if to say "see what i've
eric is the type of boy who
wouldn't be impressed if he
saw new york up close, but
would just stare at the
unnecessary amount of people
then shake his head and walk
away. he is the type of boy
who will end up smoking his
mothers ashes after she finally
dies from the disappointment.
he bends and breaks his bones
and it hurts my heart as i try to
curse him sober and curse him
clean. it never works. what,
with all these crying eyes, am
i suppose to do now?
words are pouring out of his
mouth like alcohol and i'm
Numenorean NamesName MeaningNumenorean Names6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Adunakhor Lord of the West
Aldarion Of the trees
Amandil Devoted to Aman
+Made For You 5 - BL+Chapter 5: Downpour+Made For You 5 - BL+7 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cameron always found it funny how the weather seemed to like reflecting certain moods. While rain was usually just rain, the heavy shower felt more than appropriate for their current situation. The sky was so dark and the rain fell so steadily, blurring everything outside the cars windows, making it hard to see much of anything. It didnt looked like it planned to stop any time soon either, not with the way the rain pounded down.
A stop sign suddenly appeared ahead and Cameron quickly slowed the car to a stop, allowing a pedestrian off to the side to rush across underneath their dark blue umbrella. Out of the corner of his eye, Cameron watched Elliot stare vacantly ahead at the windshield wipers that swept away at the veil of water that refused to leave.
So Cameron drawled, rapping his fingertips against the steering wheel. As much as he suspected that Elliot wanted silence, he couldnt bear for the quietness to drag on and on like
PersephoneDaughter of Nature,Persephone9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beauty in tangible form.
Truly a goddess,
She could rule any kingdom she desired,
But never could she conquer love.
With pleading eyes
Wide and sparkling with hope,
She begs the heavens
Not to cry for her,
Not to waste a raindrop
Or cast a cloud of doubt.
She was willing to go to hell
Just to be with him.
She was willing to leave
Her pulsating aura of light
Just to soften his darkness
Ever so slightly.
She begs for someone to listen,
The choice was all her own.
She was not forced,
Except by that force,
So compelling, penetrating,
She was willing to lose it all
To get her sole desire,
Her soul's desire,
How can she explain?
Surrounded by darkness
Which cultivates only
The most primal of feelings,
She follows her impulses at last.
Consumed by night,
She is hidden at last
From the critical world
Suspended so high above.
She begs the earth not to cry,
But to peer a little closer.
She was willing to go to he
+Made For You 2 - BL+Chapter 2: Little Black Heart+Made For You 2 - BL+7 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The perfect moment-the one between having forgotten about a bad memory and unfortunately having to recall it at a later date-was ruined when a certain freckled boy entered the Student Council room at the beginning of lunch.
Elliot looked up from his work when he heard some of the Student Council members suddenly burst into hushed conversation. A familiar but unwelcome name passed someone's lips and it dawned on Elliot what all of the conversing was about. He turned his head towards the door. Any question of whether the freckled boy was actually there or not was quickly quelled.
"Great. Now he's strutting around like he belongs here," Elliot mumbled under his breath. From a desk just across from his, Jacqueline, one of his best friends since childhood, smiled at him and shook her head.
"Aren't you being a tad mean, Elliot?" She looked up from some papers on her desk and watched Cameron approach a Student Council member. "I don't think he's strutting.
Persephone Chapter 4Persephone: Queen of the DeadPersephone Chapter 47 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Let me briefly interrupt my daughter Kore's story here, for there are many reasons I behaved the way I did; and even though it will be hard for mortals to understand my motives, let me do my best to try to clarify them here. But before I begin, let me introduce myself. I am an old Goddess, though I dont look it, my long flowing hair is a light golden blonde, the color of spun silk that was kissed by the Sun and my skin as flawless as a pearl. My body is still as youthful and firm as it was when I was still an innocent Goddess, many, many centuries ago. My name is Demeter and I am the Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility and it is through me that all life on earth continues. Im one of the original Olympian Gods and have been around since before the creation of mortal life. Ive seen many cultures develop only to be destroyed, t
Dear MummyDear Mummy,Dear Mummy5 years ago in Letters More Like This
I know you say, I'll always be your little girl but mum, I feel like your little boy. My penis is small and undeveloped, I lack a sack and I guess, when the doctors saw me, they assumed I was meant to be a girl. I'm not meant to be a girl, my mind screams male, while my body is trapped between being a woman and a man, and it would've been nice if my mind and body could agree on something as my gender. If I could and I've tried, I would be the "girl" the doctors' told you, you had but like life, I didn't turned out as you'd have expected, I put you through hell as a teen and even now, I'm still causing problems, even thought I don't mean to. Living life as a woman has been difficult, I felt like I was trapped in my own drag queen clothing and couldn't get out of it, even thought I was finished with pretending to be something that I wasn't. I'm trying to be myself now, I might come home crying because I felt humiliated, and I hate how people make a big deal about "correcting"
what happenedher face is a galaxy what happened5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they are all her stars.
while holding hands
with the boys
that like boys and
the girls that like
but just for today.
she can give you
and take it all away
in a matter of
showing you that
it's not the way it is
in the movies
life is not as
but she's here to
it's like realizing you spend
half your life looking around
but not really noticing anything.
it's like holding a dying animal
in it's last minutes on earth.
it's like knowing that you need
to be better.
The Other Place: Chapter FiveJohn sat at the large oak table in the centre of the room, under the close scrutiny of the elderly man seated opposite him. He watched Evelyn sitting cross-legged on the floor, busying herself with a selection of paints, squeezing the different colours onto a palette and carefully choosing two or three paint brushes.The Other Place: Chapter Five6 years ago in Horror More Like This
Her mother walked over from the open fire with two bowls of soup, the dark ringlets of her hair bobbing and swaying as she walked, her big brown eyes accentuated by her pallid complexion. She set the bowls down in front of the men, beckoned her daughter to the table and returned to the iron pot suspended over the fire.
The elderly man picked up the faded metal spoon and apathetically stirred his soup, staring at John.
Do you like mushroom soup Mr ? he asked in a croaky and feeble voice.
Foster, John replied, John Foster.
Well Mr Foster, the old man began, I
Mongolian NamesName MeaningMongolian Names6 years ago in Historical More Like This
Amarbold Strong Peace
Batukhan Firm Ruler
Female Roman NamesAFemale Roman Names6 years ago in Settings More Like This
Agrippina Wild horse, Born feet first
Amaranta Flower that never fades
Amelia Industrious, Admiring
America Land o
+Made For You 4 - BL+Chapter 4: And the rain will fall+Made For You 4 - BL+7 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Things had become abnormal.
Even after a day had passed, Elliot still felt a little out of it. When teachers would drone on and on about past European rulers, scientific theory, or math equations, Elliot would end up staring blankly on ahead. People would tap him on the shoulder to get his attention for whatever reason, but when said reason was finished with, his mind swiftly fell be back into a far-off world. All day he would drift indecisively between two realities: the one that existed outside of him and the one that existed only within.
Sometimes, when he zoned out, he didnt think about anything. Sometimes he did. It wasnt long before Elliot found himself wondering about his parents, musing over what they were doing at that moment and when they would inevitably come back home. Theyd been gone for an awfully long time. Two weeks maybe? It was just that the longer they were gone from home, the closer their arrival would be...
Elven RealmsFOUNDED DURING THE AGES OF STARLIGHTElven Realms6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Beleriand Country of Balar/Osse
Doriath Land of the Girdle, Guarded Kingdom
Eglador Land of Elves
Falas Coast, Shore
Nan Elmoth Forest of Star Dusk
Neldoreth Forest of Beech
Roman NamesAce OneRoman Names6 years ago in Settings More Like This
Adeodatus Given to GOD
Adrian Of the Adriatic
Adriano Of Adria
Agrippa Wild Horse, Born Feet-First
Hades and PersephoneA Hades in his own rightHades and Persephone11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
lonely and his nights were cold
though the friends of his childhood
kept careful watch o'er his treasures untold,
He found a maiden peaceful there
among the thick rich greens
and tempted her with flowers and jewels
and took her as though a fiend,
She withered in his castle
no light for her hair to glisten
but unlike the evil he so stood reflected
he took heart and stopped to listen,
He sent her back to home and heart
though she took his own in her hand
and once a year returned whistfully
to set a wint'ry glow about his land.
MedicMedic!!Medic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Worth looked down at the corpse at his feet, a look of shock and admiration on his face. He stared at the face that was much like his own, directly into those bloodshot beady eyes, which were unfocused in death. The mouth was open in a silent gasp, where now-coagulated blood had made a thin line from the corner of the dead man's mouth down to his chin, where it dripped onto his neck. Worth's eyes followed the blood trail and grinned wickedly at the sight of a syringe sticking out of the dead man's neck. Gazing at the whole neck, the Spy's eyes lit twisted glee as he counted five syringes sticking out of the front of the neck, and he was able to see a few more from the back of the neck, but couldn't count how many.
Worth smiled with sick pleasurethe Medic must have been very angry
The Spy flicked his eyes back up to the dead doppelganger's face, looking for any blood other than the small trickle from the mouth. He was surprised when he found only dirt, though