Unnesting PlacesPeople have teethUnnesting Places6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
they use to crunch words
and bones they use
to grind feather fingers
crackling their spines
leaving holes in our music
and in our hearts.
I don't believe
you'd like to believe
in lies if there's no truth
behind those covers.
the dragons have died
and we remain
translucent trans transparency
sans form and abacuminous.
these leaves transduce
the perceiving of soul
in autumn winds
as autumn rolls
you tell me of a grasp
more powerful than hate
more generous than love
I want to believe you.
Do you know where your heart is, dear,
Do you know where your heart is,
is it tight, tied up tiding
in your chest roving and reeling
between sacs of wind
and chondritic bones?
some mornings I wake up
and know I've lost
it was you
and I know that
pick your favorite summerif it comes down to dreamspick your favorite summer9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
shape & substance
until found fixed
in the confines
with memory's matter
into something that resembles itself
what else is there?
yesterday I slept away
of that night's
and made my morning
from blank pages
building better blinding lights
from which to turn my tired eyes
with always another one waiting
what else is there?
SardineSardineSardine6 years ago in Surrealism More Like This
i am an imaginary fish
i beat my fins
like a waking child
i hum bubbles
and lull myself
The PrecipiceTwo friends walk side by side. Hands bumping along next to each other, but never clasped. They laugh. They cry. They delve into mountains to find the treasures buried therein. They climb out of the depths, striving for the sunlight but blinded when they get too close. They continue on their path into nothingness. Barren land in all directions, save for the occasional mountain. Usually they will climb to the top. Sometimes going under. Rarely going around.The Precipice6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
On and on they go. Time becomes inconsequential. Have they been walking for two minutes? Or two millennia? It doesn't matter. They jest. They talk. They spend days in silence, happy just to have the other there- with nothing needing to be said. They fight too. But never for too long. Being right isn't important. Not as important as having someone there. Someone to carry you when sick or injured. Someone to support, to have on your back, to protect. Never a burden.
They reach a cliff. They'd seen it coming for a while. Everyone did. Th
Warhammer 40k PrimerThe Warhammer 40k Primer: describing the numerous factions and races in the Warhammer 40k universeWarhammer 40k Primer7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
By- Kingdoms Shield
It is The 41 millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.
Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battle fleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the manifestation of the Emperors will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest among them are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineere
TwilightTwilight5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She wanted to live in an old villa
or a cottage by the sea
with cool slate flagstones
covered in moss
that cupped her feet
and grapevines trailing like brides
down to the water
where she would sit and paint
the red boats
and the warm slant of sun
that toyed with the long morning
and filled it with conversation.
She wanted to beckon the afternoon
and gather it in her lap
in a bentwood chair
under a trellis
that grew ivy green
like the madness
of untamed summer
where she could write memoirs,
scandals of lovers
and too many trysts
that would raise eyebrows
and she would sip Limoncello
while the bees told her stories.
And the evening would fall at her feet
just like it always did
and the China red moon
would rise from the trees
and race down the path
to greet her
and she would stretch out in a silk hammock
on her white-washed porch
where she could make up dreams
the bright embers
and the cricket drone air
that drenched the long night
cocooning her s
It Drove Us ApartIm writing this on the back of my boarding pass, I left my notebook at home.It Drove Us Apart5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
God, I miss him.
I think Im crazy to, but I do.
My nails are painted black with silver sparkles.
I feel black with silver sparkles.
I feel dead with flashes of hope, happiness, human.
Im afraid well hit rain.
I keep sipping my water.
Its killing my stomach.
I havent eaten since, well, more than twenty-four hours.
I nearly choked on an ice cube.
I was okay with choking.
I WAS OKAY.
I mean, I wasnt happy, but I wouldnt have minded
God, Im sick.
Im lying to myself, again.
Im not alright; I miss him too much.
We cant be friends though.
It was going to happen, I knew that.
I just wish it hadnt happened so soon.
Damn, it was completely pointless.
I got two hours of sleep last night, because of him.
I cried too long.
I didnt cry enough.
I think I made myself cry.
I wanted to feel sad.
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 29Time Cannot Erase Chapter 298 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Look into my eyes and you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart, search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more
Look into your heart you will find
There's nothing there to hide
Take me as I am, take my life
I would give it all, I would sacrifice
Don't tell me it's not worth fighting for
I can't help it there's nothing I want more
Everything I do I do it for you
I'd fight for you
I'd die for you
~Bryan Adams "Everything I Do"
Die for You
"Princess of the pure heart," the Triforce whispered, its voice suddenly much more ethereal and far less menacing than it had been just moments earlier. Zelda could hear them speaking within her, calmly and under control. Instead of each voice vying to be heard, each booming louder than the last, they were now speaking in perfect unison. "The True Force is at your command," the Triforce echoed in its rich, filling voice.
"What do you wish of Courage?" The bottom right corner illuminated brighter than her sisters fo
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 18Time Cannot Erase Chapter 189 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And you will never see a day when I will break your heart
You'll see the sky fall down before it ever gets that far
I may be crazy, but I'm crazy about you
I'd walk across the fire for you
I'd walk on the wire for you
If you just believe in me
I'd lie for you, and that's the truth
~Meatloaf "I'd Lie For You, and That's the Truth"
To Ransom a Princess
"And by the time I got to the roof she was gone. I believe she was up there with Marth, but, as I said before, I didn't actually see either of them. When I got there Link was…" Impa hesitated, deliberating on how to put it, "upset," she finally settled on the simplest explanation. "He told me that she was 'gone with him'. That is all I could get out of him. This morning he finally just stood up and left- he walked right out of town."
"Didn't you talk to him?" Saria asked. Impa and the other sages were standing in the Chamber of Sages as Impa discussed with them the distressing events of the previous night.
"I asked him why he wa
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 26Time Cannot Erase Chapter 269 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
We were drawn from the weeds
We were brave like soldiers
Falling down under the pale moonlight
You were holding to me
Like a someone broken
And I couldn't tell you but I'm telling you now
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Look at us
This doesn't need to be the end
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
~Rob Thomas "Ever the Same"
We Both Fall Apart
"They're falling apart, Sire," the soldier held a spyglass to his eye, peering into the distance towards Marth's army. "They can't even hold ranks! They're fighting amongst themselves. Marth himself is engaged in a squabble."
Hardin sat atop his massive stallion, sneering and giving a short barking laugh. "What did I tell you? Aritia is crumbling on its own. We're simply here to see that it happens sooner rather than later. Cornelius was a pitiful ruler at best, but his son
Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 2Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 28 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
THIS IS PART 2 OF CHAPTER 32. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PART ONE, GO READ IT NOW!
Despite the long journey, the harsh weather, and miserable feeling which had settled over them all, far too soon for Zelda's liking the trail began to curve back northward, and she found herself facing a straightforward course for the castle.
"This is it," Impa said as the company slowed to a stop. "Thank you for coming with us this far."
Link looked around unexpectedly to see Ruto, Nabooru, Saria and Darunia hanging back from the fork in the road.
"Are you sure you don't need us any longer?" Nabooru asked, though she looked particularly harried by the rain. It was no wonder- the desert lands of the west never got so cold and wet. It was a tribute to Nabooru's strength that she had made the whole journey without complaint.
"I'm sure Link and I can escort the Princess safely from here," Impa replied.
The Sages took turns bidding the Princess and Link farewell, thanking each other profusely and all assuring they
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 23Wash away the thoughts insideTime Cannot Erase Chapter 239 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That keep my mind away from you
No more love and no more pride
My thoughts are all I have to do
Remember when it rained
In the water I remain
Tears of hope run down my skin
Tears for you that will not die
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die
Remember when it rained
I felt the ground
and looked up high
And called your name
Remember when it rained
In the darkness I remain
~Josh Groban Remember When It Rained
The sun had all but set over the vast grassy plain. The only sound was that of crickets chirping melodically in the distance. A quiet hush had settled over the village of Kadden: a lone beacon of civilization nestled in the middle of a sea of long, silken grass. The last rays of light were fading from the rooftops. The shadows of the little buildings were lengthening and then vanishing into the darkness. The streets of the town were slowly emptying as most of its inhabitants headed for home fo
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 28Time Cannot Erase Chapter 288 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
They say it's a river that circles the earth
A beam of light shining to the edge of the universe
It conquers all
It changes everything
In this world we've created
In this place that we lived
In a blink of an eye the darkness slips in
Love lights the world, unites the love that's for eternity
Look at this place
It was paradise but now it's dying
Love breaks your heart
Love takes no less than everything
Love breaks the chain
Love aches for everyone of us
Love takes the tears and the pain
And turns it into the beauty that remains
~Vanessa Williams and Bryan McKnight "Love Is"
With an echoing clang of ringing metal the Master Sword slipped from Zelda's fingers and fell to the ground. An all encompassing silence has settled over the chaos of the battlefield.
Zelda looked down at what she had done: at Ganondorf's lifeless body lying before her. She couldn't look away. Unable to move, she simply stared at the carnage before her.
She felt nothing. She had expected to
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 25You're begging me to go, you're making me stayTime Cannot Erase Chapter 259 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you've had?
Believe me, believe me, I can't tell you why
But I'm trapped by your love, and I'm chained to your side
We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searching our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield
~Pat Benetar "Love is a Battlefield"
The Seal is Broken
"Marth!" Zelda fought her way through the crowds, trying to glimpse him through the chaos. "Marth!"
Now that the Sages had been subdued Marth's army seemed to be congregating in one spot. All fighting had seemed to cease, but every soldier was pushing and vying to get to a particular location.
Zelda had seen the man in green, 'Link', attack Marth. This had to be where the soldiers were fleeing.
"Let me through!" Zelda cried, pushing her way into the thro
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 21You're beautiful, it's trueTime Cannot Erase Chapter 219 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
But it's time to face the truth
I will never be with you
~James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Marth led Zelda to one of the tallest, most secluded towers in the castle. He walked to the parapets and stood silently for a moment, thinking about what he would say. In the distance he could see the ocean, shimmering of deep blue. The moonlight caught each ripple of the waves as they rolled onto the shore, the white foam gleaming like silver in the night. Ever so faintly he could hear the sound of the waves rolling in and dashing back out in their gentle, beautiful rhythm.
When he did turn to her, however, he wasn't expecting to see what he did. Though her face was impassive and her eyes calm, tears were running down her cheeks.
"What's wrong?" he asked her, putting a hand on her shoulder.
"I don't know," she replied calmly, though the tears continued to fall. "I've never seen the ocean before. It's… it's beautiful," she said softly, her voice s
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 22Time Cannot Erase Chapter 229 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Im so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
If you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here
And it wont leave me alone
Your face; it haunts my most pleasant dreams
Your face; it chased away all of the sanity in me
These wounds wont seems to heal
This pain is just too real
~Evanescence My Immortal
The Triforce of Wisdom Awakes
Zelda made her way to her room and shut the door, collapsing upon the bed. No matter how she fought she could not dispel the images from her head. Never before had she had a prophecy so poignant, so clear and so intense.
She knew she had to go back to Hyrule but then there was Marth. Her mind reeling, she lay for a long while trying to come to a decision on what to do. There was no way to take back the hurt she had caused, and no way to erase the hurt she was feeling.
In the darkness she wept. She wept for them both.
Why, she whispered.
Why was it th
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 20Time Cannot Erase Chapter 209 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
A Gift of Flowers
Open the gate!
The sounds of shouting and the booming of the massive front gates of Marths castle groaning open awakened Zelda. It was barely dawn on her fourth day in Aritia. Outside she could hear shouting and all kinds of bedlam. Groggily she sat up. Something was definitely not right. Dressing quickly she rushed out to see what was happening. The heavy fog had set in during the night after the great celebration had still not worn off. The world was grey and mournful looking- a foreboding omen for the already waning courage of the Aritians.
She had spotted Marth right off, pushing his way to the gate as a hoard of people had started through. They were dirty, thin and looked exhausted both emotionally and physically- like many of the other inhabitants of the castle, only on a much more d
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 27Heaven's gates won't open up for meTime Cannot Erase Chapter 278 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With these broken wings I'm falling
And all I see is you
These city walls have no love for me
I'm on the ledge of the eighteenth story
And oh I scream for you
Come please I'm calling
And all I need from you
Hurry I'm falling, I'm falling
Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth saving me
~Nickelback "Saving Me"
The Path to Redemption
"The castle!" a voice shrieked. The ground gave a sudden, violent lurch as high above the flaming castle began to sway. The flames had crept over half of the castle now, and had completely enveloped one of the smaller towers. Without warning the tower gave way: crumbling as easily as if it were made of sand. Fire and rubble showered down over the field, and all over soldiers dove out of the way, trying to avoid being crushed.
"Kain!" Marth turned sharply, hi
Knights of IronKnights of IronKnights of Iron8 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: Affirmation of Faith
Sir, I dont know what were gonna do! These arent just cultists like intel said! Imperial Guard Private First Class Alance Chrisnable voxed frantically, lasgun firing a few times at the oncoming Horde of enemies.
You will do your duty to the Emperor. Whether you live or die matters little, for if you die defending in His name, He will take you to His side for eternity, Commissar Kelde growled back over the vox.
The Guard forces were in disarray. Half their numbers thinned by the onslaught of the Traitor legions. At first, it was supposed to have been just a small cult, nothing major, and the Forces that Be had deemed the backwater planets small Imperial Guard detachment capable of quelling the uprising. And they were right. Up until the dreaded Black Legion dropped on their rear, that is. And the Guard forces of Vactal were now the ones being d
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 31Time Cannot Erase Chapter 318 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Can you forgive me again
I didn't mean to hurt you
I heard the words come out
I felt that I would die
It hurt so much to hurt you
Then you look at me
You're not shouting anymore
You're silently broken
I'd give anything now
to kill those words for you
I can't live this life
Without you by my side
I need you to survive
So stay with me
You look in my eyes
and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry
I never meant to hurt you
~Evanescence Forgive Me
Shes awake! Elice cried in elation. Ive just heard!
What? Roy looked up at the sound of her frantic voice.
Zelda! Elice exclaimed. Shes all right! Shes awake! Lets go!
Roy didnt have time to respond before Elice grabbed his hand and started dragging him away. Elice approached the bunker quickly, noticing that Darunia, the large rock creature, was no longer standing guard and the door was flung open. She peered through the
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 24Would you tremble,Time Cannot Erase Chapter 249 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
if I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please tell me this
Now would you die,
for the one you love?
Hold me in your arms, tonight
I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away
I can be your hero
~Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
The Battle Begins
It was late morning when Link and the Sages passed the borders of Aritia, tearing across the planes at top speed, desperately trying to reach Marth's castle in time. This was it: the final day. Link had to face Marth this day. It was inevitable.
When at last the towering castle finally came into view the sun had reached its zenith and had already begun to descend. As the castle drew nearer Link began to pull back on his reins, slowing his horse slightly.
"Where do we go from here?" Impa asked, slowing beside him.
"We will stay here," Link said calmly, "and wait."
"He will come to us?" Ruto queried.
"Yes," was the simple reply. Link was gazing at the castle wi
Among the Ashes Chapter 3Among the Ashes Chapter 38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Among the Ashes
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
And for all this
There's only one thing you should know
I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
~Linkin Park "In the End"
Promises that Can't be Kept
Elice awoke the next morning with the cool, grey light of a snowy sunshine on her face. For a moment she lay still, gathering her thoughts, then she sat up with a flash. Her head felt a little light and she was slightly groggy, but otherwise she felt as though she had simply been asleep. She knew she had not though. The last thing she remembered was screaming out into snowy night- then everything went blank. Glancing around the room she noticed Marth asleep on a chair in the corner and Roy kneeling on the floor beside her, his arms folded beneath him like a pillow resting on the foot of her bed.
"Roy," she said urgently, touching his arm. Roy's head shot up and he look
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 19I'd do anythingTime Cannot Erase Chapter 199 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Just to hold you in my arms
Try to make you laugh
Somehow I can't put you in the past
Do you remember me?
Because I know I won't forget you
~Simple Plan "I'd Do Anything"
To Wield the Sword Once More
In a burst of light Link materialized in the cavernous antechamber of the Temple of Time. The instant his feet hit the floor he was off and running. His mind was so focused on the task at hand he didn't even notice he wasn't alone.
"You there!" Link turned his head with a start as he heard a voice scream at him. It was an imperial soldier, brandishing a blade and moving towards Link threateningly. "You are not allowed here, the entire city is under- hey! It's you!" the soldier's eyes grew wide with recognition and he tensed even more. "You have been banished! You are under arrest, by order of the-"
BAM! Link's fist hit the soldier's cheek without warning and the soldier toppled to the floor with a loud, echoing thud. Still completely single-minded, Link immediate
Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 1Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 18 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When this began I had nothing to say
And I get lost in the nothingness inside of me
I was confused
And I let it all out to find
That I'm not the only person with these things in mind
But all the vacancy the words revealed
Is the only real thing that I've got left to feel
Nothing to lose
Just stuck: hollow and alone
And the fault is my own
I will never know myself until I do this on my own
And I will never feel anything else, until my wounds are healed
I will never be anything till I break away from me
I will break away,
I'll find myself today
I want to heal
I want to feel like I'm
somewhere I belong
~Linkin Park "Somewhere I Belong"
Where I Belong
"Look up there, right between those two peaks. The pass will open up and once we get to the top you can see the towers clearly, with Death Mountain right behind them. Then you look out and all of Hyrule field opens up and you can see everything: the desert to the south, and lake Hylia past that. Then you look across the field and t