I Inhale DecemberI Inhale December13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Winter gives its breath in waves
of clearer mornings and crisper nights
It whistles past my ears and I sit
knees against my chest
wrapped in mother's quilt, patched
with handsewn stitchwork
Worn and frayed
A tattered shield half-filtering
chill of air.
The stars, one thousand penlights
scattering cross the sky's
own patchwork quilt
of constellations, connecting
to my eye and followed
by my outstretched finger
tracing the Great Bear
through spiraling smoke
that dances from half-filtered
habit to despair.
My glowing wand
Gives its breath, enslaves
me with its whispered plight
in streaming deltas
stacked freedom from my
and I inhale December
while catering to dreams
of highways scrolling under me
in man-stitched asphalt seams.
The air hangs in the winter
with time's slow creeping pace
And Ursa's hibernating
in her home transfixed in space.
The miles of sky above me
the miles of road between
January's newborn year
and Ursa's waking spring.
TeacherTeacher13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I dont always know
I can talk you out of
taking the blade to your wrist
but I cant tell you how
it feels to be embraced
there are some things words
I dont always know
the right way
I can teach you how
to stress every second syllable
in a line of iambic pentameter
but I cant tell you
what its like to be loved
there are some things structure
I dont always know
I can show you a map
and point out
the longitude and latitude
to locate the highest point in brazil
but I dont know how to direct you
to the nearest open arms, open minds.
there are some places
that arent on maps.
I dont always know
I can explain the theory of relativity
in terms of inertia and gravity
and six degrees of separation
but I cannot explain the
separation of relatives
and the impact of that gravity
as it moves into your heart
at the speed of light.
There are some things science
The fact is I too, am a student.
The answer is found in the learning
Tantalizing. .:E+C:.Jay flipped through the pages furiously, hurrying to find the last word he needed to find of Mr. Regal's English class. He partnered up with Adam, deciding to split the work in half. They were given 20 words to define and put each one into a short story. Jay was almost finished, whereas Adam didn't do anything besides write his heading, which had the wrong date on it by the way.Tantalizing. .:E+C:.4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There was only 5 minutes left til class ended, and a quick sigh fell from Jay's lips as he skimmed through the dictionary's page for the last of his words.
Adjective. Tempting; arousing desire; tormenting or teasing by keeping something in sight but out of reach.
He scribbled the definition down on to paper hastily, before glancing over at his partner, who was obnoxiously popping his gum as he talked to others; launching a paper airplane into flight.
For some reason, he seemed shocked to not have seen his friend's face next to the definition. In the eyes of Jay Reso, that word perfectly summed up A
Something Worth Waiting ForRina hopped from foot to foot behind the curtain as she waited for Madison Rayne to make finish her entrance. As a birthday present, management had booked her in a Knockouts title match and she was pumped. Her new friend Nicoli waited by her side as she warmed up. She let out a breath as her fellow Fortune teammate Kaz approached her, and she smoothed her black and white corset top.Something Worth Waiting For5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ready birthday girl?" He asked as he adjusted his X Title on his shoulder.
"Think so," Rina said blankly, concentrating as she closed her eyes and said a quick prayer before 'Dirty Little Thing' blared through the arena speakers and she darted through the curtain. She struck a pose at the top of the ramp, feet shoulder width apart and her arms bent behind her head casually, fingers locked. The crowd popped and she threw up the Fortune sign and made her way down to the ring, slapping hands with people. Kaz followed along behind her loyally, but they both knew AJ would be with her, if he were here. She hoppe
the stars see you tonightClosed eyes...open mind,the stars see you tonight5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
welcome in the sleep;
Come, what will you find...?
after long day's grind,
your feelings are steep;
Closed eyes...open mind.
your thoughts all entwined,
in the colors seep;
Come, what will you find...?
to the edge you climb,
peer into the deep;
Closed eyes...open mind.
swirling web, fine lines,
those secrets you keep;
Come, what will you find...?
the world, you are blind;
into yours you leap...
Closed eyes...open mind.
Come, what will you find...?
preciousprecious4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
TF P: Precious Arcee & Knock Out's trist brings out more motions than just theirs
Arcee awoke alone in the cave. Knock Out was gone. She carefully got up wincing at each movement. Taking a good look around and sure that she was alone, she cleared her throat and got confident. "Ratchet, I need a bridge."
"Where have you been? We're all worried." Ratchet almost sounded frantic.
"Not now Ratchet. I just want to come home, alright?"
"Alright." And the bridge appeared.
Just as she figured, everyone was there in the main room when she entered. Even worse, the human kids were too. She avoided looking at anyone as she limped in holding her side, carefully keeping an arm across her chest. But it was no good, every one was staring at her. Arcee had been beaten to a pulp/scrap. Her paint was
existentialism in heaven1. First, we have a lesson in breathing.existentialism in heaven7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
(I stutter, and in the back of my head there is a slide and small children are slipping down and losing their lungs, tucking under inside of them, and I came around afterwards and picked up all their organs and buried them inside the tanbark, hid them away in a little box that only I will have, every thought they expelled with their breath and would've liked to keep, and I press my fingers down and they are gathered around me and they say st-st-stutter with their necks like paper cranes for hope and peace and a hopeful mouth. They do not love me.)
She opens up my mouth, peeling back the ridges of my lips with her claws, and she looks inside and peers into some sort of mess and she says I can't sort through this with my hands alone, I can't, and she closes it up and says no, no, that will not do. And she holds her palms against my stomach like twin suns framing my belly-button with her rabbit-colored thumbs and she peers into the hole and wrinkle
SecretsFort Sill, Oklahoma, 2004Secrets2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Colonel Rutledge lets me lead him, his rifle casually carried in his arms as if we were a hunter and his dog walking through the woods rather than a senior officer and a four-legged werewolf training to find improvised explosives in a mocked up Middle East city. He can afford that swagger. I can’t, not when we’re so close to the end of a four day training exercise.
After six months, I’m finally getting used to how the body armor feels on my fur, the weight on my back when I run on four legs. It's not completely unfamiliar. When I was a girl, I sometimes carried my little brother on my back, at least before he got big and started changing, preferring to use his own legs to mine.
“Your nose is better than any dog’s, Specialist. It tells the truth if you’re willing to pay attention.”
I’ve seen Rutledge on CNN a hundred times, advocating for more werewolves in uniform. I
Team REvolutionizeThe Nexus was visiting there home tonight,NXT. The night was almost over and it was Percy Watson's own talk show going on to close out the show because he won the 'Talk the Talk' challenge. His special guest was his own pro, MVP. Watson decided to challenge the master and all of the NXT rookies came down. MVP was sure to catch on and had the WWE Pros come down now it was 8 vs 7 since Titus O'Neil was eliminated. The PROS and Rookie were just about to go after one another, the only thing was... was that they all forgot about the NEXUS. Wade Barrett , the leader of the Nexus wanted to make things interested, little they now, Matt Striker came out and gave the WWE Universe a huge surprise. He made it a 20 man over the top rope battle royal! The match was almost over, the only one left were the entire Nexus, Kofi Kingston, John Morrison and Cody Rhodes. Luring backstage, and making their way to the ring were 8 very pissed off women. Venom Hart, the leader and the highflyer, Jordyn Amico thTeam REvolutionize5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
LOTR:The Darkening Age Chap. 1LOTR:The Darkening Age Chap. 111 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With a sigh
You turn away
With a deepening heart
No words to say
You will find
That the world has changed forever
The trees are now turning from green to gold
And the sun is now fading
I wish I could hold you closer
"The Valar sent me a vision, darkness and confusion, fire pulsing from the sky itself and before me a black beast, as mighty as the sea itself, beckoning with fierce cries that I receive his aid. I was to give her to him, to save her I was to send her from my presence, to the very deserts he would take her. To the Sorceress."
*The Bay of Belfalas- TA 2050*
The sun lie hidden within the murky depths of the storm clouds that hung about the eastern skyline. The ocean itself seem to tremble at the sight as small streaks of lightning erupted from beneath the clouds and struck out like the lashing of a whip. Four ships sailed onwards, their main decks cluttered with orcs and men from various lands as they kept watch on the approaching s
A Broken HartYou never know what tomorrow may bring.A Broken Hart12 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A hopeless day or a joyous thing.
Some may cry and some may sing
Oh, one can never tell...
But through all the bad times we try to keep hold
We keep our cool, no matter what we're told
Try not to be scared, we try to be bold,
Through Heaven and Hell...
(You've touched us in so many ways
You've lit up our lives through countless days
I feel you close to me, and yet so far apart.
We miss you, Owen: our broken Hart.)
You gave it your all, you tried all your might
To entertain us every night
Through backstage pranks and through carded fights
This you did do...
No matter the craziness or stupidity
You made us feel a rush of glee
You put on a show for the world to see.
For this, we thank you.
May 23rd...everything was going well....
But through a twist of fate…everything. Just. Fell......
You left us without saying goodbye
Oh, why, my friend, did you have to die?
You passed, and everyone did cry.
Oh, how this is true...
But Owen, my bu
ReuniteIt had been almost ten minutes past the time they were supposed to meet and Arcee was starting to have second thoughts. She couldn't help herself as she recalled the message she had received earlier that drove her to this spot in the first place.Reunite5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'Forget faction. Meet me at the waterfall. And don't tell anyone, not even your human friends. Come alone.'
By saying 'forget faction', she immediately knew a Con had sent the message. Normally she would have reported this to Optimus Prime, but there was something different in the way the Con had worded the message that made her reconsider telling anyone.
Most of the Cons hated Earth. 'Dirtball' was the most common name they used to describe the planet. But THIS Con had specifically used the word 'waterfall' instead of 'human water source' or something else just as degrading. It felt like he understood that it was a part of nature and not just something the humans took advantage of.
Or, it could be an elaborate trap set to get her alone and vu
Crimson CRIMSONCrimson5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A cold wind was blowing across the plains. From afar it looked like any other barren field in rural India. The morning sun had been late in coming, but come it had. That day, the sun had risen ashen grey amidst a heavy blanket of mist, fog, smoke and human suffering. The light was dim, and spread slow but sure, across the lands that were parched of love, and desperate for some light.
A little girl wandered across the wasted land, hugging herself and wrapping the insignificant rag she had on, tighter around her thin frame. She was looking around with quick fidgety jerks of her head. The girl was not a day older than five. Indeed it was her birthday today. She had spent all night praying for her gift and she had come out to see whether her wish had been fulfilled.
She was looking for her mother. But it was hard to find her in the crowd. She wondered why every on
Lip Lock DevilHuman kind always did amuse me, he said. His voice was almost child like, as if he was describing a shiny new toy. The Devil's cheek lifted to a half smile as he closed the distance between us. I've always wondered... he began. His hand reached out as he spoke moving toward my cheek bones. Pausing just before his fingers connected with skin, his head tilted to the side and a look of curiosity crossed his face.Lip Lock Devil7 years ago in General More Like This
W-wondered what? I stuttered so quietly and high pitched I wondered if he'd heard me at all. His orange eyes flickered to my face. Those black pupils unnerved me and my heart beat increased in volume. I knew he could hear it because it echoed through the room. The cave was perfect for bouncing sound around, even if it was too quiet for human ears. The Devil's smile grew.
I've always wondered how human flesh felt, he said calmly. My heart beat skipped. Once again his eyes moved from my face to his fingers stretched out only inches fr
100 Prompts - 047. Feathers100 Prompts - 047. Feathers7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Toki snickered and looked at his boyfriend innocently. Stop what?
You know exactly what youre doing.
Im simply playing with the cat.
For a few moments Toki turned his attention back to the cat, who was splayed out on his back waiting for the Guardian to wiggle the long feather tipped toy over his head again. The toy had been bought as an afterthought while buying cat food and was nothing more than a long plastic handle with decorative feathers at the end, but it was Charlies favorite. It was also one of Tokis favorite methods of annoying his boyfriend. It wasnt long before Toki got bored and went back to harassing the blind vampire next to him on the couch.
Slowly Toki moved the feathers away from the cat, wiggling them in front of Edsels face and tickling the vampires nose.
Toki! I said stop it!
I asked you not to touch meI asked you not to touch me9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I asked you not to touch me there,
I asked you to go away,
But you began to move your hands,
Begin our time of "play."
I told you that I wanted an end,
I said to leave me be,
Then I felt you touch my shaking face,
With a cold pledge to make me feel.
I begged for you to stop that,
That I didn't want to play,
I begged for you to walk away,
It only made you stay.
I told you not to take them off,
I fought with all I had,
I pushed you hard, away from me,
It only made you mad.
I cried when you held my hands
Up way above my head.
I screamed for a release,
As you tied me to my bed.
I was helpless to your wishes,
A casualty to your desire,
I felt you spread my legs...
Then spread my soul with fire.
I shouted as you ripped me,
Without a blade or knife.
You didn't need those,
For me to fear my life.
I cried as you found your pleasure,
Burying yourself within.
I screamed as you continually pounded...
Deeper and deeper in.
I felt the fire deep inside,
Spreading through my mind.
Then i cried when i
Shifting Winds - KC.OCs.Nexus.KC made her way quietly into the arena for the night, still bopping to her iPod with her usual aviators on but not nearly as heartily as she had been the week before. The entire feel of the roster had changed in one night and they all knew it, anxious to see the way the evening would play out people kept low profiles around one another, KC especially. After the previous week's events things had been tense with her and the man in purple. Even without his loss and joining of the Nexus, their dynamic had changed as she worked to avoid him most often. As for his loss, she hadn't been there for the match. The upper levels had allowed her leave to relax as she didn't have any pressing or featured events in the PPV. She was thankful for that and she had spent most of the time with Chris, telling him about her awkward encounter with the man in purple after his exit via injury. Y2J had been less than pleased but didn't fault her for it and seemed to get over the entire thing rather quickly, leaShifting Winds - KC.OCs.Nexus.5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rogue Diaries IRogue Diaries I6 years ago in Horror More Like This
The night was crowded with voices, always a distraction that I had taken decades to learn to silence. But this evening it required no schooling, no act of magic or willpower on my part. Her words alone had captured my attention - no mean feat when the predator decides to come calling. The conversation had started a brilliant spark and traveled to every known recess of my mind...ideas sparring at times..at others finding a comfortable home. There was magic here, a tapestry spun of words and thoughts that was spontaneous and unexpected - an agility of phrase, a quickness that seemed to almost move one step ahead of me. How for all the world can you know someone in a second and yet find her an unfathomable mystery?
I watched the crowd pass in the evening's soft blur above her shoulder, her hair a brilliant whip of chestnut, tossed carelessly like a child's toy in the breeze. She smiled, a trick of flickering shadows that curled around her lips as she leaned into me, her voice becoming tha
AT- BondingThe blonde panted,running from the horrid monster she had just encountered.AT- Bonding7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Her breathing was coarse and rugged,her face was wet with tears,and a small amount of dirt stuck to her flushed cheeks. Her head spun and her legs felt heavy--it was getting harder to run. But the image of that man laughing at her,his burned facade holding that cocky,evil sneer kept her going,urging her to get away.
As she ran,she clutched her right arm to her side,blood trickling down from a deep cut in her forearm. Pain coursed through the abraison,going up and down her entire arm,making everything worse for the poor woman. Those long,sharp blades on the demon's glove had managed to wound her before she had began to run.
Only a few hours ago she had gone to sleep,it seemed--maybe this was all just a nightmare.
The cut on her arm suddenly throbbed painfully once more,reminding her that the physical pain and absolute fear she was feeling was horribly real.
She began to sob again,her face wettening with n
My Tall and English Weakness 1Rina's Tall and English WeaknessMy Tall and English Weakness 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As I walked around backstage on Raw, I once again proved my legendary clumsiness, running into someone taller than me.
"Forget texting and driving, texting and walking is impossible for me," I joked. I looked up and saw that it was none other than Wade Barrett I had run into.
"You should be more careful," he said, offering to help me to my feet. I looked at him for a second, then placed my hand in his. His long fingers curled around my hand and he pulled me to my feet with ease.
He easily towered over me in height, he was 6'5", and I was just barely 5'6". He smiled at me. "You prefer to be called Rina, right?"
"Yeah," I mused, staring into his eyes; he was staring back into mine. He reached out and brushed my bangs out of my eyes.
"You shouldn't hide such beautiful eyes, Rina," he said softly. I blushed lightly; then he leaned in and kissed my cheek. He then continued on his way, leaving me standing there in shock. I went about to whatever it wa
Normal Day at the Impact ZoneI sat typing in my office, the room was quiet and dimly lit, I just had my desk lap on low. Chris was asleep on the couch. Poor boy, he hated the fact that I made him get up so early, but I always promised him that he could sleep at the arena. We had left Caly and Alex at the hotel, I assume that they most certainly were still sleeping. There was a light knock on my door. I got up and answered it, standing in the beam of light to keep the room mostly dark for Chris.Normal Day at the Impact Zone5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Sabrina?" A tallish guy, tan, with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair pulled back in a ponytail asked.
"That's me, can I help you?"
"I'm Kaz, nice to meet you," He held out his hand and I shook it.
"Nice to meet you too,"
"Are you busy?"
"Yeah, I am, I'm working, why?"
"Just wondering, thought we could hang out, maybe," he peered over me. "Why's it so dark in your room? Bad for those beautiful eyes." I rolled my eyes.
"One of them doesn't work anyway, plus Chris is sleeping,"
"A bunch of us were wondering about that, you
DealIt rarely was ever just sex with Jay, which was something that had surprised Mir from the beginning. From the first time they spent the night together he had expected the blond to simply roll over and go to sleep when they were finished, or possibly even politely request that Mir go home. Jay had a polite way about him, he wasnt the type to just push someone out of his bed. But Mir was never asked to leave.Deal7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The two had been seeing each other non-exclusively for three months. Jay still insisted that Mir was old enough to come out of the closet, but respected his wishes to stay there enough to keep things quiet. He of course delighted in doing little things to make the meek young man blush when they were together, things that would later get him in trouble but were always worth it. Those close to Mir had stopped trying to convince him that all Jay wanted was sex and that he should abandon their twisted re