RecallingOnce, I forgot my limbs.Recalling6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
I left them downstairs because I was in such a rush to get up to the second floor. I didn't even realize my legs were missing until I was halfway up the stairs. "No matter," I thought, "I won't need them for a while anyway." Only when I tried to reach for a paintbrush did I realize that my left arm had done just that, and the right away. Again, I shrugged it off (with only my shoulders) and went about my business.
My business is rather unconventional. There's no elevator in my office building, because I work from home. Thus, forgetting my limbs downstairs would be, as you probably assume, a hassle. And, well, sure, it's a bit of an obstacle, but I can deal with it. I'm still here now, aren't I?
I asked my boss about installing an elevator once. No, he declined without a moment's consideration. Well, how about an escalator? Absolutely not. You see (he told it to me somewhat like this, but I fear that a few words are off), stair-climbing is a virtue. It isn't sup
DreamcatcherMen. Men with guns. Why not? Two of them, two men, and in keeping with my usual themes they'll be brothers. The older of the two, that's Jack—and while we're on the subject, the younger one's Lawrence. God, just looking at them, you're reminded—they're the kind of people who can remind you—of what the difference is between the merely good-looking and the truly beautiful, between those of us who are fine to look at and those of us who are fine the same way a masterpiece is fine. These two men, our brothers, are really and truly handsome, so handsome it's almost painful sometimes to look at them.Dreamcatcher9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
You see them out of the corner of your eye in the supermarket, buying supermarket brand laundry detergent, the cheap shampoo, deodorant, two or three litre bottles of soda and instant coffee and all of a sudden you get the Feeling. You're jealous. You want to be like them; they're special. That's the power of the honestly handsome, like some kind of magic. You want to know who they are—who are t
How to kill a writerInk on a blank sheet, suck dry a bodyHow to kill a writer5 years ago in Other More Like This
through the pen sitting between a finger
and an open vein, he won't last longer
than the emptiness written about she.
Words to enlighten the path leading your
spark to the edge of the world, it's futile
when you're already falling, it's obscure.
we're losing him.
Paper to walk on like a white tile
ready to be broken by many she.
It's too late.
Used to live but forgot when he
It's too late,
Waking Up With......You?Blue eyes opened to darkness. Shifting slightly to the left of their owner, fingers fumbled for the lantern. A soft glow took over the darkness of the cave room. Trying to focus was hard with the pounding in his brain as Deidara tried to sit up. A soft warm weight held him immobile. He glanced to his right casually running his eyes over the soft red hair of the head that lay on his arm.Waking Up With......You?5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Soft, pale, skin shimmered in the lanterns glow. Deidara lost himself in the image of the naked red head laying in his bed with him and trapping him here for the endurance of the red head's rest. Deidara smirked at the sight of the sexy red head next to him. All of a sudden the alarm bells went off in his head. What the hell was Sasori doing in his bed and what the hell happened last night?
They had all gotten a little drunk, celebrating the capture of the One Tail. Leader had gave them time off from their missions long enough to celebrate a successful transition of the demon. The night was all a blur t
InvisibleStand in the hallInvisible4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Surrounded by beings.
Do you see me?
I push, and shove,
Trying to make
My way through.
Do you see me?
I scream at
The top of my lungs.
LISTEN TO ME!
No heads turn.
No one acknowledges
That I even exist.
LOOK AT ME!
People pass on by,
They go on with their days.
And I go on unnoticed.
No one cares about the shy girl,
Who walks alone,
And keeps to herself.
I'm nothing more
Than another face
In the crowd;
Toys R Us Time"Kakashi-sensei, why are we going to Toys R Us?" Naruto asked.Toys R Us Time8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Right now Team 7 had to go to Toys R Us. But the problem was that they didn't' know why.
"Because the new Dora the explorer magical castle is coming out today and I want to buy it for me… I mean my niece," Kakashi said, trying to cover up his love for Dora the explorer.
"Oh I watch that show every morning!" Sasuke said, getting excited.
"You watch Dora the Explorer?" Naruto laughed at Sasuke.
"Hey! Dora the Explorer is cool!" Sakura yelled at Naruto, but was only really saying that because Sasuke likes it. "And besides, you just don't like it because you don't understand Spanish!"
"…Spanish?" Naruto questioned, confused. "I thought the show taught little kids German not Spanish."
It was quiet for a while after Naruto said that. Probably because the three were thinking on how Naruto even knew the alphabet.
In the Akatsuki headquarters, the Akatsuki were in the living room/kitchen doing regular s
A girl named SorrowA girl named Sorrow5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Give me your hand, said Love
and I will take it all away,
I will give you joy for ashes,
a heart of beautiful array
So Sorrow looked upon him
her heart filled with death
Can Love possibly heal me?
she murmured in a whispering breath
Pain had always been her friend
Darkness is what she knows
Alone, who could ever want her
Her friend, Lonely, had told her so
But Love was so inviting
His warmth pulling her fro
I will love you as you are
To you my heart I want to show
So Sorrow stretched out to him
Hand-in-hand with Love
Take me from this place, she said
Beyond the clouds above
So Love finally embraced her
His beloved, that was she
Your name is no longer Sorrow, he said
It's Loved. You're loved by me
WP-Ch 52 Final-Love for LifeWolf Pack- Chapter 52 [Final] - Love for LifeWP-Ch 52 Final-Love for Life4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kale smiled lightly as he watched from the sidelines. Jaclyn's father she finally met the man that was her own blood. He glanced sideways at his father and he was sure he caught a tear before the man turned away to rub his eye. His dad always was a softy at times like these and he had to admit that he felt for Jaclyn. He felt his heart beating fast as if he was in the position of the young girl. It felt good, after all she had gone through she at least was able to meet this man.
He glanced over to the Hunters and gestured to them for his father. Logan was the one to take care of them now that he was here. He glanced over to Shin and Jaclyn, feeling his ears lower at the sight. Out of all the times that Shin could have come, he guessed now ended up the best. He didn't invade Shin's space as he went to stand with his father, picking up the Hunters and opening his jacket to give each man his own pocket. Kale had seen that jacket many
WP- Ch 37- Unknown FamilyWolf Pack- Chapter 37- Unknown FamilyWP- Ch 37- Unknown Family4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jaclyn blinked, exchanging looks between the Council wolf and her clothes before giving in. She'd trust what he said and hurried behind the platform. The winter air bit her skin with goose bumps as she quickly threw on her clothes. She pulled on her number of socks and her boots along with her two coats. After she was done she walked back out, offering the dress back to the patient wolf. He didn't pay much attention to it, he just put it on the edge of one of the bottom steps and offered his hand for her to take. Arden held her hand lightly, as if he was afraid he'd hurt her fingers otherwise, even though she could probably take the pressure as they began to walk.
He didn't even falter his step as he passed by Tyson, looking straight ahead though Jaclyn watched Kale with a worried expression. She gave Arden's hand a nervous squeeze and even felt her ears drawing back. Arden felt his lip twitch up to show his fangs to no one in particular until he s
WP- Ch 9- A Flying AdventureWolf Pack- Chapter 9- A Flying AdventureWP- Ch 9- A Flying Adventure5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was cold, somehow even colder then when she left. She hadn't even gone inside after the talk with her father and she wondered if he had waited for her to come inside but she didn't care. She wanted to see her wolf. Having him leave so suddenly in the morning and suddenly her parents hiding things from her made her worry. Had her father done something to Kale? No Kale was a wolf and her father couldn't do anything to a wolf.
But no matter how many times she told herself this she couldn't convince even her own brain. She didn't know why she suddenly had a stronger connection to the wolves but things were changing, and the wolves were a big part of it. She stumbled over hidden rocks and twigs under the snow until she finally had to rest. Her feet felt numb and heavy, her coat was a bit hot under all the covering but she knew if she took it off she would be in trouble. She managed to lift an arm to pull down her hat over her ears and looked
LostI feel so lostLost4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
without you here.
Without your hand to hold.
Without your lips caressing my skin.
Without hope for tomorrow.
I feel so lonely
knowing you're gone.
Knowing I won't see you.
Knowing I won't hear your voice.
Knowing I can't see your smile.
I feel so sad
for you are my sunshine.
You are my hope.
You are my light.
You are my happiness.
I feel so lost
without you here.
MundaneMundanity is a simple yesMundane4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a simple no perhaps
across various time and space
the great tomorrow one cannot see
but to ask a question to say a word
no one would believe - crazy absurd
the facts are there the facts are sure
and yet for you there is no cure
WP- Ch 30- Council GroundsWolf Pack- Chapter 30- Council GroundsWP- Ch 30- Council Grounds5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her eyes searched the forest for another moment before she laid herself back into the meadow, staring up at the afternoon sun. "Um I-I'm sorry about your deer " Jaclyn murmured awkwardly in hope that she could get the tense air to drop. She knew the wolf could hear her, even over the waterfall, but she still raised her voice to make sure that she would be heard. It didn't really surprise Jaclyn when she didn't answer but why wasn't the wolf talking? It concerned her a bit that a word hadn't escaped her lips since Jaclyn had come, so far not even a sound.
Her head turned to its side and looked over Jaclyn before she gave a small smile and looked back up to the sky, lifting her hands to rest on her stomach. The Pegatan eyed her up as if expecting a trap she was ready to spring. She'd been fine with Kale and his father but as soon as it got to other wolves she wasn't so comfortable with them, especially the higher ups. It made Jaclyn even m
WP- Ch 3- Kale Pays A VisitWolf Pack- Chapter 3- Kale Pays A VisitWP- Ch 3- Kale Pays A Visit5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jackie rubbed her hands together, scowling at the store's stupid heater and stuffed her wallet back into her coat's pocket. She grabbed her mittens from her other pocket and tugged them on. She was forced to buy groceries while her parents worked to make a meal for them later on her own money. She sighed and walked for the door with the brown bag in her arms. At least that nightmare in the woods was over. After she had ditched that wolf she was able to find her way out of the forest and back here, somehow.
She believed it was all luck, apparently not being killed in that dumb dark forest gave her luck about 10 times boost. Somehow she had made it in time to sneak into her room before her parents woke. Somehow she had finished that homework she had neglected the night before. Somehow she made it on time to school, even with a shower. Somehow she had not heard from that wolf. But it made her nervous, thinking about that huge wolf.
ApathyThere is no shelterApathy6 years ago in Other More Like This
from the thunderstorm crush
of your words flaying my soul
in silkened ribbons
of wounds mortal
on flesh raw
with need and desire
unhinged and wanton
to the eyes of ravaged
softly brushed from honeyed lips
pinning my heart
to the callous palm
of your indifference
I am lost in the downpour
of your torrential
WP- Ch 34- The Ceremony Part 2Wolf Pack- Chapter 34- The Ceremony Part 2WP- Ch 34- The Ceremony Part 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Confused and embarrassed Jaclyn walked up to the water and glanced one more time up at Arden before she stepped into the water. She expected it to be freezing but it felt like bath water, warm and welcoming. Her shoulders dropped instantly as her feet sunk into the water, stepping out further until she was up to her knees. She looked back at Arden for his approval and his ears only followed her. "You must stand in the middle of the lake Jaclyn, are you there?" He asked, his eyes sealed closed.
Jaclyn quickly glanced around before she was forced to step further into the water, the dress around her soaked form was floating up to the surface as she reached the water up to her waist, making her use one hand to keep it down to cover herself. She shook her right hand's bells and she could see a faint smile on the wolf's lips at the shore. "Alright dear, I need you to stay still and allow the ceremony to do what it needs to, do not fight it." After h
Had I died...Had I died,Had I died...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Had the red-eyed monsters
Had my soul been violated
a thousand times,
I would still be innocent for you.
Had my veins been cut
away with a blade,
there would still be
enough blood to boil.
Had my chest been
marked with shame,
there would still be
a piece of skin
to put down your lips.
Had my hair been
trimmed and blown away,
you would still find
the beauty inside.
Had my eyes been closed
by the wind,
you would still remain my sight.
I Was the Only One Who CriedHere am I, on my knees,I Was the Only One Who Cried4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Here am I, here to please,
Here am I, bowing my head,
Here am I, wishing you weren't dead,
Never have I written of you,
Never have I not thought of your hand in mine,
God save us,
We only know lust,
As I drop to my knees, I plead,
Is this some way for me to find someone to take your place?
While I'm alone here and your spirit shoots past all the stars in space?
It's hard for my heart to keep pace,
It's hard for the mirror to show my face,
I kneel before your grave with a promise, a promise to keep,
A promise I will remember when I go to sleep,
Higher than the moon, I'm flying,
Lower than the elegant islands of China, I'm dying,
Deep within the pits of my mind, I'm crying,
Deeper and deeper in the fires of hell, I'm frying,
Like a king taking his queen,
There is no in between,
Like a heart needs a beat,
I will take a seat,
My eyes glisten,
Just at the sound of your name,
Only I take you as fame,
Because I am the one I blame,
What a shame,
As I run my
WP- Ch 33- The Ceremony Part 1Wolf Pack- Chapter 33- The Ceremony Part OneWP- Ch 33- The Ceremony Part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jaclyn woke to a soft touch on her cheek and a voice whispering to her. She scrunched up her face in effort to keep asleep but it was clear the pursuer wouldn't leave her alone. She sighed softly, it had to be Kale, there wouldn't be anyone else that wouldn't leave her alone. But as soon as she opened her gold eyes she was sadly mistaken. Arden's topaz eyes greeted her. She quickly sat up to find herself not even in the same room anymore with no one around but Arden.
"Are you feeling alright?" He asked gently, sitting back as she scrambled out of his lap and stared up at him in surprise. He gave her a soft smile and shook his head. "You don't have to look to surprised to see me." He said before glancing to his right. She followed his gaze only she her surprise to grow. Before her arched a gigantic entryway to a lit room. But it wasn't lit by fire, it was lit by gems that hung around the walls and ceiling like light bulbs. They gave off their
Optimistic PessimismOptimistic Pessimism5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was squinting at the sun, trying to prove it couldn't blind him.
She was watching ants scurry across her path, pretending not to notice the cracks in the sidewalk.
She was running her fingers through her hair with her eyes closed so she wouldn't see the world tripping over itself towards the edge of nothing.
He had his hands in his pockets, kicking rocks and soda cans into the gutter, working to clean up a world that would never admit to being broken.
He wanted to tell a story, one never to be forgotten, a picture that smiled constantly despite pain's dark paint smears over the perfect white.
She wished time fit in her hands because she knew it had began and would end, she knew it would die like the sun.
She saw him squinting at the sun and asked him if he could see the way it fell like the star it was.
He listened to the song she breathed through the light patterns on the wall, counting the particles until he thought it should, and might, make sense.
He blotted out every reading of
One Christmas"Imagine this. We're watching the snow fall outside of our new home, you're huddled in my arms, a cup of coco between your fingers. The Christmas tree is lit, presents wrapped underneath the tree sparkle under the lights. The gifts we received from family members are waiting to be put in their rightful places, but we're content with just sitting here. I kiss your neck, whispering, 'I love you.' All I want is to spend every Christmas with you, just like now, huddled together.One Christmas5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Imagine this. We're watching our children make snowmen and snow angels, kicking their little legs, asking for hot coco when they come in. After putting out the milk and cookies, and reading Twas The Night Before Christmas, we tuck them in and wait to play Santa. We fill their stockings with little trinkets and candy, placing the bigger gifts behind them. In the morning, we act as surprised as they are to see their gifts from Santa, the cookies and milk half gone. Their little faces look up at us with joy and I whis
Another Kind Of MonsterWe did not run away.Another Kind Of Monster4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
No, that would insinuate that we are cowards.
And we're not.
Cowards I mean.
No, we didn't run away.
We just finally found the courage to escape.
You will not hurt us anymore.
We will NOT take it anymore.
We are leaving and there is
you can do to stop us.
The abuse stops now.
Although its kind of funny
Math ProblemsWith him, life seems so simple.Math Problems4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One plus one equals two;
we minus me equals you.
But with her, life becomes complex.
One plus one equals three,
and we equals him plus her plus me.