The Ten Commandments of WritinThe Ten Commandments of WritingThe Ten Commandments of Writin5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Thou shalt not use adverbs in every constructed sentence. If thou cannot describe something, 'tis a funny little book all call the DICTIONARY.
2. Avoideth overly used clichés as one would the Black Death.
3. Thou must taketh what thou doeth know and use it in thy writing.
4. Research what thou cannot comprehend but finds interesting. (i.e. DO NOT BE LIKE STEPHENIE MEYER, I beggest of thee.)
5. Thou shalt not thyself when thou findest that thy idea is not completely original.
6. Thou shalt give into fatigue when the nymphs of Hypnos callest thee from a reverie of writing for countless hours without rest. (i.e. Gettith thy dumb ass into bed!)
7. Thou shalt not lettith thy peers, blood, and/or fans pressure thee into writing. This shalt make one rip their hair out and want to shove off.
8. Do not distress over another kindred spirits writing, for opinion is subjective of what is considered good writing.
9. Do notrepeateth DO NOTcopy anot
LoveSo I'll fall in love with Life,Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For no one else will have me,
And I'll love her
Till death do us part.
A Special Kind of MagicWho needs love,A Special Kind of Magic4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when they have you?
is more fun
than giving them,
and the thrill
when we reach for
the forbidden fruit
and pluck it from the tree
sends us both into a tailspin,
as we are overwhelmed
and sent crashing
into the mountainside,
through the cold night sky.
I don't know
where you go home
and you don't know
where I go either,
and that makes everything
Sins And Virtues - Chapter TwoThe city streets were busy with life and shops. People went about their lives, knowing little of the groups of the Sins and the Virtues. They knew only the aftermath of what happened, the damage caused and the people that sometimes got killed. Sometimes, though, they knew of saved lives and that helped give the Virtues a good name. It was still so troublesome to be known for the bad things thoughSins And Virtues - Chapter Two5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kindness stepped out of the headquarters for the Virtues: an abandoned chapel in an old and abandoned part of the city. It was rumored to be haunted, but the Virtues knew it wasn't. Perhaps they were the ghosts that the people spoke of. The brunette looked up at the sky, using her hand as a visor to shade her eyes from the sun's harsh light. "Today'll be a good day." She tried to assure herself, but she was still slightly nervous from the meeting that had only ended moments ago. She managed a smile, though, soon believing her words.
She then looked away from the sky, heading to town. Per
Sins and Virtues - Chapter 03The train kept rolling, but all the passengers were still quite tense, or at least all those that knew of the impending danger caused by the Sins. Things weren't looking well for the passengers if those men got their way. They wouldn't allow that if they could help it; it wasn't just for the passengers' sake, to be quite honest, but for their own as well, since their self-regeneration abilities only could heal so much damage. They honestly didn't want to risk dying, and so they had no choice but to fight for their lives, as well as the passengers' lives.Sins and Virtues - Chapter 035 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Patience, despite how badly he was shaking from fear of the Russian Sin, got into a fighting stance. He had charity and these kind people to protect, and his chances of surviving if he didn't fight seemed as unlikely as if it was one in a million. "Charity," he told the blonde girl who stood beside him, "I want you to do the best you can."
Charity nodded and took the beautiful ribbon from her hair, holding it in one hand. As if through
Sins and Virtues - Chapter OneThe room was dark, barely lit by the candles the room was filled by. The inhabitants merely assumed the room was naturally dark like this, but they weren't concerned either way; their eyes were accustomed to the darkness. So far, the room had four people in it, but there were seven seats.Sins and Virtues - Chapter One5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After several moments of silence, one spoke. "They're late " He said, his violet eyes narrowing in anger. His fingers tapped the arm of his chair impatiently and, after a few moments, he began well, 'kol-ing' for a lack of a better thing to describe it.
The others flinched at the sound, knowing that the tauche-haired young man was truly irritated. It wasn't good when he was angry, though, since he took wrath to a whole other level. That was just who he was though; that was his nature. He was Wrath, the sheer embodiment of that deadly sin. The others were the exact same way.
In the next few moments, three others arrived. Leading the way was a silver-haired man with crimson eyes and a somewha
An ObsessionI used to trust himAn Obsession6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Take comfort in his sweet arms
He used to touch me, kiss me, love me
He kept me safe from harm.
But affection became lust
Hapiness became despair
His kisses filled with longing
He promised me that he cared
I was his china doll
So lovely, rare, and fragile.
Afraid that every move would break me
But it was I who became more frightful
He wished to fulfill my desires
Send roses, tell secrets of old
Yet, while holding me in his warm grasp,
My heart grew cold.
Then came the time
To end what should have ended before.
I unbound our ribbon of love
And we were nevermore.
Though nevermore, I feel not free
For in my silence and serenity
I can feel his hot breath
And his vengeful eyes glaring.
Oh! I hear a rustle,
Footsteps on the floor!
He says he wants to get me
And have me forevermore
Sins And Virtues - Chapter 04Once they'd left the chapel, Lust and Sloth kept running. The former didn't want to stop, and the latter was just keeping up with the first because one) he knew Lust would yell at him if he stopped, and two) he was curious to see just what had freaked his ally out so badly; it somewhat concerned him to see Lust like this, especially when he just plain wasn't used to this sudden and unexplained of a change in personality.Sins And Virtues - Chapter 045 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He was so caught up in his confusion and thoughts that, when Lust suddenly stopped, Sloth didn't really it until it was too late, running into his fellow Sin. Once he had and saw Lust glare at him, Sloth took a few steps back, confused. "Lust, why did you stop?" He asked him.
Lust simply placed an elegant finger to his lips, before stealthily peeked around the corner, eyes narrowing at the sight before him. There sat his ally Gluttony with a young man on his lap. That would be okay normally, had the boy on Gluttony's lap not had the Virtues' symbol on his forehead. To
Where were you, God?Okay God,Where were you, God?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want the truth
The truth the prove that your out there
Where were you when I was teased and mocked?
Where were you when I was beaten and almost died?
Where were you when I felt alone?
Where were you when I cried myself to sleep?
Where were you when I got my heart broken?
Where were you when I felt unloved?
Where were you when my "friends" turned there backs on me?
Where were you when I was about to jump of that bridge?
Where were you, God, when I needed you most?
My Dear Child,
I was there through it all
When you were teased and mocked,
I stood by your side
When you were beaten,
I protected you which is why your still alive
When you felt alone,
I opened my arms to you
When you cried yourself to sleep,
I wiped the tears away from your eyes
When you got your heart broken,
I came so I could heal the wound
When you felt unloved,
I poured out my love on you
When you were betrayed,
I promised that I would never leave you
Or forsake you and I meant it
When you were about to jump,
Nothing... -LO: SVU-"Nothing Out of Something"Nothing... -LO: SVU-8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
by Street Howitzer
"There are no coincidences," John said. "Just conspiracies."
Odafin did not, though he was tempted, look over at his new partner. Two weeks into his stint at Special Vics, and they were already jammed together on a stakeout. Stakeouts didn't bother Fin. He'd done more than his share of them while he'd been in Narcotics, and he'd gotten used to the feeling of his ass going numb from sitting on it too long, the taste of cold coffee, and the mindless ramblings that usually passed for conversation.
The conversation he was used to rested almost entirely on sex--who was having it, who wasn't, who were they having it with, who they wanted to have it with. He'd even come to the stakeout mentally prepared with a list of theories, most of them bogus and based on nothing, as to who in his new department was fooling around where they shouldn't have. He even had someone picked out who he
Attorney at Halloween Attorney at HalloweenAttorney at Halloween7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was October 31st, and Phoenix Wright was dressed and ready to go. It wasnt so much the costume he minded. It wasnt even buying the girls costumes. It was the impending headache of accompanying them door-to-door, and then the inevitable sugar-high chaos that would ensue as an aftermath.
Phoenix Wright didnt, however, have a choice. Mia Fey, his now-deceased former boss and mentor, had appeared to him in a dream.
Take Maya and Pearl trick-or-treating, or else!
That had been her haunting warning, and while Phoenix w
FriendshipFriendsFriendship5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They are always by your side
A shoulder to cry on-
A lending ear-
Your guide through the dark times-
Sometimes, you feel like you are all alone
As long as you have friends on your side
You'll never be alone
Camp Rock: Love NightCamp Rock: Love Night7 years ago in Post-Teen (Mature) More Like This
Sorry Mitchie but you are banned from all camp activites said The Camp Leader and patted Mitchie on her shoulder. She ran out with her eyes filled of tears and tried to choke a sob.
Shane did hear what happened and ran after her. Hey Mitchie said Shane and grabbed her arm. Mitchie turned around and saw Shane. Oh you are Shane from Connect Three said Mitchie and blushed hardly.
Yes I am said Shane and laughed.
Hey I heard what happened to you said Shane and wiped away tears from Mitchie's cheek.
Then Shane hade the sudden urge to kiss her.
Hey Sh- before Mitchie had even finished her sentence had Shane already pressed a kiss on her lips. Then Shane relesed his lips from Mitchie's and blushed hard.
Is that what you were gonna to say said Shane and stroke her cheek.
Mitchie was sitting there dumbfounded and blushed.
Thanks thanks for everything Shane said Mitchie and glomped him.
Then Shane remebered the song he heard some girl sing.
You're the voice I hear inside my head the r
The Feelings That LingerThe Feelings That Linger:The Feelings That Linger3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The sound of your voice still lingers here
Even though I know you're gone...
And my nights have turned to sleepless days;
They grow worse with every dawn...
You've probably heard this story though
At least a thousand times or more.
But the thing I remember best about her
Is the sound of that closing door...
It was like the end to everything;
A cloud inside my head.
When I came awake on that final night;
I reached for her in bed-
But an empty space was all I got;
There was no one to wipe these tears.
I could scream and cry for many hours;
But it wouldn't chase my fears.
I tried so hard to tell myself
That everything would be alright.
But instead I ended up reminsicing
About her ever-present light...
I'm just so tired of everything;
I wish I didn't have to think...
But maybe you'll hear me one last time;
If I put this down in ink:
We had a life that was beautiful
Coffee and Ice-TCoffee and Ice-T9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
STABLER and BENSON enter the station with big smiles on their faces. MUNCH looks up from his desk as they walk past him, and then he looks back down again with indifference.
MUNCH: Where have you two been?
STABLER: Oh you know, here and there.
MUNCH: You're late.
STABLER and BENSON ignore MUNCH. They are determined not to let criticism affect them today.
BENSON: (To STABLER) I think that's the first real breakfast I've had in two months.
MUNCH: (Keen) You went out to breakfast?
BENSON: (Ignoring MUNCH, to STABLER) We should really do that more often. God I'm full, but a good full.
STABLER: I told you that place was great. How about that French toast?
MUNCH: (Interested) French toast?
BENSON: (To STABLER) I swear I've never had anything like it.
STABLER: (Nodding his head in agreement.) And those pancakes?
BENSON: (Closing her eyes as if trying to recall the taste and save it in her memory forever.) Melt in your mouth.
MUNCH: You had pancakes?! Where did you go?
BENSON: (Continues witho
My First LoveI've spent all of my lifeMy First Love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Searching for true love.
Waiting for that feeling,
The kind of feeling that comes with love.
Where it catches you when you're sad,
Dances with you when you're happy,
Screams the anger you can't express,
And feels just the way that you feel.
But so many times
I've been let down.
I've been hurt so much
That sincerity has lost it's meaning.
That feeling hasn't been there.
Within all of those kisses
All of those hidden secrets and late nights
That feeling wasn't there.
Today, I sat in a booth
Seething over my latest heart ache,
Thinking how first love was a farce;
How love was a farce.
That was, until I heard it.
I heard the chords of a nylon string guitar
And the hum of an amplifier screech through the air.
Then came the melodic words from singing lips.
I finally realized,
That it had been there all along,
The feeling I had been trying so hard to find
In someone made of flesh and bone.
It was always there,
In my mother's lullabies
In my playground hymns
Unexpected CrushWanting something.Unexpected Crush3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Something that I can't have.
Wanting to know who you are.
Are you the one I've hoped for,
In my teenage dreams?
Or are you a viper,
Dressed in the clothes of a harmless stick?
Something I can't have.
I never wanted it at first.
Then the world shifted
Things changed dramatically
Now you run across my thoughts
Like you own them, and I can't escape.
Something I can't have.
Out of sight out of mind is how I wish to live.
You, out of my sight
So I can't even remember your name.
Me, out of yours
So you won't even bother to say mine.
Something I can't have.
Let's play perpetual keep away.
You go about your business
I'll stay out of it.
I won't look at or talk to you
No matter how much I truly want to.
Something I can't have.
The years separate us.
Had we been born in in the same decade,
I would not go about like this.
Yet, you are a man
I? I am just a teenager with a very foolish dream.
Short Lovely PoemI want to tell you how I feel,Short Lovely Poem6 years ago in Ballad More Like This
But it's your answer I dread.
So I'll go search for shooting stars,
And find four-leaf clovers instead.
And pray on them, and make a wish,
That you feel the way that I do.
So when I do say "I love you,"
You'll say, "I love you too."
Random Thoughts That awkward moment when you want to jump in a pool filled with cheese its, and try not to break anyRandom Thoughts3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look at me, now look at yourself, now look back at me! You look funny turning your head so fast.
I hate those "visitor" things on deviantART users' profiles Makes me look like a stalker
"So, what are you doing up in that tree there?" "Definitely not stalking you, if it seems like that."
Zoning out and accidently staring at someone during class, and then realizing they are staring back . O.e
"David!? Did you eat the blueberry muffins?!" "You left them on the counter uncovered, how could I not?"
Saying "I'm so sorry" to your ex boyfriend/girlfriend's current lover before anything even happens.
"Well, we are in a pickle then!" "We... are... in a pickle...? That's just wrong and disturbing to the pickled community "
When people ask me if I have a Facebook, I tell them to hit me in the face with a boo
Easy ButtonI'm like an easy button;Easy Button3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
difficult to some on the inside
and very simple on the outside.
No I'm not made of plastic.
No rubber feet, no spring inside me.
In fact, I'm just skin and bones.
I don't run on batteries;
don't expect me to run out of juice.
I'll always help when needed.
You may call me a joke.
But when you need some confidence,
I have all the reassurance you need.
I have no rubber,
but I'm very flexible.
Nobody's dilemma is too much.
Please don't press me. I'm ticklish.
Simply call for me;
I can put your mind at ease.
And if you believe I can't fix your problem,
I just may have to gloat:
"That was easy!"
You...It's not so much that I miss youYou...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But that I miss the way you made me feel.
It's not so much that I want you
But that I miss the way you made me smile.
I don't really miss the touch of your hand,
Or your warm, smiling face,
Or the way you promised me a fairy tale ending.
But it didn't happen.
I just miss the way you made me feel pretty,
The way I knew everything was okay,
The feeling everything would turn out happily ever after,
But it wasn't true.
I don't miss you.
I don't love you.
I don't even like you.
The only thing that will ever mean anything to me again...
It was how you made me feel.
But I know, someday, I'll find someone,
Someone who'll love me like you did,
Love me better than you did.
They'll promise me forever; they'll mean it.
They won't make me cry and, if they do,
They'll wipe those tears away.
They'll make me smile, make me laugh,
And give me everything that they have.
And I'll wait for that person.
And I won't wait for you.
It may hurt a little when you give me that ev