SexualityWhy is it that it's okay for a man and a woman a boy and a girl to kiss in public, or two women to lock lips onstage, where if it were two men, it just wouldn't be accepted? Don't say it's not true, because it is. It's okay for Madonna and Britney or Madonna and Christina or Kylie and Ana Matronic to kiss onstage, but when Adam Lambert kisses his guitarist, it's unacceptable. It's an abomination. "What if our children saw that?" "Oh, we're so sorry, overly-concerned extreme Christian American. We'll fine the network and scold Mr Lambert, even if it was after the watershed. Meanwhile, treat your undoubtedly emotionally sca
ScelestaAs I lie in the hotel bed with the most beautiful man in the world nuzzling into my neck, I smile and reflect on how I got here. To be honest, it still surprises me.Scelesta3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It started on the day my friends informed me that Scelesta would be supporting the band they were taking me to see in concert. To say I was excited would have been an understatement; Becky was horrified that a boy could scream so loud. In hindsight, I was glad I only found out on the day of the concert; otherwise, I'd have driven myself crazy with anticipation.
Scelesta was a relatively small band based in Los Angeles, and had never played in the UK before, to my knowledge.
SnowSnow really does deaden the sounds, Bill thinks to himself. You can't hear the wind blowing or the flakes falling, the muted mumblings of televisions inside houses. It's so peaceful, so beautiful to see the snowflakes floating to the floor, drifting with the breeze, building up so pure and white. No two snowflakes are identical. Every single one is unique and captivating, so impossible, and yet, there it is.Snow3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When they're not analysed under a microscope, they're ordinary and not at all remarkable, melding together in a crush of blinding whiteness, identical once more.
Perhaps this is where it all b
MiserySighing with a shudder, Victor tried to calm his breathing, to regulate his heartbeat so that he wouldn't cry. God knows he'd been doing enough of that for his whole life. Yet whenever he told himself he'd kick this habit, he was overcome by a feeling of hopelessness; it wasn't going to happen. He had to stop waiting for something or someone to come along and save him, make him happy so that he wouldn't spend the nights crying or otherwise hurting himself.Misery3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He was so utterly miserable that he found himself unable to function sometimes. He just wanted to find beauty in himself, something that would make him desirable to another person so t
The ChargerThe hungry phoneThe Charger3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The dying battery
The dimming screen
The desperate beeps
The solitary charger
The unknown location
The famished mobile
The dwindling power
The final text
The last vibration.
Unholy ConfessionsI'm sick. I'm a monster, a beast, a sinner. I should be punished for what I've done. God can't save me now. No one can.Unholy Confessions3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It's a scandal, the gossip of the village for weeks, months, maybe even years to come. To think that someone like me, someone so sweet and innocent and pure would let themselves get involved in this. "That poor boy!" they'll say. "How could anyone corrupt him like that?" They won't want to, but they'll hate me after that; they'll hate both of us.
I alone have ruined both of our reputations; it's my fault neither of us will dare approach a church again. Even if he's upset, he's still a believer and feels wrecked by
Vivisection - 16"Oh my God, did you hear?"Vivisection - 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I never would have guessed!"
"I just can't believe it To think that he "
The school was buzzing with the news, some students bursting into frenzied tears, horrified. I'll admit, it was surprising to hear all of this, but in hindsight I suppose it was quite ironic.
There had always been something 'off' about Mr Humbert, everyone would agree, but that didn't quench the hysteria that was flooding the school at the fact that he'd been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.
I supposed I needn't have put so much effort into that History homework for him; he w