It LingersLying in shadows cast by the moonIt Lingers6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Reluctantly creeping back to my room
Waking to promises of the perfect day
"Just one more kiss" was all I could say
I lay there in silence, inhaling your scent
The landlords were coming, so away you went
Those days spent living a lucid dream
Launched my new life, how different it seemed
Lying in bed, wishing to stay
The plane ride home: I cried the whole way.
Your scent on my skin lingered a while
I spent that whole day forcing a smile
Sadness and joy made my tears flow
As I gazed at the ocean, so far below
Your endless blue eyes can take me away
In just a few years, forever we'll stay
Locked in perpetual love till the end
Till the laws of society finally bend
For now we're locked in our separate cells
Temporarily living our personal hells
As I lay here in silence, I remember your scent
Still here it lingers, long after I went.
I'll love you forever, and so it shall be.
And I'll remember your face till it's all that I see.
Soar Above The SkyIts Christmas Eve you know, of course you know, how could you not? We love to sit on the beach dont we? Everyday we come here, hours on end; just watching the waves hit the beach or rolling onto the rocks.Soar Above The Sky7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Come rain or shine you always sit with me, put up with my simple ways. You even walk with me at night, through the one place people dont walk after dark.
Its so tranquil, even at three in the afternoon nobody else litters the sand, but who would? People need to do their festive shopping.
I bend my legs, resting my arms on them as you sit looking at me; I know you are, you always do. Your eyes never falter as you constantly smile in my direction, your hair becomes a mess of short curls as the sea air blows, and still you smile.
We met on this beach didnt we? Still we talk about it, how your friends smiled as you stopped to speak to me, you told them youd stay, to go on ahead without you.
You were and are my first lover, you found me interesting and
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 4Chapter 4James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What's going on out here?" Aunt Spiker yelled.
James stood up, holding a hand over the bag so the tongues didn't escape, and started for the house. Anna-Maria ran after him, struggling to keep up on her short legs. James slipped on one step and fell flat on his face. The bag fell to the ground, and the tongues jumped out.
"Oh! No, wait!" James exclaimed, trying to grab the tongues. They jumped quickly away from and around him, and burrowed quickly into the soil. Anna-Maria tried to grab them too, but they were to fast for her little fingers too.
"Wait!" James muttered. "No! No, wait! Wait, just a-wait." It was no use. They were all gone.
"Here they are." Aunt Spiker snapped. When the children looked up from ground, they saw their aunts, still in their pajamas, standing by the old peach tree.
"Get up, you little worms!" Aunt Sponge yelled. "We sent you two out here to kill a spider!"
"Not to laze about!" Aunt Spiker added.
"He wasn't lazing about," Anna-Maria
The Proposal of a Life Time It was a cool night, just like no other. The stars were shinin like the street lights and sparklin like light reflecting off of glitter. The trees in the park were whisperin and the moon man smiled down at me; I coulda sworn he winked at me. I was nervous of course on this night, but who wouldnt be?The Proposal of a Life Time8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Where is she? I wondered. I told her to meet me by the big willow tree by the duck pond around eight. I glanced at my watch Jimmy gave me for my birthday this year. It was about eight. She should be here any
I smirked. Right on schedule. I turned around.
Ms. Spider, I said, taking off my hat. I walked towards her. Her eyes glowed as she wal
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 11Chapter 11James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 113 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ms. Spider plunged into the cold water, and swam deeper down. James wondered how they were able to breathe underwater, but shrugged it off. He didn't need to worry about that, as long as they didn't drown; they had to find Mr. Centipede.
Said centipede was now on a sunken pirate ship. He whistled as he walked along the deck and into captain's quarters. Looking inside, he saw a skeletal pirate sitting at a desk, wearing a big black pirate's hat, and with a skeletal parrot on his shoulder; the pirate was sprawled out on the desk, with something in his arms.
"A skellington?" Mr. Centipede muttered, approaching the desk. "Hmm?" He blew the dust away, revealing a large compass.
"Jackpot!" He exclaimed with glee. "A genuine compass!" He lifted the pirate up to remove the compass. The bones squeaked. "Sounds like you need a little oil, Captain." Mr. Centipede remarked, taking the compass, and letting the skeleton fall. "Thank you, sir," He saluted. "I'll be shovin'
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 7Chapter 7James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once the peach had finally stopped spinning, and everyone had woken up, they were moaning and groaning in pain. There was no light, so no one knew what was going on in the pitch-black dark.
"Ow! Somebody pinched me!"
"Sorry, I thought you were the spider."
"Ouch! What was that?"
"Excuse, I thought you were the centipede."
"I got her right here, kid. Hey, Glowworm, how about some light?"
"I can't hear you, dear; I have to put my light on."
Soon enough, the light came back on. The Glowworm's lantern, with her still in it, was on its side on the floor. Mr. Grasshopper and Centipede were both on top of it, upper halves hanging off the edge; the latter was still holding Anna-Maria, who had somehow moved so she was sitting on the centipede's waist. Ms. Spider was on top of both, with James hanging by the back of his jacket on one of her legs. Earthworm was on the floor near the lantern. Nearby, Mrs. Ladybug was on her back on the floor. "Oh! O
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 3Chapter 3James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The next morning, both children were awakened sharply by Aunt Spiker screaming, "Aah! Spider! Vermin! Oh, beast!" She was standing by the window, smacking frantically at the spider with a flyswatter and gasping sharply. She had missed, but managed to smash the spider's web flat.
"No, wait!" James exclaimed, jumping out of the bed. Anna-Maria climbed out of bed as well.
"Sponge!" Aunt Spiker screamed.
"Wait, I'll get it! I'll get it!" James climbed onto the chair, grabbed the spider, and got back down.
"Kill it!" Aunt Spiker exclaimed repeatedly and frantically, following James and smacking him with the swatter. Anna-Maria stayed back against the wall, not wanting to be hit as well.
Aunt Sponge came into the room with bug spray. "Where is it?" She yelled, spraying gray smoke into the room. James was hit in the face, and crashed into Aunt Sponge. They both fell down to the foot of the stairs, unharmed. Anna-Maria ran down as well. She was glad her brother was u
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 5Chapter 5James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
That night, when the aunts came in and were counting their money, James and Anna-Maria heard their Aunt Sponge call in a sing-song voice, "Yoo-hoo! Come down here!"
James stepped down, holding Anna-Maria's hand as she toddled alongside him. "Yes, Auntie Sponge?" They both said.
"Oo-ooh! You two are all spiffed up." She said.
Indeed, James and Anna-Maria were dressed in their best clothes. James had a black suit, tan pants that ended between his knees and ankles, black shoes and socks, a white dress shirt, and a patchwork tie. Anna-Maria wore a little dress that flowed around her knees; ironically, it was peach-colored. She also had white socks and black shoes.
"We wanted to pway with the childwen." Anna-Maria explained.
The aunts glanced at each other, saying, "Awww." The Aunt Spiker told the toddler, "The children have gone."
Anna-Maria looked up at her brother, her lip quivering. "But the two of you can play with their garbage." She said, taking the bristle
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 9Chapter 9James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Soon, they were among the clouds, making it look foggy. While James was by himself on the boardwalk—as they dubbed the fencing stuck in the side of the peach—the bugs kept Anna-Maria where they could see her in the fog. They trusted James to be by himself on the boardwalk, but Anna-Maria was only a toddler, and she could easily fall over the edge. Nonetheless, they told James to be extra careful, and not stay out too long.
Now Anna-Maria was sitting with Mr. Grasshopper and Centipede, and Mrs. Ladybug on the peach. "Well, Anna-Maria," Mr. Grasshopper said, gathering her onto his lap. "How about you tell us something about yourself?"
"I'm thwee!" She declared proudly, holding out three little fingers.
"You mean, 'three years old'." Mrs. Ladybug corrected gently.
"Yeah, tha' too." Anna-Maria nodded.
"They're both such darling children, James and Anna-Maria," Mrs. Ladybug cooed, ruffling the toddler's curly hair. "How could those horrible aunts treat them so ter
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 10Chapter 10James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Later that night, nearly everyone had fallen asleep, all full of peach. Mr. Centipede tried to stay awake, as he had to steer the peach, but he eventually fell asleep, snoring.
Down below, Ms. Spider was putting the finishing touches on her web. Sitting in the middle on two large leaves were James and Anna-Maria, both sleepy from the events earlier that day. "You keep to yourself, don't you?" James yawned.
"I prefer to be alone." Ms. Spider answered.
"Anna-Maria and I were alone for a long time once. I think it's much nicer to have friends, don't you?"
"I would not know."
"They would be your friends too." James pointed out. "The others, I mean, if you'd just let them."
"No, it is in their nature to have fear of me." Ms. Spider said. "This I cannot change."
"You're very kind to us," He pointed out. "Anna-Maria and I."
"Maybe this is because you and your sister are kind to me first." Ms. Spider said, gently pushing James and Anna-Maria back.
It was th
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 1Chapter 1James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once they were dressedJames in an oversized green shirt, a white T-shirt underneath, blue pants and brown shoes, and Anna-Maria, who had turned three years old at that house, in a dirty, old, brown dress and black shoesthe two kids gathered the tools they needed for their chores in a wheelbarrow made from their toy chest. James pushed it out the door and down the stairs, while Anna-Maria followed close behind. She usually couldn't do much work aside from handing James tools and picking up trash, but it was better than staying with their aunts.
After their parents died, the house they lived in was sold, along with most of their possessions. Then, with only some clothes and other items in their names, James and Anna-Maria were sent off to live with their terrible aunts in an old house that looked like it could fall off of the edge of the cliff it sat on. It only had six rooms: the kitchen/dining room, the living room, the aunts' two bedrooms, a bath
JatGP: Set SailSet SailJatGP: Set Sail5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By Franki Lewandowski
James, Mr. Centipede, Miss Spider and "James and the Giant Peach" belong to Henry Selick and Roald Dahl
Story belongs to me
Disclaimer: As my second JatGP fan fiction, it was a little awkward working with the bugs for a change. This was one features my two favorite characters from the film, Mr. Centipede and Miss Spider sharing their backgrounds with each other before the peach reaches New York. Many of what they talk about is based after old ideas I had for JatGP fan fiction.
"C'mon, c'mon, stay focused," Mr. Centipede said, steering the stem of the enormous peach north. How he wanted more then anything to go below, kick back and eat something. Yet he knew his procrastination was what got him and his crew in trouble in the first place. Besides, one of the others was sure to come up and scold him if they found
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 6Chapter 6James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At the sound of the aunt's voice, the light turned to normal, and everyone cringed in fear. Anna-Maria grabbed someone in fear. Instead of grabbing James, as she intended, she had grabbed Mr. Grasshopper's leg. She didn't care though; she was scared.
Mr. Centipede hopped to the ladder. "Time to go make a pest of myself." He chuckled, climbing up.
Upon seeing him leave, Anna-Maria forgot her fear and ran to follow him. "Wait fo' me!" She cried.
James grabbed her arm though. "You aren't going out there!" He exclaimed. "They'll see you, and you'll get into trouble."
"I wanna go with Centipede!" She complained, jumping in place. Her little, chubby face began to turn red.
"Oh, no, you aren't," Mr. Grasshopper said, lifting her up and holding her up high. "You're staying with us."
Anna-Maria giggled at being lifted up high, forgetting her mini-tantrum. "Wheee!" She laughed.
"Where are you?" Aunt Spiker yelled. "Detestable little worms."
At that, Earthworm screamed
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 12Chapter 12James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 123 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Late that night, Mr. Centipede was still by the stem. Anna-Maria was sitting nearby, playing with some pieces of wood she found in the pit.
Mr. Centipede stretched and yawned, "Boy, what I wouldn't do for a cub of coffee." He patted his cheeks and shook his head sharply, groaning, to stay awake. "Cup of Joe." He moaned. Anna-Maria giggled at his antics.
Mr. Grasshopper came out of the hatch, carrying two plaid blankets and a matchbox folded like a chair. "I say, old sport," He said, coming out and onto the peach. "Came to relieve you of your duty."
"I said I'd steer the peach." Mr. Centipede protested as the grasshopper came around him and placed the chair on the peach behind him. "Have to steer the peach. Can't quit…now." He yawned, sitting back on the chair when Mr. Grasshopper nudged the backs of his ankles with the matchbox.
"Good show, old boy." Mr. Grasshopper whispered, moving the chair so it was away from the stem.
Mr. Centipede grunted a few times b
Pillow MemoriesPillow Memories5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
May 9th 2006
People always told me death was a numbing experience, that I wouldn’t feel the pain for quite some time. It has already been three weeks, four days, and twenty-one hours, and they were wrong. I felt the loss of you that very second in the dreary hospital room. You were barely conscious, but Robert and I talked your way into a private room. Small, and unnaturally white, but I know you preferred the privacy over the bustle of the wards – cheery blue-gowned nurses, and the sickly aroma of flowers hurriedly purchased from the hospital shop by hoards of reluctant relatives.
I didn’t bring you flowers. Instead, I brought you photographs, pulled straight from the albums in the spare room. The first was that photograph you took of me with your very first colour-film camera in 1975 1977. I had to take some time to remember the year; you know how I get sometimes. It’s the one in which I’m holding little Annie in her
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach EpilogueEpilogueJames, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Epilogue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In a short time, the bugs became some of the most famous people in New York. Nearly everyone knew who they were and how they had come to be in the most famous city of the world. And they all had their various jobs.
Mr. Centipede was running to be mayor of New York. He was quite popular, and everyone was sure he would win.
Mr. Grasshopper became a musician for the Brahms Violin Concerto. He was well-loved and known for his playing the violin with two bows instead of one. His music became quite famous and nice to listen to.
Earthworm was hired to be the mascot and spokesperson of a woman's skin cream company, thanks to his smooth skin. He quite enjoyed it, and became the models' favorite mascot.
Mrs. Ladybug became Dr. Ladybug, as she worked at a hospital, helping to deliver babies. Mothers soon wanted her in the delivery room for her gentleness with the situation and with the infants.
Ms. Spider opened her own nightclub called, "Spider Club". She loved it, sinc
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 13Chapter 13James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 133 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
James soon came out of his unconsciousness to a bright red light flashing on and off periodically, and his little sister sitting on his back. Somehow, they had gotten away unharmed, save for a few bumps and scratches.
They both coughed up something bright green; they both squeaked and hopped away. As James sat up and Anna-Maria climbed off of him, something happened. When they looked at each other and touched their faces, they were human again. James then realized what happened: the peach fell out of the sky, and the bugs were gone. He began climbing up the hatch with Anna-Maria right behind him. "Ms. Spider?" He called out. "Mr. Grasshopper?"
"Centipede!" Anna-Maria yelled. "E'thwo'm!"
"Hello? Is anybody there?" James pushed opened the hatch and climbed out on top of the peach. He pulled Anna-Maria out. They saw a tall beacon with a bright red light on top. That would explain the red flashes.
Finding remains of the spider's silk still tied to the stem, Jame
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 8Chapter 8James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In time, nearly everyone was down in the peach. Earthworm, with the bell tied around his neck, had his head poking out of the hatch, and was lying on the peach. Mr. Centipede and James were directly under him, the former on the ladder and holding the earthworm's middle in eight of his arms, and the latter in a hollow in the tunnel. Down in the peach pit, Mr. Grasshopper and Mrs. Ladybug had hold of Earthworm's tail, waiting for James to yell to pull him down.
Anna-Maria had wanted to help. Of course, the others told her she had to stay in the pit. She threw a mini-tantrum—stomping her feet, screaming she wanted to help, and crying—before James said she could help Mr. Grasshopper and Mrs. Ladybug to pull Earthworm. Wiping her tears away, Anna-Maria agreed; and so ended her tantrum.
"They've lost their minds!" Earthworm cried out, barely moving his head. "Anything but birds!"
"Don't worry," James said from the tunnel, holding a string to grab a seagull and tie
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 14Chapter 14James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 143 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"James! Anna-Maria!" A familiar voice yelled. "Up here!"
When they looked up, they saw a green light. "Hello, we are here!" A high feminine voice called.
"Hey, buddies!" Another voice said.
The aunts were very confused. "What are they?" Aunt Spiker asked.
Then, out of the sky, still clutching some seagull strings, the bugs were slowly floating down to safety. "Young James!" Glowworm cried.
"Hey, princess!" Mr. Centipede said to Anna-Maria.
"Bugs!" Aunt Spiker exclaimed in horror.
"Need a little help down there?" Mr. Centipede asked as the crowd looked and pointed in amazement.
"Giant bugs!" Aunt Sponge screamed.
"Hey, you old biddies!" Mr. Centipede yelled to the aunts, blowing a raspberry at them.
The aunts gripped each other in fear of the giant bugs. "Help us!" They whimpered. No one came to their rescue though.
"Whoo-ee! Here we are, dears!" Mrs. Ladybug called out.
"Hello, kids!" Earthworm greeted.
"They come back!" Anna-Maria squealed with delight, cla
giving upgiving up seems less like a choice with every step i takegiving up7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
every breath gets more painful
with every next moment i'm alive
every heartbeat represents a step
i take towards dying
i'm not too fond of walking
hopefully i'll be done soon
seemed like more than just a bad option
something i might come to regret
it's not my fault
EM: Madame LeotaChapter 10: Madame LeotaEM: Madame Leota6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mickey slowly approached the crystal ball as Gus poked his head out.
"Madame Leota It's been awhile " Mickey said.
The head smiled gently at Mickey.
"Indeed time has very well passed/I'm glad our encounter back then was not our last "
Leota then sighed.
"But a happy reunion, I'm afraid this is not/ For now we all flee from the Phantom Blot He has ravaged this world, claimed it as his own! And the hero of this world he did dethrone "
"This world had a hero?" Mickey asked.
"Indeed we did, but he was exiled, banished! And along with him our hope vanished"
Leota then looked up at Mickey again.
"But now you have come, to save the Wasteland/The horrors of this place, you've witnessed firsthand "
"Madame Leota " Mickey said. "We need your help "
"We have a ship and we're going to be traveling across the Wasteland " Gus explained. "But we need someone who can naviga
I loved you.I loved you.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Tears soak my face, I don't know why.
I can't think straight, All I can do is cry.
I'm dying without you, can't you see?
I really did think that you loved me.
You lied to me and broke my heart.
then you sat and watched as my world fell apart.
You love her now, I have to watch it every week.
And sit here trying not to let my tears leak.
I cried for you and you didn't come.
I prayed for you but, maybe you're not the one.
I want to move on, but, I can't seem to.
I want to stop doing this but, I still love you.
You watched me bleed, you watched me cry.
You watched me hurt, you watched me die.
I love you and I want you to love me too.
But, the only thing is:
I'll never be good enough for you.
Buried Alive By LoveBuried Alive By Love13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lying cold and caught in dreams, I rest with you as your hand within mines
Every dream spent I'm with you buried alive by your love
Your smile could ward off the evil presents within
Your hug could shatter me in to tears
You just being here with me makes all my pain go away
Your kiss cuts my heart deeper then a razor infecting me with care
My love for you cuts out all your pain and places itself in and carries you through the days
You seal my fate whenever you say I love you I know you hold my heart in your arms and will never let go
Relentless time after time I told myself you more delicate then a blooming rose that I will treat with the most fragile care and tender with my love
I'll be there to save you when you fall under and drown yourself in those wounds of pain
When I look into your eyes I see a little girl in love holding me and showing me what true love is as she sweeps me away into her fantasies
That day as I found a cold heart and pumped my blood and unlocked it with my key o