On Categorization of WritingOn Categorization of Writing12 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
I couldn't believe there was a sign. A sign that said "Welcome to Heaven," no less. No pearly gates, though. I was disappointed. I passed under that sign and read another. "ID cards necessary. Please proceed to Lobby."
I checked in, and the lady looked at me very strangely when I told her my profession.
"Aren't you a writer?" she asked, very seriously.
"Uh-yes. This is my day job."
"Well, who cares about that?" She issued me a nice little card, with my name, deathdate, and a little picture. It was just like the AAA office, but with clouds. Underneath all of these it said "writer" in big block caps. She motioned me to St. Peter, who was standing at the turnstile and checking our cards. He grinned at me as I came up.
"A writer, huh? Sucks for you."
He motioned me down a hallway (I wondered idly how there was a hallway with all these clouds about) where I found another woman sitting behind a desk. She was sitting by a door that had "WRITERS" on it, again in that block
OceanMy words are not as elegantOcean5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the moonlight playing on the waves.
The sound of my beating heart
Is not as regular
As the crashing of the waves
Against our beach.
Again and again.
I've lost myself in this ocean before.
Lost myself trying desperately to find you.
You admired how the stars
Twinkled like little spots of God's soul,
Reflecting off the surface of the water.
Your search led you deeper
Below the surface.
Until one day,
It swallowed you whole
Took your breath
And crushed your lungs.
Have you found your God?
Have you found the love?
Or did the miles and miles of water
Only swallow your worries
With senseless sleep?
Two DolphinsTwo dolphins twirled and danced together in the wide, spacious seas. As two inhabitants of the waters, they would know that the seas hold millions of tales and stories of passing fishermen and passing warships and passing dump freights. The two dolphins never really thought much of the passersby, but spent time with them whenever they could-the fishermen especially enjoyed the company. As the two dolphins danced, one would sooner or later spy a small boat hanging like a cloud above them. While they acknowledged it, they simply continued their dance before they decided to go meet the strangers.Two Dolphins5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Upon the cloud lay two humans, one was a peasant, the other a princess. The peasant was given the order by the king of England to sail the princess safely to America, And he was doing a great job of it that was until their ship sunk. The captain and the crew of it was lost to the bottom of the sea, somewhere miles behind the two dolphins, deep within the abyss. The peasant, luckily, was qui
Dreamland: Lost in OblivionThe sky broke. Just like that. Shattered, like millions of razor sharp pieces of glass that had once reflected an endless blue.Dreamland: Lost in Oblivion4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Endless now found its end.
You would think such a thing would be the finish to all things Not at all. The transformation that followed the broken sky was shattering in its sheer beauty. A bizarre beauty that had always been hidden to the human eye. I thought this new sky left behind was far better than any jewel or miracle or any other splendor you could name.
Space stretched forever. That vast expanse of terrifying and mysterious magnificence showed what had lain behind endless sky. The planetary bodies sat like sleeping giants, rings aglow with color, moons travelling lethargically in orbit. Our own moon sat there, levitating, broken in half, light and dark side by side.
Within the colors of space the stars burned. Reddish gases streaking through like ribbon, appearing like a celestial waterfall pouring over the edge into nothingness.
In wonder everyone
lost in the oceans lullaby.i am diving into the belly of the sea.lost in the oceans lullaby.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
my hair is tangled in seaweed and my ears are full of sand. i'm following in the shadow of a pirate's ship and discovering how impossible it is to paint its hull a more beautiful shade of rust. i'm catching glimpses of mermaids in the mirrors of an underwater kingdom and befriending anglerfish and bottlenose dolphins.
i am searching in the tide pools.
i am reaching into each microscopic world and coming up with nothing but sand-encrusted fingernails and handfuls of hermit crabs. i am watching as starfish stretch their million little hands, reaching in search of something invisible to me. and my feet are becoming a home to the guppies and shellfish.
i am inhaling and exhaling with the moon.
i am lying among the sand dollars as the tide crashes overhead, washing up jellyfish and empty crustacean shells for the greedy seagulls. i can hear the ocean's secrets roaring in my arteries and my heart thumping in the nape of my neck. my vision is fading
Watery Tombs Can't LastWarm waves whisper to wash away,Watery Tombs Can't Last4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All the troubled thoughts of my day,
Pull me down within your clutch
With your sweet embrace I won't fight much
For nothing else can quite be compare
To the effortless feeling of senses impaired
And nothing stops a wandering mind
Like the rough taste of air, impossible to find
So I'll clasp my eyes and sink away
Every so peacefully making my way
To the soft silky sand while I'll finally sleep
Where the downers of life can no longer seep
And once I feel rested, my sanity regained
I'll climb back out to where I once came
And smile with confusion at all that I see
Sweet chaos above, there will always be
But this chaos, this chaos, I do love it so
A place free of unrest I could never call home
And I'll disappear into the screaming as one
A world that makes sense could never be fun
Future HistoryFuture History4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
20th Century AD
Man ventures into space and visits the Earth's Moon.
Various exploration vessels are sent to planets within Earth's Solar System.
The Sky Union is formed and with it the foundation of modern temporal science.
The first Tier (human genetically engineered to be smarter) is born.
The first Tier engineers the second generation of Tiers.
Cycles of mistrust, conflict and war ravage humanity as the full impact of Tiers to society is realised.
Majority of African and South American continent along with low lying landmasses now inhabitable as Green land ice sheet disappears.
Average human creativity, memory, problem solving ability, empathy and data processing continue rise exponentially as a result of ever improving technology and Tier-Human interbreeding
Rare Earth metals r
RoseShe is beautiful.Rose4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That is the first thing you notice about her.
And she shimmers with the innocence
Of a child learning to speak her first words.
You will fall in love with her.
But every rose has its thorn.
And you do not want to know what hers is.
Why?You said to "keep in touch",Why?5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
or "I will try to talk to you as soon as I can."
you betrayed me as a friend,
you dropped us like a piece of paper getting thrown out.
Or will you talk to us if you have nobody to talk with?
Why did you do that?
We won't know,
not until the next time we meet,
or not even at all.
LondonSo maybe you've never been broken-heartedLondon4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
never walked away
or left another standing in your indecisive wake
as I have,
because that's what this city means to me.
It's a throwback
somewhere to pretend under the garish glow of undying light
that we're living in a cartoon
a scripted glimpse
just a portion of our perfect lives
because that's enough of you.
I'm not talking to you any more
I'm talking to the one I left behind
amidst bright lights and roaring traffic
to script another episode
for my next five minutes of fame.
I hope I never see you in this city.
Firewateron the rocks. the waves lash the sandFirewater4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of the seaweed covered shore. the moonlight
is mesmerizing, the way it reflects off the
shards on the beach. speak now, or forever
wonder what the answer could be.
dive deep. lose your mind in the brew of
the sea. lit up like fire, the eyes of the
beholder are what i desire. you'll never
be what i expect you to be. you are a
wash away. truthfully, i want it to stay
that way. understand that we can never be.
save my life, need me. watch the tide sway in
and out, the glassy swells wanting to sweep
life under. completely drown.
bittersweet. taste so warm and inviting.
drink down, choke up. you are the face in
the dark. the day still far off, frame kindled
by the stars. caught between destiny and
reality. absolutely nothing.
SorrySorrySorry4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've screwed up pretty badly,
And I don't know what to say.
My only option, sadly,
Seems to be to go away.
Only your forgiveness will
Restore this love gone cold;
Redeem a lovely friendship
You and I might have and hold.
Galileo's daughterMoonlit the passenger seat,Galileo's daughter4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My unconcern again resigns to
The dim-out of a frail hairpin;
The complaint if I ever listen.
The games you grew up playing
When block my view,
I single out and discover that
Breaking a nail isn't overrated.
Till fences we watch scroll by
For their sake and for ours.
Theirs, for they disbelieve;
Ours, for we fall down as one
When in mist by your house
"Alright then" I pronounce,
A cinder past this implosion,
A star your eyelids wipe out.
Are Boys Worth It?Even though they push and shoveAre Boys Worth It?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And laugh about it afterwards
With a table or two knocked over,
Even though they give you odd looks
At almost every word you say
Leaving you tearing you hair,
Even though they're so caught up
In what they have to say
Neither eyes nor words acknowledging you,
Even though on one hand
They'd never punch or kick you
Their tongues are the cruelest whips,
Even though the moment after
They've given you a hug
Their smile doesn't always stay,
Those young teenage boys
Are still worth loving, girls
For, with some help, they'll change.
MythlessWe expected the menagerie to be a place ofMythless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rising podiums, not hanging cages, and were
Sent in with ambition still crystallized in our eyes,
Which you coveted as if they were jewels
From a Sphinx's stash. But you never did solve
This riddle How were you to preserve them?
Day by day though we roamed in open space,
We were reminded behind embellished gold bars that
We lived in a mere figment of the wild, and the
Tricks that we all performed to perfection would not
Propel us to the top of the food chain you are the only predator allowed.
Day by day, Unicorn horns were chipped away.
Here, we are the Merman, the Faun, the Centaur, who
Make melodies and shoot arrows that reach the
Gods' skies. And yet, commuters enter thinking that
This is a circus; like ruthless Valkyries striking the bold down
With peals of lightning laughter. We're left stunned at
Why you're so intent on deriding our lower halves.
Here, we are the the Kappa who struggle to reach your offerings
These Same StarsAnd do you think we lie awakeThese Same Stars4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath this same dark sky?
And do we lie beneath this moon
And under these same stars?
And will you reach out with your hands
And blot out those same lights?
Or will you try to close your eyes
To blot out the memories, too?
And do you see me when you sleep
And relive our favorite parts?
Or do you fight yourself to waking
To banish the day you left?
And do you look into the night
And trace my face in the dark?
Or do you try, with all your might,
To forget that familiar face?
And do we see the same sun rising
And lie awake in the gathering blue?
Or do you turn your face away
And try to sleep again?
And will you fall asleep with me?
And will I dream of you?
We'll fall asleep and dream together
Under these same stars.
FriendshipFriendshipFriendship4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Our lives pass like a dream,
Revealing only what is on our minds.
Inside the prison of the self we see
Each object as a shadow on our wall.
Nothingness awaits, as sure as night.
Did I not have you, dear friend, I might,
Shadow on a shade, not be at all.
How much we need a word beyond our sea:
In love and laughter, thoughts of different kinds,
Perhaps, with luck, unraveling a seam.
'Centaur' story He grabbed my arm and swung me around to face him. My heart was beating quickly, still, from that almost fall. "It's different here, okay? You have to be more careful- you can't just go wandering around recklessly." His voice and grip were rough, but I could tell he was really worried around me. We looked at each other for a moment, then he let go of me and turned away. I stood there for a while, the two of us standing some ways apart, in silence. I wish I could know what was going through his head- I didn't even know what was going through mine. Finally I looked up at him.'Centaur' story4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You're right. I'm sorry. It was very foolish and careless of me. Thank you." I wasn't sure if my soft-spoken words had reached them, but a moment later I saw his shoulders relax some as he sighed. He turned and came toward me, while I just stood there.
"Yeah, I know. Just trust me a little more next time, Squirt." He smiled and tussled my hair, and I laughed.
Underneath The WavesThe waves crash upon the shoreUnderneath The Waves4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heart putrid and impure
Sand crushed beneath my toes
As the tide forever flows
It pulls me ever close
Salt water will be my host
I stride up to the shoal
The water starts to cleanse my soul
I plunge yet further deep
The waves begin to sweep
Through every one of my hairs
And ease me of my cares
The power of the seas
Puts my body at ease
Only joy remains
As the water washes away my pains
The fish flutter all around
Yet seldom make a sound
In a colorful array
Underneath the ocean's spray