Donna DearlyDonna Dearly was what everyoneDonna Dearly5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Would call a nice girl.
As a child she obeyed her parents
And performed well in school.
But there was something terribly, terribly
Wrong with Donna Dearly.
You see, Donna Dearly was born
With the inability to feel.
She was born emotionless.
In kindergarten, Nick Salmon
Cut off her ponytail.
It did not make her cry,
Even if it took months for people
To stop mistaking her for a boy.
When she was ten
Her father died.
Shortly after the funeral,
While she and her mother
Were having dinner alone together,
Donna Dearly asked her mother,
"So does this mean you're going
To start dating again?"
Even in high school she felt nothing
When Jonathan Karr asked her out
But never showed up.
She waited in that restaurant for two hours.
When she was tired of wondering
Why he couldn't make it,
She ordered a steak
And ate it alone.
In college she had a boyfriend, Eric.
She was unsure if she loved him,
Because she was unsure if she even knew
How to love.
But she liked having s
Wings - A Metroid FanFicThe day was a warm and sunny, the kind of day that the hatchlings often found it tiresome to play outside, and would retreat to the comforts of their homes. It was days like these Samus would often find herself wandering the large halls of the temple, studying the historical art on it's walls, or reading the history of her adoptive kin.Wings - A Metroid FanFic10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
While scanning the hieroglyphs of one such wall, her attention was drawn to a rather large dipiction of a Chozo. Though rather normal looking, the unusual part were the large, impressive wings upon the Chozo's back. And not just one Chozo, but many others were seen with wings.
Samus glanced around her. She was certain Chozos did not have wings. She had never seen them fly, nor did she see any sort of thing that bore any sign that the Chozos were ever winged. She was almost compelled to peek under the robes of a nearby temple attendant to see if maybe they were hiding their wings. Instead, she tugged at the train of the attendant's robes as he passed her
Marlboro MeteorologyI can always predict the weather given how my morning cigarette goes. If it tastes like cardboard or an old apple, it will rain hard in the late afternoon. If burns the back of my nose, it will be cloudy all day. If I get a toothache it means hail and anything blowing up into my eyes means hot, humid, and sunny. My great grandmother had the same talent. If her back itched it meant snow, if her neck hurt it meant midnight rains had come and gone. Some things must jump generations.Marlboro Meteorology5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Looking at our flowerbed, you'd think it was snowing in July. The kid above me would chain smoke and scream language learning dialogues at his computer, tossing ashes out the window in a steady, Vesuvian stream. The land lady would always leave a filter or two as her treat when she'd leave notices for the rent crammed into door frames and mailboxes. And of course I carried my own weight, poisoni
If You Were a VampireIf You Were a Vampire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nose buried in gothic erotica
That he would turn another page
Dog-eared in blood
"If I were a vampire," he hissed
"I would drink it."
Arms bursting with stories
She sorts them out, black-red
The sunlight crashes
Then dies in midnight delights
"If I were a vampire," she giggles
"I would love for eternity."
She hides under the sheets
And thinks...and thinks...
The goth laid beside her
All sweet, black-red
Her crocodile tears
Midnight, time to rise
The lights pay attention
Quick. Focus on her eyes
"If I were a vampire," she sighs
"I would L I V E."
"If I were immortal, I wouldn't hurt
I would crave blood instead of bleeding
I would climb stars instead of screaming
If I were stone, I wouldn't break
If I were... if I were beautiful..."
Sick girl, silent girl
She begins to cry
And the books turn to salt
pokemon truth or dare proluguepokemon truth or dare prolugue4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Arceus: well what do we have here?
The legendary god Pokémon has just returned from getting her mail and has received what looked like a very luxurious party invitation. That had also requested that they appear in their human form.
Arceus: hmmm do I have time for this?
She sped through her timetable as she had meetings with other legendaries to settle disputes. ( coughgoudoncoughkyogrecough, and coughdialgacoughpalkiacough)
But to find that the night that the party had mentioned had been cancelled to the point that there were no meetings on that day!
Arceus: well that was unusually convenient!
She was now casually reading a magazine on the latest gossip on legendaries nowadays.
Elsewhere there was a very sinister chuckle as a shiny Metagross had stepped out of the shadows with a smile that could send shivers down an Glaile spine ( not like they had one!)
He chuckled as he had sent all those invitations to a seemingly luxurious party. It was all pa
How To Be NormalHow To Be Normal4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
HOW TO SUCCEED AT BEING A NORMAL TEENAGER:
(In 15 easy steps!)
1. The first step in becoming a normal, bland, and spineless individual is very simple. Never think. About anything. Ever. If you have a thought, let it go. Let someone else think for you. Thinking is hard. Let someone else do it. Save your little conformist brain cells for something less difficult.
2. Now let's talk about music. You like unique music? Not anymore! You get to listen to the same generic, repetitive sound that everyone else does. You know, that one beat over and over with the words "Yeah", "baby" and "ooh" being repeated. Lucky you!
3. To be normal, you've gotta dress normal. If you're a girl, that means you wear leggings as pants and cut up your t-shirts so they just barely cover your chest. Uggs are a must, for any time of the year, including midsummer. If you're a guy, you wear the hem of your pants on the back of your knees. Overly violent band t-shirts for bands that you only know one song for is highly