The Way You Stare at MeThe way you stare at meThe Way You Stare at Me6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I worry that your heart is
Like the toilet paper they sell
by the roll
in the bodega.
I worry that your whispers will get lost
in the nightnoise like crane flies
or last chances.
virginswho is she?virgins5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she is the little barrette i never wore and the pink backpack i never owned. she breathes daisies instead of thorn bushes and always remembers to find the patch of untouched skin in the space between my shoulder blades. she makes me think of butterflies and babies and yellow. yellow because it's the smell and shade of sunshine and it's warm like she makes me feel. it's not the boiling in my low belly like he creates but it's butter in my chest. my ribs are well-oiled and my heart is a slick machine that beats a messy metronome.
she's the little girl i would expect to be skipping in some watered down garden singing songs with nonsense words in them and fairytale endings. except i would never expect that out of someone who is full of broken things, like her. but i expect this impossibility anyway, because i witness it daily.
who is he?
he is my right lung and my left foot. the other half to my whole. you could call him mine but that's selfish t
TroubadourI do not fly under your flagTroubadour5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
or sup from your well of souls.
You will not find my name
written in your lists of legion
or my likeness slipped under your footstool
while your minstrels cower
and beggar men go blind.
I will not sing your praises
or sit at your table
below the salt
waiting like your dogs
for bonescraps to drop
or pray for rings to kiss
in the stark chill of something unborn.
I am no tattered remnant
of your majesty
no soldier of fortune
blinded by your promises
to make me better than I am
or raise my gifts
to unimagined heights.
I am but one man in a scant crowd,
born beneath your horizon
in places you refused to look,
watchful and impertinent,
and still not deceived
by the weight of your scepter
or the gleam mocking in your words.
Dare to DreamI'll dare to dream.Dare to Dream3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That the world can be a better place.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream ,
That things will change.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream of peaceful times,
Where people are nice,
Where everyone can speak freely,
Where everyone is loved.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream that people change,
Where there is no more heartbreak,
Where people feel remorse,
Where people try to repent.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream that people are safe,
Where there is no more crime,
Where no one commits murder,
Where people can walk the streets at night.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream that everyone is equal,
Where there are no more hierarchies,
Where there are no more monarchies,
Where there are no more dictators.
I'll dare to dream.
I'll dream and dream,
And that's all they will ever be.
They will stay dreams,
Because they are not actions.
While dreams start things,
Actions are what change things.
But for now,
I'll just dare to dream.
I'll dare to dream,
Because for now,
Overlooked Ocean BeautySapphire waves crash down like thunderOverlooked Ocean Beauty4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Eyes around the world stare out in wonder
Islanders take this gift for granted
Sitting on the beach I'm quite enchanted
Beneath sunset skies I can see my reflection
Walking barefoot through liquid I make a connection
Salty spray soaks my clothes as it leaps for the sky
When it's raining its lovely to see the trees cry
As the waves start to calm their voices become soothing
The gentle spring breeze keeps the dancing trees moving
Like a bracing wind times like this blow me away
And this natural artwork changes every day
At the edge of a cliff I stare out at the ocean
Though it all looks the same I can see it's emotion
Many wonders are born from this expansive jewel
Taking all this for granted would make me a fool
Precious gifts such as this aren't uncommon for me
Natural island beauty gives so much to see
But the ocean is one gift I've come to adore
Many treasured memories I've made on the shore
The DanceThe Dance3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The young man spins the girl under his arm. Her navy blue dress gracefully floats an inch above her knees. The end of her ponytail swishes upward and tickles his bare chin, causing him to gently squeeze her delicate hands. Chills run down his spine as she giggles and then sighs and leans her head against his chest. He inhales her lilac perfume and hopes the scent will rub off onto his own clothes. She looks up, her lovely eyes gazing into his. He pulls a blue ribbon out of her ponytail and runs his fingers through her silky locks as they come tumbling down. Then he bends down, kisses her lips, as pink and as soft as rose petals, and into her ear, Adam whispers,
"If my heart was a house, you'd be home."
In the Heart of the WoodsIn the Heart of the Woods5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Marie was sitting on a bench in the heart of the woods in the local cul-de-sac park by herself. Normally she would be hanging out with her sisters, but Lee was in town looking for clothes and May was taking a nap. Feeling bored, she decided to walk in the park, though that didn't help. There was no one to play with her "games" (games of nastiness indeed). It was a nice, spring day with a mild breeze and the birds, ah yes, sang lively with grace. Marie watched them with a curious glance to see what they were. The birds were nothing of cardinals and chickadees. In the background a raven caw across the forest, and boy he sound alarmed. Marie, still bored, decided to investigate.
The cawing continued as she followed it like a hound on a scented trail. CAW! CAW! Closer, closer until she found the raven who was on a great white birch tree, and below was a sitting figure. The figure had a hunch back and as Marie listen fain
Shipwrecked Discovery"*Pant...Pant...Pant....*"Shipwrecked Discovery7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I couldn't believe the luck I had...Of all the places for my plane to crash, it had to be on a remote island that is probably nowhere near civilized shores. It's been 2 days since I crashed here...and no sign of human life anywhere. The only living things here are the masses of tropical plants and many various birds and fish. Thankfully, to my luck, there was a freshwater stream nearby, so I was thankful for that. With the fruit and fish found here, plus natural freshwater, I could probably survive here for awhile until I can see a boat come by....if ever.
My only main problem was lack of shelter. My plane was a total wreck from the crash, and almost nothing was left of it to make a suitable makeshift house. This island I had crashed on seemed to not have any sort of mountains or cliffs...it was all tropical jungle, from one coast to the other, it seemed. With that said, finding decent shelter for the night was rather difficult, especially since I've had to e
Backstage PassThe audience listened intently. Their eyes were wide open, their heads slightly cocked to one side as they drank in the beautiful sound.Backstage Pass4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Before them, a majestic figure stood erect, melodious sounds emerging continuously from her open mouth. Her voice was so beautifull, so musically perfect, that the spectators were completely entranced.
It was friday night at the Mausoleum Musical Theatre. It was the third night that the Opera had been shown, and it had been met with ample support from the public. Each day, the number of spectators doubled, all wanting to hear the woman's majestic voice. The theatre was so packed that more chairs were brought in, and even then many had to stand because of the lack of seating. Marie Ellise was a complete success.
The show continued. Backstage, a small, furred figure was waiting for a cue. He listened intently, his large ears twitching every time Marie hit a high note. His tail quivered in readyness.
Suddenly, the mouse jumped from his resting place,
Leviathan, Part 1"All systems functioning normally, you're good to go."Leviathan, Part 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alex leaned back, stretching a bit and emitting a casual sound of affirmation in response to the voice on the speakers. Ordinarily, he preferred not to go on late-night salvage dives, but he didn't get much of a say in it this time.
At least he could be fairly certain that the water was safe this time; the Zhalkkryshai navy had been sent packing, so he didn't have to worry about them.
As usual, the humans were holding strong, but their foe would always be a nuisance, it seemed.
Decades ago, an aggressive alien race known as the Zhalkkrysh found them on the planet Enki; a large sphere dotted with large islands stationed in a deep, dark sea. Even with the advanced methods of space travel used by the humans and their adversaries, this planet was notably far away from any others that could sustain life.
With that said, perhaps the humans should have guessed that there would be competition.
Satellites were deployed, forming a perimeter
A Mythical MeetingA Mythical MeetingA Mythical Meeting2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Warning: Does contain vore and dragons.
Phillip is Ragingfire1.
A young man was walking through a forest, his steps heavy with exhaustion. Grass flattened with every step he took, and leaves crunched every now and then. Squirrels and deer scattered as he made his way through the foliage, a face of concern on him. He looked to be about nineteen, and every step he took seemed to be a burden. In the distance, he could see somewhat of a glade.
He had been lost for some time now. Phillip had only been planning to go hiking for a short time, just to relax himself and let his nerves rest. Nature was a calming thing, and it had been doing its job maybe a bit too well. When he came to his senses, he no longer had any idea where he was. Originally, he had began to panic, but calmed himself down. If he was lost, doing nothing but worrying would not help. So he continued on his hike, hoping to find something, anything he could use to find his way home.
The glade began to come in
Healing a Headache with a Heartbeat"Guuuuuuhhgh..."Healing a Headache with a Heartbeat2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I think that's what my voice sounded like tonight, coming back from the bonfire with my church friends. I plopped down on my bed and rubbed my sore cranium, letting my pillow cradle me for support.
The light hurt my eyes, after hours of night sky being illuminated only by the bonfire. The sounds from the city around me--kids playing in Cherrygrove's fall leaves and Pokemon running around with them--only bludgeoned my brain more. Dragonair had laid curled up in a loop near the tv, and she looked up curious at my flopping back in bed.
"Andrew, you look miserable! I thought you enjoyed Autumn." She uncurled and slithered over to me, her long, lovely body like a river towards my bed. "Was the bonfire that bad?"
"Wha--? No, it was fine, r-really! Owww..." I felt another jolt through my head and pressed my hands against its sides. "I did something foolish, is all. Ate too much pumpkin bread, not enough water...the sugar went straight to my head."
"Ahh," she nodded, "s
Warmth In Winter(Warning, contains dragon vore)Warmth In Winter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
An arrow struck the gap in the stone brick wall, narrowly missing the one it was intended to impale.
Septen moved back, crouched behind the large wooden support in the castle's entryway, reaching for an arrow of his own.
It seemed that others interested in retrieving the artifact said to be kept in this place had already done him the favor of incapacitating one another, if a little too thoroughly.
"Atlas, anytime you're ready!" Septen called out.
He had hired a guide to lead him here and fight alongside him; for this particular situation, the crow had gone in search of a vantage point to snipe out the team who had Septen pinned down.
Atlas was still nowhere to be seen. That either meant he had run off or still wasn't at a good spot yet.
Or, he was just impeccable at hiding.
The archers looked up, at hearing the creak of metal.
This was a new design of weapon; only a few like it had been made so far. How Atlas got his hand on one was beyond anyone.
Cold CaseWARNING: Contains soft vore and suspenseful situations.Cold Case3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is a story for dragonaddict involving his friend, Jed, and himself as a character. I hope ya'll enjoy it!
Many centuries ago, in the small kingdom Tyros, the country was being ravaged by famines and pestilences while its' good-hearted King Pius tried to keep his people safe in these trying times. Tyros was a country where, beyond the rolling hills and icy plains, little occurred. The lands were often affected by the cold climate of the area and caused most of the problems with growing food and trying to live. Most of what this medieval country on depended for food were the native bears and elk that naturally roamed the plains and hills.
Ryan was a young man who resided in the small village below and always looked at a situation like it was the best in the world. Ryan was the son of the village's most famous baker and always loved helping his dad cook some of the most appeasing dishes and making people happy. Many times
Particle CataclysmWARNING: Contains suspenseful elements, situations of peril, and minor profanity.Particle Cataclysm3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hey again everyone. This is a request by Raging about his interaction with my main original character and embodiment, Severus. I hope you all enjoy it, especially you Phil and, that my mistakes don't impede comprehension. I'm sorry if the doctor names sound silly, I just picked at random. This is my first time trying to bring science into my stories so please forgive me if I fail horribly. Thanks!
Jets of blue electricity flew by, illuminating metal receptors as they hit their target, and sending flashes of crackling light across the room. Enervating plasma streams electrified the table, sending blue and white sparks across its' whole surface, and the entire audience gasped with awe, then broke into applause mixed with the usual comments and chatter.
The Tesla coil rippled with energy, and the class continued to stare in amazement.
Standing at the rear of the group, Phil smiled at them
The EscortPerhaps the first thing that tipped Charles off that he was in a lot of trouble at the moment was the fact that he was chained up to a wooden pole.The Escort1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
He lifted his head tiredly; it ached and he couldn't focus, but what surrounded him caught his attention well enough.
Black clouds provided a thick cover in a dull red sky, and particles like stained ash drifted from the sky. At random intervals, posts stuck up from the ground, bearing red crystals that gave off fields of light that seemed to suddenly end at a certain distance, rather than fade gradually.
A figure walking towards him came into focus gradually; nothing short of astounding.
Her head resembled a badger's, but she clearly walked on two legs. Most of her body was hidden by ragged robes, and her hands were covered by heavy cloth gloves, so aside from her head, tail, and hindpaws, most of her details remained unseen.
She wasn't alone; some kind of unclothed vixen stood by her, her cracked lips worn away and pulled back into a perm
The Dragon's HealingThe Dragon's Healing by ~ShadrelPendragon~The Dragon's Healing6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Shadrel Drian ran as quickly as he could through the dense forest. the loud yells from the Enemy Soldiers were ever present, chasing after him. Shadrel felt the wind of several arrows wip past his cheeks, legs, and shoulders. A few hit the tree in front of him, an inch or two away from his face. He had to escape the soldiers as fast as possible, but where could he go? He ran for what felt like an hour. His legs were becoming stiff and his chest begged for oxygen with stabbing pains. Adrenaline was the only thing keeping him going.
Suddenly, He felt an agonizing stab in his shoulder. Turning, he saw that one of the arrows had made it's mark. The soldiers were close enough now to get a good shot. Shadrel clasped his free hand to his shoulder. Adrenaline spiked, he criss crossed tree after tree and crouched to make a harder target. Aother arrow his it's mark, this time hitting him in the hip. The impact nearly knocked him to the ground. If that h
Dragon's Keep VOREDragon's Keep, by Espi KitsuneDragon's Keep VORE4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Characters; You'll find out~
Warning: Soft vore, some mushy stuff here and there
Thudding. Thumping. He could feel his heart pounding deep inside his chest. It was trying to escape, or so it felt. He ran. Ran fast as he could. Fast as he could towards the village nearby, only to trip over something.
He whirred around, only to be encountered by stalagmites of ivory and red foxfire orbs. Fear gripping his very being he scrambled backwards. A twin-headed serpent slithered its way towards him, its skin gleaming wet from slime. The two heads wound their way around him.
Then they both grabbed him. He was ensnared in their tight grasp. They began to pull him back towards the damp caverns from which they came from. He resisted. He flailed and kicked. He dug his nails and heels into the ground. Alas, it did no good as the strong serpent dragged him to the caverns. His eyes got wide.
Another TimeThe heat was nearly unbearable. Hot waves of liquid fire pulsed through Spock's body in tact with his increased heartbeat. His earlier attempts to suppress the immediate symptoms in meditation hadn't helped and as the captain had entered and the shaking had started he was forced to abandon them. Jim Kirk sat at the desk his eyes on the computer Spock had crushed earlier.Another Time4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Does the ceremony take long?" he asked The one you have to do before... when we reach Vulcan."
His face showed concern and something else but Spock only saw it from the corner of his eye, he couldn't force himself to look at his captain during a conversation like this.
It's just... what if it takes too long? It takes quite a while to reach Vulcan and I... well it won't take that long...?"
No∼", Spock had to concentrate on his words, his lungs were burning and he was afraid of letting out a grown or gasp. It would be illogical... The ritual is very brief..."
Somewhere in his mind, sub
Torarie and Andy prt. 1Torarie and Andy prt. 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Let me out of here!" Torarie screamed ramming the bright wall. The wall was so bright there wasn't a single shadow, not even her own. "I'LL KILL YOU ALL!" She screamed. She began to grow larger but the collar she wore beeped and a surge of pain was sent threw her body, canceling her transformation. She gave a loud roar.
"God, would you shut up!" yeld a voice that came out of nowhere.
"Who said that?" She demanded.
She looked up and saw a small vent. She stood up on her hind legs and peered in to it that led to another room. Inside the room was a boy about fourteen years old, he had slightly taned skin, with long blond hair. On his chest he wore a red indian parka with white and blue symboles in its design, while his legs were covered in loose red and indago cloth and his chest was showing through a v shapped sword cut in the parka, he also wore two large tan leather moccasin boots on his feet. In his hands the boy was fiddling with some wheat grass and in his teet
Connections in the Void 2 of 2 .In mere moments I arrive...Connections in the Void 2 of 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
While traveling, I notice that I was wrong. It is not one cry....but many....far...too many....When I reappear in normal space, nearly on top of the source.....I find I am in an asteroid belt....one I've never seen before. Large rocks float about, with large distances between them. Some very large...some much smaller than me...
..There it is...just behind me...
I turned around to see a metallic object..about three quarters my size...sleekly built....with various colors and markings....truly a work of art....
.but broken...damaged....I see a large hole in the object....
A Lucky SnackMark was out of the house's front door before dawn broke across the horizon. He followed the steadily brightening light of the rising sun to the east, carrying only the clothes on his back and the small sack in which he had packed food and water for a single night and a small flashlight.A Lucky Snack3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The boy, barely sixteen years old, had once lived a happy life with his family. His mother and father, for the first fourteen years of his life, had raised and cared for him as any loving parents should. But then tragedy struck as war started up again in the Middle East. Both of his parents were called into the fray, donning the camouflage of the American Military and flying overseas.
The teenager had lived with his aunt and uncle for about a year, continually receiving letters from his parents wishing him well and telling him how well the war was going. But then, one day, the letters stopped.
A military officer arrived a few days later, regretfully informing the stunned boy that his parents had both f
After the RainI.After the Rain5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
After the rain
that's when the world is magical
The dirty asphalt sparkles and shines
Dew-laden leaves twinkle like diamonds in the sunlight divine
It's so surreal, so unimaginable
After the rain
The grass has an aura of emerald green
Everything feels so pure and clean
It's so beautiful, it must be a dream
As I watch the flowers glisten and gleam
After the rain
All the pain and strife is washed away
The sun rises, this is the start of a brand new day
The forces of evil are kept at bay
And it's so wonderful to see the children laugh and play
After the rain
I feel a surge of happiness
I think the day is truly blessed
It's a sort of adrenaline rush you might have guessed
As I greet the day with unbridled zest
Life is so beautiful
The trees are so fruitful
My feelings of joy I can't restrain
It's something that I can't explain
I just know it only happens after the rain