His Name is JamesHis Name is James3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His Name is James
I had a baby inside of me,
Of only ten weeks young.
It stole my heart and all my love,
But its time on earth was done.
Sacred and lonely in my room,
I bled and cramped and cried.
The next day's scan showed a still heart;
At ten weeks my baby died.
I cursed God for His hand in that,
For how can I mourn one without a name?
But God stuck by me throughout the hurt,
He says it was a boy I call him James.
Angel LightAngel Light3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(For G.S.L to whom I owe everything good I am becoming)
One night while I was sleeping,
Tucked up under a comforting Pooh
With my nearly-headless teddy,
Darkness walked through my door.
It walked brazenly into my room
And up to my bed.
It watched me,
And once it was sure I was unaware of its presence,
It draped itself over me.
Tucked itself around me
Like a suffocating layer of itchy blanket.
It squeezed me until I was bound,
Until I couldn't move;
Could hardly breathe.
And as I gasped for air it seized the moment;
It climbed inside my mouth,
Navigated past the snot in my nose,
And spread itself throughout my body.
It filled my feet with lead
So that movement is a chore.
It turned my heart to stone
So that I can survive.
It turned my soul into a desert
So that the pain had to find an oasis
It filled me until I was saturated with darkness.
And then it smiled its vampiric grin
Because it had me once again.
It was Lord ove
Judging Proportionstwo hands that exploreJudging Proportions6 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
soft, delicate symmetry
a touch of your skin
10 Ways Challenge: Notes10 Ways Challenge: Notes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Zack/Ava fic! Yay!
Ava half-listened to the conversation the agents were having in the meeting. They had met to discuss their mission, which included organizing stealth plans and tactics to capture their latest target. 'More like arguing' thought Ava. Ryan had declared it best to perform a silent abduction, while Nicky insisted on luring the victim into captivity. The others defended different sides, while Rylie looked for a way to compromise. As the supervisor, Ava knew this was her cue to cut in.
"We'll go with Nicky's plan for now," she interrupted the conversation; much to the approval of the blonde-haired man. "Nicky, I need the schematics to this idea; you can go over this with Zack. The rest of you helped out with the preparations."
The squad broke into chatters of both approvals and objections, so Ava motioned her hand for silence. "We need one focused plan right now. Ryan's idea is ideal for backup. You work on that" she looked at Ryan as she said this, who nodde
The Dispute: Nicky's POVThe Dispute: Nicky's POV3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nicky held his breath. He heard a voice, her voice, but it was surreal at the same time. Forgetting about the tray of food splattered over his carpet, Nicky walked in a trance towards the door. He heard the voice again and swung the door wide open.
The figure turned her head and looked up in surprise. Nicky felt the moment froze as his eyes caught her doe-like eyes. When was the last time they looked directly at each other? Nicky felt his heart twang at the connection he had sorely missed.
"Didn't think you'd come," He said dryly, hiding his rapidly rising emotions.
"Well, I did." The red-head replied plainly.
They stood in an eternity of silence. Nicky wanted to embrace her in a hug, but decided against it. The last time he bore his feelings, Dawn had shut away from him. Nicky didn't want to risk that now when she had willingly appeared at his door. He nodded his head and heavily whispered "I'm glad."
He turned and walked into his room, knowing that Dawn would follow him inside
10 Ways Challenge: Flowers10 Ways Challenge: Flowers3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dawn sighed as she finished writing the last mission report. After e-mailing the papers to her boss, she leaned back on her chair and inhaled deeply.
'Finally, a small break,' she thought to herself. It had been a long time since Dawn could remember that she was not sent out on another raid right after one another. Maybe this time, she can get a few days' worth of rest. Nicky had come back from a mission a few days ago too, and had insisted on office work for at least a week. Both knew they haven't spent much time as husband and wife together, and they terribly missed each other's company. Nicky had even nagged her repeatedly to come back home, which is why Dawn had finished the report in half the time.
Speaking of her husband, Dawn glanced at the nearby clock. It was half an hour before lunchtime. Because they work in the same building, the two love birds used to meet over for lunch when they first married, but the tradition soon stopped after they became swarmed with their demanding
10 Ways Challenge: Being There10 Ways Challenge: Being There3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nicky was having a really good day. The morning sun was shining brightly after a full week of rain. For breakfast, he had his favorite buttered toast and soft-boiled eggs. And best of all, he had been assigned to work with Dawn alone. 'Just her,' Nicky smiled at the thought as he headed towards her apartment. Zack had allowed the pair to work together on a case, as he himself was taking a few days' leave to get together with Ava.
'That son of a gun just wants to get lucky' Nicky chuckled to himself. Not that he was complaining. Zack had passed on the white collar crime case to Nicky, who took Dawn as his partner. The blonde had been casually dropping hints on Dawn since he met her, but they had never done anything alone. He'd even secretly asked Rylie to go over to Ryan's place, which Rylie happily obliged. No one understood the relationship between the two, but none cared as long as they were both happy.
Nicky took a deep breath as he neared Dawn's apartment. He ran his
An Almost Christmas Story 3An Almost Christmas Story 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a time to be joyous. The evening of Christmas Eve had begun with a magical entrance. Flakes of ashen snow trickled under the pale sky, decorated with streaks of pink and purple hues that reflected from a grand sunset. Cold breeze easily filled the lonely streets, as most people had opted for the snug and toasty warmth of a home occupied by their family members.
Although this wasn't the case for Zack, he equally felt a great joy and relief. The strenuous mission had finally come to its end. Earlier, the squad spent a tiring five hours working to retrieve Marilyn Hutton's earrings, an impromptu mission thought in the nick of time. The plan was simple - sedate her, take hold of the jewelry and leave no evidence - but even a trivial error could blow their cover. Zack supervised his team from the reconnaissance vehicle, as the rest spread out to play their roles. As Ryan watched over the perimeter, Nicky and Dawn blended in the afternoon Christmas Eve function as guests. Dawn managed
My Greatest FearMy greatest fear,My Greatest Fear3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is not to die
But to disappear.
10 Ways Challenge: Far Away10 Ways Challenge: Far Away3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And that is how the Diminum works, folks," the speaker eagerly spoke.
Rylie nodded at the half-bald lecturer and took down notes on her flat screen. The speaker said a few more words about the new medical tool before ending his speech. An applause followed suit, but Rylie concentrated on getting as much as what she understood into her notes. She was on a two-day seminar for new technologies in health and medicine, and the schedule was packed. Since her arrival late last night, she had attended countless seminars all day long. It was 9p.m., and the last lecture had just ended. Despite of that, Rylie was still putting as much input as she can into her device. She ignored the audience's chatter growing louder as they hassled down the auditorium.
"What could you possibly be writing about now?" Someone said above her shoulder. Rylie turned around to see a stout figure with short brown curls bending over her.
"Jace!" Rylie cried out with a big smile. She excitedly stood up to give hi
RyRy: It's the JobRyRy: It's the Job3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Does that hurt?"
"That's not a real answer, Ryan."
"I can handle it."
"That's what you say now," Rylie said. She examined the gash near Ryan's right elbow. "If this swells up, tell me immediately. That could mean there's an internal infection."
Ryan grunted. Rylie held his hand up to wrap a fresh bandage on top and pressed her hands against his arm to smoothen the creases. Ryan turned to look at her, but she appeared to not notice. The small blonde put back her equipments back with an air of a well-practiced healer.
She closed her case shut and spoke to Ryan, "Well, you seem fine. Just tell me if you notice any changes."
"You'll be sure to see them first." He replied teasingly. Rylie gave a brief smile before she headed towards the living room.
"Hey." Ryan voiced out. Rylie ignored him and walked on. When she reached the front door of his apartment, Ryan spoke again, "Are you leaving?"
"Yes." Rylie replied, determined.
Her eyes flashed. "You should be the one to know th
Febuary 2ndFebuary 2nd3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What do you mean, you're not celebrating?" Rylie had both her hands on her hips, giving Dawn a pretend threatening glare, as menacing as the sweet blond girl could muster. Dawn chuckled.
"You can bet I still want the cheesecake, Rylie. They're to die for," Dawn said to her roommate. Standing behind the kitchen counter, Rylie gave a smiling nod as she wiped her hands with her flour-covered apron.
Dawn turned her attention to the blond man who was half-gaping at her.
"But it's your birthday!" Nicky cried out in a high-pitched voice.
It actually was the morning of Dawn's birthday. Nicky had came to hang out and asked Dawn if she was doing something for it. He was surprised when she replied 'I don't care for birthdays. I'm not celebrating mine'. Sulking, he sat on her comfy sofa, with one finger in a bowl of chocolate dip they had given him. As he licked off the sugary liquid from his forefinger, Dawn joined him on the couch.
"I don't like the fuss." Dawn said simply. She wa
25th December25th December3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Ryan/Rylie fic! Posted in celebration of our girl - Rylie's birthday!!
The towering clock struck eight times loudly, but no one in the busy flight terminal paid much attention to it. Except for Rylie. She sighed. 'It's nearly time for them to go.' She thought to herself. Rylie turned around to find her team members. They were the only group standing amongst the rushing passersby, chatting excitedly to each other as they anticipated the forthcoming journey. Nicky was holding his duffel bag over his shoulder in one hand and Dawn's suitcase in another. Zack had his backpack strapped to his torso. It was the day before Christmas Eve, and the trio was leaving the headquarters for a few days to celebrate the holidays with their families. Ava had left the headquarters a day earlier because she was called on a personal mission.
As for Rylie, she was not heading anywhere this holiday. Her brother had taken their mom for vacation as a Christmas gift, but Rylie would not be joining them.
Paizley's Profile for Squad ZPaizley's Profile for Squad Z3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Paizley Ichimaru
Rank: Member: Squad Z and Squad 2 captain for the new Gotei 13, squad 5 captain for bleach-deviation's new gotei 13
Race: Human/Shinigami Hybrid
Appearance: The first thing you will notice about Paizley is she is pretty short. 5'0. She has a athletic figure and rather large breasts, 40 D. Her hair is chestnut brown. It falls to her shoulders where it's layered and flipped out on the ends. Her eyes are icy blue. She has a tattoo of the nexus symbol (which is a triquetra with a N weaving through the circles) on the underside of her right wrist. Her skinned toned is darked from being raised under the California sun. She is very graceful in every movement she makes.
Her shinigami garbs consist of the keisen uniform ( the backless sleeveless uniform like soifon wears). This is because she is an avid users of Shunko. Her obi (sash) and shitagi (under clothes) is a indigo blue. In
cold apartmentcold apartment3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
alone with no one but my own
warm my hands with the heat of my breath but to no avail
looking at the screen of my laptop
my fingers numb
and cold to the touch
goosebumps run down my spine
like something or someone is watching
the horrid creature that follows me is...
my inner voice
just telling me stupid things like
why do you insist on writing about the cold
nobody will accept this anyways
nobody will read it nor even see it
amazing how your mind wanders
when you feel like ice
starving as always
isn't new to me
every time i eat it just nausiates me
and i let it be
i just let me starve
until I.S tells me
you better eat or else
so i do
i force the horrid chunks of glob
we call food
feel sting in my throat
as i force myself to swallow it
and keep it there >.
RyRy: Healing WoundsRyRy: Healing Wounds3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ryan forced himself to sit up but he couldn't. His bandaged ribs were giving him more pain than usual. Ryan groaned. After years of getting injuries on missions, he was irritated that the pain worsened each time. The twenty-year-old wondered if he had gotten too old.
"What are you trying to do?" A nagging voice spoke up. Ryan noticed that a tiny silhouette had appeared at his doorway.
"What does it look like?" The brown-haired man replied crossly. He ignored the pain of knives jabbing into his rib cage and forced himself upwards. Before he knew it, Rylie was at his side. She systematically took two large cushions and placed them behind the injured man. Ryan resentfully leaned back into the soft support.
"There," Rylie said with a smile. The blonde then sat down on the bed next to her significant other. She softly took out her medical set under the lamp desk. Ryan made a disapproving sound as he knew what she was going to do.
"If I don't do this, you'll heal slower." The blonde understo
and this one's for youand this one's for you3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i want someone - not just anyone -
but every time i fall for you,
my knuckles clench to white.
my heartstrings are tangled in you
and i worry;
but there ain't no use sitting and fretting
if you don't even know it.
i've got nothing worth giving;
no potions or magic carpet,
no gold, no money, no nerve.
no brave new world or
my gift is my song, sang Elton John,
and this one's for you:
i'm like the wind, like i'm immortal,
when i can catch a sideways glance
of your brilliant diamond smile,
rare as it may be.
but when you're in your silent-treatment
heartbreak moods and feeling down,
i'm clipped at the knees,
you're robotic, and
i don't speak binary code.
(i have feelings too.)
so take all i've got, the drink in my hand,
the fight in my heart,
the something-there that's there no more.
patch me up with a smile
only to shoot me down again.
(i'll take a cup of kindness,
and i hope you drown in it.)
yes, my heart is still breathing -
A Morning with the SquadA Morning with the Squad3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nicky whistled his way through the cafeteria with a wide grin on his face. He was feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and fearlessness. He had put on his best casual clothes, he had taken a long, rejuvenating shower and he had picked out his favorite breakfast plates. Things were looking great. Walking to his squad's designated table, Nicky glanced at the wall-sized glass windows to witness a sunny day. No clouds in the blue sky. Mother Nature must be agreeing with his newfound happiness too.
"What's with the goofy look, golden boy?" Ava sneered when Nicky approached the table. Zack grinned and gave the girl a peck on the cheek before continuing his breakfast.
"You know, Ava, it's a beautiful day," Nicky said warmly and sat across from the couple. "And what's wrong with being happy?"
"You pranced on your toes coming here," Zack added honestly, looking at Ava, who nodded.
"Yeah, and no one acts sweet unless they've gotten some sugar," Said the girl, as she tucked her silk black hair behind
Must Love CatsMust Love Cats3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Must Love Cats
Fur of gold to pet and rub,
Perfect cat for me to love,
Razor claws and pointed teeth,
All the better made to keep,
A quick brush along silky fur,
Rewarded with a rumbling purr,
Given a glancing nuzzled kiss,
He is mine and I am his.