His Name is JamesHis Name is James5 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.
10 Ways Challenge: Far Away10 Ways Challenge: Far Away5 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
Febuary 2ndFebuary 2nd5 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
Judging Proportionstwo hands that exploreJudging Proportions8 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
soft, delicate symmetry
a touch of your skin
10 Ways Challenge: Flowers10 Ways Challenge: Flowers5 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
25th December25th December5 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.
10 Ways Challenge: Being There10 Ways Challenge: Being There5 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
The Dispute: Nicky's POVThe Dispute: Nicky's POV5 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
An Almost Christmas Story 3An Almost Christmas Story 34 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
10 Ways Challenge: Notes10 Ways Challenge: Notes5 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
RyRy: It's the JobRyRy: It's the Job5 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
Zava: Before the Squad.Zava: Before the Squad.5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Agent Scott, give me a brief report." An elderly voice reverberated through Zack's ear piece.
"Yes sir," Zack replied as he hurriedly went to his desk. "I am working to get the screen cam started so that we can have a visual conference."
"I prefer that too." Mr. H replied. "Is Miss Ava there as well?"
"I'm here, H." Ava said warmly into her mouth piece. Zack winced at their connection. He knew that Ava had helped Mr. H to gain access of some invaluable information two years ago, which made him treat Ava with a gentle fondness something Zack wasn't used to seeing his supervisor do.
"It's commendable that you're working so early in the morning," Mr. H said, and Zack had a feeling he wasn't the recipient of the compliment.
"You know me, H."
"A real professional at such a tender age I hope that Agent Scott learns a lot from you."
"It's ready, sir." The male teenager spoke as he set up for a visual hologram to appear. Using the screen cam, an exact three-dimensional replica o
My Greatest FearMy greatest fear,My Greatest Fear5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is not to die
But to disappear.
10 Ways Challenge: Action10 Ways Challenge: Action5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Zack/Ava fic.
Note: Ava is in the squad, and they are currently on a mission.
"Zack, we've been spotted," said Ryan, as he jumped off the opening of their make-shift hide out. The agents were trying to set up a base to have a look-out for their archenemy's new location. They needed a safe shelter so that Ava and Rylie can stay guard from afar as the rest sneak in. It was a rare occurrence that all six agents are on the field during a mission like so. Usually, Ava would supervise from their headquarters while Rylie would stay close to a medical center in case of danger but the squad decided on a different strategy this time.
"Their activity frequency has been on the rise since we stopped here," Ryan continued. He had been observing the behavior through the high-resolution infrared lenses. Zack motioned for everyone else to stop whatever they're doing.
"Time for relocation, agents," He quickly flipped open a holographic map of the area and to look for possible places.
Love Reaps part 7Love Reaps part 75 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I laid there all night. Eyes open watching her breath and turn in the night. I wouldn't call her a peaceful sleeper. Well at least she doesn't snore. Though another positive to staying up to monitor her sleeping, is she isn't glaring nor is she talking. No offence to her, but I don't always enjoy peoples company. Unfortunately I actually need her. I exhaled loudly.
I lifted myself gradually off the awkward position that I lied in for six hours. I really hope it was worth it. My back also seemed to be in the shape of a V. I limped over to a clear space and cracked my spine back into place. What's that smell?! I raised up my arms, and blubbered. It's me!
With that I sprinted to the bathroom, ripped off my clothes and jumped into the shower. After scrubbing off my horrid smell, I grabbed a towel wrapping it around me and walked over to the basin. Looking into the mirror I gasped. I had an enormous smudge of mud on my face.
"Scarlet " I muttered, wiping the embarrassing slu
Wisdom XXXIIOnly in Creativity, there is Freedom. And Vice Versa.Wisdom XXXII4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
cold apartmentcold apartment5 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 >.
Paizley's Profile for Squad ZPaizley's Profile for Squad Z5 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
If I Were a BoyIf I were a boyIf I Were a Boy5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then would you date me?
If my name were Samuel
Would you want to say you liked me?
What if I were a boy?
Would you love me
And not be ashamed?
Would you want people
But since I'm a girl
You can't tell people?
You can't hold my hand
Even if you want to?
But, if I were a boy,
You could kiss me in
Yet, I'm a girl
And you still like me.
Are you ashamed?
Do you wish I
Were a boy?
Or do you wish that you
Were out to others, not just me?
Do you wish I was a boy?
I wish I could hold your
Hand, kiss your
Cheek, and say
To my friends and family.
But, I can't. But,
If I were a boy
Would you tell people?
If I wore a baseball cap and
Hoodies, and rode
Skateboards, could I
Put my arm around you?
I know you'd let me, but only
If I were a boy...