Yano Rinsei Chapter 1Yano Rinsei Chapter 16 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
In a town not too far from Old Tokyo, a thick and suffocating wind was sweeping down through market stalls, making any shade a bitter relief from the beating sun. Despite the heat, the dirt road was packed with people all trying to go different ways which only added to the waves of heat rising from the town square. Wei Yinwu frowned as he looked around at the different vendors, sweating buckets and still energetically calling out to passing pedestrians to come into the shade of the tent and buy some wares.
Ow, a little boy cried, his wrist wrapped tightly by Wei Yinwus white fingers.
I suggest you try to pick pocket someone stupid, he sneered, lip curling up in distaste. The boy tried to squirm out of his grasp, looking very desperate. Wei Yinwu considered him for a moment before pulling a gold coin out of his belt. The boy ceased all motion immediately and stared hungrily at the bright yello
Over done?Over done?2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
If you were to walk past, her aroma would be a sweet lavender and vanilla or an intoxicating cherry blossom. Turning to look at her, you'd notice first her gentle, golden hair covering the right eye and caressing the outline of her face, with the rest of her straight hair reaching her lower back. Her skin, a light peach, is next, surrounding her deep, ocean blue eyes, her small, cabbage nose centered beneath them. Then, a small beauty mark above her shining, light pink lips, which, if you got the opportunity, would taste as though they were bathed in succulent cherries. The voice protruding from them, gentle and kind, while the male's voice from her headphones is deep.
Farther down, her violet sport's bra is covered by a baby blue fishnet shawl with full-length sleeves, which barely covers her bracelet containing her name, "Miyu." Her skirt is seductive, salmon pink, and just reaching mid-thigh. Her hands would be like silk upon your own. Her well maintained figure conti
Atlantian Wing ColorsAtlantians are by far the most common winged race. Genetically identical to humans, despite the fact that they have wings, and often show a talent for spell casting of various types. Atlantian wings are similar in structure to a dove's wings, with squared off feathers arranged with flight feathers, and soft down feathers, blue feathered Atlantians also have an oily coat on their feathers that repel water.Atlantian Wing Colors2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Atlantian wings come in nine colors naturally: gold, silver, black, white, yellow, brown, orange, green, blue. The color normally indicates what the individual has a natural talent for, though it is not uncommon to see individuals in jobs that are not indicated by their feather color.
The colors and corresponding job classes are as follows:
Gold - Leadership: Gold feathered Atlantians usually show a natural talent for leading and inspiring others. As such, the monarch is almost exclusively chosen from gold feathers, wit
9-11 Remember9-11 Remember1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
The day that the World Trade center came down
Because of people who were against America
And hundreds lost their lives.
And millions cried for those lost lives.
Horror and crime continue up to this day.
And millions don't remember this day
But I do
And I just want to say
For all you who remember this day,
Lived through the pain of this day,
You should be proud,
For those who sacrificed their lives to protect you
For those who were sacrificed to terrorism.
We need to stand tall and show
The world that we actually remember
And we do not hide this scar
And so not fear away from the subject.
We show it off, that remember and we feel the pain that those people
Felt that day
Trapped, desperate, knowing that today was the last day you'll ever breathe
We will stand against the terrorism, and prevent that from happening ever again
But we must not seek revenge
If we do
Then we are no better than those who have killed our country men that year.
Give a moment of
Watering the AzaleasI have no name. Never have. My soul was always bound to another, forced to serve, labor, and wait-on till the day I die.Watering the Azaleas1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
My last master was kind, gentle, and a great tailor. He lived in the town for his entire life, me being his only company till a customer came along.
Unfortunately, the economy fell, and I was forced to be sold. So here I am, in this wagon filled with other slaves, waiting to be sold to a new master. The shackles were tight, and my neighbors reeked of fish and slime. They must've worked near the docks, close to where I worked. I rubbed my ankles, hoping to relieve some pain of the hard metal.
I looked around at all the faces who would be my company for the next few days. Most of them held faces of fear, including mine. Others (mostly boys) held the faces of those who tried to fake a proud face to look strong. No one wanted to be stuck in this wagon. They never fed you, nor let you out to relieve yourself, so if no one wished to buy you, you were pretty much stuck in h
How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
My GhostI saw the shadow of GodMy Ghost3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Was it in my heart?
In my skin?
You saw me full of rapture
Did you feel my ghost
Stretched so thin?
I wandered in search of hope
But what did I find
On the way?
Death had claimed me long ago
So where in Heaven
Did I lay?
Take this day...Take this day...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Mathieu, what are you doing here?"
The blond Canadian turned around. "Oh, Francis. Nothing really. Just praying."
"Praying?" said the Frenchman.
Mathew nodded. "It's Remembrance Day, you know. I felt I should come and pay my respects properly although from looking at the other graves, it seems others have beaten me here already."
Francis looked around at the many rows of white crosses, each sprouting poppies underneath them and some already had bouquets of flowers placed under them. He had a few guesses as to who had placed them.
"It seems a little strange praying for these soldiers though."
"Why?" asked Francis.
"Well, because during the war, many lost their faith in God. They would question how he could let such a thing happen and well, they stopped believing. Yet, here I am, praying," Mathew said, turned to look back at the white cross before him.
"But that doesn't mean that all of them lost faith. I don't think it's wrong for you to ask peace for them, even if they don't believe,"
DetentionHundred Lines:Detention3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I will not..."
ShameSat at five am eating a cheese burger with a knife and fork - my mum walks in. She doesn't question it but nonetheless it's suddenly impossible to swallow as my throat fills with shame and contracts with the strength of my self loathing. What are you doing? I am not sure, I was anxious so I couldn't sleep and suddenly the idea popped into my head and then it was all I could think about until eventually I figured I wouldn't get to sleep unless I got it over with.Shame4 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sometimes, often, I cry when I eat. As I put larded handfuls to my lips I hear someone in my head screaming; what are you doing?
I feel nauseous now. Not intentionally, although I am certain that my binge eating is both emotional and disorderly, but as a pool of disgust wriggles in my flabby stomach.
I try to be honest, in fact I am known for it, but every once in a while I write something so true that the thought of releasing an inventory of my flaws into a starscape of eager critics makes me sick to my eyeballs, so I close th
The Last LightAfter the lung shivers around a globule of fluid, rattling to dismiss it.The Last Light2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
After hallucination and disorientation, after the tears and words,
far after these poor man's indicators of consciousness have passed.
After the kidney droops raisin'd, bowing its head on its wilting stalk.
After the tepid heart brushes its vibrato through the body for a final time
and the resonance of that note dully hums through the mottled skin.
After the blurry murmurs of a destituted loved-one fades to tinnitus.
After it becomes nothing but sound (and then to nothing as much as that),
as the brain itself claws the inside of a skull for the semblance of a breath;
in the tipping moment between that and the culmination of a life well grown;
only then will hope, the last one to turn out the light inside, die.
gone foreveryou've been there all my lifegone forever2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
helping me swim
listening to drama
listening in silent appreciation
playing with me when others were gone
a little girls best friend.
towards the end,
it was hard
watching you go through so much pain
the cancer slowly killing you.
and now you're gone.
i knew it would happen
i knew it would hurt
but not this much
kitten in the treeWalking home from the park when I was watching the birds and trees leaves fallingkitten in the tree2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I came across a tree a soft but almost ringing sound from above me in the tree
I peered up to my eyes content to see a little kitten stuck in the tree
I wondered how it got stuck up there so high
Meowing and whimpering
I climbed the tree not to scare it and make it jump
I reached the terrified kitten
And softly leant out my hand to gently hold it
With a grip not to hard nor soft
I pulled it into my arm like a football
But softly like holding a baby
I slowly made my way down from the tree
Kitten in arms safety
Reaching the ground feet
Placed and kitten safe
I looked at the little eyes of joy
As the kitten licked my arm
Smiling I then wondered who
This kitten belong to
I heard a small and crying voice
As I turn around to see a little girl with brown
Hair and freckles among her face
She looked up at me with her soft green eyes
I smiled and replied
Is this your kitten?
With a sad and happy voice
She smiled an
when you cryWhen you cry alonewhen you cry2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You think you're alone
And the only one
When you cry
I feel deep inside
I start to cry as
You cried before
Now you're alone
And when you cry
We both shall be crying
Together and not
fallem leavesfallem leaves2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Leaves fallen leaves on the ground
Fallen leaves from the trees
Br aches bare and naked
Dead but never died
Leaves fallen leaves on the ground
Fallen leaves from the trees
Kick them on the ground
As piles of them gather up
Kickin leaves in the winter breeze
going to the moonOne day I go to the moongoing to the moon2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I stare up at the sky as I sigh
Thinking of all the ones who gone before
To the final Frontier
Where man fist walked on giant ball in the sky
Orbiting the earth
As it glows full
In the October falls sky
One small step for man
One giant leap for mankind
A flag stands still
We blasted off so many times
So many failures getting there
In the final launches we made it
Beating the Russians
And being the first
I always wanted to go up in space
And see the man on the moon
As he waves at me down here on earth
I smile and dream of one day going up
Into vast dark cold space
notebook explains it allSound of the gun goes offnotebook explains it all2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Woke up that morning
You looked at your mirror smiling softly
You sigh another day in high school
You get all ready and head down the stairs
Mom and dad yell at you to do better in math class
You start to cry and storm out the door
Walking down the street
Teens drive by calling you names
You bury your face in your sweatshirt sleeve and hoody
At school the sounds of crashing and banging of the lockers in the hall
The bully slamming the nerd into the lockers and getting his money
You stare at your little mirror inside and sigh close the locker and go to class
In the back no one seems to care as they all chat and talk
Teacher walks in as the class keeps talking
You open your notebook and write down your feelings
No one ever seems to care
No one ever will know until I am gone
You look up as the teacher writes on the board
Happiest day ever
You raise your hand and ask to be excused
You get up and walk out of class
You head to your locker and open it
Grabbing the br
the savior everyone needsYou done all these things to yourself to make you sickthe savior everyone needs2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Sick and not well
People wondered how come you cry all the time
I know your crimes
I am goanna put a stop to it
Give me all your pills
Give me all your tools
The razor in the bathroom
The gun in the shoebox
The rope in the closet
I take them and bury them
Six feet under
Never to re dig
I am going to save you
Take my hand
Hold me close
Cry all you want
I am not going to leave your side
I know you were depressed
But that was your past now I am in your life
Its time to turn the page and start fresh
The story of the girl who found her prince
And how she lives a happily ever after
endless prayThere is a light on glowing like a flameendless pray2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
A burning light a sign that you are still here
A hope and bright smile takes my face
As I watch it glow
I say a pray
And bow my head
I try to not cry but my
Emotions have taken the best of me
Now crying as I pray
I know you are here still
Flame glowing from the candle
Now waiting to see you again
I keep living and praying for the day
The day to hold your hand
The day to hold you close
I pray tonight
For you my long lost
My long lost burning
the night we hadStars shine bright above us as we lay on the ground togetherthe night we had2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Hands together our hearts beat with love for one and another
I move closer to you still looking at the stars happy that we
To make a picture full of love and happiness together forever
We never shed tears nor shed blood we are together until the stars
From the sky which never happen as we shall always be together
In the end as we kiss our lips touch as you cuddle our bodies entangled with passion
Nothing but love
Shared between us the feeling that nothing is better then
Us being together as the sun comes up we kiss and smile
The stand up and start to walk off as the sun rises just bringing more light
Into their already happy world together
boy who dressed in blackThe boy who dressed in blackboy who dressed in black2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Lived a sad and alone life
His folks both died at age five now
Lives in the shadows of the night
He sits in the graveyard eats his meals next to his family's headstones
He sleeps in the graveyard next to his mom and dad
And little sister
As he goes to class he sits in the back not to be seen by the others
They all mock and tease him about his odd behaviors
But no one really cares or sees his pain he lives all day long
Now he walks home to the cemetery to be with his family and talk about his day at school
As his mom hugs him his dad smiles and wishes him a great job on getting an a on his homework. His little sister asks him to share the TV remote with him. He lives in the cemetery and never will be known as the popular kid or the sports jock his life is
Neither normal nor abnormal it's a life
As he goes to school and dresses UN cool he is living and being strong
For his own life and his families and when he meets friends they will be the same as they know
blood and tears never fallI lost my will and I don't care if I die todayblood and tears never fall2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Well I live alone and I don't have A family that never cared
So here I am all alone in the darkness that engulfed me
I played the game and I lost it all
Now I am drowning
Time is slipping and time is running
And I feel like am dying
Time is running and time is slipping
And I feel like am dying
I played the game and I lost it all
Now I am drowning
I saw your face in the rain as
The gun gripped tightly in your hand
As the rain falls and my heart stops
I can't help but stare at the barrel
Shaking lightly in your hand
I am going to love you
As you pull the trigger my eyes flash with white
As I am pushed back with a thud
Now on the ground in the rain
The blood mixing with water
Coldness as the rain falls down
I watch the blood pool out from my wound
Blood and tears never fall again
forever and alwaysForever and always I love youforever and always2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
From the moment I met you my heart never pumped with so much blood
And passion for you
Now we are together life is complete all the pieces of our puzzle are placed in the right place. Now we hold hands close our faces glow with happiness and love for one and another. I love you forever and always
I never felt like this until I met you
I never felt like living until I met you
Forever and always love you
waitingI knew the waiting was the hardest part I had to dowaiting2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Waiting in the hospital room where the sounds of screams and groans echoed in the halls
My best friend laying on a table bleeding to death
Shot in the stomach
Walking home from school
Now I am waiting
For the doctors to tell me the verdict
The waiting near seems to be easy as I am pacing back and forth
Thinking of the worst and our lives without her
Now I am sitting on edge
As the doctor comes in
I am filled with tears hopes and fears
Now he speaks in a low tone as I know this is the end
He tells me I have to say my goodbyes
I fall and cry