Two Dead BoysLadies and Gentlemen, skinny and stout,Two Dead Boys6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I'll tell you a tale I know nothing about;
The Admission is free, so pay at the door,
Now pull up a chair and sit on the floor.
One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight;
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.
A blind man came to watch fair play,
A mute man came to shout "Horray!"
A deaf policeman heard the noise and
Came to stop those two dead boys.
He lived on the corner in the middle of the block,
In a two-story house on a vacant lot;
A man with no legs came walking by,
and kicked the lawman in his thigh.
He crashed through a wall without making a sound,
into a dry creek bed and suddenly drowned;
The long black hearse came to cart him away,
But he ran for his life and is still gone today.
I watched from the corner of the big round table,
The only eyewitness to facts of my fable;
But if you doubt my lies are true,
Just ask the blind man, he saw it too.
Like No Other Ch. 2Chapter 2;Like No Other Ch. 26 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jimmy and I have been dating for the past 4 months. Its been a blast. Wed hang out at lunch together and on weekends. We dont have any classes together since hes a senior, so on the weekends wed make up for it.
I eventually told Jamie and his mom and me and Jimmy. They were a little reluctant, especially Jamie. But eventually they warmed up to the idea. I found out Jimmy was bi and thats why he made his moves on me. That made me feel good even though I still didnt know what I was.
I still havent told my dad about me and Jimmy. Mostly because I was scared of what he would think of me. He wasnt due to come back for a few more months, so I would wait and think of a way to tell him nicely.
Over the past four months Jimmy and I havent had sex. We would make out in his car and at the movies and stuff. Occasionally he would stroke me off, but it never went further than that, mostly because I was too scared about losing my
Used and Abused EpilougeEpilogueUsed and Abused Epilouge5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Detective Taylor Bennett of the Special Victims Unit combed the crime scene with a grimace upon his face. SWAT already moved in with him and his partner and detained all of the perps and rescued all of the kidnapped teenagers. But then he was informed on the two bodies in the lower levels of the compound.
Dead bodies, he was used to seeing them, but never so young and beaten. The young boy with the jet black hair looked almost at peace finally after being raped and tortured for so long. It was almost a fitting end to a tragic story. But then Detective Bennett noticed something.
"I need a medic in here, now!" he shouted bending down to the boy. There was a large gunshot wound to the side of his head and blood was everywhere. He was completely covered with semen and sweat, as well as bodily injuries, like scratches and bite marks, bruises and burns. But he was alive!
"Harley Harley" Taylor said shaking the boy's shoulder gently. The boy moaned in response. He was coherent.
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 1Chapter 1; The Vampire Renee'The Vampire Renee' Ch. 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dying, that's the easy part. It's living that's a bitch. That's why when I turned eighteen I decided it was my time to die. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not some poor soul that decided that the world would be better off with me gone, because I didn't stay dead. My name is Renee' and I'm a Vampire.
Vampires, since the beginning of their existence they've been regarded as demons who hunt humans and drink their blood. While this is true, we do hunt humans and drink their blood, but we don't kill them, unless we're bored anyway.
Me, myself, I was destined to cross paths with Vampires anyway. My mother, she was what you'd call a Vampire Slayer. She sort of broke the rules and slept with my father, a vampire. Now I'm not really sure how a vampire could impregnate a human, but he did. He must have some special juice or something, I don't know.
But anyway, my mother was killed after I was born by other slayers. They
Like No Other Ch. 6Chapter 6;Like No Other Ch. 66 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up in a place that wasnt familiar to me. It was the hospital. Everything was really pale colors, mostly white and blue. I had all these wires all over me. My hands, wrists, chest and face had wires on.
I realized quickly something happened, but Im not sure what. I remember a little of what happened but not enough to paint a picture in my head. I tried to sit up but a blinding pain in my side, brought me right back down on the medical bed.
But when I was sitting up for the three seconds I saw Jimmy at my side. He was asleep with his forehead in my right palm. I smiled a little. At least Jimmy was here with me. But he was asleep so I couldnt ask him what happened.
Then I noticed another person on the other side of my bed. It was a guy in his late teens. He was average build and height with darkish brown hair. He wore a hood that covered most of his face. But I already knew who it was under the hood. It was my best friend Jamie.
He was asleep too, but h
Against the World Ch. 1Chapter 1Against the World Ch. 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We sat huddled up for warmth underneath my overturned bed. Daddy had his arms wrapped tight around me to make sure I was warm, I was. We watched from my bedroom floor out the window to see the horrible thunderstorm that wreaked havoc on the city.
I hated thunderstorms like this, they were so scary. The rain poured in from the ceiling and made large puddles on the floor. When the water began to flow and surround us, Daddy grabbed my and set me on his lap. He didn't want me to get wet.
"Are you cold, Jason?" Daddy asked me. I buried my face into his warm arm and shook my head. He laughed and rubbed my back. "It's okay, I am too" he said, "When the rain weakens we'll go across the street to the laundry mat. I have a few quarters, so we can turn the dryers on and get all nice and toasty"
"Mommy left because all you had was quarters, didn't she?" I asked. I heard Daddy take a deep breath.
"Mommy left us because she found someone who made a lot more money than
Damien Fier Ch. 1Chapter 1; A Kiss GoodbyeDamien Fier Ch. 16 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a hot summer day in our little town in the south of France. Growing up, it was expected for every boy in the village to become a part of this adolescent gang of hunters. My best friends Tyson and Lucas were much older than I and they were already in the hunting gang.
Tyson joined and ran the hunting party for five years. Now he was almost 17 and soon he would be leaving the gang shortly after his 18th birthday. Lucas is only 12 and would stay in the pack until after he became a man, so the two of us would be in together.
Myself, being only 10, I was just joining the hunt. But even at this young age I already knew I didnt want to become a hunter like the other boys my age. I preferred reading a good book or writing poetry as opposed to finding a large stick and chasing after a fox or two, and my father preferred for me to study the bibles with him.
My father is the head bishop of the Catholic Church here in France and my mother is a homemaker. Due
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 32Chapter 32; Escape & RescueThe Vampire Renee' Ch. 325 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Never before had I wished I didn't have to go back to my cell as much as I did now. Seeing Anton, knowing that he was here reminded me of the freedom I had only a few weeks ago. This place, The Pit, it was truly hell.
Once I was pushed back into my cell the door locked, I was trapped until my next fight. That could be a few days from now. I needed to see Anton. I didn't realize how much I've missed him until the moment I saw him. I didn't want to take my eyes off of him.
"Clean kill ?" Sophia asked. She was in her same defeated crouched position as she's been for the past two and a half weeks. I looked at her and then back towards the armored door I was brought in through. "Renee' ?" she said.
"I drank her dry and then crushed her bones " I answered truthfully.
"Renee'!" Catalina scolded. I grunted.
"I was hungry!" I said, "I haven't had any blood in a really long time "
"Do you feel stronger?" Sophia asked. I
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 4Chapter 4; Red Rain FridayThe Vampire Renee' Ch. 45 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I forgot how much fun it was doing immature teenager things. Now I know I didn't have to do these things, but I got this thrill of aiding Anton into sneaking out of his house. The two of us have been like this for a few weeks now, and it's been a blast. Granted it was hard fighting the urge to feed from him, but I managed.
I watched with angst as Anton slowly crawled out of his window and down the ladder he set there after dinner. I bit my lip as he descended. He was getting better about getting out of the house. If his mom had found him, he'd be dead.
"I made it!" he sort of loudly whispered as he ran to my car. I leaned over to the passenger seat and opened the door for him. The last thing we needed was for his mom to realize early on that he was sneaking out.
"Come on, Babe, let's go!" I said putting the car into gear. Anton jumped in and shut the door. He kissed me quickly and we took off.
Tracy wasn't coming out with us tonight. She gets an
Damien Fier 2 Ch.17Chapter 17; Wiccan AssistanceDamien Fier 2 Ch.175 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Symphony and I fell, not so gracefully to the snowy ground. While we did not hit the ground as hard as we could have, it still hurt a lot. We both rolled along the ground and the arrow in my leg snapped. I shouted in pain.
"Damien!" Tyson shouted. He, Lucas, Drake and Master di Angelo ran to us. Once they saw the stakes in our chest they gasped.
"You're hurt" Lucas said. He bent down beside me and pulled the arrow out of my leg quickly. I shouted again.
"Easy!" Drake yelled. I waved my hands.
"No it's okay" I said, "Help Symphony" I said. Drake and Master di Angelo ran to Symphony's aid. She crawled on her hands and knees, while coughing up blood. The two men helped her to her feet. Drake picked her up and carried Symphony bridal style.
"Our home..." I said. Tyson picked me up as well, also bridal style.
"It doesn't matter" He said, "We're still together, all of us" he said looking at Lucas. The two smiled. Our brief moment was interrupted by a scream.
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 16Chapter 16; PicturesThe Vampire Renee' Ch. 165 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"My family was one of the first to have settled here " Anton said. His voice was trailing off as he went into the other room to get more of the memory books. His mother kept a very thorough timeline of the family history here.
Now normally, I wouldn't care any less as to who were the first peoples to settle here, but it was Anton and his family history, so I was all ears. He was doing a family genealogy report, so it was sort of a good thing his mom had all of those old village records and family journals. It was perfectly preserved to learn things from Anton's family's past.
"After the civil war, this whole area was just a hole in the earth" Anton said returning with a few of the larger books. He set them down on the coffee table and sat next to me. He had his laptop on with a page pulled up for more of the town's records that he didn't have in his books.
"My Great Great Great Grandfather moved here from Louisiana when he was still sort o
Damien Fier 2 Ch.23Chapter 23; The Ghost of Witch's PastDamien Fier 2 Ch.235 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
First Symphony, then Drake. The more time went on, the more I wondered, who would leave next? The clan was not what it used to be. We used to be a family, bonded together by blood, now that blood was covering the land. We were all on edge.
But for every sacrifice, there was a new convert. Elena. Though she was young, there was so much power behind her. She was new to the craft, but with tutoring from Valaska, Elena learned quickly.
"You're already two soldiers down " Valaska said to Master di Angelo, "And adding a Witch to your cause would surly make up for the slack you now have. She was weak before, but now she's ready"
"Are you saying to change her?" Master di Angelo asked looking down at the small girl at Valaska's side.
"No, of course not" she said, "Elena is more valuable to you now then as a vampire. She's a witch, one with years ahead of her." Valaska handed Elena her spell book and placed her black pointed hat upon her head.
Damien Fier 2 Ch.22Chapter 22; Shadowy AgreementDamien Fier 2 Ch.225 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Symphony's funeral, although it was such a sad moment, the ceremony was quite beautiful, much like Symphony herself. I don't think I ever told her the beauty she was. She was like a star, beautiful to look at and gave a soft glow. But like a star, she wielded a power of immeasurable proportions and the destructive will to use that power.
" and as life is day, so our sister has passed into the night" Master di Angelo said standing over the Onyx urn that housed Symphony's ashes. It was sealed with liquid silver to forever keep the jar closed. He remained strong as he spoke, even though I could tell he was breaking on the inside. If Master di Angelo broke down, we would all break down.
"The fire of our life, the memories and courage, the strength given to us by our sister, lives on inside of all of us" he said. I buried my face in Tyson's arm. Lucas held my hand a little tighter. Symphony had rescued me. She was my sister. She
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 3Chapter 3; The Boy with Silver EyesThe Vampire Renee' Ch. 35 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up to a phone call, getting bitched at by my dad. He was complaining I was out of control, and that I needed to straighten out before he straightened me out. I don't really fear my dad, but I know I should. He isn't someone you want to mess with, although I know he would never do anything to hurt me.
I did my usual morning routine and headed to the kitchen some coffee for Tracy and I. I knew she was here, but I also knew someone else was here, sort of. Taking my coffee mug to the living room I found the corpse.
He was pretty cute. I think I saw him at the mall the other day, Tracy did too, he was checking her out. I guess she found him, and they hooked up, and he took her out to dinner, so to speak.
"Good morning!" Tracy said bubbly, returning from the bathroom. I looked up at her and smiled. She was bouncing as she walked, her pony tail dancing from side to side. She wiped the few remains of her early mornin
Damien Fier Ch. 10Chapter 10; The Masters BrotherDamien Fier Ch. 106 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up to the sound of Tysons voice. He was crying over me begging me to do something, but I couldnt understand him. The pain in my back was gone and I felt fine. Actually I felt better that fine. I felt like I was floating.
Damien come back to me Tyson said kissing my hand. I curled my fingers. Tysons dark charcoal eyes lit up. He looked into my eyes and smiled. Damien, youre awake Tyson said. I nodded my head and cleared my throat.
Tyson what happened? I asked. I looked around the room. I was in mine and Tysons bed chamber. We were in the castle. I was home. What happened to the werewolves? Is everyone alright? Wheres Lucas? I asked. I had a million more questions, but Tyson pressed his finger to my lips.
Later, my love Tyson said. He leaned in and kissed me. I felt his hand leave mine and he combed his fingers through my hair. Tyson set m
The Vampire Renee' Ch. 39Chapter 39; Destination: AnywhereThe Vampire Renee' Ch. 395 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dad, it's me again" I said talking practically to myself. I held my cell phone up while I drove with Anton passed out in the passenger seat beside me, "This is the eighth message I'm sending you today, about the thirtieth since last week I don't know where you are, but could you please call me? I need to talk to you " I admitted.
"I know you've told me that trouble was coming and I needed to be prepared, but this is different. I've never been up against something like this before" I said, "So when you get this can you please call me? I really need to talk to you " I hung up and threw my phone in the backseat.
We've been driving around all night and well into the morning, the sun was rising. I decided that Anton and I needed to get away from home for a little while, that way it'd give us time to worry about his Dad. But I wasn't stupid. I had Tracy and Sophia keeping tabs on him because they
GiD- No Trust"What do you mean, it's not working?"GiD- No Trust4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The voice on the other end of the call was deep, commanding, and completely expressionless. Jack swallowed hard before answering, as he always did- that voice scared him.
"I mean, it's not working." He said. "I did exactly what you said to do, but it's not working. All he does is cry. He's refusing to eat, and I have to fight to get any water in him."
The other end was silent for a long moment. "Tell me exactly what you've been doing. Start at the beginning."
Jack sighed, being sure to do it quietly, and recounted everything from the afternoon Brandon had come over and laid his own trap for himself. He left nothing out, going through everything he'd done, all of Brandon's reactions, everything.
"- and I went down there just now to check on him. He kicked the food dish across the room, and didn't eat any of it. Nothing's working."
Damien Fier 2 Ch.18Chapter 18; A Plan Coming TogetherDamien Fier 2 Ch.185 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I couldn't believe I was here again. In my old my old house. The house I was born in. I walked up the remains of the ladder that took me to the room I grew up in. Most of the house was burned down, the remains were barely holding together.
Walking into my old room I felt a chill. I crossed my arms and shivered. I don't like this place. I never liked this place. When Tyson and I married, I vowed to never come back here, especially after finding my family's bodies.
I allowed my mother to drink herself to death. I killed my father. But worst of all, Samantha. I abandoned my little sister. She was mauled by a monster and died, unable to defend herself. I shouldn't say it like that thought. It was a werewolf that attacked her. Lucas is a werewolf.
I love Lucas truly, I really do. But there's a part of me that hates him too. Someone of his kind murdered my baby sister. Not allowing her a chance to live. That thing, that monster took her life. But hon
Damien Fier 2 Ch.16Chapter 16; The Vampire SlayerDamien Fier 2 Ch.165 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was exceptionally hot this spring night. I remember falling asleep beside Lucas and Tyson. Why would it be so hot now? I opened my eyes and gasped. The entire stone room was engulfed in the red sheen of a fire. I shouted
Both men awoke with a start. Somehow, someway our home was on fire. In the distant rooms we heard the screams of others in distress. Lucas and I sprung into action. We both jumped off of the bed and scrambled to get dressed. We even grabbed our weapons, trouble was here.
"Damien!" Tyson shouted. I had almost forgotten!
Vampires are very prone to catch on fire. Even being around lit candles was dangerous to them. Tyson was trapped on the bed. The fire completely surrounded it. There was nowhere for him to go. I turned to Lucas.
Lucas ran and flew through the air. He tackled Tyson out of the bed and rolled over the flames. Tyson jumped up. His back was on fire. I ran to him with his robe in my hands. Lucas and I quickly p
Tarzan and Jake 1Touring the jungle was not something Jake Portman wanted to do. He was fresh out of college and wanted to begin his life as an adult. But that changed when his father forced him to come along on safari with him. It's not like he could have told him no when the subject was brought up. Mr. Portman was loading a bullet into his rifle's chamber.Tarzan and Jake 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh do try to act like you're having fun, son" Mr. Portman sighed. For the past seven hours his son has had the same expression, slumped in his seat while his father drove the hummer through the planes. His eyes were low and his mood reflected all over his face. He looked like a depressed caged animal.
"Father, I have no interest in the jungle" Jake complained, "This is your idea of fun, not mine" Jake took out journal and began to write. His father sighed and continued driving.
"And what is your idea of fun, hmm?" his father asked in an annoyed tone. "Writing in that stupid journal? Painting with those god awful water colors? You need to be more a
Like No Other Ch. 21Chapter 21;Like No Other Ch. 216 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So my estimate of the cash Keisuke gave me was way off. In the designer Puma bag, I thought there was a total of fifty thousand dollars, but in reality there was three hundred thousand dollars cash. I almost fainted when the bank teller told me the amount.
Its been three weeks since Kei left to Japan, and in those three weeks a lot happened. I got my leaners permit and Jamie taught me how to drive like a pro, which is good seeing as how I bought a car with the money Kei gave me.
I bought my first laptop from the Apple store, which is good because now I can have a webcam conference with Kei in Japan. Because when he first left I didnt realize how much international calls cost until I got my phone bill.
My car is a used 05 jeep wrangler in yellow. It was pretty cheap, only a three thousand down payment. My savings took care of that and my first six months of payment. Its a nice car in almost perfect condition. Not bad at all for my first car.
Tarzan and Jake 4"Jake!" Mr. Portman exclaimed when his son came limping into his camp. Jake had been missing for almost a week. His father rushed to his son and after hugging him, was taken aback by his appearance.Tarzan and Jake 45 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jake's fine and quite expensive clothes were torn to shreds. Both of his eyeglass lenses were broken. He hadn't shaved and his hair was everywhere. In brief, Jake was a disheveled mess. But above all else, Mr. Portman noticed one thing that stood out obviously over the other.
"Jake, your leg!" the good doctor helped his son without waiting for him to object and placed him on one of the tables he had set up within the camp. The worried father began to examine the broken limb.
"It's alright father" Jake assured him, "I had it stitched up perfectly" his father wasn't going to just sit there and accept that though. He was going to double check the handy work of Jake's leg binding. Everything looked in order however and he eventually release the leg form his hold.
"I'm just glad you're alright,