The shadow of the fairThe atmosphere was immense, but also slightly suffocating, temperamental joy spiralling in the air. Children, running, skipping, pounding. Everywhere was lit up by millions of coloured lights, but the sky remained dark and foreboding. The many different fumes of the shining stalls danced in swirls of air, making mouths water with delight. The fair had come alive, and it wouldn't stop until the sun rose.
A man pushed his way through the bustling crowd, alone. He wore a long dark cloak, which covered his whole form; the only thing you could see was his sparkling green eyes under his hood. Although his eyes glittered, it was not with happiness. Finally, the man came to an empty spot where he would not be seen. He pulled down his hood and slowly looked around. Long brown hair tumbled down way past his shoulders, tied up into a ponytail.
Sighing, he walked though the abandoned bit of the fair, looking at the wasted rides, the ones who had seen too much fun. He sat down on a bench and looked
You could have said the day was beautiful - MiegoMia shouldn't have let him go alone. She knew it wasn't safe.You could have said the day was beautiful - Miego3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She'd been spending all day deciding whether to go down to the courts, spy on the conversation, make sure nothing bad happens. With a brisk nod of head, she strode out of her apartment.
She'd looked away for a second, a second.
The red-headed girl was standing over the convulsing man, a devilish grin spread across her features.
Time had stopped her.
Mia couldn't move. The person she loved was dying, right there, right in front of her. But she couldn't move. She couldn't run to him, hold him in her arms, couldn't tell him she was sorry, sorry for not saving him when she could have-
The red head looked up, her big brown eyes staring right into Mias own. Gasping, she ducked down from the window she was peering through.
After what seemed like ages, she looked back up.
The devil girl had gone, leaving a motionless man lying in his own blood and coffee. Swirls of bitter black mixed with the red of blood painting his body w
To my love.I was asked to write all the things I would say to the woman I loveTo my love.4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So first of all know I would stand by you when push comes to shove
I want you to know that there is no limit to the things I want to say
You need to know that I would make you fall for me every single day
There is the fact that you alone make me feel like I am a better man
You make me feel like I can be successful in this world without a plan
When I look at your smile I know that the pain of life is really worth it
To you for eternity, my heart and my very soul I have chosen to commit
When I feel your presence the horrors of my mind I can no longer fear
It is because of you my love that this world I see in a way that is more clear
Some say we fall in love only once, I hear your voice and I fall all over again
My love for you is something that is truly impossible for any to restrain
You bring a smile to my face and warm my heart when my mood is crappy
When I am with you absolutely nothing is forced, I am just blissfully
SunriseI sit here and watch the rising of the morning sunSunrise4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Doing it is something that I am glad I have done
It does not bother me that I sit out here watching alone
My appreciation for this kind of thing isn't well known
I think that it is worthwhile at this hour to still be awake
Looking into darkened horizons waiting for the sun to break
When it happens you become bathed in oranges and reds
You experience it while many others are still in their beds
It could only be better if I were watching it with you
It is one of the few things left in life that I would like to do
I would hold you close to my chest, gentle but tight
To see it we could stay awake, talking through the night
This experience is one of life's most simple pleasures
Compared to it there isn't very much that even measures
It sets tones of breathtaking colours in the darkened skies
Though it compares nothing to the beauty of your eyes
The Clockmaker's DaughterShe was murdered.The Clockmaker's Daughter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The doctors convened around the table around the young woman that they were to examine. There was not a single thing upon the woman's flawless body to suggest that such a thing had happened. She was perfect.
Don't know. She just was.
That's not evidence, Doctor.
I'm aware, Doctor.
They ran their hands along her body and tried to inspect for needle marks. Perhaps it was with the needle that had caused her death. No, there was nothing there to suggest such a death.
They opened her mouth with their plastic hands to see if there was any sign of poison. Her mouth might have been damaged from the chemicals. Yes, perhaps that was it.
The results are negative.
Yes, Doctor, negative.
They looked at the girl's body again. She seemed peaceful and very much alive. She looked like she was just sleeping. She was taking a nap, that was it. But the doctors were smarter than that and studied her further.
The Lingering FragranceThe Lingering Fragrance4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Lingering Fragrance
"Perfect, just perfect. It's only lunchbreak and I've already humiliated myself by mixing up the victim's photos TWICE, AND I've forgotten my purse!"
She clutched her head and massaged her temples in an attempt to make the growing ache in her head die down, not knowing how much worse her first day as a defence attorney could become. It didn't seem to work.
With a sigh, she slouched in her sitting position upon her work table and scanned the office. Mia was aware that she was alone; everyone else had left either to purchase their lunch or rest outside in the fresh air. So far, she hadn't come across a single work partner that seemed thoroughly interested in doing their job properly. She let her thoughts wonder astray; maybe proving herself worthy to her boss wouldn't be so hard after all
That's when she first heard his voice.
"What's this little kitten doing in a lion's den all by herself?"
She positively jumped off from where she was sitting at th