The Ripper's Revenge Part 1Back in London, Dan and Risa are called in by Inspector Sean Cullock to investigate a series of gruesome murders similar to ones made over a hundred years before. Racing against the clock, the agents began to wonder if this is trulyThe Ripper's Revenge Part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Ripper's Revenge
"Bloody hell! What could be keeping Matt this long? He should have arrived over an hour ago!" moaned a lynx dressed in a sleek jet-black evening dress, pacing out the sea-blue front door of her ground floor flat, not far from Whitehall, under the cloak of London's late night. The reason for the woman's irritation was simple; she was promised a date by her co-worker and admirer, a humble man but a very honest kind, the type which she, and many women across the globe knew, were hard to find these days. Her heels clicked and clacked against the concrete paved, her lipstick coated mouth puffing what felt like great clouds of volcanic steam on her lip. Just as she was about to give up, she heard another pair of 'click' and 'clack' comi
the end of forever.i don't know what to tell you.the end of forever.6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
i could tell you that i'm sorry, but that wouldn't change that i didn't do anything wrong.
i could tell you that i miss you, but that would just give you another opportunity to break my heart.
i could tell you that you're being stupid and immature and selfish and hypocritical, but my opinion doesn't seem to matter anymore.
because we both know that no matter what i do, no matter what i say, i'm still going to end up being the one crying myself to sleep at night while you're dreaming happily of chains being cut and being set free.
i am sorry for something.
i'm sorry i was such a burden to you, i'm sorry you had to force yourself for me. i'm sorry i smothered you. i'm sorry i couldn't accept you for you. i'm sorry i was constantly using the things i did for you against you and i'm sorry i kept showing you my thoughtless side instead of the one you really liked about me. just because you can accept my flaws doesn't mean that it's okay for me to have them.
like in romance novels.i would like to say that it's not my fault i fall in love in five minutes, i would like to tell you i am logical and intelligent and everything the stereotypical whimsical teenage girl is not. because i am supposed to be the person that isn't like everybody else, that doesn't fall into a stereotype, that doesn't fit into any pre-made shape or size or measurement. i am supposed to be the girl that has will power and judgment and thinks ahead. i'm supposed to be on a different shelf, a higher shelf, a place with only me. but i keep finding all these other people on the shelf; it's getting bigger or something. or maybe i just fell down and i didn't notice.like in romance novels.6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
i find myself looking at people and wishing that for once there would be some magical moment and they would say to me, "i think you're beautiful."
EXR1: One, a Tragedy: PrologueYou have twenty minutes to live.EXR1: One, a Tragedy: Prologue6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mayhem reigns. The populace of your home city has condensed into a single roiling mass, a cacophonous frenzy punctuated by hysteria. The shadow that envelops the crowd is ungodly large, a herald for the final night.
An asteroid of immense size has found your worlds gravitational pull irresistible. So massive, so dense, that you feel its own gravity tugging at you as the titanic masses approach one another.
A streak of solid blue rockets through the air like the final struggle of the shrouded sky. Patches of skin and wind-warped hair are visible; the hero has arrived. Cheers erupt, and even the eclipsed sun seems to flash brilliantly in ecstasy.
He raises his arms in defiance of the stony juggernaut. His muscles roll and ripple like agitated quicksilver as he catches it, rears back, and hurls it away with such force that the ground beneath him craters from the shockwave.
The women gush over him. The men applaud and shout encouragingly. The children
CatharsisI didn't know I had depression until I turned around one day and found someone else in the same boat. It had never occurred to me that you could have depression and not know it and after sitting down with myself and having a good long think I came to the awful realization that it's been ten years. Ten. Years.Catharsis5 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Ten years of being incapable of feeling the entire breadth of human emotion; only degrees of anger I couldn't control or understand, knowing that I was behaving completely irrationally and being unable to stop, driving away family and the precious few friends that had managed to find me and could no longer hang on to the maelstrom I had become.
It has been a never-ending rollercoaster traveling through a dream world where everything runs at quarter speed. Brief bursts of enthusiasm and passion over anything and nothing that send me shooting up to the clouds, only to creep slowly over the hill at the top, a creep that can take days or mere hours, before the car goes plunging
Stories about our fatherOur father is fourteen in this storyStories about our father1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
so we must imagine him young and slim
bobbing on his toes, the quiver
of his racquet like the quiver
of a cat’s tail.
We’ve seen our father play before,
sitting courtside with our action figures
and paper dolls,
deadened to the minor explosions
of balls striking asphalt.
But we are surprised now by the
in his face, his eyes moving the tight loop
from court to net to opponent
and back again.
And it occurs to us
that we haven’t occurred to him.
Our father is pre-marital,
his world blazes between these
But soon we look where our father won’t:
To the stands where
our boy-faced uncles jeer
beside our grandmother, thin and erect
where we know her
soft and stooped.
She raises a hand to the metallic crest of
her hair and calls out,
David! What’s the score!
And it is understandable to us
that he pretends not hear.
That his shoulders twitc
The TopI'm a failure.The Top2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll never be good enough.
What's the point in working hard,
if nothing good comes out of it?
If the effort is
why don't you cut ahead?
in front of those lined by
And when you do, tell me,
how satisfied are you sitting on a throne?
above those who have
through this path to reach "the top."
Would you be more relaxed?
Is that how you want to be?
Because right now,
you're doing all that you can
to get to the top.
You're learning every day,
accepting your faults,
you move on,
But not fast enough, you say.
not good enough.
You want to prove yourself,
you want to be proud of yourself.
You're searching for happiness,
we all are,
but don't equate impr
I've lost a lot of who I amIt has been said that every person you meet takes a part of you with them when they go.I've lost a lot of who I am6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When I was young, I dreamed of hot chocolate and warm fires that fight against the frozen outside. Now I treasure every chill I get down my spine. I clutch at my coat collar.
I sip my coffee (I've grown out of hot chocolate). There is something wrong with the man sitting on the park bench: he pinches his nose and bites his lip, then mutters "the dry cleaning, the dry cleaning". He has a beanie with far too many wholes in it to be useful, and the veins in his forehead are abnormally visible. I stick my free hand in my pocket and continue walking. I still haven't gotten rid of my adolescent fear of homeless people. They've been ingrained in my mind as strung-out, trashed human beings that will either make you feel very awkward for not being able to understand them, or rape you on sight.
It's stupid, I know. I need to grow out of it. I need to grow out of a lot of things. I have an
Storm Music They say when I was first laid in my mother's arms, she gave me back to the nurse and said, "No. This is not a child of mine."Storm Music3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My father is the "they" I mean, the only one I heard tell that story. I guess he figured she meant it, because right away he took me as far from the Zuni reservation and my mother as we could get.
I don't remember being a little baby. I mean, who does? But I know my father drove his old car, with him and me and supplies, for miles and miles and miles. I hated that car. And he talked a lot, my Dad. He'd say, "Hey, freak. We're gonna cross a state line again. Mark it on the map." Or, "Hey, ghost boy. I gotta stop here for a few days. I'll set you up in a motel."
When my father said "set you up in a motel," he meant he'd get some half-drunk Indian to watch me, or more likely, to watch TV. He always went somewhere else. Some of those Indians fed me and some didn't, just like my father. I mean, it's like when I
spaghetti and earthquakeshe lives alone at the tender age of 27, although there is nothing tender about his apartment carpeted with cigarette ash and the hook-ahs/ers that have surrendered their cancerous breath within its walls. it was long ago when he discovered that one does not live in new york city, one survives through new york city, and that suits him just fine.spaghetti and earthquakes6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
he makes his living selling paintings, but others argue that it will be the death of him. no one buys his paintings. too depressing, they say, as they pass by his little ocean of canvases on the corner of 58th and broadway. he has decorated the streets of manhattan with paper windows to a world of dead pigeons, bloodied handkerchiefs, and children crying, constantly crying, crying for their mother who will never come back. they ask him why he paints such things and he laughs. life, he replies. i paint life.
his apartment is a graveyard of memories, memories that he have forgotten and promptly buried many years ago. there, that red spot
Abusers and ButterfliesLet's make you sensitive to pain.Abusers and Butterflies3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let's take your mind and implement
a new autonomic system.
One where you flinch from raised hands
and one where you submit to angry voices.
We'll make you sensitive
and we'll make you dependent
and we'll bury you in the dirt until you soften up.
We'll make you into a lawn ornament
and we'll crush your hope in a garlic press
because we like our women fearful.
You'll get to play outside once your wounds heal
(we don't want the neighbors asking questions)
and we'll distract your sorro
Always, Chapter 3AlwaysAlways, Chapter 39 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Oh! H… hi, Kouga!" Kagome stammered.
"Hey, Kagome!" The wolf prince beamed at her.
Kagome always felt better whenever Kouga was around. He had such a genuine care for her. If only I had met Kouga first… wait. Ha ha… if I had met Kouga first, I'd be dead. He didn't care for humans back then. That's right. Kouga's pack used to kill humans, now he protects them… because of me. But… InuYasha does that too, now…
"Um, what were you doing in that well, Kagome?" he said with confused, icy eyes.
Oh yeah, he doesn't really know…
Kagome tried her best to explain things, so to not freak him out with the absurdity of it all. "I know, it must seem ridiculous, but…"
"So, that's why you dress… differently than the other girls," he said carefully, as to not offend the woman he cared for.
Kagome smiled wholeheartedly. Kouga was so muc
OC memeChoose 8 of your OCs, Cannon characters, or (with permission) your friends OCs. If you really want, you can even put in your friends, just don't put yourself in!OC meme5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alright, now that we've got our 8, lucky souls, let's start the meme! try to give long, full answers!
1. 1 and 3 are set up on a blind date, curtosiy of 4. Why did 4 set up the date? Where do 1 and 3 go? What happens?
2. 5 and 6 decide to spend the day at the city zoo! What happens?
3. 4 decides to take 5, 7, and 8 drinking! What goes on?
4. 8 locks up 1 and 2 in a closet. What happens? How do they get out?
5. 7 has kidnapped 2 and sent 4 a ransom note! What did the note say? What is 4's reaction?
6. 1 throws a birthday, but they can only invite four people. Who do they choose and why?
7. Somehow, 3, 4, and 6 end up on Jepoardy! What happens? Who wins the game?
8. Pop quiz! This is an all-round subject test (everything is covered!). Who has the best score? The worst?
9.If 3 could spend a day
Always, Chapter 5AlwaysAlways, Chapter 59 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It didn't take long for Kouga to get from Jinenji's field to his home, in the mountains. The two of them were greeted by an onslaught of greeters. Ginta and Hakkaku, Kouga's closest friends, were among the first. They knew Kouga was approaching, and met him a little bit before their leader reached the caves.
"Kouga! You're back!" Hakkaku shouted.
"Onee-chan! You came too? So Kouga was successful! Great!" Ginta cried.
Kagome giggled. "Yes, I'm here to try to help."
"Okay, you two, knock it off. Kagome's a little tired. You guys do whatever she says. She's going to need help. But we're not staying," Kouga said roughly, explaining that they had to travel south to find a rare flower to save the tribe.
Kagome decided it was best to only bother each patient once, for now. She walked around, ga
SessKag fic-read summarySessKag fic-read summary10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Here it is - my second fic that has had me going crazy. It took me forever to figure out how to start the first chapter properly, but I think I managed it well enough. Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to review!
Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha and Co. because I wasn't born as Rumiko Takahashi. I have no clue why the fates decided this, but I guess writing about them will have to do… *sigh*… what a girl would give…
Chapter one- Out with the Old, In with the New
Kagome tightened a black sash around the waist of her fighting kimono. Her twin katanas swung slightly as she turned towards Inuyasha's forest for the last time. A strong breeze lifted her now ankle length black hair and caressed her ivory skin. 'What a nice way to spend my nineteenth birthday; my youkai heritage becomes known and cause everyone I used to hold dear to turn from me. They will pay for what they have done…' Kagome's golden eyes scanned the area and halted upon the burning sunset upon the western ho
Summer Job Part 1Rachel was a very popular girl. She was average height, had fiery orange hair, freckles, was on her university's swimming team, and everyone liked her. Although she enjoyed swimming in the pool, what she really loved was the ocean. She loved the sound of waves crashing, the smell of the saltwater, but most of all, she loved the creatures that inhabited it. She was even studying marine biology at university. Unfortunately, she didn't live anywhere near the ocean, so she had to settle for the aquarium in her town.Summer Job Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In order to help her pay for her studies, she decided to get a summer job there. And that's when everything changed…
"You seem very well qualified to work here," said the aquarium's manager, a slender woman in a business coat with brown hair tied behind her in a ponytail and glasses , putting down Rachel's resume, "Good grades, a knowledge of marine wildlife, and the ability to swim if needed. So, when can you s
SessKag fic-read summarychap3SessKag fic-read summarychap310 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Thanks for reading and enjoy the chapter.
IMPORTANT: For all purposes of this fic Kagura was a demoness before Naraku. She was absorbed and born again without her heart. This is an important element of the story and it also explains her disobedience and wishes for freedom. =^-^=
Disclaimer: Yeah right… Like Rumiko Takahashi would give me Inuyasha and Co. HA! You need therapy if you think so… I thought she might and look at me now! I can't stop twitching and randomly shouting "FLUFFINESS"… well… maybe the whole shouting part is from Sesshoumaru… but you never know!
Sesshoumaru sat behind a large desk, attempting to finish signing and answering the documents required of the western lands. He sighed as he reread a line for what seemed like the tenth time. '…annual ball will be held in the palace of the western lands. All lords and their guests will meet to discuss the renewal of the alliance…' Amber eyes looked up abruptly when a small knock was heard at the entrance to
Hannah's TaleDay OneHannah's Tale4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After talking to Alex, my fiance, I returned to the Darknight booths to take Beth's place at the register while she went on break. Todd's instincts about this year's Kubla Con had been right. The line of people waiting to buy stuff was quite long. I expected to be busy.
I'd only been at it for a few minutes however, when Randal tapped me on the shoulder.
"Todd wants to see you. He's with Amy. I think it's time for you to change," he said.
He was trying to supress a grin. Todd has a reputation as a joker, so I got suspicious.
"All right, what's he up to this time?"
"I can't say, but it has to do with you hating sushi."
"Oh Lord." I rolled my eyes. I would have grilled Randal further, but I didn't want to keep the customers waiting in line. Todd had made a fuss some time ago about me not liking sushi, and didn't seem to want to drop it. Well, one doesn't introduce a girl (or anyone else for that matter) to something new by plopping a tentacle down on her plate. If he had started
SessKag fic-chap2 read summarySessKag fic-chap2 read summary10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hope you enjoy and if you have any questions about the 'song' in this chap I will answer them as best I can without ruining anything! Thanks for reading ~ Narria
Disclaimer: I don't own Inuyasha and Co.! I know, I know... you want him too and all, but only Rumiko Takahashi has that right... so sorry to disappoint... ^_^
hells angel: OMG! I'm so glad you like it! I know it seems almost exact, but I made some changes that become a little clearer in this chap… let me know what you think!
Rainwolf: Thanks a bunch!
soulful ice: Thanks! They will, but I'm not gonna tell you when! *laughs madly* I HAVE the POWER!
Nomed820: In answer to your question, yes I will be telling you how the betrayal happened…
dark light: I love Kagome as a demon… =^-^=
Shinigami's Sister: Thanks, and I like your suggestion… ^_~
To everyone else that reviewed, THANKS! I love reviews… they give me energy and make me want to write faster… *hint hint* … lol thanks for everything and I hope you enj
Just Beachy Part 2Just Beachy - A Sequel to Life's a BeachJust Beachy Part 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Man, what's taking them so long," Amy thought to herself as she paced the beach, "It can't take this long to find Meg and Liz in some tiny little cave."
Suddenly the faint glow the moon had been providing grew to an immense brightness as it emerged from behind a cloud, its reflection shimmering on the ocean waters.
"Hmm, that's odd," Amy thought, "I thought it was supposed to be cloudy all night, and I was definitely sure it wasn't a full moon yet. Oh well, I guess I was wrong," she said, shrugging her shoulders.
"So, umm, you said you knew where our friends were," Kristen said to the strange girls in the pool, "So where are they?"
"Hehehe, don't worry," the golden hair girl said with a smile, "We'll take you to your friends. They're closer than you might think."
"But first, hehe," the blue haired girl added in, smiling, "Why don't you hop in here with us so we can talk better? The water's perf
Kaa and Ariel Part 1Ariel sat glumly on the beach. Eric, her Eric had totally lost it. One minute he's caring for her like she was family, next minute he's barely talking to her.Kaa and Ariel Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
*Not that it would've mattered. I can't speak anyway.* Ariel thought as she remembered her deal with the witch Usula.
*So I get legs, very nice and sexy legs, in exchange for my voice...personally, I'd rather have a voice than legs.* Ariel thinks.
*Why doesn't he find me attractive. I've got it all. I've got blue eyes, red flowing hair, a nice body, and some great curves.* Ariel says as she looks down at her body.
*Not even this bikini turns him on.* Ariel thinks with dissapointment
Suddenly, Ariel's train of though is derailed when she hears someone singing. As she concentrates on the singing, she finds that it's her own voice that's making the noise.
*How is this possibe?* Ariel thinks.
Standing up and walking to the sound, Ariel follows the voice deep into a small clump of trees along the beach. &
caged birds - chapter 7Chapter 7caged birds - chapter 710 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Neji quickly walked down the hall of the huge Hyuuga mansion and she almost had to run to keep up with him.
Suddenly Neji stopped dead in his tracks causing her to almost run into him. Confused she looked up to see what had made him stop, looking straight up into her father's eyes. And they sure didn't look happy.
Instinctively she lowered her head and backed away a few steps.
Neji respectfully bowed his head to the head of the Hyuuga Main House, but his body was tensed and his mind was working fast.
"And just where are you off to in such a hurry?" Hiashi asked authoritative.
"We are leaving Hiashi-sama" Neji answered, his head still bowed down respectfully.
Hiashi laughed coldly.
"No one will 'leave' this family without my consent. Being in the Branch House, you of all people should know that!" he said stern.
"Besides what made you think she would go with you?" Hiashi said.
Much to his surprise Hinata's voice suddenly cried out.
caged birds - epilogueEpiloguecaged birds - epilogue10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The next morning they woke up from a consistent banging in their front door.
Neji tried to ignore the noise, not wanting to get out of bed yet, but the person at the door was very persistent.
Neji growled and put on some cloths. Hinata followed his example.
Still grumbling Neji opened the door, ready to kill the person who dared to wake them up so rudely. Much to his surprise there was a whole crowed standing in front of the door, consisting of Kiba, Shino, Naruto, Kurenai, Tenten, Lee and Gai.
"Took you long enough" Kiba growled, still not liking the fact that Neji was this close to his team-mate. He brushed past Neji and called for Hinata, half expecting her bleeding to death somewhere because of Neji.
Neji was still kind of fazed out by the sudden sight of everyone and didn't even tried to stop Kiba. Instead he looked back at the others.
"We heard you guys moved in here, and thought you could use some help to clean the place up." Tenten explained.
"Oh! That's so swee
andromeda.I watched the sun go downandromeda.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
as if to wash the horizon with its kiss;
the galaxies began to spin, on pointe,
shadowy swans of the night sky.
Naked darkness fell upon the shoulders of a world
in grey and white and colours all subdued:
but the TV's nocturnal glow instead
played colours bold and bright and bloody,
flickering past rows of eyes
and lips that whispered, "Admonishment!
Admonishment for you all, wretched sinners!",
their own heads buried in the selfsame sand
which burns the bullet wounds,
which waits 112 years to freeze over,
which steeples in flags, bold and bright and bloody;
this is the coming of the revolution.
(Wrapped in stained body bags we recline,
suffocated by our own ignorance.)
I watched the sun go down
and wash the horizon with its kiss;
but far away on distant shores,
rebels and civilians alike gaze up
as the sun breaks its kiss with the horizon, washed with blood.