House of Night: SBC Chapter 5
House of Night
The Shadow Bloodline Chronicles
The first thing I noticed as I was returning to the realm of the living was an unbelievable weariness. All I wanted to do right then was go back to sleep, but I knew that I had to keep returning to a state of consciousness. Keeping my eyes closed I focused on each of my senses.
Focusing on touch I realized that I was on my back in a bed, with my arms at my sides. I focused harder... Yes! I still had my clothes on! Phew! Focusing even harder didn't feel anything like blood around my mouth or on my cheeks under my eyes. I guess they must've cleaned up my face.
Moving on, I skipped taste and smell. Nothing was out of the ordinary there, so I didn't need them now. Instead I focused on sound. That's when I finally noticed that I wasn't alone.
"So what you're saying is, he's not dead?" I heard a woman say, and from her voice I knew she was stunningly beautiful.
Then a man replied, sounding a bit anno
The Jake I Chose to RememberI want to humanize you,The Jake I Chose to Remember7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
but you were
never very good
at letting people see
past the poet.
You were too busy
setting your legs on fire,
masturbation works for a while,
the realization that you’re in
the same sheets
And you know, Jake,
they’re legalizing marijuana now.
Turns out it’s not
just the people
who did it were.
or maybe it’s accurate;
you did always teach me to go
for the better word.
It’s accurate that
my first and only tattoo
I ever wanted will have been
written by me, revised by you
I am not what I've worn;
I am who I have worn down.
House of Night: SBC Chapter 8House of Night: SBC Chapter 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
House of Night
The Shadow Bloodline Chronicles
"Oh! That's right! Eponine interrupted before I could answer your question. When they closed the House of Night in Washington, their swordmaster didn't wish to leave the state. They couldn't force him to come, so they started a search for a new swordmaster." He lowered his voice, and I had to strain to hear him. "Death came to me in a dream then, saying I should offer myself as the swordmaster for this House of Night. Lady Death never asks much of us aside from hunts, so when she asked this of me, I obeyed." Then his voice returned to its normal volume. "Two months later I was teaching fencing to new fledglings and advanced swordplay to those who showed great skill with a blade. I even privately teach a few who were gifted with an affinity for swordsmanship or other weapons."
As we walked he tapped the side of his Greatsword's tip. "Since my name is Pendragon, many have given my Claymore the nickname
The nature of inspirationWhen was the last timeThe nature of inspiration3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You heard the word 'erection' in poetry?
I think it was a while back
Between the pages
I mean "humans" don't even play
Or just rise to the thirteen year old tree-house
Inside us all
Where politeness is a foul facade
And we aren't afraid of our fingers.
We prioritise the silhouettes
The way pressing pen into paper
Made us so
And out of
Inspiration isn't a pretty, pristine river...
And it's about time we became
It's about time
We let up
And let it
Burn us up
Turn us on
Turn us up
Our wobbly bits
Into an aphrodisiac
So if there's any P.S.
Poetry can teach you
the word 'erection'.
To Dream of FallingI dream of falling.To Dream of Falling5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It's not a dream common to angels. After all, we have a pair of wings--or two or three--and we can use them. We float upon the air, dance among the stars, shape the clouds with our breath, and so on. All that lovely wordplay to describe an indescribable. A joy, a graceless power. Flight.
Humans dream of it often, I am told. It makes sense. They have no wings save for what they create with their hands. Airplanes, hang gliders, helicopters. Kites. They are obsessed with the sky, more so than the angels themselves, many of whom will fly three thousand miles rather than walk across the street.
And yet I dream of falling.
And in my dreams, I always start out as what I am--a bookish secretary pushed into a role never intended for him--and I always end as a human.
And the first thing I feel is falling.
Sometimes I jump off the edge of one of the Heavens.
no one knows.imagine a world in which everything hurts.no one knows.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
imagine a dappled blue-green-gray sphere of a changing globe warped by pain. in this world your emotions have been robbed by a black-clad fiend. with him he took love, desire, happiness, peace. he took in his grimy arms your most blissful memories and meaningful pastimes. he took away the good in your life.
he was careful to leave behind only the demons of the night, multiplied in their potency and frequency by the sheer wrongness of the crime itself. he made sure that, bereft of all comforts you once enjoyed, you would be haunted forever. you would have no joy to hide behind, no shield from the onslaught of gloom. he leaves, but remains with you forever.
what you once felt is numbed, frozen and buried deep in the core of some forgotten antechamber of your heart your fractured pinkish muscle that never ceases to sting you with its insistent throbbing. insistent. that's what it is. it won't just give up and die as you often wish it would
House of Night: SBC Chapter 10House of Night: SBC Chapter 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
House of Night
The Shadow Bloodline Chronicles
The cafeteria - wait, scratch that, 'dining hall' I should say - was better than I expected. I was almost thinking it would be like Hillcrest's small, freezing cafeteria where if I didn't get lunch fast enough I had to eat on a heater (which never worked.) This room was larger, and warmer. Much like the rest of the building it was made from grey brick. Except the far wall, which was glass and allowed a view of the courtyard. The heavy wooden tables, and padded benches, radiated out from a table in the center of the room that overflowed with fruit, cheese, meat, and a goblet that looked like it was filled with… wine?
Most of the tables had kids who were already eating and chatting with friends, and most of them looked up as Havoc and I walked in. I ignore their stares as Havoc leads me towards the glass buffet-like serving thing.
I grabbed a tray and got in line behind Havoc. Instantly I caught t
House of Night: SBC Chapter 3House of Night: SBC Chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
House of Night
The Shadow Bloodline Chronicles
Well, this is weird. Instead of the pain I was sure would come I feltů fine. Better actually. I didn't feel like complete and utter shit anymore, which was great! And, oddly enough, it didn't feel like I was laying on the ground. It felt more like I was... sitting.
I opened my eyes in surprise. Yep, I was sitting. My legs were crossed with my arms resting on them. Stranger still was where I was sitting. I was beside myself! Literally! I was... well, my body was laying on my/it's side facing me. I/it was pale beyond natural, with blood smearing my/it's mouth and the ground near me/it. Huh, I never even noticed I was coughing up blood.
Maybe I should just describe my body as myself. It's easier.
My eyes traveled to, well, my eyes. Instead of the dark brown that I was used to seeing they were pale, almost bluish. I stared into my dead eyes until something else caught my atten
Andley Part 1Ashley's P.O.VAndley Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"ANDY!, ANDY!,ANDY! AHHHHH!!!!!!!" I heard fan girls screaming in all directions as Andy walked out of the bus me in close pursuit behind him. Jake, Jinxx and CC also followed behind me I'm glad they couldn't see my face, it was beet red from jealousy- don't get me wrong I love our fans but when they try it with my man...lets just say I get possessive. Well I say MY man, but he isn't he probably never will be but a guy can dream right?.
"ASHLEY! OMG ITS ASHLEY! SIGN MY BOOBS PLEASE?!"- This is what I have to deal with fan girls screaming Ash's name, begging him to marry them, sign their bodies you name it I deal with it.
"Hey Andy me, Jake and Jinxx are gonna head on to the bar want anything?" said CC.
"I'll have a red wine," said Ashley, looking over from signing the fans boobs...damn that girl...
"Andy?...HELOOOO!" CC's voice made me jump from my thoughts of cursing the fan.
"Urm no thanks CC im fine thanks chuppy," I said finally.
"Suit yourself," CC walk
Adopted By The Biersack's PrologueI remember that day perfectly. That horrible, God awful day. I remember it like it was yesterday.Adopted By The Biersack's Prologue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was around 9:30 at night. My parents were already in bed, and I was watching the end of a movie. I was completely exhausted, and I was not looking forward to school the next day. School sucked pretty bad for me. I was always made fun of for the way I dress and the music I listened to. Not a day went by when someone didn't tease me.
I was a child of rock. I listened to hard rock and metal, and sometimes alternative. I dressed in socially unacceptable clothes-band tshirts, dark things, and colored jeans. Yes, where I lived, colored jeans were socially unacceptable. It didn't get me a lot of friends. I had a few acquaintances, but no on I was really close with. The people I was the closest to were my parents.
The movie I was watching ended, so I turned off the TV to head to bed. Before I even left the living room, I heard my dad telling to me from my parent's room.
"Toril! Get of the house
Get Off Your Knees 1: AndleyAndy's P.O.VGet Off Your Knees 1: Andley3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Pretty much all of my life had been centered around pleasing other people. I may have dressed a way that most people didn't like, but my actions had still been for the better of other people. When my parents wanted a certain grade, I got that or better. When my friends wanted something done, but were too scared to do it themselves, I did it as long as my parents wouldn't get mad. My whole life had been based off of what other people wanted, and even though I was out of high school, that was one thing that hadn't changed.
You may think that getting a job at a strip club hadn't been my smartest decision, but originally all I had been doing was serving drinks at the bar. I wasn't one of the people doing dirty things on stage, even though I often got asked to give people lap dances, I was only there as a bartender. Many people that showed up however, didn't think that should have been the end of my job description, especially since I still had to dress quite erotically.
Andley Part 9Ashley's P.O.VAndley Part 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I walked into the hotel room, taking my clothes off as I went along. I walked into the bathroom and got into the shower, I felt my body relax as the water hit it. I sighed, putting on a show was hard work, Andy was still outside with the fans. He'd had lots of questions about the love bite on his neck, I grinned to myself as I remember how his cheeks went red and he'd stuttered out an excuse.
I heard the door open, Andy was back.
I walked into our room and frowned, Ash's clothes were thrown on the floor in a trail that leaded to the bathroom. Growling affectionately I bent down to retrieve each item of clothing, then I slung them all into the washing basket. Kicking off my boots I sauntered into the bathroom, were my outlaw was drying himself.
"You shed your clothes to easily," I teased, leaning on the door frame.
"I don't see you complaining," he walked over to me, giving me a quick kiss then squeezing past me into the bedroom, I followed him were I watched
Get Off Your Knees 2: AndleyAshley's P.O.VGet Off Your Knees 2: Andley3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After a long day of work at a job that I hated, there was only one place that I ever wanted to be: the local strip club. Or at least one of them.
In the city that I loved in, there was two strip clubs owned by the same man. One of the places was where guys stripped, most of the frequenters were women, and the other one, where it was mostly men, was where they had mostly women stripping.
I frequented the one where men stripped.
Normally people wondered why there wasn't just a straight place and a gay place, I guess I wondered the same thing sometimes, but the truth of the matter was just that it was a lot more fun freaking out the women who went there. The frequent visitors didn't mind my friends and I much, but we really disturbed the newbies.
"Dude!" my friend CC yelled, running into the room. "Are you ready to see hot dudes strip for our money?"
I laughed. There was just no way you could deny CC of anything when he asked for it, even if it was only an answer to
Andley Part 5Andy's P.O.VAndley Part 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up late in the afternoon, in our hotel room, I felt around the bed, feeling the silky rumpled sheets then sat bolt upright...Ash wasn't there. Slowly I eased out of bed and walked to the bathroom, he wasn't there either. What if he'd left me? What if he was fucking a cheap whore as I was looking for him?, the thought brought tears into my eyes, spilling down my cheeks, I sank to the floor and put my head in my hands. Suddenly I heard the door open, bolting down the hallway I threw myself into Ashley's arms.
"Andy?, baby what's wrong?" he said, lifting me into his arms, cradling me to his chest.
"I t-t-thought you h-h-had left m-m-me," I cried, for some reason I couldn't stop blubbering.
Silently he carried me to the sofa, where he curled up on with me throwing a blanket over us both.
"My gazelle why are you so cold?" his hands stroked over my cold arms,warming them." I would never leave you gazelle... I cant bear to think about me leaving you," His voice
Adopted By The Biersack's Part FourteenAs soon as dinner was done and Andy was in the guest room on the phone with Juliet, I sprinted into my room, nearly sliding across the wooden living room floor, and pulled out my phone. My friends had wanted me to tell them about meeting my brother as soon as I could, and if I didn’t, they would surely harass me about it tomorrow.Adopted By The Biersack's Part Fourteen2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had only been a few hours since they first called me, so I was hoping that they were all still together. The phone rang one and a half times before Calloway picked up. I could hear the others in the background, sounding very excited.
“So, how was it?” he wondered, sounding calm and collected. I heard him push a button, so I figured he was putting me on speaker for the others to hear. I laughed under my breath and sat down on my bed. Honestly, I was still soaking in the experience. I still had to grasp the fact that I was an adopted Biersack. I knew it was going to take a while for the reality to set in.
“Well, he’s really nice
Writing ANGSTWriting ANGST5 years ago in Writing More Like This
One way to add excitement to your story is by adding lots of bad-guys, also known as EXTERNAL Conflict. Another way is by adding INTERNAL Conflict, more commonly known as Angst.
I'm sure most of you have noticed by now that most movie characters, and far too many book characters, are One-Dimensional. They do stuff, but they don't face any personality issues: a hang-up, a fear, paranoia, a moral code, a love interest, a strong dislike Or worse, they do have all these things, but they never really affect the story.
There's a Plot Arc, things happen, but no Character Arc. The things that happen don't affect the characters emotionally.
Where's the ANGST?
Answer these two questions:
1. What is your character's biggest character flaw?
(Think: 7 Deadly Sins.)
Shadouge High School Ch.12Rouge was watching T.V. when she heard the front door slam open. She jumped slightly in surprise. She turned from the couch to the front door to see who was there.Shadouge High School Ch.125 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Shadow?" She asked surprised. Shadow stood in the doorway, a pissed expression on his face. Rouge stood up and walked over to him.
"Shadow, what are you doing home already?" She asked
"Got suspended" He said flatly.
Rouge's eyes widened a bit; then she noticed Shadow's blood stained gloved, and they widened even more "Shadow what happened?!?" Shadow looked to Rouge, then back at the ground.
"I beat the shit out of Knuckles" He said, with a hint of guilt. Rouge looked up to him. She put her hand under his chin to make him look at her; then she gave his a kiss.
She wrapped her arms around him in a tight hug, "Thank you" She said with a smile. Shadow smiled and wrapped his hands around her as well.
"He was rubbing in my face what he did" He explained, "all with that evil smug look. How could I not beat the shit out of him?!"
Adopted By The Biersack's Part SeventeenIt’d been about a month and a half since I started school, and I had still kept who my family really was a secret. I was thoroughly impressed with myself. My friends had asked me on numerous occasions when they would get to meet my parents and brother. I had told them that Andrew went back to school and that my parents had super crazy work schedules. As far as I could tell, they were buying it.Adopted By The Biersack's Part Seventeen2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I didn’t know how much longer I could keep this up. I felt like I could trust them enough to tell them the truth, but I just wanted to be sure. The longer I held it out, the angrier they would be when they found out that I’d been lying to them for so long. Hopefully, being the good friends that they are, they’d understand.
I snatched the little vanilla cupcake off of my desk and followed my classmates out the door. The lunch bell was ringing in our ears, and I was ecstatic to give RayJay the cupcake that I had prepared for his birthday. It was a cute little vanilla one wi
Andley: Fallen Angel 19I got up at 9am. It's too early, well, considering that I had a performance yesterday and I woke up in the midnight. It's too early.Andley: Fallen Angel 193 years ago in Romance More Like This
I heard people talking in the front part of the bus. So I guess that everyone is awake. Well, I think so...
I saw a hand in the bunk in front of me, because the curtain was not completely closed. I saw how the hand was taking the pillow, strongly. Poor pillow. I thought to myself.
I opened the curtain and I made a small jump when I saw the demon in the bunk of Coma
"Fuck" I said
"Did I scare you?" He asked with a smile trying to be amicable
"No, I'm used to see your fucking face" I spitted to him
"Uh. Someone is angry, but-" The demon put a hand on the chest of Coma. He complained. Coma always have nightmares, and now, he will have more nightmares than before."- He is having a bad dream"
"Leave him alone"
"Why? I'm making you a favor. You don't want him on the band" His hand went to the neck of Coma, he buried his nail on the collarbone, he left a bright
Andley- Chapter 1Andley- Chapter 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock ringing in the background. It was 7a.m., and I knew that if I didn't get up soon my mom would barge into my bedroom, strip the bed covers from me and tell me to get up or I'll be late for school. And this would be a very awkward scenario because I like to sleep naked sometimes. I swung my legs out of the bed and looked around for some clothes, which was quite a challenge because most of them were bundled up on the floor. 'I got to clean this up some time.' I sighed while I pulled a KISS t-shirt over my shivering body. I buttoned up my black leather jeans and walked over to the mirror. 'Oh Andy you're such a mess.' I mumbled to myself and began to brush thorough my raven black hair. I quickly straightened it and smudged black eyeliner around my eyes. I normally wear more makeup than this, but I didn't have enough time so I had to go for a simpler look. I picked up my bag off the chair and hurried downstairs. 'Don't forget your breakf
Adopted By The Biersack's Part SixteenI rested on my shoulder up against the nearest telephone pole and sighed. Students were running around all over the place, shoving past each other to get on their buses and get the fuck home. I yawned into the back of my hand. I was waiting for RayJay to get his ass outside so I could also get the fuck home. I had texted Andy to see if he was going to be home, but he hadn’t answered. I was hoping that that meant that he was off doing something and couldn’t answer me.Adopted By The Biersack's Part Sixteen2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I felt a pair of hands grab me at the sides from behind, and I let out a small scream before covering my mouth to prevent from screaming any louder and drawing a lot of attention. I turned around and met eyes with RayJay. There was something in his eyes that caught me off guard for a moment, after which I proceeded to kick him in the shin.
“Whoa, easy tiger,” he teased. I shoved him with my elbow for revenge. We had only met earlier that day, but we were already becoming as close as two people could
Adopted By The Biersack's Part ThirteenI hopped out of the front seat of Malachi’s truck and shut the door behind me. I slung my backpack over my shoulder, biting my lower lip in nerves and anticipation. He unrolled the passenger side window, and I saw Cyra climb out of the back to take shotgun.Adopted By The Biersack's Part Thirteen2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Well, this is it guys. Andrew’s gonna be here in a few hours. I’m so scared,” I admitted. Cyra leaned out the window and patted me on the head as if I were a little child or a purse-sized dog.
“I’m sure he’ll love you,” she comforted, “text us later and let us know how it goes.” I nodded as they backed out of the driveway and waved to me. I pulled out my phone and looked at it. It was 2:30, and Andy was going to be here at about 5:30. I still had about an hour before I really had to panic.
Brock had gotten home while I was at school, and Amy had the day off, so both of them were home when I walked in the door. I kicked off my sparkly Converse, ran my backpack into my
Adopted By The Biersack's Part SixI remember someone shaking me to wake me up. I jolted awake when I realized that we were at the new house. I was so excited to explore my new home. But I was also really nervous. I already met my new "parents", I wouldn't be meeting Andy for another week, so what was I so nervous about? Oh yeah. They wanted me to start school as soon as possible. I heard something in the car about how they already got me a school schedule, and how Amy was going to take me out to get school supplies while Brock stayed and unloaded my things. I wasn't ready to start school that soon, but I knew they were only trying to help get my life back to some form of normalcy as quickly as possible, which I appreciated. But I knew my life would never be normal again. That ended when my parents died.Adopted By The Biersack's Part Six3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I hopped out of the car, and I took a second to balance myself. I used my hand to block the sunlight from my eyes. The house was little and cute. It looked like a one story house with big windows in the front. The white
broken chapter oneBroken chapter onebroken chapter one4 years ago in Settings More Like This
a fushia hedgehog stands on a cliff over looking green pastures. her pale yellow sun hat with a darker ribbion tied into a bow covers most of her long blush hair and her short white knee lengthed dress is hidding a secret. a secret no one but him knows. her sweet innocence tooken away forever by him. and it happened only a month ago.
"amelia!!! amelia!!!where is that girl now" a ivoy bat asked pulling up her top a little
"i dont know rouge she might be at the bakery again you know how mr.dalma
Shadouge High School Ch.6Rouge awoke the next morning, feeling something amiss. She looked to her side and saw that Shadow was gone. She sat up from the bed and stretched. Then, the aroma of pancakes floated past her nose. She opened the door and followed the smell down the stairs. As she walked downstairs, loud rock-metal music could be heard from the kitchen. She walked through the living room, where Sonic was asleep on the couch, and into the kitchen. There, Rouge found a stereo playing Dragonforce (XD!!!) and Shadow cooking at the stove (Still only wearing pants!!!! :3) She stopped at the entrance of the kitchen and then she heard Shadow start to sing with the song;Shadouge High School Ch.65 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Fighting hard, fighting on for the steel
Through the wastelands evermore
The scattered souls will feel the hell
Bodied wasted on the shore
On the blackest plains in Hell's domain
We watch them as they go
Through the fire and pain and once again we know!
So now we're flying, we're free
We're free before the thunderstorm
On towards the wildernes