The Rise and FallThe Rise and FallThe Rise and Fall5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Didn't know what time it was, the lights were low
When I unwrapped the CD and fed it to the stereo slot.
Forty years late for its five-year warning,
I knew already
What the newsman was going to say.
I knew already that the mothers would cry,
That the young woman
Would have to be pulled off the small children,
Screaming hysterically, fists swinging, painted oval nails
Longing to draw blood.
The album plays all the way through and begins again,
And a manic yowl
Sings of soldiers and lovers,
Of alligators and ray guns and cigarettes
Like a wild-eyed oracle that prophesies with no less conviction
For having received his visions from nothing but
And the flash of shadows in nightclub corners.
I am forced to ask,
Of all the kinds of oracles, why is it that rock and roll stars
Can fall asleep, can fall in love
While poets lay awake and compose sonnets for the ceiling
And painters work alone in cold and empty studios?
Where do they get the noise and l
Graduation Ball - Pt. 2 - (Steve Rogers x Reader)***If you haven't already, please read the prologue first! Link is in the description.Graduation Ball - Pt. 2 - (Steve Rogers x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Steve’s name was scrawled across the scrap in his best penmanship. “Captain Rodgers!” you announced while giving your super soldier crush a starry-eyed grin. He smiled proudly as he stepped forward and looped his arm with yours.
A little history...
Steve was one of the first friends you made after moving into the tower six months ago. He was very polite, always including you in group activities and talking with you about all sorts of subjects. Whenever you two would be chatting or just hanging out, you couldn’t help but notice how handsome he was. Who wouldn’t? But there was more to your admiration for him than just physical attraction. Th
Graduation Ball - Pt. 3 - (Steve Rogers x Reader)After a ride that took you all the way to the other end of the city, the limo finally stopped outside a beautiful old building. “This place has been here since back in my day.” Steve said. “Did that make me sound like a geezer or what?!” he joked as helped you out of the car.Graduation Ball - Pt. 3 - (Steve Rogers x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Steve...” you laughed. “You’re not a geezer. So where are we?”
“This is a jazz club that my friends and I used to frequent before we left for the war. Bucky and I still come here quite often. It’s very special to me, so I thought I’d share it with a very special lady.” You blushed and softly giggled as he put his arm around you and led you to the ticket window. “Two tickets, please.” he requested. Before you could even offer to pay your own way, he already put forth the cash to cover the cost of both.
You were rendered speechless by the beauty
Graduation Ball - Pt. 3 - (Thor x Reader)Guests were still filtering in and the party was just getting started when you and Thor arrived at the ball. You bumped into your best friend and her boyfriend in the mass of attendees slowly crowding their way into the venue. "How did I know one of the Avengers would step up and be your date tonight?" she remarked with a goofy eye-roll while her boyfriend simply gawked, dumbfounded at the enormity of Thor. Even when clad in a suit, rather than his armor, he was still an intimidating mountain of muscle and power.Graduation Ball - Pt. 3 - (Thor x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
"I guess I'm pretty lucky to have them around." you said as you playfully winked at your superhero date and squeezed his hand.
"No, Lady _____, it is the Avengers who are lucky to know you." Thor responded as he brought your hand to his lips, causing you to blush.
"Awww! Who knew Big, Blonde, and Muscly could be such a gentleman?" your friend teased.
"He is not just a brutal, godly warrior. He is also a prince." you reminded her.
"So he's a Prince
FEMININE dad || Father!Aoba x Son!Reader [3/10]FEMININE dad || Father!Aoba x Son!Reader [3/10]2 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
3. Not Alone
There it was again. The voice of your father reached your ears as he gently knocked on the wooden door for the felt 50th time.
It had been probably 50th times already since he tried to reach you on the other side of the door but fell on deaf ears.
You were curled up in your duvet, head resting right millimetres away under the pillow on the mattress as you pulled your knees up to your chest. The room was dark, windows were closed and blinds all the way shut down. The only light that shined through was the crack under the door.
You felt horrible. Miserable.
Your life felt so meaningless that you tried to hide yourself away, tried to sleep and maybe, just maybe you would never wake up again.
You hoped, oh, you so hoped that these bad thoughts would go away again.
Where did they even come from?
You had a nice life. Had a family, a caring dad and how beautiful he was as well, a grandmother who was cranky but funny and loved to &
Heart Shaped (Loki x reader)Heart Shaped (Loki x reader)4 months ago in Romance More Like This
There are some people across the realms who are lucky to be able to tell who their soulmate is. Somewhere located on their body is a mark shaped like a heart, signaling their fortune.
Once they lay eyes on the person they are supposed to be with they will immideatly know it. It is a privileg only few persons are gifted with. But just because someone possess this ability there is no gurantee that they will ever meet their soulmate.
Loki snorted and threw the book acoss his room, watching it collide with the wall from the chair he was sitting on.
"Fairy tales!" He exclaimed, even though he knew it was the truth. This was how his pare- how the king and the queen found each other. He on the other hand...
The trickster shook his head. Why should there even be someone out there to love him? With mark or without he was sure that nobody would ever love him. After all he was a criminal.
Not imprisioned (thanks to Frigga) but still he was the god of l
KazJun Oneshot: Call Out My NameGo to him.KazJun Oneshot: Call Out My Name3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Like a track on repeat, the simple command echoed through Jun's mind as she continued navigating through the busy nightlife of Tokyo, searching for the one known only as "him." She was only partly conscious of where she was, still feeling the effects of what had happened what seemed like forever ago. Plunged into a terrible abyss, pulled from the depths just when all hope seemed lost, mysteriously transported to her former hometown of Tokyo without knowing how she got there...betrayed by the one person she thought would never betray her.
So many questions filled her mind as she walked through the streets bustling with life, reminding her of how her own life was so close to being snuffed out, first at the hands of Ogre, and most recently at the hands of her betrayer. There was something oddly familiar about the voice calling out to her, drawing her to her destination even when she did not know for certain exactly where her destination is. Why was the voice calling to
Don't Look Back - Loki x TimeLady!ReaderHer hands lay on her hips as her lips curled into a smirk, staring at him curiously. Casually she straightened her signature bow tie, fastening her blazer at the front. As she silently inspected him, Loki stood helplessly in the middle of the room, the metal muzzle fixed around his jaw and restraints tied around his wrists. His eyes followed her like he was examining his next catch. The stare was meant to intimidate her but that simply wasn't the case. She actually had to hold back a snigger as she watched him, loving the control she had over him at that moment.Don't Look Back - Loki x TimeLady!Reader8 months ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm bored, how about we have a game of guess who?" She smiled, pulling out her sonic and pointing it at Loki's muzzle. Suddenly it fell from his jaw, allowing him to speak freely. Even though he was no longer restrained, he didn't say a word for a long while. As she waited for the God to react, she simply pulled a chair up in front of him, sitting with one leg crossed over the other as she stared up at him curiously. "You real
A Bedroom Farce"Well, I've had it!" Ziggy groused as he tossed away another lipstick that had been worn down to a sticky nub. "It's Scary Monster who's doing this, I just know it!"A Bedroom Farce5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"What makes you say that?" asked Sers, who had come into his room to borrow some hairspray.
"No one else here uses as much makeup as I do," Ziggy explained, "and I keep this room locked when I'm away. It would have to be someone with unnatural powers and a love of powders who'd manage to pinch my supplies!"
"Powers? Now, now, Ziggy, there's nothing that proves Scary Monster is an actual monster much less someone who can slip in and out of a room without being noticed. You're probably just so busy you're losing track of your supplies."
"I know I'm right! You can never trust a clown " They were still arguing as they left, Ziggy locking the door behind him.
From beneath Ziggy's bed, there could be heard the crinkling of delicate fabrics. Scary Monster care
Feeling Blue Part 2 (Loki X Reader)Loki groaned slightly as he woke up. His head still hurt and he still didn’t feel quite right however he felt a bit better, his throat didn’t particularly hurt and his temperature felt more normal.Feeling Blue Part 2 (Loki X Reader)7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
He slowly opened his eyes however he was slightly shocked to see your face right in front of his.
He smiled slightly, you look so peaceful like this, you were smiling slightly (Loki had no idea what at), some of you (h/c) hair fallen across you face and one of your arms was stretched out, entwined in the ends of Loki’s hair. However Loki couldn’t work out how you’d managed to fall asleep in the position you were in as you were kneeling next to the bed with only your head resting on the mattress.
“That can’t be comfortable,” Loki mused before reaching out to move your wrist so that he could sit up however he stopped himself when he saw his hand. It’d turned back to its normal colour,
“Yes!” Loki cried, causing you to stir,
Because You're Young (%%%)Because You're Young3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pure black; grey velvet sheets pouring through the window from outside's dawn. Pierrot's eyes blinked carefully open, and peered around the room, which seemed oblivous to the fact it was morning, as everything in it was still coated in darkness. Quietly peeling off his covers so as not to disturb Serious Moonlight, his no-nonsense-before-noon room-mate. Well, frankly, Serious was no-nonsense at all, really, thought Pierrot. Slinking out into the hallway, Pierrot relaxed. He loved this time of day. It was his time. No one was up, and therefore no one could see him. Walking to the loo, he pondered his role in this new house. He never was sure if he was afraid of everyone, and he didn't talk to them because of it, or if they were afraid of him and that was why they didn't talk to him. Either way, he was shy, and no one liked him at all. He wasn't...unlikable, he thought, just very, very quiet, and odd. He rarely even ta
Loki x Reader: Paper Sharp"FUCK!"Loki x Reader: Paper Sharp6 months ago in Romance More Like This
Three drops of crimson quiver on the desk, still warm from dropping from your finger. You curse again, wiping the open wound against your shirt hem. The trail it traces bleeds scarlet.
Loki looks above the book he's reading, raising his eyebrow slightly.
"Harsh words for a tiny scar."
Ignoring his snark, you lay your finger against the table, hissing under your breath when it squeezes out a few more droplets from pressure. A quick glance across the book you're reading, and you find a new small splatter of red decorating the edge of a page. Wonderful.
"Oh, that's just fucking great." you grumble, resisting the urge to screw your eyes up in pain.
"Such language, Miss (y/n)."
Whipping around, you glare at him angrily while he passively smirks at your distress. He sets his book down, marking his own page carefully.
"You know," Loki begins, sauntering towards you. "For a race that thinks it's the most superior, you really are the most idiotic."
Avengers x Abused! Reader (My Silver Lining) 1/?Avengers x Abused! Reader (My Silver Lining) 1/?4 months ago in Drama More Like This
Your life had never been easy within any given persons standards, Still the Avengers had taken you under their wing as their own. You were apart of the team now.
Yet never could you of imagined what fate had in store for you when agreed to date Todd Wilson only a manner of weeks later.
A tall handsome male. With short dirty blonde hair, and piercing blue eyes that you could drown in any day.
You and Todd had been dating three blissful months this very day, and all was how it should be. Everything was perfect. Serenity and purity lofted in the warm breeze the moment you meet one another that evening.
He treated you to an expensive dinner, in celebration of your three month anniversary. Never could you have imagined such a chordal and caring male would enter your life. Let alone bestow you with such love and affection.
Yet sadly... you were right.
The morning after, you awoke in his bed you reached out for the man that had bedded you the previous night.
Yet as you grasped the sheet
Friendship is Formed on Food (Loki X Reader)Nobody had gotten a good night sleep last night, this had been mainly due to the delivery of Loki Laufeyson to Stark Towers. He’d arrived late last night and everyone in the tower had to take a turn guarding him. Steve’s turn had started at midnight, Tony had taken over at two, then Nat at four and now it was six o’clock and it was your turn.Friendship is Formed on Food (Loki X Reader)8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
You crawled out of your bed, wrapped your duvet around your shoulders and climbed up the stairs to the room where Loki was being held.
Nat was sitting outside the door polishing her gun when you arrived,
“Good luck,” She hissed getting up and walking off, “I’m going to bed.”
Your stomach rumbled as you watched Nat go so as soon as she was out of sight you opened the door to Loki’s room.
The god of mischief was curled up on a bed against the far wall,
“Ugmph,” He mumbled as the light from the open door hit him,
“Get up,” You said, causing him to turn his head and look at
LokixShy!ReaderxTony~ Jealousy RivalryLokixShy!ReaderxTony~ Jealousy Rivalry2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was just a normal morning in the City of New York, all the Avengers except Natasha Romanoff, are just doing their simple, everyday work. Nothing much. "So, where is Tasha? She usually comes early.." Tasha's partner, Clint Barton said, recognizing that Tasha's not around."Didn't she tell you guys she's went to Airport to pick up her cousin, ___ ___?" Nick Fury said, looking away from his paperwork.
"No, she didn't even told us about her cousin.." Steve Rogers replied. "Well, what Tasha only told me that her cousin is Really Smart." One of the smart one, Bruce Banner explained shortly. "Maiden Tasha also told me that she is Really Shy." Thor, the Prince of Asgard continued. "Come on, this '___' girl may be shy, but she may just be a normal girl, right?" the other Smart one, Tony Stark said, sipping his beer.
"I don't know Stark, Tasha also told me that she may be SMARTER than you.. I mean come on, you can't even solve the problem for your rocket glove
'Ziggy is on'A cacophony of lust and excitement crackles in the air with intensity to challenge a hurricane. A devotion far past reverence hangs thick in the air like smoke in a dirty, back-alley pub. A time has been given, but the anticipation creates an enigmatic urgency more gripping than the best horror film. The superficial are there for his body like vultures for the dead. Those who rever what's below the skin are there for the man of words, the man of music, like good Christians waiting for the Second Coming of Christ. They all yearn for the rail-thin man, with arms no thicker than a soup can; the eyes that match as well as stripes and polka dots; the hair identical to the rich blood of a tomato; and stunning outfits that would put the most stunning of peacocks to shame. The seductive, alien voice that wails to the ears of thousands entrances and captures even the most focused of men is the one that all are poised and ready to hear. However, they know not of the true, raw nature of this mart'Ziggy is on'6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Feeling Blue (Loki X Reader)It was an early(ish) Thursday morning and you were sitting on your bed in Stark Towers eating chocolate and banana pancakes while watching Robin Hood on your laptop.Feeling Blue (Loki X Reader)7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
You were in the middle of the archery competition scene and your last pancake when Jarvis interrupted you,
“Miss (L/n), I suggest you go to Mr Laufeyson’s room, he is in need of some…help.” You frowned to yourself and slipped off the bed. Loki in need of some help? That was new.
It was only a short walk from your room to Loki’s room and it took less than a minute for you to get there. When you arrived you knocked lightly on the door,
“Go away!” Came a weak reply,
“No,” you replied, Loki’s voice only having worried you further.
You knelt down at the door and started to examine the lock, only to find that the door wasn’t locked. You sighed slightly in annoyance as you pushed the door open and walked into Loki’s room.
The sight in fron
Strangers When We MeetSarah didn't care about the noises from the apartment upstairs at nine o'clock. She was so absorbed in her book she hardly heard anything outside of the rustle of its pages. Moving in was a noisy process, anyway.Strangers When We Meet5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She didn't mind overmuch when she was woken up at eleven o'clock. She realized that not everyone went to bed as early as good little bookworms like herself did. She simply rolled over, pulled a pillow over her head to muffle the noise and fell back asleep.
But at two o'clock, to say she was a bit miffed was an understatement. Without bothering to put on shoes or her robe, she flung her door open, stomped up the stairs to the apartment above hers and rapped sharply on the door. As she waited for someone to answer she quickly composed what she would say. Something properly scathing but that wouldn't make them cry like the last neighbor unfortunate enough to attract her attention. (She'd never heard from Ms. Whitmore again, but she'd heard that she was teaching preschool in Flori
Throwing Darts in Lover's EyesHand hanging limply from the chair, the pale figure stares with intent at the television, yet his eyes are unfocused. A bead of sweat drifts down his face, loitering for a moment on the cheekbone, then continues it's slow descent to the jaw, where it forms a tiny droplet. The other hand, grasping a cigarette sweeps upward, knocking the droplet from its perch to the ground, where the impact breaks it into a thousand pieces.Throwing Darts in Lover's Eyes4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The man inhales deeply from the cigarette. On exhalation, a frown creases his brow and a grimace forms, exposing imperfect teeth. A low groan rises from deep within his throat, slowly increasing in volume until it reaches a terrible crescendo, upon which the figure's skeletal frame propels him upwards, toward the object of his intent. With great force the man's bony fist impacts with the flickering box. As a final stand, the box emits a piercing squeal, before the screen dims, leaving the pale man in darkness.
Welcome Home, Sarah.His hand was at her waist as they spun around and around in a dance. It was warm and solid under his hand, fitting perfectly in his palm. Gone was the spun sugar gown of her crystal ballroom dream, replaced instead by a deep blue, curve-hugging gown. Standing as close as they were he caught a teasing peak of skin under the neckline of her dress when she leaned toward him. She noticed the direction of his gaze and he was thrilled to see her flash him a hint of a smirk to rival his most mischievous. That smile told him that she understood the game now, like she never would have before. Because the waist he held was the curve of a womans body, not a girls. She was taller now, he realized, though he could still tuck her head under his chin while standing. He wasnt sure of her exact age, but she was older, that much her body alone was telling him. A surge of joy filled him.Welcome Home, Sarah.6 years ago in Teen More Like This
All of a sudden her smile faded, a melancholy mockery of what it had just been. He had just o