Marines Corps StoryMarines Corps Story3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that's just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me.
Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. As he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain.
Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn't enough...
So that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon him
Metamorphosis (Chapter 2)Metamorphosis (Chapter 2)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Are you sure that’s all that happened? That’s all you can remember?” My father asked. My father was extremely anxious and he was pacing my bedroom nonstop. He was still wearing his button down suit and tie with the overcoat...a sure sign that he was upset, because he always took off that coat when he came home. Mom was sitting next to me on the bed with her arm around me. She was gazing at both me and dad, trying her best to remain calm.
“Dad, I told you everything I know!” I replied in frustration. “I just…woke up like this.”
“Did you eat something out of the ordinary last night?” My dad pressed. “You’re not on any drugs are you?”
“Paul, that’s enough!” My mom hissed. “I served all three of us the same dish last night. And I know for a fact that my boy would never do drugs.”
“Would you look at our boy, Stacy!?” My dad bared back. “He
Teenager 1"Luke come get some breakfast before you leave for school!" Luke's mom yelled to him from downstairs.Teenager 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Mom can you please shut your face? Okay thanks," Luke yelled back. "I need quiet while I'm planning my outfit. What am I, a damn barbarian?" he whispered to himself. Luke had been getting ready for school for about 20 minutes now, making sure he looked fresh. He was the coolest kid in school and couldn't show up on the first day of his senior year looking like a vagabond.
Luke had somewhat short blonde curly hair and classic good looks. He was standing in his boxers looking at the clothes he had selected for the day and was about to start getting dressed. He laid before him his favorite green shirt that outlined his muscular body and a pair of flat front khaki shorts.
"Do you see how disrespectful he is Steven?" Luke's mom said to his father back downstairs. "It's getting worse."
"What can we do about it though Molly? It's just a phase. The same kind of behavior we had with our parent
they told me no one could love a girl with scars.i told them that i could love myself.they told me no one could love a girl with scars.4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You Might Be A Liberal If...You Might Be A Liberal If YouYou Might Be A Liberal If...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
think the government can spend its way out of debt.
believe we need to fight big business with big government.
claim not to be a socialist, but still want the government to regulate the economy.
defend Obama by arguing "you only hate him because he's black!"
criticize people who call Obama "Hitler," yet had no problem calling Bush "Hitler."
worship wealthy celebrities who preach redistribution of wealth.
think Janeane Garofalo is as intelligent as she is attractive (on second thought, that's an accurate analogy).
think Fox News is biased because Keith Olbermann told you it was.
threw out your radio when Air America went off the air.
think Sarah Palin is the devil incarnate.
label every conservative as a fascist, yet possess no understanding of fascism.
think Bush was the dumbest president ever, yet was smart enough to orchestrate the largest inside job that is allegedly 9/
Seven SlayersListen my hatchling, for now you shall hearSeven Slayers3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Of the only seven slayers a dragon must fear.
First beware Pride, lest belief in one's might
Has you discount the foeman who is braving you sight.
Never Envy other dragons their wealth, power, or home
For dark plots and plans will bring death to your own.
Your Wrath shouldn't win, when spears strike your scale
Anger kills cunning, which you will need to prevail.
A dragon must rest, but Sloth you should dread
Else long years of napping let assassins to your bed.
'Greed is good,' or so foolish dragons will say
Until piles of treasure bring killing thieves where they lay.
Hungry is your body, and at times you must feed
But Gluttony makes fat dragons who can't fly at their need.
A got Lust for glory, gems, gold, or mates
Leads reckless young drakes to the blackest of fates.
So take heed of this wisdom precious hatchling of mine,
And the long years of dragonhood are sure to be thine.
Mando'a Lesson 12Mando'a Lesson 12Mando'a Lesson 125 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
On Time jat'ca'nara
Week - Ray'ture
What time is it? Tion ca'nara [cuy] ibic?
When are we meeting? Tion'tuur mhi urcie?
Sigil (Symbol on Armour) Aliik
DoneI don't care.Done4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why should I?
I live out each stupid day.
Breathing with a heart that only aches in pain.
As I long for the touch of another human.
While knowing I can't even feel such creature.
Knowing that there isn't such creature in my eye site.
There never is anyways.
I've put hope in a pipe and smoked it all away.
I can't get it back.
And neither do I want to have the job of holding onto it again.
I don't care that I'm unnoticed.
That's just more sadness my heart can suck up with the blood inside it.
Let this loneliness sting my chest.
As my eyes hold the gaze of being pure ruined as a human.
Call me weak.
Tell me that I'm too young.
That I have my whole life a head of me.
Say whatever you wish.
But I'm done.
Let me be done.
Let me close my eyes once more.
Only to open them and be someone who has completely let their soul drop from its body.
Let me be this freak.
That carries nothing but a permanent sad look on one's face.
Mando'a Lesson 5Mando'a Lesson 5Mando'a Lesson 55 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Except UsEveryone knows loveExcept Us2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Regardless of the gender
Or the subject of attraction
Everyone shares this common knowledge
This mutual understanding.
We don't color inside the lines.
At times it seems we speak
Entirely different languages;
At times it seems
We are beyond cohabitation.
We exist in different worlds
And yet your world is the norm.
We exist on your turf
On your terms
But not on your levels
And not by your criteria.
We are, by comparison
As they say, that is.
If we cannot grasp the concepts
So common to even teens
Then clearly we are unlearned
And, therefore, below you
And your 'adult understanding'.
We are 'naive', and 'young',
'Undeveloped', 'still growing',
And, worst of all:
"In need of good teachers".
There is little more terrifying
Than the implications in place
But to say more in defense
Would warrant ire and suspicion.
We are, still, strangers in your s
'Lucius' PewDiePie wake up in the morning songWake up in the morning not giving a single sh*t'Lucius' PewDiePie wake up in the morning song2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
got my panties and bengt, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit this mansion,
Before I leave, kill Gene, cause I don't like his smoking
Cause' once I've tasted blood there's no going back
I got that telekinesis on the go, go
What'd you put in these scones, scones?
Head maids about to go, go
I'm sayin, forever more, more
Walking up to the pantry
I'm starting to get a bit, diz-zy
Don't stop, on the dot
deaths in every single spot
tonight, Imma slice
'Til we see the sunlight
Tick tock on the clock
But the killings don't stop, no
Don't stop, now their shocked
And I've only just begun
Tonight, I see dad , and you know that must be bad
I'm the son of satin, hear your fright
Slip, smack, back will crack,
Icicles are gonna, fall
Ain't got a care in world, but I got plenty of weapons
Don't got no rules in my head, but I still get game overs
And now, the clues are lining up, cause Macguffin's here under orders
I got no sense anymore, because I work with
Mando'a Lesson 7Mando'a Lesson 75 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mando'a Lesson 7
Sorry (I eat my insult) N'eparavu takisit
Sorry (I kneel) [groveling] Ni ceta
The Lonely TravelerI have travelled far and wide.The Lonely Traveler5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
In search of peace beside.
I have seen creatures big and strange.
From creepy crawlers to trees and grange.
I have seen beautiful women all around.
In search of love, nowhere to be found.
I have seen birds that sing all day.
Their song without a scar or nay.
I have seen men risking their lives in honor.
Their brides sitting and crying in a corner.
I have seen babies crying for a drop of milk.
Covered in some old ladies warm silk.
I have seen children play in their darkest hour.
Even though dead are their mother and father.
I have seen people cry for silly things.
For a bottle of whisky or a bee sting.
I have seen a world of endless possibilities.
But not men with simple abilities.
In this miniscule world of glitz and fashion.
Not even one heart with an endless passion.
Mando'a Lesson Number 1Mando'a Lesson Number 15 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mando'a Lesson 1
My name is Ner gai _______
Your name is
Mando'a Lesson 9Mando'a Lesson 95 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mando'a Lesson 9
Mando'a Lesson 14Mando'a Lesson 14Mando'a Lesson 145 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This lesson is going to focus on adjectives and adverbs, because I've only been tossing in descriptive words occasionally throughout these lessons. (And it was harder to create that I realized it would be. Forget learning new languages, I may have to go back to school to relearn my English!)
Like the lesson on verbs, the lesson will be in regular text, round brackets will surround notes from me, and square brackets will be around direct "lesson quotes" from Karen Traviss' Grammar Guide. (Which can be found on her webpage, and I highly recommend downloading it for personal use.)
(Working from a list of common English adjectives and adverbs, I have compiled these lists I will have obviously missed words in the dictionary, please just bear with me.)
[Adjectives and adverbs are formed by the addition of the suffix -la or -yc, depending on which makes pronunciation easier. There is only one form of the adjecti
Mando'a Lesson 4Mando'a Lesson 4Mando'a Lesson 45 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Parallel Universes"Professor, aren't parallel universes just fiction!?" His young pupil asked while the other child pouted.Parallel Universes2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Steven chuckled. "Well Becky," He began, "There isn't any scientific proof about it." She flashed a triumphant grin to the blonde boy before Steven concluded, "However there is a possibility they could exist."
"Ha!" The boy retorted. Steven smiled at Tobey shaking his head.
"How is that possible?" Becky asked annoyed at losing.
"Well that goes into a science called 'Quantum Physics.' Something I didn't really study back in college unfortunately." He shrugged. "Although it's a fairly interesting concept, I must say." He said in a wistful tone. "Imagine all the possibilities. I could have been married, or be a chef, or maybe," he added playfully,"a secret agent."
This gained a laugh from the two kids. "Really?" Becky asked in amazement.
"Certainly." Steven finished matter-of-factly. He looked up at the clock. "Kids you better get going or else your parents will be worried sick."
As Diabolus Turns - Ch.3As Diabolus Turns - Ch.33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As Diabolus Turns
Part 3: The Bold and the Beautiful
Several hours had passed and there was still no sign of Marty. Harlie cursed silently as he flipped through a hefty stack of papers. His boss had not completed any of the work set out for him, which left his second-in-command in charge of dealing with it. With his already ceiling-high workload, Harlie was not in the mood, nor was he entirely capable of completing everything in the needed time. He knew that even if he worked steadily until sunrise he would still not have a chance at clearing his plate.
What bothered the orange blacorite even more was the unusual behavior Marty had been exhibiting. This business, this entire planet, was Marty's ownership and he had not been fond of letting it fall to ruin. The profits he made from the attractions more than sustained its upkeep, and the success that it accomplished brought him the greatest joy. It was unreal to see him simply not care in the slightest. Even more stra
Mando'a Lesson 13Mando'a Lesson 13 "Opposites"Mando'a Lesson 135 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Up Laam Down Daab
East Abesh West Wasuur
North Gaht South Ka'gaht
Right Staabi Left Payt
Happy Briikase Sad Trikar'la
Angry Kaden Calm Udesla
PreservationPreservationPreservation3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Pairing: Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens
Warnings: Some angst
'If my father could only see the army ' John Laurens paused to observe the assorted groups of soldiers hovering around each other for warmth as the cold breezed through Valley Forge, leaving men shivering in their tattered uniforms and inadequate blankets. 'If Congress could see the army, see the disease and famine, the provision wagons would arrive quicker than we could request them.'
Beside him, Alexander Hamilton observed, 'As long as Congress must beg from the states, it makes no difference whether provisions are detained for two days or two weeks, for they would rather we starve than relinquish authority to Congress.'
Laurens looked at his friend. 'How grave, even for you. I miss your agreeable nonsense.'
'You dream of glory as much as I, my dear Laurens," said Hamilton. 'There is none to be found here.' Adjusting his coat closer, he looked at the pathetic sight around them as they walked to General Wa
The LonelyYou were once everything to me.The Lonely4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You were my world,
The one person I truly cared about.
You were more than a friend.
But you abandoned me.
I invested so much into us.
I loved you more than I loved myself.
And now I don't know what to do.
I'm on my own.
I've never been by myself before.
You were always there for me.
But now you're gone.
There's nothing to replace my thoughts of you,
Nothing to distract me from the hole in my heart.
Now it's only me,
Me and the lonely.
Mando'a Lesson 8Mando'a Lesson 85 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mando'a Lesson 8