Short Story: CoffeeShort Story: Coffee8 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Kada drained the remains of her drink, listening with one ear to the conversations in the bar around her.
"Anything else?" The slightly nasal sounding voice of the robot behind the counter asked. Kada shook her head.
"No. Thanks," She added, in case the bot's visual receptors were malfunctioning again. One of her only fond memories of this place was of the day that same bot - the tag on its left shoulder read 'Mavis' - had malfunctioned, and pelted unsuspecting customers with boiling coffee. From the relative safety of the back corner Kada had allowed herself a small grin of sadistic amusement. Their pain was unfortunate but a medic had been on hand to stop any scarring, and the bemused shrieking of the patrons had been the most hilarious thing she'd heard all week.
"Darned rain," Mavis continued conversationally, "Really isn't good for a body, you know what I'm saying? Goes straight to my joints, let me tell you."
"Really?" Kada didn't bother to make her voice sound interested. "That'
Darkest Happenings ch. 2Darkest Happenings ch. 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are Simon and Tori really twins?" He jumped up almost tripping over the bar stool behind him. He waved me to the end of the hallway.
"When who " He stopped to think. "What makes you think that?"
"Someone at the lab told me." He thought some more.
"A random person that works for someone we don't trust tells you something, and you believe it?"
"No, but your reaction just confirmed it."
"Good point. Well who else knows?
"If your asking does Derek, Tori, and Simon know, they don't but your gonna have to tell them someday."
"I plan to tell them."
"Tell me when, so I can buy a camcorder and make my first movie. I'll call it 'long lost twins'."
"And I'll call it 'RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Attack of the long lost twins'."
"The name is kinda long, don't ya think?"
"Back on topic I'll tell them sometime before you all start school."
"You don't have to tell them so quickly if-"
"No, no, they should know."
"I'll make it easier on you. I'll tell Tori and you tell Simon."
Dawn-Chloe and DerekThe sunlight filtered through the blinds, my eyes heavy from sleep. My mind was taking time to register everything around me. I knew I was in a hotel, the one we checked into just last night. Then I noticed I wasn't alone in the room.Dawn-Chloe and Derek5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Morning." He said, sitting on the edge of the bed near me, rubbing his thumb along my jaw line. I sat up, fisted my hand into his shirt, and pulled him down into my lips. That definitely woke me up.
"Morning." I sighed, our lips only an inch a part. "Now, tell me why you're in my room." He pulled away and taking his warmth with him, frowning.
"Am I not supposed to be in here? Am I not allowed?" He asked, an edge of hurt joining his words. He was giving me the look. See what you did now, Idiot? Apologize and do it fast. I told the voice to shut up.
"It's not that I don't want you in here!" I said quickly, then blushing at my wording. "I mean, what i-if Aunt L-l-lauren found you in here on the b-bed. S-s-she be a-a bit upse-e-et." I heard him chuckle,
Darkest Happenings Ch. 4Darkest Happenings Ch. 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We walked out into the kitchen. I sat on a bar stool around the island. I watch him as he fixed himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then another and then another.
"What are you doing?"
"Mid night snack." I looked at the peanut butter sandwiches stacked up on the now full plate.
"Some snack." He chuckled while I giggled. He handed me the peanut buttery butter knife and sat down beside me with his PB&J filled plate.
"What? No snack for me?"
"Only a nibble." He said while handing me a sandwich. We ate in silence for a couple seconds.
As I ate I thought about what kit said. "Derek?"
"If my name wasn't Chloe, what would it be?"
He grunted as to say "hold on."
After he swallowed he answered "Use your mom's name."
"Hmm call me Jennifer."
"Yep, that's the name I'll use."
He nodded and took another bite. When we finished, we watched TV til Mr. Bae suggested we go to sleep early.
-I slept through to night in a dreamless sleep.-
Love at first sight - Ch.1~I don't believe in love at first sight ~Love at first sight - Ch.14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
~ Hikaru's point of view ~
I don't believe in love at first sight.
A fan girl asked me if I did once, with hopeful eyes the size of saucers, and I couldn't help immediately shooting down her romantic dreams with a cynical snort of 'hell no. It's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of'. When her face instantly fell in tragic disappointment, I was forced to quickly scrabble around and splutter:
"Oh, but! I -I really don't know. I simply don't remember when I saw my love for the first time, do I Kaoru?"
It was a pretty pathetic comeback, but fan girls can easily ignore obvious signs of reality and will go for anything as long as it's remotely linked to their little fantasies. You should have seen the way her face lit up when Kaoru looked round and gave a little uke-ish giggle of agreement - she looked like a Christmas tree. Still, as she dissolved into mad squeals of moe, I found myself thinking back to her question and thinki
Darkest HappeningsDarkest Happenings4 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Tax due Chloe, pay up." Simon leaned over the monopoly board with his hand outstretched.
I sigh, count out $500 and hand it to him. I look at the monopoly cash in my hand. $100, $5, and three $1s. How worst can a hand get?
Derek rolled the dice and moved his piece 3 spaces. Then he reads "Take $100 from each player. Everyone hands him $100. I look at my hand again. A $5 and three $1s.
Tori rolled the dice and moved her piece 5 spaces. "Go to jail? I'm innocent until proven guilt."
"Well it looks like you've just been proven guilty." Simon moves Tori's piece to "jail".
"Fine! Then I win."
"And how'd you win?"
"Easy! I used magic to escape, burst the jail into flames, made the cops beg for mercy, and was voted governor. Therefore, everything here is mine." She wiped all the pieces off the board and walked over to the desk. She wrote something on a sticky note and smacked it on the game board. Toriopolis. "Ha!"
"Guys," Mr. Bae walked in. "In 2 weeks, I'm send you all to school. I know so
Darkest Happenings ch. 5Darkest Happenings ch. 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
12:15 - We set off.
12:30 - At the mall getting school supplies and clothes (and hair dye).
2:45 - Dyed hair
3:30 - Food Court!
4:12 - On our way to Bear Valley
5:30 - Traffic, Traffic, Traffic
6:05 - I was right and someone had to change.
Derek finished changing. "You look pretty hairy for someone that's not changing into a wolf today." I joked. He snorted. "I guess, I was right once again." He rolled his eyes and laid down beside me. Derek still gets tired after his changes but not as tired as the first time. Now he can easily jump up and run around a few minute after he changes but, since it takes a few hours for him to change back, most of the time he just chooses to sleep off some hours. I laid my head on his back and ran my hands through his fur.
I found myself waking up to the sound of Derek's growl. I looked in the direction he was growling at. Peeking from behind a bush was a wolf. It was a tree-bark brown and had a sort of feminine look to it. Its blue-green eyes were the
Darkest Happenings ch. 3Darkest Happenings ch. 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Tell, me what?" I jumped 10 feet in the air. I turned around and saw the one and only Derek.
"Can't you just show up I front of me once in awhile?"
"I'll think about it." He bent down and kissed me on the forehead. "So, tell me what?" I walked in to me and Tori's room and sat down on the swivel chair. Derek came in and waited for a response.
"Simon and Tori are siblings, twins to be exact."
"You don't look surprised."
"I guess I sub-consciously expected it."
"Tori always smelt a little like Simon."
"So, I'm guessing Simon and Tori don't know."
"Your dad's telling Simon and you're telling Tori?"
"So, you did hear."
"Bits and pieces by the way, what made you so red?"
"It-it's a secret."
"Huh." Derek got up and started walking over to my chair. "I always wondered if you were ticklish."
"Maybe it's a good time to find out." I scrambled out of the chair so fast, I tripped over the chair leg and fell to my knees. "Are you sure you don't what t
My Love...No One Can Ever Replace You...My Love...4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The Horror of Our LoveThis was the end. My hands gripped the safety railing as slips of paper fluttered about me, their lustful words flying out to the ocean. I let them, glad to see them go. The grass rattled on the tombstones behind me. The drought had dried out all vegetation, leaving the town brown and hollow.The Horror of Our Love7 years ago in Horror More Like This
It didnt matter anymore. There was no one else. He had killed them all in an effort to reach me.
I was all that was left; it would only be a matter of time before he found me. I stood gazing out at the sea. Goose pimples raised my flesh and I crammed a hand against my forehead in an effort to stifle my mind. Something slapped my ankle and I jumped, looking down. It was another letter.
He had left me love notes on the headstones, each and every one, the adorations enough to make your skin crawl. He had come out of nowhere, pursuing me. When I made it apparent I would always refuse him, he retaliated.
Now I was all that was left. I picked up the letter. It flapped against my finger
Our planOur plan3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There will always be a second chance,
A take two
Another opportunity for success in life and romance
A hope to stop feeling blue
Nothing is lost forever
As long as friends stick together
We can conquer the world, my friend
We need to keep on going till we reach the end
We'll always have a plan B
Because people never run out of ideas
Please stay here with me
So we can go and be free
I need a soul to trust, to stick with throughout the night
One I can see as my knight
Run away with me without leaving a trail
No, we're too awesome together to fail
Butterflies...Our lives are filled with ButterfliesButterflies...6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In moments that we seize
They guide us with our heart and soul
Placing themselves in our memories
In days so dark we find them there
We feel them midst our pain
Guiding us to all tranquility
Till we are whole again
We see them in each golden day
They flutter strong and true
Each one more glorious than the next
Their colours a vivid hue
Our laughter guides each Butterfly
To peace and harmony
To place them amongst the flowers
To dance in reverie
Such gentle creatures as they fly
Their silence creating calm
We watch them with surprise and mirth
A cool and soothing balm
Butterflies are our gifts from God
To show us all the light
To guide us in our daily quest
Turning what is wrong to right
So next time you see a Butterfly
Treat this creature with your love
Filling all your memories with their beauty
As they flutter up above
The End"You came back."The End4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
His voice hardly sounded like his own. It was feeble, tremulous
"I came back."
My own voice trembled, and I let the tears fall freely. He said nothing, and his eyes glistened as he simply stared. Silence hung in the air, draped with endless emotion, heavy and stifling and steeped in sorrow so powerful that I could not help but sob anew.
He let out a soft sigh, pained and mournful and tinged with wonder, and from his lips fell, scarcely more than a whisper,
"You came back."
I drew my fist up to my mouth, shaking my head furiously and choking back more sobs, my shoulders shaking with the effort. I despised myself, and oh, how he had deserved so much more!
"Please," I heard him say, "Please, do not oh, my dear, you mustn't"
But I could no longer feign strength. I could no longer stand so far from him and idly watch him disappear. I let out a piteous cry and ran to him, helpless and drawn to his dwindling frame as if by some supernatur
Fear of the DarkIt's late, nearly midnight on a Saturday night. The house is quiet, almost eerily so, but faintly in the dark I can hear the sound of my mom's TV in her room upstairs. It's that sound I focus on, the soft murmur of actor's voices forming the backdrop for my own internal debate. I'm going over possible scenarios in my head, trying to work up the courage to have a conversation that has the potential to end catastrophically. Of course, I'm trying not to think about that. Trying not to think about how fast my heart is racing, or how much I'm shaking. Trying not to talk myself out of this like I did before, back when I didn't fully want to admit the truth to myself. When I didn't want to admit that I wasn't the normal, heterosexual teenager my entire family expected me to be.Fear of the Dark4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Stop. Push back the thought of those days, back when I did everything I could to deny this. When I thought I could make this go away simply by not thinking about it. But those days are in the past, and nothing is to be
Deutsche Namen - German NamesDeutsche Namen - German Names2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
In the modern Germany, the real old germanic names are said to be old-fashioned and so they´re
starting to die out with the new generations. The Germans give their babies usually foreign names.
Hebrewish: Daniel, Michael, Anna, Maria, Magdalena...
Latin: Markus, Viktoria, Felix, Maximilian...
Old-Greek: Lukas, Sophia, Stefan, Katharina...
French: Chantalle, Agnes, Andre...
And today more and more English: Kevin, Justin, Mandy, Jenny, Jason...
Also very short names are "trendy" like: Tim, Tom, Max, Mia...
The Germans begin to lose a part of their identity and tradition and replace their names
with foreign ones, a very bad trend that could wipe out all real germanic names soon.
The Germans think the names of their grandparents sound bad, what a mess...
The old germanic names were mostly constructed of two words, for example Siegfried is made of
Sieg (victory) and Fried(en) (peace).
Meaning of the germanic names:
Name of an animal (wolf, eagle, bear...):
HugMy arms are opened, waiting to greet you, to hold you tight, feel your heart beat next to mine. Let me give you a hug, let me lay a sweet embrace to free you, for a moment from this world, so you could be safe and loved.Hug7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tell me about your day, I want to hear all your frustrations from this routine called life, share every detail, explain how you felt through the hours we were apart, tell me the stories, because you know I always want to know, you are my world and I will listen to you.
Give me your friendship, since its the foundation of our relation. I will help you grow and I will accept you for who you are. Let me be your shadow, fallowing your every step, I want you to know that you can depend on me.
Let me be your support when your skies are grey and everything is going wrong. I want to cheer you up, to kiss your pain away, to give you suggestions and be your guide when youre lost. I want you to know that I will always be there for you, to encourage and help.
Yin to my YangTo tell you all the truth,Yin to my Yang6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
we are complete opposites;
however, she was me,
and I am her.
She always knew
how to make me smile,
to make me laugh,
and what more could I possibly ask for,
but maybe nothing more.
She is what I always wanted,
someone to make me whole.
She was the center of my universe,
more than this insignificant world.
I dont understand
why I feel the way I do,
but time passes slowly,
and only when its come,
shall we know what we must do.
She is my complete opposite.
She is the yin to my yang.
She means to world me,
and I mean the world to you.
To tell you all the difference
would do very little harm,
but maybe in the future,
she will not be me,
but I will still be the world to you.
Forever And Always :1With a .45 against my head, all I could do was laugh.Forever And Always :16 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Laugh because I didnt have the guts to pull the trigger.
Id thought about this moment constantly, for over a year, planned it out so carefully, meticulously Id written the note, my final words and confessions, put all my stuff away neatly, even kissed my mom goodbye, which she had been surprised by.
Now that I was here, sitting in the very spot where Id died spiritually a year ago, I couldnt do it.
Damnit, Sam! Just pull the fucking trigger! I growled at myself. My finger shook, my whole hand shook, but nothing happened. Why couldnt I go through with this? It was all Id wanted, all Id dreamed of, wished for, needed for a year.
I felt a tear slide down my cheek and squeezed my eyes shut. Id promised myself Id never cry again, not after what happened. But I was crying now.
My hand shook more, my finger tightening on the trigger.
Suicide or Tea?Should I kill myself or have a cup of tea?Suicide or Tea?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I decide on the latter and I'm not sure why. Probably because I can. Life is a never-ending scroll of be-goods, be-happies, be-in-controls, be-okays, be-strongs and be-appreciatives. So what's another day?
Just another day closer to death.
Still, life seems incredibly long, don't you think? So long, it's hard to see the end and nearly impossible to touch even with a knife in my hand that could easily skewer my heart, make it squirm and still like a dying nightingale sealing its death with a pathetic squeal of almost-song.
Life is pain and people in pain are a pain in the ass. Perhaps occasionally or perhaps frequently, they think "Why not just kill myself? Life is hell, anyway. No hell after life could be worse than this."
But they're wrong. The worst is never the worst because things can always get worse and maybe that's why I decided to stick with the chamomile tea. That or I feel tea-sipping is reason to live.