Wake Up Italy!!Wake Up Italy!!3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Trema ancora e non se ferma 'st Italia tanto stretta.
Hanno detto che 'n futuro 'sto paese sparirà,
divorato dalla terra che ha fame e non aspetta.
Politici e buffoni, pure a voi piace magna'...
Ve sete già abbuffati - "Ad ognuno la sua fetta!"
E intanto 'sto paese continuava a collassa'...
Adesso, viscidoni, accannate la forchetta!
E invece de pensa' ancora a specula'
cacciate fòri i sordi pe' 'r bimbo e la vecchietta
che mo nun c'hanno più 'na casa dove sta'.
Basta co' 'sto Carcio che ormai è 'na barzelletta!
Basta co' 'sto Papa che viaggia... ma 'ndo va?
Basta co' 'a Parata, Italia marionetta!
Quest'anno ce sta poco da ride e festeggia'...
Italia, se ce senti, ritrova Umanità...
Chi scappa, chi te lascia... Noi restamo qua.
Long DistanceSo many miles keeping us apart.Long Distance6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We are even a few hours different.
Somehow we managed to "meet".
Sometimes, this keeps me awake.
It's hard to fall asleep knowing how far.
When I do manage, I'm dreaming I'm in your arms.
I love you more than my own life.
You mean more to me than anything.
Those words bring tears to my eyes.
I can only wonder why this happened...
How can my love be so far away?
Why'd this have to happen to me?
As long as you love me,
We will make this work,
I don't care...
If I have to fly there,
And wait until the day I turn 18.
I promise you,
it won't take that long.
I'll come up with an alternative.
This distance is killing me.
Although, in the end...
It only matters that we're in love.
Hunny, Babe, My lover...
Someday we will be together.
I will do whatever it takes, I promise.
Mias and Elle - Chapter 19After spending several minutes cursing Mias' name and trying in vain to claw her way out of the slippery silk lining of her dark, impromptu prison, Elle gave up. She just prodded at the cloth with fine, sharp claws that had once been elegantly short fingernails and grumbled to herself angrily. It felt so natural so soon that it made her stomach churn. What had he done to her? Would she be a fuzzy little mouse for the rest of her life? Her mind reeled. She was furious at Mias, she wanted to hate him all over again and never see his obnoxious face again. Yet, why was it that all she could worry about was how she would never get to kiss him again. The bastard!Mias and Elle - Chapter 193 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As much as she hated to admit it again, and again she had grown terribly fond of Mias, in both positive and negative senses of the one particular word. Or perhaps it was more of a strong physical attraction mixed with a generous pinch of Stockholm's. But it was all pushed to the back of her mind by the
Mias and Elle - Chapter 22The next three days passed by at an agonising pace for Elle, which was rather unexpected considering that the time she spent with Abernos was nothing but delightful. Tea was more than several times a day, with multiple chances for chatting and reading of the variety of mythical to factual books that lined the homemade shelves across a far wall. Abernos was nothing short of the perfect host, and Berenos though, lacking more often than not in presence during most of Elle's stay- supported his brother's decision to offer their young damsel a place to stay; if not out of chivalry, than out of the amusement he got thinking of how inferior and frustrated Mias had to feel about the entire situation. Showing who Abernos had gotten his exceptional manners and kindness from, Berenos treated Elle with a quiet dignity; he would casually bow his head whenever he passed her, lighten his step whenever she was asleep or resting nearby, and offered tea only slightly less often than Abernos.Mias and Elle - Chapter 223 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ouran- SM: Second Life No. 26 o'clock in the morning. All was quiet in the Kita Household. The servants had either returned to their quarters or gone out for a night off. 30 minutes from now, Miyako's alarm clock would ring, signaling the start of a new day. For now, the medium slept on, blissfully unaware of the world around her or of the figure standing at the foot of her bed.Ouran- SM: Second Life No. 24 years ago in Drama More Like This
He stood completely still, staring down at the young woman with wide, unblinking eyes. They ran up and down her body again and again. A grin slowly formed on his face.
Miyako shifted from her side to her stomach, her clothed back fully exposed and giving the spirit a perfect opportunity. It clenched it's fingers a few times before reaching out and allowing the appendages to sink into her back. The spirit's grin widened as it was dragged into the medium's body.
For another second, Miyako's body remained still, then she began to f
You Slept Through The Alarm Again - Little AubadeIf, perhaps, you had turned at that momentYou Slept Through The Alarm Again - Little Aubade4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and your hair had caught in your fingers,
the straw being fed into the spindle, struck
by the high, thin light of first waking, the whorl
of a single line descendent from the sun, born
watery from the gap below one velveteen curtain,
all of it staining over gold and dusty and slow,
the edge of your mouth might have met the edge
of my mouth, narrow gaps both without attention
openingif, perhaps you had turned again,
your hand could have met the curve of my neck,
your canvas rough fingers tying knots of my hair
and I would have sighed, thick spreading in your ear
like the light itself learning to speak in tongues
you might understandif perhaps you had
opened your eyes, squinting, eyelashes caged
together, it all would have been edgeless and bright.
At LastI pulled my Ferrari out of the garage and parked it; it was time for an oil change at last. I put the hood up and began to inspect the engine. Of course I was only pretending to know what everything else was. I knew how to change the oil and I could tell when something else was wrong, and that was about it. I went back into the garage to get the oil pan and a bottle of oil. When I came back, what I else I saw in the driveway caused me to drop them both in a clatter. Captain Jack Harkness, was standing there. "Jack?"At Last4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Rina? You look good," he said with his classic smirk as he looked over my slightly form fitting blue coveralls. I shook my head before going to hug him. I looked at him; the ever coy grin, the playful light that danced in his eyes. There was something so comforting to see another person who'd been with him, traveled through time and knew its wonder. When one has been a time traveler, one gains a sense to identify other time travelers. It's almost like a distinct sce
The UnforgettableThe Unforgettable6 years ago in Historical More Like This
The soldiers sat in near deafening silence. The only sound that penetrated the stillness was the ragged breathing of a single Marine. Not a word was spoken between the other three Marines. For a few minutes the quiet reigned supreme. Then the spell was broken by the gravely crunch of boots. A tall officer stood at the lip of the crater and gazed down into the pit. His breathing was calm and smooth, but his eyes were fixed and sparked like shaken glass.
"What happened here?"
The other marines looked at each other. One with the shoulder markings of a seargent stood. In one hand he clenched a lit cigarette. He closed his eyes, lifted his cigarette, and took a long draw. Time and smoke swirled backwards in a confused dance as he exhaled. And he remembered.
The sky was laden with clouds. Hazey, ashen, and vast, their presence loomed over all like the baleful gaze of the enemy. Suddenley, the screaming war cry of a shell split the air. As the wicked of messenger of doom slammed in
FMA- Alchemist AmuckEdward ducked. Envy swung at him again, forcing Ed to evade the countless blows while at the same time, trying to protect his injured brother.FMA- Alchemist Amuck4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Hang on, Al," he shouted, dodging another hit from Envy.
The suit of armor that was his younger brother could only manage a nod. Ed felt an intense fear wash over him as thoughts of losing his only remaining family entered his mind. Al had been on the receiving end of a rather nasty attack. Envy, honestly, never fought with an intent to kill, but something had gone wrong this time, and now a large crack in Al's armor, ending just above the blood seal, threatened his very existence.
Edward dodged another punch, this was becoming increasingly difficult. He clapped his hands together and transmuted a spear out of the pavement. Predictably, it was destroyed in seconds and Ed was on the ground with Envy pinning him down.
"Why don't you just give up, Shrimp," the homunculus mocked him.
Mias and Elle - Chapter 16 (Complete)It had been several minutes since Mias' stomach had made its garish interruption, and Elle was still trying to grasp how she had let so much time slip by unnoticed while talking to Abernos for it to be dinner so soon. It seemed like less than an hour ago that she was in the garden being groped and kissed by an insatiable Mias. And now they were practically cuddling each other in the fields, they still had not made any effort to make their way back inside - they had not made any movement whatsoever. As new and strange as it was for Elle to admit, it was all very comfortable the cool grass against her bare legs, leaning back into Mias' body, and the soothing warmth of the sun cascading around them. Had her heart not been pounding, she could have fallen asleep right there in his arms. It was rather disconcerting a realisation that she already felt comfortable and safe- enough to let her guard down around Mias. Though she still did not, she was coming incredibly close.Mias and Elle - Chapter 16 (Complete)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mias and Elle - Chapter 18Mias waited patiently in the dark with an unseen smile on his face; the warmth of Elle's slowly breathing body pressed carefully against his was the most comfort that he could ever recall feeling in his life. Each rise and fall of her chest rocked the arm that he had wrapped tightly around her, a gentle reassurance that she was there with him. Even though the pressure of her shoulder digging in to his arm was irritating, and since she had already fallen asleep it would be easy to slip away, he had no inclination to move. He blinked in the complete darkness, straining his eyes to catch a glimpse of her sweet face in the black to no avail, and was surprised to feel his heart sink at the realisation. So close, he had finally gotten her into his arms where she actually wanted to be and he could not properly enjoy it yet.Mias and Elle - Chapter 183 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Reaching up a hand - trusting mostly in his instincts - Mias touched his fingers to Elle's cheek. The soft sound that she made before let
Mias and Elle - Chapter 20"Send me away?" Elle felt tears begin to well up quickly and blinked rapidly to try and force them away she should have been angry, not sad. How dare he make her feel this way then just cast her aside to some stranger? She tried, but even when she tried to stoke the fire, the sadness was far outweighing the rage that she was struggling so hard to feel in its place.Mias and Elle - Chapter 203 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mias set the tiny bundle in his hands down on to a large stack of papers and stared down at her with a creased brow. It was not long before he could no longer bear to look into the small, glassy eyes that gazed back at him so hurt and full of expectation. With a heavy and almost clumsy step, he turned his back to her and faced the small window several feet away.
There was a soft crackle in her voice as she fought back tears, a sound that made Mias visibly cringe. He wanted to change her back and squeeze her tightly in his arms until she loved him and the rest of the world would just dissipate abo
2 Year Old Shadow: Wake UpsTwo year old Shadow woke up with a little shout. With tears in his eyes, he recalled the little he could from his dream: thunder, lightning, monsters, horrible laughter, broken glass. Taking a deep breath and trying wipe his eyes, little Shadow slowly crawled out of bed. He crept silently into the hallway, not wanting to be alone. He suddenly had a thought, 'Which brother should I go to?' He wondered to himself.2 Year Old Shadow: Wake Ups4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Scenario 1: Blue
Deciding to go with Blue, as his room was closest, Shadow walked over to the door. Slowly opening it, he looked on the bed and saw Blue spread across the bed, loudly snoring. Quietly giggling at the site Blue make, Shadow genitally shook Blue awake.
"Blue! Blue!" Whispered Shadow, lightly shaking him.
"What do you want kid?" Blue questioned with a groan and a stretch.
"I had a bad dream...." Shadow explained, biting his lip. With a sigh, Blue motioned for Shadow to crawl in.
"Damn kid.... Waking me up.... *yawn*" mumbled Blue. Shadow knew he didn't mean
YGO- Up Among The TreesAnzu Mazaki should have known agreeing to go on this trip was a bad idea from the start. In theory, accompanying her best friend and his grandfather on an African Safari should have been a ton of fun. She'd spent the months leading up to it reading about the various plant and wildlife as well as some (quite tedious) survival guides, all so she'd know just what to expect and how to protect herself from it.YGO- Up Among The Trees4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The rest of the time was mostly spent listening to Honda and Jonouchi whine about how they didn't get to go, while Yugi tried and failed numerous times to explain that they only had three tickets (Yugi's mother had opted out after buying them) and Anzu was the first person he'd gotten around to asking. It wasn't his fault she said yes.
Now, she was seriously regretting it. If only she'd just said no, she wouldn't be in this mess right now. She wouldn't be running for her life from a horde of rapidly gaining monkeys screeching loud
Yuki and a Baby Prologue"Happy Birthday Yuki!" the Purebloods celebrated. Kaname watched as the Beautiful Well Dressed Yuki walked down the stairs with a smile. Her long hair in a pony tail. When she reached the bottom, Kaname took her hand and they walked to their table that stood outside in the cool night. The stars were so bright as they were away from city lights by many days.Yuki and a Baby Prologue5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You look so gorgeous Yuki." He held his hand at her cheek and grinned.
"Kaname...sen- say um...What flavor is the cake?" Yuki had been trying hard not to say senpai for so long. She has called him that ever since he entered her childhood.
"Your favorite..." he got closer to her. "Blood..."
All eyes glowed red watching Yuki stand next to the cake.
"Cut that cake!" they all chanted happily. Aido screamed it clapping his hand until he got death stares.
She took the knife...and cut her piece of cake and placed it on her plate.
They all cheered and when she was placing the knife down, she cut her finger.
"Allow me Yuki." Kaname took her
Public Service Announcement by LovesBelliesThis is an actual true story Names have changed, but this is a true story based on my own real lifePublic Service Announcement by LovesBellies3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I used to have a social studies class with a girl named (not really) Lexi. She was a very pretty girl with nice, well-kept black hair and an average not-ugly face. I really liked her personality and I really like her body most of all. She had a very well-developed amazing ass, almost always shown through a amazing pair of yoga pants or skinny jeans, thick (but not fat) thighs, and I'd guesstimate her bra size was a high C or low D. (Sorry if that's creepy but I just thought about the size to help the audience picture her bust better.) Lexi had a little gut that was not too pronounced but it had a definite perky little bulge too it, usually obvious through her skin tight sexy V-necks. I sweet-talked her whenever I could, and I once was right in front of her when she scratched her stomach, pulling up her shirt so I could see her deep navel. I really liked it. Shortly afterward, Lexi
The Goosemother Scroll - The Conclusion"Hello, Sister," said the other pig.The Goosemother Scroll - The Conclusion3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This is a trick!" said Pyg, but deep within her, she knew the Master was Dawnsong, the brother taken in her stead on the night of their birth. But how did he know her?
"This is a trick!" she repeated as if to convince herself. "My mother said Dawnsong was dead!"
"Dawnsong? Is that what I was to be named?" said the Master. "I am named Strangeborn, but no one calls me that anymore. Your mother - that is, our mother - never took the trouble to find out what became of me. For that I can't blame her. Who is a pig against the wolves?"
The Master's voice dripped with sarcasm. Who, indeed, was a pig amongst the wolves? Why, himself. The leader of the worst of them.
"Our mother wouldn't have become a murderer to make peace with other murderers," Pyg spat.
The Master ignored this remark.
"I was taken, along with so many other newborn babes that night, by the persecuted," he explained. "Our deaths were to be revenge for the wolves' ill-treatment
PerspectivePerspective3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The looking glass extends throughout
All splatters of pure clear
A reality that hasn't begun
All innocently of mind
The stares of the unknown
Are stepping stones across
The bridge of perspective
The perspective from within
Redden streaks merge with white
Staining all lies inside
Bringing them all out into the surface
Over the edge of the terrence
Crossing over that gap
With the sharpened demons below
Waiting to devour
Waiting only to steal
The planks upon which they walk
Creak and fall with every step
With steps further they take along
A new perspective of reality
Mias and Elle - Chapter 17The next several days passed by without pause, rushing by with such speed and enthusiasm that Elle felt as though the very sun and moon were under a spell bent on making her peaceful time anything but considering the nights. The nights lingered with such terrible purpose that she yearned for the long absent presence of Mias for comfort and distraction from the haunting experiences once sleep overcame her.Mias and Elle - Chapter 173 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So many nights filled with the frightening disembodied voice that had tormented her on her first sleeps inside of Mias' walls that she had become completely unaware that she was on her eighth night after a day without seeing hide or hair of her debonair captor. It was all so frightening that Elle had not even paid much heed to the fact that she could now understand the words that formed in the darkness of her dreams.
The voice had been taunting and teasing her with warnings that the worst was yet to come, and that there was nothing that Mias could do to keep her safe
Character Development Sheet 01This is a character development sheet. It's used to help think outside the box for character creation. When making a character you want the character to be as real to your audience as the character is to you.Character Development Sheet 016 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
To use this character development sheet, save it on your computer, but leave the author information for the sheet at the bottom. You might need it to find my website to see if I have anything new for you to use. Fill it out for each main character you write about. Then save the filled out sheets in a folder so you can refer to them as needed.
Not all of the information you'll put in the development sheet will be known to your audience, this is just to help you see the character as a real person so you'll understand better how the character would actually react in the situations you throw at them. This way you won't force a character to make a decision that isn't really them.
If the character doesn't seem the type to make the decision you want them to make for the story line, you m
symphony of sorrowsThe beat of a silent heartsymphony of sorrows7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Screams the symphony of sorrows
The band assembled ready to play
My song, never ending
Isnt it lovely the pain in my soul?
The scrambled notes all out of tune
The pitch all-wrong for the voice I have,
Hidden away deep within a mirror
The reflection, who is it I see?
A stranger no doubt, unrecognizable
My hope, gone forever
Past on to a land where I cannot follow
Part of the never ceasing pain I feel
Betrayed by the unknown
Doubts fill my daily recollections
Piercing the darkness of my mind
I try to make sense of all this
But never truly understand the fine details
Showing my naivete, my innocents I thought lost
Not ready to take that final leap of faith
Though I am secure in my trust
My free spirit con not be caged
Lest is withers away
And none will have the pleasure of that
To strong to let the worst happen,
But still weak enough to know it could
Minotaur 1.1Death's acrid stench clung to the air around Varan. The sickly rot of infection bubbled up, oozing from his shoulder. There was nothing he could do chained to the stone wall with a guard at the door. Arrow splinters trapped in his flesh were killing him slowly.Minotaur 1.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His death should have been swift on the battlefield, but instead he was ambushed while he bathed. He'd cut down seven men before the poisoned arrow made him too weak to lift his ax. The poison wasn't lethal, unfortunately. Its purpose was to render him unconscious for interrogation.
His sire, the famous Conqueror of Brundan, must be laughing from the afterlife. Even shame failed to give Varan the strength to rise or curse his luck aloud.
Infection ravaged his mind and body. Time blurred and he no longer knew how long he'd been held prisoner. He was a minotaur. A Bullman. He was stronger than any human could hope to become, but the illness made his limbs too heavy to lift rendering the chains moot. He was the Joranaham Chieftain