surgeryi promised not to scarsurgery5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
my skin. so i cut out my
brain and hurled it into
just like cancer, the worst of me is dead.
my maskmy mask4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
sometimes my mask breaks
my mask that always smiles
through the cracks... tears flow
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.
Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 5Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mias opened the door of his manor with Doctor Daveiğa right behind him. The sunny
morning had turned curiously overcast and brisk into the early afternoon. When Mias rode
into town earlier, the citizens had practically dropped everything to take shelter in
their homes. He knew he had a bad temper, but he had not been the one guilty for making
them fearful. Another who shared his face had once burned the town and slaughtered many
of the innocent townspeople; however, the shared appearance was enough reason for the
people to fear Mias. The only man who did not flinch when he opened his door to Mias was
Doctor Thane Daveiğa. A striking blue eye
To Have and To Hold (Mias/Elle) Part 3Mias awoke to the smell of something cooking. He got up, got dressed, and headed into the kitchen to see what was cooking.To Have and To Hold (Mias/Elle) Part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Elle was at the stove, in her old rags. He became angry. "Mirelle why are you into those rags?" She jumped and turned to see him. They looked at each other waiting.
"Well?" Mias asked annoyed.
"What else am I supposed to wear?" she asked him.
"Go pick something from your wardrobe!" Mias said impatiently, "And after that bring me those rags so I can burn them!"
"As you wish." Elle said a little shortly. That caught Mias' attention.
She put the food onto a plate and sat at the table.
"Where's my breakfast?" he asked.
"Make your own." Elle answered and began to eat.
Mias smirked as he rose from the table. It hadn't taken as long as he thought for Elle to begin to stand up for herself. He didn't like that she was so obedient. He didn't want her to sleep with him, to conceive his child because she was being FORCED to. He wanted her to do it because she WANTED to. H
Mias and Elle Chapter 1Chapter 1Mias and Elle Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sat on the bus, looking strangely dressed for a winter evening.
I was wearing a short tiki-themed dress and a winter jacket accompanied by fur-lined winter boots. My golden hair had been hastily stuck up in a neon pink cap that had one of those fluff balls on top. I was quite a sight to see, not to mention that I was sitting on a public bus at six at night.
I sat on one of the side seats on the bus, in the back while looking out at the snow-covered buildings blurring outside. I was lost in a slightly chilled trance when I heard a voice speak up.
"Nice dress you're wearing." I turned my head and looked at the stranger who was gazing at me intensely. He was wearing all dark colored clothes which, unlike me, were suited for the cold weather and his dark brown eyes made me instantly attracted to him.
"Yeah," I said motioning down to my dress. "Tiki-themed night at work today, what fun," I gave him a smile and he them flashed me a devilish grin which made me slightly turn my fac
Elle and Mias: Chapter 5Elle was amazed how fast her legs were still willing to carry her. Her lungs once again were on fire as she ran without controlling her breathing. She ran in a nearly straight line, every once in a while having to weave around a tree or jump over a bush. She contemplated stopping and hiding, knowing very well Mias would catch her if the brothers were unsuccessful in detouring him. For as much faith as she placed in them, she wasn't about to underestimate Mias' abilities.Elle and Mias: Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She slowed her pace as she scoured the trees for one that looked easy enough to climb and hide herself in. She was grateful the clothes Abernos had given her blended in well with the foliage. She finally spied a tree with a low lying branch and she latched onto it, walking her legs up the trunk until she could wrap them over another branch and pull herself up. She climbed up a few yards, enough to be out of sight, but enough to keep in sight what was on the forest floor.
She didn't need to wait long to hear the thunder
I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 2Abernos heard his brother Berenos enter their home.I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Abby!" Berenos called, "The forest whispers and the creatures gossip of you aiding a woman wanted by a Dormaeus." He walked into the room where Abernos was. "I surely hope they are mista--" he stopped seeing Abernos sitting next to his bed with a sleeping woman in it.
"Oh, Bloody Hell Abby!" Berenos sighed exasperated.
"Shh!" Abernos hushed him.
"No I will not shh!" Berenos yelled, "What are you doing!? Of all the women in the world why this one!?"
"She needed help." Abernos argued.
"She's beyond help!" Berenos snapped.
Abernos looked away from him. That's when he noticed Elle had awoken and was looking at them both.
"I'm so sorry." She apologized, "I'm putting you both in danger "
"No, no!" Abernos insisted, "You're not!"
"You are." Berenos disagreed. He walked over to them and held up a hand to quiet Abernos' protests. "Dealing with the Dormaeus family is something that's not done here. They deal with us... If one of them has
Elle and Mias: Chapter 14The moment Mias and Elle entered their quaint little room in the local inn, the sorcerer's confident demeanor fell and he stumbled over to the bed and collapsed on top of it. He was breathing heavily and holding his shoulder. Pain surged through his entire body, the effects of the pain relief medicine he took earlier that evening were wearing off and he couldn't bear to maintain his smug composure.Elle and Mias: Chapter 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elle folded her arms across her chest and sighed. She had predicted he'd once again do something reckless to save his pride, but this was so plainly idiotic that Elle questioned his sanity. Still, it wouldn't sit well with her if she let him suffer, no matter how much a part of her desired it.
Mias' fingers fumbled with a vial he pulled out of his robes. He uncorked the tube and downed the contents eagerly, despite the bitter taste of the medicine. He wiped the excess fluid from his lips and rolled onto his back. He took control of his breathing and within a few minutes the pain soothed away
Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 2Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When they found a clear spot on the dance floor, the man glanced at the couples
nearby. He looked down at Elle and placed both hands on her waist. Elle put hers on his
shoulders, and together they swayed from side to side with the music. It was awkward at
first: the man kept glancing at the various couples surrounding them, and Elle had no
idea what to say if she was even supposed to say anything at all.
Suddenly, the man said, "I don't feel comfortable like this."
"Wha?" Elle was taken aback. Was that an insult? Before she coul
Elle and Mias: Chapter 3The clear morning transitioned into a cloudy grey afternoon with a chill wind that held a distant promise of rain. Elle sat in a chair looking out the window, her thoughts focused on just how she should make her escape. While it would be in her advantage to wait until nightfall, she didn't know these lands and not being able to see properly would surely get her lost.Elle and Mias: Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Instead, she'd wait until it started raining so any tracks she made would be washed away. She'd repel down the side of the building using the bed sheets tied together and then run as fast as she could away from this place. Not an entirely complicated plan, but simplicity often proved to be far more useful. Now all Elle needed was nature's cooperation.
"Elle," she heard from outside her door before it opened and Mias leaned his head in. "Might you be interested in a tour of my lovely abode?"
"Come now, staring out a window for hours on end is hardly entertaining." He strode into the room and approached her side. "Avoi
Elle and Mias: Chapter 4Elle awoke the next morning pleasantly refreshed. Though her lungs still stung from breathing heavily in the cold air, it was the price of freedom and it was worth every raspy breath. She sat up and yawned, stretching her arms up the quilts fell from her body and it was then Elle realized she was naked. Well, she still had her underwear on, but other than that she was bare skinned.Elle and Mias: Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She heard the light clinking of china and slowly turned her head to see Abernos standing with a tray of food and tea. His eyes were wide and his mouth was slightly agape with a tomato red blush on his cheeks.
"EEK!" Elle shrieked and pulled the covers back up over her body.
Abernos cried out too and quickly turned himself around. "I'm sorry! I didn't mean to stare!"
"W-Where are my clothes?" Elle blushed.
"Th-They were soaked so we took them off and hung them up to dry near the fire. They should be dry by now." Abernos set the tray down and crab walked over to the fireplace in the corner of the small room. O
Elle and Mias: Chapter 1Elle felt her body being pulled swiftly through nothingness by an unseen force. Still unable to scream, the only sound she heard was her own heart beating wildly. A blast of air halted the pulling sensation and before she knew it, her bottom came to rest on something soft.Elle and Mias: Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The veil of blackness lifted as her surrounding came into focus. She looked down to find herself seated on the edge of a king sized mattress complete with a four post bed frame, canopy, and matching curtains. Several large pillows lay in front of the headboard and gladly welcomed Elle's spinning head as she collapsed backward.
To the right side of the bed was a white marble table adorned with a decorative vase filled with fresh roses. She could tell they had only recently been picked from the sweet scent they wafted into the room. It was a welcoming and calming scent that soothed her jumbled mind.
To the left was a large window that let it bright starlight and moonlight alike. The sky itself was a velvety dark blue a
Elle and Mias: Chapter 21They arrived back at Mias' manor roughly two hours later. The sun had already dipped behind the hillside and shadows were growing as the three climbed out of the coach.Elle and Mias: Chapter 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Your hair smells nice~," Abernos said in a rather high voice as Mias reluctantly carried the Stag out on his back.
Mias grit his teeth, wanting oh so badly to drop Abernos on his tailed behind, but dared not to while Elle had her eyes on the both of them.
"I'll take Ares and Eris back to the stables. Your spell will take care of the rest, won't it?" Elle asked.
"Yes, your packages will also be transported up to your room." Mias said as he trudged up to the front doors.
"You sure you don't need help with him?"
"I can handle him just fine, my dear." He forced a grin.
"Alright then," Elle patted Ares' muzzle and motioned for the horse to follow her. He did, still faithfully pulling the coach and his prospective mate behind him.
Mias unlocked the doors with a quick enchantment before pushing them open with his foot. He lug
Elle and Mias: Chapter 7The sun approached the center of the sky as Mias and his steed came over the hill. The horse walked at any easy pace so as not to strain his rider. Mias was holding his left arm to his chest while mumbling an enchantment. He had underestimated his opponent this time, but thankfully suffered nothing worse than a dislocated shoulder. He'd already forced the joint back into place and was casting a healing spell to numb the pain and speed the recovery. Such injuries were annoying, just like the one who caused them.Elle and Mias: Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He finished the incantation and slowly stretched his arm. There was no pain. He grinned in victory over the wound and grabbed both the reigns. "Let's pick up the pace."
The horse whinnied and obeyed, breaking into a fast trot and then a gallop as he raced the wind back the estate.
Elle had completely forgotten about the time while chatting in the gardens with Abernos. They sat on a stone bench and talked about more cheerful things. To her delight, Ab
Mias and Elle Chapter 3Chapter 3Mias and Elle Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mias only smirked at me. "I'm never going to let you go, Elle dear."
I glared at him. "Damn it."
After a few minutes of me dreaming of escaping, I was pulled out of my plans of escape when Mias spoke up.
"Would you consider sleeping in the bed if I took your spot?" I frowned and sat up. "You look very uncomfortable and I don't want you to get any sicker."
"Fine." I got up slowly, instantly suspicious of his intentions. "But you better keep that blanket with you unless you want me to push you in the fire." I pointed to the fireplace.
"Whatever will make you happy, Elle dear." Mias said as we switched places. I slid under Mias' bed, and felt the comfort of a familiar bed.
I was about to fall asleep again, when in a bit of coughing, my stomach rumbled. "Hey can we have some-." I started as I sat up, but I stopped midsentence when I saw a food tray sitting in the middle of the room topped with breakfast foods. "Breakfast "
Mias was asleep, but this was no doubt h
Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 3Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Elle awoke amongst violet sheets made from fine silk. She thought she might have still
been in a dream world of hers because of the silk's luxurious feel under her cheek and
hands. Her mind finally broke the cloudy mist of sleep and her heart sunk. Elle was not
in her room this one was much, much larger and much more elegant. The only light source
came from two dim oil lamps and the moon peaking through the curtains.
Elle sat up and realized that she had been sleeping in her costume from the party. Her
waist ached from the constraining bodice. Elle strained her eyes against the darkness
The Surfer and the Merman CH 29The Surfer and the Merman CH 292 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Skye awoke for the second time that night. Even with his eyes now open, it didn't help because it was too dark to see. He felt the ropes around his body that bound him, but he was still too dazed from the drug to panic. His droopy head turned from side to side as he tried to take in his surroundings. Judging by the darkness and the sound of the waves, Skye could tell that he was indoors and on the water. But most importantly, he was alone.
With his legs the only part of his body that was free, Skye was able to rise to his feet. The young man's eyes finally adjusted and was surprised to see that everything in the room was modern. Even though the ship he had seen approaching them wasn't a pirate ship, it still shocked him that the contents inside were of normal boat-material as well.
As he stumbled around on his shaking legs, he crashed into one of the walls and discovered the door. His arms struggled with the ropes, but he could not break free. He dropped to his knees and studied the do
Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 26Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 262 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At dusk, Mias jolted from his slumber when his body sensed the carriage coming to
a halt. The horses were snorting and lightly stomping the ground, ready for their next
task. Mias leaned over to look out the window and take in his surroundings. What he
didn't expect was to recognize the perfectly familiar surroundings. He felt breathless
staring up at his own manor. The feeling intensified when he spotted Atlas and a second
steed nibbling on grass nearby. At the very least, it meant that Tovi was fine.
Mias stumbled out of the carriage and nearly broke down the front doors in his
haste to get
I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 1Abernos walked through the trees enjoying the quiet serenity. His ears twitched and rotated as he heard something tearing thru the forest.I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His curiosity always got the better of him and he began to head toward the noise. It didn't take long for him to figure out that the noise was a person running through the wood.
Suddenly, a woman burst through the trees and ran into him. Startled, he froze as she clung to him confused.
She looked up at him also in shock. He could tell from her clothes that she wasn't from any lands he knew of, and apparently she had never seen a Stag Prince before. Even in all of the confusion on her face, he saw nothing but relief in her eyes.
She began to beg him out of breath, "Please! Please help me! I've been held captive and he doesn't know I've escaped yet. I don't know where I am or or " Her eyes began to take all of him in. His antlers, his ears, his fur covered arms, his loin cloth, and his hooved feet. It was too much for her to process and she
I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 7Elle regained consciousness, but her head pounded. She felt someone carrying her, but kept quiet. She tried remembering what happened to her, but drew a blank. Then she heard someone arguing.I Will Always Be Here (Mias/Elle/Abernos) Part 72 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I told you to leave them out of this Elias." Elle recognized that voice.
"I agreed to help you on the condition of letting me do things under my terms." The other voice had to belong to Elias.
Elle heard chains and shackles being locked. She panicked but they weren't mean t for her. Instead she was thrown into a cage. That's when she realized she was a mouse. She had been taken from Mias' home her home
"Abernos!" she heard someone cry out and tug against their chains, "You traitor! What have you done!?" It was Rosalind.
Abernos ignored her, "Elias let them go! They serve no purpose to us."
"Maybe not to you," Elias disagreed, "but they are beneficial to me and my plans."
Elle couldn't take it anymore. She looked around and cried, "What are you going to do to us?" As her eyes adjusted t
The Wanderer: Chapter 1 PrologThe Wanderer: Chapter 12 years ago in Settings More Like This
What was she doing here?
Why did she put herself through this again and again?
What was the point?
These thoughts echoed through Althea. Each time becoming more dejected. Each time chipping away what little hope she had left.
A weary sigh slipped past cracked lips as she took in the sea of muddy faces before her; blending together in waves of drab washed out colors. The town itself was much the same; identical rough sod and ancient bricks pieced together buildings that even in their prime could not be called pretty or even quaint. They were sturdy, they served a purpose, and they lacked imagination, people and town alike.
Rough and weathered wood cr
Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 1Fly: Mias and Elle - Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Elle rounded the corner and leaned against the doorframe of the break room.
Crossing the threshold, she slid her time card through the machine, which sounded a
satisfying beep. That was the sweet sound of officially being off the clock. When she got
accepted for the job, Elle thought it would be a dream to go to class and work part-time
at a bookshop. However, Elle forgot about the rest of the assholes that existed in the
world that made customer service such a shitty job field to work in.
'Now, now, Elle. Watch your language. You wouldn't want people to think that
you're unladylike,' E