One summer nightyour kissOne summer night1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
it burned like cigarettes
against my lips
your hands traced
outlines of my cheeks
on my neck
on my hips
flutter of your eyelashes
against my cheeks
EarthboundPrologueEarthbound5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was beautiful. Even to flatlanders. Or maybe especially to flatlanders. Though her pale, moonstone-like face was contorted by despair, there was no denying Raeine’s almost otherworldly delicate beauty.
As she stood on the sill, the wind tearing at her scant clothing, she looked down on the moat, so far, far below. It seemed so much further from the window sill than it had done from inside the room. Her blue-black, curly hair resembled raven wings, as it twisted and coiled this way and that in the updrafts.
A sudden splintering noise from behind her made her look back over her shoulder. The Keep’s Own had already found out she had blocked the door, and were now trying to break it down, but the heavy set of drawers should keep them for at least a couple of moments.
Drawing a shuddering breath, she lo
Eagle's LullabyA tree stands by the waters edgeEagle's Lullaby7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Tall and proud and strong
And on a limb there sits a nest
And from this nest a song
It doesnt sound like much at first
Just chirps and squeaks and cries
But listen closely and youll hear
A tale from the skies
It all begins with two young chicks
At their parents side
Learning all they need to know
To live and to survive
Fly high and free, and eagle says
Take every chance to dive
Eat many fish so you will grow
And proudly you will thrive
As great bald eagles you are seen
As symbols of a nation
Power, honor, strength we have
We have survived throughout the years
Through trials caused by man
And like the people of this land
We always rise again
As long as you are in this nest
Theres no need for alarm
Well guard you from all predators
And keep you safe from harm
Soon youll fly away from here
And leave this place to roam
But you will come again someday
Because this is your home
And you will tell you
Patrol Duty The young Captain Hoeke stood on the bridge of the Imperial ship, Star Stalker, looking out across the forests of Nomansland. The patrol had been an easy ride so far, and he was getting a little bored, stirring restlessly, even as his eyes never left the main screen of the bridge.Patrol Duty2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They were almost by Mount Blackday, when he caught a quick glint of something hidden in the dazzling rays of the setting sun.
“Evasive maneuvers,” he said, quite calmly, and his crew responded with the speed and expertise of many years of surprise tests and drills. The ship slipped sideways and down.
At first, nothing happened, and he looked carefully up at the sky above them. The anti-monarchists had made it their life’s work to become as invisible as possible, and radars were useless against them.
“Again.” Hoeke sat down at his station, checking the cameras along the entire hull, as the Stalker banked in the opposite direction. A blast pa
Crystal Wings- Capitolo 12Crystal Wings- Capitolo 123 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mi trovavo, sì, in quella stanza, ma non con lui. Accanto a me, vi era Desirè rannicchiata insieme ad Hope. La porta si aprii, lasciando entrare Bonnie, con un panno in mano.
-Per fortuna che ti sei svegliata. Sai, ti davo per spacciata.-disse ridacchiando.
-Oh, sei molto gentile...-distolsi lo sguardo- perché sono in questo letto?
-Ah! Ti ha portato qui Jack dopo che sei entrata nel mondo dei sogni.
-Ok... da quante ore sono qui?
-Ore?? Tsk... sono oramai quattro giorni che sei qui. E nel mentre tu dormivi ne sono successe...
-Dimmi tutto p-per favore....
-D'accordo... ma non so se ti farà piacere...-sospirò- Jack è stato portato via da Senhar, uno dei servetti di Grumytya, poco dopo che ti aveva portato qui. Eric non si dà pace da quell'attimo in cui l'hanno portato via. I piccoli e Meg si sono offerti di proteggerti fino al tuo risveglio, dandosi il cambio. Io proteggo la fortezza insieme alle guardie.
Joplin F5Joplin F54 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Norsemen know that rainbows are
A bridge across the sky
And Christian crosses promise
Noah's Earth will finally dry
If God in all his glory
Decrees that some must die
Above clouds dark and stormy
New angels are to fly
Below I sat and wondered
What the fuss was all about
Heaven's force and thunder
Met earth and raised a shout
Did they hear a trumpet blowing
On their final fateful day
Did they know where they'd be going
As their world was swept away
If one soul makes a rain drop
And two a ray of sun
How many lives had faltered
To show ending had begun
Was the rainbow road to heaven
Or His promise made to men
That painted light of loss I hope
To never see again
twisted passion behind all of itSee, they are both playing this game,they are both bad people.An unstoppable force and an immovable object, neither can win. Even though he thinks he's better at this game than she is,she's making it clear that he's playing the victim but he's just as guilty as she is.She wants to see him suffer,she wants to crash him,she wants to see him in pain.They are mutually destructive,muder-suicide type stuff going on here.twisted passion behind all of it1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
He's just like her, bad news. They fell in love and are each punishing the other because they can't really help it. He wants to get back to her for hurting him, but he'd still give up everything for her.
She knows that her love for him is going to be held against her.She wants to make him regret ever meeting her.
Because nobody steals her heart,let alone breaks it!
His goal is to damage her much as he can, he sounds like such a sadist.
But he loves her.And she loves him.And they won't leave this path of destruction,they won't stop until the other i
The Lost Twins 10. Recollections part 1The Lost Twins 10. Recollections part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The distressed crowd burst through the emergency exits, reaching the open and its promise of safety. Pouring out into the cold night, frightened and blinded by smoke, they fanned across the snow-covered courtyard, scrambled against high walls, desperately searching for a safe way out. Finally, a rusted side gate buckled beneath their combined weight clattering down upon the concrete below. Picking their way over the elegant terraces the fleeing people reached a conifer bordered side street, while the tremendous heat from the firebombs above caused the acidic pines to explode.
Flames leapt from the trees and white-hot boughs cascaded into the casino grounds. Piercing screams met the darkness and soon the night sky was lit orange with fire. The inferno that followed barred the emergency services from entering the complex until near midnight. An hour later, soot stained bodies were being laid with scant respect along the wet curbstones. Shocked paramedics could do little but beholding the
Constant battle between remembering and forgettingI never liked geography.Constant battle between remembering and forgetting1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not because of the boarders.Not because of the towns.
But because it's painful to admit how much the distance hurts.
I never liked literature,either.
Not because I didn't like to read.Not because I didn't like to write.
But because in every word I saw him.
I never liked music.
Not because I hated music,I loved it.Not because I wasn't good at it,I was.
But because in every note,I heard his melodic voice.
But,I hated history the most.
Not because it was hard to remember,but because it made it impossible to forget.
Earthbound - page 2 Finally free of Tossin’s clutches for the day, Taeira and Korren hurried down to the courtyard to meet up with their friends before supper. Maybe they would have time for a game of earthbound. They came down the stone stairs leading to the inner court yard, just in time to hear Devi complain, ”And I just don’t see why Father wants anything to do with someone like him!” She shook her fair head and looked between the two boys in front of her for confirmation, hands aggressively in her sides.Earthbound - page 25 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
”What’s wrong?” Korren asked, coming to a standstill behind her.
Laren sighed. ”Same old. Devi’s complaining about the Keeper,” he said, his usual, good-natured smile a little worn as he glanced up at Dann next to him.
”Well, he’s a monster!” Devi said, turning fiercely on
The New God of War Ch 7ChapterThe New God of War Ch 74 years ago in Drama More Like This
She had been excited for this visit. A chance to teach the ever-confident Kratos was a rare opportunity. She had worn one of her favorite aqua-green robes, and her emerald-laden tiara as well. When she found Kratos's door open, she had been concerned. He was not the sort of man to be inviting, and careless even less so. She should have expected one of her sisters to start in on Kratos, but she would have believed Aphrodite, even Nike or Nemesis, before Artemis. As she walked with Kratos through the shining marble halls of the castle, Athena only just realized how affected she had been. Not only affected, but angry. It surprised her. Kratos was a man, and he could allow whomever he liked into his chamber. As she attempted to turn a corner, Kratos spoke.
"Is this to be a tour, or shall we walk in silence?"
Athena blinked and realized where she was. She had once again become lost in her pondering. She was supposed to be showing Kratos the ways through the castle. Think, Athena
DeathThought of death kills me....Death1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even when I hear complete stranger died
I feel wave of sadness wash over me and I cry,
I don't know why,I've been that way ever since I was child
I remember,I was four or five,
An old man was on TV,holding a speech,
I asked my mum "Who is he?",she told me it was Pope,
Later that night,I found out that he died.
I remember,I hid in the hallway and I cried.
It had nothing to do with religion nor with God,
I just felt really sad for the old man that had to die
Ten years later,my grandma comes to visit,
She tells me our old neighbour has died,it came as no surprise,
She was old and sick,it was just matter of time,
But sadness and pain hit me just as hard,
For I felt sorry for old woman that had to die
Death has never scared me,
I understand it is natural part of life,
But everytime it comes and takes another life,
I feel like part of me dies
And emptiness that washes over me,
Strong urge to cry....
Death softly kills me,every time it takes a life,
Part of me fo
Tillrall TendooraTillrall Tendoora3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Tillrall Tendoora
Race/Species: Rutian Twi'lek.
Place of Birth: Nal Hutta
Current Age: 17
Weight: 117 lbs
Appearance: Tillrall is an azure Twi'lek, dark stripes with light edges decorate his lekku(head tails) and face. His eyes are tired and pine green.
Clothing: Tillrall enjoys red shades in his wardrobe. Typically he wears (over a lightweight set of armor) light white robes, red vests, boots, and dark belts.
Force Specialty: Shows some skill in breath control and telekinesis – for example, weep force push and a shaky levitation. (Later – Force Lightning, Acrobatics, Telekinesis(mild), and Breath Control.)
Equipment: Rebreathers – he hasn't mastered Breath Control, after all. A grappling hook and a small flashlight as well.
Other Weapons: Two small vibroblades – knives.
Occupation: Sith Acolyte.
Biography: Like many Twi'lek, Tillral
Today I learned that Pluto is a PlanetIn the fourth grade, I was told under no uncertain terms that Pluto was a planet. There were nine of them: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto. If you missed one of them on the exam, you'd be knocked down 11.1 repeating points. You could not get an A on this exam, if you did not know that Pluto was a planet. I was told that Christopher Columbus sailed on three ships to prove that the world was round. Under no uncertain terms were these stone cold facts.Today I learned that Pluto is a Planet2 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
In 2005, scientists decided that Pluto was not a planet. Over the past fifteen years I've heard six different stories about Christopher Columbus in my course of education, and I've gotten another one from the Discovery Channel, and yet another one from the internet that beckons the question of why we learned about Christopher Columbus at all. Or, if we must, why didn't we learn about the diseases that he managed to spread among the Native American people. These uncertain facts were under no certain t
Oh poor Atlas 46 billion light years to the middle, and then 92 billion on the other side too.Oh poor Atlas5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sphere was getting unbearably huge.
During the millennia, he had become - well, not contented, but resigned at least, to his situation, when suddenly, the dome had expanded, become spherical. He hadn't been prepared, and had almost dropped it, the rounded sides slipping in his hands.
When he squinted through it, he saw the world had changed. It was no longer floating on the sea, but rather, the sea was encompassing a green globe, resting in the center. The stars on the sphere twinkled and poked out from the dark matter, occasionally outshone by the sun as it passed underneath them on its journey around this new body.
With a sigh, he placed his hands a little wider apart, steadying the new world above him.
Earthbound - page 1*Earthbound - page 15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They stared at each other, neither one blinking. Muscles tensed, they were both slightly hunched and ready to spring into action.
“I didn’t see Lord Gerinn at dinner,” Taeira said, her dark eyes never leaving her brother’s. She was small for a nine year old, and her brother, one year older, stood a head taller than her.
”Nah,” Korren said, warily blowing a shaggy, black tuft of hair out of his eyes. ”The Keeper returned today, the Lord’s probably receiving his report.” He took a step toward her, and she backed away, shaking off a shudder. She had never seen a scarier man than the Keeper of Peace, and she sincerely hoped never to meet the one that actually was scarier.
Korren noticed the shudder and acted, silently congratulating himself on the brilliance of mentioning the Keeper. H
Candles Short StoryCandles Short Story3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Some houses smell like cooking. Some houses smell like cats. My house smelt like candles. Candles, and beeswax from the hives, still saturated with the sunshine and pollen haloing the quaint thatched huts in which the bees resided. As a child, I would stumble outside, staining me knees grass-green as I knelt, listening to the bees ceaseless humming, speaking a secret language of nectar and warmth and flowers and beauty.
My father would emerge from the house at sundown, when the vibrant pink rays filtered through the pine trees, casting zig-zag shadows on the dry needles, fallen and tired after a summer with no rain. He would burn those needles, puffing the smoke over the hives to make their inhabitants drowsy with the smoke.
"Easy now," he would say, murmuring gently to the somnolent bees; they would crawl away from his touch, their secret language dropping to a slow heartbeat, their wings barely vibrating in the twilight.
The honeycombs were so fragile that they broke apar