The War"Axes flash, broadswords swingThe War5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Shining armors' piercing ring
Horses run with polished shield
Fight those buggers till they yield"
The battle rages on ahead
10,000 plus now are dead
The battle line wavers back and forth
Each side fights to prove their worth
The Good on the defense
The Bad on the offense
The War is mighty and great
For the Bad are full of hate
But this is no standard battlefield
Just a mind that now has a shield
The war and battle are in my mind
It is The War 'gainst bad of every kind
The War he's brought to my doorstep
I fight to rid the habit's i've kept
"Use your shield and use your head
Fight till everyone is dead
Raise the flag up to the sky
How many of them can we make die"
The fight is great, the enemy strong
I war to undo all the wrong
I try my best to fight the bad
To please my God and make him glad
The War is great but has no sound
I carefully ensure no one's around
My mind screams at the pain
For all this war see's little gain
The enemy wins every time
I'll Always Be Right ThereI'll Always Be Right There3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Another ball of paper flew into the wastepaper basket. Sam let out a moan of agony. She had been attempting to write her vows for days now and she couldn't seem to get the words right. For one thing words never came to her easily when it came to this kind of thing, ask her to explain how a Naquadah generator works and she could tell you, ask her to write down all her thoughts about a person and she just babbled on incoherently on the page. She knew how she felt about Janet, and she could tell her, but when it came to writing it down in the form of vows the task seemed impossible.
She had never listened to so many love songs in her life. She thought that they might give her some ideas, instead she found herself simply jotting down the lyrics to: "From this moment", "When you say nothing at all", and "My best friend". Among many others. She threw the notepad down and fell back on the bed rubbing her eyes. It was Sunday night and she would be heading off world for a few days for a s
What They Didn't SayWhat They Didn't Say3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Candles burned on nearly every surface in the room. Their pale light sending shadows dancing across the walls. Janet lay on the bed in her newly purchased lingerie. She was waiting for Sam to come home. She had been off world for nearly a week and the two had promised each other alone time when she returned. She leaned back and looked at the digital clock on the side table next to the bed. It was nearly eight PM. She heard Sam's bike pull up into the drive way seconds later. Right on time. Janet thought to herself. The front door opened, then slammed shut. Janet jumped a little and gazed expectantly at the door to the bed room. She heard Sam's boot clad feet thump up the stairs and into the bathroom. She sighed and flopped on the bed. Obviously this night was going to last longer than she thought, and not in the way she had hoped.
She wrapped a silk robe around herself and padded out of the room to stand outside the bathroom door. She knocked softly on it.
"Sam? Honey is everything oka
The Underground Castle- Prologue, Chapter 1The Underground Castle- Prologue, Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Underground Castle
Tonight, ten years exactly since the first time I saw her, and I decided it was time to tell it, to reveal the amazing events that we witnessed: Yumi Ishiyama, Ulrich Stern, Odd Della Robbia and I, Jeremy Belpois. And Aelita, of course. Not a day goes by without thinking of Aelita. This story is for all of my dearest friends. But all above is for you. Who knows if you're still listening...
Chapter 1: A butterfly in the deep sea
Sea of Japan, December 21
It's often said that if a butterfly flaps it's wings in Pekin, it will rain in New York. Maybe it's the exact result that happened that tme, but it's hard to say: everyone almost knew that it would rain, til then nobody is able to find the butterfly which was responsable of such thing...Tuesday, 21st of December, at 14 hours and 36 minutes, the boat KNT-17 dropped the anchor in the deep waters of Japan, an officer indicated to a land base "We're in position." On land, Yukiko Itou, a beatiful 23 yea
The Underground Castle- Chapter 2The Underground Castle- Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 2: The Empty House
France. City of the Iron Tower, January 9.
The new year greeted with a cold world out of the ordinary. On the morning of Sunday, January 9 the train reached the station an hour late. The rails were two black bands that stood out among the uniform layer of white snow. It had snowed all night and still coming back to snow again. When the train doors opened, Jeremy helped Aelita with her bags down the stairs of the train. "Welcome!" A voice greeted from the sidewalk. "It's been a while since I expected you guys." That was the voice of Ulrich Stern, a tall young man, trapped inside a crimson red jacket. He was wearing a thick wool cap against the wind but a lower fold proturded a dark and rebellious lock over his forehead. Aelita and Jeremy were thrilled to see him again. "How have you been, Ulrich?! And how were your vacations?" His friend shrugged, and Jeremy never bothered to ask more questions about the subject. He knew he had a horrible time being around his
SynesthesiaThe nauseous pink, the aching, weary teal,Synesthesia6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The burn of olive and the argent throb--
Familiar, all whelm madly and surreal
While two veined lilac glows suppress a sob.
Upon a velvet brown, electric blades
Of blue cut clean the curtain, sleeve to hem,
And trim with cords of fiery green, then shades
Of yellow, frightening; I do not know them.
How strange that, it would seem, into my head,
For unknown reasons and without my leave,
An oil slick was leaked, a rainbow bled,
Which begs this question of what I perceive:
Am I to know such pain that pain needs be
Made in some manner pleasanter for me?
Why I RoleplayDo you want to know why I love roleplaying so much?Why I Roleplay1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
It's because I hate myself.
I hate the way I look, how I talk, what I say, how I laugh.
I hate it all.
When I roleplay, I don't have to be me.
I can be anyone.
I can be a girl or a guy, white or black, straight or gay or bi or whatever the hell I feel like.
I can maim and torture and kill.
Or I can hug and nurture and love.
I can scream and cry without making a sound.
I can fly and do anything I want.
I can be what I've always wanted to be.
The person(s) trapped inside my head.
Silent NightIt was December 23rd and Janet Frasier was waiting for her best friend Samantha Carter to make her way to her home to help get ready for her annual Christmas party. This year they would be getting together, with Cassie hanging around as long as she could take her extended family. She was 15 and at that age Janet wasn't surprised she would go off to a friend's shortly after. Janet had her party the day before Christmas Eve and she and her daughter would spend it with Sam as they did every year. She sighed as she poured the last of her Chai Tea into her mug. This year was different though, it had been two years since she had adopted Cassie and Sam had started spending time with the two of them. She had been friends with Sam yes, but now she was with her on almost every major holiday. There was nothing wrong with that accept for the feelings Janet had developed for the blonde Major in that time. She could hide them fairly well at work, when it was the most important, but outside of tSilent Night3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What's In A Name?Jack handed Sam a twenty dollar bill.What's In A Name?1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I cannot believe you're taking bets on the sex of our child." Janet said, rolling her eyes at the two of them.
"Hey, it's not me, it's them." Sam said as Teal'c handed her his money. Daniel had almost refused to participate, but Jack convinced him otherwise. He rolled his eyes at the same time. Sam stuffed the bills into her pocket. "I'll call you when we find out." Teal'c and Daniel thought that it was a girl, whereas O'Neill seemed to "know" that it was a boy. "I'm telling you Doc, you're havin' a boy." He said and Janet just waved her hand at him. "We'll see." She said and took Sam's hand.
Sam watched as the sonographer turned on the screen. Finally a little shape appeared on the monitor. Janet took Sam's hand and they looked at the little figure. It moved around and squirmed a little. Janet had seen many babies on ultrasounds, but this one, this one was the most perfect little grey object she had ever seen in her life. She searched the screen
Holly Jolly ChristmasIt was one week until Christmas. But more importantly it was one week until Sam and Janet's first Christmas with Cassie. She had come into their lives seven months after they started dating. Sam wasn't sure why, but she was nervous. As she was getting ready for bed she heard Janet call from the bedroom.Holly Jolly Christmas1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Are you feeling alright Sam?" Sam peered around the bathroom door.
"Why do you ask?" She replied, trying to sound unbothered. Janet sat up on the bed and cocked her head. "You seem, more quiet than usual." Sam turned off the light and shut the bathroom door. She approached the bed and put on her hoodie. Janet held out her hand and guided Sam onto the bed with her, wrapping her arms around her girlfriend. Janet stroked Sam's temple lightly, making Sam sleepy. "It's just…"Sam trailed off. "What?" Janet asked softly. "It's Cassie's first Christmas, and I want it to be special. But the last real Christmas I had with a family was with my Dad and Mom…" Janet stopped stroking Sam and turned h
Pinch Me, I'm DreamingI dance around my feelingsPinch Me, I'm Dreaming4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Afraid I'm only dreaming
But I can't hide them
And I could never deny them
Who knew that I could ever find
A love so liberating, a love of this kind
Thoughts of you caress me
With you, God has blessed me
WatchYou don't realize I'm watching,Watch4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I see what you're doing,
know what you're saying.
I'm not invited into the conversation,
or asked to come along on the adventure.
No, I get to watch,
from the outside,
never let in.
-Letter to an Unknown Love-Someday I'll be born into this world, I know. I have hope that I will live, that I will not be forever in this dark room, but find the strength to pry away the suffocation from my being. When will that be? I'd like to tell you that I would have loved you, had I ever known you. I wonder, now, is it better to forget? Tell me how I am, please I cannot feel my own self; I cannot judge my own emotions. Do you feel my life? I wonder if I feel the way others do. So, so alive, we feel... and someday I can feel it to. I don't want to forget anymore, no matter how much I will regret never having known you, never having had the chance to love you.-Letter to an Unknown Love-4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
But when I live, I promise you... I will notice you, standing there beside me, like you have been all this time. I will love you - I do love you. Give me your hand, so I can breathe again with you, being led down these corridors of familiar, strange new places, places that make me think of you. You painted them your color - all the shades of autum
Outlaws and Demons"I apologize on behalf of my sons." The man watches the two go, his mustache bristling. "They want to help protect the town and make some money back for our ranch, but I guess they still don't see the irony of robbing people as they come in."Outlaws and Demons4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"You're lucky it was me that pulled the gun." I tip my hat down. "I'm just passin' through. I'll stop at yer provisions office and be on my way."
The rancher sighs. "Well, I don't know where you're headed, friend, but I could maybe make your journey easier." He holds his hand out. "I'm Alfred Johns, and I own the ranch right over there."
"Jerome. I know how it works." I cross my arms. "I'm not interested in playin' ranch hand."
"Ranch hand nothin', I seen how quick you handle a gun. You're a fighter, through an' through, ain't ya?" He smiles and his eyes wrinkle. A genuine good guy.
I lift my chin and look him in the eye. "I'm no bounty hunter, either."
"You ever heard of Tom Brawdy?"
"I'm not from these parts. Don't know any names." I edge away t
REITCH out for me, 7x02It was no surprise to Spencer Reid that his trust had been betrayed once again. It had happened to him too often in the past to think it were inevitable in the future. He had learned this lesson early on, when he trusted both of his parents to take care of him. When he trusted his fellow students to treat him decently. When he trusted Gideon to always be there for him. Everytime he trusted somebody, he ended up getting hurt. He knew that. It didn't stop him from trusting people, but he was well aware of that fact.REITCH out for me, 7x022 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So what surprised Reid, and what pained him the most, were the people who had betrayed his trust this time. The two people he trusted the most in his life. The person he had shared his first kiss with and the person he had shared his first time with. Jennifer Jareau and Aaron Hotchner. Jennifer, his first crush and Aaron, his first love.
He trusted all members of the team with his life. He trusted them to have his back, which was essential in their line of work. But he truste
I Set Fire To The Minotaur!~ Group Write Part. 61Alice's POV:I Set Fire To The Minotaur!~ Group Write Part. 611 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Maybe you eat if?" I suggested. Crypto tried to eat the power-ball but ended up spitting it out.
"Gross." I heard her mutter.
"Do you just stick it in your body?" Leo said. Crypto tried it, then tried to paint. It came out perfectly, as the painting sprung to life. Then, the world shook.
"What the-" Percy muttered. I noticed Jason fainted and I ran over to him.
"Jason!" I yelled. He didn't wake up.
"What did I tell you?" Grace began to recite the prophecy.
"Powers shall bring trouble,
The danger of dying will double,
When the monster gets it revenge,
There shall be little to avenge.
Fire will rise and burn all hope to the ground.
Death will follow the haunting sound.
The son of Jupiter will rise,
And bring with him a ultimate surprise."
"Wait " I asked. "The son of Jupiter that means Jason right?" Grace nodded.
"Thanks a lot Octavian! Now the world's gonna end!" Rachel yelled.
"Don't blame me! Blame the Roman gods!" Octavian shouted.
ExpectationExpectation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No matter how many times this happened, the situation was the same, the circumstances might be different but Sam knew what was going to happen. The team had stepped through the even horizon and were assaulted with weapons fire. Primitive, but still lethal. They were separated for a long while, but Teal'c, Jack and Daniel had met up later on when they had escaped the aliens ambush.
"Where's Carter?" Jack barked, looking around, his weapon still at the ready. Teal'c, his own staff weapon in his hands looked around the wooded area. "I was certain she was coming up directly behind us." Daniel cleaned off his glasses and followed the gazes of his comrades. He crouched down as Jack waved his hands for the them to do so. Several of the natives trudged by them, their ancient weapons strapped to their backs. "It does not appear they have captured Captain Carter." Teal'c said in a quiet tone. Jack nodded. "Yeah, but that doesn't tell us where she is." When the aliens were out of sight, he motion
Perfect PaceMy former solitude is now suffocating me,Perfect Pace1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I feel trapped in a place where I used to be free.
Everyday I'm wearing a different coloured mask,
Bright and fancy with no one able to recognise
The many layers of lies that glued them to my face.
I tied those shackles around my life,
All by myself and with my fears alone
I feel like I'm trapped in a broken time-machine,
A voyeur of my black and white memories,
Blind to the colours surrounding me
I used to live my life on fast forward,
but I stumbled and ended up trapped on rewind
I tried to fix my errors,
I tried to puzzle the pieces,
but now I realise that there is no perfect pace
AllowancesI would save all your textsAllowances1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And treasure every one
I despise making myself vulnerable
Yet for you, I would
To you, I would give and take,
I would be given to and taken from
I would allow your touch.
I, ever the restless wanderer,
Would come home to you.
Come to me.
Let me cool my madness in your embrace
Let me lose myself in your eyes
Let me bathe myself in your peace
Amidst the rage of war
That is my life.
Criminal Minds Ch. 1"Reid, we're giving you an apprentice."Criminal Minds Ch. 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Spencer Reid looked up from what he was doing at his boss, Hotchner, confused.
"An apprentice?" He questioned, not enthusiastically.
"Yes, the whole team agrees that since you're, no doubt, the smartest, that you'd be the best to teach her."
With a sigh, he replied "When do I start?"
"Is there anything I need to know about her?"
"Her name's Camria Harper, she's just graduated, and I honestly believe that she will be a great addition to our team."
"How can you tell that now if she just graduated?"
Hotch grinned "It worked with you"
With another sigh, Spencer turned back to what he had been doing, reading a book about the making of Star trek which looked incredibly boring.
"Will she be coming on our next case?" he questioned
"If you think she's ready by then. Reid I'm trusting you with this not only because I know you can do the job, but also because it will keep your mind of doing the "
Reid looked up sharply.
"Well, I know you've
Those crazy things we think of"Shego, keep Possible distracted," Drakken shouted as he stared at the malfunctioning hover car, "for five minutes!" Drakken went to work trying to rewire their getaway vehicle. "OH of all the times to break down," Drakken grumbled.Those crazy things we think of2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Five minutes?" Shego dodged a punch and retaliated with a swift kick which Kim blocked, "I think I can oblige you there DR. D~" Shego was merely toying with Kim until she could find the right moment to crush her completely.
Kim back flipped out of the way just barely dodging a powerful kick from Shego, "Whoa she seems a lot more intense today," Kim thought to herself as she scanned Shego more thoroughly this time around.
"You're staring pretty hard there Pumpkin~" Shego taunted in her usual sarcastic tone; not really thinking much on her prior conversation with DnAmy until she had used the name Pumpkin.
Kim didn't respond for a moment, and just gave a little glare before commenting, "not really much to stare at is there Shego~?" Kim tried to ta
A Ghost Among GhostsI am nothing. I am a hunched over back in a dank, dark factory with raw fingers from spinning thread for hours every day. I am a bed in the community home, where I do not sleep, but lie awake, staring at the leaking ceiling, shivering from cold, and replaying my wretched life over and over like a movie until I get sick out the windowsill and collapse from exhaustion. I am clumsy, blind kisses in the dark, desperate not to feel so alone, even though it's the cold edge of loneliness that reminds me I am still alive, not a ghost, as much as I might feel like one.A Ghost Among Ghosts2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I am no one. No one loves me. No one will ever miss me if I go.
So, when I wake on the day of the Reaping, I lie there for a moment, my breaths shallow, but calm, tongue coated with the terrible taste of the tannery next door, hands clasped just above my hips. I can feel the rough skin of my hands through the thin fabric of my night clothes, but nothing else. No knot of nerves forming behind my sternum, no churning stomach, no bu
Snow White Fairy Tale Twist-UpOnce upon a time as Queen Isabella sits sewing at her window, she pricks her finger on her needle and three drops of blood fall on the snow that had fallen on her ebony window frame. As she looks at the blood on the snow, she says to herself, "Oh, how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony". Soon after that her wish is granted and the queen gives birth to a baby girl who has skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony. Her loving parents name her Princess Snow White. Sadly as soon as the child is born, Queen Isabella dies.Snow White Fairy Tale Twist-Up2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Soon after King Gerald remarries. His new wife, Miranda becomes Snow White's stepmother. Miranda is a beautiful woman but also very vain, she possesses a magic mirror a living object that can answer any question and can also glimpse the future. However despite the Mirror's great power she often asks the same question: "Mirror, mirror on the wall / who is the fairest of them all?" to whic