Timpani and Blumiere chapter 7-Blumiere Something inside my heart broke. I teleported to the castle and ran into my room. Just as I got out the Dark Prognosticus, Father walked into my room.
He saw what I had in my hands. "Blumeire, my son, don't! Even your ancestors could not handle that dark book... If you open it...there's no telling what might happen!"
"I do not care, Father! A world without her is empty. A LIFE without her is empty! There's no meaning anymore!"
"Why are you doing this, Blumiere?" Father asked.
"I made a promise to Timpani. And you have made it so that I can't keep that promise. So you will all pay!! Speak, Dark Prognosticus! Teach your dark history! I awake your command!"
I felt another part of me come alive.
"BLEH HEH HEH! BLECK!"
"Blumiere... What have you done?"
"Silence! The first prophecy beckons. I will erase every inch of this blasted wo
Previously Unwritten Chapter 1An Encounter With FatePreviously Unwritten Chapter 13 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Olivia!" I hear my college roommate scream. "You'll never guess what I just got!"
I look up from my laptop to see her bouncing with joy and holding two tickets. "No way," I say.
"Yes way! We're going to see Axels and Thorns!"
I jump up and scream, hugging my friend and bouncing with her. Axels and Thorns is the hottest rock band. Like ever. "How did you get these?!" I ask Sam. She hates it when people call her Samantha, and honestly I think Sam fits her so much better.
"Jake's dad knows a guy."
Right. Her boyfriend, the son of a big-time music producer. Of course tickets to A&T would be easy for him to get. Either way, I still thank her . "You're the best, Sam!"
"I know," she laughs.
"We need to go shopping!"
A few hours later, we're in the middle of a store trying on everything we like just because we can. "What do you think?" Sam asks, coming out of the dressing room in black skinny jeans and combat boots.
"That's perfect," I say with a smile.
I Am A WriterI try to reach outI Am A Writer8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I try to show
But they turn away
Before they can know
What I have to offer
A few people have said
But it goes over their head
It just isn't fair
Am I not more than nothing?
That's what they call me
And I know they're not bluffing
For years I have tried
For years I have failed
My friends try to tell me
My ship hasn't yet sailed
But what they don't understand
Is simply nothing more
Than I've done all I can
My heart is sore
I've taken the hints
Maybe I should've taken them lighter
But I just want people to see
That I am a writer
Previously Unwritten Chpt 2First Dates, Fast Cars, and a LiePreviously Unwritten Chpt 23 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I wake up in my bed in my dorm. The TV's on in another room, letting me know Sam's here. I think it's Sunday? It's too hard to remember what happened, so I get up slowly and ask Sam.
"Holy crap," she starts. "So Axel hit you with a door again, and you looked like you were gonna pass out, so he made sure you got here safely. You were already asleep when we got here, so he carried you through the girl's dorm!"
I have a hard time believing her. That is, until I see Axel's number in my phone and two messages from him: "hey" and "still asleep?" I decide to keep this from Sam. And the book I remember picking up.
"Im awake now," I text back to Axel. I don't expect a reply from a rockstar, but my phone vibrates seconds later.
"Good feelin better?"
"Sry 4 hittin u twice."
This goes back and forth a while until Sam notices. "Who are you texting so furiously?" she asks with a laugh. "Meet a guy at the concert?"
"Yeah," I reply. Well it's not a lie.
The Door to HeavenThe waves crashing on the sand create the perfect noise for me to think clearly. The full moon illuminates the crystal waters and defines every jagged rock in the cliffs facing west. I remember walking with my older brother up to the top of these very slopes as if it was yesterday, but that's impossible, and I know it.The Door to Heaven3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
John died eight years ago. Eight years later, it's almost my fifteenth birthday. I know my parents are going to forget, just like they did when I turned eight, nine, ten, and so on.
Now I climb up the same path I know better than the back of my hand. Time and weather have worn down the rock slightly, but I can still reach the part that juts out just below the cliff's edge where John and I would sit and watch the sunset together. He called it the Door to Heaven because of how pretty the sky was.
My brother was a frequent churchgoer and loved to be involved. At his funeral, even though I was young, I had no doubt that he had finally stepped through the Door and was living
The Darkness WithinPit?The Darkness Within5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
He's full of darkness;
I would know
All the voices in my head
Longing to be truly heard
Or is it just me?
I'm not a stereotype--
I didn't choose this
He couldn't handle
The darkness within.
I'm not the clone;
And he will be all mine.
It's a mask,
And everyone wears it
I have no happiness,
For I am the darkness,
Pure midnight evil.
If I am the clone,
The darkness within,
Then I am completely alone.
Realization in ReverseI had died in my sleep.Realization in Reverse4 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That's when I realized one thing.
I looked again, and my face and the figure merged.
That was my voice.
Then I realized it was me.
"Hello..." the voice echoed.
When I turned around, there was nothing behind me.
"Hello," I said to the apparition.
Her name was Ashley.
But after looking at it for a while, I thought it was my late cousin.
It was too dark for me to see its features.
That something was a dark figure.
But I saw something behind my reflection.
I saw my reflection.
I walked up to the mirror in the morning like I always did.
I got out of bed without remembering waking up.
You Don't UnderstandNo one understandsYou Don't Understand4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
What's going on inside
All they see
Is the ditz on the outside
All I do is giggle
And talk loudly
And annoy everyone
In their eyes
But I'm not like that
On the inside
Yet no one seems to care
They ask me what's wrong,
And when I tell them,
They say I'll be fine
But I won't be,
I'll never be.
I don't open up anymore
What's the point?
I just get put down,
Bruised even more
Whenever I speak my mind.
Covered in bandages
That were once white,
They've been stained over time,
I write to show
What I think
But I don't know why;
I'll just be put down again.
I don't want to hear
It'll be okay;
You'll be fine;
You're still young;
You think you have problems
Because it won't help!
If it did,
I'd be perfect now.
I'm sick of people
Telling me things
I don't need to hear.
I need to hear
That you understand
What I'm going through!
But no one will...
No one cares enough...
Don't tell me they do,
because they do
100NLN Night 15. SilenceNo sound wakes me up. Instead, Lilith shakes my shoulders. I open my eyes to see her lips moving. But there's silence. She continues to talk, but I can't hear. I put a hand to my ear to show her, and she pauses. Then continues.100NLN Night 15. Silence3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I'm awful at reading lips, so I have no idea what she's trying to say. I eventually give up and turn over, facing my window.
My world is silent. I push back my curtains just in time to be blinded by lightning. How long had it been storming? Another flash lights up my room to show me a man in my room. Holding a gun.
I can't hear, so he could have killed everyone in my house without me knowing... My eyes are wide as I realize how precious my hearing was. The man moves his lips, but the silence is deafening. Trembling, I shake my head slightly then point to my ear.
The man lowers his gun and gives me an apologetic smile before saying one more thing and leaving.
I've always been afraid of being deaf. Now I know exactly why...
The unknown still scares me... I wonder
100NLN Night 92. All I HaveI'm...alive. And back in my house... With everything I own. And Lilith sitting on the foot of my bed.100NLN Night 92. All I Have2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Lilith..." I whisper as I sit up. "I'm alive. Nothing's ruined. He hasn't made any marks on my life except for the few scars I still have..."
She smiles at me, but there's something off about it. She's happy, but her eyes suggest something sadder beneath the surface. "You don't know how relieved that makes me feel," she says. "Anna, you're really all that I have. I'd be nothing without you. Honestly."
"Lilith, you don't have to-"
"No, I mean it. Really. I am nothing without you, but you can be a normal person without me."
"Normal's overrated," I say with a smile. We hug, and I realize just how close we've grown over the past 92 days...
100NLN Night 30. Under the RainWhen I wake up for my nightmare--or whatever Lilith feels like making me go through--the first thing I notice is the rain. I've waited nearly a month for a good downpour, and I'm not letting this one to to waste. Grabbing an umbrella and my earbuds, I run outside barefoot and hide out under my porch. Oh, how I've missed the smell and sound of rain...100NLN Night 30. Under the Rain3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By the distorted and dim glow of the street light, I walk down my driveway and through my neighborhood. The raindrops against my umbrella make one of my favorite sounds in nature. I can't help but look up at the sky with my mouth wide open.
As the tiny drops of water hit my face, I can't help but think how significant a girl standing under the rain could possibly be. And it's times like these where I vow to make a difference somewhere.
"I like that about you, Anna," Lilith says from behind me; I don't move to look at her. "You don't want to just be another person on this planet. You're afraid of disappearing, aren't you?"
Now I close my mo
Timpani and Blumiere chapter 1-Blumiere "Blumiere! Blumiere, come back!" I heard my father call as I ran. I kept running. His voice got quieter until I couldn't hear it anymore. I slowed my pace to a steady walk after the castle disappeared from my view. When I reached Dark Cliff, I sat down and let my legs dangle off the side. I thought about my father's hurtful words.Timpani and Blumiere chapter 1-Blumiere1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I was just trying to remember Mother!" I wanted to scream. But I kept to myself.
It would be so easy, I thought. I could just... slip... down... It would be better than going back to face Father.
I stood up, looked down, and almost jumped.
Then I saw her.
She was lying down under a tree wearing an all-white gown. She was beautiful. I leaned closer to get a better view, but I didn't think it through. The ground under my feet crumbled away. I fell.
The last thing I saw was the girl kneeling beside me.
When I became con
Timpani and Blumiere chapter 1-Timpani I was out for a walk, gathering flowers for decoration. It was a warm day, and the trees swayed gently in the breeze. I laid down in the shade to rest for a while. I almost fell asleep when I heard something. It sounded like rocks falling down something steep. They were followed by a masculine scream. I sprang up and ran to the cliff that was to the right of where I was lying. When I saw him at the base of the cliff, I dropped my flowers and knelt beside him. He had cuts and scrapes all over his body, and his clothes were stained with blood. I knew that there was no one around to help him, so I helped him get back to my house. I laid him in my bed amd grabed some bandages. I cleaned him up and wraped the bandages around his wounds. Then I sat in a chair beside the bed and waited for him to wake up.Timpani and Blumiere chapter 1-Timpani1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You're awake at last?" I asked him.
"...Where am I? Is this... a human's home? Bleck!" He squirmed
100NLN Night 36. Precious Treasure"Hello? I'm talking to you!" I hear. I open my eyes to see myself in another white room, like the one I was in near the beginning of these stupid nightmares. There's another table, and on it are three things: the flower I picked from my world and two boxes. "Do I have to repeat myself?"100NLN Night 36. Precious Treasure2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The voice belongs to a man standing behind the table. I nod, not knowing whether or not I want to hear what he had been saying.
"I know this flower is precious to you. You saved it, after all. Under these boxes are two things you also care about. You can choose one to have forever. The other two will disappear from your life permanently. Choose now and choose wisely."
My choice escapes my lips before my brain fully comprehends what the man said. "My flower."
"Very well." The flower appears in my hands, and the two boxes burst into flames, making me jump back. "I hope you're happy. Most people don't decide that quickly, though..."
I look at the thriving flower, feeling my heart twist into a knot. What di
100NLN Night 33. Expectations"Anna," I hear Lilith whisper. "I don't have control over tonight..."100NLN Night 33. Expectations3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sit up and face her. If there was ever a time I wanted my daydreams to be real, it would be right now. With someone else controlling my nightmares, and last night's being spot-on, I don't know what to expect... I glance over at the flower I had rescued--a blue hydrangea--sitting in the vase to make sure it's still there. It may or may not be my last hope.
All of a sudden, a bright light shines through my ceiling, and Lilith and I are lifted up. I scream her name and reach for her hand, terror flowing where my blood's supposed to be. Aliens, is all I can think. I'm gonna die; we're gonna die; we're being abducted; aliens... When we're dropped on the floor of a UFO, it's not what I expected at all.
A velvet carpet leads the way to what looks like a fancier version of my living room at home. The layout is the same, but the TV is bigger, couches are nicer, and there's a grand dining table with all of my f
100NLN Night 25. Trouble LurkingI stay up waiting for Lilith. At midnight, the floor of my bedroom warps into a whirlpool of water darker than black. Lilith's head pops up from the center. "C'mon, Anna. Don't you wanna see what trouble lurks on the dark side?"100NLN Night 25. Trouble Lurking3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Jump in there?" I ask like she's crazy. I mean, I know she's crazy, but still. "No way."
"Because you won't tell me why you're helping me." I cross my arms and plant myself on my bed; I can be stubborn when I want to be.
She copies me, sitting on the water; I guess she can be too...
"Okay," I say after a while. "This is getting us nowhere."
"Agreed. Just jump in. You admitted it: I'm helping you," she argues. I give in, hold my breath, and jump. I'm only in the water for a few seconds until I break the surface. I land on solid ground, and look up to see the body of water suspended above me, just out of my reach. Drops fall down, echoing in the small room.
"It's pretty," I whisper, my voice bouncing off the walls of what looks like a cave. The walls
100NLN Night 24. No Time"Anna! C'mon, hurry!"100NLN Night 24. No Time3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What? Someone's shaking my shoulders with an urgency telling me something bad's going to happen. "What?" I ask, this time out loud.
"It's me, Lilith. C'mon, there's no time!" Lilith all but drags me out of my bed and out my window. Flashing red and blue lights blind me, so she guides me somewhat safely onto the grass. As we make our way to the back of my neighborhood, I ask her what I've been dying to know.
"Why are you helping me?"
Again, she doesn't answer. "It's not important. We're probably going to have to sleep outside..."
"I don't care about that- Wait, did you say we?"
She won't reply. But why?! "There's no time for questions," is all she says.
"Lilith." We're sitting in the little woods by the neighborhood park doing nothing but staring at the moon in the sky and whispering. "We have all night."
She stands. "Not time like that. You have all night." Without saying anything more, she disappears, leaving me to fall asleep to the far-off police sirens.
100NLN The Final Night: 100. RelaxationI can't sleep. Of course I can't sleep! It's the last night! The time moves by so slowly I think I've pulled out all my hair by 11:45. Just 15 more minutes...100NLN The Final Night: 100. Relaxation1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah... I'm here..."
She stumbles over to my bed, completely out of breath. "What's wrong?! Did something happen?!"
She lays down as I stand up with my wide eyes glued to her unnaturally pale face. ...My face... Remembering last night, a tear falls down my cheek.
"No... Don't cry for me, Anna..."
"How can I not? Lilith, I don't want you to die..."
"Don't... Don't think of it as dying... I'm just...going to a better place."
The tears fall faster as my lower lip starts to tremble. It won't be long until I can't hold it back. "You're my friend. What am I supposed to do without you?"
"Anna... You'll never be afraid again..." She points to my iPad, and I give it to her quickly. After typing something, her hands go limp as she nears the last of her strength. "Promise...you'll never forget me."
"I promise!" I sob. "C
100NLN Night 42. Standing Still"Anna?"100NLN Night 42. Standing Still2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As soon as I hear my name in that familiar voice, I sit up and stare at the eyes identical to mine. "Lilith!!" I can't help but hug her, but she cringes. I pull away, but keep my hands on her shoulders. "But... How? You were trapped..."
"I stayed alive until you fell asleep," she replies slowly. "Anna, there's something in the corner of your room..."
My arms drop. Moving silently, I lean to the side to see a face. The eyes are empty, the smile has a hint of evil in it, and I could've sworn it blinked.
Statues don't blink.
"Anna," Lilith says again. "It moves. Why...?"
She's read the creepypasta; I can tell by the look in her eyes she knows what happens. My heart beats hard, and I have to tell myself to breathe. I sneak another look at the "statue" only to see it's closer. The air catches in my lungs before I can say anything to Lilith. My hands are trembling slightly, fear rushing through me faster than blood travels from your brain to your toes.
"Anna, just go to-" She stops h
100NLN Night 37. EyesI wake up the next night with that eerie feeling that you're being watched. And I know it's not Lilith; she's been too kind for this, so I know she doesn't have control over tonight.100NLN Night 37. Eyes2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There's no way I'm opening my eyes to see what the heck could be out there. Because it could be anything at this point. A snake, giant spider, monster, murderer, rapist, spirit...
I can't take this. I risk it by opening my eyes just long enough to grab my phone and duck under my covers. When the screen lights up, I see I have a text from "????" reading, "You can't see me, but I see you."
My heart pounds hard against my ribcage. My palms are so sweaty I'm afraid I won't be able to hold on my phone. My eyes are glued to the screen, and when it goes dark from inactivity, I quickly mash a button to bring back the light. My overactive imagination is running free like a wild animal after being caged for who knows how long. I wish Lilith were here as I fall asleep, the last thing I see being a pair of glow
100NLN Night 35. Hold My HandBeep! Beep! Beep!100NLN Night 35. Hold My Hand2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I turn my alarm off, then put my face back into my pillow. I've been through a lot today, and a nightmare is the last thing I want. "Anna?" Lilith asks softly. "There's someone I think you wanna see here..."
I lift my head, and when I see my friend I just had a fight with, I burst into tears. She holds her hand out, but I don't just take it. I hug her tightly like I should've when I saw her last. "I forgive you, Anna," she says, and that makes me sob uncontrollably like I have a bad habit of doing. I couldn't care less about how loud I am. We just stand there, she lets me cry, and I don't want to ever let go, or fall asleep for that matter.
"Thank you, Lilith," I finally manage to say.
"You're welcome. I still owe you, and I know you love your friend like a sister. Remember what I said about being happy?"
100NLN Night 27. ForeignI wake up to what sounds like a large crowd somewhere in the Middle East or something. I sit up to find myself in what looks like a holding cell with a dirt floor and metal bars.100NLN Night 27. Foreign3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey," Lilith says from across the room.
"Where are we?" I ask.
"I dunno. Somewhere."
So helpful, Lilith. "Nah, I didn't see that," I half sigh, half say sarcastically.
"Okay, y'know what? I'll tell you why I'm helping you now."
I perk up and look over at her. "Really?"
...Then she tells me. In a language I can't understand.
Lilith!! For all I know my life is at stake here and she feels the need to tell me what's going on in a foreign language! This is a nightmare...
100NLN Night 23. CatI wake up not to Lilith, but to a cat meowing. When I look around my room, all I see are two green eyes glowing in the darkness. The cat is a black cat. I'm usually not too superstitious about things like this, but when it comes to my nightmares, anything can happen.100NLN Night 23. Cat3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I slowly turn away in my bed and try to go to sleep, but I hear the faintest laughter. In my head? I can't tell.
I feel a claw slide itself across my cheek; I squeeze my eyes shut as the cat scratches the word "LIAR" in all capital letters on my face...
The warm, red liquid oozing away is all the proof I need.
100NLN Night 43. DyingSomeone's shaking my shoulders. That's the first thing I notice as I open my eyes groggily. It's Lilith, and she's desperate. Again. There's something in the corner again. Or someone that is.100NLN Night 43. Dying2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"He told me to go to sleep," Lilith whispers.
Again, I don't know what to do. He's in my room, watching me, waiting for me to go to sleep... If I sleep, won't the nightmare end? But he wants me to sleep so he can kill me. I face Lilith with wide eyes, unable to look away from hers. I don't want to see those eyes or that carved smile...
"Anna, look at him," Lilith says. I stare at her like she's crazy.
Because she is.
But curiosity gets the better of me. I can't help but...look...
Wow. He's...hot?! No, really. His long hair is jet black and straight under his white hood. Sure he's wearing eyeliner, but it looks good on him. His wicked smile is only a little carved, with blood dripping from the corners, and my gosh does he pull off looking mischievous.
"I know, right?" Lil
100NLN Night 47. CreationA noise wakes me up. A noise that sounds like little bells ringing. When i open my eyes, it's all dark. The bells keep ringing as tiny lights illuminate themselves. I count them until there seem to be thousands all around me. No, millions. Maybe billions.100NLN Night 47. Creation2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's pretty, isn't it?" I hear Lilith say from behind me. "These are stars. And this is creation."
I look at her for a second before turning back to the scene unfolding before me. A sun appears very close, but not close enough to burn us. A moon grows from a particle broken off of it. More moons make themselves large, creating an asteroid belt. Planets form until Earth is behind Lilith and I. We watch in wonder as clouds circle the blue and green planet. Days and nights tick by faster than seconds; dinosaurs are extinct within a few minutes, and humans begin to dominate the land.
"Did you have control over tonight?" I ask.
"Yeah," Lilith replies. "I want to show you something..."
We're about a century into the future by n