DarknessDarkness10 years ago in Mystery & Suspense More Like This
What would you do if you woke up in darkness? Well the average light sleeping person would think nothing of it. Midnight is usually a very dark hour. But the darkness I woke up in was not ordinary.
It was as black as pitch. I'm sure if you breathed in a gulp of that bone dry, ice cold air, you could choke on it. When I woke up, I was sure I'd gone blind. I sat up and groped around for the flashlight on my bedside table. But instead of feeling the smooth, polished wood, my hand continued down to the floor. Instead of my fuzzy carpet, cold tile met my fingers. My hand retracted instantly. Where was I?
"You're here. You're there. It's a bit like everywhere." A voice rang through my ears, and I froze. Being the stubborn guy I was, I figured I watched a little too much TV last night, and this is some dream as a result of it.
"No, Silas, this isn't a dream. Nor is it a nightmare. Come to think of it, this is very real." The word 'very' had a strange tone that sent a chill down my spin
OCT Guide: Hosts, Judges, and CompetitorsContents:OCT Guide: Hosts, Judges, and Competitors3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
-Qualities for a Good Host
-Qualities for a Good Judge
-Qualities for a Good Competitor
-General Tips for Running an OCT
-General Tips for Competing in an OCT
Believe it or not, being a host isn't as great as you might think. Being a judge is no better. Often times people create an OCT without putting forethought into what they're committing to, which is why so many OCTs usually end up abandoned or never getting off the ground.
Qualities for a Good Host
+While anyone can make a group and start up an OCT, here are a number of things you should consider before doing so.
-Time: Being a host requires having lots, and lots of free time. You may think that the biggest aspect of time is spent on judging, but that's far from truth. Hosts are constantly answering questions, making sure things are submitted to correct folders, posting updates, organizing events, planning, and dealing with members. The audition phase is by far the most taxing part of th
Love will be our last emotion CH18Love will be our last emotion CH183 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I blindfolded Courtney and I lead her out through the back of the venue, everyone else had gone to the after party.
"Baby, where are you taking me?" she was stumbling around.
"Take your hand in mine" She said as i lead her.
"Its ours tonight Courtney" I unblinded her.
"oh ha ha" She laughed.
"Whatt? You like my little reference?" I laughed.
"Well...you wasnt joking when you said its ours tonight" she laughed pointing at the empty tourbus.
"You're an observant one arent you" I teased.
We got onto the bus and I lead her to the back.
I asked Sammi if she could make the bus look more...romantic.
It was amazing, she put beautiful red silk throws over the sofas and everything looked so much better.
"Jake...whats all this about?" She laughed.
"You...you like?" I asked.
"Of course I do...but you dont need to go to all this tro.."
I put my finger to her lips.
"Hush, lets just enjoy some 'us' time" I cuddled her.
We both snuggled up on the sofa for a few minutes, we were
Dear DiaryDear Diary10 years ago in Humor More Like This
I ate a sandwich today. I realized for the first time that one does not use a spoon to eat them. I was at the deli and I ordered my usual, a turkey breast with salmon, bacon, and teriyaki sauce, sat down and began to eat, spoon in hand. The man next to me turned and said, "You know… You don't use a spoon to eat sandwichs…"
This blew me away. All that I had known: destroyed. My world became swirling mist of the unknown. Every fact I thought I knew suddenly came into question. The way of the universe died that day.
The man grew concerned about the glazed look I had while I was shaking uncontrollably in my chair. I snapped to, spoon still in my grasp. Then I stabbed him with it. A lot.
Thanks for ruining my day, asshole.
Today was unusual. I went to the super market and the cashier winked at me. I mean, it's good to be winked at by such a beauty of a person, but I didn't think it was very appropriate. Flattered, I gave a small sign of rejection, whi
LostStumbling from one lover to the next,Lost4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wander in this strange twilight zone
You've stranded me in.
My heart is just as heavy with your departure
As it was the night you pulled out of my driveway
For the last time,
Your eyes shining with an emotion
I understood too late.
Now, I reach out in the dark,
Hoping that whoever takes my hand
Can somehow pull me hard enough
So that I may stand and leave this place,
Tainted by your beautiful ghost.
But every hand fits wrong,
And with every new, eager lover
That tries to help me up,
I remember more clearly
How perfectly your fingers
Would intertwine with mine,
And how serenely I would look
At our touching silver rings,
Then tip my head upward
To drink of your kisses
And become intoxicated.
What I would give to have you here, love.
There are times I think
I have finally managed to forget you,
When suddenly, I stumble across a memory
Of you falling asleep in my arms,
And the raw, aching tenderness returns,
I can't stand this plac
Time when Pack find Man-PupPups listen. I tell story. Is Pack-story, story every Father-of-Pack tell pups for many wolf-lives. Is story of how man-pup join Pack.Time when Pack find Man-Pup5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Is warm-time when happen, many wolf-lives ago. Not usual warm-time. Not time for celebrate new pups. Much sadness for Pack. There being sickness that kill pups. Mother-of-Pack lose pups from last warm-time and warm-time before. Now sickness only leave one she-pup.
Pack is resting near den in light-time. Hear noise. Is man feet. Man come close, stop, leave. Pack is hearing new sound now. Is loud, annoying. Father-of-Pack go look closer. Find small pink thing covered in strange thick fur. Is not knowing what do with.
"What is? What is?" cry Mother-of-Pack from den.
"Is man-pup" say Father-of-Pack.
Hear Mother-of-Pack leave den. Come sniff man-pup.
"Is strange. Smell like prey, whimper like wolf-pup" say Mother-of-Pack.
"Is left by man to die in forest. Man not always want pup. I take away from den for you" say Father-of-Pack.
"No. Man-pup is gift. Father-
Temple of the Black PharaohTemple of the Black Pharaoh5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shivering in the night
An old lady short in height
Cursed until the end of her days
And what should rest upon her gaze
But a temple of power,
A temple of might,
One so magnificent
It sent shivers of fright.
Across the doorway
Symbols do lay
Symbols that say
'Temple of the Black Pharaoh'.
The Old God, Savitrॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।The Old God, Savitr4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
The wind blew sand into your nonchalant soul,
and your heart coughed. I entered the circle
at night, and I was consumed by fire. I did not
know of you then. I have fractured myself into
a thousand souls: but they are all whole, for I did
see you in my absence. Yet you? - you
were sailing, and your head was
full of water light.
I was significant when your mother poured out water
in a copper pot from a balcony; water, which
caught and held the moon, and then spilled over
with a quiet radiance. You wondered whether
the moon l