Old Poetry - Remember Me As A Time Of DayI couldn't have beenOld Poetry - Remember Me As A Time Of Day1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I entwined my body
There are so many dreams
that I'd like to forget
Before I end up
How could you have
never told me
About the mask
you hid behind
So say hello
to our broken legacy
to what you have created
Chapter 29: FriendsChapter 29: FriendsChapter 29: Friends1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sitting on the bed in my quarters, I looked out the window to the passing twilit forest. Dusk had fallen on the land since we'd boarded the train. It was beautiful, but like the most beautiful things, was fleeting. As soon as I could find a patch of dense forest to stare longingly at, it was gone, replaced by another, and another... Standing up, I got off the clean white bed and moved to the center of the narrow room. A kerosene lamp set on the dresser in the corner was the only source of light. It's flickering flame sent dancing shadows across the walls. I was glad to find that the bedrooms weren't as luxurious as the dining room and hallways of this massive train. The walls, floor and ceiling were crafted from some kind of dark gray material. The dresser was curved and made of more of the same, as was the bed's frame, which was actually a part of the wall.
I was relieved this room was so simplistic. The
Starfall Chapter 26: LordChapter 26: LordStarfall Chapter 26: Lord1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The world was dark. There were no stars in the sky, and the moon had vanished. There was no light, but I could see somehow... except there was nothing worth looking at. Everything, the ground, those big black mountains in the distance... absolutely everything was stone, and it was deathly cold. I hugged myself to conserve warmth and shivered. Raising my nose to the dead air, I sniffed. Dull air passed through my nostrils. It was without scent. Shuddering violently, I started to walk. My paws padding silently on the stone floor, I made my way to the mountains of this dark realm.
As gravel crunched beneath my feet, I wondered about the true nature of this... whatever it was. Was I dreaming? How could I dream of such a place; or was I in that other world? I looked around, staring at my bleak surroundings. Silence hung on the air, u
Chapter 20: StormChapter 20: StormChapter 20: Storm2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Breathing softly, I looked around the candle-lit room in silence. My eyes skipped across the two wolves and landed on the human. Immediately I snarled and bared my fangs in anger. The sandy-furred she-wolf stepped in front of the old woman.
"Hey Gale, take it easy now." Bearing his paws in the air to show that he meant no harm, the other black, green-eyed wolf stepped towards me. My anger turned towards him and I growled furiously. I narrowed my eyes.
"Who are you and why did you take me." It was more an order than a question. His eyes widened in disbelief. "Don't you remember me Gale?" His face brought to mind the trace of familiarity. I sat up in the bed, only to recoil and gasp as a piercing pain shot through my chest. "Gale!" The familiar wolf shouted as he rushed to my side and touched my arm.
Ch. 17: SoulChapter 17: SoulCh. 17: Soul2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What did we learn yesterday?" I asked Mariam in a kindly voice. My stomach clenched painfully.
"Wolf's bane is not good to eat." "What else did we learn yesterday Mariam?"
"I'll warn you when daddy wants to play a trick." "Thanks." I knelt down by her side and patted her gently on the shoulder. Standing, I turned to walk through the door leading to the yard. "Wait!" Mariam shouted, rushing forward to hug my legs. "Daddy said you're here to protect me with your life. Is that true?" I looked at the little human girl and came down to meet her worried gaze. "It is." "Did you want to come?" I grimaced. There was no way I could tell her the truth. She was such an innocent soul, the truth would devastate her. I could barely choke out the hardest lie I'd ever told.
Ch. 16 DreamsChapter 16: DreamsCh. 16 Dreams2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Record snowfall has been measured in nearly every northern hemispheric country and if what meteorologists have to say is true, it can only get worse. Some anchorman announced on the television sets sitting idly by in an electronics store. Passing by the store on the empty street, I walked with my paws in my pockets and looked up into the sky. I blinked as a drop of rain splashed in my eye. It was raining. Closing my eyes, I listened to the news and let the rain wash clean my face. At least Mariam had been kind enough to give me some real clothes. A pair of worn jeans, black shirt with a Native American dream catcher stitched in white and a hooded black jacket, reminiscent of my favorite back at the house I was raised in.
I'm beginning to believe some of those crackpot scientists who so religiously defend their argument that we're facing the beginning of another ice a
Chapter 14: NewbornChapter 14: NewbornChapter 14: Newborn2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Can't you stop that? You're driving everyone crazy." Snow-tail growled, putting down the primitive book bound with leather strips he was reading. Blue stopped pacing to give the lounging white wolf a cold stare.
"How can I? They've both been gone for a week already! I'm surprised none of you feel the same."
"Night-Sky can take care of himself Blue." Storm-Pelt said while playing catch with a ball made of skins and stuffed with rocks. Blue sniffed. To her, the comfortable hut furnished with vivid hand-made carpets and warm animal pelts was suffocating. She felt as if bugs were crawling beneath her skin. "I can't help that I'm worried. Cate's like my big brother and Dusk or whatever it is you call him, he's You know." Pine-Heart looked up from her bed of pelts. She glanced at Snow-tail who'd dug r
Ch. 13 Sad MoonChapter 13: Sad MoonCh. 13 Sad Moon2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Don't mind me asking, but why did you attack us?" The forest was dark, silent but for the footsteps of almost thirty wolves. My voice was alone in the quiet, everyone else was silent like the forest. She slowed her pace so we could walk together. Her eyes glinted a ghostly blue in the darkness.
"We needed supplies, and don't mind me for sayin but you guys looked like easy prey." She spoke with a guttural accent in the tongue of my tribe. Almost every wolf I'd met in these parts of the wood could speak our language, so I'm thinking it's probably some kind of trade language or once upon, a time all these separate packs and tribes were one. If I'd known the truth, that our tongue was actually the oldest known wolf language and rarest, I'd have gone with the latter. You could compare it to latin in some regards, cause it was the root of so many other tongues, but unlike
Chapter 11: The TruthChapter 11: The TruthChapter 11: The Truth2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The year was 1986. Not even a decade after the discovery of lycanthropy, and already humanity was in a state of paranoia. Chaos gripped the developed worlds as their people called for action. Action, but of what kind? Emissaries of vast underground packs of lycanthropes had already been sent to the heads of government. Through this early connection, it was decided that they were capable of sentient thought and were deemed "within reasoning." This agitated many members of the populace. They were simply afraid. Afraid that the newly discovered species was as vicious, or more so than those beasts of the legends of old. Riots broke out across both sides. Entire cities vacated because of civil unrest. Then came the mass turnings They ended in disaster. Armed militias took it upon themselves to eliminate the lupine "menace", when in r
Chapter 8: NeverChapter 8:Chapter 8: Never2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Charlie admired his new wolven clothes in the small hut the wolves of the great gathering place had so generously loaned them. Handsome beds of fur and bark cloth surrounded the hut's heart, a fireplace to be lit on those cold Canadian nights. Cedar wood planks made up the floor and cone shaped ceiling, allowing the fire's heat to be retained but its smoke released. Other than that, the hut was bare. Charlie didn't complain, after all it was more than the caves or open fields he'd grown used to sleeping in, a lot more. Gratitude welled deep within his heart, and for once, he actually felt hope for the future. These wolves live in peace, without fear. Not all the worlds gone to shit after everything I've done. This simple fact let his heart rest at ease, if only for a moment.
Rubbing the worn leather of his new plain jacket between his fingers, Charlie smiled at
Starfall 6: Forget me notChapter 6: Forget me notStarfall 6: Forget me not2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I'm alive ? The thought floats through me. Slowly pain and exhaustion lay gently their burdened fingers over my body. I could feel my pain, the bone dead numbness of my corporeal self, but there was no sense of self, if that makes sense. I was a spirit of suffering, condemned to levitate in the void. Certainly I was confused. I knew somehow that I existed, that I am but something about this terribly irritates me. I can feel it pulsing, gravitating to my core. WHY AM I HERE! Shouting into the darkness that is itself tangible doesn't help. So instead I explore.
Moving was strange. There were no footholds in this space, no actual space to close. Lurching back and forth and in all directions which didn't exist I grew frustrated. I willed so deeply to be elsewhere, anywhere, that a miracle occurred.
Chapter 5: SicknessChapter Five: SicknessChapter 5: Sickness2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My muzzle contorted into an infuriated snarl. Deep growls rumbled in my throat and it seemed the earth itself quaked beneath my terrible fury. A surge of energy coursed through my body. Static rustled from my fur, of which became entirely erect. Such power and force surged inside of my body that I did not know if I could control its influence. I remembered a long time ago, almost in a different life, becoming part of the ebb and flow of the golden sea, but this was different. This force was not the same. It was not benevolent, it lurched, swirling in agitated patterns through my chakras. It mirrored my emotions. This force did not come from the universe, the golden sea. It came from me.
Panting, I struggled once more against my dark restraints. They were helpless against my might. In one fluid motion I broke free and dropped
Starfall ch.4: The Dark LandsChapter Four: The Dark LandsStarfall ch.4: The Dark Lands2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As we moved deeper into the Dark Lands, light and sun had become spectral memories. Perpetual dusk and shadow befell our world. The trees became larger and closer spaced, their branches raking across our bare backs with sharp claws that seemed to lunge from the darkness. Maggots of paranoia crawled through our hearts. Pine-Heart and Snow-Tail, both newly mated were walking so close to one another that their fur brushed. I saw their hands clasp tightly together and my heart ached. Even the fearless Storm-Pelt was showing signs of distress. His face was locked in a fixed snarl as he obsessively swung his head side to side in search of anything, anything at all. Charlie was the least affected, but nevertheless his hackles were slightly raised and his eyes bore a nervous light.
The ground here was clean of any fallen branches. There was only a motley o
Starfall Ch.3: TakenChapter 3: TakenStarfall Ch.3: Taken3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Amber peeped her head through the narrow crack in the doorway. Drowsiness clouded her beautiful amber eyes. Opening quietly the door, she stepped in, a light brown she-Wolf with patches of a cream colored fur above her brows and laying like splatters on her arms. She approached the bed with a small smile. Slipping under the covers, she laid an arm across their daughter while Blaze watched.
"I'm glad you're finally home." She whispered, gazing at the sleeping Maya. Her eyes were concerned. She had something on her mind.
"Me too." He answered quietly, careful not to wake his daughter. After a moment's hesitation, Amber finally came forward. "Do you remember what we talked about before you went to work?" Blaze turned in his bed, staring up at the ceiling. "How can I forget?" His tone was hard.
Star Fall: Lost OnesChapter 1: Lost onesStar Fall: Lost Ones3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They called it the natural order. We call it the third world war. It was apparent what the committee wanted. The Lycanthropic Registration Committee had grown so powerful since its birth. So much more powerful. The political structure of the United States had become a puppet. Delegates sent to allied and neutral countries assumed flawless coups with little military action. It was scary Overnight, the world entered a new era. We all knew the committee despised our kind, wished us gone. What we failed to realize was their determination. Now that they've become autocrat of most Europe and more than half of the Americas, it was too late. Their plan was already set into motion and ours Ours was practically gone. The witches betrayed us. A few months after the committee had assumed control, our so called guardian
Chapter 17: Those GoneChapter 17: Those GoneChapter 17: Those Gone3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Three more moons had become full and faded into darkness. Time flew by. Sitting with my back against a lone tree standing in the tundra with Star in my lap, I pointed above to the star-strewn sky with a claw. Out here in the wilds free of human interference, the stars were big and bright. Brilliant speckles of light shining in a cold but caring radiance. They were amazing. I could make out all the constellations I knew, and even spot a few planets.
"Look. There, that big red star. It's actually a planet named mars."
"What's a "planet?" Star asked, gazing in awe up at the beautiful sky. I smiled. "A planet is like the earth below our feet. Only these ones are so far away they look like little dots." Star was awe-struck, looking back up to the stars. "So, is there anyone looking down at us
Chapter 13: BaggedChapter 13: BaggedChapter 13: Bagged3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We're going to a reservation." Drew's voice was bored.
"Shut-up." Charlie said plainly, slouching in his seat on the plane. Beside him, Grim was absorbed by the scenery flowing out in all directions outside the tiny window. "I just hate those places. They're all so boring. All you ever get to do is stand guard and beat some wolves if you're lucky."
"I hate them too, but not for the same reasons." Grim didn't turn his head, just murmured the words that were almost drowned by the plane's engine. They were in the very back, free from the other hired guns sitting up in first class. Drew sneered. "Why? You never got to slam a wolf in the face with the butt of your rifle?" "Stop, or I'm going to kill you Drew." Grim's voice was cold. He meant it. Charlie was disgusted by Drew's callous remarks.
Chapter 10: FateChapter 10: FateChapter 10: Fate3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"OPEN THIS DOOR DAMN IT!" I screamed, pounding my fists against the tall wooden door. I was not taking captivity well. My lungs and heart worked in overdrive, drawing in huge gasping breaths that hissed through my clenched jaws while paining my diaphragm. All this pounding was taking a toll on my fists too. They were fast becoming numb. The pain was easy to ignore, drowned by the greater fear of this claustrophobic nightmare. I'd claw at this damned door until my claws were pulled and blood soaked into my fur.
"Dusk, be reasonable. This is only temporary." Blue whined from behind the impenetrable door, giving an exasperated sigh. "And besides, you've only been in there for half an hour " That was a shocker. Bewilderment smote me with the force of an epiphany. My sense of time was completely screwed. Thought I'd
Duskrise Ch.5 Betrayal Chapter 5: BetrayalDuskrise Ch.5 Betrayal4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I lay panting on the cold tile floor of the bathroom. The trails of freshly spilt tears glinted dully on my face. My world fell apart. Julia had been murdered, Evan betrayed me, nothing made sense anymore. Deep in the heart of my being, raw animal instinct was kindled ablaze. Pure rage consumed my very thoughts. A cloudy red bloodlust descended over my field of vision. I thundered my fist down onto the tile. A poof of dust went up. Cracks radiated from my where my hand was imbedded in t
Duskrise Ch.2 One Road.Duskrise Ch.2 One Road4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 2: One road
The moon was a shining white orb hanging in the sky, framed by inky darkness and twinkling stars. There was not a cloud in the blackness, nothing to block the moon's dim influence. Considering the circumstances, it was lucky. We were going to need all the light we could get. Speeding along the forest road to the Lupine neighborhood, aptly named "the wolf's wood", I began to see signs of civilization. Bright clusters of light blinked to life in-between the thick trunks of the centenarian trees. As I zoomed by at ninety miles per hour, I noticed a
Missed OpportunityMissed Opportunity3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jessik glared across the meeting room table unrepentantly, Sid lay groaning at her feet with blood streaming from a broken nose and split lips.
“Sergeant Jessik-” began Inquisitor Amida from where he sat at the head of the table. Jessik snarled unintelligibly and turned on her heel storming out of the room her bloodied fist still clenched tightly. Rage growling low just under her skin made her tremble, she was not behaving well, she was not feeling well, the nightmares had been coming more and more frequently, amplified by the inevitable night terrors warp travel caused. She could see it all like a waking dream, her home in ruins, the bodies of children, the blood so red under the Niliesian sun. She could see her father laying dead shot down with an axe in his hand his green eyes bored into her from across the dark waters of death accusing. Always there was Blod Hek Nei, Blood in her Eyes massive beyond imagining standing over her roaring, judging her, changing her forever.
Starfall Chapter 32: ArrivalChapter 32: ArrivalStarfall Chapter 32: Arrival10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I awoke blissfully at peace in the morning sun. Beneath me was a bed of the softest pine fronds. I took a few precautionary sniffs, noticing how wondrously fresh and sweet the air was. Riding on currents of a cool breeze were the scents of ashes and many wolves. Blue lay against me with her head resting on my chest. I smiled and stroked her long mane gently, so as to not disturb her rest. Her slow, warm breaths were very comforting. Looking around the village, I saw everything. We were the only two who had been left asleep. Everyone else was going about their daily lives, chatting, laughing. I was met by the wonderful sight of pups playing tag, play-growling and wrestling in the grass. I smiled, longing in my heart. I hope this is what Paradise was like... really, I do. This was such a peaceful place. Untouched by the depravity of humanity. I would have asked Blue if she wanted
Chapter 31: JoyChapter 31: JoyChapter 31: Joy11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With the utmost of care, I hovered my paw over Blue's belly. There was the slightest of a bump as I brushed my paw over her fur. Closing my eyes, I took a deep breath and focused. My mind's eye erupted with a million golden sparks. Each spark, a life, the tiniest of bacteria floating through the air. And then there were the auras of Blue and Alaric. Silver, instead of gold. I had no idea what this meant, but they were alight in the glow of an iridescent corona. Thin serpents of gold and blue snaked their way lazily through the air, phasing through furniture and the walls. It was amazing. The golden sea never ceased to amaze me with its beauty. If only I could have seen the sky... The moon would have been ten times brighter than the sun, the source of all life, the eye of Paradise.
Honing in on Blue, I searched her for a small orb of light, a spark... anything that might indicate a life growing in h
Chapter 30: Star CrossedChapter 30: Star-CrossedChapter 30: Star Crossed1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The following few days were uneventful. The three of us kept our distance and I was fine with that. I didn't want to do anything else to upset Alisha, although I did miss Rain. That little pup was so adorable it almost hurt. And Alaric... He was a witch, all mysterious and secretive. He always seemed to be working on something, although what, he kept vague. If this was either on purpose or just due to his nature, I couldn't know. Pushing aside a sliding door, I found myself in a compartment riddled through with shelves and shelves of books. Pushed to the center of a wall was a table and a chair. Just above this table was a window where the arctic tundra could be seen rolling by. Oddly enough, though every room was lit by one way or another, I couldn't find a light switch or any form of lamp. The only light came from the window, and it was weak winter sunlight, pale and cool.
Strolling over to the