Epitaph for an Old Italian WomanWe walk into the apartment building. The building for old people.Epitaph for an Old Italian Woman3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
It smells like old people.
We silently take the elevator to the second floor; her room is 205. Mom has the key, so she opens the door. The apartment is so empty. No little old ladies with white hair and a waggling crooked finger.
There's still newspaper on the floor by the door. Mom and I remove our shoes and put them on the newspaper, lest her ghost throw shoes at us. Or, maybe, hit us with a broom. She never did it to me, but Mom says she used to.
The pantry is full of food; mostly Fig Newtons. We always brought her Italian cookies when we came to visit, but she'd make us eat them while we were there. We would insist they were for her, but what good were cookies without someone to share them with? Italian cookies, Fig Newtons, and tea.
The cookie jar on the counter is full of tea bags. You could never have Italian cookies and Fig Newtons without
Paper-Thin Promisesthe first time I caught sight of yourPaper-Thin Promises1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
glistening, marble eyes,
I decided you disgust me.
I hate you the way I hate perfection:
merciless, like the snap of mantis jaws.
every fact of you is pretentious,
held high like you raise a middle finger.
You, the artist, always sculpting things,
tried to squeeze my malleable heart like white clay
and stash it in your pocket to rattle with stones.
paint me an unflinching self portrait, my dear:
this skyscraper of a boy shaking with anticipation
to build and destroy, build and destroy.
you sink in tooth and talon at first mention of beauty,
love-biting Aphrodite as though you were equals.
you're a statue, a prison,
a tasteless reproduction of a child's Heaven
but you are no museum.
you may hang yourself in gilded frames,
forcing masses to silence with obscurity,
but that does not make you a hallowed hall.
no, I fear you're no Metropolitan.
you look at me, daring to think you understand.
your words trickle from my lips like a waterfall
as you tell m
I'd lieI'd lie2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It’s all so familiar to me, but it still feels better than it should. I still feel…excited, happy, anxious and nervous, just walking up to the side of his car and waiting for him to unlock it so I can sit next to him. It’s always the same. I always know just how it’s going to be. And yet, my heart won’t slow down when he invites me in.
“Hey, Yugi.” He greets me warmly when I open the door, same as ever. Yami’s tone is just like it always is. His eyes meet mine in that same friendly way and they shine just a little brighter. He’s happy to see me, to get some time alone…because he wants to be with his ‘best friend’ after a long day. Nothing more. But then, nothing less. “Hop in.”
He has some music on, but as usual, it’s playing low and I don’t even notice the words at all as I listen to him ask me how I am. I tell him I’m ‘fine,’ like I normally do, and I make my voice work
Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
SummerNights spent on the swing set,Summer2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wishing on the stars.
Lying in the road,
Screaming at strange cars.
Truck beds full of laughter,
Basking in the sun.
Playing games with flowers,
Innocent, childish fun.
Dancing with the raindrops,
Swimming in the creek.
Songs sung from the rooftop,
Hours of hide and seek.
Monster drinks and Hershey bars,
Games of tag until the dawn.
Dreaming of the future,
Remembering moments gone.
Seasons come and seasons go,
Present time becomes the past.
No matter how I wished it so,
Summer could not last.
24 Ways to Bother Yami-YugiNote: Read Description for more details....................this is just for fun i'm just a fan so no need to get mad24 Ways to Bother Yami-Yugi5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
again read description lazy people.........................
Ways to bother Yami-Yugi
(or get killed by him XD)
1. When you look at him say "hi spiky hair freak"
2. Mimic him
3. Practice your mind crush on him
4. If he loses a game(probably never) say "the heart of the cards had a heart attack" then run
5. When yugi is asleep steal his puzzle and go to yami's soul room
6. Hit on him
7. Say "you like tea right?" then grin
8. Dye his hair black
9. When he surfs the internet say "so what do you think of yaoi" then run
10. Dress him like a naruto character
11. Say "inuyasha saves the world more than you do"
12. Make him cosplay and take him to a anime-con
13. Put him in the same room as shessomaru and inuyasha (they have to have their weapons)
14. Act as abridged yami from YGOTAS
15. Make him look at yu-gi-oh! Yaoi couples
16. Make him read this list
17. Put yugi in a bunny
CR-Axis (crak-SIS):SEXY FUN TIMES WITH HORNY JAPANSO, LIKE ONE ITALY GERMANY AND JAPAN WERE BREAKDANCING IN THE BACK OF A CAR AS THE AURTHOR AND RUSSIA BECAME ONE IN THE FRONTCR-Axis (crak-SIS):SEXY FUN TIMES WITH HORNY JAPAN3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
THEN ITALY SUDDENLY YELLED "OMG LETS GO DANCE ON THE MOON!!!" THEN RANDOMLY THE THREE FOUND THEMSELVES ON SOME RANDOM PLANET THAT WAS TACOS SECRET HIDEOUT CALLED 'TACONONONONOIONONONONIA~!' THEN JAPAN RODE AROUND ON A LLAMA WITH HIS PENIS ON FIRE THEN ATE 78924 TACOS THAT HE THEN SHIT OUT AND THEN TURNED INTO 78924 GIANT COOKIES THAT GERMANY ATE THEN FARTED A SHITLOAD. JAPAN THEN BECAME EPICLY HORNY. "IMA GO BANG EUROPE" THEN JAPAN RAN DOWN TO EARTH VIA MINIATURE LLAMA WHICH HE BANGED
ONE DAY ENGLAND WAS WALZTING AROUND IN HIS FUKING PINK APOCALYPSE OF A FUKIN PINK DRESS AND SINGING A BRITNEY SPEARS SONG UNTIL JAPAN EXPLODED INTO THE ROOM AND BANGED THE EXPLOSION.
AND ENGLAND THEN ATE THE EXPLOSION THAT HE FARTED OUT THEN WAS RHAPED BY JAPAN.
My heart is breaking.My heart is breaking. It straining for joy and love. For that bittersweet love. It wants to cry out in pain, and agony. It swells with feelings I can't express openly. Oh why can't I say anything.My heart is breaking.2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Why can't I have some joy. instead of of this pain I feel. Wishes and happiness are gone. I feel like my bridge has clasped. Leaving me alone on this island of despair. Leaving me tormented by its beasts of depression, loneliness and tears.
Were can I go to have relief from this island of hell?? I cry out in the dark with no replay, with no rescue from this hellish island. The sea of emotions washing ashore. Bringing more torment, more pain, more sadness.
Someone please rescue me!!! I feel like I will soon drown in this sea of sadness and tears!
you watch me bleed...All you needed was time,you watch me bleed...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But now time will destroy us,
I gave you everything,
so we could die with a smile,
All you wanted was to live for a while,
You took it all, but it left you empty,
You can't replace me you can't....
but now you pierced my lungs,
And as my colours are fading out,
you watch me bleed....
Shakespearean Influence on ABC's Once Upon A Time Romeo and Juliet is one of the most popular shows written by Shakespeare. The new show on ABC, Once Upon a Time, has also become a popular show. There is one similarity between the two shows. Once Upon a Time shows a subtle form of Shakespearean influence. Once Upon a Time and Romeo and Juliet both have a focus on one story of classic folklore, and then make reference or branch out into other tales.Shakespearean Influence on ABC's Once Upon A Time3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's tragedies. It is about forbidden love in Verona because of their feuding families. The story of Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's version of a modern interpretation of the classic myth of Pyramus and Thisbe. Pyramus and Thisbe is a story in Roman mythology. It is about forbidden love in Babylon due to their feuding families.
Once Upon a Time is a TV show that gives the viewers a modern interpretation of classic fairy tales. The main fairy tale that the show focu
The Skin FicThe Skin Fic (reuploaded). (18+).The Skin Fic2 years ago in Humor More Like This
This was the first fic I've ever written. I barely knew who Phil and Dan were (hence the fact Phil is swearing) and my friend Ellie dared me to write this. I finished it in roughly five minutes and posted it as a joke. Please do not take this seriously.
There's barely any after-sun left. Phil desperately squeezes the tube but only the merest dribble runs out.
"Oh fuck." Phil hisses. He catches sight of his pink, scaly body in the mirror and sighs in frustration.
"You won't need any sun cream, Phil." Phil bitterly mocks Dan's voice from just yesterday. "It's not even that sunny."
He slams the tube into the bin and waddles out of the bathroom, idly picking a strip of white skin and peeling it away from his arm. He retreats to the bedroom and stands next to the bed, looking at the sleeping Dan with a cocktail of love and anger burning in his stomach.
Dan stirs, sits up.
"Look at me!"
Dan's jaw drops open as his eyes flicker over Phil's
Dark DaysMy days are greyDark Days2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The sky is dark
I haven't got any luck, no
I try to find
a way to escape
But they don't let me walk, no
There's no obstacle
I can't beat
But I'm stuck in this chair
I see through the window
and I find out
People are running for their lives
I have no power, but
If you want war I'll give you war...
My days are dark
The sky is grey
I can find a solution
for my country
But I think I'll do it again
Redang IslandRedang Island2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
natsu umi ya kuchibiru tsukeru shio no aji
lingering on my lips
the taste of the tide.
Dear DianaDear Diana4 years ago in Letters More Like This
This is the letter I've been meaning to write to you for--years now, I guess. But mostly since this August, when I heard that you were going off of chemo. I thought then that I'd write you a letter, and maybe, if it was you I was writing to, I'd finally be able to explain to someone just how important you've been to me. But I waited until it was too late. I know it's a cliché, but I even remember saying to someone that I felt like by putting off that letter, I could stretch out your life, because you couldn't die before I sent it to you. For the past eight months I kept thinking about how sad I'd be when it finally happened. But I think that I didn't really believe that it would. I definitely didn't realize how sad I'd really be.
When you're a kid, it's not like you don't think about death. But you're running on insufficient knowledge, and it's puzzling and kids don't tend to dwell on things that confuse them. Up until a certain age, I just kind of assumed all the writ
Wish I could have saidFor my grandmaWish I could have said2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"I love you to the moon and back"
12 years ago...
I remember you told me that you loved me
And how you carried me when I was three.
I remember your tight hugs
And your your white gloves
And wondering what I was gonna be.
12 years later...
I'm walking down a narrow hallway.
I'm still thinking of what I'm gonna say.
And it hurts me deep inside.
And as I walked though that wide door,
I almost hit the floor.
But I just closed my eyes and sighed.
4 days ago...
So many tubes are connected,
This is not what I expected.
Right then and there I had to cry.
You eyes weren't even open.
My heart was absolutely broken
As I watched your pain and kept asking "Why?"
I couldn't even look at you
And everyone felt it too.
You were startin
Grandma 2For my grandmotherGrandma 22 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I love you to the moon and back"
Tears are falling,
Hearts are aching,
Cries echo around the ICU.
Eyes are red,
Hands are shaking
Yet there's nothing I can do about it.
There she lies with all her pain.
But I just watch and stare at her.
Useless, I'm completely useless
Yet she struggles to carry her burden alone.
If only I could help I would.
She doesn't speak anymore.
She barely even moves.
Her eyes are always closed
As if she's in a comma.
I miss her yelling at me...
Even though it hurts.
But nothing is more painful than seeing her suffer.
She's already been through a lot.
She doesn't need more pain.
Brotherhood-Chapter 11Brotherhood-Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I listen. That's all I can do right now. I just lay in the bed that I haven't had in weeks. I'm not asleep, but I'm not awake either. I'm somewhere in between. Just listening, waiting.
"Donnie, please, just go to bed. Check on him tomorrow. It's almost dawn, and none of you have slept. Let me or Casey stay up-"
"I can't just let him be alone in there, April. I'm fine, really. I just want to make sure I got his weapons somewhere safe."
"Don, you've checked four times since you took him up to his room."
"Go to bed, Donnie."
He gives in, finally. She rests her head against the wall, fading in and out. I hear the sound of footsteps entering the lair. I recognize the emotion that emanates from every movement he makes.
"'Ey April. G'wan and get some rest. I can stay up."
The familiarity of everything surrounding me makes me feel the slightest bit more at ease. I lose a battle over a restless wave of something that feels like sleep.
Never Always Maybe YesIt never happened.Never Always Maybe Yes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
(A blip in time, a might have been, a maybe chance of a ghost. An alternate timeline where everything collided with purple bruises and insurance and generally a banged up job of trying to get the car fender undented. But the car fender was never dented, because don't you see? Time collided, and then erased the collision from everywhere.)
It always happened.
Right. Bowtie. Wrap around, and see River drawing nearer. Wrapping around her own hand. Of course it would be blue.
Look me in the eye.
You may kiss the bride with your hand wrapped around the blue with time running the gun spits green fire spits spits spits and the golden energy wrapping around his hands but it's funny, he thinks that maybe it is blue because he is still kissing her as time
(later, he'll take her ice skating)
__________time refuses to heal.__________2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
every memory of you haunts and taunts and shadows my everyday, and
silence is telling me more than i ever wanted it to.
it remembers too much.
clinging to the past i feel inept.
my Joy is overcome by Pain.
while distance is meant to exhaust this ache to see you,
i'm still drawn to your charm, a charm
you are unaware you have,
one charm i selfishly hope nobody finds.
we may have been young and wore naivety with a smile,
yet we shared more than what anyone expected of us.
but now i hesitate in deciding who to turn to.
lost, i doubt every one's allegiance, questioning their selfless concern.
the divine timbre of your voice weakens in my memory.
the glimmer in your eyes fades from its pictures, yet still
time refuses to heal -
it must have its own agenda.
and without any hope or one of my own,
i struggle on, missing you.
A nalu story chapter 12 Blizzard part 1A nalu story chapter 12 Blizzard part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A nalu story chapter 12
Blizzard part 1: There's a storm brewing
I woke up at 7:30, I looked out of my window to see snow falling ontop of us all. I want to go out in it with Natsu but i'm a little scared. You see last year he was ill for the whole of winter! He told me it was too cold for him since he was a fire dragon slayer so he couldn't go out in it. I got out of bed and put my winter outfit on, after I got changed I woke Natsu up.
Lucy: "Naatsuu... please wake up."
At that moment he pulled me in and hugged me tight, I guess he thought i was part of his dream, hey i'm not complaining alright! It was so warm and comfy so I just waited for him to wake up.
After 1 and a half hours
Natsu woke up at 9:00 am he looked at me and smiled, so I smiled back.
Natsu: "Luce what are you doing in your clothes?"
Lucy: "Well I wanted to go outside in the snow with you, is that alright?"
Natsu: "Yeah, it'll be great!"
Lucy: "What if you get a cold again?"
fast-forward through the goodbyesthis is the beginning of the endfast-forward through the goodbyes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
“i know you,” he says.
and he looks defeated, he looks sad, he looks like
he's a boy who may one day realize how much
he cares for you, so you cut him off and say,
“minus all the secrets i don’t tell anyone.”
“well, yeah, minus those.”
“then you don’t know me at all.”
and then you tell him,
i love you. but you don’t use those words
because those are taboo. are jinxed.
are knock on wood three times fast.
instead you press him in a hug and say,
i’m sorry, knowing he won’t understand
that this is the first time you ever cared for something
enough to try and fix it after you hurt it.
you hope he doesn’t ever realize what you’re saying
and his response will always be ‘what for?’ because
if he figures out he loves you nothing changes.
he’s just going to be in love with a corpse, a memory,
a pair of trigger happy hands,