Once I Knew a GirlOnce I knew a girl named Eve. She was short and skinny and wore glasses, and everywhere she went she was all elbows. She mispronounced her R's and climbed trees barefoot and saw fairies where others only saw fireflies.Once I Knew a Girl6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Eve loved to read. Stories clung to her like velvet. Her bedroom was an Eden cast in mint green and populated by books new books, old books, books with all the secrets of the world hidden inside them.
She brought her love to school with her: sometimes, the teacher would send her out into the hallway for reading during class. Haha, wouldn't want us to actually learn anything in school, we used to joke.
There were those who hated Eve for being the way she was, and she despised them in turn. She hated openly; there was never any secret of her contempt. It was a good system.
Eve loved to create. She wrote and sewed and sculpted, she dreamed up places and people too large for real life. She played and mimicked and invented. She was a stickler for accuracy and a
Travels in the Gray LandOnce, wise men said the Earth was flat,Travels in the Gray Land1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now they say a sphere
But I the traveler have seen
A world arranged in tiers.
It’s three steps up and three steps down
With nothing in between
Each step a realm unto itself
One black, one gray, one green.
The uppermost, the sunlit land
Is lush with verdant choir
Babbling brooks and rustling reeds
Birdsongs in the briar.
Down below, the Black Land sleeps
Silent and austere
Into this reverent quietude
All must disappear.
The middle tier, a hidden plane,
Of neither sun nor shade;
A misty, lonely everscape
Where those like me have strayed.
The Gray Land has no native souls
All wanderers are we
Upon this rocky sea.
Gnarled trees and shallow caves, the
Total of existence
Scattered mountains, looming tall, but
Always in the distance.
For company, a walking stick
My friend, my aid, my balm -
Upon its neck I feel the warmth
Reflected from my palm.
We rarely stop, my staff and me,
We trek and traipse along
The Search of the HummingbirdOnce there lived a hummingbird who loved to gaze at stars.The Search of the Hummingbird4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She breezed through days, awaiting the rolling summer nights, which unfurled like fresh-paved highways.
"Hello, star," said the hummingbird one evening. "You are the loveliest sight in the world."
"I am not a star," replied the tiny light. "The stars are what you see hanging there above you, far overhead. The stars are not real. They are the past, the once-was, the no-longer. I am a firefly. We are the now."
"I never knew," marveled the hummingbird. "Tell me more."
And so the hummingbird and the firefly conversed until the dawn. The next night the hummingbird returned, and the night after, and after again. They talked of air and earth and all between, of stalks of wheat and distant thunder.
"How do you know so very much?" asked the hummingbird.
"It is not I, but the light within me, that knows," said the firefly. "Light knows. Darkness also knows. It is the spaces in between which do not know."
"I, too, wish to know," said the
The Ballad of Red Riding HoodThe Ballad of Red Riding HoodThe Ballad of Red Riding Hood9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Deep inside the forest,
Along the Appalachian Ridge,
High above Rob Shuman's farm;
And past the Parker's Bridge;
They say you'll find a cabin
Where a hermit woman lives.
They say that once upon a time,
Not so long ago,
She lived alone with just her Ma,
In a house in Nell's Hollow;
And wore a fancy riding hood,
As soft and white as snow.
She was a small and lively girl
And a very pretty child
With a little dimple in her cheek
That showed each time she smiled
She even had her dead Pa's eyes
That glittered grey and wild
Her Grannie lived up in the hills,
In a cabin in the wood.
The girl often came to see her,
Dressed in her white riding hood,
To bring her Grannie cakes and tea,
When her health was not so good.
For each full moon her Grannie
Went outside at night;
Stood out in the dark and cold,
Her grey eyes glowing bright;
She changed from a woman to a wolf,
And roamed until first light.
And so the girl was sent to help her
Until the moon's demise,
His Kiss of Choices"Snow?" Garrus asked, tilting his head as he processed the information. Shepard watched her companion carefully and her lips twitched at the sight of his curiosity. The turian's eyes narrowed, but the Commander had enough patience to wait out his apprehension. "What do you mean, snow?" His normally husky voice grew more vicious as he quickly became frustrated.His Kiss of Choices5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And he took the bait. Shepard's smile broadened and she felt her fingers twitch with the adrenaline, "I mean the weather- 'snow'. Is there any other kind of snow?" Snorting her own skepticism, she waved any possible answer away as if Garrus could consider one.
"I understand what the term snow refers to, but I'm more confused by your intentions with it," he responded with mild concern. Ducking his head further into his armor, Garrus unconsciously backed up a step, but Shepard had him in her sights. Uncomfortable, the turian's shifting glances focused on the stars passing out beyond the safety of the ship.
He was alrea
Shepard I'm PregnantDr. Chakwas looked down at Miranda lying on the bed. Miranda wondered briefly why she was here. After all, it was only a bit of sickness. But Shepard had asked her to go and find out what it was, so she had. It was early and the majority of the crew was asleep, except Dr. Chakwas. She seemed to be wide awake. Miranda envied her as she stifled a yawn. Dr. Chakwas looked down at the OSD and sighed. Miranda tried not to show the fear creeping through her.Shepard I'm Pregnant6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Miranda, you are not ill," she said, but Miranda noticed the look in Dr. Chakwas' eyes. "You are -- I don't quite know how to say this."
"What?" Miranda asked impatiently.
Dr. Chakwas faltered for a moment, and then said, "You are pregnant."
Miranda's mouth dropped open. I can't be. It's absurd.
She wanted to say something, but for once she was lost for words. She smiled as the realisation swept over her.
"Congratulations,"" Dr. Chakwas said with a faint smile.
Miranda was still a little stunned, but thanked the doctor. Then a terribl
Dinner with a soldierMiranda sat in her office typing on her console her thoughts straying to Shepard and how much her life had changed. Before she had been a cold company woman caring little about other people, but since she had fallen in love with Shepard she had mellowed slightly. She liked the new her it was far better than the one who had been employed be the Illusive Man. Her console flashed as she received a message. She opened up her inbox and saw the subject of the message it read 'I was right about you and Shepard' She looked at who the message was from she smiled as she saw her sisters name under the message. Miranda was now talking to her sister something she had never done before, but thanks to Shepard she was now in regular contact with her. She opened up the message and started to read.Dinner with a soldier6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I knew there was something between you two back on Illium I'm so happy for you. He seems like a good man and has kept in contact with thank him for me would you. I saw the citadel interview i
Show Her You Can Dance Chap 2Show Her You Can DanceShow Her You Can Dance Chap 26 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A part of Joker missed the days where he could drop the Mako on planets so Commander Shepard could drive it through the terrain, albeit badly. The Mako drops and pickups always gave him something to look forward to between missions. But now, the new Normandy was just too big for such drops. The pilot resigned himself to just monitoring the ground team through his console. Joker brought up the monitors for Shepard, Garrus, and Miranda. Each one gave reports on vital signs, thermal clip usage, as well as an onboard camera. Where the hell Miranda had hers attached was beyond Joker nor did he care to find out.
The pilot forced out a sigh and leaned against his hand as he propped his arm up on the chair. The day's earlier embarrassment was still fresh in his mind. He'd been caught sleeping at the helm before, no one bothered him about that since moving about the ship was difficult for him. It was the whole getting caught mumbling in his sleep part th
Her Contract Conditions"He's not gonna make it," Zaeed informed her as the bloody turian in her arms gagged and sputtered. She shared a desperate glance with the mercenary and felt an overwhelming twist of fear in her heart.Her Contract Conditions5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No, not Garrus.
His navy blue blood, something she never wanted to see, had pooled around them all to stain her armor and coat her fingertips. Without much thought, she reached over to wipe the trickles of blood from his nose, a useless endeavor, but something to comfort them both nevertheless. His faded eyes flickered over to her and for a brief moment, Shepard caught his sense of finality.
She didn't have the guts to study the part of his face blown away for more than a few brief glances - enough to know that there was a deep gouge where skin and plating should have been. Pieces of him, shards of thick exoskeleton and soft bits of tissue, hung limply from the wound; only holding by mere threads of skin.
"Garrus, hold on," she pleaded urgently, her voice cracking as she met his gaze onc
Dramione11: Blame it on LoveDramione11: Blame it on Love5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Blame It on Love
It was the day of the first match
Between two of Hogwarts' infamous houses
Every creature, human and ghost were stirring
Even the thieving kitchen mouse!
In the Great Hall, it was extremely loud. Louder than the usual. Many students who of different houses travelled over to the Gryffindor table to wish Harry, the team's captain and seeker, good luck. No one really went to the Slytherin tablet to wish them luck, but they didn't really care and if someone did actually bother, they'd only receive a cold shoulder.
Blaise, who was dressed in his chaser uniform, nudged Draco by the shoulders. "Hey, look. Potter's center of attention again. Lovely, huh?"
Draco slowly lifted his head up to look. "Scar-head, Potter. 'The Boy Who Live,' Potter. He just loves attention. That stupid scar of his probably soaks it all up." He pointed his fork at H
My last Promise My Last Promise.My last Promise5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My fingertips were entwined between hers, I forced a smile and she smiled back. My broken arm wiped her tears with care as the Collector ship begins to crumble around us." You promised me Sheppard " Miranda's voice was filled with pain and anger. Only seeing her eyes amongst all the destruction my hand gently slipped from hers "You must go now ". Miranda's head shook in protest as she clutched on tightly "I won't leave this ship without you!" .My head sunk as Garrus started pulling her away, emotions running wild she struggled and screamed as Garrus took her away. My heart sunk and with one last look I could see her broken heart with every tear she cried.
My injuries were too severe from the Reaper fight I could hardly move. Inch by inch I crawled towards the mainframe where I'm to destroy the
The Dragon and the Wolf Ch 1The Dragon and the Wolf Ch 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Dragon and the Wolf
Chapter One: White Lotus, Black Sword
A hooded man placed a tile in the center of the Pai Sho board. The old man across from him smiled. "I see you favor the white lotus gambit. Not many still cling to the ancient ways."
"Those who do can always find a friend," the stranger replied in a low voice that hid as much as his dark attire. He shifted and his black cloak slipped, revealing the hilt of a sword. If the old man noticed the weapon he gave no indicati
18 Years"You! Stop! I order you in the name of the Ministry of Magic to stop!" Harry panted as he tried to catch up to the surprisingly agile woman who evaded him skillfully through her home.18 Years10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Immobulus!" she cried as she whirled around and ran backwards. Harry stopped in his tracks, glaring at her as she slowed and then turned again to run up the grand staircase that led to the bedrooms. That was a stupid move on her otherwise wise and cunning offensive defense, going to the rooms, because he could lock every one of them while he moved through them to search for her. She had trapped herself, unless she knew where the servants' stairs were, but she was a snooty pureblood, she wouldn't care and wouldn't know. But she would want to as she sat locked in one of those rooms.
The charm wore off quickly, as it was intended. She had obviously thought she would only need a certain amount of time. Wrong for you, Madam, he thought to himself as he began climbing the stairs. He swore colorfully as he felt
APH - Alice of Human SacrificeOnce upon a time, in a world far away, there was a place called Wonderland. Many people lived there, but five of them got possessed by a dream. Their bodies eventually stopped breathing, and after years had passed they came to be called the "Alices of Human Sacrifice" or just "Alices". These people possessed by the dream went mad and their distorted eyes only saw rotting bodies and melting eyes.APH - Alice of Human Sacrifice6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You're the one who will hear their story after eras. Are you ready to see the world through their eyes ?
The first Alice was a brave and gallant young man, the red one who travelled through Wonderland with an axe in his hand. He was cheerful and fair, until he got possessed by the dream as the first Alice, Alice of Spade. He kept wandering around the countries and became feared by everyone who had liked him. Every time he would meet a person or go through a town, he would kill everyone and everything there. For his doings, he gained a red spade in the shoulder of his sword hand. Due to the
Phantom of the Opera InterviewI decided to take my life into my own hands and interview Erik, Christine, and Raoul for their sides of the story...Phantom of the Opera Interview9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Me: Ok, who wants to go first?
Raoul: Oh me me me me! Pick meeeeee!
Erik: Just kill him now…
Me: All right…Raoul *cringe* can go first.
Raoul: Yippee! Well, I went to the Opera House 'cause I was pretty much in charge of things there.
Erik: *cough* liar *cough*
Raoul: So there were these new managers that wanted me to have a look around. Rehearsals for some opera were going on. Carlotta was singing. Mercifully, someone dropped a backdrop on her. She started shrieking, and that's when I decided it was time to leave…
Me: Ok, then what? *cough* stupid fop…
Raoul: Did you say something?
Me: No, no, carry on…
Raoul: I came back for the opera later, and Christine was singing! I was like; "I haven't seen her in like a billion years!" So I stopped by her dressing room after the sho
Shepard love affair part1It was early morning, the Normandy docked at the Citadel. Shepard was awoken by EDI; he was having a nightmare about the Collector base and was not sorry for the AI's intrusion.Shepard love affair part15 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Shepard, incoming transmission for you in the comm. room. The signature is not Cerberus or council." EDI said.
"Do you know who it is?" Shepard asked swinging his legs off the bed.
"The signature is that of the Alliances Operator Chief Ashley Williams"
"What?" Shepard asked in surprise "You must be mistaken"
"I am rarely wrong Shepard" EDI replied and Shepard sighed. He dressed quickly and looked at Miranda. If Ash wanted to pick up where they left off she would be disappointed. He wanted to take Miranda with him but decided against it, she didn't need any unnecessary stress at the moment. He stepped into the elevator and took it down to CIC.
"Good morning Commander" Kelly smiled from her panel.
"Morning Kelly" Shepard said stifling a yawn. "If anyone asks where I am, tell them I'm in the comm. room."
Alice Human Sacrifice lyricsIn some place, was a dream,Alice Human Sacrifice lyrics6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Who dreamed it, was unknown.
Such a truly Tiny dream it was.
The little dream thought:
I don't want to vanish like this,
How do I get people to watch me?
The little dream thought and thought,
And came up with something.
"I can get people to stray into me,
By letting them shape their own world!"
The first Alice was a woman of the Spade,
Who courageously held a sword in her hand,
Chopped down anything in her way,
Making a red path for herself.
That Alice was brought deep into the forest,
And was locked in as a sinner,
In addition to the ways of the forest,
Her life there is a mystery.
The second Alice was a man of the Diamond,
He tamely sang a song in Wonderland,
To fill it with all kinds of sound,
And produced a crazy world.
That Alice had Rose Flowers,
And a cross-eyed man shot at him,
He became bright red as the crimson rose in bloom,
And everyone loved him as he died.
The third Alice was a child of the Clover,
She had a beautiful figure in Wonderland,
Never Kiss and TellHarry adjusted his footing on his broom, jostling it a bit. The only thing he was able to focus on was the grain of the wood and the flurry of color from beneath him as he rocketed through the air. He'd won a number of Quidditch matches this way, balancing and standing up on his broom, and he figured he might as well practice at it. He'd fallen every time he caught the elusive golden snitch this way. Maybe, with practice he'd be able to snatch it up and get comfortably back down on his broom. Well, as long as no bludgers, wizards, dementers or who knows what else tried to go after him.Never Kiss and Tell4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was just now dawn, and as Harry raised his gaze he could see the oranges and pinks and golds spraying over the edge of the Quidditch field, the water, and the mountains. He squinted his bright green eyes against the wind blowing beneath his glasses and swayed a bit, outstretching his arms to keep his balance. Hogwarts was truly his home. Number 4 had never been his home, there with the Dursley's he'd
So You Want to Make a KHR OC 2-- FlamesSo You Want to Make a KHR OC?So You Want to Make a KHR OC 2-- Flames3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A mostly complete guide to making OCs that will fit into the KHR canon
Welcome and let me congratulate you on the brilliant decision to read this guide. Perhaps you recently got into Katekyo Hitman Reborn! and want to make a fan character (or OC) for the series. Perhaps you've already made one (or twenty), but feel you could do better. Perhaps you have found your OC(s) discussed on various Tumblr blogs and want to revise your character(s) so that doesn't happen again. Perhaps you are simply curious about the show and have an actual social life, so that dedicating so much of your time to researching Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is both silly and unfeasible. Whatever the reason, this guide should tell you must everything you need to know.
This is NOT a Mary Sue test! As always with guides to "creative" works, this guide must be taken with a grain of salt. In the end, what matters the most is that you create a character that you enjoy working with. Ho
Lud x Pierce: Would You be My Ally?(Just so you lovely people know, I made things veeeeeeery serious. If I make your OCs turn out of character, then I apologize in advance. Please feel free to ask me to change some things if it gets too bad. Thankies in advance! )Lud x Pierce: Would You be My Ally?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
... The Iron Dominion had begun its raid on our kingdom, I'm afraid. As its king, I mustn't let them get through. I mustn't let them hurt my people or my court.
"Lady Erica, we must be off and quickly. While your brother gathers up troops, we will take our leave and see him..." I gave an exasperated sigh as I finish that sentence.
"Him? My lady, do you speak of King Ludovic?" She looked at me, concerned. "I thought you knew him as a nuisance."
"I do, but," I replied to her, "he is our one ally, and I know if the Dominion attacks my kingdom, they will surely attack his. It is only for the best, you know?" Even when I hated to leave my subjects unattended, I felt my gut telling me that they'd be alright with Sir Eric in charge. With nothing left to say,
Of Vongola and Facebook -Hibari's Password-I don't own KHR, if I do, it's a surprise since I don't know about it.Of Vongola and Facebook -Hibari's Password-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
10TYL verse again.
Warning : Unbeta-ed. OOC-ness.
For easier purpose, every Hibari's comment won't have details and will be separated by lines. I will explain later why.
Pairing : None. You may think it as 6918 or 6927 if you want. And a hint of 10051 I guess. As always 59 to 27 XD
Rokudo Mukuro If anyone wants to access a certain uptight naïve virgin Skylark, the code is "Vongole'sassissotight"
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Hibari Kyoya Hahaha, it works
Irie Shouichi That's odd. I've never heard Hibari-san call Sawada-san 'Vongole'
2 hours ago. 10 Likes.
Fran How could the Cloud know how tight Decimo's ass is if he's a virgin? Shishou, you're not making any sense.
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Hibari Kyoya (a) Shou
Forbidden HalloweenWarning : Unbeta-ed, OOC-ness and MUKURO.Forbidden Halloween3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was time for Halloween.
Tsuna hates Halloween.
October 31 is the day where he would be cooped up inside his office, surrounded by all his paperworks. All was to protect him from certain guardian.
He had had enough with Mukuro and his Halloween ideas that the brunet preferred his paperworks than be the object of fun for the illusionist.
If he manages to avoid the man until the next month, then he is safe, more than safe—
The decimo jerked, alarmed by the sudden scream as he hurried to the door. His steps were shaken due to a sudden earthquake, making it quite difficult for him to reach for the knob.
"Decimo!" His right-hand man barged through, looking worried, "Are you okay?!"
"Y-Yes, I am!" His voice raised a little due to the panic, "what happened, Gokudera-kun?!"
"Hibari's box animal is on rampage!" The silver-haired man informed, as he helped his boss on his feet and ran through
By Your SideBy Your SideBy Your Side10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Erik," Christine chuckled as she heard the snow crunch beneath her feet. "Where are you taking me?" she asked.
But Erik hadn't spoken to her all night. He had lead her out of his loft and began to head towards the hills. He had kept her hand firmly in his and glanced back occasionally.
All the while, Christine kept her eyes glued to the while outline of his mask, wonder glowed through her eyes.
After he led her through a thicket of trees, he finally turned around, his voice barely above a whisper. "Close your eyes, Christine." His words seemed distant to the young Diva, but she found herself obeying his command.
A cold wisp of winter wind found the two and a swirl of snow surrounded them. Even in her darkness Christine was able to find Erik's outline as he guided her through the snow.
A moment later they stopped. The wind blew through her hair again causing a rosy color to develop in her cheeks. A clock in the distance began to chime away as she counted silently to