Otherwise Good ConditionI have worn the same dressOtherwise Good Condition1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
for four days, because
I am sick, exquisitely
black and gold, your drunk
dimestore Nefertiti. A
white stain announces
itself, a muddy star:
here. Undo yourself,
those sallow words you drink,
let the silk fall loose. I've got
a face like dirty laundry
and burial grounds --
What I touch becomes
unwell. I wear my hair
like it pains me,
like a little girl
sucking her teeth
at cars, the caked little
tombs of sugar that crumble,
under the hot milk
of the sun.
3.14The boy sat on the edge of the wooden pier shivering as the ocean that once hugged him tightly dripped off his body in disgust, leaving only a thin layer of green sludge between his skin and the crisp air around him. The smell of dead fish rose out of the ocean grave and wrapped around him until his nose could no longer smell it at all. As the sun left the hazy blue sky, he watched the boisterous boats tread further into the ocean until they were eaten whole by the horizon. His stomach bubbled, gurgling as if to imitate a toddler drowning.3.142 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“You. Your shift’s been outta here for an hour,” a man, dressed in rubber rain clothes and black boots said. “We don’t pay ya to loiter after your deed is done.”
“You don’t pay me at all,” Pi mumbled, directing his eyes away from the murky green water and towards the man’s agitated eyes. “What? You don’t.”
“I pay ya plenty,” the man sneered, “for a rat-bo
wade liberation warwade liberation war1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boy was about nineteen. A young man really, but his face made him look younger. Girl was younger, maybe fifteen, sixteen. Peter Bowen thought as he kept his distance considering the situation, studying the several people involved.
City of wade was under Arenian occupation for over three centuries now, and Arenian trackers seeking out mages to be drafted to their military force was hardly an unusual event. Most people who were learned in spellcasting kept their skills hidden, and their weapons were creatively concealed.
Still give it enough time and any trickery will stand revealed. Trackers were by now very skilled in noticing anything with engraved spellcasting spiral. A ring, a stick, the smallest of things. They knew what they were looking for.
This was what baffled peter as he studied the unfolding situation. Boy was blatantly wearing two short swords with the casting spiral boldly and prominently visible on their handles. Either he was a fool, of a foreigner who decide
JealousyI watch him walk awayJealousy1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Turn to his friends and say
He'd rather be with them
This happens every day
Jealousy begins to stem
How do I send the feeling away?
Puddle-jumpingShe looks through a puddle to the hole on the other side.Puddle-jumping1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Some dreams fell down there a while ago, and if she can just snag a little of the bright ribbon at their tails, perhaps she could follow them in there.
I mean, it looks quite nice, what with all the blue glowing back at her pigtails, and the
clouds seem quite friendly. I wonder if they know hide and seek?
So in she jumps, wellies and all, but somehow only manages a splash and a splutter, and a muddy pattern over her socks.
But it doesn't matter - there's always tomorrow. She'll try again then.
For it's sad, really, when others look into puddles and all they expect to see is the ground.
Reader x Alucard (Oneshot???)***Reader x AlucardReader x Alucard (Oneshot???)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You were going to kill Pip. You were going to kill him violently.
Earlier on in the day you had shrieked multiple times during a
day-time mission to eradicate some ghouls (I mean what girl wouldn't?
They popped out of nowhere and charged you) and after when Alucard had
appeared out of the wall (he seemed to make this a habit when you were
around) and Pip had teased you relentlessly about it, repeatedly
calling you a 'scaredy cat' and other names. Your natural reaction was
to glare and swear up and down that you weren't. To prove it you had
watched the Grudge 1 and 2 as well as The Exorcist. [A/N: work with me
on this...it's just for the story line.] And right now you lay in bed,
cowering under your covers to hide away from the shadows of the room.
You heard a creak come from the depths of your room and your blood
froze. Slowly you turned over in your bed to the direction of which
the creak came and peeked out from under your comforter only to come
Mina and the Count: SickHe hadnt even noticed until shed spoken about it. Hed been busy inviting her to a party the Mummy was hosting that he hadnt been anxious to attend alone. Shed have to put on her fake nose and fur, but shed gotten used to that, years ago.Mina and the Count: Sick6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I dont think Ill be able to go she said in a plaintive whisper, eyes downcast, her guileless face in high color with its red eyebrows sloping in worry.
Vhat? Vhy not? he asked, startled. Your family vill not know if you leave, Mina.
Oh, I know. Its just well, she looked up at his face, I feel funny. Weird.
Then he saw it. Her. How shed changed over these years, the body now longer and stretched in some places, the tiny hands hed held slightly larger, folded like a womans in her lap. The shape of her fac
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 3Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 32 years ago in Romance More Like This
"No. Stop using normal aiming. Forget all the habits you learned as a human."
"Okay..." After that little tip Alucard gave to his student, you took a big gulp from your water bottle and continued to marvel at the two vampire assassins. Alucard was, again, complaining about the poor girl's aim and, honestly, you found that her aim was much better than what you could ever do with any type of gun. You looked over at Alucard, watching as he pretty much criticized Seras with a look, and frowned. Throughout your little stay here the damned man became very persistent for your attention.
First, he would bring you breakfast every morning (which surprised you, because you had heard he liked to sleep in all day until midnight). Second, he would either follow you around until you got tired of it and started yelling extremely choice words to him, which he would gladly respond with a smart ass comment that either made you want to bash your head through a wall or to take his head and slam it against
Mina and The Count: An EndThe Count never pictured his first time out in the daytime quite like this... in his dream, it was never raining, the sun shone bright the grass was green and crisp and it was.. it was a ludicrous dream. He knew it... but somehow no matter how ludicrous it was, it made this day even worse. This day it was cold, it was raining, the skies were dark and clouded and he was attending something he'd long dreaded... a funeral.Mina and The Count: An End6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He remembered the day so clearly. He didn't know when it had happened. He'd just woken up and walked into the hall. He'd felt surprised that Igor had not awoken him.. it was so odd for him to wake up on his own. He stepped into the hall... he felt good, as if this was how it was supposed to be to wake up without another's beckoning. He actually saw Igor, standing next to the table, the telephone clutched in his hand.
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 8Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 82 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You're up considerably late, Walter." Alucard said as the butler turned away from the window. He gave the vampire a once over until he looked back out into the nightly scenery.
"Mhm...well, with all THAT going on outside." A few gunshots rung in the air, as if on cue. Alucard ignored it and moved about the room.
"Is Integra asleep yet?" he asked.
"She turned in just a bit ago. Have you heard?"
"Yes, I have."
"To think that Nazis are involved that a spectre from more than half a century ago would rear its head..." The hitman sighed.
"Hunh. I don't know. Somehow, I had a feeling it was them. I've experienced this sensation, this dim sense, before."
"Ho? And why would that be?"
"Why?" Alucard chuckled. "You ask, "why"? Angel of Death? There are only three who've ever thought of trying to throw undead into actual combat before. One is you all. One is them. And one is me. Furthermore, their undead research facility was completely demolished fifty years ago. You and
Alien Symbiote Chapter 2The Alien Symbiote Made Me Do ItAlien Symbiote Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 2 - It's Here, But Not For Long
Okay, so, where were we? Oh, yeah, now I remember. So, it seemed that as a result of the whole 'me-coming-back-to-the-lab-to-check-on-everyone-and-not-giving-the Lizard-pictures-to-The-Daily-Bugle' thing, I got some serious Brownie Points from everyone in return. My friendship with Gwen got stronger, and Eddie wasn't treating me like a little kid, as he so loves to do. Life was good despite the hours taken from my life to go be Spiderman. Shocker and Sandman both gave me their share of headaches; between the violent vibrations and the giant hand-hammers made of sand I was concerned about getting a concussion! On the plus side, the photos I got landed me a Free-Lance job at the Bugle.
Then came the Fall Formal. A week before that Gwen came up to me and asked me to go with her! I didn't know what to say or do. Gwen ended up taking my silence for a refusal and so was about to walk away in a funk before I took her by
The Costume Competition - p1The Costume Competition - p12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I stare at the box before me, anticipation flowing through my veins, making it a challenge to even stand still. I’ve been waiting for this package for nearly two months; and now, the night before Halloween, it finally arrives. Seriously, I’d been wondering whether it’d get here on time for the costume party tomorrow, or if I’d just spent $300 on something that I wouldn’t be able to wear for another year. I’ve really wanted to go to this costume party, partly because everyone I know is going to be there, and secondly because there is a big costume competition; whoever has the best costume receives $500! That’s not something to be ignored. The party is being held at some rich girl’s house on the opposite side of town; I don’t really know her myself, but she’s inviting everyone who goes to the same college as her. That includes me, as well as about 800 or so other people if they choose to. However, now the costume’s here, I
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 7Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 72 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Our fellow knights who fell in the service of queen, country, and the protestant church...we salute you!!" You, Seras, and the remainder of the Hellsing staff saluted your fallen comrades as the rain poured over your forms, a solemn look adorning all of your faces while you recalled the events that occurred days before. After you awoke from the little nap Alucard forced you to have, Seras informed you of what had happened with them and of all the casualties Hellsing had to endure. Never in your life have you felt so awful until that point. If you weren't injured then maybe you could have helped save the people you worked with.
However, Alucard found this thought of yours idiotic and pretty much ordered you to forget about the Hellsing break in. But how could you forget when you felt like you should have done something instead of becoming the damsel in distress with Alucard acting as your dark knight. You wanted to prove yourself, darn it! You wanted to show Alucard that you could not
Thor ReviewThor Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard
and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest
defenders. This is Rumor Control, here are the facts and welcome to the final
installment of Marvel Movie Week. First off, you're probably wondering why I'm a
cyborg now Well its long story and you'll just have to read my 2004 Punisher review
to know. Moving on. To me some of Marvel's best movies have come out in the last
three years such as Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Punisher: War Zone (True, Iron
Man 2 and Wolverine were both really good movies, but they're just not on the same
caliber as the former three.) So when Thor was announced and its distributor shown
as Paramount I was a little excited. When the trailers reminded me of Iron Man I was
ecstatic. Today I saw it and even though I was just a little let down, Thor was
still overall a damned good movie. True, it has many faults mostly concerning some
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 4Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Ferdinant Lukes, an orphanage near Rome)
"A'richt, thas enough furth a' ye twae!" Two children stood before Father Anderson as they tried to describe the situation. "Just whit's the matter?" Father Anderson asked in a heavy accent.
"Mark hit me first, the jerk!" One boy yelled.
"No way! Nepis took my book..." The other complained right back.
"What are you talking about?!" It was then that Anderson's patience practically ran away with the spoon.
"Ah've heard enough!!" Both of the boys flinched and lowered their heads in shame.
"Fighting wi' yer freen...thas terrible!! Ye'll ne'er get til Heaven thon way!!" Both boys gasped.
"I'm sorry, Father! I'm sorryyyy!" Anderson chuckled at the two and smiled down at them.
"Listen tae me. The only yins ye should e'er get rowdy wi' are Demons and Heathens, a' right?" They both nodded their heads frantically.
"Of course, Father!" Suddenly, a man from the Iscariot walked over with a grim look upon his face. Anderson noticed the man and th
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 5Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 52 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Ugh, where is he?! I have a freakin' bet to win, darn it!" you yelled out, kicking your legs back and forth in the vehicle you and Seras were both currently residing in. Seras sat beside you and listened as she examined her weapon for anything unusual about it. "I swear, if that man doesn't come down here in the next ten minutes, I automatically win by default." Seras stopped what she was doing to look over at you in curiosity. Just why were you so serious about this competition again?
"Why do you want to go through with this with him anyways?" Seras asked. "What is it that you want, ________?" You stopped kicking your legs and looked over at her, placing a hand under your chin in thought.
"Well first I want him to respect me and stop clinging onto me like I'm his favorite toy. Second, I want his freaking trench coat, because it's super awesome. And you know what, I don't care if it's too big to fit me, I'll make it work somehow!" A chuckle came from beside you.
"Oh really? Well good
[LoganxReader]Animal-Chapter6When you wake up again you are still in Logan’s arms and he is still fast asleep. You try your hardest not to move, enjoying the feeling of his warmth and strong embrace.[LoganxReader]Animal-Chapter62 years ago in Romance More Like This
His chest moves slowly with his breathing against your back and without warning his hand slides down to your waist.
Your heart jumps and you feel his warm breath on your neck as his husky sleep laden voice reached your ears, “Did you sleep well?”
Against your will you shiver and lean back against him, nodding slowly.
Logan’s growling laugh shook you and his hand roamed slowly across your stomach, “Nervous?”
You roll over to face him, “Hardly…”
He grins, “You’re lying…”
A quiet sigh escaped your lips and he gently pressed his lips to yours his hand gripping your waist tightly. Your hand grips the back of his neck and pulls him closer, he rolled on top of you and pinned you to the bed breaking off the kiss, “I haven’t met a woman
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 6Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 62 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Hellsing headquarters, London outskirts)
"Comrade Integra. The fact that you've convened the twelve must mean something momentous has happened. Correct, sir Hellsing?" Integra sent a smirk to Sir Irons.
"Indeed." As the older men filed through papers that were laid out before them Integra pulled out a case filled with her cigars and opened it. She had called the twelve here today to discuss some very important matters. After taking the vampires body that Anderson slaughtered and examining it, she and everyone else in Hellsing found something very interesting.
"These recent incidents," one man started, "they're too much for us to keep under wraps. We can only control so much information. Have you ascertained anything?"
"Aye," Integra muttered as she reached for a cigar. "Regarding all the vampires and ghouls we've vanquished a thorough investigation was conducted. We now know something new." She dug into her pocket and pulled out a small micro chip, surprising everyone in the room.
The Costume Competition - p2The Costume Competition - p22 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I eventually awaken to the sight of my darkened bedroom. The curtains are open a crack, and faint moonlight spills through the gap. Wait, moonlight? The sun’s set already?! I sit up, duvet still rapped around me to protect me from the cold of my apartment. That’s one problem with this apartment; a lack of double glazing windows and student income means in the evenings, and the central heating is turned off to save money, it can get very cold very quickly. Does that mean I’ve slept all the way through the afternoon? I glance at my alarm clock; display reading 19:05. I’ve slept for 5 hours?! Dammit! I lie back on the bed, rubbing my eyes to rid them of sleep. I might as well get myself something to eat, I think with a sigh, pulling myself back up into a sitting position. My body protests, wanting only for me to fall back asleep, despite the 5 hours of rest I’ve already had. Why am I so tired? I wonder; I could quite easily
Movie Night (Alucard x Reader) One-ShotMovie Night (Alucard x Reader) One-Shot1 year ago in Romance More Like This
BEEP BEEP BEEP! Smiling, you quickly walked over to the microwave and pulled out the steaming hot bag of popcorn, shaking it so the butter covered most of the popped kernels. You then tore open the bag and dumped the contents into a large bowl you had lying on the counter. Then lastly, you got yourself a drink and took the popcorn and beverage with you to the one room which had the flat-screen TV and surround sound in the large estate of the Hellsing Organization. Tonight was officially - and somewhat surprisingly - your free day. This meant that there were no missions to be done, no other form of chore; laundry and other forms of cleaning and paper work, and no other random small thing you had to do which usually bugged you until you got it over and done with.
After realizing you had a free day, you decided to indulge yourself with the internet, your music (you hadn't downloaded any new songs since you were so busy ghoul/vampire hunting), and now you were going to crash on the
Alien Symbiote Chapter 3The Alien Symbiote Made Me Do ItAlien Symbiote Chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 3 A Different Point Of View
Hey everyone! Well I suppose Peter's been bringing you all up to speed on the events that led to our current circumstances. It was by no easy feat that any of this happened; I guess there is such a thing as Fate.
So, how about I give you my view on all that has happened, eh?
My name is Eddie Brock, I am currently nineteen years old, and I am a freshman at Empire State University. Back in the old days Peter and I were best friends. Even though I was two years older than him I still preferred hanging with him than any one my age. Our parents were good friends and, for a time, we were next-door neighbors. Then the accident happened and Peter and I were both made orphans; I was 9 and he was 7. Peter went to live with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May while I was placed in an orphanage. I was eventually adopted and was placed in a loving family and the two of us stayed as close as possible.
In the beginning I thought of Pe
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 10Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 102 years ago in Romance More Like This
(A motel in St. Rose)
"My love, wake up..." You groaned as you turned your head away from the sudden voice. You had heard it before. It was deep, powerful, sometimes husky when the mood called for it, and it was...annoyingly insistent for attention. Reason why, it loved to pester you. "Come on, flower, open your eyes so that I may look into those gorgeous (e/c) gems of yours."
"Nooo...I wanna sleep." The voice chuckled at your childish reply and kissed your temple.
"You have slept long enough. Now come on and get up. There is something I not only wish to show you, but I also need to discuss a few things with you as well."
Groaning once more, you begrudgingly nodded your head and sat up from...a couch? Wait, weren't you "tied up" before? You slowly opened your eyes, waiting for them to adjust to the light, and took in your surroundings. It looked as if you were in a hotel of sorts, or maybe a motel. You rose up to your feet to get a better look of things and noticed that Alucard was sit
Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 2Bloody Tulips (Alucard x Reader) Chapter 22 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Aaahh!!" you screamed as you shot up on the bed. You panted and placed a hand on your neck, noting that nothing was wrong with it. You let out a long sigh for that little piece of information. "Thank god. It was all just a dream."
"Or was it?" you screamed yet again and brought a pillow up to shield you from the man in red.
"Who are you?! What are you doing here?! Get out!!!" The man laughed at you and your pathetic shield and moved into a position that was more comfortable.
"Should you really be talking that way to your King, my dear?" You twitched and held the pillow even closer to yourself.
"Don't call me that! I want you to get out!"
"You see, I would do that, but two things are keeping me from doing so."
"Oh yeah? Then what are they?"
"Well, you are one reason why. I can't possibly leave you alone, my flower. Honestly, what kind of King would I be if I just let my Queen wander around in the dangerous environment that surrounds her? A pretty awful one if you ask me." You raised th