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Ghostly AngelI woke up, in my bedGhostly Angel3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In my pitch black room
My ghostly friend was back
And wanting to play
Her life was taken away
At a very young age
She wakes me
Night after night
Just to play
Like a child wants too
She was so young so pure
She didn't deserve the death
She had to adore
With a gunshot to the head
Was a drunk
And didn't want to hear her cry
All scared of ghost of the night
She is my ghost
In the night
And I welcome her in my home
I'm not afraid
Every soul needs a day
And I'm the one that makes her day
Night after night
And I don't think she will ever go away.
The Parable of the WriterThree writers came to the table, manuscripts in hand.The Parable of the Writer8 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One writer said,
"I wrote this piece to be edited. There is plenty to be cut and moved around."
Another writer said,
"I wrote this piece to be published. Between these pages you'll find everything people want to see."
The last writer said,
"I wrote this to be read."
Then he set his manuscript down, and walked away.
You'll Never Understand...You'll never understand...You'll Never Understand...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I'm glad you don't.
Because that would mean
You'd have to go through my pain.
And I'd never wish that
The Vampire King Part 17I knew I was pushing my luck but after hearing what she said, I couldn't control my emotions any longer. I wanted to love her so badly, to feel her against my body, that I had to ask. I would have begged... Now I sat watching her sleep, still disbelieving of what had happened. How could I even describe what it was like...? It was like finding the key to paradise and opening the door. Her little cries, her gasps... I couldn't help but muse each moment of our love making over and over again in my mind.The Vampire King Part 175 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was resting her head between my shoulder and chest, pressed so tightly against my body I could feel her heartbeat. I loved it, I loved feeling her there, knowing she was there. It made me want to make love to her again. Her lithe, pale arm was draped across my body, holding me to her as I held her to me. She was the only one that ever made me feel wanted. My people needed me, I never did not feel needed, but wanted? No... not until she came.
Mana had sacrificed her eternal rest to come
The Vampire King Part FifteenAh, how history does repeat itself I thought as I stood horizontal to the world staring at a face I thought- hoped- I would never see again. The first sensations of his presence were so faint, so well masked, that I nearly thought I was mistaken when I felt the tingling of his essence in my mind. But in my soul I knew he was there and I knew if I did not get Cassandra away she would be his next victim. I met him half way between the top of the building and the ledge where I just shared a kiss with an angel.The Vampire King Part Fifteen5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been so long...
"They tell me you have changed your name." I said as I stopped mere feet from him. He looked different to me. His once black hair was now white, his once smiling face now forever formed into a scowl. The unearthly beauty remained but the sadness that oozed from his blackened heart paled it. His eyes shimmered that sinful emerald green which betrayed his most horrible secret; his frail lineage. "Would you have me defile the title of an angel as you have?" He as
Centaur: A Chaotic Tail Part 6It took both of them a long time to deal with all the meat. They cooked it all, not wanting to have to carry around raw meat on their travels. Felix used a trick he learned to preserve a lot of it quickly . . . it would be a bit tough and dry but it would still be edible and would keep them going if they couldn't get fresh meat. Still, with the way Peggy ate even the deer wasn't going to last forever. They actually managed to put quite a dent in the fresh cooked meat. It made Felix feel good that she finally didn't look like she was starving.Centaur: A Chaotic Tail Part 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peggy stood up after she'd finally eaten her fill and looked around, "Felix? Does the name Shar'eshelle ring any bells to you?"
Felix shook his head and concentrated on not burning the meat, "No . . . why?"
Peggy looked around, "I . . . I think that might be the name of the goddess who's temple this is. I found a complete statue in one of the other rooms."
Felix looked thoughtful, "Huh . . . I don't know . . . not familiar with that name at all. T
You don't just die.Do you understand?You don't just die.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The blade against your wrist
Doesn't just slice your skin.
It cuts through others
Do you understand?
You don't just kill yourself.
You kill everyone.
From YOUR goodbyes.
Do you understand?
You don't just die.
You take everyone down
The Vampire King part 25"Let me out of here!" I wailed as I stood before the solid silver door. I had to smile and wonder how Ailo came about getting it. "Master... you gave orders not to let you out..." I heard Ailo say. "That was then, this is now. Let me out." I said calmly, though my temper was... quite short all of the sudden. "Let me out of this room now. This is the last request I will make before I tear the door loose and press your face upon it." I said. I heard shuffling, frantic muttering to the human slaves outside.The Vampire King part 254 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The door opened... Ah, Ailo never did disappoint me. "M-Master... how...?" He asked as I ducked out of the doorway and into the hall. "I had a vision, or rather, a memory. Raya wanted me to fulfill my destiny, Ailo. Now that Cassandra is gone... I have no choice but to continue what I started so long ago. I have to do as I meant to do... so I might take my place in the heavens and once again be with my love..." I said, lifting my chin as the image of my personal utopia shimmered in my
HT - GraduationGraduation's doneHT - Graduation5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The real world awaits me now
...Do I have to go?
Giovanni's diary-part oneGiovanni's diaryGiovanni's diary-part one6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The summer was hot that night and death clung to me more so than usual. Had I done what I thought I had done? Had I killed my father? It seemed so as I looked at my blood stained hands. The odd thing about this blood was that I did not care to taste of it. This sounds a strange thing for a man to say, to talk of the consuming of blood, yet I did so. Perhaps I should start at the beginning, however confusing and strange it is."
Giovanni Venaducci, paused for a moment with pen in hand and brow furrowed in thought. His soul sang a sorrowful tune this night, one it sang many nights. Tonight, however, rather than hide within the swells of warm flesh and fine wine that he normally did, he decided to confess his sins to paper, in hopes of relieving his guilty heart. He had debated whether to open the piece with the knowledge of his crime but then that was the crux of the issue, wasn't it? His guilt was for the crime of protecting his family. Over time one would think the gui
The Time of the HearthThe Time of the Hearth7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The Time of the Hearth
Autumn had receded two moons ago, the chill winds of winter blew down from the north, as a cloaked old man, pack on back, staff in hand, walked into the village. Snow had been falling for a few days now and he was pleased his journey had come to an end. Home at last. Every year he journeyed the land weaving as he went, weaving for bed, board & ale. He had woven his way around the land, in & out of times, of what had gone before & what was to come. Now it was home time, hearth time, and the Winter Solstice, time of longest dark & rebirth of the light. Charged with mulled Hart's Breath, he would weave the night away, and, with the rising sun, he would greet Yule, the Day of the Young Light and its twelve days. And on twelfth night he would start his journeying again, fo
Haiku Tuesdays - Week FourYay for the haiku!Haiku Tuesdays - Week Four5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
It's like reading poetry
In bite size portions.
EundrickEundrick4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There were things that couldn't be explained, take for example almost always, why is the sky blue or why do things seem to work this way? Life is a box full of surprises waiting to happen, whether it be something day to day or it be an object that blooms and grows within the mind, due to experiences by the person or emotions. These thoughts run in circles across my mind, thoughts seemingly endless, unbound by reality. It intrigues me so, just like a splinter in my mind. One cannot go through the day without thinking upon a thought.
Thoughts can be expressed in waves or circuits, just like a computer data base; a thought racing through the brain, unlimited and full of knowledge, waiting to be uncovered. Even the very existence of thought enthralls my mindset. I sit here thinking of the "code-like" waves, stimulated in the brain. The human mind is vast and mysterious. Seemingly linked together perfectly in the days and commotions o
Centaur: A Chaotic Tail Part 2The God of Chaos watched the little filly meander down the road. It certainly had taken all he had to get that stubborn creature GOING. He'd never felt so frustrated in his life, all that planning and plotting and his lovely little piece of mischief was turning out to be a complete stick in the mud. Still . . . the wreck she left in the town was promising. Brilliant work, the fish barrels upending and sliming a good ten people and making the boardwalk treacherous for quite a while until complete degreasing could occur. That had him smiling in delight and thinking that maybe he hadn't made a mistake after all. Should be interesting to see what happened when she got to the city. His smile became very toothy. Yes . . . very interesting. A promising start now that it was started. "You will do well, little one, this may work out after all."Centaur: A Chaotic Tail Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peggy's walk continued until lunchtime, with the sun high overhead and the fog completely burnt off. The sun was now blasting up at her from the ocean o
Ghost of Rose Manor Chapter Three Part TwoGhost of Rose Manor Chapter Three Part Two2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next morning was very confusing to me. I wasn’t sure if I had had the oddest dream in history or if it was real. I looked under my pillow and the seeds I had placed there were gone. Okay so Morpheus did take the seeds. I had to admit that I found Morpheus rather interesting. He didn’t try to seduce me but explained he had tried to seduce Samuel… which I found to be hilarious. Greek Gods, am I right?
I dressed and got ready for work, however this time I simply put on my normal attire: a Japanese sun shirt, blue jacket, black patch pants and red Converse. It expressed my ’I don’t give a fuck’ side. I wasn’t about to try and impress a mad man every day with skirts. I didn’t tell my parents about the dream. We just had a simple, quiet break before I left. Part of me, okay all of me, was pretty excited to see if Samuel confirmed the dream last night.
I never thought I would be happy to be back in that house but if it was true that Samuel
Apartment 13 - Relativity Episode 37 Johnny adjusted his headset, pulling the microphone closer to his mouth. "Okay, you need to go ahead about 20 feet. After that, make a left, then a sharp right. The chamber will be right ahead of you."Apartment 13 - Relativity Episode 373 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
There was a burst of static before a man answered. His voice was filtered through an electronic device, so it was difficult to make out who it was. "What about the lava?"
Johnny switched screens, studying the digital read-out. "It's stable. Barely, but you should have enough time to retrieve the transformer before it gets dangerous."
"I knew this mission was suicide," a female replied, a distorter masking her voice as well.
"Hey, I've done this for more important missions," the teen reassured. "Trust me."
An alarm sounded and the map turned from green to red.
"I hear something coming!" another voice called.
Blips filled the screen, moving quickly towards the team. "Oh, shit," Johnny said. "Hey
CultureWe are unableCulture2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
to grasp the entire world:
our arms are too short.