ReflectionReflectionReflection5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
You, Elizabeth Bennett,
(He would say to his mirror after he shaves in the morning,
If he used a mirror for shaving anymore)
Were the first thing in the world that ever terrified me.
As a boy, I feared not the other youths.
I would go to war for my sister's sake
With any thug in short pants that dared to cross me.
I feared not my tutors, or my father.
The priest could not even quite convince me
Of why I should fear God.
But I fear you, Elizabeth.
(He always calls her just Elizabeth when he's alone,
Or would if he were brave enough
To invite her image into an empty room with him).
You were so easy for me to categorize. That first evening
I learned almost everything I needed to know about you.
I learned that you spoke too loudly and too freely,
And were no great beauty,
And had about the refinement one might expect
Of a young woman of the countryside.
I also learned that you had commandeered my mind,
Kidnapped all m
La Belle et la Bete.La Belle et la Bete.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
लावण्यवती आणि नरपशू.
कशी व्यक्त करू मी मम प्रीत तिजजवळी?
कसे सांगू तिजला की तूच माझी मौलिक सखी!
तिजवर मी आतोनात प्रेम करितो!
तिच्याच सहवासासाठी असा मी व्याकुळ होतो!
Et tandis que la pluie tombeDehors sous la pluieEt tandis que la pluie tombe1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Je tourbillonne en riant
Je ris des autres
Je ris de moi-même
Et tandis que la pluie tombe
Je saute dans les flaques d'eau
Et chante en dansant
" Puisse la pluie durer éternellement "
Sous ce temps
Que tout le monde fuit
Que je recherche
Je souris aux fatalités
Et tandis que la pluie tombe
Je saute dans les flaques d'eau
Et chante en dansant
" Puisse la pluie durer éternellement "
Les gouttes d'eau s'estompent
Les autres sortent
Alors que je rentre
Et que mes larmes coulent
Et tandis que le soleil apparaît
Je saute à l'intérieur de chez moi
Et finis en pleurant
" Puisse la pluie revenir bientôt "
Goddess And Hunter.The sun finally hid beneath the snow-crested mountains. Artemis smiled - her pestering brother was out of the way. She could hunt for the next several hours with nobody and nothing to stop her.Goddess And Hunter.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her followers were fast asleep. She didn't reproach their reluctancy to accompany her this night - after all, mortals needed rest, and they had already enthusiastically joined in her nocturnal hunts for the past week. She noticed young Callisto's peaceful sleeping face. How fortunate, she thought, That no man can have her... They wouldn't deserve her.
On she went, out into the awaking forest. She felt particularly bright and bursting with energy, more than other nights. She broke into a run, skipping agilely between knobbly tree roots and lithely ducking lower branches.
She had a favorite spring to start at. Its water always tasted as though there were some nectar within the drops, and it was her "lucky charm" for hunts. She slowed, picking her way to the clearing which held the sp
8: Beauty and the BeastDid all of it really happen? Is Edmund truly…dead?8: Beauty and the Beast1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Beth sat before the fireplace in her bedroom, her feet tucked beneath her and a blanket wrapped around her shoulders. She was still trembling after all that had happened, and though she tried to breath evenly, her heartbeat wouldn’t slow even a little.
Garrett had disappeared several hours before with an unconscious Fiona in his arms and a shaken, bleary eyed Mr. Gibbs close at his side.
Beth had asked to help, wanting to be close by when Fiona woke, but both men had insisted that she too needed to rest after her ordeal, and so she had been left with no other choice but to wait anxiously in her bedroom for word of Fiona’s condition.
In an effort to keep her mind off of her worry over Fiona, she busied herself by removing the bandages from her arm and leg.
“Strange,” she murmured when the bandages fell away. Not a scratch marred her pale skin, and there were no scars. To anyone else, it would appear
Darkest Realms Chapter 4 As the four treaded steadilly through the forest, SpongeBob's mind began to wander. "...I wonder if anybody at home notices I'm gone," he thought. He looked up at the sky through the trees to see the clouds clearing out, leaving a normal looking blue sky. He smiled and flapped his hand at the others to grab their attention while continuing to look up. "Guys! Look!" he squealed with joy as he pointed up to the sky. The others followed his gaze and looked up at the sky. They smiled.Darkest Realms Chapter 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"...Wow...I never knew I'd be so happy to see something so normal," Danny chuckled. Their happy thoughts abruptly came to a stop when they heard something in the bushes 10 yards from them. They froze in place, quickly turning their heads to the bushes. They stood as still as statues, their eyes glancing around the bush trying to make out what was hiding...or hunting...
Once they heard a deep, low growl from the bushes, t
Pirates of Penzance AbridgedPirates of Penzance Abridged7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Arrgh, aargh, me hearties. We must search for the black pearl..
Oh, right! Frederick, our apprentice has turned 21 on this warm and sunny day in late February. Let us rejoice and drink pink alcohol.
No pink alcohol for me! For I must leave you.
Why? You're a better pirate than any of us.
I'm not an orphan so I don't fit in. Anyway I'm the Slave of Duty and must therefore kill you all!
That's so sad! I have to cry for the man who is going to kill me. Goodbye! When you kill us make it quick.
Of course! Though there is only one of me and 20 of you, I'll be sure to kill you quickly.
Just make sure to take your girlfriend. PLEASE!
But she's old enough to be my mother!!
Exactly. Bye now!
So - are we leaving?
Sure! Why not. Hey, wait a second...
Daughter and Mabel
(sings) Climbing over rocky mountains..
Oh my god, they're gorgeous! Screw th
3: Beauty and the Beast"You look like a princess, dear," Fiona stepped back so that Beth had a better view of herself in the full length mirror.3: Beauty and the Beast3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Beth's heart skipped when she looked over her reflection, barely recognizing the young lady who stared back. The gown she wore, though not cut in the latest fashion, was a rich emerald green that complimented her fair skin and rich brown curls. The skirt was full, the silk flaring slightly at the hips and reaching to the floor where the hem was stitched in an ornate pattern of golden ivy. The stitching continued up the skirt to the bodice, wrapping around it in a way that complimented her narrow waist.
The bodice was cut lower than the style that Beth was used to and was trimmed in black lace, and Beth couldn't help but feel self conscious about the amount of cleavage that it revealed. Yet Fiona assured her that it was not at all inappropriate, that it barely revealed anything at all, which relieved Beth somewhat.
Fiona had also managed to style Beth's unruly tresse
THE LIFE OF ANDROS BELORINITHE LIFE OF ANDROS BELORINI3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
THE LIFE OF ANDROS BELORINI
A child named Andros
He was born one December 30th in venezzia, his father, Alexander, was a corsaire...an assassin .and a hero for the little Andros. His father was everthing he wanted to be. When he was 8 years old Alexander gave him a Little toy that he bought in Cádiz-Spain after a mission, a pirate ship with the name "El Asesino escarlata" carved in the Wood, this Little toy is a treasure, that even today, Andros keeps safe and clean on his prívate room in the Tiber Island hideout.
He used to play near the port with his other friends always fascinated by the amazing ships that every day brought food, gold, money, different kinds of metals and other stuffs to the city .he felt in home when he was near the sea he knew that his destiny was following the steps of his father and become a corsaire.
For years he trained his body and his skills always pushing himself beyond his limits, he wa
Darkest Realms Chapter 1 "...Why are we going up to your attic again?" SpongeBob asked Jimmy as he, Jimmy, Timmy and Danny climbed up to the attic of the Neutron household. "I told you; There's some boxes of science supplies I found up here and I need some help carrying it down to my lab," Jimmy reminded as they reached the attic. "So... you brought us here... for work?" Timmy questioned. "Yeah, that's correct," Jimmy replied. ".........I'm out..."Darkest Realms Chapter 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Timmy turned to leave, only to be grabbed by the shoulder and spun around. "Hey!" Jimmy argued, then sighed and cooled his voice, "You know, you never know what you'll find up here... there might even be something interesting up here." "What... dust bunnies and cobwebs? Yeah... that's thrilling..." Danny added sarcastically.
"Fine..." Jimmy muttered, "Can you at least help me get this stuff down, and then we can do whatever afterwards." The others shrugged, "Alright..." They got to work u
Darkest Realms Chapter 3It had begun to rain when the four reached the edge of a forest. They raced under a large leaf to shelter themselves from the cold and stared out into the fog. They all panted heavilly from running away from the evil Uka Clan, trying to stay unnoticed as long as possible. "We don't want to attract attention,"Jimmy had stated earlier, "We want to remain unseen as much as we can..." "But then who's going to help us get home?" SpongeBob asked in a nervous tone. "I don't know if anyone in this world is friendly, SpongeBob..." Danny replied, "I think we'd be home now if those stupid dinosaurs weren't so savage..."Darkest Realms Chapter 35 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They now sat in silent fear under the large leaf, they're bodies scrunched together to try and keep warm from the cold wind. "...will we ever get home?" Timmy asked and turned to the others. Jimmy sighed and looked at the ground, unsure of what to say, SpongeBob scrunched himself together more and closed his eyes without a response, and Danny glanced at the
Darkest Realms Chapter 2 The others stood up with their mouths hanging open as they stared up at the temple. "What...is that?" SpongeBob asked as he stared in awe. "I don't know..." Jimmy replied, "It...looks like some kind of ancient ritual celebrating area from the earlier periods of civilization..." "So...do you think there's people inside?" Timmy asked. They listened for a moment, and heard a faint sound of chanting. "Sure sounds like it...let's go see," Danny said as he started towards the temple.Darkest Realms Chapter 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The entrance engulfed them in a brilliance of gold engraved walls and carvings. Pillars went down the hall as far as they could see, creating a maze of confusion. Turquoise bricks stacked together created the walls, and deep yellow bricks stacked together held the pillars in one piece. The four cautiously made their way down the hall, the chanting growing louder. "...I...I don't know about this guys..." SpongeBob whispered. "Don't worry, dude! What's th
Insomnia. ''Babe, I can't sleep again.''Insomnia.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For an insomniac,
Sleep is only a distant dream.
My tired eyes are open
While my body is stiff.
I can never sleep again.
RaindropsRaindrops3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Victoria laughed when they finally found cover from the rain. She wiped her eyes of the water, but raindrops still dripped onto their faces. Vincent gave a disapproving frown and tried to wipe the offending tears, until Victoria slapped his hand away.
"Don't do that," she said with a smirk, tucking her hair behind her ear. "You'll ruin my makeup."
"As if the rain hadn't already done that," Vincent replied, making her chuckle softly. Victoria sat down in the veranda and ushered for him to sit next to her. He happily obliged. His clothes crumpled uncomfortably in the rain and mud, but for some reason, it didn't seem to bother him as much. "You'll catch a cold at this rate."
Victoria's lips quirked into a strange smile, as she said, "You forget that I'm already dead."
"No," he replied, smiling as well. "You're very much alive. At least, to me you are."
Her eyes softened as she looked down and slowly grazed his fingertips with her own. Their conversation was tame yet surprisingly intimate,
10 Ways to Annoy Arthur Kirkland10 Ways to Annoy Arthur Kirkland10 Ways to Annoy Arthur Kirkland2 years ago in Humor More Like This
10. Speak in a very phony british accent when around him.
9. Everytime he speaks to you, reply with "Jolly good, govena!!"
8. Call him a "nit."
7. Tell him that most of his kings were either French or Viking and that there is no true Anglo Saxon.
6. Claim to have made some "fish and chips" and tell him he can't have any.
5. Remind him constantly how Francis is a better cook than him.
4. When he says something surprising, reply with "Blimey!"
3. Use the term "bloody hell" around him.
2. Invite him to a tea party. When he asks where it is, say Narnia.
And the number one way to annoy Arthur Kirkland?
1. Run down the highway by his house, late at night, screaming "THE BRITISH ARE COMING!!"
insomniarats curl upinsomnia6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the empty sockets of
i hear them chittering
of threadbare trees
and windworn grass
into the empty hours of the night
the scarred hyena cackling
in my lungs
lowers his mocking to a whisper,
and in the darkness i can almost hear
your far-flung breaths
(i never could evict this lump that’s settled in my throat,
owes me all kinds of rent)
5: Beauty and the Beast"If I didn't know you so well, Mr. Gibbs, I would think you were mad for being outside during such poor weather," Garrett said, pulling his thick leather gloves from the pocket of his great coat. "The cold is quite unbearable."5: Beauty and the Beast3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrett tugged his gloves on against the biting cold, glancing warily at the dark clouds swirling high above. Though the snowfall had ceased that morning, Garrett could sense the storm would be back with a vengeance by nightfall.
"I hadn't planned on coming out, I assure you," Mr. Gibbs chuckled. "But dear Tilly has been cooped up in the barn these past days, and with this small break in the storm I could not pass up the opportunity to take her out for a short ride. Isn't that right old girl?"
Tilly bobbed her head as Mr. Gibbs ran his gloved hand back and forth against her neck, leading the old mare along through the snow and towards the barn.
Garrett walked beside Mr. Gibbs in silence, his thoughts turning to Mr. Leonard and the letter that he had placed in th
Irish DreamsMy dreams of Ireland are paintedIrish Dreams2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with pastel green eye shadows
and emerald bushels of garland
that glisten in the charcoal night.
They're visions of golden showers
and fresh aquamarine dew drops
that embrace the lively bedrock,
awakening the creatures within.
They're the rush of bustling winds
weaving through the loose locks
of Irish boys and their lovers,
dancing under the Celtic stars.
They're the ancient melodies
that consume every fantasy heart
and yearner of good luck,
well-wishers and explorers.
My dreams of Ireland are painted
with every enticing touch of beauty
that one could possibly imagine.
4: Beauty and the BeastSunlight streamed through the large window and across the foot of the bed, and for a moment Beth forgot where she was. She turned onto her back, staring up through the canopy of drapes hanging across the four poster bed, her anxiety and frustration over her situation returning as the after effects of sleep wore away.4: Beauty and the Beast3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Beth hated how helpless she felt, trapped in a castle in the middle of a vicious storm that showed no signs of easing up. She sat up in bed and stretched her tired limbs, then scooted to the edge of the bed and pulled the blanket up around her shoulders against the biting cold of morning.
Since there was nothing she could do about her situation, she focused instead on the small things she could control, such as getting dressed and straightening her bed. She was certain that Fiona would be upset with her for cleaning up a bit, but Beth wasn't the type who expected others to wait on her.
Once the bed was as close to perfect as she could get it, Beth went to the armoire where
2: Beauty and the BeastBeth clung to Mr. Thorne's arm around her waist, her teeth chattering as icy rain trickled down her face. Her hair was glued to her cheeks and tangled around her neck, her cloak and gown soaked through to her skin. Her whole body was numb, her fingers and toes aching painfully from the cold.2: Beauty and the Beast3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We're nearly there," Mr. Thorne shouted over the onslaught of rain. Beth nodded, unable to speak as droplets of rain hit her already numb face.
Beth leaned closer against Mr. Thorne, trying to soak up some of the warmth that seemed to roll off of him in waves. Though she shook violently against the cold, Mr. Thorne felt as though he was on fire, and she couldn't help but relish the warmth that his nearness offered.
He stiffened behind her as she held onto him, his grip around her waist tightening as his warm breath ghosted over her temple. She tilted her head and glanced up at him to find his hard unreadable eyes on her, his jaw clenching and unclenching.
There was something possessive in the way
a bed shaped universethe pressure coming from your lips, i swear it will suck my soul straight from below mya bed shaped universe4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
chest, bellowing in your existence. sometimes i swear we will shatter with the impulse of our
veins pressing against cold white sheets we are heating with every inch of emotion we have
bottled up for saturday nights spent alone in rooms with TVs flashing in the background.
shadows bouncing around the room in galaxy like formations, constellations gracing your
back as you straddle my waist, bending your skinny navel over to grace my lips, your hair
dripping on my chin and around my neck like meteorites crashing a bendable surface.
we are floating, the room is growing and my mind is swelling with each intake of your scent.
sigur ros is playing its dreamlike melody in the background of my seventeen years of age. i'm
lifting my head to try to let light play games between my retina, my thoughts are a
kaleidoscope of every emotion ever calling this body home. our bed is a garden and you are
the flower bei
6: Beauty and the BeastWhen Beth woke she was afraid to move, uncertain of where she was or who might be with her. She opened her eyes only slightly, just enough to see that she was lying in her bed at Blackmoor Castle, the room warm and the walls aglow with shifting light from the fireplace.6: Beauty and the Beast2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She had the distinct feeling that she was not alone, and when she shifted her head slightly to have a better view of the large wingback chair that was near the window, her heartbeat quickening when she realized that a figure sat there--and she knew with certainty that it was Mr. Thorne.
Beth squeezed her eyes closed, trying to keep her breathing steady and even, willing Mr. Thorne to leave her alone so that she could assess her situation in peace and come up with a better means for escaping the castle and the mad creature that Mr. Thorne had transformed into.
"I know you're awake," he muttered. "So you may as well open your eyes and face me."
Her breath caught at the sound of his voice, which no longer sounded gravelly