The Oldest FearMy mother once said, "You aren't afraid of needles, you’re afraid of pain. You aren't afraid of exploring, you’re afraid of getting lost. You aren't afraid of heights, you’re afraid of falling. You aren't afraid of flying, you’re afraid of crashing."The Oldest Fear1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I conquered all my fears but one:
My fear of the dark
The oldest fear mankind has known.
One night, I told my mother about my only fear. She stopped rocking in her chair and knelt down in front of me. She smiled sweetly and replied,
“My child, you aren't afraid of the dark, you’re afraid of what’s in it.”
I looked into her bright golden eyes before she hugged me tightly.
Funny, I thought Mother’s eyes were blue.
Because you've made me Love youYou make me laugh,Because you've made me Love you2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you make me cry,
you make me pretty in my mind
and to everything else, blind.
But out of all the things you do, you've
made me love you.
Like your shadow when you walk
past, I follow the steps you take, I
walk in your shoes, I
understand you. Sometimes it's
not as comfortable as I
would like but I do it because you've
made me love you.
I know that my jokes aren't funny
and that I may be sensitive and emotional
and I'm not really anybody beautiful
and as positive as you make me be for you I
still see the truth in the world.
Even if it's not happy but you've
made me love you.
And I'd do anything for you.
But you don't know I love you the way I do and in fact you
must not know. Because I fear you wouldn't love me
Not the way I love you.
I'll never tell you until you tell me first but,
but what if you're just feeling the same about me but
what if you're thinking these same thoughts then
who goes first?
you wouldn't love me. Not in a
The War Ain't OverThe war's never overThe War Ain't Over1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Its always just beginning
Thinking of all the battles I've lost
Sends my brain spinning,
But the war ain't over
That much I know
So there's a chance I could take the reigns
And then I'd never let 'em go
But right now's another battle
Another hour of pain,
The enemies siege
When my smile started to wane
Under the crushing blows
Their words did to me
Though I suppose
I should be glad they weren't
Sticks and stones
Cause then where would I be?
And as my embarrassment mounts
Then comes their cavalry
Stabbing at what's left of my gaiety.
I call for a retreat
Cut the losses of my pride
Run back for shelter
And merely try to hide,
But waiting there's an ambush
Another standing infantry
All their guns dutifully
Pointing towards me.
I stand and accept their fire
Where else am I meant to go?
Here was supposed to be safe
This castle was supposed to be home.
So I pull myself together
I stride through their screams
Trying not to fall apart
Whilst they rip me to seams.
And the d
a sliver of the galaxyto the star girl on the edge of my tongue:a sliver of the galaxy2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
your hair dye is fading; you are a patch work
quilt comprised of sleepless nights and
the world around you romanticizes
the sadness that fills you like a broken well,
but you know they’re wrong --
having a darkness that threatens
to overwhelm you every single moment
isn’t glamorous at all.
you’ve started to trace your skin
with a knife again, itching to press
a little harder, to draw on your body
the only way you know how.
but you won’t.
because that will mean
that you’re just as far gone
as they think you are.
and there’s still a sliver inside of you
that doesn’t want to let go.
--the girl on the other side of your mirror
American!Tourist!ReaderxJapan part12-Tokyo TouristAmerican!Tourist!ReaderxJapan part12-Tokyo Tourist2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
12 Readers POV
There was something on your stomach. Something semi heavy. You cracked your eyes open, blinking and squinting at the bright morning light. When your eyes adjusted enough for you to look around you sat straight up, making whatever it was on your stomach tumble down. This wasn't your hotel room. Your hotel room didn't have that window or those color walls, or screen doors, or such a low bed.
You looked down and saw an angry cat glaring at you. Slowly your confusion and fear melted away and your heart returned to its normal pace. You were at Kiku's parents apartment. Last night you had fallen asleep listening to him play the piano. He must have decided not to wake you up.
Neko kept glaring at you so you reached out one hand and scratched his cheek absentmindedly. He instantly started purring and leaned into your touch. "Oh you like that huh?" you laughed lightly at the happy little cat. Suddenly his ears parked up and he trotted out of the small open space in the scr
Kisshu x Ichigo - Chapter 1 Chapter 1Kisshu x Ichigo - Chapter 15 years ago in Settings More Like This
"It's over," I whispered. I looked down, not wanting to face the sadness that seemed to radiate off him.
"Ichigo....?" Masaya asked.
"I'm sorry...It's just..." I said shaking my head.
"It can't be we've been-"
"I know, I just don't feel anything," I said finally looking up. Masaya's deep brown eyes bored down deep in my soul. Sadness coursed through my body just like my blood. I looked away hoping the sadness would just go away.
It didn't go away, his eyes kept on coming back every time I blinked. I felt a warm hand on my chin. His hand lifted my face so we were face to face.
Trouble Times TwoOh looky! Hes waking up!Trouble Times Two7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The first reaction to come out of the seeker was a swipe of clawed hands and Sideswipe managed to jerk back enough to be missed, the slight breeze of the fingers passage brushing against the dermal plating of his cheek.
I told you to not be that close to him when he onlines, the yellow twin grumbled from the tree he leaned against.
Im going to kill you both! Starscream snarled, resisting the urge to rub his helm and hope that the ache in his CPU went away. He couldnt quite remember what happened or why he was currently grounded. One moment he was patrolling the skies, the next he was waking up to the insufferable sound of the red Lamborghinis cheery voice.
Now now, Screamy, Sideswipe said just out of reach. Its not nice to say something that wont come true. Itll be especially hard since your main weapons ar
Mythos Chapter 1: LineageMythos: Chapter 1Mythos Chapter 1: Lineage3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It's almost been 2 years since my brother murdered our parents. Because of how much his appearance had changed, the police hadn't been aware the killer was no longer a brown-haired, smooth-skinned boy. For the last couple years, he's had black hair and white, leatherlike skin. Not just that, his eyelids are no longer there and he had carved a glasgow smile into his cheeks.
The night he had killed our parents, he was nearly able to stab me to death. Luckily I was able to crawl my way to the phone before heavy bleeding became my demise. Despite that though, I still love my brother no less than I ever have. Although being a Christian, I'm required to unconditionally love every living being like our Father above. The wooden cross that hangs on my necklace always reminds me of Jeff, since he owned one just like it. For the last while I've been wondering if he still had it.
If you haven't gotten the hint, I'm Liu, Jeff's older brother.
Day of the Decepti-KittiesDay of the Decepti-KittiesDay of the Decepti-Kitties7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This story started on one particular day on planet Earth, a nice sunny day except in those really cold and dark places and maybe the south pole depending what season it is, when at least a quarter of the human race thought that the end had finally come. By tea-time it went up to at least half of the human race and it was presumed that on the next day around breakfast or brunch the entire world would run around, screaming that the end was nigh and throw cakes at each other for no good reason. The culprit, or should I say culprits, for this sudden panic is none other than Earth's unwanted guest, the Decepticons, led by the evil Megatron and-
Megatron: Hey hold it! That's it!?
Megatron: You're just gonna say I'm evil? What about cruel, powerful and wickedly handsome to boot!?
AutobotV: Well "evil" says it all Megatron, stop being so greedy all the time, you can't have everything!
Megatron: I WANT EVERYTHING! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!
AutobotV: GO SIT
The Scent of a SeekerThe Scent of a Seeker3 years ago in Humor More Like This
There were some times that Starscream wondered just what went on in the possessors of his fellow Decepticons. Some times he envied Soundwave's telepathic abilities. Then again, some things were better off left unknown and the tri-colored seeker was beginning to think this was one of those times. He stared at Ramjet and wondered if the white jet had done what he thought he had done.
"Did you just sniff me?" Starscream asked, raising an optic ridge.
Ramjet blushed and looked flustered, "N-no! W-whatever gave you that idea?"
Starscream was unconvinced. "Yes you did! You just sniffed my neck!"
The cone-headed jet shifted his weight from one thruster to another uneasily, "Uh, I think I hear Dirge and Thrust calling me Screamer, gotta to go." The white jet took off at a speed that Starscream found impress
HurtLies stacked upon each other,Hurt2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A disgraceful factory.
Hurt being passed around,
A disease that spreads so easily.
Lust that finally awakens,
A sinful need.
We’ve created our own kingdom,
We’ve buried our own graves.
There is no turning back,
No back button to press.
A stinging feeling,
As the reality seems more unpleasant.
The salvation looked for won’t be found,
There is no happy end.
The only salvation I see is the one,
With the gun against your temple.
Dear NightmaresThis is a letter to leave to the night.Dear Nightmares2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the monsters under my bed,
In my closet,
In my head.
This is a letter about fear.
About screaming in the night,
In the shadows of faces,
In the voices afraid of the light.
This is a letter about countless cries.
About sanity that would not come,
About everything lost to the night,
About the damage that cannot be undone.
This is a letter about remorse.
About all the time I didn’t spend,
About the people I left in the ashes,
About the friendships I lost in the end.
This is a letter about dreams.
About the realities I didn’t need to face,
About time wasted on invisible planes,
About vanishing without a trace.
This is a letter I did not write
Because I was too busy screaming in the night.
La Ultima Cancion De Cuna De FluttershyLa Última Canción De Cuna De Fluttershy.La Ultima Cancion De Cuna De Fluttershy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rainbow Dash y Fluttershy estaban caminando por el pueblo. Estaban en una cita para recuperar el tiempo perdido. Rainbow Dash había ido a ver a ver a su amiga Spitfire, la comandante de los Wonderbolts. Se hicieron amigos cuando Rainbow Dash había ido a probar para entrar a los Wonderbolts hace unas semanas, y acababa de regresar de una estancia en la academia para el fin de semana. Rainbow Dash había decidido ir a ver Spitfire y ver que estaban haciendo en la academia.
"Hey Fluttershy, ¿Qué hiciste este fin de semana mientras yo estaba fuera?" Rainbow Dash pidió.
"Oh, bueno, Ángel y yo tuvimos una conversación larga y agradable sobre la comida que he estado haciendo por él. Está fuera de control otra vez, así que tenía que hablar con él acerca de cómo puedo ser asertiva" Fluttershy rió mientras terminaba de decirle las cosas a
Let People InI used to hate people so much because they're so quick to judge and betray each other. They'll say they're your friends, but then ignore you or shun you when it stops being convenient or fun for them. They use you as much as they can, and when they're done with you they all just disappear. I didn't want to have friends like that, and I thought I didn't need them. I thought that, but it wasn't right at all. I thought I was stronger, rejecting relationships and friends. But once you reject people, you're stuck. You lose the opportunity to make those connections that define your life. And when you've lost those chances, you don't get them back.Let People In2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I found someone like me to share my pain with. She's still one of the most special and important people in my life. She always will be.
Whenever you meet that person, whether they're a friend, a lover, or a family member, don't turn them away.
Up until recently, that's all I've ever done. I've tried to build trusting friendships, romances... and it
RiskI reached to grab your waiting handRisk1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You pull away again
I stretched just like a rubber band
And failed under the strain
It`s like a game of chess we play
We move our pieces round
As rook takes knight, we play the game
But then the moves run out
I don't know why we dance and dance
In circles like we do
You hate the risk, I want the chance
To prove it all to you
But in the end, it ends the same
These things, they often do
I try to play, I lose the game
And now I'm losing you
© Jarrett Douglass DeLude
Kisshu's Return part 1Kisshu's Return part 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ow no!! Not again!! Momomiya Ichigo jumped out of her bed, put on her school uniform and put two red ribbons in her hair. Then she ran downstairs, took her schoolbag, yelled: Bye Mom! Bye Dad! And she was on her way to school.
She ran as fast as she could. She ran to her classroom but she bumped into someone. Im so sorry! Ichigo?
It was her boyfriend: Aoyama Masaya. Ow, Im terrible sorry, Aoyama-kun! Doesnt matter, but Ichigo... Yes, Aoyama-kun? Could you please spare some time after school? Of course! Okay, Ill see you after school, than. Okay, byebye!
The rest of the day she was non-stop thinking about Aoyama-kun. What does he want to talk about? He looked so serious... Then Ichigo got a little worried. 'He doesnt want to dump me, right? No way!!' The last dates didnt go very well, but he wouldnt break
Getting In Sync. Mian stared at the thing on his bed. Of all the bits and pieces he’d taken from that last company, this was by far the most intriguing. A humanoid shape sat on his bed, its head and limbs slumped over like it was asleep. And in one respect it was. Its pale skin appeared to be crisscrossed with bits of wiring and circuitry and a short mop of electric blue hair fell over its eyes, obscuring its facial features. Stamped across its chest was the ID tag, ES-8364. “So ...” mused Mian. “How do you work?”Getting In Sync.2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He examined the robot as best he could, noting the near flawless design and the incredible processing power hidden away under just a few panels. He tested the smooth joints and tried gauge a sense of its functions. One function that was blatantly obvious to Mian was the high calibre machine gun, specifically crafted into the machine’s petite, right hand. Once he had conducted this search, he concluded that he could glean no more info
Crowfeather's Son Part 1Crowfeather's SonCrowfeather's Son Part 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Before he was Breezepaw
The gray tomcat peered into the Windclan nursery, dim and warm under the shelter of the gorse bushes, where a badger set had once been. He was silhouetted against the dawn sky, and looked like a faint shadow on the horizon.
The black she-cat looked up at him, her eyes bright with pride.
Beside her, suckling softly, lay three tiny kittens; newborn scraps of dark grey fur. One of the kittens was larger than the others; he was letting out tiny purrs as he fed.
He looks just like you, Nightcloud murmured. Well call him
Crowfeather looked down proudly at his new family, and he emitted a purr of pleasure. Three healthy kittens. One lovely mother. And he, the father. He would have to work harder, live up to his familys expectations.
Silently, he left the den to sit on a flat rock overlooking the lake. As he gazed, the water shimmered, re
Waking up in hell or heaven? 1Waking up in hell or heaven? 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ichigo: WHY, KISSHU! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GIVE HER THAT BIG SUGAR CAKE WITH EXTRA SUGAR!!!!!!
Mew-Ayame: BECAUSE HE'S AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEE! DON'T FORGET THE COOKIE!
Kisshu: Why do you care, kitten?
Ichigo: Because she got so high on sugar she made this!
Kisshu: It can't be all that bad. *Reads a few chapters* OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU!
Ichigo: Why does life hate meeeeee?
Kisshu: I love you! *Tries kissing Ichigo*
Ichigo: No! Help me Mew-Ayame!
Mew-Ayame: I BELIEVE I CAN FLY! *Hopping up and down*
Kisshu: Mew-Ayame doesn't own Tokyo Mew Mew! *Kisses Ichigo*
"This is going to be awful..." Ichigo said sadly. "Cheer up, Ichigo-san. You're going to have lots of fun!" The green haired girl known as Lettuce tried making her strawberry friend happy. Why was Ichigo so sad? Well.....
"Ichigo, I need to tell you something....." Aoyama looked down at his feet sadly. "You're stupid, I know." Ichigo said happily. "N-no! Not that!" Aoyama had tears in his eyes. "What's wrong?"
Kisshu and Ichigo part 1Ichigo X Kisshu Part 1Kisshu and Ichigo part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It wasn't long after Kisshu had first met Ichigo that he knew he had to make her his. Still, no matter how hard he tried, he could not get to her, could not get her to believe that she was not as human as she thought. It wasn't fair. He had come to this planet, the planet called earth, to take it back for his friends, his family, everyone back on his own planet, yet he had found something more than this promised planet they were looking for. He found her. Momomiya Ichigo. Through all the fights, all of the attacks they had led, he was very careful not to injure her too badly. He wanted her to go with him, to let him love her. It was a strange emotion for him to have for someone who was once just as human as everyone else, still it was there. He knew what he had to do. He would make her his no matter what.
"Ah!!! Why me?!" Ichigo yelled as she ran down the street. "Why am I always late?! I try so hard! I even woke up early today!!!!" She ran as fast as she could b
Kisshu and Ichigo : part 1Kisshu and Ichigo : part 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
What do you mean you dont love me anymore? I whimpered. Somehow I knew something like this would happen but I didnt expect it so soon. You cant just fall out of love with someone!
You can, he replied almost sad. And I did.
But you told me you loved me, I thought back to the last battle we had shared. The one where he had been transformed into Deep Blue and almost destroyed everything. You told me on the ship, you loved me
I know, he admitted looking sheepish. I just needed you to do something to save the world; it seemed the right thing to do. I also found it cool being with a Mew Mew. I couldnt listen to his words; I tried to block them out.
So youve lied to me for five years?! I practically yelled. I stormed out making sure I slammed the door to let him know my discontent. Knowing all that happened I expected more. I single tear slid its path down
Supernatural - DestinedSupernatural - Destined6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sun was just starting to dip into its usual routine of the end of the day. The trees were done turning their colors for the year and had started falling daily littering the ground with the colors of fall. A chill wind constantly blew through towns making so the winter coats were hung on the walls for easy access. Spooky decorations covered rows of houses and pumpkins with carved smiles guarded the doorways of Pontiac, Illinois.
While other kids were deciding what they were going to be wearing for Halloween in the next week and where they best candy houses were two particular small boys were getting ready to settle into the umpteenth motel that month. The dark blue '67 Impala roared down the road and scattered leaves as it flew past houses neatly stacked in a line. Dean's green eyes stared vacantly as the other children ran around on the streets and sighed, "How long are we gonna be in this stupid town anyway?" He turned and relaxed into the front seat of the car.
"A week tops, I pr
Genderbending Decepticon-StyleGenderbending: Decepticon-StyleGenderbending Decepticon-Style6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The battle raged on between the Autobots and Decepticons. Neither was giving ground, but that didnt mean anything. It was as normal as it got for them.
Soundwave was overseeing the shipping a large pile of energon cubes back to the Decepticon-flagship-turned-submarine-base, the Nemesis; Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker were all busy trying to fend off the infamous duo of Jet Judoists, who had somehow managed to convince Ironhide that it was a good idea; everyone else was busy with their own little Decepticon/Autobot problem; and Megatron and Optimus were locked in a hand-to-hand fight a little ways away.
All in all, a normal fight, right?
Prowls surveyed the battlefield, taking shelter behind a rock with Jazz. Both had been pushed back by the Coneheads and Soundwaves cassettes. The Coneheads had flown off to help Soundwave with the energon cubes and the cassettes were keeping them pinned down. Bot
I Like To Play With SkinI Like To Play With Skin:I Like To Play With Skin2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My dear friends and watch,
As the feeling of life itself
Crumbles beneath each ounce of pain.
Needles slowly piercing into the body,
Paralyzing nerves and expressions.
A mask of pure horror; living terror,
Kept alive on the barest limit of the border.
Such tempting features,
Leave me eager to slip a knife beneath flesh.
Ripping soft layers of epidermal mache,
Tanned and dried, woven slowly into a loving mask.
And with my latest acquisition complete,
Only twenty spaces remain...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 28th April 2013