The IndividualYou wear your skin, with mask of sin,The Individual9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A spiderweb of lies. Of "individuals",
Breaking ties, alone at last
They seem to hide, a fixation of vanity...
I am the "individual"!
This is my golden ritual,
Refuse all that is me,
A web of lies I be!
But can you see, what you've become,
Showing these scars made by none-
Other than you?
They were made just for you...
They were made just by you...
Made to be pitied too...
You are the "individual"!
Lies are your golden ritual,
Refuse what you should be,
To live with agony!
AppointmentsI'm a little early for the appointment. I'm supposed to meet someone after they finish with their engagement. The problem with arriving early is that some people don't take it well; and I don't like being hasty. Sometimes, I'd rather not have the meeting.Appointments6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
While I wait, the city moves around me. People pass me as they briskly walk to their destinations. They hardly pay any mind to their path; instead they are mesmerized by the cell phones and devices they carry. Some don't even notice when they nearly graze me. Anything could happen, and everyone is so hyper-focused on their own self, that they wouldn't notice.
Traffic clogs the streets in somewhat organized lines. Vehicles crawl, protesting with horns and shouting. Everyone is in their own world, even in the cars. A distant siren occasionally adds to the cacophony.
If I listen carefully, I can hear some noise at the end of the alley. They're a bit indistinct. I sigh as I realize I was much earlier than what I liked. The sounds stop sho
ENOUGH!There are times when I feel like tearing these pages apart,ENOUGH!8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or perhaps, throwing this BLOODY song into the fire and watching it BURN!
Maybe I'll start plucking the keys from my keyboard,
Or simply swipe everything off the desk.
Each item shattering into a hundred pieces,
Much like the fragments of my dying inspiration.
they say his bark is worse than his bitethe lime green telephonethey say his bark is worse than his bite11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
demands to be answered,
its bell-biting voice
a wolf in sheep's clothing.
she picks up, yawning,
invisible to prying payphone eyes
in her blurred lipstick
and last night's dress.
"who's there?" she asks,
and the man just laughs
because he knows she's already
caught in his fishing net,
the poor discounted mermaid
flopping in the moonlight.
she can't remember the last time
her mother called, or the last time
she rode a bike.
one day her childhood got fed up
with her wicked ways and left
without a trace.
for some reason, she keeps looking for it,
the convict joyriding down a nostalgic road
closed off by orange cones.
the phone call lasts thirty seconds
at the most.
she bites her lip and stretches,
slips into stilettos by the bed.
her joints creak as she stands,
warning her, telling her
she's too old
to be breaking her own heart like this.
she pretends she doesn't hear,
purse noisy with quarters.
outside, a mosquito
hits the bug zapper
she shakes her h
The Host - Ian - After Wanda Ian awoke to darkness, sprawled across the mattress on his back. He felt that something was off, but he didn't know what. Yawning, he sat up and stretched. He turned to the side, smiling, expecting to see Wanda laying on the other side of the mattress, asleep, but she wasn't there. His smile disappeared.The Host - Ian - After Wanda5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Wanda?" He received no answer.
He sprang to his feet and rushed to the red door that was blocking the exit. He wrenched it out of the way and it landed on the dirty, stone ground with a bang! Not bothering to lift it back into place, Ian ran full speed to the kitchen. Oh please, let her be in there! Please, he thought to himself.
Ian skidded to a stop in the kitchen; looking around the cave room he saw Andy, Paige, Brandt, Lily, Aaron, Sharron, Maggie, Trudy, Heidi, Geoffrey, Travis, Heath, Jeb, and Jared.
Noticing Ian's obvious distress, Jeb stood up from sitting on a large rock. "Ian, what's the problem?"
Ian stood there, saying not a single word, wid
Andy Biersack x Bullied!Mute!Reader, SaviorAndy Biersack x Bullied!Mute!Reader, Savior10 months ago in Romance More Like This
I cry as I run home, the bullies I hate them, I hate my family, I hate myself. I run to my room and lock the door with tears falling down my face. My family hates me because I was born mute, and the kids at my school hate me for the same reason. I sit on my bed and grab my mp3 player and put my headphones in, I put on Black Veil Brides- Knives And Pens (I love that song it was one of the first ones I heard). I sigh and lie down on my back and close my eyes.
I open my eyes and sit up, I stand and grab my knife my uncle gave me before he died the one person that cared that I was born. I walk to my window and open it, I look at the ground I was two stories up, I sit on the window seal and look back at my door. No one will miss me they've said so before, I look at the ground before jumping out, I roll when I hit the ground. I stand and start walking, I walk into the town I live in and to the hotel my uncle used to own, I walk the empty halls to the roof.
I open t
Nothing But A PuppetI am nothing but a puppet,Nothing But A Puppet10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A thing that you control.
A simple wooden toy,
I do not have a soul.
I am nothing but a puppet,
Someone to do your bidding.
Your demands from my body,
I am nothing but a puppet,
Your fingers pull my strings.
They pull in all directions,
I am nothing but a puppet,
My strings down by my sides,
Trailing closely right behind me,
My eternally bounding ties.
Scorose: Really Quite Stunning...Scorpius sipped on the punch as he let his eyes wander over the dancers at the Ball. His own date had gone to her room half an hour ago telling him she was sick. By the pale look on her face, he believed her. It was either she was sick or she had been frightened of the ghosts who had decided to swoop in for a peek at how the dance was going. She had been frightfully absent in October...Scorose: Really Quite Stunning...2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He shook his head and stood, setting his punch down on the table before wandering around the edge of the dance floor. He had long ago draped his tux jacket and tie on a random chair, but he didn't want to carry them around for the remainder of his time. He'd get it later. Not that he thought he would be staying very late anyway. His eyes caught on the door to the small gardens outside. With a shrug, he made his way towards it, figuring he may as well see what the Yule committee had done with the place.
LoZ Happy-Not-So-Happy Birthday LinkxReaderIt finally came! The day you have anticipated since the last time it came around. Today was Link’s birthday. He long had forgotten how to properly celebrate his own birthday but he always remembered your special day. This time it was going to be a day he will remember! From the sheer excitement you quietly removed yourself from your bed. This was no easy task as your beloved husband held you for dear life. You carefully unwind each of his fingers to his left hand then his right. Subconsciously he knew you were trying to get away so he pulled you closer. With a yelp you collided with his strong muscular chest.LoZ Happy-Not-So-Happy Birthday LinkxReader5 months ago in Romance More Like This
“Why are you trying to leave me so early? I thought your father was watching the shop today?” He nearly whispered his inquiries as his eyes never opened.
“Well, I need to get up early today! Since I have been looking after the store the house is filthy!” You tried to sound convincing as you nervously chuckled.
“Sorry about that. It’s been
The Girl and the ChildThere was a girlThe Girl and the Child1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And there was child
The girl dreamed of loss
And the child played until the late hours of the morning
The girl was sad and lonely
And the child still clung to everything she had
The girl was tired and done
And the child was afraid to grow up
The girl missed the child
And the child missed the girl
One day the girl left her heart on the child's doorstep
And then retreated into the shadows
The child held it in her hands
The child searched for years and years
But she found nothing
She finally fell to her knees never to get up again
The girl came out of the shadows
And saw the child on the floor
And she wept until she had no more tears
And once she cried her eyes, she laid there beside the child
And stared into the dark that now consumed her
The girl nodded for mother and laughed for father
Did for brother and worked for grandfather
But she cried for herself
Until no more light shined
And she was just another lump on the bed
The girl did not know how unhappy she w
I Don't Need YouI Don’t Need YouI Don't Need You10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have to admit that I don’t need you.
I’m not going to tell you I’d die without you,
That you’re like water, or shelter or food.
I’m sure I could get on fine without you.
Got on fine before.
The truth is I don’t need you.
And I hope I never do.
I don’t need you like lungs needs oxygen,
and I’m not addicted to you; you’re not a drug.
I wouldn’t bleed out if you were ripped away,
You’re not some essential organ.
You’re not here to maintain me, sustain me, or keep me alive.
But the truth is I want you.
And I hope I always do.
I want you the way astronauts want the stars,
And sailors long for the sea.
Because wanting is choosing,
and needing is greedy,
And believe me when I tell you I want you
With all of my heart.
The truth is I want everything about you,
I want every little thing.
I want to ruffle the curly hair you sometimes hate,
And kiss the nose you say looks too big in photographs.
RedBut we still twirl aroundRed3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
On a darkened roof
While the sunset
Like a deep, cut
Orange and shades of
Red like my lips
Our hands tight together
In an ominous dance
Of indifference to
The day of tomorrow
As the city will awaken
In snow and traffic
We'll be here
Drinking fresh coffee
Free! For Love of a Shark (RinxReader) (EXTRA)After ending swim practice Rin fell onto his bed. He was finally able to check his phone and to his surprise he had 3 voice mails, 27 text messages, and 10 missed calls. Reading the most recent message from his sister she reminds him of his girlfriend’s birthday party. Screaming out a curse he dressed frantically. Sousuke walked in from his shower and raises an eyebrow at Rin.Free! For Love of a Shark (RinxReader) (EXTRA)5 months ago in Romance More Like This
“Did something happen?” He asked as he was drying his short hair.
“I forgot my girlfriend’s birthday! She’s going to kill me!” He tumbled over trying to put on his jeans.
“Even I remembered to give her something, Rin. You’re going to have to do better than this.” Rin ran out the door hoping his girlfriend’s favorite store was still open.
LoZ: Pay Attention to MeYou watched the carpenters as they finished a shop close to yours. You wondered what kind of shop could possibly be close to yours. Today, a handsome young man and an older man were looking over the completed building. He carried an anvil with ease into the back of the shop. One of your older customers walked in fanning the heat from her. You smiled sweetly at her as she picked out her supplies for the day.LoZ: Pay Attention to Me4 months ago in Romance More Like This
“That is a handsome young man moving next to you. I think our Hero of Time may have some competition.” She gave a sly smirk while you gave her the total.
“I guess he’s handsome. Beauty is only skin deep.” You bagged her groceries and walked with her to the door.
“You’re right, Dear. I would keep my guard up. You’re a very beautiful girl and he looks very single.” She patted your shoulder leaving your store. You watched her as she left, pondering her words.
The rest of your day was uneventful. Not many customers and no Link either
Fem! Germany x Reader Trading ServicesFem! Germany x Reader Trading Services1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"God dang it.." You groaned at the report card you got, looking over the grade you got in P.E. Sure you weren't the best, but this was a heartbreaking grade. The F- mocked you, and you were slowly getting rocks thrown at you mentally. You didn't need this! School is almost out, and summer school is NOT an option. "Wait.." You stopped yourself at trying to crawl in a hole forever. "Monika! She is wonderful at P.E.! I'll just ask her tomorrow at school to help me!" You thought, as fist pumping into the air because of your amazing answer to all of this. Monika were good friends with you, but never really got any further. You were in the same math class as her older sister, her sister is different. I didn't think they were at first siblings, because they looked different and acted different too. After meeting her older sister, you meet Monika. You became friends quick, and chatted once in awhile. You sighed in relief, finally you could go to bed tonight without any worries.
HowlTHE GIRLHowl3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the porch, she felt safer. The warm light high on the wall, next to the rocking chair that was cradling her seemed to tell her so, with its golden reassurance.
Imustnotthinkthat, she repeated in her head, pressing her eyelids shut. Daddy will be good, hepromisedhepromised. She'll be all right.
She hugged her legs as a scream and a bark came from inside the house, making her flinch. Daddy?
"Daddy?" she called out, already forgetting that he had asked her not to make noise. The silence extended until she could no longer stand it. She stepped down from the rocking chair and went inside the house, walking slowly, her steps and breath on a single beat.
The living room door swung open, her daddy coming out of it and hurrying to close it back with a gasp once he saw her; he didn't want her to see, even she understood that. He's scared. "Daddy, are you okay?"
He sighed. "Yes, sweetie, I'm fine."
"But - but I heard you scream..."
The Artist: The Alien"Did you draw that?" They ask as my pencil floats across the page and then stops as I pause to reply. "Yes, indeed," I say. Their eyes widen and their lips curve slightly into a small smile. I know it's just an icebreaker, but it slightly bothers me. I put my pencil down and let it glide around again. "So...where do you find these images? Do you find them on Google and then trace them? Where do they come from?" Pausing again, I look up and point to my skull. A look of confusion floats across their features. Why this perplexion, I wonder? Isn't that how most art is made?The Artist: The Alien2 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
I continue drawing. They stay silent for a moment, looking away and chewing over this kernel of information. Then they turn back to me, an intent look of curiosity on their face. "I don't understand. It...it...comes from your brain? Just like that?" I let my pencil continue its dance, its tempo slightly slowing to allow me to answer. "Yes. Just like that." The look of intense curiosity stays, and their gaz
Free! For Love of a Shark (RinxReader)Being the girlfriend of Matusuoka Rin has been an experience you will not forget. With Rin being the captain of the swim team your relationship was strained. He is always busy and the few times you did see him he was beyond tired. At first it was cute but you decided not to have him push so much. With today being your birthday you knew Rin would take time for you. His friends wanted to have a party for you and with much convincing you finally agreed. They were all excited to celebrate your special day.Free! For Love of a Shark (RinxReader)5 months ago in Romance More Like This
“Happy Birthday!” Gou happily beamed and you smiled at her. She was sweet enough to retrieve you from your school close to Samezuka Academy.
“Thank you. It’s just a birthday that comes around every year.” You sat on a bench waiting for your train.
“Yes but it is here now! I’m so happy we get to celebrate it with you this year!” You chuckled at her sheer excitement. Maybe she’s so happy because cake is in her near future?
What Keeps Jesus Up at NightJesus came to visit meWhat Keeps Jesus Up at Night2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Before I fell fast asleep
"I love my children
More than myself
Yet they refuse to see
He stopped, and broke down
"I died for them
And rose again
Yet still they close their eyes"
Jesus whispered, nearly inaudible
"Why do they hate each other?
Don't they see
That only leads to pain?
Still the cycle repeats
Again and again"
His voice grew louder now
As emotions took him over
"How long can this people last?
Constantly destroying each other?"
Jesus stopped to catch his breath
And there was quiet for a moment
Then a distant child's laughter
Broke the silence
And caused him to smile
"That is what keeps me happy
The smiling face of an innocent child
Who loves, and is loved
And hasn't a care, or reason to cry"
Then we sat, thinking
Of all that he had said
And we dried our eyes
But before I went to bed
"These are the things
That keep me up at night"
LoZ Holiday Eve LinkxReaderAuthor Note: This story takes place in the Ocarina of Time universe. It seemed to be the best fitting for this particular fic.LoZ Holiday Eve LinkxReader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You and Link have been friends for years. You remember when he visited Hyrule often when he was just a kid. You would notice him running back towards the forest when the Market was closing every night. You wondered what he was doing everyday while sitting at your family owned prosperous market in Hyrule Town. Eventually you asked him what he was doing and why. He told you about his job at the Mask Shop and his visiting Princess Zelda often. Once he began to notice you, the pair of you played everyday until you had to begin helping out with the store. With his job and your new responsibility you both were busy until, he found other children to play with while you began learning the business and becoming a young adult.
As you both grew older you began to develop a crush on Link that has now blossomed into full-on love. The only problem is Prince
Pretty SwallowPretty swallow, will you fly?Pretty Swallow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Spread your wings to reach the sky
Will you soar above this smog?
The lights will lead you from the fog
Pretty swallow, will you sing?
Happiness your melodies bring
Will you entrance with a tune?
When the sun hits high noon
Pretty swallow, will you fight?
As the stars lose their light
Will you leave your city fair?
When the kites fly nowhere
Pretty swallow, will you fall?
You're the hope of us all
Will you keep our dreams on clouds?
If we can't speak them aloud
Pretty swallow, will you fly?
Spread your wings and say goodbye.
LoZ LinkxReader Newlywed AdventureYou and Link have been married since the summer and you have yet to become accustomed to him and the living conditions. Your home was nice for a newlywed couple and Link did not keep crazy work hours for most of the month. Occasionally he had to work overnight at the castle. He never told you what he was doing but it left him tired for the next week.LoZ LinkxReader Newlywed Adventure5 months ago in Romance More Like This
Today was rainy and dreary. You still helped with the family business and living in Hyrule town made it easier on your family. Most days you kept shop and Link would still visit with his sweet rolls. Today he did not come to visit and neither did many customers. You knew going home was to be a cold walk so you took your time closing shop. Eventually you locked the door , pulled on your shawl and made a moderate jog home. The worst part about getting home was the lack of warmth. Sadly, all the firewood was used last night when the sudden cold snap hit. You walked into your cold home and shivered from the gust of wind. You heard Link r
Counting SnowflakesLet's count all of the snowflakes, check to see if they're the sameCounting Snowflakes2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Catch each falling sun on our tongues
Run through rivers of starlight
And give each cloud a name
Can we go back?
And it was a prefect thing, when the snow fell
Like Mother Nature put her finger to her lips, and sung the world to sleep
Breathed her icy breath across the city,
Smoothed out each hill, valley, and corner
Bare trees lay laden with Winter
and even the birds decided they could sleep in
I loved to touch that perfect thing
Be the first to break the spell
Called myself Armstrong, said that my first bootprint in this paradise
Was just as special as his on the moon
Not even a fireplace and hot chocolate could call me home
until my boots were frosted like my birthday cake
and the yard laced with a roadmap of what must have been the biggest city in the world
'Ama and Papa didn't like this perfection
Grumbled about roads and time and work that was so much more important than the snow
Took their screaming mach