Falling Into Faith...Falling Into Faith...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She was hurting, deeply
But she always tried to cover it up with a smile
She acted as if the words they said didn't hurt her,
But in the inside, they were killing her
She acted as if life was perfect,
But in reality, her world was falling apart
Every night, after a long day of pretending to be someone else,
She would lay in her bed and cry
Let the pain seep out
Let the words consume her mind
Let her world continue to spin out of control
She would remember how he hurt her
How everything happened in a flash
How he was with her one minute
And with another girl the next
It made her heart feel broken and betrayed
Making her afraid to ever love again
She remembered how she was teased and tormented
The things they would say to her like
"You are worth nothing" or
"Sorry, Only the pretty girls get loved."
Those words continued to hurt and haunt her day by day
Making her insecurities become more and more alive
She remembered how she started to pretend
Because her depression had come back
TRC - Yume no kissu - Pt1TRC - Yume no kissu - Pt14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Por favor leer con especial atención los comentarios de artista, gracias
La lluvia continuaba furiosa e impredecible. El cielo nublado y la espesa capa de agua precipitándose hacían imposible ver más allá de unos metros. La joven princesa aún continuaba fuera de la casa, sentada en el porche, esperando por su regreso; las manos apretadas en puños sobre el regazo, mordiéndose el labio inferior víctima de un mal presentimiento que hacía unas horas había hecho lugar en su corazón.
Las espesas lágrimas continuaban resbalando por sus mejillas sin control alguno, mientras su joven persona hacía un esfuerzo sobrehumano por contener el llanto y los gemidos de angustia que querían escapar de su garganta sin temor por parecer poco cuerda o demasiado desesperada por alguien que conoció hacía tan solo semanas
Y ese interrogante en su cabeza hacía todo más confuso y triste,
SasuSaku- Thank-you"I know you can't hear me, Sakura, but I want to tell you," Sasuke whispered, kneeling over the lifeless body of his teammate and love.SasuSaku- Thank-you8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Everything you ever did for me, everything you were willing to do for me," Sasuke said, picking up Sakura in his arms.
"I didn't deserve," he said, his face clouded by pain. He walked past Naruto, Kakashi, Neji, Tenten and Lee.
"You tried to protect me," he walked towards the meadow of flowers ahead.
"But you died in the attmept. I should have been the one to die," he reached the meadow and placed her gently on the ground.
"I will kill that bastard Itachi for you, I promise," he grasped her cold hand. Two tears slid down his cheeks.
"He killed my clan. You shouldn't have suffered the same fate," the others were watching Sasuke from behind. Naruto was injured badly, but he stayed where he was.
"But, for everything you did for me, for everything you meant to do," Sasuke breathed, tring to keep the emotion out of his voice.
"I want to say... Thank-you...
I'm Falling DownI'm Falling Down3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm Falling Down
Tears just seemed to pass me by
Swift as tsunami waves touching the sky
Reality was nothing but a mirror
Melting away like frozen water on fading fire
I let out a destructive sigh
Triggering the nightmares I kept inside
The memories that I don't want to remember
I deceived myself whenever I tried to keep it together
Images of agony
Infected my mind
And stinging anxiety
Shoots up my spine
Despair wrapped around my heart
And it wouldn't let me go
Peace was just too far
I can't take this anymore
I redefined self-hatred
I somehow cornered myself
I always existed in darkness
I was my own martyr who fell
I had to rip all the paths away
I have to force myself astray
So abandonment won't know where I am
The questions of being alone will become transparent
Condemning one another was just
When You're Gone SasuSaku*When You're Gone*When You're Gone SasuSaku8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I always needed time on my own
I never thought I'd need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone
And the bed where you lie
Is made up on your side
Sakura slumped against the window, watching as the rain pounded against the glass. She pressed her warm cheek to the cool glass and sighed. Her dull, lackluster green orbs wandered to a certain picture on her nightstand. It was of team seven.Sakura had been smiling away, not a care in the world. She was with her boys, and nothing else mattered. But now, it was time to get back to reality. Sasuke was gone. Forever. He would never come back. He's not one to dwell on the past. Well, except for Itachi. Sakura knew she couldn't stand to live without Sasuke by her side. Even though he never was with her, just his prescence could put a smile on her face. A tear slipped down Sakura's cheek as she stood, and walked downstairs.
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much
Midnight LustMidnight LustMidnight Lust9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sun was beginning to set in the village of Konoha. All around, children began to emerge from their homes dressed in various costumes. Some were fairies, others ghosts, but most younglings had chosen to dress up as their favorite ninja.
Sakura smiled as several girls passed her, dolled up as the Fifth Hokage. She looked in amusement at Konohamaru dressed up as his grandfather. So far, among the many Tsunadaes that littered the place, she had found a Fourth, a First, and another Third. She had yet to find a Second to complete the set of Hokage's the village had had.
Music wafted through the air, a sweet, haunting melody. Though everyone was happy and enjoying themselves, the Godaime had worried that some enemy might try and sneak into the village dressed up. She had therefore taken precaution, and ordered that all Chuunin from her year be placed on guard duty. The Genin were too inexperienced, and the Jounin and ANBU deserved a break.
She laughed to herse
Writing Tutorial: CharactersCharacterizationWriting Tutorial: Characters7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Imagine an item, for this demonstration I will be using a knife. A common tool, now, picture that knife.
When you think of it, think of all of its details, every last one. How old is it? Who has used it? Why was it purchased? What has it been through?
Is the blade smooth and pristine, or well used? Is the handle wood, plastic or metal? Is it rusty and old, well taken care of, old and unused or new and fancy? Think of everything, its past, its job, its holder, everything and more. That is what every character should have, and if you so desire, relate them to an item.
Even within that simple category of item, knives, you could create so many different characters.
A rugged knife, old, well used and well kept. The blade, slowly, growing smaller and smaller from years of cutting and sharpening on an equally well used whetstone.
A clean kitchen knife; sharpened hourly to keep a pristine edge, slicing quickly through vegetables and meats to prepa
where god is a butcherwhere god is a butcher5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there is a slaughterhouse
where the hungry men reincarnate
as bulls. a cleaver spattered in red
teases: chase me, chase me now,
caresses a thigh, then thrusts
its tongue like a knife.
he hangs in wet pieces.
the street salivates with rain,
swallows the leaves
that once lined the way.
a boy eyes his flank,
an old man trades silver
for his feet, a girl enters
and passes him by.
if he had lips
or life, he would beg,
daughter, it is i!
but she chews the fat
with the cashier: a new child,
weather, supper plans after
mass for her widowed mother.
she wraps him in the morning
paper, tucks him in her bag.
the butcher tears his apron
as the clouds gnash above.
she rubs salt against his flesh,
kneads wine into his back, stiff
and splayed on a wooden rack.
slipped into warm jaws,
he finally softens:
contented to be
the last meal.
tomorrow, a lamb will be born
Sasuke's Return Pt.2Naruto looked coldly at his old teammate.Sasuke's Return Pt.28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You betrayed the village, betrayed us, you've been traveling with that madman Orochimaru no matter what we told you about him, and you walk into Konoha as if nothing has happened?" Naruto asked him, his eyes glaring. Sasuke raised his eyebrows.
"So are you going to have me killed for treachery?" he asked. Naruto looked at him suspiciously.
"Not until I hear what you have to say for yourself." he said plainly. Sasuke took a deep breath.
"Itachi's dead. So are Orochimaru and Kabuto. I've done what I have to do. You can have me killed, have me banished, have me thrown into jail, I don't care." Sasuke said. Sakura, who had so far been silent, looked up at his words.
"You still choose death? Sasuke, see what revenge has done to you?!" Sakura cried. Naruto put a hand on her shoulder before she did something she might regret. He walked forward.
"Sasuke, you know I could never have you killed. But it isn't up to me. If the council vote against it, you
SasuSaku fanfiction Pt.6((Three days after returning from the fight with Itachi))SasuSaku fanfiction Pt.68 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sakura was curled up into a little ball on her and Sasuke's bed. She hadn't moved from that postition for two days. She couldn't help it, she was just so depressed that she had lost her child like that, and not even remember it! Sasuke had tried to cheer her up, but to no avail. After Sakura had bee released from the hospital, Sasuke had done everything he could to make Sakura comfortable, which Sakura greatly appreciated, but she really just wanted to curl up into ball and not do anything. After failed attaempts at cheering her up, Sasuke had just left her alone, getting up early to make her breakfast and do housework so Sakura didn't have to do anything. At night when he came to bed, exhausted, he would see Sakura getting paler and paler, even though it had only been two days. The second night, he vowed to try and get her up so she wouldn't waste away in bed. The next morning, as he had promised himself, he sat on Sakura's sid
Zebra She IsOnce chubby, always chubby,Zebra She Is8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Said the skinny girl with pink stretchmarks
At the places where she bends:
Thighs and upper arms.
Hips and stomach.
Brutal zebra she is.
Talk lots, joke lots.
Laugh too loud,
Joke too hard.
Is it obvious Im chubby inside?
No one says a word.
These are things we dont discuss.
guiding me home.you found me bleeding on the side of the road.guiding me home.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
you found me spitting up death and choking on life and letting reality throw bruising fingers around my throat to squeeze the remnants of belief. you found me quaking on the tile and shaking the entire building, my spine cracking like a weathered book. you found me as a victim of my own sense of fantasy, my own desires manipulating my nerves like a finely tuned violin playing nothing but funeral sobs. i was half-awake and half-aware and half-of-something-i-couldn't-even-label; you were in over your head.
three days later and i was stitched up with chapped-lips but swallowing whole foods and keeping it down for the first time in months. i was tasting the milk of your healing hope and the honey of your patience. i was soothed by your cool lips against my feverish forehead, but, i was still scared. i was waking up in cold sweats and breaking out to race down the corridors. i was lashing out when you tried to calm me and exploding at the bares
Sakura- No escapeSakura was filing papers at the hospital for Tsunade; she was supposed to have done it yesterday, but she been preoccupied.Sakura- No escape8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Sakura-chan! Oi!" her blonde teammate Naruto yelled throught the window. Sakura looked up.
"Naruto, you're Hokage now, you can't go yelling through the streets now you know!" Sakura cried exasperatedly. Naruto grinned.
"Why can't I? I AM the Hokage!" he taunted, jumping through the window. Sakura sighed.
"What is it, Naruto? I'm very busy, Tsunade wants these done before tomorrow..." Sakura trailed off at the look on Naruto's face.
"It's him again, isn't it?" she groaned. Naruto shurgged apologetically, handing her a note.
"'Sakura-san, meet me outside the Academy after your done at the hospital- we need to talk, Lee...'" Sakura groaned again. She ripped up the letter.
"Like I'm going to go talk to him..." she muttered angrily, trying to return to her filing, but her hands shook too bad to file them correctly. Naruto gently took the papers from her and looked int
Sakura-Sasuke: Why? Pt.2"Sakura-chan? Are you still out here?"Sakura-Sasuke: Why? Pt.28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto asked Sakura this almost every night when she wasn't at her apartment. He always knew where she was. Sakura didn't respond. She never did.
"Sakura, you need to come home,"
Naruto told her this almost every night. She didn't reply. She never did.
"Sakura, that bastard isn't worth your love!"
Naruto always told her this. Sakura never listened. She replied with:
"No matter what you say, or what Ino says, I will never give up on Sasuke,"
She always replied with this. Naruto sighed.
"Sakura-chan, it's been three years; he isn't coming back,"
Naruto always told her this. She didn't reply. She never did.
"Sasuke-kun, are you out here again?"
Kabuto asked Sasuke every night. He didn't reply. He never did.
"You need to come back inside,"
Kabuto told him this every night. He didn't reply. He never did.
"Sasuke-kun, Konoha isn't worth your emotions,"
Kabuto always told him this. Sasuke replied with:
"I don't care what
Sakura-Sasuke: Why? Pt.4"Sakura, please don't do this!"Sakura-Sasuke: Why? Pt.48 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto pleaded with her one night. Sakura didn't reply. She never would again.
"Naruto, there's no hope left. He isn't coming back, so I have to leave,"
Sakura told him. This was the last time Sakura would ever say anything to Naruto because she was dying.
"Sakura! That bastard-"
But Sakura didn't hear him. She never would again. But, in her last few moments of life, she couldn't help but think:
'At least we will be together again...'
"Sasuke-kun, Orochimaru-sama won't be happy! I will be blamed for this!"
Kabuto pleaded with him one night. Sasuke didn't reply. He never would again.
"Kabuto, there isn't any hope left. I'm never going back, so I have to move on,"
Sasuke told him. This was the last time Sasuke would ever say anything to Kabuto again because he was dying.
"Sasuke-kun! That village-"
But Sasuke didn't hear him. He never would again. But, in his last few moments of life, he couldn't help but think:
Winter RomanceWinter Romance9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The memories of our walks fall freely in my mind
Like the snowflakes that fall on a cold winter's day
I recall the warmth of your hand once clasped in mine
That warmth could scare even the coldest thoughts away
It has me to think of the love that we would share
The snow that would fall so pure and so white
Behind the drifts disappeared the sun's bright glare
And your smile became that warm glow in the night
With the snow came the ice so harsh and cold
I remember how we lost everything that was found
Those grey skies which kept us in winter's death hold
Brings to mind our love now buried in the ground
And the empty tracks we left behind
Will keep me forever frozen in time
SasuSakuNot for the faint hearted sasuke fangirls, may have a tiny spoiler.SasuSaku8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sasuke-kun? Sakura Haruno asked timidly as she opened the cell to Sasuke Uchihas cell. Ever day since Naruto brought Sasuke back Sakura has come into his cell and brought him food, drink and tried to talk to him.
As she knelt dont before him and placed the tray of fresh ramen before her love, she stole a glance up into his black eyes shed dreamt about for years on end. Thats when he saw it in her eyes. Her sparkling green eyes shone so intensely with her love, her unyielding love, as his face dropped as he stared into her eyes he saw something he thought he would never see again, someone willing to do anything to help him, to protect him, to be with him.
The Uchiha smiled back at the blushing kunoichi and placed his hand on her chin, lifting it up so he could look her full in the face. Heat built up in his face as she moved closer to him. Every time they got close enough she would try to k
Dawning of EmpathyDawning of Empathy8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I'd died before in my dreams. I did not know how it would be; but I woke up before falling asleep.
Such is the way of things for me now. Sometimes I hardly know if I am living in dream or reality. To some, I am pure legend a magnificent myth, or maybe a silly, laughable farce. To others I may be an unspoken fear, a lingering nightmare. To a select few, I am death itself.
I had never much enjoyed violence when I was younger. As a girl so many decades ago, I was raised to be gentle, obedient and sympathetic. Small slivers of memories will occasionally accost me: a church, the choirs voices omnipresent, donned in white robes; gentle arms caring for me; a small congregation sitting in the drawing room; myself, seated, listening to the delicate traces of piano. This thread still exists within me, however faint now, because nothing can banish it completely; but my new nature is the antithesis, entirely against all of my former teachings.
Blood it i
SasuSaku- Without YouSakura sighed, leaning against door of her and Sasuke's home. The twenty-year old was exhausted. It had been a hard day at the hospital; a group of ANBU had been injured on their mission and Sakura was healing them all day. She was out of chakra thanks to the effort.SasuSaku- Without You8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
'When I open the door, I'm sure Sasuke will be there,' Sakura thought to herself, biting her bottom lip. She turned the key in the lock slowly, as if any sudden movement would break it. She pushed the door open, hoping to find Sasuke lying down on the couch, reading a book or going over his mission reports. But he wasn't.
"Damn," Sakura whispered, locking the door behind her. She dropped her bag by the door, kicking her shoes off as she walked into the living room.
"It's been four months, where is he?" Sakura asked herself as she collapsed on the couch. The Uchiha had been sent on a mission with Naruto, Lee and Shikamaru.
"A two week mission?" Sakura asked, knitting her eyebrows together. Sasuke smiled softly, stroking
You Mean Nothing to Me--SS"I said get out of my way, Sakura," Sasuke hissed savagely. The pink haired shinobi stared back defiantley. She wasn't the same easily-manipulated twelve-year old as when he last saw her. She was a fully-fledged ANBU at twenty-one.You Mean Nothing to Me--SS8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"And I said I can't do that, Sasuke," she retorted coldly. Sasuke glared at her, drawing his katana.
"You know that no one can hear you scream way out hear in the fields of Konoha. And it would mean nothing to me if you died," Sasuke said emotionlessly. Sakura drew her katana as well.
"To kill you Sasuke would mean nothing to me- I've already moved on anyhow. You can die right here and your precious revenge will go up in smoke. Or you can come back to Konoha and await trail," Sakura raised an eyebrow.
"What's it going to be?" she asked. Sasuke narrowed his eyes, activating his Sharingan.
"I'll take that as a no," Sakura smirked at her old friend and love. Sasuke blinked. He had imagined that she would have backed down by now and let him go, afraid to hurt he
Synchro-CityThey breathed in unison. All over the city, all over the planet, the bots were breathing together. They moved and walked and spoke as their individual programming dictated, but their breathing was synchronised, in and out with the constancy of a ticking clock. She was in her twenties when she first managed to make her own working robot and it breathed with inexorable regularity. In out. In out. In out.Synchro-City7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
"Hello," it said. In out. "Are you my mother?"
"The female creator of my form," it insisted, "The instantiator of my existence. Are you my mother?"
She had to concede that she was, although the term made her uneasy.
In out. In out. It breathed just like all the other bots did.
Without access to the research databases, she had made a very basic effort at its programming, and that meant it needed to be taught.
"Do I have a name?" It asked her, as she was showing it how to clean the windows. It was standing very close. She could hear it breathing in out, in out.
"No. Would you
Secret GardenSecret Garden11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The restless specter of my lost love
wanders so cold,
imprisoned in her dreadful secret garden.
From haunted dreams
her longing spirit intones whispered songs
of undying passion,
of endless betrayal.
Memories echo through this empty host,
their substance vicious,
their meaning shattered on reflection.
Major Character DissectionThe Major Character Dissection: a writing aid for all fiction creators, from fantasy authors to comic writers. A helpful guideline tool for anyone who wants to create well-rounded, plot hole-free castsMajor Character Dissection6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is an incredibly thorough questionnaire for your major characters. There's a reason I call it a "Dissection." I've already posted the minor character sheet for all those people you don't need to know the favorite foods and alcohol tolerances of. These are all geared toward protagonists, but can be applied to villains too.
Text in [brackets] is just for clarification of how to answer the preceding question. I will warn you that some of these explanations are exceedingly long: the ones regarding the Myers-Briggs personality type, and the one about love languages. They are long so as to explain the concepts to those unfamiliar with them. Also, since I hate writing "him or her" and I will not write "they" when the subject is singular, I am assuming masculinity in my clarifications. Y
Minor Character Sheet-OC MemeThe Minor Character Sheet: a writing aid for all fiction creators, from fantasy authors to comic writers. A helpful guideline tool for anyone who wants to create well-rounded, plot hole-free castsMinor Character Sheet-OC Meme6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is the minor character sheet, full of things that might be useful to know about minor cast members. There is another, much longer sheet for main characters. These are all geared toward protagonists, but can be applied to villains too.
Text in [brackets] is just for clarification of how to answer the preceding question. Also, since I hate writing "him or her" and I will not write "they" when the subject is singular, I am assuming masculinity in my clarifications. You'll erase them when you fill it out anyway, so the sheet works for either gender.
So! without further ado!
Full name: [While useful to have, the last name is not always necessary, depending on if the character will ever be addressed by a title or in full.]
Title: [If the character