Secret GardenSecret Garden10 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.
Bored in Wal-mart?1. Ride those little electronic cars at the front of the store.Bored in Wal-mart?6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
2. Set all the alarm clocks to go off at ten minute intervals throughout the day.
3. Start playing Calvinball; see how many people you can get to join in.
4. Go into the dressing room and yell real loud...Hey, were out of toilet paper in here!
5. Go to an empty checkout stand and try to check people out.
6. Challenge other customers to duels with tubes of gift wrap.
7. Re-dress the mannequins as you see fit.
8. Tune all the radios to a polka station; then turn them all off and turn the volumes to "10".
9. Play with the automatic doors.
10. Walk up to complete strangers and say, "Hi! I haven't seen you in so long!..." etc. See if they play along to avoid embarrassment.
11. Ride a display bicycle through the store; claim you're taking it for a "test drive."
12. Play soccer with a group of friends, using the entire store as your playing field.
13. As the cashier runs your purchases over the scanner, look mesmerized and say, "
Bored ina mall ?1. Ride mechanical horses with coins fished out of the fountain.Bored ina mall ?6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
2. Sneeze on the sample tray at Hickory Farms and helpfully volunteer to consume its now unwanted contents.
3. At the bottom of an escalator, scream 'MY SHOELACES! AAAGH!'
4. Stomp on ketchup packets at Burger King...
5. ...but save a few to slurp on as snacks. Tell people that they're 'astronaut food'.
6. Construct a new porch deck in the tool department of Sears.
7. Wear pancake makeup and new clothes and pose as a fashion dummy in clothes departments, occasionally screaming without warning.
8. Test mattresses in your pajamas.
9. If you're patient, stare intently into a surveillance camera for an hour while rocking from side to side.
10. Sprint up the down escalator.
11. Stare at static on a display tv and challenge other shoppers whether they, too, can see the 'hidden picture'.
12. Ask appliance personnel if they have any tvs that play only in Spanish.
13. Ask for red-tinted lenses at the optometrist.
14. Rummage throu
MarriageI see you fell alseepMarriage7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with the light on again.
I watch your inner child dream
of peaceful things.
A snort, a puff, a full-on snore.
I shake the bed with silent laughter.
Speaking from my rear,
Your open eyes betray
The love you feel inside.
Until you start to search
You drape across my chest.
We talk of unimportant things
as shadows hide the
I fetch us ice cream sandwiches
through our darkened home.
The light turned out,
To Love a PoetI loved her with words.To Love a Poet9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It was oft, and in many ways
That I loved her
Yet she sought me as a sailor does stars
And just as often;
Her room, dark, tempted by
A sliver of moonlight
Is misty by her sighs.
Does she not recognize
The deliberate action of my words?
O, the heavens would have me harshly judged
For the Sundays spent searching
For the hundredth, milestone letter.
That I am a poet, she must loathe
Though I am thankful that her
Loathing loves me still.
I cannot deny
That I am a poet,
And I love her with words.
It was oft, and in many ways
That I lost sleep, writing under a shade of cloud,
Wandered the streets for inspiration,
A glimpse of poetry,
That I loved her.
Notebook HeartIf I write your name in inkNotebook Heart6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then from my paper youll never fade.
The thought of you remains.
The symbol of your being can never leave.
Close to me
You will always be.
Until it comes time for me
To turn the page.
Your name in ink will not be forgotten.
For in my notebook heart you shall stay.
One day Ill flip back to your page.
Ill smile because I knew you were there all along.
Modern Disney #1 (China x Reader)Modern Disney #1 (China x Reader) 4 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
I woke up in a daze and what looked like a military base. I was confused until everything came back to me...hard. I suddenly remember a soldier coming to my house delivering a message saying that my dad was killed in battle. I was devastated. I'm not the type to exact revenge on people, but this time it was different. My whole village was annihilated. Everybody was killed including the babies. The Huns said that only the strong could survive. That's when all the men decided to go back into the military. As for the women who did survive. They were all taken and either hung, beaten, or raped. It was about to be my turn when I got the news of his death. I made a very risky decision and decided to join to get revenge for my family and village. I snuck out and grabbed my dad's old uniform and cut my hair with his sword. I got on my favorite horse and rode to the recruit c
OriginalsOriginalsOriginals9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The conch's twist holds
an old world. Just beyond the glossy rim
where the shell curves out of sight
a half-full bottle plunges
into the sea. The green glass
has no end, its sides spreading
light like a coloured lens. But this ocean
is a dark edge, as if eyes had never lifted
its hard dermis. A wave curls
and becomes icecream in a turqouise bowl. You
are here, looking through spirals at someone else
who is you. The bowl empties
and a cold signifier stings the skull.
This time it is no echo
of the sea's thousandfoot rush, or the tang
of stale salt inhaled from a pinkwhite lip. This time
you are there. The icecream is just as cold, the glass
of beer bottles still shedding jade. But this could be
any beach. And now it matters
that you cannot swim.
Bored in an elevator??~1.When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank theBored in an elevator??6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
2.Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm
handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
3.On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open
until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft
go "plink" at the bottom.
4.Do Tai Chi exercises.
5.Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce:
"I've got new socks on!"
7.Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
8.Sing "Mary had a little lamb" while continually pushing buttons.
9.When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the
shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.
10.Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock.
Smile, and go back for more.
11.Ask if you can push the button for other people, then push the wrong ones.
12.Drop a pen, and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up,
and then scream, "
Calebs story pt1The place was London Christian Hospital, the time was the early 1990s, Anna Bird labored long and hard through tedious hours, pushing and breathing, breathing and pushing. The windows curtains had been drawn but there was not much to see, a storm blew its fury outside but the room was safe and quite, little could be heard besides the womans struggles. Candles lined shelves producing a faint orange glow that flickered and rolled over bead of sweat forming on the young ladys face. The pain was horrible to her but she could not give up, contractions came with increasing frequency, searing pain tore through her midsection and she felt as if she were about to tear in half. Straining with all she had for one final push, finally relief came as her son arrived into a dimly lit hospital room. At the same time a hush fell over the others gathered around her, the only break was the buzzing of the heart monitor announcing grim truth, Anna had dieCalebs story pt16 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
WIPWaking up next to that handsome faceWIP5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sharing a bathroom sink
Holding each other in a long embrace
Sweet whispers turn my cheeks pink
Driving down the street
Like dare devils, we leave one hand free
It's nice how our hands always meet
With this one touch, you complete me
Thinking about you throughout my day
Provides needed bursts of energy
And I wouldn't have it any other way
Faded SonataFaded Sonata9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There is a place
In a tiny room
In a special house
Surrounded by magic
Some golf balls
And a pond
A mini Mozart
The boxed and ignored
Of years long past
Faded yellow flowers
Peel from the wall
And droop to kiss the old
On which one becomes quite lazy
Beside old papers
Dreams in a chunky pillow
Feet sticking out
Of that considerate hole
In the blue blanket bottom
Waking up to
That are never
And little brown
Fingers tripping over
The little brown keys
And giving special love
To the two keys
That fell asleep mid-song
Like the little Mozart
Her head on the keys
Drifting a taper to her
The fight escalates : pg. 2"Is that a threat?" Zirco smirked devilishly. He and Nitrous stood almost chest to chest. The smirk made her want to punch him that much more.The fight escalates : pg. 26 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
"It's a regulation, actually," Nitrous pointed backwards to the "NO SMOKING" sign on the rusty metal side of the rig. "It's an oil rig, a**hole. In case you didn't notice."
"It hasnt been working in decades."
"I suppose youre the only person here that believes nothing here is extremely flammable, like old oil."
"The only flammable thing I see here is you, twat."
Youre pretty confident for a man whos got a lot to hide.
What exactly am I hiding, twat? Zirco searched her eyes for an answer. Her eyes were certainly interesting to look at; even the cold glare couldnt hide their strange color.
Listen, Nitrous lowered her voice to make him listen more intently, Im not the only one here that knows youre up to no good. So Id suggest you step off before you break you
Nitrous meets Zirco pg.1Nitrous meets Zirco pg.16 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
"Hmm...," He wondered out loud. This was a very different situation. Theres a young woman, on a rope, hanging upside down, with her head in the water. Zirco flicked the tight rope; it twanged and vibrated in reply. His eyebrows met in the middle, thinking hard about what exactly was the purpose of this act. The people around the agency were strange, but nothing he wasn't already used to. The woman answered with a grumble and she pulled herself out of the water. She was fit and seemed un-phased by pulling half her body up until she had a grasp on the rope connected to the beam so many feet above her head. She let out an irritated sigh. Her face showed between the soaking strands of bright pink hair. It was the captain of the seventh division, agent Nitrous. Zirco, being new to the agency wasnt aware who she was or her rank. Her fluorescent green eyes glared at the man who interrupted her meditation. Nitrous pulled herself on to the deck, sat and untied her legs from the rope
In all seriousnessWhy are there locks on 24 hour convenience store door?In all seriousness6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do "practice"?
Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
Why is the word abbreviation so long?
Why do they call it a TV "set" when you only have one?
Why are there Braille signs on drive-up ATM's?
What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
Why is it that when you transport something by car, its called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
Why do we play in recitals and recite in plays?
You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?
It doesn't matter what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
If a firefighter fights fires, a cri
google is your friend"Google it."google is your friend5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Do I want to?"
"What do you mean? It's just Google."
"You say Google like it's a good thing. Like it's an entity that bears some sort of universal answer."
"It's a search engine. Nothing more, nothing less. Unless we go into Google Maps, but it's all the same difference, on some satellite-dish stalking level. You search for a place, it finds it for you. Especially in America. Yeah, they have the streets labeled in America."
"That's creepy. The zoom-in function too. Like, you can zoom down to street level and stare face to face with someone's house. Sometimes you can see their cars too. But never people. That's the part that irks me. They get all these pictures from space or something and capture what they claim to be the world and shit, and yet there are never any people in it "
"it them out."
"They edit them out. The people. Privacy and shit. Imagine checking out Google Maps and being able to see everyone in their homes. Like, through the windows
Interest grows Pg.3Captain, the woman huffed trying to catch her breath. Dioxide turned to the woman confused. please, Captain Nitrous and your your new lieutenant theres a fight on the deck. Dioxide grinned nervously and she quickly tossed her clipboard to her first ranked lieutenant. Agent Polo had his hands full with a bag of cheetos in one hand and a Pepsi in the other, but he still managed to catch the clipboard.Interest grows Pg.36 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Really, Polo shoved another cheeto in his mouth, Nitrous in a fight? Id never believe it. He rolled his eyes in the sarcasm. Chrome, Nitrous first lieutenant laughed next to him, before shoving his hand in Polos bag of cheetos to retrieve a handful. Hey! Polo moved the bag away from the elf eared Chrome,Get your own! Struggling to keep the balance of items in his hands Polo fell to his knees. Youre a d*ck, man.
Ahahah! Youre so coordinated! Chrome