The Feeling of LivingThis is the story of a real girl.
She lived in her mind(s).
She spent her days
watching the other children
Through her looking glass.
It would be beter to say she didn't live-
She simply exsisted.
She thought it would be safer to stay inside,
Then to go out and play.
She watched the world around her,
Wondering what would be next.
One day, she let go of her looking glass.
It crashed onto the floor.
And it broke in pieces,
Almost like her life was like-pieces.
She picked up one of the shards.
It cut her arms.
She cried out in pain.
No one heard her.
She cried and shouted for someone.
No one came.
After a minute, an hour, a day, she stood.
She wrapped her arm in cloth
And looked around.
Something was stirring.
Something within her.
Something she liked.
But, she had no clue what it was or what to do.
For emotions were for other girls.
She had none to call her own.
But this new feeling, this life, it was awakening.
She wondered of the other things she had missed,
Looking through her looking
never grow up.I have a monster living underneath my bed.never grow up.7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Hes made up of burnt frog skin, white-red cobweb veined eyes and a collection of missing pebble teeth. Sometimes we play scrabble.
(The first time he was just a mechanical hum beneath the bowing wooden planks, he was just a faint smell of green and he was just a hot cloud of fog around my lips. Its the wind, its the wind, I breathed. Then he breathed back, heavy and loud and monster-like; AM NOT.)
He always spoke in capitals; MONSTERS ARE MUCH TOO SCARY FOR LOWER-CASED LETTERS, he informed me one night under pink covers. I shined the flashlight into his eyes until they changed colour and he bared his teeth.
He sometimes visits my dreams. The grass turns sickly where he trudges and the woodland creatures whimper and scramble in his wake. WHERES MY HUG? He holds his warm monster limbs out, palms snatching me from my happy-ever-after and grins gap-toothily. I manage a chuckle as I buckle in his embrace.
He used to keep me
My lionAdmittedly, I was a rotten child. I liked to spend my time throwing rocks at stray dogs. No one ever bothered to stop me until the old voice in the alley.My lion8 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Why are you throwing rocks at puppies? It was an old man voice, deep and gravelly, so I didnt stop.
Because I want to, old man, I retorted and tried to sound mean. There was no warning before I heard a yelp and felt dirt under my shoulders. I tumbled over and realized the yelp had come from me. I lay on the ground and listened to my heart beat. That old man had pushed me down, and now he would pay. You asked for it! I yelled and grabbed the first rock I laid hands on, then jumped up to face him.
At first I could only see stars. Then I saw the lion. He was sitting like a giant cat, and his tail twitched around behind him.
Dont eat me! I yelled on instinct and dropped my rock. He licked his lips.
Why not? I heard the old man voice ask. Was this a trick? I looked ar
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 1 Ruth Powers hummed to herself as she scanned through bills she had just recently received in her mail. Her daughter, Laura, had to stay after school to talk to her councillor. Being a teenager, she wanted to plan her future ahead and do some college research and discuss about it with Dr. Pryor.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 16 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
The phone rang.
Reaching over with one free hand while she held an opened envelope in the other, Ruth placed it on her shoulder and pressed her ear to it.
"Hello?" She asked.
"S'up, Ruth?" Greeted a jolly voice. Ruth could hear noise in the background. "Shut up, you little monsters!"
Ruth blinked as she placed her envelope down and looked at the phone.
"Sorry about that," Homer apologized, "Lisa and the boy were playing some stupid game."
"Um, okay?" Ruth was
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 5 Lisa, Bart, and Laura came home at their normal times. As they filed off the bus, they ran for the front door to avoid the eyes of Homer and Marge; though it was impossible. They were standing there on the porch, watching. Watching...TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 56 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
It had been only a day since Marge and Homer were released from prison, yet the kids felt as if they had been watching them forever.
The kids could feel the daggers even though they were a fair distance apart. Laura began to shake in fear, trying to avoid Homer's hard glare boring through her although her back was towards him. Bart held Lisa's hand protectively, as if he knew Marge would run at them and grab Lisa by force. Though the kids knew that if they ever did anything to them, the consequences awaiting them would be much worse.
Luckily, Ruth was sitting on the stoop of her home, waiting. She smiled and called to the kids.
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 7 Ruth rushed across the bench and threw herself at Homer. Homer grabbed a hold of her and the two rumbled out onto the courtroom floor. Homer was grappling her as she clung to him, both of them yelling and bleeding. The courtroom gasped as they watched the violent battle. Marge felt faint, seeing as her hsuband has just made things worse for them.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 76 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Man, we'd usually encourage stuff like this," Lenny said as he watched the fight in concern, "but suddenly, I'm just plain scared!"
"How dare you attack my daughter!" Ruth shouted as she gave Homer a punch in the stomach.
"How dare you waste my time with this crap!" Homer shouted back. "I could be home right now drinking Duff on the couch!"
"Order! Order!" The judge banged his gavel impatiently.
"Kill him, mom!" Bart rooted. "Kill that asshole that threatens to dest
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 4 The afternoon had come around and Ruth and the kids were in the living room watching television.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 46 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Suddenly, there was a knock at the door.
Bart and Lisa huddled close to each other, as Laura looked out the peephole. Ruth approached with an intent stare, and Laura just smiled. "It's Sean."
Opening the door, Sean stepped inside and smiled at Ruth. "I came as soon as I hear... is everyone okay?"
"Oh, Sean," Ruth sighed as she raced into his arms, "it's so good to see you."
"Hey, it's Father Sean!" Bart exclaimed.
"Just Sean now," Sean chuckled.
"What?" Bart asked, confused. "What do you mean?"
Laura giggled at Bart's confused face before looking over at her mother, who smiled.
"Bart," Ruth began
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 8 Ruth woke up to find the television still on from last night. Slipping out of bed, not wanting to wake Sean, she shut off the television.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 86 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Ruth turned around to find Bart sitting at the table, reading from a few textbooks. She smiled as she walked over to him.
"How's my little genius?" She teasefd before kissing him on the forehead.
"Never better," Bart said, looking up at her, "just want to go advanced on my homework before we actually have to go back to school. That and make for a test I probably failed."
Ruth raised an eyebrow. "What do mean probably?"
Bart sighed. "Mrs. K still hasn't given back my test from last week. She won't tell me what I got, so I figured I've done that bad. And what's really got me concerned is that she won't give me back any homework sh
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 6 Marge waited outside the courthouse. Today was the day she and Homer would be testified against. She sighed; everyone she knew had began to hate her and her husband because of the previous events. Worse, her own children were going to sue her and that Powers woman was going to take them away from her forever. How she hated Ruth more than ever...TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 66 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Homer was busy tending his 'business' behind a nearby tree after taking his daily 'beer breakie'. How he managed to remain calm even when he knew their trial was going to be unbearable, she'll never know.
"Marge Simpson..." snapped a voice.
Marge turned around to see Bernice Hibbert, Sarah Wiggum, Luanne Van Houten, and Manjula look at her with glaring eyes.
"Oh, girls!" Marge said, relieved. "Thank God you're here! Ruth's got my children pinning against me and-"
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 2 The Simpson kids felt as if a great amount of weight was finally lifted off their shoulders as soon as they exited out of their household. Entering inside Ruth's humble home,they felt as if they truly had lived in her house for a long time. They watched as Ruth gently placed Maggie on a nearby couch, atop a pillow.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 26 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"You guys were seriously in trouble back there," Laura told them.
"We've just gotten so use to it," Lisa sighed, "I never thought mom and dad would actually get what was coming. I mean, they've avoided that matter so many times..."
"And I'll make sure you kids avoid them," Ruth assured them, gently touching Lisa's shoulder, "how about I make us dinner? Spaghetti and meatballs? Completely separated. And caesar salad?"
Lisa's eyes brightened for the first time all night.
"That would be wonderful," Li
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 3 Morning shone through the window of Ruth's home as the woman sat on her couch, drinking coffee. Although yesterday was a rough night, she managed to sleep.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 36 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Oh, you're still here?" Bart asked as he came down the stairs.
Ruth looked at him, confused.
Bart blushed. "Dad usually heads to Moe's for his daily 'beer breakie'."
Ruth chuckled. "I stopped going to Moe's a long time ago. The guy keeps complaining about some prankster who keeps calling him."
Bart shrugged nervously.
"I just realized we're already late for school," Bart told her, "even Lisa hadn't notcied until now."
"Bart, you kids have had a rough night," Ruth assured him, "and Laura's still scared to bits. I just called Skinner to keep you guys here for a few days."
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 2ndShadow sat in a tree across the road from where Amy usually came shopping on saturdays, he liked to make sure that the stupid fake hedghog kept her out of danger and she was perfectly fine. But he had something else on his mind, the girl he had met in the forest was still in his head, how she knew him, how he suddenly had strong feelings for her. How could it be?? was it love at first sight??.:Shadamy Forever:. the 2nd7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
After a few minutes he saw Amy and her little rabbit friend leaving the store they had walked into 40 minutes ago, carrying 1 bag each. He knew that the only reason they went shopping was so she could try to impress sonic, he knew that the hedghog never cared what she wore, and neither should he, but every outfit she bought made her look even more beautiful than the last, if only he could tell her that.
He sat up a little farther, wanting to analyse every little thing she did if she limped or had a sore spot from something that had happened when sonic had been careless while fighting the Doctor. H
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 4thFor the next few weeks shadow noticed a change in amy. She didnt hang around sonic as much, which he was fine with, but there was more than that. She also didnt hang around the bunny any more, or go on shopping trips with her, she was acting really strange but nothing she said ever told him what was wrong with her..:Shadamy Forever:. the 4th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Also she didnt hang around any of her old friends, she hung around rouge! he didnt know why, what could possibly make his sweet rose, want to hang around rouge? He found it strange and kept a closer eye on amy until he found out what was wrong. "I swore to protect you rose, so if something is hurting you, i WILL find out what."
He thought about telling rouge not to hang around amy, but then thought about all the things rouge had done for him, the advice, the place to stay if he needed it, the help with missions, and health whenever he got hurt, so he decided if amy was hurting, until he found out what was hurting her, rouge was the best person for her.
One day when rouge and
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 3rdThat night was very long for shadow, he waited impatiently for the sun to set on this day full of revealed secrets. He waited outside of amy's house, waiting for the sun to set, waiting for her to get home. When she finally walked in, she didnt look happy, immediatly shadows first thought was 'what the hell did that faker do to her?!' but he didnt want to leave to beat the snot out of him, not yet..:Shadamy Forever:. the 3rd7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
He watched with fondness as his love ate her dinner, talked on the phone with her friend, revealing why she was upset. Sonic had not liked her outfit, he didnt even notice she had gotten a new one, he would definatly wouldnt notice it when he had his black eye.
She talked for a while, making plans to see the gang, talking about the chaos emeralds and where she thought they might be, talking about eggman. It wasnt very interesting, until something the other person said made amy freeze, she looked around and answered with almost a hysterical laugh "I really dont know what shadow was talking ab
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 8thAmy was shocked for a moment, but she soon relaxed and put her arms around shadow aswell, she felt oddly comfortable in his arms, a feeling she had never really felt with sonic..:Shadamy Forever:. the 8th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Thankyou, shadow the hedghog" she said, shadow felt warm at her saying his name, he was happy with the feeling. he held her a bit back and wiped away her tears. A natural thing to do.
"Your welcome, I promise, you'll never be alone. Not anymore." he put his arm across her shoulder, and she leaned into him, he liked the way she trusted him.
They walked out of his room, with rouge following, she patted amy on the shoulder, and gave her a smirk obviously happy with the events tht just happened. They walked into the bridge with everyone else sitting around. Shadow felt Amy slink backwards, she didn't want to go in there, and shadow couldnt blame her they were the enemy. He walked along, pulling amy behind him when boku(sorry if I spelt it wrong) ran up to amy.
"Hiya amy! I'm glad your here, maybe you can play with
TS: My Mother, My Hero Ending A week had gone by, and soon, it was the night of the awards ceremony at the Springfield Opening Arts Center. The whole town was there, dressed in their finest, excited for a grand night.TS: My Mother, My Hero Ending6 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Ruth emerged from the car, followed by her family, all dressed for the special occassion.
"Um, good evening, Ruth," greeted a familiar voice.
Ruth turned to see a well-dressed Skinner approach her. She smiled.
"Hello to you too, handsome," she teased, causing him the blush.
"It's her birthday, Seymour," Sean said, placing an arm around her waist.
"Oh, that's wonderful," Skinner said. He looked over to Ruth. "Though you're becoming another year older, I must say you hardly look like you're even over thirty."
Ruth blushed. "Well, looks can be deceiving..."
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 10 Skinner sat between Ruth and Sean as he sipped his cup of tea. He had arrived at their home shortly after his departure from school as well as Edna. He had just discussed with them about Bart being placed in Sean's class, along with a couple of other students.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 106 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
He was very well aquainted with Ruth and Sean, they surely were nothing like Marge and Homer, whom he hoped will do better in years' time. Plus, he couldn't help but think Ruth was beauitful, in a puppy-dog manner, of course. He was happy she and Sean were together, as well as the new parents to the Simpson children, formally now called the Lynches.
"Thank you so much for helping us, Seymour," Ruth told him gratefully, placing a hand on his shoulder, "sorry about you and Edna though." She averted her eyes as soon as Edna's name slipped from her mouth, hinting she was not as sorry as she intended to be.
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 9th"I dont wanna go back shadow, please dont let him take me" amy sobbed as she flung her arms around shadow. He was furious, one week and he didnt bother to come look for her, why now?.:Shadamy Forever:. the 9th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"How does he know we have her doctor?" Shadow asked suspiciously, he knew that the doctor had promised to give her back for a chaos emerald, dispite what he would have said. "Its interesting that he would know, especially since i left a note saying that she was gonna be living with her aunt so they wouldnt get suspicious." Shadow asked.
Amy look up at him through her tears, "You did?" she asked, he patted her head and held her close, as she pulled him closer, "Oh shadow, i dont wanna go back i wanna stay here with you."
"Dont worry, hes not taking you away from me," he held her back, and looked deep in her eyes, "And even if he somehow did, I'd get you back." He leaned in and pressed his lips to hers, it started as a slow kiss, but on contact turned rough and passionate, he had dreamed about doing this, bu
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 6th"What do you mean shadow? where are you taking her?" rouge got up, she wasn't worried about amy, shadow loved her to much to hurt her, but what about her emotions, if sonic showed up wherever he was taking her things would not turn out well..:Shadamy Forever:. the 6th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"I'm bringing her to my room in doctor's fortress, she can stay there that way the faker will never hurt her again." He pulled out a chaos emerald and used chaos control, and at once they were standing in front of eggman's fortress. Shadow never really used his room here, he perferred trees but he would be staying here, as long as she was.
He walked in the door, he knew the code. He walked down the partly familiar hallway to his room, it wasn't huge but it had the essientials bed, shower, bathroom, dresser for somethings, she would feel comfortable at least.
He placed amy down on his bed, realizing rouge was right behind him, she clung to his neck, even in sleep not wanting to let go of the soft comfort she had.
"Looks like she doesn't want to let
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 7thAmy rolled over sleepily, and started to open her eyes. Shadow moved into a corner covered in darkness, he was her invisible hero, he wouldn't be seen. Rouge moved over to the bedside in plain view, she would take care of her..:Shadamy Forever:. the 7th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"R-Rouge?" amy asked sleepily, she had only slept 4 hours that wasn't enough for her to feel better shadow thought he wished she would go back to bed.
"Right here honey, go back to sleep." yes rouge would take care of her when he wasn't there, he could trust her, he couldn't trust anyone else with amy, he learned that recently. She only gets hurt.
"I'm not tired." Lie. she was tired but she was just to scared to close her eyes, sonic had really hurt her, he didn't think that she would be able to trust anyone else after he said it. "Where am I" she asked she sat up and kept herself scrunched into a ball, he would kill sonic if it was the last thing he did. Then amy's eyes got wide with fright he thought that she figured out where she was or saw him but he was shoc
.:Shadamy Forever:. the FINALShadow chaos controlled amy back to his room, she was still crying, he didnt want this to happen, he wished sonic would just leave them alone, but he always had to win..:Shadamy Forever:. the FINAL7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Amy I-I- I'm sorry." Shadow couldnt think of anything else to say, he wanted it to all be better. "Amy im sorry to do this but you have to make a choice," shadow didnt want to hear it he was afraid she wouldnt choose him. "You have to pick to either go back to sonic, or stay here with me"
Amy tears fell more, she hated it and shadow could see that. "I want to stay here with you no matter what happens. I love you" she held him closer to make it clear. He was shocked that she said it, he loved her but he didnt think she love him.
"I love you too rose, more than you can imagine." he held her back and dove into a passionate kiss, he only broke away for air, reluctantly. "With you choosing me." he gave her another passionate kiss "thank you for that, so with that will you marry me?"
Amy stared at him, shocked, she started t
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 9 Marge sighed as she as sat at the kitchen table, a glass of wine in her hand. Homer sat on the couch in the living room, drinking his beer and watching television.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 96 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Tomorrow was going to be their next trial, and probably their last. Knowing this, Marge had been hitting the wine very hard, becoming even more drunk than her husband.
That bitch...she thought bitterly.
She threw the empty bottle through the kitchen window, shattered glass flew everywhere, some ending up in the backyard where the pets use to be.
Marge growled to herself as she took a large sip from her glass.
Ruth took everything from her. Her children, her pets, her reputation...
Well, if tomorrow was going to be Marge and Homer's last day in court, they were going to make sure to
The Thing at the BottomThe Thing at the Bottom11 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
The Thing At The Bottom of The Stairs
Or, A Discourse On The Monstrosity of Monsters
Welcome! Nice to meet you, dear. Come in, come in, don't just stand there hovering. Have a seat, make yourself comfortable, there's plenty of room. Would you care for something to drink? No? Settled then? Good. I suppose I should just get started with the tale, then, shouldn't I?
I'll begin it in my favorite way, with the words that begin all fairy tales, though this is not exactly what you would consider to be a tale of the fairies. If you'd rather hear something about them, then perhaps I'll send you to a friend of mine, who would certainly be better able to tell you about those. This is, rather, a tale of monsters, you see. Still here? Good. Then I'll begin.
Once upon a time, when I was a younger girl, my family and I lived in an old house in the city, which, as I came to find, was quite the haunted old mansion. My parents would often walk through ghosts, with nary a bit of realization, other
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 5thShadow turned around and look towards amy, being careful not to look her in the eyes to make sure the blush doesnt come through. "my apologies rose....Hello." he turned to walk away, a simple hello made him feel so happ, but as he was walkin away he felt a hand on his shoulder, he turned to find rose, blushing insanely, lookin at her boots with her hand on his shoulder..:Shadamy Forever:. the 5th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Shadow, my cut.... its fine by the way." she retreated behind rouge, not meeting his eyes, or his astonished face, which he thought was fine, it meant she wouldnt see him blushing redder than a apple.
"I...um...im....glad rose." he turned and ran away, he had talked to him, remembered something that happened a month ago!! Shadow was so excited he just kept running and running thinking about what she had said, thinking about her face. he wished he could've stayed and learned what was wrong with her, but he wouldn't have been able to control himself, even just hugging her, he knew he loved her sooooo much!! he wished he
.:Shadamy Forever:. THE FIRSTIt was late in the night, cold, dark, nobody was around. Or so he thought. Shadow was taking a walk in the night trying to find a suitable tree to sleep in, he had alot on his mind. He had, had another run in with sonic and his friends that day. He remembered not being able to keep his thoughts, and his eyes, off the pink hedgehog always hanging off of of that vile faker..:Shadamy Forever:. THE FIRST7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
He always seemed to be reminded of maria when lookin at her, it was strange he also got an angry feeling whenever she fell and "faker" didnt help her up, or when she would run to his side to help him and later he would run away from her. He watched her wait up countless nights for him, to make sure he was safe, as he would wait for her.
He had found a suitable tree and was about to settle down when he heard a sound, breaking of a twig? no. it was larger, breaking of a tree. he hopped down and walked towards the sound, if it was sonic fighting a robot he didnt want to get involved, and if he did he would only try to ma