SwallowI swallowed stones for a girl once,Swallow3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
tethered a daughter to my arm,
raised her with my own hands,
and pulsed so much blood
through the wire
it became a vein.
Eventually I fell,
slammed to the floor,
like a marionette savagely thrown
against a wall.
My guts were full,
of sediment and
my stomach swelled too much.
I breathed dust and ants,
swallowed as much as I was able,
and tried to get up
with my daughter in tow.
Clumsily falling back over,
with bruised hands and
forced, rough, breathing,
I felt tension
from the other side.
The line pulled taut and hard
and dragged me from its end
across so many splintering boards
I bled from my fingers trying
to fight it.
it frayed and snapped.
Admittedly, I cried for it
and I shoveled debris and carted blood
swearing the whole time
I'd never swallow stones for a girl
Then I met you.
ZackXCloud - Love Law Ch. 2After everything that had happened tonight being told I could go home was probably the most depressing thing Tifa could have said to me, "have a good night Cloud and I'll see you on Sunday," she smiled at me as I walked towards the exit and I waved back, I didn't really want to say anything because I knew I'd try and convince her to let me stay or ask for the day to work tomorrow, both of which would wind up with me having to explain eventually.ZackXCloud - Love Law Ch. 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But I haven't even introduced myself yet. My name is Cloud Strife for now. I'm twenty-three years old, 140 pounds and about five foot nine inches, my hair's pretty wild, and bright blond, which doesn't help me blend into the background very well. I'm on the slim side too, but I know self defence, even if I don't get to use it when I'd like to and I'm engaged.
Sounds nice right? You have no idea how many people have said 'congratulations' or 'that's wonderful' or 'you must be so happy'. Not one of these people can see how trapped I a
Miss Tansybaum's CarnivalBy all accounts, Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar should not have continued to operate. They were a very small operation as circuses went, they had no rides and their menagerie consisted of a single geriatric lion and a handful of obscure species, such as the Sudanese Crooning Lizards, who were obscure for a reason. Sure, Brendan the Mono-juggler could keep a single ball in the air for hours, but you got tired of watching after the first few minutes.Miss Tansybaum's Carnival5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Lord Maggothaunch's Carnival of the Un-Ordinary should have crushed them out of existence in the first year--indeed, that was among the lord's stated goals--and its failure to do so was a source of intense frustration for him. Did he not have scantily clad women and a genuine, if sullen tiger? Did he not have a genuine freakshow, with real live freaks, including a pair of dubious Siamese twins and a two-headed calf in a jar?
Miss Tansybaum did not have a freakshow (at least not in the conventional sense, although the less
TorchlightThe problem with wearing sunglasses all the time was that everything looked darker than it actually was. The lights were pretty much always on in the Strider household - which was more than could be said for the water - and this racked up a heck of a bill. A heck of a bill that neither Strider was particularly fond of looking at. The last one was currently wedged up a red smuppet's ass, that was tucked away under the couch, nose protruding with intent.Torchlight4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Both Striders were sat on said couch, playing a video game that filled the entire of their widescreen TV. The frantic on screen battling was reflected in the lenses of their shades - never leaving the gameplay, never faultering. Aside from the occasional movement of their eyes to glance at each other and their thumbs furiously working their controllers, neither moved a muscle.
That is, until the lights went out.
The screen wiped itself out in a second, the glare of the strip lights above them flickered and were gone, the lamp by the wind
FFVII ZackxCloud: AwaitingAwaitingFFVII ZackxCloud: Awaiting5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By: LagunaNoJutsu aka Ziggy Pasta
Summary: A month apart from each other when simply waiting is no longer enough to calm the insecurities in Cloud's heart, he ignores everything to share a single moment with Zack.
Setting: Crisis Core
Type: One-shot ficlet
Warning: This story contains mild shounen-ai fluff. Meaning, boy on boy romance smoochy-kissy-love stuff. Don't like it? Then click on the shiny back button.
All related Final Fantasy names and characters are copyrighted © by the almighty Square Enix. This story is all me, however. Enjoy.
Author's Note: This is dedicated to my friend Lady Gunblade/Mystic Hedwig!
The rotors of the helicopters normally could be heard quite a distance away, but that was usually at night when the Shin-Ra compound was quiet and the traffic in Midgar w
Meulin and Kurloz Oh Gog it hurt. My ears, they're aching. There's silence, I can't hear a thing. A blurry figure appeared before my eyes. I blinked once to get my eyes to focus. I don't understand, whats happening? My eyes focused on the figure before me and I realized who it was, Kurloz. A familiar face, thank goodness.Meulin and Kurloz3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"K-k-kurloz?" I said, or at least tried to say, either I couldn't get the words out, or I just can't hear them. I'm going to have to hope it was I couldn't get the words out. His mouth is moving, but I can't hear him. Is he speaking to me? He looks worried, I wonder why. Dimly, I notice something warm and sticky trickling down my neck. Kurloz's hand touches the side of my face. When he pulls back I see blood on his hand. Blood? Am I bleeding? I don't understand, what's happening? His mouth is moving again but I still can't hear him. "Speak louder.. I ... I can't.." I say or am trying but I still can't hear. It's about then I realize what'
TortureSometimes I like to torture wordsTorture6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with obscene acts to nouns and verbs.
I tie them up in sentences
and whip them till they make no sense.
I love the screams of prepositions
while pulling them in odd positions;
and conjunctions make a lovely din
when decapitated by my pen.
I bind the wrists of adjectives
just for the pleasure that it gives
and adverbs leave me hot and bothered
once their meaning is uncovered.
Interjections beg for release
with pronouns trembling on their knees.
And once my fiendish work is done,
you'll find that I have just begun
my scheme to try and make you see
it's not perverse - it's poetry.
Loser BoyfriendLoser Boyfriend12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want a loser boyfriend.
The dork in the back of the class.
I want the guy who got wedgies
and never was able to eat lunch.
I want the guy with the big glasses
I want the one who never talks.
I want the one without any friends.
I just want a loser boyfriend.
I dont want to compete
or struggle to keep his attention.
I dont want to share weekends
With his boys, when they go out.
I want a loser boyfriend damn it.
I dont want to have to wait around
entertain myself while hes out with friends.
I didnt go out tonight.
I was going to spend the evening with him.
But he cant say no.
He cant just stay for me.
I hate competing for my love
I hate this waiting, it hurts my hope.
I want a loser boyfriend
The guy in the back of the room.
Who has no friends and no one
no one knows his middle name.
I want the loser boyfriend
I want the clingy guy.
The one whos never kissed before.
The one whos a virgin inside.
I want the loser
Forgetting SarahI fell for her.Forgetting Sarah3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yes, I did.
I fell for her
Faster and harder
Than anyone before her.
How nice love is.
It seemed so...
Effortless and happy.
I was happy...
Happier than I'd ever been.
Truly, I loved her.
Even though it hurts to say.
And near never since,
Had I felt such passion
But, our time was short.
I wouldn't last.
A harsh word,
A night with no empathy,
Left I, in the morning,
Full of fear.
Is she still there?
I didn't know.
I tried to save us.
I had to save us.
But little did I know,
That very next day,
You already moved on
With my enemy.
The days we shared,
The exciting new kisses,
The hugs full of affection,
I would never know again.
You took away everything,
Everything I ever dreamed
Of having with a woman.
To you, we were a joke.
I was a joke.
Some shoulder to cry on,
Someone to save you from loneliness.
As shameful as it is to say,
I loved her,
Even for just those
Brief weeks I spent
With her in my arms.
ZxC Story Ch. 2 by CaraGibsonZxC Story Ch. 2 by CaraGibson8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"hey kid, you Ok?
a storm raged outside. rain streamed down the back windows of our truck, so that it was immposible to see anything of the forest on either side apart from a dark green blur. we were perfectly dry inside, but the air was musty and smelt unpleasntly of three men who had been on the road for too long without a shower. the truck bounced in and out of potholes, which made it difficult for me to keep my footing as I walked over to my freind. Cloud was sat on the floor of the truck holding his head, looking pale and slightly green
"Zack, I've told you not to keep on calling me kid. Besides, I'm fine."
whoops, I'd forgoten how much he hated being called kid, but sometimes it just slipped out. I lowered my voice.
"are you sure? I could ask the driver to stop for a bit..."
"I'm fine" he muttered "but thanks"
a more transparant lie had never been told, but I could see Clouds usual stubbornness surfacing in his sickly features. Knowing him, he'd swallow his own tongue before allo
Colour Song.Colour Song.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I opened my eyes
And greeted by darkness
A mysterious shroud
The coloured world dies.
My sight grows faint
yet light still shines
this world needs paint.
I splatter a red
vibrant and strong
like the heart
like the head.
Orange on my walls
crazy and determined
better than the rest
highest of them all.
Now as for yellow
bright and cheery
singing me a song
letting me grow.
Doused with green
calm and easy
nice and pristine.
The heavens dyed blue
rings crystal clear
like a bell
calling for you.
I look at my new world
colours of my paints
drip here and there
unraveled and unfurled.
As beautiful as you can see
just some black remained
every colour with its own voice
and together the perfect harmony.
DiffuseLike scattering birds across a sunset,Diffuse6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
these memories have faded, to my regret.
All these things I cannot remember
are precious times of things that were.
As light recedes in shattering pink,
I seal these moments in timeless ink.
The Guy I Know I know a guy. I have feelings for him- love, a crush, puppy love, a thingThe Guy I Know5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
for him...call it what you like. We're friends, and I don't think he knows how I feel for him. I can't tell
him, in fear that he'll run away from me. Yeah, we talk to each other, and we get along. I don't know
what to tell him, even though he seems like an accepting person. I feel so alone most of the time,
and I don't know who to tell, who to turn to for a word. It keeps stabbing me, and it strikes at
random. I can't shake this feeling of tearful isolation, I'm hemorraging emotionally. I swear
sometimes it's worse than the time that weights fell onto my fingers and made them weep blood
profusely from the pressure. My heart feels like it's be
German History Deutsche GeschichteGerman History Deutsche Geschichte3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Die Geschichte der Deutschen - The history of the Germans
5000-4000 BC: Coming from the Caucasus mountains or South Russia, the Indogermanics conquer Europe. Later on they will split up in different tribes: Germanics, Celts, Slavs, Romanics, Greeks, Illyrians, Thracians, Baltics and some more in the middle east. The so called Aryans (old indogermanic for "noble") are also an indogermanic tribe and they conquered the middle east and most of India.
2000 BC: Germanics, Slavs and Celts have still a rather similar culture, they have nearly the same gods, languages and symbols. But soon they will develope own cultures.
1000 BC: The Germanics are now an own ethnicity, they live in South Scandinavia and North Germany. Greek and Roman writers will form the word "Germanen", which was actually the name of a rather small tribe. Ger = spear, Mann = man, the Men with spears.
They have a natural religion and believe in Gods like Odin, Thor, Freia, Baldur, Loki and in mytho
Stridercest no1The day Dave actually thought he could have feelings for his older brother was the day that the Earth collapsed in on itself along with the rest of the cosmos. However to his dismay that never happened when he realized that he did in fact have feelings for him.Stridercest no13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Dave remembered walking into the living room one afternoon, and found his brother in the kitchen without a shirt on. Fair enough, nothing strange about that, after all Dave has seen this more times then he could count, but today was different. Dave just pauses and stands there, watching him. Dirk knew he was there, but never said anything, he just wore a smirk on his face. After a minute Dirk turns around, and leans against the counter. Dave keeps his cool façade up, but in reality he's tense. Of course Dave just lost it when he started to speak. "Like what you see?" Of course he was only teasing, but Dave just lost it. It never should on the outside but inside, his mind was going crazy. "No." Dave responded before he turne
ZackXCloud - Love Law Ch. 1"And I really need those reports before Friday Zack, are you listening?"ZackXCloud - Love Law Ch. 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hey there. My name's Zack Fair; I'm twenty-six years old, six foot tall exactly, 170 pounds of rippling muscle with this awesome black, spiky hair and blue eyes. I'm also a pretty nice guy if I do say so myself, to top it off I'm self confident and charismatic, even if everyone else does say I'm just cocky. But hey, it's all part of the charm.
The guy who's talking to me, that's my boss and mentor Angeal, he's the one person who can handle my attitude without resorting to throwing something at me, and we work for the Shinra Law Firm; run by none other that Rufus Shinra, the most well know lawyer in probably the world -this guy's legendary. Angeal? He's one of the next best along with Sephiroth and Genesis, they're pretty creepy guys.
Genesis spends a lot of his working day reading poetry, which is a bitch for his secretary Aerith, but when it comes to representing he knows his stuff, and being one of t
FFVII ZxC: I Did It for YouI Did It for YouFFVII ZxC: I Did It for You5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By: LagunaNoJutsu aka Ziggy Pasta
Summary: When holiday plans have to be canceled because Zack is sick, he realizes that sometimes things don't always go as planned, and sometimes love has a funny way of showing. A Valentine's Day-esque Zack/Cloud one-shot.
Setting: Crisis Core
Rating: T for mild language and descriptions
Disclaimer: All related Final Fantasy VII characters are copyrighted © by the almighty Square Enix.
He was sick. He had been sick. He was probably going to still be sick by the time the holiday rolled around. He had spent the last few days mostly in the restroom, either sitting on the toilet or kneeling in front of it, and everywhere in between. His temperature didn't know which way to go up, down, left, right .
That's how sick he was thinking th
The wonder of YouThe wonder of You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mere words can not explain the wonder that is you
How you make me feel just by being there
I love your eyes, the green of a forest dappled by the light of your smile
Your smile which makes the most amazing sunrise pale in comparison to nothingness
Your laugh which is like the tinkling of silver bells by the choirs of Heaven
Your voice which is the purest music to listen to, golden on my ears
Your elegant, feminine hands with their slender perfect fingers which I long to hold
The entirety of you, the perfection I behold
My breath catches in my throat just looking at you, how utterly beautiful you are
My heart feels like a bird caught up in a cage too small for it, fluttering wildly and skipping beats just beholding you
I feel faint and light headed just being around you
You captivate my every sense
You thrill my very being
You enchant all of me with the wonder that is you
Your love for me knows no bounds
Your words speak right into my heart, burning themselves into the fabric of my soul
The AlbatrossThe Albatross7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
And through the drifts the snowy clifts
Did send a dismal sheen;
Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken
The ice was all between.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
PART I: THE WAIT
Lying prone on an unforgiving bed of powdered ice, kneading his bad hip with one gloved hand as he squinted through a shifting curtain of CO2 sleet, Lawson reflectednot for the first timethat the environmental extremes werent the hardest part to deal with. Not the crushing pressure, nor the bone-deep ache of the relentless gravity, nor the stinging lash of the dry ice particles that was diminished but not eliminated by the buffering fabric of his suit. Not even the cold, which hovered near 50 below at his position on the planet Phorcys frigid equator.
The rain of sleet parted, affording a glimpse of the gray-black storm clouds over the seething ocean of water-ammonia slush. He sucked a metallic m
Shy BoyShy BoyShy Boy7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm just the shy boy who can't express his thoughts correctly.
Only way to fully communicate is by writing them out.
Hoping that you'll understand of what you read.
But sometimes it isn't so easy since my mind is so complex.
Mazes and puzzles fills the voids, do you think you can survive?
I'm just the shy boy who stutters when he sees a hot guy.
I turn into a blushing mess and I quickly run away.
Can't face them in the eye without being so damn obvious.
But sometimes it's so hard to be brave since I'm easy to read.
Letters and words written on my face, can you see them?
I'm just the shy boy who is afraid to face the real world.
Learn to talk to random strangers since I don't want to be judged.
But the world goes round that way, so I have to deal with it.
But sometimes I just can't take it and I start to get angry.
Can you tell by the expression of my face?
You can't blame me for the things I do.
You're not living in the shoes I wear.
I'm my own person, an individual different f
True love lasts a long timeTogether they were walking. No destination in mind, just wandering the streets together.True love lasts a long time4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their hands were locked. Their fingers were intertwined, as they had been a million times before.
He turned his head to look at her. His eyes saw the familiar person next to him, she was more than just familiar to him.
A soft smile graced her lips. A smile he had seen so many times, but never seemed to lose its beauty.
Together they were walking. No destination in mind, just wandering the streets together.
He looked at her again. To the world she was imperfect, to him she was far from that
He thought about that morning. When he had awoken next to her for the first time, and how he couldn't wait for the next morning to come.
His thumb stroke across her hand. The feel of her skin brought back so many memories, he treasured them all.
Together they were walking. I could see the setting sun paint colours on their backs as I watched them walk by, and I could see their old, locked hands.
FlutterbyTell me my departed friend,Flutterby6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of all the sights you've seen.
Do your wings take you by land,
Or do you go by sea?
I miss you in the moments,
When the air is calm and still.
And then I spy a butterfly,
Perched upon my sill.
I miss your blue green eyes,
Your locks of curly hair.
In the moments of tears and laughter,
I'm longing for you there.
I know I should have told you,
Should have told you all the time.
That I'll love you forever,
My departed friend of mine.
Tell me my departed friend,
Let me know you're free.
When you fly above us all,
Are you looking down on me?
I miss you in familiar places,
When I'm lying in the grass.
I want you here beside me,
I want those moments back.
I miss your golden smile,
And the laughter on your lips.
Did you know I've found someone,
A man to love and kiss?
I wish you could have met him,
He's someone you would have liked.
He mourns your passing with me,
My departed friend of mine.
I'll tell you my departed friend,
All I have come to see.
I'll live life fo