Sins_Part IRiley peered around the dark room. This looks vaguely familiar, she thought to herself amusedly. The cement walls and light, metal table took her memory by surprise. The 20-year-old ran her fingers along the tin pencil cup that sat on the table. As she started to settle, a dark figure slipped into the room. The penitentiary was cold. Riley shivered. "What's my punishment, sir?" She chuckled crazily. The man stepped out from the shadows slowly, as if a bit scared of what Riley might do. He coughed and set some papers on the table.Sins_Part I6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
"We can get you out of this, Rye." It was Riley's long term councilor, Matt. "You don't have to rot in here." His voice cracked and his hair fell loose from his ear which it had been tucked behind. "We have to do it soon, though. I'm taking a leave of absence in a month." He coughed once more as he took a seat in the plastic chair that had been awaiting him. Riley calmed down when she realized it had been Matt that had called for her.
"What's wrong, Mat
CottonStill nothing?Cotton6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Carl. Carl. Look at me.
Carlos Delarosa. Look up from your damn computer screen.
A few seconds later his eyes slowly rose to meet mine across the table. Dead and listless they were, bloodshot and bagged; his midnight locks hanging lazily over his worn face, slight grimace carving lines in his once pristine face. He remained huddled in his oversized navy terrycloth bathrobe, slouched over the keyboard, perhaps hoping that a sudden collapse would magically produce words upon the screen.
I sighed. Its been like this for a while. Ever since hes gone on that whole inspiration spiel about this astounding new fiction hed come up with, hes been sitting there, glued to the spot for days. Staring at that white screen. Blank white.
I dont know why I put up with it. I only knew him two weeks prior to his announcement. I suppose it was his liveliness, carefree attitude and wit that made me think it
quietly untitledi was undoing my boots when i saw a face.quietly untitled6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beethoven's fifth and scotch on the nightstand,
his eyes dark and casting shadows from the window.
i fiddled with the laces
a sharp stammer on the frozen glass,
calm. steady. eerie.
pushed back the curtains
and put my hand on the window.
he did the same,
calm, casting shadows at me.
Identity-UltimatumFall from GraceIdentity-Ultimatum6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It can be horrible, it could create devastation.
It could breed excitement, or nothing but fear.
Free falling is nothing but what it is,
Nothing more, nothing less.
Free falling is relaxing, exhilarating, frustrating,
No control, no punishment. No foresight or regrets.
Fast, cold, a rush of temperate air.
HuntingAn old, rusty-red pick-up truck pulled up in front of 19 Gallager Road. It sputtered to a stop and small wisps of grey smoke were coming out from under the hood. Rob got out of the car, scratched his butt, adjusted his overalls, slicked back his hair beneath his hat, and walked up the path to the door. He knocked and waited for a long time. He hopped from foot to foot singing nursery rhymes to himself, and then the door opened.Hunting6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hi Danny, Rob walked right through the open door, and stood in the middle of the mudroom looking awkward.
Did you bring your gun?
Its out in the car.
Did you bring your lunch?
Its out in the car.
Did you bring the cooler?
Its out in the car.
Well, if youre ready to go, why arent we out in the car too?
Rob sputtered and looked at the ground.
Lets go, Danny grabbed Rob by the arm, and his l
Mechanic ThoughtsA Mechanic's Thoughts on 9/11/2001 written for 9/11/2006Mechanic Thoughts7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sat in a motor pool five years ago today
Staring at my platoon sergeant as the information he gave.
I wondered about my father in law in New York City and my sister in law, too.
I heard the news on the Pentagon and was too stunned to move.
I sat on my cot that morning and wept.
My eyes were sore for people I had not met.
I could not believe this tragedy had struck
"A dream, a dream," I prayed - going to a truck.
Dressed in my uniform, I headed for the door,
Only to hear my NCO declare, "You know this means war."
We heard about the flights and heroes
As the site was soon declared Ground Zero.
We left our wrenches, tools and trucks;
The phones, the food, and our rucks.
We gathered out in the growing light
To say our prayers on this awful fright.
My husband called later that day
But had nothing he could really say
The worry and pain he must have felt
No call went through to his families place.
"Lines are do
FATE PrologueThe job of the gods is to keep balance in the world. What most of them don't realize is that this one job is of the highest of importance. Ever since Cronos was trapped in his coffin by Zeus, the stakes have grown. For, every time the scales tip in either direction, good or evil, Cronos' coffin cracks just a little bit more, bringing him that much closer to freedom. As the years passed, the gods on Mt. Olympus grew forgetful. The threat of Cronos becoming just a memory. They have lulled themselves into a false sense of security. But, not all have forgotten. For Eris and Hades, the threat hangs right over their heads. If he were ever to be freed, they would be the first to fall. And so, it is up to them. To fight, to plan, to lose, to be mocked, to be ridiculed, to be hated. All to keep the world as it is. If only they knew it was soon to be all for nothing.....FATE Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Halloween Revenge Ch. 6Halloween Revenge.Halloween Revenge Ch. 63 years ago in Settings More Like This
A Disney/House of Mouse Fan-fiction.
Chapter 6: Warning from Below.
Down in the Greece Underworld, the Lord of the Dead sat on his throne, brow wrinkled in thought. He didn't if he should warn them or not. To not, he would be living up to his villainy name but to warn them would pay off the debt he felt he owed a certain mouse.
Before the steps at the foot of the throne stood the God's minions, the blue and purple demon duo, Pain and Panic. The two glanced to each other, confounded on what was wrong with the boss.
"How about a chariot ride, your most lugubriousness?" offered Pain. Panic nodded and continued, "What about torturing the souls? They're annual is coming up."
"Yeah, Cerberus could use a walk."
"Hmmpf, nah, not now boys, you go have fun," answered the flamed God. Going unnoticed, a woman had entered the throne room, hearing what was said. A faint glow radiated from her flesh toned skin and her long orange hair flowed passed her shoulders, and a crown
Seven Seeds Ch. 41The next few hours were nothing but happy noise and movement. Everyone was dancing and singing, there were flowers and bubbles and laughter floating around everywhere. Styx was chatting with Apollo across the room, admiring his lyre and basking in the warm glow of the god. Achlys was still holding the hand of her sister, who kept whispering and pointing to someone across the room, causing Achlys to blush and yell at her sister. Hades was wrapped around me like a scarf, his hand around my waist and his chest against my back. Wave after wave of gods, goddesses, nymphs and naiads came to congratulate us and wish us luck for the future. Some stopped to chat and some were just passing by.Seven Seeds Ch. 414 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My father came by, with mother following just behind him. Father hugged me and then Hades, congratulating both of us and telling us how happy he was that we had finally gotten together. My mother caught my eye, not sayi
An Ancient Greek PoemZeus is the king of the gods and goddessesAn Ancient Greek Poem7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No one is mightier than he
He has power over all of mankind
Zeus is the most important as you can see
Lightning bolts are his weapons
And he controls the weather
Hey, did you know that
Zeus and Hera are together?
Hera is the queen of all
And the marriage protector
She took care of the women and children
While she sipped on Nector
Zeus was the youngest of his siblings
But he was still the leader
His other siblings are
Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Demeter
Hades became the god of the under world
Because he loved the rich minerals in the Earth
He was also god of wealth
So he obviously liked the jewels for what they were worth
Demeter, is the goddess of fruit, corn, wheat, and grain
She was the one who made them grow
But she neglected the crops every time
Persephone was taken below
She mourned for three months
Until Persephone returned
And the earth was lush again
And that was why the seasons turned
Poseidon was the giver of horses
He was rul
Fate- Athena, Apollo, Arte...Anna (Athena)Fate- Athena, Apollo, Arte...4 years ago in Horror More Like This
I was tired. Like dead tired. I sat in my seat trying to stay awake. I couldnt sleep. This was an accelerated class; I couldnt allow myself any marks against me. It was that same dream. The dream I can never remember the one I constantly wake up to. My eyes threatened to close and I forced them open once more. Dr. Argus didnt seem to notice. That or he didnt care. Either way I was counting the ticks of the clock waiting for the bell. I had a free period next, and I planned on sleep. I just wish I could remember the dream or know why it continued to come back to me every night.
I notched the arrow aiming for the center of the target. Honestly, I didnt need to aim, I was pretty sure if I close my eyes and pointed to the sky my arrow would still fly true and hit the mark. But then again if I closed my eyes, I would sleep. Then again, I could probably still shoot an arrow in my sleep. Still I wish I could just lay back down on my sof
When Winter Loved SpringWhen Winter Loved Spring5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
He brooded upon a throne of icicles and hoarfrost, glaring at the walls of the hall. Servants, wraith thin and spindly as the points of snowflakes, slipped silently among the jagged-edged spires of ice, nervously avoiding their masters gaze. The hall was cold, but he did not feel the chill; the white fox-fur robes were more for decoration than for the generation of warmth. Any sun that shone through the grey clouds into the faceted hall was pale and wan, offering only illumination. Occasional gusts of frigid wind sent trapped flurries of snow swirling around the hall, which would then be hastily swept away by the silent servants as soon as the flakes settled. Here, winter held sway.
He was still, as if he had been carved from ice himself, but the blazing intensity of his pale blue eyes put to flight any notions of inanimation. He was the undisputed lord and master of this snow-covered hall, of all that paid homage
and each alone is rainingwe all have reasons for vanishing.and each alone is raining2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a cup of rainwater sits waiting on
the linoleum countertop of your kitchen
the freezer humming slow circles rendering
the still air something to feel
I have no one else I can apologize to.
the sycamore trees along the
promenade. the place where your
neck meets your shoulder-blades, that
crooked spine I have loved as one
would love the sharp relief of skin
on canvas painted freehand in
the growing darkness.
I can feel the trembling stillness of your
palm on my palm.
and something beating here, greater even
than the sum of all these painted parts,
bodies still as cups of rainwater
growing warmer now, room temperature
The tale of Zeus and HeraO, me! O, my! O, shoes!The tale of Zeus and Hera5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There's a million and one!
And that one, his name is Zeus,
And as they say, there are a million shoes in the sea,
And thus a shoe for every shoe but one.
For Zeus was made to fit one foot,
One shoe, for one man, with one leg,
And he was one, he had no friend,
With whom to spend the lonely nights,
With whom to spend the lonely days.
But one day...
The man with one leg,
Met a woman with one leg,
And that woman with one leg,
had one foot for her one leg,
And on that foot, she had one shoe...
O, me! O, my! O, shoes!
There's a million and two!
And that two, were named Zeus and Hera,
And as they say, there are a million shoes in the sea,
But we all know there are a million and two!
The Nine MusesI went to Mount OlympusThe Nine Muses6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When all the skies were grey
And Tartarus didn't want me
So I gladly ran away
And these ones did I see:
Clio gladly greeted me
Telling me about the years of yore
Melpomene greeted me with tears
Telling me of all the wrongs
That happened through the years
Thalia then pushed her aside
And made me laugh again
Terpsichore ran at me
And showed me how to dance
Euterpe sang for me
And also played the flute
Erato talked to me about love
And I recalled what I had missed
Urania pointed to the stars
And that gave me hope
To know such far distant things
Calliope told me a story
Of such grand scope
It was of my future
And it gave me hope
Polyhymnia told me blessed things
My soul mate was one of them
So when I went back to Tartarus
I was much happier then
Because I knew love was in my future
And that gave me hope
Trojan LettersUm this is just a hippys letters to home during the trojan war....Trojan Letters9 years ago in Humor More Like This
Under the circumstancesUnder the circumstances5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cannot carry the weight of the world
I am not Atlas
I could not steal a herd of cattle
I am not Hermes
I cannot the draw the sun through the sky
I am not Apollo
I could not hunt so swiftly or silently
I am no Artemis
I cannot travel to the Underworld
I am not Persephone
I could not make the harvest grow
I am not Demeter
I cannot send lightning from the sky
I am not Zeus
I could not create waves or shake the earth
I am not Poseidon
I cannot rule of the souls of the dead
I am not Hades
I could not bring lovers together
I am not Cupid
I cannot stun men with my beauty
I am not Aphrodite
I could not create amazing metal works
I am not Hephaestus
I cannot go to war or send others there as well
I am not Ares
I could not show my wisdom, nor have a city named after me
I am not Athena
I cannot control the earth
I am not Gaia
I could not rage men to a frenzy
I am not Dionysus
I cannot launch a thousand ships
I am not Helen
I could not face the gorgons wrath
I am not Perseus
I cannot trave
Mythology...and Dr.Phil?Love Conquers All?Mythology...and Dr.Phil?5 years ago in Humor More Like This
Setting: Zeus and Hera are on the Dr. Phils show sorting out some marital issues.
Dr.Phil: Welcome back to the Dr.Phil show. We are here right now sorting out our two Olympian royalties Zeus and Hera whose marriage has been in jeopardy for some millenniums now.
Hera: Zeus, you always cheat! You lack morals, you scum! I mean, when you look in mythology text books, you show up at least 6 times in the family tree! Now explain that!
Zeus: But Babe, I love you!
Hera: You tied me up before because I got mad! What is it about me that makes you cheat on me? I am a great wife. I do EVERYTHING for you and all I get is an Oops?
Zeus: I uhhhh well ummm Well, what about you! You got the gods to revolt against me, Missy!
Hera: Answer my question!
Dr. Phil: Whoa! Now, guys quiet down. I mean, we have to go into Zeus past to see what made him cheat. Zeus, can you exchange some stories about your childhood
Eating HabitsGarlic, ginger, rosemary, thyme, spinach, tomatoes, a little tabasco. The meat came last.Eating Habits3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
With a scowl she scooped out the lard with her hand and slopped it onto the floor, before proceeding to grind the mixture. Baba Yaga sighed. She didn't have to watch her weight in the old days.
Humans these days. So unhealthy.
Thaw spring thaw -Thaw3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
in my bootprints
FunnyWhat's two things Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton don't have that we people have?Funny6 years ago in Historical More Like This
Underpants and brains!
You can't fix stupid, but you can fix your face, but Michael Jackson can't fix his.
Say this three times fast:
How many sheets can this sheet slitter slit?
Say this five times fast:
Say this three times fast:
I am sofa king we todd ed!
Bill Nye the science guy is not Davey Jones in pirates of the carribean people its Bill Nighe from Underworld as Victor you stupid idiots geesh!
Why did the chicken cross the road?
So that way he can prove to the possum he could do it.
Adam Sandler in 50 first dates
Drew Barrymore as Lucy: How's the cow?
Adam Sandlar: Same as you everyday but we still have to convince her she is a cow.
Ula's kid: Daddy whats a nimpho?
Ula: oh uh the nimpho is the state bird of Ohio
Adam Sandler: Ya and you're the state idiot of Hawaii
Ula: one day u just go for it and the next thing you know poof you're gone
Adam Sandler: See I'm not so sure about th
From Alpha Centauri with LoveI'd like to write you a messageFrom Alpha Centauri with Love9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in hundred-foot high flaming letters.
It would tell you
you no longer needed glasses.
A passing spacecraft might mistake
my words for a signal
that the earth was running out of air
and, though we are very sorry,
there is no safe place for them to land.
If the words were bright enough
they may carry to the edges of the nearest
star, and there split in two.
Observers on Alpha Centauri
interpret it as a dialogue
on the subtle machinations of string theory.
In translation it becomes a bestseller
on Dagobah 7, and is summarily
taken out of print.
When atmospheric lensing distorts my message
you may scrye the meaning
from the warmth of the words
as each letter spreads itself beyond its boundaries
and becomes a wall.
As Chinese textbooks tell us
no walls can be seen from space.
So, maybe no one knows the words
I write you-maybe no one is looking.
If they were, they would see a rope
twisting up through clouds-as thin
but strong enough to climb.