Shipping and Handling: Breeze's Bonus ChapterAutumn Breeze in: The Greatest GiftShipping and Handling: Breeze's Bonus Chapter in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ah, good. I'm right on time."
Autumn Breeze alighted on the train station platform. Judging by the position of the sun, the train carrying from Canterlot would be arriving at Ponyville station at any moment. The pegasus folded his wings against his back and leaned against a pillar.
It had been a few months since Autumn Breeze had started dating his cheerful coworker, Ditzy Doo. Everything was going wonderfully between them so far, and Breeze was happy to do favors for her. Like, in this particular instance, picking up the mare's daughter as she returned from the academy in Canterlot.
After a few moments, a plume of smoke appeared over the next hill, signaling the arrival of the train. It pulled into the station with a loud hiss, the doors popped open, and Breeze smiled as a grey-purple unicorn filly hopped out, carrying a travel bag in her magic's grip.
"Hey Dinky!" Breeze call
Shipping and Handling Chap. 10The next three or four months were some of the happiest times Ditzy had had in years. With the cat finally out of the bag about her job, the mare found herself able to be honest with her daughter more fully than she had since beginning her employment there. Breeze was promptly invited to dinner once again, and this time, the three ponies were able to have a proper conversation, in which the two adult ponies discussed some of their funniest and most memorable moments in the business. Dinky had laughed herself almost to tears by the time Ditzy finished her story about her visit to Pinkie Pie's imaginary world.Shipping and Handling Chap. 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ditzy still often found herself wondering about Glow's strangely sound logic that countered Candyfloss's theory of shipping. But the generally positive nature of her home life, combined with continued support from her friends at work and her still phenomenal success rates at her assignments left her with little reason to dwell on it.
Shipping and Handling Chap. 5"And checkmate." Cloudcover declared, effectively trapping Breeze's king and ending the chess game. Breeze scrutinized the board for several seconds before sighing and sweeping the remaining pieces of the board with a hoof.Shipping and Handling Chap. 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's the fourth game in a row you've won," the red pony grumbled indignantly.
Cloudcover grinned. "I've always been somewhat of a whiz at this game. Better luck next time, mate. Shall we set up again?"
"Nah," Breeze replied. "We've been at it all day," he glanced at the clock. "Literally. It must be a slow day for shipping in Equestria."
"Did anyone get assigned a job at all today?" Cloudcover asked.
"Yeah," said Breeze. "Haven't you noticed that we haven't seen Ditzy in a couple hours?"
"Ah, right," said the white pegasus, scanning the room to confirm that the mare was not present. "Sorry, it's hard to concentrate with those two always yelling."
He pointed th
Shipping and Handling Chap. 3"Muffins!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ditzy burst through the door of the employee lounge, leapt into the air, and flew straight across the room to the breakfast table. An entire muffin was already in her mouth before her hooves even touched the floor again. The grey pegasus chewed contently for a few moments.
"Hungry today, are we?"
Ditzy snapped out of her muffin trance, and turned to glance at the pony who had addressed her.
"Hi Breeze!" she greeted cheerfully after managing to swallow the large quantity of muffin she had been chewing.
"Hey." Breeze replied, flashing a friendly smile. "So, how'd that first job go yesterday? Did you manage to fulfill your client's request?"
Ditzy nodded enthusiastically and proceeded to tell her co-worker all about the previous day's assignment.
"Well, sounds like an easy one, but I bet Candyfloss planned that, it being your first assignment and all" Breeze answered when her story had concluded. "But still, you
Shipping and Handling Chap. 1"That is the last straw!"Shipping and Handling Chap. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The bulky brown Pegasus slammed his front hooves down on the desk so hard, Ditzy Doo feared it would split in two. He positively glowered at the grey pegasus, his face just inches from hers.
"I I'm sorry, boss " Ditzy mumbled, shrinking back a bit. "Uh it won't happen again?" Her apology was phrased more like a question.
"Oh, right. Sure. That's believable " the larger pegasus snorted, twisting his black baseball cap haphazardly. "I mean, what are the odds of Ditzy Doo screwing up another delivery? I mean, that never happens..."
Ditzy winced at the harsh sarcasm in her superior's voice. Still, she managed to work up the nerve to ask the inevitable question.
"So " she began, trying her best to focus both her eyes on the angry pony in front of her. " Um how much are you gonna' dock my pay this time?"
Shipping and Handling Chap. 4"Attention employees. It is now five o'clock. Your shift is over for the day. See you next week."Shipping and Handling Chap. 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Breeze stomped his front hooves in satisfaction upon hearing the intercom message, and quickly cantered out of Equestria Speedy Shipping Services' Headquarters. Once outside, he bent down and extended his wings, ready to take off.
"Hey Breeze! Wait up!"
Breeze turned to face the source of the familiar female voice, looking up as Ditzy Doo descended and (for once) landed successfully.
"I just got back from a job," Ditzy panted. "Are we done for the day?"
"Yep," Breeze replied. "Candyfloss just announced it was closing time. We're done until Monday."
"Alright, I guess I'll head home then," Ditzy said.
"Which way are you headed?" The male pegasus asked. "Towards Cloudsdale?"
"Well in that general direction," Ditzy replied.
"Cool. We'll fly together."
The two pegasi took to the a
Shipping and Handling Chap. 7"Mister Autumn Breeze, please come to my office. I have an assignment for you."Shipping and Handling Chap. 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Looks like the boss needs me," Breeze said. "I'll catch you later, Ditzy. Good luck on your assignment, if you get one today."
He leaned in much closer to the female pegasus. "And good luck with you know who," he whispered, giving his head a twitch in the direction of a certain blue unicorn, who was ignoring the pegasi and flipping through a magazine as usual.
"I hate being stuck here alone with Glow," Ditzy whispered back.
"Don't let her get under your skin," Breeze replied quietly. "You know she's usually just full of idle threats and empty insults."
Breeze got up and trotted over to the door. "Anyway, see ya'."
"Bye," Ditzy replied, watching her coworker trot down the stairs.
Silence reigned for a few moments. Ditzy slowly made her way back toward the side of the room where she and Breeze had been sitting, as far as possi
Shipping and Handling: Watt's bonus chapterAuthor's Note: This chapter is about Watt. If you didn't like chapter 7 in the main story, feel free to skip this one entirely.Shipping and Handling: Watt's bonus chapter in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kilowatt Hour in: Imagine That!
To say that Kilowatt Hour was an underappreciated pony was, put quite simply, a gross understatement.
For one thing, Watt was the only electrician in Ponyville, and one of a very small number in the whole nation of Equestria. The earth pony was solely responsible for keeping any and all electrical appliances in the small town working.
Unfortunately, the average resident of Ponyville was unfamiliar with what electricity was, or where it came from. Most ponies passed it off as another easily obtained commodity provided by the unicorns and their magic. And so Watt went unappreciated by most for his long hours of work.
As far as recognition goes, Watt's other job wasn't much better; working at Equestria Speedy Shipping Services had its perks, but the small company remained largely
Shipping and Handling Chap. 8Dinky Doo trotted back and forth in front of Twist, like a military sergeant addressing a private.Shipping and Handling Chap. 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright, Twist, let's go over it one more time. I know we can figure out what's going on."
Twist sighed and flipped back to the first page of the notebook yet again. "Dinky, are you sure we're not just on a wild goose chase?"
"Yes, I'm sure!" Dinky replied, pounding her front hooves for emphasis. "My mom's hiding something; that much is obvious. You and I need to find out what it is."
Twist rubbed her chin with a hoof for a moment as she thought. "You know, Dinky, usually parents have a good reason for doing what they do. Even if you're right, and your mom really is keeping something from you, maybe it's for the best that it stays that way. Did you consider that?"
Dinky's gaze fell. "I I did think that," she said softly. "That's why I've been feigning ignorance, even though it'
Shipping and Handling Chap. 2 The next thing Ditzy remembered was waking suddenly. She would have immediately taken the opportunity to pass the whole incident off as a dream, had she not looked up to see Autumn Breeze standing over her.Shipping and Handling Chap. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hi." Said Breeze bluntly. "You passed out, so I put you on the couch. I'll give you a second to collect yourself, in case coming to grips with your situation makes you faint again."
He chuckled a bit, but Ditzy hardly heard him; her head was positively swimming with thoughts as everything Dr. Candyfloss had said and done began to make sense. Dr. Candyfloss was glad to hear I wasn't separated from my husband... she thought, ...because that would mean that there had been poor choices of romantic partner made. He wouldn't hire a matchmaker that had failed to match herself up!
One after another, the rest of Candyflos
DON'T DO IT MANThe quiet night was broken. Loud noises ran through the village hidden in the trees. Some of it was yelling, some of it was fire, most of it was magical energies lashing around.DON'T DO IT MAN in General Fiction More Like This
"Protect the village!" One voice yelled.
"Our pride it at stake!" another added.
Light magic flowed through the area, lashing towards the invading forces of darkness. The darkness, while stalled by the light, did not make any signs of stopping.
Chains rustled around, lashing into the mages that fought against it. Blood pooled all over the ground. It was a full out massacre.
Among the fighters, a man with white hair teleported away from the darkness's attacks. He made it look so easy, but it was far from. "Get to their leader" he thought to himself. "Get there and take him down! Once that's done " he teleported away from a lash of dark energy that slammed
DAS A WRAPThe next month or so was a rather eye opening experience for Luminous over all. He had finally given in and accepted help from Phantom, possibly the last man he would ever expect to turn to, and as a result, ended up remaining on his ship as part of "his training". And of course, by "his training" Luminous meant his. Phantom was supposed to have his own schedule going on, but he somehow always went missing approximately ten minutes before it began. Gaston would constantly go wandering about to look for his master in hopes that he could be dragged off to training. And of course, Phantom would show up about ten minutes after it was scheduled to end as well. Luminous had no idea where the man hid, and he didn't even bother to know.DAS A WRAP in General Fiction More Like This
"You know, for someone trying to help another man train, you seem to skip it frequently yourself." Luminous remarked on evening.
"Oh don't be silly~! A thi
MANDATORY COMPLAINT OF THE TIME The two appeared on Phantom's ship in a flashy show of cards. Phantom sort of held Luminous up from his non-bleeding arm, letting his feet drag across the deck. "You know, you're rather heavy " he grunted, "You could probably lose a pound or two."MANDATORY COMPLAINT OF THE TIME in General Fiction More Like This
As he slowly made his way to the door, his bulter Gaston opened the door. "I welcome you back MastHmm? Is that a guest?"
Phantom huffed, "Yes Gaston, although he's not exactly in the best of shape. " He looked over at Luminous's face. The man didn't seem to show any signs of pain in his sleep, but he wasn't sure how damaged his arm really was. He did just stab it after all. "Tell the maids to prepare a guest room immediately. "
With a bow, Gaston walked off firmly into the ship, leaving the door open for Phantom. Phantom sighed and continued to drag Luminous into the
HEY LOOK I FINISHED IT BEFORE MIDNIGHTAs time went by, Luminous decided that the best course of action to take would be to balance the two powers he possessed. While he was certainly no stranger to light forces, he did not ignore the fact that his light powers were weakened drastically, making the power of darkness that much more appealing to him. "No " He thought, "I must not submit to that. Easy power is never a good thing." He told himself.HEY LOOK I FINISHED IT BEFORE MIDNIGHT in General Fiction More Like This
In order to power his light forces, Beowan, a former sage, now ghost, had suggested he seek out powerful crystals that would help him in balancing the two forces.
It was not an easy task. Not at all Most of the crystals were in the hands of monsters and foes, those which would not hand them over easily. He found the first crystal in possession of a penguin attacking a mushroom kingdom. Deciding it was for the best overall, he had decided to step in and find a way to h
ONE DAY THIS'LL BE A REAL TITLE The two reached Chryse within a matter of hours. Upon gifting the charms to Michaela, whom seemed quite pleased, the two decided to take towards direct action against Xerxes.ONE DAY THIS'LL BE A REAL TITLE in General Fiction More Like This
It was not simple, by any means. Most of the weapons were taken in the raid and had to be taken back by force. Luminous and Phantom both found themselves battling rodents all around.
"Make sure you don't ruin the spears!" Luminous yelled out. "It's already a pain gathering one of them, but we have to get a bit of them!"
Phantom smiled, "I know! Geez, if it weren't for the SIZE of these spears, I would just consider buying a whole new lot of them."
Luminous sighed. "Always the easy way out with you Never a lick of hard work "
Phantom huffed, "What's that supposed to mean? I work hard!"
I GOT ON THIS EARLYPhantom spent the next few days being quiet miserable. He woke up three days later in a bit of pain with Gaston scolding him over training again. Despite being up and about within three days, it took Phantom close to a month to recover enough to fight again.I GOT ON THIS EARLY in General Fiction More Like This
"Ahhh, this is bothersome " He told himself as he trained on board his ship.
"I do apologize, Master." Gaston remarked, "However, you make it quite clear that you cannot take hits very well. Stamina is a must with you."
"But I don't want to traiiin!" Phantom whined. While whining he let his guard down and got knocked over by one of the pigs Gaston had running around. "Oof!!"
Gaston sighed. "As per usual "
Phantom finished his training with Gaston and left back to his room. "Ooowww.." he moaned out while lying on his bed. "He didn't have to have them tackle me down so much! I probably have bruises all over." He sighed.
Phantom did see Gaston's logic though. He really should have been able to take those hits. He should have
STAY UP TILL 3 AMPhantom took a sigh. He walked aboard his ship again, having nothing to do beyond training again, and trying to do anything to dodge it by all means, again.STAY UP TILL 3 AM in General Fiction More Like This
"Sir, I may suggest you take training a bit more seriously." Gaston spoke in his usual tone. He would easily follow Phantom around, stating the blunt and obvious truth to him, despite his constant ignorance over the matter.
"Oh don't be silly, Gaston!" Phantom whirled his hand, "I've already trained my way up before, and I am fairly comfortable where I am!" he lied. Truth was, he would never be "happy" where he was until he was back where he was before being cursed. Who had ever heard of such a weak master thief?!
"Sir, I can tell you are lying and I insist that you train once more." Gaston sighed.
"Now nooow, I'll train later!" Phantom remarked. "It's not like anything could come my way and I would be helpless! I've good skills to back me up now!"
Gaston sighed and stepped down from trying. "Very well sir I will l
I FINALLY WROTE ITThe dust had settled. The loud noise from moments ago was gone, replaced with chatter from the distance. But it didn't matter. He didn't hear it. His eyes were fixed on the affected area, trying to process what just happened.I FINALLY WROTE IT in General Fiction More Like This
Moments ago, she was standing in front of him. She had told him how much he meant to her how much the crew themselves meant to her. She gave the happiest smile he had ever seen as she ran into the Black Wing's headquarters. And then
Everything just stood still for him. He couldn't find words to describe what happened. He couldn't find a way to bring himself to believe what had just happened. His mind was searching for a reason to shrug it off. To say it didn't really happen, and this was all some kind of joke. On the other hand, his mind was also telling him that he had a job to do. Claudine had sent him there to find Vita and hopefully rescue her, but with her being go
Fragmento del diario de Kari Gaeris22 de febrero del 2012Fragmento del diario de Kari Gaeris in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Hoy mi padre habló conmigo y juntos llegamos a la conclusión de que soy una persona rutinaria. En algún momento amé, reí, me enojaba, lloraba... Ahora ya ni siquiera tengo eso.
No siento nada.
Esperaba algo, pero he olvidado lo que era ese algo.
Veo a muchas personas a un lado mío, que se preocupan por mí. Amigos, hermanos, a Hikaru, el esposo de mi padre. todas son personas que aprecio, pero siento que ellos viven el tiempo muy despacio, y para mí se va rápido. Llego al trabajo y en un parpadeo ya estoy en casa, a punto de salir con uno de los pretendientes que papa me presenta.
... Ya no quiero vivir así. Ya no tengo esperanza en las personas, ni me importa si me dan un aumento, si mi nuevo hermanito menor dijo su primera palabra...
Estoy harta. ¿Por qué estoy viva? Ya no quiero estarlo...
In the night- So... are you still confused, agent? -asked Niels to the shadow in the chair at the other side of the room. He knew 300 was awake. In fact, he were since the "accident".In the night in Short Stories More Like This
There wasn´t any answer, so he just curled up amongst the pillows that Natalie brought from home that afternoon, but he didn´t fall asleep.
He stared the ceiling, thinking. Yes, he expected a reaction like that when he shot 250. An arm or leg broken, maybe a shot in the belly, as a little vengeance for almost killing his partner... but make him use a patch? My, that old bag of bones surely made his way into the agent´s head. Maybe he just did into his heart already.
The shadow moved a little, and Niels didn´t take longer to gues why; the shadow in the bed moaned in dreams, like he was in the middle of a nightmare.
"Serves him right"
After 250 finally stop the whining, 300 returned to his seat, pretending, again, to be asleep.
- Aw, that´s sweet. You´re sooo worried about o
Hikaru to KranosEarly, somebody asked Kranos.Hikaru to Kranos in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
- Do you miss your old life?
He smiled and said.
- I didn´t had a life before meeting Hikaru.
That was right; THAT wouldn´t be considered a "life" anymore. There were so much pain, tears and no trust at all.
- But... you loved her, isn´t it?
Yeah. He loved Laura. More than his own life. But he didn´t took so long to answer again.
- Yep. But i do love Hikaru more than anything in the world.
Because Hikaru was his entire life. And no woman, even Laura, could compete with that.
Quien es el-ella¿Quién es él/ella?Quien es el-ella in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Hace un par de semanas, mientras jugaba con mis gatos en la galería de mi casa, escuché un grito a unos cuantos metros de distancia. No tuve tiempo de ponerme de pie, cuando ví pasar a un muchacho delgado. No ví bien su rostro, pero se parecía a mi amigo Julio y corría con lo que parecía ser una sábana atada alrededor del cuello.
La improvisada capa ondeaba detrás de él, como queriendo afirmar lo que el chico pregonaba.
- ¡Soy dios! ¡Soy un hombre mono! ¡Soy supermán!
Su grito se perdió al doblar la esquina.
No pude evitar pensar que se había vuelto loco, pero ese pensamiento no me duró mucho. Probablemente de loco no tenga nada.. Quizás tenga muchas presiones en su casa.
El estudio, los hermanos, los amigos, los quehaceres, el trabajo... todo girando dentro de su cabeza, martilleandole el cráneo como si no fuera suficiente tener que escuchar las voces de su
Quien soy yo¿Quién soy yo?Quien soy yo in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Dicen que las palabras sólo viven en el papel hasta que este se convierte en polvo.
Yo pienso que cuando su prisión se deshace, las palabras viajan a través del viento y buscan a las personas afines a ellas.
Mis palabras, las que me encontraron en mi tierna infancia y me han acompañado a través de los años, son sólo tres.
Esperanza, fuerza, soledad.
Muchos significados puedes concluir de esta curiosa alianza de letras.
Yo todavía los estoy descubriendo.
The Sea - El marThe Sea (two)The Sea - El mar in Free Verse More Like This
Restless and wild is
Thousands of souls
Run through his veins;
join the coral.
origin of life
El mar (dos)
Inquieto y feroz es
Miles de almas
Recorren sus venas;
Que se pegan al coral.
Origen de vida
FelizEl siempre decía "Sé felíz" o "¡sonríe!" y ponía el ejemplo; rara vez se le veía decaído. Se le reconocía rápidamente, pues su voz era la que inundaba las habitaciones en las que se encontraba, llena de alegría y entusiasmo.Feliz in Short Stories More Like This
La gente a su alrededor seguía su ejemplo, pues con sólo verlo o hablar con él, se daban cuenta de que las cosas podían resultar mejor de lo que parecía. Así que fueron felices.
Ninguno sospechaba que él en realidad no conocía la felicidad. Aunque su boca sonriera, sus ojos estaban sumidos en la más profunda tristeza, la cual, al paso de los años, lo convirtió en un recipiente vacío, sin emociones.
Lo peor de todo, era que sus seres queridos no se daban cuenta. Siempre veían la sonrisa.
Words- Darling, do you love me?Words in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Shay smiled to his husband, and replied.
- More than anything.
- But... what if i do something so terrible... something monstruous, abominable.
That day, the silver haired angel was acting strange. The odd questions like that were a part of that.
Shay pretended he was meditating the answer, and, giving Jaze a hug, answered softly in his ear.
- Nothing that you do could be monstruous or abominable, because you would have a reasen to do it.
The boy shuddered, wanting to melt in his beloved´s arms... but not yet.
- But you don´t... you don´t know what horrible, abominable things i can do. I have hurt you before, what if i do something that hurts you so much that you may no longer stay by my side?
And then, Jaze started to shed a couple of tears.
In times like this, Shay didn´t knew the right words to calm down his beloved. But he knew one thing.
- I love you and I´m not gonna leave you, Jaze. I´ll keep my promise; you won´t be
Light from the Balcony - Chapter 1Phantom's PoVLight from the Balcony - Chapter 1 in Drama More Like This
Even from the sky, the explosion was readily visible. Something is very wrong here. I knew it in an instant. I may be no mage -- I'm a thief -- but magical energy that Dark wasn't easy to miss. Nor was the knowledge that the hot air currents from the explosion would surely rock the ship quite uncomfortably.
Not that there was any time to warn the others, of course.
It would be amusing for a few minutes to watch the maids peel themselves off whatever furniture they'd desperately clung to in an effort to keep from falling. At level 198, I myself would not be shaken -- I had far better balance than that. I didn't even need to brace for the impact, and instead let my thoughts wander as I felt the ship roll and pitch.
But still, the source of that power...
There were only two possible causes, and I didn't particularly feel like facing either of them. The Black Mage I wished to avoid for obvious reasons. I knew I wasn't strong enough to face him alone. Why bother throwing my
MxM dA ff1 -- pt 3"Yue." Merleawe called, but he didn't look up at her. "Yue, I need your help."MxM dA ff1 -- pt 3 in General Fiction More Like This
"What with?" He asked gruffly, not looking up from what he was working on. To Merleawe, it looked like scribbles, but since Yue was being very deliberate and careful with the pen strokes, she guessed it was a diagram of some sort.
"That spell that was used on me..." Now Yue turned abruptly to face her, looking worried. "Do you have any idea what it was?" Mereawe asked, unconsciously taking a step back, and Yue sighed irritably, putting the pen aside.
"How should I know, Merleawe? I only arrived after the fact, after all... if you want to know which spell it was, why not ask your assailant? But then, from what I've been told, he's hardly been cooperative with any questioning efforts... and if you're just asking out of mundane curiosity -- which I hope you are -- aren't there more important things to be done?"
"W-well actually..." Merleawe began, suddenly unsure. She hadn't been able to detect the imbalance en
MxM dA ff1 -- pt 4"Wait, so where is Mel again?" Vaith asked, and Yue sighed irritably, as they passed one of the guards making his rounds in the palace hallway.MxM dA ff1 -- pt 4 in General Fiction More Like This
"I told you, she and Fern went to speak with the Onburu Elder." Yue snapped. "Can't anyone remember anything?"
"Well, yeah, I remember that they left, I guess I remembered they were going to one of the Hahaze villages, but I have a lot on my mind, and things fall out occasionally." Vaith grumbled, and Yue opened his mouth to reply, but Vaith cut him off. "It really doesn't help that you keep assigning me to something new every day. I'm only one man, Yue. I can only do so many jobs. I --"
"You need to make up for your lost time." Yue interrupted. "We are where we should have been a year and a half ago. We may be at peace, but that's no reason to grow lax, with all the threats still around us. And we shouldn't be discussing such things here."
"Cast a kekkai or something. You're a wizard, right?"
"A moving barrier takes mo
MxM dA ff1 -- pt 2"Are you feeling okay, Fern?" Merleawe asked, and he nodded.MxM dA ff1 -- pt 2 in General Fiction More Like This
"Yep. I'm all right." He said, then glanced out the window. "I was just doing my job. But what about you, Mel? I mean... I know, with the shadow spell and all... you're fine, but... it's just so hard to believe that something like that would happen."
"I know..." Merleawe sighed, glancing down at her half-written report. "I mean, of course I can understand how people would be upset with my appointment -- I am the first female Master Wizard, after all -- but I can't imagine anyone would actually try to attack me, at least not before I had had more than a month to accomplish anything. And I guess the others are just as shocked."
"Really? I haven't seen them." Fern mused, leaning on Merleawe's desk. "I mean, doesn't Yue usually drop by by this time? And Glenn wasn't in the conference room this morning... though I did run into Vaith in the halls. He looked busy."
"That's probably because Yue's been running himself ragge
MxM dA ff1 -- pt 1"Long day, huh?" Vaith asked, sitting down at the conference room table, but no one answered him. As far as he could tell, Merleawe was asleep, and Yue was either sleeping with his eyes open or lost in thought. Fern... where was Fern? Vaith looked around, but couldn't find him. He could understand Glenn not being there -- it was a Sunday, after all -- but Fern going missing? "Have either of you seen Fern?"MxM dA ff1 -- pt 1 in General Fiction More Like This
"As far as I know, Fern is in Merleawe's room, resting." Yue replied, still seeming more interested in the far wall than in Vaith.
"Why?" Vaith demanded, and Yue glanced over uneasily at Merleawe.
"There was a slight... altercation... today." Yue explained. Vaith tried not to sigh. Normally, Yue would tell him what the issue was, but this time he didn't seem eager to speak anymore. Noticing his gaze, Vaith figured it was probably becaue he didn't want to upset Merleawe. And if Yue was trying to protect her from something...
"Is Mel all right!?" Vaith asked, beginning to grow worried.
The Feelings That LingerThe Feelings That Linger:The Feelings That Linger in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The sound of your voice still lingers here
Even though I know you're gone...
And my nights have turned to sleepless days;
They grow worse with every dawn...
You've probably heard this story though
At least a thousand times or more.
But the thing I remember best about her
Is the sound of that closing door...
It was like the end to everything;
A cloud inside my head.
When I came awake on that final night;
I reached for her in bed-
But an empty space was all I got;
There was no one to wipe these tears.
I could scream and cry for many hours;
But it wouldn't chase my fears.
I tried so hard to tell myself
That everything would be alright.
But instead I ended up reminsicing
About her ever-present light...
I'm just so tired of everything;
I wish I didn't have to think...
But maybe you'll hear me one last time;
If I put this down in ink:
We had a life that was beautiful
Living a LieLiving a Lie:Living a Lie in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I feel like I've awakened from a comatose state
And the world has gone on without me.
I stretch my legs and take a walk outside
And for the very first time I see:
A strange kind of beauty, that is utterly alluring
It calls out to my spirit with the gentlest of cries.
I'm afraid to admit, for it was rather unmanly,
That I left with tears in my eyes...
I can't imagine how I could have forgotten
The very way that I used to walk...
I remember now my habitual actions
And I've even learned to talk!
"Arrr me hearties, good day to ya all
It be a fine day ta sail on tha sea
And if we find a plethora o' treasure;
Then yer drinks are all on me!"
I must admit it that brought me a smile
To be speaking my native brogue.
It reminded me that a dashing man
Should always be a playful rouge.
But that aside I'm feeling better
For now my mind has found its peace.
A comforting sense of order and structure
It's almost as rare as the golden fleece.
Within this sphere
Overcome your Writer's BlockOvercome your Writer's Block:Overcome your Writer's Block in Free Verse More Like This
If you want to deal with writer's block
the plan is simple, tickty-tock
Give in to madness, go insane
search for words in the midst of rain
When you hit the wall on its painted face
with your fingers and knees you'll find a trace
The secret passage that will lead you through
or perhaps you might be eaten by a grue...
Back to the rhymes that I use to explain
If you try to go forward it will be in vain
So try a new direction, upward or down
Left or right maybe Charlie Brown?
There are no limits except in your mind
Now do a google search and what do you find?
A pond of ideas now stagnant and brown
I threw in Jay Sean and he went down down down
But I digress and let me wind back
If you focus on the dot then the screen will turn black
and a screamer pops out, you've had a really good fright
are my metaphors putting up a really good fight?
Let me put it simply, in english plain:
A good writer isn't one who forces his brain
Order and stru
VampireVampireVampire in Free Verse More Like This
Creatures of the night
Pale luminous skin
A fire burns in their eyes
Of a former life
They may have lived
Before joining the immortal
Treated as monsters
Always out for blood
Willing to kill at a moment's notice
Draining any ounce
Of mortality they so desire
When in truth and reality
They want only acceptance
To be treated with love and compassion
For the sustenance they seek
Is not that of any innocent child
But may be attained
From creatures not self-aware
They are not the demons
Radicals claim them to be
As people of this kind
Are full of hate and fear
Vampires are beautiful
Full of hidden fears
Full of love and curiosity
Passion and love
Vampires are beautiful
It just takes a certain special eye
To unearth that beauty
That resides deep within
Cloaked in the darkness we perceive
Child of the NightChild of the NightChild of the Night in Free Verse More Like This
The moon is full
On this quiet night
A pale luminous glow
Through thin wispy clouds
That surround it tonight
It's beauty is so captivating
My gaze is pulled upward
Into its mystery
I think about myself
For but a moment
And the ebony wings
Full of soft feathers
Extend to their full expanse
Before gently tucking
Behind my back
A stranger appears
From the depths of the shadows
Her teeth sink
Deep into my flesh
A searing pain
It flows through my body
Through every inch
Until it subsides
Into a frightening
And eerie calm
I have been reborn
And into the darkness
I follow her
She bestowed up me
A life void of the possibility
Of Death itself
Eternity spent with her
Most would fear her or I
Think us evil
Spawns of Hell
But I now see her
As a bringer of new life
Before her gift
I was a being
So full of darkness
Of sadness and pain
Of torment and agony
I am just like her
A bringer of the gift
Of eternal life
I am a newly born child
Your soulWhenever I think of youYour soul in Free Verse More Like This
I can't help but smile
My heart starts to race
When I think of you
Nothing is more lovely
Than the warmth I see
In those big brown eyes
So many things
Things that many
Cannot possibly comprehend
The secrets those eyes hold
Hidden under lock and key
But, you have given me
The key to unlock those feelings
I hold your heart
And you hold mine
I've tried to take care of it
The best that I possibly could
I tried to love and protect it
I tried so very hard
Your beautiful smile
Rivals a million suns
I love your smile
And those beautiful eyes
They are the windows
That lead me
Deep into your soul
I've ventured there
And each time I've been there
I've felt warm
I've felt safe
I've felt at home
It's fallen in love
It doesn't see faults
The soul is perfect
Mine sees the perfection in yours
The beauty that's in you