Autumn LeavesDry autumn leaves are the carpet beneath my hooves.Autumn Leaves in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Moss under a young sapling provides me with what few amount of rain drops have survived these parched last few weeks.
Stars are beginning to shine in the dim light. By this time of year there should be storm clouds filling the sky from dusk 'til dawn. But this year has been strangely quiet of thunder and scarce of rain.
I scratch my long antlers against a strong oak tree and tingle with the pleasure. The forrest has it's small comforts.
Squirrels dart up an Oak, chasing each other ever higher. They dare each other with their leaps from trunk to trunk and catch themselves on the thinest of branches. They do not comprehend the impending danger that I sense.
A twig snaps to my right. One of the does. She is exceedingly lovely in this twilight glow.
I approach her slowly and tip my head to make full emphasis of my pointed rack. She bows her head the slightest bit in response. I come up by her left side and brush my hide against
Between the WavesThe day's last sun ray's danced on the low swells of the North Atlantic.Between the Waves in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The steely gray waters were alive with hues of crimson, orange and gold.
Night was coming fast, but that didn't mean I couldn't dance in nature's spotlight for one last moment.
The frigid temperates of the water felt like soothing as they surged against my side.
I breached the surface to breath in the crisp air. My dorsal fin weaved between the currents like a rudder and I steered my own course.
A long day of chasing fish and feasting on the ocean's bounty was behind me. My hunger was satisfied and I had no thoughts except the ocean and how far I could go.
Falcon With eyes caught on my target, talons outstretched and wings tucked tightly into my sides, I dive.Falcon in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Wind whistles through my feathers, I feel alive now more than ever.
My prey, so unaware and naive swims through the sparkling crystal waters.
I feel bad for it almost, but this is instinct and my chicks were waiting.
The only sound the kill made was when my talons breached the water.
I made it quick and seized my prize.
After all someday I could be the fish and the fish the falcon.
Desert Rain Lightning flashes, illuminating the shadowed sky.Desert Rain in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Rains will come soon, bringing life to this desolate land. But how long the reprieve would last no one could be sure.
There is a flit of tan as the gazelle passes me in my crouched position. It is unaware while it races on that danger is so near. I smile at it's ignorance and lurch forward.
My sharp claws latch into the dust, and bring bursts of speed into my stride. The chase is on.
Another flash. My prey is lit for a fraction of a second. As it turns to look back, fear shines in its eyes. It desperately pushes itself on, trying to go faster.
The gazelle has speed, but I have stamina.
I have no pity, no sympathy. My determination conquers all second thoughts. This is just another kill, another meal, another day of survival. There will be no prisoners.
Mere feet away I didn't even think, only adrenaline is needed. Thunder rumbles in my ears and my feet pound the earth.
Experiment Ch. 3An hour goes by and nothing has happend. The old man begins to suspect that the experiment has failed. They had the teenager hooked up to a heart monitor and it hasn't changed. Not even a little. The old man just walks back an forth waiting for it to take affect.Experiment Ch. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What the fuck is taking it so long."
"Sir, just face it. It's over."
"It's not over. It's not over til I say....", the old man stops as he hears a spike on the heart monitor.
He turns around and looks at the teenager. He's struggling to get out again. This takes him mind off it, but then he looks at the monitor. His heart rate spiked up drastically. This got the old man happy.
"It's starting to work!", the old man shouts happily.
And indeed it was. Cody was starting to stretch out, becoming taller. His muscles became bigger as well, not much since he is still in his early teens. But he was becoming what the old man had hoped for. A smaller version of a super soilder. So Cody's heart rate went back down when it was finished an
Experiment Ch1After about 30 minutes of driving, the young man pulls up to the house of the test subject that was selected. He stops the truck, turns it off and steps out closing the door behind him. He walks up the driveway. He looks over the house. The house appeared to be older than the other houses on that street. And it was. The house looked around 80 years old.Experiment Ch1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The front porch was stained a cherry red color. It has 2 benches sitting against the railing. Some of the visors ontop the roof of the porch were falling down, but easily repairable.
He just kept looking around the house. He saw a huge tree in the backyard, looked about 60 years old. There was also a big garage in the backyard, a small back porch stained the same color as the front, not much of a back yard anymore.
He goes back around front, there are no other cars there. He walks onto the front porch, and looks down at the file he's holding. He really didn't want to do this. But he had no choice. The old man would have his head if he r
Experiment Ch 2After a couple hours the young man just has his head down at his desk rethinking all of this.Experiment Ch 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Should I stay here? Should I have taken him from home. I feel so horrible."
The old man comes into his room smiling and happy that the test subject was brought.
"Come on. It's time to test our experiment."
"Sir, I....I don't think we should go through with this. His life is at a huge risk with this. We're mixing science and magic. Two things that should never be mixed."
"Hey, your in on this. You helped with these experiments. We are so close with this one. Back out now and I'll make you regret it."
"Fine.", and he just gets up and leaves the room.
The old man follows him and they walk into the experimental room. Just a standard room with a big light on the roof. A tray on a stand with 3 syringes. Each filled with a different substance.
The old man pushes a button and a table rises from the floor with Cody attached to it still technically sleeping.
"I still dont agree with this sir."
ForestryForestry in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
If my f e a t h e r s could speak volumes ..
can I bring you out to accept me?
If miracles waited all their lives ..
would you want to see through to the end?
Walkingaway fromthe things I adore ..
if truth was a sign,
can I escape the tragedy I endure?
Pattern isn't in my veins ..
Fathering my beliefs ..
gathering moss for my frustration ..
floating irrationally without fruition.
What hole can give me a light?
goodness could breathe me my morphine ..
but my fears idle me to tears ..
forcing me to begin alone.
Couldn't see you there ..
were you believing in something?
After eating my hopes into your selfishness ..
Can you look into my eyes in r e g r e t?
Never could you place yourself in my circle ..
drinking on depression ..
and numbing on airless excitements ..
Are you happy?
Separating memories, Separating moments ..
shattering mercilessly into the unknown
diminishing goals of guidance ..
putting my sanity to price ..
could I forgive myself
A Race in TwilightA Race in Twilight in Free Verse More Like This
Sitting on the desk
s i l e n t l y staring
everything gone gray
Pouring out the tea
hoping the steam from it
helps me see
through this i l l u s i o n
The storm comes n goes
but the papers stay still
as i watch the whole table crumble
and pens clatter to the floor
It's r a i n i n g outside
the dews that came lay forgotten
the grass droops for comfort
but the weeds don't oblige
Kids splash through the mud
their voices ringing hauntingly
but the windows are fastened
and ears don't comply
A sigh of relief is unheard
from the sounds of frustration n regret
that don't relent
for all the times we spent
Thoughts caress my base of blues
but with holes that easily bruise
thatching up loose ends
that don't make real sense
Twittering away nonsense
all by myself
hoping for a new revelation
with every sad sentence
Pushing away a strand of hair
I just sit back n cry
and waiting in the evening sun
hoping for some pleasant surprise
The Rainbow FlowerThe Rainbow Flower in Free Verse More Like This
The Rainbow Flower
Green, as bountiful as a hidden, untouched, unexplored forest
A secret of the ages, a wonderful landscape to see, so please, let me experience the loveliest
You are untainted, and still so innocent, you are a passion that has always been sought, and promised
The Earth below, the grass in between, the trees up above, the wind, I've waited for you the longest
You are my bountiful forest, everlasting, eternal, undying, immortal, you make me so selfish
Because I want you all to myself, always, and I will never, ever share you with anyone else
Yellow, as bright as a million Suns
A bringer of life, and in the center of it all, there is only one
You are the center of my heart, you are the meaning of my true love
Yet, you stray from my sight sometimes, leaving me cold and blind, I'm abandoned from above
You are my bright Sun, meant to be so far away, and if I get too close, you will get too hot
But I still yearn to hold you in my
Healing My HeartHealing My Heart in Free Verse More Like This
Healing My Heart
I thought a day like today would never come
When a sincere smile finally broke through
And I've grasped onto this sense of freedom
When I forged this connection with you
I was so deep into it
Thinking I never would get out
Being stuck in the past has made me into this
But now I hold my head up instead of facing down
Because of this, I've realize there's a difference between my tears
I used to only shed the ones for all of the mistakes I've made
Which I've cried for all of those long, and lonesome years
Until today, so I'm overwhelmed by the relief you gave
Undone, unvexed, unbroken
The difference is the forgiveness
Unbecome, unsilenced, unforgotten
The pieces have become painless
I waited for a night like tonight to arrive
When I could finally sleep so peacefully
And for once I have never felt so alive
When I found myself dreaming faithfully
I had no choice but to force my own hand
So I took that mass of hurt and made
RealizationRealization in Free Verse More Like This
My breath comes out short,
My vision begins to contort.
All i see is the blood around me,
As she stands above me.
That feral look of hers, electrocutes my skin.
Her tattered brain, couldn't handle being a has-been
True i stole her everything, the things that made her smile.
Maybe I wanted to be special, if only for a little while.
Yet here i lay, on my hands and knees.
A bullet in my gut, because I'm who she wants to be.
I thought i could just throw her away, like yesterdays trash.
I'd never guess she'd spring up, and become uncontrollable whiplash.
I'm in the house she's dreamt of dreaming.
I look at the tile, as my blood keeps on streaming
The man she'd die for, is happily mine.
He left her heart to cauterize, she couldn't handle it this time.
Toxic envy poisons her thought.
From all the love, friends, family, and things we bought.
She slowly pulls her hair, utterly distraught.
Why couldn't she have all these things?
Shes dying for answers, but questions ring.
She splintered, alone,
+Homeless++Homeless+ in Free Verse More Like This
I don't live in a gutter
Or a shelter
I have enough to eat
And then some
I have family who care
I have friends who're there
I have time for leisure
But I am
I have a house
But not a home
As much as I try
To fill that void
I found home with nature
It faded to a shadow
Of its former self
I found home with friends
It faded to irritation
I found home with my family
But I didn't belong
In their home
I found home in your arms
But I didn't belong there
So I found home
In your company
But you deprive me
Of even that much
I don't want much anymore
All I want
Is to feel home again
Red LakeRed Lake in Free Verse More Like This
Along the road I'm going through,
The shortcut doesn't exist.
I have to go straight through the
Heavy path full of broken wrists.
In my chest there is one heavy stone
Instead of a live beating heart that
Once was there, but it suffered so much
That it killed all living signs of human care.
The fire burns in me, you can see
It in my eyes. The blue ocean has
Turned into the red lake filled with
Dead bloody rhymes.
A beautiful angel was here, but
It has left me because of my
Fear. It killed it inside and now I must
Fight with the cold chills.