StarNo, I don't have a death wish,Star in Free Verse More Like This
Just an inkling to step out into the sun.
No, I'm not a vampire nor a crusader,
Though sometimes I wish I could be the knight
Who rides the terrors of the sea,
Or even wants to catch that fiery ball of flame
That shoots skyward,
Up, up until it disappears,
And is gone.
Slowly But SurelyWe lay there,Slowly But Surely in Free Verse More Like This
in the cornfields
for quite some time it seems
the frost covers
the ground underneath the ears,
beneath the leaves.
Lost in that sleep,
your eyes closed,
cold as ice, it seems
that my flashbacks
of you and I
don't seem to make a niche.
You're still stuck
at the worst part of you
lost in what you want to be
misguided, you try it,
desperate, and yet it seems
this is slowly but surely killing me.
VolumesI can't see out the windows here. It's way too foggy. All I can make out is the wisps of fog around the trees. Or should I say, the specks of trees in the fog.Volumes in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This place is huge. I'm in the library of this giant mansion, and bookcases line the walls from floor to ceiling. When I first walked in here, I was awestruck. Old, tea-stained books, with a musty, well-read quality.
It's been two days since we arrived here, my friends and I.
The first day we were completely confused as to what was going on- we arrived here without much of a clue as to why we were here. We'd been on a road trip to somewhere, and then the next thing we remember is arriving here. The last thing I remember is asking Lucas, who was sitting in the back, to hand me the Twizzlers. Then I remember blinking and realizing we were sitting in the den of a mansion.
Unable to leave because of the weather, we decided to stay and try to figure out what was going on. We explored the place and reported what was where. No one live
Hello Skyhello skyHello Sky in Free Verse More Like This
I am a stranger
to your horizon
I have seen you from a distance
but thoughts cloud my mind
I'm high up here
wind whispers in my ear
sun shining on my face
so far up
I think I can reach you
if I stretch my arms enough
like a lift-off of a space shuttle
as your eyes twinkle like stars
I lay down my own lids
and rest beneath you
oxygen is all that
from planet Mars
I'll count down the seconds until I rise
and lite the air with colors bright
fire in the east my eyes
will light up like the morning
I will keep the dark at bay
so goodbye night
and hello day
Wordsthere are only five elementsWords in Free Verse More Like This
only five ways to leave
only seven planets?
only this here. only me. lonely me.
I'm a sap. I'm just mellow. Just depressed at today.
Hello, I'm me, I'm all I can be and yet nothing, no one.
These are just words.
(Just symbolism maybe?)
I ThinkI thinkI Think in Free Verse More Like This
that dreams are hard to catch
you make them up, stretch your hands high enough
but in a way they're like balloons
and you let them float away
laughter heals the wounds away
crying helps the pain fade
but you may not believe me
failure is something to learn from
no matter how many times it happens
no matter how many times you say
you cannot do this, you'll be okay
because everything will turn out in the end
it may take time, I'm sure
for this to come to pass,
for the ways you think now,
to change in times to come
what they say isn't always what they mean
but what's more important is to find things out for yourself
for you're your own person, no matter what they say
no matter what they tell you
no matter who you think you are
a failure, stupid, ashamed.
because you can try again.
you can move on.
whatever you turn out to be,
you are unique
but don't let what others say
get the best of dreams.
no one knows your own thoughts,
but at the end of the day,
Gamesting of the raven claw,Game in Free Verse More Like This
Martians in the matter,
now save me from these scars
or make them all look better
don't know what the problem is
while we sit and shoot the stars
at the moon, deathly pale above us
months will pass, but time won't hold us near
our paths take the air of a different atmosphere
of the game we're surely playing,
you're cheating on the dice,
snake eyes will be the lofty price,
for now before you end up slaying
what you have not begun
and taken a chance not worth the payment
stuck between the grass and pavement
to die in the game you've made
to die without a name
the path we takeHe reaches out a handthe path we take in Free Verse More Like This
to steady himself
and wraps his palm
around a rose
the thorns prick his skin
but he still holds on
A raven calls
off somewhere in the world
somewhere near or far
just making its way
The pale glances of the moon
sweep a gaze across
the frozen trees
and across the shoulder
of the man
His black travelling cloak
waves oh so softly
as a breeze glides the tail
oh so gently
The man digs his nails
into the stem
and breaks it from the bush
Staring up into the northern sky
he brushes the petals
over his left cheek
and closes his eyes
for just a moment
And then as soon as he came
he was gone
the long forgotten path
The rose lay in the snow.
Upchuck "Sometimes, you make me feel like throwing up."Upchuck in Short Stories More Like This
I blinked, frowned, and looked up from my survey. "What?"
She shrugged in thought, and idly flicked off some eraser-shavings from the table. "Like, you make me sick of not hearing you talk."
I looked back to my survey. Question number one: Have you ever been to the zoo? If so, when, and how old were you?
I was sixteen, and took my neighbor's devil spawn to see the penguins. By the end of the day, I was out of money, covered in ice cream and the food pellets you feed the koi fish, and banned from the zoo.
"But not really."
"Not really, what?" I asked, noticing I forgot to write my name at the top and doing so.
"You don't literally make me sick. You just make me tired and fed up. Like after I've thrown up
Google Can't Tell Us WhereThere's a stain on my carpet.Google Can't Tell Us Where in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not sure when it got there.
My hair needs to be cut:
too long for my tastes and
it's getting in my way,
but that's getting in my way too.
I want a bit of change;
none in my pocket but lint.
Plastic quarters, where did you go?
Too-big shoes now empty-soled.
When swings were rockets
and we could sail where we wanted:
When we ran around chasing each other.
Now where did it all go?
The trees are cold.
Frigid branches, they reach out to me.
When did the weather get so old?
Was it when we reached the age,
where dogs were gone, where we were akin to life
and the trees were full of green
that reached the sky and past.
Snow covers us, we are frozen.
How long has it been since we saw the sun?
We promise to ourselves, and yet we can't just let it go.
Where did it all go,
so far away from us now,
did it go when the winter came?
Maps and geography can't solve the puzzles we once played.
There's a rose on my bedside.
The petals have all died.
When did it get here,
I just don't know.Tell me 'bout you and I'll tell you 'bout meI just don't know. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
what you see in me and what in you I see
I've been around a hundred times or so
but I've never been the type to put on a show
We've never met and likely never will
I wait by my basement window-sill
I wait for a sign that you are near
to me, my love, you are so dear.
you're the reason I dance though
I've never heard your song
I've been waiting for you
my whole life long
you, the seeds of love do sow
in the field of my hearts desire
and they'll grow into seeds so true
as to not be scorched by desire's fire.
If I could just see your face
my heart would race
and I to the place
of your heart's hidden base
I wonder who you are?
I am for you and you for me
but our meeting may never be
for we, you see unknowingly
escape ourselves in daydreams
in sleighdreams, waydreams,
high beams, low beams
I'm bursting at the seams
just to feel your touch.
Is it too much
to hear your voice?
a horrific choice
to feel you there.
an evil dare
to breath your air.
A TeardropI slowly trickle down a weather beaten faceA Teardrop in Free Verse More Like This
with the speed of patience
the salt within me swims in my droplet form as hair by hair I travel
one by one I shrink but more are soon to come
the sea is in me just as you are...
I am swimming on flesh as flesh swims through
what I am now I am on the precipice
I have reached the final string of hair
I have found the end
I hold on and my body stretches
I can hold on no more as I fall
and splatter on your just-dry shirt
and all I have left behind is
a moist salty trail and the
event that spawned me...
but i will not be the first to stain your shirt
with salty sadness...
even now a river of my brothers
flows from your eyes...
me, myself and you
elemental youyou burn like fireelemental you in Free Verse More Like This
you act like air
you move like water
you're solid like the ground
you're the light of my life
but you're the darkness too
there's no way to explain you
except that... you're you.
The WitchThe ground rots as you touch itThe Witch in Free Verse More Like This
the land withers and dies under you
animals gather and storm clouds grow
the spirits of nature coalesce around
a howling, hooting, hissing, cawing,
screeching, barking, mewing amalgam
of animals their spirits haunting the
dying land and giving a single shred
of comfort to the lonely soul of a
witch destroying it as well...
firefly-eyesI surmise that in your eyes there's firefliesfirefly-eyes in Free Verse More Like This
I hear their cries in the sky's smallest size
would you reprise these lies in little ties
whos and whys of demise they are your prize
I surmise that in your eyes there's fireflies
Walker in ShadowsYou walk the streets and shadows... glide on timeWalker in Shadows in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
etch patterns of your own reason and rhyme
you do not dream because of endless sleep
a waking curse of all secrets to keep
You end the gods, the serfs, and kings of men
rivers dry, and mighty mountains descend
to hills and paths that you will tread again
have no remorse, honesty is your course
you solemnly make children understand
that their short part will make the whole play grand
you only see our hope as meager greed
what we seek to prolong you wish would end
we play our parts as you do yours my friend
and so the reaper does make all things end
Shattered HopeIt falls apart onto the floorShattered Hope in Free Verse More Like This
it blows away on a swift wind
never to be seen again
I built and built for so long
I was proud of my hope
of my construction
I built it out of love
I built it of anticipation
from wishes and dreams
from sugar and spice and
everything nice... I built it...
I built it as high as I could
they say reach for the stars
well my head was already in the clouds
but it was too late for me to notice
that there was no silver lining
so I built and built until I saw the
craters of the moon the silver lover's orb.
I looked at it as a romantic heart would
a silver-hued lustrous orb of hope
but it was just a big round ball
of rocks and hard places
of craters and holes
of lost dreams
of the cold
but I saw hope
I built more and more
I could feel the heat of stars
I was alive in the midst of the stars
that I had reached for, for you my built up hope
but then I realized that I had built it alone
and you were standing at the bottom
unable to climb up and I
the endless nightMy eyes stay open throughout the night,the endless night in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
searching for a reason to keep my sight
and once I found a reason that I might
I close my eyes and hold them tight
and outside my lids it gets bright
I'll never see the gilded light
If to close my eyes I fight
For fears take to a flight
I can never be alright,
I can't sleep tonight.
The Convicted HeartI never wear it on my sleeveThe Convicted Heart in Free Verse More Like This
and it gets cold in the breeze
It bumps and thumps a solid
military rythm... taps, maybe
Only a trumpet waiting
waiting for a drum
or flute, a whimsy
waiting for a song.
it remembers everything
and begrudges no-one.
the innocent felon
trapped in my chest
while silent jury
compassionate judge and
crying executioner look on.
I'll wait for my time
wait for my sentence
to be over... so when
love finally finds me
I can be free <3
:YAOI: More Than Pinecones:YAOI: More Than Pinecones in Short Stories More Like This
I love you more than pinecones
"Are we there yet?" Lance groaned as he marched sluggishly up the rough wilderness trail.
"Almost." James called back over his shoulder without stopping to look back at Lance. Lance had fallen pretty far behind and could just barely make out James's figure in the darkness ahead of him.
"That's what you said last time." Lance mumbled to himself. He was in a very foul mood, and was not enjoying this little hike through the woods at all.
'I thought he was dragging me out here for something romantic, not for a freaking two hour hike through the forest!' Lance began to walk a little faster out of frustration, and his footsteps became harder on the damp earth floor. Since the only light provided to them was that of the large full moon, it was hard to see the roots that covered the forest floor. This made Lance even more irritable; he kept tripping over everything, so it was not a surprise to him when he finally fell over a large root.
With Just You're VoiceWith Just You're Voice in Free Verse More Like This
I close my eyes
And lay my head down
Listening to the sound of your
Soft yet intense
Seducing my thought
Coaxing my body to move on its own
My breathing turns raspy
And begins to come out in pants
I being to loose myself in your voice
Your words consistently playing at my ear
You show me no mercy
My heart is pounding
All the nerves in my body stand on end
Controlled by your silken words
You have this power to captivate me
And I am powerless to escape it
Nor do I want to
Even when your voice and words go silent
I am still affected
They linger in my mind
Forcing me to remember the ways you make me feel
You pull at my self-consciousness
Teasing me intimately
Ringing small moans and whimpers from my lips
Your hands dont even have to touch my skin
All you need to do is speak
Your voice creeps over my body
Your intoxicating words mold over me
They go inside and take over
Inside of me
Passionate and Lovely
They fill me
Your voice mixed with the hint of your exci
DeathDeath in Free Verse More Like This
I deny you Death
With your cryptic appearance before me now
I ignore you
Send you away
Pretend I can still feel my heart beat
I dont need you
Im not ready
So much left to do
So much left to see
Why have you come?
I cant be died
So suddenly my life has been taken
Dont touch me!
Leave me be in my sorrow
My newly given life
Without my consent my life has been taken
Youre going to take it from me
They no longer belong to me
Why do I have to die now?
Tell me Death
Why do people have to die?
Die without knowing when its coming
You could have sent me a letter
I would have made tea
Two ways of looking at itTwo ways of looking at it in Free Verse More Like This
With every life
There is a hardship
With every breath
There will come a time when you feel like you cant breathe
Like youre chocking on air
With every moment
There will be another moment where you feel useless
With every step you take
There will be two steps you must take back
With every smile
There will be a mask of shame
With every moment of peace
There will be a moment of chaos
With every cut
Comes a reason
With every thought
Comes a rationality
With every dream
With every kind word
Comes some ounce of a lie
With every brush of skin
Comes a pain so strong its numbing
With every first love
Comes a broken heart
Hand in hand
Cause and Effect
Action and Reaction
The cycle of life
With two different sides of the mirror
The optimistic side
The pessimistic side
Promises of the FuturePromises of the Future in Free Verse More Like This
When our paths lead us into darkness
When all hope and love is lost
Just as the cold silence begins to take over
I might not be there
You may be trapped
And all alone
But I still may not come
Not because your cries fall on deaf ears
But because I may not be Me
I could be just as helpless as you
For I am only human
So please dont force me to make promises
I cant see our futures
I dont own a crystal ball
I love you
And I always will
But it would kill me if I broke this promise
I would want to save you
But the depression and lost feelings may have me too
I may be fallen alongside you
No longer thinking with a clear mind
I wish to save you
But when the times comes
I may not know how
The story begins...ThiefThe story begins...Thief in Fantasy More Like This
It was a dark stormy night and the shadows that were cast over the buildings by the flashing of the lighting seemed to be alive. One in particular shadow was alive, owned by a woman who crept silently along the sides of the houses.
The woman was short and slender; her worn skin tight trousers were brown and soaked, along with her dark green vest. Her thigh high boots were coated in a thick layer of mud. The tan shirt she wore under her vest was soaked clear through, revealing the ancient tattoos that decorated her arms and back. Her long brown hair hung heavy in its braid down her back and her crystal blue eyes shown bright on her tan face. A cloth covered her nose and mouth, concealing her identity should she be discovered.
She threw the grapple up towards the roof top of a beautiful house that belonged to a rich couple. She knew they were wealthy; she had been following them for weeks now, making sure they had the jewels that she wanted.
Once the grapple caught tight to the top of th
Let's Dance. Said the WolfLet's Dance. Said the Wolf in Free Verse More Like This
"Let's Dance." Said the She Wolf.
The trees sway gently in the breeze
Creaking as their limbs are pulled
This is all that can be heard in the damp forest
The wind playfully pulling on the green leaves
The birds songs ring out sweetly
Unaware of the world below them
Hard work is ever present
The ants that carry food back to their home
A mother doe that feeds her week old faun
Or the she wolf that hunts the doe for her pups
The forest becomes a stage for a beautiful dance
A dance between life and death
Predator and prey
Two mothers trying to live another day
Breathing every moment so they can feed their young
The birds and the ants pay them no mind
The soft melody of the morning birds song acts as lively background music
A dance being as the mothers run up and over logs,
Rushing threw a stream of crisp clear water
Clouding it with the mixed up sand,
Dodging trees and bushes
Two hearts beating together for the same reason
Every where the birds sing along with the
Never Really ThereNever Really There in Free Verse More Like This
If you found out that I was fake
That this love was just a dream
That my smile never existed
That your hands never really touched my body
Would your life go on?
If you found out that these last two years
Were nothing but an illusion?
Would you have sleepless nights?
Or would you look for new love?
If I was never real
Just a happy memory in your dreams
Would you doubt your sanity?
Or be proud of your imagination?
To find out I was constructed from your desires
And your wishes
The ultimate dream of dreams
A fragment of your imagination
A figure of your insanity
What would you do?
If you found out I was never really there
Sacrifice of Fire and WaterFire holds out its hand to meSacrifice of Fire and Water in Free Verse More Like This
Pleading with me to accept its call
Wanting me and only me
But I am Water
Fires touch will burn and scorch my fair skin
Yet I want Fire just as much
I want its warmth
I want its danger
I want its love
Slowly I allow my cold hands to caress Fires cheeks
I cry out as my body becomes engulfed by Fire
A fiery fierce world surrounds me
All around me it burns
My skin beings to melt and pop under the heat
Steam beings to rise to the surface and run down my body
Yet I dare not pull away from the pain
For with the pain comes my pleasure
I love Fire to much
My delicate world starts to melt all around me
It becomes nothing more than a haze of fog
Though the pain is all I can think about
As Fires lips find mine
The kiss we share is a fine mix of hot and cold
Fire and I
Each hurting the other
Fire begins to burn out
I begin to melt away
I whimper as I wrap my arms around Fires back
Fire whimpers too as its flames begin to dim
Slowly we are dying
Ch9. Part One: Birthday KissesWARNING: YAOI (boyxboy love)Ch9. Part One: Birthday Kisses in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What Happens in the Library?
Chapter nine: Birthday Kisses
‘♫ Salt, sweat, sugar on the asphalt. Our hearts littering the topsoil. Tune in and we can get the last call. Our lives, our coal. ♪’
“Damnit! Damnit!” Jaidyn scrambled through his bag looking for his cell that was going off on a very loud volume. He had forgotten to put it on vibrate before he came in so now everyone in the store was staring and glaring at him as he rushed to find it. Finally he got it out and without looking at the number flipped it open and spoke with an irritated growl to his voice. “Hello!?”
“Jaidyn?” He didn’t recognize the voice.
“Yeah, who’s this?”
“It’s Tyler. Did I call at a bad time?” Jaidyn’s eyes widened for a moment in realization, this was unexpected and he was suddenly nervous. He hadn’t spoken to anyone outside of hi
Are You Listening?Don't pretend you aren't listening.Are You Listening? in Other More Like This
I know you hear me.
You are what you choose to be, so
Stop covering your ears.
Listen to my words, I'm begging.
I know you don't want to.
I know it hurts, but I need you.
Please, please, stop covering your ears.
What will it take for you to see?
Open your eyes and look around.
I know it hurts, but I need you.
Please, please, stop pretending.
Just this one time,
Be the one to take the lead.
Hold me up; tell me that it'll be okay.
I just need to hear it.
Listen to me.
Where Is He?An explosion, then silence.Where Is He? in Other More Like This
Rushing in, they find her,
Bathing in a thick, red pool.
In her hand they find a crumpled note,
Bearing but one question.
Where is your God now?
So...I hate how you smile.So... in Other More Like This
I can't stand how you laugh.
I don't like it when you talk to me.
The sound of your voice makes me scream.
I really just hate everything about you.
And you hate everything about me.
So you tell me,
Why should I call you my father?
Learn to LiveThis is how you walk.Learn to Live in Other More Like This
This is how you speak.
This is how you live your life,
Every single day.
If you don't do it this way,
If you don't do it right,
If you don't pay close attention,
You're a freak.
Learn to be just like this.
Learn to be the same.
Learn to not be different,
Or live to regret it.
This is how you live.
If you don't like it,
Stand By MeI want you to see what I go throughStand By Me in Other More Like This
And if I cry I want you to cry with me
I dont want you to suffer but
I want you to stand by me
Just stand by me
Let me lean on you
And you can lean right back
Well support each other until we break
I see the world for what it is
I hope that I can show you
Just see what I see and
Ill try to see what you see too
Together well fall through it
Well stumble as we go
But I promise that well make it
This isnt where it ends
I wont let you fall to your knees
Because I dont want you to go
I want to stand here by you
Forever and ever and always
Keep LookingUntil you've lost hopeKeep Looking in Other More Like This
You are a prisoner to no one.
Until your hope is gone
There is nothing that can hold you back.
Until your hope is depleted
Your life has not truly ended.
If you haven't lost hope yet
And if hope has deserted you
It doesn't mean that it's gone forever.
All you have to do is
Take the time to find it again.
When You're a ChildIf you could hearWhen You're a Child in Other More Like This
The words that you are spitting
You would be scared too
Because when someone
Is screaming in
There is no place
To hide, or run to
You just have to
Take it in
And remember not
To cry until later
Because when you're a
There is no escape from
What scares you most
Answers UnknownAm I selfish,Answers Unknown in Other More Like This
If I feel angry?
Am I stubborn,
If I have an opinion?
Am I boring,
If I know the difference between reality and fantasy?
Am I foolish,
If I like to have fun?
Am I evil,
If there are times when I am serious?
Am I cruel,
If I am honest?
Am I stupid,
If I have not yet learned?
Am I foolhardy,
For asking these questions?
So SorryI'm sorry for what I said.So Sorry in Other More Like This
The things that I said
Left my lips before
They entered my head.
I'm sorry for what I did.
My actions were
Already done before
Common sense caught on.
I'm sorry for ever being born.
Maybe you'll forgive me
If I just leave you now
And take away the life I don't deserve.
Whoever You AreScreaming until my lungs burst.Whoever You Are in Other More Like This
Begging until my voice is but a whisper.
Wishing to be free.
Yearningto get out.
Suffering until the end.
Someone, please, help me.
Take my hand.
Don't let me go!
Don't let me fall into this...
I'm screaming out for you,
Begging for you to help me!
I wish you would listen.
I just want to leave this place...
I don't want to suffer anymore.
Whoever you are...
I need you.
It makes no sense, sorry.For every truth you murmur,It makes no sense, sorry. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'll yell back a lie;
looks like I'll be extra honest,
so don't give me that eye.
You think I'll just forgive and forget,
but you can't see this;
I've forgiven completely,
but forgetting is a miss.
Perhaps someday, you'll realize
all the damage you did;
I'll still be so supportive,
but I won't close my lid.
Maybe eventually, we'll part ways,
and move delicately on;
I don't suppose we'll be together,
given the facade you don.
You've now outgrown me."Just say,You've now outgrown me. in Free Verse More Like This
'... I love you.
I need you,
and no one will do but you.
... I love you.
I miss you,
and no one will do but you.'
No one will do but you."
If you told me
that you needed me
and that you wanted
I'd have you.
I don't want you, though,
and that's the funny thing:
I just don't want
to have you.
I would rather be
alone and lonely
than to see you
aside from me.
I know it's wrong of me,
but I can't help it,
and it makes me so
I give up.
No one will do.
Black days...You were never good with promises.Black days... in Free Verse More Like This
We promised each other so much,
and I tried so hard to keep my end.
I guess that's my fault, too.
Don't get me wrong here, though.
I haven't told anyone specifics,
just that there are parts I can't say.
Have you done the same, dear?
I sincerely hope my trust isn't wasted.
My focus is barely on the latter,
because it's on not falling apart.
Denial helps immensely, you know.
Maybe you would know that.
I'm not sure you're always honest,
at least with yourself, that is.
Perhaps I'm imagining things.
Was I imagining the sparks flying?
All the chemistry we have hurt,
and hurts now not to acknowledge it.
I don't want to acknowledge anything.
Sure, the pain before was extreme.
Somehow, this pain is far worse,
despite the time difference.
Are you hurt at all?
We're both hopeless romantics, yes.
Your second excuse hurts to hear,
that she was the one who got away.
Well, dear, I was the one who begged to stay.
Oh, crap.I like coming homeOh, crap. in Free Verse More Like This
and crawling into bed
just to wake up in the
middle of the night.
I wake up at that time
no matter when I sleep,
so what's the point
in waiting for sanity?
Even then, sleep doesn't
offer too much peace
when the dreams claw
at my subconscious.
They're not even really
dreams to begin with,
because they're the
epitome of nightmares.
I need to shed the skin
I have for so very long
but I think I'll sleep instead.
Tife.I remember oh, so long ago,Tife. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
when my heart was in pieces,
and my sanity was nearly gone,
and I thought, "It never ceases."
He left me in tatters, so very
alone and positively broken,
and I could barely breathe,
and he refused my token.
I struggled immensely to get
to where I sit this very day,
and it took a lot of helpful pushes,
and I still don't know what to say.
You found me when I was nearly
falling apart yet again,
and I latched on when you did,
and you took away the pain.
Iuthah.I never burned quite brightly enoughIuthah. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to satisfy this thirst:
I want pain, I want suffering,
I want to be put forth as first.
I never reached the limits and surpassed
in an effort to be clean:
I sat back, I sat alone,
I sat waiting for another to be mean.
I never failed to the extent that screamed
with the force it needed:
I pushed myself, I pushed others,
I pushed until succeeded.
I never mended completely,
but that doesn't really matter.
I did not make myself this wayThey don't understand,I did not make myself this way in Free Verse More Like This
they don't understand,
how am I supposed to quit?
It helps to keep my words at bay,
it aids to keep me alive,
do you really want to make me stop;
do you really want me to die?
Sure, I hate myself aplenty
and others hate me, too;
now, just how would you feel
if that pressure was on you?
XOMistakes, mistakesXO in Free Verse More Like This
and regrets galore,
remorse, repress, forget;
so you let go
to make it disappear,
but it only gets worse.
You lie, you hate, you scream -
they never understand,
yes, no, maybe;
you can't decide
what you really want,
so you just let go.
Of Course - As AlwaysSuddenly, it's hard to breathe;Of Course - As Always in Free Verse More Like This
suddenly, I'm hating myself all over;
suddenly, I don't know what to do;
suddenly, I miss the awkward days;
suddenly, I hate a person I've never met;
suddenly, my knees start to weaken;
suddenly, I'm trembling uncontrollably;
suddenly, I'm questioning myself;
suddenly, my stomach starts to churn;
suddenly, the tears won't stop;
suddenly, I'm so terrified;
suddenly, I'm far too deep in love;
and it's all because of you.
Uh oh, oh no.Attached?Uh oh, oh no. in Free Verse More Like This
Honey, if I were just
attached, this would
be so much simpler;
if his ocean blue
eyes didn't set me on
fire every time they stared
into my vibrant greens,
I wouldn't be so
attached, nor would I
have all this grief or
even all this blindness
that comes only when
the emeralds see the sapphires.
Game Over SCREAMGame Over in Free Verse More Like This
when your voice burns
Cry while your eyes sting
to your last dying breath
This impossible pressure is
Rising up to pull you down
Restricting your life
Let it out
Let it go
For a moment you are
Claustrophobia from the
pull you in
MasksPut on your masksMasks in Concrete Poetry More Like This
to be a mystery
Put up your masks
to conceal your sins
Hide behind your masks
pretend to be someone else
Plaster on your faces
Fake smiles and tears
to keep yourself safe
from all your fears
Fade into the shadows
of your masks
Fall in line
put on a show
And lose yourself
to the puppeteer
Dancemove with the spiritDance in Free Verse More Like This
run with the song
lose yourself to the rhythm
sway with the wind
stress melts away
as you dance to the drum
move with the spirit
and become one with the song
InfectedHere it comesInfected in Free Verse More Like This
Creeping up out of the blues
Some call it sadness
Others call it weakness
But you know better
It's a disease
That attacks your smiles
Feverish delusions of your flaws
Is there a cure?
The therapy your doctor prescribed you
Laughter is slowly eaten away
by this virus called depression
and you're Infected
SleepMy life I give youSleep in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now yours to keep
Wrapped within my nightly shroud
Lay me down to sleep
Tuck me in
To a bed six feet deep
Pull my sodden blanket to my chin
Do not weep
Hey YouHey YouHey You in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You with the perfect smile
and the soulful eyes
Put your chin up
and hide your scars
Don't you know?
You with the silly jokes
and the hard working hands
Fake a smile
and dry your tears
JamesFlashbacks.James in Free Verse More Like This
An old friend with a knife to the wrist.
A speeding car on a main road.
The driver texting his only life support.
My cellphone buzzes.
SplintersI'm giving myself splintersSplinters in Free Verse More Like This
as I'm beating my fists at your door
My fingers are bloody
from clawing at this coffin
My screams become wails
as I become your banshee
There are bloody streaks on my face
where the salty tears have eaten away at my skin
I become a lost soul
as you remove your love from me
Journal #1My name is Helen Linda Cook. I remember that. I seem to have a hard time remembering things recently. The kind lady who tends to me says that I have dementia. I don't know what that means. I do know that a lady comes to visit me every week. She looks a lot like me. I think she might be my daughter. When she first came to visit, she looked so much like me that I thought she was my ghost and I was dead. I was afraid of her. It wasn't until after she left that I realized who she must be. I think I hurt her. I feel bad. I wish I could tell her, but I can't seem to remember the words. I can never remember the words.Journal #1 in Short Stories More Like This
But then there is the man who goes around singing. When he sings, I can actually remember the words. And I can sing. I just need someone to start me off so I can remember. And often e
A trip to the FairA trip to the Fair in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Into the shadows
of darkness and mist
a little girl runs
holding flowers in a fist.
Footsteps behind her
soft yet clear
She looks but the emptiness found
arouses her fear.
All around her
their menacing gazes
making her cry.
swirl in her mind
their mocking laughter
make reality hard to find.
Their hideous mouths
tell her lies about her past
bringing out dark memories,
making her feel like an outcast.
Walls closing in
she falls to the ground
no breath on her lips
her heart makes no sound.
Opening her eyes
she awakes at a fair
people pass by
as she wakes from her nightmare.
Compared to HimYou make me angryCompared to Him in Free Verse More Like This
You make me hate
You make me seem inferior
That beautiful image
Of silent bad wishes
And restrained hate.
You make me stupid
You make me young
You make me immature
That flawless dealer
Of deadly glares
And condensed anger.
He is everything
I cannot be.
Because I Am AfraidI don't speak,Because I Am Afraid in Free Verse More Like This
Because I am afraid of what is spoken
I don't cry,
Because I am afraid of the repercussions
I don't hide,
Because I am afraid of being hunted
I don't love,
Because I am afraid of being broken
I don't live,
Because I am afraid of dying alone
These Tears FallI'm ready to let these tears fallThese Tears Fall in Free Verse More Like This
And release me from my sorrows.
It feels like my heart's in a brawl
And my eyes pecked out by crows.
My hands are bruised and beaten
From punching the walls in my room.
And it feel like my brain's been eaten.
Now, before you go and assume
Remember that I am insane
And mentally dead inside this shell
Every try forget is made in vain
And I'm stuck in a personal hell.
So I'm going to let these tears fall.
And forget my pride and your face.
I'll slow my pace to a crawl
And I will end this race
A Few StarsThere are a few stars out tonightA Few Stars in Free Verse More Like This
They remind me of you
Because I know you can see them too
And that breaks my heart
Because I know
They don't remind you of me
Envy, Danger, HeartbreakI wish you could see how lost I am.Envy, Danger, Heartbreak in Free Verse More Like This
How screwed up my thoughts are when I see you.
When I see her...in your arms.
I'm listening to songs about lost romance,
And broken hearts shattered by solid love.
And somehow they remind me of her...not you.
My sight goes earthly green when I see you,
And when I see you holding her in your arms.
The jealousy almost kills me inside.
Back when you knew me you knew I wasn't jealous,
No matter how much you hung around other girls.
That was then and now jealousy consumes me.
You used to know me so well,
And for some reason it seemed like you didn't think so.
But you knew me then...you don't know me now.
I changed after that morning into a monster,
And I hardly recognize myself in the mirror,
With my eyes narrowed and lined in heavy black snakes.
I stand taller, with my back straight, and my head up,
But don't be fooled, silly friends, I'm just afraid,
And I've become a warrior walking to face her death.
I'm just another girl in this crowd of kids,
IntroductionI remember the day you met me.Introduction in Free Verse More Like This
You asked me who I was,
Something, or Nothing?
I told you I was one in the same,
I am something, but altogether,
I am nothing.
I told you I was ice cream on a
too hot summer day,
And that I was a parka,
On a freezing winter night,
I told you I was the hatred within
The light of the sun,
And that I was the love beneath
The darkness of the moon,
And behind the darkest shadows.
I told that inside I was made of,
Ice and rain and cloudy skies,
All the bad of the sun.
And horseplay on the pool's edge,
Along with the emergency room visit,
Including the 14 stitches.
I told you I was death,
And the fear of being buried alive.
The life of the morgue technician,
As he deals with preserving the dead,
And the constant exposure to decay.
I told you I was like the cancer he developed,
After he touched too many chemicals.
You looked at me as if I was insane.
Again, I told you that I was something,
But if you put those somethings together,
You come to the conclusion of no
Dear You....Dear you,Dear You.... in Free Verse More Like This
You think you're hurt?
You don't even know. You couldn't
I'm too far under now,
And I can't swim up anymore.
I loved you so much,
But it is time that I've gone.
I'm not moving on,
Just giving in to the sun forever.
No one here to catch me now.
I'm not looking for anyone either.
I'm going to leave now and forever,
Don't wait up.
Implode5...Implode in Free Verse More Like This
Time to go internal.
Destroy myself from the inside out.
External destruction: Complete.
Internal destruction: 15%
Working on the demolition.
The bulldozers are rollin' in.
It'll knock the rest of my shattered heart.
Into pieces so small they're unrecognizable
It'll look like grade A cocaine,
And I'll blow it into my brain.
I'll implode the day I forget
And that won't happen...yet.
But I'm fighting it all.
So I can torture myself a little longer.
I'm going to be the imploding masochist
Heads up! Duck the pieces!
I'm an imploding dark star,
A falling, spiraling, speeding angel.
Watch out for the feathers and star dust.
They'll bury me if you don't touch.
Broken BoneThere are words,Broken Bone in Free Verse More Like This
that we both want to speak,
but refuse to.
I'm hiding the words in myself,
behind my tough girl facade,
(though it really fools no one,)
so that I can avoid a breakdown.
I refuse to cry in front of you again.
I won't start the conversation,
in fear of that new girlfriend of yours.
If I broke your heart like you said,
how did you find another so fast?
I honestly don't mine though,
just know I'm still broken over what I did.
Although, I must admit to this,
I am not sorry for it.
I have something to say to your face,
but when I practice in the mirror,
I always cry.
When I can say the words to the mirror,
without the tears staining my shirt,
I'll tell you everything.
I will not cry and let you see,
how truly weak I am.
I broke my own heart.
Just know that.
But in this instance,
it needed to be done.
Like re-breaking a broken bone,
so that it can grow back properly,
in its right place.
Diet Coke and MentosSometimes I think that,Diet Coke and Mentos in Free Verse More Like This
There is diet coke and mentos,
stuck in my throat.
The coke is the angry words,
Waiting to be spoken.
And the mentos,
Is the final straw,
My burst of temper.
The burst of bubbles,
Explodes through my throat,
And out of my lips.
They pour down my chest,
And hit the shoes of the person,
I'm talking to.
I laugh a bubbly laugh,
And choke a little,
On the reaction.
Coke and mentos,
Boil in my throat and chest,
Waiting to be spoken.
The Friendly Creeper Part 3The Friendly Creeper Part 3 in Short Stories More Like This
Something blew up, though. I walked back to my bed. The sun was beginning to come up again. Outside, Endermen, skeleton, and zombies burned, and cows, sheep, chickens, and pigs began to dot the landscape once more.
"Hmm." I said to Courage, who was backed up against the wall, panting quickly and whimpering as usual. "Something is up, Courage. Somebody rescued me from the zombie. We need to find who did it. I feel like it's time for an adventure!"
The baby creeper hissed joyfully. Courage whimpered.
"Sorry-" I tried to address the creeper, but I realized he didn't have a name.
"Hmm," I thought to myself. "How about Charles?"
The moss-creature shook his head.
"Um," I thought some more, "Zach?"
The creeper hissed listlessly.
"Err," I tapped my cheek. "AHA!"
Courage jumped back.
"I know!" I picked up the baby mob, which seemed slightly larger. "Cobble! That's your name! Cobble!"
Cobble hissed happily.
"Sorry, Cobble." I hissed back to him. "You can't come with us just yet. Wait
The Friendly Creeper Part 4The Friendly Creeper Part 4 in Short Stories More Like This
We headed down the hill to the nearby village. I usually came around to trade things, and catch morning gossip. The citizens there seemed to be doing well by themselves. I ignored the peddlers and wandering peoples and headed straight for the town elder.
The town elder, Ralph, according to legend, knew a time before Endermen and zombies inhabited the world, before the portals appeared and pig could stand. He would be able to understand what was going on, and what was with the creature.
"Hello, oh Town elder," I bowed before the holy man.
"Stand up, citizen." He commanded.
"Um," I replied, standing up, "I'm not a citizen. I actually live a little ways up the hill."
"Speak." His voice was raspy, and with an imperative tone, with a touch of sadness to it. He probably lived through hard times, I thought. He must've seen the portals open up, and the undead pour through, and millions of people killed. I can't imagine living in a time of such prosperity. He must've seen empire fall and-
The Friendly Creeper Part 6The Friendly Creeper Part 6 in Short Stories More Like This
As soon as we got back to the village, it was soon dark again. Time seems to fly when you adventure for more than 10 minutes. Villagers were beginning to head back to their houses. Some parents were ushering their children inside, and a few guards began the outside creeper checks. Most villages had a patrol system where a few trusted men would patrol the village for signs of creepers, and dispatch of them appropriately. It was the creepers that were the most dangerous, because they were the only ones that could damage housing property. Spiders were also an issue, but most houses had roofs and overhangs, to adapt to the strange wildlife. Most patrollers wouldn't have to worry about zombies, or even skeletons, because they were easy to kill. Guards also had to have acute peripheral vision, because no one knows when Endermen would show up. Ironically, they could keep their eyes looser during the rainy season, for Endermen would disappear back to wherever they came from when in contact wit
The Friendly Creeper Part 5The Friendly Creeper Part 5 in Short Stories More Like This
I could tell something was up immediately after we walked over the hill. My house was in shambles. Smoke was still rising from the ashes. Someone had blown a hole in the wall and looted the house. Courage howled, and Ralph shook his head.
"They must've known," the old man squared his shoulders.
"Who?" I asked.
"Someone," he started, "that wanted that creeper of yours."
"Uh, maybe." I started towards my house. "Look, let's search for the creeper, maybe they didn't take him. Maybe they were going for my mining materials."
The Elder nodded, and we headed to my house.
The inside was wrecked. My food chest was smashed open, and pieces of bread, meat and fish were sprawled on the ground. A few of the meats and raw wheat seemed to be chewed on. Most of the glass was destroyed. My crafting table and enchanting table was flipped over, and my bookcase was spilled on to the ground. Strangely, as I ran over to my mining chest, I found it untouched. Not a single cobblestone block or diamond was out
The Friendly Creeper Part 11The Friendly Creeper Part 11 in Short Stories More Like This
I opened my eyes, which were still blurry.
Was that a tiger in front of me? I couldn't tell-
The figure pulled my jaw open and threw a bucket of milk over my face. The cold milk sent chills through my body, and the unexpected milk flowed into my throat.
"Pleh!" I spat. My vision was getting a little better. That was a tiger?!?!?!?
"AHHHH!" I backed up, scooting myself to as far from the tiger as possible. Unfortunately, I was backed up in a corner next to the bookcase. Snatching up my sword, I pointed it at the big cat. "STAY BACK!"
"Calm down. I'm not gonna hurt you!" The tiger was standing on its hind legs, and its voice was rather high pitched. It had white stripes running up its orange back, with a white furred chest. It had long straight hair running down its back. "Jeez. Can't people just get used to tigers walking around on two legs?"
"Um," I asked, still pointing the sword at the up-right tiger, "who are you?"
"You," it, or she, since it was now sa
The Friendly Creeper Part 7The Friendly Creeper Part 7 in Short Stories More Like This
"Step aside, civilian!" A guard grabbed me as I joined their group.
I came back to the village the morning after fixing my house up. I had dressed up in iron armor, snatched up a couple pieces of pork and fish for the journey, and even brought a crafting table along. My trusty diamond sword was pressed closely to my hip, and a couple dozen arrows and a few bows were brought along for backup. For emergency uses, I packed a bit of TNT. Many of the Elder's trusted men were going to track down the creepers, and take back Cobble. I wanted to join in. I have much combat experience, from my mining, hunting, and woodcutting trips. Plus, I had a feeling Cobble would be able to recognize me.
"You're not going!" The guard laughed. "A mere farmer is not going with us on this official expedition!"
"Hey," I retorted, "Firstly, I'm a miner. In case you don't know, miners have it the worst in this world. Secondly, Ralph trusts me to lead this rescue operation."
"Well I don't, and I'm the head guard, T
The Friendly Creeper Part 25The Friendly Creeper Part 25 in Short Stories More Like This
An arrow whistled through the air, and caught the wolf by the neck. The wolf acted as though it hit a wall, and flew backwards. I smacked the next wolf away with my fist, and Gillian appeared beside me, swinging the sword at the pack of wolves, and scoring a few slices on the red-eyed creatures. Two rolled into the ditch along with Courage, injured. One was limping away with an arrow sticking out of its pelt, but was knocked back by another arrow. The last one was still recovering from my punch. I grabbed the wolf, and twisted its neck. Roaring, I finally scared the wolves away, which scrambled to leave the ditch and run into the forest.
"Courage!" I sprinted over to the dog, which was starting to puff white smoke and blood from his wounds.
"Don't die on me " I cradled the creature with my arms, while Kitty and Gillian slowly walked closer.
Suddenly, I had a thought.
"Kitty! You looted the armory! Did you pick up any potions?"
"Uh yeah," she replied, not understanding.
The Friendly Creeper Part 28The Friendly Creeper Part 28 in Short Stories More Like This
I looked at the distance that Gillian was staring at. There wasn't anything wait. A group of men were coming through the gate. They were walking straight down the road. All of them were men.
"The white creeper, legends say, is crucial to helping a group of adventurers reclaim the land from the undead plague that scourges us now," Gimi continued. "He is a very powerful ally, and will only help the purest of hearts."
"Tons of men are coming into the tavern," I warned.
"What?" he exclaimed.
"Yeah," Gillian pointed. "They all have swords and armor."
"That's not good," Gimiglider stammered nervously. "I might have neglected something I should've mentioned to you earlier " He wiped his brow. "Let's greet them, shall we-"
Gillian grabbed Gimi by the throat.
"You monster!" Gillian barked. "You knew they were coming!"
"I didn't know!" he choked. "I didn't know you were coming, and I obviously didn't know that you had possession of the creeper! All the people told me was that a strang
The Friendly Creeper Part 17The Friendly Creeper Part 17 in Short Stories More Like This
I woke up finding myself being dragged by two guards across the ground on my butt. The two guards threw me onto the floor. I slowly looked around, and recognized familiar parts of the village. I was too weak to know for sure, but it seemed villagers were throwing things
Something hit me in the face, and wet, sticky goo dripped down my forehead. I tasted it, and I recognized it as egg yolk.
"BOO!" "KILL THE TRAITOR!" "DIE, YOU MONSTER!"
"Huh?" I tried to duck out of the way of the eggs. "I didn't do anything!"
"Don't listen to the traitor!" I looked up at the direction of the voice. A guard was standing atop a speaking podium. "He is the reason many of us perished in the rescue! He was helping the monsters capture and keep our men! He owns a poisoned blade, and stabbed your husbands, your fathers, your men!"
"Kill him!" "Rip his head off!" "Poison him, and his pet!" I was pelted with more eggs, and even snowballs. It was hard to avoid the projectiles, because two men were holding
The Friendly Creeper Part 30The Friendly Creeper Part 30 in Short Stories More Like This
Gillian and I jumped back. Kitty dropped from one of the trees.
"I saw the fighting, and I really wanted to join in, but I didn't want make it worse," Kitty eyed Gillian. "Did you get any info on that white creeper of yours?"
"Not really," I mumbled, still trying to suppress laughter. "Not much more than we already know."
"Well," Gillian thought, "he did say something about a group of travelers "
"That would be us, right?" Kitty exclaimed happily.
"Maybe," I changed the subject. "So, how are Cobble and the other creeper getting along?"
"Good," Kitty bounced around cheerfully. "I think Tabesto's trying to teach Cobble to speak!"
"So that's its name," I grumbled. "I was trying to figure it out!"
I suddenly realized how hungry I was. I was inches away from some good mushroom stew when we had to leave. I tried to hide the fact that I was starving.
"I want to see Cobble!" We climbed the tree, into the canopy. I could see Tabesto speaking to Cobble.
"Gillian. Gill EEan. Gil
What We HadWhat We Had in Free Verse More Like This
What We Had
I think it was the lack of connection.
The lack of... touch?
I didn't mean for it to happen.
My desire for love was too much.
He was right there,
In my peripheral vision.
The party was intense.
Nothing but flashing white lights
Filling the room.
He walked up to me,
Wanting to dance and I said
I was with someone.
It's not like it was a
We only ever kissed and said
A whole year of just
Maybe he didn't love me
Like I loved him.
Maybe he was straight.
Maybe he didn't think of men
I still loved him.
I didn't want to let him go.
But I desired something.
I desired something more than
I wanted to touch.
Wanted to be touched.
I wanted to feel another's skin on mine.
I was feeling too much desire to care
I woke up that morning next to a
I never knew his name.
I never asked for it.
Because I didn't
I just got up and
Days after that night,
:EnGarde- Ch 2::EnGarde- Ch 2: in Romance More Like This
"Wait! So that means Caleb is going to be at the club when I'm there?!" Danni giggled as she slammed the car door, making Alec gasp in alarm.
"Hey! Easy on the car," He hissed, putting his hand on the hood and rubbing it tenderly, sticking out his bottom lip. "It's okay, baby. I won't let her hurt you anymore."
"You're so lame," Danni murmured, grabbing her fencing bag.
They walked up the steps and pulled on the insanely heavy door. As it opened, air rushed into Danni's face, making her braids flutter backwards. Alec noticed her eyes widen as she saw Caleb walking out of the locker room, his mask tucked under his arm and his sabre in hand. He seemed to be in a deep conversation with the Asian man that was yelling at him at the tournament. He glanced up from their discussion and waved at Alec and his sister. The hazel-eyed boy smiled warmly and waved back, Danni in too much of a daze to respond. Her brother smirked and grabbed Danni by the arm
:Abiding.Solitude::Abiding.Solitude: in Romance More Like This
He was always late, nowadays. Did he not care about me anymore? Was he really just out with his friends and losing track of time? I was his friend too wasn't I? Was he sick of me?
I ran a hand through my spiky, golden hair, as I stared out the window, waiting for my boyfriend. Or whatever he was. The less we saw each other, the more I doubted he wanted me. But when he pulled into the driveway, my heart leaped out of my chest, my deep, blue eyes widening with anxiety.
"Roxas?" The red-head called from the doorway as the door slammed shut behind him. "Sorry I'm late. My boss kept me longer than I expected because one of the new guys was having trouble fixing one of the cars."
"Hey, Axel," I greeted him, meekly, as he walked into the living room.
Axel collapsed on the chair across from me and exhaled with exhaustion. I glanced at the open seat next to me on the couch and tilted my he
:Best Enemies- Ch 1::Best Enemies- Ch 1: in Romance More Like This
We used to live in a peaceful world. Until now. Humans had long since faded from this vast land. Demons, faeries, warlocks... anyone of that nature were all who were left. Staying alive in a world like this was rather difficult.
I saw nothing but blood and violence. Nothing but idiots going out and getting themselves killed for a reason I had yet to figure out. Alensia was where I lived and it was home to the elves. It was a strong country but it was stupid. We ignited a pointless war. We endangered innocent civilians. We sparked the fear in their eyes. We caused... everything. And I was part of it. Why? Hell, if I knew, I would tell you. But I didn't know. I was forced. From the start, I knew I would die. I knew We all knew that we couldn't stand a chance against Saraphyls. It was idiotic to think we'd ever be able to defeat such a powerful army. They were better. They had wings, making it easy for them to fly out of ha
:Forbidden- Ch 5::Forbidden- Ch 5: in Romance More Like This
"Ugh! It's hot! How can you wear that thing? It's like 100 degrees!"
AJ fanned himself and stuck his tongue out, panting heavily like a dog would. I shook my head, smiling as I zipped up my sweatshirt.
"It's 60 out and perfect for a sweatshirt."
"What? It's boiling!"
"You are so over-dramatic." I laughed and stared down the road, my eyebrows furrowing.
"What time did they say they were picking us up?" AJ asked, mimicking me as I stared towards the corner.
"Talen said he'd be here around 5:00. It's 5:30 now."
"Of course, he'd be late," the blue-haired boy scoffed and crossed his arms, sticking out his bottom lip. "I'm hungrryyyy."
"Quit complaining," I snapped with irritation. "Why didn't you eat lunch?"
"Because I needed to save room for the greasy, fried shit at the carnival. DUH."
"Well, he should be here any minute."
Just as the words came out of my mouth, the familiar red mustang pulled around the corner and up AJ's driveway, sounding the
:Forbidden- Ch 9::Forbidden- Ch 9: in Romance More Like This
"What's going on?" AJ asked, an eyebrow rising in confusion. "Why are we going to Cain's? I thought you and Talen"
"I want to get him back," I interrupted, putting my hands to my temples and rubbing slowly. "I realized how much he meant to me when I left him."
"What were you doing for the past two weeks that kept you from calling or texting me? You could have at least told me you were okay!"
"Nothing," I laughed dryly and stared at my hands. "Literally."
"You don't know how worried I was. I'm serious."
I glanced over at AJ, his blue hair was disheveled and dark bags were under his eyes, making him look older than he really was by a few years. He looked like he hadn't slept in days.
"Why would you worry?"
"Because you're my best friend. I care about you, man."
I turned my head away, my eyes lowering and my cheeks turning a light shade of pink.
"W- Well," I stuttered. "You shouldn't."
"Yes. I definitely should," He laughed a bit, raising a
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A Small World
I took a step back, gripping my chest. It felt as if the room was spinning a hundred miles a minute.
No. Absolutely not. Impossible! It was impossible! My dad was not abusive! He never hurt me! He never hit me at least. He well he had always acted like he wanted to hit me but always held back. He had tried to only once because he was drunk. But since it was that once, I forgave him. He couldn't have seriously thrown a bookshelf on top of Kieran. Kieran couldn't have been my brother! Wouldn't I have known if I had a brother? And we looked nothing alike! This made no sense!
"Kieran," Cyrus breathed, taking a step forward.
Kieran, shuddering intensely, went to grab for the doorknob but the sweat forming on his hand made it slip off the metal and he lost his balance, falling onto the carpeted floor.
"Please," He pleaded, as my father took another step closer to the helpless blonde. "Stay away from me. Please
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The whole family stared at Caleb in alarm, Alec furrowing his eyebrows in confusion.
Didn't he just tell me I was his first friend? He thought to himself. How does he get a girlfriend when he's so busy with fencing?
"Um," Caleb looked down, his cheeks burning with embarrassment. "Yeah, I met her through my parents. Her name's Haley."
Danni and Elaine glanced over at Alec, who was glaring at his plate, his fist clenched tightly around his napkin, his knuckles turning white. They noticed his eyes becoming glossy with the threat of tears. He quickly pushed himself away from the table and stood up, his hair falling into his eyes.
"Excuse me," He whispered, tossing the napkin onto the dinner table and stalking out of the room. Caleb's gaze followed the golden-haired teen through the doorway, his eyes spelling confusion. His head turned back to the table, his expression filled with perplexity.
"What just happened?" He asked, rubbing h
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Chapter 6: So Sick
Desolated, hurt, abandoned. How? What was going on with me these days? Usually, when relationships with me ended, I forgot about them and moved on. But this break-up stayed trapped inside my mind. I couldn't shake off the fact that Tye hated me, that he never wanted to see me again. Maybe I couldn't let this one go because he wasn't just my boyfriend he was my best friend. And I didn't want to lose him. I held back tears as I shook my head and tried to concentrate on the black board in front of me. What was being written? What was the professor talking about? Was I this lost that I forgot what class I was even in? After a long forty minutes, the bell finally rang and I sprang up, avoiding eye contact with everyone, my only goal was to get back to my dorm without being bothered. That goal ended abruptly as I made my way into the hall. I heard footsteps behind me and a hoarse voice call my name.
I cringed as that familiar voice ma
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Alec climbed out of the car as Danni opened the trunk and grabbed a handful of shopping bags filled with new sports equipment. She gathered the five bags in her hands and staggered away from the car so Alec could close the trunk. Alec ran ahead of her and opened the door to the house, wedging his foot against it and the floor. He took his cell phone from his pocket and opened it, the mechanism reporting a recent message from Caleb. Without thinking, he stood up, releasing the wood and it swung back on its hinges, crashing against Danni's forehead, creased with rage.
"DUDE!" Danni shouted, grinding the heel of her sneaker into his toe, making him cry out in pain.
"What the hell, Danni?!" Alec shrieked, dropping his phone as he stumbled backwards, his foot throbbing with agony. He stooped down and lifted the device from the floor, his fingers punching in the commands to open the message. Danni smirked as she tried to get a glimpse at the text he w