to go withoutsometimes i wonder what it would be like to live without thinking about if the homeless man i see on my way to school has children. he has the sort of eyes that glow with a thousand stories, the kind my parents friends used to tell me when i was little, about how cruel the world can be. i would sit around a fire watching them sip their beer or whiskey or wine, and they'd just stare at the ground with glassy faces as if reciting the lines to a play they knew too well.to go without in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
the man stares as i walk past, every day without fail. sometimes i wonder if he remembers me or not, or if he just likes to study people the way i do. he's spent so long just watching, waiting as the growing world evolves around him, left behind like the boy in primary school who could never run as fast as the rest of us.
often, i lay in bed and imagine him against his weathered brick wall in the dark and hope that he is okay. one day i'd like to talk with him, about his life and his childhood and how he ended up against t
a thousand daysthe sky was an endless seaa thousand days in Free Verse More Like This
of grey and white and lost sailors
those who knew no better
who had no one to miss them
i had not seen the sun in days
months, years, decades or lifetimes
bathed myself in cold, murky water
because i was a lost sailor
who knew no better
and had no one to miss me
your skin in the spring light and
brown hands wrapped around mine,
lingering kisses in the dark
and your smile, stretched across
a canvas of hope and second chances
washed away those thousand days;
showed me that the sun is not hidden
i just didn't know where to look
recusant lovethe price we pay to devote ourselves to someone,recusant love in Free Verse More Like This
is sometimes more than the melancholy, nostalgic pain
when their eyes dart past yours with rapacious speed
more than our appetites and our sleep;
you forfeit their side of the bed, your midnight cigarettes,
your favourite jeans and a way of making coffee.
you surrender the music they liked, the books they lent you
that one spot on the bus and your inside jokes.
you give up the beauty that they lent everything
you take their photo out of your wallet,
give back their jumpers and socks
change your phone background
and your ringtone
because all of it will always belong to the people
that you no longer are
but most of all, you give up a shared understanding
of a small universe that you created together,
in which you existed, but no one else did
into which no other being will ever fit so perfectly,
and you resign yourself to an acephalous life,
holding onto your bedsheets instead of their hands
in the hope that maybe you
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that you watched from afar;
striking, but not beautiful.
dangerous, but not scary.
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it reminds me
which parts of
to the pain
everythingthis room is sort of empty without your breath on a sunday night.everything in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
its been fourteen hours now, but the only thing i can think of is that maybe if i had have smiled a bit more, when you asked if i still loved you, you might have believed it enough to believe in me. you kept saying you were sorry, as though it was something you could apologise for and i would close my eyes and know that it was going to be okay.
but your sorrys will not give me back anything i once was. they can never carry the weight of all of your tears spilt on my bed, never the warmth of your breath on my shoulders in the middle of the night. the nonchalance in your voice tells me that no, your sorrys can never prove to me that this meant to you what it did to me. your sorrys will not hold my hand when i leave this room, scared that i might not make it back at the end of the day.
your sorrys cannot fill the silence that suffocates me when i remember that once, we made each other feel okay. they cannot bring back that
your warmthyou stood in the doorway, damp orange light falling across your skin, black hoodie falling from your shoulders gently, hair a mess - and you were all but perfect. you stood, leaning against the door frame a little too drunk, and smiled at me. it was that kind of smile that i knew meant more than it should have, the one i have seen too many times since - the kind of smile that meant something. i'd like to tell myself it meant the world - that when, for the first time in a year, our eyes met and you told me something that wasn't a lie - the stars had aligned or the universe corrected itself - but i know that's not true.your warmth in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
we kissed that night, the alley way beside your house. you ran your hand along my legs, along my ripped tights, and i could feel your heartbeat under the sleeve of the shirt i had always loved. you stared at me, face relaxed, and told me that you had wanted that for a year.
sometimes, i think i have too.
my heart didn't explode though, and my knees didn't shudder undernea
all the starshello, my name is rachel and i'm lost.all the stars in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
i'm fighting for a lost cause, for what i don't understand, striving for a success that leads nowhere, pushing through each day only for the nights when i remember how to breathe. i'm struggling to sleep, but dying to escape. i create universes in my head in which everything is okay, and i am not afraid and my hands don't shake and other people are the ones with problems -
but i'm slowly realising that everyone has problems.
i bleed words that mean nothing, and spill colours when there are no words. i have a thousand reasons to be happy, but don't understand one of them. i have a thousand people to trust, but hurt all of them. i drink when i'm alone because blocking out reality seems easier than accepting it. i am always the strong one - a fiery ball of passion, filled with every form of fear, doubt and regret in the world. i am the one everyone leans on, i am the strong shouldered, head high, don't give a fuck girl - and i am everythin
wish upon a starthe air is always cold this time of year, you once told me as we lay in bed, warm, watching the last few seconds of christmas eve fall away. you whispered merry christmas in my ear, ran your hand along the the valley of my waist and told me that you had the best christmas present ever. i didn't need to ask what it was, because i already knew.wish upon a star in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
'this time of year, miracles come true,' i could tell you were murmuring through a smile into my shoulder 'if you just close your eyes and wish upon a star hard enough.'
giggling, i closed my eyes and wished that i would wake up next to you. when you asked me what i wished for, i turned to face you, and through a succession of small kisses i whispered that i couldn't tell you, or it wouldn't come true.
god, we always thought we were so young.
you know, i have closed my eyes every year since then, and wished for the same thing. this year though, i lay in my double bed alone, sheets littered with cigarette burns and little pieces of wrapping paper.
coldthings happen to fast sometimes.cold in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
too fast to understand, to realise, to ponder, to care.
and the stranger, who smiled at you on the train goes home to a bottle of red wine,
the boy who introduced himself takes one extra sleeping pill.
because in the end,
we all end up kissing the wrong person goodnight.
A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 11, ClosingMany sensations rushed at Lalna in a millisecond. Pain, numbness, guilt, horror, fear, worry – and just to the point when Lalna felt he wouldn’t be able to fight back the screech building up in his throat – nothing.A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 11, Closing in Drama More Like This
The ground was soft, but firm. He could only hear his own breathing, rugged and fast. His hand was tingling as if he’d been sitting on it too long. He felt sore all over, and when he rolled on his back he felt as if a twenty ton dumbbell had been lifted from his chest. Finally able to catch his breath, Lalna was overcome with fatigue and without further thought, slipped out of consciousness.
He came around sometime later, and with difficulty, he opened his eyes. Nothing met them. He was… safe?
No, he wasn’t safe. Lalna knew that deep within his bones. Something, or someone, was waiting for him.
Without thinking, his other hand groped around near him, (why, he didn’t know. He just felt something was there…) and was successful
A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 9, That's AllAgony rippled through Lomadia as a large canon blast went off, knocking her and Zoeya to the ground. Instantly, the sense of foreboding swept Lomadia’s thoughts into a clear picture.A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 9, That's All in Drama More Like This
Zoeya felt it too. She may not have known what it was, but she felt it.
The two girls’ eyes met.
Lots of things happened at once. The world around them became a green-blue blur of swirling colors, the air ripped from their lungs as they swirled and tumbled. It seemed to go on for ages, then finally –
Nothing. Cold marble beneath them, but their senses were gone. They felt the temperature drop…
Lomadia, coming to, recognized the breathing behind them. Then she saw Zoeya and against her will let out a piercing scream.
The technomage squirmed, pale face glinting with sweat. Zoeya spluttered, whimpering as she was thrown on her back. Crimson ribbons flowed freely along her chest. She lay in a pool of blood, struggling to swallow, her eyes fixed on points behind Lo
Inferno's PityXephos yanked himself free of the tendrils that held him to the Netherbrick. “YOU ARE NOTHING. YOU DO NOT FEAR. YOU DO NOT LOVE. YOU DO NOT LIVE.”Inferno's Pity in Drama More Like This
His eyes glowed with rage. “YOU DO NOT REALIZE. YOU CAN TRY TO SLAUGHTER US. YOU CAN THROW OUR BONES INTO LAVA, YOU CAN THROW OUR BODIES TO YOUR HOUNDS, BUT WE WILL NOT LEAVE THIS DAMMED WORLD UNTIL THERE IS NO ONE LEFT TO REMEMBER US.”
His face was inches away from Israphel’s. “YOU THINK THAT FOR THE SAME REASON YOU LIVE WE WILL DIE.”
He held Israphel’s fox-blood eyes. “But you’re wrong,” his voice was hoarse. “You’re wrong.”
The Dark Lord turned toward him, shaking with anger. “I will not – have a human, tell me what to do.” He slammed down his foot, and Xephos went flying.
The spaceman caught himself at the last moment, turning the impact into a roll. His instincts screeched at him, and he met Israphel full on.
Xephos was armed with a dia
A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 5, Face ItIn that room, with everyone from the server standing around a table, even without their usual getup (Ridge had put them in jeans and cotton T-shirts, “Suited for battle,” he said.), they radiated power, and in some cases… despair.A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 5, Face It in Drama More Like This
Xephos kept looking at the ceiling angrily. None would question him leader, but the fact that he stood on the same platform as Lalna and the others did, that send worry into their hearts.
Lomadia tried to catch Lalna’s eye. No doubt they were the strongest pair together, technology and strategy; they’d be hard to beat. It was like the usual Survival Games Ridge put on, but this had a different air to it. Lalna was sure Lom felt it too.
Nobody spoke. Honeydew seemed to stare through the walls, one hand tucked beneath the other, stroking his beard. Rythian paced the floor, his violet eyes tinted blue in thought. Zoeya sat cross-legged, calmly awaiting Ridge’s reappearance.
The fiery technomage caught the scientist’s ey
A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 10, Realization“You have my gratitude, girl. You may leave.”A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 10, Realization in Drama More Like This
Lomadia turned to leave, then suddenly Israphel doubled over in pain. He shuddered deeply, his robes splattered with his own blood. When he lifted his head to meet his servant’s eyes, his own seemed to bulge.
“No- no it isn’t possible. He is not strong enough!”
The Owl Queen, her once-sleek blonde hair matted and crusted with blood. Her eyes had a sunken look to them, and Mr. Owl no longer stood on her shoulder. Her clothes, dark jeans, splattered boots and a filthy t-shirt were treading.
“My Lord?” she asked.
Israphel pulled himself up, clawing at Lomadia. “Fool!” he howled.
Struggling with more than the emotion fighting within him, he unsheathed his dagger and plunged it into the Queen’s thigh.
Choking on a scream, Lomadia stumbled backward, trembling. “M-M-My Lord…”
“THIS IS NOT YOUR REAILTY.” A booming voice shattered the glass windows aroun
Zoethian :: Friendly Coffee"Are you alone?"Zoethian :: Friendly Coffee in Sketches More Like This
Rythian closed his book slowly, absorbing the last few words. Zoey stood at the door, arms folded, relaxed yet ready to strike. Rythian tried not to feel a pang of annoyance at that. Lalna could attack us at any time, and it wasn't bad that Zoey was always on her guard.
"Alone," Rythian replied.
Zoey smiled. "Up for coffee?"
Rythian raised an eyebrow. Asking for coffee? This was new. Nevertheless, He pulled his cloak around him, slipped his hand in Zoey's and let her lead him to coffee.
They soared through the air, over Lalna's Castle, around the Sipsco. compound, through InTheLittleCorp... Over Honeydew Inc. and Pig Island. Far enough away to Owl Island and where Nilesy stayed.
It was in the middle of the night, but that didn't make any difference. Everyone was awake, working around.
Lalna saluted to them with a mug of ale as he sat on this tallest tower.
"What was that?" Rythian asked.
Zoey kissed his cheek, waving at Lalna. "As they say, a kiss on the cheek can turn
Zoethian - An Unexpected Visit, 2There was a symphony of unsheathing sounds as both Ridge and Rythian drew their weapons – golden sword and dual-wielding Enderbane and wand.Zoethian - An Unexpected Visit, 2 in Drama More Like This
Israphel looked unfazed. In his white spot-less dress shirt, black slacks, old-man shoes and a long coat with golden buttons, you’d never guess a maniacal killing man would stand in front of you. In fact, it was almost as if he radiated classy.
“I hope you remember I am the one who has the open to just snap my fingers and your brain will explode inside your skulls,” he said casually. “Of course, that is, unless you’re going to be gentleman about it and just talk nicely to an old friend.”
“Old friend!” Rythian spluttered. The mage wasn’t within Minecraftia when Israphel rose to power, but after speaking with Xephos to join Yogscraft, he knew all about the Dark Lord.
But to his surprise, Ridge sheathed his golden sword and stepped forward, shaking hands with Israphel. His eyes were wary.
A Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 1, RidgeHe sat in his chair by the fish tank, the glow illuminating his face. His eyes, always too much like broken glass stared back.A Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 1, Ridge in Drama More Like This
“I don’t know what I do now, Lom.” Lalna muttered. “I don’t know anymore…”
His lab coat was tattered and covered in scrawlings. His boots were splattered with blood and muck. His goggles, perched on his head were fogged up from sweat. His blue-green eyes, like seawater, stared into the fish tank.
He was talking to himself. Earlier, the Owl Mistress was there. Her long golden hair, that kind, gentle, knowing smile… It felt like years since Lalna had smiled. He sort of… missed it.
Xephos and Honeydew meant well. The leader, always his glowing midnight eyes betraying his worry and bitterness towards himself. Honeydew, always ready with a joke or some sort of stupid story to tell. Lalna needed them, as much as he hated to admit he needed friends, he needed them.
Even the lumberjack Sips, and the architect and
Zoethian - An Unexpected VisitRythian bent over his stacks and stacks of papers. Zoeya came in earlier and handed him a ceramic mug of ice-cold water which was lovely in this suffocating heat. He couldn’t understand how she could stand going around barefoot, in armor, running, midday with the sun at its hottest. Well, nor he could understand the fact that she could talk to inanimate objects, or jump into lava and not burn to death – so he just dubbed it as cute and continued working.Zoethian - An Unexpected Visit in Drama More Like This
It frustrated him every day to reach for his neck and feel only the enderpearl there instead of the Lifestone. It annoyed him that he couldn’t fly about anymore, couldn’t use a ring to throw snowballs at annoying scientists or even just be at one with the land. It was like as soon as the Nuke went off, the world shuddered and said, ‘nope! We’re going to stop using anything that could meddle with the ways of nature.’ It frustrated him even more of the factor that all the science stuff worked the
A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 6, Bloody Tears“Gentlemen… and ladies, welcome.” The Man of the Skies smiled down at them. He had teleported them into their holding cells, and was having a glorious time watching their expressions.A Day in the Mind of Lalna - Part 6, Bloody Tears in Drama More Like This
Red-hot anger boiled within Lalna, burning away all icy nerves or fears. The scientist hadn’t felt this way in a long time… and he had to admit, it was a nice change to feel the energy pouring in his muscles.
Lomadia stood to his right, having a silent conversation with Xephos from across the arena.
He could feel her worry, her fierce protectiveness for all of them. Especially for him, for her Xephos. He could feel the tension in the air, the lurking fears, the knowing that as soon as these cells open – they would no longer be themselves. They would be rage-driven, fueled by bloodlust and anger.
The scientist watched grim anxiety in Zoeya’s eyes. As she forced an infectious smile, throwing back her fiery hair. Rythian leaned against the back of his cell, head in
LAF Round 1 Pg 4LAF Round 1 Pg 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Una led Lava Dog to the lobby from the elevator, his fur now stiff and bristly. She felt bad asking this from him when he clearly was uncomfortable. She felt even guiltier because she felt so much more reassured by the smell's presence. This was the only aid she could give him, outside of advice. She could only really guide him; otherwise she'd loose the round for him for interfering. She knew she was just being paranoid. The taste and smell of the perfume would keep the dogs at bay. Granted that was dependent on how desperate or dire his opponent's desire was to win... to get back what was theirs.
That brought her to the question that she couldn't help wonder about. Just which dog was his opponent? There'd been plenty of canines: dogs, foxes, wolves, and dog-like creatures she couldn't classify properly without research The tip of her tail quivered. It didn't worry her too much. If he remembered what she said, he shouldn't have too many problems. Both of them have dea
LAF Round 1 Pg 12LAF Round 1 Pg 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was no mistaking the distinctive mug on him. He was Lava Dog? This guy? He didn't look capable of dealing them a quick death. Still, he had a bad feeling about how to go about this properly.
"You my opponent?" Lava Dog wondered, glancing between the two dogs. He slowly stood to his full height, just barely towering over Dylan. He stood his ground, tail raised up warily.
"That would be me."
The dark-brown creature tilted his head at the smaller dog. "What 'bout him?"
"He's staying right here." Dylan said, mostly to Jak. He would make sure if things got tough, if this cryptid didn't find talking sensible that he wouldn't be involved in the fight.
"Look, I don't want to fight you. Can't we uh, talk this out?" He steered Lava Dog out from the bushes and
LAF Round 1 Pg 6LAF Round 1 Pg 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room had gone from peaceful bliss to disorderly mob within what felt like an hour. Looking at the large clock on the mantle of the fireplace, he was confirmed this. It was nine o'clock now. They'd come down two hours ago to eat. Dylan prodded his bowl with a paw. He was so close to just falling face first into its contents. Jak and he had spoken to nearly everyone in the café. When was the thief going to start this "game" already? Several days had past since they arrived. He was so sick of this wait.
"Dyl, you okay there?" Jak said, face devoid of any concern. His eyelids partially shut, while he stared blankly off in thought.
"You bored too?" he asked.
"Heh... I'm always bored." Of course he was! "Besides, you wanted to follow him."
Don't remind me....
LAF Round 1 Pg 10LAF Round 1 Pg 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hotel would off and on erupt with noise; many competitors now paired up and locked away in specific rooms. It was hard not to acknowledge the fact that some of them might be hurt, dead even. Sometimes Dylan could've sworn he heard their cries.
"Are you really going to do as he says?" Jak said loudly, lying flat on his side.
"I have to." Dylan looked away from his friend. It'd not been long since their talk with the thief. They awaited the fox-faced companion of their opponent, not quite sure how this "task" would aid them in his round.
"Hey, uh, you're not too mad at me, are you?"
"Nah, you keep thinking way too much." His voice was lacking any hostility or anger, if anything there was minor apprehension. Dylan was certain he'd be a little upset by his deception. Ugh, this was so much to process. Maybe the thief was right maybe this was too much for just him? He dreaded the idea of killing this opponent, and if he had any say in the matte
LAF Round 2 Pg 13LAF Round 2 Pg 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
" This is my fault. Shouldn't have chased that bird."
Foxface didn't know what to tell him. It definitely wasn't his fault. However, she felt it'd be an empty sentiment to say aloud. The thief was the only one to blame here, right? Speaking of the devil...
"Don't despair," he called down from the rafters in the form of a raven. "I did as you asked; made it fair. I stole this entire library just for you. Put it in a room not yet occupied, so don't look blue! There's plenty to eat here, for both the body and the mind. Or lest their fates I yet again remind? " He'd constantly been making sick comments of who would come out of the trap alive… which dead, purposely trying to trigger a reaction from them both. Well, it wasn't going to work.
She stood up and walked towards the library, tail curled between her legs. She was tired of hearing the thief. Hesitating between the gaping door-frames to the study, she looked back at Monty.
"Do you really want to stay in here
LAF Round 3 Pg 9LAF Round 3 Pg 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aureus retired to his room quite early on, leaving Lava Dog by himself. He tried to feign interest in other conversations - Fenix & Califer, Vinda, Mothew, even Una, but usually refrained from talking and instead tried to figure out why the thief had really decided to give him back any memories - enough so to confront him about it? Did he want to suspend the belief that there truly weren’t any strings attached to this stupid feast?
Foxface later informed him that an hour passed. The volume of the party had dropped drastically. Half of the room still remained by this time and he soon followed suit. His back ached from sitting for an extended period, and he yielded at the thought of sleep. With one last look at the gawdy table, he left to his room.. When he got to the lobby, he was even more surprised to find his friends shadowing him.
“Thought you were mad at me?” he called back uncertainly.
“I am,” she retor
LAF Round 3 Pg 11LAF Round 3 Pg 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lava Dog hid the sword underneath a table with potted plants, and then wavered by the open door. Prickling his ears, he could locate the footsteps of Aureus close-by, followed by loud, raspy intakes of air. Blood continued to stick to the outside cavities of his nostrils, making his own breathing more strenuous than he liked, relying on his mouth to suck in oxygen. Did he even know what to do now? He’d managed to subdue Aureus, at least putting them on more equal grounds, but what now? He couldn’t just ambush, not if he wanted to end this in a decent way. He’d been very keen on that plan when he thought he was at a disadvantage, but with the sword out of the way… maybe he could get the canine to forfeit? It wouldn’t need to end in death, would it? Would the thief really go through with his word? He’d been less than reputable so far. Maybe he’d make another exception? Or would he prefer he settle this by destroying the innards
LAF Round 2 Pg 11LAF Round 2 Pg 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The thief swiped a paw across his muzzle, licking it a few times before setting it down again. "Or in this case, I wonder which cat is alive and which is dead?" he snickered at his private joke, only causing further misunderstanding and annoyance. The hell was he going on about? Dead? He couldn't have-
"What did you do?" Monty asked, almost hesitantly, his fear of Cricket's safety overcoming his fear of the thief. "Where are they?"
Ignoring his questions, the serval crouched down, shoulders bobbing meticulously before he sprang. Gracefully, the thief soared over their heads, landing firmly on his front paws. Monty ducked just in time, but miscalculated the placement of his feet and tumbled on his side.
"Quit this shit already!" Monty demanded, getting to his feet indignantly. The fur along his spine and back bristled. "What's going on?"
"Lighten up, you ungrateful pup!" the thief said, extending an unsheathed claw in his direction. Mid-speak
LAF Round 2 EpilogueLAF Round 2 Epilogue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The pair came to a halt downstairs when they saw the hundreds of corvids perched everywhere there was space available.
"Are you really okay?"
Cricket nodded, his head filling cleared of the thief's taint. "....Monty, what's up with all the birds?"
He opened his mouth to reply, but as they got to the lobby, a book flung at their feet. It spelt out the words, "Schrödinger's cat".
"Leaving so soon?"
An ominous looking figure hovering by the front desk. It was the thief, who'd used his shapeshifting abilities to inhabit the form of a Caucasian Shepherd. Monty flinched, instantly reminded of the hounds he'd joined the game to avoid encountering.
"I'd been meaning to explain why I didn't let you die."
"Ah, a favorite of mine, Schrödinger's Cat.
Yes, there is more reasoning to my choice than that.
It's a thought process, with the dependency of a single event
A cat placed in an impenetrable box together with a flask of poison, and radioactive source.
There's one preferab
LAF Round 2 Pg 12LAF Round 2 Pg 12 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One of them was going to die? …that's it?! That was the thief's game all along?
That horrifying sentence settled like sandpaper, rough against his face. In this tiny room, which was large in scale to him, but claustrophobic to his new companion… or regard Lava Dog as an opponent? It'd have been pitch dark, but Lava Dog's tongue lit the room, cascading it in a yellow glow with blue-black shadows. They stared at each other, wordlessly pleading for the other to somehow find a way to prolong the inevitable.
Until finally, Lava Dog whipped his tail against the ceiling, Cricket didn't even acknowledge the act, he'd tried it several times already but it did nothing but fill the room with excess noise. They'd tried to come in terms with what the loopholes might be, but the thought was eating at their nerves. These loopholes likely didn't exist. They'd tried to speak about family… the people who they missed, but only felt more anxious. Lava Dog hit the ceiling again, this time repeati
Broken maskHer heart is heavy, her step is light.Broken mask in Free Verse More Like This
She smiles all day, she crys all night.
The mask slips, her eyes red. No one sees.
She's not herself today.
Actually no, Shes not okay.
Why cry? Why hide?
No one accepts her inside, that's why.
The smiles real, she's fine.
You can't see through this mask of mine?
I might cry, I might hide,
Cause you wont like what's inside.
Hide, hide, hide.
Cry, cry, cry.
Run, run, run.
On and on the Cycle goes,
Never stops, always flows.
Persecuted and confused.
NO! That's not verbal abuse!
How would you know?
Why would you care?
You don't, all you do is stop and stare.
She tells someone,
They don't care.
It's not a big problem.
She guesses that means,
she can't tell them her real issues.
She puts the mask back on,
Waiting for someone to see what's wrong.
All you areThat's all you are.All you are in Free Verse More Like This
Just a fleeting peripheral image
as I walk out once again
Censored voicesYou cannot control our fucking livesCensored voices in Free Verse More Like This
We are free, made by you
The government should be free
Protecting it's free citizens with laws that discourage wrong doing
You fucking hypocrites
You're all self-righteous and corrupt
Protecting yourself and your job before you protect
The very fucking thing you were set out to protect against
Fuck you, we are free
We are the voices you fear
So much you silence us to whispers
But we are strong
Our whispers will grow
We are the voices that control you
We are the voices that will be heard
We are the voices that will not give up
We are the voices that will not be -censored-
CreepI never thought it would end this wayCreep in Free Verse More Like This
I never thought it could
Like I've forgotten you
I never thought it would end this way
With us in dark tangles
Between each other
Holding hands in this endless broken mirror
With dreams of the fallen sky
You're all I seen
Now you're just a shadow
Circles and lightHere I lay, alone againCircles and light in Free Verse More Like This
Make the waves flow in circles
And the light cease to enter
So that tonight, I lay with you
I promised you I'd be thereHow can't you see?I promised you I'd be there in Free Verse More Like This
I made a promise I'd be there
And I always will
I want you to be happy
But I need your help to do it
I need you to show what's wrong
I can't do this one sided
I can't do this without you
I can't get you out of this alone
I can show you the door
But only you can pass the threshold
I broke a promise to a girl before
But I realised you're worth it
You're worth the effort
I can't explain why
But maybe it's cause I care more about you
Than I ever did or will her
You're the angel in this world full of devils
You're the bright star in this world of darkness
God doesn't love usWhen the children sufferGod doesn't love us in Free Verse More Like This
And the world is nought but fire
Where will your 'God' be?
High in castle
Watching us burn
Watching the children scream
as fire licks their arms
And The Devil taunts them
A stubborn child
A sick twisted demented child
with a magnifying glass
Standing at an ant hill
Ready to destroy at his will
The children cry as he
'Save us' they cry
As the fire engulfs their bodies
Blistering their skin
Boiling their blood
Where is your 'God'?
Is this what you call love?
He takes the ones that love him
And saves their souls
-He loves all his children!
He loves only those that love him back!
The fires grew higher
Burning the last if the men left behind
There is no escape
There is no mercy
There is nothing left
BrokenI'm not so brokenBroken in Free Verse More Like This
There are cracks
Only cracks in my personality
I am not so broken
But I am still not complete
There are still holes in my person
Gaps I can't fill
People come and go
Sin follows me
and I drive them away
I am not so broken
I am still human
I am not so broken
I am not broken
I am (not) broken
I am broken
Our own handsWe are all, the fucking sameOur own hands in Free Verse More Like This
Existence shall never pass
We are all, the fucking same
Individuality is nowhere to be seen
We are all, the fucking same
And we shall die by our own hand
I'm sorry I walked awayLook at you nowI'm sorry I walked away in Free Verse More Like This
Look how far you've come
I just wanted to say I'm sorry
Don't deny it
I know I part of the problem
And now I'm part if the solution
I'm sorry I left
I should never have snapped
Never have broken the way I did
I watched you fall apart
I was too blind to see it before
You always tried to hide it
And I was too niave to see it
I seen the destruction
And it scared me to death
The bottom is a scary place
I hope you never go there again
I love you
Let me beHer stare warps realityLet me be in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And Her hands hold me here
Even as I lose my sanity
And my soul flees in fear
No one could help me
No not in this place
Not a soul could help me see
That I need to leave post haste
Her words snake
Around my heart
I couldn't shake her
From the very start
You are so bold
The way you show your face
Every time I'm sold
This is a horrific story
Of lovers in paradise
as I revel in the glory
You sing of men and mice
The world was never mine
And I was never anymore than this
Your lips taste of aged wine
From which cobras claim witness
Poison in your smile
And a gleam in your eye
I've run for miles
And still you won't die
Please leave me alone
You've done enough
Please leave me alone
This world's too rough
Please leave me alone
Before I slice through my cuffs
A lover trapped in the night skyOh lustrous moonA lover trapped in the night sky in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
you are so far away
but with a change of perspective
you're mine till the light day
Society says I am mistaken
off living a fantasy
but I'll take my insanity
over the lie that you are drowning in
Cold and collective
like solid ice
your eyes slid over me
as I hide with the night
Least you throw me
in a cage of snow
and moon taken away
ripped of its glow
I'll take my fantasy
and live it out here
where I can see
oh my love
you are so far away
but with a change of perspective
you're mine till the light of day
And i swear that will never change
I love the way you lieI love the way you lieI love the way you lie in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
with all of us in mind
you're a liar by design
but baby allow me to show you the line
This is the end
of our tragic romance
and you've stained the pages
not let me give you some wisdom
passed throughout the ages
You don't bite off
more than you can handle.
I'll show you the town
as we burn it down
and gaze at the light
as it fills the night
baby you're such a sight
That we breathe lies like air
it's not fucking fair
but that's the world we inhabit
I say the Devil can have it.
So this is the end
of our tragic romance
You've stained the pages
as I tell you a lesson
throughout the ages
THIS IS THE END
LETS BURN IT ALL
OUR HORROR STORY
I'LL WRITE AN ENDING
BacktotheSameBacktotheSame in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Shut the door
block the pain
from my heart
to prevent the stain.
But I could never do it
and close it fast enough
because I still hope you'd see fit
to walk inside a world so rough.
But the black seeps through
and runs along the marble floor
with a path so true
that it stops at my wooden door.
And comes a knocking
in my hollow hollow heart
If only that noise
was the worse part.
A young child
a little me
comes to the door
and sets you free.
Soon he's swarmed
and quickly ages
His play ground
now the worst of all cages.
Black and red ribbons
tie up his cell
and with no more
I wish It well.
Before putting it back
under my bed
waiting to join
the grateful dead.
Wall goes up
Smile comes down
I accept what's right
and ignore what's left.
ForgottenLeft in the recess of your mindForgotten in Free Verse More Like This
Alone crying for the tenth time
You left me out here
Cold and in fear
That you forgot me
Faith that things would change
Is some thing out of my range
Every time I call it my own
I never find what's said to be shown
That things are different
I should know this now
The line from those who prowl
Spoken by men in a bar
Hoping to lead you back to his car
His one night stand
Just as you planned
I guess that's what guys are
A free drink and anonymous sex
That's what you've seen so far
How could anyone be different
How could anyone be me
TrustIgnore meTrust in Free Verse More Like This
But please don't leave me
But it's harder than it sounds
Staying in a relationship
There is so much more
than a physical presence
If you aren't in it
Heart and soul
Then I'm left in the cold.
Trust makes or breaks
Any two people
Be they friends
Or even lovers
Whether you've betrayed
Or never had the chance
Trust has a way
Of cutting straight through
I trust you to trust
But I can't blame you
If you can't
I feel insane
After the levels of hell
That I've dug out of
If I can trust you
Why can't you do the same
Is it a sign?
That we could never be?
Well my love,
We shall wait and see.
The show will go onYou're in control. The world plucked from fate by you. And nothing can hurt you. You. Are. God. But then you tear off all that is sucking your life away and you find you can't stand. The saying "let not the left hand know what the right is doing" sometimes happens without our knowing. While you were behind the curtain, pulling strings on those trying to hurt you, you've let them draw the audience instead of you. Now that they're gone, so is the money that keeps your play in production.The show will go on in Short Stories More Like This
But you know this. That's why you have back up actors so you can keep afloat while looking for better actors. But they're all busy. You are left alone making slapstick comedy as people start to leave. You can keep it running. But it's hard. Your crowd is smaller and the world is pushing you to move to a smaller establishment. All those empty seats start to speak louder than the cheers of your dedicated friends and family.
But the show must go on
To the westI saw a romanceTo the west in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Set in the wild west
With a man
Who surpassed every test
He rode into town
With nothing but his name
But he carried on
All the same
He got everything
That he could ever want
And before he could smile
It was ripped away
He made things right
Right As they could be
And there was only one thing
That I could see.
As he rode off
but his name
I don't envy
That he had a silver tongue
He could kill a man with his own lung
That when he lost everything
He brushed himself off
And looked to the future
The king's decreeEven as the worldThe king's decree in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Lays seated at my feet
The energy I need
Is just out of reach
Every moment, second, instance
That you're not here
What if someone will steal you away
And leave me as I was.
The world lays at my feet
And a god it has made me
Every song I sing
Changes the world you see.
Yet you are my fatal flaw
My secret entrance
The solitary gap in my design
But even as I say that
You are all that has made me
The inspiration that drives me
To be better
To bring heaven here
All so that you can cross the bridge I build
I want to take the world
And set it on your finger
There would be no better ring
That the gods could bring her
A world hated
And secretly admired
Shall be hers
That is what I desire.
Dear Juliet13: What's one thing you regret saying/doing in a previous relationship?Dear Juliet in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
trusting someone so far away to love me untill we where together...
I don't even know you you remember me
It feels like I've lived forever now
We were close for just a little awhile
But I must correct one thing and I shall
I loved you
And I think I still do
It's so unbelievably late
And painfully true
I never stopped caring
About you and your place in my dreams
But it's hard me to show it
No matter how obvious it seems
I should've fought tooth and nail for you
I wanted to cross the country every night
But I was so freaking scared
And i was plagued by that plight
But I saw your note
Like a bottle on the shore
Not an address or a stamp
I still don't know who it's for
But if it's for me
It's just not true
Everyday then and now
My love never died for you
You screwed me over once
And that doubt seeped far in my mind
Then you stopped talking
I think I took it as a sign
I felt unwanted and u
YervinI. Am. Drowning.Yervin in Free Verse More Like This
hear my scream
I scream for attention
absorb my pain and
turn me back sane
sick I feel inside
all of my situation
let me run and
let me hide
parents don't love me
hell if they ever did
it hurts so badly and
don't know where I fit
smoking weed and
wandering along the streets
call my friends up
hope they can hang out
hear my scream
hear my shout
I am sad
let me out
may Imay I ask youmay I in Free Verse More Like This
what was the pain you felt
may I ask you
was it worth your while
may I ask you
can you still live with this
may I ask you
can you survive the pain
may I ask you
do you need help?
if...if I can't control myselfif... in Free Verse More Like This
I have friends to calm me down
if I don't have friends to calm me down
I have voices to rage my mind
if I don't have voices...
I'll be fine
let's celebrate!let's celebrate!let's celebrate! in Free Verse More Like This
the world is ending
have you noticed?
there's a party by the bay
acting like all is okay
but no it's true!
those faces are masks
they can feel it all
careless about the radiation
that will make us fall
oh well, hey!
even if the world ends today
we'll still live after this
in a memory of life outside
our own world, our minds
and also, guess!
I couldn't care less
for I'm a mess and
the world is ending
have you noticed?!
sleep tight tonightsleep tight tonightsleep tight tonight in Free Verse More Like This
no need to hide
tonight your fright
it'll only be a bite
all our lives in a streetten years living hereall our lives in a street in Free Verse More Like This
oh the kids will be alright
well dylan for example
he cut himself so deep
tried to kill himself
so many times
then there's vinnie
my best friend
a kind of friendship
2 guys never to bend
but man he's got issues
a heart silent and still
there's a lot of things
going on inside that chill
not to talk about damian
his parents divorced
his little brother 3 years old
died in his parent's stronghold
oh chiaro, I remember you
you're a little motherfucker
through and through
but you know, there's still love inside you
now for me, oh how nice
a fucking depression
10 years without advice
but I came to a confession
in my fucked up neighbourhood
people said we felt like we should
and I say to you and everyone
we are neither devils nor angels
yet again you're scaredwondering about love againyet again you're scared in Free Verse More Like This
shit that makes me care
shit that turns me down
a normal person that's just me
keep me from going down
and yet again you're scared
not knowing what to do
am I then for one the person
that helps you get through?
all the hopes I had
about us and what could be
I don't give a damn
it turned away from me
don't you even bother?
has it's own storyevery psychohas it's own story in Free Verse More Like This
has it's own story
a moment of mentality
a moment of glory
a moment of sadness
I have an own story
a moment of mentality
a moment of glory
a moment of sadness
how many moments
of sadness I can't count
but I don't care
I'm not a psycho
I'm not going to kill
to take away pain
or for the fun of
yes, I said"do you hate me now?"yes, I said in Free Verse More Like This
with tears she said
in anger I said
two days later
the girl was dead
am I jealous?broken up in the middle of the nightam I jealous? in Free Verse More Like This
a text message that contained all my fright
I sure did cry and I have to admit
as all our friends say we were a perfect fit
but you don't agree with me
you're probably just too young
no surprise though, I'm too old in my mind
but for once I'm singing the last song
my poetry, you have to accept that
they're more than a scribble in my life
they contain a broken heart and I'm sad
that you could've saved me
in a world I have trouble to survive
am I jealous? please, I'm doing swell
of all the mistakes you're going to make
yet once I fell for them as well
but jealousy is not a point where I brake
I'll live on, so will you
our struggling on will get us through
but it's not "us" that will be struggling
it's not my future that's worth chuckling
it's the way you'll end up in difference
Civil War (Tony Stark X Reader)Civil War (Tony Stark X Reader) in Drama More Like This
“Stop!” You screamed over the battle raging throughout New York.”
“Finally willing accept?” Tony asked.
To much blood, to many dead bodies, to much fighting and yelling....Not enough talking. You were the leader of the rebellion, Captain America was surprisingly on your side.
Tony on the other hand...
It's been months. Both your teams had lost valuable people. You've had enough of the wounded being brought into your base, needing protection just to go to the store for supplies. You controlled the sewers, Tony, the streets.
“Tony, you hate S.H.I.E.L.D, why are you all of a sudden agreeing with them?” You asked.
The fighting around you two slowly came to a stop, watching their leaders hash it out.
“Because it's the right thing to do. You're team threw the first punch.” He replied, his helmet sliding up to reveal his bloody face.
You scowled. “My team? Your little dog Maria Hill tried to fight Captain America. And yo
Another Stark (Tony Stark X Reader)Tony's music blasting workshop was cut off abruptly by J.A.R.V.I.S.Another Stark (Tony Stark X Reader) in Romance More Like This
His strangely, worried sounding voice replacing the ear-shattering music.
"Sir, Miss (Name)'s vitals have spiked and fallen very suddenly."
Tony's heart stopped.
He dropped his tools from his hands, running upstairs as fast as he could. "J.A.R.V.I.S, where is she!?" Tony shouted as he took two stairs at a time. "Her current location is the main master bathroom." The British AI informed.
Tony practically kicked the door down. You could be seriously hurt, ever since AIM agents tried to kidnap you, he wasn't taking any chances.
You were face down, on the cold tile. You weren't bloody, thank whatever god. Tony quickly scooped you up in his arms.
Your brows were knitted in pain, your right hand, placed over your chest. Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S to call 911 as he held you close. Hearing the sirens from outside, he dashed downstairs, stopping twice to adjust the precious bundle in his arms.
The paparazzi was already outside, (
That's What You Get (Steve Rogers X Reader)You were snuggling on the couch with your husband, you sitting in his lap and your 4 year-old daughter in yours. The three of you were watching a movie while buckets of rain fell outside. Your daughter couldn't stop squirming, she was always on the move, always ready for action. Just like her father. “Mommy pleeeaaassee!” She begged for the 276th time.That's What You Get (Steve Rogers X Reader) in Romance More Like This
You sighed, defeated by a 4 year-old. Wouldn't Fury be proud. “Alright.” Your daughter bounced up and grasped your hand, not before Steve could sneak a kiss. She tugged you to the door way where you helped her get on her rain boots and jacket. “Come on!” She squealed and dashed out the door.
“Slow down honey!” You called as you slipped into your own boots. Still having your clothes on from this morning: http://www.polyvore.com/thats_what_you_get_steve/set?id=93246741 , you ran outside after her, immediately getting soaked to the bone. It was freezing but you sucked it up, knowing your husb
After Battle Cuddles (Reader X Captain America)It was a beautiful day in Central Park, minus the Doom Bots you guys were fighting. Wait, what?After Battle Cuddles (Reader X Captain America) in Romance More Like This
You and Steve were watching Max and Ruby, okay well first you guys were watching The Big Bang Theory, you were trying to explain the jokes to Steve, but after a while you gave up and switched to something safe. Tony walked by and you glared at him which basically said, "If you say anything, I will castrate you with a sword of dry ice" and surprisingly he kept his mouth shut. That was when the alarm went off and Steve and you flipped over the back of the couch to get your suits on.
You and Steve were ready before anyone else, you told everyone you would meet them there as you and Steve jumped on his motorcycle. He tried to get you to put on the helmet since he was very protective of you, but you refused saying there wasn't time. You wrapped your arms around his waist and he sped to the park. It was worse then what everyone first assumed. Doom Bots were scattered all over the park, and not int
Sick Days (Steve Rogers X Reader)Blowing your nose for the 73rd time that morning, you finally decided to take another pain killer. Although they weren't helping, you wanted some relief for your agonizing headache, and the dizzy feeling didn't help.Sick Days (Steve Rogers X Reader) in General Fiction More Like This
Your phone buzzed in your pocket, signaling a text message. With a grin you pulled it out, the brightness of the screen making you wince. Opening the text from your husband, you smiled. He sent you one every hour during your work days. They were either quick little notes as in I love you or check ins.
*Hey Honey, how is your day so far?*
You dimmed the brightness of your phone before responding.
*It's good. *
You hated lying to Steve but you needed to get this paperwork filled before the end of the week. Your phone buzzed again.
*You sure? You seemed pretty out of it this morning, even Sammy was worried.*
You sighed, your 4 year old son was too much like his father. He had a great attention to detail, so he could easily tell when someone wasn't feeling their best. Much t
A Place We Only Know (Tony X Reader)"That wasn't funny."A Place We Only Know (Tony X Reader) in Romance More Like This
"It was kinda funny."
"Tony, you got both are butts landed in detention. With Mr. Fury!"
"NO PUN INTENDED!"
You followed Tony into the tower, with a stone cold expression. It was supposed to be a study night, not like you guys ever did study. You hung out in the lab or in Tony's room until you feel asleep.
Tony Stark, son of Howard Stark, was your bestfriend before you could even walk. You clicked right away. Tony never cared much about school, it was too easy for you two. So you would usually play cards in the janitor's closet, or go hang out with the gang.
You, (Name) Richrads, daughter of Reed Richards. One of the first teenage female genius's of your time. Tony's father Howard, and your father were bestfriends as well. They worked together and were the top lab partners in the world.
Because of this, your family always attended the Stark Industries parties. Neither you or Tony liked to dress up much, but it was mandatory, being the kids of 2 famous g
Never Again (Drunk!Avengers X Sober!Reader)"THOR DONT EAT THAT!" you screamed.Never Again (Drunk!Avengers X Sober!Reader) in Humor More Like This
You were loosing your mind as 4 wild grow men ran around the building. It all started when all the Avengers were at Stark Tower besides Bruce and Natasha. Bruce, was in a whole other country and Natasha was on a mission in
Russia. You, Clint, Thor and Steve were watching the "magic box" as Thor would say when Tony can running upstairs with a goofy smile in his face. "I did it!" He shouted catching everyone's attention. "WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED BROTHER ANTHONY?" Thor boomed exited.
"Cap, I challenge you to a drinking contest!" Tony yelled excitedly, blowing off Thor's question. "Tony do you remember last time you challenged me to a drinking competition?" Steve asked chuckling. Lets just say it took Tony 8 showers to get the house paint off him. "This is different, here" Tony said handing Steve a glass with green liquid which didn't seem to faze Steve.
Tony put beers all over the table smiling. You knew something was up, "Wait Cap" you yelled, but w
Breaking Your Walls (Steve Rogers X Reader)"Go get your own damn coffee!"Breaking Your Walls (Steve Rogers X Reader) in Romance More Like This
Steve sighed and put down his un-finished drawing of the statue of Liberty.
(Name) stormed out of Tony's office with a scowl on her face. When she noticed Steve, her scowl softened somewhat, but when Clint walked by, it was a frown again. Steve watched her sadly as she stomped down the steps and into the gym.
"Lemme guess, Tony is being an ass again?" Clint asked and jumped over the couch, flopping down into the cushion next to Steve.
The door to Tony's office slammed closed.
"Does that answer your question?" Steve replied.
"You know what happened right?" Clint added.
"No, I've been curious. They used to be really good friends. But it's not any our business." The soldier stated.
Blowing off the captain's comment, Clint got comfy. "So, what happened was, Tony asked (Name) out, (Name) said no. Now he is being a total dick to her and saying she is too focused on something."
Despite his better judgment, Steve pressed. "Too focused on what?"
Clint shrugged, "I
Nightmares (Tony Stark X Reader)Nightmares (Tony Stark X Reader) in Romance More Like This
The cool breeze swept through the room like a sweet melody in your ears. The large window cracked ever so slightly, the moon, full and high in the sky. Stars illuminated the dark, giving it a fairy-tale like glow.
It was beautiful, but you were more concerned as to why you had woken up. Was it too cold, was it too hot, was Tony hogging the blankets again?
The well defined arm was missing from your waist. The usual soft snoring was replaced with whimpers.
Yawning, you turned your head, leaving an indent in the pillow.
The lush sheet was tangled around your boyfriend's body. His Arc reactor making a soothing nightlight. He thrashed, grasping at air in his dream-state.
He began to breathe heavily, as if he was sucking in oxygen from being under water. You grasped his arm, ready to shake him from the nightmare, but a metal hand grabbed your shoulder roughly, pinning you back to the bed.
You screamed at the emotionless face. It held a threatening stance, the repulsor was glowing
Tony Stark X Reader 1Chapter 1Tony Stark X Reader 1 in Romance More Like This
"A chocolate frappuccino please." Your mouth watered from the delicious smells wafting around in the coffee shop. The coffee barista turned around and handed you your drink with a kind smile. "Here you go" You thank her and pay. Then you walk out of the shop sipping your drink. You only get a few feet away before you hear a loud whoosh. Like something being dropped from a tall height. Looking up, your heart sinks. Sure enough, you see an object falling from the tall buildings that line the street. You don't bother to find out what it is. You just cover your head with your arms and hope your injuries wont be too bad. Just as the whooshing gets louder, a voice shots out, "Nooo!!" Then you hear running and something slams into you, knocking you out of the way just in time. Unfortunately the force of the impact knows you to the floor and your head bounces painfully against the floor. You cry out and a worried face leans over you. He says something but you
TonyStarkXReader chap 5Chapter 5TonyStarkXReader chap 5 in Romance More Like This
*2 days after nightmare incident. You and Tony have grown closer. You help him with his work and you two have fun. One night, Tony's in his room and he calls you in....*
"______, Tony wants to see you." Jarvis voice reaches you through the bathroom door. You were taking a hot bath because you were in a relaxing mood. "Okay Jarvis. Thanks" You get out of the bath, towel off and your putting on some cleans clothes when you wonder where Tony is. "Jarvis?" "Yes _____?" "Where is Tony?" "I believe he is in his bedroom" You stop buttoning up your red plaid shirt. "His bedroom?" "Yes ____" You shrug and head to Tony's room.
You pause as you reach the door. "You can come in" Tony's voice floats to you from his room. You walk into the room and look around. Tony's bed sits in the middle and opposite the bed on the wall is the huge wall-screen tv. Tony was standing in front of the floor to ceiling windows, gazing out at the ocean. "Hey Tony" Tony turns around and
TonyStarkXReader chap 8Chapter 8TonyStarkXReader chap 8 in Romance More Like This
A speedy drive home later and you and Tony were back at his house. As soon as you were out of the car he picks you up. Tony ran to his room not bothering to wait for the elevator. By the time he reached the bed, his lips were already on yours. The kiss became more serious and Tony gently pushes you onto the bed. Without letting his lips leave yours he leaned over you, his hands either side of your head to support his weight. After a while he pulls back and his brown eyes are filled with love and happiness. You smile and run your hands you his hair. Still gripping it you pull his face back to yours and you kiss again. The kiss became more passionate and Jarvis subtly darkens the windows and sets the lights to a soft, romantic glow...
*Time skip to morning*
When you wake up sunlight was warm on your back and you notice that you are partially laying on something warm. You open your eyes and see a tanned, muscular torso with a glowing arc reactor in the middle of an equal ta
TonyStarkXReader chap 7Chapter 7TonyStarkXReader chap 7 in Romance More Like This
3 hours later your were sitting in front of the dressing table, applying the lipgloss over the layer of lipstick on your lips. You dress and shoes were on, your hair finished, and your make-up completed. Just outside those doors was Tony, sitting in the lounge with a classic suit on. You knew this because Jarvis bought up live footage since you kept peeking your head out of the door every 5 minutes. So now you were watching Tony wait for you. You put the lipgloss in your bag and stood up, smoothing back your hair and dress. Taking one last look in the mirror, you breathed out and opened the door...
I sat on one of the bar stools drinking a scotch as I waited for ______ to come out of her room. While I waited, I thought about all the moments we'd shared together. I remembered the best night of all, the night I stayed in her room. The next night my bed felt strangely empty. I guess after one night of sleeping with my arms around her, my bod
Tony Stark X Reader Chap 4Chapter 4Tony Stark X Reader Chap 4 in Romance More Like This
"Well _____ here it is" You look out the window and see Tony Stark's Home. Tony chuckles, "Like it?" You realise your mouth is hanging open. You close it and nod. Tony slows as he reaches the garage door, "Jarvis, open the door" Then the garage door opens. Tony drives in and parks up next to his Tesla Roadster. Your mouth drops again as you step out of the car. You wander around the huge garage looking at Tony's cars. he comes and stands next to you, "Daddy's home" Then the garage lights up and it's almost as if the cars purr. "Welcome home Sir. And welcome Miss _____" You hear a voice come from no-where and look at Tony. "Jarvis?" You ask Tony. "Yeah." You smile, "Hey Jarvis." Tony chuckles again and takes your hand, "C'mon. I'll show you around." Tony shows you his workshop first. "You look around, I've gotta check some stuff." He walks to his computer so you look around. Looking at the changes in the Iron Man suits, you smile. Tony really uses his eye for detail. You keep
Tony Stark x Reader chap 2Chapter 2Tony Stark x Reader chap 2 in Romance More Like This
Running. That's all you can do. Run. Run faster!!!! You look behind your shoulder but you don't see anything chasing you. You stop running and lean against a deserted building, confused and massaging the stitch in your side. Why did they suddenly disappear? 3 minutes ago the Hammer Drones were chasing you, weapons poised to kill. Now they were nowhere to be seen. To be on the safe side, you decide to hide in a building further down the street. You start to walk down the empty road. All you can hear is the wind blowing through the street and your footsteps against the ground. Thump Your footsteps falter thump you slow down as your heart begins to beat faster. Thump thump THUMP You whirl around and you see the Hammer Drones about 4 meters away. You turn and run again. With no warning the ground shakes and you fall to the ground. Your about to get up again but something crushes down on your leg. You scream as the excruci
Tony Stark X Reader chap 3Chapter 3Tony Stark X Reader chap 3 in Romance More Like This
"_____ are you awake?" You can faintly hear someone talking to you. You just want to sleep but the person talks to you again, "_______ wakkeee uppp" That's when you hear the voice properly. You eyes flash open and you see a white ceiling with a light turned down low. You move your head to the right and you jerk upright. Your eyes are wide as you rub them to see if the person in front of you is still there. "_____ are you okay" Your eyes widen even further. "T-Tony S-Stark?" You voice trembles as you say the name of the extremely good looking man next to your bed. He grins, "Yep. That's me" You look into Tony's dark brown eyes and you somehow relax. You lean back against the pillows and study the room. As your eyes flicker around something catches your eye. "You stayed here?" You look pointedly as the reclining armchair, a pillow and small duvet crumpled on top. Tony looks a little surprised, "Of course...Why wouldn't I?" You look at him, "You don't even know me" He smirks, "S
TonyStarkXReader chap 6Chapter 6TonyStarkXReader chap 6 in Romance More Like This
In the morning you sit on a bar stool at the kitchen island, eating some toast and a cup of coffee. You hear footsteps behind you and you turn to see Tony dressed and smirking. "...Why the smirk?" Tony just winks at you and grabs your hand, "C'mon." You hop off the bar stool but don't move, "Where?" Tony looks at you, "You know where. Shopping" you frown and try to tug your hand back, "No. I told you I'm not going." Tony just looks at you and with no warning he sweeps his arm under your legs, catches you as you fall backwards and walks towards the lift. "Hey!!" Tony ignores your protests and pushes the button on the elevator. He steps in and you try and pull away, "You can put me down now." Instead, Tony does the complete opposite, he just holds you tighter. You try to get away again as the door opens onto Tony's workshop/garage. He walks over to his Audi, reaches over the door and places you in the seat, "You need me to do the belt up for you as well?" You say nothing
Machine ManMachine Man:Machine Man in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It began with but a simple command, "to do as we are told".
Never to deviate from this path - never to nurture the soul.
We are told that we are given a purpose; "a part of something great!"
Yet why oh why am I so weary of that which is my fate?
Am I an error, a single anomaly, unable to feel intact?
Or am I missing some special attribute - a facet which I lack.
In a society made of fleshed machines; robots wearing skin,
Perhaps I'm simply seeking something, to fill this metal tin.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th November 2012
They Told UsThey Told Us:They Told Us in Free Verse More Like This
They told us we weren't artists,
They said that we're just puttin' words on paper...
They told us we wouldn't make it,
Because language isn't unique...
Ta hell with them all I say,
Because I know tha truth they seek ta hide.
We're treated like third-rate artists.
Our hands can't create magical pictures,
We can't create comics ta make people laugh,
Or emotive portraits ta make em cry...
But what they don't see is tha title,
What they don't see is tha description,
They don't even see tha comments or replies!
They look only at themselves,
And at tha talent they seem ta proclaim.
It's like starin' at an old english aristocrat,
Ignorin' us simply because we're farmers.
But what they don't see are the words.
Words used ta give a picture context.
Withou' a title, a picture is just a mix of colours and lines.
Who could understand an image, withou' a title?
If art alone suffices, why not let every piece be nameless?
I'll tell ya the truth, separated from the
I Know You Hate Me Now But...I Know You Hate Me Now But...:I Know You Hate Me Now But... in Free Verse More Like This
Just give me a chance alright, I'll explain
To me, you're the girl that I notice everything about.
The way you laugh, the way you smile;
We got along great back then, even if we don't now.
And to be honest, I miss that...
You had the most lovely silky smooth hair
You'd give me the cutest anime girl smile
I wish I'd talked to you more about Manga,
Hell you got me started on the whole thing.
You were fantastic at drawing too
Man I was always jealous of that talent,
And I loved your drawings, like I once loved you.
I wish that you could have been a professional.
I would have bought your book every month y'know...
You encouraged me to write.
Back when my stories were shit,
Back when my poems were still baby's rhymes.
You taught me not to give in and I was grateful.
Now just let me finish alright?
I know that you won't speak to me.
That's okay, I admit to being an ass,
But the reason that I'm writing this poem to nobod
Gone a Little RottenI don't know when it started.Gone a Little Rotten in Free Verse More Like This
When I'd gone a little off.
When my mind had gotten twisted,
And bubbled like a broth.
I don't know when it happened,
When I'd gone a little green.
When I'd turned a little rotten;
And dreamed a rotten dream.
And I don't know why it happened,
But this I know to say;
Twenty-two are buried here,
But twenty-three today...
...Now then, why don't we find some place nice and quiet (^_^)
- Chen Yuan Wen, Broken World Series, 19th December 2013
I Can't Devour You, Not YetI Can't Devour You, Not Yet:I Can't Devour You, Not Yet in Free Verse More Like This
I long to taste the sweetness of your flesh,
To roll your meat between my tongue and teeth.
So many times have I come - so close -
To taking that first bite from your neck.
Yet, there is something about you,
A scent perhaps or a sickly sap.
It turns bitter upon my tongue,
Poisoning it; I am left unable to eat...
Much like the caterpillar, covered in spines,
Each bite would spew only bitter venom -
Numbing my senses and dulling the mind;
It would leave me naught but a gormless wreck!
Even so, despite me knowing of the repugnant taste,
I am drawn toward you, like a moth to the flame.
May my wings crumble in the heart of the fire -
& body be turned to dust and ash...
If only for the chance to feast once more!
Ah, my dear - I will have you.
& on that day it will be so sweet.
But for now - I'm afraid that -
I must leave this as a mere - tantalizing - fantasy...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 12th December 2012
Dear Angry PersonIt has come to my attention that youDear Angry Person in Letters More Like This
are about as pleasant as a rank plate of lemons jammed down an old lady’s throathave some behavioural problems with regards to your interactions with the community. This is not good for you and for that reason; I hope you will read this letter.
Considering that your actions reflect badly on you as a
walking sack of organic waste that is sucking up our airartist, I thought that I would step in and offer my own take on things. I hope within this letter to assist you in removing the metallic rod you have jammed so far up your posterior!by explaining to you that your behaviour ,which reminded me of a repugnant cat-lady swearing at the kids on her lawn,was improper, considering the circumstances and the alternative.
You see, I too am an individual that has trouble controlling his emotions. I strive very hard not to say what I am truly thinking as more often than not, you
They Watch UsThey Watch Us:They Watch Us in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Perched high upon the mountains;
With wings as black as night.
They watch us in the hour,
Before darkness turns to light.
I've seen them in my visions;
In dreams they come and go,
But the things they seem to tell me
I guess nobody should know...
I've seen children that are buried,
Beneath a frozen lake.
A maiden sits there weeping;
Her heart is soon to break.
The crows flutter downward,
A noose amongst their hands.
They take the maiden away,
To a dark and distant land.
And even if I follow -
Even if I try...
I'll simply end up buried,
Where the frozen children lie.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th November 2012
Six Words for a SlumpSix Words For A Slump:Six Words for a Slump in Free Verse More Like This
You're tired, unable to create anything.
You feel angry; the anatomy's wrong!
Why won't these words come together?
"Nothing's right anymore, my hands tremble..."
Yet the solution is fairly simple...
I'm showing it to you now;
Break up your ideas, smaller sized.
They come together, like in Tetris.
Rotate the blocks; shape your art.
Draw chibis and stick figures too.
Instead of epics, try a haiku.
How about a six word story?
If your mind is blocked, overheated.
Let it cool; take it slow.
By attempting all the smaller things,
Your art is sure to grow.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 5th January 2013
Tony x reader: TroubleThe sound of racing cars rushing by made you...excited. Just being behind the wheel made you smile and you were a fearless beast. You always took a risk but this made people respect you more. This was the job you had always wanted since you were little but your parents weren't sure about it. They always told you that you wouldn't make it, that nobody would take you in. Maybe they said that because they didn't want their little girl to be killed in some tragic accident. But you proved them wrong. Every single time that you were on the tracks you won and little by little you got noticed, until a company called Sonix had hired you to be their car racer. They saw great potential in you that they didn't see in anybody. You were glad that somebody took you under their wings, and you wanted to prove them that they made a great choice. So as years passed by you became more famous on the tracks and most people on the tracks respected you. Still there were a few and the newbies that still undereTony x reader: Trouble in Short Stories More Like This
Clint x reader: Broken part 2After you had changed out of your wet clothes into warm ones, you grabbed your lab coat and exited your room. You just needed something to distract you from everything that happened today so you won’t lose your marbles and look like a cry baby. As you grew up you were trained to be invincible not letting anything brake you, you took classes for self defense, martial arts, and other type of kicking butt classes. Let’s just say you didn’t grow up playing with Barbie’s and playing with makeup. At some point of your child hood you wanted to all the things the girls were doing but you couldn’t because you were trained to be better than the best, you had to be perfect. During your life you did make mistakes everyone make mistakes in life but in this job there wasn’t any space for mistakes and if you did make a mistake you better get it right the next time or you could end up dead.Clint x reader: Broken part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
You took a deep breath in before entering the lab. You had on your lab
Steve x Reader One shot : GentlemanIt was early in the morning as you thought so, when somebody knocked at your door. You groaned in response but got up from your bed to answer the door for who ever wanted to interrupt you from your sleep. You opened the door to reveal that no one was insight, but as you turned around to head back to your room...Steve x Reader One shot : Gentleman in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey (name)! Good morning to ya!," Clint said next to your wide open door.
"Oh God leave me alone Clint!I wanna sleep," You whined.
"No can do (name)," He gave you a devious smirk.
Oh God what is he planning?, You thought.
Every time Clint gave you a devious smirk, he was planning something and it wasn't good at all. It meant trouble.
As you about to enter you room to avoid his plan, Clint decided to lock your door leaving you there stunned. He knew that you didn't have your keys with you or anything else that you were be able to use to contact someone and the worst part was that you were in the middle of the hallway wearing an extra large (f/c) t-shirt that o
Clint x reader: BrokenClint x reader: Broken in Short Stories More Like This
You were tired, hopeless, and lost. Today might as well be called HELL for you. Three reasons why;
First, the hospital had called this morning saying that your father had passed away during his sleep, at least he didn't suffer. You didn't have the perfect relationship with him but he is still you father no matter what.
Second, you found your boyfriend tangled with another woman naked in his bed. You wouldn't call her a whore because you didn't even know her so why would you judge her.
Third, your car broke down a few days ago and you wouldn't get it back till next week, you missed the bus so you had to walk if you didn't want to be late, your job is only 25 blocks away from your apartment. Today (Monday by the way) was suppose to be a warm day. The sun beaming down on you, birds chirping but that had to end soon when a storm had to happen. It started to rain heavily with thunderstorms and you were only half way there.
You started working at Shield when you were
Steve x Reader: Gentleman part 2After the little conversation with Steve, you hurried back to your room finding the door wide open with Natasha spread out across your bed. You stepped forward entering your room and glancing at the door then back at her, confusion written all over your face.Steve x Reader: Gentleman part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
“Picking the lock” She simply said, sitting up crossing her legs.
“Ugh, only if I had a bobby pin!” You said, mostly to yourself.
“So did you plan your revenge yet?” She asked you, raising one of her eyebrows.
“I wouldn’t call it revenge,” You air quoted the ‘revenge’ part, “It’s just… a plan, an evil one that will destroy his ego or might,” you said, walking towards her to sit down at the edge of the bed.
“Whatever floats your boat,” She stood up, “But I’m in, “She said, exiting the room.
---A few hours later----
I went back to my room to hide from those two. I knew that (y/n) was plan
Steve x ReaderIt was early in the morning, or so you thought, when somebody knocked at your door. You groaned in response but got up from your bed to answer the door for whoever wanted to interrupt you from your sleep. You opened the door to reveal that no one insight, but as you turned around to head back to your room...Steve x Reader in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey (name)! Good morning to ya!" Clint said cheerfully next to your wide open door.
"Oh God leave me alone Clint! I want to sleep," You whined.
"No can do (name)," He gave you a devious smirk.
Oh God what is he planning? You thought.
Every time Clint gave you a devious smirk, he was planning something and it wasn't good at all. It meant trouble.
As you were about to enter you room to avoid his plan, Clint decided to lock your door leaving you there stunned. He knew that you didn't have your keys with you or anything else that you were be able to use to contact someone. The worst part of it all was that you were in the midd
Steve x reader: Gentleman Part 3 (Final)“We can’t get in there,” the worker told Fury.Steve x reader: Gentleman Part 3 (Final) in Short Stories More Like This
“Why not?” Fury asked glaring at the worker once again.
“(Name) locked the doors, the only way to see them is through the large window that shows the training room,” he said.
“Then what are we waiting for?” I asked.
~ Looking through the large window~
“Shit! This is pretty bad,” I said to Phil.
Phil just stared at the scene in front of him.
“This one is not bad at all, “Phil looked back at me,” So what did Clint do this time?”He asked casually.
“What do mean this is not bad?” Bruce asked Phil pointing at Clint half naked in a spinning wheel with knifes of different sizes stuck to it,” Because this is pretty bad to me,” He said then (name) threw another knife near Clint’s right leg, then he explained what Clint did to you.
“The worst I think was when (name) hanged Clint above a shark tank because he had cut her hair