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  • Apology Options

    Annette whirled on Mike. "Get out of my shop!" she yelled.

    Mike took a step back, raising his hands. "Woah, woah! I'm here to apologize."

    "Apologize?" She almost laughed. "Apologize for which time, exactly?

    "Well..." he started.

    "For sleeping with my …

    Posted 46 hours ago
  • Grand Slam

    The medic blinked upon re-entry into normality and had to repeat himself, louder, in order to be heard over the groaning of metal, the rushing of waves and the screams of men. Still dazed by the impact of being reduced to one reality, as if waking from th…

    Posted 17 days ago
  • No Second Thoughts

    I just want to run away now

    Not even truly angry anymore

    Just exhausted and hurt

    There's been wounds on both sides, yes

    But not once was I malicious

    Or intentionally hurtful to you

    I tried so hard to be

    The person you needed.

    Well.

    The one you said you ne…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Sibling Rivalry

    The ceiling of Stormcrow's base shattered. She glared up at her nemesis.

    "So-Lar!" she yelled. "What..."

    "Where is she?" the hero bellowed. "Where is Jane?"

    "You dare..." She stopped, confused. "Jane's missing?"

    In a flash, So-Lar was face-to-face wit…

    Posted 3 months ago
  • I Don't Know what to Do

    "I don't know what to do." That's what I hear

    So many times. I say this constantly.

    Yet what I mean, I cannot say for sure--

    I only know I'm lost, it's hard to see

    .

    The purpose in my life; it's hard to feel

    What's best to do--what I need most in life

    And…

    Posted 5 months ago
  • Self-Love, ii

    But live I must, for now, so I'll contrive

    To try things, to explore, to seek a guide

    Or mentor to help lead me. I'm alive,

    And thus there's hope, and so upwards I'll glide

    .

    T'wards better love, t'wards more, if e'er I may;

    I'll build on what I learn. I'…

    Posted 5 months ago
  • Self-Love, i

    I need to love myself--but that's quite hard.

    I don't know how to do it, nor do I

    Have guidance, step by step success. I'm barred

    From learning this great skill--I heave a sigh.

    .

    Oh, if there is a way to learn, I'll study,

    Take notes, and practice till I…

    Posted 5 months ago
  • Senior Crown

    Mornington did not need to close his eyes. Rather, there was a superposition of that which would be over that which merely was. Descending under erratic control, he fumbled with infinite possibility and finite perception. His exhalations slowed, turned to…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • The Earth Remembers

    Had it been a year already, since the day Tor stood before his master and all the words turned to ash on his lips? It seemed so much further in the past, and yet he could not say what had taken him so long to arrive here.

    The darkness stretched out before…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • Monster

    Nine-year-old Timothy Lane sits on the edge of his bed trying not to look at his closet. The room is dark, but that yawning portal is darker and more terrifying to Timothy than anything else. He twists his hands in his lap, trying to find the courage to w…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • Husky

    The explosions and detonations that seemed to batter their senses without break were briefly overcome by the new and incredible din of piston engines starting up close by. Mornington riffled through his knowledge of the Navy's carriers: this had to be HMS…

    Posted 7 months ago
  • For you, Always.

    “You seem off,

    Is everything okay?”

    “Yea I’m fine,

    I just need to pray.”

    “Are you sure?

    I’m here to talk...”

    “Yes, uh, of course..

    There’s no need to balk.”

    ...

    I should be worried....right?

    I shouldn’t just let them be.

    Because it’s the middle of the…

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Elements of Us All (3)

    When we find each component,

    We become So that not water, no flame or air or quake could not break us down.

    This is how you make sure you love who you are and you stand within your power.

    When you know you are:

    Powerful

    Solemn

    Courageous

    Determined

    Stand …

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Elements of Us All (2)

    Have you ever wanted to fly?

    Well let me tell you how to jump.

    The weightless and dragging feeling.

    When will the wind catch?

    Do I want a bird, plane or Aladdans carpet to catch me?

    Which could save this moment?

    I didn’t want to fall through air, but soar…

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Elements of Us All (1)

    Who, What, Where, When & How.

    We ask these all the time,

    But do YOU know?

    Do you, truly?

    If you do, turn around...

    But if you don’t,

    Let me help you think.

    Have you ever wanted to float?

    Well let me tell you rhythm will tell you what to do.

    Stay …

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Tiger

    The fading splash cleared, revealing forces locked in combat across land and sea. Mornington saw two cruisers come past, cutting through the waves with majestic authority at flank speed, loosing a six-inch salvo at a target lost in smoke and distance. Fur…

    Posted 10 months ago
  • Splice

    In complete silence they walked ahead to a watertight door a short distance ahead, of the type commonly seen on ships. It was worn, textured, maintained - solid graspable reality in stark contrast to every other thing in that unreal world.

    Silvertown twi…

    Posted 10 months ago
  • San Antonio

    Silvertown, keeping a firm grip on her medallion, stepped up to the door and pulled on a handle that wasn't there. Except that it was, and it wasn't - when looked at directly it was there as if unnoticed until then.

    Most disconcerting.

    She swung the …

    Posted 10 months ago
  • Meetinghouse

    It was enough. Beckton knew what to do and how to get there - or rather, he had a feeling that he would know when it mattered. For now, he needed a door that matched a certain set of parameters.

    There was a delicate clink, from somewhere close by, as if …

    Posted 10 months ago
  • Bluecoat

    Beckton thought about it for a moment, but the Commandant had been very clear about the importance of the Newkirk mission. It wasn't like there were any alternatives - he found himself nodding solemnly, even as he wondered whether there was any point nego…

    Posted 10 months ago
  • Insecurity

    I'm trying to care less about what other people think of me: trying not to perpetually perform for an imagined audience, trying to forget all the invisible eyes on me.

    4am in the dark lair of my study, two locked doors between my face and the world...

    Posted 11 months ago
  • In Memoriam Bliss / Empty-handed (poem)

    To dream such dreams,

    to banish despair with the conjured light of face and form,

    drawn perfectly from decades ago--

    such is the magic of faerie wings and moon beams.

    In that twisting and infinite moment,

    perhaps a reflection of what was in another time …

    Posted 11 months ago
  • More Questions Than Answers

    Malika looked to the holy man.

    "What say you, Reliath?" she asked. "Why didn't the greater dead destroy us, as Morduth suggests?"

    Orthael thought for several long moments. "I cannot say for sure," he replied. "But perhaps, while the creature is more g…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Gwen and Bass: The Sound of Silence

    The name given to the ship of Gwen and Bass is The Sound of Silence. In drawing the picture, I took inspiration from the Simon and Garfunkel song, and from the story of Sleepless Domain

    The Inner Barrier is from the night that Alchemical met the ele…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Grounded

    Malika barked a derisive laugh. "If by 'grounded' you mean, did it feel more real than the lesser deathless we cut down? Then yes. Yes, it did." She reached up and pointedly rubbed at her shoulder again, even though the ache was barely there. "I don't kno…

    Posted 1 year ago