"We can create, but not collaborate!" shouted the ficlatte patron from atop the saucer. It only served to make her a few inches taller.
"We can't hear you!" called the techie trying to connect a mic to a giant speaker but clearly not having brought the ri…Posted 1 month ago
She didn't bother turning the key. Rain pounded on the roof and hood and lashed at the windows. Her body slouched in the leather seat, hair dripping down her nose, her shoulders, completely ignored. She had nowhere to go from here. Yesterday she…Posted 1 month ago
She sat on the bench in the park. It was raining and the clouds were dark. Faint rumbles echoed in the distance from a direction that she couldn't discern. The storm clouds were heavy enough that the sun was but a memory to her and she'd honestly lost tra…Posted 1 month ago
The decks below were no less chaotic than above. Osterley helped Silvertown get the stretcher down a steep flight of stairs, treading carefully while water sloshed to and fro on one side of the corridor - a list was developing to port. Mornington glanced …Posted 2 months ago
There's dust gathering on the bed frame
Interspaced with gaps left by careless and infrequent touches
A chair piled high with jackets worn but once
or crumpled on a cold floor
Sheets collect long hair on the left side
unwashed dishes pile on the right
T…Posted 5 months ago
Let me be clear
I understand very little
Least of all the people closest to me
But as I babble about my day
Their fleeting feelings interrupt my stories
The curl of a lip when my joke fall flat
The glazing of their eyes when my tale runs on
Are crashing c…Posted 5 months ago
my melody started with bright and brassy horns
on a triumphant and unexpectedly quick note
But the timbre was muted by deep and violent percussion
cymbals crashing and drums beating the tune into the background
until these discordant notes edged towards u…Posted 5 months ago
There was dead silence in the cockpit except for the click of controls and my own laboured breathing. I pushed the control stick as far right as it would let me, holding down the countermeasures release as if my life depended on it - which it probably did…Posted 5 months ago
He came in without any idea of what he wanted. The light of a dead afternoon slunk in behind him, lazy and guilty. Yeah, it had been a hell of a day. He slumped against the wall a moment, taking in the rest of the place. The shelves were mostly empty, tho…Posted 5 months ago
Scout woke up and rubbed her eyes. It was Saturday which, as any kid knows, is the best day. She kicked her blanket off, sat up, legs dangling just barely above the floor and stretched her limbs. A yawn escaped.
Then she remembered. This wasn't just any …Posted 7 months ago
Are you happy? You look happy. I'm glad.
I mean, it hurts a little deep inside because it used to be me that made you happy but still, I'm glad.
You deserve to be happy. You're wonderful.
I remember that I was happy during our short time together but…Posted 7 months ago
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 7 months ago
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 dr…Posted 8 months ago
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.
The one you said you ne…Posted 9 months ago
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 11 months ago
"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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
The rippling shockwaves and blinding detonations battering at their senses were in turn briefly overcome by the new and incredible din of piston engines starting up somewhere above. Mornington riffled through his knowledge of the Navy's carriers: this had…Posted 1 year ago
“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 1 year ago
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:
Stand …Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago