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  • Lunar Waves

    The yellow moon suspended here

    Above my head

    Creates a glare & quite a blare

    To shred my ear

    -Irregular, unwelcome year,

    Why must you barge

    Into my straining life to spread

    Alarm & fear?

    -I cow'r and shiver as I wait;

    The scimitar

    Of sharp'ning moon grins…

    Posted 6 days ago
  • In Vain

    “Please. Go away.” Her voice was irritated.

    “Nah, girl. I can't leave a sweet thing like you here all alone. There are wolves around, you know what I mean?” His voice was smooth, insistent, and sure.

    I didn't know who he was but I knew her. She had been…

    Posted 5 days ago
  • High Priest of Inaray

    Zane Peters watched the news with growing anxiety. The Beast below was getting agitated again. That had been happening more and more.

    There was a sense of pressure like that of an oncoming headache. He could feel that thick writhing coldness pushing, alm…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Curvature

    "Explain what I'm looking at."

    "Timestream 8496775816-AQZ-25.13.4. We pulled it from yesterday's archives when it was flagged anomolous."

    "Meaning?"

    "Look here. Grid 117, Segment 16, Node 135. See that curvature?"

    "Yes. Explain its significance."

    "Ti…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • 006

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 23 days ago
  • Sometimes rejects are good enough

    The pile of rejects on the end of my desk grew with a haste I wasn't quite expecting. This was the first I looked down to see that sometime through the day it spilled down to the floor under my feet. Of course picking it all up meant I sat reading them ag…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Not Distraught This Time

    I'm on the outside looking in. I see you inside, laughing, joy written on your face. The door is locked, but sometimes I can hear what you say inside.

    This time, I'm not distraught. I'm not frantically beating on the walls to be let in. I'm not crying oc…

    Posted 8 days ago
  • Dreaming

    I had a dream

    Of a familiar face.

    An acquaintance? A friend?

    I searched for what I knew.

    The face gave nothing away.

    The friend said nothing.

    .

    At first, I pleaded,

    Then I shouted.

    I tried to reach out,

    I couldn’t move.

    .

    The closer I looked

    The more that…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Locus of Control

    Me: "I get it, you need a home base, someone who adores you for who you are, and to feel secure. You want more than a place to crash when you're not working. However the Locus of Control has shifted. You are letting them have everything and not making dec…

    Posted 4 days ago
  • Growing Up

    Lost

    Standing alone.

    Surrounded by people,

    A familiar feeling.

    Not supposed to feel alone,

    Not supposed to want to leave.

    Everyone tells her how to be.

    .

    And one day

    She decided to not pretend anymore.

    The real ones stayed,

    The fakers, the directors left.…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Fighting On Your Own Terms

    "Your mother teach you any magic, boy?" Thomas scowled again, and Eric thought, He sure does get that from his mother.

    "Some. What do you need."

    Eric look at the grounds they were on. Just big enough for what he needed. "I need a summoning circle." He…

    Posted 28 days ago
  • Dead Man Walking

    I am a dead man walking. That's not a metaphor, not a promise of a future event the way you usually think of it. I really am dead -- and have been for some time now.

    I walk the streets of this city. I pass by people on the sidewalk, and they instinctivel…

    Posted 29 days ago
  • Complicated (1/22)

    How did I reach this point? My life has become complicated in the last few months.

    Wow. Understatement of epic proportions.

    And I have no one to talk to about it. I could probably go to a psychiatrist about it, but that would mean admitting that I'm... …

    Posted 2 months ago
  • Burning Coals

    They fought on. Orthael gave ground again and again, knowing that he could not - would not - strike her. She threw him a dangerously open slice, daring him to show her that Fire destroyed without meaning or mercy. But that was not the case. He caught her …

    Posted 10 months ago
  • stress and soreness

    I'll get to the point yea, right away

    I'm having trouble handling my life today

    I've been ridiculed, mocked, and I've been clocked

    And I have no defense, my senses locked

    I've been disrespected, my pride is all infected

    The world in online life reflected

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Empty

    The place you used to occupy remains. Whether the light shines upon it or the darkness obscures it, the place sits empty.

    I spend endless hours staring at it as if I could rewind time. I can still see your figure there, the outline, the form, but my memo…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • A White Horse Named Stupid

    This is stupid.

    It's stupid to get upset, to feel so left out and stood up when you ask me a question, I deliver, I ask one back, and never get a response. It's how you do things.

    I can't count the amount of times I've forgiven you for leaving me hangi…

    Posted 25 days ago
  • The beauty of a worm

    I wonder if butterflies ever miss their former self

    The sturdy roundness of their skin

    Their steady progress towards fullfillment

    -

    I wonder if they mourn that their colorful wings can't be stroked

    Or regret the danger of flying

    -

    I wonder if the progress…

    Posted 25 days ago
  • The Best Part

    It's the heart; the best part. I saved it for you.

    I protected it, made sure it stayed whole and as innocent and full of light as possible. I used it only to build you up, to raise you from the darkness. I used it to praise you and to welcome you with op…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Don't Speak to Me

    You know what? Don't speak to me. I'll only manipulate you and poison you with my words. My hurts fester and are infectious. They spew from me in fits of rage.

    I can't let you in. What's lurking inside of me is the ugliest monster you've ever seen. It's …

    Posted 19 days ago
  • Over (poem- freeverse)

    There was a time I dreamed of you

    Just a smile and a hug

    You sat near me, close

    Never will that dream be real

    .

    I let it go when I said

    That I approved

    Permission granted for you to move on

    .

    Away you flew, so fast

    So far, the distance grew

    With every hea…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Father-Son Reunion

    He felt the barrel of the shotgun against the back of his head. He never even heard the old man approach.

    "Boy, you have 30 seconds to explain why you're in my house," Eric growled.

    Thomas cleared his throat. "I'm your son."

    The pressure on the back of…

    Posted 1 month ago
  • Hunters

    Sheriff Briggs eyed the man leaning against the dark Chevy. The pocket of tobacco in his lip had started to sour. "Been round here long?"

    "Nope, just passing through."

    "Hunting?"

    "Nah. Wouldn't know what to do with a deer if I caught it. Hate to waste …

    Posted 3 months ago
  • Not Me but Another Muse that Looks Just Like Me

    Stuck.

    A blinking cursor mocked me from a blank screen. This writing thing wasn't going well. I wasn't ready to give up but the joy that once energized me was gone, replaced by a bitter numbness and a persistent sense of failure.

    Motion at the door drew…

    Posted 10 days ago
  • Control Freak

    I watched as you moved into a shotgun house with one bedroom and a yard only big enough for a shed. You were too busy to find a place on your own, anyway.

    But I saw the truth.

    In a tiny house, no one can stay the night. No one can stay unannounced. N…

    Posted 21 days ago