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;
Of sharp'ning moon grins…Posted 6 days ago
“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
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
"Explain what I'm looking at."
"Timestream 8496775816-AQZ-25.13.4. We pulled it from yesterday's archives when it was flagged anomolous."
"Look here. Grid 117, Segment 16, Node 135. See that curvature?"
"Yes. Explain its significance."
"Ti…Posted 1 month ago
Story is marked as maturePosted 23 days ago
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
"Nah. Wouldn't know what to do with a deer if I caught it. Hate to waste …Posted 3 months ago
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
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