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  • Ghostly Tears

    "What's this ring about?" he rounded on me with accusation, hurt, and anger in his eyes.

    "This is a promise ring."

    "Promise!? You took VOWS to be my wife!"

    Patiently, and without fear, I patted to the cushion next to me. He sat, but his hands shook. "List…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • A New Town

    Celesta let out a breath and tossed the shovel aside. The hole was deep enough now.

    She walked back to the wooden cart, and lifted a large crystal out of it. "Here we go."

    She gently placed it in the hole, then pressed on it a little more firmly, making …

    Posted 9 months ago
  • Fin

    There's no experience quite like it.

    The rush of being free...

    ...

    She'd done it. She'd actually done it. That lingering pressure in the back of her mind-- gone. She didn't have to worry about the fight being worth it anymore, because it was.

    ...

    Ri…

    Posted 3 months ago
  • No More Fear

    "Do you two maggots have something to say to the whole toon?" Drill Seargent Norris yelled up into the faces of the new recruits.

    "No Drill Seargent!" they barked back.

    "Get on your faces and push, and I want to hear some conversation, or everybody will p…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Wet Dream

    I dreamt you cried for me.

    Posted 6 months ago
  • You are nothing Special - RANT

    Let's get down to business,

    Let's talk.

    Your selfishness has grown and grown,

    To the point of no return.

    See, you are the baby girl of the family,

    Everyone caters to your every whim,

    You think that you are the be all end all..

    But let me stop you right th…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Rooftop Run

    "Stop running, dummy!"

    "You're trying to kill me, and I kind of don't want to die!" The cyan girl leapt up onto a building, shooting bright blue balls of energy at her attacker.

    "Oh, don't worry so much! It's nothing personal. I hate all your kind!" the…

    Posted 11 months ago
  • Needs mustn't...

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    Posted 7 months ago
  • Manufacturing Inspiration

    Start with a knife, a tree, a candle, a corpse. Start with a dead bird and its dead feathers spread out about it, mites crawling across it.

    Start with the spark of a match being struck; the brown honeycomb scraping, smudging phosphorous and chlorate toge…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Reinstalling my System (8)

    And one day, I will find the way,

    The strength to tell my spouse,

    And hope to Heaven I won't lose

    My love, my kids, my house,

    My inner peace; that I'll retain

    My home, and if I may,

    I'll ask for their consent to love

    In my own natural way.

    So yes, this …

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Reinstalling my System (9/9)

    And please, my Lord, I beg Thee, heal

    The pain in one and all,

    Which I in my confusion caused.

    Please hear this sinner's call.

    I did not mean to harm a soul,

    But to my endless rue,

    So much frustration, anger, hurt

    I managed, still, to do

    O I was wrong s…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Lifeless World

    A lifeless void. This place was had no life to be seen. None she could feel. All that remained of it were traces of life... momentos from a long forgotten past. The feeling that something had once lived here. The memories of light. The only thing that liv…

    Posted 11 months ago
  • The Story

    There are no sensory nerves in your brain; you cannot see, feel, smell, hear, or taste anything that goes on there. By the time you first became aware of the Story, it had already insinuated its tentacles throughout your brain and it was far too late for …

    Posted 3 months ago
  • Deforestation

    I burn my old poetry.

    My shame is hotter than the fire.

    I think:

    You cannot cut down a tree and leave the earth empty.

    You cannot cut down a tree and not plant a new seed.

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Post of the Father

    I carried my father's post on my left shoulder as I walked back to the front of the property. I took care to avoid the golden post, though I knew it would not harm me. It was merely an omen, a message from the gods, but it was better not to tempt fate. In…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Yes and No

    That day had been bleaker than most. The smog cloud over head was especially dense, and I needed the headlights on my bike even at midday.

    Recently, it had been getting easier coping with his absence. Yes, although I hate to admit it, it seemed like the…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • The Peak

    The wind gusted across the dusty peak, nearly blowing Zachariah off his feet. He pulled his weathered duster closer around him, pulled his hat down further over his eyes in an attempt to keep debris out of his eyes.

    The townsmen had said the climb would …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Yes, Let's

    Let’s get messy;

    Let’s run around

    In places we’ve never experienced before;

    Get lost in delirious abandon.

    Let’s get wet;

    Let’s find a lake

    And jump in, shoes and all,

    Let’s share towels and shoes and body heat;

    Let’s dive off cliffs

    Watching the Earth r…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Winter on Planet Unia

    Winters here are not bitterly cold, just barren. The acid rainy season drives everyone underground as the leaves melt off the trees. Harvest was good, we will survive until the leaves sprout again, but the council meets every day to craft more rules.

    The…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

    Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reached for the handle. It was open. I locked it and rushed to the toilet, dropping my pants as I did so.

    I had to bending down to raise the seat up. My face…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Two: Together; Apart (Sonnet Pair) 1/2

    Today I broke a friendship once again

    It lately seems to happen every day

    I try so to be kind, but what I say

    Hurts lovely people, causing grief and pain

    .

    How come? It truly goes against the grain

    I long to be a nurturer, and pay

    Respect, attention--Sadl…

    Posted 3 months ago
  • Broke Friendship with Beloved Friend

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    Posted 3 months ago
  • Feeding the Flame

    Malika stepped back, spinning to her left as another creature lunged out of the darkness. The sword in her hand sang with need, and she swung it up in a swift, arcing motion, ramming it into the creature's chest. Its momentum as it slammed into her knocke…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Never Happened

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    Posted 4 months ago
  • If I can't trust my spouse.,..

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    Posted 7 months ago