“So you see that there is a symmetry here, when we look at the dilation of time from each inertial frame of reference. You understand?”
The old man raked his fingers through white, unkept hair and smiled. I nodded, and shook his hand warmly in farewell. …Posted 6 years ago
Awake for an hour, asleep for a year. That was the summation of his entire existence, ever since he had agreed to this mad experiment as a way to avoid a boring life sentence without a chance at parole.
Every year, on New Years Day, they would wake him u…Posted 6 years ago
I'm edging closer daily to despair
From which, I doubt I ever can escape.
I brood on all the times I wasn't there
When he was suffering cruelty and rape
I'd never known, 'til later, how unfair
His lover's treatment was--how mean, how vicious.
My friend …Posted 5 years ago
I'm torn, my dear. I don't know what to do.
I wish you were alive, that you'd respond
To guide me, as before--but you're beyond
Such interactions now; still, I seek you.
Just hear me, please. I lack all peace of mind.
It shuffled off just after you with…Posted 5 years ago
When you departed, love, you'd been afflicted
And mute so long. My strength and hope had flagged.
I felt myself alone, exhausted, ragged,
But then there came a blessing unpredicted.
I'd thought my love was dying, nearly gone,
And never to return, once …Posted 5 years ago
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The RD does not make menu plans,
She will not take your carbs away.
She cannot make you lose weight,
For that, only you have a say.
No, there is no magic pill,
Not for shedding pounds.
It's all about the diet and exercise,
As awful as that sounds.
The…Posted 5 years ago
The end I seek, I cannot see from here
I do not know exactly what I’ll find
Or even if I can suppress my fear
To persevere through storms within my mind
I started this progression far too late,
Had spent most of my energy before
I realized my sat, unste…Posted 5 years ago
The opium was strong and heady. It bore me on a tremendously vast, dark, wave and I felt a relaxing lassitude swim through me. If I died here, my life would be complete. The ache in me, that part that had been missing, was now filled to overflowing and I …Posted 5 years ago
Israphel Loffyr would never dare claim to be your typical moon elf.
Standing several inches taller than the species average, with a far more muscular build than is common for the typical elf. His long black hair is interspersed with strands of stark whit…Posted 6 years ago
The world waits for me
With greedy, eager hopes;
Prepared with oiled ropes
It waits with vile glee.
My time whiles away
It oozes from my grasp
The more I try to clasp
My chance, it scorns to stay.
My heart cleaves to friends
Who like me fine at first
But …Posted 6 years ago
Tenever felt the changes in reality's weave as the orc mage assembled her spell. The methods by which she tugged were strange, the power foreign-tasting and roundabout, and in another time he might have been interested in their function and construction.
…Posted 6 years ago
A brittle, dessicated kind of life
That has been weakened outdoors in the sun
Near deafened by the cannon, drum, and fife;
A throat that’s silent, now the screaming’s done.
This is my life, my body, after you.
You pushed me to exceed my own ability.
My b…Posted 6 years ago
My life is an arena where a struggle for control
Is always raging, night and day. O, who shall win my soul?
At times, my heart will seize the helm, and love with all its might
But then my mind will land a punch and try to do what’s right.
And alternatin…Posted 6 years ago
The orc looked for a while, circling around to view the object from different angles. She made hand signals for "cannot save" and "immediate extraction".
Tenever's face tightened, but he nodded. Astarlane flipped her hand up to call for attention and sig…Posted 6 years ago
Gulmar, their squad leader, explained the process. Ideally the unconscious team would be taken out of the mists and allowed to recover on their own, but such luxuries could not be afforded in the here and now. Thus their mage would enter the mindspace of …Posted 6 years ago
Lyrics, licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0, by robomoon. Set to music on https://soundcloud.com/robomoon/life-looks-like-rumbling-echo-edition . Lyrics contain a derivative of "Life Is Like A Canvas ~ Another Poem For Her" by Ficly member "The Sile…Posted 6 years ago
Many people like the old song sung by Doris Day and covered by countless others, but relatively few have ever heard the story of its inspiration. Hunker down and listen, then!
To start with, the idea to use Spanish for its title was inauthentic; the lady …Posted 6 years ago
My name is Boopy Daniels. I just wanted to tell you the origin of my name, since lots of people seem curious about it. No secret, just a bit obscure. It's a pretty good anecdote.
Back in my grandparents' time (on my mama's side), when telephones were just…Posted 6 years ago
Emotions rage & flare inside my mind
I panic, scream, & quiver oftentimes,
But these explosive feelings feel confined
Behind a barricade that muffles, mutes, & binds.
I know I'm having feelings, but their sound
Is stifled, distant; my heart seems quit…Posted 6 years ago
One dazzling evening, Mr. Dover Beach was lunching with me and tossing his curls. One of the curls fell down to the ground and Lee Flit swiftly stooped down and rescued it from a passing crayfish, which frazzledly crayed away for easier prey.
Oliver Sutt…Posted 6 years ago
‘Good-bye, dear Prince!’ he murmured, ‘will you let me kiss your hand? I am going to the House of Death. Death is the brother of Sleep, is he not?’
And he kissed the Happy Prince on the lips, and fell down dead at his feet.
‘Bring me the two most precious…Posted 6 years ago
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"Take that off, you know that I hate when you wear it." Keshintai said reopening their debate regarding the strip of purple-blue cloth covering Taka's eye.
"It lets me fit in, you know that." Taka replied, as she untied the cloth, revealing her gleaming …Posted 6 years ago