Stories tagged “LOVE”

  • Fractal Realities: An Eclipsed Dawn

    Dana gasped as Don rose up off the floor, power and presence radiating from him like light from a sun. Despite all their efforts, the Azure was sill in him. Had the parasite fought off all the poisons that were now running through Don's veins? His right h…

    Posted 8 months ago
  • Cages

    I stepped of the Rail and dropped down to street level. Anticipation quickened my steps. My presence triggered storefronts auto-advertisements causing neon signs to pop into view. Swatting off a nude model offering discount massages, I crossed a street gr…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • When I say She is a Drug . . .

    I breathed her in.

    A storm of quicksilver lightning, and winds so cold they burned hot, rushed into me, consuming me. Trapped with pulsing, unchecked energy, I was helpless as a terrible violence expanded in my chest, rising to my head. This was her whir…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Day Before The Vacation

    I loaded my bag into the car. My sons gave me hugs as if they'd never see me again. My husband stood sadly and worried. He held me for a long time.

    Our argument over the past 24 hours lingered in my head. I was still going. This was the opportunity of a…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Not Me but Another Muse that Looks Just Like Me


    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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  • Healing Wind (15/22)

    She tenses, starts to pull away, then relaxes. I'm still holding the towel around her injured hand, but I feel her left hand on the back of my neck. I must be doing something right.

    Suddenly, there's a soft, warm breeze. We pull back. "What the hell was …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Truth Hurts (10/22)

    "Before I say anything," she whispers, "how blunt can I be without you hating me?"

    I don't think anything could surprise me any more than I already had been, so I say, "Say what you need to say. It's okay."

    She turns to me, and, after a brief pause, tel…

    Posted 1 year 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 year ago
  • Explanations Forthcoming... Maybe? (3/22)

    I wake up to my phone ringing. My first thought: Oh, hell! Am I late for work? Again?

    The next sound I notice is the shower running. Good. If my wife, Mari, is in the shower, I'm in good shape. That bit of stress off my mind, I reach out from under the…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Perfect Moment

    I closed my eyes, holding the image of his face in my mind. Breathing in deeply, I absorbed all the bittersweetness of the moment. Overwhelmed, tears began to leak out down my cheeks.

    "Are you..crying?" I sensed him move closer to me to see my face.


    Posted 1 year ago
  • Wish

    Wish you were here

    In my shoes

    In my heart


    Wish you could feel

    All the love

    All the pain


    Wish you understood

    How I feel

    How I ache


    Wish you felt it, too.

    Never have

    Never will

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Conundrum

    "I know this sounds weird, but I really do love my husband."

    "You love your best friend," the bartender argued. "There's some serious chemistry."

    "Do you have children?" I asked her.

    "Yeah. Two girls."

    "Congrats. Do you love them both?"

    "Yes, but kid…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Why Are You Married?

    The next time we'd scheduled a meet-up, my best friend's girl suddenly had a work emergency. She posted pics online of her out drinking with friends and my best friend, late, after work.

    We rescheduled but I got sick, and while I got plenty of "that's to…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Her Eyes Were Shining

    It was hard to swallow her pride and her real feelings. Seeing that huge smile and those two brown eyes so crinkly with joy warmed her heart. She loved Mr. Brown Eyes. Seeing the two blue eyes above two rosy cheeks and a line of baby teeth was supposed to…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 14

    Lenn hated the way her spasms, electrified her face in pain. “Oh my God, Liv.”

    “It sounds worse than it is.” Liv said with a wan smile. Lovingly she scritched his thigh.

    “I hope so.” Lenn unzipped the mouth of his backpack and fished out one of the ther…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 13

    The hallway wasn't long enough to break into a full run and Lenn barely registered the pictures of strangers that lined both walls as he went by. Guided by the only light coming out of one of the three doorways at the end of the hall, he felt like the cap…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Brilliant Stardust

    Lurking in the corner of Michelle's basement, the partygoers gathered in groups all around me. My eyes followed him as he mingled.

    "I love that dress!" he said to Sara.

    "Hey, the pass you made was awesome, bro!" he called to the quarterback.

    He chugge…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Moonlit Ascension (1/2)

    When dusk descends, the waves draw near,

    And gravity holds sway.

    I hold the moon within my eye;

    I hope I'm drawn away.

    I raise my hands

    Above the sands

    The moon commands me: Come without delay.

    I joy! Her Majesty has heard!

    I hasten to obey.

    I wrap mys…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Love and Hate Relationship (poem)

    I love you

    But I want you to hate me

    For loving you


    I hate me

    And I want you to love me

    For loving you


    I hate you

    For not loving me

    When I love you


    I love me

    For not hating you

    When I love you


    I love you

    Even if you love another

    And don't love me…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Charlie and/or Evan?

    Charlie made it clear every single day that I was the center of his universe. Life without Charlie would be like falling into a bottomless pit and never seeing the sun; despair and loneliness.

    Then there was Evan. We'd been best friends before Charlie, b…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • A Lot to Process

    I read until the words swam before my eyes. I found myself spinning the promise ring I kept on a chain around my neck. Dayne, where are you? I prayed. Please, be safe.

    "Find anything useful?" Harlan leaned around a freestanding shelf, awakening me fr…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • The Ex

    I wonder.

    I wonder if you think of me as much as I think if you.

    I wonder if you even think of me at all.

    I wonder if I impacted your life the same way you impacted mine.

    I'll never forget you. Will you forget me? Have you already?

    Once you said you …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • A Stroll At Night

    My hand was cold like a fish. Both were almost numb from the autumn wind blowing as we walked down the sidewalk that night.

    It was the first time we had been alone in... well, ever, come to think of it. Every time we had been together before, we had had …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Only Vivid Memories

    I remember that night vividly.

    Do you?

    I remember what you wore: a black t-shirt with a short denim skirt and a matching denim jacket that was covered with buttons of all your favorite bands. All ska and punk.

    I remember how you smelled. It was exactly…

    Posted 2 years ago