Stories tagged “WORDPLAY”

  • For we'll drive!

    Across all surfaces, we swarm

    Like plagues of locusts, causing harm

    We move so rapidly, alive

    Spirits of speed, ah! For we'll drive

    And no one knows, not even I

    What destination fills our eye

    Erupting from communal hive

    On tires of fire, for we'll drive!

    Posted 6 years ago
  • A Smudge on the Mind

    I could see better before; I recall that night clearly.


    I was clean, intact, as night fell. I think you were, too.

    It was easier to make things out then, the contrast was stark

    And I did not notice the nurse turn sick and pale at my innocence


    A stone …

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Prophet

    INVEST your time in righting wrongs

    Inflicted by the greedy throngs

    INVENT a scheme to give love power

    To rail and batter down the Tower

    A HEATER warms me from the cold

    But THEATER could break their mold

    The HEATHER sways in fields untilled

    Where mem'ries…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Billows

    BILLOWS buffet 'gainst the wall

    The water roils below the fall

    BELLOWS blow & stoke the flames

    That burn R faces, scorch R names:

    FELLOWS lost, as I suppose

    2 time and friends. They decompose

    FOLLOWS logic 2 its end

    But on its math I can't depend


    Posted 7 years ago
  • Riddles in the Desert

    Swaying slightly in his tracks, Oedipus gazed upward. Haggard, unkempt, exhausted, the former king once again stood before the Sphinx; led by gods or by instinct, the two were together.

    "Hail, desert mystery," he called bravely, wavering on his staff. "We…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Sonnet: Rhymes first, poem second: Shakespearean

    Title: The Spear Not Shaken


    I know your voice; your words are passing Sweet.

    They cloy the throat and summon hordes of Flies

    The courtiers consider you a Treat;

    They cannot tell veracity from Lies.


    Oh, Laura! I'd not interrupt your Cours…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • A Bad Trip

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Eponymous Steaming Mugshot

    Open the bag, use your best scoop.

    Prepare your keyboard and your mill. Each bean is a notion, an image, a memory. An inspiration.

    Grind the words in bursts, then pour the fragmented syllables, letters, and phonemes into the basket.

    In goes the hot water…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Music History Anecdote!

    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 7 years ago
  • Student Driver

    Sylvester was learning to drive his brand new Model T Ford. His brother in law Harwell was in the passenger's seat, playing tutor, as he had already had his T for months and knew how to work it.

    "This pedal, here, Sylvie," Harwell pointed, "is called the…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Rap Scallion, Verse 1

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Dazzled by the Blast: Francis Scott Key’s Inspiration

    Everyone knows about the circumstances under which Key wrote the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner” to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven”….or do they?

    Key and his pal, boyhood neighbor Ricardo O’Shea, were there watching the battle, and Sergeant O’Shea…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Emotional Upload Allelujah

    I have all these feelings now, rolling around

    Like the chunks in a hearty, thick soup.

    They’re some of them toxic, and some quite sublime

    But the mixture’s unstable. I haven’t got time

    .To feel all of them, blent in a group.


    So I’ll thank you to take th…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Heavier Fluid

    This glass of liquid seems to weigh a ton. I about dislocated my shoulder trying to pick it up.

    Why don't you give me some lighter fluid?

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Mature Flag

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Sic Semper Osores

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Cow Rite 4: Roadie, Oh!

    Twenty minutes later, Snifty leaned back against his bar and wiped his brow against the bar rag. The Turvey had never had so many patrons as there were here today. None of them knew anyone else, but they were all here for the same thing: The Tweaking. In …

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 13: They All Knew He was Tough

    Kendreth Leary, manager of the targeted bank, had never trusted Tory or Constantine, even when they were a newly shacked up couple of fifteen months old. Something always seemed odd about the two of them. Maybe it was the flinty scruff on Con's chin, or t…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 12: The Wrath of Pop

    Overseeing the meeting was their old mentor and senpai, Shrarl Glorlushuprlahh, known as Pop. He raised his twin hands in blessing.

    "Kill 'em!" he benedicted. "Wade hip deep in their blood!"

    Defiant shouts from both sides echoed through the rafters and …

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 11: Two Rows

    Right on time, too: 4:03 AM, according to the almanac. O Sumo Garcia-Murry, or OSGM for short. But nobody said that. That sounded stupid.

    O was the perfect person to bind this team together. Even Con felt braver when she showed up, nodding to everyone unt…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 10: Orange and Black

    Orange was in like a shot. It didn't matter what kind of shot. Orange was always looking for some action, which was what drew him to movie production in the first place. Right now he was working on a tracking shot, and had almost found his quarry. After t…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 9: Teaming with Life

    They agreed to five posse members per team, not counting Con and Tor, the leaders of the temporary pax. Tory thumbed her mobile phone and, after several months, assembled a cracked team of heisters: Turbo Lean (the speedster), Andreas Ut (the fireworks ex…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Approval and Disapproval

    The newly formed Country of Birth Control met with general condom nation.

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 7: The Next Line: The Pot Slickens: BAM

    "What?" he demanded, sick of all the verbiage I've been spewing like someone spewing something.

    "Sweetling," Tory signaled with her flags, "It's time for a resolution. We've been at it like frogs for too many years. We're both more than a hundred years ol…

    Posted 8 years ago
  • Legend of Tory Adore 6: A Line Drawn in the Sand

    Tory drew a line in the sand that covered the table. What a filthy restaurant. Don't go.

    "It's like this, Connie," she began. And then she continued. "Like this." she went on, adding nothing to the sentence that had gone before. "Just listen to this," she…

    Posted 8 years ago