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Ana Cristina

Joined May 2009 and calls my sweet old etcetera home.

48 stories, 0 challenges, 103 comments, and 45 friends

Writer, teacher, & hopeless romantic with a penchant for falling for fictional characters.

Stories

  1. The moon hung on the sky [poem]

    The moon hung on the sky Just like an afterthought Half there Half not. I sat sunk into my silence Just like a stone That still That alone. Meanwhile you were shining Just like a newly discovered star That near That far. And the world continued its lop...

  2. The Air is Electric Here [poem]

    The air is electric here Every particle alive I am buoyed forth by This ceaseless tide Of pedestrians They move in all directions Surefooted and stern I don’t mind Because I am the calm In the eye of the storm Because I find my peace In the mids...

  3. The Possibility of You [poem]

    All my nerve endings are flashing Like neon signs that read “OPEN.” Electricity trails sparks down my spine And my veins thrum madly Like strings that have been plucked and are waiting To be plucked again. There is music in my blood, There ...

  4. We lay somewhere between [poem]

    We lay somewhere between asleep and awake stories filling the space - your childhood recalled relived in memories sharp as snapshots in 2 A.M. fits of laughter that make me know you more that make me love you we are getting to know each other on this ...

  5. You feel far away from me sometimes [poem]

    You feel far away from me sometimes even when You are close. Your eyelashes flutter against my cheek - My heart stutters every time you speak. I struggle to unravel the meaning of your words, But the truth gets tangled up in the sticky threads Of trans...

  6. To Catch the Wind [poem]

    There is only one way to catch the wind: stand still and stay there, wait for her to come for she surely will, though she is a temperamental lover - all bluster and fluster one minute, turn to whisper-soft breeze the next. She is worth the wait - she...

  7. Let Me Love You [poem]

    I love you like the vine loves the willow it entwines, Snaking leafy fingers through the branches of your hair, Wrapping arms and legs around your trunk. I love you like the rain cloud loves the earth, Raining kisses down upon your brow, Flooding you w...

  8. My Love for You [poem]

    My love for you began like Romeo and Juliet — Like love at first sight. I’m sorry, but I love you, I’m sorry, but I’m all yours. Do you understand? There is a flame flickering between us that started burning The day that we fir...

  9. Imprint [poem]

    I came home last night with your scent still lingering on my skin And the imprint of your touch like a flame Glowing warm within my heart. It does not make sense that I did not know you a week ago, A year ago, or even a lifetime ago — You feel t...

  10. Ernest

    Your moods were like mercury – A flash of silver in the hand Your words beating against fragile ears Like a door slamming shut – Closing out everyone, even your wife. You always claimed to hate your mother – Was this the cause of your malaise, t...

  11. A few haiku for you.

    Grief is the black bird that sits upon your shoulder to swallow your tears. ~ Her happiness grates just like nails on a board; I can only wince. ~ I can feel myself open, petal by petal, blossoming anew.

  12. Some Questions Are Better Left Unanswered.

    He followed her into the cornfield, his legs moving seemingly of their own volition. She looked over her shoulder only once, not to check if he was still there, but to lure him on. Her black eyes branding him. When they reached the exact center of the ...

  13. We lay down in fire. [poem]

    We lay down in fire, in snow drifts, in sand — defying everything, even the elements, surrendering only to our senses. We lay down in wishes, in hopes, in regrets — forgetting everything, even the future, conceding only to the here and now...

  14. On Silence [haiku]

    Your eyes hold secrets That whisper in the spaces Between breath and hope. Solitary bird Perched upon a linden tree Sings what I cannot.

  15. If I had a choice

    If I had a choice between your fury and your silence I would pick your fury every time. At least with your fury I have something to hold on to, whereas your silence is like an immense mountain I cannot hope to scale.

  16. Stone

    I open my eyes. The horizon is glazed with the gray haze of dawn. Everything is suffused in this half-light. The taste of metal blossoms inside my mouth, copper-like in its intensity. I swallow once and exhale but it lingers still, like an unwelcome gu...

  17. Rivers of want flood the space that you kept [poem]

    Before you entered my life, My heart did not note your absence, So why should it feel it now that you are gone? Days pass one after another, All of them shapeless, senseless — Without meaning. Rivers of want flood the space that you kept But I j...

  18. You break over me like a wave [poem]

    You break over me like a wave The push and pull of your frustrations Leaving me breathless Leaving me broken And I can only tread water Following the thread of your breath Sifting through memories Like innumerable grains of sand I can only do so much ...

  19. A flutter in a window

    The other two girls in their group, a pair of blond twins Alice could never tell apart, pushed the gate further open. One of them turned to Gwen with a taunting smile. “Not scared are you?” she teased. “Don’t be ridiculous, Alth...

  20. The Unwanted Invitation

    The gate swung open despite a very creaky protest and Alice gulped, the sound audible even over the creaking. She hoped the other girls — Gwen especially — didn’t hear. Thankfully, Gwen’s mind was on other matters. She tossed he...

  21. The Stanley House

    Alice didn’t believe in ghosts. At least, that’s what she kept telling herself as she followed her giggling group of friends down the dark back alley that led to The Stanley House, their town’s one reputed haunted house. As they appro...

  22. You are fast asleep in my arms [poem]

    You are fast asleep in my arms And I am pinned under your weight And there is an itch on my nose I can’t reach But I don’t mind As I lie there I contemplate The perfect whorl of your ear The freckles like constellations Scattered across y...

  23. The Lament of Too Late [poem]

    Got a bone in my throat And a coin in my pocket So many maybes turned into nevers Too many good-byes and not enough tomorrows And all this broken glass swept under the rug And all these ashes left beneath my feet Got my zipper caught on the teeth of yo...

  24. The Desire Chronicles {haiku}

    1. Drunk on desire Every touch a temptation Every kiss a sin 2. Disassemble me With your treacherous touches Those languorous lips 3. Your eyes catch fire I turn and twist in the flames Burn within your gaze

  25. Bubbles [poem]

    on our last night together we went to see a movie and visited a toy store it was 1999 and we were on the verge of everything I still remember how still that night was the hot May air windless your eyes just as still I felt a tremor of presentiment an...

  26. Contusion [poem]

    shudder shock of blood that rises lava-like beneath my skin — crimson in its urgency sudden in its intensity all my limbs are frozen, inarticulate as I am made newly aware of the fragile cage that houses me I rub at the unfurling bruise as if t...

  27. Possession

    You loved my long hair — Begged me never to cut it. Now it’s mine again. (I think I previously published this on Ficlets, but I don’t remember. Anyway, it’s a true story all right. There’s nothing more liberating than get...

  28. Broken [poem]

    I am bone-white and broken bewildered by your absence tortured by my memories remembering promises made now unmade remembering days spent now unspent as if yesterday never happened as if tomorrow never will as if all the water in the world is not enoug...

  29. The Last Night

    On the last night I saw you, Your eyes were a riot of colors: Blue-Gray-Green-Gold. I swam their endless depths, Hoping to find you — But you just disappeared In a flash of either desire or despair (The two always indistinguishable in you), Leavi...

  30. inside her absence lies a promise sure as stone [poem]

    Bright echoes of life and laughter dance across the hall, Her voice reverberating - Thrumming the air Like so many strings. Just because she is gone does not mean I feel her any less. Inside her absence lies a promise sure as stone And green as tomo...

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