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Concerned Reader

Joined February 2010.

65 stories, 11 challenges, 309 comments, and 22 friends

I ain’t a writer right now, and I probably wont be one in the future, but I sure as hell enjoy the act of writing. I’ve only just started writing in the past few years, and even then have only produced short stories and shorter stories. I haven’t taken any classes, or learned from any one source, but I read a lot.

I take from what I read, and learn from the authors on my shelf. They’re the ones who’ve taught me to write, and I’ll never stop reading and learning. My writings are sporadic, my posting of stories even more so, and I don’t ever hope to be published, much less make it a full time job, but I enjoy it. So I guess I won’t ever stop writing either.

Stories

  1. Rhyme

    It’s funny, that I’m taking all this time, Just sitting here, Trying to write this rhyme. I guess it’s just how I sort my thoughts. Take everything in my head and arrange it into plots. Through this rhetoric I can express myself, Pack...

  2. LIES, Lime, and Life

    I said I’d do my best, But I’ve failed near every test. I said I was doing fine, As my grades, they did decline. I said I’d tell the truth, But it doesn’t take a sleuth, To see my life’s a sham. A big lie is all I am. A hy...

  3. Jump The Shark

    Well this is going less ideal then expected, but it seems that the wind has picked up and is carrying the sulfurous fumes away from you and the shark. Unfortunately the shark is a bit too far gone, and he collapses. You toss the surrogate harpoon away ...

  4. indecent exposure

    Putting on your best cop face, and quickly fashioning a badge out of a paperclip, sticky note, and sharpie, you approach the inebriated shark. “Excuse me sir,” you say, “I’m going to have to ask you to come with me.” The s...

  5. Twenty Five Thousand Feet

    I mash my foot to the floor, and the hum of the engines grows into a full roar. The atmosphere whistles around the small canopy of my Tesla X800 as I push it to the max. Both turbines are roaring behind me now, leaving twin streaks across the sky. The ...

  6. Suicide (repost for challenge)

    I’ve got suicide on my mind. It’s drifting through my thoughts. I’ve got suicide on my mind. Not my own, but yours. I hope it solved your problems, Because it’s left me with my own. You’ve left me so many questions, About why you had to go. W...

  7. If It's Dragons You Want

    The DJ stopped his records with a scratch of static as the overwhelming voice of the narrator echoed it’s last through the halls. A silence fell over the mass of writhing and drunk patronage. Esmerelda turned to leave the stage. Then a single slu...

  8. Owl and Raven

    With a smash of glass, Owl entered the room. His target was there, sitting behind a desk. The man jerked upright, sending his chair tumbling back. Owl’s steps crunched on the remains of the window as he approached the desk. Gun in hand. “Ra...

  9. Kiss of Life

    “Frank-” she coughed through bloody teeth, “Frank, just leave me. I’m too far gone. I-” The smash of Frank’s armored fist cut her off. As the metallic echo died, the scratching of claws against wood returned. Frank l...

  10. Watch The Skies

    They ride, they fly, The villagers cry, You must watch the skies. They shine, they blind, The opponents find, You must watch the skies. They growl, they sing, The forests and trees ring, You must watch the skies. The very sight can make you pale, So hu...

  11. Owl and Reptile

    As Dathla left, two pairs of eyes watched her retreat. “Who do you think that was?” The owl inquired, swiveling his head. The reptile glanced up, startled at being found amongst the detritus and decadence. “How do you always find me?&...

  12. Stalworth's Affliction

    There are many who wish to profit from their link through Stalworth’s Mind, and others who are more malicious in what they choose to do. You cannot blame the dragons for this, they are merely curious of our world. It is much bigger than what they...

  13. Stalworth's Mind

    Stalworth’s Rock isn’t just a place, but a mindset. Each individual who has opened his door, like I have, falls under their protection. You could very well destroy Stalworth’s Rock, but Stalworth’s Mind lives on inside of the im...

  14. Stalworth's Rock

    But, if Imagination is real, what if it spills over? Trickling into a parallel Storyline, existing right next door. All we have to do is allow them through, and once again Dragons shall walk the streets. Dragons shall fill the skys and oceans. Beware o...

  15. A Dead End

    The crowded streets began thinning out as night fell over the world. The day denizens replaced by the night. One wrong turn can offer a personal introduction to these darker inhabitants. John, still lost in thought and still bouncing in his shoes, took...

  16. A Warm Heart

    Jess had always been alone in the streets. Ever since she could remember. It wasn’t a bad life, at least not so far. In any event, it could be much worse. At least, that’s how she thought of it. That all changed today. Today she met someone...

  17. A Warm Coat

    “Take my coat,” he said, offering the garment to a shivering girl. She couldn’t be any older than sixteen, and yet the streets treated her no differently. At first she refused the hospitality, but John’s persistence finally won ...

  18. Snow

    The snow fell for hours, until it settled into a chest high ash.

  19. Development

    A desperate struggle is starting, shared by all across the globe; puberty waits for no man.

  20. Development

    A desperate struggle is starting, shared by all across the globe; puberty waits for no man.

  21. Moving

    The key turned, the car engine refused to start turning, and the ground refused to stop moving.

  22. Dreams

    Though tired, I did not dare sleep as my dreams were not my own.

  23. Suicide

    I’ve got suicide on my mind. It’s drifting through my thoughts. I’ve got suicide on my mind. Not my own, but yours. I hope it solved your problems, Because it’s left me with my own. You’ve left me so many questions, About ...

  24. Escape

    Found within a cave, three miles from a high walled city. I’ve got to get out of here. I’ve got to escape. This place is a death trap. I will not accept that fate. It latches onto your soul. It drains your life away. This place is a death t...

  25. Cascade

    John, with his phone to his ear, quickly ducked into his cabin as the small boat floated under a cascade of water. Perhaps many years back teenagers looking for some kind of rush might have jumped off of the tall waterfall, but the precipice had long s...

  26. Marry

    “I don’t know, Marry,” he said to the mirror, “I never thought they would bleed so much.”

  27. Expand Your View

    You ever have one of those days? Where it all just falls away? You get down to the basis of it, and realize that you just suck? Now it’s not the end of the world, As your life is being unfurled. You just have to settle down, and step off of your ...

  28. Silent Walls

    “This wall has been wiped.” Slain said suddenly, withdrawing his hand. “You mean someone’s tampered with it?” the clerk inquired, taking a step closer to inspect for himself. Slain turned to face him before replying, ̶...

  29. Stalworth's Rock

    But, if Imagination is real, what if it spills over? Trickling into a parallel Storyline, existing right next door. All we have to do is allow them through, and once again Dragons shall walk the streets. Dragons shall fill the skys and oceans. Beware o...

  30. Nothing But A Thing

    The lawman approached the front desk, flashing his badge at the worn down attendant. “Officer Slain! Thank God you’re here,” greeted the clerk. “I’ve just about had it with these rubbernecks.” “Has anyone else ...