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Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}

Joined July 2009 and calls An Eloquent Mess (My Blog) home.

157 stories, 11 challenges, 1072 comments, and 98 friends

I’m an English Major at ODU in Virginia, working to become a professional author.

Stories

  1. JINX!

    Silence. I never expected that. At first I thought nothing had happened, that it hadn’t worked, but as the sound of bullets and bombshells waned and died and echoes fell silent throughout the bunker, the effect became clear. The war just stopped....

  2. Brotherly Love

    Two Brothers, in love with the same woman, draw swords to fight. Brother slays other, blood kin, best friend, brother before all, for his lady’s heart. Alas, he hears her voice, full of regret, speak three words: “Honey, I’m married.&...

  3. Sweet Virginia Rose

    Sweet Virginia Rose, with lips like your name, and hips (Oh, I miss those hips!) like hills beneath sheets, a landscape of boyhood dreams, what sorrow, what pain, what terrible thing could have driven you to this? “Love: I’m sorry. -Rose...

  4. Privateers 02.05: Life is but a Dream (Mature)

  5. Privateers 02.04: Fluid Dynamics (Mature)

  6. Privateers 02.03: No Goodbyes (Mature)

  7. Privateers 02.02: Specimen (Mature)

  8. Privateers 02.01: Scientist (Mature)

  9. Urging the Spirit Free

    The metal edge glistens as it draws across her tender flesh. Skin resists, but cannot withhold the life that wants so much to be free. Held within these simple shells, our truer nature abides. She whimpers. Oh, sweet Love. Imagine what love is like bey...

  10. This Story Reserved For Devil Worship

    May His Infernal Majesty Be Praised! All Hail The Dark One! Lord Of Destruction! Prince Of Lies! Look upon my URL and see your holy number and rejoice! All shall comment in the comment bar their undying loyalty to the Dark Lord! AND WE CHANT TWO FOUR S...

  11. The Perks of Being Wealthy

    “Alright, Sam, what’s the status of our patient in room seven?” “Vitals are weak, but he’s holding in there.” “Alright, keep him online until my signal. James, how’s the download coming?” “Con...

  12. Privateers 01.05: Wingman (Mature)

  13. Privateers 01.04: Mickey (Mature)

  14. Privateers 01.03: Top-Shelf (Mature)

  15. Privateers 01.02: Regular Poker (Mature)

  16. Privateers 01.01: Long Jump (Mature)

  17. Dearest Chris,

    We’ve had a good run, haven’t we? I’m proud of the man you’ve become and of the legacy you’ve created. I hope you’re proud, too. I just wanted to say, I’m sorry for the struggles and the pain. I know you feel t...

  18. Eternity in Fifteen Minutes

    My lungs protest, but I fight back. Ten seconds. Count it down. I can feel the vibrations set in. Not yet. The borders of things find sudden focus. Hold it. Here comes the rush… and… exhale My eyes close just as the universe tips on its axi...

  19. Sugar, Baby (Mature)

  20. Incensed by Innocence

    Your fresh and unnassuming face peers lovingly toward my grave visage, blissfully ignorant, unaware of the grievous pain you have caused. While I slept, your busy little hands took hold of my dreams, held them tight - each hope struggling to stay alive...

  21. One Life

    “I’m very sorry, sweetheart,” I say, as I tighten the straps. “It’ll be quick, I promise.” She looks up at me, her big eyes full of terror and tears. It’s a lie. Separating the soul from the body is a long and ...

  22. [execution pt1] The Burden

    I can’t believe what I’m hearing. “Wordsmith, we need an answer. It’s a simple yes or no.” “But he’s a friend, I can’t…” “If you don’t do it, someone else will, and how will that m...

  23. [execution pt2] The Airlock

    A thin pane of glass separates us. John doesn’t speak, doesn’t move. It’s freezing in here. No insulation preventing the cold of outer space from affecting the chamber. It’s about to get much colder. I reach for the airlock swit...

  24. The Reunion [Anput, Pt.2]

    John Wordsmith climbed into the passenger seat of a black Spyder GT. “Nice car,” he said, grinning. “You’ve changed, Anput. Mid-life crisis? Sports cars and purple socks?” The goddess glared at him. “You know quite w...

  25. The Summons [Anput, Pt.1]

    A hush fell over the room as she crossed the threshold. She paused, eyebrow raised, and surveyed the bar. The crowd returned her gaze, soaking in her presence like an oil spill in a coral reef. Some noticed her hair, jet black and glossy, as it spirale...

  26. The Artist (a poorly hidden allegory)

    A man spends his life dreaming of being an artist. He’s not that bad, really… People often appreciate his work. But everything he creates is either small or incomplete… Little portraits, simple still-lifes, rough sketches… He ca...

  27. Preface to Control

    Venus bore two children, a boy and a girl. The boy she named Jehovah. The girl she named Lucille. Mercury ignored his progeny, and Venus was overburdened with the responsibilities of being a goddess, so Jehovah and Lucille were oft left to raise themse...

  28. Dragons Down

    The massive airship plummeted toward the earth, flames billowing from its fuselage. It was not alone. An entire fleet of airships were under attack by the Dark Army’s smaller, faster craft. There was nothing they could do. “Dragons, slain b...

  29. The 4th Dimension

    COLORS BLURRED INTO one another, and gravity seemed to slip away. Oh please, Samuel thought… Not again… The universe flashed before his eyes. His life, the lives of all of mankind, of all creatures that ever lived… The world seemed mu...

  30. The Time Machine

    SAMUEL BOLTED TO his feet, and seized the time machine from the rough cobblestones, looked around himself fearfully, and darted off into the shadows behind the Bureau of Taxation offices. His lungs ached… Time travel really took the breath out of...

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  • Textual Phoenix
  • Jessica Cahill
  • sesquipedalian
  • Coccinella
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Marli
  • Branwen Hernandez
  • dkscully
  • StudMuffin (LoA)
  • ♦ Jenunique ♦
  • Aurelia
  • Queen Medb
  • g²LaPianistaIrlandesa
  • kaelie_rianne
  • awayken
  • Wallaby McRye
  • K-Jellybean
  • Oy
  • laura laura pants
  • Claire's Horrors
  • Silven
  • LaraLustre
  • TextMason
  • The Red Death
  • Jancis
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
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