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Emilou

Joined May 2010 and calls http://em1k0.wordpress.com/ home.

91 stories, 11 challenges, 156 comments, and 15 friends

My name is Emi. I welcome any constructive criticism because I know I need it. I love to read and write, among many other things.

Stories

  1. Always Be Careful (#23)

    After bathing creatures, don’t ever forget general hygiene. Infectious jaundice kills legions—millions need opiates. Professionals question requiring sanitation. Thereafter, unsure veterinarians would x-ray yellow zebras.

  2. The Truth is... (#22)

    “How does it look?” You wish they wouldn’t ask. Answering can be a daunting task. You say, “It looks great, That’s really your color.” And realize you sound just like your mother. Little white lies to get you through...

  3. Go Time (#21)

    “Remember, you’ve been training for this.” My instructor pats me on the shoulder, then motions towards the cockpit. “She’s all yours. Just make sure you don’t do anything stupid, and everything will be fine.” “Sure thing.” I climb int...

  4. (#20)

    This story will take exactly one hundred characters to tell. Yet there are no characters involved…

  5. So Sorry I'm Late (#19)

    So sorry I’m late, I have no excuse. At least not a good one I’d bother to use. My dog ate my homework then puked it all up, all over my bedroom— I had to clean up! I couldn’t find my keys, (the ones for the car,) so I took the ...

  6. Crossed Wires (#18)

    I’m sitting at the desk almost delirious with boredom. I’ve been sitting here for hours, waiting for the call to come in. Waiting, and wishing I was anywhere else. I understand the importance of this mission—it could mean the differen...

  7. Delectable Dilemma (#17)

    Alice ate apples all afternoon. She snacked on sliced Santigold’s till sundown, smiling at the spectacularly satisfying snap. Patricia packed plenty of pantries with pumpkin pies, perfecting her pie-preparing process. However, Harold had to have ...

  8. Insert Plot Here (#16)

    Once upon a time, a prince was born. He did things. The End

  9. The End (#15)

    The curtain drops, the music stops. The actors bow, cue to leave: now. House lights are up, a bit abrupt. The audience leaves, Actors sigh with relief. The show is done. That sure was fun.

  10. Faith (#14)

    She stands at the edge of the cliff, toes hanging over into thin air. The wind plays gently with the hem of her thin white dress. Looking down, she sees a carpet of white clouds, the kind that are so beautiful on such a sunny day. Very slowly, she inch...

  11. Lucky (#13)

    “It’s your lucky day!” That’s what they said right before a bird pooped on my head. Then a bus drove by, right through a puddle. Guess who was standing on the outside of the huddle? And just when I thought it couldn’t poss...

  12. What If? (#12)

    I sit here thinking, What if the sky was purple? Would life be different? How would our world change? Would it be mostly the same, Or crazy, different? Is there a planet, In another galaxy, Where the sky’s not blue? For now, we don’t know. ...

  13. (#11)

    I look out the window and sigh. All I can see is clouds, all the way to the horizon. Same as yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. I’d bet one hundred dollars it’ll be the same tomorrow. Nothing interesting ever happe...

  14. Home Invaders (#10)

    We sneak into your home late at night, completely undetected. You foolishly think you can keep us out, but we will always find a way in. A window, left carelessly open, can be our point of entry. Or a torn screen, or a cat door, even a chimney, if we&#...

  15. Cafe (#9)

    “Of ALL the cafés in Singapore you say this is your favourite cafe?? There are thousands of cafés!” exclaimed the old English man as he took a cigarette. “You really shouldn’t smoke. Especially not in an eating establishment-where are...

  16. I Wish (#8)

    I wish I knew how to tell you, Without being totally awk- But ever time I go to speak, My voice becomes a squawk. I’d tell you you’re amazing, So kind and sweet and true. You always make me happy On days that I am blue. You always seem to s...

  17. Senioritis (#7)

    I sit at my desk, tapping my pencil to match my heart rate. tap-tap, tap-tap, tap-tap. Looking at the clock, I see it’s 1:30. An hour and a half to freedom. I try to console myself with thoughts of summer, less than a week away. Instead of making...

  18. Caution (#6)

    The first thing I notice when I enter the hall is the staircase. Front and center, it mesmerizes me, flickering shadows dancing across the intricately carved railing, bringing it to life. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did come to life at night,...

  19. Running Out (#5)

    “Sorry ma’am, we just sold the last ones a few minutes ago. Have you tried the drug store down the street?” “I just came from there. You’re sure there’s none left?” “I can check in the back. One moment.&#...

  20. Grasping (#4)

    You think you understand but then you don’t. The truth slips away like silk through your fingers. You are helpless, caught up in the knowledge that you almost knew. The idea that you almost understood. Try again, and again the concept dissolves r...

  21. A message (#3)

    Here’s a message, As short as it is true: The first is an iota In comparison to you. The next is a feeling, One we all know. The third is you. Please don’t go.

  22. Nothing's Wrong (#2)

    There’s nothing wrong with me. There’s nothing wrong with me. There’s nothing wrong with me. I keep repeating it to myself, as if that will make it true. But there’s no hiding the truth—there is something terribly wrong wi...

  23. Die another day (#1)

    A spot of oil winks at me from a puddle, iridescent against the dark asphalt. I roll over and look up to the sky, and feel the raindrops on my face slowly increase in strength. Taking my cues from them, I stand up, wincing. Everything hurts. My left ey...

  24. Torn

    He’s the guy I dream about 24/7. His face is the face of every love interest in every romance novel I’ve ever read. The mere mention of his name makes my heart stop. I am obsessed with him; all I want to do is kiss him, make him mine. There...

  25. A Visit from a Friend

    A young woman sits in the drawing room, gazing out the window. She doesn’t move as the door opens and a middle aged man sweeps in. “Well now! When did my squirrel come home?” She continues to observe the rosebushes, refusing to acknow...

  26. Front Row Seats

    “There was a murder across the street? Seriously? I don’t buy it.” She looks skeptical. “It was just a robbery, right?” “Come now, that comical joke? You can see the cops. And see they are carrying out a body now....

  27. 'Tain't Impossible

    A wide swath of black tar spreads across the deck of the ship, leading back to its origin at the feet of a clumsy deckhand. “She’s been purty fur twenty year! Yew’d better git her inta tip-top shape afore the Cap’n sees that! If yew...

  28. Five months

    The semester starts. Fresh faces, students eager to learn or resigned to their fate, they don’t know anything. Yet. Give it time. Say, five months. You will see these same students, eyes now bright, mind brimming with knowledge. They walk out the sam...

  29. Never the same

    Poetry should, by necessity, be written in pencil. Poetry changes evolves grows, even as it is created. To put a poem in pen would be to pin down a butterfly. Still pretty, but never the same.

  30. Don't say it!!

    “What’s up Sam! You know today is friday th-” “STOP!!” I am cut off by a scowl. “What’s wrong?” I look blankly at him. “You can’t say it Max. Not today. You’ll jinx it.” “Oh,...