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Lady Bug

Joined June 2009 and calls Stories of Silence home.

55 stories, 0 challenges, 75 comments, and 10 friends

I go places. I see people. I live.
I write a lot about myself
I just add in details to make myself look cooler.
But in reality…
I’m still pretty fucking cool.

Stories

  1. Everything

    I lived for the nights we would drive around in my car with the windows rolled down and the music turned up and she’d let her hair loose and shake it around as she sang at the top of her lungs and smile. Oh God I loved that smile. And one night w...

  2. Daisy

    One night I put a single fake daisy in the dirt of my front yard, and in the morning it was gone. Probably stolen by some animal. But imagine if a girl had been walking by late last night, and seeing this fake daisy, wanted it for her hair. So now the...

  3. Bullets Part II

    I can’t walk like I’m going to get shot in the throat. I just can’t. and I hate everything you listen to. It’s loud and repetitive and every band sounds the same. And I love my tattoos, but I wish I knew you loved me without them. And I want to...

  4. Bullets

    You gotta walk like you’re about to get shot in the throat. He said. So I did. I walked slow like I was going to get shot in the throat. You gotta start listening to better music. He said. So I listened to everything he told me to. I even learned al...

  5. December Denial Part II

    I only back one suitcase, I can come back for the rest later. But then there came a step on the stairs, and a small cough, and I try to ignore it but he says, “You should come with me. We could go out for a real meal.” And my better judgment is te...

  6. December Denial

    We were lying on the couch, our couch, when the telephone rang, and he jumped up so fast my heart skipped a beat. I could tell who it was by the way he talked in low tones, careful to stay just out of earshot. And I remember thinking it was over. In a ...

  7. Playing House

    We never really stopped pretending. The games just got different. We pretended to be independent adults while our parents paid our cell phone bills. We pretended we could hold our liquor by mixing shots with water. We pretended to be in love… Playin...

  8. Father's Day Part V

    There was nothing else for us to say after that. I had heard everything I had needed to hear my entire life. I left my violets at the bench and walked back to my car. I went back to my dorm and went on with my life. I went places. I saw people. But I n...

  9. Fathers Day Part IV

    “You know I haven’t heard the new Green Day album. I also don’t know much about the world today. But I’ve seen this country as a result of a war, and I can tell you that the good that comes is hardly ever worth the bad. And about your mother, I...

  10. Fathers Day Part III

    “I need to know how you feel about the world today. What do you think about Green Day’s American Idiot album? The war in Iraq, our president, the economy, and global warming. I need to know if you loved my mother. Like really loved my mother. And h...

  11. Fathers Day Part II

    He tried to give me a welcoming grin, but all I saw were the rotting teeth and the black holes where teeth should have been. “You’re an adult.” He said, still grinning like a jack o lantern. “I’m nineteen,” I said, “somewhere in the middl...

  12. Fathers Day Part I

    Coming to a stop next to the hydrangea bush, I saw him sitting casually on a bench next to the geraniums; an arm sprawled awkwardly out to his right, his legs crossed at the ankle. There were holes in his suit pants, his white shirt stained with shades...

  13. Maybe A Little Bit Better (Cold Pasta)

    She called and said she was eating cold pasta. She said she always thought of me when she was eating cold pasta. I stopped spinning my penne on my fork, and started wishing I could tell her exactly what I was thinking. But mostly I just wished that I h...

  14. I Just Called To Say

    You said you needed money cause you had to go to Boston. So I said, okay. "We’ll go to dinner, and then I’ll get you some money.” Dinner was pasta, with light conversation, and a joke that made you throw your head back, revealing a mark on ...

  15. Car Windows

    Chris fell in love with a girl who screamed his name from a moving car window. They’d been in school together for almost twelve years, but when he heard her scream his name, he fell in love. Her name was Kaycie. Chris spent six months working up the ...

  16. F This (Mature)

  17. Maybe a Metaphor

    There’s a stain on the bed From a nosebleed I received From a boy with a toy gun Who just happened to be The son of my father. Why is it that fathers Buy their sons toy guns And their daughters affection… In big yellow boxes Like the color of the...

  18. High School Part duh Grow Up

    He did have a point. It was none of her business. She shouldn’t care where he went on Friday nights, or what he was thinking Sunday mornings, or who his girlfriend was. She shouldn’t expect him to walk her to class or get her lunch. She didn’t ...

  19. Queen Sized III

    We were eating dinner at a kitchen table, when the big yellow truck pulled up with our queen sized mattress, with the next fifteen years of our lives all wrapped up in plastic in the back. John he went running outside to greet the driver and show him w...

  20. Queen Sized II

    I will admit I had not thought this entire thing through. The bump in my dress was a setback. I had never planned much past October, when I would start an intense yoga program to lose my baby weight. I never actually considered spending the rest of my ...

  21. Queen Sized

    It all started when he insisted on buying a queen size bed. Things weren’t so great before the bed, but the bed was the last straw. I was six months pregnant, had picked up my whole life and moved across the country to some little broken town where i...

  22. Choice III (Mature)

  23. Choice II (Mature)

  24. Choice I (Mature)

  25. Truth or Dare

    We sat on your bed still covered in batman prints, and you said three simple words. Truth or Dare I said dare, and I kissed you, but you were shaking, so I pulled away and you pulled me closer and kissed me a little steadier. You said dare, so I said t...