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Mackizme

Joined October 2009 and calls Pick My Brain! home.

53 stories, 4 challenges, 97 comments, and 12 friends

Just looking for a community and a place to share ideas and inspiration. Read my ficlets to learn my story. ~MACK

Stories

  1. Hurt and Confusion

    “No, Jim, I mean… not no, but that’s not what I meant. I mean, I’m scared, Jim.” I couldn’t find the right words to explain the depth of this confusion, this feeling. “I’m scared, too, Shawna, but I’...

  2. Anticipation

    Jim and I staggered back to the farmhouse, laughing and brushing dirt and grass off our clothes. The morning had turned to afternoon when we weren’t looking, and the house now held an ominous feeling that had not existed before. Jim didn’t ...

  3. Love Drunk : Boys Like Girls (Mature)

  4. A Kiss

    “This place is still beautiful.” I looked around. “Yeah, I guess it is.” We were sitting on an old fallen log on my parents’ land, amidst a field of tall grass and old trees. It hadn’t meant much to me as a child, bu...

  5. Guitar for Supper

    I felt the strings of my new guitar twang under my fingers, and then I felt a chill. The front door was open…she was home. “It’s me! Where are you…” Her voice faded as her eyes fell on the brand new, sparkly guitar in my a...

  6. Three Bullets (Mature)

  7. Lead Foot

    Foot falls again, and The car speeds up. Cold, dark night. I see his blurred outline On this highway horizon. I sense his fear. He runs faster, but He is no match for me. Outsmarted again. Fumble for my tool, The one I mean to use. Cold, black, and mer...

  8. Emptiness

    I am filled with an emptiness. Something has been torn away. Stolen without my ever having known it was there. Where did it go? The pain is numbing. The anger poisonous, anger at myself. Not knowing, Not thinking. My heart reaches out for love and The ...

  9. A Fear's Effect

    Standing by the wall As the music starts to pound Everybody dancing, moving with the sound Awkwardness, uncertainty A fear that grips my heart It makes my limbs go still In this dance, I don’t take part Climbing up the element Finally reach the t...

  10. Sunset

    “Beautiful” does not do this sunset justice at all. “Beautiful” is ugly in comparison. “Breathtaking” is more appropriate. “Heart-wrenching.” It brings tears to my eyes. Mesmerized, I slide off my bike and let it fall to the ground. The...

  11. Sally's Not Gay

    Once upon a time, in a town called Springfield, a little girl named Sally was growing up with her her brother Tom, and her two mothers. Her brother was 16 and had a boyfriend named David. When Sally went to school, boys and girls were best friends. As ...

  12. Sweating Bullets (Mature)

  13. This Thing Music

    This thing music has infiltrated me. It seeps through every pore of my body and soul until I cry out with passion. This pounding in my brain. This iron fist squeezing my heart until I am bled of all doubt. Until I give in to this thing music. This thin...

  14. alone, I am touched

    It’s funny how the smallest glance, the tiniest twinkle in her eye, can light such a fire in me. His deep voice, soft smile. Her laugh. His kindness. Beautiful people inspire me, touch me, change me… daily. I cry to think of how alone I am....

  15. Role Model

    i am and always was…You. i was formed… from You. i rose up high to meet your expectations, and left what was me behind. now i am all that You are. but still i can never reach You, who stand up on that pedestal that i put You on. You, who ar...

  16. Evaporating Fumes

    “Taxi, wait!” Brian ran down the front walk, shaking his head and wiping his hands on his suit jacket. His wife was always doing this at the last minute. One of these days she was going to wake up and realize she hadn’t left the house...

  17. When Nobody Is Looking

    That girl. The one in the cashmere sweater, and reading glasses. That blond carrying her English textbook and staring at the grass as she walks. The soft-spoken scholar; the awkward outcast. That girl is me, but not really. On the bus, she sits alone. ...

  18. Listening and Not Hearing

    This is always problematic… difficult. I stand beside her recliner, awkward, scared. “Can I talk to you?” Here it comes: The casual glance; re-focus on the television. “Um, sure. What?” I can’t answer. It’s not...

  19. Chomping Bubbles

    With a wad of gum between my not-so-white teeth, I attempted to calm my frantically beating heart. I felt a sheepish grin spread across my adolescent face. Chomp. Chew. The wind blew her hair around her face. “Why’re you so great, huh?̶...

  20. Charles and Emma

    Emma promised herself she would never marry, but when she met Charles, she knew in her heart that promise would be broken. He was not a normal suitor. Not one that her parents might have arranged for her to meet. She was therefore convinced that his ap...

  21. Chewing Gum

    My uncle Harry gave me my first piece of chewing gum. I remember it well, because that was the day my father died. They never told me how it happened, but I guess I didn’t really want to know. It was early afternoon when my drunken father came st...

  22. Bum Diddly Oh

    “It’s a beautiful morning, don’tcha think?” He grinned at me and poked me in the ribs. “C’mon! It’s nice out, right?” “It’s a little cold,” I grumbled, snugging my fleece tighter. He rol...

  23. Hold Your Breath

    We stood there until forever had come and gone. Time was inconsequential. It slipped by on a breeze, never to be seen or heard of again. Our eyes locked and glowed in the lamplight, as the candle burned at both ends. We both knew that we were running o...