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memento

Joined January 2011.

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Eternal I was made, and eternal I remain.

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  1. What Could, Cannot, And Will Not Be

    Oh, how did she, with such finesse, dissect me with her graciousness? And with her kindness so impart these sutures left upon my heart. Her words rejected that which I held up to offer and imply: A meeting of two hearts and minds. But how desire always...

  2. The Words On The Wall

    Can a man ever know what he cannot recall? Not at all, not at all! said the words on the wall. How is the man, when he has no intent? He is spent, he is spent! said the words on the tent. And without a notion of what came before? He is poor, he is poo...

  3. Return to the Room Within

    He pushed aside the curtains, and it seemed for a moment that there was only the swirl of dust and light and all the world was gone. But the dust settled across the surfaces of the room, like a snowfall of memories that did nothing but preserve, and hi...

  4. Winter's Plea

    Summer! Summer! Why do you forsake me so, my bride? The evening tide has left me cold. The morning breeze with chill unfolds across the fading sea. Have you abandoned me? Summer! Summer! Why do you rescind your golden light? The warming brightness shri...

  5. miscellaneous transactions--10/13/2012

    3+ ft. plastic wrap 1 liter kerosene 1 zippo lighter, blue WILL TRADE FOR: conscience must be new or like new no returns no refunds

  6. The Silent Brother

    This hollow cathedral, awash in the light of the winter’s cold moon, is my home. Alone here I ponder the darkness of night, and the future that waits for this unfinished tome. My brethren are gone. Time has taken them all to the comfort of which ...

  7. Inside/Out

    I found myself with you. I found myself. I did. They never understood. They never did. Never. You told me to leave now. You told me to. You did. We thought we were forever. We thought we were. We were. You said that you had changed. You said you had. Y...

  8. He Who Can See, Let Him See

    Stovo idly kept watching the small party traverse the countryside. They seemed slightly without direction, but their general trajectory was leading them…here. They were coming here! Images of the vast, dusty observatory sprung into his mind. ...

  9. Not A Kid Anymore (Was I Ever?)

    Is the riddling doubt, like a tiring joke, the device that keeps punching me through? Like a thin piece of paper, I’m found full of holes. With shiny steel CLICK, cut anew. In the past I made due without reasons, or good ones, but free time was r...

  10. Those Who Remember

    “It isn’t, as much as you may think.” Robert spun round, startled at the voice which had obtrusively cut through his inner turmoil. Seeking the source, his eyes desperately searched the surrounding country. There! There, approaching ...

  11. High Walls

    To the Lady Synnove, The removal of yourself from my presence, I admit, did bestow a level of sadness upon me such as I have not experienced for some time. Indeed, in this current circumstance of all circumstances, your absence leaves me undone in the ...

  12. Airships: Send-Off

    Meanwhile, Jerem paced nervously across the deck of the Silver Skies. Ten minutes, and still no word from Hawkeye or the engineers. By now, a messenger should have communicated the list of parts necessary to begin repairs. However, the only noticeable ...

  13. An Untoward Reward

    The girl fell to the floor. A sharp kick struck her side, and she gasped in breathless pain. “Would you but obey me, wretch!” rasped the voice of her tormenter. “If you cannot be taught with words, by God I’ll see your lessons ...

  14. The Expatriate's Lament

    A sigh for the countryside, green in the morn, Of the endless abundance of wheat and of corn. Memory hopes for a glimpse of the fields, Where the old Carolina our sustenance yields. Think of the mountains, the Blue Ridges east, And the Rockies far w...

  15. A History of America [2071 Edition]

    Chapter 6 The Mandatory Expatriation (Fatherland) Act and the EU-UN Deconstruction (2038-2049) Following the Social Reforms (2047) under the administration of President Benner, large numbers of the U.S population required stringent reevaluation . After...

  16. One Candle For Each

    I stride through the hallway. It is the home of my childhood, a place I no longer live in. A small boy, maybe five, runs past me. He is being chased by another boy who looks slightly older. I enter the living room. It is filled with people of various ...

  17. Hallway of Highschool Blues (Mature)

  18. Sky

    So the blackest night is broken, shattered by the sweeping dawn. Purple clouds, a remnant token of the darkness almost gone, touch the sky like mountains solemn, like explosions frozen still. Up they rise, triumphant columns, bearing down upon this hil...

  19. The War of Frozen Flight, Part I

    Upon the face of crystal towers high, The wind and weather, breath of spirits old, Beat hard and harsh with formless words untold. The dark and light wage war within the sky. The mass of armies, clenched around the moat Of burning frost, did battle i...

  20. Taking Tea with the Recently Deceased

    “You are dead.” “Apparently not,” he answered calmly. She swayed slightly, and taking it as a queue, sat down on one of the many wicker chairs that decorated the porch. Reaching for a nearby pitcher, she pored herself a glass of...

  21. Chasing a Desert Mouse

    He panted in the shadow, breath short from the chase. Leaning against the titanic stone pillar, he waited. “He’s not come this way! Back to the entrance!” “He must have escaped in the market!” The voices faded. Peering fo...

  22. Interview with James Greenbow

    [James settles down and starts to speak.] I been singin’ ‘e Blues since ’e day I was born, an ’pro’lly a cou’le months before ‘at. No way could I ’a done no’in’ else. Got ‘e fire in my f...

  23. The Cathedral

    I walk through the door. Silence greets me, but for the sounds of my footfalls echoing across the dusty stone floor. No one comes here anymore. The stigma is too great. Too many memories linger between the shafts of colored light that glaze the pews. ...

  24. Shroud of Earth

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  25. There's a Special Circle of Hell for Those People (Mature)

  26. What Are You Really Seeking?

    Lust keeps my pants down and my walls built high, leaving me focused on how and not why I should do or pursue my impulses and whims. Reasons aren’t given. I won’t even try to examine my wants with such rational views. On the altar of lust, ...

  27. The Spectral Force, Triumphant!

    Slowly, light enveloped his body as two other spectral shapes condensed into being nearby. They coalesced into large, geometrically armored figures, one a blazing white and the other a deep violet. Cleric stood, and around his form was a similar mantle...

  28. A Host of Suspicions

    He ushered her into the well-lit house, barring the heavy door behind them. It was a well kept home, considering the times. A small fire sputtered in the hearth and the furniture was worn but clean. He took off his coat and hung it on the peg before ad...

  29. Building the Bandwagon

    Streams flowing upward/ That’s not a snake/ Morning ritual (of death)/ Ogrecide?/Superheros as embodiments of cities/ Write to life/ Blue impostor/ Generation gap/ SP-P-P-EED SHOES!/ Deep space cartography/ Desperate measures in metric and U.S. c...

  30. What Do You See?

    I felt the brush of an intangible caress fluttering at the edge of my consciousness. They were here. I signaled to my brothers, and the three of us stopped walking through the concrete maze of the city. Several days previous, word had come to us of a g...

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memento's Followers (30)

  • RoseTone ~LoA~
  • Jae
  • Anonymuncule
  • Eve
  • Sir Bic
  • Malcolm Ramsay
  • 32 ^2
  • Abby (LoA)
  • Lastande Sarie
  • Reaver19
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • J. A. Keane
  • Riley
  • August 2nd
  • Tad Winslow
  • Robert Quick
  • Cheesy80s
  • righterellis
  • T-Text
  • Funky Chunky
  • In Night's Arms
  • mark.i.wang
  • Hidden From Heavens Eyes
  • Sparkart
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Silhouette
  • Osiris
  • HSAR
  • Shoving Leopard
  • Jack Anderson Keane