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Joined September 2010.

151 stories, 1 challenge, 60 comments, and 3 friends

i write stuff sometimes.

Stories

  1. Fall Be Kind

    The flutes surrounded me in a way that, despite ideas of reality and sanity, made complete sense. Notes fluctuated, voices trialed in and out, distanced claps, all-enveloping smiles. It worked in the same sense drowning in a pool solves every problem y...

  2. (The Future, The Future)

    And don’t you think it’s kind of funny, the way that the future works? The homes we’ll have, the towns we’ll love, sitting unbeknownst to us? The people we’ll grow with, feeling alive, going about their day, still stran...

  3. EVERYTHING IS PRIMAL

    “EVERYTHING IS PRIMAL”, he had scribbled on the last page of his notebook. The previous 30 or so pages were filled, injected to the binding with bleeding thoughts, fleeting ideas, desperate shouts at humanity. No one was listening, ironical...

  4. void

    Someone I used to be close to told me a long time ago that to be alive, you need to suffer. To have a soul, you’ve got to lose it, to be alive, you need to die. I know now she was full of shit, lost in her own mental mathematics. I guess tr...

  5. Things We Lost in Time

    It was dark out on my porch. The kind of dark I imagined ancient Rome to be, save for a flicking candle in the distance, ready to submit to the gentle wind. There was a car slowly rolling by my house looking for an address. The dome light inside was on...

  6. i feel fine

    I opened the door to my room and sat on my bed. The door was still open, I guess it didn’t matter. It was late. 3 AM. 4. Who cares? No one was around that late, whoever was on that floor was probably passed out as well. Everyone else? Whatever. L...

  7. Switches

    She sat on the chair adjacent to where I was laying down. She slowly placed her coffee cup on the table so as to not spill any drops on her drops on her apartment floor. As she leaned back into her chair I closed my eyes, content. The lights were off. ...

  8. Maps

    I examined the map of the stars that I sketched out on a piece of printer paper, the pen stopped working well halfway through and turned it into a mess of dotted lines and half-finished thoughts. As I rose to my feet and spun with the Earth beneath me,...

  9. Manifesto

    “And after…you know, after everything was done. I was back in our apartment, her apartment. I was just kind of standing over all of the stuff…and…there wasn’t that much. You never realize how much stuff isn’t really ...

  10. can't bring you down.

    it’s okay because no matter what you do, no matter what girl or guy shoots you down or rejects your number at a party or a bar won’t remember your face in a year. the job you lost wasn’t bringing you anywhere and you won’t be re...

  11. that scares you

    that’s not a reason to be afraid and i’m not trying to scare you i’m trying to let you know that there’s more things you can be doing than writing papers to impress your teachers or working for money you don’t need and all...

  12. every single thing

    every single thing you hate, you love, you wished lasted longer, you wish would go away, you want to find, every single thing you’ve ever wanted to find will be destroyed one day. every atom that form together to create sentences and verbs and s...

  13. Endgame

    My favorite book opens with the line “I’m feeling a bit light headed, maybe you should drive” And lately I’ve been thinking about the seasons, all through the winter, it’s been freezing. I think I need some drugs, but ...

  14. Seasons (pt. 2)

    I tried to understand the things you screamed to me that night. They didn’t make sense then, still don’t now, useless fucked advice. I tried to understand you, and everything you did. It’s clear that your intentions withheld the ...

  15. Seasons (pt. 1)

    I opened up that piece of paper, that you had written months before. Stared at it briefly, ignored the intentions. Your handwriting, rather poor. Oxidizing, oh, for months on end, the ink, it cracked away. I wasn’t careful to preserve it, ...

  16. Fall

    So, these are just a few things I’ve been thinking while I traced our actions, slowly sinking. You screamed and cried while I was left asleep. As my eyes adjusted to morning light, there wasn’t much that I had seen. Just your outline a...

  17. Senior Year

    “Hey” I said, heartfelt but helpless, as Laura slipped out from the crowded apartment and onto the porch. She just smiled and quickly lit a cigarette, before taking a seat on the wobbly plastic chair next to mine. It was getting cooler, the...

  18. Twenty-fourth Century Ice Caps

    They gave me a green ring at the DMV the man said “son, someday this old ring will fall off” I shoved it deep down my finger until it wouldn’t move in any direciton. A while later, examined the streets flashed my ring at any gender o...

  19. the other night

    the other night after the lights went out and before i fell asleep, i felt the world leave me. the other night, laying alone in my head, i did not hear a sound that mattered i did not have a care. the other night, imagining you dancing, i tried to j...

  20. Life! Beauty! The Suburbs! - Pt. 2

    I was among the first groups of people cleared to visit Earth, I guess that’s what a dad with power can do. As we approached the planet and saw the beautiful blues and greens, I wondered why we left here at all. I catch myself smelling the flower...

  21. Life! Beauty! The Suburbs! - Pt. 1

    No one has lived in the suburbs for years. My father always passed down the stories his father told him. His father always promised that one day, he bring my dad back down there, he’d show him his old home and where he and his friends would play....

  22. Timpani Redux (Mature)

  23. I Have My Reasons

    It happened again today. Everything I needed, wanted. Nestled comfortably between the sweaty crevasses of my palm. Burning, shaking. Burning, scarring. Too scared to let it become me, too afraid to give my life to it. Too afraid to let her down, too sc...

  24. The Urban Sprawl

    3 AM 15 hour drive, in the last 5 minutes. I roll past the quiet streets and the locked cars and the sleeping dogs in their houses. The radio is humming along a soothing song for this time of night. I keep the volume low, respecting the owner’s...

  25. Natural Life, Natural Death

    An ellipsis. And a question mark. Though, I’m not sure there ever was an answer. The trees extend for miles in every direction, my feet dangle above the matted mess of the natural children, elderly, midlife crisis-ee’s. The winds urge me t...

  26. New Jersey in January and the Reason the Roads are Blocked Off

    The snow turned the graffiti art into a blank canvas. A dazzle of unmatched colors, painted by different artists. Now an empty slate, save for a set of lights piercing the horizon. Speed outlaw, likely, just as the blood in their veins. Sharp turns t...

  27. The Sun - Pt. 2

    Because all that we need is something to hold onto And when we don’t have that, something to chase after. Maybe a celestial home Or a close friend Just something to live for Ourselves, overall. Our home isn’t for us But that doesn’t ...

  28. The Sun

    And in the end, we’re still revolving. The planets are still spinning. The people are still yearning. What can we make of the constant struggle? Is anything worth lusting, wishing for at all? Maybe not here, maybe not in our solar system. Or mayb...

  29. Neptune (The Eighth Planet from the Sun)

    I wonder what the Voyager thought as it approached. I wonder what it thought when it saw the blue color, possibly teaming with life and civilization. The possibilities, in it’s mind, endless. Maybe a distant ally or maybe a habitable home. Though, I ...

  30. Uranus (The Seventh Planet from the Sun)

    What could it mean to never see the sun? To never feel it’s warm heat? Maybe it pretends it’s simply hiding. Maybe it pretends it isn’t the only one. 40 years. Where has our god taken us?

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