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Riley

Joined October 2010.

241 stories, 24 challenges, 331 comments, and 34 friends

itty bitty writer from humble beginnings.

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- http://ficlatte.com/authors/Riley
- http://figment.com/users/267679-M-K-

Stories

  1. Melancholy Overthrow [Draft]

    “Look at the snow, Reno,” West mused wistfully. “Yeah. Snow. It comes and goes with winter weather.” “We didn’t have it back home.” “In Cali? Hah, I’d imagine not.”

  2. Victor No More [Draft]

    Joyful the occasion, though I feel nothing but selfish dread I cannot help but think in my little head That I have lost a war And will fall among dead heroes with my heart ever sore I hold you dear But he has won Congratulations.

  3. Mediocrity [Draft]

    Across the sea, chained to a rock, I see Prometheus. The harbinger of the flames that now sustained the small insects that he calls mankind is surely regretting his choice, as the Man of the Sky sends a disciple daily to tear something from his heavily...

  4. The Sparrow [Draft]

    The sunrise was beautiful as always as he sat on his back porch next to her empty rocking chair. The breeze smelled of flowers and freshly cut grass as it so often did. Though he missed her, and though he felt as if watching the sunrise without her was...

  5. Gods Do Fall [Draft]

    The lesser god lay curled up under a beat-up white sink in the bathroom of the small apartment he shared with a faun in a pool of his own silver-colored blood, husky orbs staring blank into space. Blood still slowly oozed from his nostrils, but also fr...

  6. Hear Me

    I cried softly to your ear in the night, Of how deeply wounded And profoundly broken The little light behind my eyes Was You heard nothing. I cried out loud in the consuming blackness of night Of how deep my wounds were And how close to the edge I...

  7. Patterns.

    …oh. It’s Monday. Your seat is taken by one of the girls who scowl at you and shift away. Oh well… You take a seat at a center table. You set up your name tag. Isadore. Soy de Santa Domingo. You glance at the board and take out what y...

  8. Paper Ships

    The sun was setting low on the horizon, casting paint-splatters of reds, golds, pinks, yellows and oranges across the churning waters. It had been many years since this vast array of people had found themselves happily stranded on this great, exotic la...

  9. The Most Curious of Cases

    Have you ever seen a god do such a thing? There she is again, gently petting the bridge of your nose. Small, infantile, insignificant you. How are you this lucky? She’s smiling at you now. But why? You’re vexed by this great problem the uni...

  10. Florida Boy

    They keep moving away. You sat in your seat in Spanish class; the one named Santa Domingo, followed by ‘Isidora’. You technically could sit anywhere, but you sit there. The boy who had resided to your right now rises and leaves, muttering s...

  11. Good Intentions

    You are so easily understood And no longer do your walls Woven from complicated fibers Vex me Your twisted words And your subtle messages Are no longer safe from me I see under your skin I see you as the beast you are You cover yourself with a sheet...

  12. Fear

    I am the last man on Earth. I play my cello hourly. I find solace in its strings. One day I found it stolen.

  13. Repent

    The sun was setting on Victoria, and the lone Savior Unit stood on a sandy hilltop, wispy cloak fluttering about his metal exterior. His single red eye was trained on the paint-splattered sky. The ruined city sat more so now. His protectors had fought ...

  14. Bitter

    Mortals were pathetic. Sable had died easier than he would have expected, despite her whole demon bond thing. A sword through the heart ended it all in a single night, leaving a battered and bloodied corpse in his arms while he wept. Ponyboy, peh. He h...

  15. War Wounds

    An inhuman howl tore through the cold night air. The city was in ruins. Rain – angry, bitter rain – pounded the cracked pavement. Mutts, hungry and feral and murderous prowled the streets. And in the courtyard of the Lab, a blue boy knelt, ...

  16. Whispers

    September 17th, 2017 Angel’s Breath Safe Zone, San Fransisco, California Lieutenant West Vega 57th Platoon We didn’t last long, I’ll be honest. They swarmed us. And, well, while Uncle Same gave us a lot, he didn’t give us enoug...

  17. Precious Lamb

    “Dear Olivia, By the time you’ve found this, I’ll be gone, and so will everyone else. The Reptilian is yours. Keep yourself out of trouble for me. The wolf’s ring is on my desk, in case we don’t come back. Said he wanted y...

  18. To He I Left Behind

    Dear brother, I remember those nights when I beat you bloody and blue. You would cry and sniffle and shake, but after it was all done, you’d always cuddle up to my back and quiver from cold. I never offered you a bit of blanket, and you never use...

  19. Gospel

    A man sits alone on the steps of a demolished church, surrounded by ruin, ash raining around him. A man of God was he, but a man of virtue? No. Divorced thrice, he slept through half of the town. He found himself hiding in shadows and used cards to dri...

  20. A Blue Boy's Lament

    When I was young my world revolved around FaMiLY When I grew older my world my world c r u m b l e d I saw cruelty in its rarest form When I grew up my world my world was CONSTRAINED by the WICKED and I learned m-e-r-c-y When I became a man my...

  21. Rise

    December 16, 3001 Ecliptic Training Facility 717, New Ontario, Lennox Trainee Perseus Patmore Dear Mom, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. I know you wanted us to have no part in this war and not get Marked, but we had to. It’s for the best. An...

  22. Like Daisies (Mature)

  23. Unsure (Mature)

  24. Point Blank

    January 23, 3004 Equalist Refugee Camp, Foolswright, Lennox Alexi Gray Benson Father was shipped out today. Along with Henory. Mother didn’t make it…there were complications with her surgery, so it’s only me and the dog now. The Equal...

  25. Revo, Revolution!

    “Give us God, give us Liberty!” It’s a tidal wave of people that spills into the town square, cries ringing through the dry air. Men and women and children cry out to the men who dare call themselves our leaders. “Give us God, g...

  26. Tinkertoy (A series of haikus)

    I decided that, that we are all just Tinkertoys built for one purpose. Our lives are ruled by willful mechanics who only wish to control us. We are useless alone yet with them we are weakened trapped within a void. I do not know if we will ever escape...

  27. Forgotten

    Reeve was barely alive. It was a very sunny day in New York, with not a single cloud in the sky. The streets were crowded with people, as always, but this time, they actually seemed happy. But for Reeve…it was hell. Silver blood dribbled from the...

  28. Absence

    Shawn sat on the floor of his bathroom, knees to his chest, a small dapple-gray kitten in his arms. The lights were off, and he counted this as the fourth night he’d spent there, staring with cloudy, tear-filled eyes at the floor. His only friend...

  29. What I See

    I see my future, you know. I see what I become. What I amount to. And I don’t like it. I will have nobody to save me. Because nobody loves me, and they never will. I will be alone forever in a dark world, slowly but surely dying. I’ll be st...

  30. False King

    July 15, 3004 Ecliptic Home, Maunhiem, Lennox Coulter Marsden I used to think what I did was right; that killing King was what this world needed. He was doing a dangerous thing. He should have known at some point somebody would stand up. They all look ...

Riley's Friends (34)

  • Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))
  • Tad Winslow
  • The Electric Hillbilly
  • Kihd
  • Abby (LoA)
  • InZanadee
  • Spageti
  • Krulltar
  • Robert Quick
  • zxvasdf
  • THX 0477
  • Reaver19
  • memento
  • RoseTone ~LoA~
  • ~Eagle~My~Beagle
  • Emily
  • Hidden From Heavens Eyes
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • In Night's Arms
  • Anthonious
  • punpun
  • m0ri
  • sky.castles
  • Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty
  • madiloveszombies
  • LinKerralSanar
  • Jim Stitzel
  • HSAR
  • Adam Taylor
  • soup

Riley's Followers (32)

  • Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))
  • Lady Bug
  • Tad Winslow
  • The Electric Hillbilly
  • Kihd
  • RoseTone ~LoA~
  • InZanadee
  • Krulltar
  • smdasilva {LoA}
  • Robert Quick
  • zxvasdf
  • Abby (LoA)
  • Reaver19
  • memento
  • ~Eagle~My~Beagle
  • In Night's Arms
  • Emily
  • Hidden From Heavens Eyes
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • Anthonious
  • punpun
  • m0ri
  • sky.castles
  • Over the Precipice of the Unknown; Into the Frontier of Uncertainty
  • madiloveszombies
  • Crown Me Tarzan, King of Mars
  • HSAR
  • Shoving Leopard
  • Gina Jones
  • The Night Angel