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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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Stories

  1. Son of Darkness, Servant of Death

    Reeve extended his twilight tinted wings, flexing them and arching his back to better stretch them. Because they’d been trapped under a sweatshirt for a full three days, they were sore. But that bothered him little. Reeve heaved a sigh, and stuff...

  2. Milk Bears, My Dear Child

    “Shawn, what’s your favorite animal?” Ivy’s legs swung over the side of the scholar’s desk, little bits of mud flecking off from her rain boots. Shawn decided to just avoid the question and move on with his term paper. Whi...

  3. Ticking

    Slipping away, on the edge, and it drives me further. Hidden away, teasing me, testing, and it is beyond my notice. Teasing, testing, toying, laughing, and it will not cease. Won’t stop, on my toes, ready to jump to freedom, and it just won’...

  4. Logic, Shawn. Logic.

    “Shawn, are you dead?” In reply, the scholar merely groaned and rolled over. The worn springs underneath his bed roared in a choir of protest, but he didn’t care. With a huff, Shawn pulled the covers over his head. “Shawn! Come ...

  5. Choices Once Made

    Solitude agreed with him, the old man discovered. Year and years ago, he had left his family and vanished into the large shadow his home provided. One or two of his kin tried to follow, but soon found it too hard to live by themselves. For the infamous...

  6. Fever Dreaming

    I pull my soaked sweatshirt tighter around me and shiver hard. The rain bearing down upon me has stained my skin unhealthily pale and my cheeks a flaming red. My burned cheeks are the only sorce of heat on me. My head throbs, and I am beyond exhausted....

  7. I KNOW

    NO! I kick and scream and try to get them off me. They don’t understand…they don’t understand… STOP! HE’S GOING TO FIND ME! No he won’t, they say. You’ll be fine, they say. But I won’t! He’s watchin...

  8. War Wounds

    Autumn drew a deep breath, inhaling the steam that hung heavily in the room. Water spilled down her now normal form, plastering the still not normal feathers to her arms. She tilted her head back, letting the water hammer her face. And she sighed. The ...

  9. Come Back

    “Wren!” Autumn’s anguished cry rang out in the morning air, and Veser held her back with a steely grip. Tears spilled down her cheeks, purple eyes wide with a mixture of emotions enough to create the most lethal of poisons. “Wre...

  10. End of Innocence

    You tell me I’m worthless and stupid and take up space You say I have nothing and get what I deserve I just don’t think I can take this anymore. I hate that you can make me feel this way but I see no other alternative I promised I would...

  11. Enough.

    Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. I shudder. I squeeze my eyes shut tightly, swallowing dryly as I try to drown out the noise. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. I inhale deeply, clenching my fists. Just a test. This is just a test. It&#...

  12. Rivals

    Gavin sidestepped, avoiding her attack with uncanny talent. Yelling a curse, she tumbled forwards, nearly landing on her own blade. Gavin rolled his eyes, letting his blade slide from its hiding spot inside his sleeve. He flicked it over in his hand, s...

  13. The Lion

    “H-how have you been uh… feeling?” Pathetic. “They’re coming, you know. She didn’t believe me.” A smile. You shudder. “She?” “She was a fool.” Oh. Her. You glance up to the plexiglass wi...

  14. Detention

    “You’re quiet the brave little morsel, aren’t you?” You smile sheepishly, “So I’m told.” Doctor Lydia Denton gives a small laugh, rolling molten chocolate eyes towards the cold ceiling. “Or just unbelieva...

  15. Only I

    A giggle, There they are! Scribble. They’re here! They’re here! A laugh, They’re here I tell you! HERE! Shift. Scribble. Them! THEM! THEY’RE HERE! A hum, THEY’RE HERE I TELL YOU! HERE! Twitch. Shift. Scribble. AHA! HERE! ...

  16. Free to Go

    “Choose!” The barrel of the gun was cold on the back of Autumn’s head, and she shuddered. Her captor hissed in distaste, pressing the gun harder into the girl’s skin. Autumn drew a breath. Who did she pick…? Her lover, her...

  17. Shell

    West sniffed, staring with half shut, bloodshot eyes at the needle in his shaky hands. He licked his chapped lips in anticipation, flicking the top of the needle to disperse a small bubble. The techno music playing in the other room made the walls thro...

  18. Problem

    Sometimes, when I become too much of a chore they tell me all I do is take up space. The sad part is that I think the same. All I am is this unsolvable Problem. Even worse I am too much of a coward to fix it.

  19. Never Alone

    Autumn inhaled the damp air deeply, shutting her eyes. The height was perfect. The drop was steep. The ground was far. The wind howled around her, causing both her and the board she stood on to sway. Her dark cheeks had a dim glow to them from the cold...

  20. THERE BE MONSTERS

    I clutch the pages closer to my chest, once more surveying the dim scene before me. I have all the papers, but now I must find her. If I have any intention to escape, that is. Which I most certainly do. I’m not scared like I was earlier. It’...

  21. Pandora

    i just need someone to hold me and tell me it’s alright and make me feel not so small and helpless is there really a person like that? i can only Hope.

  22. Haunted

    His wrists burned. West knew he was stuck; bound by stupid ropes to a chair. The scent of sweat, blood, and ink tainted the air, making West’s stomach flip and the familiar tang of bile reach up into his throat. But he would not break. He would n...

  23. Oh Boy

    Ivy brushed dark hair from her face, giving a huff. The little girl crossed her arms over her chest, stepping closer to Doe with yellow eyes narrowed. Her purple and black skirt swayed with each step, and her black sneakers gave gentle taps on the pave...

  24. I Do Not Appreciate...

    Shawn glared at Doe from the corner of his good eye, giving a wry chuckle. “You have a point there…I sorta gave up fighting back after the last few times,” Shawn said with a shrug. “It never did anything other than make them lau...

  25. One Of The Same

    “Shawn,” the psychology student grunted. When he didn’t offer a last name, he remembered he didn’t have one. Or at least, to the best of his knowledge he didn’t. Bruised and cut cheeks flushing a brilliant red, Shawn clear...

  26. Thanks...?

    Shawn’s head swam, and for a minute the already fuzzy picture of the man before him swayed from side to side. The motion made Shawn slightly sick to his stomach. Wait… He asked him something, didn’t he? After blinking a few times and ...

  27. Odd Beginnings

    The blow sent Shawn reeling, his jaw aching from the force of Caleb’s fist meeting the bone. Giving a pathetic cry, the college student fell backwards. Shawn’s head connected with the pavement with a numbing slam. The four older, more athle...

  28. Until the End

    They could hear them. And that alone scared both men to the point tears threatened the edges of their eyes. West normally functioned well under pressure, but this… This was too much. Swallowing with a tight throat, West moved closer to Reno. R...

  29. Nobody.

    I promised myself years and years ago they’d never see me cry. And I’ve kept that promise from the small age of six. Six. And no one and nothing would ever, ever change that. Until she came along. She taught me things. She taught me how hor...

  30. Reminders

    She tells me it’s all my fault. She tells me what I’ve done to “us”. She tells me what a failure I am. She tells me how I should simply wander off and die. She tells me what a fool I am. She tells me how useless I am. She tells ...