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Riley

Joined October 2010.

241 stories, 23 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. Both of us

    Why won’t you listen? You’re not just hurting yourself. You’re killing me too.

  2. After

    Years and years had passed. Mason was the first. The old man had no family besides his adopted daughter, but the friends he’d made over the years all showed up. Autumn had been crushed. But with Veser at her side she eventually managed to get by. Lam...

  3. But What If...?

    He lay across from her, a scarred yet gentle hand running down her windburned cheek. She hummed a low response, inching closer to him with half open eyes. She pulled her knees up to her chest, muttering a quiet “I love you” before drifting ...

  4. No more.

    They fixed her, didn’t they? They may have changed her outside; removing the feathers and changing her eyes back to their vibrant purple. Yet… Yet she was never the same. At least, after she and Veser had their fight. It had been neither of...

  5. The end.

    I read all these stories of happy families with brothers and sisters and mommies and daddies and little dogs and everyone is happy. I see all these stories, of horrible things, mommy dies to early, brother ODs, sister is killed in a car wreck, daddy...

  6. It doesn't always end happy (Mature)

  7. Remember

    Lazarus shook his head softly, pressing two finger to his temple as he watched the sun slowly sink behind the looming mountains he and his little brother knew so well. Beside him, clad in the emerald cloak once so proudly worn, was his apprentice. It m...

  8. Pretend

    Sometimes I pretend, that I’m actually a hero. So that I feel like I matter. To someone. I like pretending.

  9. Waste

    Gavin kneed Dirge’s strong flank, pulling back on his reigns ever so slightly. Whining softly the stallion slowed his trot to a walk, turning his head to look to his rider with large black orbs. Gavin nodded slowly to his horse, who then swiveled...

  10. Tough Decisions

    Breathing heavily, Shawn pressed himself against cold cement wall. Terrified green eyes wide, the college student looked from statue to statue, heart beating a million miles a second within the recesses of his chest. Swallowing dryly, he tried his hard...

  11. I Want to Know

    Shawn leaned on his arm which was firmly placed on the table, tracing the rim of his cup which was still steaming from how hot his tea was. He merely stared at the piping liquid, lips drawn to the side in a look of deep, depressed thought. Dark brows k...

  12. Hibernation

    Perhaps if I’m simply fade away things will be better. Maybe if I simply slink off to a cave somewhere and lay down and slowly wait out the seasons. What if I just… Poofed away one day. Then would they be happy? Each breath I draw seems off...

  13. Why?

    You’re hurting me too I can’t stand hearing it. Why must you hurt us?

  14. Oh, the irony

    “Davey, really. You’re losing your head over nothing.” But it wasn’t nothing. He was dying. Years had passed from when he had first taken Davey as an apprentice. From those years Davey has developed into a master at the arts Gav...

  15. The Aquarium

    “See how they move like that?” Shawn pulled Ivy closer, pointing at the brightly colored fish flying through their false habitat. The eleven-year-old nodded, raven hair bouncing on her shoulders. “Yeah! Look, a Hammerhead!” The ...

  16. He'd know

    “I will never, ever understand your obsession with purple.” Doe merely laughed at his human companion, “Most people don’t.” Shawn rolled his eyes, adding yet another cube of sugar to his tea. He always added exactly ten cu...

  17. Memories

    Silence. He steps in, clutching a well worn videotape. He scratches behind his neck, clearing his throat somewhat nervously as he glances off to some far corner of my room. “It’s uh… An old video. Like a montage of some…”...

  18. Bewitched

    I stare idly at my glowing clock, twirling a strand of hair around my finger. It’s already four and I have accomplished nothing. I cast a rueful glance toward my shark backpack sitting at the edge of my bed as I ignore once more the homework cryi...

  19. A Dying Breed V

    After all was said and done, after all customs and rituals and required words uttered and finished, the grizzled assassin gained the expected welcome from his family. Massimo was the most subtle, as he left his greeting at the gaze he had given. Typica...

  20. A Dying Breed IV

    From the crowd of gathered cloaks, one also donned in shimmering emerald got to her feet. Gavin’s faint grin faded the second she came into focus and flicked her hood backwards. She was special in this family. Arayia stared at her superior with d...

  21. A Dying Breed III

    “Gilan. You’ve grown.” The fledgling nodded, getting to his feet with a smile. “We thought you’d never come back. Massimo took over your job for a while. But he’s been promoted recently. Now Tobias is in your place.&...

  22. A Dying Breed II

    From the mouth of the deep cavern, the wonderfully familiar scent of blood, roses, lilacs, and the very faint tint of chocolate wafted in the midsummer breeze. A ghost of a smile tugged the very corners of his pale lips. He was finally home. Home where...

  23. A Dying Breed I

    Boots fall silent on the worn earth, emerald cloak a mere shimmer amongst the shadowed trees. The moon watched in horror as such an atrocity crept ever closer to the home of her children. Her other family glittered in a vain display against the dark co...

  24. One thing left.

    Ever since she came into the picture, Dad had started drifting away. Sure I could still laugh at his horribly lame jokes, but it just wasn’t the same. That witch ruined it all. Why did she have to be here, anyways? Who needs to get married? The w...

  25. Pretty please with unicorns and rainbows on top?

    “Pllleeaaaasseee can I come to work with you?” Sighing in an annoyed tone, Shawn pinched the bridge of his nose. “No, Ivy, you can’t come with me.” He knew full well this argument was hopeless. He despised how this little ...

  26. How I became a millionaire (Mature)

  27. Snuffing Out the Flames

    Its grip was tight around my brain. I screamed my outrage, “Let me go!” Its’ reply was cold and cruel, and once more he starved me of words. But I must go back! I thought to myself, I must! I must! They expect me there! I’ve bee...

  28. Tee-hee!

    Off the deep end. Certifiable. Unstable. Lost your mind. Ludicrous. Mad. Crazy. Out of your mind. Gone. Mentally absent. Insane. Cuckoo. Crazy! Mad as a March hare. Wacky. Nuts. Mental. Unhinged. CRAZY! I am all of these and more. But when th...

  29. Maybe...

    I guess it is possible, that I could become great, I don’t know. Maybe…?

  30. And so it begins... (Mature)