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  • Rhymes and Reasons

    “Tatter, tatter, now’t of matter!” the young boy chirped as he skipped across the cobblestone. The bright sun scattered off their surfaces, half-blinding him as he stopped to look up at the clear blue sky. He found himself on the dock...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Forbidden Love

    “Mary!” the young man exclaimed as he dashed into the barn, “I won’t wait any longer. I’ve decided to tell you how I really feel. I couldn’t forget about you. Everyone thinks I’ve gone insane, but ever since I ...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • We Should Go

    Her girlfriend stands in the waves, only to her knees. The water pushes at her shins then drags at her heels. She smiles at the discordant effort. Janet ponders her own body in the sun, amused with her tan lines, less so with the red of her suit upon h...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Songs, Rhyme, and Failure

    “Tatter, tatter, naught and matter,” hummed the old drunk as he stumbled across the cobblestone. Every other lamplight was blown dark by the gale. Those that stood valiantly against the inky black of night did so in feeble enough mien. He s...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Another Fine Mess (Mature)

    Nora woke slowly, lazily. She didn’t open her eyes immediately, wanting to hold onto the dream just a bit longer. It had been extraordinarily real, she mused. In fact, Nora could swear she actually ached sweetly in all the right places. That̵...

    • Author: Miz Em
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • A Blessing

    A piano plays in the room next door No sweeter sound for her The voice that joins the melody So confident and sure To hear such talent in this youth Brings a sentimental tear The blessing given years ago A mother’s love to hear

  • The Milk Song

    Yum, yum, yum, Yum, yum, yum… Milk is good for my son… Builds strong bones, teeth and gums… Goes down smooth to his tum…

  • Airships: A Silver Thread

    Elletra had always known, in some manner, that Hawkeye was a natural swordsman. There was a balletic grace to his gait, a blend of balance and power in every step. He ended the initial exchange, launching an overhand chop that Dieter parried high, and ...

    • Author: HSAR
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • One Day at a Time Cont.

    She took a deep draw of air, filling her lungs. The smell of honeysuckle and horses permeated her senses. She walked out the gate to pick up the bucket she had left on the ground and saw something moving in the moonlight. Focusing her eyes, she realize...

  • One Day at a Time

    It was late, but the horses needed to be fed. After all, they couldn’t feed themselves. She walked out to the pasture with buckets in hand. The night was cool and dry. The moon shone bright at it’s half light. The only light in the darknes...

  • Message to an Old Friend

    Dear Michael, I hope this finds you well. It’s been too long since I laid eyes on you last, and the leaves have long since turned red and scattered themselves among the thinning grass of our old garden. Now, they have all turned to mulch, I can s...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Odd Beauty (small writing about myself)

    I find the beauty in myself in the oddest ways like as I lay completely still in the bathtub, the water just barely ripples over my skin and it’s quiet. I am left all alone and it’s just my body there. I gently cup my hands over my wide hip...

  • Been A Baby

    red peppers, julienne them, then walk webbed, the peddlers are fresh out of thyme n’ evolution, television is pollution but it’s relevant, tell me it isn’t, again, maybe, lately, I’ve been a baby elephant

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Sunbathing

    Janet wears sunglasses in the bath. Some people have swimming pools in their backyards. Others have hot tubs. Janet simply took it to its logical conclusion. The bathtub’s little clawed feet rest on a concrete slab in the yard, protected by a fen...

  • Reclusive

    As sure as thoughts in curling script spin ‘round A life alone will utter not a sound For solitude presents me little choice What purpose therein lies to have a voice? No lies to leave these lips which do not speak No strike toward which to turn ...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fortune Presents Gifts

    My life is a list, over time grown long Not one, but two, neither right nor wrong The first contains all as I wished and willed The same with the other, though not fulfilled In the manner expected, yet still complete But the first retains its higher se...

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Time's up

    Within a small cottage there lay an old lady. The weight of her years bore down upon her; you would not be able to recognize any semblance of who she once was. Connected to her arms were an assortment of machines. A handsome young man stood in the corn...

    • Author: Henjo
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • The Captain in the Powder Room

    “Welcom aboard, er…lieutenant,” came the greeting from near a lantern’s dim light. An appropriate piping accompanied the heavy boots’ tread onto the deck, little more than a whispered whistle against the rising wind. ̶...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Fallen Star

    Express to me in word or song The fated circumstance gone wrong To love another so complete Passions moments to delete Friend or foe, there is no telling Forever gone, it is thy dwelling But to retreat would be amiss And send thee to the black abyss Th...

  • Ark of the Covenant V

    The chamber made for quite horrific overnight accommodations. While certainly large enough for the advance force, not a minute of peace did any enjoy. “I thought it was ‘No rest for the wicked’ eh Father?” Quipped Argen Boyle, o...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Tree

    When I was younger, we lived in that tree. Mother would bring snacks and treats and bring us back to the nest when we fell for fear of flying. Tick and Giggle and I would spend the days goading each other. It was always a competition to see who could f...

    • Author: inky blue
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Summer Night's Air

    We laid on the gentle slope of a grassy hill, warmed by the summer night’s air and contentedness. Georgia giggled softly and tugged on the string of my hoodie. “Remember that one time we jumped the fence of my neighborhood pool? You were so...

  • Ark of the Covenant IV

    The cavern wasn’t as large as Father Kris expected. Candle-adorned chandeliers swung slowly between glowing stalactites. The chandeliers were made of human skin and ligament; the candles of human earwax. Father Kris moved forward with his one hun...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Ark of the Covenant III

    The War of Absolution was commonly believed to be nothing of the sort. The world had become so agnostic and so overwhelmed with personal technology that most people could not comprehend a power higher than broadband Internet. Yet here Father Kris was, ...

    • Author: Drake West
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Poem for the Love of Poetry

    I love poetry for all it’s worth The words come easier for some For others, they must search the earth To find the perfect rhyme. For others, meaning must be obvious While some fancy the more obscure Searching out the almost curious Phrases that ...

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