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  • The Light Reborn

    Fire and Shadow danced in the shadow. Two men locked in a deadly duel, one young, glowing, black night and power. The other grim and worn, his light spluttering and guttered! Eldarion grimaced as waves of exhaustion swept over him. The dual strain of m...

  • Sleep, Where Art Thou

    Sitting here, in my bed So many thoughts fill my head One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock I just keep counting thru the flock My head it aches from lack of sleep I close my eyes, still counting sheep I am so tired and just worn ou...

  • Dedication

    Though my fame may wax and wane And though my head grow hoary I will never remain satisfied To bask in former glory

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Adventure!

    “You would love it, " her girlfriend began, “Janet, you really have to just book the ticket!” “Oh, you know I should, but you know me too.” Janet balled up the opened sugar packet and poked it around the heavy wooden ...

  • Cash flow....not

    Would it not be wonderful Getting paid for what I write A dream of many I am told And doubtful that I might If I could get a little cash For all the time I spend Sitting at my desk of Ash The bank might be my friend

  • The Poet

    Alone he sits at his fated task Deep in thought, behind his mask Pen in hand and paper steady To bleed his passion at the ready Quill and Ink and words a plenty Wisdom far past four and twenty A mind so deep and thought provoked At times it seems it mu...

  • Stone

    Pillars stretching upward toward a ceiling as a sky Worlds apart, the traveler will use them all to fly Not through air, nor crossing land, but waiting for the chime The Bones of the Earth allow his steps to reach back into time

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • Never Standing Still

    Purpose often staggers ‘gainst its own increasing weight What motion once was confident, now cause to hesitate Beware the goal’s corrupting of life’s set trajectory For life will spin them round, a loss of will predestinate

    • Author: Jae
    • Posted about 1 month ago.
  • 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
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