Stories tagged “daughter”

  • (Day 27) Hiding Amongst the Furniture

    “Is it safe?” The words barely settled in my ear before I turned, ducked, and place a hand just under the bed to still her voice. “Not yet,” I whisper-shout. “Now hush!” I stand quickly, my hands smoothing my uniform...

  • Just a Glimpse

    “My belly hurts,” Winnie whined to her mother. Rachel answered, “Baby, maybe you shouldn’t eat all that peanut brittle. It isn’t good for your teeth. They’ll rot out.” She took the brittle from the toddler̵...

  • (Day 60) We've All got Our Problems

    They sat at the table for an hour without saying a word to each other. In the stony, deafening quiet he read his paper as she fiddled with her hair. Outside, a steady flashing light lit up the window they sat in front of as the tree outside swayed in a...

  • Adopted (poem)

    Anna was raised by wonderful people but they weren’t her real parents it was all a lie she was someone else’s daughter someone she never knew existed until now betrayal, love a twist of mystery she wanted, no she needed to meet them her bir...

  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • Poetry on My Daughter's Poem (Repost because it's not a sequel)

    POEM on my Daughter’s Poem Laughter, Daughter? Aught? A poem! Just the gift I’m after, dear. Ring joy to the rafter here: Sonnets? Iambs? Yeah, I know ’em. In tetrameter you wallow, Trudging slow: A, B, B, A. Try to find a thing to say Petrarch n...

  • 13. Transparent Pride

    “Daughter, dear, come here. Little one, be held by your parent.” Now I have to tell you, my sweet audience of a captive performer, I have no children, save the ‘brain children’ I have summoned for myself as company. Misery loves...

  • A Promise to Return

    Daughter, daughter, why do you cry In the forest beneath a dying sun I made a promise with a demon boy That I would go and not return Until stars fade from earthly sight And moonshine tempts tides no longer But I am scared the night will last longer th...

    • Author: remembrancer
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • 1. Introduction: The Jar

    My life was bad; I did a bad thing Now I’m in Hell and I can’t but sing Of loss and dreams—escapist fluff— Just stop me, if you’ve had enough. I’ll bookend the sequence here for you, Just by this campfire I’ve trod through. I hope God’s...

  • What's in a Name?

    My name is Adam Pierce and I’ve been told a hundred times that it is a strong name. They tell me at the Chicory County AA meetings after we disband. They tell me I’m the best counselor they have ever had. They tell me at the Holy Spirit Chu...

    • Author: Escapist
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Gone Baby, Gone

    The mother, holding back tears, frantically pulls at blankets and sheets. The effort is in vain but required by maternal instinct, as is the glance around the dimly lit room. The window is closed. The closet door is closed. The ceiling is a swirl of bl...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5