Stories tagged “ink”

  • Markings

    Gina ran the tip of her finger idly over the new tattoo, enjoying the feeling of excitement and confidence that it gave her. It had only been a few short months since her first visit to the Parlour, and in that time she had learned to love her ink more...

    • Author: Maleghast
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Pigeon Feathers

    The room was completely silent, except for the quiet scratching noise of a quill on paper. Bent over a massive wooden table sat an old man, carefully tracing line after line on a sheet of finest paper. With endless patience, his fingers drew continents...

  • everything i need

    “I made you a mix tape,” he said as he rummaged frantically through his coat pockets. He extracted a haphazardly folded yellow sheet of paper, unfolded it, and presented it to me with his typical lopsided smile. “This is a mix tape?&#...

  • What Color Will Ink Be When The Blank Page Is Pink?

    Will Winslow Ever slow? I don’t know I also want to impart That I’m not trying to be smart When I show some heart And pull this skill apart On a lark or with purpose I start To spill So much ink intending to smother and kill The concept of ...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Change of Prose

    Hair of black and eyes of subdued green, Milton blended into the crowd, a morose footnote on the liturgy of life. Hands a quiver he wrote and wrote, composition notebooks filled with musings on the meaninglessness of existence. With short, choppy phras...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Color of Ink

    Will Winslow Ever slow I don’t know I also want to impart That I’m not trying to be smart When I show some heart And pull this skill apart On a lark or with purpose I start To spill So much ink intending to smother and kill The concept of b...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Loose Leaf Sheets

    One side’s wide And dull The other side slides Invisible Both are pale And plainly painful Plentiful; Palpable Paper cutting blades; Bleach-blank (title) tidal (waves) page Lost; froze Embossed; flows Why solidify what you think In dry graphics...

  • Paper Towels

    The dust & smoke slowly vanished from the asteroid’s surface & he crawled out from the cave he had been hiding in with all the kids in tow: The Martian twins, a human teenager who was not a sculptor, three shell-shocked wolf-human toddler...

  • Jailcake

    A buzzer sounded, and a young, innocent-looking girl carrying a basket peered in. The prison guard, hiding his surprise, ushered her through. “Right this way, miss,” he said. “You have five minutes.” “Thank you sir!”...

    • Author: MaddyRose
    • Posted almost 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Detective Work

    Elsha followed THX to the inkroom. The shelves were bare, not even a bottle or a quill left behind. Puddles on the floor were quickly drying in the humidity-controled room. It reeked of kelp and papaya, just like Princess B had claimed. “This is ...