Stories tagged “life”

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 11)

    “Cornelius, you’ll find her. You just have to keep believing in the power and potency of love. Promise me you’ll do this?” I asked. Cornelius nodded. “Yes, dear. As sure and the sun shines and the stars twinkle.” Then, I kissed his mane, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 12)

    A few days later, while I was strolling through the forest, I came across an unbelievable sight. Against an oak tree lay a crying unicorn with a broken horn. She had glassy blue eyes and a white mane with pink streaks. She had broken her horn while hun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 13)

    I led Cornelia out of the forest, and we walked along the main road that brought us to Essieterra Town Square. Though her sense of direction was impaired, Cornelia was a keen individual who could hear even the inaudible flapping of fairy wings. We foun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 14)

    Finally, the time came when I had to leave the land that had become a part of my essence. I bid farewell to the mystical creatures who would never be mythical to me. Before I left, Cornelius said to me, his eyes gleaming with a newly passionate spark, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 15)

    My life in the mapped world continued right where it had left off. I faced trials and tribulations in my life, but also had triumphs and accomplishments. I did all I could to help people, and tried to learn from their strengths and weaknesses. Time pas...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 16)

    He was an undoubtedly handsome and strong young man, though he had several scars on his body from when he was attacked by a dog years ago. But despite his marred appearance, I could still see a look of pure endearment and adventure in his eyes, and a b...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 17)

    When I gave birth to Essie in the land that bore her name, my husband and I learned that she could never leave Essieterra, for she was needed there the most. Unwilling to forsake our daughter, we decided to make Essieterra our permanent home. By doing ...

  • Life in the way

    Sitting down at the keyboard, a blank screen in front of her, and nothing falling out of her fingers. Belabored typing brings nothing but a garbled mess. “Ah yes, she’s talking to herself now too. Brilliant.” “Maybe it’ll ...

    • Author: S. Zee
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Where Poets Come From (part one)

    Poets are more than conceived. They are transformed to meet the eye of life. What do I mean by this? A poet has unparalleled depth and passion blazing inside of them throughout time, and they have the remarkable ability to convert that into words. The ...

  • Where Poets Come From (part two)

    So to conclude this matter, poets come from the deer prancing through the meadow, or the flower blooming in the field. Though many flowers may be blooming with it, there is no telling which of them will be picked. Poets can come from the sky, or even f...

  • Favorite Things In Haiku (Fav Things Challenge)

    My dog climbs in to bed and noses her way down beneath covers… sleep. Visiting my mom Early morning rituals coffee, sudoku Nestled ‘tween mountains place of mem’ries and good friends Bennington, Vermont Kris writing his songs short ji...

    • Author: Nancy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Flourish

    as my former life is torn down around me hope swells flourishing a saga of new beginnings untold adventure engulfed by nature

    • Author: Ranx
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • The Death Of A Love One

    “Life is to short.” – “No honey life is just the journey we endure before death comes and takes us home.” – “What if I just want to stay where I am.” – “I wish that as well dear, but sometimes...

  • A Mother and Her Children

    I always thought Mother Earth would end the same way she began: with a big bang. But now I realize, she will go out with dignity. Or with as much dignity as she can have while parasitic life forms suck her dry of everything she has. I am a blemish on m...

    • Author: Miss Molly
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Self Pity

    Her mother worked in a hospital. Her father ran the hospital. “Nurse Kirk’s daughter,” or “Dr. Kirk’s daughter” was all they said. It was never her name. It was something she was sometimes glad for. She tried not to ...

  • Before & After

    Everyday, the Book lost and gained pages. Every hour, the Book became thinner, and then turned grossly fat, and then shed its excess pages, continuing in a vicious cycle and reminding Saya how many people flickered in and out of the world. Rowan asked ...

  • Play for Your Life

    “Begin again.” The crone behind me lit a cigarette and eased back into her chair, rivaling its wrinkles with her own. I shut my eyes tightly and took a deep breath. Only two more months. Then school starts again, and I don’t have to d...

  • Life Dreams

    As I sat with my family this 4th of July I suddenly realized my dream. I’ve been focusing on it a lot lately, trying to be better. I didn’t think it was my dream though. It is my life. You are probably asking yourself, “What is she ta...

  • Life and living it

    If I ever loose the ability to find the absurd and the silver lining, as well as smile at either, please shoot me.

    • Author: Cary
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Fantasyland XII

    Henry hated hanging around waiting for things to happen, he was a go-getter, which is why hanging around in the melancholic dungeon, surrounded by moaning bodies was insufferable. “Is this going to take long,” he asked while being shackled...

  • Wake-up Call

    It was one of those mornings, the ones where you wouldn’t leave the comfort of your bed unless you were dragged out – kicking and screaming. Toki rolled over, stuffing his head under the pillow to block out the light pouring in from the win...

    • Author: ran_ook
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Myth

    Sea and Moon were lovers once. They were one, moving through the nether, each completing the other, made for each other. Both knew they would be together forever, but it was not so. Moon and Sea soon found themselves near a new world neither of them ha...

  • Counterflow

    A river is a metaphor for life. A dark ribbon that ties your past to your future. It is not hard to imagine yourself traveling along. It is not a lonely journey. Friends and strangers arrive from places unknown to drift along beside you for a time. Som...

    • Author: Fracture
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • How it all came to this

    Lee had never thought that death would feel like this, but then again he had never given it much thought at all. Now, lying upon the cold cobblestone steps of the old train station, it was all that filled his mind. A small and gentle stream of blood oo...

    • Author: GrimmyD
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Normal or Afterlife

    “I must..have the..phone” he whimpered before losing consciousness completely. A tickle on his forehead roused Lee, though he was not ready to open his eyes. He assumed that he must be dead; surely nobody could survive a gunshot at point blank rang...

    • Author: jimmytee
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.