Stories tagged “nature”

  • Nature's Cure

    I felt like there was no hope left in the world, like I wasn’t even there. I looked up at the darkened sky and found hope. It may have just been how beautiful it looked but it made me feel great. It was amazing. A few days later once again I felt hop...

  • Catalpa

    Rain falls hard on the canopy of broad catalpa trees. Their broad leaves make hallow sounds as great drops hit them. They are like green umbrellas, but individually useless for stopping the rain. The huge drops propel through them by bending them back ...

  • Forgotten Steps

    In the southeast, you often found older things. Well, older structures. The west just had a hundred years or so of history, but the southeast at least had more than two. Nothing like Europe, or Africa, but the east coast of the US did have its own forg...

  • 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 about 10 years ago.
    • 1 out of 5
  • Between The Trees (Part 2)

    Pine trees. A vast forest of Bristle-cones. Seemingly impenetrable without the barbed pines tearing one’s meat from bone. Their height impress that they are old. Born at the dawn of modern man. Beautiful gods. Took their time to tread into splendor. ...

  • Rosebud

    A blooming rosebud In a crack by the sidewalk. Sweet nature’s finest. :)

  • Touched, Burned (Winter Coat pt. 3)

    She looked out over the water that seemed to slither above the garden path. “Amazing, isn’t it?” he said to her, his voice chilling her. She nodded and smiled as they continued on. He teased her as she awkwardly stepped over the rocks...

  • Tranquil and Fiery

    . They bloom in fiery and tranquil shades Oh, how curious these mortals be, They fight and kill each day. And yet, They love and care, with hearts they feel. They choose to be bound to the soil of the earth. Their minds are free to soar, but still They...

    • Author: J. Rein B.
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Crickets II

    One afternoon in 2005, mowing the lawn brought me to tears. “Does she have allergies?” You might ask. What brought me to tears was dozens of crickets fleeing the rapidly spinning blade of the mower. It was just days after Hurricane Katrina wreaked...

  • Overgrown

    Nature overtaking the civilized world Like day overtaking night Like a flag being unfurled Draped over the human blight! The cities of yore show their wear The streets break and crack To make room for new life to bear The fruits of nature begin to atta...

    • Author: Clotifoth
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • The Test Of Trees

    Drove far past where the roads turned to gravel, then dirt. Parked by a tall tree with bright leaves, flanked by a twisted spruce with dead red needles. Put one mountain peak at my back, a beckoning finger raised, and mark another in the distance. A sh...

  • voice

    i have a no voice the trees breath for me, in and out their deep sighs of life and love i have no voice the sun, it speaks for me telling story after story of what is to come i have no voice the grass makes sounds for me murmuring syllables from dewy ...

  • Part One: From the Subject

    I caught my breath, trying to steady it, but to no avail. I watched him, his ebony hair black as midnight, his sparkling green eyes, his horrible posture. I loved every part of him from the tip of his head to the bottoms of his toes. Why did I have to ...

  • Dandelions and Clouds

    With my eyes focused up and out, I see my portrait in the sky. I see white mist seemingly frozen in time against a pastel blue ceiling with no boundries. That’s my soul. The lonely cloud. The breeze tells me secrets of it’s plans for me. I ...

    • Author: Kaleidoscope
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Shart Attat!

    “Oh, Shart!” “Huh-what?! Henry, did you say shark? Is there a shark? Henry, the children!” “No, honey, I didn’t see a shark.” “Then why did you say shark?” “Sigh. I didn’t.” “...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Charles and Emma

    Emma promised herself she would never marry, but when she met Charles, she knew in her heart that promise would be broken. He was not a normal suitor. Not one that her parents might have arranged for her to meet. She was therefore convinced that his ap...

    • Author: Mackizme
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
  • Fall Colors

    Orange, yellow, and red Paint the lush scene in the trees. Softly, fall breezes.

  • Man vs Nature

    The grass was soft under my back. A verdant mattress that cushioned my sore body. My pack lay abandoned a few feet away, balanced neatly against the stone pyramid that marked the summit of the peak, next to my boots. I crossed my arms behind my head, c...

    • Author: dkscully
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Natural Causes

    An owl swoops out of the branches above and snatches a field mouse. As its claws grasp around the mouse’s body, the poor creature cries out one last time. Air escapes its lungs, never to be replenished. Then bones crunch. Its death is swift. R...

  • The Princess In The Tower

    She sat up in her bed, waiting for something to happen. Anything! Day after day she waited for her prince to come and rescue her from her tower. Every day she would make herself beautiful, in hopes that it would be the day. She walked over to her dress...

  • His Choice

    He crouches down on the rock, surveys the landscape as best he can. He tells me that I should enjoy the view – someday my eyes will turn this into the haze of colors that he can barely see. As he stands I take his arm, guiding the old man careful...

  • Note To Self

    Today— Make sure You take your Stature in nature And set something Solid in said cement. Trace and imprint love And tell her it never went.

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted about 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Anne

    She was tired. So tired. Her arms felt like hanging wet rags. Her stomach swished around like a fishbowl half-filled with water. Or acid. She was nerve-wrecked. The last time she opened a dictionary, her face was the epitome of exhaustion. Right there,...

  • The Music in the Storm

    The thunder comes softly at first, but soon the rain pours down harder and the thunder gets louder and I run for cover. I grab my fishing poles, tackle box, net, backpack, duck for cover into the woods. I huddle beneath an oak tree as the sounds of the...

  • Rain

    Rain beads drip Off a hanging leaf I cup a soft grip And gently sip relief