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Humans above the bed

"Big Brother?" Large dark brown eyes stare beseechingly in from the bedroom doorway. "Are...are you awake?" Her ears detect the sound of soft snoring causing her to enter the room and nudge him awake. A red haired teen emerges from the covers slowly to see the little girl hugging her fox-like stuffed animal tightly. "What is it, Nina?" "T-the monsters are back." She speaks just above...Read On


Proof of Life

a boy ridden with cancer for eleven years and the boy who offers to stay by his side.

Prologue Today my life is about to end. I never thought it would come so quickly. I never once in my life acted selfishly. However, just this once, I wished for both of them to get along. Both are my precious friends. As my first and last wish, I want them to get along because I love them both very much. So, please, Gods. Grant my selfish wish. That is all, Iask for. Treatment One Most...Read On


Gambits - The Copper Knight III

The Copper Knight III Jorden wasted no time explaining everything, soon as Derren and the other present captains were in his office. Including himself, there were only four other captains present, all of them had some sort of blood stains seeping into their white cloaks. "The Baron made an all-out semi-coordinated attack against us," Jordan explained. "In the last hour alone we...Read On



Memories are forever in our hearts.

Memories we make them every day, I wonder do we realize at the time, How much that memory will mean later on in life. Something as simple as a smile from someone special that brightens our day. A hug from a friend when we need encouragement. A text from that special someone, How's your day going sweetie? Times spent sharing about our day, Words of encouragement offered at...Read On


The Accolade

I stand and stare, studying her sheer beauty...

I stand and stare, studying her sheer beauty, her sweet face concentrating and full of love framed by the golden strands of long red hair that flow far down her back. Her white dress, inlaid with golden threads and adorned with a gold belt, covers her feet and trails over the stone steps behind her and, atop her head, the circlet of gold that signifies her status. In her outstretched...Read On


Copperhead Road

Fragments of memories seem to be surfacing from places down deep, and many a road I have been heading down and trying to find what’s in my mind with each passing day. And I know that one can become accustomed to living with memories, with there being times when I feel so alive and having my heart feel like it is opened up like a shotgun blast. Nobody seems to care where I am going or where I...Read On


Lowenna 2 : The Secrets Of Light And Darkness

Lowenna is getting close to Hymdale. but is there more danger ahead for our heroin

Chapter 2 the Water Wheel Inn Lowenna approached the inn cautiously. Did she dare stop for one moon? A man suddenly ran out the door, "Come in and rest, it has been a while since we had any riders stay." Lowenna glanced back at the track she had been following. If the Lawmen were after her, would they catch her if she spent one moon in the inn? Lowenna looked at the man, "I will take you up...Read On


Ancestor Chapter 22: Evala

Chapter 22 of Ancestor

“Okay let’s talk,” Xaine replied. “What are we talking about?” he added after a few moments of silence. “Just… Come with me,” said Nab with a nervous look on his face and walked farther into the woods. Xaine followed him. They trekked through the wood for what seemed like a long time. The sun had begun to rise and Xaine could hardly see any stars above anymore. “Am I finally going to...Read On


Gambits - The Iron Rook VII

The Iron Rook VII "The Baron is dead," Derren reported to Duncan in the councilors quarters, when he finally got in to see him. Present with him was Gerald, Mira was busy that morning. "Thanks to an anonymous man, we think someone who was close with him but betrayed him, we received his severed head. Afterward, we reclaimed the lost districts in the city and his rampant followers...Read On


A Little Gift from Hades!

Ed said, “Better watch out, it'll probably bite you.”

Alexander aka Zander Week One It was the beginning of June, actually June 6th when he came into our life. I was in the office going over my email when Ed entered the house and announced, “There's a young Magpie just behind the house, must have just fallen out of the nest and the cats haven't found it yet.” I of course, had to have a look. With all our barn cats around, (eleven)...Read On


The Nurses. Chapter 24

“You are very young,” he whispered, “And yet so wise.”

Amiens. December 29th 1940 Sunday and the last night shift of the week. Katarina and Maria both had two days of rest afterwards and then a new day shift would begin. They had decided that they could celebrate the start of the new year and the passing of the old the following Tuesday by having dinner together but, as they had to start working early on Wednesday they would not...Read On


Mama Didn’t Show Me How to Cope - Chapter 1

How much can one write if their memories are a single blur?

I had about five minutes to think this over. Picture this: I’m sitting in the bathroom taking a dump, I have a case of diarrhea and stomach cramping due to having a stomach infection that occurred right after I returned from my trip to Mexico during spring break when I suddenly see a video shared by a Facebook friend. The title reads Things People with Anxiety Want Their Friends to Know ....Read On


The Anomaly (Proof of Concept)

Inspired by Alan Wake

Dawn bled into the world. Stars were subtracted from the sky and replaced with the rising warmth of light. A new silence usurped the old, a silence harboring hope and opportunity. Subdued but not vanquished, darkness retreated to its cosmic nothingness, but swore to return in full form when the light showed the faintest signs of withering. In the midst of this grand transformation a...Read On


Mama Didn’t Show Me How to Cope

How much can one write if their memories are a single blur?

I. Depression /dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun A mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep. This is just scraping the surface of depression, because there’s so much more. There always is......Read On


Along Came Mags

reach out and accept help when needed

Along came Mags People on the street called her Raggy Maggie for obvious reasons. She was the consummate street person complete with shopping cart and collection of stuff she found in dumpsters. It was getting to be too cold to sleep outside and she needed to find shelter. The woman at the Good Shepherd centre directed her towards grandma Sheffield’s rooming house and even called ahead to...Read On



A treasured moment

I’m not very good at drawing. I can get by, but it’s not exactly my strong point. That being the case, to be able to look back and say, “I won a prize for my artwork,” is quite an achievement. Admittedly, it wasn’t a huge competition that provided me with my moment of glory - “Life Drawing from Nature,” 7 - 10 years category, at the local country fete, to be exact. The prizes on offer...Read On


3:43 AM: Chapter 1

[3:43am] Living Room: Couch “Mom? Mom?! Where are you?” (silence) “Lexi, wake up. I can’t find mom. Lexi? Lexi!” (Lexi’s chair is empty) “Mom? Lexi? Where are you?” >You get off the couch and look around (The room is completely shrouded by darkness. The TV is on. Channel: Unknown. A still image of a black space with a white square is the only thing shown) >You walk to...Read On


Proof of Life Character List and Summary

this is just the character list and summary.

Cast: Nagisa Shion- a 16-year-old boy, diagnosed with leukemia at age 5. He's spent a majority of his years in the hospital. His parents never come to visit him, but he believes they are working hard to pay his hospital bills. During his 16th year, he meets a volunteer who helps raise money for cancer patients. His strength is his calm, straightforward attitude. His weakness is spiders and...Read On


Gambits - The Grey Bishop III

The Grey Bishop III Edward moved away the floor boards accessing his secret hiding spot, where he stored his most valuable stuff. He grabbed the small brown linen pouch and opened it to find four coppers. He punched the hard floor in rage; there had to be more. He couldn't get far with just this much when leaving the city right away. Desperately he dug through the dirt searching for...Read On


The Case Of The Black Falcon

Another Jack Vine story; or the start anyways.

The Case Of The BlackFalcon “Morning Rocci; what’s up?” It was a Monday and I had been in the office for only an hour when the D.A. called. Rocci and me, I should mention, go way back to when we were kids. Now I have a detective agency and Rocci works for the city courts. Go figure. “Got an unusual case for you if you’re interested,” Rocci replied. “It’s a probable abduction with...Read On


Ancestor Chapter 21: The Wrong Way

Chapter 21 of Ancestor

After days of training, the long ride seemed a very easy task. Xaine was surprised, therefore, to find himself getting bored in only the few hours they took traveling. They had gotten the report the night before, and as Torin had promised, they set out towards the scouts. The sun had long passed its zenith and would soon begin setting. Torin called the company to halt and set everyone to...Read On


Why did you do it?

I would never have done such a thing to you!

Why did you do that to me? I would never have done such a thing to you! It was cruel and uncalled for. What did I do that caused you to treat me in such a way? Did I make you angry somehow, say something to upset you? If I did, I am sorry but I don't know what it was. Even so, there was no need to do that. You have known about this for weeks but you said nothing,...Read On


Planet of Mania

Thrive in lunacy

It is generally believed that most afflictions of the mind can be cured, placated, or suppressed so as to allow the sufferer a respite of some worth, at least enough to ward off thoughts of self-termination. But what is to be done of captivations that dissuade all manner of psychological nursing; deep-rooted contortions of perception and reasoning that multiply and cement themselves with...Read On


Gambits - The Iron Rook VI

The Iron Rook VI For years Duncan had to contend with the thorns at court, threatening to prick him and the others with their poisoned tips and finish them off. The day they first arrived they had come with a small army, intent on overthrowing Duncan and doing to him what he did to the Riverlords. But Duncan managed to keep them at bay by closing the gates of the castle to them,...Read On


Skewed (Proof of Concept)

Let me know if you'd like to see a continuation!

There’s someone in my atmosphere. She, he, it, whatever is out there, it's bleeding through. I can feel it swimming throughout the crowd, avoiding my gaze. Mason, for the seventh time in the last twenty minutes, checked his left pocket to reassure himself that he had not drifted to the delayed place. Leaning flatly against his thigh was the library card that kept him anchored to his...Read On


Back Then

Back then, I played in the sun and turned brown every summer. My dog and cats were my closest confidants. I hugged them and held them all the time, but even more when I was sad or scared. I never knew what to expect in my "so-called home". My sister would probably call it "a living hell" most of the time. And she'd be correct.  I have always loved my pets more than humans. They didn't hurt...Read On


Routine Training Mission

A routine training flight goes terribly wrong.

Yogi and Casper had just taken off on a routine training flight. The weather wasn't perfect that day. Forecast for low lying cloud cover, but it would help in their training. The two fliers climbed to the designated altitude and formed up to begin their mission. A low level sortie this time, hugging the ground to avoid detection. Casper called to Yogi to verify the flight plan. ...Read On


Lowenna 2 : the secrets of light and darkness

Last time Lowenna was heading for Hymdale city, fleeing the Lawmen

Lowenna book 2 the secrets of light and darkness Chapter 1 JIBRANZ ZAFA THE THIRD Jibranz entered the new royal temple. He didn’t understand why they needed a new royal temple in Hymdale. The king, queen and their children lived far away on the mainland. None of the royal household had come to Hymdale city since Jibranz had been born. His father Jibranz Zafar the second had seen the king...Read On


Waelon and the Weed-puller

A wylie faerie aristocrat becomes curious toward a Sighted mortal

Part One “Does iron really burn you?” Waelon swiveled his head to look down at the tiny human girl as she stared up at him with big, unblinking brown eyes. “You see me,” he stated. The girl nodded thrice, her caramel-colored locks bouncing around her face. She could not have been older than eight. “Does it hurt to touch it?” she asked. Waelon rotated himself where he sat on the edge of...Read On


Final Night-Chapter Sixteen-Captive

Morgan came to in in a strange place. She was in an empty room. The carpet beneath her was coarse, obviously cheap and not the cleanest. The walls were freshly painted over, and the scent of it lingered in the small space. The window on the other side of the room was boarded up with what appeared to be cardboard. She was still wearing what she had been when Andre had turned on her. Her...Read On