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Envy

I drifted to sleep and into a familiar dream. I saw you holding a glass of wine and smiling at a beautiful woman. She was dressed simply yet she was breathtaking. Her eyes were vibrant and honest; her smiles were pure and genuine. She laughed with so much glee, talked with little inhibitions. She looked content and free. She was me. I woke up with a start. I stared at the mirror, at...Read On

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The Wish

If only wishes do come true...

She is walking by the beach and found a lamp, dusted it by rubbing the body thrice. When smoke comes out of it and appears a genie. "Thank you for getting me out of there. Three wishes will be granted to you." The genie graciously said. She looked at him and said, "You'll grant me wishes?" "Indeed my lady. State them, and I'll oblige." Bowing his head. "The wish is that to make me forget...Read On

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In A Lifetime

Closing these tired eyes of mine and feeling my mind slip back to the days when I seemed to come up with fire in my eyes when promises were broken, and the seasons passed by like the shadows of clouds passed across the face of the mountains. Once it seemed enough to see the sun in the winter when standing out in the sand hills, back when it seemed as if everything mattered and had some sort...Read On

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Lead Feet

Lead feet encased in concrete, One foot must lead the way. My eyes are blindfolded for now, Sewn shut as is my mouth, I can't speak.  My mouth has swallowing on repeat.   I can't move forward one inch, I can't look inside or outside the door. My feet are frozen as my heart pounds. Who am I wrongly protecting? Whom do I blame myself for being human?   What's causing me my...Read On

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Order and Chaos

Order is the semblance of understanding, like a sturdy ship upon which we sail precariously above the oceans of suppressed concerns. The steady sway of the ocean can appear as an alluring expanse of conquered space until at once, the unexpected dangers of our subconscious appear, like a subaqueous predator, transforming our reality into an entirely unknown terrain of terror. The structure...Read On

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Lowenna 2: The Secrets of Light and Darkness, Chapter 32 (the end)

The Crystal shattered and Rique fell. What is going to happen?

Chapter 32, Bonding Erkut fell to the ground, and Nera who had taken to the air fell on top of him. Sudden pain flowed through their heads. Everyone else collapsed or grabbed their heads in pain.  Even Lowenna had to close her eyes and covered then with her hands, not knowing where the pain had come from.  It felt like someone had just thrust a red-hot poker through her skull. As the...Read On

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Voice of Ice

He sought the name of the angel of ice

The wind gave a piercing howl, rattling the windows of Professor Jack Lange’s apartment. Jack lowered his book at the sound and stared out at the blowing snow. "Wow, what a storm!" announced the disc jockey on the radio as if he, too, had heard it, "If you don't gotta go out, don't go." Jack turned off the radio. The storm had given him a rare day to himself, so he wasn’t especially...Read On

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The League of the Young and Supernatural (11)

Ch. 11 *Sakura* The drive back to Denjo’s hideout was odd, to say the least. We took several winding back roads, and once we entered a densely forested area, I gave up hope trying to figure out where I was being held captive. Ultimately, it didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Once we dropped off this Aejin into the dungeon, I was free to go. I had been instructed to keep...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVIII

Entry XXIV – Lately, I have been focusing almost all of my energies on English studies, and have made some steady progress. I can now hold a very basic conversation with a natural English speaker, which is much to my delight. English history and culture have been easier to comprehend than the language, but in time I am sure I will master all of it. I cannot write this entry without...Read On

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Words

She will keep me entertained, and that's not a bad thing...

My daughter recently told me that some days, her classroom is too quiet. So quiet in fact, that she cannot even think. I told her I understood, saying some people need a little background noise to help them concentrate. However, I said, her father needs absolute silence when reading or writing. Without missing a beat, she replied, “Well, when I’m reading or writing, I need words.” LMFAO   ...Read On

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Dog Day Afternoon: Happiness, Hula Hoops, Huskies

Some days you dance for the amusement of a drone, while bemused puppies watch. These things happen.

It’s called Puppy Park for a reason. And today, that reason is obvious. There are canines of all kinds roaming around. English bulldogs and French bulldogs loping around lazily. A Jack Russell terrier is running around at a furious pace, a tiny brown-and-white blur nudging a kiddie soccer ball, growling at other dogs who want to join the fun. A gigantic golden retriever fighting to hold onto...Read On

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Extrema

All around me are the views of familiar faces that seem to be going nowhere, and has me recalling the familiar places I left behind as tears seem to be a way to fill their glasses as they sit in the Old Man’s Bars and wait for the day they die the slow death they have chosen. Looking right through most of them and being very easy to file them in a convenient drawer much like an old library...Read On

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The Afternoon Off

Several times a month, Pete the village tailor would take the afternoon off work to meander through the streets and along the refreshing country trails. Today was one such day. Exiting the front gate of his small cottage home, Pete breathed in the fresh dawn air. The smell of field flowers and morning dew filled the breeze, creating the atmosphere of elation to which Pete always looked...Read On

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Three Stations

Standing here in the courtyard and leaning against the wall wondering why I have been directed to be here at this moment, and instead I know I should be heading out and keep on keeping on down the line. I know that there is one out there who will haunt me along with those secret souvenirs shared, and those are some of the thoughts that keep me warm at night along with the symmetry and...Read On

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Tangled In Blue

Sitting here after getting off of a call with an old friend who can be rightly labeled as the person who saved my life roughly thirty-three years ago. As I am still calling in order to touch base and I know he is still on my side through all and the aftermath we have both been through, and there are times when it seems as there is nothing left at all I know he is still there. Making me...Read On

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Lowenna and the secrets of light and darkness, Chapter 31

Run Rique, She is after you.

Chapter 31 The new hunter of the maze Rique was running as fast as she could, but Lowenna was faster.  The only advantage she had was her long or high jump.  Still, Lowenna was gaining on her.  She ducked as a pale pink ball of fire shot over her head.  She couldn't die, not like this.  She had to save everyone.  She had promised Callan that she would destroy the crystal and save everyone. ...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVII

Entry XXIII – I was awakened in the dead of night by the sound of a slow drip of liquid somewhere within my living quarters. Rancid air filled my lungs, staining my heart with a dreadful terror to open my eyes. There was a voice I heard in the distance; faint, but sharp, that of a woman. I curled the blanket closer to my face and sealed my eyelids tight. She moaned in a struggle for...Read On

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The Approaching Disaster

It was precisely that which had been implemented to prevent the disaster which ultimately ensured it. The great minds of old, abandoned to dusty shelves and the weathered ways of some, shone beyond the populace. War to end war. Theft to end theft. Slaves to their desire, their noble goal distorted. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  ...Read On

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silence

I laid on a couch, and she sat on another couch in silence. Then she had uttered with a mockery smile who is the older? You or Laura? I had answered "I don't know," and went on during the study period; we had been in the same grade. The stupid elder women: ooh! I had remembered your birth; I had visited your parents to congratulate them. After six months Laura came to the world. I...Read On

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Delusion

Delusion. It exists, at least to some degree, before us all, shaping our perceptions to varying degrees, allowing one to hold so steadfast to a position which denies the humbling reality of honest introspection. Yet, it is through the apathy of others that such deceptions persist throughout, unchallenged for want of integrity or desire, knowledge or power, respect or honesty. And so, it...Read On

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Route 66 Open Road

Over the rolling hills the landscape ever changing

Route 66  Open Road Driving down Route 66 with the sun to my back. Spring cool breeze blowing, though, nose picking up sweet scents of flowers.  Looking down the Speedo at 65.  Road sign read Gas 20 miles Visit Irv's.  Talking to myself time to stretch my legs and get a Coke.  Never a rush Never late as you travel Route 66.    ...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVI

Claudia meets with Vukan.

Entry XXII – I arrived at the library just before the twilight hours, searching through the cases of books for a few minutes to find where Vukan had been waiting. At first, I thought maybe he had returned to his own quarters, as he was seemingly nowhere to be found. There were a few students throughout, but not nearly enough to consider any part of the library occupied. I was going...Read On

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Acronym

Having heard some people say that some prayers are never heard or answered, along with some wars never ending and some wounds never healing. I know that I won’t grow old gracefully, as well as knowing I won’t go easily and will probably be found in the dust somewhere near the road I was following. After having been a rebel or an individual for most of my life, and usually having been...Read On

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Night Flight

There are times when it seems I just can’t understand some things that just might be so clear, and yes, I am guilty of being hard on myself just like many others are on themselves. Still, there might be a last time that might be drawing clear with the second hand catching as it always does. Yet, so much has been wrong and it is doubtful if it can ever be put to right, just like hearing...Read On

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stars of passion

The stars shine Lighting up the sky For me I see The stars in your eyes Messages like sweet perfume You send me love each day Making me know happiness and good cheer For when I have you with me Out of sight you never are Watching you while you sleep Shave and dress Is such a loving treat Our love grows each day With each passing hour I never get tired of you Our passions...Read On

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Sailing away to a new life

Sailing away to a new life

Sailing away to a new life There was a clash of thunder and a flash of lightning.  The rain lashed down, soaking Peter Donnie as he stood there looking back at the city.  His rucksack on his shoulder, and a carrier bag with some of his clothes “All I have in the world.  Not a lot to show for ten years of marriage.” He thought to himself. He stood there no emotion showing on his face as...Read On

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Love Hurts

When you thought he is the one...

Kiera Knightley is singing Lost Stars in the background as she stuffs her mouth with a dozen of Krispy cream donuts till it chokes her while her eyes are pouring tears. "Why? Oh, why?" She said, garbled. Mouth still full of donuts. "What is wrong with me?" Coughing. Kiera still singing in the background. She grabs another, this time a bar of chocolate and stuffs the whole bar to her...Read On

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Resurrection

He took a swig of the whiskey, hoping to dull the ache inside. The illusion that he moved on shattered, demolishing all pretenses he built over time. Like an avalanche, her memories flooded his mind and senses with a vengeance that could destroy his sanity. He felt her alive once again, remembering even the taste of her kisses and the throbbing of old wounds she caused. She was his...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XV

Claudia and the Prior make amends.

Entry XXI – My living quarters have become a little dusty since we left for Sigtuna, and it seems Sister Agnes has continued to make her rounds despite my absence. There are a few things that are not where I left them, but that does not bother me. When we gathered up our things and set off for Saint Ansgar Priory, the Prior was yet again quiet, and again he would not look at me. It...Read On

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The Savant

Chapter One: The Puzzle Dust billowed behind the sedan as it traveled down a dirt road; it’s driver following the directions. He brought the car to an abrupt stop; there was a Y in the road that wasn’t on the map. A sign posted further down one road to the right Simply stating Private Property. David Perkins got out of the car surveying his surroundings got back in and turned right. The...Read On