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Anonymous 2 years ago

My near-death experience at the cottage

This is a story of my near-death experience at the cottage

My parents were on a business vacation and we children were not eager to accompany them. My father convinced me to stay in our cottage where we have been spending our summer since the beginning of first grade. The cottage was located in northern Sweden, i...

2 years ago

The Muse

I couldn't tell whether the sunset streamed Into her eyes or flowed out of them.

The Muse (Raanana, March 31, 2019) I feel a bitter pleasure in remembering that day In the forest outside our small village. I was walking down a leafy path Toward the little lake where I would sit By the water with my back against a smooth rock To make s...

2 years ago

The Warrior Princess Chapter 4.

"I do not think we are alone. I don't think our movements have passed unnoticed..."

I placed my left foot into the stirrup then, taking hold of Fleet-Foot's snow white mane and with my other hand on the saddle, bent my knee and pushed up, swinging my leg easily over his back, the loose material of my dress spreading out over the saddle....

2 years ago

The Warrior Princess. Chapter 2

"Take her alive! He wants her alive!"

As I lay on the thick straw mattress, sleep would not come. I listened to the sounds about me, the creaking of the timbers of the great hall, the faint sounds, beyond our chamber, of the soldiers sleeping and guards moving about as they changed watch. I c...

5 years ago

The Forest Fire - Short Short

Will our hero escape the flames?

He stared in disbelief as fire consumed the world. On every side it raged, roaring through century-old trees like a blowtorch through dry straw. He watched detached, as animals scampered to and fro in terror and he realized in an offhand way that he was c...

The darkness surrounds me Like a forest  Of black tree's  But In the clearing There is a light  That Shines Brighter than Bright  It shall guide me  So that I may fly Away from this place  Of despair  The Darkness is closing in I cannot stop it The light...

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6 years ago

Tahoe Drive

I got waylaid on a leisurely drive to Lake Tahoe.

I was out one day driving to Lake Tahoe. It was a long way from home, but a nice drive. I was on a back road in Jackson CA, when I stopped at a small diner for lunch. I also needed to take a break and freshen up. The small town beckoned me to stop and vis...

7 years ago

Golden Cottonwoods

a nod to Frost

Whose woods are these? I guess, I’ll never know. His house might be in Portland . . . or Seattle. He wouldn’t care to know That I pedal past his trees And marvel at the way they grow Line after golden line of leaves March toward the paper-mill Over the hi...

8 years ago

Banished (prologue)

When an elvish settlement is ambushed in the night, will one small family of elves be able to flee?

There were little fireflies in the dark sky, and that's how I knew it was nighttime. Momma called them stars, and I always loved looking up at them. There was also an enormous white will-o'-the-wisp that watched over the fireflies, but Momma called it the...

Anonymous 8 years ago

Eternal Dreams

The Wolf Dream Trio Part Three

I awoke to the sound of leaves falling and birds chirping. I opened my eyes to see the sun shining brightly through the leaves of autumn trees. Achingly, I rose and brushed myself off. I felt different, not like when I turned into a werewolf that had an i...

8 years ago

The Darkest Night - Part Three

Not all tales can be found in books, but all myths are born of truth.

Mary turned to look back one last time at the only home she had ever known. Leaving had been the hardest thing ever – yet she had no doubt that harder things still lay ahead. She had packed hurriedly, wanting to be gone before the townsfolk showed up with...

9 years ago

The Barren Woods

A little something I wrote for my Creative Writing Class! Please Rate or Review! Thanks!

The Barren Woods When did, in the late spring of my years, the forest become so barren? Wandering, I can only find trees, with roots watered in booze and twigs of glass that whisper in the dark. The trees crumble to ash when I touch them, sweeping away in...