Fire

“The fire dances, mesmerizing as it twirls on its own, yet so dangerous when it grows bigger or when you come closer” I can’t get enough of the tension, this sick, haunting, compelling anticipation. I see the fire, feel its warmth sear my veins from afar,  and I can’t wait to be burned. “You set…

I need a painkiller

  I don’t need someone to love me. I need a painkiller. Someone who’ll make me forget everything,and everything I’ve gone through. Someone who’ll make me blank, siphon all the dirt away until I don’t remember it being there in the first place. I need someone to help me breathe and teach my limbs to…

Falling Up

Originally posted on days of stone:
You will never fall in love with me. Don’t try to convince me That I will always wait for you. If you really look, you’ll see I’m not here for the long haul Don’t imagine You give me reason to stay. When things get hard I’ll leave – Don’t…

Flash Fiction challenge (really late! But yay I’m posting again!)

Look, guys, I know I haven’t posted in nearly 10 days. I would normally give you the usual spiel that I’ve been busy with important stuff and will start posting regularly again shortly. Except that I’m awful at apologies. And that that isn’t true. Yes, I will start posting again more often, but no, I…

Love and a question – Robert Frost

A Stranger came to the door at eve,    And he spoke the bridegroom fair. He bore a green-white stick in his hand,    And, for all burden, care. He asked with the eyes more than the lips    For a shelter for the night, And he turned and looked at the road afar   …

Shadow of Ivo – Chapter 1

Ivo : I hear planes circle overhead. Instinctively, I crouch back into the shadow of the building, pulling Harlow by the arm with me until the concrete beams and whatever broken windows remain hide us. I let the night envelop us like a soothing, protecting veil. I can see Lyle further behind us, a dark shape…

She walks in beauty – Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night    Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright    Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light    Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less,    Had half impaired the nameless grace Which…

Seaside

I sing from a black heart and a white soul Two extremities intertwining The darkness compelling, absolute and reassuring The whiteness light, soft and smooth * And all around, the sea rises to relieve my unfulfilled dreams I give in and let myself float through the foamy, salty water And let the sun tan me…

offering

Originally posted on sheila sea:
he said “im going to gather up all the things you’ve lost so i can place them by your feet as an offering..” i smiled because he didnt know? id forgotten all those things when i found him. -sc

Two thoughts – Flash Fiction Challenge

I know this is really late and I know I have no excuse (do too many parties and a hangover count?), but this is what I wrote for Kimberley Crawford‘s Flash Fiction Challenge due on July the 3rd. It’s a tad more than 50 words, but as long as I write, I don’t think it…

Lost at sea – Color by Words Challenge

I took Emily Dunbar and J.T. Carlton‘s “Color by Words” challenge.   I wanted, at first, to make something serious and well thought-out with it, but decided against it. The words the random generator picked for me were “Victorian” and “Wombat”. Here’s what my insanely-weird mind came up with.   Here I was, minding my own…

Sonnet 116 – William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, That looks on tempests, and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although…