MotherThe king slept soundly under sheets of silk. The morning had already broken, sun shining through the window onto the floor of stone, piercing through the sparse clouds the floated like leaves on a pond through the auburn sky. His arm underneath the pillow that cushioned his head, the elvish sovereigns mind drifted off towards the end of a dream.
The dream world was a familiar to the king all too familiar, in fact. The soft but bright greens of the forest trees hung overhead like a work of art, dancing from the cool breeze of the warmer seasons. Light streamed down onto his body as he lay on the top of the bed hed become so used to resting his body and mind upon, a canvas of elvish grace and craftsmanship that felt like it was created just for him.
As he stirred in his former home, the soft call of a womans voice made the king turned his head. The sound nearly soothed him back to sleep from its charm. It came from a lady he knew all too well.
BondI look back up at the clock. It's fifteen minutes until it's time. But they always come early, don't they? I thought they'd be here by now. No worries. They said they'd be here at 5:00 sharp. It's not 5:00 yet, is it?
I hope they haven't eaten yet. I really want a burger. I haven't had a good burger from Wendy's in ages. I miss those. They always had the best. But the youngest doesn't like them. Maybe we'll all go out somewhere else instead. As long as we're all happy.
I log online. There's one of them. I chat it up with him for what feels like hours. The door knocks. I tell him I'll see him later, and I promise him that. I know not to break promises with my brother. I know how much a promise means to him. Maybe, I think, promises should mean more to me too. I haven't had anyone to really connect to for a good long while besides him and...
Him and him. There they are at the door.
"Hey," I say casually. Like this is no big deal. But it is a big deal. Why do I toss this off as casual mee
The WriterHe stares at the empty page on the screen that begs him to fill it with words. Begs him to find a way to enchant and enthrall and reflect on the nature of living. To reflect on natures of love, life, hate, humor, rumor, rampant sexuality.
All art comes from demons.
How does he draw in a reader? How does he not get bored halfway through and call it quits? how to make sure the reader won't? How does he make this work into a work of art? How does he imprint his name on it?
All art comes from demons, he thinks again.
What demons? He never grew up in the slums. He never had to wonder if he would die coming home. He worried about monsters under the bed and skeletons in the closet as he grew up.
But, all art comes from demons.
What did he have to worry about? His parents? They divorced when he was twelve. They lavished him, trying to win his affection over the other parent. The bitterness in those gifts was staggering.
All art... comes from demons.
He remembers it now. The one toy he always w
WaltzA white and brown-tailed falcon flew through light-falling snow, soaring close to a stone tower of a tall castle. A gold band attached to its right leg glowed a soft blue for a fleeting moment, and the falcon darted off to the left at the last moment, cutting through the air with grace normally unseen in this sort of weather.
Down on the cold, snowy earth below, the young, elvish king of the land watched the falcon fly through the air, unblinking eyes stinging a bit from the cold. The king, an elf in his mid-twenties, was dressed rather modestly for a man of his stature and the weather of his land. A white cotton shirt showing in the opening of his jacket, laced with navy blue silk on the interior, and what appeared to be printed cotton in a soft tan color with a traditional leaf-like pattern sewn into the fabric. Draped on his shoulder and buckled on his collarbone was dark cerulean cape that fell to just above his heels. White pants completing the ensemble were joined by a silver rin
Health KickMotherfucker. There, I said it. Motherfucker. I just can't believe I'm going back to Mom's for the Christmas season again. I swore to myself up and down last year that I wouldn't, and here I am again. Crammed in the backseat of this little tiny-ass Ford Taurus, driving four hours to go to a little tiny-ass house.
What? Rob asks me. He doesn't even look back, but that doesn't surprise me. My brothers don't really talk that much. I bet he thinks it's just to break that awkward silence that we've had for the last ten minutes. I dunno, man, I say back. I just really wish I didn't have to deal with Dad this year.
Yeah, says Rick, driving without taking his eyes off the endless stretches of road in front of him. It's been nothing but those green and yellow fields for about half an hour now. The road's perfectly straight, like he was driving on the flat side of a ruler. I'm really wishing one of them would turn the radio o
WhaTiF 1: Rouge SurvivesAlong with Cream, Rouge begins to flee from a possible pursuit by Darth Kryon through a forest. The two get lost along the way, ending up traveling down a path which leads through a swamp. And, as Rouge suspected, the pair is being followed...
I think we're lost, Cream said, tracing her eyes slowly across the murky and dark landscape that laid out before the both of them. Every one of their senses was encapsulated with at least some sense of disgust in the swamp, the sights, sounds, and smells not helping relieve the tension that was held around them. A slow churn of deep mud and sand underneath what little solid ground there was filled Cream's ears as she tentatively awaited for her friend to reply. The possibility of pursuit by Darth Kryon weighed heavily on Rouge's mind as she stared at the moving ground beneath her. The bat hadn't remembered coming this way before. In her haste, she had likely made a few wrong turns.
Yeah, she began. I don't rec
Shin held the sword's hilt with his right hand, the single-edged blade resting in a small divot in the blood-soaked earth from its weight, standing still for the moment to catch his breath as the conflict in front of him raged on. The body of his fallen opponent laid strewn out before him with a massive slash wound to the neck. The invaders were unknowns, an army that had appeared like rolling fog on a moor, a surprise attack that had left the army of the Middle Ground virtually no chance to prepare. That being said, the wave of bodies was being driven back whence they came by the relentless, dogged persistence of those they attacked.
Shin was one of them. An orange fox, Sir Kerron, one of the knights of the Middle Ground, at first appeared to be dressed for anything but combat, with a tan baseball cap resting backwards on his head over a pair of glasses for his eyes. Complete with a green T-shirt, blue denim jeans and sneakers, he would appear to be a random peasant called
The observatory sparkled from within with the buzzing of activity, the night sky being studied with every inch of detail. The mages there observed the night sky with little sense of wonder or mystery, many of them having seen it all before. Papers and pads were laid out on tables all around the room's perimeter, pencils and pens moving at miles a minute to record what they saw before it was all too late. The stars, after all, waited for none of the men that seek to study them.
Anna was a bit unused to all of this commotion over the stars. But then again, she'd never been in the observatory of the institute before, and found the experience to be one far different than what she did as a little girl. She could recall, rather vividly, the feel of the cool grass against her hair and the tips of her ears as she laid down in a field with her parents, gazing skyward into the night sky. The moon, one night, was so very bright that it made her eyes hurt, like she was staring into the midday sun
She wiped the sweat from her brow again with her left hand as her right hovered six inches over the limp boy's expired body, her entire arm seeming to pulse a soft blue color from the use of her magic. His breath was becoming less shallow as he recovered from his fall, the scrapes on his skin closing rapidly with fresh cells to replace them, though the blood that had dried on his legs, knees and hands stayed where it was. Her concentration was one of an astute focus that none of the other villagers could seem to break for anything, even if they somehow wanted her to.
A few more minutes of her magic applied, and the boy sprung up with a sudden burst of energy and vitality like a runner who had just caught his second wind. He opened his mouth in an ecstatic smile and danced about by twirling in a circle on one leg. She wiped her face clean of sweat on her robe with a soft grin, pleased to see him standing and amused by his dancing. He threw his arms around her neck and pushed his hair in