• darseyrsm commented on the post, stunts 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and… fall. A stunt drops and the world might as well have dropped with it. There, on the floor, limbs splayed and eyes wet, one girl knows her life is almost over.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, drummer 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    The little drummer boy got lost last night. He drummed and drummed, humming along as he marched off into the setting sun. I saw his shadow swallowed up by the forest, but come daylight, his drumming was long gone. The dogs ran the paths, searching for his tracks, but they could not agree on a direction. No body has been found, but that little…[Read more]

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, lint 8 months ago

    Picking the lint out of her bellybutton was just part of our nightly ritual. Make tea, brush teeth, get undressed, pick out lint, lay down… warm and together, and full of love, the same old ritual stayed fresh and new… unlike the tea that grew cold when we fell asleep too early.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, olive 10 months ago

    “Olive!” my mother called from the other room.

    A stupid name that I never liked. She might as well have called me Potato or Leek.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, dormant 1 year, 1 month ago

    The dragon lies dormant, so we sneak in, step by silent step. Each time a snort of smoke escape one giant nostril, the five of us pause, holding our breaths as if the air was toxic.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, pan 1 year, 2 months ago

    Frying in the pan were a couple of eggs. The flame was too hot, and the eggs were sticking to the bottom, but the shiny-eyed old man didn’t seem to notice or care. He pushed the food around with a wooden spoon, slowly prodding at it while it turned from yellow to a charred brown. Just as a particularly dark piece of egg flew over the pan’s edge,…[Read more]

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, wallow 2 years, 4 months ago

    It would be easy to stop right now. Just wallow in my grief until it suffocated me, snuffing me out like so many candles. But for some reason I cannot name, I continue forward, running for my life. Maybe if I survive this, I’ll let the grief kill me. But first, I have to survive.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, rented 2 years, 4 months ago

    The condo was two stories, but no more than 1500 square feet. The couches were comfy, but not new, and the windows were large, but the view was not crystalline sky nor sea. It was perfect.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, falter 2 years, 7 months ago

    It’s a trip, a step, another stumble… he hits the ground and it shakes with fright. His tongue is lolling, swelling too big for his mouth, and what should have been “I’m sorry” comes out “It was only a matter of time.”

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, footsteps 2 years, 7 months ago

    Step… step… step…
    I try to silence my breathing underneath the bed. From behind the fallen duvet, I can see one, then two heavy, dirty, brown work boots. A drop of red hits the carpet in front of them. Blood, dripping off the man. I stifle a terrified sound. My heart beats too loudly in the silent room.
    In a gravely voice, he speaks, “I know…[Read more]

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, huddled 2 years, 10 months ago

    CRASH! The walls collapse to our left, and the brewery falls to the demons. Huddled behind a stack of boxes, we barely avoid losing heads to the burning truck that blows over the shelter. I shoulder my gun. I counted last night. Three bullets. Remmy and Torin look up at me for answers. I can barely see their eyes for the dirt streaking their…[Read more]

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, sly 2 years, 12 months ago

    The scent of tobacco filled the room. It bit at my nose, and I shook my head to force it to clear. I could feel smoke clinging to my hair.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, weathered 3 years ago

    His weathered hands held a wailing infant girl. Her eyes shone blue as they swelled over with tears. Her tiny fist swung, but the old man’s strong grasp held her securely.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, fought 3 years ago

    Spitting and hissing, I slammed my fist into her smirking face. She reeled back, clutching her jaw, but swung back with equal fervour, fire burning behind those darkly shadowed eyes. It stung more than I expected it to, and I lunged at her.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, miraculous 3 years ago

    When Mitchell’s lips hit Valentine’s, there were no sparkling lights and healing magic. There was only a flip in her stomach and a surprising feeling of warmth in her fingertips.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, adolescent 3 years, 1 month ago

    ur 2 cute! want 2 come over l8er? ive got sum kool new games we can play!!!!!!

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, motivated 3 years, 2 months ago

    I do not feel motivated to write this paper, even though I actually really like the topic. I want to write it; I just don’t want to go through the process of starting. Over and over convincing myself to move.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, gold 3 years, 2 months ago

    His eyes glowed a hot golden colour and the younger man’s lungs froze. He clutched at his throat in terror, but could not make a sound. The older man laughed, and the sound of it was like an old, well-tuned instrument played for the first time in centuries. The young man’s neck bled from his own fingernails. He collapsed with a thud. The older…[Read more]

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, veteran 3 years, 2 months ago

    His eyes sweep the room speedily, feet shuffling, and arms tense. A battle occurs under her eyelids when she sleeps.

  • darseyrsm commented on the post, values 3 years, 2 months ago

    If our values are the same, we have the freedom to argue as much as we do. We know that at the core of our beings, we stand united. And unity, my dear, makes a great deal more difference than your friends like to believe.