• Brooke commented on the post, steak 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    He turned the steak over so the other side could cook.
    “When’s it doing to be done, Daddy?”
    He smiled down at his little daughter. “Soon, sweetheart. Very soon.”

  • Brooke commented on the post, wishful 4 months ago

    She knew it was just wishful thinking. How could someone like him ever notice someone like her? Yet when she was alone, she couldn’t help daydreaming about the two of them walking on the beach at sunset, hand in hand.

  • Brooke commented on the post, outdoors 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    He loved being outdoors. He loved to go hiking with his wife and daughter in the nearby mountains. It was so peaceful there, away from civilization.

  • Brooke commented on the post, dodged 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    The rock came at me so fast I almost didn’t dodge in time. I hit the ground and rolled over, covering my head. Another rock hit the ground next to me.

  • Brooke commented on the post, misled 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I hoped my instincts hadn’t misled me as I tiptoed through the dark corridor. He was here somewhere, I was sure of it.

  • Brooke commented on the post, rooftops 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I danced along the rooftops, sprinkling fairy dust everywhere. Nightmares turned to pleasant dreams, and those who’d been lying awake now slept soundly.

  • Brooke commented on the post, disposable 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I shoved the disposable items in the fridge and slammed the door. Why did I have to do all the work?

  • Brooke commented on the post, steady 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Slow and steady. Don’t look down. That’s what they told me. I make my way to the end of the tightrope and heave a sigh of relief.

  • Brooke commented on the post, gorgeous 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    I stared at her for what felt like forever. All I could say was, “You’re gorgeous.”

  • Brooke commented on the post, sleeping 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    I couldn’t sleep that night. I kept tossing and turning, thinking about what he’d said to me earlier that day. What had he meant? Was there another girl, or was something else going on?

  • Brooke commented on the post, loss 5 months ago

    The loss still pained him, even after all this time.

    Every so often, he would reach for the place on his belt where his sword had once hung, only to find nothing.

    It hadn’t just been a weapon. It was all he had left of his father.

  • Brooke commented on the post, crumble 5 months, 1 week ago

    The man crumbled the bread in his hands and threw the pieces one by one into the duck pond.

  • Brooke commented on the post, pawn 5 months, 1 week ago

    He shook his head and moved the piece across the board. “Your move.”
    A smile crossed his face as he waited for his opponent. They might be playing a game, but what he had in mind was very real.
    For so long, he’d been a pawn. Now, he would be king.

  • Brooke commented on the post, disrepair 5 months, 1 week ago

    Years had passed, and the opera house had fallen into disrepair. But the ghosts of dancers twirling onstage, musicians tuning up in the orchestra pit, and notes hanging in the air long after they’d been sung were still there, if you cared to look and listen for them.

  • Brooke commented on the post, guidance 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I can’t figure how to beat this stupid game. I need guidance, but don’t know where to find it. I doesn’t matter, though, because in the end, it’s always a matter of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best.

  • Brooke commented on the post, educated 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    He’d been well educated in the ways of the outside. No matter where he went, he always stood apart.

  • Brooke commented on the post, repay 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    He drew the dagger and carefully cleaned it, polishing it until it shone. He wanted to look his best for the big occasion, right down to his weapon.
    He’d been waiting so long, Now, at last, he would have his revenge.

  • Brooke commented on the post, repay 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    “You’ve done so much for me. How can I ever repay you?”
    I smiled at her. “Just be yourself.”
    She threw her arms around me and hugged me.

  • Brooke commented on the post, voyage 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    It would be a long voyage, that was for sure. Weeks spent at sea, the ship being tossed and turned by waves, hours of back-breaking work, the captain barking orders, not nearly enough to eat. But it was all worth it in the end, if he finally got to see his family again.

  • Brooke commented on the post, cages 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    They were both in cages. She was imprisoned by her father’s last wish, and he by a harsh and unforgiving law.