• Brooke commented on the post, loss 6 days, 22 hours 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 1 week, 1 day 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 1 week, 3 days 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 1 week, 6 days 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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 2 weeks, 2 days 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 2 weeks, 3 days 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 2 weeks, 3 days 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 2 weeks, 4 days 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 2 weeks, 5 days ago

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

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

    He was trapped in a cage of his own making. He longed to escape it, but couldn’t see how.

  • Brooke commented on the post, longing 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Every day, I sit at my window and look at the world outside. I long to be there, instead of in here. There’s so much out there, just waiting for me to discover it.

  • Brooke commented on the post, tricked 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    It was so easy to trick them. Play the part of the sweet, innocent girl, then quietly smile to yourself as soon as everyone else looked the other way.

  • Brooke commented on the post, executives 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    “It’s all the fault of those damn executives. They’re the ones who cut our paychecks.”
    “I know, And there’s not a damn thing we can do about it. That’s what really frustrates me.”
    “Another drink?”
    “You bet.”

  • Brooke commented on the post, stare 1 month ago

    “You’ve been staring at her all morning.”
    “So?”
    “You like her, don’t you?”
    “No!”
    “Then why are you staring at her?”

  • Brooke commented on the post, thieves 1 month ago

    The rules were simple. Get in, take what you can, get out again, and split it fairly. It wasn’t a life for everyone, of course. But who said there wasn’t honor among thieves?

  • Brooke commented on the post, madman 1 month ago

    He was a madman. Everyone said so.
    What fools they were! How could they not see it was they who were mad?
    Ridiculous.

  • Brooke commented on the post, intimidate 1 month ago

    Reducing a once intimidating villain to a shell of his former self is something I really hate.

  • Brooke commented on the post, intimidate 1 month ago

    He loved to intimidate people he didn’t like. There was something about seeing the shock, confusion, or fear on someone’s face that gave him a rush of satisfaction.
    It was wrong, some part of him knew. But it felt so good.

  • Brooke commented on the post, champagne 1 month, 1 week ago

    She laughed and clinked her champagne glass against his. Neither of them noticed the dark figure sitting at a table in the back of the restaurant, watching them.