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stunt

He back-flipped over the wall, landing squarely on his feet, legs crouched and a stupidly wide grin across his face. Cheers erupted around him. Bending low, he swept his arm out beside him and watched as silvers and coins clinked into the crumpled scarf at his feet.

The small crowd that had gathered were a motley bunch of people – homeless Jack who often hung around this neighborhood, a couple of curious foreigners, schoolboys with greasy hair and dirt-stained pants.

But hey, he was a penniless drop-out, so he’d do with what he’d get.

» Posted By ethel On 05.24.2017 @ 4:53 am

ordinary

She’s just an ordinary girl. She doesn’t wear fancy, uptown clothing, nor is she an athlete or a straight-A student. Mention her name, and the majority of her schoolmates and teachers would be confused with unfamiliarity.

Yet, it’s when the unexpected occurs to people like her, then do they blink their eyes open, and step out to face this new twist in their lives, with hearts of warmth, bravery and undiscovered strength.

» Posted By ethel On 03.29.2017 @ 7:10 am

beard

Irritation blossomed in him.

He didn’t understand why, but he knew what had begun it. It was his beard. All this time, he spent hours staring at that reflection of his hideous stubble, and later splurged wallet-fulls of money on finding the right product to make those dark blonde hairs glossy, neat, and the perfect picture of a well-kept and respectable man.

Look at it now. Miss a couple of days without a shower – not even by choice! – and his beard was a frizzy, dull lump. It made him want to scream.

» Posted By ethel On 03.28.2017 @ 6:13 am

influence

My mother was the greatest influence of my life. She changed how I approached problems, how I thought about people, how I spoke, dressed, believed.

But sometimes, I wonder if what I ended up becoming was because of her as well.

» Posted By ethel On 03.21.2017 @ 9:50 pm

cheated

Her heart crumpled. “Mom?”

The woman started and looked up. Her face, framed by shiny curls and dusted with make-up, dropped into one of shock and dawning horror.

The man beside her blinked. His arms detached from her waist and he turned to her. “Who’s this?”

» Posted By ethel On 03.20.2017 @ 9:31 pm

skater

He went down the ice rink, screeching his heart out. Around him, bystanders cringed, mommies holding on to their kiddies with irate expressions, an elderly couple frowning unhappily at yet another display of uncultured youth today.

Well, fuck them, because he just got the scholarship of his life and the girlfriend of his dreams. Today, nothing could bring him down.

» Posted By ethel On 03.19.2017 @ 10:48 pm

He went down the ice rink, screeching his heart out. Around him, bystanders cringed, mommies holding on to their kiddies with irate expressions, an elderly couple frowning unhappily at the yet display of uncultured youth today.

Well, fuck them, because he just got the scholarship of his life and the girlfriend of his dreams. Today, nothing could bring him down.

» Posted By ethel On 03.19.2017 @ 10:41 pm

wishful

I wish that the stars would fall from the sky.

My ma used to say that we could be granted the things we want if they do, so maybe that’s where this childish fantasy of mine came from. I mean, I know it’s immature, for people decades younger than I am, but with a life like mine – broken, long, hopeless…

It’s never too late to dream, isn’t it?

» Posted By Ethel On 03.18.2017 @ 10:04 pm

true

It’s true, isn’t it?

You lied to me for twenty years. About my age, my heritage, my humanity.

How could you? I’m your child! Is that even real? Or is it something else you lied to me about because you wanted me to live an ignorant life, so that it made you feel better about yourself, what you’ve done to my actual people?

» Posted By ethel On 02.19.2017 @ 6:27 am

declaration

“I love you. I always have. I mean, I didn’t want this to be cliche, you deserve better than that. But I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.

“The truth is, I’ve been in love with you for years. Your smile, your intelligence, your kindness, it’s just, it’s just something I’ve always wanted to have in a partner that I could spend my lifetime with. It’s something Jamie never had.”

» Posted By ethel On 02.18.2017 @ 5:18 am

loss

She bowed her head, heart beating and hurting from the pain. Who knew that loss could hurt so bad? Her eyes glistened with tears, but she didn’t dare let them fall, not with so many people watching.

Shame washed over her. Even now, in his death, her pride still mattered more than her sincerity.

» Posted By ethel On 02.17.2017 @ 7:28 am

crumble

The walls crumbled, debris littering the cracked tiles and kicking up dust around what used to be their room. He coughed, praying that his asthma wouldn’t act up here. Looking around, all he could think about was the happiness he had once felt at being the cause of this sort of destruction, but now…

» Posted By ethel On 02.15.2017 @ 4:19 am

pawn

She was pummeled to the ground, and as she lay there, unmoving, eyes blank and staring listlessly ahead, she wondered how she could ever had trusted this man.

He was a manipulator, a chess player – as cliche as that sounded – who gave little regard to those he deemed useless to his plans. Or worse, too little of a threat to his wealth and authority.

» Posted By ethel On 02.13.2017 @ 4:37 am

overtime

He pushed and pushed, sweat gathering on his forehead and down his back. It’s not like he couldn’t do it, he knew he could, but God was it so hard when it felt like all the world’s against him. If only, if only, he glanced at the jar beside him. If only he could open it, all would be well.

» Posted By Ethel On 02.12.2017 @ 4:43 am

experience

i want to experience. it. all. with you. and not let our desires be edited or ridiculed. you and i will be the experience for one another. and we will hold nothing back. experience me while i experience you.

» Posted By ethel On 01.05.2013 @ 1:39 pm

ticket

The ticket to death. Not very much. All you have is one. No round trips. Just one way. One way to hell, one way to heaven. Don’t stop for anything. Get rid of the ticket….hurry….No more time….Good night….

» Posted By Ethel On 07.02.2009 @ 12:04 pm

sentence

a long one. That’s dismal, like. I didn’t even do anything.

» Posted By Ethel On 01.01.1970 @ 12:00 am

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