• Amanda G. commented on the post, meow 5 years, 12 months ago

    “Get back here right meow!” shouted Mr. Pusskins. The students stared back at him blankly. They had long grown tired of his terrible puns.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, doors 6 years ago

    Doors can lead to many places. They can lead to happiness, and they can lead to unbearable sadness. They are real, and they can transcend reality. A metaphorical door is a chance at fate, and I find that many men and women are willing to take the risk to open a door.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, stealth 6 years ago

    Rickon and Bran were lucky to have Osha on their side when it came time to slip away from Winterfell. Stealth is nothing if it is not joined with cunning and experience.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, wrought 6 years ago

    The situation was wrought with danger. There were dragons flying overhead, raining fire down upon them. There were ogres in front of them with tree trunks in hand, bludgeoning all who came in their path. The air was filled with the smell of burned and rotting flesh.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, gamer 6 years ago

    My best friend’s husband is a gamer. He played Borderlands II from 2 am until 10 am this morning at least. I wonder if he ever eats.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, raven 6 years ago

    As I walked back from my run this morning, I saw a large black bird with a pointed beak sitting atop a chain-link fence. It was staring into someone’s yard, and all I could think was, “I wonder what died.”

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, submerged 6 years ago

    The apple was submerged in the bowl of spiked punch, a forgotten remnant of last night’s excitement. It sat there for a few hours, wondering if anybody would rescue it. After a day had gone by, it began to worry.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, steady 6 years ago

    Slow and steady wins no race, especially if you’re a beginning runner in a crowd of seasoned veterans. Rather, time and persistence are what are required for success.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, instant 6 years ago

    The moment she saw the Popsicle, she instantly froze. It had been so long since she had had water, so long since she had tasted anything other than her own sweat dripping into her mouth. The mother pulled her child, Popsicle and all, out of her sight, all the while looking at her as though she were a rabid beast.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, joyous 6 years ago

    It was a joyous occasion. The luminaries shone in the dusk, and the newly married couple danced as though they would never live to see another day. Their families stood around them, shouting congratulations and happy wishes, but they heard neither over the sound of their love for each other.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, adorned 6 years, 1 month ago

    The princess stood at the top of the crowd, adorned in all the delicacies that declared her rank. She overlooked them, trying to feel something more than apathy for each of the moon-shaped faces turned eagerly toward her. All she felt was tired. How could it be that she was appointed to this position by the Gods?

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, shells 6 years, 1 month ago

    She sells seashells buy the seashore. It’s really a silly thing to do, if you think about it. It wouldn’t be very profitable. This “she,” whoever she is, should collect her merchandise and head inland. Maybe make some jewelry out of it.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, pairs 6 years, 1 month ago

    I always fold my socks into pairs when I do the laundry. It makes it easier to find the socks I want in the morning, as it’s quicker to look for one thing than it is to look for two. I don’t actually wear socks that often, but I love to buy cute pairs whenever they’re on sale.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, cliffs 6 years, 3 months ago

    People stand at the edges of cliffs all the time, both metaphorically and literally, but standing there is just the first step. In order to really live, you have to find the courage not only to stand at the edge, but to jump off and fly.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, cliffs 6 years, 3 months ago

    People stand at the edges of cliffs all the time, whether it’s metaphorical or literal. But looking over is just the first step. In order to really live, you have to find the courage not only to stand at the edge, but to jump off and fly.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, leverage 6 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve considered trying my hand at rockclimbing. You know, scaling a wall of dirt and pebbles (or plastic and metal), grasping for that last tiny bit of leverage that will get you to the top.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, dashboard 6 years, 3 months ago

    I have never owned a car, nor have I driven one, so I haven’t put much thought into dashboard decorations. The first thing that comes to my mind are those stupid Hawaiian girl bobble head dolls. I will NOT have one of those. I like the various collections of things that people hang from their rearview mirrors. A friend of mine has a lei that I…[Read more]

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, trench 6 years, 3 months ago

    In high school, I was forced to take history classes, and I learned, among many other things, about the World Wars. One of the only facts I still retain in vivid memory is that many soldiers in one of them (2?) had to fight from trenches, and thus ended up with trench foot because their feet were wet from too long. Whenever my shoes get soaked in…[Read more]

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, punished 6 years, 3 months ago

    I remember being punished as a child. I was spanked occasionally, as a lot of children were, but more often I was sent to the corner. I hated the corner. It was filled with spiderwebs, and my feet and knees would hurt from standing on the hard tile for what seemed like forever.

  • Amanda G. commented on the post, vines 6 years, 3 months ago

    The vines began to tighten around her throat, slowly, but she didn’t notice. She had long been dead, and no one cared enough to find her here. The search had stopped years ago. Her blind eyes stared and watched the seasons pass.