• heather commented on the post, lack 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Tears streaming, cutting through the dirt of months of travel. His bitter words tore at his throat, threatening to consume every last shred of hope in him. “What is it that I lack?” He pounded a fist to his chest, the blow echoing in the near darkness of the clearing. “Why am I never good enough?”

  • heather commented on the post, ferry 8 months, 1 week ago

    The ford was a steady stream of activity this time of year. It was clogged with merchants and families alike, all trying to get to the capitol in time. The ferry was overcrowded, the stink of human bodies packed together cloying.

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  • heather commented on the post, hairspray 8 months, 1 week ago

    His wicked grin spurred on the demons riding in my own veins. It was nauseating how his recklessness lit a fire in my belly. His hands were deft as the can spun towards the door. A small flick, molten flame casting the dark room into shadows that caught in his teeth.
    “Careful,” He breathed, letting out a hiss from the can that ignited the night…[Read more]

  • Nightawait commented on the post, relate 2 years ago

    She was the wall beside me,
    around me,
    everywhere I took myself to.
    She became the pavement
    my tears fell onto,
    she was the drops of the fountain
    that sprayed me.
    She was and she
    became everyone I talked to.
    Soon, she was no more, but all I saw.

  • Nightawait commented on the post, laughing 2 years, 6 months ago

    The ones that make your stomach hurt. It reaches your eyes and mine. It’s dizzying how good it feels. You make ma forget everything whole. For a moment, we are whole. It comes in equal waves, these moments to match the bad. They are everywhere. Sometimes I lose sight of them, so you take my hand and guide me here. But I can’t find you these days.…[Read more]

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  • Nightawait commented on the post, butterfly 2 years, 6 months ago

    Today, my heart had wings for two seconds, and I had the faint feeling of may-be-we-could-be, this hopeful yet absolutely hopeless hope. I thought for 2 seconds about him. But I know I am the dull craters while he is the moon. I am nothing in comparison. And my heart became still again.

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  • Nightawait commented on the post, stare 2 years, 8 months ago

    I look on,
    ahead.
    There’s no gazing here.
    No dreamy eyes or rueful wishing.
    Everything is still.
    Not glazed over or
    romantic in any way.
    They look at me funny as I stand there,
    pretend dreaming,
    walking past me
    my past before me
    and behind me
    tearing into me
    keeping me still and
    staring.

  • Nightawait commented on the post, tale 3 years, 5 months ago

    She told me lies. Wrapped in beautiful words of friendship. Fingertips interlaced mine. Our bony hug bringing our hearts together– but in reality, we were far from it. She was headed to infinity and I was headed toward nothing but reality. It was a fantasy we lost in our on-the-surface-conversations, our no-eye-contact glances… and now she is a…[Read more]

  • heather commented on the post, domestic 3 years, 5 months ago

    Thade glance over his shoulder, the rhythmic tapping of the knife didn’t stop as he did so. He watched as Faolan stepped into the kitchen, rolling up the sleeves of his button up while scowling at the flat owner. A grin parted Thade’s lips, a childish thing. The other man grumbled wordlessly, a low tune pressing from his throat to express his…[Read more]

  • heather commented on the post, control 3 years, 7 months ago

    A smirk laced its way across her lips, tugging on the corners of her mouth like an excited child. Her eyes lit up with ecstasy and in that moment she became the madwoman he remembered. In that moment, she was completely in control yet so close to spiraling off into the abyss. With blood streaking its way through her hair, dripping into her eyes–…[Read more]

  • heather commented on the post, pint 5 years, 2 months ago

    Trem’s fingers traced slowly over the gash in her side. Pain lanced through her stomach at the touch, reminding her that she as still alive. For the moment, she didn’t feel like it. She felt weak, stumbling through the building like a child lost and alone. She cursed under her breath, trying to calculate how much blood she’d lost already.

  • Dee commented on the post, unknown 5 years, 5 months ago

    sometimes i wish my heart had a peephole. so i would know who’s outside before i let them in. so i would know that it’s not a robber. or my mother. or a solicitor. or a giant ant. or my seatmate in high school whose favorite book i lost. or a filmmaker whose works i have never seen. or a serial killer who will effortlessly rip my heart apart and…[Read more]

  • heather commented on the post, desperation 5 years, 5 months ago

    Even through the coarse nylon fibers in her suit, she could feel the heat rising to a broil under her fingers. The metal goraned, threatening to cave under her weight.
    “Just a bit longer,” she mumbled, words lost to the thick mouthpiece that covered the lower half of her face. The led lights flickered in her visor, alerting her to the dangerous…[Read more]

  • Nightawait commented on the post, striped 5 years, 7 months ago

    rip my clothes off. drum down the walls off my soul. see right through me and you’ll hate me.

  • Dee commented on the post, sniper 5 years, 9 months ago

    running late
    i brisked to nothing
    not having to, but just caught
    hurried down the slope
    not after something
    when you hit me
    bull’s eye

  • heather commented on the post, exactly 5 years, 9 months ago

    She stared at the smooth metal surface for a moment more, her green eyes flickering like distant flames as she contemplated the weight of the decision before her. White eyes watched her from his impassive face, snowy hair framing his strange angled features. His breath caught for a moment as she reached forward to brush her fingers across the orb.…[Read more]