• Chuppers commented on the post, kit 9 years ago

    The kit contained everything she needed: every size of lock pick she could imagine, along with grease for the hinges and gloves to hide her fingerprints.

    This was real. There was nothing amateur about it.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, waiter 9 years, 1 month ago

    He looked far too old to be a waiter, she thought, scrutinizing him. The man had a bushy walrus mustache, wavy shoulder-length hair, and bright hazel eyes that twinkled at her under his white caterpillar eyebrows. He was obviously hiding an amused smile as he asked her, “What can I get for you today, miss?”

  • Chuppers commented on the post, hostage 9 years, 1 month ago

    He had taken her hostage the minute they met, though he would never know it. He had bewitched her, body and soul, had taken her captive with his beautiful voice, sunny smile, and loving heart.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, punch 9 years, 2 months ago

    The punch connected with great force, sending me sprawling to the ground in an instant. “How dare you,” she growled at me, her now bruised fist shaking in anger. “What gives you the right?”

  • Chuppers commented on the post, hats 9 years, 2 months ago

    She had so many hats that it was almost ridiculous. I couldn’t help but stare around; the wall was full of them. They were mostly ‘old lady hats’, old-fashioned, wide-brimmed pieces with gigantic feathers, bows, and occasionally birds attached in what might have been to someone else an artistic pattern.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, tilt 9 years, 2 months ago

    The world tilted and pitched beneath me, and I suddenly found it extremely difficult to stay upright. Oh dear, I thought distantly, it’s happened again. My vision grayed at the edges, and I swallowed dizzily, searching for a water fountain; I had dehydrated myself again.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, stroller 9 years, 2 months ago

    The stroller was heavier than she would have expected, but then again, she didn’t know what to expect when it came to babies. They were so foreign to her, so irritating, so frightening, that she never knew what to do with them. Usually she stayed far away, but she had been roped into helping, and […]

  • Chuppers commented on the post, calling 9 years, 2 months ago

    He wasn’t sure what his calling was; all he knew was that he had to find it. Everyone around him had already found theirs – doctors, graphic designers, scientists, teachers, linguists… the Decided were all around him, mocking his indecision and giving it names with their derisive stares: Inadequacy, Weakness, Failure.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, overjoyed 9 years, 2 months ago

    Overjoyed. It seems like one of those odd English words that doesn’t mean what you think it should. Shouldn’t someone who is overjoyed have too much joy? Perhaps it isn’t possible. Joy is so fleeting anyway that it mustn’t be possible to have more than you can handle.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, rustling 9 years, 2 months ago

    The rustling in the trees startled me. Everything had been so quiet just a second before, and what should have been a peaceful noise made me suddenly, fearfully aware of how very alone I was.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, under 9 years, 2 months ago

    She was under quota, and she knew it. What would the higher-ups say when she gave them a lackluster sales report for the fourth month in a row? Would they give her more grace, or would they cast her aside as they had already done with several far more experienced employees she knew?

  • Chuppers commented on the post, sponge 9 years, 3 months ago

    The grass was spongy from all the rain- a nice change from the dry, crunchy grass it had been just weeks earlier. The world had been drenched again and again, restoring itself and reviving the seemingly dead plants. It was rather poetic: a dead world come alive again.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, miles 9 years, 3 months ago

    The miles were getting harder of late. They used to be so smooth, with only a couple of bumps, but now they were consistently uphill, with only a few downhill bumps in between. Now, things were much different.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, made 9 years, 3 months ago

    It seemed to be tailor-made for her, this life that she was living. Everything about every moment was a learning experience, teaching her something important. Even the moments she wasn’t learning anything, she was still learning something. It was a paradox, but she had come to expect that by now.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, strung 9 years, 3 months ago

    The strings were strung on the guitar and the kite, but she was strung up with worries and fears. The guitar’s strings made music, the kite’s strings brought fun, but her strings weighed her down with misery. Her strings were entirely the wrong kind of strings.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, carve 9 years, 4 months ago

    She picked up the carving her father had made for her years ago, studying it as she turned it over and over in her hand. It wasn’t the work of a master by any stretch of the imagination, but she though it was beautiful, if only because he had made it just for her.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, fallout 9 years, 5 months ago

    The fallout left in his wake was devastating, more devastating than anyone could have guessed it would be. They had imagined his death before, but not like this. Nothing could have prepared them for the real thing. Disaster had visited them; tragedy had reared its ugly head.

  • Chuppers commented on the post, driven 9 years, 5 months ago

    If anything could be said of the young agent, it was that she was driven. But by what, they all wondered? What dark secret was she keeping in her mind’s dusty closet, what kept her awake at night when she was working long hours at her desk, trying to solve the most recent case?

  • Chuppers commented on the post, smiles 9 years, 5 months ago

    She was all smiles as he held the door open for her. This is what she had wanted since she was a little girl, and it was happening so fast all of a sudden. All the years of waiting had finally come to an end, and there he was, everything she had dreamed him to […]

  • Chuppers commented on the post, rocket 9 years, 5 months ago

    We watched it rocket off into the sky, our mouths hanging open. As it started to disappear into the distance, I broke the stunned silence by saying, “Well, it definitely got some good air…”