• Haelo commented on the post, complete 9 years ago

    I was complete until the lever broke. Then everything began to fall apart; first the legs, then the arms, and finally my head toppled from its trunk. What do all the passers-by think when they see the jumble of disassembled pieces on the ground? I shudder to think.

  • Haelo commented on the post, vase 9 years, 1 month ago

    The vase spread in glittering particles about my bare feet. I noticed a tickle as they struck my skin, and a few flecks of scarlet blood oozed out to form shining domes on the pale flesh.

  • Haelo commented on the post, velvet 9 years, 1 month ago

    Velvet is anonymous. Soft, and lush and thick to the touch, like fur, and flesh, and the moment of orgasm. It has no identity, and it needs none, for it is a suggestion of so much more.

  • Haelo commented on the post, bleach 9 years, 2 months ago

    The luminol glowed sickly in the gloom of the garage. Great patches of bluish light splattered the stained cement floor. The washing machine and dryer squatted against the wall, waiting. Blood, or bleach?

  • Haelo commented on the post, smiles 9 years, 2 months ago

    She smiles but it fractures into a sob. Her lips quiver as she struggles to lift them, and her lower lip trembles violently. The tears are sweet and salty as they splash onto his cheeks and trickle into his mouth.

  • Haelo commented on the post, brave 9 years, 2 months ago

    He wasn’t so brave, despite what other thought. His stomach wrapped itself in knots as he looked at the depth of the ravine. But he had an image to maintain, expectations to meet, something to prove. Always something to prove.

  • Haelo commented on the post, suit 9 years, 2 months ago

    My heart dropped through the floor as the last card turned. Three hearts, and two cards remaining. Beads of sweat prickled the back of my neck, but I kept my breath measured. I had him pegged with a King-Jack, but maybe, just maybe, could they be hearts? My off-suit Ace-King–not a heart between them–were making […]

  • Haelo commented on the post, starlight 9 years, 2 months ago

    The starlight filtered through leafy silhouettes. A gentle wind swayed the branches overhead, and the distant light winked and twinkled, like an endless ball of whirling courtesans and sly courtiers weaving through the shadows of a pillared hall.

  • Haelo commented on the post, gong 9 years, 2 months ago

    The gong shimmered as echos rang from the courtyard walls. Peasants paused, pitchforks frozen in hands. Bales of hay held their breath on the cart, rough fingers wrapped around their brown twine, but no longer hefting the weight.

  • Haelo commented on the post, train 9 years, 2 months ago

    The black snake rumbled through the gloom, belching forth plumes of smoke and steam that obscured the emerging stars. Wheels screeched in protest as it hurtled around a curve, and as the track straightened abruptly the lights suspended from the raised ceiling of the dining car were set swinging, painting murals of light and shadow […]

  • Haelo commented on the post, wrapped 9 years, 2 months ago

    I was wrapped in the rough, cool cloth. It felt stiff, almost like canvas, as I struggled to free my hands, but before long I was short of breath, gasping in the stifling heat of my own, trapped body.

  • Haelo commented on the post, collar 9 years, 2 months ago

    As I turned my collar down the thick, creamy fabric snagged on the spurs of glass that stood out above my skin. I winced, then gently lifted the collar over the bright edges, letting the fabric of the shirt settle on them with rough, twinges of ache, that were a little more bearable.

  • Haelo commented on the post, bow 9 years, 2 months ago

    The bow loosed a thrumming arrow, which sang as it clawed its way through the frosty morning air, to sink deep into his liquid, brown eye with a soft, ugly thud.

  • Haelo commented on the post, pillar 9 years, 2 months ago

    He was a pillar in their lives; solid, unyielding, holding them aloft with cold strength while the world threatened to collapse about them. His iron will bore them through the worst of times, but they touched nothing but , frigid marble when in need of a tender embrace they frantically reached for him.

  • Haelo commented on the post, rocket 9 years, 3 months ago

    I watched as the rocket misfired, sending the plume of orange flame spiralling and cavorting through the blue, until it erupted in a silent display of thunder and lightning.

  • Haelo commented on the post, kite 9 years, 3 months ago

    The blue kite fluttered in the breeze, wisping this way and that like a dandelion seed on water. Summer sun glinted at the edge of my vision, and the sky soared above, a vault of powder blue splashed with pale streamers of white cloud.

  • Haelo commented on the post, dress 9 years, 3 months ago

    I thought about the blue dress, for just a bare moment, before tossing it aside. Then I paused, considering the salmon pink one with the braided trim, but it didn’t suit either. Now the long, elegant, green dress – midnight green, they call it, so dark it’s almost black – the flowing one with a […]

  • Haelo commented on the post, reflex 9 years, 3 months ago

    I pulled my hand back instinctively, but a bead of blood already glistened darkly on my skin. Faceted eyes peered blindly from the darkness as I wrapped a linen strip around my palm.

  • Haelo commented on the post, meaning 9 years, 3 months ago

    Meaning is what you make of it. Life is what you put into it. Purpose is that which you assign. Do not live for the approval of others. Do not live for the blessing of an absent myth. Live for life, for love, for caring, for discovery, for yourself, and for all humanity.

  • Haelo commented on the post, crossed 9 years, 3 months ago

    Never again will I be crossed as I was that day. I have not forgotten, and as I finger the cold, velvet smooth barrel of the nine-millimeter in my pocket, the corner of my mouth twitches. Today will be the exclamation mark on my resolve.