• Haley commented on the post, sanctity 6 years, 6 months ago

    There was a certain sanctity to the way in which she carried herself. She walked with eloquence and flipped her hair with grace. She smiled easily and aimed to make others smile as well. But beneath this facade was a hurting heart, a wounded soul. Beneath lay a monster, angry and scratching to get out. But appearance was all that mattered. Watch…[Read more]

  • Haley commented on the post, scorn 7 years, 4 months ago

    The scorn was unbearable, and it wasn’t even directed at him. But he felt it. It filled the room and threatened to suffocate each and every one of them. But they stood silently, unable to speak or unwilling? No […]

  • Haley commented on the post, entrée 7 years, 4 months ago

    The entree was anything but ordinary. Looking at the odd dish she couldn’t recognize what would soon be entering her mouth, but she only hoped the beautiful colors and intricate arrangement did it justice. With […]

  • Haley commented on the post, sound 7 years, 4 months ago

    There’s a silence to any sound. The room was filled with chatter, conversation bouncing past her ears as the music pumped through her core. But there was still silence, enough that he thoughts ran free and she […]

  • Haley commented on the post, swan 7 years, 4 months ago

    Like a swan you took flight, but you wouldn’t return. As the imaginary white speck disappeared into the bright sky, blindness took my sight. I stared looking up until your footsteps faded and the car drove away. […]

  • Haley commented on the post, accordion 7 years, 7 months ago

    She took a roll of paper and began folding. She would crease on side perfectly and flip it back to create yet another fold. She had no intentions for this accordion-like paper, but she lost herself in the repetition.

  • Haley commented on the post, crisp 7 years, 7 months ago

    The air was crisp as he took is first breath outside of the stuffy room. There had been too many emotions crammed into one space, and wintery outdoors was the only escape. The wind whipped across his face like a friendly slap to bring him back to reality. He walked away, taking a moment as […]

  • Haley commented on the post, bland 7 years, 7 months ago

    He added the hottest spices he could find and took a bite. He chewed slowly as though the longer he savored his meal the more flavor it would have. But it still tasted bland. Everything was bland, but trying to spice up his food was easier than trying to spice up his life.

  • Haley commented on the post, oil 7 years, 7 months ago

    She poured the oil in to the pan, watching as it slid to the outside of the pan and began to sizzle lightly. As the toaster popped and the news droned on she felt content in the sounds of a new day.

  • Haley commented on the post, champagne 7 years, 7 months ago

    They sipped their champagne nervously as their eyes darted around the party. They sat next to each other but didn’t make any conversation. Instead they simply observed the seen, avoiding all eye contact and sampling anything and everything that passed by. “Party crashers,” she mumbled as the best man finished his speech, and to that […]

  • Haley commented on the post, bridge 7 years, 7 months ago

    “Build a bridge and get over it.” But building bridges takes time. And some are more creative. Some may attempt to dig tunnels or build planes. We’re not all the same. We don’t deal with things the same way. We can’t all build bridges, we wouldn’t get anywhere, so why do we assume as much?

  • Haley commented on the post, desert 7 years, 7 months ago

    She walked across the mental desert. As she lapped her eyes took in the barren land around her; her mind was empty. Her thoughts, fruitless. She was drawing a blank and her thoughts only circled around the lack of thoughts. She was getting no where, but her mind wouldn’t stop either. She was trapped.

  • Haley commented on the post, deaf 7 years, 8 months ago

    You would think he was deaf – well, maybe he was, but not in the traditional sense of the word. He could hear, but only when he wanted to. He simply wouldn’t listen. Being deaf when, really, you could hear the other person was much worse than simply not being able to hear at all. […]

  • Haley commented on the post, dusk 7 years, 8 months ago

    It wasn’t even dusk and his eyes had begun to sag. It had been a busy day; he hadn’t left the house at all, he hadn’t done any manual labor, but what he had done was much more intensive. He had spent the entire day in awe of God, and in those moments of great […]

  • Haley commented on the post, scar 7 years, 8 months ago

    There are marks on our bodies with unknown stories, where something happened and we didn’t even notice. But the scars that hurt the worst are those with marks left unseen. The ones that won’t fade until faced. The ones that won’t be faced until they are seen.

  • Haley commented on the post, panorama 7 years, 8 months ago

    She took in the view, the panoramas of her life, and made a feeble attempt to get them down in words. But she found that no photo, no paragraph, could truly compare to her memories. If only you could reach inside her mind. “Just come with me, then we’ll create the memories together.”

  • Haley commented on the post, blemish 7 years, 8 months ago

    It was a blemish on her record, an incident that had happened years ago, but no one would let her forget it. She had been a child, she had made a mistake, and she had grown from it. However, on paper, everything after that blemish was excluded. The world was unforgiving, looking only at who […]

  • Haley commented on the post, sleeve 7 years, 8 months ago

    He pulled up his sleeves, preparing to tackle the work load. She watched him, unsure of how the act pulling up one’s sleeves helped one write a paper – mental preparation? Yet, barely a paragraph into the paper he pushed them back down, one sleeve at a time. He did this over and over, and […]

  • Haley commented on the post, temple 7 years, 8 months ago

    She stood looking at the temple, but it wasn’t an ordinary temple, at least not the temple that first comes to mind. While all temples are technically man-made, this was man-made for the glory of man. They were worshiping idols. Society had create a new temple that ruled everybody’s lives, but when would they realize […]

  • Haley commented on the post, princess 7 years, 8 months ago

    What defines a princess? I don’t think it has anything to do with royal blood or royal status. Instead it has to do with respect. Daddy’s little princess? That title is rooted in love, in respect, in his caring nature. To him, she is royalty. I can’t say I want to be a princess, but, […]