• N commented on the post, fought 5 years, 6 months ago

    They fought mercilessly. The bills weren’t paid. The grass was never mowed. The flowers weren’t watered. They didn’t know quite know how to function together, but the one thing they always did was love. Their hearts were full.

  • N commented on the post, miraculous 5 years, 6 months ago

    She was miraculous. It was my third day of recovery, and she was dressed in black leggings and a bright blue top. I was doe-eyed and quiet and awkward, but she made the idea of recovery less terrifying. I never really thought I’d fall for someone like that, but there she was, miraculous and heavenly, reminding me that there are unearthly beings among us.

  • N commented on the post, collection 6 years, 4 months ago

    My favorite hobby was to collect your smiles. It began in the winter when we sat across from one another on the bridge in Central Park, and I told you how much I loved you, despite your recent mistakes. I remember thinking that your smiles were worth the fight, and I planned on collected them for as long as you’d let me.

  • N commented on the post, frenzy 6 years, 4 months ago

    I had always imagined my sister getting married in a jungle surrounded my seventeen wild cats and thirty-seven hungry bears. Never did I imagine that it would happen on an airplane, in the midst of a hurricane, on the way to our dad’s funeral. My aunt’s wiped their bleeding mascara on their carry on bags, and my uncles grunted quietly in the back…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, sleeved 6 years, 5 months ago

    She was dressed in nothing but sleeved garments and a tattered skirt that fell just short of her wrinkled knees. Her eyes looked as if they’d seen a war, and her shallow cheeks looked like they had something to say, but lacked the energy to do so. As I went to say hello, so turned around and ran away.

  • N commented on the post, undetected 6 years, 5 months ago

    He slid through the door, undetected and unscathed. The receptionist at the desk was preoccupied with the chip in her nail polish to notice the shadow stealthily creeping behind her. He was so close; there was nothing to get in his way, except the guard dog.

  • N commented on the post, antithesis 6 years, 5 months ago

    She had always been my antithesis. On my wedding day, she wore black to offset my white. I played with dolls, and she ripped their heads off. I went to college, and she fell into performing in an unknown city in an unknown town. I called her and left a message, and she deleted it with a grin.

  • N commented on the post, sisterhood 6 years, 5 months ago

    I always craved to have a sister beside my side; from the moment one of us was born, through the years and the tears. Instead, I’ve come to live in a home with seven brothers. Sometimes I wonder if God did that just to spit a joke in my face. A sisterhood seems like something no one should miss out on; this is not a very funny joke.

  • N commented on the post, neon 6 years, 5 months ago

    The room was dark, but I could still see the neon lights graze his teeth; his maniacal laughter filled the room, and I couldn’t help but think that the high pitched echoes must have slipped underneath the doors; surely someone must have heard them. Hours passed, and neon blurs faded to cosmic colors on the wall. I fell asleep with images of…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, oblique 6 years, 5 months ago

    The little girl sat beside the grave stone; oblique in nature and disposition, it seemed like quite a juxtaposition to see such youth beside the dead. Dead flowers lay in her hands, and I couldn’t help but wonder how long she’d been sitting there; how long did it take for the flowers to die?

  • N commented on the post, delve 6 years, 5 months ago

    Ha! As if it’s even a question; If I could do anything, I would delve into the parts of our brains that scientists say we are unable to tap, tap, tap into. What an unbelievably unnerving statement! You mean to tell me that as I type this word and this word and the next, I am only using a tiny portion of my brain? Well I’ve got one question for…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, shattered 6 years, 5 months ago

    She looked up and saw everything she had worked for, shattered and crushed. There were buttons hiding in the corner and glimpses of glass strewn about. There was only so much time she had until the art opening; the opening that her career depended on. She glanced quickly at the clock; the hands were closely inching toward the 12. She had one hour,…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, spilled 6 years, 5 months ago

    My head spilled out onto the sidewalk. I couldn’t see much from the contorted position my body was in.
    My legs were being pummeled by invisible trucks, and my face was being punched by the invisible lunch bully. I couldn’t even turn my head enough to see where my bike had landed. Maybe I shouldn’t have left Josh’s at 2 in the morning,…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, clout 6 years, 5 months ago

    Just like that, the silence in the room no longer existed. His fist met the young boy’s face, throwing him backwards into the wall. It was a clout that tore away the boy’s conscious abilities.
    “Fuck,” the man breathed. “Hey Kid, I’m sorry; You wouldn’t shut up, I’m sorry! I didn’t know what to,” he paused, breathing heavily as he placed his…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, wafer 6 years, 5 months ago

    She allowed the wafer to sink into her mouth, seeing is she could taste Jesus Christ on her pallet. The priest stared at her mouth, her eyes, and her shaking legs.
    “You may sit down now ma’am, and may the Lord be with you.”
    “I don’t understand.”
    “What’s wrong my dear, we have a mass to get through.”
    “That’s not Jesus Christ, it’s just…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, catapult 6 years, 5 months ago

    There was a time when I never would have considered doing what I was about to do; It was crazy, insane, and completely asinine, and yet, here I was, crouched inside of a catapult, ready to fling myself into oblivion. The catapult had been placed in our village to ward off our enemies, but I have taken it upon myself to use it as an escape. Things…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, lullaby 6 years, 5 months ago

    I was 26 years old; I was alone; I was scared. The night time captured me, pulling my entire existence into a cloud of darkness. No one could help me or offer words of solace, so I curled into my body and fell asleep humming a quiet melody in my throat.

  • N commented on the post, signed 6 years, 5 months ago

    He passed her the piece of paper that held more worth than weight. At first she eyed it, refusing to make a move.
    “You better make the right choice,” he snickered.
    “Fuck off.”
    And with that, she dangled the pen in her hand, angling it toward the paper as if she was going to sign it. He watched her hand inch closer and closer to the paper,…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, manhattan 6 years, 6 months ago

    I felt my heart sputter in my chest as the train finally halted to a stop. Before the front passengers even had time to escape, I was already halfway down Broadway, experiencing complete bliss. Grandpa always said this place would light up, even if it didn’t have lights. Everyone and everything was so incandescently glowing; it was the most…[Read more]

  • N commented on the post, rocker 6 years, 6 months ago

    She sat in the quiet rocker beside the window, gently allowing her body to move with the piece of furniture. She remembers how it felt to be seven years old, watching intently as her mother rocked in the chair; back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. As her eyes met the clouds, she wondered how her life had gotten to this point: sitting…[Read more]