• umbazachika commented on the post, invite 2 years, 1 month ago

    The house was silhouetted in the glowing dusk. I stepped up towards the front door, inviting myself into the dinner party preparations.

  • His hair curled around the faded cloth as if it had grown with the hair, naturally fitting in with his style. It so effortlessly kept the stray hairs at bay, keeping his face clear of any annoyances.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, fort 4 years, 11 months ago

    They built the fort in the middle of some large trees. Made of wood, stone and mud, it held through the seasons, lasting many years, providing shelter to any who dared to stop by.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, confined 5 years ago

    Confined to this space, surrounded on all sides by thick, brick walls, built to withstand any impact made by humans. I paced to and fro across my cell. My thoughts rewinded each and every memory, trying to piece together how I ended up in this situation.

  • It was difficult to determine the outcome of such an exuberant outburst of emotion. We stood there speechless, all eyes watching Nee’s heavy pants as he slowly calmed himself to a normal state of being.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, blurry 5 years, 3 months ago

    I tried to stare at him, but he remained a blurry mess of colors behind my tears, trying not to fall. I didn’t know what to say or how to say it.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, cornered 5 years, 5 months ago

    There it was, trapped, cornered between the two cement walls. The poor little rabbit was shaking in a frenzy. No where to turn, it shrunk into the walls, unsuccessful in its attempt to camouflage with the walls.

  • He had done it. he had started this whole thing and he wouldn’t even take the fall. After all the talks of being braver and more responsible, on becoming a better person, and he can’t even admit that he had done it.
    I spoke up “He’s the one. He is the instigator. Don’t go after her, she was only a victim of his mad schemes.”

  • umbazachika commented on the post, cake 5 years, 5 months ago

    The candles lit, sailing on a birthday cake ship from the kitchen to the dining room. Gently placed in front of her, she admired the flames and how their shadows danced across the frosting.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, sultry 5 years, 5 months ago

    The sultry sound of her voice carried through the empty hall, reflecting off the tall pillars leading across the way. It rang loud and clear to the young man numbly carrying on his life. His head suddenly perked up, eyes and ears searching, roaming for that voice and its owner.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, artwork 5 years, 5 months ago

    His artwork spanned across the entire wall. It was a mixture of different ideas and colors, as one giant collage. I could see the memories, the strong emotions, the shapes of people he carefully or not-so carefully designed. It was a masterpiece.

  • As I looked into her eyes, I realized why people treated her with the highest respect. It was as if I was filled with a reverence towards her so strong, I had to fight the urge to bow and murmur apologies at her feet.

  • The sun gently hooked its long, rays of fingers across the mountain tops, reaching higher and higher. The clouds stroked his fingertips, tempting them to grab hold of the pull higher. Colors changed, from dark blue to light blue, and pink with orange, yellow on the ends. A sight to behold, miraculous to any spectators.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, level 5 years, 7 months ago

    It happened. She had reached a new level. Her strength and training finally paid off. She was finally going to achieve what all others had done, those who had told her it was impossible for her to do, for any woman to do.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, single 5 years, 7 months ago

    It was the single most incredible of my whole life up until that point. I couldn’t believe it. The sights before my eyes. The beauty surrounding me. Nature, filled with the leaves and the stones etched from the constant flow of the river, the sun sinking its way to the other side of the planet.

  • Her arms were a welcoming embrace, filled with the smells of home, the warmth of love.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, security 5 years, 7 months ago

    Her blanket, almost as old as she, protected her from the dangers of the outside world. Her shield from the too curious of eyes, from the painful comments, from all the questions, from any responsibility whatsoever. It allowed to exist in her world, one where she felt welcome and lost in the sweet smells of happiness and home. It was her only…[Read more]

  • umbazachika commented on the post, gold 5 years, 7 months ago

    His heart was gold. The light shone out of him as if sent from the sun itself. He looked so powerful, so godlike. His face shone of the all the different hues of yellow and orange, a sea of sunlight. His eyes glowed with the power of what he had just become and what he could achieve.

  • umbazachika commented on the post, veteran 5 years, 7 months ago

    This was her domain. This was her turf, her ground, her last line to defend. It was her home. She knew how to run the place, no this nameless man, eyeing the walls and the windows like he’s been here before. Running the show was her job, it’s what she excelled at. There was no way he could master the skills as she had and does. She was a veteran,…[Read more]

  • Selective participation. That’s what they called it back in the big leagues. When the teacher chooses lessons that require only a selective participation from a sea of students among the ocean of their peers.
    Those two words were on replay in my head as I sat at my desk while the students scanned and filled out the packet of papers recently…[Read more]