• Mairead commented on the post, beckoning 6 years, 2 months ago

    She beckoned to him from the balcony, her auburn hair a tumble of light over her shoulder. He couldn’t believe the beauty of her, the sheer effervescence of her presence. He walked slowly toward the door, eyes locked on her, loathe for even a moment to step out of her presence. She watched him back and a slight smile curled the corners of her…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, also 6 years, 7 months ago

    There were never any words with which she could describe her world. Where others saw in color, the full spectrum or so they thought, she saw everything. There was a shade right between the orangest red and reddest orange that was the perfect one to paint a sunset in. There was a color that made her think of forgotten promises, another that sounded…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, conjured 6 years, 7 months ago

    She conjured his image to her mind, filling in every detail with obsessed precision. Slowly, it grew more real in her eyes until finally he stood before. His green eyes though were blank and dead and though he breathed softly, his chest rising and falling under the ochre tunic, he made no motions. She screamed a curse and thrust her hand into the…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, embellish 6 years, 7 months ago

    She embellished heavily on the story. A wyrm became a 20 foot tall dragon with a wing span twice its length. Her drab farm hand was now a devilishly handsome prince and the awkward hug and twenty pounds became a night of love followed by a tragic separation. Her audience enjoyed it well enough, but she was beginning to feel like a real charlatan.

  • Mairead commented on the post, weathered 6 years, 7 months ago

    She’d weathered many a storm, her deck washed clean and scoured by the pounding waves. Clean even of the crew that had held tight, but not tight enough, to rigging and mast before tumbling off and down into the churning waters. She was complacent now in her journey, taking it as she pleased with no ant-like humans scurrying over her demanding she…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, flailing 6 years, 8 months ago

    She was falling, flailing through the water. No matter how she moved it seemed to only drive her deeper into the ocean. Her air was running out, her throat burned and her eyes even worse so as they blinked open and shut in the stinging salt water. She could feel hope slipping further from her as the water ran between her fingers, as she fell…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, willed 6 years, 8 months ago

    She willed the rock to rise, but it lay there stubbornly on the ground. Again, she shut her eyes tight and pushed her will at it, feeling only growing frustration with this pointless task. She could feel Ard’s eyes on her back, his gaze sardonic as he watched her futile attempts. Finally, she opened her eyes and yelled, “This is stupid!”

  • Mairead commented on the post, sanctity 6 years, 8 months ago

    The sanctity of marriage…

    She stood by his side, their hands tied with a red ribbon as the priest droned on and all she could think was “What am I doing?”
    Her eyes followed the motion of his hands as he blessed them once, twice, thrice. And she could only ask her self “What am I doing here?”
    The words washed over her, around, and under her.…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, flat 6 years, 8 months ago

    Flat, flat flat. She stared down at her chest in anxious frustration. As per any girl her age, her breasts should be coming in now, blooming into bouncy, jiggly wonderfulness, but instead she had mosquito bites. Itty bitty mosquito bites. She turned sideways to the mirror and sucked in her stomach hoping that would help, but no such luck.

  • Mairead commented on the post, society 6 years, 8 months ago

    “Society, what a great fuckin’ idea, am I right?” His voice cut through the chatter of the coffee shop, loud, strident and obnoxious.
    I looked up from my book and scowled at him. He stood over my table, cup in hand, smiling down at me with that cocky smirk. “Well, am I?” he asked, plopping into the chair opposite mine.

  • Mairead commented on the post, learn 6 years, 8 months ago

    You never learn, kid. I tried again and again to teach you, but again and again you failed. What the fuck’s up with that? It’s not that hard, but you just don’t get it. I try, lord knows I try! Whatever, you don’t get it you’re dead and then I start over again…and again…and again…and again…so many times I’ve seen kids like you and each…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, plays 6 years, 8 months ago

    She loved the Plays, she sat through them every year on the edge of her seat. While other students watched with passive, bored expressions, hers flickered through delight, sorrow, and excitement. They were history and love and wonder all wrapped into one gorgeous, perfect package. They were everything and she couldn’t understand why no one else saw it.

  • Mairead commented on the post, ancient 6 years, 8 months ago

    The ruins loomed on the skyline. Their glittering heights brought new meaning to the word ‘awesome’. The young men could barely keep their eyes off of them as they set up camp.
    “Tomorrow we’ll be there,” one said to another, an eager glint in his eyes.
    The other nodded. “Tomorrow.”

  • Mairead commented on the post, growing 6 years, 8 months ago

    She was growing, growing, growing! Her bones stretched like taffy and went up and up and up. She bounced on the balls of her feet and the ground trembled under her, uneasy at such weight. She giggled and tried to skip, but tripped herself up on her big, big feet. She stumbled, reached out to stop her fall, and accidentally crushed a tree.

  • Mairead commented on the post, salesman 6 years, 8 months ago

    The salesman knocked punctually at the door. His tie was straight, his shoes bright, his hair impeccably styled in the ways of the 50’s. On the curb was parked his classic car, shiny and bright so that he could be proud of it. In his suitcase he carried his life’s blood.

    The woman came to the door, a harassed look in her eyes. (END TIME)…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, satisfy 6 years, 11 months ago

    He can’t satisfy me. Nothing can. Like a maw I devour all and all and more than all and yet am not filled. What is a mortal beside that? I could eat this planet and not be filled. I could eat this solar system, this galaxy, this whole god damn universe and it wouldn’t matter. And yet I settle for one man on one planet in one solar system who…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, steps 6 years, 11 months ago

    She stepped lightly over the threshold into the new room. Just like the ones before it it was entirely different. Its walls were forest green with vines twining in the wallpaper. A smooth, moss-like carpet went from wall to wall and chairs and tables looked as though they’d grown from the floor. She walked carefully, checking each step for…[Read more]

  • Mairead commented on the post, sail 6 years, 11 months ago

    She sailed slowly down the mountain, arms outstretched, eyes firmly closed. After all, perhaps if she saw that she was really, truly flying it would stop working! Better to not see and just feel. And what a feel it was…the wind tangled in her hair and ran lightly down her back on little feet as she bobbed downwards.

  • Mairead commented on the post, forth 6 years, 11 months ago

    She went forth from her land into the barren waste of desert. None knew whence she had gone nor why, only that when morning came she could not be found. There were searches sent out in vain. She did not wish to be found and so was not, but they tried again and again for they could not let her disappear into ether.

  • Mairead commented on the post, raised 6 years, 12 months ago

    She was raised still beautiful and perfect in every way. The formaldehyde smell was the only giveaway, but she covered it up with perfume and fresh flowers and didn’t spend too much time in the sun. Every month […]