• Alicia Rice commented on the post, drifting 7 years, 6 months ago

    It was like she didn’t know how far off land she’d gotten. When you’re just drifting, it’s easy to forget. It’s easy to let days and nights turns into weeks and months. And before you know it, you’re somewhere […]

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, scarce 7 years, 9 months ago

    The child didn’t understand. Just weeks before, he had toys and candy and nearly all he wanted. And now, his mother sat crying. And he stomach sat growling.

    He couldn’t comprehend what it was about. Why couldn’t it just go back to the way it was before?

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, conceal 7 years, 9 months ago

    She had never been one to like guns, but there was something about a man with a pistol in his pants that just drove her wild. When he came in the door, she could felt herself melt. She hated that she let him get to her. That he had any power over her. But, he […]

  • He spit the water out. He almost choked.

    Could it really be? Was the water dancing?

    He knew that magical things happened sometimes, but he could have never imagined something like this. The drops flowed together as if possessed.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, glimmer 7 years, 9 months ago

    My oh my, she had a glimmer of hope so wide it was a river. And it rushed and flowed just like a river, turning at the bend and coming back again.

    It dumped out into the ocean, into the vastness of it all.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, dessert 7 years, 9 months ago

    She only liked chocolate when it was warm out. She would take a piece and wrap it around her tongue until it melted.

    It created in her a comfort against the heat. It made it bearable, somehow. The sweetness saved her.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, thunder 7 years, 10 months ago

    She sat on her balcony, feeling the mist as the violent rain fell. She had never seen a storm like this. She watched as the lighting hit, hoping for something close, but not ever expecting the roar.

  • Alas, she took the petals off the rose and pushed them along the table. They felt so soft between her fingers. It made her feel uncomfortable. The situation was too serious for beauty.

    She crushed them. Their red left stains on her fingertips.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, obey 7 years, 10 months ago

    It wasn’t something anyone wanted to do. They wanted to go and frolic through the fields, letting themselves be free. That was it, freedom. It was freedom they craved.

    Freedom from the destruction it all caused. The fact that they were forced to obey when they had no desire to.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, stable 7 years, 10 months ago

    It didn’t feel like the floor was there. It was as if all the tiles had begin to slowly fall away. Was she in an elevator? Was she at the mall, standing on the escalator?

    Maybe it was the whiskey. Maybe it was the beer. Maybe the heartbreak.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, slouch 7 years, 10 months ago

    He slouched in the chair, waiting for his name to be called. Oh the suffering of a 13 year old. What difficulties he faced. He was getting another D.

    His apathy filled his counselors office.

  • She wasn’t sure how far she could go. The bus came in at 9, and she had $130 in her pocket. She planned to go until she couldn’t anymore. She needed to get away.

    She needed to go anywhere. As long as it was away from where he’d died.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, dim 7 years, 10 months ago

    She turned the lights down in preparation. The dim light somehow made her feel more sensual. He knocked. Her heart skipped a beat as she reached for the knob. She didn’t know he could look so good.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, museum 7 years, 10 months ago

    She stepped inside and stopped dead in her tracks. She had no idea something so flat could make you feel so amazing. That mere paint on a canvas could change your world. And as she stood there, she knew that everything was going to be okay.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, iron 8 years, 6 months ago

    The itch would become unbearable. It was like a million little insects crawling around inside her, inching their way through her whole body. It was everything she had not to take a bar at begin to hack away at herself. To pound the metal until the insects were dead and the itch was gone. Until […]

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, robot 8 years, 6 months ago

    The fan blew the hairs across her face. Robotic, she swept them back and kept dabbing the towel to soak up the sweat. So, this is what it’s like?

  • It was something he knew nothing about. He tried to pretend like he did, wearing nail polish to school and wearing leather pants. But, all the kids could see right through it. He was a kid from the slums and it was painted all over his face. He never had a chance. He was a […]

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, blotches 8 years, 9 months ago

    There were blotches of red on the sleeve of her shirt. She had bug bites and was a habitual picker, so they had started bleeding. She watched as the blood started to soak through her shirt. It soaked through as if it had a purpose.

    It made her wish she could say the same.

  • Alicia Rice commented on the post, support 8 years, 9 months ago

    The kids didn’t always act the way they should have. They kicked and hit one another. They didn’t listen to us. They spent all day playing ball when they should have been reading a book. And there were moments when it filled us with rage. But, the only thing we could do was take a […]

  • She was worried all the time. It didn’t matter what was actually happening, it was always going wrong. Even in the best of times, things were turning sour. And she knew that she did this to herself, but didn’t know how to stop it. How do you change the way your mind works? It was […]