• Sydney commented on the post, montage 6 years, 4 months ago

    A montage of images floated before me, seeming to last a lifetime though it must have only been seconds, if not less. Remembering my mother, my father, my brother. Feeling warmth wash over me, relief as Xander’s face floated through my head and I realized, it was over. It was all finally over. At least for me.
    And then I realized it wasn’t over…[Read more]

  • Sydney commented on the post, plague 6 years, 6 months ago

    I felt like I had the plague. My body was heavy and hot, and it was hard to even move without even crying out in pain. Whatever I had caught, I wanted it to go away.
    “Eliora! It’s time to get up,” my mother called.
    I opened my mouth to speak and simply began to cough, deep, body-shaking coughing that scared even me. My mom heard this and came…[Read more]

  • Sydney commented on the post, pained 6 years, 7 months ago

    He let out a pained groan. “Eliora. This isn’t going to work out.”
    “Why not?!” I cried, feeling tears brim in my eyes. “Just because we’re different? Because I’m of the Forest Dwellers and you of Stone? That’s ridiculous!”
    “Yes, but that’s life!” he yelled back. He took a deep breath, ran a hand through his hair. “Maybe you would be better off…[Read more]

  • Sydney commented on the post, cities 6 years, 7 months ago

    This was incredible. I had no idea that ground dwellers had formed entire cities networking for miles underground. I was so used to residing in the trees (and more recently within the mountains and caves with Xander) that I had no idea what to think.
    “This is incredible,” I whispered, almost speechless from the site. There were paved roads,…[Read more]

  • Sydney commented on the post, flood 7 years, 10 months ago

    The flood of emotions that overcame me was almost too much to handle.
    I sat back, trying to sort through everything I was feeling.

  • Sydney commented on the post, awakening 7 years, 12 months ago

    It was like an awakening. She hadn’t known what she was missing out on in life until she met him. And he had brought her to life. He had awakened the desire in her to live more, to just live and let live. To be happy. He had awakened true love within her, love she […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, radical 7 years, 12 months ago

    Our country needs to be more radical in my opinion. More passionate. More feeling about everything.
    That’s the thing. We all contain our emotions so much. It’s no wonder everyone is so unhappy all the time.
    Radical though. We should all be more radical.

  • Sydney commented on the post, spring 8 years ago

    Spring was beginning to blossom. I couldn’t believe it had already been almost a year since she had died. We were all coping with it at that point. Coping well even. She didn’t come up in conversation as much anymore. Very rarely did one of us randomly burst into tears again. But I knew that […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, conviction 8 years ago

    He has a strong conviction.
    Maybe that’s what I like so much about him.
    He just always seems to know where he’s going and he’s determined to get there somehow.
    That’s really attractive to me.
    I’ve just never met someone like that. Ever the optimist I suppose.

  • Sydney commented on the post, iron 8 years ago

    He’s like iron. But not in the way you would expect. He doesn’t have an iron fist. He isn’t scary and intimidating. But he’s iron. Like strength. He’s iron and strong, and he’s all I need. His iron arms hold me and I feel safe and warm and needed and loved and I never want […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, average 8 years, 1 month ago

    I do feel average sometimes, if I’m being perfectly honest. I haven’t done anything overly spectacular in my life yet. I mean, I still have time, at least I think I do. But what if I don’t? What happens if one day I wake up and realize that all that time I thought I had […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, distinguished 8 years, 1 month ago

    Wandering around the party, I could definitely tell who the more distinguished guests were. It wasn’t even in the way they dressed or the way their hair or make up was done. It was more in the way they walked, the way they carried themselves. You just knew that they knew they were “distinguished”. I […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, brick 8 years, 2 months ago

    I hefted the brick up, dropping it on top of the other bricks then putting cement on top of it. This seemed kind of pointless, just building a wall in Darren’s back yard. “What’s this for again?” I asked him. “An art project,” he told me, grinning again. I sighed, picking up another brick and […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, canvas 8 years, 2 months ago

    I stared at the blank canvas. My mind was as blank as the stupid canvas. I literally could think of nothing to draw. I picked up my pencil, then put it back down again. There was nothing there. I let out a deep sigh, sliding down into my chair and gazing at the white canvas. […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, bulb 8 years, 2 months ago

    I looked up at the burnt out bulb, fighting back tears. That stupid burnt out bulb seemed to just be mocking me and how I was feeling at the moment. Burnt out. Lacking inspiration for anything. Just straight up worn out. I felt like a burnt out bulb that no one had bothered to replace […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, manager 8 years, 2 months ago

    Manager. I couldn’t believe I’d gotten promoted to manager. I’d been working at this job for a year and a half now, slowly working my way up from lowly dish girl, to hostess, to waiter. And now I was the manager? “This is great,” I said with a smile. “That means… I mean… a pay […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, root 8 years, 2 months ago

    The root of all evil is corruption and greed.
    Corrupted politicians, people just trying to get ahead for themselves.
    Basically selfishness. I think if you don’t think about others it leads to evil things.
    Aaand. Yeah.
    I wish I had more to say about this word.

  • Sydney commented on the post, wings 8 years, 2 months ago

    Flying. Gosh, that’s always been one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. To have wings and fly. I have this thing with wings. I think they’re beautiful. Also, side note, I’m listening to Black Eyed Peas and Fergie just said wings. Hehehe. Anyways, flying and wings. Well, this is fitting. I’m going to […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, step 8 years, 2 months ago

    This will be a big step for me. My best friend is leaving tomorrow. My other best friend left yesterday. So now I’m on my own. I’m going to college. That’s a big step. I get to be on my own, cope with being on my own. Alone. But I can step up to the […]

  • Sydney commented on the post, ill 8 years, 2 months ago

    Ill. I feel ill this morning. But I have this tendency to always make myself feel ill, especially when something’s coming up that I don’t want to do. Skills, huh? No, but seriously. My sister woke me up early this morning (and not nicely) and so I’ve just felt icky all day. ALL DAY. And […]