• ohthekings commented on the post, epiphany 7 years, 4 months ago

    In the books, it always describes it as “It struck me”. I found this funny. That wasn’t how it happened. It sort of snuck up on me, a sweet little cat that seemed like it just wanted to play until it bites your neck and you jump back. You see it coming, but you just […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, stacks 7 years, 5 months ago

    The walls were made of stacks of woodpiles. The piles were intricate, put together lovingly, the hands of the humble citizens leaving their unique marks. The man laughed to himself as he set fire to the first pile, then the second, then watched the fire spread down the wall. All the works, the only mark […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, warned 7 years, 5 months ago

    I giggled at the stream, flowing onward and onward, as if it were getting somewhere, but always the tail of it would be just a little ways away, never reaching its destination. He placed his hand on my shoulder gently, but I could feel the impatience brought on by worry. “Please, darling, calm down.” I […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, morality 7 years, 5 months ago

    I was shaking from the very base of my being to the outer, physical reaches of my arms. There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t regret the atrocity just committed. Right in front of me, by my own hands, devastatingly beautiful and gruesome. There wasn’t a sight that could cover the imprinted death in […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, evidence 7 years, 5 months ago

    It was clear, that nothing was going to be found out this day. They were breathing down our necks like we were supposed to have the answer immediately. They had no idea what our job was like. No one did. I couldn’t even describe it to my wife. I would smile at her sadly and […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, concern 7 years, 6 months ago

    Concerned with the amount of work he was putting in, I began to sleep more so I wouldn’t think about it while he was gone. If I fell asleep, then when I woke up he could be there, and there wouldn’t be a gap between his appearances. The look in his eyes didn’t concern me […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, average 7 years, 6 months ago

    The average guy. There’s nothing too special about him, nothing about him that one can really make fun of for too long. The average girl. Pretty, but only in glancing. Can hold a conversation, but the words are not remarked upon afterward. Put the two together, make the two fall in love, and they are […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, clipped 7 years, 6 months ago

    The hair fell from her face. There were no words to describe how she felt. It wasn’t just a little trim. She was changing everything. Shear it off, hide everything by taking it all away, that mass of curtain-like hair. To disappear into the world of no recognition, to run away from all that was […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, division 7 years, 6 months ago

    Vision of division. I’m not feeling at my most creative today. All that pops into my head is the Grand Canyon. My parent’s divorce. Job. Ocean and shore. Simple things. I don’t want to let my head fall into that surface-level dump, though. I need to stimulate it, remind it that it needs to be […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, offer 7 years, 6 months ago

    The offer was this: take what was easy and use it to jump your way to the top of an easy, predictable life with no break or difference, or take a small chance that it would be better to risk for the higher outlook. There was no way of knowing, or believing all the silly […]

  • She giggled, her hands wreathed in fire. It was simple: destroy the land. Rebuild it from the ground up, in her image of perfection. Her own utopia. It would be perfect, beautiful, without a flaw to be found. The only thing she was missing were the people. She put her hand on her stomach protectively. […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, umbrella 7 years, 6 months ago

    Rain drizzled down the clear umbrella. I had gotten a clear one so I could see the rain, hear it, watch it fall. Others walked about with black umbrellas, heads tucked into the collars of their coats, as though the rain were a burden to be endured for now. I reveled in it; the smell, […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, silk 7 years, 6 months ago

    “And I could see red silk. I remember that because it contrasted with your black hair..” he paused, suddenly realizing he had said too much. I grimaced. He continued shakily, “I didn’t mean to tell you that. I shouldn’t be thinking about you like that.” On the other end of the phone, I sighed again. […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, sinking 7 years, 7 months ago

    Sinking, sinking, all the world is sinking into its own mass of.. Mass of what? It’s not as though one large blanket statement can cover the immensity and complexity of the worlds sins and wonders. What a silly idea, to say that we are sinking; the world is being held up by the ones who […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, poison 7 years, 7 months ago

    The poison glands on the side of her neck were almost gleaming. I smirked inwardly; of course she didn’t have poison glands. People didn’t have poison glands. If one could call her human. She smiled at me with her mouth only, her eyes cold and calculating, as if this were a game that if she […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, deer 7 years, 7 months ago

    The deer laid down, his eyes closing in acceptance of defeat. The girl behind me smirked. “Doesn’t look much like Bambi, does it?” I laughed halfheartedly. She was so stupid, trying everything she could to get me to laugh with her like she was someone I actually enjoyed being around. The bitch thought she knew […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, thread 7 years, 7 months ago

    The threads on the end of the quilt were beginning to unravel. I knew it was a rag quilt, but still. It made me sad. Like some metaphor for the situation unraveling in front of me, falling to little pieces after years of desperately grabbing on. The optimist in me told me wait, don’t cry. […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, driving 7 years, 7 months ago

    I was driving down the country road, windows down. The sun fit perfectly with the music emanating from my CD player. My boyfriend’s arm around my neck, gently brushing the hair away from my shoulders. Perfect. We don’t need to be doing anything but driving, as long as I’m with him. He makes every moment […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, canvas 7 years, 7 months ago

    Your wall is the canvas for your dreams. If it’s blank, you have the opportunity to paint on it with your imagination, be it bad or good. If it has posters, pictures, drapes, it gives you the opportunity to create more in your own mind. To paint, literally or metaphorically, on the canvas of your […]

  • ohthekings commented on the post, lock 7 years, 7 months ago

    At first, my family wouldn’t let me put a lock on my door. Then my brother started getting angrier and angrier as time went on and in order to continue turning a blind eye to the situation, they had to provide me with some way to keep it secret. So they gave me the lock. […]