• She might as well have been flattened by all of the cars rushing by outside, all of the petty people on their way to “important” events. Her husband was dead. It had happened so quickly, too quickly – she would never be able to adjust. But at the moment, she was too numbed to cry. She just wanted to cease her existence and run away from everything.

  • He’d been the underdog for years on end now, something that his girlfriend never failed to tease him on because of the vast amount of dogs he owned. But at the end of the day, it was true – he didn’t have much money, his family was falling apart in every way, and he couldn’t keep himself in check to get good grades. But at least he was an underdog…[Read more]

  • The sound of her baby boy’s first footsteps didn’t bring her to tears…at least, not immediately. She felt herself losing control of her emotions, but instead of sobbing over the momentous occassion she remained frozen. He was growing up, and before she knew it eighteen or so years would’ve passed by and he’d be leaving her. Oh, she loved him.

  • She stood there, feeling as numb as she could without suddenly keeling over dead. She couldn’t move – if she moved, then she would know it was real. She would know it was more than just a simple nightmare. Then she would know that the crimson blood on her hands was truly warm and wet against her paling skin.

  • She never should’ve allowed herself to fall so much in love. It seemed stupid, like she was a lovesick damsel in a cheesy romance novel. She didn’t want to be lovesick, nor a damsel…and this was real life! But, of course, the fact of the matter was that she was sitting in her living room, waiting to announce her fourth child. Four children with this man.

  • She sped into her new job with such conviction, unbelievably pleased that she’d been able to take her dreams and mold them into something tangible as if they’d been made from clay. Now she was standing in her very own little dress shop, something she often read about in small novels when she got the time to curl up beside her cat and lean against…[Read more]

  • “You have to broaden your horizons, Sierra,” her mother explained. “You seem to have gotten yourself stuck into a single sort of thing, but if you want to succeed you need to expand.”
    “I don’t want to expand,” Sierra sighed. “I’m doing so much already – singing, acting, and dancing. And then I’m piling schoolwork right on top of that.”

  • He could never be grateful enough to her simply for her presence beside him. But he became far more grateful when he considered how much help she’d provided otherwise. She’d been there when the entire room had turned itself away and there was nothing she could do.. She would always have some amount of words to make him feel somewhat better, in one…[Read more]

  • She realized she’d imagined it all. There had never been any threat, it had only been a projection of her mind yearning to release all of her energy on something and not feel guilty about it. She’d gotten herself so racked up about everything that came her way that it all exploded at the slightest noise. There was nothing she could do – her mind…[Read more]

  • She could hardly stand it any longer – no matter what she did, she always ended up rushing into a brick wall. There was nothing she could do to find a way out. Every side she could possibly see would be taken up and blocking her in. In these moments she was and felt like little more than a bird in a cage. Perhaps that was all she’d ever been, with…[Read more]

  • All she wanted to do was maintain even the slightest shred of dignity in the moment of complete and utter distress. She’d seen what other people had been like when their loved ones had died from cancer, and she didn’t want to be another pitied widow, sobbing hopelessly. But she couldn’t prevent the tears from coming – how was this fair? What had…[Read more]

  • She graced him with her presence. It was an obvious fact that she didn’t have any need to be there. She was standing beside him purely out of her own choice, and that alone was enough to make him feel as if his breath might completely escape him and end up causing him to collapse. He was falling for her more than he could’ve ever guessed, and it…[Read more]

  • She wasn’t prepared to be an aunt – she still felt like a young girl, not like someone who would have a young relative any time soon. Sure, it wasn’t her who was taking care of a child, but there was just something about the word. Aunt. It made you think of that one quirky relative who lived in their own apartment and somehow had a ton of money…[Read more]

  • Nova Lee Adamson commented on the post, oak 4 years, 5 months ago

    She saw that the chair was made out of oak. She didn’t know why she was so knowledgable about various types of wood or why that particular detail would leap out at her, but she didn’t feel trying to dive back into the conversation. It had careened so wildly out of control that it seemed impossible to get it back on track after everything. That…[Read more]

  • Her lips seemed to be permanently creased into a frown, something which he had neglected to pay attention to when they’d first ben reunited. He’d been so glad to see her again, to have her welcome him back into her embrace. He’d been so lost within his own despair that he couldn’t see the pain very clearly written across her face. Now, of course,…[Read more]

  • In one clean sweep, she managed to knock over everything on the shelf. Typically, she wasn’t seen as a clumsy person – she’d done ballet for many years, after all. But the exhaustion of staying up late to work on studying was managing to create a mess of her. She missed being graceful and moving with ease, but that was impossible when it came down to it.

  • She would’ve been a worldly woman if her own actions hadn’t built up a fenced of barbed wire around her. She allowed herself to become afraid to even leave her own town, and when she finally managed to get over it she tied herself to other time and place through a ring and a promise. But when the marriage broke up, she ran away just to find…[Read more]

  • At the very least he could go out and run a few errands, some of which might not even involve getting out of the car and being exposed to the outside world. No matter how much she tried to press these sorts of points forward, he wouldn’t pay attention to them in a serious manner for more than a few moments. He’d made up his mind, and she couldn’t…[Read more]

  • the main thing about her was that she always wanted to take place in silly things like tailgating parties and random barbeques but as soon as she arrived she ended up looking horribly upset and ended up wanting to leave. no one could ever figure out quite what was going through her, mostly because no one was ever quite sure what was going through…[Read more]

  • He remained in pursuit in her for years after the moment she’d left. From the first second she’d turned her back around and walked out, he’d been formulating ways to find her once again and reunite the two of them. It was less simple than it initially seemed, but he wasn’t going to give up. In his eyes, she was the only love of his life and needed…[Read more]