• Rai X commented on the post, junkyard 8 years, 3 months ago

    My lover left me in a junkyard. One moment they were there and the next the only things surrounding me were twisted metal and rust. I’ve been wandering ever since, looking through oil drums and puddles of chemicals. feeling my way over rusted pipes and hardly decomposed plastic. I lost my way but I don’t […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, tale 8 years, 4 months ago

    He leant towards her, perfectly prepared to tell a lie. He’d never tasted truth upon his lips. And they parted to speak, words which filled him with shock. “I was born in a new england village.” The start of his life story, of his actual honest-to-goodness hometown. Well, there was still time to turn back […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, used 8 years, 4 months ago

    He used to walk up those steps every day. Something so small that he took for granted before. Now, they seemed impassable, like an everest sitting in his own house. He could only stare up at them and after but a moment, ring the bell for his attendant.

  • Rai X commented on the post, lens 8 years, 7 months ago

    Lens Mills Store stretches out for miles. The building is not that big from the outside but once you are in it; there are rows and rows of all sorts of things. Clothing, food, garden and craft supplies. Once you get into the back – the fabric section – there are rolls upon rolls of […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, element 8 years, 7 months ago

    The rain fell quietly around them. The sun was shining down over the land, cutting through the clouds. They were far from home, far from their element. But the land that sprawled before them could have been the same that they came from. Though this strange new world glistened with rainwater.

  • Rai X commented on the post, lease 8 years, 7 months ago

    “Oh, I forgot to mention” I said looking up from the paper, “our lease is about to expire. What do you think of staying here another year?” it was just a passing comment, but she stopped and looked at me with discomfort. “Actually, I was thinking about a smaller place…” “But here is just the […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, carve 8 years, 7 months ago

    The box lay before her, carved from metal and not wood. A testament to the age they were living in. She had never opened it; never even tried. It had belonged to her mother, who’d wanted her to have it so badly. But she wouldn’t even look at it, thinking of that woman who’d seen […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, liar 8 years, 8 months ago

    You are a liar. You tell me things that you hope I’ll believe and yet you don’t realize I’ve seen through them all. You lie all the time, so much that your truths seem foreign and wrong. Your truths are more like lies than anything else you say. Why bother trying, I wonder each time […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, velvet 8 years, 8 months ago

    /Black velvet in that little boy’s smile./ The song flooded through the speakers, every bit as creepy as I remember it being. Like a link to my past that I couldn’t erase. It felt out of place in this dark bar, and yet as though it was home. A bad memory; which was welcome compared […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, velvet 8 years, 8 months ago

    There was a little girl who used to live below my apartment, her name was Velvet. Her parents were successful – doctors or something. I wonder now why the even lived there; in the shady part of town. We would play together as kids, but the class gap was clear between us. She was well […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, beach 8 years, 8 months ago

    She looked avross the sands, all those animals splayed out in front of her. All those whales. Why did they come so close to shore? What had brought them all here, to die? It was as though something had called them up, had lead them to the shore. It seemed the whales would get their […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, tide 8 years, 8 months ago

    The ocean air streamed salty and damp around her locks, blowing though the wharf. He wouldn’t look at her face, which made her smile: she’d done her job well. She was a mermaid, born to lead men to the deaths, and never to love. But him, he had always been her weakness. Now he hated […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, bleach 8 years, 8 months ago

    The room stunk of cleaning fluids. He stared around in a daze, wondering what had happened the night before. It was as though he was trying to remember, but knew he had no idea. Blonde hairs clung to his wet body, and he realized he was in a bathtub, just slightly filled with water. The […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, waltz 8 years, 8 months ago

    The stars danced across the sky in the meteor shower. Ronald didn’t know why this girl had chosen him, but she was watching the stars with him whether he knew the answer to that or not. To be honest, she hadn’t chosen him per say, but she had agreed to come along on the astronomy […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, revolt 8 years, 8 months ago

    I picked through the grease trap, smearing the black gunk all over my arms in the process. Wonderful, someone had dropped an egg in here. Two, actually. What WAS that even? The goo plunked into the garbage can with a revolting sound. The smell was the worst of it, aside from the feeling of that […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, without 8 years, 8 months ago

    You were the only one. The only one who could stop those voices in my head. I never knew a time when they were silent that I didn’t see your smiling face next to me. But those days are over, and they talk all the time now. All the time. I saw your face one […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, matching 8 years, 8 months ago

    He looked through the rack of clothing. Maybe it was lame, he didn’t know. He’d always thought girls liked this sort of thing. But finding matching outfits was harder than he expected. Somehow he didn’t think it would work just because all the clothes were blue. They didn’t make co-ordinated his and hers clothing anymore, […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, fallout 8 years, 8 months ago

    I wanted to jump from the roof. To fall, without anything to hold me up. Finally let go of it all and just topple over. Not jump after all. Just fall, off that edge. Anything to steal away this vision of a black and white skyline. To leave such a place behind.

  • Rai X commented on the post, driven 8 years, 8 months ago

    It wasn’t as though the village didn’t trust her; she was just a woman. Her uncle would have wanted the farm to stay in the family – it had been there for generations, and she wasn’t going to allow the rest of the town to stop her from keeping up that tradition. She looked out […]

  • Rai X commented on the post, wash 8 years, 8 months ago

    The dog shook water all over the children in front of it, drenching them. That would serve them for giving him a bath! He had been rolling for hours in that dead squirrel and now they had ruined all his work. He would have to do the whole thing over again tomorrow – but somehow […]