• Val commented on the post, remember 8 years, 4 months ago

    I remembered the day I was on the wooden swing, being gently yet firmly pushed by him. There was a little grunt every time he pushed me higher, nearly into the branches of the tree the swing hung from, but he would insist on continuing to push me. He was fine, he insisted. There was […]

  • Val commented on the post, booth 8 years, 4 months ago

    The booth was small and dark, causing the insecure girl to feel even smaller. Once the pictures were all taken, most looking nearly identical to the one before due to her constant expression and lack of motivation to make any unique, the strip of photos began to eject out the the machine. She glanced to […]

  • Val commented on the post, domestic 8 years, 4 months ago

    The home which normally seemed quite bright and welcoming throughout the day, seemed to engulf the young woman in darkness. The twenty year old looked towards her brother-in-law, unwanted tears sneaking into the corners of her eyes. Margarette longed for her husband to come and save her from this desperate situation, though she knew that […]

  • Val commented on the post, mole 8 years, 5 months ago

    The mole quickly disappeared into the ground, never to be seen again. No matter how often the children would search the area behind their grandmother’s home, none could find the mole that had originally caught their attention that strange and unique Saturday afternoon.

  • Val commented on the post, tempted 8 years, 5 months ago

    I was tempted to reach into the jar of cookies, though I knew what would be said if I was discovered. My mother was convinced that I needed to go on a diet, not because of my appearance, but because it was apparently good to live on green sticks she calls food. However, my dad […]

  • Val commented on the post, forgotten 8 years, 5 months ago

    I had forgotten what it was like to have the wind pushing against your face like a cat rubbing against your legs. The heart nearly pounding right out of my chest energized my in a different, yet strangely enlightening way. As my hands clutched the metal bar in front of me, after a decade of […]

  • Val commented on the post, glowing 8 years, 5 months ago

    The light glowed in her bag, letting out the final light that would be present for God-knows how long. The small boy clung to his brother’s leg, quietly crying as the girl’s small light went out.
    “I’m scared.”

  • Val commented on the post, bones 8 years, 5 months ago

    The bones in the xray were clear proof of the breakage under the apparent inflicted wounds.
    “We are going to have to perform surgery,” the doctor quitely commented as he read over the results. “It is going to need to be soon if we don’t want the bones to heal in the wrong places.”

  • Val commented on the post, crew 8 years, 5 months ago

    The crew loaded the boxes onto the ships, working as quickly as they could to get the boxes boarded on time. It seemed that a superior was intent on leaving at a certain time, and no one was going to prevent their departure. “I wonder what’s in these boxes,” one man muttered, tired of the […]

  • Val commented on the post, camp 8 years, 5 months ago

    The camp was horrible: nothing like the children expected. As the little ones carried the bricks to where the older children were building a few walls, they remained unaware of how the building being built would soon be used for their imminent doom.

  • Val commented on the post, dinosaur 8 years, 5 months ago

    The large green dinosaur was thrown across the room in a fit of rage. It seemed that the little boy’s father was not coming home as planned, and it drew an unexplainable anger out of the little boy. “It’s all your fault!” he yelled, grabbing a small toy soldier next, to throw at his mother. […]

  • Val commented on the post, fluorescent 8 years, 5 months ago

    The fluorescent lights flashed into the dark room, illuminating a bit of the darkness that surrounded the messy-haired girl.
    “I can’t find it!” Melissa whispered, fratically feeling her way through the dark ground.
    “You’re not supposed to.” A man looked down at the two on the ground, now standing in the large doorway.

  • Val commented on the post, acoustic 8 years, 6 months ago

    The beautiful music streamed from the acoustic guitar as the boy sang along, his eyes closed as he sat beneath his large oak tree, singing a song that was rather close to his heart. He was completely unaware of the girl sitting up in that tree, listening to every melodical word that escaped his lips.

  • Val commented on the post, executive 8 years, 6 months ago

    The executive position was open for grabs, and Naomi was willing to do anything in her power to snatch it. Well, almost anything. “I’m not going to -hurt- him,” she responded with a look of fury in her eyes as she looked at her long time co-worker. “No one will know,” he responded with a […]