• Rena commented on the post, beyond 4 years, 12 months ago

    There it was. Just beyond her horizon, out of her grasp. That small, growing feeling tugged at her heart. Why couldn’t she just reach a little farther, burn a little brighter. Make everyone help her reach farther than she knew she ever could on her own. All she needed was a smile, that slight turn up of a woman’s lips, a man holding the door at…[Read more]

  • Rena commented on the post, cave 6 years, 9 months ago

    The cave went on for miles into the mountain. I couldn’t see an end anywhere in sight, but we couldn’t go back the way we came either. There was too much going on. I could hear Mia in the background behind me crying softly to herself. No one tried to comfort her. We were all in some ways on our own now even if the group stayed together.

  • Rena commented on the post, broadcast 7 years ago

    The broadcast faded in and out of the static it tried to cover. There was something he was saying, but as soon as he would say something important, the static would win again. She would never find out what was going on this way. Life was at a standstill. Everyone was panicking, and she couldn’t even figure out if there was a plan of action,…[Read more]

  • Rena commented on the post, July 7 years ago

    It was the fourth of July. Everyone was staring in awe at the fireworks. Little girls were screaming as they ran around with sparklers. No one could hear my scream from only fifty feet away. I might as well have been in an empty, dark corner of an alley–it would have had the same outcome either way.

  • Rena commented on the post, both 7 years ago

    Both of us could only stare at the horror before us. No one, not even the worst of people, should have to go through what all these people did. Most were dead; those who were still alive looked lifeless, as if they had no reason to live anymore anyway. We could not believe the suffering these people had gone through just for one man’s tyranny.

  • Rena commented on the post, cook 7 years ago

    The cook just looked at her for a moment with a look of pure disgust. It wasn’t really a big, she thought, but the cook looked at her as if she had just witnessed her killing someone for sport. It couldn’t be that weird to be a vegetarian.

  • Rena commented on the post, past 7 years ago

    It was all in the past. That’s what everyone kept telling her. The thing no one knew is her mind brought it up every single night without fail, sometimes even waking her up. She wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep for hours every time. It may have happened in the past, but it wasn’t in the past. It still haunted her.

  • Rena commented on the post, library 7 years ago

    The library was astronomical in size. She couldn’t possible find every bit of information that would help her. There were classified papers, books on the subject, books on the primary books. She was going to be here all day. There would be no time to relax–everything depended on what she found today, and she couldn’t afford to not figure this case out.

  • Rena commented on the post, square 7 years ago

    He walked into the square and looked around. He didn’t know who this mysterious person was, or what they wanted with him. He only knew that he sensed that somehow, everything depended on this meeting, and that it was going to change his life more than he knew.

  • Rena commented on the post, interest 7 years, 1 month ago

    It was of great interest to him. This merger either meant that he had a job or didn’t. So when he heard those small, slight words uttered two booths away, about how the other company was changing their minds, he couldn’t help but feel a small hint of dread creep up his spine.

  • Rena commented on the post, teeth 7 years, 1 month ago

    Her teeth were chattering in her mouth involuntarily. She looked around at the magnificence of what she was seeing–the stars above were bright, she was looking at this breathtaking view, she was next to the man […]

  • Rena commented on the post, charge 7 years, 1 month ago

    He charged it to his bill. His company was going to hate him after this convention, but he didn’t care. They didn’t really pay him enough to begin with, so this was his “christmas bonus” the company had stopped […]

  • Rena commented on the post, gone 7 years, 2 months ago

    You’re gone. And I’m alone again. I’m not sure how to take this. I actually liked you. I know you liked me as well, so what happened here? Wrong timing. Blame it on the time. Blame it on where we’re going. Sure. […]

  • Rena commented on the post, affairs 7 years, 2 months ago

    The affairs were all in order. There was nothing left to do, but she couldn’t just walk away from the desk, leave everything in the past. He was gone. She had executed everything as he had asked. So what kept her […]

  • Rena commented on the post, afraid 7 years, 2 months ago

    I was afraid. I had never felt this way before. The carpet was breathing beneath me. How much did they give me? I could feel everything I touched like I had never touched it before. Everything was crystal clear […]

  • Rena commented on the post, trap 7 years, 4 months ago

    She was sure it was a trap. If she said yes, she would have to continue with a lie that wouldn’t ever be fixed. If she said no–well, she didn’t even want to think about that. And she would never be able to get a […]

  • Rena commented on the post, methods 7 years, 4 months ago

    The methods behind his madness were just as mad, but they had gotten him through quite a bit of this process, so he wasn’t going to get rid of them just because he fucked up this one time. No, he was going to […]

  • Rena commented on the post, props 7 years, 4 months ago

    The props were really heavy. Of course, the actors didn’t give a damn if she broke her back carrying their equipment, their stages. But she did. It was eleven o’clock at night. She was the only one in the […]

  • Rena commented on the post, instructions 7 years, 4 months ago

    The instructions were clear. Pretty much all he had to do was twitch his finger. He corrected a little to the right for the wind, and lined up the shot, pulled the trigger.

  • Rena commented on the post, suspects 7 years, 4 months ago

    The suspects were lined up, but she couldn’t seem to remember his face. She stared through the glass, she scanned through the memory in her head, but nothing would come up. She closed her eyes. She could remember […]