• Rushlight commented on the post, survivor 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Am I only a survivor? Can I not win, triumph, overcome?? Apparently not. See how she looks at me. I am a failure in her eyes. But, I’m alive.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, cello 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Of course a cello would be more powerful. It just wouldn’t be prudent on the road. If I was a royal bard at a fine castle would be different. But out here… we’d need another horse just to carry it!

  • Rushlight commented on the post, weave 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    To weave the melodies into the web of realities so that we may leave the world a better place.

    Also: makes the food taste better.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, police 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Police you rack! No time for sluggards or layabouts! Ready to move out it 1 mark!

  • Rushlight commented on the post, musical 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Musical was the only way to write. Although singing was of course the easiest way to access the magic, playing an instrument added depth and power. The more complex the instrument, the greater the power. Except bagpipes.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, steer 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    You have about as good a chance as a steer in a bull herd.
    What does that eve mean?
    You’re going to get your ass kicked, smalls.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, probably 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I could probably shoot that far.
    That’s not good enough. Either you can, or you can’t.
    I will try.
    Do. Or die.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, silverware 4 months ago

    Actual silverware, not carved wood or bone. I felt fumble-fingered and quaint next to the nobles, eating finer food than I had even seen before.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, bedside 4 months ago

    She knelt by his beside, and forced a smile upon her face. She gazed deep into his blue eyes, growing more fearful at the cloudy glaze of fever…. and something else. Was she too late to save him?

  • Rushlight commented on the post, broke 4 months ago

    Broke. Nothing. Nada. What am I going to do now? How can I get through the week? The day? I’m going to need a miracle.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, missed 4 months ago

    I missed. The draw, the anchor, a breath, and release. The arrow fell short, and the buck bound away. Holding my bow, I hoped for another chance.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, flex 4 months, 1 week ago

    The flex tube just wasn’t cooperating. She didn’t know how she was going to make this work, and time was running out. If these explosives weren’t in place in the next 10 minutes, the whole mission would fail.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, motel 4 months, 1 week ago

    The motel was tired and worn as the people who visited it. The drab, peeling paint of the eaves had faded to a non-descript muddy yellow, and the walls had numerous patches.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, wrong 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is wrong. Every aspect every angle. I don’t know what to do about it. Perhaps a little more to the right? Deep breath then release. The arrow flies true. Now there will be meat on the table and some for the larder.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, freeze 2 years, 3 months ago

    The freeze finally struck. They had been forecasting it for weeks, but this is Texas, and I don’t believe them. Now were in for it. The leaves that have been waiting to turn will now turn blazing colors.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, space 2 years, 3 months ago

    With the space under the stairs, I filled with love and memories and monsters. How do you separate the good from the bad? It is not possible. But how would you know the one without the other. I could do without quite so many monsters, though.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, space 2 years, 3 months ago

    Space is the final fronteir. It’s what we were told. Now we know better. Just the five of us, soon to be just four. There is a great nothing here, and we will soon join it. And I’m afraid it will have all been for nothing.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 6 months ago

    Some people are not aware of the fact that the sponge is an animal. More correctly, a community of tiny animals living together, filtering tiny food particles out of the water.

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

    He made an offer I couldn’t refuse. My life for hers. He knew what I’d do, we all did. He just wanted to see the look of defeat on my face. And the fear that he’d take her anyway.

  • Rushlight commented on the post, chance 7 years, 6 months ago

    These was always a chance. Luck had never been on her side, but sometimes that is the only hope. She drew a breath and gauged the distance. She took that first fateful step, running for the edge, and leaped. Her heart was in her throat, and she whumped against the cliff’s edge. She’d made it.