• Shawn commented on the post, whistle 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    When the train swept by the river station, and the high pitched whistle carried its tone across the valley, everyone stopped what they were doing. It had been years since a train whistle was heard in Eavesdale. The last train carried away the men to war, and none had ever returned.

    This was no war train, however. It was the fruits from the…[Read more]

  • Shawn commented on the post, straw 7 years, 1 month ago

    I forgot the straw!

    I just remembered this when I saw the prompt. You see, I’ve been making smoothies most days recently, but had just a bit ago went to stay with my dad.

    I brought the smoothie mix, the ice […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, residue 7 years, 4 months ago

    We needed a sea chart. So we printed out a copy, and made the measurements on the paper. Wrong paper of course. So we taped it to the window and traced it onto some glue paper. s we pealed the tape off the glass, […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, trunk 7 years, 4 months ago

    One day I was driving downtown when a cop pulls me over. He asks to see what’s in my trunk. I pop it open. It’s an elephant I smuggled in. He releases the elephant, only to have it smash down tree trunks in it’s […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, fixed 7 years, 4 months ago

    I went to him asking him to fix it. He laid down his glasses, looked me in the face, then went over to it. And it was fixed. I then proceeded to break it again. And I think he knew I would in the first place.

  • Shawn commented on the post, ratings 7 years, 4 months ago

    Aghast! How dare he? They said what? Number TWO?

    I look up and down, across the stars and the numbers, to see the real. See how my hard work, my sweat and grief have been condensed into a number. A number. Is […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, pageant 7 years, 4 months ago

    The crowed stares, amazed in wonder at the spectacle before them. The clowns run about, the ladies pose elegantly, and the speaker announces the winner. And when it is all over, the community is better. Safer. Richer.

  • Shawn commented on the post, torch 7 years, 4 months ago

    The blaze sounds the triumphant return of the gladiator. The touch shows us the true way, the progression of unity and the defeat of terror, hate, and Ultimate Darkness. Let us raise it to lofty heights so that […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, staple 7 years, 4 months ago

    What is the purpose of out insignificant attempts to cultivate a civilization, bind together as one people? We sow and harvest, drill and forge, read and vote. Is this a staple of our ways, a staple that connects […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, pastel 7 years, 4 months ago

    How… quaint the little cottage was. Nestled in the groves of towering pines and crackling brooks. With its tucked away china cabinet, antique tea table, and pastel walls.

  • Shawn commented on the post, pattern 7 years, 4 months ago

    Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. It’s what make the world, right?

    But it’s the differences that define us. Standing out of conformity, a one amidst the zeros. This gives way to color. To life. To Joy. […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, duration 7 years, 4 months ago

    There exists a beginning, and there exists an end. But is there a duration? Does there really exist some span of “time” between? Or is everything one, a singularity? If we pull ourselves back out of the dimensions […]

  • Shawn commented on the post, petition 7 years, 4 months ago

    The overflow of ideas, opinions. How they bend the world!

    Drug deregulation, boycotts, campaigns, laws. Do we need them? Do we tolerate those that petition on our behalf to make the world “a better place?”

  • Shawn commented on the post, belief 7 years, 4 months ago

    There are a lot of wonderful things, but what is it that gives it meaning? Who are we to decide what is perfect, what is good, when we ourselves are flawed?
    I say that there is something. Something bigger. […]