• Shimbo commented on the post, abundant 3 years ago

    It’s abundantly clear that you are not the man I thought you were.
    No.
    So who the hell are you, really?
    I can’t tell you that.
    You are going to have to.
    I love you.
    No… no, I don’t think you do.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, left 5 years ago

    Left behind by the race, the short, wheezing boys pulled to a halt looking around themselves, red-faced.

    “Quick,” one panted. “There’s no teachers looking. Let’s duck into the bushes and have a quick cigarette. We can catch them on the way back.”

  • Shimbo commented on the post, clasp 5 years, 3 months ago

    She clasped her hands together and prayed, “Dear gods of my mother and ancestors deliver this man to me.”

    Behind her, the crowd swayed, baying for blood.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, distress 5 years, 9 months ago

    The distress beacon blinked, forlorn, unnoticed. A hundred meters away were bloodstains. The trail in the mud suggested something had been dragged to the river. A deflated life-preserver was hung from a thorn bush as if its owner had just gone swimming. The surface of the water was undisturbed.
    ‘Let’s get out of here,’ said Buran.
    Something…[Read more]

  • Shimbo commented on the post, sons 5 years, 9 months ago

    Sons and daughters of Earth, today we fight for our children, our future and for freedom.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, sundried 5 years, 9 months ago

    Sundried tomatoes: mangled strips of blood red flesh, texture like leather, oozing oil.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, worthwhile 5 years, 9 months ago

    “Yeah, like that was worthwhile,” she said, looking down at the notepaper I had spent all day writing her a poem on. “Don’t you have anything better to do?”

  • Shimbo commented on the post, fasting 5 years, 9 months ago

    We had been fasting for fifteen days when the angels came. Armando said they were here to guide us. But they didn’t seem like angels to me, they seemed like devils. And I wasn’t sure where they were leading us, but it didn’t look anything like heaven.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, clamp 5 years, 9 months ago

    The clamp slowed the bleeding, but it was already too late. She looked up at me, already deep in blood-loss shock and her tears streaked the camouflage on her face. ‘Don’t forget me.’ She said.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, wealthy 5 years, 9 months ago

    I am a wealthy and successful man, and you are what? A thief? A common criminal?

    You stand in front of me, unconcerned by the bat I am threatening you with.

    I have every right to kill you. What makes you think you can just come in here and take things that I worked for, Things that I spent years struggling with my competitors for. Things…[Read more]

  • Shimbo commented on the post, peppers 5 years, 9 months ago

    She cut the peppers lengthways into precise three millimeter wide strips. The knife was sharp and slipped through the flesh of the pepper without resistance. She placed each individual severed strip on the plate noting the mathematical relationship between them. She completed the final incision and looked up at the clock. The correct amount of…[Read more]

  • Shimbo commented on the post, captivate 5 years, 9 months ago

    She was captivating. A beauty. Classic curves. Almond eyes.

    And the way she laughed would have broken your heart if it wasn’t so busy mending it.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, rally 5 years, 9 months ago

    People of Britain, now is the time to rally!

    Think of your country, think of your family, think of your children. This is not the time to worry about petty concerns. We did not ask for this fight, but we must come together to defeat this menace of inadequate profits.

    Prepare your chequebooks! Apply for an extra credit card! Take that…[Read more]

  • Shimbo commented on the post, polar 5 years, 9 months ago

    Polar ice, black ice, thin ice.

    Ice in our hearts as we scan the horizon and push on through the snow to who knows what doom.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, stapled 5 years, 9 months ago

    She stapled my shirt to the desk. That was when I knew she loved me.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, irreverent 5 years, 10 months ago

    “I think it’s ok to be irreverent.”
    “That doesn’t make any sense?”
    “Why not?”
    “If you’re not relevant then you’re nothing.”

  • Shimbo commented on the post, unwritten 5 years, 10 months ago

    There are rules. Some of them are written down. You probably know those ones.

    But the rules you really have to know are the ones that are unwritten.

    These are the real rules, the ones that are held secret in your lover’s heart.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, stealth 5 years, 10 months ago

    Stealth bombers over Pyongyang. The last man out of Riyadh. Lost in the sandstorms in the empty quarter. The firestorm in Berlin. All gone. All lost. And still here.

  • Shimbo commented on the post, backlit 5 years, 10 months ago

    Her silhouette on the monitor was backlit by the flames.

    “Send everything you’ve got – the whole world’s on fire,” she shouted.

    “There’s nothing left,” I whispered into the microphone.

    “Nothing at all?”

    The flames crackled.

    “My god, we’ll all… I better go.” She turned the video feed off, but I could here her panting as she…[Read more]

  • Shimbo commented on the post, gamer 5 years, 10 months ago

    No games, gameplaying or gamers. No Pick Up artists. No one-night stands. No hookups. No booty calls. No casual sex… that’s not the kind of relationship I’m looking for.

    Just me, my three deserving children and your credit card… that’s the kind of relationship I’m looking for.

    You can watch.