• Rachael commented on the post, profound 7 years, 6 months ago

    It was the greatest shock to her system that Valeriya had ever experienced. In her home by the ocean she had lived in luxury, never missing meals and always having a clean (and fasionable) gown to wear the next day. Despite her parents’ neglect, she had never imagined life lived as the poor family in […]

  • Rachael commented on the post, maid 8 years, 10 months ago

    She wasn’t a maid, wasn’t a servant, wasn’t a slave.

    She was a proud woman, and he couldn’t take that away from her.

  • Rachael commented on the post, salute 8 years, 10 months ago

    He remembered the way she would wear her dad’s old army cap, tilted to the side, the faded green accenting the forest color of her eyes. He held it tenderly in his hands as he made his way up the church isle. He would not look into the coffin, for fear of bursting into tears […]

  • Rachael commented on the post, carve 8 years, 10 months ago

    He would forever be there, she thought, as he leaned in to kiss her again. She responded robotically, not really caring as she realized the implications. She would forever remember him as her first, her first everything. He had carved his way into her heart, and no amount of sanding it down would erase that.

  • Rachael commented on the post, fossil 8 years, 11 months ago

    Ew, he was so old.

    Still, she couldn’t help smiling as he shakily gripped her hand.

    “Why don’t we go outside and look at the flowers, Mr. Roland?” she asked him sweetly.

  • Rachael commented on the post, liar 8 years, 11 months ago

    Behind that smiling face, you can see the wheels turning. Behind that charming smile, venom awaits to poison you. Behind her bright eyes glints the cunning wit of a liar.

  • Rachael commented on the post, velvet 8 years, 11 months ago

    His skin was so soft, like gently crushed velvet. She couldn’t stop touching it as he pressed kisses into her hair. She smelled it, pressed her nose into his collarbone, was blown away by the subtle sweetness of him.

  • Rachael commented on the post, beach 8 years, 11 months ago

    The music blared from her old stereo, she sipped a cherry limeade from a straw, and her boyfriend leaned in for a salty kiss. She threw her head back, feeling the sun warm her dark hair, and thought with pure happiness: this is how life should always be.

  • Rachael commented on the post, tide 8 years, 11 months ago

    “The tides are changing, with every breath we take, every move we make, and every heart we break. They are changing faster than the seasons, more unpredictably than the weather. The tides are changing, and whether for the worse or for the better, I cannot say for sure.”

  • Rachael commented on the post, revolt 8 years, 11 months ago

    Teenagers. He hated them.

    Change. Psh. What did they know about change, about revolution? Nothing. He’d seen it time and time again. Eventually the world would harden them, give them a sense of realism.

    Teenagers and their rebellion. Psh.

  • Rachael commented on the post, without 8 years, 11 months ago

    you, I am nothing, or I might as well be.

    I am less substantial than air.

    I am less alive than concrete.

    You don’t complete me; you keep me going.

  • Rachael commented on the post, without 8 years, 11 months ago

    It hurt her, being without him.

    She missed his arms, his chest, his head and eyes and hair. She’d dreamed big and included him in everything, but some things can just never be.

  • Rachael commented on the post, leap 8 years, 11 months ago

    It was a tremendous leap of faith to throw herself into his arms. She felt the scars on her heart twinge in response as his strong arms closed around her, holding her body close so that her nose was pressed into his chest.

  • Rachael commented on the post, matching 8 years, 11 months ago

    “This is so weird,” said Regan, staring at Roberto with awe. Twin cable-knit, navy sweaters, identical black corduroys, and extremely similar blue-and-white striped galoshes. “We’re matching.”

  • Rachael commented on the post, fallout 8 years, 11 months ago

    This was it. This was it. This was it. Her traumatized brain held onto the single sentence, this mantra, as her life began falling apart. Slowly at first, and then faster and faster until she was tumbling out of control.

  • Rachael commented on the post, driven 8 years, 11 months ago

    The car was out of control. She knew that. Thank goodness things were falling apart this beautiful. It was time for everything to fall apart, irreparably. She resisted the urge to slam on the brakes and flew off the overpass, gripping the steering wheel for the last time as she raced toward the pavement below.

  • Rachael commented on the post, wash 8 years, 11 months ago

    Dishes were hard work for Pretty Boy. He couldn’t even use the towels right, instead putting the dishes away still mostly wet. Eileen stared at him helplessly.

  • Rachael commented on the post, smiles 8 years, 11 months ago

    were her favorite thing. She made them, caused them, bought and sold and traded and gave them away. Smiling was her business, and she had the monopoly. It took just one flash of perfect white teeth, and anyone would be a puddle at her feet.

  • Rachael commented on the post, brave 8 years, 11 months ago

    He was unstoppable. Impossible. Came from the gutter and was found to be gold. Who would have ever expected that this nobody, this worthless punk could become Prince Charming?

  • Rachael commented on the post, wand 8 years, 11 months ago

    She waved it at his chest, praying it would work. “Abracadabra,” she whispered desperately, her eyes shut tight.

    But her magic wand was only a chopstick from her kitchen drawer, and he would never love her.