Plums and Cherries Chapter Two - The Hope Of a Girl

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Image Credit: Amanda P., Clermont, FL Some things go unseen ... others are forgotten, escaping from mind and time ... such as memories, such as life. Such as love. As the sun settled lowly over the hills, its orange rays streaking the purple sky, Chiyo took her place in the Nitta household, eating quietly as Hatsumomo spoke of her day at the tea...

I Want a Husband

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Image Credit: Sophie M., Wolfforth, TX The author's comments: This piece is based off Judy Brady's "I Want a Wife." It's more of a stylistic imitation than anything, so if you haven't already read the essay, it probably won't make much sense. You can read it here: http://tinyurl.com/iwantawife I am what most people would refer to as a husband....

Love Before Evil

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Image Credit: Julia K., Old Tappan, NJ The author's comments: This is a Harry Potter fan fiction about Draco and an OC. Please enjoy and please leave comments. ?Karina! Supper? Her mother called out. ?In a minute mum!? She responded. Karina was in the trees watching a boy around her age with striking platinum hair, and mystifying gray eyes. K...

After the Battle

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Image Credit: Delia R., Phoenix, AZ The author's comments: I wrote this when I first read the Hobbit and watched the movie. ? Kili quaked with shock and pressed his hands harder against Fili?s wound. The blood gushed over his hands and his brother?s eyes stared up at him, saliva trickled out of his mouth. Kili felt sobs roar up inside him, un...

waiting for the morning sun

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Image Credit: Olivia E., Alto, MI The author's comments: originally posted at:?http://swanfrcst.tumblr.com/post/150932100637 Leaning into the bar counter, Mai watches the man next to her take a low drag of his cigarette, smoke curling around the edges of his fingers. He is tapping at his drink, blowing out a stream of gray into the musty night...

Singers in High School

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Image Credit: Warlito B., Tamuning, GU ?No.? Troy?s lips were in a thin line as they all walked through the door. Who did they think they were? The Cullens? ?They will never make it.? Miley/ Hannah rose her eyebrows as she eyed them. ?They don?t look like they have an ounce of talent in their body. Were their fathers 80?s has-beens?? ?Some of the...

Eros And Aphrodite and#39;On Persephoneand#39;

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Image Credit: Jessica R., Phoenix, AZ The author's comments: I've always liked the relationship between Eros and Aphrodite. Eros doesn't seem to like Aphrodite much, but he still does everything for her. There isn't even clarity about Eros being her son or her lover, which is really strange. I also love the story of Kore, her being dragged into...

DragonQuest Diaries #4

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Image Credit: Steve S., Marblehead, MA The author's comments: look at description for #1 Dearest Journal, I can?t say much about my day because I?m a little rushed for time right now. I?m sneaking out of the house to go save someone trapped in some ruins the people here call, the Hexagon. Well, let me start at the beginning? This morning up...

Laenaris: An Origin Story

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Image Credit: Josh W., Peoria, AZ The author's comments: This is a backstory for one of my characters on World of Warcraft, Laenaris. I originally wrote this for my Creative Writing class. While it does have quite a bit of backstory, I did manage to omit what wasn't absolutely necessary. Laenaris woke, as always, to the deep craving crawling i...

Assassin's Creed: Darkness part 1

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Image Credit: Trisha L., Neosho, MO Robert brushed past the crowd of people; he had to get to his meeting. He thought himself high and official; he was nothing but a deer in a scope, my scope. I walked casually behind him, he had to slow down because of the crowd of people; he didn?t notice me. I quickly drew my hand around his neck, letting the bl...