The Burning Of Eliza CarfaxThere was an air of carnival as I made my way through the milling, soon to be spectators.A man sold roasted nuts from a wagon and an older woman, little faceless cloth dolls hanging from a stick. Children begged and their mothers and fathers gave in to them buying the awful things so the children could join in on the “fun”. Somewhere, off away from the actual burning there would be a small bonfire where the little ones could hold the dolls in the flames pretending to burn their very own witch, watched over by one of the church elders. There were other games for the children and gambling for the men while the women stood by gossiping. Eliza Carfax stood silently in stocks, the center of it all, no expression on her face, seeming as one of the dolls waiting to be hung from a stick and set to flame. The old tree in the center of town had mostly died off, just one of the many crimes Eliza had been convicted of. “I seen it with my very own eyes!”, said
That She May SeeI made the offer to my dead wife to use my eyesto see her grand children grow up. Now every timeI see something I probably shouldn't, every time Ilook to the darkness all I can think of is her eyeslooking back at me.They do not judge only seem sad at a broken promise.My mind is changed as is my heart. I wish only for herhappiness wherever she may be as I look once more tothe photos of our Grandchildren that she may see.
Dead At My FeetLeft standing in the aftermath of that battle within myself,blood and terror, total war of the soul stains the earthas fire licks razor cuts upon my fine ideals to smokethat stings my eyes and leaves a taste of burnt fleshupon my tongue. Gods and devils liedead at my feet.
Hell An' Damnation!It'd been hours since the funeral and wake of Pappa Joe, the oldest living family member and my Grandfather. I'd eaten more than my fair share, drank too much and told too many of the "colorful" stories I remembered the old man telling over the years and so when it came time to leave no one made even token attempt to get me to stay. Granma stayed behind. There were family members she only ever saw at funerals and weddings she'd explained. I'll catch a ride with........ she'd said but my mind was a blur from the booze and I'd wandered away and out the door without even hearing, or if I'd heard I didn't comprehend.Hell an' Damnation! I heard immediately upon entering my Granma's house. Hell an' Damnation! The familiar voice gave vent to all the frustration of a man who'd walked into his home only to find he no longer lived there. Hell an' Damnation I heard again as I stood transfixed unable to look away from the scene of Pappa Joe standing, his back to m
I Keep DreamingThe world shakesI see my face in the broken mirror.Facets of existence,a million different mes falling from my bed.The floor is hard and cold.I want so much to be warm.but I keep dreaming.
Night Of StoriesThere was a moon in the sky when I was young, the old man told us. A Moon? What's that?, the young ones asked. A whole world right up there he said. So close you could reach out and touch her if you climbed the high mountains and if you wanted you could jump up and she'd catch you and you could spend the day. Yer fibbin', said the older ones but I couldn't help but ask, where did she go? Well, she got tired one day and fell from the sky, he said and while she rested greedy people made a slave of her and made her carry them away never to be seen again. That's sad I said. Won't she ever come back? Not in my lifetime he said with a tear in his eye he quickly wiped away but I saw it. And since that night, that night of stories I've sat here watchin' , waitin' for her to return so I could say the old man missed her while she was gone and won't she please stay in case he should return.
Just Pay for the Donuts, Heracles The register rang out at four ninety-five. Heracles took out his phone and stared at the icons. One of them had his money in it. If it could be called money. It seemed more to him like arbitrary numbers assigned for people to shuffle around. How he longed for the days when he could just pay in good, solid coin. A man knew where it was and how much he had at all times back then. “Do you need some help?” Jason was peering over his shoulder, finger outstretched to tap one of the icons. Heracles snatched the phone away. “The Lion of Olympus does not need help ordering donuts!” “Well, order already. There’s a line forming.” “I’ve already ordered. I just need to pay.” “Hurry up. I’m starving.” Heracles tapped a likely-looking icon and treated the entire shop to the sounds of smooth jazz. He mashed several icons until i
Troublemakers. Marauders x Reader〖 Remember when we used to be rascals? 〗“The Forbidden Forest? James, have you gone mad?!” [Name] nearly shrieked, trying not to catch the attention of other students. This was a bad idea. A very bad one. In fact, all the schemes that James (and Sirius) have thought are always up to no good. They would just get in trouble, get scolded by some Professors, and go to detention.“James, it's called the ‘Forbidden Forest’ for a reason. It's strictly forbidden.” Remus pointed out, putting down his latest new book on the side. [Name] nodded in agreement. At least there was a sane person in this group. But even with Remus' and [Name]'s protest, James still wanted to go to the Forbidden Forest. He didn't tell why, exactly. But he wanted to.“I think it would be fun,” Sirius finally had said. “don't you think so too, Peter?”The poor boy nervously fidgeted and nodded his head slowly. “Y-Yes.. Of cou
No Cheating!“You're cheating.”“No, I'm not. You're just very bad at it.” Nagisa replied, a smile plastered on his face.Blushing in anger, [Name] turned away as she stared continuously at the TV screen, focusing on her goal to win the game. The [hair color] female refused to believe she were cheating. Nope, nope. There was no way [Name] could be losing a game.‘You Lose!’No.This was the 50th time in a row.And she couldn't even get a single win from Nagisa.He was cheating alright.“You know.. I'm not going to be mad if you tell me you were cheating..” She mumbled.“But I told you; I wasn't cheating.” He answered yet again.Sighing, she lay herself on the floor, grumbling a few words here and there. How could he win?! She was always the champion when it came to playing video games! [Name] were skilled! Was it because Nagisa had way more skills than she did?Letting out a groan she sat right up and looked at him, a sign of
Hetalia - How to Speak like an Hetalian67 Ways to Speak like you're from Hetalia!1. End your sentences with "aru".2. Say "Ve~" a lot.3. Ask- no TELL people to "become one with Russia".4. Option one for Introducing yourself: "I am Japan, a person who can sense the mood and who refrains from speaking".5. Speak the noises that you make. (ex. when chewing food "chi chi chi chi", when staring "jiiiiii~ jiiiiii~ jiiiiii~")6. Say "kolkolkolkolkolkol!"7. Yell "PASTAAA~".8. Option two for Introducing yourself: no matter what, say in a whispering voice "I'm Canada, you're owner".9. Yell "I choose you, China"!10. Yell "VODKAAA~"!11. Say "I sound like a fag"!12. Repeat "Marry me"!13. Call your older brother (or random strangers, that works too) "Big brader" [big brother, in a funny accent].14. Tell people to "Praise me"!15. Yell "I'll be the hero"!16. Call random people your "wife".17. Stand next to a lamp post and say "I'll try my best until next time, I'll think about it, All my answers are "no". It's a quirk".18. S
L x Reader: Leeks"L-kun?"Misa was innocently peeking around the corner of the detective's door. He slowly turned his head from the cake. "
yes?""I probably asked you already
but why don't you eat anything healthy?"L shrugged. "I don't need to.""Well isn't that a snobbish thing to say," you declared.L looked blankly at you. "-chan, what do you mean to say?""I mean to say
what if we made you eat something healthy?" As you said that, Misa giggled and stepped completely into the room, showing O a leek."
no." L turned away and attempted to ignore you."Yes!" Misa said before both of you attacked him. As you pinned his arms back, you looked innocently into L's eyes. "You wouldn't dare kick a girl like you kicked Light-kun, wouldn't you?"L just quietly looked back at you, calm anger burning in his eyes. You giggled and gave Misa room as she set to work forcing the leek into the sweets-loving man. He sadly complied. No matter how much you annoyed him, he had to adm
Doctor Who jokesKnock knock.Who's there?Doctor.Doctor who?*Silence falls*Q: What happens when the headless monks leave banana peels on the floor?A: Silence will fallQ: How many Sontarans does it take to change a lightbulb?A: None! Sontarans do not fear the dark!Q: How many Time Lords does it take to change a lightbulb?A: Interference in the lighting practices of other cultures is strictly forbidden.Q: How many cybermen does it take to change a lightbulb?A: LIGHTBULBS ARE INELEGANT. THEY WILL BE UPGRADED.Yo momma's so fat, the whole Slavine family could fit inside her at onceYo momma's so fat, the cybermen upgraded her into a hot dog vanYo momma's so fat, project indigo took her to an ice cream parlorYo momma's so fat, the Adipose consider her a natural resourceYo momma's so fat, Captain Jack didn't try to flirt with herWhy did the chicken cross the road?The tesselector: Our records office is sealed to the public. The chicken isn't guilty of anything.River Song: Spoilers.The Eleven
Restless [Babysitter!Kuroko Tetsuya] [1/10]RULE NUMBER ONE:Holy crap.Holy crap.HOLY CRAP.It was unlike Kuroko to panic, but thirty minutes prior, he lost [Name]. At Seirin freaking Highschool. One moment, the five year old girl was in the gymnasium, sitting on the bench and handing him his towel. And in the next, she was gone. Nowhere to be seen. He could only think of what to tell her parents when it was time to get her home. Gee, I took your daughter with me to practice, Mrs. [Surname], and I kind of lost her..."[Name]-chan, please come out..." he called out.Kuroko had convinced the basketball team to help him look around the campus for the little girl. He ran up the stairs to the second and third floor, checked every single freaking classroom, and when he couldn't find her, he ran back down to the first floor. He met up with Kagami at the shoe lockers, completely out of breath.The heat of the afternoon wasn't helping either."Can't find her," Kagami breathed, sweat running down his
50 Things Ciel Cannot Do1. I am no longer allowed to wear my eyepatch to the left side so I can scare Finny. The hospital bills and emotional scarring are not as funny as the look on his face.2. I can not do the same as stated above to the dorky Indians when they won't leave my hosue.3. Nor can I do it to Lizzie, no matter how many times her hugs threaten to collapse my ribcage.4. It is not proper for young earls to crossdress as girls when it is not for an assignment.5. Sebastian doesn't care if it's a great way to get back at Druit. (seduce and kill!)6. Even though Sebastian himself seems to get off on it...7. If I even so much as think about allowing Pluto into the house the contract is over.8. Or Sebastian gets my soul without me getting revenge.9. No matter how badly I want to I cannot hire Grelle to kill Lizzie.10. Nor may I use my butler's body as payment to said shinigami.11. Stealing is wrong, especailly when it's opium.12. Yes, it's techinically mine so it's not really stealing but appare
50 Things Sebastian Cannot Do1. When awakening the young master I cannot greet him by saying, "Good morning sir, I hope I wasn't too rough." He doesn't like it no matter how amusing his reaction.2. If the young master inquires as to whom is at the door I may not respond 'The black market.' Calming the young master from panic attacks aren't the most enjoyable of things.3. The household help are to be treated as people, not like the incompetant morons they are.4. Spitting in earl grey tea is bad, no matter what the young earl himself has thrown at my head that morning.5. Cats are not permitted to be in the house.6. Or in my room.7. Especially not my room or the wardrobe in my room.8. No cats anywhere except for outside (even still I must hide them!).9. I may be a demon but that is no exucse for many reasons.10. One of which being to scare the household help.11. Offering contracts just to kill Finny is prohibited.12. If Mey-Rin tries to rape me in my sleep I am permitted to hit her twice but no more.13. I
Poor PeterPerfect Peter Parker purloined pretty Penelope's precious pet porcupine Petunia.Pretty Penelope's precious pet porcupine Petunia pricked perfect Peter Parker's proboscis.Perfect Peter Parker's proboscis pained profusely.Poor Peter!