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The word was almost as lovely as she was, her curvy form draped with shining cloth and her head adorned with a crown of jewels. Exquisite, delicate, lovely in her form, but the centuries had worn on her, and her eyes were filled with a bitter sadness. Her shoulders slumped in resignation and her voice was hoarse from disuse when she spoke, “I believed once too, little star.”Posted By Joy On 05.11.2013 @ 9:09 pm
Her walls were tiled black and white. The walls mirrored the floor which was the same as the ceiling, leaving her trapped in a prison of black and white, moving in her peripheral vision like an optical illusion.
“checkmate,” she would whisper to herself at night when she pretended to play chess across the checkered expanse of her ceiling, picturing an enemy who fell, each time, to her skill in a game of chess.Posted By Joy On 04.24.2013 @ 10:17 am
She could have used him. He could have given her the leverage that she needed to win the people over, to start her reign as Empress. She would have used him, he was practically asking for it, with his big eyes and easy smile.
She could have turned him into her weapon… except for the way that his hair curled and the way that his smile made her heart flutter.Posted By Joy On 04.15.2013 @ 7:26 pm
The thoughts that had been plaguing him developed into nightmares, until he awoke one night with her face peering over him. He pulled the blankets over his head in terror and tried not to cry like a child at the sensation of her ghostly hands tugging the quilt back down so she could see his face. He still didn’t know who she was, and he didn’t want to know how she had come to haunt his new room.Posted By Joy On 03.30.2013 @ 2:15 pm
He trailed behind her, rubbing his arms but refusing to complain after her outburst earlier that morning. He had chosen to follow her, he reminded himself when the wind picked up and his teeth began to chatter. You’re here because you owe her, he justified when he lost her in the snow and continued to trudge on. Finally, he felt a hand on his shoulder, and she guided him to a small cavern that had been hiding a few feet from the path.
Suddenly, he remembered why he had chosen to follow her.Posted By Joy On 01.10.2013 @ 3:19 pm
The clouds had covered the sky while she waited. A thick wall of grey that blackened the sky and blocked out the light of the moon. She waited for him patiently, to strike down from the dense mass with the first strike of lightning. She watched the steam rise from her cup of coffee.Posted By Joy On 11.29.2012 @ 1:28 pm
The dark came too soon. She stumbled through the city, watching a fairygirl dance unafraid beneath the broken city lights. She wanted to smile, they all made her want to smile, but they were dangerous, so she moved on, watching the creature glitter from the corner of her eye.Posted By Joy On 11.26.2012 @ 10:51 am
The library was cool and dank when he approached it and watched The Reader breathe life into the characters. They rose from the pages of their respective novels, and danced together in a beautiful story. He watched The Reader’s mind bloom, unravelling at the seams and reworking itself into something new and open.
It was a glorious, brilliant, painful process, and he was in awe.Posted By Joy On 11.24.2012 @ 8:44 pm
He had enchanted and employed a number of her garden ornaments, including a plastic flamingo that now took tickets, charging admission for letting people into his backyard. She grumbled as she dug through her garden; why couldn’t the stupid wizard enlist his own garden ornaments?Posted By Joy On 11.15.2012 @ 3:17 pm
The roar of the wind unsettled her. The cold that had been creeping up over the course of the night was suddenly upon her, terrifying, invigorating… and freezing. Gasping at the sensation of frozen rain pelting her bare skin, vanessa pulled herself further into her blanket, and prayed that someone would find her soon.Posted By Joy On 11.09.2012 @ 3:46 pm
he climbed in through the balcony, complaining loudly, “why didn’t you answer the doorbell?”
she growled, clutching the towel around her dripping form. “Because I was in the shower you idiot! Next time, wait for me to come down and let you in! There’s a reason we have a formal entrance.”Posted By Joy On 10.17.2012 @ 10:19 pm
The scene unfolded before her, breathtaking, unexpected, new. The fresh feeling of pain was still present, achingly sharp and deep, but now a part of it lessoned. Perhaps he was gone, but at least, if nothing else, she could give him this perfect resting place. At least, here, they could be together, just the two of them.Posted By Joy On 10.05.2012 @ 9:24 pm
The road signs were vague. They had been spray painted, they meanings lost under layers of paint that portrayed pictures. The stop sign ahead of them had been painted green, a T-rex dipicted over the faint “stop” outline beneath it. Something twisted in her gut, and for the first time since they began their road trip, Hannah began to believe that maybe this county really was less like home, and more like some twisted version of a modern wonderland.Posted By Joy On 10.02.2012 @ 9:41 am
I took one final breath, pushing myself up against the waves, and then, finally, made the dive into the water, leaving the image of a beautiful, flawless sky behind me. The ocean was filled with imperfections, dark, and twisted. Odd creature floated around me. The coral sung briefly, bright patches. There was no consistency here. It was beautiful.Posted By Joy On 09.27.2012 @ 1:59 pm