Maybe the things we think are funny, aren't; maybe the things we think are good, aren't; maybe the things we think are bad, aren't: who the hell cares because at least we've formulated our own opinion.
We used to force ourselves to conform to your ephemeral tastes but now we're stepping out of the blind masses to set ourselves apart without a second thought for the loss of a herd.
You surface level people, well you don't get us, but we don't believe how someone could be so… Continue
Added by Rachel Winter on June 30, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Calming my racing heart.
Silencing my frantic mind.
Expanding and Contracting.
Breathing in and Breathing out.
Releasing my claim to this place.
Reaching the state where I can just exist.
Added by Rachel Winter on June 30, 2009 at 10:32pm —
Now the Ekpyrotic Model of the Universe is really interesting.
Basically the Big Bang (not an explosion folks, just an expansion) arose because two of, three dimensional branes (a sort of flat sheet of multidimensional space) collided in another hidden space dimension!
The kinetic energy of these two colliding Universes produced our Big Bang.
This collision was overlaid with a Quantum Ripple which led to Galaxies, Stars, Planets and eventually us (as well as… Continue
Added by Bob Clay on June 30, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I wasn't in that parking lot, but somehow I'm still there.
I wasn't there to touch you like that sunlight in your hair.
But the clouds of gas still swirl around me in that warm Ohio breeze,
Division, derision and your anger... on your knees.
The blood on the pavement spills like hatred of our youth--
While those echoing rifles kill my last chance for truth.
Why you, wandering Mary, ran away to that knoll?
Why stop… Continue
Added by Dude A Bydes on June 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
There was an unnatural presence in the woods, like the forest had been visited by something sinister. Trees and plants wilted to a brittle gray, choked from sunlight and clean air. Unfortunate wildlife was strewn across the rugged landscape, the latest victims to the stirring earth. Nearby hunched pines and firs suggested a day of mourning, as an uneasy stillness blanketed the hazy blue-green mountains. The land, suffocated by the mountain’s exhalation, would rest through nature’s cyclic… Continue
Added by Erin Cole on June 30, 2009 at 12:30pm —
He was diligently studying superficiality. Becoming superficial isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, it appears that years of practice and patience may be required to become so. Years of shallow, simplistic, frivolous effort. He wasn’t deterred, though. Although it promised to be a long, arduous, road ahead, he was confident that with determination and perseverance—and a little luck, of course, he might just make it---or die trying.
Added by Brad Rose on June 30, 2009 at 10:15am —
David was on the front defending his motherland while his wife Samantha was pregnant. As the days of the arrival of the baby neared she moved to her parent’s home. The baby was healthy and beautiful. It had gorgeous eyes and the cutest smile of all. But as more and more comparisons were made about his physical appearance she became confused. She and Davis both were blonde whereas the baby was a red-head. Her mother thought it might be because of her… Continue
Added by Shubha Jindel on June 30, 2009 at 8:43am —
With a sleepy head I dropped in the first vacant seat in the bus, falling asleep even before the bus started and waking up only to notice i had missed my stop and the next two too ! Without a thought i got down at the very next stop the bus halted and weighed my options now - going home by bus or to walk back home ! It was then that i thought of the third option - to meet you, since you lived near by !
A call was placed and luckily you agreed to come. Starting with a cup of… Continue
Added by PS on June 30, 2009 at 6:52am —
Humor is all we got.
Humor is how we fuck ourselves.
Last night, I had one of those moments,
one of those sad moments.
Where I should have kissed her
and said before,
“I have something on my mind to say,
but I’d rather remember and bask in you like this.”
One of those moments you have to chuckle at.
When you can laugh
is when you have wisdom.
Added by adam connell on June 30, 2009 at 3:09am —
"To affect the quality of the day... that is the highest of the arts."
"Daddy, I'm scared."
"It's just a little thunder and lightning, honey--nothing will harm you while I'm here with you."
"But Daddy, what if the old tree outside gets hit by the storm?"
"Katy, darling, you can fill your heart with fear, or you can fill it with courage just like the gutter by your window filling up with rain; sooner or… Continue
Added by Dude A Bydes on June 29, 2009 at 7:37pm —
My lips move, then stop and begin again with,
'We have different priorities.'
The words stick in my throat,
betray me as I struggle
to hold back the tears and let go, with no luck.
In ice cream flavors
I am strawberry to
his Moose Tracks
and when we mix
it does not always taste right,
but opposites attract, right?
Added by Catherine Van on June 29, 2009 at 3:51pm —
Planets are square. Spaceships take photos of them with a round lens, so of course they look spherical, but if you notice there's black space around the edges of any picture, forming a square, or at least a rectangle. Even the round lens can't suppress angular planets. It's black there because that's where it's night on Mars. Even the sun is a cube. Our circular pupils can’t handle it, and deceive us to compensate.
Added by John Wiswell on June 29, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I’ve seen the lights of his tractor in a cloud of dust on Mulberry Creek on a heavy June night.
I’ve seen his truck parked in the ditch before sun up in April with the stock trailer empty, he and his horse already gone.
I’ve seen him chopping cedars on a dead August day under a sun that drags itself across the hilltops.
I’ve seen him through a frosted windshield in January with time for only a two-fingered wave as he rolls past to go feed, his gaunt face… Continue
Added by JP on June 29, 2009 at 1:11pm —
There were no thunderstorms forecast. Even so the sky behind the climbing roses turned black, as white petals shone brilliant in the last of sun. As the raindrops began to fall, the smile faded from his face, dissolved into the torrent which swirled round the house. He watched, stranded, with nowhere to go. He hadn't anticipated that either. When the rain stopped and the water level dropped and all that was left was the mud, he got out the power hose and switched on the tap.
Added by Diane Becker on June 28, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Shivering with excitement, Lola couldn’t wait to read the script that she’d heard about from her agent, Lou. Lou had called yesterday to say that this was just the opportunity that Lola needed to show the world ALL her acting talents, and that this film would be a remake of a classic Hollywood science fiction thriller---although he assured her, it would be much up-dated with special effects. He said the film would be a cross between The Matrix… Continue
Added by Brad Rose on June 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm so sick of everything. The lies and backstabbing are so frequent i don't even care. I'm stuck in a small, never changing town. How can i change if my surroundings never do? Everyday hope dares to show its face then steals away and reveals the gloom. When will change save me?
Added by Emma Ash on June 28, 2009 at 1:53pm —
Write anything related to this infamous gif. Doesn't have to be describing planets and stars - it can be about perspective on a universe much bigger than us, or even on how so many things are smaller. Just write six sentences that tie to this.
I'm also posting this to see if images are still coming out distorted like Gail's were… Continue
Added by John Wiswell on June 28, 2009 at 1:08pm —
“I’m sorry, I have no inspiration to write six sentences, it’s hot out, I’m almost out of lemonade, the ice cubes are gone and there’s no beer in the fridge, that should say it all!”
“But you have to, you promised you would, you said that this weekend you would write six sentences every day.”
“Well look, I just don’t have it in me and furthermore, I only made that promise to you, so you don’t have to go out and announce it to the world, do you?”
“No, but I… Continue
Added by Irene Sieders on June 28, 2009 at 11:27am —
He stood in the prisoner’s booth, condemned to die. The jury found him guilty, resented the boldness of his felonious crime. He’d voiced words using the first letter of the lexicon! Soon enough his life would end, the thick tight rope squeezing him to sleep.
“Some words before you’re led out of here?” questioned the judge.
“Just one,” spoke the smiling sinner, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!”
Added by Salvatore Buttaci on June 28, 2009 at 9:30am —
She was a chubby little girl with two braids in her hair, out jumping rope on the sidewalk in a middle class suburban neighborhood, when the nondescript, somewhat neglected car stopped by the curb.
A man with an almost bald head and gold rimmed glasses leaned out the passenger seat window and asked her in a very kind voice if she wanted to see a little puppy.
She dropped her jump rope immediately and ran as quickly as she could across the lawn into her… Continue
Added by Irene Sieders on June 27, 2009 at 12:47pm —