Buck arrived one minute early for his second date with Jackie. He did so because he was almost certain that Jackie was a stickler for punctuality. There wasn’t anything in particular about Jackie’s behavior, nor anything that she had said on their first date, that would have suggested this to Buck, but he just had a gut feeling that despite her apparent devil-may-care attitude toward the world and everything in it, that Jackie was nevertheless a woman who was intolerant of… Continue
Added by Brad Rose on December 31, 2009 at 10:00pm —
My mother, always a large woman, was a voracious reader of paperbacks with lurid covers, and once, shortly after my father had skipped out on us, when I was seven, she found me leafing through a mystery with an illustration of a hand with splayed fingers, two feathered darts in spaces between, and one stuck in the palm, producing a trickle of blood. "What's that you're reading?" she asked, tut-tutting, and she took it from my hands and replaced it with a volume of Reader's Digest Condensed… Continue
Added by Michael Brown on December 31, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Today I sit her, in this blue recliner again, & thinking about how nthe New Year will be better.
I lost a majority of my hearing last March, so 2009 was officially the worst year ever for me, & if this chemo works, 2010 will be the best ever.
It is amazing how one's plans can be drastically changed, like for instance, I had plans to go to Elko, Nevada this Labor Day to see friends & get a job in a cow camp, but it is hard to do those things when you can't hear… Continue
Added by Rusty McCall on December 31, 2009 at 4:43pm —
"What r u doing?"
"Just leave me alone."
"R u still mad?"
"Stupid question - R u still a jerk?"
"I love you."
"Ignore it, it'll go away."
Added by Teresa on December 31, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I noticed that the lonesome Dove I named "Prince" so long ago was in his usual spot today on one of Patience's higher branches, the lower branches full of silent sparrows.
The dove looked at me while I was on the porch having a cigarette, and then flew to the neighbor's tree, searching for her, for hours he has been flying back and forth.
It is said that animals have no concept of the past or the future, only instinct and the present… Continue
Added by alisa rynay haller on December 31, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Its my 60th New Years Eve of which I remember but a few.
This one that ends the decade, not just of time, but also of my emerging from my cacoon of work and rat race.
Every year the temptation of a new years resolution was always overtaken by the fear that it wont be kept and lethargy soon took over to shun such childish impulses.
But this year I'm gripped by a new energy, a new freedom; I had no hesitation picking my resolutions when I took an inventory of the… Continue
Added by J Srinivasan on December 31, 2009 at 12:22pm —
All the Best 2010 6Sers!
Added by Paul D Brazill on December 31, 2009 at 9:11am —
I remember playing with the little people, faeries and gnomes near the rose bushes on the side of my house and spending hours searching for four leaf clovers.
I remember being confused at nine years old when I returned home from a summer trip to Ohio and my dad explained to me that my mom went away for a while, suggesting that I should write her a letter.
I remember the soft skin of my grandma’s arm while she rested in her chair and I tickled her fluffy arm, then she… Continue
Added by Kim Soles on December 31, 2009 at 9:00am —
Trust is just a conception,
You can never tell who is lurking
Who is listening
Who is secretly telling your junk to the world.
Trust is just a conception,
A wild story tale -
Something someone dreamed up
At the hopes of captivating and luring the world
Into something they had not dared to ever mention before,
Into something that was seemingly perfect,
Trust separates the world,
Does it not?
Hopelessly hoping that… Continue
Added by Scarlett Rose on December 31, 2009 at 6:59am —
Another one one dredged up from the main site (and Frank knows where else) and recycled under the influence of cheap red wine and NYE bonhomie...
The whore leaves, unhappy that he had to pay her in small notes and coins, but he can’t sleep so he tosses down the last mini of bourbon from the minbar and turns off the flickering static of the television.
The silent desert night invades the room, broken now and then by… Continue
Added by Ian Rochford on December 31, 2009 at 4:00am —
"I'm at home and at ease on a track I know not, and restless and lost on a road that I know"-Henry Lawson
On occasion, I get this ache in me, this feeling of restlessness while driving in the middle of the night on the empty streets.
I get this irresistible urge to just leave; go where no one knows me, no one controls me and no one can stop me. I would create a new person, become who I really want to be, no more bullshit, no more faking it for the masses who tell me how… Continue
Added by Rachel Winter on December 31, 2009 at 2:00am —
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Added by Davin Don Baxter on December 31, 2009 at 1:31am —
She cleaned rooms at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. She saw the Louis Vuitton suitcases, the Prada handbags, the Channel cosmetics, the glittering evening dresses that hung in the closets. She imagined the lives of the women who were the hotel's guests. She wanted their lives. All of them. One day, one day very soon, she vowed, she would take them.
Added by Brad Rose on December 31, 2009 at 12:00am —
I had broken my leg in an atv crash the May of my 8th grade year, & I was awful lonely, so I decided to get a puppy at the pound or from somebody.
It just so happened that we were selling some calves at the auction yard of Twin Falls, Idaho & seeing's how I was having no luck in our closest big towns of Elko or Ely, Nevada, I begged my parents to take me to look at the animal shelter in Twin.
I was looking at all the little puppies when this tri-color Border Collie… Continue
Added by Rusty McCall on December 30, 2009 at 9:25pm —
This old tree of mine has called to her branches the flying souls seeking refuge during this killing season, as she has for so many years now.
I have six large ducks in the yard, so there is always extra grain and seeds around for the smaller more delicate of nature's birds, and all species share in the bounty,
This year I see the same sparrows and the chickadees, too many to count, and every year my mated pair of doves come home from whatever journey they have been on,… Continue
Added by alisa rynay haller on December 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
When I was a child, I needed a map and a better understanding of television to learn that Sesame Street
wasn't an actual street in downtown Ft. Worth, TX.
I had to fall out of a few tall pecan trees in my back yard before I gave up on the idea that I could fly and it was much easier to believe that Santa was only the "spirit" of Christmas, which went down just as easily as the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny being childhood props - decorations both to enhance a child's joy in life… Continue
Added by Teresa on December 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
During the day, one person after the next had cancelled the arranged get together that evening; the plan had been to meet at the Mediaeval Christmas market but his phone had buzzed, people had come to his desk or caught his arm in passing and murmured "So sorry," or similar as one by one they cancelled, the least believable a text saying "Had a prior appointment".
"Yeah, that you somehow managed to arrange since last week when you said you were free," he sneered to himself, telling… Continue
Added by jkdavies on December 30, 2009 at 4:36pm —
I thought I knew Lexi, my girlfriend of some four months, pretty well. She seemed stable and reasonable enough, understanding and compassionate even. Oh, sure, she had a temper, a real little spitfire at times, but at 5’2” and just over 100 pounds, it was more amusing than threatening to see her get all worked up. So when Jake, her ex-boyfriend and her boss at work, really pissed her off about something earlier this week, after some ranting and raving, I assumed her pressure value had been… Continue
Added by Rod Drake on December 30, 2009 at 12:05pm —
She moved in & is now the girlfriend of one of the best men I know (apparently I am the one who set them up. I have no recollection of this), & I really got to know her the week I stayed with them last January.
Ever since, it has been lots of laughter, talking about farm animals & sexy undergarments & bobcat eggs, this woman I share all my deep, dark secrets with.
But on the other hand, she is almost always there when I need someone to complain too about… Continue
Added by Rusty McCall on December 30, 2009 at 11:20am —
It was only last year, a fair way through my life that I realised the latest fact about another inadequacy of mine. Admittedly I had this thought while I was already upset at the course recent events had taken; to submerge my sorrows I wanted to drown in the words and stories of others, and so I made my way to the largest bookshop in the second largest city of my home country. As I gazed at the hundreds of books in the Sci-Fi section (pleasingly,… Continue
Added by jkdavies on December 30, 2009 at 11:09am —