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Praise for Paul Dickson:
"With focus, a passion for language, and a word-class ear, Dickson has produced brilliant chapter after brilliant chapter, any one of which would be a lifetime achievement for most lexicographers."--Tom Dalzell, Senior Editor The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English and author of Flappers 2 Rappers--American Youth Slang and The Slang of Sin
Posted March 22, 2014
I close my eyes and let the tears roll down my face. I jump a bit when I hear the loud crack of thunder echo out of the silence. I can feel the elictricity in the air and on my finger tips as anoter flash of lightning materializes from the dark grey clouds above. A shiver runs up my spine as water seeps through my thin clothing. All I want is Maya back. She won't be coming back though, ever. The image is engraved into my mind. Her limp body with a tightly streached belt around her neck.
"Ali, please come back in." Tyler's voice sounds calm but I can hear the pain he's hiding.
"Why. I don't want to go in yet. I'm not ready."
"Come in. No one wants you to get sick." I hit a breaking point and snap.
"WHY DOES IT MATER IF I'M SICK? AT LEAST I'M ALIVE. DID MAYA EVER THINK ABOUT THAT THOUGH?" I scream at him. He's worried about me when my best friend just killed herself. "No, she didn't. She probably wasn't thinking about everyone that she was leaving behind. Or how much it would hurt others, she didn't think about what we would do when we found her body. No. Se just left." It comes out as a weak whisper and turns into a rant of all the emotions I'm feeling.
"I'm sorry Ali. You know I am but you also know I can't change it. Stop fighing me. I love you and you won't even let me take care of you when you need it the most. Just please come inside."
I turn to look at his tall figure standing behind me and when I meet his dark brown eyes, I know he's right. I stand on my shakey legs and start toward the house. My normaly blond hair is now brown from being soked in rain water. I let Tyler lead me back into te dimly lit house and I lay down in his arms. I don't care if we get the sofa wet, I just want to be near him. He holds me tight and I feel myself shaking in his arms.
Tyler an me have been dating for nearly two years and he's always been there for me. No matter what I know he'll be there. I twist the promise ring on my finger and try to think about anything but Maya. Maybe one day the pain will fade enough for me to think aout her and only remember the good times. I don't know. Maybe. Tyler is my rock right now so for the time being, I think I'll just try to lean on him for support.
After time passes my eye lids droop and Tyler picks me up and carries me back to our room. He lays me down on the plush bed and pulls his shirt over his head. Then, he tugs off his wet jeans and discards them on the floor.
"You better not leave those there."
"Fine I'll hang them up in the bathroom to dry."
He gathers the wet clothing and goes to our small barhroom. I watch him disappear and then reappear in front of me. By te time he get back I've already undressed and slipped my pajamas on. Tyler stands in front of me in his boxers and hold his hands out to me.
"Come on, let's go brush our teeth and then get som sleep." He yawns loudly and the hint of a smile crosses my lips.
I feel the slightest bit better thanks to him but the pain is nowhere near gone. It's still fresh in my mind but I know only time will heal this wound.
When I finish brushing my teeth, I rinse off the toothbrush and return it back to plastic cup that usually holds it. Let's hope, for all my sanity, tomorrow is a better day that holds a new beginning. I climb in bed with Tyler after turning the ligts out to both the bedroom and the bathroom.
"Good night." My voice cracks but at least it was above a whisper.
"Good night, Ali."
"I love you, Tyler."
"I love you too."
Posted March 18, 2014
"Hush now kits." Dawnfall gathered her kits around her. One kit, Williowkit, poked her sleeping sister with a tenative paw. "Wake up Eaglekit!" She prodded Eaglekit again and only recieved a gurgle."Enough Willowkit. She needs her rest and so do you." Willowkit reluctantly agreed and laid diwn near Eaglekit."Good night, Eaglekit." She mewed; but only got a hushing from her mother.
That was chapter one. Hoped you like it. If I get good comments i will continue the stoty. This is judt a teaser! ?_?
Posted March 14, 2014
Posted March 14, 2014
My screams peirce the night sky. Sirens become a pounding in my head. Walki talkies beep . I cant go back. No not this time. Laim stands behind me holding me tight. My breasts go up and down as i breath in and out. Up and down in and out. "Its okay...Cassia we are going to be okay" Liams lips touch my ear as he whispers this . No. I think . No it WONT be alright.
I wake up in a bed. So soft so comferable. My eyes spring open when i remember the events of last night. My sister is dead. My whole family is dead. I sit up. And relize uam completly naked under a bed sheet and cover. A pair of clothes is folded on the end of my bed. I sigh. I dress . A boy walks in and frowns. "What"i ask. The boy is about 18 my age and is super cute. "Your not naked" i cross my hands over my chest and look up to see his teasing smike. Wait. Hold on a sec i know thats smile."Liam"?he leans in and kisses me. "Yup" "what did they do to you"!? I ask he is quite for a long time then answers in one word."Burns" Oh . "What are we going to do?" I say. I dont know. "Well"Laim pauses and says"You could either kiss me and say"Oh laim you are the only person i will ever need and why dont you come and slleep with me?"or we could just awkwardly sit here and wait tell tommriw for departure" i smle ans lean in clise and say" well ive allways wated your get inside of your pants"and kiss him. The next da me and liam get ready for deparure dya. The day in witch we meet are life mates. My eyes are still re from crying. My sister Jennete will never meet william. I look up at the sky. It deep blue. The train comes puffing up. And we board. All kids from ages 13 and up. We are sent iut to re populate diffrent parts of theworld. Ew yuck. Me and liam we tease each other about repopulation all the time but all we ever do is make out. Here is how this"love game"works. One girl is paired up with a boy their life mate .there life mate keeps them alive from other guys. The other guys trie to kill the girls. If your girl is killed then you will have to go live with the guy who slaughterdyour life mate . Then at th end. Your team should have one girl and lots of guys. The girl picks her favorite guy and they go off and well you know get married. We stop and pick up anither load of kids. Are next stop? The matching center. I open a small book i was given on my lifemate. Leo. A tall beautifull boy. With blonde hair and blue eyes. Well actually bleached hair.liam leans over. I feel sorry for him all the preassure is on the guys.they have to keep a girl alive all us girls have to do is "motivate"the guys . Liam frowns. "What"? "Nothing"liam saysm i think about leo an his dreamy eyes.
Liam shakes me awake . "Were here" my eyes flutter open exited ad scared. We are busseled into a big room. Liam grabes my hand annd says"this might be my last time to see you and i want."he pauses"i want you to know that i ...like you he squeezes my hand and walks off to find his life matem a cougj behind me makes me turn atound. Leo. Its leo!i throws my arms around him and she embraces me too. All i can make out is "hey" "hey" kei flios hus hair and says " you must be Cassia" i nod and push back my black hair. Leo leans in and says"you know we are only told what color you would be wairing and your name. I was praying for someone that wasnt ugly and the angkes answerd my prayrs.i blush and say so telk me a little aout yourself ad we walk into outlr hotel room.
TO BE CONTINUED....
Posted March 13, 2014
Ava wasn't sure what noise came out of her, but it sounded like a squeak. There was silence on the other end of the line. Scott held in a breath then blew it out. "Ava, i keep getting calls in the middle of the night telling me to give these 'missions' or who ever they are on the other end said they will kill you." Ava sniffed, and said,"Can you come get me? I need to get away from here." Scott answered almost immedietly, replying, "Yes. I'll be there in 20 minutes. Can you hold on that mmuch longer?" Ava began to reply, but her air was cut off by a bag being shoved over her head and being pushed into a large black Chevy Escalade.
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Posted March 3, 2014
17 year old jazz looked out the car window, crying lightly, seeing her home dissapear behind the car as the driver drove away. Why was this happening? Her mom sold drugs. Her dad commited tax fraud. And Jazz, she found out they weren't her REAL parents. Terrific. She looked at her reflection, twirling her black and velvet hair, wiping her blues that looked radiant againts her pale skin. She blew her nose on her red sweatshirt, not careing. Who are real parents, she thought. 3 hours later, the driver pulled up to a huge brick house in the woods up a windy road ontop of a hill. She got out with her luggage, and went to the door, nervous as hell. Jazz rang the bell, biting her lip. It opened. She didn't expect what was standing in the doorway. Part 2 coming very soon in next resultWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 3, 2014