Why is this so hard? I know it's not just me- I've read plenty of stories (some fiction, some I suspect with more than a hint of reality) of others having similar issues, or where saying it- more specifically, asking for it- is a point of tension in the process. Why is it that I … Continue reading Saying it
I have enough trouble using stairs the proper way, and I have bruises to prove it. I most certainly do not need bruises from another bad stair experience.
Kyria’s knees quaked as she into the centre of the council chamber. She tried to project an air of confidence, though she could find nothing inside from which to draw this feeling. She drew a deep breath. With her whole future at stake, she could hardly afford to let her emotions take over now. Her … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 1
Is it worth the chance of being seen to have something interesting to look at?
Calm. He was always so damn calm. She had tried to break through. First with her silence, then with her voice, raised, harsh, and angry. With her hands, balled into fists and pounding on him and getting no more reaction than if she were pounding against the ocean. She struck out again, with more force … Continue reading Calm
Sometimes one just has to make do with what's available.
There was a spot on television that caught my attention. She was getting ready to go out as her partner waited. As she was about to leave, he blocked her way, physically putting himself between her and the door, and reminded her to behave while she was away. His voice was low, with a hint … Continue reading Who Knows?