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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXVI

- Entry XXXIII – I awoke this morning still shaken by an unnerving anxiety from the main event of yesterday, and it was to my surprise that no horrid nightmares stole my sleep. Indeed, I slept peac...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 28 Jun 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXV

- Entry XXXII – I had come to notice Gala—the pretty-voiced minstrel that I had met in the Chapel not long ago—sitting alone at the end of a long table in the Great Hall. She looked quite lonely; t...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jun 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXII

- [SHORT—RAMBLING—FOLLOWED—BY—ENTRY—29]     Tunnel so dank and dark, Where dust begins to collect. The enclave seen through one flame, Seven spectators view her kept in chains. ...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 09 May 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXI

- Entry XXVIII – I awoke early in the morning to pack my satchel with a few traveling supplies. A small wool blanket, rope from the Priory Stables (I only borrowed, I have returned it now), a short...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Adventure | Score: 5| Added: 08 May 2017

Voice of Ice

- The wind gave a piercing howl, rattling the windows of Professor Jack Lange’s apartment. Jack lowered his book at the sound and stared out at the blowing snow. "Wow, what a storm!" announced the dis...

By: seeker4 | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 29 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XVII

- Entry XXIII – I was awakened in the dead of night by the sound of a slow drip of liquid somewhere within my living quarters. Rancid air filled my lungs, staining my heart with a dreadful terror t...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 22 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XV

- Entry XXI – My living quarters have become a little dusty since we left for Sigtuna, and it seems Sister Agnes has continued to make her rounds despite my absence. There are a few things that are...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 14 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XIII

- Entry XIX – Practicing my gift has been quite the undertaking, especially when I am all alone. It is not that I am saddened by my loneliness, but it would be much easier to train if the Prior was...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Horror | Score: 5| Added: 03 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XII

- Entry XVII – I had a dream last night. A beautiful one, indeed. When I awoke, I did not want to rise, for I truly believed what I had experienced was real. It may seem strange, but in the dream, ...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 01 Mar 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part X

- Entry XIV – We arrived in Sigtuna early this morning, shortly before the sun rose above the horizon. However, I was unable to see the sun at all throughout the day, as the clouds were a thick gra...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 10 Feb 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part IX

- Entry XII – My father's letter has left me flabbergasted. Not because of the blatant lack of interest in my well-being, nor the obvious rush he has placed upon the political excuses as to why I a...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 09 Feb 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part VIII

- Entry X – It will be difficult to attend my lectures without thinking over what happened yesterday. Even so early in the morning, my mind is flooded with the conversation I held with the Prior, a...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 08 Feb 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part IV

- Entry IV – I find myself in a much better frame of mind than I had when I was initially with Sister Agnes. The Prior is a very kind man, one with exceptional knowledge and an unquestionable thirs...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 19 Jan 2017

The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part III

- Entry III – I need to write this quickly, as Sister Agnes has given me a few minutes to settle in before I meet the Prior ― a situation in which I am no longer sanguine. I was in a state of ...

By: ZMahnke | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jan 2017

Take My Hand Again

- You should be able to see When I am struggling to be Cold winds howl and shake It's harder now for me to wake This year you've turned blind Leaving me to flounder in my mind Years gone past you've h...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Jan 2017

To Be

- Can you not see As they stand before you Can you not feel The world start to change Each year as the leaves On the trees start to fall Winter to summer Then summer to fall Again and ag...

By: maryruth | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 24 Aug 2016

The Sound Of Winter

- The coldness stretches out, touching all corners Bare trees, bare everything The air is crisp and chilly, seeping in through the gaps You disappear in the silence Winter’s arms outstretched around you...

By: LauraDanielle | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jul 2016

The Turn Around

- After her 20 th pill, the water tasted bitter and she gagged involuntarily. She wanted to pee now, having drunk at least three glasses of water. Whether it was the anti-depressants taking effect or j...

By: SindhuriSathiyaraj | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.6| Added: 15 Feb 2016

A Hundred Breaths

- December 22, 2015 Ricky breathes deeply as he walks through the park. The air, sweetened by the scent of pine and cooled by the fallen snow, refreshes his lungs and spirit. It’s barely evening, y...

By: Paperboy | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 30 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

The Copse

- Calm Evening Brings quiet. Father Sun dies Darkening the copse As deeper night begins. Mother Gaia sleeps with us, At rest beneath the barren limbs Of leafless trees trembling in damp wind Foreshadow...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 16 Jan 2016 Editor's Pick

December 22

- I felt the chill in the wind as I walked. I couldn’t bear the pain, my feelings always pondered towards her. The medications didn’t work, nothing really worked. Every cut I made on my arm before sleep...

By: Fewniks | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 14 Jan 2016

22 December

- I stand alone in the quiet early morning night The cold December moon, while low, is still bright Her comforting light reveals your face to me I always find you when I look upon her, you see As this...

By: HappyIdiot | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 20 Dec 2015

Shortest and Longest Day of the Year for Me

- Love and hate, hand in hand, light, the shortest amount today Darkness, winter coming, daylight ending way too soon Depression, lethargy waiting to set in and get in my way Solstice is a day of pain a...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 20 Dec 2015

The Four Seasons

- I hate summer, Because of the Hot weather. But I love it so, For the outdoor fun. The hiking, The swimming, And especially, The camping. I love the tank tops, Shorts and sandals. The sun dr...

By: littlemunchkin | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 17 Sep 2015

winter

- What is Winter But a season of nostalgia Don't know what brings back more The coldness Or the coziness Fog of forgotten  rain of rememberence mist of memories: some beautiful some bad...

By: AshTrayFiasco | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 28 Feb 2015

Rattling Windows In Winter

- Windows tend to rattle  When the frigid winds of winter arrive. Sycamores waving limbs While seasonal change is stirring the air. Glistening whiteness drifts As fallen snow spreads over the rooft...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Feb 2015

On a Winter Eve

- Darkness. Embedded in the shadow. Shadow. Comes with the light. Its cold outside Even though the sun shines. Its colder inside I'm suffocating with my plight. No one knows How much they can endure, ...

By: azuma | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jan 2015

Winter's Warmth

- Snow cascades from the trees. Avalanches flowing down their trunks, gathering at the base like waterfalls. Are they breathing in the soft afternoon breeze, or are they shivering from winter's col...

By: CKAcres | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 08 Jan 2015

The Devil's Winter

- What happens after the leaves change. When the sun and rain go away. When the temperature changes. The bitterness grabs you in the strangest of ways. Its reputation precedes it. The ski...

By: MarshallLewis | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 03 Aug 2014

Brittled

- It was the year everything turned to glass And my existence was likewise a brittle thing Similar to so many of those iced over branches Shimmering in morning's starlight Each bearing an all too famil...

By: Magnetron | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 May 2014

Awaiting Sunrise

- Held tightly within winter's chilly grip. From the roof, icicles no longer drip. Catching one's eye, like a crystal chandelier. Beautifully illuminated as sun rays appear. Frosty branches, ...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Feb 2014

Delicate and Bitter

- If you were quiet enough, you might hear the heartbeat of each flake as it hits its sea of brethren. You could be so light of foot that you might sense the shiver of the snow itself, nestling into the...

By: EvaJupiterSkies | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 01 Jan 2014

Magical Memories

- Frosty dog encircled moon, color in the night. Jewels glitter upon new snow, shimmer bright. Magical memories, times when winter ruled. Childhood enthusiasm, never could be cooled. Wind blo...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 26 Dec 2013

December Skies

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Deep azure wells turned upside down, Fathoms of years above my head Where the stars of faerie coins w...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Dec 2013

Ember

- This poem only available on Stories Space. If you are reading it elsewhere, it has been stolen. Blue so black, A velvet sweep away to deeper shadows empty; Points of diamond ice prick splendour Int...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2013

Thorns: Ch 1

- "It was a beautiful kingdom," someone always began. I looked up from sweeping in response, hoping they continued about this 'kingdom.' They never did though, all I knew was, that it was the Kingdom of...

By: Rebellious_Soul | Category: Fantasy | Score: 4.7| Added: 10 Oct 2013

Alphabet Soup

- You've been playing outside in the snow for the past half hour, and even with the gloves on your hands, they are frozen, and so's the rest of you. Your dad opens the door and you rush inside to find a...

By: Colors_of_the_Wind | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 23 Sep 2013

A New Day in Kansas

- A New Day in Kansas all of us in the middle of america rejoice ol man winter has packed his bags ........ finally its a new day here in Kansas a fresh air blows from the west the horses ru...

By: fuzzy1954 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 May 2013

The Little Things

- Beams of light reflected off the icy surface into my weary eyes as I took my first steps into the cold. Save for the rows of barren trees, the development had become a veritable tundra. The morning su...

By: akaMrDecember | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 3.5| Added: 14 Feb 2013

Survival

- Biting into one's soul, turning cheeks red, making them burn as if on fire. Tears form, freezing, not letting your eyes blink. Welding nostrils shut, diminishing your ability to breath, burning throat...

By: CKAcres | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 08 Nov 2012

Heraldic September

- The fiercest heat of blazing sun has finally stretched its arms   And yawned its way towards the stairs embraced in cooling balms Of fresh-breathed northern winds that chase the southern cloying h...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Sep 2012

I will never leave you

- I don't deserve you You are far too gracious To gift me with your love A warm embrace On a chilly February morning When I least expected it Three years ago, now almost four We started off as friends...

By: OHT | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.5| Added: 05 Sep 2012

A Winter Retreat

- Hours of road monotony the GPS, a self-imposed dictatorship tired, bored, no more beauty in the snow... then a private gateway; a much anticipated spectacle: The Inn. A compelling magnificence. No nee...

By: HulyaY | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 18 May 2012

Cold Memories

- As the snow falls silently outside my window, I sit here dreaming of you. I miss the way you smiled at me when I would run off on a tangent, then forget what I was talking about. I miss how you would ...

By: mhend90 | Category: Musings | Score: 4.3| Added: 08 May 2012

A Passage to Winter

- Access to the honey-pot denied, Ants crawled back to winter. I followed them to the horizon of slumber, Where lullabies hung in the drooping trees, Where dreams came dropping from the skies....

By: nirupam | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 13 Apr 2012

Are You Ready?

- When she'd first arrived, the Valley was beautiful. It was Summer and everywhere glowed and baked and sung. The leaves on the trees blanced to white and yellow, the grapevines sagged to the soil, h...

By: belletrist | Category: Drama | Score: 4.5| Added: 12 Mar 2012

Sing Me To Bed

- Stand fast or the world will eat you alive With no remorse nor blink of an eye You think it gives a shit whether you live or die? Why don’t you off yourself and give it a try You’ll find you get more ...

By: Patrick | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 23 Feb 2012

The Cold (a short story)

- The cold seeped through the seams of her flimsy jacket and Kat shivered violently. The icy finger of a zephyr curled its way around her neck like a scarf and raised goosebumps over her back. Impat...

By: Tiula | Category: Horror | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Jan 2012

Winter

- WINTER The frost covered grass, The icicles dangling from rickety windowpanes, The thick blanket of cotton wool over the gardens And our hearts. Children’s laughter, Festive decoration, Woolly...

By: MamboX | Category: Poetry | Score: 3| Added: 30 Jan 2011