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Machiavelli and Brexit

- ,             about 2300 words James Foley farandthen@gmail.com www.beyondthewind.com www.mywarlove.com Machiavelli and Brexit by James Foley In Melbourne, Florida, the east wall of the Eau Galli...

By: JamesFoley | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 19 Feb 2018

The Death of G-Man, Say it Isn't So

- I wasn't raging my attire was making me cranky. The Glad lady shows poor manners and tries to undo my dress or so I thought. What is she doing? Through the haze that lingers in the air, I see my bel...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 03 Feb 2018

Never Trust a Barkeep- Bag Lady, G-man And Brolly Dolly’s Friday Night Continues...

- Acting on impulse; farting to temporarily stun the Sargent, I pluck a cocktail umbrella from the raging woman’s dress. Impromptu dart blowing weapon fashioned with the pink straw. My jaw set as I lo...

By: Emx | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 27 Jan 2018

The Garbage Man Tries To Save The Day

- Chaos. I just wanted snuggles. Everyone knew, any garbage man worth his weight in refuse, was a cuddler. But something wasn’t right. I smelled it. Then, just like the silent, noxious plume Rump reg...

By: Ping | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2018

Cocktail Umbrellas and Garbage Bags, Fashion Empire

- Glad lady, inspector, a blond southern belle, no one can stop me from exacting my revenge. Over intense fiery thoughts I hear a yell. "Gill it's him" It's Recycling Man our arch nemesis. G-man an...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 24 Jan 2018

Cocktail Umbrellas and Garbage Bags, The Inspector Arrives

- Looking closer, I realize who shambling man is. My ex, G, Garbageman. I should have known. He never could resist anything in polyethylene. I stand up, adjust my cocktail umbrella "dress", ready to ...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jan 2018

Cocktail Umbrellas and Garbage Bags

- Head throbbing I open my eyes. "Why am I still in the bar?" I remember ordering a few non-virgin Hannahs. The table in front of me is covered in cocktail umbrellas. I look down aware that I am wear...

By: gillianleeza | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2018

Vacation's End

- Such joy our time at the shore Many things we did each day  Making sandcastles on the beach Swimming in the bay    We rode a pontoon boat  Fantasy Island such a joy  The Ferris wheel and lots ...

By: tonyal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 13 Jul 2017

Innocence

- Her imagination is beautiful  So precious in all she is Please don't change a thing  Always wanting a hug and a kiss The stories are endless  Changing every time Dancing on a big stage  Or singing a...

By: tonyal | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 06 Apr 2017

Snow day

- My girl looks out the window wake up hurry wake up mommy It's snowing out let's go she yells I turn in my cocoon to see Her eyes are shining in her crib It's a snow day she says to me Brothers are h...

By: tonyal | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2017

Fooling Mum

- I could see dark blue sea below my feet and I could feel the wind press against my body, holding me fast. My mother had always told me to never lean into the wind over a high cliff, but what does sh...

By: Martin | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.8| Added: 10 Jan 2017

The Circus Is In Town

- The circus has rolled into town They're here for about a week I can't wait to see the clowns Can't wait to see a sneak peek There will be trapeze artists Walking up high on a wire Wearing very reveal...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 13 Sep 2016

Yawn Song

- How could you? Send me a poem so crappy Claiming it to be sappy? I hope you are happy. I read it. You asked me to follow You spit, I swallow, But your poem has no flow Nor a dip Not a single solitar...

By: adi_me | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 02 Aug 2016

If I Had Free Reign Of Your Credit Card

- I'd love to go on vacation I want to see Hawaii please To celebrate many celebrations To feel a nice warm breeze I'd love to see Koko Head Crater And enjoy a peaceful sunset Swim in a sec...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 05 Jun 2016

What's this 'ere?

- “Oi, 'arry, come over 'ere, quick!” “What's up, Sid?” “What's that there?” “What, this 'ere?” “Yeah, that there.” “Blimey mate, I dunno but I'll tell yer what it looks like...” “What's tha...

By: AnnaMayZing | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 20 May 2016

I'm A Bad Boy

- I’m A Bad Boy Mommy told me to make my bed, But I went outside to play instead. And when she found out, to me she beckoned, And spanked my little bottom, to red I reckoned So what will tomo...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 Apr 2016

Woes of Dusken Tides - Render's Law

- “Verus! Verus, stop!” Verus leaned forward against his brother’s weight as he walked, his expression set in stony, angry, lines. “What they’re doing is wrong, Dax. You know it as well as I do.” “Yes...

By: minipx | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 15 Apr 2016

*More* Things To Do Today: Take That Break!

- Tuesdays, as I’ve remarked before, are kind of boring. It’s not their fault - they just happen to be situated in the most boring slot of ye olde work week. But how can we consider a day named for a go...

By: LousyNick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.5| Added: 22 Feb 2016

Just Because

- Would you believe what happened to me just yesterday? I ran into Doubt again. That grumpy man is always in my way, and he steals away my grin. Well, today I say fuck him! I practice staying here, bein...

By: adi_me | Category: Musings | Score: 5| Added: 11 Jan 2016

Back To School

- The holidays are over. Back to school tomorrow. Two weeks have vanished, a fortnight of fun. Counting the sleeps ‘till Christmas day, presents under the tree. Stuffing myself with too much turkey, ...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 4.7| Added: 03 Jan 2016

Gearing Up for the Holidays

- I always forget how cold it gets When we enter into December I’m freezing you can bet Missing the heat in September Now we enter into enjoying fires Sipping cocoa with whipped cream Snuggling i...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 07 Dec 2015

Halloween Fun

- What is better then free candy Is what they all will say It’s absolutely dandy Patiently waiting for the day They will come to your door And say Trick or Treat They will receive candy galore ...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 30 Oct 2015

A Day Out Bowling

- A day out bowling Such fun we had So certain I would win Is that a sin? But he made me laugh We just grabbed and lobbed the ball Prayed to God ,Queen and country some would fall But not he...

By: Kiera | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 12 Oct 2015

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

- Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice. These are the ingredients of my daily makeup. I first apply the Sugar to my lips. It works to sweeten the delivery of my words, forms a filter in which only the...

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

Let's Go to the Amusement Park

- I love to go to the amusement park Spending a wonderful day with my kids Sometimes we stay until dark A few times we’ve eaten BBQ Ribs We go every week like clock work I bet in three years we’ve...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 09 Sep 2015

Things To Do Today: Mid-Week Merriment

- To begin, a brief rant: Tuesdays are the most boring day of the week. They’re not the beginning of the week; they’re not the middle of the week. They’re as close to the weekend as Thursdays – but from...

By: LousyNick | Category: Musings | Score: 4.4| Added: 25 Aug 2015

Packing

-   “Have we got everything?” “Yes.” “Are you sure?” I roll my eyes. I’m the Queen of packing. Of course we’ve got everything. Huffing, I recite the list - “Clothes, swimming kits, first-aid kit, ...

By: Welshdreamer42 | Category: Micro Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 26 Jul 2015

A Day At the Beach

- Today we are at the beach We are enjoying the day The waves are in our reach Loving all the wonderful rays We set up and sit in our chairs We put a blanket on the sand The wind is blowing at my h...

By: mysteria27 | Category: Poetry | Added: 07 Jul 2015

Shark Day: The Devil, the Deep Blue Sea, and the Dizziness worse than Death

- I am not a naturally brave man. I don't, as a general rule, go out of my way to put myself in dangerous situations – or even ones that I'll find very uncomfortable. But I rarely refuse a dare. That's ...

By: LousyNick | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.6| Added: 07 May 2015

Feeling The Music

- Feeling The Music By Pirate60 Inspired By Mzhyper I hear a boom, boom, boom As the music fills the room It starts a beat, beat, beat That travels into my feet For the music is the magic, and ...

By: Pirate | Category: Songs | Score: 5| Added: 24 Apr 2015

Bath Time

- I went into the bathroom, And jumped into the tub. I filled it up with hot water, Then added my rubber sub. To make it kind of interesting, I added bubbly soap. I imagined the bubbles were...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 03 Apr 2015

Captain Ahab’s Curse

- Captain Ahab’s Curse (Retold by Ishmael) Moby Ho! I seeks thy soul, Great white whale I see. Of me leg, 'tis a wooden peg, Me wrath I spit at thee. 'Tis time ta dance, and take me stance,...

By: Pirate | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 10 Mar 2015

Cricket the Early Years Part 16

- As the girls sat in Marcia's room, they talked about the party. Marcia asked, "I wonder what happened when the glitter bombs went off. Also how long did they wait until they discovered we left?" "I...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.4| Added: 19 Jan 2015

Cricket the Early Years Part 15

- Marcia wanted to call Naomi after she talked to Sarah, but it was easier to talk to Rebecca and Naomi at school together. As she drifted off to sleep, her mind raced with many thoughts and questions....

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 18 Jan 2015

Cricket the Early Years Part 14

- Bullyboy skipped lunch. He accomplished what he wanted. Marcia sat confused with the morning's events. She had no idea who did it. It turned out he had an unwitting accomplice who was also a suspect. ...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.7| Added: 28 Dec 2014

Boom Boom Airlines

- Welcome aboard Boom Boom Airlines, today we will be flying to Cleveland, Ohio non-stop. Before we begin our safety instructions, I would like to play you a message from one of our sponsors of this fl...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 5| Added: 16 Dec 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 13

- Marcia spent the rest of the day looking at her plight. Bullyboy knew she was there. He had not made any threats, but the gestures were bad enough. He ruined her day. School dragged on and Marcia's d...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2014

Phantom Wars Chapter 10

- Chapter Ten: Kelly’s Mansion Tour Ethan peeked his head around the corner and saw that the hall was empty. The neon lights in it were dim looked like the path could either end in two steps or go on ...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 05 Nov 2014

Phantom Wars Chapter 9

- Chapter Nine: Battle Games Sunday came by faster than Ethan anticipated and he almost forgot he was signed up for a mini game that day. Picario told Ethan that a portal will automatically manifest i...

By: Starfallfantasy | Category: Fantasy | Score: 0| Added: 03 Nov 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 12

- Summer arrived with high heat and humidity. Being near the Hudson River did not help with the humidity. To escape the heat most families had places on the Jersey shore where the family stayed all sum...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.6| Added: 10 Sep 2014

Lost, but always together (Chapter 1)

- ‘Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams’ - Ashley Smith   Chapter 1:   I’ve give...

By: Scope3D | Category: Adventure | Score: 4.8| Added: 27 Aug 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 11

- The classes all sat waiting for the third bell, which signaled the start of the school day. The school went quiet, while it waited for the morning announcements. Before the announcements began, a loud...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.5| Added: 18 Aug 2014

Celestial Siblings

- The starless Sky prepares for a celebration; Gathering the Clouds , her children - with boundless jubilation. She paints them all in black and grey; And lets them all, have fun and play. Of them, t...

By: Starlyt | Category: Poetry | Score: 4| Added: 30 Jul 2014

One Barefoot Unicorn

- One barefoot unicorn  His name is Pete He walks through the forest With no shoes on his feet His daddy gave him his shoes To wear so Pete could run But see, they were too big So Pete could ...

By: Sparkle | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.9| Added: 24 Jul 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 10

- It was Friday, the weekend before the Spring Concert. Cricket walked home with Naomi to spend the weekend at her house. Naomi planned to have a few friends over for a small party. The girls played in...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.8| Added: 09 Jul 2014

Story of the Phonetic Alphabet and how it came to be…

- Story of the Phonetic Alphabet and how it came to be… “I am the Alpha male!” shouted John as he waved his putter above his head, “ Bravo ” said… Charlie ironically, “If that is ...

By: TheWordWeaver | Category: Musings | Score: 3.6| Added: 14 Apr 2014

Life After Retirement

- Life After Retirement You wake up one morning, the sun is shining and it looks like a beautiful day. What could possibly go wrong, your children are grown and your husband is retiring from the Unite...

By: Cheryl | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 06 Apr 2014

New Zealand South Island !

- One of the best holidays I ever had Was when I was fifteen  When I spent ten days on  New Zealand's South Island. After landing in Christchurch And getting our luggage  Then going to pick up th...

By: aussie_kitty77 | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 Mar 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 5

- Marcia's mom hurried to Sarah's summerhouse and ran inside. Marcia sat on the couch with her feet up and a damp cloth on her forehead. The rest of the guests sat on the floor and watched, as Marcia m...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 27 Mar 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 4

- The Monday before Thanksgiving was bright and sunny. Marcia woke and thought, "Tonight is the night of the sleepover." A small feeling of dread settled in her head, when she thought about the pranks t...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.3| Added: 24 Feb 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 3

- The day everyone waited for finally arrived, Monday morning after Sarah's fabulous Halloween party. The school was abuzz with all the events, which made the party a huge success. Marcia, Monica and Sa...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 5| Added: 06 Feb 2014

Fly Away With Me

- If I should die, I want to become a butterfly. To flutter from flower to flower On gossamer wings using wind power. I land on a branch of a big oak tree, Waiting for the wind to set me free....

By: frogprince | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 31 Jan 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 2

- The trash incident with Sarah occurred on Thursday and the three friends endured the rest of the day in extremely dirty, smelly clothes. Sabrina and Monica were used to this type of treatment and took...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.8| Added: 18 Jan 2014

Cricket the Early Years Part 1

- Before Cricket became Emily Truesdale, she was Marcia Shaw of Paramus, New Jersey U.S.A. She was an only child with two loving and caring parents. Her early childhood was normal with no significant di...

By: frogprince | Category: Young Adult | Score: 4.9| Added: 09 Jan 2014

Deadly Words

- Words can be a deadly pill, When used in anger they can kill. In anger tossed out as we use, They hurt deeply as we abuse. When we pick the strongest words, They cut deeply as if they are s...

By: frogprince | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 16 Dec 2013

Hide and Seek

- I run into the bright forest with the leaves fluttering down. I look over my shoulder, laughing, to see if my friend follows me. When I turn my head to look forward, I run into a wall. Wait, not a wa...

By: PurplePanda101 | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.1| Added: 24 Nov 2013

Words and Writing

- As I sit here writing, words flutter from the breezes in my fertile mind. So often, I try to put them on paper or utter them aloud. They come out in a jumble, as if I pulled them from the brambles in ...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.4| Added: 09 Nov 2013

The Fox and the Hound

- Once upon a time, there was a farmer named 'Farmer Green' who ran a huge commercial farm that raised potatoes and carrots. His products were so good they were in great demand. His crops were complete...

By: frogprince | Category: Flash Fiction | Score: 4.5| Added: 26 Oct 2013

My Day at the Beach

- I went to the ocean the other day. To get in I had to pay. Into the lot I drove; Between the cars I wove. I looked and looked; found the perfect spot. Got out of my car. It sure was hot....

By: frogprince | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 25 Jun 2013

Ink Slinging Humor

- There once was a site that was red Where our tales told of fun in bed. If our efforts were cheered At our stories some leered,  If not, they read others instead. There once was a site that was bl...

By: LarryFNigh | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 20 Jun 2013

My Little Mystery Part 2

- Emily Truesdale woke up looking out her bedroom window, as the sun rose over the ocean. The bedroom in her estate faced east to catch the morning sun. She loved this time of day, as everything around ...

By: frogprince | Category: Drama | Score: 5| Added: 14 May 2013

Wedding DJ 3

- If those involved in planning the reception have a touch of imagination and a flair for theatrics, it can make for an enjoyable and oft time humorous experience for all involved. I was at one recepti...

By: The_Count | Category: Memoirs | Score: 2.7| Added: 11 May 2013

Snow Monkey

- Snow Monkey at a young age you move off to bed looking out the window as the sky turns pink even at your young age you know there is snow in the sky .. will you.. could you have that special...

By: fuzzy1954 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.7| Added: 01 Mar 2013

Spellbound

- The lights dim and the concert hall goes almost completely dark. A guitar can be heard playing a rhythm. The lights get a little brighter and Cristina Scabbia looks around at the crowd. “Are you all...

By: Circle_Something | Category: Memoirs | Score: 4.3| Added: 14 Feb 2013

Sidney and Sabia

- with the sun shining so bright all the country birds singing cheerful songs what a beautiful day for friends to duck school Sidney finds his friend Sabia in the hallway let's ditch school he ...

By: fuzzy1954 | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.6| Added: 07 Feb 2013

The Christmas Fishy

- 'Twas the night before Christmas and all down the pier, All the ragworm were wriggling on my dangling gear. And then from the waves, in their tide-turning crash, I reeled in a small fish that d...

By: Daisy | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 06 Dec 2012

Confessions of a Prankster

- Everybody at one time or another has pulled a prank on a friend or friends. When age 19, I was a spot on prankster. I was constantly pulling pranks not on my friends but on perfect strangers. These we...

By: frogprince | Category: Humor | Score: 5| Added: 22 Oct 2012

Time with Gran and Da

- When I was a child, I lived with my mum, dad and baby sister. It was quite hard going, as dad had a stressful job in the police force and mum was mostly busy with the baby. So, I used to look forward ...

By: mazza | Category: Action | Score: 4.6| Added: 05 Sep 2012 Audio version available

The Swimming Hole

- Every day in the summer People flock to The swimming hole To hang out with family And friends. All of the kids Populate the area And have fun. Jumping off the tire swing And diving...

By: ladysharon | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.3| Added: 14 Aug 2012

There are No Long-Term Consequences When You’re Old!

- A wondrous thing that happens as your exit becomes near, is that bad “long-term” consequences need not cause you fear! Bottom line: there’s no “long-term” when soon you’ll see your savior! The ...

By: rantingsenior | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 16 May 2012

Island Life

- I stood on an Erraid hill, attuned to ancient times; sensing the continuum of island life from the first sheep herders. For a city dweller it was a thrill when the signal “move forwa...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 13 Mar 2012

A place of refuge

- Four years old; I stepped into my place of mystery; of escape and refuge from an angry mother, and passed from a world of concrete and buildings to walk on earthy, soft, wild walk...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 21 Jan 2012

Christmas Bugaloo

- Ooh ooh bugaloo I got to do some cooking And you have too. Ooh ooh bugaloo Stockings hanging For presents from who? Ooh ooh, bugaloo Somethings burning And its not cooked through. Oo...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Songs | Score: 3.3| Added: 21 Dec 2011

The Gathering of the Clan

- Gathering of the Clan It was a special event, We’d set up the house And bought the food Cooked a feast for all our brood. The weather was holding Our hearts were glad My hopes we...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.1| Added: 27 Oct 2011

Take five.(Brubeck)

- TAKE FIVE The music carried me along the studio as I danced a series of steps that pushed me forward like a child who has just started to trip but is still managing to balance as a feat of...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 0| Added: 10 Sep 2011

Taste

- Taste Cutting the courgettes Snap, snap, snap Glossy green skill. Dicing the purple aubergine, Sweat it with salt Drain the bitter juice Eating together The lemon flavour co...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.4| Added: 09 Sep 2011

Diego Rivera's Mural (Rosa's Day Off)

- “Come on Rosa,” Esperanza calls from the road hoping her voice will reach over the high wall that guards the house. “Are you ready?” Rosa flings her reboso around her head and shoulders to prote...

By: courage2bfree | Category: Drama | Score: 4.3| Added: 06 Sep 2011

The Dirty Martini

- The making of a dirty martini is truly an art, Vodka and vermouth are merely a start, But follow my advice and you can depend, On achieving perfection in the end. First the martini glasses should be ...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 5| Added: 01 Dec 2010

Summer Fling (I'll Always Remember You)

- People often pass through our lives, And so many have come my way, Some stay for a lifetime, Others just for a day. Yet others last just for a season, And then they must move on, The one that touched...

By: DirtyMartini | Category: Poetry | Score: 4.8| Added: 30 Nov 2010