Object, Character, Place #6

Haha I’m back if anyone bothered to miss me 🙂

Today I bring you another object character place because my teacher really likes these and so that’s what we’re always doing in her class.

The three things are: An empty cookie jar, in an abandoned house, with a folded, dusty note at the bottom. The edge of the realm between reality and fantasy. An infant who looks 80 years old.

I titled No Names Necessary, one because I couldn’t of a proper name for the piece and two none of the characters here have names, though that’s not too unusual. Anyway, here we are, one of my newest short stories. I think you’ll get a good laugh.

No Names Necessary

Drowning is not fun, almost drowning and ending up on the of the realm between reality and fantasy not very fun either. Forests everywhere. Everywhere. The world is just like one giant forest and then bam! An ocean.

That’s how I got there. I crawled out of the ocean like a bedraggled cat coughing and hacking up seawater as I went. In front of me was… you guessed it, forest. It stretched on for miles and seemed to have no end. I don’t know what happened, I was like “Ah! I’m drowning!” and then I was caught in this janky place. This is not heaven and it doesn’t look like any type of hell either. I always knew I’d end up in purgatory. I now had no doubt that I was about to be eaten up by some awful, creepy monsters.

I didn’t know what to do so after my heart stopped pounding a mile a minute I got up and shook the water off of me. I decided to brave the forests and try to find some type of path. This is the stupidest idea ever, but I was all still jangled up from my near drowning. I just wanted to find my way back home, okay, and I didn’t feel like almost drowning again.

I walked forever, my feet felt like dead bricks by the time I found this abandoned house. Obviously, a haunted house, so obvious. If there were monsters in there or witches like in Hansel and Gretel I would definitely die, but they might have food. The witch from H&G had lots of food. I wanted pizza, okay, don’t judge me.

I went and instead of finding pizza (dammit!) I found instead a cookie jar sitting on a small table right in front of the entrance. Cookies, hell yeah! I hurried over there and opened the jar only to find it empty with only a folded up note inside of it. I reached in and took the note out, when I unfolded it I found out that it was actually a picture of baby.

This baby looked like eighty years old and just as I was thinking this the baby looked up at me and said: “That’s because I am eighty years old.”

The End

Valentine’s Day Poem

It’s this time of year again. To help commemorate it I made this poem. The theme is about being alone on Valentine’s Day. My only stipulation with writing this poem was that it had to be twenty lines. Haha, this poem really describes me pretty well. Enjoy.

Alone on Valentine’s day

I’ll just go to my bed and do nothing but lay

Clearly there is no better way

To keep all those ooey-gooey lovers at bay

I’ll open my laptop and a tub of ice cream

It’s not as depressing as it seems

This is the life, this is the dream

If I get one more love note I’ll just scream

Yes, my soul was sucked out long ago

Every girl dresses up like a hoe

And all these cupids are my foe

Valentine’s day was invented to make people feel low

Girls weep when they don’t get a card

I’ll just stay tucked in, safe away from the bards

Even if I go out I’ll have to keep up my guard

It’s safer if I get my flowers from the yard

But what is this

These two anime characters just shared a kiss

Like stone turning to gravel

My heart begins to unravel.

Object, Character, Place (#4 technically)

This is a story where an object, character, and place are preselected for you and you have to incorporate them into your story. I’ve done others like this, but this will be the first one I’ve posted here, hence my title. If I don’t put that #4 there I’ll get confused later on if I decide to post the ones that came previously.

The Object: A crystal ball that belongs to an old, sad, fortune teller

The Character: Black haired, blue eyed girl, average height

The Location: A train boxcar stuck on a deserted track

This story actually made me laugh at the ending and then I had my sister read and I got her to laugh too. My teacher hasn’t read it yet though so I don’t have her opinion on it. Hopefully, I will someday in the near future.

Is there an End?

The girl fell, fell, fell. Her black hair, tied neatly in two twin braids, whips about her face. Her blue eyes are wide and filled with panic. As she falls a horrid scream understandably falls past her lips, however it is stolen by the wind before anyone can actually hear it.

The girl falls till it becomes past tense as it already technically has. She lands with an ‘umph,’ on the hard packed dirt ground. Her clothes are immediately covered in the fine, dusty dirt, but she is not actually worried about that because she just fell like a million feet and is wondering if she’s dead and if not how? She lays there in the dirt staring at the sky and this sky is something to stare at. It is a bright blue that burns with intensity that our sky only has after a heavy storm has made it such. What’s in the sky though is what really captivate her attention, there are planets in sight. Not moons or stars (there is a small sun though), but what really holds her gaze are the magnificent planets.

There are three in the sky that she can see and all of them are of differing colors and size. They swirl with greens, reds, and purples; yellows, oranges, and pinks; blacks, browns, and blues. Where is she? Who the hell knows?

Slowly, after maybe an hour, maybe more, the girl stands up. She has an average height. She’s wearing a pair of maroon tight, jean overalls, and a band tee underneath. Her small frame wobbles as she makes her way to her feet. On her feet she wears light pink converse, high-tops of course.

She notes her surroundings. Dirt and grass, it’s a field. The sun overhead blazes with a weak glare, just a small itty-bitty star to light up this world. The girl stumbles forward a step and then realizing she has nothing else to do continues with another step.

She walks for miles, or whatever metric system they use there, until she comes up to an old railway. The iron is rusted and brown and the wooden slats have practically turned to dust. The girl changes her direction until she’s walking parallel with the tracks. Hours later and with much fatigue she finds an old boxcar. The wheels are as rusted as the track it stands on and definitely isn’t going to be moving anytime soon. The girl however climbs in regardless. The shade greets her and makes her shiver in her not-very-warm clothes. When she settles in she finds before her an old lady covered in dusty robes and cloths covered in holes.

The girl quickly surmises that this is a fortune teller, albeit a very old and sad looking one. However, when the fortune teller sees her through near blind eyes, she starts to laugh madly. A cackle that makes the girl full of fear. She realizes that she, for no reason, has landed on a strange planet and the first person she meets is a crazy person.

This thought is proven when the fortune teller takes her crystal ball and bashes in the girl’s brains. Blood goes everywhere and the fortune teller continues to cackle madly.

The End

The Three Musketeers by: Alexandre Dumas

“The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d’Artagnan & his three friends from the regiment of the King’s Musketeers – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Under the watchful eye of their patron M. de Treville, the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu, & the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of 17th-century France are vividly played out in the background. But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal’s spy: Milady, one of literature’s most memorable female villains.” -Goodreads
This story had me enraptured from the first page. From cover to cover it was witty, funny, and exciting. Dumas kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat and despite his characters being more than a hundred years old I still felt a strong attachment them. This speaks volumes of the strength of Dumas’ writing prowess. At some points I could hardly sit still in my seat, I was laughing out loud while reading about d’Artagnan and his fateful encounter with each musketeer in turn and all their misfit adventures. At times I found myself holding my breath and gripping the book tightly as I read about our heroes daring fights, near death experiences, the betrayals they experienced, and the pains they all went through. The story starts fast-paced and doesn’t slow down until the last page and Dumas’ third person point of view allows the reader to really view the action from all sides. This book can only be described as one of a kind. I truly loved reading this story and would recommend it for anyone who is interested in a classic.
This book had excellent and engaging characters, the writing was above superb, and the plot was exciting and fast paced. Given the chance I will gladly read the sequel and the triquel. I rate this book five out of five.

Three Things

I’m back from a five month hibernation and I bring with me more of my creative writing stories.

Since Halloween has just come and gone I’ve decided to post one of my more creepier (*fucked up) stories.

My prompt: Write about these three things- An Adam’s apple, an orange dolphin with spikes, and an abandoned car.

You will not believe how incredibly twisted this short three hundred word story is. I couldn’t even read it aloud for my class because I was laughing so much, I had to get my sister to do it and even she had problems reading it.

For your enjoyment: The Orange Dolphin’s Obsession

It was all because of his adam’s apple. It entranced me, the way it would bob up and down. Of course I could not expect get too close to this magnificent thing that filled my imagination. The man it belonged to lived in a broke down car, I in the ocean. We were worlds apart, he had two legs and I had fins. Even when he came into the water I could not get close, I was a dolphin that had orange skin. There were a few other orange dolphins with me but none were as enthralled as me by this man. But I tell you I was hypnotized by that adam’s apple, I wanted to see it closer, I wanted to watch the muscles and veins around it contract and expand as he swallowed and drowned on salt water. I was a freaky fish.

One day after he’d spent hours in the water I was driven into a frenzy. I could contain myself no more, that adam’s apple would be mine. As he swam out of the ocean I followed at a discreet distance, hiding myself in the sunset’s reflection. His car was parked close to the beach and after he’d walked to it and gotten inside I made my move.

I, with my powerful fins, leapt from the water to car. In a crunch of metal and glass finally did I get to see that adam’s apple move. My gods did it move. The man was screaming hysterically while I, all the while, laughed at the sight of him. It was great fun. The glass and metal of the car cut through me, all in my fins and eyes, but I didn’t car about those scraps of spikes. I had all eyes to the man and his wide open, shrieking mouth and the oh so hypnotic adam’s apple.

The World’s End (2013)

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s.

This film was okay, I got a few laughs out of it and there were some unexpected plot twists that had me intrigued, but honestly, the best parts are what they put into the trailer. These are all fantastic actors and I love every moment with them, but this movie was just…. It’s like the ending was perfectly fitting, but you wish it was different anyway, I do at least. They knocked out all the clichés, guy didn’t get the girl, the world didn’t technically get saved, and the pub crawl never got completed, as much as I hate clichés they’re kind of what make a movie actually likeable. The World’s End is just one of those films where you watch it once and look back it with a certain fondness, but you never watch it again.
If anyone felt differently please comment and tell me what you thought.

This is the End (2013)

I just watched the movie “This is the End” and I have to say it is super hilarious. I’m going to summarize some of it so if you haven’t seen it and you don’t want me to ruin it for you I’d suggest that you don’t read this.

The movie starts of with Jay Baruchel coming off a plane to see Seth Rogen, they go back to Seth’s place and basically just smoke weed and play video games for the entire day, but then Seth convinces Jay to go to James Franco’s house warming party despite his convictions. I loved the interactions between these celebrities I just thought it was so funny that they were literally just all hanging out together and basically just best buds with everyone else. And then Craig Robinson calls Jay a hipster and everything just goes downhill from there.
Jay and Seth walk to convenient store down the street to get some cigarettes and that’s when the beams of light start going on and that black chick gets squashed by a piece of ceiling. I was laughing so hard as they were running back to Franco’s house because everyone was just dying on the way there. When they get there all the celebrities are on drugs and haven’t realized what’s going on outside and they don’t believe what Jay said about the beams of light and Seth doesn’t back him up on it either. Then a giant earthquake shakes the house and everyone goes running outside to see what’s happened and that’s when the giant pit opens up and all of those celebs start falling in.
After fortifying the house and doing inventory on their food they all end up sleeping together in Jay’s little sleeping area, and Jonah’s a little B*tch and squashes himself between Seth and Jay while asking what the direction they should be sleeping in because obviously none of them wanted to sleep face to face and they finally all just fall asleep laying on their backs.
The next morning is when Danny McBride pops in because he had apparently crashed the party and passed out in the bath tub and completely missed everything. Making half of their food supplies for breakfast the rest wake up to find him sitting at the table and they all have a meltdown about the food and that’s when this random guy pops his head through a whole in the door begging to be let inside, Danny thinking it’s all a joke makes fun of the guy while the others try to decide on whether or not to actually let him in. Before they get the chance to decide something rips the guy in half and his head roles inside. Danny realizing that this is actually real starts to freak out with the rest of the guys because there’s now a bleeding head in the foyer.

I’m going to stop my summary there because this movie is an hour half long and summarizing the whole thing would take forever and I’m only at the 30 minute mark. If you’ve loved what I’ve written so far than go and see the movie, you won’t regret it unless you’re really religious and find this movie sacrilegious. I was laughing the whole way through to the very end, it’s very fast paced filled with a lot of bad jokes and funny moments. Even though the ending wasn’t quite what I was expecting I loved it all the same.