1 vote   65 readings 5 min
“You know I never really held any animosity toward the rain. A lot of people complain about it, but it’s all part of the cycle of life. You know what I mean?” The khaki raincoat was marked by ... [+]

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PSU April Showers
1 vote   145 readings 5 min

Discovery

Matthew Yoder, ago

Pick struggled to lift himself off the ground, the most recent blow stinging like a sunspot on the side of his face. As he got his arms under him and lifted himself to his knees, a booted foot came ... [+]

1 vote   97 readings 5 min

Mentioning of Time

Jaxon Dierker, ago

Year 15,286

And I stood there, peering out beyond to a land not seen by any but myself, crossing between what was fiction and what was reality, my memories. My life flashed before me, and a ... [+]

0 vote   173 readings 1 min

A Test of Chivalry

Matthew Rhudy, ago

I always struggled with the thought of myself as a knight. Yet here I stood, facing my first true test of chivalry. The monsters descended upon the maiden, who cried out in distress. I pictured ... [+]

2 votes   88 readings 5 min

Princess Penelope and the Terrible Dragon

Tessa Eberlein, ago

Penelope doodled in her sketchbook by the light of her bedside table lamp. It was a Saturday evening, and she’d rather be spending the time with her friends, but she was currently on house arrest ... [+]

2 votes   359 readings 3 min

Alyssa's Drawing Pad

Matthew Rhudy, ago

“Don’t stay up too late!” Alyssa’s mother called out as her footsteps faded down the hallway. Alyssa barely acknowledged her mother’s request. She sat quietly at her desk, concentrating on... [+]

0 vote   188 readings 3 min

Heart of the Phoenix

Matthew Rhudy, ago

The wind whistled through the trees as Serena trudged through the deep snow, one painful step at a time. The cold had already numbed her toes, and now it was biting at her ankles through her boots. ... [+]

0 vote   96 readings 3 min

Originating Dragons

Anonymous, ago

Dragon lore...tells that Earth and the planets were formed from the vomit of the celestial Draco, whose fiery breath then lit the stars and blew all things into their whirling paths.

Hazard ... [+]

0 vote   131 readings 5 min

Arghonyrr

Stephen Pepper, ago

The night was cold, calm and stars that glistened over the kingdom were being admired by a girl sitting by a windowsill. “Dinner is ready little one.” called an old man cooking over a fire that ... [+]

0 vote   638 readings 3 min

Murder Before Morning

Nicholas Houck, ago

The night was damp,
The residents were asleep,
All except one boy,
Who down the stairs had to creep.

The clock struck eleven,
He was supposed to be in bed,
But what he really wanted ... [+]

0 vote   44 readings 5 min

The Old Knight's Last Stand

Matthew Rhudy, ago

The old knight awoke with a ringing in his ears and a burning in his throat. As he opened his eyes, they were flooded with bright blue lights through a haze of smoke. Still in a daze, he groped ... [+]