The plotHer scream was muffled by the hand over her lips. Another one grabbed her arm, preventing her from escaping. She thrashed wildly and was about to break free when he whispred "I'm not here to hurt you, I'm here to help."
Her body calmed, but he was still careful about removing his arms. "I'm going to let you go now. I need you not to scream, because then I'll get dragged out of here before I can warn you. Okay?"
She nodded and he let her go. "Warn me?" she asked, turning around, "And how did you even get in here!?"
Kneeling down when she faced him, he lowered his head. "Pardon me, your majesty, for invading the privacy of your quarters. I was out of line and I deeply apologize, but the situation is dire."
She frowned, not quite convinced he was here with good intentions. What could it possibly be that justified such an intrusion. She could have him hanged for it!
"If you'll let me explain," he pleaded, "I tried talking to the guards and they wouldn't listen. They are convinced they can
The Biggest LieThe biggest lie I ever told,
From which a story will unfold,
Is one that I was born quite poor.
Now what to do, I am unsure.
She trusted me to be sincere
I let her down, just out of fear.
I wanted her to love just me
And not the things that I could give.
Now I want her to be my queen,
But first of all, I should come clean.
How do I tell her who am I,
When all she'll see is one big lie.
It's over now, just as I thought.
She saw the mansion I had bought
For her and me, as we grow old.
I should have never been so bold.
Now, as I walk my path alone,
I know I'll never be so prone
To hide my true identity.
I should have told her this is me.
Lost"What am I supposed to do with all this!?" he yelled as the folding metal chair flew towards the wall. It bent in half and lay in the corner like a repentant child. Shaun shook his head. There had to be a better way! Locking him up in a room with all their files wouldn't solve anything. It would just make him mad!
They were trying to find a little girl and he he was supposedly the one who hid her. He could no more remember any of it than he could believe it was true. But, as much as it repulsed him that he could be capable of such otrocities, he failed to find another reason why they would keep him in here, making him remember the location of a girl that he knew nothing about.
He sat down again, on the only remaining chair and opened another folder. It contained pictures and all they knew about another of his alleged vitims. They claimed there were nine of them, with the tenth girl still missing when they caught him. She had to be found before she starved to death. That is, if s
LimerickThere once was a ripe banana
It was green when it left Havana
Flown on a plane
It never saw rain
And it was fed to an iguana.
Right and LeftThe world changed a lot for Left, after Right disappeared. It got more work to do, more weight to carry, more keys to press. The first two weeks were so tough, Left thought it would never be able to cope. It had to complete complex tasks it never had to try before. It failed at many of them, letting its human down. It could feel his resignation when he let it fall limp after repeatedly dropping the tool.
How it missed Right. Right knew how to do all that and it was stronger and more agile. Right always helped Left with the hard things and shared with it all the nice things, like holding other letfs and rights or scratching the dog and the cat.
But, over time, Left got better at its tasks. It grew stronger and could now carry more weight than ever before, it could open jars and squeeze lemons.
And then, one day, Right was back.
"Oh, Left, it's so good to see you. It's so good to see anyone!"
"Where have you been, Right? Look! Look what I can do!"
"I've been to a dark, dark place, kid. O
Elevator rideThe pillar of water stood before me like an omen. A bell rang and the elevator door opened.
I turned, leaving the fountain behind me and walked into the tiny chamber.
As the door was closing, I saw a man running with a pushcart towards me. He made it just in time.
"Thanks for the lift," he said, like he was some sort of hitchhiker. I nodded.
The treasury was located on the tenth floor of the twelve story building. The pushcart guy left on the second.
That was a relief. I didn't want to have to ride all the way up crammed against the side of the confined box.
A girl came in on the fourth floor, with a curvy figure and an enchanted smile on her face. My day instantly improved. I wished she'd accompany me to the top but I lost her on level seven.
What a shame. Having nothing more to look at, I found myself thinking about the square root of 100. For some reason, I couldn't think what it was. Panic struck me and I started thinking that maybe it was an irrational number. Then I couldn't reme
My pledgeA dreary garden, with no sense to it.
I wish I was in Egypt now
among the ancient pharaos' tombs.
My feet touching the blackened sand,
with nobody around, but you and me.
My balancing pole on every tightrope I walk,
the true test of the path that I choose.
You always know what's right to do,
inspiring me with your belief in yourself.
The smell of rain is strong today.
It carries me over the sea towards you,
Like a teleport imprinted with your address.
I wish you were in Egypt with me
That we could explore the tombs of the kings.
This is not a poem about the rainy days,
It's a promise, from one friend to another.
Whatever it takes, I will always be here
Because you mean the world to me.