12 June 2017 @ 03:41 am
148.1.2 - lyrics  
"We don't talk enough
We should open up
Before it's all too much
Will we ever learn?
We've been here before
It's just what we know."


The first thing Shelby does is win the Texas race. The fourth thing she does, after the podium finish and the press conference, is almost throw up in the hauler. Pack racing is the only thing that scares her. It's exciting as hell driving wheel to wheel with the best in the business but she's seen how it can go violently wrong. She saw it again tonight; one moment her best friend was racing her for the lead and the next he was flung halfway across the infield grass. She's glad for the win but wishes it wouldn't come with feeling like her heart is going to explode.

Just as she's getting her faculties under herself, Shane is knocking at the door. )

Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
919 words
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
10 June 2017 @ 08:43 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 033.  
WORD:

Insouciant
adj. 1. Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.


QUOTE:

"I feel like I'm waiting for something that isn't going to happen."
- Unknown
 
 
10 June 2017 @ 05:32 pm
PROMPTS // 148.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you're bound to see my other side
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood."
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, The Animals

- "We don't talk enough
We should open up
Before it's all too much
Will we ever learn?
We've been here before
It's just what we know."
Sign of the Times, Harry Styles

- "I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start."
The Scientist, Coldplay

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one." - Maya Angelou

- "You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms to full to embrace the present." - Jan Glidewell

- "You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving." - Amy Carmichael

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Summer Rain
- The Reason
- Perfect Day

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Help
- Hostile
- Hand

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things you need to shake off
- Ten recent purchases
- Ten things you've learned so far this year

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Pride )
- Genetics )
- Surf )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (LGBT+ Quotes to Celebrate Pride Month)
- "I think being gay is a blessing, and it's something I am thankful for every single day." - Anderson Cooper
- "Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are." - Mandy Hale
- "There's nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world we live in." - Chris Colfer

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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10 June 2017 @ 05:33 pm
mod note : apologies  
Brief apologies for the lack of prompts recently. Mods have been dealing with real life stuff getting in the way of fun. Hoping to get back on a smoother schedule soon.

New prompts incoming soon. Watch this space.
 
 
05 June 2017 @ 09:04 pm
146.3. Private Journal  
Going Back

It took a long time for me to believe that going to therapy wasn't evidence of how much of a failure I was. Failure as sister, a wife, a mother, a human. I thought I hated myself when I gave up my baby for adopted all those years ago, but this was worse. I didn't understand why I kept fucking up and hurting the people I love more than life itself. There is no life without any of them. So, why was I such a coward and ran away?

Because running was easy. Running, I could control. Running wasn't killing my brother with cancer, killing my child to suicide, crippling my husband with an illness I couldn't spell, let alone understand... )

Gen Hart ♥
Original Character
 
 
21 May 2017 @ 07:31 pm
147.2. Quote  
"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

Angela had set herself a daily goal: to visit her son without crying and feeling like an attempted baby murderer. It was hard. Fear, doubt, guilt, hopelessness; they were all bottled up inside her and it felt like a losing battle. She didn’t understand why it was so hard for her to connect with her newborn son, but of course, she was now trying to sort through it with a therapist. Oh, how she didn’t envy a therapist’s job, working day in, day out, with people who believed they couldn’t get better or just plain chose not to because staying miserable was easier anything else. The fighters, the survivors, they didn’t get to have those badges of honour without a fight. Fighting is what she had to do, if she could somehow figure out how.

The ordeal had left her broken and damaged, and it wasn’t for the first time in her life either... )

angela ashwood
- original character -
 
 
13 May 2017 @ 12:44 am
147.2. Quote  
"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

There was never a time in Harry's career as a dancer did he want to quit, but all week, he wanted to give up. Rehearsal after rehearsal, class after class. Finals were upon then. Which was one thing in his busy schedule. He hadn't been remembering to eat, but lost his appetite anyway. On top of that, he had another lead in a production that he had been working so hard on that he had no time left for anything else. He went from class during the day to rehearsing during the evenings, and would come home and go straight to bed. He hadn't even remembered to shower some days.

Then he stopped being able to sleep, because all the stress and anxiety seemed to build up as soon as he got into bed... )

harry matheson
- original character -
 
 
12 May 2017 @ 08:51 pm
Word of the Day #32  
WORD:

Dissemble
v. 1. Conceal one's true motives, feelings or beliefs.


QUOTE:

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Unknown
 
 
12 May 2017 @ 01:08 pm
PROMPTS // 147.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind."
Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane

- "You've been living life in the past
I'm gonna reach out I'm gonna grab your heart
You've been living life in the eyes of a stranger
You've gotta free your mind
Cause I want to get nearer."
Future is Promises, Texas

- "I picture something, it's beautiful
It's full of life, and it is all blue
I see the sunset on the beach, yeah
It makes me feel calm
When I'm calm, I feel good."
The Freedom Song, Jason Mraz

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

- "God, how I ricochet between certainties and doubts." - Sylvia Plath

- "It hurts because it matters." - John Green

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Battle Scars
- I'm Alive
- After Hours

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Resilient
- Rain
- Redemption

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things you need to say to someone
- Ten quotes poignant to your life
- Ten memories of little things you remember vividly

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Light )
- Anywhere )
- Photograph )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Inspiration Quotes)
- "Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I'm lost." - Gerard Abrams
- "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there." - Unknown
- "Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." - George Sheehan

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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30 April 2017 @ 04:00 am
146.2. Quote  
"Count your blessings, not your problems." - Unknown

Times like this, Lewis was grateful to have a large extended family. Lorenzo understandably held firm on wanting to stay at the hospital to see Clint as soon as he could, and also meet their new nephew. Richie was going to bring him home afterwards, so Lewis could finally take Holly home. She was exhausted and didn't want to be put down. It was late morning, but everyone had been up all night. He didn't care about the time, he needed to get their daughter down to sleep, whatever tactics he needed to enlist to manage it.

Holly was clingy and upset. She cried again when they left the hospital once she realised her daddy wasn't coming with them... )

Lewis Sheldon ~ Original Character
 
 
29 April 2017 @ 01:17 pm
146.1. Lyrics  
"But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through
Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know."

• Hold On, Good Charlotte


Angela woke up in a Recovery Room with absolutely no idea what had happened. The pain was unbearable and she felt more ill than she thought she ever had in her life. It was chaotic. Too chaotic for her recently-sedated brain to be able to latch onto anything to get her bearings. Nurses, people in scrubs, were trying to talk to her, but the pain was attacking all her senses and she couldn't comprehend what they were saying. Could pain be so loud? She didn't know. She didn't know anything in that moment. All she could do was cry, and crying seemed to make it all worse. She passed out from the pain before anything they gave her to counteract it had a chance to work.

The second time she woke, at least that she knew of, it was a polar opposite sensation... )

angela ashwood
- original character -
 
 
28 April 2017 @ 10:20 pm
Word of the Day #031  
WORD:

Vituperation
n. 1. Bitter and abusive language.


QUOTE:

"We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
28 April 2017 @ 09:06 pm
PROMPTS // 146.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through
Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know."
Hold On, Good Charlotte

- "Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got."
The Only One You've Got, 3 Doors Down

- "'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy."
Mirrors, Justin Timberlake

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it." - JK Rowling

- "Count your blessings, not your problems." - Unknown

- "It is always dangerous to underestimate anybody. - Abdullah II of Jordan

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- No Apologies
- Blue Eyes
- Going Back

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Lifeline
- Laughter
- Lovely

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten ways you've changed since this time last year
- Ten things you are bullshit
- Ten songs you will always be able to listen to on repeat

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Window )
- Walk )
- Drinking Alone )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Book Quotes)
- "There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers)
- "Who, being loved, is poor?" (Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance)
- "All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time." (Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven)

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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22 April 2017 @ 12:37 am
145.5. 10 things  
Ten things people falsely assume about you

(1) That I'm somehow a loser delinquent because I have tattoos
(2) That I should have some fucked up past or daddy/mummy issues because I have tattoos
(3) That I'm a drug addict because I have tattoos
(4) That if I'm in a rock band, I can't have had a normal upbringing
(5) That because I'm not the lead singer, I desperately want to be the lead singer
(6) That I don't really play the guitar and it's just a prop
(7) That rock is the only music I should like
(8) That I'm related to the Queen because I'm British
(9) That I've got a dick piercing
(10) That every performance is booze-fuelled

brant fox
( original chracter )
 
 
21 April 2017 @ 02:03 pm
145.4. Drabble  
Therapy

Hunter could feel himself going through the grief process. No two people went through it the same way, and even though it was called a 'process', the stages could come at any time, in any order. He was going to need some sort of therapy for all this. He thought he had more strength because he was a counsellor himself, but you needed more than strength when the person you loved was in danger and had been hurt. He was barely keeping it together. And worse, he was on the opposite side of the country, hundreds of miles away from home.

He had been up all night, angry that something like Coachella existed, and maybe Cruz could have dodged this horrific bullet of attempting suicide if the temptations hadn't been there right at his fingertips. It was misguided anger, though... )

hunter alexander | original character
( cruz appears here with love and permission )
 
 
20 April 2017 @ 06:19 pm
 
WORD:

Contrite
adj. 1. Feeling for expressing remorse or pertinence; affected by guilt.


QUOTE:

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
- John Lennon
 
 
18 April 2017 @ 04:15 pm
145.1. lyrics  
"I've been standing in the rain
Drenched and soaked with pain
Tired of short time benefits
And being exposed to the elements
I'm homeward bound
Got my head turned around"

• Going Back to My Roots, Odyssey


After staring out the plane without without really taking in anything of the view of the fluffy clouds as far as the eye could see, Hunter closed his eyes when his jumble of thoughts converged in his head without relief. You couldn’t always lean on the luxury of rational reasoning when you were in emotional overload and your heart was far too involved to let the head rule. The empty seat beside him was taunting him, reminding him he was alone. He tried putting his flight bag there to fill the space, but it was no substitute for what - or who - he really wanted there.

He didn’t know why he was feeling so winded and drained. He knew what the situation was, and how it could spiral out of control. He knew there was no guarantee everything would be static. He knew it wouldn't be an easy road... )

hunter alexander | original character
( cruz appears here with love and permission )
 
 
16 April 2017 @ 02:34 am
145.5. ten things  
Ten things you've learnt about yourself recently

1. I'm not straight
2. I had an epic crush without realising it
3. Stage fright won't kill me, even if it feels like it
4. I have more resilience than I realised
5. I love Vegemite
6. I see or feel things sometimes that I can't explain
7. I have an irrational fear of crabs... the, uh, crustacean sort
8. I have fucking awesome taste in guys
9. I can help be someone's carer
10. I don't want to be a teacher, I want to be a nurse

sasha stanford ( oc )
 
 
15 April 2017 @ 04:20 am
145.2.2 - quote  
"Sometimes it's not the strength, but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells."

Shelby had been depressed about her birthday. She could still remember the year before, when it had been a fantastic day on the racetrack. It had been the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which she considered a home race given that she had been born in Los Angeles, and she had won it by the most exciting of margins over her hero. It was a special accomplishment for her, then some of the other drivers had presented her with a cake afterward that Helio had tried to shove her face into.

That had all been perfect. But... )

--
Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
527 words
 
 
Current Mood: grateful
 
 
15 April 2017 @ 02:50 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 029.  
WORD:

Abnegation
n. 1. The act of renouncing or rejecting something.


QUOTE:

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."
- Jonathan Winters
 
 
15 April 2017 @ 01:45 pm
PROMPTS // 145.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "I took the city 'bout one A.M, loaded, loaded
I'm all geared up to score again, loaded, loaded
I come alive in the neon light
That's when I make my moves right."
Living After Midnight, Judas Priest

- "I've been standing in the rain
Drenched and soaked with pain
Tired of short time benefits
And being exposed to the elements
I'm homeward bound
Got my head turned around"
Going Back to My Roots, Odyssey

- "I feel the night explode
When we're together
Emotion overload
In the heat of pleasure
Take me I'm yours
Into your arms
Never let me go
Tonight i really need to know."
Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dayne

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time." - Libba Bray

- "Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells." - Richard Paul Evans

- "Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful." - José N. Harris

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Love My Life
- Rain or Shine
- Give It Up

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Transition
- Turbulent
- Therapy

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things people falsely assume about you
- Ten things you've learnt about yourself recently
- Ten random facts about you

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Chocolate )
- Stream )
- I am somebody )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Single lines from lyrics)
- "'Cause it takes something more this time."
- "So if I'm losing a piece of me, maybe I don't want heaven?"
- "I don't want to die, but I ain't keen on living either."

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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09 April 2017 @ 02:46 am
Quote of the Day 027.  
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn

Amarlie had gone along to the jeweller with Justin when he was having Sasha's birthday designed from scratch. Like she wanted to miss that. She knew it wasn't an engagement ring or anything, but it was a significant gift for Justin to be giving to Sasha, his way of thanking him for loving him and showing him how much he appreciated that they were a team. This was her little brother doing something adorable, and she wanted to share that moment with him.

While she was there, she found her own musings about how life had changed so much for her lately... )

Amarlie-Rose Satori {Original Character}
 
 
07 April 2017 @ 07:50 pm
144.6. picture - cold water  
Picture: Cold Water
warning: triggering references

Cruz twisted the cold tap on in the shower to full and ignored the hot. He stepped in under the icy spray. It felt like a million needles piercing his skin but the shocked pain all over his body was exactly what he needed. Somehow, he had to block those overwhelming urges the cravings had sent him careening for. What the fuck kind of arsehole did he think he was letting himself believe he could replace booze and drugs with sex?

You can't just fuck away the cravings! )

Cruz Quinlan
+ Original Character
 
 
02 April 2017 @ 12:47 pm
144.5. Ten Things  
Ten things you want to say to someone

1. Sorry you ended up with me as a fucking twin
2. I'd literally fucking die for you
3. I think you're the best father any fucking kid could have
4. I'm fucking proud of you for what you survived
5. I hate that we lost our whole fucking lives not knowing we're brothers
6. Please never have a fucking sex injury, because this twin sense thing fucking sucks
7. If you ever need a fucking kidney, I'm there
8. Sorry I couldn't protect you from the fucking shit that still harmed you
9. We're gonna be fucking okay. Promise.
10. I fucking love you, alright?

clint chevalier
original character
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 07:10 am
144  
Ten ways you want to better yourself.

1. Find a romantic partner that I can trust completely, instead of wondering what else he never told me.
2. Get a fresh start in another department where people aren't always looking at me like I did something wrong.
3. Apologize to my mother and my grandfather.
4. Move all of the things I don't need out of my apartment and into storage.
5. Finally make Global Elite in Counter-Strike.
6. Consider talking to someone about everything I've been through.
7. Learn how to cook.
8. Get a new hobby to help with my nerves (other than cooking, which will probably just increase them).
9. Figure out what I'm going to do with that new bed I just bought.
10. Discover a way to make peace with my not knowing the truth.

Grace Hollingsworth / OC
 
 
Current Mood: nervous
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 10:29 pm
Word of the Day #028  
WORD:

Ephermeron
n. 1. Something short-lived or of no lasting significance


QUOTE:

"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."
- Plato
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 09:49 pm
PROMPTS // 144.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "I love my life
I am powerful
I am beautiful
I am free
I love my life
I am wonderful
I am magical
I am me
I love my life."
Love My Life, Robbie Williams

- "Even though it hurts, even though it scars
Love me when it storms, love me when I fall
Every time it breaks, every time its torn
Love me like I'm not made of stone."
Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone, Lykke Li

- "We all have something to do
And we all have somewhere that we're going to
We all have something to say
And we'll take down those who get in our way, yeah
We let the mind control the heart
Tearing the best we have apart
We've got conviction deep inside
We've got to let it ride
Tell me why, pride?"
Pride, Stryper

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "The thing about living with any disability is that you adapt; you do what works for you." - Stella Young

- "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." - William Arthur Ward

- "There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet." - Stephen Hawking

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Mixed signals
- Best intentions
- Something beautiful

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Weather
- Waste
- White

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things you want to say to someone
- Ten ways you want to better yourself
- Ten songs on your road trip playlist

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Dirtbike )
- Combat )
- Cold Water )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (One Sentence Quotes)
- "Nothing haunts us like things we don't say." - Mitch Albom
- "Expect the bullshit, but never accept it." - Unknown
- "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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30 March 2017 @ 02:35 pm
143.7. Misc/Random  
Hiraeth (n): a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of the past.

Jesse never wanted to go back to his home town. He had vowed many a time that he wouldn’t after breaking free from the bible-bashing mess he had left behind. Since then, more secrets and lies had come to life to vastly prove that no matter how much a religious person preached from the rooftops of how pure and holy their faith was, they could still be just as sinful and downright deceitful as people who practiced no religion. Jesse had learned his mother had an affair, and as a result, the father he grew up with wasn’t his biological father. Instead, the man who gave him life had passed away from a sudden heart attack at a relatively young age, and Jesse discovered he had siblings he never knew about.

That was why he was doing this. Merlin asked him to travel to South Carolina with him because he didn’t want to face this alone... )

Jesse Hartley // Original Character
- merlin larson hijacked with permission and love ♥
 
 
22 March 2017 @ 11:39 am
143.5. Ten Things  
Ten moments in your life that shaped who you are today

1. Becoming a big brother
2. My best friend's suicide
3. Graduating and becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist
4. Choosing the path of Youth Mental Health
5. My twin coming out to me (even if I already knew)
6. My twin's violent attack by one of his patients
7. Every single moment a patient thanks me for helping them
8. Some cunt abusing my little brother
9. Talking a suicidal person down off a ledge
10. Belatedly discovering I'm pansexual

hunter alexander | original character
 
 
22 March 2017 @ 11:22 am
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 027.  
WORD:

Censorious
adj. 1. Severely critical of others.


QUOTE:

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
- Audrey Hepburn
 
 
19 March 2017 @ 06:42 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 026.  
WORD:

Inanition
n. 1. Exhaustion caused by lack of nourishment. Lack of mental or spiritual vigor and enthusiasm.


QUOTE:

"Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness."
- Euripides
 
 
16 March 2017 @ 02:16 pm
143  
"Who can explain it,
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try."


Today I'm packing up the last of Victor's things. The rest of his clothes, his comic books, his weight set. Putting everything he owned in labeled boxes that will sit in a storage unit for the next five to twenty years. Or whenever he gets out of prison. Five months ago we were living a life together; now we'll be lucky if we ever see each other again.

The only thing I want in the world is to understand why he did what he did. )

Grace Hollingsworth / OC / 500 words
 
 
Current Mood: depressed
 
 
17 March 2017 @ 12:47 am
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 025.  
WORD:

Temerarious
adj. 1. Reckless; rash.


QUOTE:

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one."
- Stella Adler
 
 
17 March 2017 @ 12:01 am
PROMPTS // 143.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Sitting in the dark, I can't forget.
Even now, I realize the time I'll never get.
Another story of the bitter pills of fate.
I can't go back again. I can't go back again."
Dead Memories, Slipknot

- "Who can explain it,
Who can tell you why?
Fools give you reasons,
Wise men never try."
Some Enchanted Evening, Frank Sinatra

- "Hope has its proof
Your hand in mine, singing
Life has a beautiful, crazy design
And time seemed to say
Forget the world and all its weight
And here I just wanna say
Amazing day."
Amazing Day, Coldplay

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination." - Christian Nestell Bovee

- "Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife." - Tim Gunn

- "Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously." - Randeep Hooda

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Make me better
- There, I said it
- Up all night

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Wallow
- History
- Hidden

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten items you own that are special to you
- Ten things you think about too much
- Ten moments in your life that shaped who you are today

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Snow cabin )
- Rainbow )
- Writing )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Word Porn)
- Hiraeth (n): a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of the past.
- Pluviophile (n): a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days
- Basorexia (n): the overwhelming desire to kiss

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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10 March 2017 @ 01:20 am
142.2.2 - quote  
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."

It's finally here: the start of another Verizon IndyCar Series season. Friday is the first day of on-track activities and Sunday will be the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. I'm ready to go back to work, even as I feel it in my bones that this season is going to be different from any of them that came before.

Read more... )

--
Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
577 words
 
 
Current Mood: good
 
 
07 March 2017 @ 08:26 am
142.5 || Ten Reasons To Live  
1) My little brother
2) Music
3) Meli
4) Zoran
5) Ange
6) My career as an attorney
7) Hopes for the future
8) My parents
9) Sex
10) Love
 
 
05 March 2017 @ 02:08 am
Quote of the Day (024)  
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
- Garth Brooks

Mark only realised he had fallen asleep when he was being woken up by an insistent and constant ringing of the doorbell. At first, he wasn't even awake enough to recognise it as reality and not something he was dreaming. Then it was like his brain suddenly gave itself a swift kick up the arse and he was shooting up in the bed in a groggy and disoriented fumble, trying to make a grab for his clock to check the time. It was nearly 11am. He had slept through his alarm. "Fuck!" He jumped up out of the bed while doorbell was being run again a few times over out in the depths of the apartment. "Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, buggering fuck!"

Being naked didn't help anything. Nor did the fact he wasn't naked alone... )

MARK CAMPBELL // Original Character
 
 
01 March 2017 @ 11:38 am
142.5. Ten Things  
Ten things that frustrate you

1. Preggo. Hormones. 'Nuff said.
2. Dicks. Why the fuck can't you dudes leave them alone for 2 seconds?!
3. Doctors who never run on time.
4. Rude cab drivers. Like, fuck all of you off something tall.
5. No, I don't want you to touch my stomach if you're a stranger. Fuck off.
6. How hard is it not to get jelly or peanut butter in the butter?
7. Yes, I want all 2 dozen Krispy Kreme. Fuck off, I'm eating for 2.
8. Do I look like I want to have a chat with you through a bathroom stall wall?
9. Fuck off, Clitty, you can't play with my boobs. It's your fault they feel like great balls of fire.
10. Morning sickness is supposed to stop after 3 months, FFS!

angela ashwood
- original character -
 
 
27 February 2017 @ 03:54 pm
muserevival 142.1 || lyrics  
"I'm trying, but I keep falling down;
I cry out, but nothing comes now.
I'm giving my all,
And I know peace will come;
I never wanted to need someone."
• Helium, Sia


(OOC: inspired by the reunion between Jyn and Cassian ([personal profile] candor1) at [community profile] sixthiterationlogs)

There's a moment, before Jyn closes her eyes to attempt to fall back asleep for what feels like the hundredth time that evening - when her gaze is lazily wandering amongst the dying flames of the fire, its fading heat pulled away from her skin - that she feels a jolt of dread. It's a dull jolt, not as sharp or bright as the pain she'd felt when she'd crawled out of the fountain hours ago - the one that almost gutted her there, out in the open, when she'd realized she'd somehow been spared on the beaches of Scarif. The one that nearly sliced her from neck to navel at the sudden and overwhelming tidal wave of Cassian's absence. It has lost some of its strength in those hours, now lulled and quelled by the faint sound of his breathing behind her, the tickle of his exhaled air on the back of her neck, the warmth of it seeping into her skin and replacing the kiss of the flames. His arm feels heavy, resting on top of her, but grounding - like a tether to keep her firmly on the earth, lest she float up and away into the stratosphere in an attempt to find her version of safety (which only meant excruciating solitude - the need to self-protect is stifling and suffocating).

His breathing is steady, hypnotic - better than any amount of luna-weed or Spice that she could have ever hoped to ingest )
 
 
24 February 2017 @ 01:33 pm
142.5. Ten Things  
Ten reasons to live

1 - Family first forever
2 - Being both a big sister and a little sister is awesome
3 - Working to save lives is the best job
4 - To see my baby brother "walk" up the aisle at his wedding
5 - Because Krispy Kreme exists
6 - Who else will punch assholes who hurt the people I love?
7 - I still have career goals
8 - I want to find love again, one that consumes me and excite me
9 - I want to see Wills as King
10 - I can't die until Game of Thrones finishes

Zelda Webster
Original Character
 
 
23 February 2017 @ 09:13 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 024.  
WORD:

Oneiric
adj. 1. Relating to dreams or dreaming.


QUOTE:

"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
- Garth Brooks
 
 
23 February 2017 @ 06:27 pm
PROMPTS // 142.  
( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "I'm trying but I keep falling down
I cry out but nothing comes now
I'm giving my all
And I know peace will come
I never wanted to need someone."
Helium, Sia

- "I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind."
Peace of Mind, Boston

- "On and on, does anybody know what we are living for?
I guess I'm learning, I must be warmer now
I'll soon be turning, round the corner now."
The Show Must Go On, Queen

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success." - William Saroyan

- "People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln

- "A true friend is someone who knows there’s something wrong even when you have the biggest smile on your face." - Unknown

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Every day hurts
- Nobody like you
- Supposed to be

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Gratitude
- Grief
- Gorgeous

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten reasons to live
- Ten things that frustrate you
- Ten reasons why you love your Significant Other

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Into the deep )
- firefighters )
- Books )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Quotes)
- "The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others." - Carl Rogers
- "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book." - Josh Jameson
- "The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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20 February 2017 @ 12:57 pm
141.5. ten things  
Ten wishes

1. To one day find my Soul Mate
2. That my partner in crime is gifted peace
3. That my main man falls in love so hard, his heart sings
4. That my ladies find happiness
5. That love truly wins
6. That LGBT+ people can enjoy as much PDA as they like without fear
7. That all artists with a creative soul learn to cherish their gift as their most important asset
8. That the world stops being so fucking miserable and remembers how to laugh sometimes
9. That the cockwaffles of the world get their heads lodged permanently up their asses and realise no one else's identity is their job to define
10. That kindness kills conflict

Melody Winters ~ Original Character
 
 
18 February 2017 @ 10:29 pm
141.1. Lyrics  
"They told you life is hard
It's misery from the start
It's dull and slow and painful
I tell you life is sweet
In spite of the misery
There's so much more
Be grateful."

• Life Is Sweet, Natalie Merchant


non-graphic sexual references

Hunter was lying on his stomach when wakefulness slowly trickled back to him. He became aware of a cosy warmth surrounding him and, soon, that he had an arm around him. His eyes battled opening and he blinked a few times once he pried them open a little. He wasn't in his own bed. The sheets were different, and the window was on the wrong side of the room. As soon as he got a little more consciousness, he found Cruz lying beside him, watching him. Cruz smiled softly. Hunter returned it sleepily.

They were both naked between the sheets, and he could feel Cruz's thumb stroking tiny little circles somewhere near his shoulder blade... )

hunter alexander | original character
 
 
18 February 2017 @ 10:21 pm
Valentine's Day (belated) Bonus: The Love Map  
Love Map Subject: Justin Campbell (Sorry, baby, hope I don't suck!)

1. Name two of my closest friends
Kolbie and Cassidy

2. What is my favourite musical group, composer, or instrument?
You won't restrict to one group/composer, but your favourite instrument is piano

3. What was I wearing when we first met?
Purple I Wish My Life Was Like an 80s Movie tank top, leather jacket, weathered Levi skinny jeans and rainbow Converse High-Tops.

4. Name one of my hobbies.
Song writing.

5. Where was I born?
Las Vegas, Nevada.

All the rest... )

sasha stanford ( oc )
 
 
18 February 2017 @ 09:33 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 023.  
WORD:

Querulous
adj. 1. Complaining in a petulant or whining manner.


QUOTE:

"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."
- Barbara Kingsolver
 
 
14 February 2017 @ 09:15 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 022.  
WORD:

Evanescent
n. 1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.


QUOTE:

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly."
- Rose Franken


VALENTINE'S DAY BONUS: Answer the Love Map Questionnaire about your Significant Other!
 
 
13 February 2017 @ 10:22 pm
WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 021.  
WORD:

Boutade
n. 1. A sudden outburst or outbreak.


QUOTE:

"Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on."
- Unknown
 
 
12 February 2017 @ 02:33 am
141.1. Lyrics  
"Don't lose hope
Even though you can't see it I know
Things are getting better
Don't let go
We are here with you, you know
Everyone needs time
So don't lose hope."

• Don't Lose Hope, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus


Hunter woke early that morning with a pounding headache. It was still dark, so he grabbed his phone to use the torch, not wanting to bump into anything or trip over and break his neck. He found his way to the bathroom, and went inside before he switched the light on, closing the door over behind him but not shutting it fully. It was a completely unfamiliar bathroom, and he was naked. He went up to the sink, bracing his hands on the edge of it and stared blankly at himself in the mirror.

The last thing he should be doing the morning after talking someone down from a twelfth storey ledge was waking up naked in a stranger's bed. In the cold sobering light of the morning, he felt the guilt begin to set in... )

hunter alexander | original character
( cruz appears here with love and permission )
 
 
11 February 2017 @ 05:42 am
141.2.3 - quote  
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."

I've never lived my life in controversy. I carry a responsibility on my shoulders to my family, as a teammate, as a representative of the Verizon IndyCar Series and as a public figure. Every time I step outside my front door I'm always aware of the fact that people are watching everything that I do and I need to behave accordingly. That's something I take very seriously, and I also take pride in knowing that I can stand here with my head held high.

I know there are people who don't feel the same way. )

--
Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
866 words
 
 
Current Mood: good