literature

Whether written centuries ago or just last year, literary couples show that love is timeless.

  • Teya Hooper
    Published 8 months ago
    Words

    Words

    The dictionary describes words as "a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation that functions as a principal carrier of meaning."
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 months ago
    Representatives of Joy

    Representatives of Joy

    Confetti and smiles appeared. In the Newark, Delaware convenience store where 72-year-old Myleesha Bunting had purchased the winning ticket. Swarms of news cameras and spectators descended upon her. Video and photos captured the moment where Myleesha won over $800 million dollars, before taxes. Television reporter, Donnette Sands asked her what was she going to do with the money.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 months ago
    The Egoism Pledge

    The Egoism Pledge

    The stylus moved. It moved like a staff striking into fertile soil. Only the soil was a digital tablet and the staff opened the gates for signees. Thirty-eight-year-old billionaire Elgier Ossett looked at his twenty-something wife and they smiled. Warm. Just like this document that he had devised for the sole purpose of helping to eliminate poverty the world over by encouraging building businesses. It was crowdfunding on a major scale. It was...special. As a result of him being so supportive to so many people, Ossett didn’t hesitate to inform all of his billionaire friends and family to donate to the mission he dubbed the Egoism Pledge.
  • Brittany Medvetz
    Published 9 months ago
    'Light of Secrets'

    'Light of Secrets'

    I grab three bottles and take them to them. I hand one to each of them.
  • Arrow X
    Published 9 months ago
    Nata

    Nata

    Part 1
  • Sharlene Alba
    Published 9 months ago
    Embers: Chapter 9
  • Tuvden
    Published 9 months ago
    Tony’s Feelings

    Tony’s Feelings

    This school didn’t give the students the privilege of choosing their own subjects, for freshmen and sophomore years at least. The school was changing its systems according to the new programme they intended to implement in the school. Because of that, it was sort of a mess for quite a few years, but luckily this story isn’t about the school but rather the boy who couldn’t get what he’s always wanted. A 15 year old boy named Anthony Johnson had never been in a relationship before, but so much desired a partner for himself. During freshmen year he had developed a crush on a girl named Katy, Katelyn Smith who was in his class. At first, he thought nothing of the sort with this girl. However, after being assigned to sit together, he eventually developed what you would call “a crush” on her. It was subtle at first, he just thought she was pretty and gorgeous, but then as time went by they talked more often. Then one night, Anthony decided to start a conversation with her on Messenger and he did. It was going well, too well to be honest, and that’s when he got his nickname, Tony. It wasn’t a big thing and it wasn’t even anything special, but for him, her calling him what she came up with was very much special. They were getting along well and the class slowly noticed that they were much closer than they seemed just a few months ago. They recognized the two as friends, just friends. But they were doing well, they were closer than just friends. It only occurred to him at the end of the school year that he was infatuated with her. Her smile, her laugh, her presence was what he wanted and what he could’ve gotten if it hadn’t gotten so... distant in one day. In just one day... in just one moment... with one word his heart was forever thrown into the depths of his feelings. An ocean deeper and larger than any on earth, waters that were much more than every single drop of water on Earth. During those three summer months he had been regretting for waiting, contemplating if he could move on, wishing he had asked sooner. He would occasionally call her and talk a little. A friend he became, and a friend he remained. His feelings were unstable during those months and he couldn’t stop thinking about her, about how things could’ve been different. He started getting irritated, frustrated with his decisions and he couldn’t help but stay up late and play games, watch movies and animes to drown his echoing voice inside his head. His feelings were still lingering in his head but he knew that he had to accept reality, that even if he couldn’t move on he had to start living his normal life. The summer left him with those thoughts and a new school year started. As he still tried to be her friend and not leave her with empty reasons he held a grudge against her boyfriend, who had asked her out before the summer started and stole his only desire. But soon, these thoughts were to be replaced by a whole new set of regrets...
  • kLb
    Published 9 months ago
    Crushing

    Crushing

    Marie closed her locker and there stood watching Jack and Anna. She stood there as her books tried to escape as she watched them laughing and talking. The sound of the bell made Marie jump and the book dropped to the ground catching the eye of Jack. Everyone began to disappear into rooms as Marie picked up her book and glanced back up to see Anna kissing Jack goodbye. Jack swung his backpack on his should as Marie stood up eyes still on Jack. He waved and she smiled in shock as he walked away as she realized how weird she must have seemed and shook her head and headed to class.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 months ago
    The Pressed Penny

    The Pressed Penny

    Lines stretched around the store at this time. It was 10 o’clock in the morning in the Shepherd’s Emporium in Wilmington, Delaware. D’Vonte Sinclair waited in line just a few moments before he reached the counter this day after Christmas. Shoppers had brought their huge bags of unwanted gifts. Sinclair just clutched a simple plastic handbag. In it remained a peculiar piece of metal that his daughter said that she wanted to keep after receiving it as a stocking stuffer. But then she said that she didn’t need it because the machine failed to emboss new images on either side and left it not blank, but untouched. So, he moved along in line. Each step was an adventure, every move a journey. Finally, he reached the counter.
  • Harriet Christabel
    Published 9 months ago
    Five Books About Relationships

    Five Books About Relationships

    I often struggle to pin down what exactly my favourite types of book are (so don't ask!), but one theme I'll often come back to in my reading is that of relationships. Whether it be between couples or workmates or children, I love books that focus on relationships and character interactions. Bonus points for realism! Here are five books that do that excellently.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 9 months ago
    To Not Weep and Repent

    To Not Weep and Repent

    As the masses in Newark, Delaware trudged through the snow, a grayness colored the sky in the late afternoon. Smells of chicken broth from the soup kitchens arose just as quickly. Everyone looked down at the ground. They didn’t peer at their phones or the patterns in the street, but at their chests. The people looked like birds pecking at their breasts, but permanently. No music, no candles, no bright electric lights, no carolers, no signs showed that this was Christmastime. People just fulfilled their daily tasks on whatever job that they held. The drudgery was like a lash whipping away their joy, their spirit.
  • LR Hatfield
    Published 9 months ago
    Christmas Homecoming (Pt. 3)