Start your story with someone emerging from the sea, and end it with them looking up at the stars.
Posted in Fantasy on Oct 25, 2022
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“Black and White” by Writer Maniac
He Black was all he could see under the water. Black was all he wanted to see for the rest of his life. Black like the feathers of a raven, black like the nail polish that she had thrown out of her window, black like the depths of his heart, the parts devoid of feeling.As he brought his arms down and pushed himself up, he wondered what would happen if he stopped pushing. His lips pulled at the thought of lying on the ground of the sea and becoming one with the black. Becoming black its...
“Creation” by Zilla Babbitt
The sea tells me I am its mother. It hides and holds me tight and I remain buried beneath the salty, night-colored waves. I have lain this way since the universe and I were born and the great celestial clock first began to tick far beyond the reaches of eternity. The seas rush up against me, warming me, cooling me, covering me. I have never seen the sky. But then, I have only just awoken.The water moves across the lines against my face.&nbsp...
“The Gods in the Stars” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
Seems like drowning oneself is harder than it looks. Embarrassing, really, as worried Bahamians attempt to haul me out of the Caribbean Sea into their rusty tugboat in response to the cruise ship’s clarion call.I feel my earlobes and note one of my diamond earrings is missing, lost to the depths. A treasure for a lucky scuba diver to find one day. The earrings had been an anniversary gift. And not worth much now, I mutter out loud. My rescuers look at me, but we cannot understand each ot...
“A Whale of A Time” by Nainika Gupta
The sea is more than we see, for she gives us most of the oxygen in our lungs. She wraps her brine around every limb as a mother, only ever asking for our respect and loving care. The wind was the orchestral conductor of the sea, sending waves into their crescendos' all through the ballad that was the night. All about me was the perfume of the salty water and the fine spray that came as boldly as any viola flurry. It was as if life herself had entered the water and the energy was so great that this great pulse came upward to form a steady...
“An Hours Time ” by Chloe Hanna
The waves I had bolstered as best I could; whilst the havoc of the tide continued to reap, impaling me, over and over. I stayed writhing, enclosed by the brine. knocking against that intemperate current, fully determined in finding the vessel. Hark! She floats, bobbing gracefully, mast windborne, as if winged. I frantically swam towards that band of logs. At last, I emerged from the sea.As I became situated I noticed the deck had been scrubbed a flaxen blond. The chilled breeze seemed to saunter, se...
“sea witch” by R. K.
My first love was an ocean blue sky It’s been too long since I’ve drowned a man. Now my heart is paying the price. This one has an idiotic grin and I know the moon is struggling to wash him in silvery light. His heart quivers against my fingers, like a baby sparrow in my cupped palm. Delicate, vulnerable, and so painfully alive. Wild as the sea and sweet as a lie My song travels through the darkness, in waves of both sound and water. Unseen bandages of fatal melody...
“There Goes A Whole Year... Like Sand” by Akshaya Sutrave
She rowed across the sea, pain wracking her arms. Land was only a few meters away, but it felt like miles. She wanted to stop, to capitulate, but how could she give up, after all she had fought for?“May!” a voice called, “Quit that reading! You have an exam tomorrow, and you don’t want to do poorly on it!”I sighed, wanting to act like I hadn’t heard, but I knew that would call for trouble.“Alright mom,” a soft sigh escaped my lips. I slipped a bookmark into the novel and clasped it shut. That was j...
“Lyra ” by Kelly Dennison
As the riptide beat my body through the current, twisting and distorting my shape, my stomach clenched in a fear so primal I would have screamed if my lungs weren’t already full of saltwater. I was losing my battle with consciousness as wave after wave of water assaulted my face, unrelenting in its singular pursuit to keep me under. I couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t see. Couldn’t logic my way out of this immi...
“Tell the Stars” by Maya W.
***Attention! Please read my comment on this story, thank you!*** When she first emerged from the sea, she had no clue what was happening to her. Her arms were clammy, her hands shaking, her fingers pruney. Water clogged her ears deep into her drums, but somehow, she could hear a faint voice from the land. Tell the stars that we were here Tell them tha...
“The Drakaina's song” by Creed .
The moon's soft gleam reflected on the water's surface, clouds scudded overhead. Stars shone brightly in the night sky. Waves lapped onto the sand, destroying past marks and restoring perfection.Silence.Silver light shining on the rippling sea.A cluster of bubbles rising to the surface, swept away by the waves.A long dark shape slid gracefully through the dark waters, nearing the shallows.Then a silver head crested the waves, gleaming teeth dripped water. Purple eyes shone, reflecting the waves.A ...
“Blue: The Colour of Liberation” by Wisteria 4001
Author’s Note: Hi! This is a very weird story I decided to go with, I hope you enjoy it. First real attempt at a romance, so tell me how I did. Also: NOTE FOR ALL Y’ALL WHO GO ON LIKE SPREES: I personally think that likes are nice, but comments and critiques are much more helpful! I kind of hate it when people just go on random liking sprees. I’d appreciate it much more if you took the time to read and give feedback. Points are nice but at the end of the day, improvement is better!
“Annie” by Waverley Stark
It’s freezing, she thinks, slowly traipsing out of the waves, green robes clung tight against her shoulders. Already she's shivering, goosebumps popping out on her pale skin in the cool night air. She's tired of traveling. The girl carries nothing but three glowing blue jars and an odd, star-shaped necklace that contains both a demon with a silly name and an engravement of the last words her brothe...
“Drowning in the Stars” by Keya M.
TW: attempted suicide, death I gasped for air, as I burst from the surface. My lungs screamed for breath, and I panted desperately. The sun’s light blinded me, as I flailed in the water, searching for the shore. I swam, my heart pounding. When I reached the shore, my hands grabbed at the sand, coming back with fistfuls of it. I sighed and lay there on the beach for a while. I’d tried to drown myself. Again. I screamed loudly, wanting...
“Sea Foam” by Rachel Loughran
There was hardly a breath of wind on the beach, and the trees stood still and silent, knowing, as trees do, that something was coming. They’d guarded this shore long enough to know, and the older trees, the ones with centuries of sentry duty, hushed the young ones, the saplings, who wanted to whip their young limbs around, and dance under the stars. The ocean hushed them all in its own, inimitable way - the relentless me...
“The Night Spirits ” by Molly Quinnell
She vomited up salty water as she pulled herself out of the freezing ocean and onto a rock, the sharp edges tearing at her bare skin as she gripped on with numb fingers. She took a shuddering breath, the cold air rattling through her burning lungs. The stars looked coldly down upon her, their brightness as fragile and weak as her failing body. “It’s bad luck,” the captain said. “Bad luck sai...
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