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Beauty in Darkness
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The wind was just strong enough to let the chill seep into her. and she rubbed her hands over her upper arms.

"Autumn," she said.  Her voice was ambivalent, not exactly sad, but not happy, either.

"What's wrong?" he asked.  "I thought you loved the fall, and sunset, both."

"I used to," she said, leaning against him.  He cooperated by wrapping an arm around her and snugging her close.  "That was before...before..."

"It's all right," he said.  "You don't have to say it."

She looked up at him.  His grey eyes were sincere, not mocking or patronizing her.  "But I need to.  It's been how long now?"

"Two years," he replied.

"Two years.  Two years since he ran off.  I looked everywhere.  You were with me.  We posted bulletins and signs everywhere.  I haunted Craigslist.  It makes me wonder if someone stole him."

"I guess," he said, kissing the top of her head.  "That's the most likely answer."

"But who would steal a yard gnome?" she said.  "And why that one?  My mama gave it to us as a wedding present.  He was such a cheery fellow.  I felt like he was our guardian. It was"

"Like what?" he asked.

"Like someone was telling me our wedding was a sham."  She looked up at him.  "He was the symbol of our home together.  And now..."

"And now we're still together.  No garden gnome needed, woman." He kissed the top of her head again.  "We could get another one, if you want.  We can even paint it together."

She shook her head.  "Wouldn't be the same."

"So, is there anything else I can get you to replace it?"

She looked up at him, a crooked smile on her lips.  "How about a kitten?  My buddy Teresa has a litter of kittens.  There's this one...the same color as an autumn leaf."

He laughed, and kissed her again.  "I think I've been set up."

Elsewhere, deep in the basement of their house, under a stack of newspapers and forgotten books, in a space very much like a small home, a yard gnome, chipped and faded,  chuckled.
One Autumn Sunset
The result of a "here's a pic, write something" challenge in a writing group I'm associated with.
Ah, humanity,
I watch you dance across time
stride out of Africa,
tame your landscapes,
build empires
learn to measure
infinitesimal amounts
plumb the secrets of time and space
and still,
in your heart,
you belong to those same small bands
fighting over crumbs,
until collapse.
You yourself
you clever creature
will create
the monsters of your mythology,
and when you plummet
into the realms
where once dominant lifeforms go,
the echo of your passing
will prove the fact
that life is tenacious,
but technological intelligence
is not required.
Inu Kisses and embraces
241 deviations
Let us go then, you and I,
to watch the waters lap oh so high
to watch the lakes grow oh so dry
while they blow smoke to the sky
and frack our future.

Bubble bubble,
distort the trouble,
doubt the science
on the double
lie and cheat and make a fuss
tomorrow's tomorrow,
in money we trust.

And the waters they rise,
and the islands they sink
Southern Louisiana's right in the drink
The wars are here, the thirst has come
but too many bigshots sit and hum.
Repeating the mantras won't change a thing
repeating the mantras won't change a thing
repeating the mantras won't change a thing.
Reality bites.
Woe, woe, woe -
who knew
that the angel's bowls
would be poured,
the horns would be sounded
through the agency
of the Christ's own followers?

They brought down Wormwood
on everyone.

The seas poisoned,
the lands ravaged,
the greed
even great Babylon herself -
how they caress her,
offer her trinkets.

We know now
who supplies the gear,
for the Four Horsemen.
Vision and Reality
Contemplating the book of Revelation and today's reality.
I just posted my 250th chapter of a Tale of Ever After, my InuYasha fanfic continuation story.  250 chapters, 17 days of story time.  I consider it a soap opera, not a novel, and it has quite a cast of characters.…


Sue Stone
United States
Writer. News Junkie. Believer in Free Speech. Science and History Buff. Reenactor. Semi-activist. Torturer of Photographs. InuYasha Fan. Horribly curious about how everything works.

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MelMuff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! I luv your InuYasha fanfic. :)
LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Happy Birthday, Sue.  I hope you'll have a wonderful day.  I'm working towards an Associate's of Arts degree at a local junior college after 5 years. 
Surfbaby89 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BAHAHAHAHAHHA! I found your da... oh yeah! <3 wasn't even trying to... but I found it. now I can stalk/stalk on DA FF and Tumblr.... <3<3<3 =D Keep up the awesome work. I absolutely love your story, and have since you started it. <3 =)
knittingknots Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
LOL!  I'm on Tumblr, FF, Media Miner, Google+ under my real name of Susan Stone, but with the same user pic, FB, and Twitter.  But I'm easiest to find on a daily basis on Twitter and G+, although my G+ stream tends to be news and not writing.  Sometimes I'm on Tumblr a lot, sometimes not.  But I've gotten real bad about checking dA.  I do use it for an archive for my poetry a lot, but have gotten sloppy about checking in.
fivethousandtrees Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Writer
I am excited about reading more of your poetry. Your poems talking to a(the) Muse(s) are funny.
Fanatic007 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
Si1VeR-ReBoRn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Writer
thx 4 the watch!
WikipediaPlus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice gallery!
satoshi-ketchum3204 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Never knew I would find ya on deviantart. Anyway, I've been a big fan of yours InuYasha fanfics over on! Awesome work! :)
knittingknots Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh yeah. I've been at dA for a long time. I post a lot of stuff here, not just IY fic. Thanks much!
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