|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Fireworks"I don't see how watching fireworks ontop of the Intrepid could be any better than watching it at the waterfront. And at $100 per person! How did I ever let you convince me to pay for this?"
I was crossing 12th Avenue with my brother and his girlfriend towards the aircraft carrier that I fell in love with during Fleet Week. We really could've driven 5 minutes to Downtown Yonkers but I felt that it would be special to watch fireworks on the Hudson away from home. He saw that I remained silent and scoffed.
"You think you're gonna meet a Marine, huh?"
My cheeks felt hot as soon as I heard 'Marine'. He knew me too well, but yes, that's exactly what I thought. It wasn't fair that I'd missed out on them in May and I was not willing to give up. Celebrating the 4th of July on top of the Intrepid was bound to attract some Marines, if not other military people. But I was crossing my fingers.
We showed up at 7, two hours before the actual fireworks show, to stand in a long line of people wai
Marj's StoryI was 23 when I told my parents that I wanted to be an Army nurse, and they nearly divorced from fighting. They had no problem with both my brothers asking permission to "serve their country" but it was a huge deal when I did. My father, a veteran of the First World War, supported it, arguing that it would better my experience of nursing in my last year of college; my mother literally had a heart attack, even though I had good reason. I'd told her that I would ask to be stationed near the Philippines in hopes of keeping track of our family there. She hasn't spoken to me since then, and only muttered a goodbye when I left.
I ended up in a general hospital on Guam after the United States recaptured it. There weren't many serious injuries - a limb blown off then and now, maybe, but most were bullet wounds. Usually, they were enough to award a man with a Purple Heart and send him home but there were the unlucky few who were deemed able to return to combat. Many of the patients were Marines
Better Off Dead PreviewIt was another day at the office for Stefan Bekowsky, though the extraordinary happened through the smallest of ways. His partner, Cole Phelps, was promoted to Homicide. There was pride and some jealousy as he watched Captain Leary pat the young detective on the back.
Phelps came over and shook his hand. "Bekowsky, I couldn't have asked for a better partner."
"Damn right. Good luck in Homicide, Phelps," he replied. "We'll get a drink sometime to celebrate."
Phelps nodded in agreement and left to go home. The Polish detective was sent back to the Station and wandered off to Lorraine the secretary's desk. A young woman stood beside her, holding a clipboard and furiously scribbling down notes. There was a faint hello from her as Stefan leaned against the desk. It was ignored as he complained to Lorraine about Phelps' promotion.
"I mean, Jesus, I know he solved a crime and all but it took me 6 years to get to where I am now -"
"Detective, you do realize that you gave up the promotion
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
Keep in Touch!
scheinbar is a much-loved and well-known deviant. Just one look at her gallery, filled with enchanting photography, will have you mesmerized. A deviant for over 7 years, Christiane can always be found posting inspirational features as well as regularly commenting on other deviations and encouraging and empowering her fellow deviants. We are inspired and insist that you too stop by and congratulate ... Read More