Sunday, July 27, 2008

Short Story: To Die Happy

All her life, all she ever dreamed of was to be happy. Not that her life was miserable. She wasn't like a soap opera heroine, whose whole life is a misery. Her life was, in fact, nice. She had education, she had a good job, she was loved by her family and boyfriend was never a problem because she was admired by a lot of men. But she wasn't really happy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

On Love and Lies

We all love. We all lie. Who doesn't? Sometimes we lie for love. Sometimes we just love to lie. Isn't that so true?

Sometimes love is covered with lies. Sometimes a person lives in two different worlds because of love. What is more painful than being loved in secrecy? What a bittersweet feeling, knowing that the person you love loves you as fiercely as you love him but cannot bring you into his real world. That he cannot find it in his heart of hearts the courage to.

On Hell and Damnation

Do you believe in hell? You don't? Believe it. It's right here on earth. You can see it everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and try not to be blind.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Love may come in the strangest of places
Under the strangest of circumstances
In the strangest of times
To the strangest of people
Love is not always right
But never is it wrong
You can’t make it otherwise
Yes, you can try and fight it
But you would just end up dead
Until you open your heart and love once more
You would never be alive ever again, like before...

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Lady Olivine

Lady Olivine is the embodiment of the woman I am, including the little girl in me, plus all the other women who have touched and have become a part of my life, in one way or another. 

Lady Olivine represents them all. Whatever you read in here - the poems, the stories, the thoughts - they come from the deep recesses of my mind in connection with the heart and soul of all the other women I have known. They are my thoughts, my stories, my life, and all other women's, too!

Lady Olivine speaks in and on behalf of all the women who are afraid to let their deepest and darkest thoughts be known to anyone.

I am Lady Olivine and Lady Olivine is me.

But Lady Olivine may also be you, your friend, your girlfriend, your wife, your lover, your mistress, your sister, your daughter, or your mother as well. 

Read through my posts and you may be surprised to find yourself in one of them...   

"I love love. I love life. Lies? Well, sometimes they are a necessary evil. Never hate life. It is God's greatest gift. It can be tough oftentimes but love makes it worth living. However, do not make the mistake of literally looking for love. Don't look, just make it! Just love with all your heart and love will come to you. It may not be in the form you thought it would be, but still it is love from whence you can draw strength."  - Lady Olivine

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