The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 1Years upon years ago, a curious young boy ventured out into the forests of Evermore. The wind whipped at the golden locks of his hair, his deep blue eyes reflecting the hot summer sun. He gazed up at giant oak trees and clung onto their branches. Climbing higher up he got a view of the misty mountains ahead, it was so foggy the child could barely see straight. He liked it this way. Made the setting more adventurous, a page out the books he read. Stories about knights fighting to the death, wizards using their sorcery and magic to defeat the evil that lurked into the dark shadows of the night, fierce, fire breathing dragons that creeped into tThe Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 19 months ago in Settings More Like This
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 4Robert couldn't believe he was here, the plane ride was long but well worth it. His home for years, he had missed it so much growing up. The wooden cottage with the brick chimney, the stained glass windows. The woods outside...his own Forests of Evermore. Calling out to him, waiting for him. The stick that laid on the grass next to him. He eagerly snatched it, running throughout the forests. He laughed and swung at whatever he could, saving the world from immediate danger...he was ten years old again.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 49 months ago in Settings More Like This
He was scaling a tree when he heard the gang waking up on the forest floor, he had long forgotten about them.
"Hey Jimmy, I need to get to th
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 5"ROBERT...BONZO!" Hours passed when Jimmy and Jonesy were still searching for even the slightest hint of their presence, at this point the boys could be anywhere.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 58 months ago in Settings More Like This
"I ought to kill both of them now. The last thing I see is John chasing Robert and they both disappear. We have NO chance of getting back to the states in time now..." Jimmy groaned as he hopelessly slumped on the side of the same oak tree they had started on.
"This forest can't be that big, Jimmy. We'll find them...unless we get an express
miracle flight, you're right about not being there by tonight. All those masses of
people let down, the profit lost...if we even DO make i
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 2As the boy grew older, he moved away from the cottage and developed other interests. He loved Elvis Presley and tried to impersonate his style, using the window curtains for his stage. The world was his audience. He was very fond of the blues and studied it whenever he could. Other children who knew him found him to be strange. At school he would kept to himself, only spoke when spoken to. His mind would wander off, he would sometimes talk to himself or draw pictures on his desk or in his notebook. Teachers were worried about Robert, they didn't know what his academic strengths were or what he was planning to be. How he was going to get anywhThe Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 29 months ago in Profiles More Like This
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 10"You think the storm's blown over, Rob?" Jonesy asked Robert Plant, who gazed at the heavy black clouds that took over the sky.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 107 months ago in Settings More Like This
"I don't know...I haven't heard a crack of thunder in awhile at least." He said.
"They say the seconds you count from the last crack you hear is how many miles the storm is away from you. If you don't hear it for long, it means it's changing course. If you hear it rapidly, it's only getting closer..." Jonesy said, but Page cut him off.
"I don't think that applies when you're IN the storm, Jonesy..."
"It just might..." He said. Anything could happen now, they had to be prepared for anything lady nature threw at th
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 7Jimmy feared for his life as the ground around him started to vibrate, the vast sky around him now pitch black.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 78 months ago in Settings More Like This
"ROBERT! WHERE ARE YOU?!" Jimmy hugged the trunk of the tree next to him, crouching down, knees over his head. Whatever this thing appeared to be, it would end up killing him. He would die out here in the woods, lost and alone, surrounded by everlasting darkness.
"Bonzo...Jonesy...help me...please..." His voice grew to a final whisper, he was certain this was the end. He squeezed his eyes shut and waited for the tidal waves to storm him, the beast to claw into his body, but he felt no wind. No pain, the trembling came to a sudden
Symbols and Smartasses: A Led Zep FicSymbols and Smartasses: A Led Zep Fic2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"You know, if you stare at your hands long enough, they start to change colour... have you ever noticed that?"
Robert lifted his head to see if the bassist was paying attention. He had his head emerged in a book, as usual. Reading. Move along, Robert. Nothing to see here.
"Hm?" came a minimally-attentive grunt.
"Have you ever noticed that?"
"Nevermind." Robert sighed. "Why are you always reading when I try to talk to you?"
"Why do you always try to talk to me when I'm reading?" Jonesy replied, without batting an eye.
"Why can't you just answer me like a normal human being instead of answering me with more
The Voicemail of GodThe Voicemail of GodThe Voicemail of God6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Ever since I can remember, I have been one of those strange people who pick up pennies. I find them everywhere, on sidewalks, in stadiums, on the floors of grocery stores, in parking lots you get the idea. And it is a rare occasion indeed if I fail to pick them up. Most people, when faced with a copper portrait of Lincoln down by their feet, even if they dropped it themselves, will simply ignore it. After all, you cannot buy anything with one cent; why even bother bending over? I, on the other hand, like to think I am a little more practical than most. When I see one of those poor, unloved little presidents lookin
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 1Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 11 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
December 23rd, 2006...
"That's a wrap." said Robert, putting down his headphones. "Everything's sounding good. I'm heading home."
"Already?" Jimmy muted his guitar with his palm. "It's only 11:00."
"We've been here since noon, Jimmy. I can't pull these all-nighters anymore, and besides..."
"Besides what? I thought you WANTED to do this reunion."
"Well yeah..." Robert sighed, "...but you know... it's Christmas eve tomorrow."
"Oh." Jimmy scowled and began plucking out a tune on the guitar. Robert sat in silence for moment, and then spoke up again.
"I'd really like to start the drive home tonight so I can be h
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 6The four exhausted band mates stretched out on a tall, grassy hill, the highest in the land, watching the massive clouds pass by.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 68 months ago in Settings More Like This
"I just want to lay out here forever..." Robert smiled as blue birds skimmed past him, on the verge of cutting through his hair.
"What does that cloud look like to you, Jimmy?" Jonesy asked, pointing at a particular round one that covered most of the sky, the sun setting behind it gave it a golden lining.
"It's messy and it entraps anything that goes near it...like Robert's perm."
"You shut up about my hair, you ripped out about a third of it off my skull already." Robert said, giving Jimmy a playful nudge.
Stairway to HeavenStairway to Heaven6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
There was this small girl I knew once...Her name was Adelaide, and she used to gather flowers from the fields each and every morning, and spread them at the windows in her village, and when people would wake up, they'd find the small bunches of colour and scent greeting the rising sun on the wooden frames...She danced in the tall grass with the butterflies, and sang beautiful songs about the wind and the forests. Her long hair would entangle in the flowers she gathered, and she'd laugh...Her pretty white dress was always stained with green from the grass she lay on at noon watching the sun pass her by, and she'd smile at it...and I could swea
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 9So late in the night, not a sound to be heard. Life's chaos and commotion thousands of feet below them. The frigid atmosphere chilled their bodies, seeming stuck in space yet moving faster than they ever had before. They should of fell off the minute they hit the air going at that speed, accelerating like a jet in flight. But somehow staying put onto this stallion, his wings ensuring control, stability. A promise made that as unreal as it is, was kept to this band who was bound for the states. But when they would reach their ultimate destination was all unknown.The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Chapter 98 months ago in Settings More Like This
Silently pleading for the the cold air to take him, Robert was the only one stil
LED ZEPPELINLED ZEPPELINLED ZEPPELIN1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Through the Kashmir
On the Stairway
To Heaven. To be
Where I have been.
When the Levees
Break, torrents shall
Rush forward to
Quench a people
Thirsty for truth.
The Physical Graffiti
Lines the walls;
Sign of where
We once originated
So long ago in
The cosmic abovo.
Flying high on the
Led Zeppelin, I
Scan the horizon
And play the tune
That will lead us
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 5Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 51 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jimmy couldn't think straight. His mind was a blur of memories he had tried to lock away for years. Memories. That's all they were. Memories. How could a memory do harm? It couldn't, could it? Not unless one allowed it to.
He got up from the chair and paced back and forth. What the hell just happened? How many more dead drummers were going to come and torment him tonight? Fuck, if only Peter were here. Peter would set him right. He was the best manager ever to walk the earth. Peter would pull him up by the lapels and say, "Jimmy, get over yourself." He smiled a little. "Jimmy, get over yourself. Hop in the car. I'll buy you a drink. You won
The Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: EpilogueThe tour dragged on for longer than they expected, new dates being added, more stops, growing crowds. Even with the chaos, they couldn't help to think about back home every once in awhile they could. Back on England land, their own homes, their own beds. Their families who they haven't seen for who knows how long. The time to revisit the memories was short, they could only dream about it at night. Thinking people dreamed about living their lives was insanity to the group. Sure there was money, sure there was fame. Sure there were those massive crowds, but everyone was a stranger. The fun part of it all was just walking outside alone and exploThe Misadventures of Led Zeppelin: Epilogue7 months ago in Settings More Like This
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 4Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 41 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Keith? Can I ask you something?"
"What does my missing a few Christmases have to do with damnation?" Jimmy swallowed. "That is... I'm not really sure I understand yet."
"Remember what I said back in the music shop, Page?"
"I guess so, yeah. Something about... uh... kindness to your fellow man."
"More importantly than that, Pagey, the significance of one action, and how it can leave behind a wake of influence."
"Yeah, the guitar-teacher to me, me to a billion fans. So what? That's not a bad thing, is it?"
"It works the other way too, Page."
"I suppose that makes sense, yeah, but-"
"Look." Keith pointed forward, and Jimmy loo
Time Wastes You: A Led Zep FicTime Wastes You: A Led Zep Fic2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It must have been about three in the morning. Little trickles of rain still slid down the glass of the window in the hotel room, even though the storm had ended hours ago. There was no thunder now, no rain, no lightning, but somehow, something woke Jonesy from his slumber. His eyes fluttered open, and he rolled over in his bed, drawing the blankets tightly around his thin frame. He muttered something inaudible to intangible people. Characters from a dream he was still half immersed in. It took him a moment to realize that he was awake. Jonesy stretched out his arms and heaved a relieved sigh when the joints in his arms cracked.
For the third
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 3Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 31 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jimmy was a wreck. The minutes ticked away, and not a sound came in from the streets outside. No cars, no wind... dead silence, and Jimmy had become prisoner of it all. He sat, plastered to the chair, his eyes fixed on the clock.
"Two minutes till one..." he thought, "...still no sign of any ghost." His heart raced with anticipation as he watched the hands on the clock steady edge toward the hour. Had he REALLY just seen Bonzo in the studio?
"Poor old bastard." he thought, "It COULDN'T have been an illusion... could it? I never touched him... I couldn't. But he FELT so REAL." He tried to recollect in his mind the ghost he had seen only an h
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 6Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 61 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
They flew over the landscape, the stars above them. The sea below them, and a whole lotta unanswered questions between them.
Jimmy spoke up, as they glided along. "So... just a question, if you don't mind me asking?"
"Yeah?" grunted Peter.
"Don't take this the wrong way, Peter... but how did YOU manage to get into heaven?"
"Why, Pagey? You don't think I'm a good guy?" Grant prodded, not looking at Jimmy.
"Oh, no, you're FANTASTIC, Peter. There's no doubt in my mind about that, but-"
"Then what's the trouble? It takes more than a few dirty words and busted heads to send a man to Hell, Pagey."
"I'm still not convinced..." Jimmy said caut
Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 2Christmas Carols: A Led Zep Fic: Part 21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Last chance?" Jimmy choked. "Bonzo? What? I-"
"Listen, I was allowed to come back here for only one night, Pagey. I'm doing you a fucking favor." Bonzo indicated the chains and the bottles hung around his body. "This represents the misspent hours of my life, Page. The greed, the stupidity... but more than that... all the things I DIDN'T do. The time I wasted."
"Wasted? Bonzo, you came to every studio session! You gave up weekends, holidays... anytime the band needed you, you were there."
"My point..." Bonzo said grimly.
"Sure you had some rough patches... the drinking and all fuck else, but when it came down to it, you were always a good
Emmett Gets the Led Out"UUUUHHHHAAAAAHHHHH AHHHH! UUUUHHHHAAAAAHHHHH AHHHH! WE COME FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW! FROM THE MIDNIGHT SUN WHERE THE HOT SPRINGS FLOW!" I turned my head to Edward with a rock n' roll smile on my face. He was staring at me like I had lost my mind. I gently nodded my head at him. He continued to stare. Pssh. He's not going to ruin my fun. I turned my eyes back to the road, exelerated, and began to vigorously bang my head.Emmett Gets the Led Out5 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Emmett," Edward began. "Emmett, turn this non---" I interrupted him by turning the music louder. "EMMETT!" Obviously, my music was getting on his nerves. I smiled wider while he glared. Edward wasn't one for the 6