Taur virus: part 1Taur Virus 1Taur virus: part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The whole planet trembled the moment it happened, eight years ago. I was just nine when it happened but it was enough to deeply scare me. A meteor struck Africa and there was nothing modern science could do about it, people though it was the end of the line for earth. Yet at the moment of impact only a crater and mild quakes were the end results. For a second the earth sighed as the so called "doomsday" turned out to be a pebble the size of a truck crashing in the middle of the western shorelines of Africa.
The world was relived and soon after things returned back to normal well sort of. There was a huge ongoing investigation of the crater as well of the meteor's remains, but there was no way it would affect us Or so we thought.
It made itself present months later around the continent an odd disease started appearing. It wasn't life-threatening so far, merely some fever, raspy voice, stomachache among other symptoms. The CDC confirmed there was a link bet
So You're Becoming a TaurSo You're Becoming a TaurSo You're Becoming a Taur3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
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Taur virus 13Part 13Taur virus 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
"A hectic Saturday." That's what I told my parents that same afternoon when they asked me how the school's rally went. Watching the board segmenting their attendants by creating non-taur zones, hearing that the coach is trying to leech off the cross country team's funds and, probably the icing and the only good news of that day that I got to enjoy, watching the cold hearted queen bee Joanne get changed into what she loathed so much, a taur. A goat taur at that. From what Paul and Josh told me, she occasionally let out uncontrollable bleats.
My parents were shocked when I told them during supper. I was somewhat unsettled by this, it reminded me back when the virus was still spreading and they asked me about every single detail about my day. "Who you were with?" "What did you eat?" "Who did you stumble with on the way home?" those kinds of things. But this was less of an interrogation and more of a normal anecdote conversation.
Regarding the news, they found themselves somewhat o
Taur virus 11Part 11Taur virus 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
"I can't believe him," a sigh escaped my black lips as we walked out of the field.
Trish let out a small disappointed sigh as well as she walked ahead. She was leading the way, mainly because her equine legs allowed her to take longer strides making me break into short sprints to keep up with her trotting. "I told you that might've happened," she said once we were out of the school areas. "Now we have to call it quits for now" She shrugged.
"Yeah I guess you're right " I trailed off. I was still pretty annoyed by being talked as if I was some leprous by the sanity group, the coach, and to a lesser yet redeeming extent, my parents, I've grown weary of stepping aside.
At that time we were just passing by the park that edged the school, which gave me an idea, prompting me to finish my suspended sentence. "Or we can at least go to chat without friends," I said breaking into gallop (I'm assuming horse terms work on taurs just as well) towards it.
Trish was surprised and started
Crocodile-Taur TFMy life was miserable, I had no family, no job, and I had just enough to keep a roof over my head for at least another month with my final jobseekers allowance payment. It had been a rough 6 months and I was close to breaking point.Crocodile-Taur TF6 years ago in Fantasy
I layed there thinking my luck has got to change soon, I finally decided to drag my sorry arse out of bed and head down to the job centre. I was just about to head into the bathroom to freshen myself up and try to make myself look presentable the phone went.
I diverted to the front room to answer the phone only to discover it was just a stupid automated call trying to sell me something...or at least that's what I thought
"Looking for a job? Coming to the end of your job seekers benefits? Then this is your lucky day. A new medical centre has opened on President Kennedy Drive and we're looking for people to help with our research. No experience is necessary, Long-term commitments and a decent salary. If interested stop by the medical centre at 93 President Ke
Taur virus 14Part 14Taur virus 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
"All the students have been taking Miss Hawthorne's class. It's sheer lucky I'm not among the infected ones," Steven muttered, reiterating what he just told Keith. This was growing up to be a troublesome matter with things as they were. It was more than likely that she would get fired whilst the rest of the taurs might get suspended from the school or expelled just for the sake of the students.
Their voices faded into silence as they left the room. I excused myself and headed over to the teacher's classroom, seeing if I could warn her. It was ten minutes past after the workshops, it was no surprise that the classrooms were empty and the hallways were being vacated. From what my nose could tell me, the teacher was long gone.
Not finding Miss Hawthorne proved to be a small disappointment, yet there was nothing I could do against it. I stayed at the school after class more than I should have and it was only a matter of time before my parents would call asking where I was. "No poin