Horsey BetMary groaned as the Kentucky Golden thundered past the finish line, three places ahead of her horse, State Ticket. The brunette combed a hand through her curly hair with a loud sigh, turning to Harriet and finding an eager grin on her friend's face.Horsey Bet19 hours ago in Short Stories
Mary owed her money, and though it wasn't an excessive amount it was enough for a drastic double-or-nothing. Of course, as with most of such things, it didn't end in her favor, and now Mary was looking at an oncoming TransFun serum. A horse serum, specifically.
“Well, one way or another you're clearing your debt.” Harriet, the daughter of the track's owner, winked with a chuckle in her throat and a smile on her lips. She'd booked an empty stadium for the next few hours, ensuring she and her friends would be able to ride off Mary's debts.
“Yeah, yeah.” Mary groaned. “I'd have rather paid it off without working, though...” She sighed and crossed her arms, tapping her foot idly. “So, when are we going
BetrayalEvery day the same old lies,Betrayal22 hours ago in Free Verse
That cut and sever weakened ties,
Of bonds that were never meant to be,
Just drowning in an endless sea.
Of strangers in a faceless crowd.
It's because of you,
Now I hope you're proud.
Of what you did to this now tainted soul.
Beaten, broken, swallowed whole,
By the darkness invited to envelop my being.
They always say that believing is seeing.
But I guess that's just it,
you see my forced smile.
After all it's been plastered on my face for awhile.
But is it too late? I don't really know.
But the longer I sit here,
The more darkness will grow.
Am I too far gone? Is there no hope?
Will I keep slipping down this bottomless slope?
Do you see now what you have done?
I give up...now you have won.
I'm trapped, enslaved in this dark empty trance.
I say I am fine...
But will you risk that chance?
Musical Love (Law's ending)Musical Love (Law's ending) 12 hours ago in Romance
“Law! Law?! Law! You are in love with Law?!”
“Yes, I am.”
“But I could literally smell the chemistry between you two!”
Koala exclaimed again as (name) held the TeamLaw shirt close to her.
“Well, I don't know what you were smelling. But I am in love with Law. Ace and I are just close friends.”
“But-well, as long as you're happy. I'm happy.”
Koala fist bumps her friend as they head off to find Law.
A man went face first in the ground as a familiar tattooed arm was held in the air by an announcer.
“Ladies and gentlemen! We have a winner of the three hundred thousand belli's!”
The crowd cheered as Law looked bored until he sees Koala and (name) walking towards him, taking the check he gets a clear sight of the TeamLaw on (name)’s shirt making the surgeon smirk in delight.
“What did you win Law?”
“Just some change, I like your shirt (name).”
(Name) hides behind Koala as she blushes behind h
SLENDERVERSE PROXY OC: Rikki-Tikki (W.I.P)Name: Rikki-Tikki (Based off of the name of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi )SLENDERVERSE PROXY OC: Rikki-Tikki (W.I.P)14 hours ago in Plot Outlines & Synopses
Real Name: Breyona Gayle
Nicknames: Bree, Rikki, Rastafarian (A name given by Pyro Pete by ZacTheMangaManiac )
Ethical Origin: Jamaican
Place of Origin: ----
Personality- intelligent, smart-ass, energetic, vibrant, tends to be a troublemaker, loyal and tends to take pride of her handiwork
Date Of Birth- July 21, 1990
Weight: 150 Lbs
Height: 5" 7'
Eye Color: Dark brown
Skin Color: Dark brown/Bronze
Hair Color: Black
She has braided long black dreadlocks that are usually tied back with a bandana. (Though her hair goes just past her knees if let down.)
Her face is covered in a tribal style mask. She wears a white wifebeater torn to the mid-driff with her
My Honest Thoughts on Uncle GrandpaMy Honest Thoughts on Uncle Grandpa18 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
Here are my true thoughts on Uncle Grandpa: I am neutral towards this show; I think it’s in-between. I don’t think it’s horrible, but I don’t love it either. Now I don’t think Uncle Grandpa himself is a bad character. In fact, I appreciate that he always wants to help kids with problems. I can look past his silly voice, because he’s kind and helpful, and these are qualities that can make a character likeable. I also found favorite characters from the show: Mr. Gus (whom I will draw along with Happy and Transformers Prime Bulkhead when I redo my tribute to Kevin Michael Richardson) and Giant Realistic Flying Tiger. I’ll also admit that I enjoyed the Steven Universe crossover.
While I don’t hate Uncle Grandpa, there are things that are stopping me from liking it. For instance, I’m not really fond of Pizza Steve, and how he brags about how awesome he thinks he is. I also find some episodes just annoying, but not all of them, mind you.
5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Writing5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Your Writing5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Writing20 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 7 “Rules, Limits, and Stacking the Odds”
With Links to Supplementary Material
If you've got a draft of a story or a story in mind, sooner or later you will begin to realize that you might want a certain quality—a certain epic intensity that you've seen and experiences with books and movies that keep you on the edge of your seat with tremulous excitement, and then makes you feel like your mind has been blown after you are finished. But wait! Doesn't Shyamalan try to make his movies epic, and just leave his audience irritated because in doing so he makes his stories seem terribly bloated and self-absorbed? Yes! But YOU can reach epic tension without making your story self-pleasuring and pretentious
Dessert. (Aomine Daiki x Reader)Dessert. (Aomine Daiki x Reader)18 hours ago in Romance
It's Ahomine-darling's birthday! Plus this song is so aww (then O.O *dance p-p-partayyy*) then back to aww.
Also it's the last day of #sexymonth so how could I not?
Please enjoy this little thing~
Y'all know that the song ain't just about dessert yesss? It wouldn't be #sexymonth if it was~ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Warnings: Cursing and very mild lime with our characters being 18+.
The Atheist Agenda - Are you kidding me?The Atheist AgendaThe Atheist Agenda - Are you kidding me?21 hours ago in Articles & Interviews
Posted: 08/31/2015 11:23 am EDT
Lisa R. Petty
Blogger at LisaRPetty.com
Recently, I watched CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers. I figured it was going to be a serious, in-depth look at atheism. After all, the show has TWO colons in its title. That is serious. While the show was a pretty fair look at atheism, there are some things that just weren't fully discussed. So, I would like to give you my take on being an atheist.
Atheist Agenda - Some religious folks think that atheists have some sort of agenda to take away religion. This is simply not true. Most atheists do not care if people worship God, or Tinkerbell, or cheese, they just want God to stay out of their lives and government. In other words, atheists don't want religion forced on them, and it is in many ways, like:
"In God we trust" on currency
"Under God" in the Pledge
Serena: Crossover Relations WIPSerena: Crossover Relations WIP16 hours ago in Plot Outlines & Synopses
Daisuke Motomiya: She is normally the one to tell him off if he's going to be brash, but normally, her heart's in the right place when she does so. Veemon also gives her encouragement when need be.
Miyako Inoue: Good friends who'll help each other if one gets too scared to act. Hawkmon gets along well with her as well.
Takeru Takaishi: The two are on good terms with each other. Serena has tried to be a matchmaker with him and Hikari for a while. Patamon is normally happy to see her.
Hikari Yagami: Gal pals due to their gentle hearts and for trying to see the good in others. Gatomon respects her for her will to fight.
Takato Matsuda: Serena finds Takato very sweet and brave. Takato looks up to her for her bravery, but he's a little distraught by the fact that she seems to be oblivious to his feelings. In actuality, there's a slight age gap between the two, so she's a little worried that their interaction may become...intimate. Guilmon is very playful ar
Adventures in Bronyism, Waifuism and Tulpamancy 3A thought form or 'tulpa' in the internet sense is an interesting mental construct. In essence, a thought form is like an imaginary friend like the kind you would have during early childhood, only one that has been “burned” or “wired” into your mind through highly concentrated and directed thought. Most tulpas (or tulpae?) are intended to be seen, heard and be capable of parallel processing. A tulpa that has been developed to the most extreme extent is said to be able to even take control of the host. A good number of these “tulpamancers” claim to be able to even switch places with their tulpa and have the thought form run their lives without any input from the original “software”, albeit this last one seems a little hard to believe if you ask me.Adventures in Bronyism, Waifuism and Tulpamancy 311 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The end goal of tulpamancy is to create an advanced, sentient hallucination with complete form to be a companion and aide to you, the “host”. People do this for a variety of reasons,
Playing with fire 2Playing with Fire 2Playing with fire 217 hours ago in Short Stories
The horror I felt was barely describable. Christine could just as well have put me face to face with a hungry crocodile; the terror would have been the same. Only crocodiles had the advantage of being sated and tired eventually. This thing, though... It was pure and utter evil. All I'd wanted to do was to pay my girlfriend a short visit, and what I got was the sight of her holding the tool of darkness - again.
"What?" My girlfriend grinned mischievously. "You look as if you've seen the devil."
"I have!" I managed to blurt out and pointed a trembling finger at the abomination in her closed fist. "You hold him in your hands!!!"
"Oh, this?" Christine waved the wand about, prompting me to jump back a couple of steps, terrified. I definitely didn't want to be a
DI R2 Pt.2From the high and relatively safe roof, Wrath stared down at the alley below him. What attracted his attention was what he should have expected:DI R2 Pt.212 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Demons. But not only three or four or even five. It was a giant mass of demons, shuffling, growling, drooling, crawling, wobbling and hissing about. They looked as if they were wondering aimlessly, searching for something.
Needless to say, despite his new found life and form, Wrath was taken aback by all of the strange shapes and noises he saw before him. He was incredibly confused, however, he did know one person who could answer that.
“…uh… hey, Satan junior! I’m pretty sure you’re listening so… WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!” Wrath snapped out loud to the sky, calling to summon the offspring of the Devil himself down.
Wrath waited a bit for him to appear. Moments later, a flicker lighted up right beside him. Due to the sudden appearance and the fact that it was eerily floating in mid air, the red demon
Ocean in a Pacifier Soft paddling feet of small children,Ocean in a Pacifier 15 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
yellow buckets of sand and caged automaton crabs,
steam sprouting from the back and flames circling its eyes.
Silver sailors on a rubber ducky floating on the warmth of my bath,
"Princess Isolde"'s sails flapping gently in the wind,
soft bubbles of rose quartz rock it as it works around the scented relaxation.
Barbed wire handcuffs and a golden locket.
I swear, I swear.
This was meant to be a vacation.
Rainbow patterns drifting over blue lake,
circles and stars are what these dreams are made of,
steel pipes with the lovely industrialized mass,
sick children on flaming boats sinking down in the haunted salt of the ocean,
Death's horn blaring in the red skies,
soft bumps of crimson red bodies struck as it travels around the bloody massacre.
Soft towel noose and a rusted nail.
I promise, I promise.
This wasn't supposed to end this way.
Orange leaves falling to float on a warm pond,
golden memories of family an
A bit of a growth problemMe: Hey guys, what are you having Ice Cream? Tsunami: Not just any Ice Cream buddy Salted Caramel Ice Cream, you're favorite. Me: *Screams* SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM?! Give me some. Otto: Here you go Bryan-san! *Hands a bowl to Bryan* Me: Thanks for the food! *Takes a spoon and starts eating* Mmm so good *Rumbling* Ah that was so good! *Gasp* Okay who put a shrinking spell on the guild hall? Tsunami: *Looks up* Uh buddy the guild didn't shrink you grew. And you more bulkier too! Me: NO THAT MEANS, IF I EAT ANYTHING WITH SALTED CARAMEL I'LL GROW BIGGER?! That will come in handy when we're fighting big enemies. Sweet! Now someone get me a fish so I can get back to normal. Otto: Your optimism never ceases to amaze me Bryan-san.A bit of a growth problem13 hours ago in Plot Outlines & Synopses
Before You Ask Her...Before You Ask Her...23 hours ago in Short Stories
Nobody really knew who started it. After the fact, some members of the household asserted with acute certainty that it had to have been Miles, because he was always going to be a source of contention in a particular bird kid's mind. Others claimed it couldn't have been, because Miles' guilt complex would've made him back down the second it began. Still someone else claimed that Zarek couldn't have possibly instigated such a thing, being as passive and fatherly as he was. Another said he might be up to such a challenge with the whole situation surrounding something of such vast importance.
It didn't really matter who started it either way, because it had come to this now, and it was such a riveting conversation that Alex, Orion, and Viria were all curled up against the hood of the door in the next room. The trio hadn't planned on eavesdropping and had just wandered to the kitchen to get a snack, but when the opportunity presented itself, their ringleader just couldn't pass up
A Typical Day in the CityWarning: This story has one woman who expands and explodes. Look away if you don't like it.A Typical Day in the City11 hours ago in Comedy
It was your typical day at the city. People roamed the streets towards their destination, the birds chirped cheerfully, the dogs barked excitedly, and the cats meowed excitedly. And most importantly, Kate’s parents were visit at noon!
Kate had to prepare for her parents arrival, for in her lazy demeanor she left all the preparations for the last second. So she had to get all the groceries and get her laundry from the cleaners before her parents arrived so she can properly get ready and have everything prepared for the family dinner!
She grabbed her jacket and walked out her room, finding her roommate on the couch, flipping through channels on the T.V. while still dressed in her pajamas.
“Hey Sal, I’m heading out to do some groceries shopping and stop by the laundromat, I’ll be back hopefully by midday.” Kate announced quickly as she collected her keys and purse,
100 FACTS ABOUT BURGERHere's a lil' thing I'mma doin' to make sure that you get Burger's character and probably a few hints about his backstory.100 FACTS ABOUT BURGER9 hours ago in Profiles
Burger wears short shorts.Burger wears leopard skin briefs.Burger sings "Stayin' Alive" when he succesfully lays waste to some location.Burger has dated 37 human girlfriends, 1 washing machine and an alien hive mind.Burger is actually the third in a series of clones.Burger is into redheads and brunettes. He doesn't like blondes that much, but he's dated one blonde girl.In the future, Burger will try to advance on a girl named Pepper.Burger will major in interdimensional travel sciences in college.Burger has been a ghost at least once.Burger is not gay, he just acts that way to get the chicks. (Season 1 reference, lel)Burger has once accused Bill Cosby clone number 8, Curiosity Cosby of exploring inside his personal space time continuum.Burger's canon crush is Esther.Burger especially likes ladies with black hair.Burger fears the goth kids.Burger is considered a Mel
End - End Ruler's BackstoryA decades long war has broken out on the Overworld between Notch and Herobrine. No one is sure why they have been fighting, many speculate it's their struggle to overcome the other in power. However, for some strange reason, a couple few mention that the stars themselves have something to do with their war...End - End Ruler's Backstory8 hours ago in Profiles
In the end, Herobrine was defeated, sealed back into his hellish realm, where he brooded for a long, long time. He boiled for years, angry and envious of his prosperous brother.
Somewhere in the small splits of time and space itself, the area between the realms and ways of going back and forth from them, a path that only immortals could take, something began to occur.
A small, purple light. This light soon began to grow, bringing with it a pale yellowish stone and jagged obsidian pillars.
Herobrine's anger was powerful enough to create a new realm.
A not so stable one.
"Relax... Notch is just calling you up for a private meeting!" Jeb said as cheerfully as he could
Darkest Lies [Chapter 15]Darkest Lies [Chapter 15]Darkest Lies [Chapter 15]12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
As Lightning was learning his lessons, Heather decided to go on a walk and perhaps a hunt. They needed think things out. Lightning now knew that Heather had a crush on his sister, and now apparently he's saying that they'd need to leave to be happy. But I don't understand. My family makes me happy. I can't leave them.
Heather padded around, glancing around at every little thing, thinking to themselves. Heather sniffed the air and sighed deeply, "What am I going to do? Am I really to leave? Lightning's never wrong with these things."
They spent a lot of time sorting out ideas about this, then got back to their paws. Heather started walking again, sniffing for prey. Heather crouched down, spotting a small shrew. Creeping towards it slowly now, the shrew had no idea what was coming until it was hit with their sharp teeth. Heather bit the animal's throat and hit it against the ground to finish the job.
On ForgivenessIn the cool shade of a persimmon tree, a prophet sat cross-legged and silent, deep in thought. His breaths in were long. His breaths out were long. The moments between each breath in and out were longer still.On Forgiveness11 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
The prophet had been meditating like this for many hours. Then a young man with a deep sorrow in his heart approached and unburdened himself to him. There followed a lengthy silence broken only by the rustling of the persimmon's leaves. At last the prophet said:
Over the course of your life, have you changed? If you have, then forgive. For if you, yourself, are capable of change, then so is the other person. You both came from the same earth, and will both return to it. Not to forgive someone is to believe that he cannot change; and you, yourself, cannot change, but must always be as unhappy as you are, if you do not forgive.
The young man bowed and departed. The prophet returned to his breathing.
DiaboliqueTweaking and streaking, lyricizing leaping.Diabolique8 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics
One vowel long and another cut short
Blood from my head, rushes to the source.
With no heart beat just tech support.
Am I breaking down or just building up steam?
Fire in my eyes with nails too clean.
Left here all alone, am I out of the touch.
If I'm you're app, then you're my must.
Sanguine Blade, riper with age.
Comical feign on the final stage
Regular expressions, ruby on rails.
Flip my coin, I'm always landing tails.