Giving Up And Giving InI’ve given up.Giving Up And Giving In6 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I’m sick of being the responsible one,
the smart one, the quiet one, the nice
one. The plain one.
I’m sick of being the boring one.
I live in the best city I can imagine to live
in as a teenager. There is so much that
can make you forget, be happy, lose
And I am young. I will enjoy this time to
the fullest. I am not wasting it anymore.
Mum, dad, I’m done. Nana, Gramps, I’m
done. Aunts, uncles, I’m done. Tante,
Ooms, I’m done. Family, I’m done.
Friends, I give in. Friends, you were
right. I should let go. Loosen up, and I
will. But I might need your help. For this
world, this drugged world, this wild
world, I do not yet know.
But I will know it. Because I have given
And I have finally given in.
SotS Ch10 CaretakerSotS Ch10 Caretaker10 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lineage of Zeal, Book 2: Sins of the Son
He awoke lightly, naturally. For once, the pain of his burn scars did not interrupt his slumber with ceaseless, pointed agony.
Leviticus sat up in the bed he had spent weeks in. He was strong enough to walk alone again, but the fits of light-headed dizziness that had replaced the torment of his scars kept him unfit for travel. Not that he cared in the slightest, but Lavender would not allow him to leave the room until she was sure he able-bodied enough to travel. She didn’t want to end up having to fly him long distances again, she had told him. She didn’t say why, but Leviticus could tell she was still recovering, too.
After stepping from the bed and stretching, Leviticus took his shirt from the bedside chair and put it on. He groaned quietly as the fabric slid over the scars on his back, but no new pains arose. He was
Desire II: Absolution- Chapter 15Muffled voices roping in my ears, complimenting my blurred vision as I began to wake. All the colours I could make out were white, and bright shades of blue. The sounds became more distinct, and my hazy vision began to clear, objects taking recognisable shape.Desire II: Absolution- Chapter 1514 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alicia?" I heard a voice sing to me, still slightly muffled. "You okay in there?" My sight became crystal clear, and I recognised the woman sitting next to me. Kasserina. I lay in a hospital bed, surrounded my monitors and machinery of all different kinds. A cast was wrapped around my lower leg and ankle.
"Valys..." I murmured hopelessly. Kasserina chuckled at me, obviously enjoying herself.
"You're finally awake." She said, sounding proud. "It's good to have you back."
"Don't you hate me?" I moaned, still confused. She smiled and took my hand.
"No." She answered simply. "I owe you more than I can repay, Alicia. I can't thank you enough."
"For making him happy." She said consolingly, taking my hand. Beginning to thin
Last Minute Costume- A Drabble"I need a costume," I told the girl in the tight corset and witches hat at the costume store.Last Minute Costume- A Drabble26 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
"How about a mummy?" she suggested.
"Well I was looking for something a bit more dashing. Prince Charming or Superman?"
She handed me a roll of bandages. "Oh you will be my prince" she laughed.
The bandages suddenly came to life. They wrapped around my mouth so I couldn't cry out then flew around the rest of my body completely binding me.
She picked up my immobile form and carried me to a sarcophagus in the back. "Sleep tight, my prince."
LATTNE - Chapter Three: The Youth Hostel“Okay, so… you’re a part of the Shadow Movement… which is a religion known only to the Town of Lost… which means you have to wear a black robe with a hood that shadows your face completely… but you never wear your hood because you like being different.” Jess summed up, Veil looking like a proud mother at the fact that she’d finally understood.LATTNE - Chapter Three: The Youth Hostel32 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“There you go! Not too hard to understand, was it?” Jess gave her a look. “… Okay then. Oh yeah, there is also this entire thing about how we name babies, but I can explain that later.” Without Jess even managing to get a word in, Veil obliviously continued on. “So, who else have you met yet?”
Jess paused for a moment. “What?”
“This is a tightly knit community, I wanna know if I recognise anyone! Now who have you met yet?!” Veil asked excitedly.
“Uh… there was… an invisible guy.” Jess said unc
Lui Reads Garfield Royal RescueGarfield: Royal RescueLui Reads Garfield Royal Rescue33 minutes ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Garfield was relaxing having some scotch and lasagna when Jon Arbuckle came with emergency news. (Oh dear, what have I gotten myself into now?)
"Garfield it is terrible I have the bad news." (When it's THE bad news, you know something's wrong) Jon Arbuckle Said with crying words.
"Stop your sob stories and give me your thoughts." Garfield said with serious demands.
"It is terrible Garfield, Kate Middleton and Prince William are getting married but you are not invited!" (So Garfield must be invited to every wedding ceremony?) Jon Arbuckle said with outrage.
"This is lies!" Roared Garfield with angry voice.
"It is true. Look and see." Jon Arbuckle showed Garfield a letter that came through mail boxes. (As opposed to just lying on the ground)
"Dear Garfield, you are not invited to royal wedding. Sincerely Royal England Family." (Not only did the Royal Family not invite him, they took time to send him a letter anti-inviting hi
Emotional HealerFrom the gray sky lighting flashed and the rain fell down. Tilting my head up I welcome the rain as it feel on my face. I feel so much better as the water flows over me carrying away the negativity I have picked up from the world around me.Emotional Healer36 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It is not mine universe, please take it back.
I only want to carry what is mine. That is enough believe me. I want to heal but I do not want to heal others only to hurt myself. I need this distance as I heal the world around me, one person at a time.
Blessed be those who understand that we all need to heal the world and each other. Give us the strength to do so.
The Parfait--Phase 2 (Part 2)A person surrounded by friends when he or she cries, is a heart-warming scene for many. But in reality, those friends doing the surrounding must be thinking, ‘Cry baby. Weeping yet again?’, or ‘God, has she had enough yet?’ or ‘If I comfort her enough, will she fall for me?’ Though in reality, the person crying would be thinking, ‘Crap! My eyes are dry! There are no more tears!’The Parfait--Phase 2 (Part 2)43 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Well at least that’s Aiki Takayama’s current view of her world, as she buries her head on the desk, weeping fake tears onto her fake examination papers.
“Come on Aiki, it’s not all that bad. At least you didn’t fail anything, right?” Max, the short boy of the soccer team says. Aiki sounded a mournful grunt in response.
“Max! You making it worse! Go away.” Sarah, the girl in drama club yells. Max who fails to defend himself, returns to his seat in silence.
“What? He wasn’t
Top 5 Personal Traits in The Sims 35) FriendlyTop 5 Personal Traits in The Sims 353 minutes ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2) Computer Whiz
1) Nature Cook
Jade forest Chapter 4"So Fluffy what do you think were supposed to do while hunting for birds?" Storm inquired, she wanted to get a edge so that teaching him will be easy as it can be. " um.. climb up a tree?? and er.. catch it?" Fluffy said sheepishly. Storm giggles as they started to tread through the snow leaving paw prints, snow swirling slowing down twirling to the ground. "No not exactly" Storm stifles a giggle, 'he really doesn't know anything about' storm thought. "For a beginner like you it would be best for you not to use trees not only you have to do all the same on the ground you have to keep yourself balanced and knowing where you will land with out harm coming to yourself or destroying your prey" Storm explained. "So you will hunt on the ground for a birds trust me its much easier than from a tree, ok so first rules" Storm said calmly. "Ok" Fluffy said as he listened closely.Jade forest Chapter 457 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Good, always and i mean always always stay down wind to p
Sharing the FunSharing the FunSharing the Fun1 hour ago in Short Stories More Like This
A spyroguy Halloween Special Story
Also a gift for JuliusTheSauceome
“Yep, it’s that time!” said Guy excitedly as he checked his calendar. “The spoopiest night of the year! The night when transformations and curses are the norm! It’s Halloween again!”
Guy bounded around his lab excitedly, kicking off the walls and knocking down a few things. Just then, his phone rang. He flitted over and picked it up with his mind.
“G. I. R. L., Guy speaking,” he said.
“Hello, this is your buddy Julius,” came the reply. “Listen, I’ve been thinking, and I would like to costume as you this year. You think you can make me a little something?”
“Sure, bud,” Guy answered back. “It’ll be right over!”
“Thanks,” said Julius. “I don’t know where else I could’ve found one of you.”
After exchanging some more pleasantries, Guy hung up the phone and go
Zombie Blood, The Story. Chapter II: The MartyrZombie Blood, The Story. Chapter II: The Martyr1 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter II: The Martyr
The corpse was in supine position, tightly tied to a low altar by thick ropes, almost frayed by time. His bony forearms, of a parchment-like dark brown colour, were elevated, showing frail muscles in their original tension. His hands, with the claws of a vermin, aimed for something that was long gone. And his golden-coloured nails, curved and blackened to the edges, formed a terrifying picture.
A massive hole crowned his head around his frontal bone. The impact caused by a blunt object, which could not be found, had completely run through his skull.
Finally, there was his horrendous face: his mouth showed an unnatural opening, very much like an animal grimace, similar to that of a rabid wolf about to bite with anger.
The reigning mess completed the oddity of the scene. Blackish candles all over the floor could be found among pieces of ruined parchments. Remains of thick wooden boards and sticks that had gone rusty with the pass of time cracked un
Zombie Blood, The Story. Chapter I: The SearchZombie Blood, The Story. Chapter I: The Search1 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter I: The Search
The day the research team led by Jean-Henri Charnay, Ph.D. in Medieval History at the University of Paris, could finally clear the path and make their way towards the hidden crypt underneath the long forgotten chapel of Ancône, hardly did they imagine that that was just the beginning of a series of incredible events, with consequences that would become terribly tangible only decades after…
Down there they found the unrotten and thoroughly decorated body of a man. As we shall see later, this was not what they were expecting. There was no doubt that those were the remains the old bundles talked about: a martyr whose name was lost in the dawn of time and, according to the professor’s findings, it might have been taken there in the late seventeenth century by the Francs, after Liutpard, king of the Lombards, fetched this and other relics from all over the Christendom.
Since martyrs were whorshipped with unique devotion, it was odd tha
Lui Reads SSB Mishan Forum God 2 pt40Were finely dun driven acros the contry and nao im evan moar disapont. R apartmant is so smal! My rome is smallar then my closat wuz at my oled hose. I didant meat tha gurls my mom wants me 2 meet yet becuz we gotted in a bit eerly and the arnt reddy yet so im writen thus chaptar nao. Ther will prolly onely be 2 or 3 moar chaptars off this storey. (The earlier this ends, the better)Lui Reads SSB Mishan Forum God 2 pt401 hour ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
CHAP 40: JORNI THROW HELL
I walped in2 Hell with tha otter Christen Smashars wen sudanly sum denims ateked! (That sucks. Getting attacked by pants) They wer reely powarfel butt with tha halp off the Smashars I wuz abel 2 beet tham. Hoevar they jus all reapered aftar we kild tham.
"Ono!" I sed "sins were in Hell this is were they go wen they dye so if we kill tham thell jus be hear agen!"
"We hav 2 run!" sed Lucina. So we all runed thro Hell dogging tha demans. We manag 2 get thro the furst few sirkols butt ther wer moar and moar demans and aslo ther wer allof the ded sinars inc
A Family Dinner at the Fleming's I pull a chair from under the table, displaying its decrypted state to the others, as they do the same. The cushions are hard, and designed with the fading pattern of flowers. I find the pattern eerie, because it reminds me of the Flemings. The flowers seem dead and emotionless, the joy and innocence absent. The chairs' backs are too straight, and engraved with the same patttern, tangled vines with dead blooms. I sit down, and await the battle that shall be waged, the battle that is always waged.A Family Dinner at the Fleming's1 hour ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Grandmother sets the table. I stare at the golden rim on the plate, and force myself to utter an empty prayer. If they knew that I didn't believe in God, in these so-called blessings that existed in the house, I would be an outcast. I would be nothing to them. No, I would be less than nothing.
The prayer is childish, and its pretty words do a poor job of hiding what happens in this house at night. The evening is the most dangerous hour, and I must tread carefully, or risk eve
Loveless 26Genesis had a lot of things to think about. He already made plans and somehow, Eloise was the collateral victim. She was the surprise that he didn't see. She was crawling under his skin quicker than any of his friends.Loveless 261 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He found Eloise leaning against the wall, her eyes closed. She opened them when she felt him sit beside her.
"I hate scheming bastards"
"I didn't know you felt like that towards Sephiroth" She chuckled. He made her smile. That was a good start.
"That kind of attention from men is annoying. It makes me feel like an object" She sighed and crossed her arms in front of her chest. "I hate dresses too"
"You look beautiful, Eloise" She smiled softly and looked at him.
"You look good too, Genesis. Surprisingly good"She chuckled when she realized something. "You bought the red suit"
He did. After he thought deeply about it, he went back and bought the suit she noticed on the way out. It looked much better after he tried it out.
"I liked it. It made me feel like a character from a
Together - Kanda Yu - PrologueTogether - Kanda Yu - Prologue1 hour ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was like any other day around this small some what peaceful town, people where out and about doing the usual things like everyday life had been, kids heading to school and adults either walking the younger to there or were heading to work.
Some kids goofed off as they laughed and ran around with one another as they made there way around people and down the side walks, the day seemed to start off peacefully like it had always been.
The nice blue sky with white clouds and that great cool breeze blowing ever so often, but what had disrupted the peaceful feelings was one single person either limping or just dragging there feet beneath them as they walked forwards, blood was all over one side of their neck that met the shoulder.
Some people stopped to stare but soon made there ways down the streets or sidewalks, but all it took for panic to set out was one kind person going up to the 'injured' being and had checked on him 0r her.
Next thing eye witnesses knew that kind person w
Even JealousyAre you jealous?Even Jealousy1 hour ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Yes, that’s what he asked me. I said no,
because jealousy is irritating. But, even
if it is irritating, I do feel it. Even if she is
no threat. Even if I am nothing to him.
Even then, I feel this emotion. The
emotion that sets all others in motion.
The emotion I most fear. The one I most
feel. I am selfish. I want him. For me, but
I do not know why or how to stop it.
But this, I would not tell him. Out of fear
that he will run and hide. Or fight back.
And so, rip my heart out.
I do not want to be hurt. So tell me, how
do I stop this? For I am not jealous. I am
not jealous, and I will never be.
I am merely afraid.
Don't Say Those Words.I want you to say you love me.Don't Say Those Words.2 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I want you to say those words I have
never heard. Those words that have
plagued my mind by never being
I want you to say you will hold me.
I want you to say those words I have
heard from every angle but the one I
want to hear. Those words that might
make me feel safe.
I want you to say you will never judge me.
I want you to say those words I have
been told every time, just before they
break that promise. Those words I won’t
I want you to promise you’ll forget me.
I want you to say those words. I just
want you to say them. In the hope I
might say them to you.
I want you to tell me that I will forget you.
But I know there is a chance I never will.
Story of the day: THE ESCAPETHE ESCAPEStory of the day: THE ESCAPE2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The target was impossibly small. There were no stars nearby, no rogue asteroids or planetoids this far from a system. Even a space station would have been detected by the Silver Streak’s automatic navigation system. And yet the object registering on the engineering monitor measured seven meters in length and was unmistakably under power.
Jack Hasta had first picked it up when the automatic log dump had mentioned an anomaly. Thinking little of it, he had plugged it into the navigation computer as a backup in case the obstacle avoidance system had somehow missed it. The computer had then, in its myriad of electronic tasks, determined the object was metallic, hollow, and radiating energy, and had then diverted the discovery to Frank Johnson’s panel.
The object had gone unmentioned until that time, but as Frank looked over the visual readout, he determined that something interesting had come up.