Unofficially Official (Hani and Seaver)Spicybuns said the following:Unofficially Official (Hani and Seaver)6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sun beat down directly into the hole of the large aspen tree log that Seaver had managed to shove himself into to take a nap after being out all night and nearly all morning. It was the closest thing to a den he could find that wasn't occupied already, and being to exhausted to care he just shoved himself into it with his rear end hanging out with his legs awkwardly flexed like some kind of pup. But where his head was above him sat a gaping hole that filtered in the midday sunlight and heat onto his brain, and it forced him to wake up from his rest. Getting out of the log would be interesting, as his front legs were folded underneath him and he was shoved pretty tight into it. He kicked his back legs and tried quite comically to pull himself out, knocking around the holly log as he front end was desperately wiggling to get out. Eventually, he popped himself out, oblivious to the fact that he just caused quite the humerus scene as he stretched his achin
[Exploration] The Lion and the Winged HorseExploration with :iconshampoo-chan13:[Exploration] The Lion and the Winged Horse5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Leon and Pim
Xerxes von Dux 3348
A snowy breeze obscured the vision of the young man forced his way through the terrain. His steps making small gaps in the newly fallen snow. He sighed with a slight groan in his throat as he battled his way through the wind. The fur hood and scarf wrapped around his face tighten by his hand hiding his face as he spotted a light in the distance. After a while he could see more of the town where the light originally caught his eye. A few more heavy steps he was in the town’s limits and the snow started to common because of the buildings blocking the wind.
The male was dressed in heavy clothing, a heavy jacket with a very furry hood and a long scarf which hid the mu
Radioactive Femininity TG - Part 9Radioactive Femininity TG - Part 94 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part 9 – “I Am Not A Clever Ma’am”
Oh, don’t worry I’m not going to do anything crazy, like turn into an irrational optimist, just looking back on that time.
And, besides, every shift Ben made in his seat reminded me of the invisible, intangible, and inexplicable girly force which seemed to emanate from me since I started eating wheat again.
My stomach and I had reached a tentative détente since gym but it shifted a bit when I remembered that I’d learned the word “détente” from Wes. At the same time, I tried not to think about Wes because I wasn’t exactly sure what the trigger was for the massive, potentially permanent change I’d unleashed on him.
Then again, part of me wanted to reproduce it so then at least the cause and effect would make sense. Blame noticing a little note about the scientific method on the page of the textbook in front of us.
Above all else, it seemed im
- Thank youIt's finally morning. I lived through another painful night.- Thank you8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
But my dream's was pleasant for once.
I don't want to face the world today but I have to many eye's on me.
Neighbor's, my friend's and teacher's... and people that I don't even know has been talking behind my back....
If I didn't make a appearance, then certainly they'd send someone to my house. I got up stiffly. I'm so sore from sleeping on this old bed. I got so many cut's from the spring's that's sticking up through the mattress. I went to the bathroom to clean my cut's the best I could. Most of the blood has dried and scabbed over during the night. When I went back to my room and looked around, I realized Mom forgot to do the laundry again. I dug through my dirty clothe's and picked something that didn't have a stain or smell. When I finished getting dressed and brushing the tangle's from my hair. I go into the kitchen to find my mom passed out on the table with a needle sticking out from her arm. She's like this every mo
Now the secrets outEleanor stood there waiting, she looked in the window of the coffee shop and fixed her bangs. Then she saw Zoe walk down the street. Eleanor crossed her arms, “Took you awhile”Now the secrets out7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Oh I'm sorry and I not fast enough for you?” Zoe asked
“Obviously not” Eleanor said and walked in the coffee shop with Zoe behind her, Eleanor sighed, “Go sit I'll pay” and walked into line before Zoe could say anything or protest. Eleanor stood in line, she hated to admit it, but her and Zoe had grown close, they were Friends. Well friends in their own way. Eleanor ordered, remembering Zoe's order easily, like second nature.
“Here” Eleanor sat down across from Zoe with her coffee in her hand.
“Thanks” Zoe said taking the coffee and drinking it
“So is there something you want?” Eleanor asked and was on her phone
“Nope I was bored, and I guess you bring me some entertainment” Zoe shrugged
“Oh I'm SO happy”
A Trip North, Pt8Nothing was set in stone. No word had only one meaning, nor did one meaning have no room to grow. The world was evolving and ever changing; nothing stayed the same. Though the world went through its cycles, they were never set in stone. Some would last longer, start earlier, end later, or not happen at all.A Trip North, Pt88 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just as Ana had been used to the wolf-bears finding her, and how that was never the fact of her life. While it was true that they would often times find her, it was not what she expected from the world. She found them as often as they found her; it was merely chance.
Often times, when hunting larger prey, she would find Apenimon and Yepa in the area. She’d find the two of them tussling and wrestling, sleeping, or hunting. Had it been a few months prior, she was sure they would have chased her out of the area; but she had earned her right to be in their home.
Mid-March, she had spent a week tracking a herd of elk before successfully bringing one of them down. She used her bike
Siege Towers: Chapter 3Alistair found himself thrown across the room, the breath knocked out of him as he struck the ground near a chasm and was sent plummeting over the edge of the 6-foot drop. He cried out when he slammed hard into the ground and lay there. His pupils constricted as he struggled to breathe.Siege Towers: Chapter 37 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Alistair!” Kyne shrieked, jaw clenched as he whirled around to attack the wyvern but a sharp shake of Alistair’s head and a warning look in his eyes stopped him. Conflicted, he looked from his apprentice to the beast and back again, torn between the decision to fight or get Alistair to safety.
His father would have my head if I left him to fend for himself, especially in his injured state, he thought and ran toward him, determined not to let his leader’s youngest son die before his eyes. Alistair closed his eyes as he tried to regain control of his breathing, which soon ebbed into its normal rate and pushed himself to his feet as Kyne leaped down and landed beside him.
FFM31 - Why Not?I had been summoned to the amorphous terminus for my most important task yet. I arrived in an ethanol-fuelled vehicle driven by an ethanol-fuelled barbarian, a dauntless man with a twinkle in his eye as flabbergasted pedestrians had to practically reverse-defenestrate themselves to get out of his way. At the end of the ride, a moment of judgement as I beheld his codpiece, a facetious remark on its size remained on my tongue.FFM31 - Why Not?7 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Please, how was my driving?” he asked, an expectant look on all of his dirty faces.
“Excelsior!” I replied dryly, more in regard to the fact that I was still alive. The chaotic ride was a means to an end, but the uprooted pedestrians and shop owners with broken windrows unlikely had thoughts of forgiveness.
On my search for an eldritch legend I sought the personification of what was once called Google, a pulchritudinous skank of a librarian. With a roll of her eyes and a sigh of ennui to demonstrate the elemental nature of my task, sh
Existentialism [Pangur]The steady breathing of his tribemates provides a soothing background to Pangur's thoughts. A filter of white noise that ebbs and flows, hardly changing even with the occasional rustle of movement or quiet mumble. Somewhere behind him, the sound of Kato's snoring rises, riding the tail end of a raspy purr. He snores often, but never for long, and sure enough, a few minutes later he quiets back into steady breathing.Existentialism [Pangur]5 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Rose is not asleep. It's taken him all the seasons they've shared a nest to pick up on her habits, but now Pangur can feel the rise and fall of her flank where it brushes against his and know if she is awake or not. Right now, she must be staring at the wall with her eyes open, because her inhales are shallow but steady, and her exhales are interspersed with muted sighs.
He shifts closer, the sound of dragging moss blending in with the background noise of sleeping soldiers, and takes advantage of the drowsy darkness to curl much closer than she would ordinarily
Tiny MonarchIn the dark rose the goddess, a nameless siren from the infinite bounds of the abyss.Tiny Monarch1 hour ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Her skin was stone, her eyes glistening amethysts.
Petrified wings folded against her curvatures, like a mantle upon a maiden.
The gleaming light in her eyes reflected none but the face of one lord, a king to dominate all sins, all agonies, all darkness.
A proud monarch with a silvery-gold crown, marking him from the masses of skulking figures in the dark.
Every man has a name, a totem, a talisman to remind them of what sets them apart.
His was the behemoth, and like the valiant beast he strode into the eyes of the abysmal goddess.
There was a love between the two, a love so deep that no prison could compare.
Chains of the heart became the walls of their monoliths, their palaces, their castles.
The goddess was made Queen to her great King.
Yet as the years went by, the twilit realm of the Queen and King grew into a soft silence, into an ominous peace.
The tides of darkness rolled in and out, but still
Drawing the LineDrawing the LineDrawing the Line5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Featuring Lord Carnarion & Lord Ardghal (NPC)
Summer, Year 756 of the New Age
Carnarion had been laying down on his side, lazily nipping the grass for most of the day. His first moon as a five year old hadn't been very eventful; though his father had said his training was approaching as the gangly buck now had a red, hard nub growing in his forehead. It was very itchy and kind of annoying, but still Carn was very proud of it as it had appeared just before his fifth birthday. Just in time. It was the first thing concerning Carnarion that his mother had actually smiled about. Maybe she thought there was some hope for him after all?
"Carnarion." his fathers voice interrupted the thoughts, making the young colt scramble to his feet to stand properly as he bowed and looked down. "Yes, father?" he answered, hearing a low r
Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 22 rev 1 part 2Bad Blood Runs Black – chapter 22 part 2 by John "Basileus Ioannis"Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 22 rev 1 part 27 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A female elf in buckskin garb rushed into the room, and paused next to Haergrim when she saw the two still forms on the floor. “Haergrim, I thought I heard a noise. Who were these black-clad intruders?”
Haergrim nonchalantly turned to Rilthien. “Assassins, I wager...they will cause us no further trouble.”
A pair of human wizards stood at the doorway. Erick and Sybille von Pippenstock looked down their noses at the lifeless pair in black leathers lying on the floor. “Indeed? So bold...” said Erick.
“Yes indeed. Come, Haergrim and Rilthien, the soldiers will dispose of their bodies. Good work.” Sybille strolled over to the elves, and gestured toward the door with one hand. The two elves turned away from the bodies, and walked toward the door. Sybille brought up the rear, but she stopped at the doorway. “But, I did not become the most powerful mage of the realms
Genderbends at the Beach (Eiko's side)With Summer still heavy around Pharos Academy, some students decided to gather at the beach below the cliffs before the Grimm returned to its waters.Genderbends at the Beach (Eiko's side)6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Carrying a food bag as he walked to the beach, Sage looked around at who was there. Eiko was building a sandcastle, Oran was sitting under one of the umbrellas with a floatie in hand and trying to decide whether to swim or not, Rei was staring into the water while sitting stiffly in place, tail swishing with indecision and Thistle was lying down on the beach staring at the sky with a bored expression on his face.
“TIME FOR FOOD AND WATER!” Sage proclaimed dramatically, Cole not too far behind him dragging the biggest parasol he could find in the storage. He sets it up and places two huge towels under it. He sets it up precisely then jogs back up the path. He later comes back with a thermal bag full of cold drinks and ice.
“Ready!” Cole shouted with a nod, promptly turning to Eiko “Yo, Eiko! Juice or wat
The Beginning of Adventure. (NotM pledge.)"Shiny~!"The Beginning of Adventure. (NotM pledge.)6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was the only word that ran through Maggie Riddle's mind, as she eyed the peculiar duo walking around Port Balmona.
Truly, there wasn't really anything that peculiar about them. At first glance most would take them for a pair of ordinary travellers. Both carried packs, both wore cloaks that were worn and kind of dirty, but appeared to do the job of keeping the wearers relatively warm and dry, and they both moved around in the hunched-over manner of someone who had wandered for days. Their hoods were up, shielding them from the slight mist that had plagued the port. Yet there was still something completely weird about them. Because despite their worn appearance, despite the fact that they looked like any other pair of travellers that came through Port Balmona... they didn't really fit into the scenery. They walked a little too smoothly and a little too carefully. Almost like they weren't walking at all, but gliding along on the air. And even if they were travellers, n
Firsts- Ch. 1 Electric CityCh. 1. Electric CityFirsts- Ch. 1 Electric City7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
I'm sweating. The air clings around my shoulders like the heavy and oppressive arm of an obnoxious uncle. I pull at my camo green dress dismayed that sweat stains are starting to appear under my breasts. How embarrassing I think to myself. I had been hoping to go for a cute confident look when I donned the military style short dress that morning. Something like the feisty woman from M*A*S*H. With the heat that hope had faded to resignation and I resolved to at least be grateful for it's comfort. I gazed at the advertisements wall papered sky high as I struggled for no reason to remember her name. The sidewalk buzzed with the silent intensity of the Tokyo crowds that I had grown accustomed to in my short time touring the town and electric signs whined begging me to look up and notice their messages.
I pull out my phone and study the map. I'm supposed to meet my classmates at Radio Kaikan or failing that Mandrake. It was really cute how they all ran aroun
From the Deep~ PrologueIt was a routine patrol in the South Pacific for Topeka. Cruising between foreign ports with routine comms check in between, nothing unusual. Until it came.From the Deep~ Prologue6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It emerged from the depths with little warning. Topeka's radar spotted it first. It was huge, at least her size but the readings couldn't be correct. This thing wasn't man made, it was a biologic. A biologic headed straight for her.
Topeka opened her mouth, letting the water flow in and touch her sensitive receptors in the back of her throat as she inhaled the creatures scent. In an instant long dormant instincts reawakened and the submarine snarled, arming her torpedoes as she loaded them into the tubes.
"Topeka what's going on?" Her captain asked, touching the wheel only to have it spin suddenly and throw him off. He was thrown back and caught by a nearby crew member. "What's wrong?" He tried again, receiving a deep growl in response.
"Sir, I believe Topeka has gone feral." The crewman said.
NorseFire Teaser Excerpt: Meeting EurynomosEurynomos leaned back in his chair, watching the NorseFire study him.NorseFire Teaser Excerpt: Meeting Eurynomos7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't bite too much if you're living." He smirked.
"How do you do it? The acting; I mean." Jes inquired.
"Simple. I only play things with dark eyes, like monsters and demons."
Lars glared at him, unimpressed. "And you conveniently don't remove your contacts."
"A good actor shows up to his fans in character." Eurynomos pushed himself upright. "But sometimes I put up an illusion."
"Your accent is prominent." Dru noted, probably more out of interest than for the mission.
"I've spent centuries in Greece; It's my home. I've only come here recently. Decade or so ago." The demon answered calmly.
"You're kinda cute blondie." He added.
Lars looked offended. "I'm not gay."
"Fair enough." He responded calmly, though Jes noted his eyebrows furrowed in a hurt fashion. This demon was more emotionally controlled than the others, a lot like Belphegor.
"Are you a void demon by any chance?" Jes asked on thought.
Lars gave him
-I love you to death.She sat on the vanity, staring at her reflection. It wasn't the first time her face had been obscured by violets haphazardly blossoming on the surface of her skin as rain drops ran from the brims of her eyes. He said he wasn't much of a painter but he did a marvelous job when his canvas was her skin. She prodded around her eye, her lip, the spots on her arms, not believing it, but knowing it was all to real.-I love you to death.8 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Baby, I'm sorry." He pleaded. "Babe, please open the door. I'm so sorry. I don't know what happened to me. Baby, I love you. You know that, don't you?"
She didn't say a word so, he continued. "Babe, please come out so I can show you how much I love you. I didn't mean to hurt you, I swear, I couldn't live without you. I love you. I promise it won't happen again. I love you."
With that, she dismounted the counter, opening the door slowly, head hung.
"There's my sweet girl." Smiling wistfully, he engulfed her delicate, shaking, frame in a tender embrace. "I love you so much. Baby, I
Wave: Epidemic (27 - Period Zero)Wave: Epidemic (27 - Period Zero)3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part 5: The Circle
Chapter 27: The End of The Beginning
There was NOTHING before him was NOTHING before him being NOTHING in him as before once said as he was before NOTHING.
Not... my thought...
“Edge?! Edge!” a feminine voice called. The blue feline to whom she had been speaking was dazed, his bell no longer around his neck, but glistening in both of his paws.
“I heard what Laza said. Edge, you're... you're Drew. Vince is your brother.” said the shaymin.
“Vince is my brother... But, Topher,” Edge hesitated, closing his eyes. “Who, then... who's Celebi?”
“Celebi is Vince. I remember holding Vince when I was still human, trying to hide him,” Topher said, lifting his nose to Edge. “Edge, is Vince dead? Laza said that he, or I guess Celebi, was undone.”
“I don't know. I remember her eyes. She told me to stop letting that bad person hurt me, and then she went away. I'm that bad p
Chronicle of the Break CH.1Ch.1 Night of The BreakChronicle of the Break CH.18 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A man in a blue coat walks down a busy street, cars rushing past him. He gazes at the night sky as he walks, then his watch vibrates and playing a cheery jingle. He looks at the screen, taps it, then raises it to his ear.
"Hey, Alo, how's it going?"
A feminine voice echos out of the tiny speakers.
"It could be better, much better."
"They told me that the repairs won't be finished for another month."
"That weird quack did do a lot of damage. There's only so much much that can be done at once."
"haa... Yeah, I know... But I miss my bed, Neat!"
"Yeah, yeah, calm down. We're looking into what's causing these quakes. Once we find it, life will be back to normal soon enough."
"Then hurry up, okay?"
"Yeah, will do."
Neat walks by a restaurant and looks through the window, seeing small tables spread out around the room. Of the handful of people eating, he focuses on a woman with green hair playing with a tablet and eating blue cubes . She see
A Cat's Adventure - CHAPTER 2Tom paced back and forth. “How do you know?” he challenged.A Cat's Adventure - CHAPTER 28 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I’m sure that my parents are completely fine.”
“How I know?” Felix meowed, still perched on top of the fence.
“One night, a cat with rumpled fur and a wet pelt was outside, meowing pitifully. You know my dweller. She opened the door, not being able to stand the sight of a poor cat.”
“Go on, I’m listening.”
“He mewed a greeting to me, and he said just this…”
“What? He said what?”
“He said, I need to talk to you, meet me outside in a half an hour’s time.”
“What is a half an hour? What does hour mean?”
“I have absolutely no idea! But he was already chowing down on some food my dweller had brought him. Then, he just lay down there on the floor, and fell asleep!”
“What did he tell you?” By now, Felix had jumped down off the fence.
“He said this:
FPK - Beware, Princess ThalassaWhen he stepped into the room, Lira's eyes widened.FPK - Beware, Princess Thalassa5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been many years since she saw Aguanin, and the last time he had... fewer limbs.
And he had changed beyond that. The green hair streaks. The seaweed dressing which was already fixed at his skin like it was growing from it. Lira even thought to see membranes between his fingers, just like fish fins.
Yet, this was Aguanin. She grinned at him. "Do you remember what I said when we parted?"
"You said 'just because you're all love-sick, you don't have to go rightaway and start a symbiotic connection with some creepy sea being'", Aguanin citated without grinning back. Great Lord of Chaos, did he loose all sense of humor in the past years? "My decision to partner up with the octopus had nothing to do with you."
His voice was icy, and Lira grew angry. Was that how to greet an old friend? It made her wanting to hurt him. "Heard you'd been married. How is your Lady Love? Has she really been sold into slavery?" Now her grin was sadistic.