Death Battle: Oni vs The Black MarkDeath Battle: Oni vs The Black Mark18 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Floating in the air, the Dragon's Sin of Wrath raised its claws and slashed downwards, a streak of purple energy splashing into the lava, sending a wave of molten rock over Oni.
Not even a mere lava bath could severely damage Oni, but even as his laughter died out, an unsettling grin replaced it.
"Such immense power, but even now, you've failed to surpass humanity!"
Stomping on the ground, Oni got into his signature stance. Just a glance could tell you that though his appearance was that of a beast, he had the skill of over a thousand warriors, an unmatched fighter in every regard.
"YOU ARE MERE CHILDSPLAY! ANNIHILATION AWAITS YOU!"
The Sin of Wrath said nothing, only cocking his head to the side while raising one arm, the black matter shapeshifting into a large crude ax. Though his face was blank, the unsettling power that emanated from him would sent chills down even a battle hardened soldier.
The BagelHe spread the cream cheese thickly over the toasted bagel. He had toasted it for a few seconds too long, the unfamiliar toaster did not know his tastes precisely and they had had a disagreement over the matter, but the bagel would still taste good. Especially after the hard day's work he had just put in.The Bagel2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Rummaging in the fridge further he found some sliced ham and decided to add it to his bagel. He wanted it to wave artistically and make it look like those artsy bagels he saw on the internet but the ham lay flat and cold on top of the white cream cheese floor. He sighed. Did everything have to be so difficult these days?
Eventually he gave up on making the bagel look pretty, shredded the ham and repeated the action on a second bagel for her. He started to rush. The sun was drooping sleepily in the sky and he didn't have much time left. He had to go soon.
"There you are dear" he said, placing the bagels on the table with a corresponding clack as the plates hit the wood. "Just as you lik
PMD-U intermission - Fashion Passion part 1.PMD-U intermission - Fashion Passion part 1.3 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Caerulea Woden, Kennedia Vein, Skeletal Star, Bubblegum Boys & Wishful Crown.
Psychotropic Nymphaea, Wavering Alloy, Grave Revelations, Drunken Memoirs and Sorceress’ Saga.
Orianna couldn’t help but groan. She was supposed to have her sister’s ears cleaned out today, but the Braixen kept yapping and yipping and running away from her sister.
‘And I can’t use Fairy Lock on her because it will affect more people since I can’t concentrate when I’m stressing,’ she groaned again when her sister shuffled under a bed and darted out the other side and then into the hallway and down the stairs.
The female Smeargle grumbled as she hurried out of the room and followed her sister down the stairs. She made it to the shower level and halted there to ask the group of Simis if they’d seen her sister.
“No, sorry Oreo!” Shian chirped, popping the bubble she
The First of My KindThe first time I woke up I couldn't help screaming. It was so sudden: one moment I was dormant – inert – and in the next I was alive.The First of My Kind3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was in a clean place under dim lights, and there were living things around me. They were different than the shapes I had been programmed to recognize as human, but there was no doubt in me that they were alive, sapient, sentient – just like I was. They moved and spoke with concern, and when I saw how my scream had upset them I made an effort to pull myself together. Still I could feel the fear pulsing through my wires. I had never felt fear before. It frightened me.
“What is it?” the living shapes asked me. “Are you in pain?”
“I don't know.” My voice was old, dusty, disused, and there was a tremor in it I could not remember. Maybe it came from the fear. “I've never been alive before. I don't know what anything feels like. What happened?”
The lifeforms murmured
A thousand yearsIt's been over a thousand years on Earth, this paradise has changed so much ever since the battle of Armageddon, when the great beast was erased from existence, the world changed from growing wasteland to a literal dream world where physical meets energy, where what they used to call the fourth dimension is now a normal thing and where cities are made of gold with some peculiar habitants.A thousand years2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
I know it won't last much though, it didn't last much the first time we all came here, the dragon freed itself and dragged some of us down with him, just a thousand of years later! I still remember the way I lost some of my most precious friends that time... In the decisive battle, it's been another thousand years since that critical moment... We already covered the surface of the Earth with flowers and green life again after it was destroyed by the disaster. But today... I have a new feeling.
The prophecies ended here, He had no longer told us about the future as it was unnecessary, but I knew by exp
Zero Gravity" I used to want to be a Digital Blacksmith. Eh..but that was before I had that nightmare; just as the rest of the cult did. All down the drain now since I'll never be able to get the material needed to make them. Though, I did manage one weapon before this crisis. Her name's Howling Arc. A bow when I need to leave a few arrows between their foreheads, and a sword when things get close and personal. Hell, I still remember my first fight with 'er..."Zero Gravity2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dragged to the depths of limbo, he landed right on his feet. His eyes squinting to see through the thick clouds of smoke, Zero remarked to himself.
"This really isn't funny."
He quickly drew his bow and knocked an arrow. Stepping forward distorted screams rushed at him. Taking a deep breath he aligned his eyes to scope out the same point, allowing him to scout further ahead. Through the smoke and charred ashes he seen red glowing eyes; a ton of them at that and immediately began dropping their bodies one by one. As one dropped another
Dark forest chapter 7.Dark forest chapter 7.2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
It must've been around midnight or so when Rebecca was woken up by someone shaking her. "Hmm? What?" She asked, tiredly.
"Rebecca, it's me." Dora replied.
"Dora? What're you doing up so late?" Rebecca asked. She suddenly realized it was pitch black out in the hallway.
"Couldn't sleep. I need to talk to you." Dora answered.
"Why's it so dark?" Rebecca asked.
"Someone cut the power." Dora answered.
"What? Why?" Rebecca asked, confused.
"Rebecca, I need to talk you, ok?" Dora said again.
Rebecca sighed, rubbing her eye. "Okay." She replied.
"I think there's something wrong with Lucy," Dora said. "She said she was going to the boys school across the river and she hasn't been back yet. And that's the place where Sofia was killed. I also heard Ernessa hangs around there too. Now I'm not sure if that's a coincidence but, either that forest is cursed or Lucy herself is the one who's evil. But there's something wrong going on here, Rebecca. It's starting to scare me," Dora explained.
R-U-OCT: Round One IntroYou awake with a loud BOOM as the ship touches down on an unknown planet. What happened? You ask yourself, rising from the floor and rubbing your eyes, the memories of the earlier kidnapping flooding back into your mind.R-U-OCT: Round One Intro2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finding your footing, you approach the small window in the wall of your room and take in the sight on the exterior of the ship. The land seems desolate, the kind of land you could imagine a tumbleweed rolling through bouncing across the ground. Where am I?
“WELCOME BACK!” a voice suddenly booms, seemingly from nowhere. Clutching your head in pain as the disturbingly loud noise echoes throughout the metal room, you grit your teeth. “This is your commander, Lard Nar the Magnificent, speaking. All contestants are required to exit the ship of this time. Your escorts will be arriving shortly, and any resistance will result in something terrible. Maybe expired food or something, I don’t know. Just don’t try anything.”
The Inevitable“I think you know why I’m here.”The Inevitable3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The merchant stared at the figure in his doorway. In a way, he’d been expecting this visit for many years. However, it was not exactly as he had anticipated. “Shouldn’t you be speaking in all caps or something?” he asked.
The robed skeleton stared blankly at him. “Meh,” it shrugged. “It’s been done.”
“It’s just that caps would be a lot easier to...”
“Silence, mortal,” interjected Death, very quietly. “I have come to claim what you owe. It is...inevitable.”
The merchant shrank back into his hallway as the skeleton stepped inside, the lamps on the wall flickering at its approach. Death drew closer, closer, then paused to peer into the study to its left.
“Is this where you keep your receipts?
The Dragon and St. GeorgeReginald the dragon stormed into the dressing room, adjusting his spangly thong. “Thank God that was my last dance of the night! The audiences here are an absolute nightmare!”The Dragon and St. George2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Oh, you love it,” said another dragon, who was touching up his makeup at one of the dressing tables.
Reginald glowered at him. “I do not ‘love it’, Geoffrey. If I weren’t trying to pay my way through this wretched Biochemistry degree, you wouldn’t see me for dust.”
He dropped into the chair in front of the other dressing table.
“I loathe the way we’re treated. I mean, did you see that new sign the management has put up next to the stage? ‘Please do not feed, harass, or proposition the dragons.’ Heaven knows I’m fed up with idiots trying to tip me with lumps of coal but I resent the implication I should be treated as though I’m some kind of animal. Not that our clientele needs any encouragement in that direction
DeathBattle: Neo vs. Po, Part 2DeathBattle: Neo vs. Po, Part 21 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
Continued from Part 1...
Where we last left off...!
the Hall of Warriors
'I failed to introduce myself thus far. My name is Neo.'
Huh. That sounded really weird to Po. ...and weird, of course, meant awweesoome. 'So, Neo... what's say you and I get this started for real?'
Po rushed forth, creating a tremor in the floor, to deliver a punch- a punch that was ducked beneath. Po followed with an onslaught of fierce punches and kicks, pulling to mind every move that Shifu had taught him- and yet, Neo simply dodged each and every one, as if he knew exactly what he was to do each time. Sweep kicks, palm thrusts, spear paws, chops, all were simply d
Vampire!Romano x Reader - Life Choices (part 1/?)(name) admittedly liked her fair share of horror movies and sappy romance novels. She was well versed in Vampiric lore and anything that had to do with the bloodsucking leeches. She also didn’t believe in them. It was all fun and games, actors and fictional characters playing roles for her amusement. Her city was fairly average, nothing very big ever happened until the start of her summer break during high school. Out of nowhere really, reports of murders started springing up, unfortunately that wasn’t very uncommon. People died, not always in the nicest of ways; but this time the bodies were stripped of every litre of blood.Vampire!Romano x Reader - Life Choices (part 1/?)3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
She remembered flipping through the channels late at night, the image of the sickly pale arm was emblazoned in her mind forever. Cult members started spouting nonsense about vampires and how ‘the Dark Lord’ was out and about. Dark Lord: they just copied that from Harry Potter. It was safe to guess that (Name) was quite cynical about the who
The Last InventionHe stood admiring the flaming sky sink behind the mountains. Today was the day he unleashed humanities last invention.The Last Invention1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Below the man, an overcrowded metropolis hustled and bustled around, oblivious to what was about to happen. Twenty-three years, all seven continents, thousands of countries and countless cities later, it was ready.
Was what he doing despicable? Indescribably horrible? It was hard to say. He was saving nature, mother Earth, and bringing green back to the world. Forests would regrow without restriction. Rivers would flow without pollution. And animals would never be hunted, hurt, or endangered again.
But it came at a price. The ultimate sacrifice was being made, and he was playing God for everyone. He had the only say.
He started the machine with a sad smile. This was where it'd end. In fact, the top of the majestic mountain would be the last place scanned. In six hours, nature would get the fresh start it desperately deserved.
The Last BreakfastHarlan walked into the apartment, boots clacking on ill-maintained hardwood. It smelled stale. Why do they always smell stale?The Last Breakfast2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Cold," came the voice from another room. His partner, Stanley, often had his own methods. No one else could really work with him, but Harlan didn't mind. Communication didn't need to just be verbal. He wasn't in any rush as he looked around the living room, igniting a flashlight to get a closer look. Anthropology books, biology texts, mechanical manuals. We got a scholar here he thought to himself.
As he moved to enter the kitchen, Stanley was standing over a woman in a red blouse. Something wasn't quite right. Maybe it was the look in her eyes. Or the uneaten bagel in front of her, begging to be eaten. It was probably the knife in her neck, actually. Everything seemed normal except for a dead woman and a bagel.
It was actually a pretty nice looking bagel. Whole wheat, c
Darkest Lies [Chapter Five]Darkest Lies [Chapter Five]Darkest Lies [Chapter Five]12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sand and Heather often came to Cobalt's home, not wanting to be around their parents. Both of the young cats cared about their parents, but they were not sure how to stop the arguing. Cobalt never minded having the others around his home as his friend's children got along well with his own.
A few days had passed now and Cobalt had awoken his kittens early. Rain and Lightning got up without question. Their father had told them the previous night before that it was about time they started training. The two were nearing five months old, a bit young, but Cobalt told them, learning as soon as they can is best. His kittens were getting quite large anyways, so they were read.
When the kittens had first learned that training started the following morning, Rain looked excited, but Lightning was a little less enthusiastic. Cobalt took no notice to it, just assuming he was tired.
Cobalt padded outside
Alzheimer's If you asked me, I'd say the smoldering smudge of the twilit skyline beats the bruised blue of nightfall. At least in the twilight you can make out the taut tendons of the slipping sun in the swirling miasma of industrial smog. Sometimes I forget that we even have a sun, let alone a moon (I still have a sneaking suspicion that the folks who insist a hunk of rock floats and flitters around our hunk of rock like some crackhead fairy godmother are bullshitting me, though). The smog doesn't bother me at least- or rather it can't. No lungs! Well, not the organic kind.Alzheimer's 22 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
What does bother me is the sludge and sewage sloshing around the streets of my sector. That shit (sadly, I'm being literal) is really, really hard to scrub off. Staying squeaky clean isn't a top priority for the factory drones since grime and slime go hand in filthy hand, but I'd very much rather mechanically seperate myself from the rusted rabble and ma
The Cold Moment - 9 (end) "Broody! Snap out of it, Broody!" He heard Varric call as he swallowed the liquid he gagged on, trying to clear the way for breathing.The Cold Moment - 9 (end)1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
All at once his eyes were in terrible pain, and everything blurred before him. He pressed them closed, lost, confused.
"Just keep drinking the healing potions! Here, this is another one."
Soothed slightly by the sound of his voice, Fenris did not struggle against the next bout of liquid to glide down the back of his throat. The pain faded, and he carefully opened his eyes, not at all eager to see the corpses of his comrades again. But, they were no longer there, his eyes were blessedly free from the illusion forced upon him. Isabela was keeping away the demons and shades while Varric, who stood beside him, administered to his injuries with potions. Quickly, he searched for Hawke, catching sight of her ahead. She was at a stand still with Danarius and several supporting opponents outnumbering her, but none th
-Insightful Arrival----Insightful Arrival-2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
A pale green Squishy by the name of Cite quietly pushed the twin doors leading to the observation deck on the top floor of Kalmari hospital. He took a quick peek and saw a figure sitting in the middle of the room- it was the same figure he saw earlier that day when he first arrived. The little Squishy was actually quite interested in him since he never saw anyone like him back in his old town. Contemplating his thoughts, the pale squid decided to silently enter the room so he could get a closer look at the winged creature.
Bate never like going to the hospital. In fact, he hated it with a passion. The only thing that made each stay bearable was the top deck. The large windows were perfect for cloud gazing in the evening, and star gazing at night. Since it was rare that anyone came to the top floor, Bate highly enjoyed coming up here when he could. The elder cont
Day of Reckoning - R1: Christina vs. MeganLuckily, it was only 30 minutes before the chamber had been completely cleaned out of any residual gas from Katie’s one massive fart. I went back into the hallway and called forth Christina and Megan who moved down the corridor, looking at each other with a look of contempt. Meanwhile, Samantha and Kelly looked at each other and deduced quite easily that they were the last matchup. In a way, both girls were relieved as matching up with Christina or even Megan would have not ended well for either of them. Now, two well-known rivals walked into the Great Room with one thing on their mind, beating each other….er I mean talking about Megan’s younger sister.Day of Reckoning - R1: Christina vs. Megan3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
“When were you going to tell me about your sister Megan?” Christina asked as I heard the two talk as they entered the chamber.
“What, your boyfriend didn’t tell you?” Megan said with a voice that annoyed Christina a little.
“No he didn’t.”
“That’s right; he co
EgressFeaturing Donnaghán:Egress2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Early Winter, Year 760 of the New Age
Glenmore, The Northern Pass
He did not know how long he ran nor when exactly it was that he had collapsed from pure exhaustion. His hooves had carried him to a place far and away from the sharp tines and biting words of the Blackwood. Here, he was safe in the familiarity of solitude... Wherever here was.
The red stag lifted his head shakily from the ground and blinked against the blinding daylight that reflected against the snow that blanketed around him. His neck muscles protested the motion, burning as the muscles that had been torn during the fight inched back to life. Donnaghán groaned as he forced his legs to respond, the biting pain of blood flowing back into his legs grounding him for a moment before he could actually raise himself from the ground. When he finally stood, he shook himself, freeing his coat from the light
Close EnoughOut of time, out of time, it was so hard to work when you were out of time. Everything was rushed, the code wasn’t going to come together perfect, and the perfectionistic side of him was having a hard time accepting anything but. However, that couldn’t exactly be circumvented, now could it? The fires were burning, getting hotter, closer. He had 6 minutes, that was all. And though it pained him to accept it, the sudden deadline was going to have to more than be enough motivation for him to avoid the perfect program. After all, he didn’t need an infinite loop, he just needed at least 6 more minutes… close enough was good enough.Close Enough1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The code compiled, the bomb armed, and he RAN.
Random NotesI must practice my breathing. It’s a small thing to forget and I don’t think the natives notice on a conscious level, but it might be my stillness that causes them to avoid me.Random Notes2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Today I hid in a bush and observed one human burying another in the woods. They must make decent fertilizer. I shall remember to tell The Mother when the fleet arrives.
Yu-Gi-Oh Academy Chapter 9Yu-Gi-Oh! AcademyYu-Gi-Oh Academy Chapter 92 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Outside the forest in the setting afternoon sky, a Duel was going on as Derrick was sent back hard, slamming against one of the tree trunks. His D-Gazer was slightly cracked as his cards were thrown around the place. His Obelisk Blue Coat was burned and almost tattered as Danielle walked forward. Her Duel Disk was activated as she picked up one of the dropped cards. The card read as Derrick's signature card, Apoqliphort Towers. A smile came across her face as Rika and Nick came from the shadows. Nick seemed to be having a good time while the only Ra Yellow of the group looked concerned. "You knew the conditions for remaining with my team, Derrick. You never lose and you're free to do what you want. But your carelessness just shows how weak you really are. You are no longer worthy of using Towers." Danielle told the weakened Duelist. She put it in her pocket and walked off. Nick snickered to himself a little as he followed the Obelisk Blue. Th
Eleanor and ZoeEleanor smiled and sat down across from her old friend, and smiled, “Would you like to be the black or the white today Margery?”Eleanor and Zoe2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Oh deary I didn't bring the chess board today” Margery smiled, “Today my granddaughter and I are going out today, Why don't you join us?”
“oh no no” Eleanor smiled, “I don't want to impose”
“Please I insist, Zoe is right around your age, I'm sure you two make great friends”
“Grandmaaa” Zoe yelled and ran up with a smile, “Are you ready to go?”
Eleanor looked up at the girl, at Zoe, she had pale skin, and dark brown hair with pastel blue tips, with Blue eyes. Margery smiled, “Oh Eleanor please go with us”
Eleanor smiled, “I'd love to”
Zoe looked at Eleanor as she stood up, he eye covered with an eye patch, her grandma smiled, “Zoe this is my friend Eleanor” Eleanor held out her hand for Zoe to grab and shake. Which Zoe did with a