In the Belly of a Mall“Ah, Tonya! What brings you in here?” A familiar voice asks me as I enter the mall’s maternity store, not seeing my belly leading me in yet.In the Belly of a MallMoments ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh, y’know… kinda in need of maternity wear. Only reason I’d roll in here.” I admit.
Erica takes a second glance at me from behind the counter, “Oh my, Tonya! Your belly is so big! But, weren’t you just…. how did this happen?!” Erica rushes out from behind the counter over to me.
“Well… it’s a long story… but… I think I’m in desperate need…” I look down at my belly, the bellybirthers starting up another ruckus, “I really need a belly rub… as in… right now…”
Erica takes my hand and places the other on the small of my back, escorting me to a specialized seat for expecting mothers.
“Mary, could you please come out here?” Erica calls back, helping me onto the chair.
“Erica, my belly
Schism and Slice Part 30I see your pinky is in tact. Hello again, Nini.Schism and Slice Part 30Moments ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I gave you my word. Honor is a part of purity.
I've taught you well. I was looking forward to this day.
That I admit I'm being pure and I'm not totally independent?
Tsk tsk, you know I hate saying the classic “I told you so”. It's so played, out, so cliché.
Is this the right purist demon or are you just fucking with me?
I'm surprised that you remember my ways.
Like riding a bike. That shit sticks with you.
"Master, permission to transform?" Draco asked. I put a hand on his shoulder and he looked at me. "Stand down. This is my fight. If you haven't noticed yet, we've somehow been jammed into my version of Impurity. This dragon represents my impurity and how much control I have over it. Only way to fight impure is with pure. As long as I've got Keyarrah, I can do this. I control my soul, it doesn't control me. And with this bastard I'm gonna prove it." I told him. "Just make sure everyone's goin
Home Invasion:iconFawnlings:Home Invasion2 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
Spring, year 762 of the New Age
Windborne, Gumtree Hollow
The bay stag dragged himself out of the frigid water, shaking his black mane absently. No matter how many times he crossed from the mainland to his island home, the bitter swim never got any easier. That wasn't to say he minded overmuch. The travel did Ewn a world of good. His herbalist stores were greatly improved. And at the impressive age of fifteen, things did not scare him as much as they used to – he gave the five foot shark a swift kick in the gills for its trouble and barely turned from his usual route.
This time he had lingered. This time he had learned more. Ewn told himself that the trip to the mainland was only to gather more of the rare Blackwood plants, and possibly to see Huisha again. But what started as a month soon turned into over a year, and suddenly the stag was spending his fifteenth birthday slinking along the edge of Silve
The FallenThe Fallen3 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leonard, didn’t know how long he was unconscious for until his eyes opened, his surroundings changed, he was lying in a room pink and frilly. He looked to see he was fully clothed in fresh pants, his chest bare the device gone the shackles gone as well, he rose up only to be brought back down to the bed, he heard a gentle voice say, “Relax, Leo. You’re safe now.”
He knew that voice anywhere he looked up to see that Annette had his torso area on her lap and his head lying in her arms, he observed as she placed a bloody rag from his chest into a bowl on the nightstand, he asked, “How did you get to me? Those devices, they didn’t hurt you?”
Annette stroked his hair and stated, “LeLe you’re safe now, can’t you just be happy about that? I understand that you have questions, but, I can’t answer them. Not here, we need to get away now, Mikhail can only give us a certain
Schism and Slice Part 29"Fujunbutsu no doragon." Draco said softly. "Dragon of Impurity." I stared into its eyes for a moment before it bore its gigantic and murderous teeth. I stood, breaking from Draco's grasp. "So why is it staring me down like that?" I asked, summoning my faithful scissor. "Because it's the Dragon of Impurity. It feeds off of the Impure." Draco said. I put my bracelet to my mouth. "Try not to die of blood loss." I said. I bit off the charm on my bracelet and felt myself transform. My clothes tightened around me and I approached the beast, my eyes turning pure black as Draco's. With my scissor in hand, I was afraid of nothing. Since my eyes were like this, I could see the dragon myself. Several stories high, four eyes of hellfire, teeth the size of all of us put together, and wings the size of skyscrapers. If I was just a normal human, I would've been screwed about a billion times over.Schism and Slice Part 294 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But I wasn't.
And if I was gonna die, I was gonna die fighting.
"So, you're the so-called “Dragon
it not PoptartFieldx: what is so hot it cool but it so cool is hot?it not Poptart12 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fieldx: It not Poptart!!!
The Jacket: Chapter 4Astrid awoke to see Haruka standing at the entrance of the cave, staring outside. She walked up to the assassin.The Jacket: Chapter 417 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Morning, sunshine." Haruka said sarcastically.
"Looks like the storm cleared." Astrid said through her yawn.
"Yep. Good thing too. Let's go." Haruka put out the fire and started to climb down the cliff.
"Go where, exactly?"
"You're gonna help me find my jacket. Then I'll help you find that Gary guy so I can kill him. It's a win-win."
"You benefit from that more than I do!"
"Exactly. It's a win-win for me. Stop wasting time, let's get going."
The two walked to the area where they first fought and searched for Haruka's jacket, finding nothing.
"The hurricane could've blown it anywhere. I don't think we'll ever find it." Astrid said as she searched under piles of leaves.
"Don't say that." Haruka replied sharply, "It's gotta be here." Suddenly, Haruka noticed a set of footprints that weren't either of theirs. They walked into the opposite direction of the cave, further into the
A Family Forever Lost"How did this happen!?" he cried "Dad's about to stab mom and sis to death with his pocket knife...and want's me to join in and use my lucky bat to help?, this is insane!?"A Family Forever Lost19 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Truth About LemonadeI swung on the porch swing, my yellow sundress fluttering as the wind gently blew up from the pond. Jason, sitting on one side of me, laughed as he took a sip of lemonade, the collar of his button-down shirt blowing around his vest in the breeze, his black slacks wrinkling around his crossed legs. "I'm just saying, Taylor," he said after he swallowed his lemonade. "You make some of the best lemonade I've ever tasted."The Truth About Lemonade21 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Thanks," I laughed, brushing my brown bangs out of my eyes, the wind blowing them right back. "My mom taught me, but I added a few twists of my own."
From my left side, Mark sat up a little, his vest shifting around his collared shirt as he looked at me, curiosity piqued. "Like what?"
I pursed my lips at him. "Why would I tell you my secret recipe?"
He tilted his head. "I think it's interesting. As well as other things about it. I've noticed that every time you make it, you never drink it."
I stiffened, then looked at him. Jason turned to me, his blue eyes crinkled with
D 2 IID 222 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
— Ah !! Te voilà enfin. Mais où étais-tu passé ? J’ai bien cru que la Patrouille t’avait attrapé pour te remonter les bretelles. Tu faisais encore des bêtises avec François ?
Mathis regarda sa mère dans les yeux et ne put s’empêcher de sourire. Cela l’amusait qu’elle feigne la colère pour dissimuler son inquiétude.
— T’inquiète pas m‘man. Tout va bien.
— Oh, mais je ne suis pas inquiète, je suis en colère contre toi ! C’est bien dommage que ces maudits implants ne fonctionnent pas dans la maison !
— Mais qu’est-ce que tu racontes là ? Bonsoir mon grand.
Mathieu Conforme vint em
Planet of the Snakes Chapter 3Planet of the Snakes Chapter 326 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eilish came out of trance blinking her eyes in confusion for a moment. Then the girl knew instantly where she was playing happily in the water with the python that she trusted the most. "This water is so wonderful Kaa." the girl said playfully as she started to relax in the water. "You're my best friend in the whole world." Eilish said with playful smile looking at Kaa with admiration.
"Your my friend assss well Eilissssh..." he said chuckling and said "I told you the water wassss okay..." he said loving how his brainwashing affected her.
"You were so right" Eilish said with a giggle as she relaxed even more in the water. The girl relaxed floating on her back with the python's coils supporting her under the water so that she barely had to swim. The girl's beautiful feet were no sticking up out of the water. Eilish wiggled her toes playfully just enjoying the relaxation of the water. "This is great." Eilish said happily wiggling her toes once more.
"Sssssay Eilissssh sssince I got to kn
D ID29 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
— Monsieur Mathis Conforme, vous m’entendez ? Vous êtes-vous encore endormi ?
Malgré la peur d’être réprimandé, qui lui dévastait pour l’heure l’estomac, Mathis ne put se laisser aller au petit mensonge de circonstance. Il résidait dans cette partie du monde que ses habitants nommaient Vérité et ne pouvait se permettre de modifier son discours dans un but personnel, afin d’éviter la punition du professeur Arthur Droit.
— Oui, monsieur, j’ai encore sombré dans le sommeil. Je vous présente toutes mes excuses. Je ne l’ai pas fait dans le but de vous nuire ou de nuire au cours que vous avez la gentillesse de nous dispenser.
Le professeur Droit se redressa de toute sa longueur et passa le
Dream life promptDream PromptDream life prompt29 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Someone walked right up to me a told me my whole life was a dream. He was a strange looking man. He was short with dark glasses and wore jeans with a mustard yellow t shirt. It reminded me that my hot dogs we boiling in the soda bottle next to my foot.
"What nonsense are you blabbing about boy?"
"I just realized I am dreaming,"he said, "that means your life is a dream here."
I sat back on my large beanbag filled penguin and watched the sun and moon mate in the sky. Their love showers kept our world alive. And now this young kid was trying to tell me that it might be a figment of his imagination. "That sounds crazy to me lad."
"I'm sorry but it's true,"he insisted."You see that large squid. In real life he couldn't inflate balloons like that."
"How does he inflate balloons in this "real world"?"
"They don't. They live under the water and fight whales that try to eat them. It's probably a construct from my childhood love of squids."
"Ha,"I laughed,"if the squid didn't have b
Forsaken ~ Chapter Two"We'll make camp here for a few days," Ring said, much to the relief of everyone. They had been walking for hours and the exhaustion level was high. It would not be long before the sun would rise and everyone was hungry and eager for sleep. "Bear, start setting up the tents. Rena, care for Alexi. Show Elizabeth how. Tobias, you will help Ruma and I gather firewood." His tone left no room for argument and despite not wanting to leave Elyssa alone with a group of strangers, Tonius knew better than to protest. They had only just started their journey with these people and it was vital that they make a good impression.Forsaken ~ Chapter Two32 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I will not be far," he whispered close to her ear. "Just call for me should you need me."
He pulled back, smiling at the familiar words. "Always am." He left her with Rena, who gave him a reassuring smile, and disappeared into the woods.
It didn't take long at all for his arms to become laden with branches and twigs to burn on the fire. Stomach growling and eyes
TG Caption This: Princess of the castle I arrived at my families house at around midnight, in the middle of a thunderstorm of hellish proportions. I ran inside, abandoning my belongings in the car just to take shelter inside the large cottage, my uncle Brian came in with my luggage in his hands. He dropped them on the floor, and with a large Irish smile he said "don't tell me you'rre afreid of a little Irrish rrain?" I nodded vigorously and he shut the door behind him. A large lightning bolt cracked not to far from the house, causing me to stay close to my uncle which caused him to laugh "rrelax I'll make you something to calm your nerrvez." I sat down and looked out the window, it was then that I saw the dark shadow of a large castle in the distance, I yelled out to my uncle Brian "hey uncle Brian! Who's castle is that in the distance!?" He came in with a tray of hot chocolate and bread, he looked at the castle and responded "oh that's no bodies castle...well actually it's the cherry prrincess' castle!"TG Caption This: Princess of the castle35 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Rising GuardianChapter 1: ReunitedA Rising Guardian46 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
On the outskirts of town in a large valley, a figure covered in a brown, worn-out cloak walks toward the town with a bag over its shoulder. As it walks closer, two large bulls ,wearing worn-out pants, shirt, and vest with a belt across their chest and waist, carried two large crates on each shoulder into town, but stopped when they noticed the figure getting closer. The figure stopped in front of the two bulls and removed the hood of the cloak from it’s head. The bulls smiled cheerfully, stood to the side, and let the figure into town. As the figure began to walk into town, the bulls shouted from behind in sync, “Welcome home Lone Soldier and thanks for protecting us from the Tiradarg!”
The figure turned around, letting the sun reveal an 18 year old, black and white wolf face with a smirk and sky blue eyes on it, be revealed.
A Fun Day At The Beach As the sun was starting to on a beautiful weekend as Orhene and Peppermint, friends had a three-day weekend. The sounds of the warm wind blowing as Mint was driving her dad's van as her dad didn't seem to care if she took the van or not. Peppermint was sitting in the front seat with Mint as the gentle sound of jazz music was playing while Orhene and Peppermint girls were sleeping in the back of the van getting much sleep as possible to have the energy for the beach later.A Fun Day At The Beach51 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was morning time as Orhene and Peppermint both decided that they all wanted to go to the beach to chill and relax. The two groups never really had time to hang out as they were very busy as it was their Senior Year knowing that any ladies couldn't screw up this year. Peppermint was starting to doze off as the warm wind, the relaxing music, and the sound of cars on the highway was making her sluggish and drowsy as Peppermint gave up the fight as she gently closed her eyes
Desire To See Him AgainI lay in my room, staring at a picture of Riley, my late boyfriend. Tears roll down my cheeks as I long to be held in his arms again. But that can never be. He died a few weeks ago after contracting a serious form of the flu. He refused to get treatment because his nonfaith of doctors and their ways to treat sickness and injuries.Desire To See Him Again53 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
I tried so hard to persuade him to at least get some over-the-counter medication, but he remained resilient with his rejection.
As I lay here, remembering the days following the development of the virus in Riley's body, a lump forms in my throat, but my cries remain silent with no sounds coming from my body except a few sniffles here and there. I remember sitting by his bedside as he coughed up mucus that was filling up in his lungs, and soon blood as his coughs became harsher. I tended to him as much as I could, wetting cloths with cold water when he had a fever, and then warm cloths when he was cold. His condition would change rapidly, going from coughing b
Something she never experienced beef-oreCheesy title, I know. Even if I’m not the best author, bear with me. Even if it sounds cheesy initially, how it’s laid out, I wanted to see what I could do with it, using whatever I had. I already started writing more of it. FYI, some parts will be a little rushed.Something she never experienced beef-ore54 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So… uh, here! Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
Chapter 1: “Guess what I saw, Grandma, I saw a cow-lady running through the park last night!”
Another typical day for Kelly. Wake up, go through the regular daily stress all day, and go to bed. It seems that way for most students in college, who also have their own interests they try to follow and pursue outside of school (because think about it, they’ll only stress the majors that lead to jobs, like medical, engineering, computer science, or law. Everything else is something to do, according to them). It’s not much easier when you’re trying to get a job at the same time. She got close a couple times, but just came
Why do I have to purge evil like this?3There was only darkness as Koto laid on the ground, knowing full well that her time had come to an end. She knew that she had passed away, as there had been no pain from her impact. If anything, her mind was telling her that it was one of the softest things she had ever laid on. In fact, it was fluffy and soft, so fluffy that she reached out to squeeze it as tight as she could.Why do I have to purge evil like this?31 hour ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Can you please not do that?” A familiar voice underneath Koto squirmed, souring all of the enjoyment that she had.
“Why did you have to save me you...thing?” Koto sighed, opening her eyes to nothing more than a bunch of really fluffy fur, and her backpack, the straps having become on the loose side due to her moving. “And give me that-”
Reaching out for the backpack, The Fox Girl dashed away, leaving Koto to finally flop onto the ground, finally feeling just how rough the ground was. no sign of where she was nearby.
“You have to be kidding me,” Koto sighed, scramb
Not What It SeemsNot What It SeemsNot What It Seems1 hour ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Silence Falls
Prologue ~ Silus’ POV
"I'm sure she still likes you." said Myra, her voice crackling over the phone line.
I sighed. "I guess so. But I wish she'd said yes."
"Of course you do." I could practically see Myra rolling her eyes. "See you tomorrow.”
Dropping the phone onto the couch, I tossed the untaken engagement ring beside it. Nothing about tonight’s dinner had gone the way I’d planned. I’d been way too nervous and edgy to be charming or friendly. Every minute I could have sworn someone was watching me. Nothing seemed right anymore. I dozed off, my mind filled with thoughts about the failed proposal.
I awoke suddenly, hours later, to a searing pain in my wrist. My movements were slow and sluggish, but I caught a glimpse of a dark figure jumping out the window. Slowly, I raised my right arm and saw in horror that there was blood gushing from it, thick scarlet blood rushing down my forearm and spilling through my fingers.