She Had Nightmares in Her EyesI was only eight when my parents told me I would have a new sister, a girl one year younger than I am. They told me she lived a sad and scary life, and that no matter how she may act, I had to show her plenty of love and kindness or she would never heal.She Had Nightmares in Her Eyes2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
People in uniforms brought her in, a girl with dark eyes and messy hair that swept forth and covered her face, making her seem like she wasn’t really there; she was more like a shadow than a person. My parents talked to her with words filled with love and light, but I merely stood back and observed this girl who seemed like she was from a world far different from mine. Her eyes were glazed and unseeing, and it seemed like none of the words she could hear, but my parents continued nonetheless.
I ventured a hello to her, but the words seemed to drown in the emotionless darkness that she wore like a protective cloak.
The girl had nightmares in her eyes.
When she was taken to her bedroom, a pretty room of pink and dolls
Story Advent Calendar - Day 17 - Day of EmpathyJill walked up the hill to her favorite resting place.Story Advent Calendar - Day 17 - Day of Empathy12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A lot had changed in her family those past days. Her mother became a lot more open and thoughtful, and her father had put a visible line between 'work' and 'home', always sure to leave some space for family. Patricia was influenced by these changes; she became a lot more optimistic than before, her grudges appeared less often and were milder than before. And Jill... Well, at least school was becoming tolerable now. She had learned to stand for her rights and say 'no', because she knew she wouldn't stand alone. Someone would always be by her side.
A lot has changed. Jill had changed. Things were straightening out.
She sat down under the tree on the soft snow and leaned against its dark bark. She watched the snowflakes lazily fall, adding to the already thick blanket of snow on the ground.
She let her thoughts flow freely, let them fill themselves with each type of emotion, before changing to another, like a rainbow...
"One two three
Winter's NightThe air was icy cold due to the oncoming season of winter just right around the corner. When you exhale, even from your nose, you could see the cloud swirl as it soon disappeared into the air. Snow was falling on this night, soon it would leave a thick layer on the ground that children will soon play with the next day. People were wrapped up in coats, scarves, and even blankets as they walked around arm-in-arm, hand-in-hand, or just walking to wherever they had to go. The others were inside their houses with the fire from the hearth blazing as it warmed the entire house or their heaters were on blast so that they and their children would be satisfied.Winter's Night1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
As for another individual, she stood outside a gift store. She wore her Totoro sweater with black winter leggings and a ninja turtle beanie that covered the sides of her freckled face, her hands were in her pockets of the sweater as she eyed the assorted gifts being displayed through the window. She dug her Ugg boots
Story Advent Calendar - Day 16 - Day of Commitment"Mom?" Patricia's voice sounded over Anastasia's head.Story Advent Calendar - Day 16 - Day of Commitment2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Huh- What-?" Anastasia blinked, and looked up tiredly.
"Mom, you said you'd drive me to the train station today." Patricia said.
Anastasia yawned, and stretched. "Mhm... What time is it?"
"We were supposed to leave at half past eight, and it's already nine." She said.
"Nine?!" Anastasia shot out of bed. "Oh, goodness, sweetie, I'm so sorry!" Anastasia said apologetically.
Patricia sighed. "Never mind, I won't be on time now anyway..." She mumbled, and left Anastasia's room.
Anastasia looked at Patricia's disappearing form, feeling very guilty. She overslept. Again. But it was Patricia's fault as well for not waking her in time...
No, this is plain silly, Ana. She said to herself. Blaming a mere child for something you didn't do... Pathetic...
She'll have to make it up to Patricia. Again.
She groaned and collapsed onto her bed. She squeezed he eyes shut and ran a hand through her hair. She had to get a grip on herself... She just h
UntitledYou never really know what you have till it's taken from you."Untitled2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
That simple line, means more now then it ever did.
I'm stood by the grave now, the sky has darkened and I am looking upwards at it.
As tears, start to slide slowly down my face, making my muzzle damp the sky opens up as well almost knowing my pain.
Drops of rain slowly start to fall, hitting the ground around me, still I look upwards.
Memories flash in my mind, times when were happy, I can see us laughing and joking, me running and being caught before I chase and catch her, we embrace and kiss deeply, the scene flashes forward, now I see her giving birth, our pups coming into the world, and she is laying back in the bed tired and in pain, walking towards her I plant a gentle kiss on my muzzle and smile with all the warmth in the world, as the pups look around at there new life..
Still the scene changes again, the pups are grown now and heading to school, stood by the door watching them, I wave and smile.
Lista de programas transmitidos por VenecityLista de programas transmitidos por Venecity2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Esto es todo el contenido que tendra mi canal venezolano de television ficticio: "Venecity"
Esto no es un horario,simplemente es un listado de los programas,peliculas y bloques que tendra este canal familiar.
Derbez en Cuando
El Chapulin Colorado
El Principe de Rap
Los Tres Chiflados
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (solo en el horario nocturno)
Batman: La serie Animada
Coraje el Perro Cobarde
Dragon Ball Z
Don Gato y su Pandilla
El Espectacular Hombre Araña
El Fantasma del Espacio de Costa a Costa (solo en el horario nocturno)
El Increible Mundo de Gumball
El Laboratorio de Dexter
El Nuevo Show del Pajaro Loco
El Oso Yogi
El Rancho del Pajaro Amarillo
El Show de la Pantera Rosa
El Show de Super Mario Bros
El Show del Raton (Disney's House of Mouse)
Garfield y sus Amigos
Happy Tree Friends (solo en el horario nocturno)
Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi
Johnny Bravo (solo en el bloque de Carto
Rocko's Christmas(A/N: It has been a while since I've written something for "Rocko's Modern Life". Still, this is one I've been writing in my head for months. This is also the first fic to give us a feel of what Rocko and Kate's son, Dillon, is like (read "Rocko's Modern Love" and "Rocko's Modern Life Improves" to learn about Kate and Dillon). Okay, I can tell you're almost asleep, so I'll get started.)Rocko's Christmas2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was Christmas Eve in O-Town. Practically everyone in town was excited, for this is the night Santa would come and leave presents. And although the stores are crowded with last-minute shoppers and everyone is cheerful, we don't have the time to stick around and see what else is going on. That's right, we're supposed to be at Rocko and Kate's house, so let's get a move on!
At Rocko and Kate's we find the couple upstairs in their room, packing a suitcase.
"Have we got everything we'll need?" Kate asked.
"Everything but the presents, but I know how to pack those." Rock
The One That Got Away!"Hey, Allura look..."The One That Got Away!2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Huh?? What now?"
"This picture fell out of that old book on the shelf"
"Hmmm, let me have a look at that...
...whoa, look at what they're wearing"
"I kno...and look at her!!..
"...that girl in the purple and black suit looks hawt"
"Oh my god, your such a pervert!" Allura shouts to her younger brother Aiden.
"What? What did I do? All I said was that she was pretty"
Aiden pouts and stares with his hazel brown puppy dog eyes to his sister knowing she can't resist his cuteness. Allura though only older than Aiden by three years likes to think of herself as a mature young adult compared to her younger sibling.
"Uh huh, Sure that’s what you meant" Allura said in a smug tone.
"Huh, what. what’s wrong?!... Allura, are you alright?"
"Who is that? He's cute" she says gazing at the picture of a boy that’s sitting beside the girl Aiden had pointed out as being pretty.
The two were so busy staring at the picture that they
Day of ComfortingMy name is Aimee.Day of Comforting2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
That's the only word I know how to say. That, and Amani, my brother's name. When our mother died, our father felt so heartbroken he started drinking. He didn't think about us. That was a long time ago. I can't say how much, exactly, because I never learned to count. But I know it was a long, long time ago. Our father, when he was drunk, would hit Amani. When that happened I'd take a pillow and cover my face not to see it. I don't know how long a time he'd hit Amani after getting drunk, but I know it was a long time. One day, Amani couldn't take it anymore. When our father was sleeping, he took me and crept out of the house, stealing money from our father as he left. I didn't know how much he stole. I only know it helped us keep alive for a long time. We travelled for a long time until we found a small abandoned house. I can understand words, so I understood Amani when he said it was a lodge people forgot about. I didn't understand what a lodge was, but I understood it
New RoomSchool was interesting today. Word of Luka’s step-loser getting arrested and her moving in with me spread through the school like wild fire. People were saying how happy they were that he ‘got canned’ all throughout the school, some going up to Luka to tell her that they were glad that he did.New Room2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
When we got home Luka went up to her room while I helped mom get dinner ready. Half way through baking some chicken I went upstairs to check on Luka to find her asleep in bed. I decided to leave her and quietly went down stairs.
“Where’s Luka?” my father asked.
“She must have been tired from today because she’s asleep in bed.” I said sitting next to him.
“Ah, I see. Well at least she’s resting,” He shot me a sly grin, “Are you going to join her?”
I felt myself blush heavily, “What do mean?”
“Luka has lived here for three days and nights and each night you have been cuddled up next to her. Go join
Learning MethodMy parents didn't put me in preschool. Mom thought she could teach me everything I needed to know for Kindergarten herself.Learning Method3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
I had never hated learning, no, I was always asking questions and wanting to know more.
But I hated the learning method that school used. Sitting still for too long, paper and pencils. Big black chalkboards (nowadays they use dry erase-board or Smart-boards), and teachers that sometimes resembled evil witches in fairy tales.
I hated that kind of learning as Mom soon found out. Each home session ended with me throwing a fit and rolling on the floor. I didn't want to learn the alphabet, or how to spell and recognize my name, or my numbers, or any of the other things you needed to know for school.
Three weeks before my first day, after another unsuccessful attempt to tie me down to the kitchen table, my Mother made a decision. Instead of trying relentlessly (as most other Mothers would I'm s
Carta de mamaCarta de mama3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Seguramente odies a tu abuela, pero no la culpes, pues fui yo quien decidió hacer las cosas de esta forma. Le dije que no te diera esta carta hasta que estuvieras preparada, es decir cuando tuvieras la edad suficiente para comprenderlo. Ella solo cumplió con mi deseo y realmente le estoy muy agradecida, como tu también deberías estarlo. Cuido de ti, cuando yo no estuve allí. Siento mucho no poder acompañarte durante tu vida, haberte dejado sola. No recordaras los días que pasamos juntas, hasta que tuve que dejarte. Recuerdo a la perfección la primera vez que te tuve entre mis brazos, algo tan pequeño, tan delicado, deseaba con todo mi corazón cuidar de ti y protegerte siempre. Pero me había comprometido con algo, y mi deber era cumplirlo.Yo era una misionera, junto con tu padre, así nos conocimos. Cuando tan solo tenias cinco años, tuve que dejarte con tu abuela, debía continuar ayudando a la gente, aun
Mum's letterMum's letter3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
You probably hate your grandmother, but you mustn't blame. Since, I decided do things of this way. I said that she will not give this letter till you will ready, meaning, when you will enough age for understand. She only fulfil with my wish, and I really be very thankful, as you must be too. She looked after you, when I didn’t stay there. I’m so sorry, can’t accompany you along your life, let you alone. You didn’t remember days we happened together, until I had to let you. I perfectly remember, first time took you in my arms, a thing so little, so delicate, I wish with my heart look after and protect you, forever. But,I promised with a task, and do my duty. I was missionary, together with your father, this way know us. When you only had five years old, I had let you with your grandmother, must continue helped people. Although this, I supposed let go it who I the most loved in world. You don’t know as it was painful for me, I can’t care
PineconesI was 13 when I had the most wonderful Christmas I’ve ever had. I know many people say this, but what happened to me that year changed my life in ways that have stayed with me ever since. It was the Christmas in which I learned the true meaning of sacrifice, and the true meaning of love.Pinecones3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dad and I were always close when I was younger. Mom and Dad and I lived in a modest house in a verdant green valley in the Colorado Rockies, just outside of Sedalia. Each and every winter, when December rolled around, Dad and I would always hike the half mile to the evergreen forest that resided slightly higher up in the mountains than our house. Once we got there, it was a competition between he and I to find the best Christmas tree. I always won. Well, he always let me win, but I still like to think that I was just the best Christmas tree finder ever. Once we decided on a tree, Dad would shoo me a safe distance from the tree, and with the axe he always brought along, he’d chop it down. It
Story Advent Calendar - Day 14 - Day of Trust"Lauren, you home?" Georgia came in, curiously looking up the stairs.Story Advent Calendar - Day 14 - Day of Trust3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah, you wanna head out somewhere?" Came the reply from upstairs.
"That's what I came to ask you." Georgia laughed.
"Wait a moment, I'll be down in a sec!" Lauren said. Georgia sat down, and a minute later Lauren ran downstairs. After quickly putting on her boots and coat, she grinned at Georgia.
Together they headed out to the woods. It was their favorite place to go; no one could hear them, no one could see them. Whatever they told each other stayed a secret between themselves and the trees. Georgia didn't have anything to hide from Lauren, and she trusted Lauren enough to know she didn't hide anything from her. They were more than best friends; they were almost sisters.
"Some guy came to our home yesterday." She started the conversation, kicking the snow under her feet.
"Really? Was he handsome?" Lauren immediately asked excitedly. Georgia rolled her eyes.
"Please, he was well over thirty." She snort
Story Advent Calendar-Day 13-Day of UnderstandingJerry walked up the front steps and rang the bell.Story Advent Calendar-Day 13-Day of Understanding4 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Just a moment!" He heard Kate's voice from inside, and so he waited patiently.
Soon the door opened wide. Kate looked at him and smiled, wiping her hands on her apron.
"Jerry! What brings you here?"
"Elizabeth said she borrowed some cooking stuff from you. She's busy now, and asked me to bring 'em back to you with her many thanks. Don't ask me what's in there, I don't have the faintest idea." He shrugged.
Kate laughed. "All right then, come in, we can't have you freeze out here." Kate said, letting him through.
Jerry nodded his head gratefully and took off his coat and boots, and followed Kate inside.
"So, where should I-?" He gestured at the bag he was holding, and Kate just waved her hand.
"Oh, anywhere, thanks." She said, checking in on the oven. Jerry sniffed the air.
"It smells delicious. What is it?" He asked curiously.
"Fried chicken. Care to join us?" Kate asked with a smile.
"Sure. Definitely better than canned soup." Jerry m
Story Advent Calendar - Day 12 - Day of AcceptanceDear Henry,Story Advent Calendar - Day 12 - Day of Acceptance5 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Thank you for your letter. It pleases me that you have written to me. It's all so incredibly fascinating; your adventures are always so interesting.
Jeez, El, you could finally warm up... Henry chuckled to himself. Always so formal... Who're you writing to, your manager or your brother?
I am also quite taken by the pictures you sent me. What displeases me is the fact I can't make out your girlfriend on any of the photos.
Henry grinned. Ah, so subtle. You never back off, do you, El?
Me and Jerry both await you impatiently. I hope you will have a lot to tell us once you get back.
Henry closed his phone and stuffed it in his pocket. He left the overcrowded and stuffy pub and grinned at the hot sun. Though it was already December, the coast of Jamaica was always warm. Right now, it was over 25*C. And Henry... Well, he was gonna enjoy the sun while it lasted.
He walked with a confident stride down towards the beach, whistling as he went alon
Arisa's first week of school part 7She was wearing a big smug smile and was standing next to her mom, “See, I told you that the two of you would be good to- *sniff sniff sniff*agh!! What’s that smell?”Arisa's first week of school part 76 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Ode-Shiloh, if you over heard us I had told him that it was the prime reason that the romance was missing from our little walk, Also shut up ‘Aunt Pauling’ I’m going up stairs to burn these clothes and try to wash it off.” Arisa said going up the stairs.
“If you do date him I’m ok with it as long as you’re always home before ten o’clock.” Her mother said getting a groaned, “Oh, not you too!!!!” from Arisa, and a laugh from Pauling.
“We’re both so evil, you know that?” Pauling said, sitting on the couch and reaching for a glass of wine.
“Yeah, and I still can’t believe you’re Arisa’s principal.”
“Why do you think I gave the two of them so much crap? I didn’t really think the
Rickaby - PILOT chapterRickaby - PILOT chapter6 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
An Autobiography of the life of Kiara Rickaby.
Even my talents for disguise and makeup couldn’t hide the bruises that littered my skin this time. I know I needed the training, but my god is he brutal. Honestly, I both respect and fear his ability to hit a woman like he does. Though a murdering sociopath is hardly the type of person one should admire.
Closing the mirror I held, and placing it in my purse, I sat up straight in the leather seat and turned to my colleague – Sirius. As ever, my heart fluttered and my gut tensed at the sight of him. That handsome face, his greying hair, those steely eyes. Even after the way he broke my heart, and treated me like he did. Understanding why he did it, and being put in his shoes for the past thirty years, made little difference to the pain and heartache it gave me. But if there is one thing I am notorious for, it’s my wandering heart. Sirius, Lyo, Bane, Thorn – I would never
New FriendsI stared down at the girl who appeared to be sleeping. My Master, Finn, jumped around in excitement and his wife, Maya, stood beside me, shaking excitedly.New Friends1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
"She's beautiful! Oh, Finn, I love her!" Maya said, lightly touching the sleeping girls face.
"I thought you would. She's to be your new friend," my master said and flipped a switch up. The power ran through the cords and into the girl. Slowly, she opened her eyes.
"Hello, Kristen," Maya said in a soothing voice. "I'm Maya. A pleasure to meet you. We're going to be great friends, ok?"
"Hello," the girl, Kristen, replied.
"And I'm Finn, your creator. Maya is my wife, and Lux here, is my first android."
"Hello, master. I am honored that you have created me."
She didn't look honored. She didn't look like she felt anything. But then again, I had been that way at first. But what if this one couldn't feel emotions too? Master Finn had made us the same, but would she really be able to become like me?
"Lux, come show her around with me," Ma