Cold Winter(Just a gentle quickie...)Cold Winter8 hours ago in Short Stories
The bite… The cold, chilling bite of winter took hold the moment Hanto passed the threshold of his empty soup can, out into the world. The tiny neko hugged himself tightly, mewling as he looked up and watched the snow begin to fall into the alley, nay, the rest of the city. Shivering he glanced around the incredibly massive world around him. He spotted a newspaper for today, crumpled and torn nearby. Slowly making his way toward it he did his best to get to the weather page.
His kind though small, being able to only have a maximum height of four inches; he himself only being three, were surprisingly strong and durable, but freezing to death was as lethal to the as it was for the giants. Still, trying to turn a page several times larger than you was not an easy task with the wind constantly trying to blow it back into place. Eventually he managed and grimaced. By nightfall it would be below twenty and the light snow would evolve into a massive blizzard.
Lovers' Quarrel IILyonesse was sitting in the lounge on Aion's ship, staring out of the window and into space. She was so lost in thought that she didn't realize Nelea had entered the room.Lovers' Quarrel II11 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
"You're that human," Nelea said, sitting down across from Lyonesse and placing her hands in her lap.
Lyonesse turned her head, jarred away from her thoughts. "Yes," she said. "Who are you?"
"I'm Nelea of Pleiades," she said. "What can I call you?"
"Lyonesse of Isolde." She studied Nelea. "A Pleiadian... You're the woman who met with Aion?"
"Very astute," Nelea said. "I assume Aion's spoken to you at length about me, then."
"Not only about you. He's taught me a lot of things since I've been here," Lyonesse answered.
"May I ask why you're here speaking with me and not him?"
"It seems our discussion is over," Nelea said.
"And what about me and my people?"
"Aion is intent on preserving you, no matter what we say."
"You and Aion don't see eye-to-eye?" Lyonesse asked.
"Evidently not, but that's no surprise. We rar
The Mask Sleep would elude him during these nights, or rather, he would elude sleep. It would beckon to him, tempting him toward it, but he would resist. Discontent with the course of the day's events and a nagging longing to transcend it all would keep him awake far longer than he should be, until at last his black eyes became too heavy for him, and he was forced to submit to defeat.The Mask7 hours ago in Short Stories
And on these mornings, the prospect of waking would seem an impossible one, looming large over him, the gray light radiating dully through his window doing little to convince him that today would be any different than the last.
At least, swaddled beneath the blankets with an infant's sense of security, he could openly allow the flow of black bile, could collapse without judgment and dissolve into his most basic, truest self. But, after so long, misguided ambition, the delusion of possibility, would beckon him awake, and he would find himself compelled to action in spite of himself.
The LOGDay 4:The LOG10 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
I`ve done it. I`ve finally done it. I have found a way to store and preserve my food for a longer period. The story goes like this. When I was on my way back from the gas station, I decided to use another route to reach my home. It was a bit shallow, with lots of obstacles and gapes in the ground. But as I came to the end of it, I could see that a building had partially-collapsed not far from my home. So, after I left the canister back at home, I went on searching through the debris. As I kept searching, I stumbled upon a mini refrigerator. I took it home, I mended it, then I tried plugging it to the generator...but there was no power at all coming through the line. So, I didn`t give up. I tried replacing the plug, then it finally worked. I haven`t been this thrilled in a while. I could finally preserve my food longer, therefore I could eat beter food.
For the rest of the day, I just stood there and watched the little refrigerator mak
Entry #65: Fishy AdventuresPulina teleported away today, off on one of her fishy adventures or whatever she does. I wonder what she’ll bring home this time? More glowy pebbles perhaps? Maybe this time she’ll bring another fish, a fish I can name John. I wonder if Kyo would like a new fish? He and Carl often have staring contests, so I assume their friends. Would a new fish disrupt the tank’s mood? What if the new fish isn’t friendly? Ah man, so many variables.Entry #65: Fishy Adventures7 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Trailblaze III - Chapter 9Trailblaze III - Chapter 910 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Chapter: 9 The Hero of Thebes
The clamor of a knight's boots could be heard sounding against the halls of Cinderella's castle. "Your majesties," he panted. "Your majesties!"
Cinderella and Charming sat at their thrones. "What is it?" she asked.
"Invaders! Invaders on the eastern shores!"
Cinderella's eyes widened as she and her king ran for the castle walls. They looked out to see an army of armored skeletons marching on their castle. The Horned King loomed at the front of his legion and barked, "Crush them all!"
Charming hastened his hands to his sword. "Prepare for battle."
Hydnum and Kopos Part 1 Hydnum gently pulled a branch of berries from its core, examining each of the red bulbous pieces of fruit before placing it in her basket. She stood from her kneeling position. Having picked all the ripe fruit from the bush it was time for her to move to the next. The tinkling sound of birds as they flitted throughout the forest, hopping from tree to tree, as well as the cool breeze was the calming acceptance of the forest floating pleasantly over her senses. That was when the ball of flame fell from the sky. She watched in curious awe as it descended from the clouds, trailing smoke black as pitch in its wake.Hydnum and Kopos Part 18 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
She stared at the billowing black cloud as it plummeted toward the water below. Hydnum lifted her hand to shade her face from the sun as she gazed at the ball of fire only to realize that there was something inside of it. Without thought she took off, heading straight for the place where the falling thing would land.
Day 4 Of My ExperimentI slowly began to wake up to my bedroom lit up by the sunlight coming through my windows and I felt very sleepy like I only slept for two hours. I kept trying to keep my eyes open and my vision was a bit blurry and.....blue? My eyes widen as I notice that my vision is now completely blue. The disease "ViBlue" must of affected my vision as well, but what else has "ViBlue" done to me? I sat up from the bed and I was hit my this odd feeling like I was dizzy but at the same time some what very full like I just had thanksgiving. Wait Thanksgiving! I realize that it was thanksgiving or so I think today is. I looked over the the digital clock and calendar on my wall and I was shocked to find out that today wasn't Thanksgiving or the day after, it was Monday the 30th! Did I actually sleep for five days straight? What can be worse than that, well there was a bunch of things worse than sleeping for five days straight. I got up from my bed and walked into my bathroom and before I looked in the miDay 4 Of My Experiment5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The Story of Aquabluu: Chapter 8The Story of Aquabluu: Chapter 812 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Chapter 8: Border Between Sea and Sky
“Helloooooooooo! Anybody hoooooome?”
“Psh. Don’t tell me they’ve already left without waiting for me? Those two…”
It was bright and early the next morning, and Hailey had come down underwater to Aqua and Marin’s house, waiting anxiously at their front door. He had been calling out and knocking for about five minutes; responded only by silence.
“Aqua! Marin! You in theeere?”
“Hey! Keep it down, will ya? We’re still sleepin’ here!” An angry neighbor pops out of his window, glaring at Hailey.
Hailey looks once again at the house. It was obvious that making a racket at the front door was not going to work out. The two fairies might have already left the house; but Hailey’s strong sense of intuition tells him they were still inside.
“Maybe they’re still asleep…I’m sure they won’t
COAHS 11COAHS 118 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The mink clenched her jaw.
How dare this kid walk in here and talk to her like this.
She looked at his snarky face. The boys eyes had gone from an insomniac feature to a more lively but haunting colour of silver - that actually tickled her with goosebumps. No more had his lips trembled from stuttering instead was a smile of confidence, if you asked her, a little too much.
She cleared her throat "Anywayyyy, what brings you to this room? This is what Mother calls the "Winners Sector", we keep certain people here."
Danny chuckled " Well then, with that sort of sass, they must of really pitied you~"
The cyan cheetah snickered behind her but stooped when the mink shot him a dirty look.
"Still didn't quite get your name, cupcake."
After what seemed like a half an hour of silence th
A strange flatmate #9 G|T"S-scusate se me ne sono andato " dissi guardando verso il basso. "No, scusaci tu. non volevamo dire quelle cose, ci dispiace.. Puoi perdonarci? " a quelle parole alzai la testa, felice di sentire le loro scuse "c-certo". Dopo le scuse abbiamo cenato e ho conosciuto meglio i genitori di Alan, non erano poi così male. Tornati a casa abbiamo guardato un po di TV, tanto per cambiare, e mi sono addormentato per tutto lo stress della giornata appoggiato ad Alan sul divano. Non potevo smettere di pensare a quello che aveva detto. Per me significa davvero molto, sono stato fortunato a incontrarlo prima che fosse troppo tardi. Ma non riuscivo a smettere di pensare anche che mi mancavano i miei genitori, dopo aver visto come Alan era felice ad avere una famiglia, di cui ora faccio parte anche io.~~ Come mi aspettavo Devon si era addormentato, e ne aveva tutto il diritto dopo quello che ha passato. Quello che mi aveva detto però mi ha fatto pensare molto, non mi ero mai reso conto delA strange flatmate #9 G|T8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Friendships over Hardships.After being enslaved for thousands of years, the vampire and werewolf leaders rallied the creatures and rebelled against their masters and started a war.The surviving creatures won the war and claimed the world for themselves. The human survivors went underground and hid. Some of the humans we’re caught by the creatures and we’re enslaved. The seven continents were then turned into six and split amongst the creatures. This story takes place a hundred years after the events of the war. It follows the life of a teenage werewolf.Friendships over Hardships.9 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
In a huge estate in Australia lives a teenage werewolf,she lives in the estate with her Aunt and sometimes other family members. Her story starts on her sixteenth birthday. She is also the person who is talking right now and doesn’t understand why she’s taking in third person,so she’s going to stop. My name is Katerina Wolfsbane and this is my story and the events that I caused that changed the world as everyone knew it to be. Kateri
HOG/Mimpossible Serverance PrologueA woman walked with her head held high in a place that seemed to be the exact opposite of where she should be. She was dressed in white and pale blue with pale blonde hair piled on top of her head, while her current location on the other hand was dark, dingy, with twisting shadows and various bits of architecture that looked like a small child had had a fit and thrown them around like building blocks. Yet it appeared to have been a very orderly tantrum, as every bridge and set of stairs led somewhere.HOG/Mimpossible Serverance Prologue11 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Yet, she walked through all this without stopping, when a lesser person would have least been creeped out. You’d almost think she was expecting something.
“I’m surprised to see you here.” commented a voice from the shadows. “I’d have thought you were too high and mighty for somewhere like this.”
The woman didn’t seem to pay the words any mind, instead coming to a stop and looking at where the voice had come from.
“Step out of the shado
Blood On My Hands (Five)The scene was frozen as he stared curiously at them. Lena and Hildorna both clutching the book, Alaric standing between them, covering his eyes in fright, and everyone else scattered around, most of them new faces to him. "...Bertrand?" Lena stared in surprise, and then tore the book from Hildorna as she was distracted.Blood On My Hands (Five)13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
A look of confusion was upon his face as he stared around at the crowded room. "...Well, I am glad to see this place is lively..." a smile came upon his lips.
Lena went to him, throwing her arms around him in an embrace. "Welcome back!" Eleanor smiled at him.
"Thank you," he said, setting the bags he was carrying on the floor, and hugging Lena again. "Come inside," Lena said, "you are so cold." He entered fully, and Lena closed the door behind him.
"How was your travel?" Erich asked excitedly.
"It was wonderful," he said. "I've seen so many places and interesting people."
Eleanor took his hand, leading him to the kitchen. "Have some tea, and tell about it."
The Fairy Tale of Jacob McCoy: ChangesJacob’s birthday evening was nice. Turned out his cake was Alice in Wonderland and tasted divine. He also got a new watch, chocolates, stud earrings (obviously from Ryan) and a Super dry T-Shirt. But today was a Thursday, another day on the school bus. On today’s timetable is PE, History, Chemistry and Maths. Thursdays were very boring.The Fairy Tale of Jacob McCoy: Changes12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
In PE, everyone had to play Handball. Poor Ryan was always told to go in goal. Jacob tried his best to not get involved with the games and stay out of trouble. In the changing rooms, both Jacob and Ryan always stay out of sight when getting changed. Last time Jacob was in sight, a homosexual male called Stuart started talking about how cute he looked without his shirt on. It was very embarrassing. “I do not want that to happen again,” Jacob whispered to Ryan on that day.
After break was History. The teacher paid no attention to what the lesson was about (Rosa Parks) and talked about his holiday in Egypt. Ryan eventually fell asle
Superstar Saga: Chapter 2 - The Starshade Bros.Superstar Saga: Chapter 2 - The Starshade Bros.6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Chapter 2: The Starshade Bros.
"This is one small start for a plumber," stated Luigi taking his first steps onto Beanbean Kingdom soil. "And one giant step for Luigi!"
"Enough fooling around," called Mario, several steps ahead of Luigi. "We've got a long way to go." He unrolled the map and traced his finger on it from the location of the border building to Beanbean Castle. "Looks like we're a bit of a way off from the castle. In order to get there, we have to get from Stardust Field to Hoohoo Mountain. Once we climb down there we'll be in Beanbean Fields and the Castle is located in the center of it. Looks to be no more than a day and a half away if we go straight there."
"If those border brothers were any indication," commented Luigi. "It won't be as simple as that."
"Well, no sense in worrying about it then," pointed out Mario. "We'll just focus on each obstacle as they come at us."
"Didn't Bowser end up somewhere on the other sid
Vistus - Part 16Laerya tilted her head, looking carefully at Akorri. It was odd that he should speak now after practically an entire day of silence, but she wanted it. She could use one of his jibes right now. Some familiarity after Fericeus’s unnatural behaviour was quite welcome.Vistus - Part 168 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
But that wasn’t what she was going to get.
“I know who did it,” said Akorri. He sat still on the bed, keeping his head low, almost as if he might have been admiring the carpeted floor. Lae wanted that to be the case, to push back this feeling of unfamiliarity that wouldn’t go away, but instead to her he just looked... guilty.
“Did what?” she replied quietly.
“Who dug up the corpse.”
Her heart stopped. Had she heard right? That couldn’t be true. “What?”
“You heard me. I know who did it.”
Lae was too stunned to reply. All this time they had spent talking to the villagers, all of it was completely wasted because of the red-haired Fillian
Starlight Chapter 30Chapter 30Starlight Chapter 3012 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
It felt like an eternity after the box closed. The girl sat there on her knees, defeated, with tears streaming down her face. The price of victory had taken its toll for sure, and the wails of loss, a loss she had never comprehended before even a few hours ago, had fallen over her.
Dr. Spanalzo ordered his assistance, saying “hide it away. We don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands.” He followed them, looking over his shoulder to the girl, his expressionless face just staring at her, hiding whatever feelings he had.
Once they were gone, Beatrix reverted to her normal form. She was just an ordinary school girl once again, but she was one with three of the star jewels in her possession. Starlight, Starbright, and Starnight. She looked at her opened palm to see the trinket that Hectorephes had handed to her before he was locked away. It was so reminiscent of when she first was given this duty, but his time, she had to fight on for the fallen instead of havi
Black Airs - Chapter 89- Crimson Hammer of The Lightning Emperor! -Black Airs - Chapter 897 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Shuiro stepped forward, crimson lightning licking off of his frame as he cracked his knuckles and rolled his neck. The man they knew to be Taiga, stepped forward, his shirt exploding as golden yellow and black fur spread over his entire body, chest broadening with white fur. He gave a toothy grin, his canines elongated as did his face, eyes turning a golden hue, pupils slitted.
"I'll take the Crimson Hunter."
Came the declaration of Taiga, bursting forward, his right arm rolling forward would snatch Shuiro up by his head. The body of Shuiro slamming back against the rocks, crimson flickering off of his body as rocks crumbled to the ground. Taiga let go of his head, striking him with a swift knee to the gut sending Shuiro into the air.
"Show me the same intensity you had when fighting against The Phoenix!"
Shuiro coughed up blood as his body flowed into the air, his crimson aura flaring up for the briefest of
Treasures [RP Excerpts]Snippet ITreasures [RP Excerpts]12 hours ago in Short Stories
Marron | Bastian
The streets of Ambrotos took the kinds of twists and turns to whirl a man about, but the Cathedral was visible from anywhere, and Marron remembered gardens here. Hedges made for burrowing, nooks and crannies easily lent to cat-and-mouse, and flowers that did not taste nearly as good as they smelled. It had plenty of dirt for burrowing, and an ornamental pond for sequestering. Despite the unfortunate flora, it was perfect.
Gurgling to himself, the little imp muscled his way into a tightly trimmed hedgerow and emerged on the other side, dripping unceremoniously onto the gravel path.
The leaves rippled with the disturbance, and the vines that scrawled across the towering topiary shook flowers like tiny bells. Sounds outside the wall of gre
Small miracles - MusicShe had already seen this part of the duty before. She had been stunned back then by its effect, and highly surprised by its existence. A tear hesitated in the corner of her eye, a tiny glinting drop filled with remembrance, not quite ready to fall still. The pained, hopeless melody from the old, worn-down violin wasn’t helping either.Small miracles - Music8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
They waited until the end of the song, and then Auriel crouched down to offer a little, probably insignificant donation, placing it into the still almost-empty plastic bowl. The homeless man gave a small nod as a sign of mild appreciation. He must already have been calculating how little the few coins would be enough for, his face darkening by the conviction that no one else would care to help him, not even as little as the meek young woman in front of him. He was not just a little startled, when said woman touched and caressed his hand. She looked up and he looked down, and for a short moment, their eyes met.
“The music you play is beautiful
EI: At the Fairy DomeMom once referred to me as an 'aimless individual', and she was right. I couldn't be bothered to do anything that wasn't in my own interest, nor could I stand staying in one place for very long, or doing one thing for very long. I drifted about, just doing what I wanted.EI: At the Fairy Dome8 hours ago in Short Stories
A week after Rihanna left, I decided I would go on a little adventure to the land of Yab. It was a long ways away, especially for a butterfairy.
I set out in the cold wind with a hooded coat on. It started raining, and it was dangerous for a tiny bug like me to be out in the rain lest my little blue wings get ripped up by the plummeting water droplets. Now I had to walk rather than fly around like I usually did with my wings wrapped up behind me.
Once I was a few miles outside the town, I entered the long grass off the beaten path for protection, and dodged puddles as I went. Suddenly, I had the feeling something was watching me. I flipped my hood down. "Hello?"
I realized who it must be. I rolled my eyes and sighed, c