Diviners of Runawynd Act IXDiviners of Runawynd Act IX18 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrick took a drink of the hot drink Keiran prepared for him. Red tea with a hint of vanilla. His evident smile widened. He was getting better at this.
Mug in one hand and pen in the other, the blond man returned to work. Back to the old grind. He thought optimistically. Having been away from home for so long, his return reinvigorated his focus. Strange, how a change in scenery can broaden a perspective.
When he paused to rest his hand, Garrick checked at the spoils of his labor. Still a few files to go, yet small as it seemed, he couldn't help but smile at the accomplishment. Man, it's really piled up. Guess I should take them in to Keiran soon...
His focus - and stomach - veered. He drove his eyes into his workload, face burning, and thinking hard to himself. Every freakin' time, that feeling comes back and messes with my head. How I kissed him like that, how he felt, I-
Quietly, Sylas stood in the doorframe, looking on at Garrick. "Keiran wants you." He c
The Plight of Magic - Chapter 1 (Part 2)******The Plight of Magic - Chapter 1 (Part 2)27 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
‘Come now Greyden, surely you don’t think this is credible?’
Greyden Deseme, former captain of the guard and newly appointed military advisor of the council of Carrumdale, paced up and down the length of the room, his agitation clear in the quickness of his step. He listened to the echoing sound his sturdy steel boots made upon the stone floor, trying to find solace in the monotonous sound. No such relief was found.
The man who had addressed him was Councillor Fredrick Louder, political advisor to the mayor of Carrumdale. He spoke in his usual jeering manner, one which left a bitter taste on Greyden’s tongue. Greyden did his best to ignore the man’s jibe, and continued to pace the room.
Not usually a nervous man, he found his unease a frustration. It had been a trying year, and now this new development had arisen which pushed Greyden’s usually calm demeanour to breaking point.
He shared the room with three other men including Louder, wh
Meeting in the libraryMy name is Refugnic Eternium and today I'm going to tell you a strange tale.Meeting in the library2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A tale about someone I met a long time ago, when my life was on the verge of turning around.
I had just moved to a new flat with my wife and my infant son, because the old one simply wasn't big enough any more and after a long and frustrating search we finally found a new flat to rent, a new home to move into. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but was still a lot better than the place we had moved from.
However, as the weeks passed, the weekends became ever louder and busier with my son growing up ever so quickly, my wife seemingly running around all day trying to get things done and never seeming to get anywhere with all her hustling and bustling and of course my parents in law who have the pleasant habit of visiting on the weekends and helping out.
All in all, life was good. Yet, it felt like something was missing. Something important. I found myself yearning for the quiet of the years before I became a father. The y
WWC - Phase 2, Chapter 23Chapter 23WWC - Phase 2, Chapter 233 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was Mélisandé that found me. The black fox came trotting through the trees and sat down a couple of paces away before becoming human.
I cast her a sidelong glance, rubbing my arm. Lochrai’s cut hadn’t scarred, but it still hurt.
“When do we leave?”
She nodded. “If you’re really the one that can get us home, then I’d rather do what I can to help.”
“Right.” I released my arm, tapping my fingers on my knee.
“So, when do we leave?” she repeated.
“When Orith gets back.”
“So we have a bit of time to prepare.”
“The cover story?” She stood, offering my her hand. “I believe you said we would be performers.”
“Ah, of course.” I nodded, pulling myself up by her hand. “I’ll jus
The Angels Thesis: Act 13, Ch 4:Act 13, Chapter 4:The Angels Thesis: Act 13, Ch 4:3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next day started off with a little bit of gloom, at least up in the sky. Clouds seemed to block out the sun, as if they were dancing in front of it, but it seemed to set the right mood, after everything that transpired just yesterday. Upstairs, inside of her room, Ashura slept, tossing a little as she tried her best to cover her feet with her blanket, until she realized that something was wrong. Slowly, she sat up, and looked around her room. Things seemed a bit bigger to her, and she looked behind her, at Cleo who slept on the headboard behind her, then towards the foot of her bed, where Luna had decided to sleep on her first night here. It was then that she noticed something strange.
She felt a strange tightness, as if she was wearing something too small for her size. When she moved, Ashura heard some fabric tear, and threw off her blanket to see what was going on. The nightshirt that she had on just last night, seemed smaller, as if it shrunk, or she got bigge
MC - Evil Eyes: Ch. 9Chapter 9 – The OfferMC - Evil Eyes: Ch. 94 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ty cursed at himself. How could he have let Enderlox get away? And how could he have let him take the girl with him?
Now he needed to not only rescue Seto, but Laura as well. But he wasn't sure if he could do it alone. He could ask for help, but he was too stubborn to even consider it. This was his mess, so it was his responsibility to try to clean it up himself.
But I need to know where he's taken both of them, he thought to himself, It could be far away from here for all I know...
"Hey, Ty!" someone called out.
Ty glanced up, hearing his name and saw two winged figures coming toward him. He recognized them as Mitch and Max and both had serious looks on their faces.
"Mitch? Max?" he asked as they landed, "What are you guys doing here?"
"We came to help you with Enderlox," said Max.
Ty frowned, "Look, I appreciate the offer, but I really gotta do this by myself. Enderlox took Seto as well a
Tales of Mayesta, Chapter 1It was a dark and dreary morning. Dark clouds covered the sky, and thunder could be heard in the distance. Outside, everyone was preparing for the coming storm, seeking shelter and bringing cattle into barns; barring doors and windows shut and hiding inside. Storms were the worst.Tales of Mayesta, Chapter 15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Thom, go help your father, please.",
"Don't forget your cap and goggles, in case it begins to rain before you're done."
Thom simply nodded to his mother as she handed him his gear. When the rain fell, the Dimble Forest would spread spores that could turn any living thing insane. He wonder what the forest'd looked like before the Undead Purge ran amock, long before he was born.
Thom got a kiss on his cheeck from his mother, turning him red as a beet. He quickly scurried outside to help his father, who was struggling to get their mule inside the barn. Thom found it funny how the saying 'As stubborn as a mule' was so fit for the situation.
"Let me help you, Da.", Thom happily said as he walked to
Second Chance- Chapter ThreeThe sounds around me faded to the back of my mind as I walked forward, the presence that was calling me getting closer, stronger...Second Chance- Chapter Three5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No...not again....not that dream....
The cool breeze didn't have any effect on my dream-like trance. All that I noticed was that figure in the center, standing with her back to me, looking up at the stars.
No, please....not again....not that night...
The figure turned, blue eyes piercing my soul, shining too brightly to just be starlight...
No...wake up...I have to wake up....
I could feel something...inside me. Like a little seed planted in me....something.....
No, it's a dream, it's a dream, IT'S NOT REAL!
The figure raised it's arms, and a shadow rose, snaking towards me, fangs poised to strike. I tried running, but I couldn't move, could do nothing but stand there as it rose before me, lunging forward, and sank it's fangs into my chest, right over my heart.
Chronicles of the Guardians - Chapter 1Hello, this is Exarch of Sechrima. A few of you may have read other stories of mine, some may not have. However, know that this story will have no relation to past stories; though, to any veterans, several characters will seem familiar, so keep your eyes open! Without further ado…Chronicles of the Guardians - Chapter 15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chronicles of the Guardians
Blake knew that upon walking through the massive gates of the Guild Hall known as Cross, his life would never be the same again. Change would come for him, and he could only imagine how life among the Guilds of Sechrima would provide him with it. Of course, as a barely graduated 17 year old, he had no idea just how much the Guardians would change him, and how much his influence would change them in turn.
The scent of the sea was fresh in the air. A thin black bowrider cut across the water, carrying a single passenger and a driver.
The brown haired boy sitting in the back looked back towards the shore, which was quickly shrinking a
The RisingChapter 1The Rising5 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wolves were, as commonly known, a proud breed. Imagine a day where such notions as discrimination and hatred never existed. They were were never thought up by the mind, never conceived by the place in our hearts we all call our nature...it’s perfection, It may seem silly to think that a breed built on the envy and bloodshed of their kin would be home to such a notion, but this is a false archetype, you should know. In the beginning, it was different; perfection, and that is what the wolves had always tried to present. Never before were trivial acts dealt with with such sincerity and precision. Challenges to the crown were never conceived, and the feudal system that wolves followed seemed flawless, despite better judgement. Why, packs never would have existed in such a prestigious society! Again, this was the perfection that the wolves were perceived as before it changed.
This perfection was yanked from it’s perch and thrown to the ground,
Clash of Empresses Chapter 2, Bad to WorseEmpress got her chainsaws ready and was ready to fight Scientist. Greg quickly drew Empress a jet pack from his note pad so that Empress can hover.Clash of Empresses Chapter 2, Bad to Worse5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then after that, the peaceful scene was shattered as the battle began.
Scientist kept shooting sticky gum balls at Empress to bring her down, but Empress was too fast and quickly dodged all of the sticky stuff fired at her.
When there was an opening, Empress quickly flew up and slashed Scientist.
"Ouch!!" Scientist cried, "You'll pay for that."
Scientist started to counter and the battle was set.
Right when it looked like the park was about to be turned into gummy land something weird popped out of the ground.
It was a female zombie with a double edged chainsaw. She had blue armor all over her body and had a dark face mask on her. She looked like Empress only much more menacing.
The zombie turned toward Greg, "There you are." She said, "I've found you."
"Uh-oh." Greg whimpered.
With a mighty roar the figure grabbed Greg as well as Empress's
Online100 Theme Challenge Mix-UpOnline6 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“All right...looks like you're all online. Mind giving me a mic test?”
Hearing Marejada's voice through her headset, Raché fiddled with it slightly. “I copy.”
“Copy that,” Jeromy purred into his own mic.
“I can hear you loud and clear,” was Raven's reply.
“All clear,” Ambra murmured, giving her pistol yet another once-over.
“Good,” the tech head replied, seemingly satisfied. “Hopefully this particular mission won't have too many concrete walls or drops in elevation. These are the newest communication models I could get my hands on, so they should do well, but there are limitations to any wireless means of communication. If you lose signal, well...I guess you'll just have to wing it. Buena suerte”
Tugging at his earpiece, Raven scowled. “This is going to drive me insane.”
“You'll get used to it,” his mat
Past and Future, Goldman's Test 29Dark Queen's DreamPast and Future, Goldman's Test 296 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I AM THE ULTIMATE LIFEFORM. THERE IS NO HOPE, MY HAMMER OF DEATH SHALL RAIN DOWN UPON YOU."
"Kate this is it. Give it all you got!!"
Mr. M's dream
"WHO ARE YOU? NOBODY GIVES ME INSTRUCTIONS. I SHALL DESTROY EVERYTHING."
"What happened? Why won't you follow my instructions?"
"I AM.....I AM....I AM THE ONE WHO RULES OVER NATURE. I SHALL DESTROY AND HATE MANKIND. I AM THE EMPEROR."
"I just wanted to ask, are you sure you want to fight your father?"
"The future belongs to the people who are alive here and now. I'm prepared to live the rest of my life bearing my father's crimes."
"Okay we just got to believe in ourselves."
"I AM CURIEN. I SHALL DESTROY EVERYTHING AND RESURRECT EVERYTHING."
Dark Sonic's Dream
"COME YOU MUST PROVE YOURSELF IN A TEST OF STRENGTH. THIS WAS GOLDMAN'S PARTING WISH."
"Get out of our way!"
"PUPILS!!" Goldman's voice rang from the halls, "RISE AND SHINE. A BRAND NEW DAY OF TESTS AND YOU KNOW WHAT
Battle with the Balance GymGlitch stumbled as he made his way toward Tasien'. Standing up he shook himself off and silently scolded himself for being so careless as to trip in front of the opponent. He was a mess of nerves, one would have thought that previous battles would have better prepared him for this one. Perhaps it was the look in Tasien's eyes that made him feel like he would turn to jelly and melt, or just the fact that after the last win he wasn't so sure he could do it again. Either way he had to face off with the houndour and with any luck pull of another win.Battle with the Balance Gym6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Glitch shook his head trying to clear the fog, Tasien's trainer was calling out attack plans and he knew he had to be prepared to defend. Tanahie called out to her hybrid pokemon from where she stood. "Give him a taste of your fire boy! Go go go!" Glitch felt a slight wave of confidence renter his body, if she believed in him, maybe he really could do this. He turned his attentions back to
Historia z pogranicza mroku R. IRozdział IHistoria z pogranicza mroku R. I6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
– Znów nadciąga burza śnieżna. Nic nie zapowiada, aby do uroczystości miało się zmienić,– powiedział dziewczyna o włosach brązowych jak pióra orła z północy, upiętych w długi warkocz, sięgający do pasa. Spojrzała na swoją towarzyszkę.
– Nawet bogowie wiedzą, że to nie są dobre czasy na takie rzeczy. Ale kogo to obchodzi? – odpowiedziała towarzyszka, zerkając na ściany komnaty w której
się znajdowały. Była bardzo szczupła, miała długie białe, niczym płatki śniegu włosy, częściowo spięte klamrą w kształcie róży. Oczy miała błękitne jak głębia oceanu i jasną cerę, tylko jej usta zdradzały, jaki w tym drobnym ciele pulsuje ogień.
– Mogłabym przypuszcza