You Are What You Think(Pie TF, Cheetah TF, pumpkin/jack-o'lantern TF, bush TF, fruit TF, clay TF, bubble TF, glass TF)You Are What You Think1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
(Commission for bwv1979)
Walking into Gena Fellowes' lab was always a treat for Jim Marks. He never knew what strange sight he might encounter there. Today he entered to view Gena positioned in front of a cage, observing it closely. But its contents were not moving, nor would they. All this cage contained was a block of cheese.
“Um, Gena, that cheese isn't going anywhere,” he coughed.
She looked up, startled. “Oh, oh, Jim!” she cried, running over and grabbing his arm. She pulled him closer to the cage. “This is no ordinary block of cheese!”
Jim could feel her shaking in excitement, and he could only imagine what she was up to. “Meanwhile there's a mouse somewhere who's feeling very deprived.”
She shook her head in surprise. “No, Jim. That is the mouse!”
She was pointing right at the cheese, and Jim awkw
A Borrower's Quest - First ContactsA Borrower's Quest - First Contacts3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
It’s been exactly ten years, since the humans discovered us. Hundreds of years of hiding and fear finally came down to the events of that year. But strangely…it didn’t involve any violence, cruelty or experiments. These gigantic creatures who rule over the world, and there’s nothing that could ever stand in their way…reacted not with hate or disgust, but with compassion and kindness towards my kind. When our parents realized that the humans know of us, all of them started to search for new homes, either in another human home or in a forest if their fear was simply to huge to be around those creatures any longer. They expected humans to try to wipe them out with chemicals, or catch them with traps for scientific research. But after a while, they noticed that they aren’t being hunted, or chased in any way.
Slowly the rat poison, mousetraps, and other objects the giants used against pests started to disappear from under the floor boards. In some newly b
The Melting Point of No Return(Puddle, Mirror, Melting TFs)The Melting Point of No Return2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Potion Place. It was a ridiculous name that brought to mind bad Disney-Halloween children's movies. Most people walked right past the tiny hole-in-the-wall business, dismissing it as scams and hippie nonsense. But not Lexi. Long ago, her friend Caroline had shown her how real it was. Caroline had turned into a mirror. Right in front of Lexi's very eyes.
Lexi thought back to that day the summer before college had started. Caroline had snuck some of the potion from her mother (and later was punished for weeks). “It turns you into a talking mirror. You know, like in 'Snow White'?”
“Right, Caroline. Right,” Lexi had retorted. “That stuff will probably kill you, and it's illegal for you to drink anyway. It says right there on the bottle, 'for use of persons 18 and up'.”
Caroline glanced down at the warning. “I'm gonna be eighteen next month. Too bad.
Katie The EggWith a groaning, ominous creak, the oversized door opened into the grandiose mansion. In walked the maid and housekeeper, Katie, supplies in hand for yet another day of house upkeep. The door closed behind her slowly as she gazed upon the oversized mansion lobby. In what could be shown as a valuable testimonial for her services, nothing seemed to be out of place nor in a state where excessive cleaning should, or could, be done. Still, she had a duty to uphold as the house's resident had already paid her handsomely with better than twice her usual rate.Katie The Egg3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Katie, dressed in her usual maids uniform, a black and white ensemble outlined by matching coloured frills and a short skirt for the ease of movement (especially handy for those hard to dust areas under antique furniture), started to traverse the house with duster in hand and the clacking of her black high heels following. Thanks to her doing her job so thoroughly during the first few days of employment, she needn't do much. She could qu
A Clean floor?Levi x WhoeverA Clean floor?1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Are you kidding me?” This was my first day as the Corporal’s assistant and though I was as excited as anything to be the assistant to ‘Humanity’s Strongest’ himself I sure as hell was annoyed by all the useless rules and commands he ordered me to comply to.
“Did I fucking stutter? Mop this God damn filthy floor.” He answered coldly.
“Again?” I whined.
“I don’t even get how you think of this as filthy. It’s literally so spotless, I can see my reflection.” I complained as I grabbed the piece of cleaning cloth and crouched down on the floor to examine and then clean, yet again, the very reflective floorboard.
“Do you not know what a fucking clean floor is?”
“I…I do, but-“
“Then what the fuck is the problem?
He was fucking terrifying. I had to work with him? He scared me shitless. My eyebrows creased together in confusion and terro
Jealousy TicklesJealousy Tickles3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
"They're here!" squealed Lilly excitedly as she ran down the stairs, headed for her front door at top speed. She nearly slipped on the slick, laminated wood floor on her way, but she managed not to fall and break her neck in her frantic run for the door. It seemed like it took an eternity to reach the front door, but Lilly finally made it. She took a deep breath and calmed herself down so that she wouldn't freak her guests out. It wouldn't do to look like a maniac, all out of breath and excited-looking.
Once Lilly had regained her composure, she smiled and opened the door.
"Hey, Lil!" greeted a familiar boy standing on her porch and smiling at her in a friendly way. Lilly stared at him for a moment without saying anything...what the?
"Kyle?" she asked in confusion. This wasn't who she was expecting at all!
The Darkness withinThe Darkness within2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Darkness within
Slowly I walked down the street. Even though the sun was shining brightly and there were no clouds at all to be seen, I still wore my thick, black coat and a wide brimmed hat to cover most of my purple hair. My heavy, reinforced leather boots clicked on the asphalt of the sidewalk. I glanced around the small town that had been my home for so long. I blinked my eyes a few times when a sunbeam glanced off a nearby car and hit me directly in the eyes. Quickly I reached into my left pocket to take out my sunglasses and put them on. The action caused a few nearby businessmen on their lunch break to shake their heads in disbelief. I ignored them. Concerns of mortals like them were far beyond me ever since… ever since-
‘I should find a darker place.’ The thought simply popped into my head and it took me a few seconds to recognize it as his. “As you command.” I answered with a slight grin, causing a teenage couple to give me a weird stare. Ever
A Halloween to remember Pt 1A Halloween to remember Pt 11 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
It would be a Halloween to remember. Liza and Carmen were best friends since kindergarten. The blond and brunette girls were inseparable at school and usually would be spent their afternoons together in one of their homes, listening to music, reading teen magazines or just texting.
That particular week had been busy at school. Both teen girls were looking forward for their favorite boy band concert. They had negotiated with their parents and were conditioned to improve their school grades if they wanted to go to the concert. The stubborn pair was decided to achieve this and they were working together to reach their goal.
After school was over they decided to take a break from all their work. So they asked Liza’s mother to take them to the mall to buy material for a school project, but the true intention was to have a two hour break from their school duties.
“Another two weeks until they send home the report cards.” Carmen sighed with a strong Texan accent as they look