A Big Price to Pay For Comfort The humming of Linda's car was incessant, as were all others, as they were all waiting to move on their way past the traffic light. Linda's ears rang with constant shouting (that went past the closed windows) and loud honks. Being stuck in standstill traffic is a fate worse than death itself.A Big Price to Pay For Comfort16 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"My goodness," she said to herself, "If I have to spend another hour, I'll starve!" Linda honked her horn, and joined the others. But that was not before she found a small opening at a random hotel, and she quickly drove in. Recognizing the logo in the bright wall, she knew that she could finally reach her destination in time: a trendy club only she and her esteemed colleagues knew about. But alas, her tired body wouldn't allow it, even if she was awake. She couldn't make it to the club, regrettably. Still, as long as her body could function, she was golden.
Linda, dressed in almost business attire, struggled to keep herself up while approaching the front
Thalia's Tale - Ch. 31 - Harvest Fest Harvest Fest, Thalia quickly learned, was very entertaining. Every recruit had the day off to enjoy themselves, and could literally do anything they wanted without getting yelled at by their commanding officers. Thalia had only just stepped out of her quarters, having gotten to sleep in till ten and hang around her quarters until eleven thirty, when she was first met by the insanity of the day.Thalia's Tale - Ch. 31 - Harvest Fest1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just beside a suit of armor at the other side of the hall, a couple sat together. Very close together. Thalia felt herself get a bit uncomfortable at the two mackintosh on each other and looked down the hall the other way, only to see a girl standing right beside her, grinning evilly at the couple. She shot a glance at Thalia. "Watch this shit." She said. She raised her her rather large water gun and shot it at the couple, who both shouted out and scramble to their feet, backing away down the hall.
The girl burst out laughing, lowering her gun again, the
Looking for artists 2HelloLooking for artists 223 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I'm looking for people who can draw this scene for me in their own style and in color:
To those who aren't familiar with my OC's:
The taller guy is Sanctis and he's a homunculus, an artificial being, and he doesn't speak (can communicate only by telepathy)
The smaller guy is Jun, he's a scientist and he created Sanctis
That's why they're described in the picture as "dad" and "son", and as you can see, Jun is a happy proud "daddy" XD
There's no important reason why I want it, aside seeing my two sweethearts in a different style and color, it makes me happy.
In further note:
I can pay in points (I have 200 )
I would appreciate if you could be as close to original as possible (you can skip all the text tho)
- there's no need for a background, but you can add one if you want,
- Sanctis is 200 cm tall (that's 6'6) Jun is 160 (that's 5'2) so yeah, it's no optical illusion or poor ang
Chit chat<dragonmissy> Claudia felt uneasy this evening. She worked her anxioty off at the obstacle course that skelter made she would go through. QUickly plummeting her paws through the tires as she went through. Moving through some she was working herself a bit panting as she went through and she saw the dreadful fence and ran towards it she wanted to make it over with no struggle. She lunged up latched onto the fence and worked her way up and over the fence and landing in the mudd. That was much more better then the first time. Clamoring out of the mud she would shake off and head back to the beginning.Chit chat5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
<Whitelupine> The weeks events had left Fail quiet, he now lay on the grass, watching Claudia run through the obstical course but not really paying attention, his mind was far away. His while his eyes followed the capo he pondered, and pondering was something he seemed to do more and more lately, what would tomorrow bring? What should of been done yesterday? Does yester
Cloudbusting #2CloudbustingCloudbusting #218 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
C19H30O2 – the chemistry of power
The only way of telling time is when the luminescent rod burns out – that marks about three hours, but I trust my intuition instead. And it has yet to let me down. He should be here any minute now.
A single, hard knock on the door punctuates my thought. Right on the time that stands still. Checking that the key is still safely in my pocket, I go and open the door. He curses as he barges in, tearing off his jacket and throwing it on the floor, and proceeds to claw at his jeans. My smile fades when I see that he’s wet, droplets are falling from his hair and his clothes are damp.
I push him towards the bathroom, grab a knife, the rod and a pair of surgical gloves from out of the box on the counter – I have to deal with all sorts of shit, sometimes literally, it comes with the nature of his trade – and we struggle violently to rid him of every piece of soaked clothing as quickly as
Chapter_4: So SoonHe coughs. Trying to breath. Katrina smiles wearily. She feels great relief in her heart. Volen opens his eyes, the first moments are foggy, slowly the outside world takes focus. His mind is trying to put sense in what is happening. He is disoriented. A familiar distant face smiles at him. She still shows signs of stress, through which she passed to allow him to live:Chapter_4: So Soon2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Grandmother Katrina, did we reach the destination?
The answer is quick and giddy. Her hand, then her five fingers leave red marks on his cheek. Because the body is still waking up from the long sleep, he doesn't feel the slap.
-Ouh.- Volen wants to continue the joke, but realizes that something is wrong. Katrina usually emits a bright aura, but not now. Her violet eyes are dim. The red hair has lost its luster. Lips are no longer folded into a smile. Something isn't good.- Katrina, what happened? Why you looking at me like that?
She does not answer at first. Her sight is blurred from the salt
DW95's Toy Story V.2 Chapter 11: The One Armed DemDW95’s Toy Story V.2 Chapter 11: The One Armed DemonDW95's Toy Story V.2 Chapter 11: The One Armed Dem14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Back in the closet, the doorknob moves a bit. Then the door suddenly as a bunch of stuff fell out. T.K. groans as he tries to recover. The whole experiment was not pleasant for him, especially since he got tangled up in Christmas lights. Suddenly a bowling ball came rolling out and hits him on the head hard making him yelp.
"Ah gee! This is worse than all the times I’ve been captured or tangled up in the Digital World." T.K. groaned as he feels his forehead coming out. After he recovers, he took a look around.
"Aaron, the coast is clear. Aaron, where are you?" T.K. asked looking around.
"There's a demon situation going on out there! Let's go, Warriors!"
T.K. froze a bit. That sounds like it came from Aaron's voice box. And to make things more complicated, Cream's voice is heard. "Really? That is so interesting."
Out of concern, T.K. went down the hallway to the source of the noise. He found an open doorway and peeks in. W
Opening the door for writers Part 3: charactersHey Everyone, its time for part 3 of my guide. This time we will be looking at background characters, or the supporting characters.Opening the door for writers Part 3: characters14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the world of Heroes and Villains, there are always other people that watch in the background or people involved in the story, but serve in a generally more minor role. This guide serves to help you create your supporting cast of characters and help make the story that the heroes and villains live in more alive for the reader.
1)Name and role:
First off, when starting a story you will want to name your additional characters(this is a preplanning step, it isn't required you can definitely create characters on the go as well) and define your role within the story. This could be for example, a lord/king/queen etc, giving a quest to the heroic knight or even a hero within a tavern talking to the bar tender is there has been going on lately. Generally supporting or background characters are often good tools for any writer to use to help their story progress.
WORLDS - IntroductionW O R L D S ° ´ i n t r o d u c t i o nWORLDS - Introduction14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Once again he had a presentiment and so he hurried to the front door.
She wanted just to ring. Her fingertip was only a half centimeter in front of the bell-push,
there was opened the heavy, old wooden door with black mountings of metal. It creaked terribly.
Behind the door there was a young bald man with glasses.
He shortly eyeballed her. Then he asked: "So you would like to have a look at my cellar?"
Puzzled the young woman answered: "Uh ... yes. But how do you know this?"
"Mmmmmmh ... it was only an assumption", he answered thoughtfully.
With a hint he asked her in.
"Close the door, please!"
She did this. And while strolling afterwards, she looked around.
"An interesting and beautiful old house. "
"Yes? Do you think so?"
They crossed the labyrinthine corridor of the old villa. On one of the commodes
there was a bowl full of fruits. She took some grapes and ate these pleasurably.
Dimensional Legends: War for Liberty Cap. 2Capitulo II: IntimidationDimensional Legends: War for Liberty Cap. 216 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Saben que va bien con una victoria, una buena celebración tal vez perdimos algunos compañeros… pero pensamos que no era momento para lamentarnos, estuvimos toda esa noche de joda y escuchando las trasmisiones enemigas y miren quienes fueron la noticia del momento, solo falte que todos despertemos sin piernas, pero… al parecer llegaron refuerzos y empezaron a iniciar búsqueda para encontrarnos, ja buena suerte en eso, nos hubiera gustado que no lo hicieran… aunque creo que deberíamos empezar a pensar en algo para intimidarlos aún más, aunque también me sorprende que no los intimidamos lo suficiente ya que aparte de la masacre que hicimos ayer, destruimos dos jodidas cruceros de combate y una pesada sin nada de esfuerzo, así que debemos idear algo.
-chicos sé que hacer-
-a ver dinos tu brillante idea-
-saben que es lo que detestan más a los jefes de un mandato autoritario, el desorden, la anarqu
DW95's Toy V.2 Chapter 10: Go Sailing No MoreDW95’s Toy V.2 Chapter 10: Go Sailing No MoreDW95's Toy V.2 Chapter 10: Go Sailing No More17 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next day, Edward is up to his evil tricks again as he played one of his twisted games. And, unfortunately, guess who the victim is this time.
"Oh, a survivor! Where's the rebel base? Talk!" yelled Edward who is playing an interrogator as he slaps T.K.
As T.K., who is inanimate right now, landed on the floor hard, a smirking Edward/interrogator goes to a window that is blocked by a shade and said. "I can see your will is strong." He chuckles sinisterly as he opens the shade, allowing sunlight to come in. "Well, we have ways of making you talk."
T.K. was forced to watch as Edward gets a magnifying glass out and concentrates the beam on the Digidestined of Hope's forehead. Suddenly a white hot dorm begins to form and soon it started to smolder.
"Where are your rebel friends now?" Edward laughed sinisterly.
"Edward, your Pop Tarts are ready!" called Bufford's mother, Sunset, from downstairs.
"All right!" Edward laughed excited. He got
Secret formulas: 12 The street had the roars of countless vehicles, but along with them came explosions.Secret formulas: 1219 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Naila and Anya, who acted as surrogate guns for their tank-like machine, were effectively repelling most of the opposition. They didn't want to harm any of them, because they knew that Bryan was trying to help them, just as much as the fox-men were. The man in white, Foxune was making a brave attempt at climbing his car to reach them. He was only so close to him.
Naila looked down, and frowned. She turned her head to Anya, and said, "We don't want to hurt them, but..."
Anya closed her eyes, and raised her foot. In the next second, Foxune was headed back to the road, back first. The others stopped to collect him. But, Bryan was on his tail, and so was Sikes and Gorgeous. All three were armed with guns, and no bullet was spared. Sikes stopped frequently, though, ensuring that nobody got hurt. Bryan stamped the gas pedal again, angry as to how slow t
Robo Gaiden #1 - El rey, la sombra y el carruselRobo Gaiden #1 - El rey, la sombra y el carrusel6 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
(Leer descripción, no importa si la leen antes o después, pero por faaa léanla)
Miro al cielo desde el solitario campanario; El olor a tierra húmeda se hace presente, pues aquella noche el cielo dejó caer su melancolía sobre la ciudad, mojando con celestiales lágrimas el orco enfermo al que los humanos llaman hogar. En pocas palabras, había llovido.
Esa noche, como es habitual, desperté de mi letargo. La dura, fría, y tiesa piedra me dio libertad de movimiento; dejando que el cuerpo inerte y carente de conciencia se disolviera mientras más pasaban los segundos, volviéndose a convertir en aquel mundano parásito, desterrado de la misericordia de Dios. Condenado a no ver más la luz del amanecer, condenado a no ver más la luz del sol; pues apenas el día asoma sus primeros rayos dorados, mi cuerpo se vuelve pesada e inmóvil roca. De noche al caer la penumbra y cuando el cielo se ti
What a Human can AffordWhat a Human can Afford7 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ren Magura turned toward the uncomfortable Josh Levingston sitting and holding onto the hull of the ship. Magura himself was quite comfortable zooming around the universe at light speeds.
“Levingston!” he shouted frightening the man even more. Then he picked up a bag labeled communicators and opened it up.
“What are you doing?” asked Levingston as he sat promptly.
Magura put a finger to his mouth. “You need to keep your mind off of things” he said as he pulled out two metallic wrist bands with circular devises attached to them. He chucked one over to Levingston. “Here were going to practice!”
Levingston caught the wrist band and put it on. In response to his thoughts the wrist band circular devise lit up and projected a holographic image of a space ship “quite like theirs” blowing up via an asteroid in the belly.
Magura shook his head. His band projected a roller coaster with him and Levingston riding it. The roller coaster se
Gate 42“You are mad Lord General. A direct assault on the enemy position in suicide.” The Raven Guard captain remained calm for the moment but the man to whom he spoke was quickly eroding his patience.Gate 4219 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Are you not Adeptus Astartes? The legendary Space Marines? They will break like water upon a rock upon seeing you.” Lord General Onassis Murkazia stated this like it was the most obvious thing in the universe.
“We do not fight like that Lord General. You will lose many men should you do this. Give us time and we will save lives.” Captain Bertok almost pleaded with him.
“I do appreciate your company’s support Captain but this campaign has lasted long enough. We need to make the assault or the rebels will dig in even deeper and Bareesta will be lost to us entirely.” Murkazia looked to his map and then stared out the Hive city sprawled out before him, watching the snow blow around him. He paused for a moment to listen
Karjamian Mythos: What If#1Full title: What if the Death Star tried to destroy one of Karjam Domain's colony planets?Karjamian Mythos: What If#119 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There's a reason why you need to fear the Karjamian's military might. ~ The Purple Karjam
Death Star was situated next to a planet the Karjamians had made for themselves. The Karjamians weren't loyal to the Galactic Empire. In fact, they consider their own planet to be a neutral planet, unwelcoming anyone allied with both the empire and the rebels due to them not even wanting to take part in the war.
When the Karjamians discovered the Death Star above their skies, they warned the empire that they're not to be taken lightly due to them possessing technology that could best even the Death Star itself. Laughing it off, they decided to prepare the testing of their Death Star on the planet in spite of the threats.
Just as they were about to fire, a huge spaceship with a powerful canon appeared out of nowhere. The ship readied the canon... and destroyed the Death Star in one hit.
GOW - Break it up! (Silly Short)“Break it up!”GOW - Break it up! (Silly Short)2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Mila, Trixie and Chex Short
Mila was not having the best of times right now.
The EX-COG soldier, huffed and sighed as she was fixing up some weaponry. Lancers, Hammerbursts, Longshots and all sorts. She was checking that they were all cleaned, all in working order, had ammo and, obviously, could be used.
It wasn’t so much the job that was getting her down… rather, it was who she was doing it for that bothered her.
Mila took a quick pause to stretch. She stood up and readjusted her long, brown hair, occasionally knocking her blue eyed goggles that sometimes sat on her head. A remnant of her COG days. Once stretched, she paced the floor a bit wake her legs up a bit.
She was clad in the clothing she wore when she was a Gear. Dark Green trousers with worn out, chrome coloured boots that sported blue stripes on the front. She had a brown belt round her waist and her top was a lighter shade of green that was cut off halfway
NTN fancy attire promptcharacter 1 and character 2 going to an event that requires formal attireNTN fancy attire prompt12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sighing, Crow looked over himself in the mirror. He was dressed in a maroon overcoat, pale red vest and a white button-up shirt. He had just finished tying the red cravat around his neck into a bow. “I look like a penguin,” he commented, grimacing at his reflection, glancing all the way down to his tan slacks and black dress-shoes.
“You look fine.” Will commented, standing next to him, adjusting Crow's hair back some. “Don't you want your hair forward? You look better with bangs.”
Crow leaned his head away from Will's hands, “Stop that! I feel more comfortable with it all slicked back like I'm in a freaking-ass wind tunnel.”
Will rolled his eyes, dropping his hands and began to adjust Crow's cravat's tightness. “I don't understand why you're so nervous. You've been to parties like this before.” He turned around checking Crow's appearance in the glass.
SCPJ-009Objeto: #SCPJ-009SCPJ-00917 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Procedimientos de Contención Especiales: SCPJ-009 debe permanecer cerrado, con una valla electrificada a un radio de cincuenta metros alrededor del edificio, y cámaras de vigilancia instaladas en todos los accesos al interior. No se debe permitir la entrada a nadie salvo permiso de revisión o brecha de contención.
Descripción: SCPJ-009 es el antiguo edificio abandonado de la Facultad de ██████████, en el Campus de ██████ ████ de la Universidad de █████, inaugurado en septiembre de 2014 y cerrado en octubre tras el Incidente PT-1410.
El sótano de SCPJ-009, accesible mediante unas escaleras y un ascensor junto al Módulo A de la planta baja, permanece iluminado a pesar de no haber ningún generador conocido en los alrededores, disponiendo aparen
First TimePeople always say that killing is one of the most traumatic experiences that you can go through, but I don't know if I agree with that. I've killed plenty of people, so many now that I stopped counting or remembering exactly how I did it. There are important ones that will always stick with you though: The first time, for me anyway, is the most vivid, that's ingrained in my head.First Time1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
I didn't even mean to kill him, that wasn't my intention at all. I wanted to hurt him yeah, but as soon as that first blow connected I stopped thinking about how hard I hit or how many times. I didn't care that I felt his bones snapping and splintering with each hit. I remember that look in his eyes, pure fear and confusion for several reasons I guess. I suppose I could go into a bit more detail on it, give you a bit of a story.
See this was back when I was still in the Compound, a now destroyed and abandoned facility that was built specifically to raise kids like me: Mutants, Super-humans, whatever. Now this
The Monsters of Mars - Chapter 2Chapter 2: RocketryThe Monsters of Mars - Chapter 28 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At first sight it was hard to see. The sun had set about an hour before we arrived at the Scott Interstellar Corporation's Mars settlement. But the thin atmosphere on the planet made for some unnaturally bright stars, which made it surprisingly easy to see the night scene. The 5 hubs were fairly unsatisfying at first sight. The largest man made structures I had seen in months were small spots within the jagged, unruly martian landscape.
All 5 structures that made up the settlement were (are still?) connected/ insulated by tunnels, so we didn't have to put on our Mar-Suites to go from the farm to the cafeteria to dorms, for example. It was set up very much like a tiny urban university, except on Mars we were completely cut off from the rest of humanity. The larger bubble in the center acted as the center of the colony, aptly called the Center. In it is the cafeteria, a conference room, and the center of communications