Trust Machines - SpoiledSpoiledTrust Machines - Spoiled2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Trust Machines story
"Sorry for being late!"
Beth had to suppress a grin as Michelle bolted into the cafe. Her friend was just her usual self - cheerful and bubbly, but also twenty minutes late. Well, she wouldn't have expected anything else from the spoiled, extroverted lass. But speaking of extroverted, on a second look... Beth furrowed her brows and contemplated the young woman who self-confidently elbowed her way through the packed room. Somehow she looked different today...
"What, is there something on my shirt?" Michelle asked amused as she noticed Beth's puzzlement and playfully flicked one of her brunette locks out of her face. "I'm sure it was clean when I put it on before."
"Oh, no, it's just the fact that you're wearing a shirt." the other girl countered with a chuckle. "Normal
Two Become OneTwo Become One1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Please note: This story is inspired by the drawing, "Two Heads Are Better than 1" by AL818, and is included here with the permission of the artist. Thank you, Andrei!
Linda Larson is a brilliant graduate research assistant for a noted medical researcher doing advanced studies in the area of cloning and biomechanics. Doctor Janet Michaels all but considered Linda to be her noted colleague, and planned to make her a partner in her company when their research reached the stage where they could commercialize their work. It was also rumored that they enjoyed a romantic relationship that had started as a deep friendship outside of the lab, but they were very, very careful to keep it all "business" when they were in the laboratory.
One day, there was a terrible accident in their lab, and both women were seriously injured. Dr. Michaels suffered the worst injuries, with
My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 10)My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 10)2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yumi really was something else. When you think of an alien living with a human, quite often you might consider the E.T approach...the human and alien having an almost master and pet like connection because of how wide eyed and curious the alien is to the ways of Earth. However, while Yumi was wide eyed and curious, she was a very fast learner, even coming to understand things without ever bringing them to my attention. She learned how electrical outlets worked by experimenting with my desk lamp (plugging it in and out over and over and soon realizing that the plug made it light up). She even was beginning to learn how to speak in a better dialect, although her accent was unmistakably there. To be honest, I was beginning to really love and appreciate her company.
However, like many things, there was a sudden change...and it all started when two days after the Olive Garden visit. I heard a sound in the driveway and looked out to see something horrifying...my housemates had returned! I ha
SW: Deepest ShadowAy-lana let her consciousness float through the Force the way her father had told her to. He had no talent for seeing the way she and her mother did, but between his tutelage and her mother's latent talents Ay-lana had learned to harness her own blossoming powers to the point she had now reached. She couldn't rightly say that it was easy harnessing these powers at her age, after all she was barely twenty-two and being able to discern the fates of so many around her made her life extremely...isolating at times. Still, her parents had shown her what a gift she possessed and she intended to put it to good use the same way that Jaeriel had put her talents towards the cause of the Rebellion so too would Ay-lana strive to ensure that a force like Palpatine never again rose to full power again.SW: Deepest Shadow1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She sensed something then, a deep darkness that radiated outwards with malevolent intent. She focused on it and released her being from the bonds of the physical realm. She knew that her father could t
Hydrangea Hijinks (TransFun)Claire yawned, sending an idle glance to her watch. She still had about a minute until her lawn was fully watered. Then… The woman smiled, already feeling her serum bubbling in her veins. She’d been looking forward to this vacation for the past month, a special week of leave for her latest project.Hydrangea Hijinks (TransFun)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
That was the nice thing about working with TransFun. If you developed a serum, you earned all testing rights. The second Claire had tried that, she knew she had to work on a hydrangea serum. Everybody wanted to be animals; nobody wanted things like trees or bushes.
Well, that changed today. Claire tossed her hose to her side, dropping the watch on the ground beside her. With that, she was completely naked. The woman strode confidently ahead, feeling the grass beneath her toes turn to nice and damp soil.
She’d earned this little break: some time as a bush. She’d worked so hard on her serum: a condition-activated drink that would transform the user once they were naked.
Deadlox Headphones HeadcanonsWhy aren't there more headcanons for Deadlox and his headphones they're so fun to makeDeadlox Headphones Headcanons1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
//Deadlox listening to dub step when he practices parkour alone
//Deadlox listening to music during meeting because he doesn't give a shit
//Because nobody can tell whether or not he's listening to music since he always wears his headphones
//Deadlox turning on music whenever Jason starts rambling on about science because you know that nerd is a scientist shut up
//Deadlox getting bored in the middle of the night and calling Jason with his mic because he knows he'll be up till dawn or later in the lab
//Deadlox calling Jason in the middle of the night to get him to talk tech to him to make him fall asleep faster
//Deadlox accidentally missing an entire squid attack because he turned his music up too loud
//Deadlox not letting any of his friends touch his headphones but when a little kid asks to wear them he puts them on her ears and Sky just looks at him like "Are you fucking joking."
Thanks For All The FishStephanie dove into the cool waters of her pool, a smile gracing her face as she went under. A moment later, she resurfaced, her emerald hair glittering with beads of water.Thanks For All The Fish1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
The woman looked down to her reflection with a fond smile. Her hair wasn't always such a bright shade; she'd changed it to closer match the ocean. Swimming was one of her favorite passions, and she had always dreamed of living under the water.
While this had started as a simple fancy, it had escalated to her dyeing her hair and even switching to a fish-only diet.
Granted, it came at a cost. But she'd been blessed with good fortune for all her life, and she'd always been able to afford her expenses. Unfortunately, even her fortune was not enough to fulfill her fondest wish: a life underwater.
It was, however, enough to grant her a job at OceanLand, an aquatic theme park built for people with an interest in the ocean. Better yet, her company didn't mind her taking after-hours dips like this, even in the animal tanks.
ToyTown: Discovery (ToyTown)The 87th United States Reconnaissance Division was always known for a certain level of discipline and austerity. Perhaps that was why ‘L Squad’ was always sent as far away from the rest of the troop as possible.ToyTown: Discovery (ToyTown)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
They were a concerted ten-man team, led by Sergeant Maria Divan. She was the only one of the so-called “Loser’s Squad” to have half a chance at advancement. Unfortunately for the rest of her team, she knew it.
“Sarge, why do we need to move like we’re in enemy territory?” Donnie Gret, the squad’s comms-operator, slumped back against a tree with a loud sigh.
Maria’s second, Becky Granille, responded for her. “Because we are in enemy territory, numb-nuts. Ain’t that right, sarge?”
Maria nodded, checking their flanks for the dozenth time. “And you know what that means.”
“No unnecessary chatter.” Her squad chorused, falling in behind her as she raced down the hill.
In truth, they w
Misja Nova Ziemia [VI]Petro i Giuss wybiegają ze śmigłowca, nie zważając na pruszący w oczy śnieg i intensywny wiatr, nie mówiąc już o uderzającym chłodzie. Podczas gdy inni zbierają się powoli, zakładając na swoje wierzchnie ukrycia jeszcze puchowe kurtki, wilk tylko wyciąga dużą, wojskową zapalniczkę i od razu odpalają od niej dwa papierosy.Misja Nova Ziemia [VI]3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Pierwszy raz palę za kołem podbiegunowym - stwierdza ze śmiechem Giuss i zaciąga się mocno, po czym wydmuchuje ogromy kłąb dymu tytoniowego i pary wodnej prosto w twarz Petra.
- Widać jeszcze nigdy tu nie byłaś - chichocze jej towarzysz, który zdążył się już zorientować, że Griszka pali nie mniej niż on sam.
Po chwili do radosnej dwójki podchodzi Dymytro, i z wyolbrzymionym zażenowaniem i irytacją malującymi się na twarzy, ciska w nich puch
PokeFun (TransFun)“All right, testing sample, take three.” Rika Tona grinned from ear to ear as she held aloft another TransFun sample. She’d pulled an all-nighter to perfect this trial run, and she thought that she had it down perfectly. All that was left was to test it…PokeFun (TransFun)3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
The door slid open behind the girl, and she spun, widening her eyes as her boss walked into the room.
“Oh, Miss Mira! I didn’t expect seeing you hear so soon!” Rika yelped, standing at attention.
Mira laughed, waving her down. “Easy, I’m just here to check the progress of our new flagship project.” She looked to Rika with a small smile, trailing her fingers along her cheek. Her eyes flicked to a computer screen, reviewing the species data.
“Going with a classic, I see?” Mira nodded towards the screen, still looking at a familiar yellow subject. It was a hard sell, but Mira had finally managed to get Nintendo to allow them to create Pokemon serums. While she’d
A HAWWful DayMolly sighed, tossing her arms into the air. Today really was an awful day; maybe the worst of her life. It had all started when she woke up before her alarm sounded. From there, her toast was slightly burnt; traffic was a little slow; and worst of all, her local coffee shop had run out of a soy vegan substitute. How in the hell was she supposed to get a coffee fix like this?A HAWWful Day2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
The young redhead sighed, tossing some of her dyed locks behind her head. She glared idly at her cabbie from within her car, seeing him checking back on her in the rearview mirror. No doubt he was staring at how her cherry hair was already returning to its natural brown.
“Eyes front, wage slave." She grunted, her blue eyes flashing as they met his green gaze. She was used to working men looking at her, and if she had her way she wouldn't need to take cabs.
"Wage slave!" He clapped, looking back at her. His dark hair and tanned skin were at odds with his piercing stare. He looked almost Greek, yet there was a
Farewell, World!Farewell, WorldFarewell, World!3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Since my adolescence, I have felt that I did not belong to this mundane world or its dull people. But I'm stuck in it. Once, in my first years in Bangkok, I dreamed of the interior of a spaceship. Then I woke up.
I may not be the only one who wants to leave.
In December, a man of my age in a remote city dreamed of being taken away by aliens. It was not the usual reported alien abduction. He wanted to leave. So many nights he had dreamed of other lands and even other planets; but he knew only two in our system can support us: Mars and Venus. They have surfaces like our earth.
Like me, he began by dreaming of the craft exterior. Then he dreamed of the interior. There were flashing lights and electronic devices that our aircraft later would use. But the pilot was, or seemed to be, absent. Nonetheless, the craft was moving. He was calm and concealed his excitement. He was leaving earth behind.
He awoke the next morning at usual time and went about his tasks, feeling differe
Avatar dual legends prologueAvatar dual legendsAvatar dual legends prologue1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Avatar Korra lived till age 123 she took Mako as her husband and Asami as her wife. Korra and Asami each had 3 children a piece. Near the end of Korra’s life the Great Spirit tree bore fruit a fruit that only spirits were meant to eat. Benders were having less and less children I another generation they would be no more. The fire lord’s daughter Kaguya Ōtsutsuki decided to eat said fruit to try and return bending and end all remaining conflicts in the world. She never could restore bending but gained powers even greater than the avatar and took one of her grand sons as her husband. She grew crazed with her power and killed the aged avatar not knowing. Soon after she because pregnant with twins who would become the next avatars. Taking in Vaatu balanced out both Raava and Vaatu neither good nor evil each a balance light and darkness, the Vaatu avatar Hamura was a little on more on the dark end and the Raava avatar Hagoromo was a little more on the li
ParallelParallelParallel2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Staring into the window of a bondage shop is a lousy way to hide your fetish, Janine.”
The woman being addressed squeaked softly in alarm and turned to her friend to ask. “Was I that obvious?”
He shrugged. “I’m sure not everybody in the mall noticed. It was the purple collar that really caught your eye, wasn’t it? It’d go so well with your cat-ear hood. Not so well with that green dress you have on.”
Janine blushed furiously. “Lance! That was... You were never supposed to show anyone that photo.”
“And I haven’t,” said the casually dressed man who was still staring into the store. “Still saving it and the edited version for blackmail purposes if I ever need to really shake you out of your rut.” He grinned as he saw someone buying that particular purple collar, and turned away, pulling his friend with him.
“I am not in
SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 13 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: The Gathering Shadows
With the Clone Wars settling into a lethal deadlock, Count Dooku summons his senior military commanders to a secret meeting to finalize the plans for Operation Skyfall, but amidst the shadows lurks intrigue as jealousies and fears are played out and acted upon. It is a time when the young Conradin Hadranus must face the realities of the side he has chosen to fight on and come to terms with those who he would call allies even as they plot against him and seek his favored position under the watchful eyes of Count Dooku.
Meanwhile on Coruscant as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine orchestrates and plans the Republic's war effort he finds himself beset by a specter from his past who has returned to reclaim what he sees as his rightful place in the galaxy and he is not alone nor is he willing to accept that the times have changed and he is no longer necessary....
Surface of Cato Neimoidia, Nute Gunray's
Fruity Fun (Crown Royale)Mark Royale sighed, drumming his fingers on his thigh as he heard yet another client request to become food. Honestly, part of the appeal of being transformed was in the sensation of life! Wasn’t it?Fruity Fun (Crown Royale)3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
He’d never changed into anything like that himself, and so he couldn’t quite get a full grasp on people’s thrills for it. That said, Crown Royale was a transformation business first and foremost. And, in all honesty, Mark was willing to accommodate anyone’s fantasies.
Like right now, for instance. There was a strawberry blonde by the name of Anne in his office who—ironically enough—wanted to become a strawberry to top a cheesecake she’d baked for her fiancé. She was positively giddy, smiling with excitement.
“So, I’m going to be changing you safely and temporarily into a strawberry.” Mark outlined their plan thus far, jotting a few notes down on his pad. “And then after a full two days, you transform back hugging
Abby - By Fire or Ice TG - Part 1Abby - By Fire or Ice TG - Part 12 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Previously on The Abby Longbloom Tales
Abby Longbloom, young explorer of parallel worlds, has been searching. Ever since the sudden disappearance of her father many years ago, she has sought clues in the reality-altering ‘anomalies’ he used to research and what he’s left behind for her. Despite her long travels, she knows she is getting closer to finding him at last…
Leaving her childhood home of Alashir, Abby goes in search of others to help her through the most dangerous place in all reality, a fractured realm known as The Dark Forest of Mirrors.
She calls on her friend Korri Morrey, a disgraced but dedicated agent for the Transdimensional Protection Division, an organization charged with protecting parallel worlds from harm.
And she calls in a favor from a prominent Nuhaizi Corporation executive named Nakagawa Katsumi, who lets her borrow two employees, Alexis Rillera, a junior researcher into unexplained phenomena, and Arona Gahlrei, a mercenary for hire.
A Form That Fits (TransFun)“Help, help!” The cry pierced the ocean air like a seagull’s squawk. A woman floundered in the surf, her arms barely breaking the surface as she continued to bob up and down, slowly sinking. She was a mile out, too far to reach in time for any swimmer to reach.A Form That Fits (TransFun)3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Or, rather, she was too far out for any human swimmer to reach.
The lifeguard on call, a stereotypical busty blonde, jolted upright. Her eyes picked out the drowning woman and leaped from her tower. Her arms pumped at her sides as she ran towards the surf. As she did, she pulled a small vial from her belt, uncorking it and downing it in one go. Then she placed an injector in her mouth, a cocksure grin on her face.
Then, just like that, she dove into the surf. As soon as her body went fully underwater, a quick transformation swept its way across her body. Her legs merged into a powerful tail, her arms shrinking back into her chest to leave her with a pair of fins. As it did, a small clasp on her bikini bottom un
Welcome To The Games PreviewEveryone was rushing around all day doing their normal jobs all apart from one scientist who was looking for his apprentice who has disappearedWelcome To The Games Preview1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Nano?!" Lalna screamed before everything went dark, the power went out, Lalna sighed in annoyance before he was then teleported into a glass container, everything taken from him and put him in a dark black jump suit, the container started to rise and he shielded his eyes from the burning sun when he noticed he was one of many of his friends in a circle he remembered this all too well...
The Games And That Reaper RidgeDog...
He was expecting to hear the males voice bellow down the speaker but instead it was female, "HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE GAMES!!!" The voice was too familiar...
"Nano?" Lalna looked in fright to see his apprentice standing next to the Reaper...
A World Apart - Ch. 12 - This is Halloween*Mitch*A World Apart - Ch. 12 - This is Halloween2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Have you ever gotten an idea that is a terrible, awful idea but at the same time the best idea you've ever had? That was the perfect description for for the idea I had in my head as I booked it over to Jerome's side.
After about a month and a half of switching back and forth between the human side and the Woodlands, I had grown very accustomed to the area. It would be pretty hard for me to get lost nowadays. And even if I did, I'd be able to defend myself. I'd gotten quite good with a bow; practicing every day really paid off. Jerome even let me join him on hunts before noon if I could make it.
I really liked living in the Woodlands, it was so exciting. However, never had I yet gotten to show any of my world to Jerome. But I had an idea that would change that.
I poked my head through the hatch in Jerome's floor. "Jerome! Biggums!" I called.
He looked up from where he'd been tossing a tennis ball against the opposite wall repeatedly. "Finally,
Thalia's Tale - Ch. 40 - Fort Savannah Thalia pulled in her reigns, stopping Jigsaw s she looked at the town. It was just like your average Western desert town, only it had a big wall surrounding the edge like Wall Maria, an archway making the entrance and as sign hanging from it reading, "Fort Savannah".Thalia's Tale - Ch. 40 - Fort Savannah3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thalia sighed a little. "Well me made it... But at what cost?"
"This was a dangerous mission to begin with." Vern said. "Let's just get this over with so we can go home..."
"This is ridiculous." Thalia said. "Two of our friends could be dead because Clancy craved that damn mineral!"
"Look, Kal, let's just get this over with!" Vern snapped, and rode into the town.
Thalia glared after him. Jigsaw glanced back at her, turning his head slightly. Thalia patted his head. "We're almost there, big guy, just hold on." She said.
The chestnut shook his mane and took off at a slow pace after Vern.
Upon riding into town, Thal