Trust Machines - StalkingTrust Machines - StalkingTrust Machines - Stalking1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Hey Tina, have you seen Joel anywhere?” Penny asked her friend worriedly as they walked from cheerleading practice to study hall. “I thought he was just off skiing with his folks this weekend, but when they got back they said they hadn’t seen him and thought he was with me...”
“Bah,” said the blonde. “What are you doing still mooning after him after what he did?”
Penny shook her head in confusion, sending her dark curls bobbing. “What? What are you talking about?”
“I heard from Rochelle that Candace’s brother said that Joel was stalking you. What a creep, he should just take no for an answer.”
“Stalking me?” Penny’s eyes went wide, then she started to giggle. “No, he wasn’t stalking me, he got himself Venned into stockings for me. So I could wear him for my chem final on Friday. He didn't have
DOGgirl12 (TransFun)Cindy grinned from ear to ear, bouncing on her heels as she waited for her roommate to get back from the restroom. They'd both applied for Delta Omicron Gamma, and the two couldn't be happier. Thankfully, Linda's trip wasn't that long, and the brunette rejoined Cindy after just a few minutes' wait.DOGgirl12 (TransFun)1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Hey, did I miss anything?” The girl whispered, looking back to the podium at the front of the room.
“No, we're waiting for this 'surprise announcement' from the head of the sorority.” Cindy whispered back, brushing a hand through her raven-black hair. She nodded as the girl in question finally took center stage.
Emilia Claire Duncan, president and Cindy's sponsor, cleared her throat anxiously. The girl smiled a little nervously, then cleared her throat before speaking. “You've all been TransFunned as part of our new tradition!” She squeaked, spreading her arms wide.
There was just a moment of silence that greeted her words. Then, after that, came a minor
Starcrossed || OneElise winced as her ship gave another shudder. The small shuttle-class space vehicle was on its last leg, and she was barely a third of the way to her destination. The Allied Planets will not be happy when I turn up late, she thought ruefully, as she typed in another brief command on her console. An unexpected malfunction in one of her ship's rudders had caused it to snap off, taking part of her communications apparatus with it. So, the range for her distress calls was dismally narrow.Starcrossed || One1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She needed to find a safe place to land. The nearest known planet was still far away, especially with her ship limping along like it was. There was a considerable planet looming in her viewscreen nearby, but no data seemed to exist for it. At best, the atmosphere would be able to support her body, but the terrain ... she could see nothing about the terrain through the thick clouds roiling around every inch of the place.
A red light began blinking politely on one of t
Snow GlobeSnow Globe1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It's magic, mum".
Lillian Regent glanced at her daughter Kira, who was turning an old-fashioned trinket in her hands, from behind her collection of scientific articles.
"Of course it's not, Kira. And now allow me to read the article". And she put her earplugs back on.
But Kira definitely liked this item. Unlike other children, she hardly ever screamed and shouted, but if she wanted something very very much... The snow globe indeed was perfectly uncommon. Quite large, and the glass out of which it was made was of orange shade instead of colorless, and there wasn't just a little house inside, but a whole city out of glittering golden metal, which was more like a huge citadel out of a sci-fi movie. The writing on the globe's wooden base said GALLIFREY.
"Look, mum. I didn't turn it over, and everything moves inside. And it shines..."
"Give it to me".
Kira started and raised her head - this voice's owner had just walked from behind the close
SW: BelovedJaeriel looked up from her place lying on her bunk in the small cabin she had aboard the Axiom as her door chime sounded.SW: Beloved1 week ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Come in,” she called.
The door hissed open to reveal a sheepish Orchid, the blue skinned chiss girl shifted nervously, diverting her red eyes from Jaeriel's own dark blue.
“Jae, sorry to bother you.” Orchid said shiftily. “But my refresher is busted...can I use yours?”
Jaeriel smiled and nodded as she sat up. “Go right ahead, you don't have to ask something like that Orchid.”
Orchid nodded, coming into the tiny cabin as the door closed behind her as she reached up and pulled her shirt off, blushing under Jaeriel's intent gaze. Jaeriel sensed the other girl's discomfort and quickly looked away from her disrobing.
“Yeah,” Jaeriel replied.
“Do...do you really want to do this?”
Jaeriel frowned, turning to look at Orchid's back as she stood in front of the refresher door.
STC: Federation Graffiti: PrologueSTC: Federation Graffiti: Prologue2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
September 4, 2269
The worst thing about being in the brig was the boredom. There was nothing to do except sleep or sit around and think. No music to listen to, nothing to read, not even cards to play with. Jan Koor, the Calypso’s transporter chief, was currently occupying the cell’s only bunk, asleep and snoring slightly. Since there wasn’t even a chair, Garadun was sitting on the floor with his back to the wall. Starbase security had relieved them of their weapons and communicators – at least as far as they knew. The two men had been given a search after being arrested, but it hadn’t been a very thorough one.
Which was why security hadn’t found the switchblade Garadun kept in a hidden pocket beneath his jacket collar, or the small stiletto Jan had stashed in his right boot, the sheath concealed in the thick leather. They had no plans to use the weapons, yet it was nice to know they were there. The Sta
CHAPTER 3 - INITIATIONCHAPTER 3 - INITIATION3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stared on as Apricot drowned her pancakes in syrup. I felt like I was going to throw up my toast into my bowl of cereal. I took a gulp of apple juice before confronting her, “Apricot, you can stop pouring syrup now.”
Apricot defended herself, “Hey, sap from Forever Fall has been said to encourage clean and healthy skin. I’m just relying on this syrup to deliver those goods.”
Raven took the bottle from Apricot’s hand and examined the label. She laid the bottle down on the table and sighed, “Apricot, this syrup wasn’t made from Forever Fall tree sap.”
Ivory added, “The syrup would’ve been a pinkish red if it had.” After drawing a tree in the peanut butter on her toast, she ate it.
I saw the colour drain from Apricot’s face. Tearfully, she mourned her pancakes, “What have I done?”
DedicatedAll things begin in darkness.Dedicated5 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Darkness is where we spring from, and it is where we shall all return…some of us sooner than others.
It is ironic, I suppose, that we all assume light is life…light is a falsehood. In light, things rot, things die. In the darkness, we live forever.
There is a cult of the Dark Oblivion, and it has spread quickly, like wildfire, like plague infesting all places that light doesn’t touch—I am proud; perhaps there is some hope for humans after all.
Of course, there would be no need for the cult had not humans been foolish.
The day we tried to extend our lives, we sealed our death.
The day that we eliminated disease, we brought the axe down upon our own necks.
Humans are so egocentric; we think ourselves the rulers of ourselves, of this world—we fancy ourselves gods. There is only one god: death.
I am roused from my musings, grudgingly, by Sophia. She, unlike I, believes in the good of the world.
“Luis, Juan says it’s ti
CrossroadsCrossroads4 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Honey." He rubbed her shoulder, then brushed his hand across her face. "Time to get up."
"I don't wanna go out there," she mumbled. "The animals are weird."
"They're not weird. They're aliens."
"That's the weird part."
He smiled. "It's an alien planet. It would be weird if they weren't aliens. They're normal for here."
"You think it's normal for an animal's neck to be solid bone with porcupine quills growing out of it?"
"Well of course it sounds weird if you put it that way."
"I don't wanna be here anymore," she mumbled.
The statement hung in the air. He pulled his hand away.
"What do you want to do?" he asked gently. "Do you want to go home?"
"I don't know. I just don't...I can't stay here anymore. I don't like weird things the way you do." She paused. "Everything you like is weird."
"I like you, and you're not weird."
"Yes I am."
The knot in his stomach grew as she reached for the bottle of pills.
Meatless"It's not meat you know."Meatless17 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He'd slipped up silently beside me at the meat counter and was pointing to the shrink-wrapped flat of striploin I was holding.
"They print those, from meat flavoured engineered inks, but they're not meat."
As I turned to look at him, he withdrew slightly and glanced furtively around, shrinking into the hooded sweater he was wearing.
"LeGrange and Baxter, those are real meat. Grown in a field, real. Not those ones though, they're all printed."
I put the steak down and looked further down the coolers at the LeGrange display.
"Your jeans too, not cotton. They sell them as cotton, but it's not organically grown cotton, it's engineered. Ever wonder why it itches? You should stick to Levi Strauss and Company, quality clothing for over one hundred and sixty years."
It took a moment to process that the man was just talking about Levi's. I stopped and took a look around. This was the strangest man I'd bumped into at the grocery store in recent memory.
"You're a jean sn
Power Rangers Super MegaforceGreetings Power Rangers and Super Sentai fans.This literature is about what's with Super Megaforce hate and my opinion about it.But before all that let me give you an introduction.Power Rangers Super Megaforce2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Power Rangers Super Megaforce is 21st Anniversary celebrating 20th Anniversary of Power Rangers series.It is based from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.Super Megaforce focuses on the Rangers' mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past.Unfortunately,the series has received a huge negative reception for many reasons.I will give reasons with that.Keep in mind that the reasons are random order and NOT my opinions at all!
1: I HATE SUPER MEGAFORCE!IT DIDN'T SHOW TOMMY WAS FIGHTING!
Ans: Yes.It is on
D-con nation: Frenzy and Rumble's RequestI took my place on the medbay’s ceiling in a little out of the way corner, Berths were arranged in rows and the medics were scattered among them, I was there for two: Nightblade; quiet, always in the background, always in the dark. And Gnarl; a mech trapped in his alt mode, but refusing to let it stop him.. I wonder where he found a feline with long thin legs in its chest. But all of that is beside the point.D-con nation: Frenzy and Rumble's Request2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The day had yet to begin as I settled against the ceiling, optics scanning across the wide room I was unfortunately all too familiar with. The medbay was surprisingly empty right now, I figured with all the infighting we kept the medics in a rush.
“Now I feel like I need to do more....” Killswitch’s voice echoed out from somewhere in the back of my mind, I ran my digits across the side of my helm and hissed, pushing him back as much as I could. The main door slid open slowly with the step of paws clanking between them as they parted, Gnarl had
Star Wars Awakening: Ep V: Cloud City duelAfter the destruction of the Fell Star, the Ylissians have begun losing ground in the war. They went into hiding on the remote icy world of Ferox, but were soon attacked by the Plegian AT-AT Walkers. A group consisting of Morgan, Inigo Solo, his trusty first mate Yarne, Brady, and Norie2 went on a diplomatic mission to Bespin, while Lucina traveled to the swamp world of Dagobah, where she would begin her training under the ancient Nagite master Tiki. Soon, Lucina saw a vision of Morgan and Inigo being captured by Vader at the Cloud City. Despite protests and warnings from both Tiki and Chrom's spirit, Lucina went to Bespin. With her Light-Falchion and blaster, she raced to save her friends, but soon changed her course to a carbon-freeze chamber, where a fated duel was about to beginStar Wars Awakening: Ep V: Cloud City duel2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Lucina: Who is in here?
Lucina then saw a dark figure standing at the top of a few steps, looking down at her. It was Vader
Vader: The dragon is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Nagite yet.
Essence excerpt 2 - StevenA/N: Since he won the poll, here’s one of Steven’s shorter scenes with a transition into one of Daemon’s at the end. Like the last excerpt, it’s still pretty rough, so feedback is not only welcome but treasured and mounted on my wall…except not really. Please. I’m not that creepy.Essence excerpt 2 - Steven2 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This takes place on Alice’s fifth day, her second in the “oasis.” She is uncertain how her new acquaintances will affect her future, which is largely uncertain itself; despite her plans to leave the hideout, she enjoys their company after so much isolation.
I don’t think anything needs explaining other than “Dave” and “Sonya,” two radio hosts from an unsettling broadcast Alice hears on her second night, and Ivan’s partners: Grime is “short” and “always fuming” like before, as Steven says, but Putrice now has a robotic arm. The "game" Steven and Acer mention is the "c
F-Zero: Seppuku 3/3 - Lap 83F-Zero: Seppuku 3/3 - Lap 831 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That following afternoon, Seppuku and friends had returned to Mute City with no fish—but a good time. Of course, Chiya now fully understood the situation at hands. She didn't want to believe that Seppuku might consider giving up and taking the easy path to victory, but experience showed that whenever Seppuku doubted a mission's plausibility, he was often times correct. Black Shadow was a menace on society as a whole; the only bright side of his existence was that it gave natural enemies—like Magica and Mysteria—a common enemy.
The lieutenant had the long term aspiration of leading a regular life, a life that he was forbidden to experience due to his programming. He wanted to grow old as a mercenary and bounty hunter, but he desired to do so happily. Given his current condition, he could only live a content life, but never one of true happiness. If there was any chance of contradicting this sad reality, it would come as a result of Black Shadow's demise.
Peacemaker and ThemistoclesConversation between the Peacemaker and ThemistoclesPeacemaker and Themistocles1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
P: Trust in man. (sneers). You know what man is capable of. You remember. If it wasn’t the ovens, it was the suicide bombers. If it wasn’t genocide it was nuclear war. You remember Syria? You remember how over 200,000 people died and the world watched? You remember Boko Haram and the hashtag campaign? 300 girls gone and the world only mustered enough interest to tweet a 150 character message. And remember ISIS? An entire region going to Hell and the only reaction with stunned silence and denial. Yes, trust humanity and watch them destroy each other. Where is your dignity, George? Where is your sense of decency? Humanity is a disgusting, self-interested, spineless glutton that cannot function without a guardian. They are pathetic creatures, barely evolved enough to stand up on their own. No, we trusted them once and they nearly destroyed each other. Never again. You of all people should know that.
T: We were going to help
Dragon's WishThe egg stood there one morning, among dirty tents and piles of trash, on the burnt ground within a circle of stones. It was as tall as a grown man, and suitably wide, its smooth jade-like surface criss-crossed by meandering veins of gold that swirled into ever more intricate patterns, smaller than the eye could see. High above, the tops of fir trees swayed in the wind, but under the forest canopy the air was still and almost warm.Dragon's Wish1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Presently a man emerged from a half-collapsed tent on the edge of the clearing, wearing only a loincloth and a layer of grime. He stretched, knotted muscles coiling like snakes around arms as thick as an elephant's trunk, and walked groggily towards the boulder that stood watch off to a side, where a footpath started downwards among giant roots. Someone was sleeping there, bundled in a fur, and he prodded the prone shape with an impatient foot.
"Get up, you green brute. You were supposed to wake me at dawn."
The orc snarled, showing big yellow teeth made to
Ishikawa BLACK (Hors-Serie Spectrum)Ishikawa BLACK (Hors-Serie Spectrum)1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
De loin il ressemblait à un Spectre comme les autres mais Ishikawa savait, lui, quels étaient ses crimes et quels étaient ses connexions. Il savait que l'homme qui marchait maintenant une dizaine de mètres devant lui n'avait aucun honneur et il savait qu'il ne pourrait jamais le faire juger.
Ishikawa était désormais un Spectre lui aussi. Il avait spécifiquement choisit cette voie pour se retrouver dans ce type de situation. Encore qu'il n'avait pas imaginé tomber sur l'un d'eux, ici à Hell-Point. Ni surtout devoir agir dans l'ombre... Mais cela importait peu, il avait déjà géré ce type de situation par le passé.
Le couloir de la station était vide mais il ne pouvait agir ici, c'était trop risqué. Pour le moment Ishikawa se contentait de suivre et d'observer l'homme, guettant une opportunité où une faille à exploiter ultérieurement. L'homme rejoignit le plateau central où il cro
Cold, Brand, ElectricityPractice, practice, practice. That's the key. I have to get a hold on this power. I can't be sending bolts of electricity at everyone that annoys me.Cold, Brand, Electricity1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Perhaps it's unlocked by emotions. Negative ones. Anger, rage, fear.
Aren't rage and anger the same thing?
Yes, Hayley, but this is physics not English Language.
This isn't technically physics either, Mr Spektor.
It's close enough.
Not close enough if Leese catches you.
You mean us.
I mean you. He’s already made my life a misery, and will continue to do so. You however, he seems to like. Well, maybe not like, but he doesn’t make a habit of beating you up at every available opportunity.
Is that what those bruises are?
Of course. Did you just think I was exceptionally clumsy? Oh don’t give me that look. You want me to report him don’t you?
Are you seriously that naïve? That man controls this place and everyone in it. If I so much as passed a note to someone complaining about him he
Paradox Gem - Day 28Josh ran straight into the Bandit's wall of digitized binary code and got knocked off his feet. He felt groggy and looked up to see the Bandit falling through a giant green O, to god knows where. “Dammit!” Josh shouted. “Come back here and fight me like a man!”Paradox Gem - Day 281 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He got his reply in the form of a drop-kick to the back of his head. The Bandit disappeared through another portal below him as Josh hit the ground. He growled. This was getting annoying. He felt like he'd been at this for hours. Again and again, trying to deal with this clever little cunt.
It started off pretty normally. The sly little bastard ran into him while he was walking home and nicked his wallet. Josh, of course, gave chase. He hounded him for a while before things started getting weird. The Bandit had started using a strange power supernatural shit or something. It just defied logic.
A zero appeared out of thin air. The Bandit ran through it and appeared half-way across the city. After that, it
Runner ch9 pt IV Erras didn’t visit.Runner ch9 pt IV3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Clippous didn’t come to chat.
Not even Delus, Hepae, or anyone from Wasjyu 23.
Until a nurse, I'm assuming the station based on the white uniform, similar to Vance’s, yet cut differently and two silver squares on his collar, came in and checked our vitals. Well, maybe not vitals as the machines did that and probably fed it all in to a screen to some nurse’s station. He leaned in close to the unconscious ones, the sleep-talker awaking at his touch. He said something to her with a smile, the now-not-sleep-talker nodded and responded, and then the nurse turned to the reader and asked her something.
He came to me last and asked, “Are you feeling well?”
“Are you hungry?”
I shook my head. I hadn’t thought of that and couldn't think of the last time I ate.
“Can I see Erras?”
A Day At the Circus (TransSec 4)“Hey. Nothing risky.” Gerald, spread across a pair of connected beds, looked at his team sternly. He was still recovering from the blows Raptor had inflicted upon himself, and though he was strong enough to take on any man—at least, in his own words, but Mira was a little concerned for his safety against ‘Balancers’, as they were called.A Day At the Circus (TransSec 4)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
His team of three simply laughed. Daz and Ilos gave each other a knowing look while Fiona ran a hand through her team leader’s hair. She snorted with laughter as the big man’s leg instinctively kicked, and he looked down to it with a scowl.
“See? Mira was right; you do need to be kept here. If our opponent had a bone, you’d be helpless.” She winked, brushing some of her golden hair past her ear.
“Impertinent girl.” He muttered under his breath, trying to hide the fact that the thought of a bone had caused him to salivate a little. That last dog transformation had really sank deep,
The Squirrelly Sibling (TransFun)Debby frowned, hearing her mother’s discontented sigh even from the family room. Dad couldn’t have made it home from work, having been caught up in a ‘networking party’.The Squirrelly Sibling (TransFun)1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the bright side, this wasn’t a holiday like Christmas, so it wasn’t too devastating. Then again, the fourth of July was still an intimate enough holiday to merit sadness. Not to mention that it meant that it was her mom’s favorite holiday.
This had all led up to now: Debby sitting her room before her webcam, a TransFun serum in her hand. She looked at the blinking light with a small smile, recording the video for future posterity. Her eighteen-year-old self smiled back in the little recording icon, her dirty blonde hair looking gorgeous against the azure walls to her room.
“Hi Youtube, I’m DebbyDares12, and today I’ll be transforming into a pet for my mom.” She grinned a little shyly. This would be popping her TransFun cherry, and if anyone would love
Prinzy's Plushies (TransSec 2)The world whirled around Team Saber, their teleportation runes ebbing to a halt. It left the tell-tale sign of a burn emblem in the ground—their return point. The four smartly checked their surroundings, then the leader activated his communicator.Prinzy's Plushies (TransSec 2)1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Base, this is Saber. In position now, moving in.” Gabriel kept it terse, partly to be professional and partly to keep the team’s second in command from finding fault with his statement. The dark-skinned man sent the Frenchwoman a quick glance to check if she’d had fault.
Lueur wasn’t that bad of a magician, but she’d only been a stage magician beforehand. Unfortunately, that directly led to the next largest strain to this working relationship. The other two members of the team, Becca and Dani, were her assistants. Neither of them had a problem with being led by Gabriel, but it drove their master positively mad.
“What’s the assignment?” Becca asked, ignoring the withering scowl Leuer