ReleaseLeo was awake.Release5 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was awake and he was smiling, despite his weakness.
He would heal and he would be alright.
Raphael watched, from a few feet away, as Donnie gave their oldest brother yet another checkup, talking about the damage done, about healing times, about this and that and it all turned to white noise in his ears.
With infinite patience, Leonardo sat on the couch, answering whatever Donnie would ask him, smiling reassuringly at the youngest, at April, even managing a small grin for Casey.
When steel-blue orbs rose to find his, Raphael dropped his gaze away and off to the side, unable to meet his brother's eyes.
April blurted about Raphael's vigil at Leo's side and the automatic reply came before he even thought about it. “Eh, it was nothing.”
Leonardo kept his eyes on Raph, noticing the way he tensed, obviously feeling his eyes on him. He smiled.
“Still. Thank you, Raph.” And his brother only tensed more, lips thinning out, giving a stiff shrug.
Jen-In-The-Box“No, Jen! Go on and intern at Horizon Industries! They’ve got the latest tech, you sure won’t be doing busy work!” Jennifer grumbled to herself as she put yet another toy into the replicator.Jen-In-The-Box1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
Granted, the technology itself was really cool stuff--prototype cloning but in a different way. The idea was pretty simple, since matter couldn’t be created or destroyed, the ray simply converted something from one form to another. You put something in the replicator, fired up the beam, hit a target, and poof! Perfect copy.
There were only two problems. The first was that she had to keep her hair in a ponytail behind her head, to ‘avoid contamination’. It was standard lab procedure, but Jennifer had hoped Horizon Industries had moved beyond those archaic techniques. But that was a minor quibble.
Jennifer’s real problem was that since the company was unwilling to test on anything organic, she had t
Scar TissueI don’t know what I hated more: myself, or the fact that my crying woke him up. It couldn’t be later than two in the morning, I had woken up from another nightmare and I found myself huddled in the same spot I always went to in times like these: the bathtub.Scar Tissue1 week ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a bad habit I got myself into since childhood, but the coldness of the tub gave me a comfort most things couldn’t. I had been good about keeping my pain hidden from the rest of the world, but by night it came crawling back to me in the form of dreams and flashes of guilt.
The tears would come before I could stop them and I always found myself in this tub. He never knew, and I never told him. What was the point? I’m a girl stuck in reverse who can’t seem to let go of yesterday and take in the joys of tomorrow. My whole life was like a damaged tape, repeating itself when it shouldn’t and having a hard time moving forward. I always could repress my sobs, and I wondered if I was louder than I
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 Comfort1 week 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
A Glimpse At The Future Adam hated the uniforms. He always had. If it were up to him, there wouldn't be any. The recruits would be allowed to wear whatever they wanted, so long as they had a sword with them. But he knew he'd never be in charge of the Sky Army, so why bother?A Glimpse At The Future1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He sighed and pulled off his uniform blazer, tossing it aside carelessly, leaving him in the dark gray uniform pants and a white tee shirt.
He hated being in the military... He was only here so he wouldn't have to go to school like his family wanted him to. It was odd though; it was almost fun to fight. He sort of liked the thrill of not knowing whether or not you would live or die. As a fifteen year old, average military trainee, it was the most fun he could get.
He hadn't really made any friends yet, even though he'd been in the Sky Army Base for over two months. Most people tended to write him off as either reckless or careless before they even knew his name. Adam didn't disagree
Full Moon - A TransFun Serum Story“So… Still not a fan of Transfun?” Liz bounced a little on her heels as she looked over Beth’s shoulder. All Liz wanted was for her uptight roommate to loosen up for a change, and she felt that the best way to do that was from a little… change. Besides, their little house by the woods was technically Liz’s, so she figured Beth owed her a thing or two.Full Moon - A TransFun Serum Story2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Of course, Beth had no desire to be transformed, even if the blog she’d just read had led her to believe TransFun serums weren’t all bad. Hell, the girl had become a monkey and she still somehow found that to be enjoyable, so how bad could it be? At least, that’s what Liz no doubt wanted her to think. Beth rolled her eyes, drumming her fingers on her desk as she took another sip of her coffee.
“That’s got to be a yes, right?” Liz grinned, combing her fingers through her blue-dyed hair. “This is my favorite bl