The Storyboard - 011The Storyboard - 0116 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A bright red ball of yarn bounced down the hall before rolling to a stop on the carpet. Million, sitting against the wall with her legs crossed, turned her eyes to the ball with a faint whirr. Then she turned her head the other way, to Lily’s face leaning out of the bedroom.
“I only look like a cat, you know,” Million said.
“I know,” Lily said, “I’m running a test.”
Million furrowed her brow. “What test?”
“For a hypothesis.”
“No,” Lily said, “It might taint the data.”
Million sighed, exasperated. She didn’t have to, of course, since she was a robot—specifically a high-end general purpose ani-droid, shaped like an orange bipedal housecat. Although her outer covering mimicked soft orange fur, and her ears tapered to a point, and her electronic eyes narrowed with vertical slits, it was all merely an illusion for the enjoyment of humans.
She was not even that
Spiking the Punch (TF)“Did you just sigh audibly?”Spiking the Punch (TF)7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vanessa started, a guilty flush spreading along her cheeks. She hadn’t meant for anyone to hear that, least of all Nick. Her best friend had a supernatural gift for picking out the exact right things to embarrass her.
“N-no.” Was the best she had to offer. Her cheeks reddened further as she realized the futility of her lie. “Yes.” She sighed the last part, giving up on any hope of a successful façade. On the bright side, he was only bugging her about that, and not on her choice of costume: a sexy dog-girl outfit that her sister had bought her. She’d switched off the costume’s ears and tail almost immediately, disliking how they twitched in time with her emotions.
For a moment, the only sound was the constant beat of the music, an upbeat pop song by some foreign artist. Vanessa stared idly at the dance floor, watching someone in a cheaply 3D-printed costume t
Poke"Oops!" A brown dissolved grunted as he bumped into Starling's shoulder. His group of friends suppressed their laughter poorly.Poke1 hour ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oops!" Starling repeated, but with a much friendlier tone. He tried to be on his way, but was stopped as the dissolved's hand placed firmly onto his shoulder.
"Well hey, Starling. Totally didn't see you there." The brown dissolved said with a somewhat challenging smirk.
The one under Starling's mask, the Ninja, knew this tactic.
The brown dissolved was itching for a fight, and was trying to rile up "Starling" to get one.
Those poor fools...
Starling merely cocked his head innocently and said nothing.
"Say... How about my friends and I treat ya to chilli supper, eh?" The brown dissolved said, the expression of trickery plain on his face, "Just to show ya that we're all friends here..."
The group snickered again.
"No thank you." Starling said and turned to walk away. The brown dissolved's invitation was that to a secluded area, the ninja knew.
The dissolveds we
Live by fire, Lightning POV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkXecJTzjhULive by fire, Lightning POV2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Unload!” Zorath roared to the Council as more fire focused on their position. He sheltered behind Laura’s thickly muscled leg as the dragonesses held the terrorists back a moment longer. Dragons leapt off of the two, firing as they hit the ground. Foxes, lizards, dragons, beasts of prey, and all manner of creatures fell back, clutching their wounds as the Council’s guns hit home.
“Live by fire!” Zorath cried, charging out towards the enemy. Howls rose with him as the dragonesses ceased the conflagration.
“Die by fire!”
The two sides sprinted towards one another, shots snapping off between them as they closed. Zorath deflected a laser on his claws, and saw other dragons stumble from multiple impacts. Three fell, and one didn’t get up again. He snarled t