The HuntWhere the buffalo roam.The Hunt6 days ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
The Fort Greely base was unique for many things.
Arctic testing of military equipment.
Home of the Northern Warfare Training School.
Black Gap Mountaineering Training School.
The Fort Greely Buffalo herd. The American Bison.
In 1928 a small herd was moved from Montana to Fort Greely to save them from extinction.
The vast lay out of the base allowed for them to thrive over the years.
At first they were a curiosity.
By the time I got there they were a huge nuisance.
Bison are not small by no means.
Males can weigh up to 2000 pounds and are a solid as small armored tank.
We hit one standing in the road one foggy day. In a full size 3/4 ton Dodge army truck running about 25 miles per hour.
The front of the truck was crushed in the impact.
The bison skidded across the road off into the ditch.
The animal suddenly jumped to its feet bucking like a rodeo bull.
He turned staring at us.
Then just walked away like nothing happened.
We had to call off air drops on the drop
A simple pingI wake up in the morning to silence, I roll left then right trying to keep myself from going back to sleep. Then a single sound comes from my laptop beside me, ping, I get a big smile knowing this day will be amazingA simple ping6 days ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
movie theater tickles"Come on, it'll be good," Lisa declared confidently, grabbing our popcorn and tugging me into the movie theater. "You'll like it."movie theater tickles6 days ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I rolled my eyes. The movie was one I hadn't heard of before; it was supposed to be a comedy, and though my girlfriend was very excited to see it, it didn't sound like it was going to be that great. "Alright," I said doubtfully. My belly let out a loud growl as we walked into the theater, and I blushed and grabbed a handful of popcorn. Lisa just laughed and tugged me over to a seat in the back of the theater, behind a group of high schoolers.
As soon as we sat down in our seat I propped my ankles up on the row of chair in front of us and tugged up my shirt to fan my stomach. "It's so hot out," I complained. Even though I had on a very thin t-shirt, mini shorts, and flip-flops, it was still too warm. I rucked up my t-shirt until it was bunched up under my breasts, leaving my tummy bare.
"What are you doing?" Lisa giggled. "You goof. What if someone sees you?
Job Contract IJob Contract IJob Contract I1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
It was a hot day just like any other Summer season in June, the bright sunshine shone across the clear blue sky. Everyone one from young to old was out enjoying the good weather everyone except seventeen year old, Jodi Cooper who was stuck in the Job Centre and experiencing the worst side of the weather.
Now young Jodi had just been called by her advisor but she wished she could be outside in the sunshine not stuck in some sweat smelling Centre. Quickly she sat down at her advisors desk and watched as her advisor began to fill out online forms, slowly and painfully going through every single little and minor detail with Jodi.
It was another twenty minutes until they reached the payment forms when Jodi spotted an A4 piece of paper lying next to the keyboard, printed on it was an application for a job titled, “Guide Dog Training Programme”
“Hey, would i be able to get a copy of that application form” Jodi smiled jumping at the chance of never coming
Envy's Note There was once a young goddess named Envy. She would always find, see, or hear things but could never possess or make. One day in the mid fall, as she was walking along a dirt path in a forest, she heard a note play, but it was a quick note. If you were to count it, it would be half a beat. She followed the sound and found that it was a broken music box making that one note. Envy picked up the music box and brought it home to try and fix the music box so she could hear the full song.Envy's Note1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Envy worked day and night trying to fix the music box, but it would only play that one note and show no sign of changing. She would go for hours and even days without food or sleep. In the early winter, she cracked and through the music box at a wall. When it smashed, she understood what she had done and cried knowing that she could never hear the rest of the song or that one note ever again.
Emotion to Literature: ComplainingI'm a middle school teacher. I facilitate learning. One day, a student told me that she is going to fail the upcoming exam, quiz, and as a matter of fact her middle school career. She complained that her teachers do not teach the subjects well enough. She was upset that no one recognizes her work, and she knows--100%--that she is not a "school person."Emotion to Literature: Complaining1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
After she ran out of her breath, I asked her if she wanted things to get better.
She said yes. She said yeah.
Here is what I told her:
"If you won't try harder, why do you expect anything to get better? Have you realized that you 'failed' so many times that you are more used to failing than to succeeding? You are successful at failing. Do not put blame on the teachers, the subject, the school. See for yourself the other students who get A's--they have higher grades for a reason, a reason you do not understand yet. Self-fulfilling prophesy is when your words become seeds of your behavior. Attitudes make who you are. So, at this rate, yes.
Buddy meBy the way, If you have a animaljam account, FRIEND ME! My username is Mazykid. the cool looking wolf LOL Im on now, im always on.Buddy me1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
LSD and Tomato Soup....A question of RealityWe all stood there as they led the cook away in handcuffs.LSD and Tomato Soup....A question of Reality1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Meanwhile the walls were melting and sound had the most wonderful colors.
Oh, first to explain this phenomena.
Our cook had been denied leave for Christmas so he decided to get even.
He purchased over 300 hits of LSD.
Not to sell.
To spike the community coffee pot the officers drank from.
Deny his leave will they.......he planned to get even.
What he did not know is this was the only coffee available as the other "enlisted" brewer went on the blink and was out of service. The officers decided to "share" theirs with us grunts.
Hey, in the Army we are one big green family.
Dysfunctional but a family none the less.
I too had taken two cups of the spiked java.
I thought something was up when my hands felt rubbery and colors filled the air as I moved them.
I was not ignorant of LSD. It was the drug of my generation. Timothy Leary said it would open our minds to become one with the light of the universe.
All I knew is it looked reall
A really bad day.The OV-10A Bronco.A really bad day.1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Twin engine ground attack aircraft.
Two seater front to rear.
Was in the process of replacing the older push me pull you Cessna Skymaster.
The Bronco could carry a heavier load of ordinance so when flying close support it not only could draw enemy fire it could turn back and deliver some weaponry.
The Skymaster primarily would come back striking with white phosphorus to mark the target area for the napalm run.
This test in Alaska was a low level drop of a new type retarded bomb. Bombs that deployed a chute or fins to slow the fall allowing the aircraft to escape the blast radius. This particular bomb was designed to near the ground then detach its chute igniting a solid fuel rocket motor to accelerate it into the target as a deep penetrator. This stuff is all now common and we saw it used in Iraq and such but back in 74 this was new stuff.
I had taken part in building the bunker so I got to watch it being destroyed.
The Bronco turned in to make a practice run to line
early-morning tickles"Raaachel."early-morning tickles1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
There was a poke to my side, and then a hand gently shaking my shoulder. I groaned and rolled to face away from Lisa, burying my head in my pillow - it was too early to wake up, and I was too tired. I yawned and almost didn't hear Lisa say, "Time to wake up, sleepyhead."
I shook my head and murmured, "No."
Though I expected Lisa to start shaking me again, she just settled back against the pillows and said, sounding amused, "Well, don't blame me when you're late for work."
I huffed out a sigh and rolled over. "Don't wanna get up," I mumbled. I stretched, and the camisole that I'd worn to bed as a pajama top rose up over my stomach, leaving most of my belly exposed. I idly scratched my stomach and added, "No motivation," before letting out another yawn.
Lisa rolled her eyes at me. "I can see that, little-miss-lazy."
My tummy gave a hungry, early-morning, breakfast-expecting growl that made me briefly consider getting up, before reaching behind me and putting my pillow over my
Untitled #10I see her there, smilingUntitled #101 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Leaning into him
Yet they don't see it
I want to hate him
I want to take his place
I can not hate him
For she is happy there
Love is more important
Than my own desires.
TRS Ep. 1: Starting a Team..Episode 1: Starting a Team..TRS Ep. 1: Starting a Team..1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Apirl 19, 1864, Raina's 151'st Brithday.
It was was the morning, will early morning of Rainathena's birthday, when Evangelina a.k.a Eva. was sitting in the back yard watching her works or as people back in them time's called "slaves." She couldn't see what Raina would need that many of them and not just do it herself, but that was the way she like it, is to have works; tell the day comes she will need them for a new job, see how at this time the what will look like her lab/ hospital is still being worked on. Amia River was just walking outside to see Eva sitting down just watching the slaves.
Amia: you know, Raina doesn't use them as Slave, just helpers.
Eva: them why on Hiver are people call them slaves?
(** Hiver is a Home of the God's on Eva's plant. and Raina's God's***)
Amia: not sure on that, but how should i know them only a kid.
Eva: oh yea i forgot, that you are still young. not say that in a mean way.
Amia: no, it o
rachel's ticklish tummy"I'm so hungry," I whined, pouting at my girlfriend Lisa. We were lying together on my bed, her head pillowed on my stomach while she was writing notes for one of her classes.rachel's ticklish tummy1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
With her ear pressed up against my belly she giggled and said, "I know," just as another loud growl rumbled through my aching stomach. "You should get some food."
I rolled my eyes at her. "I will if you let me up."
Instead of moving, Lisa threw one of her legs over mine and flipped over, nuzzling her face into my belly. "I'm not the one with a grumbly tummy," she answered, speaking into my stomach. Even through my t-shirt it tickled, and I couldn't help but grin.
Lisa smirked at me. "Why are you smiling? You know I'm not gonna let you go now, don't you?" My stomach gurgled hungrily, and Lisa gave it a pat. "Poor belly. Rachel doesn't pay enough attention to you, does she? Well don't worry, I'll give you loads of attention. In fact, you can be my new art canvas!"
"Hey!" I exclaimed as Lisa sat up and stra
Blog #3 A very true, and very sad storyI don't want to put a damper on anything, but this is a rather sad, and very true story.Blog #3 A very true, and very sad story1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
If you are one of the many friends I have lost, I ask that you read this all the way through, and perhaps you will understand why I act the way I do.
When I was 4 my birth mother gave me up for adoption. Not because she couldn't take care of me, but because I was the living image of all the pain she had gone through. The only reason I am here today is because a man took my mother when she was only 13, and he like the soul-less low life he is, raped her...
In my eyes, she saw her past
In my laugh, she heard her screams
And in my smile, she felt her pain.
And that is something no person should have to live with, so she gave me and my older brother, up for adoption. Not long after we were both adopted into a loving family. But I never allowed myself to feel comfort here, I never can and I never will. I'd feel like I was allowing my mother to be replaced.
I'd do anything, and everything to find my moth
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The hijacker of funThe hijacker of fun1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
One day in Ponyville an earth pony was driving an engine-powered vehicle. He was an appliance repair-pony.
"Hmm, maybe it would've been fast enough if I just walked to the other side of town... then again, this is waaay more fun. Oh, hi Caution!", he said as he saw his unicorn friend.
"Hi... did you make that?"
"Yeah. Heh, you wouldn't believe the trouble I got in the first time I tried the G-Carriage. Anyway, I'm going to that cafe at the other side of Ponyville, their fridge isn't working. Need a ride?"
"Really? You're offering a ride after saying you once got in trouble when you rode it? Or maybe I'm just paranoid. Scoot."
After a while, Caution said:"Uuuugh, can we slow down? I'm getting nauseous."
"We've been driving for five minutes."
"But it's my first tiiime!"
"Just look at something on the horizon."
Soon, Gear dropped Caution off, but just at that moment, an earth pony approached the two, looking upset.
"That's a nice invention you got there. I bet it really makes you st
EWhen you first met her, it was under the pretense of trying to be civil with your girlfriend's friends. You had what may have been considered a poor track record with assuming they all wanted to fuck her (and she did nothing to assure you that that fear was unfounded) but you were giving her new best friend a shot, out of the kindness of your heart.E1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Your first impression of her was that she was intensely shy, or that maybe she just didn't like you at all. She sat down in the backseat of your car while you complained about how hard it was to find her house and how bad she was at giving directions. So maybe you came on a little strong. It surprised you that you cared what she thought.
She came over to stay at your girlfriend's sister's house one night with the two of you. Your girlfriend's niece had just gotten a new bunny rabbit so your girlfriend was distracted trying to show off her "knowledge" in her niece's room. You sat on the living room sofa cursing at Grand Theft Auto V while sh
Escape, Escape I had a dream the other day, I woke in a cold sweat, a little scared.Escape, Escape1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I—I, turned the light on my phone and looked around. I do that sometimes because I'm scared.
But this time I turned it on by accident I was checking the time. 2:22am. And 22 seconds.
I checked the clock at 2:22:22 I must have woken earlier.
As I'm laying there trying to count the seconds it takes to sit up, find my phone and check the time after accidentally turning the light on. I remembered my dream.
I wake in a cold sweat realizing I'm late but I don't know why. And that's fine.
Riiight, that's what its called.
So I must have slept dressed because I head straight out—
Of a third story window and keep running along the roof. All I know at this moment is I need to get going, faster still."
Family? Children? I'm telling you I have the Devils fear in me. I know then, I just want to survive.
—I'm not dying—
Blog #2About a week ago, on Saturday. Me and my aunt and my 8-year-old cousin went to a comic con. The only reason I went was because I DEEPLY hoped to see a Loki costume. But unfortunately, I didn’t see one. But I did see several MLP costumes e~e I would have never gone because I HATE crowds of people. Anyway, after we went to the comic con, my aunt thought it would be nice to strole through a GRAVEYARD! And i had never been in a grave yard... EVER! I've only seen them through the car window. My aunt is practicing to become a photographer and for some reason a grave yard seemed to be an apealing way to start...Blog #21 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
So we went and she was taking pictures and what not, and we were walking, then out of the blue, the ground feels very soft and its dipped down somewhat. Theres grass there and everything, but the ground felt softer than usual. I imediantly ran to the path way, you know the road thin, and I took about there steps and felt a hard lump in the ground. No joke, my aunt felt it
Unending WonderThe mountain rose in the darkness, hidden and unknowable behind a cloak of clouds. Around its peak and slopes the dragons of Al'kamzir swooped and dove, their song a spell of wondering sleep to any who strayed close enough to hear it. The still air curved to their whim, lines being cut through the clouds in the wake of their passage, and scarlet and blue fire blossomed in the greyness, setting their scales shining.Unending Wonder1 week ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Further down the slopes the ghul wailed and screamed in their hunger, the torment that they suffered from the dragon's songs adding to their agony and ecstasy. Grey skins and rotting hair were savaged by the winds that cut up the lower slopes. Yellow teeth like a row of displaced tombstones filled each mouth, grinding and desperate to feed, cut off from their food by that which savaged them.
In the woods of the lower slopes the dryads slipped through the trunks and hunted the wisps that sought to consume their sap. Eyes that were rheumy with run