SheepLincoln’s hat was ten feet tall as he gave the Gettysburg address. He’d have to remove it to don his helmet before boarding the spaceship. The in-flight movie was Mel Brooks’ “History of the World Part 99.” Who’d want to miss that? My fingers and toes ached from the cold, but I held my place in the crowd, shivering. Oprah said we could all go, and that was good enough for me. I still didn’t see how thousands of us would fit in, but I’d learned to trust her over the years. Ed McMahon (or was it Manfred Mann?) stood by me holding a huge Publisher’s Clearinghouse check. He didn’t look well. We were going to the toppermost of the poppermost, Johnny. Cat Fred be damned. ‘50s housewives be damned. We were on our way to heaven, and God was the pilot. A small man with a colander hat began to shuffle us into the ship. We were on our way, warts and all, bleating like sheep. All happily ready to board the USS Abattoir.Sheep14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Born of Lightning and Death ( Hijack )Jack mumbled quietly, his arm tightening around Hiccup. The viking and the spirit were fast asleep, snuggling in the pitch blackness of Hiccup's bedroom. With a soft squeak, Hiccup curled up in a tighter ball, clasping the corner of the fluffy blanket. Jack had insisted on it, the viking had been shivering in his sleep and it was December on Berk.Born of Lightning and Death ( Hijack )23 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jack smirked in his sleep- no shivering. Just a peaceful night with the sleepy brunette tucked under his arm.
Jack shrieked, jumping up in the bed, clutching the blanket.
Half-asleep, he flung open the shutters of the window, whacking Toothless with a well-aimed pillow.
" Born of lightning and death itself indeed! SHUT UP TOOTHLESS I'M SLEEPING!!"
With a grumble, Jack flopped back down on the bed, wrapping his arms around a very shaken, very sleepy, and very wide-eyed Hiccup.
A reasonOur loveA reason3 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
You had to
A single one
Sherman's Mother"Are you alright, my dear?"Sherman's Mother11 hours ago in Settings More Like This
Mr. Peabody’s attention had been drawn to a shifting in a nearby alleyway. He squinted at the dark, hunched figure. He guessed it was a woman from the sound of her voice. Unfortunately for her, she was retching. Despite the repulsion, the dog kept a good distance away while she finished emptying her stomach. For a few moments she didn’t move and Mr. Peabody stepped forward to see if she was alright, hand extended.
But at that moment she raised herself up, almost tripping up on her dress. She swayed outside onto pavement lit by the streetlamps, the pale light reflecting off her shiny, auburn hair. She glanced down at Mr. Peabody.
"Whadda you want, mutt?”
Mr. Peabody showed little sign of offence, knowing fully well that she was still under the influence and therefore not thinking straight. “I was just concerned for your well-being, ma’am.”
"Huh. My well-being. That’s a joke… Along with eeeverything
A Warriors Challenge - Chapter 1A Warriors Challenge - Chapter 122 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The voice shuddered the earth and I was instantly awakened, aware that anger hung with a dew-like veil over the lands. I shuddered slightly, this voice sending icy chills down my spine. My grandfather, Alexander, has obviously found another 'fault' in me. I sigh heavily, not wanting to get up to another minute in the night.
“TORAK, HERE, NOW!”
I knew he wouldn't give up so I heaved myself up, careful not to awaken anyone else and walked sulkily over to him.
He glares at me. Then he begins to walk, his fragile body soon to break at any fall.
“Follow me please. This is another lesson I want you to learn.”
I sigh again. A protest was about to escape my mouth but his tail flicked to my muzzle cut it short. I hang my head and follow quietly behind him, shaking my head to try and keep the sleep from overcoming my head again. My grandfather walked with surprising speed and quietness, and soon stood by a lake, waiting for me
midnight misery.my hands were cold,midnight misery.18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
so i asked you for some warmth
and you gave me your heart
but someone stole it
while i slept
and now my whole body
TexasTexas is a bleary terraceTexas22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the Gulf of Hades,
chock full o’ schismatic
deifiers and defilers,
the occasional tuft of verdancy,
rare scholars of luminance,
and thank god for this:
Embroidered 13 (LevixReader AU)Embroidered 13 (LevixReader AU)6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was nightfall by the time the storm blew over. The streets of Rose township were slightly flooded with little debris from trees and garbage. Petra decided to spend the night and went home to get some clothes. As for you, of course you had to stay and watch Levi, whose fever was starting to let up a little bit. After that whole incident, you refused to look at him or even speak to him. Of course he was pissed off about it but he didn't let it show. He pretended not to care, which was a big mistake. He finished his second part of his experiment by seeing how you'd react if he did something that caught you by surprise, which was a big success. But the third and final step of his plan was interrupted by Petra. The third step would have concluded your feelings for him. Your acceptance of him. He was looking forward to tasting your lips. And hearing you moan his name as he kissed your flesh sent him over the edge. He was going to make you his right then and there, but because of Pe
CryingCan I hold it in any longer?Crying23 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can I resist the strain?
Can i keep my tears way back,
Back from where they came?
They see me every day,
a smile on my face.
What they don't see are my eyes.
Sad and glazed over,
To scared to fall over.
The odds were never in my favor.
Crying, then is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of being strong for far to long.
The Celestial GuardianAndes entered the grove with an ominous stare. The eerie greens and browns of the thick forest canopy swayed gently among the high gale like some solemn ritual. A pool rippled on the far corner of the grove, showering the dewy grass with rainbows of blurred water vapor. The high moon provided scant light among the shrouded silhouettes of trees and bushes, sending a linear wave of cold fear tracing down Andes' spine. He carefully dropped a hand to his scabbard and entered the grove.The Celestial Guardian15 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A thick smell brought his cautious approach to a halt as abruptly as a thunderclap. Something gave the young man pause, something faintly sour like decaying flesh. His hand hovered idly above his sword's hilt, unable to make the final descent and withdraw his steel blade. Andes felt as if he was drowning. His lungs strained to expand and inhale the life oxygen that his body was so desperately in need of. Swirling, shadowy tendrils leaped into being and traced along the forest canopy, sinuously circling the y
Write Your Namestep up, sonWrite Your Name22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
to the chakra board
write your name
you're someone else
and the problems
the front of the class
eat the frog
the fetal pig
within you screams
pin me down to
wax, i curl
like the skin
that god meant
for someone else
you're someone else
and the problems
Demon Exorcist Reader Insert Ch.18 Blades CrossDemon Exorcist Reader Insert Ch.18 Blades Cross1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rin led the group on with his sword in hand as it was encased to preserve the blue flames that were raging inside. Yukio and Shura were frantically following behind Rin, but the other students stayed back in fear.
"Dammit, how the Hell did we get sucked up into this?" Bon spoke up to Konekomura and Shima as he dashed behind.
"C'mon, Bon, this is '____________' we're talking about..." Konekomura's voice spurted out in a saddened monotone voice as he looked up.
"Yeah, of course I care, but why do we have to follow that demonic bastard?!" Bon made sure his voice projected towards Rin.
Rin felt his feet plant into the ground and his head glanced over his shoulder.
"You never had to follow me in the first place. All I'm doing is getting someone I care about safe and sound..." His voice lowered down as he looked up into the night sky.
Bon got quiet and the rest of the group stood there.
"We don't have time for your bickering. Are yo
Childish FearsChildish FearsChildish Fears13 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Doesn't it scare you that you're growing older, growing up? In days, months, years, you'll no longer be teenager. A fifth of your life will be over, and you'd be all grown up, stuffed in a suit with a tie around your neck, a briefcase in your hand and your whole life before you. Some people may think it appealing, but I don't.
I'm scared of leaving everything that's familiar behind.
I'm scared of having to fend for myself, for having to always be in control yet never really having any control.
But most of all, I'm afraid of being changed, of no longer being who I am.
You Make Me Stronger (Armin x Reader)After I have enlisted myself in the 104th Trainees Squad, my expectations about how brutal the training will be were proven correct. Our instructor was never merciful with intimidating and punishing the weak and undisciplined trainees. He did not hesitate to make even the most timid of us feel pathetic in our former state no matter how much shit we have gone through. But I admit that many of us did end up being great soldiers, even under such harsh instruction. For instance, there is this one soldier who others saw as cowardly and unsure became stronger and wiser.You Make Me Stronger (Armin x Reader)10 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
I initially thought the Keith Shadis had gone easy on Armin Arlert when he made him go through his rite of passage, but then I remembered how he said that he was from Shiganshina, where everyone knew was where “That Day” took place. However, he did not seem quite as disturbed as his comrades whom were hailed from the same city, though he seemed soft-spoken and frail looking at first. After a while, I think he is q
Fear of Spiders“As I write this down I can feel him coming, coming after me. My tears roll down and softly lands on the keyboard, the salty taste and smell of mixed tear and sweat. I can feel him... and his spiders... they are coming after me... I only have few minutes to write this down...Fear of Spiders1 day ago in Profiles More Like This
I can´t tell you much about him but I´ve seen him often, in the woods where the river is the only seperation. Outside my house, peeking from the corner of the window even my bedroom was in the second floor. Three weeks ago I woke up and he was standing in from of me, few inches away from my face. I screamed and backed away to the wall behind me, trembling of fear and scared. He was standing still, covered in spiders... these spiders... I can´t forget how they clinged to him...
He was not natural... not normal... he was different from normal people... far different from us. He have eight long spider legs behind him, he crawled forwards me using his spiderl legs. I didsn´t see his face
Pray for French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France.Pray for French Polynesia23 hours ago in Profiles More Like This
It is located in the south Pacific half way between South America and Australia.
Its closest island neighbors are the Cook Islands to the Southwest and the Pitcairn Islands
to the southeast.
It is made up of 130 different islands which are split into six groups:
Society Islands (Includes Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo'orea)
The population is over 260,000.
Papeetē is the capital and located on Tahiti.
Tahiti is the largest island and where 80% of the population lives.
Tahiti’s main exports are its black pearls
FAMOUS FRENCH POLYNESIANS
Vaitiare Hirson-Asars (b. 1964
Tarita Teriipia Third wife of Marlon Brando (b 1941),
Cheyenne Brando Daughter of Marlon Brando (1970–1995)
Tuki Brando Son of Cheyenne Brando (b 1990)
it isn't like i loved it or anything like that.we wrapped ourselves in our candy floss dream; perfectit isn't like i loved it or anything like that.5 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
entwining of souls, smelling the sweet success
in our sights. we laughed as our eyes clouded over with the sickly intimacy
that decayed my heart.
who would have thought that one bite would
tear us apart?
dog days.i was once lostdog days.21 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the way
that flowers grew-
but then you took me
to a field of
and laid me down and
kissed me; and suddenly
i no longer felt the need
Thalia's Tale - Chapter Sixteen - A New Enemy "Name and Profession." The Captain stated dully.Thalia's Tale - Chapter Sixteen - A New Enemy10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Thalia Kal." Thalia replied. "Skylord."
A teen near the back of the crowd raised an eyebrow. The Captain's eyes narrowed. "A what?" He demanded.
Kevin and Logan exchanged nervous glances as Thalia nodded, holding her ground. "A Skylord." She comfirmed. She bowed her head respectfully. "Skylord Kal, at your service."
"I couldn't care less what your name is! As long as it starts with Skylord, I won't have you on my ship!" The Captain shouted. "Go fly off somewhere else!"
"My ship crashed nearby." Thalia replied. "I've got to get back to Skyhold somehow, and I've got no other choice."
"I'll not be having your kind aboard my ship!" The Captain barked. "Now get off before I make you get off."