Forgive YourselfSeto walked down the halls of the Sky Army Base. He and his ex-friends said their sorrys, and Seto became the castle wizard again. He smiled as he walked down the yellow halls. It felt great to be back. He walked by Sky's office and was about to knock when he heard quiet sobbing. He opened the door and gasped as he saw Sky's head buried in his arms on top of his large desk. He was dreaming about something. Seto cast a spell and found himself in Sky's dream.Forgive Yourself2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was when they kicked Seto out...
"B-but why?! W-whatever I've done I'm sorry!!" A younger Seto sobbed.
"It's already been decided sorcerer. Now if you'll excuse me I have an army to run." Sky said angrily turning and leaving the throne room, leaving the sobbing Seto behind. The real Seto followed him to find Sky sliding down the large wooden door heavy sobs wracking his body.
Seto's eyes snapped open to find himself back at Sky's office at 3:30 in the morning and finding Sky still asleep, tears running down hi
Protective--Belarus x Blind!Male!ReaderBelarus is protective of her family. Always has been. And when I say protective...I mean really protective. If you were to even THINK about hurting someone dear to her...Protective--Belarus x Blind!Male!Reader1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
You'd end up in a body bag for sure. Don't take me wrong, Belarus isn't a murderous person. Not at all. She's not as cold and shallow-hearted as most people think. She's really kind and lovable once you get to know her. Sure she's a little clingy...but you'd be too if you were in her position.
So, as I was saying. Belarus is very protective. That's why you should never ever mess with her family.
Rule 1: Don't touch Russia.
Rule 2: Don't touch Ukraine.
Rule 3: Don't EVER touch (M/N).
Seriously,unless you want to be hunted down like a rat,don't touch her capital. Minsk, also known as (M/N), is dear to her. Dare I say it,maybe even dearer than her older brother.
So that's why,the man standing in front of her now,is gonna get the beat down.
An Anecdote From the Attic The stack of dusty, aging postcards was just barely held in a bundle by several moldering pieces of fraying string tied around them, quartering the image on the top postcard in the stack. The bleached out color print of a Cape Cod lighthouse was easy enough to identify thanks to the caption, Highland Light ~ Truro, Massachusetts, across the bottom in simple, bold black script. What had once been Atlantic Ocean blue in the lower background was now faded close to white, almost matching the faint clouds above.An Anecdote From the Attic1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
The old string didn't hold. Dozens of postcards spilled into sixteen-year-old Eric Kent's lap as he sat cross-legged on the floor in the attic of his family's home. He carefully gathered them up and set all but one aside, the one with the lighthouse on it. Eric liked lighthouses. He'd never been near to one, and he wondered why his parents had never taken him to see any of America's thousands of miles of coastline. The back of
Unexpected Survival I slowly and groggily opened my eyes, which surprised me. I shouldn't be able to do this, I should have died! But somehow I was still alive, in what looked to be some hospital room.Unexpected Survival5 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Slowly, I regained awareness of my body. Me? alive? It mean…
Trying to find a shortcut I got lost, again. Alas, this time I stumbled on some shady business. I would have thought to be killed right then, but instead I just ended as another article.
My captors were into human trafficking, or rather ex-human. They were forcefully transforming young women and teenage girls into succubi, before selling them to prostitution rings. Apparently it became something usual these last years.
They planed to change me too. Seems being female isn't required to become a succubus, it only give you less chance to die in the process.
AlwaysHe wanted to let go. He wanted it so much, every time he heard that a ship was coming into the docks, every time his lungs pressed up against his ribs and he drowned in his own heartbeat.Always1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Always, always he rushed down to the docks, hoping that this time the ship that was coming in would bear his son. And always, always, it was empty, filled only with bland, neutral unknown faces that he hated with such vitriol that he would quite happily consign them to the bottom of the ocean if he could. They weren't his son, these faces, and their pity meant nothing to him.
Always, always he felt as though the wight of the world had landed squarely on his shoulders, driving him out into the cold depths of space. He felt the freezing bubble that built slowly in his chest until it ripped it's way out past his an incomprehensible scream. He did not know why he was screaming, or who he was screaming at. He felt that all it accomplished was to tear his vocal chords to shreds. Always, always, he would cry
Rumor Has It"Princess Victoria?" A voice said from outside my door.Rumor Has It3 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes Kai?" I yawned, stretching and feeling the sun on my skin.
"Princess, the ship from Corona has arrived. It is currently at the docks." He said, his voice slightly muffled.
"Oh, ok. Wait, what!?"
"The ship from Cor-" he started, by I couldn't hear the rest of what he said, I was already sliding down the banister of the stairs.
I skipped down the docks, up to the ship with a large sun against a purple background on it's mast.
I saw a young man, only a few years older than myself. He had messy brown hair, green eyes that shone like stars, and a cheeky grin on his face.
The man tackled me to the ground, kissed me on the cheek, and pecked my collarbone.
"Vic, not a day passes when I don't think of you." He said poetically.
"Luke, the sun will rise in the east, and set in the west, but I continue waiting for you." I replied.
"Did Heidi write that for you?" He asked, standing up and brushing off invisible dust form his shoulders.
Jealousy I stared at my plate, swirling my mashed potatoes with my fork. Nobody noticed my lacking appetite, which angered me even further. I vigorously stirred, desperate for a few precious seconds of attention, even if it was negative. However, my parents continued to ignore me. Well, that wasn't exactly true. My mother shot me a stink-eye every once in a while, and the message was clear: hurry up and eat your food so that we can talk in peace. It was always like that, with her saying 'we' to describe my older sister, father, and herself, as if they were an exclusive group.Jealousy3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
“We're so happy to see you here! Miranda, you're glad too, right?”
“You're okay with eating lasagna for dinner, right? We decided it was nice for a change.”
Including 'we,' my mother always used the word 'right.'
Sometimes, I wonder how she would react if I just said, “No.”
Beth laughed loudly beside me,
ConnectedCONNECTEDConnected3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ross sighed as he looked out the window. He had marveled at the sight of blue, green and white on most days, but today he felt out of place.
Alone. His constant companions were occupied, doing their chores and observations.
Today was a hard day to be in Space.
Watching the Earth from his vantage point, he was separated from special people. His wife and son had to carry on without him on the surface.
These were the hard times his fellow astronauts and his support team told him about. The lonely moment when it was not enough to keep your mind focused on being a spaceflight participant.
Normally, his biology duties had him observing the specimens brought in special terrariums. Several species of arachnids, blattaria, and gastropods were to be viewed in a zero gravity environment, and his responsibility was to monitor their progress.
"John." One of his roommates called to him. "we're reaching orbit over Europe. There's a nice view of Italy and the mediterranean if y
Why So Nice? Lifty and Shifty were out on another heist, as you would expect. They were going to steal snacks and junk food from the residents of Happy Tree Town. They stole Cookies, candy, pastries, frozen foods, chips, soda, fruit punch, chocolate malt/hot chocolate mix, and as a healthier bonus, granola bars. They also stole ingredients to make their own sweets and eats. Luna was recently teaching the twins how to cook and bake, and Lifty wanted to test his basic baking skills.Why So Nice?3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was nearly morning and Shifty loaded the last tub of ice cream into their van, which they kept air conditioned to keep the foods cold, and slammed the doors shut. Unfortunately, Lumpy was a cop on night patrol and Lifty and Shifty were in exactly the wrong place at exactly the wrong time. Without a second thought, Shifty hopped into the van and floored it while Lifty clung to the back of the truck. Suddenly, the van hit a pothole in the road, shaking the van and throwing Lifty off of his grip. He tu
Internal wounds are hard to healA beautiful young lady in her mid 20s has been very very sad. She and her family are about to lose everything they had in their life because they have no money and people complaining fraud stuff about them and their homes. The family doesn't know what to do anymore, no one wants to help them and they feel like EVERYONE hates them. The mid 20s year old girl just wished someone or at least several people help her and her family because she doesn't know who to go to.Internal wounds are hard to heal3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Public Service Announcement“Stop talking to me like that…” I whispered under my breath. My mother dropped the stack of plates into the sink, the plastic ones clattering and the single glass one shattering into several pieces. She turned to me, smoke fuming from her ears. I could see her rage in my peripheral vision.Public Service Announcement1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Excuse me, young lady?” she snapped. I could feel her parental sense of power boiling over onto the floor, spilling out farther and burning my feet.
“You heard me. Stop talking to me like that.” My mother took the envelope from the table, folding it around in her hands and fighting the urge to tear it to shreds and toss it in the trash.
“Talking to you like what? Realistically? With a sense of reason? Logically?” she argued. I sat calmly at the kitchen table, hands clasped in front of me, only peering up to stare the crunched envelope in her hand.
I had gotten so good at hiding the bills and reminders. My parents always thought I was going
Mechanid World - Little Sis“You’re thinking of doing WHAT!?”Mechanid World - Little Sis3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning McQueen looked across the kitchen table at his mother eyes widening.
“I’m thinking of adopting a baby.” Gabriella said as she reached across the table grabbing one of the containers of Chinese take out they were eating. “Maybe a little girl.”
The teenager leaned back humming in thought. He had always wanted a sibling. But he didn’t expect something like this.
Could be fun though… Showing a little sibling how to speed and stuff…
“Are...You against that idea?”
“Huh? No! No! Not at all!” He said shaking his head quickly. “Just...Surprisin’.”
His mother smiled giving a bit of a shrug. “Well… I figure it gets too quiet around here… And I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time. I just didn’t want you to think I was replacing you...I worry.”
Lightning frowned a bit and got up huggi
Awesome Maple ~We're Pregnant!~Awesome Maple ~We're Pregnant!~2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
~ICH BIN EIN VATER~
The first person that I called was my sister Alice Williams, who happened to be married to my husband’s friend Matthew. I couldn’t get through. I tried again. And again. Until I realized Alice was calling me at the same time. So I decided to stop and wait for Alice to call back. For ten minutes she didn’t. Must have had the same idea. I thought and picked up the phone and dialing her again. I got through.
“ALICE!” I exclaimed, “Finally!”
“You’re telling me!” Alice said laughing, “So I have some news for you.”
“Really? I have some news for you too.” I responded.
“Really? What’s your news?” Alice asked.
“Nein, you first.” I said.
“Non, you.” She insisted.
Microfiction #2 PeacePeaceMicrofiction #2 Peace4 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
There is a familiar burn in my eyes. I blink one, I blink twice and then 5 more times to let them rest. After an hour of gazing into the brightly colored screen of my laptop my eyes have fallen dry.
That is not the worst of it, for my body is warning me of other alerts. My throat feels as dry and raw as a hollow drought.
There is pressure in the temples of my head and my nose is also itchy and dry. According to the weather website on my laptop, it's allergy season again; I can feel the flush on my cheeks, they are warm to the touch.
My breath is normal but has lately been falling short. What a harsh hit from the world to make me suffer like this. In my laptop there are no allergy seasons and there are no droughts or itchiness.
I could go to another world that is virtual and different. To think, with just a few rolls and scrolls I could easily learn everything my laptop has to teach me.
The bright door opened for me again, a song was taking me as the phones on my head projected me
So Much For Being Pure (Nettlepaw X Ghostpaw) II GhostpawSo Much For Being Pure (Nettlepaw X Ghostpaw) II2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loud rumblings noises roared into the alley way. A shriek came from the she-cat as she leap up from her sleep, wide awake in a split second. She hurried to look out of their cardboard den. The monster that slowly made it's way down to them was huge, bigger then anything she had ever seen before. She turned quickly, jabbing at the tom cat.
"Nettlepaw! Nettlepaw get up now! We have got to go!" She meowed frightfully.
The dark tabby limped out of the box, going down the alley with the tom cat. At the end of it she turned, looking over her stripped shoulder as she watched a two-leg feed the silver cylinder and their night home into the monster. She shuddered and came to brush her shoulder along Nettlepaw's.
"So are we heading home now? Or do you still want to find some cat nip first?" She questioned.Everyone is likely freaking out by now. Honestly, I wonder what they do thin
Broken Family"Ah, welcome to my white room." A voice within Kuromi's head spoke. She knew this voice vary well as if it was real, but the one who had spoke those words, they are no longer with her. With a sadden heart she looked at herself in the mirror. Her hair was jet black with her bangs covering her right eye as the eye that was exposed was a deep red. She bit down on her bottom lip, thinking about the person who had disappeared from her life. She punched the mirror, making it shadder in pieces on to the floor.Broken Family2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I couldn't do anything....I'm not ever sure if it was my fault or not...but in the end I still blame myself...since I was her mother.." she looked down at the pieces as it relfected her broken self. She had lost the only thing that was imporant to her.
She never understood her daugher's words though she knew the twisted words that she said was about her true feeling deep inside. Her daughter would often speak of 'her world' and how it would sometimes improve and fall apart. Until she n
Mechanid World - LightningShe was exhausted but content. The day was tiring, but now she held the reward in her arms. Her husband sat in a chair beside her bed, looking at their son now nestled in her arms.Mechanid World - Lightning2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gabriella cradled the little mechanid in her arms, gazing at him with utter love. She couldn’t believe this perfect little being was hers. “Oh Noah, look at him, he’s beautiful…”
“Yeah… Cute little guy…” He smiled offering his son a finger. “Takes after you.”
The baby grasped his father’s finger with wide eyes as the parents chuckled. “He does…. Goodness he’s gonna be a heartbreaker when he’s a teenager, look at those blue eyes.” Gabriella laughed softly as her son looked at her confused.
“What should we name him?”
“I’m not sure…I was thinking Brennan or Kevin initially… Heck, I was thinking Owen for sure but now that he’s here… I don’t
Robbie and the Loudy LadySometimes in life, moving to a new town and a new school can be hard. But with the help of some new friends, you can ease yourself into your new surroundings.Robbie and the Loudy Lady1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Robbie Grawson was in the backseat of his parent’s car, as he looked outside at the scenery. He was in some deep thought.
“I am so glad this summer is over…” Robbie said to himself, as he looked at a plush toy with a forlorn look on his face. “Lucy…”
He then did some more thinking, as he had a bit of a flashback…
It was Kindergarten, and for the newcomer Robbie, he was nervous.
“I know mommy said I would make friends, but…” Robbie said to himself looking at a cookie. “What are friends?”
He was about to eat one the cookie, until…
“YOINK!” A hand snatched it away from him. “Got your cookie, newb! HAHAHAHA!!”
A taller boy was looking cruelly at Robbie, who was on the verge of tears.
EjahIt had been a few minutes since Rion has been waiting outside the door and even fewer minutes still had passed since Ihara had gradually stopped screaming, the low hiccups of a new life echoing in the room. The defender nervously biting his finger, not really knowing which sight was going to greet him behind that door. He hated not to know. He worried about his wife. She meant more to him than anything else, he didn't know how he would handle losing her...most likely not so well. He would lose it. Her earlier words, from the first time he mentionned his desire for children to her, entered his mind.Ejah11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What if...what if I did not survive the delivering process?"
Rion shook the thought away. He didn't want to think about that. No, it wouldn't happen.
It was then that the doctor came to greet him. Rion sucked in his breath and stood up abruptly.
"Is...is she okay?" He asked shakily.
The doctor nodded with a tired smile. "Yes, she is alright and the baby is healthy. Please, follow me."
The Dream I choose to DreamShe walked swiftly and smoothly down the road. Her gorgeous red hair blowing gently in the breeze. Kushina often loved a long walk in the afternoon cause it gave her the chance to think and clear her head. She loved them because they reminded her that she could be as gentle of a creature despite what some people thought of her.The Dream I choose to Dream2 days ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kushina had been on a little bit of a happy high all week. She had learned last week that she and her husband Minato were going to have a baby! a little boy to be exact. They had already decided that his name would be Naruto and that he would be their perfect little son. Kushina smiled to herself thinking of Minato. She decided to greet him once he was off from work.
She then spotted a miraculous small batch of purple wild flowers growing in a small bunch together off the side of the road. She smiled to herself as she gathered a small group of them between her finger tips, as she knelt down beside them to feel them. All of a sudden she started to picture a small