KRU - Chapter ten - page fifteenNero glanced around him with a heavy heart as Scout slowly trotted through the destroyed streets of the North region; once a thriving city reduced to piles of ruble and ash. The sun's light brought out the worst of the scene around him but it didn't make a difference for the blind Elder. He only "saw" the outlines of his environment, outlines of inanimate objects, and living people were bodies of energy in his eyes. He could easily tell each race apart by the color of their energy.KRU - Chapter ten - page fifteen31 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There were Greens, medics and nurses, as well as Elders from the North, coming together as they collected the injured and the dead. There were body bags laying in dozens of rows in the courtyard of the Monastery that once stood, off in the distance there was a separate section for the humans that we're left behind by the Empire. All the bags were only half zipped up exposing the faces of the bodies to be identified.
Nero stopped Scout and jumped down to speak to one of the medic
Hero's Dilemma 22Chapter 7, part 6Hero's Dilemma 222 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Paragon! There you are!"
He turned and saw Prism hurrying towards him.
"Prism? I thought you weren't coming."
"I'm really sorry I'm late," she said to him. "I had something to do first. I... Sycorax, that dress is gorgeous!"
"Huh? Oh. Thank you."
Prism went over to the sorceress. "It looks kind of like your costume, but it's a dress." When the others only gave her a blank look, she added, "I mean, the sleeves look like on her costume, see? And there's the star thing... obviously the material is different and the color is different and it's cut lower like a wedding dress, but it is a little bit the same."
"I hadn't noticed," Paragon said.
Sycorax shot him a look. "You hadn't noticed?"
"I mean, I did," he added hastily. "Just not specifically. I wasn't paying so much attention to the details, I mean. Of the dress." When she still looked unconvin
Mission Regain Control and DoodleDerp Write Pokeyoo continued with its glaring and generally immature expressions directed at the utterly innocent wall for several seconds. Perhaps even minutes. Whatever the case was, there was indeed several of some form of time measurement involved. Eventually it decided to leave with much prissy princess muzzle pointed up in the air though.Mission Regain Control and DoodleDerp Write6 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Finally left with the Qwuedeviv declared, Foul Earth Wuff Menace once more, Spork rummaged through a most ominous looking assortment of equipment it had placed on the table with its tail. Meanwhile Mr. Wuff whose name was actually Wolfieface and beyond that, actually Lowell, but we are ignoring that fact with run on sentence, did nothing. Primarily and specifically because he could not readily get up—which is likely why he had stayed there any length of time. That or he was just dumb, both entirely possible. Anyway He watched with eyes—his eyes as a matter of fact. His very own pair of eyes of light blue color. The last fact of whic
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The sun was further down the horizon by the time Meriah woke again. There were no other dreams to haunt her sleep and when she woke, she felt as refreshed as ever. Her bed was in the far corner of the cabin right under one of the many windows and she reached up to pull aside the curtains and check the time.
It was later than she had planned, but the meeting with the Master and Jacques had taken more time than she’d anticipated so she wasn’t overly worried. She’d be able to make up the lost time easily.
She let the curtain go as she started a list of the things that she needed to get done before the moon rose in a few hours. It wasn’t a long list by any means, for she had learned many years ago to leave herself plenty of time on her hunting nights to be able to rest and get into position before her prey began
Duelist Academy Preview: Luna VS MikeeYGO Academy Duel: Luna VS MikeeDuelist Academy Preview: Luna VS Mikee8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Luna: 8000 LP
Mikee: 8000 LP
"Ladies first! I'll start this duel off with my Skilled Dark Magician!" Luna declared as a magician appeared on Luna's field. [Skilled Dark Magician is a Level 4 DARK Spellcaster monster with 1900 ATK and 1700 DEF.] "It's your move!" Luna told her opponent. Mikee nodded and drew his card. "I will set a monster in face-down Defense position and set two cards. I end my turn after that." Mikee ended, staring right at Luna.
"Hmph, let's see what you got! I draw!" Luna called out and drew her card. In her hand was a certain card that would help seal her victory. "Perfect. First off, I'll start things up! Skilled Dark Magician, attack his face-down monster!" Luna declared. The Skilled Dark Magician rushed in and fired its dark blast at Mikee's face-down. "Trap Card activate! Compulsory Evacuation Device! With this card, I'm able to send your Skilled Dark Magician back to your hand, completely stopping your attack!" Mikee decl
Chapter 3: Yard Sale FodderChapter 3: Yard Sale FodderChapter 3: Yard Sale Fodder10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Knowing he has 5 minutes, it's enough for Ash to begin one of his games with his toys. He starts by hanging Alice by a line as he said, impersonating Alice. "Help, help! Somebody help me!"
Ash then held Jake as he said through him. "Let her go, Professor Scam!"
Eddy, wearing some sort of costume, is on a box with the Power Rangers in front of him as if they were defending him. "Never! You must choose, Jake Richards. How shall she die?" Ash said as Eddy. "Shark." The boy then held Alice over Chum, who has his mouth opened. "Or death by monkeys?!" He now held her by a bunch of monkeys scattered with Jack nearby, scattered as well. "Choose!"
Ash grins as he held the remote. Speaking as Jake, he said. "I choose Kim Possible!" The human boy then activated the remote and sure enough, Kim came riding out of a box on Bumblebee, the Autobot car, sending her at Eddy.
"What? That's not a choice!" Ash protested as Eddy.
"Say the word and I’m there!" Ash exclaimed
Relatos del MarRealmente el humano es un ser con la habilidad de adaptarse a cualquier situación. Esa búsqueda incesante por la supervivencia hace que nos antepongamos a toda adversidad, no solo como individuos sino estrictamente como especie. Recuerdo bien que hace no más de seis años, unos seis meses y algún puñado de semanas que escapan a mi memoria, impactó el meteoro en medio del océano.Relatos del Mar10 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Devastó considerablemente la vida marina y afectó también la nuestra, el despliegue de tsunamis destrozó las costas y aún hay alrededor de seis niveles cubiertos por agua en cada ciudad, solo aquellas regiones más lejanas a la orilla aseguran tener solo 3 niveles de inundación. Aquellos que no perecieron con el impacto de las aguas, fallecieron tras una terrible experiencia con los primeros meses sin electricidad ni alimentos, sin contar los millares que cometieron suicidio al haberlo perdido todo, tanto bienes materiales como familiares
D.O.G.S.“What the hell’s in this thing?” Tom groaned as the five of them carried a large black trunk like box from Roy’s closet into the main room. “Feels like lead bricks!” He groaned.D.O.G.S.11 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Well, you’re not wrong.” Roy grunted and stopped. “Alright, set it down. Gently.” Roy said before yelping and sliding back, everyone else having not heard the ‘gently‘ part and dropped it. They would regret doing that, as the sound of a muffled gunshot went out, making a hole in the plastic of the container, and the wall to their house.
“What the hell’s in this box?!” Tom and Nora yelled in near unison, both of them working together to flip its latches. When they got it open, they threw the lid off, nearly hitting Shingo with it. “Wait….how long have you had these?!” Tom yelled, looking into the box.
Inside sat a variety of weapons and ammunition, totaling 6 pistols, 2 semi auto rifles and ot
Another Five Minute Feels! "Dada, where did mummy go?" Her sweet innocent eyes looked up at her father, brimming with a question he could not answer. "Why hasn't she come back yet?"Another Five Minute Feels!11 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The father looked down at his little girl, feeling his throat tighten with a sob he couldn't let her see. "Darling, what did I tell you before?"
The little girl looked down, hands running over the fabric of her pink blouse. "You said she had to go away for a while. But it's been a bunches of days already. How come she hasn't come back yet?"
"Sweetheart, that's all I can--" his voice cracked. He turned around so his daughter wouldn't see the tears threatening to spill over onto his cheeks. He sniffled and wiped them away before turning back around. Leaning over to pick his girl up. She immediately leaned her head on his shoulder like she had done since she was a babe. "Mummy might not be back for many more days." He didn't want to reveal too much, but she h
LeapLeapLeap12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
When I was small enough to not have to work, I used to go exploring the tunnels below the old station. There were all sorts of things to find down there. Rats bigger than my hand, fungus that slipped underfoot and glowed on the walls, stone bricks with chiseled words and symbols that only stood out because of the shadows they created under the light of the fungus. Once I found an old skeleton. I mean, really old. So old that I think even my gran'ma wasn't been born yet. The ribs were broken up like someone had gotten mad at it. And then there were all the really sparky things from way-back-when. Did you know they used to make tools as long as a femur? It was a real waste, using so much metal on just one wrench, but it's real sparky to think of how strong they had to have been to work all day with those things.
These old tunnels are a lot smaller than I remember. As I walk, I have to take extra care not to slip on the fungi, which has been joined in recent
Eric - WIPShe was a pretty blonde. Young looking for her age. Although he could see lines at the corner of her eyes. And her hands. Her hands were those of a woman who worked, and had worked for most of her life. She was kneading the day’s dough, there was a baker in town, but she’d always preferred things her way. Bessa, the actual cook, was puttering around, leaving her the large wooden table to work the bread.Eric - WIP12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The kitchen was already warm, even with the side door part open, the top letting in a cool breeze fragrant with blossoms and green grass. From the other door he could hear the girls talking and giggling as they cleaned the common room. He’d sat through some of their blush inducing talks before and decided he preferred the kitchen to answering for men everywhere when the three would pose a question or two.
“Eric, wash your hands and bring me the damp towels from near the sink.” His mother said from the table. She had begun placing dough into metal pans of va
The Apex LineageBioTech Experiment:The Apex Lineage13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Apex Mk I - Began: March 2018 Completed: June 2020
Apex Mk I, the first of the program, was designed to be the ultimate predator. The geneticist in charge of this project was Dr. Richard Kilike. Apex was built, rather than grown, with bones that were double the average density for a creature of Apex’s size, as well as redundant arteries and blood that would clot far faster than a human’s. These were all features designed to improve his survivability, but not to make him invincible. His best features were those that allowed him to move with uncanny stealth. Apex is covered from head to toe in black, silky fur like that of a panther. His ears are borrowed from the design of the wolves, and his eyes are entirely a new construction. He can see in the dark, and faintly register heat signatures, enough to see a human standing close to the other side of a wall. His hands are three sharp talons,
Dark-Warrior95's TS2 Chapter 2: Jake's ConcernChapter 2: Jake's ConcernDark-Warrior95's TS2 Chapter 2: Jake's Concern14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kim and Guilmon turned and saw Jake, frantically looking through some drawers. He groans. He must have been searching for hours looking for something.
"Where is it?" Jake asked, more worried.
Kim looks concerned seeing her best friend since they escaped from Lock, Shock and Barrel lose it like this. "Hey uh, Jake?"
"Yeah?" Jake looks up and yelps as he accidentally hit his head on the drawer opened above him. As he tries to recover, he trips and falls down the opened drawers below and soon, his fall was broken by the floor.
"Oooh!" Kim and Guilmon cringe. Kim sighs as she yelled. "Hang on, light boy!"
The agent jumps onto the desk camp and uses it to jump onto a small car on a racing car track nearby. She rides on the car, goes through the loop, and jumps right off, landing right near Jake who got up.
As Jake recovered, Kim asked him. "Hey Jake, you all right?"
"Yeah, yeah. I'm fine, Kim." Jake said nervously. After dusting himself off, the two friends walk as
Legends of the Silk Meadow Sanctuary: Chapter 3 Morning came and Kitt Spidox woke up to find he was still free of his sibling’s silk, despite sleeping near her. He looked over to see that Silver, their captive host, was gone. All that remained seen was the line that suspended his cocoon dangling from the branch. He looked off to see the Silk Meadow Sanctuary downhill, looking even more beautiful in the morning light. His admiration of the scenery was put to a halt as he heard shifting beneath the grass. Turning his head, he could see it was Spinner waking up. Her head lifted in surprise, seeing her wrapped up wolf bat no longer there.Legends of the Silk Meadow Sanctuary: Chapter 314 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Wha…? How …?” Spinner said looking at the single dangling web line, which was all that remained of her silk craft.
“Hey, don’t look at me, I just woke up and he was gone.” Kitt said as he walked over.
“There’s an odd scent here. I think he was taken.”
“Such a pity.” Spinner said prowling toward her sibling.
Shatter Me - Ch. 5 - Seven Heroes I couldn't help but laugh when I saw Kevin attempt parkour again for the first time in... Well... Forever. Let's just say he was out of practice.Shatter Me - Ch. 5 - Seven Heroes14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wolf got hungry so she went to grab some food while I sat by Venom again after eleven years and watched as Kevin fell on his face again. And again. And again.
After a few minutes of silence, I sighed, knowing I could trust the girl beside me with anything and she would rather die than spread it around. "Venom, can you keep a secret?"
I rolled my eyes, remembering this was the old Venom. Quite a bit less reliable than the one I'd known weeks before her death. "Okay lemme rephrase. I need advice." I sighed. "Alright, here goes. I'm not-"
"Oh my god, you're gay aren't you."
Venom looked at my innocently. "Sorry, did you say anything?"
I stared at her incredulously. "...No. No, I'm straight." I said. "What
The Battle of PhanosChapter 1The Battle of Phanos15 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The leaders of the Madkar Confederation had managed to scrape together the most ragtag fleet of starships ever seen among the undeveloped worlds that make up the Farnost region. The twenty planets they shared were home to around 500 million people who spread themselves thinly across them in small settlements. They had originally come from the more civilized nations that inhabit the inner core of the human worlds. They were refugees, explorers, fortune seekers, and people seeking the vast freedoms of colonizing new worlds. They had shaken off the reigns of their former governments to come here, and in doing so they had also left the protection of those mighty fleets of ships that guard the inner core.
It took a few years, but outlaw ships eventually began to take notice of the unprotected worlds. Fleets of pirate ships made raids throughout the colonies; plundering anything of value and enslaving the people. In desperation, the colonies joined under a single banner, calling th
SHOCK AND ARMADILLO WW2 pt 3Janus Rivkin rose from his seat as security ushered Dr. Pendervaun into his private lounge.SHOCK AND ARMADILLO WW2 pt 316 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ah, Doctor, please, have a seat." said Janus, motioning to a plush looking sofa in the center of the room.
"Is there anything you'd like? A drink? You should have a drink with me, after all, this calls for a toast. All your hard work is about to pay off." The younger man went to to kitchen area and rummaged in a very large fridge, pulling out a bottle of wine. In his other hand he held two chilled wine glasses.
The doctor shook his head.
"I'd rather not, if it's all right with you."
"I insist, really. I refuse to drink something this expensive by myself." He smiled as he shoved the glass into his guest's hand.
"Your holding a quarter of a million dollars in that wine glass. Please, try not to spill it. The carpet is worth ten times that amount."
Dr. Pendervaun eyed the fizzling glass with a sour contempt he barely kept hidden.
"I'm not sure I can afford more than a sip"
Populum Futurum 2- Two kinds of Machines The Derelict, as the Intruder had thought of it, slowly came to life, pulling in his craft and assimilating it. The Queen decided it was a fitting name for Her ship. She set a course for the Home, and prepared him for his title.Populum Futurum 2- Two kinds of Machines16 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A word about AI. Some are little more than Chinese rooms. They get an input, they spit out an output. Certainly artificial, hardly intelligent. Then there were the GEN2. They had some autonomous functions, and could draw conclusions on their own. But they weren't smart. Then there was Xandra. She was one of a few GEN3 AI ever made, and for good reason. They needed some of the rarest materials to even function in a strata, let alone grow without cutting off their own dendrites. And, to get one started, you need a very special brain. Extremely high IQ, extremely empathic, and willing to give up life for a cause that might not even exist. Xandra was the smartest empath in the history of the universe, and after what had hap
Flying PrologueFlying, something that man has tried for so many years to accomplish, but cannot achieve through self-powered means. Man has created many machines that can fly, but they couldn’t fly on their own. Honestly, I once wished that I could fly too, but I never imagined that I would myself.Flying Prologue17 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was in a boat, waiting. It was a canoe, and it held many people. They were my friends, and I sat in the back. We were waiting for the game to start. In this game, someone had to run from the universal start point to the check point. They ran on land, but the chasers went by boat. It was a race to the finish, but there was a twist.
One of the boaters was to get out of the boat halfway through the trip and chase on foot. This was my job, and I was anxious to get started. I started stretching my muscles in the confines of the boat, and I felt a
The drop.[Nineteen seconds]The drop.19 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stand in the launch tube. It's cramped, and the Aerodive suit is too warm. I huff, and sweat, but no condensation appears on the visor.
The voice updates every second to jump. The mechanical Aerodive suit hisses and whines as it makes last second adjustments. Hear that noise? That's the tube depressurising.
I shut my eyes. Count down from five, calm myself down. I've done this too many times, but the nerves never leave.
Fear makes you count faster it seems. I have an itch(I always get an itch before a jump. It's my own way of distracting me from over 10,000 km of atmosphere-
The tube opens.
Training, instinct, programing-all kick in.
Roll forwards, till my body is facing perfectly down.
The helm and suit are hermetically sealed, but even so I swear I can hear the whistling of the wind as I fall.
A small notification appears on my visor, to tell me that the M.P.E.S has been released. Sure enough, the
Fate of the Earth Short Stories Summer LoveFate of the Earth Short Stories Summer Love19 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the hut in the Wildra lands, near the water fall, that hid the space hanger, containing the Wings of Hope inside, a black dragoness known as Sapphire had woken up from her sleep.
She looked to see if her beloved green dragon, Fireball, was beside her, but she saw the bed was empty, just an imprint of where his body once laid.
Wondering where he was she looked around.
The light from outside was beaming through the room windows and the plant life was showing its colours and life, the earthly, wooden room had a warm glow to it and felt warm.
As Sapphire got up she put on a shirt to cover herself up and made her way downstairs, seeing if she could find Fireball, although she did thought that he had just gone out to attend to the Velociraptors or the giant Bee Farm.
When she got downstairs she heard Santor cutting up some vegetables with his knife, he must have been making breakfast or something for later on.
She went into the kitchen where he was working and asked “have you seen F