AU: the dwarf elephantsSeignior Rotolo awoke from an unexpected noise: apparently, someone was blowing a trumpet in his garden.AU: the dwarf elephants7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What is this?” Rotolo rhetorically asked, while he searched for his slippers (and hoped that the cat did not already ‘use’ them last night) and winced from the sun: he overdid it with grappa yesterday. “What foolery is this?”
He put on the sunglasses and looking outside, he saw an elephant. The elephant was small, about a meter in height, but otherwise quite ordinary – with tusks, ears, and trunk. The elephant was trumpeting at seignior Rotolo’s cat, which was sitting on its hind paws and swatting at the elephant’s trunk with its front paws, causing the elephant to retreat and advance, whiling sounding not even angry, but confused: apparently, it has never seen cats before.
Finally, the elephant had enough, and it decided to change the tactic: it grabbed the cat with its trunk, and tried to lift it upwards, closer to the elephan
(Naglfar) PrologueWas it that the stars filled the blackest night, or that night invaded the lightness of heaven? It was hard to say. From the vantage of the cold, lifeless glass separating flesh from infinite space, it appeared that the light interspersed the dark. Either way, the sight was bittersweet, bold and beautiful. But bittersweet was and is not a compound word, the bitter and sweet could be separated, but the feeling would have lost its thunder.(Naglfar) Prologue44 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a shame. It was a shame that one could not live among the stars. And yet, this is precisely what has come to occur. A lonely life. Not a wasted life. But lonely. A life led, a performance to an audience of none. A single marionette played upon the stage, playing to ghosts and spooks and spirited saints whom walls should house with whispers.
A ship sailed. The ship sailed across the sparkling sea, long since having sailed across the planet Earth and off the edges into the vast space above and beyond. Alone, it drifted, where dragons once soared &
The Newest Addition: PrologueChapter 1The Newest Addition: Prologue55 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was an old legend going around that there was a mysterious comet, which was discovered flying off in the deepest, darkest regions of outer space. Everybody has heard it and even seen it from their windows, but nobody has claimed to see it come crashing to the earth. They called it the Mystery Comet.
It all started so long ago, when the galaxy was still young. An ancient alien dog civilization, who lived on Planet Sirius, created the Mystery Comet. They knew that impending destruction was coming to haunt them; one of them prone to be extinct along with her people, was their queen. She ordered her subjects to create the comet and use it to hold one of her most precious treasures she had cherished the most: her seeds.
"Place the seeds into the rock," she said. "And send it away to another planet. Anyone who is the first to discover the comet will be the carrier of a future generation of Sirians, and will be blessed highly among all the creatures of the universe. We may van
KRU - Chapter ten - page twoKyra stared Nico down as he approached them. "Get back to your post, soldier." She barked.KRU - Chapter ten - page two4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I can't let Corporal Sullivan out of my sight, Sergeant Major, she was ordered to stay on the Monastery grounds." He replied, looking at Geek with concern.
"On who's authority?" Kyra asked.
"First Sergeant Wronen's." Nico stated, glaring at the Red for even questioning him.
Kyra smirked and tapped on her chest plate with her finger next to her rank and name. "I'd like to see him argue. She's coming with me."
Nico was getting angry at this point and looked at Geek. "You leave and Astrum will be informed of it." He spat.
Geek suddenly exploded with rage. "What are you, ten?! Get back to your post before I lay you the fuck out!! I did it before, I'll do it again!!" she yelled, getting a nod of approval from Kyra as she stifled a laugh.
"Az has more important things to worry about right now, don't you dare go and make it worse for him. I'm not some hel
How to train your aircraft (story preview)This is Glensbrook It's twelve days north of Burned to a crisp and a few degrees south of Being blown to death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My town In a word, sturdy. It's been here for twelve generations, but every single building is new. We've got hunting, fishing, and a charming view of the sunsets over the grassy prairies . The only problems are the pests. Most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have... Aircraft.How to train your aircraft (story preview)32 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Adter a world altering event, twelve generations into the future, the world has mostly adjusted. Human settlements are now small. Guns have become a lost art and horses are the new car.
in the settlement called Glensbrook, after a very old road sign found in the area, a young woman struggles to fit in. The settlement is attacked by living aircraft often and she is not strong enough to fend off the aircraft like her peers and tries to come up with ways to kill the living machines.
Through a series of unlikely events, the woman downs, then befriends
Iron Order: Chapter 10: All Luck, No HopeThe streets where barren. The intersections were barricaded with furniture and sand bags. The civilians were corralled into the intersections and, by order of the government, enlisted in the temporary militia. Even if they didn't want to enlist.Iron Order: Chapter 10: All Luck, No Hope1 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The military was in full control of the city, meaning they have the power to force citizens into temporary military service.
I watched on the sidelines as citizens were thought to shoot guns and fight in hand to hand combat. I also saw Bet in the militia training, but she was so unresponsive and still a little shell shocked that they gave up training her.
For the last three days, she would just sit silently outside of the designated medical building in a rocking chair and rocked back and forth with her arms crossed.
I sat on the bench next to her racing chair and tried to talk to hear. "Hey Evy." I said, "Are you feeling any better?" She just kept staring at the ground with the only sound being the creaking of the rocking chair.
TND Chapter 12 - Something, Someone NewSometime between six and seven in the morning I woke, expecting to see gray above me but only finding a surprising shade of dark brown. I sighed as I realized I wasn’t home. I rolled out from under the desk and stood up.TND Chapter 12 - Something, Someone New3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
‘I should probably find something to eat’ I thought to myself as I stretched. I rummaged through some drawers on the desk, finding nothing of interest until my hoof hit a locked box near the back of the desk’s top drawer. Cautiously, I drew it out and picked the lock. With a satisfying click the box opened, sending a yellow post-it fluttering to the floor. I picked it up and read it.
Dear Dr. Honored Spell,
I thought you’d like this. It’s an upgraded version of the Pipbucks we all received for the Stables.
I peered into the box in my hooves. A bulky dull metaled device lay in it. I picked the device out with my telekinesis. It was a Pipuck, but of the likes I’d never seen before. This Pipbuck could fit a
TND Chapter 11 - L.A. DreamsI hated running. However, it got me into L.A.TND Chapter 11 - L.A. Dreams3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ah, L.A. Los Angeles. City of Angles. My home city. Ponyville was only an hour north. I teared up at the sight of the city. Long gone were those days Mommy used to take the little naive filly for field trips and ice cream in the city. I could still see the massive Hollywood sign from Earth’s previous owners restored and standing guard, greeting Mommy and I to a trip home. I sighed.
In a few minutes time, I was on the bridge into the city. The road beneath my hooves was cracked and greyed, covered in ash. Cars were littered here and there, in masses and clumps that grew thicker and thicker the closer I headed into the city which was alight in the green flickering glow of post-balefire flames. Everything that wasn’t burning had a thick layer of grey ash on it. A scent of rot and fire hung low over the city. The rad meter on my PipBuck begin to click, click, click. I didn’t want to go in. I didn’t want to reawaken the p