The Shrine MaidenThe Shrine Maiden8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a cold December night. At an old shrine by a river, drummers beat an ancient rhythm. Lanterns burned brightly, illuminating the paths between the many stalls hastily assembled around it. Children flocked from game to game, an old priest sold protective amulets, and local artists displayed their work. Schoolgirls trilled like songbirds. A young couple shared an order of takoyaki. My stomach rumbled, reminding me I hadn't eaten that day.
At the time, I was a young freeter, drifting from job to job with the seasons. My previous employer had let me go two weeks before the festival, and my savings were running low. Even the internet cafe where I usually slept would become too expensive before long. Needless to say, I hadn't stopped by the festival to sample its overpriced food and souvenirs. I had a different objective in mind.
On most nights, the shrine grounds had no cover to hide a 174-cm man with a backpack. On mos
The Monolith: Chapter ThreeThe Monolith: Chapter Three2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They managed to enter the next room without anyone melting into the floor. Sometimes it takes a drastic lesson to learn. Seeing someone melt like pizza is a very unforgettable lesson.
"Where are we now?" Anyone could have said that. No one cared.
Mendy had already made her way to the center of the empty room. It was just as big as the two before and it echoed when spoken into it.
"Mendy, Mendy, Mendy," it echoed through the room. Jack tried again to get her attention but she didn't turn, instead she walked to the end of the room and examined the walls.
"That girl is going to get us killed," George said out loud and the boy who screamed in the first room starting laughing. His name was Paul. There was something about Paul that seemed . . . odd. It was like he was so much more different than everyone else.
He sat on the floor laughing and when he finally stopped, the room was noticeably quiet and everyone stared at him. The boy just stared off towards Mendy while the rest of the people i
A Hero's CallStanding alone against all odds,A Hero's Call3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The enemy marches for the kill
Human strength, fighting the gods
I am nothing, but try, I will.
Fearless I stand ready to fight,
No one else to save the day.
I tremble before the evil's might,
Everyone else has run away.
Waiting to move, anything to start,
Not once looking to find an escape.
I hear nothing but the beat of my heart,
I feel invincible in this state.
Any slight advantage is against me.
That doesn't matter at all.
My last stand against this enemy
And I am the last wall.
Some will call me a hero,
Others might say I'm a fool,
I don't expect anyone to follow,
Nor will I be used as a tool.
I fight for my own destiny,
Full knowledge of all the risk;
This is how i want it to be.
No one behind me will fall to the enemies fist.
Moon's poemWhat does it take to be free?Moon's poem5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
What does it take to be alive?
I look through the dirt-stained window,
up to the moon, up to the stars.
Their light reminds me of you.
So I reach out my hand.
So violently it changes,
it is this feeling when two worlds collide.
Shivering I surrender,
my pride is as broken as my world and myself.
Why do I need pain to feel my life?
Maybe because I lost all emotion,
maybe because I lived a lie the whole time?
Every human I can lie to but it is my heart that will break in the end.
Sonally StorySonally Story5 years ago in General More Like This
Sally clasped her hands together grinning. "That's why I want you to rule by my side while they're away." Sonic turned around and stared at her wide eyed.
"Me?!" he exclaimed.
Sally snapped "Well, you are my Consort, after all."
Sonic defended himself "I know, Sal, but we're in the middle of a war, if I don't help fight Eggman, who will?"
Sally's temper grew. She threw her finger out, pointing at Sonic, and raised her voice. "There are many who are willing to stand against him, it doesn't have to be you, Sonic!!! You can't go risking your life in battle if were going to have a real future together!!" Shock hit Sonic.
Sally held Sonic's face close to hers, her voice lowered. Tears came to her eyes.
"I don't want you to do it anymore, stay with me. Please, my love, say you will."
Sonic grabbed her hands and lowered them away from his face. Tears came to his eyes.
"Sorry, Sal, I can't."
Then it happened.
Sally slapped Sonic
She screamed at him "I should've k
LonelyIn a crowded room,Lonely6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But no one hears me screaming,
Hundreds of people surround me,
But I've never felt so alone.
I don't need just anyone,
But god, do I need someone,
Why can I long for people,
But never say a word.
I tell myself I'm stronger than that,
And hate to admit I'm weak,
That I may wake up one day,
To find it is true.
That maybe I do need someone to hear me scream,
And scream with me as loud as they can,
Till our eardrums burst from the sound,
And drown out all my lonliness.
Marsha Had A MonsterLittle Marsha had a monster that lived in her basement.Marsha Had A Monster2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Whaaa, whewww," it breathed.
And it was too big to pass through the doors.
"Graaah," it said as it tried to squeeze through one day, before it accepted its fate down below.
When her friend, Johnny from down the street, finally came to visit, they heard the sound again.
"Whaaa, whewww." It grew louder as they tried to ignore it.
"What was that?"
"That's the basement monster and if we just stay quiet, he'll leave us alone."
"I don't believe it, let me see."
"No. Please," she said grabbing his arm tight enough that he bled where her nails dug in.
"Your hurting me," Johnny said balling up his other fist and knocking the girl to the ground. "What is wrong with you?" he said walking across the kitchen and placing his hand on the basement door. He pushed it open and looked into the emptiness below. "I don't see anything."
Marsha stood close, her mouth near his ear. "How about now?" and she pushed him with all her might
Monsters In My RoomThe monster under my bed hates the monster in my closet. If they kill each other, I'll just have to worry about the monsters in my head.Monsters In My Room3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Soul Calibur OC: JerichoJericho Bio:Soul Calibur OC: Jericho3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bio: A son born from the Azure Knight, the keeper of Soul Edge. And Siegfried, keeper of Soul Calibur. Jericho's life had some serious problems which he cannot ignore. After obtaining the two swords at the tower of remembrance. Jericho suddenly transformed into his monstrous form while he grabbed both swords and cried out in pain, while both swords tried to consume him at contact. Siegfried came into the struggle Jericho was trying to break free and rushed his son out of the sword's power before they could ingluped him with power that can kill him. A few days had passed since the sword struggle. Jericho had been having bad dreams of becoming his monstrous self once more, it was then later He set off on his quest to search more knowledge about the swords once more to see if next time he encounters the swords his body will handle it more. But he had noticed it has been a few years after his Father, Nightmare's recent slaughter.
Jericho's eyes had lighted up to
My TG QuestionnaireOne day, I happened to come across this questionnaire. "What would you Be like as a girl?" Up until that point, I hadn't been doing much, just awaiting my final grades as I was wrapping up my last semester of college. It was a bit stressful. Even though I knew that I was surely graduating, I just hoped that I got the A's that I was hoping for. Perhaps this would be a nice reprieve from that.My TG Questionnaire8 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Well, not like anyone else is talking to me right now," I said to myself, getting out some paper to write it all down. The questionnaire had a pretty decent length, so hopefully this would take my mind off things.
Question 1: If you were a girl... would your handwriting be nice?
I guess yes, since my actual handwriting is awful.
As I kept writing, my somewhat clumsy words began becoming straighter, appearing much more eligible now. My hands seemed to feel smaller as I wrote, with my fingers becoming longer and the fingernails extending just beyond my fingertips. To be honest, it was
I'd Gladly DrownYou used to prey on the insecurities that plagued my mind, pulling apart the stitches that held together my sanity and dangling them in front of my face. Begging me to catch them, begging me to trap them in these claws you had imagined on me (I say they won't hurt you, but I can't declare the same for me).I'd Gladly Drown5 years ago in Teen More Like This
I'd have apologised for breathing but you swore the sound of my voice made you sick. Promising a lifetime of love for my silence, you took my hand and lead me to the edge. (We took one step and dived into the deep end)
Love was such a wide ocean and I was never a strong swimmer. You promised you'd be my lifeboat. That was before the gentle waves turned into monsters over our heads and the current became too strong to fight. (I had hoped, hand in hand, we could have drowned so sweetly)
You pushed my head down and held it beneath the water, chuckling as my air slowly ran out. I never should have let you pull me in, but I hadn't known what lies you were capable of s
The Perfect NightmareLook into my eyes ,you will see what you mean to me,The Perfect Nightmare5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Without you all my days are lonely, and all my nights are empty;
I lay awake thinking of you in my arms forever,
Hugging you tight, kissing you goodnight, then it turns to pain
as I lay and suffer;
I wish I could have shown you how I feel,
Show you that what we have is so true and real;
From the moment I saw you, I knew it was true ,
The pounding of my heart told me what I already knew;
I want to kiss and hug you, I want to hear that you love me too,
Because I am the one who loves you true ;
I want you to kiss me my love, and bring me to the heavens above,
I want you to show me the true feelings of love;
I fell in love with you knowing I would be hurt,
Cause I know you don't care, no matter how much I try,
I know you never love me, and I am trying not to cry;
For I must find the strength somehow, to kiss your lips goodbye;
You are the one I want, I need, why do I let you leave? Why do you have to go?
I have to watch you walk away eve
LonelyI'm so lonelyLonely9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even with friends I'm so lonely
Will I ever find the one person that will try their best?
To make me happy beyond all reason?
To make me feel special?
To make me feel like the only person that matters?
Will I ever find the one just for me?
I'm so lonely
Even with friends.
Someday I'll find my one just for me…
That will make me feel happy beyond all reason
The one that will make me feel special
The one that will make me feel like the only person that matters…
But until I will remain lonely...
Wishful Thinking (Chapter 1)Wishful Thinking (Chapter 1)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Good morning, Master!” I rolled over, trying to block out the voice. “Master, it is time to awaken, now.”
“Go away.” I grumbled sleepily, hoping that she’d just leave me alone. I buried my face in my pillow. I suddenly felt a weight fall on the mattress next to me. A pair of soft hands touched my shoulder and shook me gently.
“Master, I must insist you awaken immediately!” She whispered kindly. “The sun has risen, and you must go to school, correct?” I finally turned and looked at the girl kneeling next to me. She was young and beautiful. Her skin was tan and her hair was black like a ravens wing. Her eyes sparkled a beautiful blue and her features were delicate, like a flower. She was wearing what appeared to be blue silk dancer garments from some Arabic country complete with a see through blue veil over her face. She was smiling down at me, waiting for me to sit up. I blinked tiredly and sat up slightly.
The Monolith: Chapter OneThe Monolith: Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The floor was firm and cold, the feeling had reminded them of a hospital examination table. Thoughts of pain, needles and death filled their minds. Then the smell swirled into their nostrils - urine and blood; it was if someone had emptied their diseased bladder here.
Jack was the first to awaken, lifting himself with both hands, turning and then, as he got on his knees, he stood among the bodies. He counted. "One, Two, Three . . ." his voice trailed off and when he turned around there was lovely tanned girl staring at him.
It had scared him; perhaps anything at the moment would have jolted him. "Hmph," he sucked in lots of air and his arms reached for his heart, clutching. She smiled back.
"Name's Mendy," her arm was stretched out in front of her. "What's yours?"
He was amazed that the first question he had heard was about who he was and not about where they were. "Jack, Jack Barrera," he then quickly shifted the question to something more important - Prioritize Jack he thought
ResolutionWhat is it supposed to be?Resolution5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Something that you want to give up
Because you know you should?
Or something you want to give up
Because of the guilt you feel
From this regret?
How many people actually make an effort
To stay true to their promise?
How long can we keep up this lie?
It never lasts till the next New Year's Eve.
Just for Today Part 3Just for Today Part 39 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Just for Today Part 3
Hi, again. Nicole speaking. This mic is on, right? Good. So we’re just taking a break from practice. Jill is so amazing out there. It really makes me wish she was born a girl. But, I do have to respect that Jill is really Jack. He really has an open heart. I can see why Holly has a thing for him. But, just a little while ago, I saw Jill walking away. I wonder why. And I wonder if Sarah really is sick. Well Mr. Narrator, let’s all hear it.
“It’s okay, I won’t tell,” Jill said. “Just let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you in bed getting your rest, Sarah?”
Sarah was a little hesitant at first. Then, she started to cry. Jill brought her close to her.
“Hey, it’s okay,” Jill said. “I just want to know if something’s bothering you.”
Sarah eventually calmed down and began to speak.
“I…I didn’t mean to deceive anyone,
Diary of a Madman bk 2 EndDiary of a Madman bk 2 End3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I'm not aware of the date. I'm not aware of much of anything.
All I know is that it is over.Wait, I think this is just the beginning. I can feel again. I'm alive and stronger than ever. No one can stop me, not even Todd. I'm the Madman now.
An article found in the local newspaper:
Another murder has plagued the streets of Marin. Police officials believe it maybe related to the string of murders that have been running rampant since the day Todd Casil had been found murdered in his own basement.
This new "Madman", may be linked to a Angela Florentine. She is also wanted for questioning.
Marin police have been working with T.L.P.D. with other murders that may be related. Chief Commissioner had this to say, "For now all we know is we have a series of murders here in Marin and in the Town of Liberation. Many seemed to implicate Todd Casil as the murderer."
Later when asked about Todd Casil's body the commissioner had this to say as well, "The body has been iden
Mushrooms - Piece 5Samantha's anger had lasted for only a couple of minutes since Uncle John was quick to correct the that kind of behavior.Mushrooms - Piece 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Fear. Fear was something Uncle John was good at invoking. He never had to open the cage to induce fear. He just needed a little prodding, sometimes with an actual cattle prod. The sparks flew as he tapped the metal bars of the cage. His eyes lit up and spit began to fall down the side of his mouth as he stunned her repeatedly. She tried to reach for it - she wasn't agile or fast enough - but only ended up zapping herself in her hand.
Her eyes even seemed to sweat, Ryan had thought to himself as the blues of the arcing light danced.
She became tired which had made it easy to handcuffed her. He carried her like an old finished up tag doll no one played with and took her upstairs. Ryan had finally finished his mural during
vanishing from view .collabi am missing something,vanishing from view .collab4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i am that old woman with her
car keys forever on the
back of her mind because that
is the closest to the front
she can manage
i've forgotten who i used to be.
shallow screaming dins the room,
shakes the walls, as i try to cling
to something real, not this made-up
world where the ocean is suddenly
the sky, raining salt
upon open wounds.
the static is like poetry over
empty air, radios humming to
the tune of nothing but your
airplane parts and rioting
i am the grass beneath your feet
that you trample. i want nothing
to do with this cardboard city
full of ghosts and ashes. i need to learn
to fly away.
the glass temple is breaking under
the stress of your voice.
i clutch the railing until the
tendons of my hands unfurl and
curl anew around my throat,
pink sinews dispersing novel poems
like dandelion seeds. it
seems god, too, wants me to be silent
and my words drown like
fat hens. this is silence.
all i want is for you to
The Monolith: Chapter EightThey rested and life felt good. Not in the same sense of leaning against a tree on a bright sunny day but like digging a hole for hours, only to find the tiniest bit of shade behind a sun wrmed boulder kind of good. It was better, that was for sure. They ate and it felt filling. They laughed and exchanged stories, even though they didn't remember anything. But they felt good.The Monolith: Chapter Eight2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mendy, sit with us," Marina yelled at the girl from across the room.
Jack passed around a sandwich that was in a plastic bag to Mendy.
"How do we know they aren't poison?" she knocked the sandwich out of Jack's hand.
Jack turned to pick up the sandwich and pushed it into her waist. "Because that would be too simple."
The food wasn't poisoned and neither was the water. There were no traps in the room and that made Mendy uneasy. She had already traced the wall with her fingers, she even experimented with the water and food, but she didn't eat it.
"There's no way that someone intended for us to go through such trial
Kingdom Hearts 2 RE- Soraxess's Tale- chapt 1Kingdom Hearts 2 RE- Soraxess's Tale- chapt 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
KINGDOM HEARTS 2 RE: SORAXESS'S TALE- The tainted one
Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters. The only one that does is Soraxess. This a rebuild of my original fan fiction of Soraxess's tale. In this rebuild its like a final mix to each Kh game. Well This explains the back-story on how Soraxess was came to be inside the world of desire to be more powerful than Sora and Roxas together, this will be my first time to ever write a story based off my own character.
Chapter 1: Soraxess is born part 1
Sora, the chosen wielder of the keyblade had save many worlds and is known as a hero through the worlds he has saved from the heartless and the nobodies. Without the help of his friends he would have been helpless.
But everything will change this time. A new threat will be appearing.
Sora stood by the beach listing to the waves rush in. sora was deep in his thoughts thinking about something.
"Hey Sora." Riku called, walking behind sora.
Strike for freedomNow that you are captured in all your liesStrike for freedom4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the fear to see the truth is in your eyes.
All the times you said I'd be insane
but now you know your war as in vain
Now you shall fall from your throne of deception and suffocate
in this dark trench your selfbuilt sea of hate.
You have reaped the storm you have sown.
Seven years you have exploited me, I break the world that you have known.
For I have cut all bonds that kept me to the ground
Every thought of you, all your wishes shattered without a sound.
I have spread my wings to fly
my hearts just pounds for the sky.
The Origins of SoraxessThe Origins of Soraxess4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
THE ORIGINS OF SORAXESS THE TAINTED ONE:
Disclaimer: I do not own the KH world or anything. But Soraxess belongs to me. This story will explain to you about how he was created and how he became so cool. LOL, enjoy everyone.^^
Chapter 1: The Origins Of Soraxess The Tainted One
What had inspired Soraxess the tainted one? Will it happened a while back when I first had gotten Kingdom Hearts 2 for the PS2. When I played that game it had inspired the seed for Soraxess to be born, once I got to Halloween town that's when the seed grew into a living being and was created. Then I played Kingdom Hearts 1 and was inspired by Anti-Sora heartless and it got me more into adding things to Soraxess. After making him, he was a lot like Sora at first, but now since then he got a whole new make over he's now different from his first self. Soraxess's name came from some words I just made up when making him.
Soraxess has a past and he shares Memories with Sora and his Nobody Roxas and those in t