The Ones Who Stayed--Ch. 1The Ones Who Stayed--Ch. 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Ones Who StayedPart 1
Carpeting the northwestern edge of the free-floating island state of Wind City was a dark and mysterious forest. On the outside, it looked no different from the other ancient forests down below, and its size was rather modest compared to Wind City. However, should anyone be courageous enough to enter this forest, they would soon notice a number of increasingly strange things. The climate always stayed the same here, even in the driest of times. Perpetual saturation of winter rain and summer fog kept this emerald portion cool and wet. It also appeared to be much bigger on the inside than on the outside, growing larger, older an
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 4 Past HistoryThe Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 4 Past History3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4--Past History
A herd of twenty licorn glided out of the surrounding forest, spiral horns and fluffy silvery hides glinting in the moonlight as they clattered across the cobblestone streets. They splashed in and out of a shallow creek that meandered through the front yard of one of stately townhouse, throwing up liquid moonbeams from their flying deer-like hooves. Finally growing weary of their wild games, they broke up into small groups, wandering up the hedge bordered streets to graze on lawn grasses and clover. Suddenly one of the licorn snorted, as a sickly oily odor filled its delicate nostrils. Its mane bristled all the way down its spine as the scent awoke a deep primal fear. Others soon sensed it too and panicked, and the whole herd quickly turned and vanished into the trees as silently as they had appeared.
Lolly Mcclaren's stride slowed as she made her way down the main stree
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 7 The Sin EatersThe Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 7 The Sin Eaters2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 7--The Sin-Eaters
On Lolly's last visit to Hogan's Gap, they wouldn't let her take any of the golden sun apples from the sacred orchards, nor any of the whistling stones or butterfly fish. They said that she didn't deserve any of these gifts because she was a "irresponsible, unclean, thieving brat," made even more despicable by her unhealthy obsession with anime fetish comics and the occult.
Ever since the Sparkle Lice and Locker 490 incident, she was forever grounded and had her privileges withdrawn...well, at least until she turned eighteen. Her books of spells and sorcery had been confiscated by the authorities, he
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 1The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 1
She was so quiet when she sat down at the sun bleached, driftwood bench that they didn't even notice her. It wasn't until she cleared her throat that they turned to look at her.
"Have you ever hated someone so much? Someone you would do anything to obliterate, even if it means paying a high price for vengeance?"
The speaker was a scrawny-looking girl who might have been as old as fourteen. Her mousey hair hung limply over her thin face, and her muddy-brown eyes peered out hollowly through wire-frame spectacles. She wo
The Visitor From Curtisville-Ch. 3-Ellery's Story1The Visitor From Curtisville-Ch. 3-Ellery's Story13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 3--Ellery's Story--Locker 490
There was a dog cleaning up the shish-kabob that the Gerdin had dropped earlier. It was an exceptionally large dog, yellowish-brown in color. Curiously, Kes studied the animal as it noisily scarfed up the stray bits of barbecued vegetables and lamb flesh. Maybe a wolf hybrid or a Malamute-cross, she guessed, whatever the ancestry of this furry Hoover Vac, it didn't come alone. The place was now swarming with people, either seated around the bonfire or milling about the edge. Although there were a few human face
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 8-Series of StraThe Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 8-Series of Stra2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 8--A Series of Strange Occurrences
Terrapin Junction, Zelmak District of Hogan's Gap (1)
It was ten o' ten and Grandma Esme' was feeding her cats. There were twenty of them, but only Cinder and Felina had the run of the house. The rest of them stayed in a large playroom with access to an outdoor pen,the only time they were let out was to be fed or for monthly veterinarian visits.
It was always pandemonium at mealtime. All of the cats were dancing impatiently around the kitchen as Grandma Esme' started taking the cat food cans out of the cupboard. They all started yowling a