Flash Fiction: Good Business We're finished, Madame. How do you feel?Flash Fiction: Good Business6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The sound of knuckles popping echoed through the dilapidated ballroom. The silver chamber set up in the center hissed loudly as it opened.
I feel.... ah... A woman breathed deeply, then sighed happily. I feel fantastic. Slowly she stepped from the blinding lights inside the chamber, dressed in a black smock.
Would you like to see your new body? A tall man in a grey uniform stepped forward, motioning towards one of the few mirrored walls that hadn't been smashed. Most of our clients don't care, but I knew you'd like to see. He pointed her towards the mirror that had been cleaned of all dust and grime.
Mixed Delay - PW-R-069Mixed DelayMixed Delay - PW-R-0692 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Okay, let me understand all of this properly. While the two of you were out in Orre fighting Cipher, you encountered Celebi, who sent you both back in time by, what, sixty years?”
“And when you were back in the past, you met Nick’s great-grandfather…”
The young Aura Guardian nodded.
“…and Alex’s great-grandparents…”
Alex nodded in turn.
“…and fought the guy who was in charge of Cipher in the present day before coming back to said point in time.” At their nods of affirmation, Jake laughed. “I knew sticking with you guys for now was a good idea. It’s like excitement just follows you around.”
“Well, I could do without the excitement.”
A shrug at Nicholas’ comment, and Jake admitted, “Fair enough. Tell you the truth, I’m starting to wonder what happ
Shock To The System - PW-R-024Shock to the SystemShock To The System - PW-R-0243 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Tho how thoon do you think it'll take for you to get to Mothdeep?"
"Assuming I stick to the main roads and the weather stays stable, a week or two at most. And thankfully, I'm avoiding the area with really freaky weather conditions, so that shouldn't be a problem." As they continued down the street, Alex turned to her friend and offered, "You could come with if you wanted. I don't mind the company."
Amelia smiled and waved her off. "Nah. Ath awethome ath it wath theeing you battle Flannery in perthon, I've got thtuff to keep me buthy here. You can count on me rooting for you though."
"Thanks." A small part of Alex feared that it was due more to the revelations she'd given Amelia concerning her past, but she tried to brush that off as simple paranoia. After all, they didn't need to spend all their time together. "It's always appreciated."
A loud whistle caused the two to stop. "Hey, you two girls!" The turned to find themselves staring at a tall man roughly their ag
it is not enoughit is not enough just toit is not enough7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
miss you. i have to learn
how to walk again; how to
live without meat and
kissing, how to sleep
shaped like a balled up
fist. it is not enough
just to miss you. i have
to adopt twins in
Africa, name them Lost
and Weird, forget to
feed them. i have to
go to every pet store
in America and rescue
all the seahorses. i have
to tattoo D A R K B I R D
inside my lip and stand
in children's playgrounds
like a broken arm, creaking. it
is not enough just to miss
you. it has to hurt. i
have to write poems
that last forever, interpret
dreams about buildings
burning down, flies who
leave their partners for
sad New York waitresses. i
have to work on my
posture. shave my head, wear
white dresses. i have to
be a chaffinch when i curse
into my fingers. it is not
enough to just miss you. i
have to be a crazy
crocus-woman; my lovely
hand curled close around
your heart, a bud sealed
tightly, tightly, tightly...
Adrift - SPECIAL-C of 52"Pyro? Pyro, you with me?"Adrift - SPECIAL-C of 524 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The fire engine slowly regained consciousness, his systems getting back online after what felt like an eternity. As his optics flickered back on, Pyro looked about, quickly finding himself suspended from the ground, stasis cuffs over both his arms and legs and a smaller manacle over his right bicep, his weapons clearly removed. He looked over to Streetwise and noticed he was in similar condition. "Just another fine mess we've gotten ourselves into, eh?"
"Something like that." The black police interceptor looked about, reassessing their surroundings for what was the seventeenth time. "The good news is that we're online. The bad news is that we're captured, locked in stasis cuffs, and trapped in an unknown location. And even if we could break out of these things, our firearms are gone and we can't get the manacles off, meaning our weapons systems are offline."
"Even worse, we're stuck in a room with horrible décor." At his partner's quirked optic ridge, th
A Whole New World - PW-R-001A Whole New WorldA Whole New World - PW-R-0014 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Easily the largest and most populated city in the Hoenn region, Lilycove City was a major cultural center in spite of not being home to its own Pokémon Gym. Coordinators from across the world would travel to the city to take part in Pokémon Contests, eager to win one of the ribbons necessary for entry into the regional Grand Festival. Those interested in other pursuits could visit the Lilycove Department Store, easily comparable to its counterparts in other regions, or the Lilycove Museum, home to an expansive collection of artwork. For many others, the city was a stopping point before going on to other places in the region, from Mossdeep City in the east to Fortree City in the northwest. Regardless of their reasons for visiting, it was the rare trainer that didn't enjoy their time spent in Lilycove City.
"Finish it! Houndoom, Fire Fang!"
For Jason Cassidy, the day couldn't have gone any better. Some women would call him handsome given his short brown hair a
All Hail Megatron Adapt Part 5Coda 1 StarscreamAll Hail Megatron Adapt Part 55 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Six hundred and forty light-years from that miserable ball of dirt, and I still feel like we aren't far enough away, even as I look out the viewports at an unnamed star in some system that neither they nor we have ever taken an interest in. If Megatron hadn't wasted his time playing games with the locals and had simply wiped them out from orbit, and had been sensible enough to kill the Autobots rather than send them off to Cybertron to face Detour's pet project, none of this
My optic shutters narrow, my lip components curling into a snarl. "I asked not to be disturbed, Shrapnel."
I turn to face the Insecticon as he continues into my sanctum. "There's news, about Megatron."
Knowing full well that I can't ignore this, I rise from my chair and walk past my subordinate. "Take me there immediately." A pointless statement as I know where Megatron is, but I need to remin
On The Road Again - PW-R-049On The Road AgainOn The Road Again - PW-R-0493 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Lilycove City port was bustling with activity as normal, a multitude of people either climbing onto ferries heading elsewhere in Hoenn or, more rarely, heading for another region entirely. As Alex and Cass made their way through, both found themselves reminded of their earlier departures from here, the latter with nostalgia and the former with eagerness to continue on.
"Here I thought this day would never come, you leaving Hoenn and going back to Johto." A sad though proud smile was on her face as Cass added, "Almost makes me wish I was going with you."
"You could. I wouldn't mind the company."
"Nah. I've already traced those steps, I'm fine not going down that road again. But ask me that again when you finally venture off to Sinnoh, and we'll see what happens." The two finally stopped at the ticket office, and Cass sighed. "I guess this is it." She turned to her sister and noted, "I'll miss you, Alex. The house is gonna be much emptier with you not around."
Going Alone - PW-R-021Going AloneGoing Alone - PW-R-0213 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Alex, I'm faced with a conundrum."
Alex looked up from her cup of hot cocoa to regard her Murkrow. "I'm listening."
"Well, we left Petalburg City a couple days ago, and we made it to Oldale Town earlier today. And, if I understand your crazy route correctly, our final destination is Mossdeep City."
"Yep, that's the gist of it, but I fail to see how you could have a conundrum."
"Well, wouldn't that route take a really long period of time? I mean, Hoenn's an island, but it's a pretty big island. And it takes most trainers, what, a year to traverse a given region?"
Alex raised a finger on her free hand, and swallowed her cocoa. "It takes Ash Ketchum a year to traverse a given region. And by his own admission in several interviews, he tends to get lost on his various wanderings, even when he has fancy maps and GPS assistance, and also tends to take the scenic route. I, by contrast, tend to take much shorter periods of time to reach a given destination as I take the most
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LotR in 25 Lines or LessLotR in 25 Lines or Less10 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1) The "big bad" makes a bunch of rings and keeps one for himself so he can use it to rule over all the other lords.
2) A war is fought, the big bad is cast down and the Ring is lost.
3) The Ring is found by a slimy guy, then stolen by a midget.
4) The midget's nephew sets out to destroy the Ring and permanently get rid of the "big bad."
5) An elf, a dwarf, two men, a wizard and three more midgets join the effort.
6) The group travels until the wizard falls in a hole, one man dies and two midgets are captured.
7) The two remaining midgets go off to destroy the Ring; the man, dwarf and elf go to rescue the other midgets.
8) The wizard is alive and helps the dwarf, elf and man rescue the midgets and take back the kingdom from the dead man's psycho father.
9) The slimy guy who had the Ring before leads the midgets toward the fire mountain where they can destroy the Ring.
10) The wizard, man, elf, and two midgets save the kingdom and go to fight the big bad's army.
11) The other two midget
Statement of an unbelieverReligion: The poison in your ear?Statement of an unbeliever3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
On May 1st 2007, the late Christopher Hitchens released the book "God is not great: How religion poisons everything". Judging by his writings, the title was not just a sensationalist attempt at increasing sales, but the genuine sentiment of its author. Having immersed myself in the subject of religion contra reality, the influence it has, I lean towards Hitchens' side- religion appears harmful to me, doing more ill than good to society at large.
Religion is, in the world at large, probably the greatest yoke any country, civilization or ethnicity faces when trying to progress, to move forwards. It creates division, isolation between groups, inspires hate where there would be none before. Religion narrows the mind. It creates division, clouds judgment and endorses intolerance. To quote Richard Dawkins: "I oppose religion... because it teaches people to be satisfied with an incomplete explanation of how the world works."
In March 2009, Pope Benedic
Detour To Berries - PW-R-025Detour to BerriesDetour To Berries - PW-R-0253 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Light winds rustled through the air as Alex continued on her way, the weather perfect and the sun streaming down upon her. As much as she tended to run along the various routes she traveled, between tiring out and the pleasant surroundings, walking seemed far more appropriate. After all, what was the point of traveling if you didn't occasionally stop to smell the roses? If nothing else, there was less chance that you'd miss out on something good.
"Ark-ark?" She looked to her shoulder to find a familiar Archen looking at her expectantly. "Ken archen."
"Getting hungry, huh?" At Pteryx' nod, Alex smiled and moved off the path into the shadow of a tree. "Well, it wouldn't hurt to stop for a snack. Just be patient and wait, and I'll see what I can find for you."
Pteryx hopped off her trainer's shoulder as Alex knelt down and slung off her backpack. While her trainer began going through a side pocket in search of kibble, however, the little Archen caught a whiff of somethin
FAYZ Chatroom 2Sammy Sun- SamFAYZ Chatroom 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Astrid the Genius- Astrid
Surfer boy- Quinn
Not a Mexican- Edilio
Gravity Defyer- Dekka
Computer Geek- Jack
Whip Hand- Drake
Fearless Leader- Caine
You know you love me- Diana
Lana Arwen Lazar- Lana
Invisible Guy- Bug
Beeroholic's best friend/Howard- Howard
Invisible Guy has just signed in
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Fearless Leader says: Nobody's online
Invisible Guy says: I'm online
Fearless Leader says: I feel lonely
Whip Hand has just signed in
Fearless Leader says: Drake
Whip Hand says: Caine
Invisible Guy says: Bug!
Fearless Leader says: I'm bored
Whip Hand says: As am I. Talking to you is boring.
Fearless Leader says: Well what am I supposed to say?
Invisible Guy says: Why is nobody paying attention to me?
Whip Hand says: You could help me plot my revenge against Sam
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Fearless Leader says: Cool. You know that I'd stop at nothing to destroy that idiot brother of mine
Sins Past - PW-R-023Sins PastSins Past - PW-R-0233 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After what felt like an eternity out on the road, Alex sighed in relief as she crossed the borders of Mauville City, glad for the chance to replenish her supplies and rest for a while. She wasn't planning on staying in town very long, just enough to take care of a few odds and ends and then move on, but knowing her life, she'd run into something to hold her attention for a while. Just a short walk to get to the Pokémon Center and then
"ALEX! LOOK OUT!"
Suddenly stricken by déjà vu, Alex jumped to the side of the road as a familiar bicycle with a familiar rider sped past, screeching to a halt some yards from her and barely missing her. She took a second to catch her breath before she added, "We have got to stop meeting like this!"
Amelia Blake managed an apologetic smile and a nervous laugh. "Thorry! I'm thtill getting uthed to thith thing!" She quickly dismounted her Mach Bike and continued, "Anyway, it'th great theeing you again! Congratth on the victory
FAYZ Chatroom 5Sammy Sun- SamFAYZ Chatroom 55 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Astrid the Genius- Astrid
Surfer boy- Quinn
Not a Mexican- Edilio
Gravity Defyer- Dekka
Whip Hand- Drake
Fearless Leader- Caine
You know you love me- Diana
Lana Arwen Lazar- Lana
NerezzaDarkness - Nerezza
Hungry in the Dark- the Gaiaphage
Nestor- Little Pete
Pack Leader- Pack Leader II
*LIES and HUNGER spoilers*
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Prophetess says: Hi Nerezza!
NerezzaDarkness says: Hello Prophetess, have you had any more visions?
Prophetess says: Yes
NerezzaDarkness says: What happened in this one?
Prophetess says: The same one I see all the time, the one where Sam's mother tells him to let go.
NerezzaDarkness says: It must be very important for you to keep seeing it over and over.
Prophetess says: I don't understand, I told Sam the message.
NerezzaDarkness says: He obviously did not understand it. You must tell him again.
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Spirit of the SeasonFather! Look outside!Spirit of the Season10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What is it? What happened?
Why is everything white?</b>
Otto had been trying to sleep in. He'd had a rough night; after a heavy rainfall, the temperature in New York had dropped below freezing, turning every wet surface into a sheet of ice. The roads had been clear, of course – but Otto didn't use roads. He'd been in the middle of a daring heist and had been jumping from building to building, trying to hurry to get out of the area before Spider-Man got wind of his presence, when… well… He was very battered and bruised from several bad landings when the tentacles had been unable to get purchase on a slick surface and had slipped.
Thank God Peter and his camera hadn't been around to take photos; pictures of Otto falling on his ass would probably fetch a handsome price at the Daily Bugle, especially after the humiliation he'd put Jameson through during the 'Most Desirable Man' fiasco.
He'd intended to stay curled in his bed, under a pile of ratty bla
A Soul Full of Silence|A Soul Full of Silence|A Soul Full of Silence4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I open my eyes head spinning,
Where am I what is going on.
A familiar voice cries out but it couldn't possibly be.
Her voice floated on the wind.
Weightless as a feather even still
hearing it I could feel the weight of the world in my heart.
Pounding heavier and heavier I frantically looked around.
Eyes jumping back and forth in the landscape.
Bam, it hit me I was at that park..
Her lovely melody chimed into my heart consuming me yet again.
This time I would not be overcome, this time would be different.
She looked at me from afar waving incomprehensively smoothly
It seemed as if she had no flaw, perfection incarnate.
I froze, mind numbed.
Fixated, my strength was leaving my body and all I could see was her.
My gaze broke.
A chill crept up my back
A black blur approaching from the distance.
I broke into a stride swearing under my breath.
Not again damn it, not again.
I ran every ounce of strength pouring into my legs.
Her smile broke.
Screeching tires, I dove.
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Battle Lines SE - 3 of 52Battle LinesBattle Lines SE - 3 of 525 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Transformers: Armada Story
By William Rendfeld
In a part of the Chichuahaun Desert of New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base mingled with the mirages that were created from the surrounding heat. Originally named Albuquerque Army Air Base when it was first established as a flight training base in 1941, built near the then Albuquerque International Sunport, it was already training flight crews for the B-17, B-24, and B-29 bombers by the time World War II rolled around. It wasn't until 1942 that it was later renamed to Kirtland Army Air Field, after Army Colonel Roy C. Kirtland, and then later to its current name when the base's role switched to testing and evaluating special weapons in 1947. At present, Kirtland is the largest storage facility for nuclear weapons after the Kirtland Underground Munitions Storage Complex was built in 1992, home to the Air Force Materiel Command's Nuclear Weapons Center, and the third largest installation in the AFMC, after Egl
Fossil Expedition - PW-R-008Fossil ExpeditionFossil Expedition - PW-R-0084 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
To the east of Mt. Chimney rested a vast desert, sandstorms constantly swirling about it with gritty fury. Many wondered exactly why a tropical region like Hoenn would have a desert. Some blamed freak weather patterns; others attributed it to a Legendary Pokémon, either Regirock due to it having been spotted in the area for ages or Arceus simply so that the Cacnea would have a place to roam. Whatever the reason, however, the desert existed, and many a trainer made their way through it either to head onwards to Fallarbor Town, to capture a native Pokémon or two, or to seek something else.
"That'th it!" Her voice barely audible due to the howling sands and the scarf about her mouth, Amelia pointed towards a thin outline of rock in the distance. "That'th the Mirage Tower!"
"About time!" Her voice similarly obscured by the weather and garments, Alex was nonetheless glad for the extra protection of a poncho and wide-brimmed hat. Doubly glad for the Go-Goggles ado
100 Things Doc Ock Wouldnt Do100 Things Doc Ock Wouldnt Do7 years ago in Humor More Like This
2) Become a rapper
3) Open up a shelter for stray puppies
4) Flash random people
5) Wait in front of schools in a van with chocolate
6) Cosplay as Aizen Sousuke from Bleach
7) "Physically experiment" with his tentacles
8) Become a tentacle rapist
9) Become a PONG champion
10) Run in the Olympics
11) Have a Spiderman Shrine in his closet
12) Hide porn under his bed
14) Become a professional wrestler
15) Become a llama breeder
16) Get addicted to Spanish Soap Operas
17) Admit his undying love for Peter
18) Wear an "I'm with stupid" t-shirt by himself
19) Compare himself to Nergal Jr.
20) Teach Biology
21) Teach Chemistry
22) Wear pink heart boxers
23) Start collecting Pokemon trading cards
24) Appear on "Dancing with the Stars"
25) Fail at DDR
26) Win at DDR
27) Be seen in the mall testing out different perfumes
28) Become a lawyer
29) Make a silly face for a photo
30) Trip over himself
31) Sing "What is Love?' in public
32) Sing in the shower
33) Start saving enda
Brittney -GONE fanfic poemIt's quiet hereBrittney -GONE fanfic poem6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my dim hearing
catches no sound
the dirt surrounding me
I cannot feel
I simply know
white and long
Death would be a warm
blanket on a cold day
an oasis in the Sahara
I could be so priveledged
I was lucky
YUSEFYUSEFYUSEF7 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
Yusef was born in Paderne on 8 December, the day of our Lady of Conception.
The only child of a primary teacher and a travelling salesman, he felt the absence of his father from an early age. His mother tried to restore harmony to the home, but Yusef learnt to deal with the absence of his father, seeking refuge in Paderne Castle where he spent hours pretending to be a Moor, defending his land from invaders. His dark complexion and hair made him look like an Arab, and from when he was very little everybody used to call him the little Muslim, which filled him with pride. He even changed his name to the Arabic form.
He simply loved the stories that his mother would recount about the Castle and the legends of the Enchanted Mooresses, young female Muslims who had been bewitched so as to guard the treasures abandoned by the Moors who had been expelled from the Castle. They would appear alongside springs, rivers, caves and fortress ruins, singing and combing their long hair,