I Am Octus Chapter 2I Am Octus Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Octus (still disguising himself with his "Newton" hologram) stared at his reflection in the bus window, vaguely aware of the conversions the other people on the bus were having.
"Newton," Ilana called. She was sitting on his right in the same bus seat as him.
When she got no response, she tried again. "Newton," she said, a little louder this time.
"What?" he asked, some-what annoyed, as his blank expression turned into a glare.
"You've been a million light years away since we left the art institute. Are you okay?"
she asked, concerned.
"Sure," he said, still glaring at the window.
"What's going on?" she asked.
Just then, Lance, who was sitting in a seat by himself behind Ilana and Octus, heard the radio.
"Meanwhile, in southern France, a series of strange occurrences" The radio reporter said, before being cut off as the volume of the other students conversions became louder.
Lance stood up and leaned over the top of Ilana and Octus' seat. "What are they saying?"
But then the leaf had fallenThe curious wide eyes had never ceased to stare up into my soul.But then the leaf had fallen1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
My life is a meaningless one. Please, leave me be. I just wish to flow, do not disturb me anymore. Allow your sight to wander, do not waste your precious time on me.
Look at the dog as he chases the ball of wonder. Let him wash your face the only way he knows how. Allow him to dirty you more with the mud he tracks.
Watch the boy swing to the heavens. Let his pure screams of joy bring music to your ears. Do not waste another second on the soft cries of pain I emit.
Leave me; leave the footprints of your memory on the path home. Do not bother with my simplicity.
Yes, get up and walk away. Stop nearing the only place I have to call home.
The wind is harsher than it should be. I wish not to follow the same path as those fallen before me. I don't want to lose myself. Why won't my parent keep hold of me?
Why must you catch me? I serve you no purpose, I request you return home before I wittle and die before your eyes.
Pledge of Non-AllegianceYou pledge allegiance,Pledge of Non-Allegiance2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To that flag,
Of that one country that everyone seems to hate.
And to the republic, which stands completely divided,
Under some faceless deity,
With liberty yet oppression for all.
The Blitzers Chapter 1Sonic and Amy sat on a grass hill, with the day slowly started to evade from the night. Sonic faces toward Amy while Amy stared back.The Blitzers Chapter 12 years ago in Comedy More Like This
"The scenery is beautiful", Amy began.
"it sure is, Amy", Sonic replied, putting a nervous look on his face. "Uh...Amy...I always wanted to tell you something...It might change the view I had for you a while back..."
"What is it Sonic?"
"Will you...Marry m---"
Just then, Sonic wakes up from a deep sleep, finding himself on a high tree branch. "WHOA," he screamed. "That was...such a weird dream..." Sonic leaps off, meeting with his best pal Tails, and Knuckles, his formal rival, now friends.
"Hey Sonic" Tails said happily. "It's been really peaceful after we beat Eggman again, 'for good'."
"Maybe he finally gave up," Sonic joked. "Finally realizing he can't beat us.
Knuckles walks up to Sonic. "Yo Sonic," Knuckles said. "How's your morning been"
"just fine," Sonic replied. He wasn't really sure if he was, though.
"The Master Emerald hasn't been removed fr
Sparrow Hawk Day VSparrow Hawk Day V2 years ago in Settings More Like This
I should describe how the International Airship Guild is, considering this would be good information to archive.
The International Airship Guild has become a monopoly that rules the skies with an fist of stone. To object and stray from the Guild, means losing your licence to own and fly an Airship. The Guild's main purpose is to ensure that the skies are filled with only the finest captains. (I am not sure how Mirastelle has managed to escape the Guild, if he was a conventional captain, he would most certainly be dead).
To obtain a licence in the Guild, requires a lot of money or a lot of friends. Cost of applying for a licence is extremely high, so many of the Guild members have a vast amount of wealth. For the poorer folk, an option is to receive donations and sponsors. Smaller businesses that sponsor captains of
Sparrow Hawk Day IIISparrow Hawk Day III2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Please forgive my inconsistency of writing my personal records. The reason for such a terrible mistake of an Archivist is because I have been working, and learning the wonders of the Sparrow-Hawk. My, I think I've have cleaned every last millimeter of the ship! The Captain has taught me all the corners and tricks of the airship.
Yesterday, I had the most remarkable experience, so much so, that I can barely describe it on the parchment I'm writing on!
Yesterday, I watched the crew work on refastening the lines to control the balloon. Molly, as though an acrobat in the circus, managed to maneuver the lines, swinging on them, then leaping onto the deck. Flick and Joeson fastened them to the ship, tying knots even a mouse couldn't chew apart.
After this feat was finished, They all sat on a post hanging over the ship's edge to eat lunch. The crew dangled their legs over and casually ate their lunch up hundreds of feet in the air! Mirastelle approached m
Review of Zombies Don't CryReview of Zombies Don't Cry2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
~Zombies Don't Cry~
Living Dead Love Story
By Rusty Fischer
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~Zombies Don't Blog~
Maddy Swift is just your average high school junior. Good grades, but not too brainy. Preppy, but not obnoxiously so. And definitely not buying this whole "Cursed Home Ec Class" theory her best friend's pushing on her. Sure, three deaths in three months is tragic, but her dad's the coroner and all of them were ruled accidental. End. Of. Story.
Besides, who can worry about curses when there's a new transfer to drool over? Stamp C
Review - Dreadfully Ever AfterReview - Dreadfully Ever After2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This review is for those who have read or are familiar with the previous books in the trilogy, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Dawn of the Dreadfuls, or don't mind knowing some of what happens in them. Dreadfully Ever After, however, will remain spoiler-free.
~Dreadfully Ever After~
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book 3 (Sequel)
By Steve Hockensmith
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Review Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesReview Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
~Pride and Prejudice and Zombies~
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book 2 (Original)
By Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an e
The Reversal of the Heart: Part 4Though it has been only an hour, the duo had taken a break safely down the forest. What happen was that Michel had asked the dragon kindly, if he can take a few minutes because he not used to flying through the sky. Though Annabel is a bit impenitent, she understands the boy feeling and decided to land near the trees. As Michel rest his back on the tree and breath carefully, Annabel walk around and only stared at the mountain, which by foot will take weeks to reach their. Michel meanwhile looks at his wand and thought about the stone that has some strange power within it. Just then he remembers his parents and gasp at that realization.The Reversal of the Heart: Part 48 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh dear, if I ain’t home soon, then my parents would surely panic and began wondering where I am. But I can’t leave the dragon alone; I feel responsible for it. But I have no idea what to do when we get there. Chances are that the dragons may eat me, or maybe there aren’t any dragons at all. *sigh* I think I need some water to co
C is for ChildrenA-Z Project: C is for ChildrenC is for Children2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Michael was walking alone now, and the entire town was quiet as the grave, save the occasional muffled concussions of bombs being detonated in the distance. His footsteps echoed in the dimly-lit tunnel as he remembered his friends and how they used to be. The world was so very different now. Even the way the sky looked was so different. Michael was beginning to forget how life used to be, even though it had to have only been a few weeks since things changed.
After walking around the tunnel aimlessly for a few minutes in the hazy dusk, Michael sat down, leaning his back against the corrugated metal wall behind him. With a heavy heart, he sighed and let his eyelids fall, not caring anymore that he was in the heart of a deadly wasteland. The sleep crept up on him with delightful numbness, bringing up a dreamless void that he didn't mind being stuck in after tiresome intervals of torture and combat. It was a form of escape to any of those who had survived the
Review of Ushers, Inc.Review of Ushers, Inc.2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
By Rusty Fischer
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When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don't know how to stop them, the Army's pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.
Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.
Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey'
Review - Dawn of the DreadfulsReview - Dawn of the Dreadfuls3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
~Dawn of the Dreadfuls~
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book 1 (Prequel)
By Steve Hockensmith
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In 19th century England, society dictates that a young lady must be prim and proper. She must know proper etiquette, only speak
Tag - A Slenderman Story *Edited*Run. Run, run, run. Faster, go, run, run. Go faster, move. Go ,go, go.Tag - A Slenderman Story *Edited*1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I ran. My feet hit the ground hard enough to leave bruises. Trees blurred past me as I ran forward, trying to get away. Far away. Anywhere but here. Just away.
He's coming. Run. Run. He's coming to get you. Get away. Go. Faster. Move.
My legs went faster. Faster than I had ever gone in my entire 9 years of living. Trees where just blobs of brown, nothing more. Something wet hit my face, then again and then again. Rain. It was raining. My feet made splashing noises as they hit the ground, swishing the mud up my legs.
Don't look behind you. Run. Run. Run. He's closer. Move faster. Go.
I began to cry, my tears blurring my vision. Run. Running forward blindly. I didn't see the rock in my path.
"Oof!" I fell to the ground. I twisted around to make sure nothing was broken. No, everything was fine. I sat on my bottom and stopped crying. Too tired. Can't move. I'll just
Smile In My SleepSmile In My Sleep1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You can't see me
You can't tell me who I want to be
What can I do
To convince you
That I am all you'll ever need?
And I start to understand
And I smile in my sleep
I watch you Mr. Death
I know what you want
Dying is your greatest
You taunt me with life
I smile knowing
You can't get me this time
So forgive the misgivings
I've tried so hard to find you
I even see you in my dreams
Your face turned blurry and hued
And I waved goodbye to Mr. Death
As I breathed my last breath
As I smile in my sleep
Formshifter, by Allegaeon.Formshifter, by Allegaeon.2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Allegaeon is a death metal band from Colorado, United States, and Formshifter is their second LP.
Now I hadn't been familiar at all with the band until days before the release of this album, due to the heavy promotion of the album on websites and blogs, promising it to be a very solid and enjoyable album. I heard the tracks 'Twelve' and 'Tartessos: The Xenochryst Prophecy' days before the release, and I was satisfied heavily by the taste of the album given on these tracks. They both displayed a great mix a well written heaviness and and balancing sense of melodic guitarplay through out the entire album. The vocals were brutal and spine-tingling due to the fact that he could growl at a point of being understood without having a lyrical aid while listening to the music, and the fact that he could speed his vocals up with the tempo without any hesitation.
Needless to say, I had to listen to the album when it came out. Now that it has, I can say that this is a solid listen, and that's pret
Catholic Guilt, by All Human.Catholic Guilt, by All Human.1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
All Human is a solo project by Adam Fisher, known vocalist/guitarist from one of my favorite bands growing up as a kid, Fear Before the March of Flames. They were such a free-minded group of musicians, releasing albums that were so much different from another musically. Their last three albums basically molded my tastes along with other bands that would take forever to name. After about two or three years after their 2008 album, Fear Before, the band went on a hiatus, which a hard blow to my musical library. Adam, for the most part, has been releasing and taking place in albums here and there since the bands break, such as doing vocals and guitar in the debut from the progressive rock supergroup Orbs, or just random vocal appearances in other albums.
Now, Fisher has taken then time and finally released an all new solo album, Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts, and to be honest, I wasn't that excited for it until the first single was dropped off of it a few months
There comes a time There comeThere comes a timeThere comes a time There come1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
There comes a time when we must go
There comes a time when we must stay
There are times when we say hello
And there are time when we shed tears goodbye
To those who I leave behind I say goodbye
To those I yet to meet I say hello
So ye who know me stay in touch
For those to know me lets go have fun
I have shed tears with some
Laughed with others
Had hearts to hearts with those who know me best
And hope to share many moments with those who yet to know me
So this is my Farwell to my old life
And my embrace of the next
Her speachMy Heart leaps, O the sound of that voiceHer speach1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
O the sound the beautiful sound of her voice,
Neither melody so sweet nor a harmony so grand,
As the sound of her simple speech,
Her word drive me to the edge of insanity,
Just so simply when she speaks,
Her voice like a thousand angels in choir,
Make my heat flutter and leap.
So I must go simply to hear her speak.
My Letter to HimI rather you have someone in your arms right now in rl, and you be happy than to have you depressed and alone a thousand miles from me. I love you..that much.My Letter to Him2 years ago in Letters More Like This
I can just cry with strippers who look oddly like you. (never fully though that's impossible)
Your Beautiful your handsome your pretty, your funny your intelligent creative, affectionate, your like a whole nother brand of species I don't understand it I don't think you poop >.> I think you just have a bathroom to not make anyone else feel bad. That's how highly I think of you. I'd go on and but I have to wash to take a test so I can support people I love and try to always be with you.
99.5 percent of the time if I smile it's had something to do with you (Didn't want to say 99.9 cuz that'd be creepy..)
I don't want you to hid stuff from me (or fake anything) but I don't want you depressed. If making you smile means some people have to die (EXCLUDING YOU) than I guess I have to put down my fresh squeezed orange juice and