How Dracano came To Be TF pt1How Dracano Came To Be-part 1How Dracano came To Be TF pt13 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I sat, typing away at my computer, as usual; reviewing another short story I copied off Deviant Art. People really seemed to like my opinion on that site. I yawned, it was around 1 AM, I usually stay up until 3, a side effect of chronic insomnia, but tonight I felt lethargic for some reason. So, I pushed away from the story I was reading, another dragon TF, my favorite kind, and also a very common variant, at least I wasn't stuck reading another TG, those things creeped me out sometimes, but once I start reading something, even if it sickens me, I've made a commitment, I always read to the end, even if it's th
How Dracano Came To Be TF pt2How Dracano Came To Be-Part 2How Dracano Came To Be TF pt23 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up around noon on Monday, Kinda glad I had graduated last year, so I wouldn't have to attend school like this. I lumbered to the bathroom, half asleep. One, I had to go to the bathroom, two, there was a mirror in there. I felt different, parts of me were numb, and my vision was cloudy, so I figured I'd just look at what had happened all at once.
I went to the bathroom; thankfully everything was still the same in that region. And once my vision had cleared up a little, I took off my shirt and looked in the mirror. I can't really say I wasn't expecting what I saw, but it still surprised me a little, th
The Mind Manifests Part 1intro / teaserThe Mind Manifests Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"A cluster of space debris has been tracked approaching Earth, almost all of the meteorites should burn up in the upper atmosphere, giving a wonderful lightshow worldwide over the next couple days, truly the meteor shower of the millennium, simply be outside after dark, to see countless trails of light, this shower is not expected to end for 48 hours"
I turned off the TV and looked out the window, seeing one or two streaks of light. I didn't have anything planned for the night, so I figured it couldn't hurt to have some meditation time outside. I was already feeling far too stressed with all the crap t
The Mind Manifests 16The Mind manifests 16The Mind Manifests 163 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A buzzer sounded, and I rolled over to see the sliding panel on the door opening, taking the tray with the remaining rats away. Before it had a chance to close, I jumped at it, and thrust my arm through. "I demand to speak with the General! You have no right to be keeping us like this! Even the Geneva Convention requires supplying cooked food!"
My protest was only met by a surge from the shock collar I had forgotten I was wearing. I convulsed, as did Loku, and as soon as my hand retreated from the opening, it slammed shut. Loku shakily got to his feet "Dude, what the hell?"
"Sorry, that was my fault, I was trying
The Mind Manifests 3The Mind Manifests Chapter 3The Mind Manifests 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Dad leaned against the sink and motioned for me to sit down on the side of the tub, so I did, my wings and tail taking up most of it. Once I was seated, he began "I never really thought something like this was possible, so I never planned for it, but it's happening nonetheless. I read that book you wrote, and in it you took off and hid in a cave for two weeks, before hanging out with dragons for half a year. I need to know that you know that you won't need to do that in real life, your Mother and I will be here for you, you don't need to worry, you're still our son, no matter what happens."
The Mind Manifests 12The Mind manifests Part 12The Mind Manifests 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was woken up by being shaken, bouncing around inside a container, until it broke open and I fell out. I fell to the floor as countless other small animals fell around me. Sirens blared all around as people ran in various directions, some carrying fire extinguishers, others carrying guns. Shafts of light, like laser beams, kept shooting back and forth, I had no idea what they were until one ripped through the shoulder of a nearby man who was putting out a fire, and he fell on top of me, choking on his own blood.
I woke up breathing heavily, but the nightmares were starting to become normal now. I still h
How Dracano Came To Be part 16How Dracano Came To Be Part 16How Dracano Came To Be part 163 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I got back to Shade's bunker house, everyone else was already there. I took a deep breath before I landed, acting triumphant, only Jake and I knew exactly what happened, and since he was an AI, so long as I took him aside to explain what I was about to do later, he wouldn't let it slip.
"I managed to find out what they used to turn me into a dragon, and Jake and I worked out a hostage trade, we took the samples of those stones, and destroyed them, and they got Doctor Maxwell back, clean and simple, but, as much as I hate to say it, I took a bribe, they don't want me going public, so they cut me a deal, I get
The Mind Manifests 15The Mind Manifests 15The Mind Manifests 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was led through countless corridors, and each offshoot we passed, the group grew smaller, Yevonna, Loku, and I forming a tight group so we wouldn't get seperated.
We finally came to a dead end with four steel doors, and there were eight of us left. We were led in, two to a cell, but I was stopped by a gaurd "Hey, Sarge, what should we do with the little one?"
A sergeant walked over and examined Tealwing "Take it over with the other young ones."
I placed my hand on Tealwing's head "No, you can't, he has to stay with me."
"And remind me when I asked an alien's opinion."
The soldier started prying Tealwi
The Mind Manifests 10The Mind Manifests Part 10The Mind Manifests 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I opened my eyes to see energy coursing all around me, and even through me. The energy died down, and I looked out to see a scientist "ah-ha, number 9051 programmed and ready to ship, just forty nine to go, and we get paid, see, I told you this would be an easy job."
From behind me I heard a voice replying to him "You say that now, but I still think ten thousand of these in the wrong hands could spell the end for a whole planet."
"Not our problem, we're just doing our jobs."
"You mean to tell me it doesn't frighten you? These are people's lives we're toying with, you know about 90% of this order is likel
The Mind Manifests 8The Mind Manifests Chapter 8The Mind Manifests 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I looked around in a daze, I was in a holding device of some kind, I looked around and saw I was in a laboratory. I looked up at a noise to see someone leaning over me, examining me, before a voice spoke from behind them, "Well, how does it look?"
"The lattice is intact, but the coding matrix is shot, the whole shipment has a nullified validation prefix."
"You mind saying that again in lamens terms?"
"It means the DNA patterns aren't there, these crystals are uncoded, if they get activated, they'll look for a code to download."
"Still not quite getting you."
"Ugh, this is why I hate doing busines
How dracano came To Be TF pt3How Dracano Came To Be Part 3How dracano came To Be TF pt33 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up, it was morning, I had slept deeply all night. Metallica was playing through the computer, so I clicked the pause button. I just then realized it, how much the change had progressed. In my mouth, I felt hard objects, like jawbreakers, but lumpy. I spit them out into the trash can. They were teeth. I felt my current teeth with my tongue, just now realizing my tongue had become forked.
My teeth were now bestial in shape, sharp incisors, massive canines, and bicuspids like saw blades. I turned on the webcam, and looked at my face, it was now covered in scales, and much longer. It looked a lot like a
How Dracano Came To Be TF pt4How Dracano came To Be Part 4How Dracano Came To Be TF pt43 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I had a large dinner, My mom prepared it like it might be my last meal. She was still shaken up by this, and my dad was still hiding his feelings. I went to my room, and gave myself on more examination before going to sleep.
My tail was longer, and a blade had begin to grow out of it, my wings were almost fully formed, scales now covered every inch of my body, my legs had become bestial, I only had three toes now, each hand only had three fingers and a thumb, I had begun to sprout horns, and all of my hair fell out. The only clothes that still fit me were an old pair of black jeans, which I had to cut a hol
How Dracano Came To Be TF pt5How Dracano Came To Be Part 5How Dracano Came To Be TF pt53 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I landed in Alex's back yard, near the forest, and was soon met by him; apparently he had been waiting for me. He saw the look on my face, and asked "What happened, man?"
"I think I killed somebody."
"One of the men in black, it was a reflex, he had me at gun point, I cooked him alive."
"You can breathe fire?"
"Apparently so he was still screaming when I left he might have gotten away with first degree burns."
"Let's just pretend he did, look, my dad's gone right now, and Allison is in the computer room, I should be able to sneak you in."
I nodded, and he led me inside, luckily t
The Mind Manifests 11The Mind manifests part 11The Mind Manifests 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was led through a series of corridors, a shotgun held to my back, and a Kevlar clad soldier in front of me with another, the doctor at my side. After some distance of walking past other soldiers, scientists, doctors, and technicians, we passed another anthro, like me.
The gryphon and I locked eyes, and I saw a glint of fear just before they looked back down at the floor, continuing to shuffle along in their many chains and restraints. I sighed and looked down at my own scaled body "Doctor, I have to ask, what became of the fox that came in just before me? can I see her?"
"That's quite impossible, she's be
The Mind Manifests 6The Mind Manifests Chapter 6The Mind Manifests 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everything was a blur that only gradually came into focus. I looked around, and I was in a giant cylinder. Next to me on both sides, were various creatures, all in cylinders of their own, each of them giving off a faint glow, each of a different color. I looked at myself, I was glowing green and had a body covered in scales. I looked beyond the tube, and saw two people talking.
"Are they ready to ship yet?"
"Yes, we started the fusion cycles in all of them, they're all ready but where's my payment?"
A bright blue flash, and one of the two people fell to the floor, the other holdin
The Mind Manifests 9The Mind Manifest Part 9The Mind Manifests 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I put my necklace back on and hurried along in the direction the sensation came from, cutting through the forest with no regard for fences or propriety lines, the sound of Yevonna right behind and on my heels. The feel of this sprint, of the twigs and leaves on my bare feet, the wind rushing past my wings, and the smells and the sounds of the forest, if it weren't for being dead set on my mission, I'm sure I'd have been able to run like that for hours.
I slid to the stop at the sound of gunfire, Yevonna slamming into me from behind, sending us both to the ground. I waved for her to come beside me as more gunfire
The Mind Manifests 7The Mind Manifests Chapter 7The Mind Manifests 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I started heading off into the woods behind the house, just so I could process and figure out what I was going to do with my now permanently ruined life. Sure, I had the body I always wanted, but it wasn't the body the world wanted me to have. In the entire history of mankind, you either conform or die, so being what I was now, simply wasn't going to turn out well.
I easily hopped over the fence, finding my wings were quite effective at grabbing the air. After about three minutes of walking, I was in a clearing at the top of a hill, my favorite spot in James's woods, I loved going back there to enjoy nature.
The Mind Manifests 4The Mind Manifests Chapter 4The Mind Manifests 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I hit the floor just as David started filming. Everyone would see this, and this was the last step, I had to save face, no matter how bad it hurt, I had to maintain composure, I couldn't let myself break down.
The changes started on my feet first and progressed rapidly. My shins shortened as my feet grew longer. My four smaller toes on each foot fused into two larger toes, making a total of three on each foot as the toenails on the remaining, larger ones, grew longer and sharper, mutating into claws, as a dewclaw, or talon, whichever you prefer to call it, pushed out of my heel. In mere seconds, scales met o
The Mind Manifests 2The Mind Manifests Chapter 2The Mind Manifests 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up in a strange place, I was drifting through space, I had no material body, I was just a drifting consciousness, all around me were hundreds of thousands of others, every creature imaginable, just hovering about. I looked down and I saw a large blue sphere, approaching faster and faster and faster. I then realized it was not it apporaching me, but me aporaching it. I kept gaining speed and just as I thought I couldn't go any faster, fire began forming around me, and it kept getting hotter and hotter. I was plunging into an atmosphere of a strange world. I couldn't take the heat, it was unbearable, I ju
The Mind Manifests 13The Mind Manifests 13The Mind Manifests 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I got up from the table and looked over to Maxwell, who replied "Of course, let me just get the program rea-"
he was cut off by pounding on the door to his lab. He rolled his eyes, and opened it "What is it now?"
A soldier on the other side replied "It's CNN, quickly, turn on a TV." He went over to a TV and turned it on, changing the channel. On the screen was a sight that shocked me, Dan Rather was being held at gunpoint by a Wolf anthro, who wasn't exactly looking very happy. The wolf's face had several scratches on it, his left eye was blackened, one of his ears was bleeding, and he looked like his left arm was
How Dracano Came To Be part 13How Dracano Came To Be, Part 13How Dracano Came To Be part 133 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
After a long time, Emerald went to her room, and Shade was taking a nap. It was just me and Jake who were still awake, he was a robot, and I was used to pulling long shifts, besides, I was too angry to sleep, I wanted to rend that doctor limb from limb. I didn't know if that was my own thoughts, or one of the bestial urges of this new body, and I really didn't care, he deserved it.
I started typing on my computer, writing more short stories, I had lots of new inspiration. I caught myself writing a long scene about torturing a scientist, apparently my own thoughts leaking out onto the p
How Dracano Came To Be part 9How Dracano Came To Be Part 9How Dracano Came To Be part 93 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Shade went back to his room and grabbed what looked like a modified belt, but that went around his neck, and had several pouches on it. I asked him what it was, and he replied "it's basically the same thing as pockets are for humans, it's just a utility belt, I need a way to carry my cell phone, you know." This was just too surreal, it seemed that dragons lived and acted exactly like people, down to every detail, they just hid in the shadows of society.
We left the bunker, the sun was below the horizon, but it was already turning the sky red. We flew for nearly an hour, for the first time ever, I was glad a
How Dracano Came To Be part 10How Dracano Came To Be part 10How Dracano Came To Be part 103 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up yelling, and saw Shade leaning over top of me "Man, you alright? That must've been one hell of a nightmare."
"it's nothing, I've been having them since the change happened."
I stood up and looked at the clock, it was 6:30 PM, just after sundown, I knew Scales would probably be online right now, so I took my laptop out of sleep mode, and opened up the internet. He was, so I opened up a chat box.
"Scales, you there?"
"Yeah, man, how's the change coming?"
"It stopped several days ago, I'm a fully formed dragon now."
"I see, have you changed any since the last picture you sent me?"
"No, not much
How Dracano Came To Be part 6How Dracano Came To Be Part 6How Dracano Came To Be part 63 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I hid out in the woods for a few days, hunting wasn't much of a problem, my hearing, vision, and sense of smell had all improved greatly, and of course, I had the advantage of claws, so I didn't even need to use weapons.
Despite this, I was getting depressed, I knew that my family and most of my friends thought I was dead, and I knew that discovery wasn't much of an option. It was either hide from everyone, or try to go public. I quickly dismissed that thought, I was quickly doubting I was the first person this happened to, and, if I had never heard of others, they probably were silenced