The Train GraveyardRusted wheels stand still, all in a row and all attached by an equally rusted rod. Each one forgetting what life they used to have together, forgetting they ever worked together and instead fixed in immobile states. With no oil to liquor their joints, they remain stuck inside the train graveyard.The Train Graveyard7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Upon their weary retired helms, they bear the weight of shabby carriages, dried engines and quashed horns. Tattered seats lie inside each carriage, row upon row up to fifty six seats all lost in their past essences wanting for human comfort. All they knew was how to serve cosiness and no longer was that warmth of a sleeping commuter touching their sides. Only dust and dirt now settles on each seat, mustering brown and grey blankets over the once lush royal blue.
Smashed windows still let in a dull light, but sunlight only illuminates the dead leaves and rubbish that the wind has deposited. Watchful eyes would rather such a bleak place was left in the dark, so nobody could observe i
Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-21Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-218 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 19 The beginning of the end
MOVE OUT OMEGA TEAM! THEYRE GETTING READY TO ATTACK!
Tempest fired the booster rockets on his suit, joining up with his supporting battalion which consisted of four small fighter craft equipped with heavy armouring and plasma missiles; their sole aim to ensure the success of his mission.
He looked to his right to see the rest of the fleet lined up in formation, moving slowly towards the enemy before them, numerous ships covering the horizon before him.
The larger ships had the main firepower of the fleet, large cannons built into the front of them designed to do as much damage as possible, irrespective of whether it be friend or foe who got in the way of its attacks
In front of them were several ships with what looked to Tempest as a diverse array of weaponry, spread out evenly across the defence lines, perhaps intended to protect the larger ships behind them.
All around them we
Alpha Omega - FinaleAlpha Omega - Finale8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 34 – The perfect storm</i>
Armageddon found himself stunned momentarily as he saw Tempest's expression, clearly unsure as to how to proceed, growling a little with frustration.
"You're a fool Tempest! You could have joined me and become one of the most powerful warriors in the galaxy!"
Tempest looked at him and growled back as he raised his sword and rested it on his shoulder once more.
"Enough words Armageddon… I told you… you're finished…"
Before the dragon could react he watched as Tempest disappeared from his view, looking around in surprise as the wolf was nowhere to be seen.
"What the…? Where'd you go Tempest?"
He paused as he noticed a bright glow reflecting on his Mech, turning around to see Tempest right behind him, sword raised as if to strike.
"Did you miss me Armageddon?"
The dragon found himself unable to react in time as Tempest swung firmly at the large Mech with his sword, a large gash forming across the chest p
Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-30Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-308 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 28 The Ultimate Soldier
Hmm you guys are pretty stubborn
Das roared powerfully as he sliced through another group of enemy troops with his blade, the strength of his attacks allowing him to slice cleanly through them as he leapt into the air to strike another group down just as mercilessly.
Theres too many of them! This will take forever!
Das looked over at the soldier next to him as they said it and smirked a little.
Oh come on, I havent had so much fun in ages! Although Enigmas taking her time playing with those engine cores back there
He growled a little as a laser blast hit him hard on the shoulder, looking over at the lone sniper whod finally managed to hit him, clearly a little panicked at being spotted as the large hybrid dashed towards him and slammed him hard into the wall behind him.
I give you credit for hitting me, although it doesn
Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 9Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 99 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 7 Aftershocks
There was an eerie silence after the explosions finally died down, the scout ship destroyed completely, a few enemy soldiers crawling away from the remains desperately trying to get to safety.
Looks like a few escaped somehow... Striker noted as he checked over the remains of the previously intimidating ship, quietly amazed at the effectiveness of the explosives they had taken with them.
Eclipse and Enigma were still a little dazed by the shockwaves sent out by the explosions, picking themselves up as they looked over the scene of carnage before them, brushing themselves down as they watched Striker charge down towards the enemy.
Well hes certainly eager, theres only a few who got out so this should be easy enough to wrap up Enigma noted as she walked over to Eclipse slowly, casually patting down her fur as she did so.
W whats wrong Eclipse? she whispe
Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 6Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 69 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 4 Destination: Sahara Zone
The team made their way to the main hangar, a hive of activity as the troops prepared themselves for the imminent conflict that awaited them, a few of the younger officers again showing a little nervousness as they went about their business.
They continued to check the planes over thoroughly, running various diagnostics on them, while others loaded them up with fuel or ammo carefully so that they were ready to go at any moment.
Tempest made his way to a small transporter which appeared compact yet streamlined in design; obviously one of the newer stealth craft which had been made for such situations where a little indiscretion was required. It certainly wasnt built to impress though, the black matte paintjob making it look a little worn, although he knew that appearances could often be deceiving
Tempest! Sir! Everythings ready for you to depart, sir!
He looked around to see
Alpha Omega - Chapters 1 to 3Alpha Omega - Chapters 1 to 39 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Tempest continued to walk through the field, barefoot the icy cold snow beneath his paws seemed to be of no consequence to him, nor for that matter the wind and its icy chill that continued to blow through his fur chilling the bare skin below...
The darkness of night surrounded him, save for the light of the moon which made the falling snow sparkle a little. He felt numb, both physically and mentally now as he looked up above at the snow falling gently down all around him, gazing at if transfixed by each speck of snow, noting the detail and intricacy of each one.
The memories he had of earlier years where he had played in the snow with his friends on many a snow day as a youthful pup seemed so far away now, torn apart by those fateful events a few years back, his mind plagued as to what ifs and whys which he knew he would never find an answer to...
He no longer felt the cold, his thoughts blocked out everything el
Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 12Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 129 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 10 - Revival
Seems as if hes already conscious, impressive
A faint regular beeping sound slowly filtered into his mind, its rhythmic beat vibrating through him, his body stirring a little from the sensations now reawakening within him
The chilled air which surrounded him caused him to shake involuntarily, his motions restricted somehow as he tried to move his arms around himself to protect his body from the extreme cold.
Just take it easy, youll be out of there soon enough
He paused at the words, relaxing himself a little as he slowly opened his eyes, desperately trying to see where he was, the bright neon lights around him making it all the more difficult to do so.
Slowly he tried to say something, but paused once more as he realised his muzzle was covered with an oxygen mask, taking a few deep breaths as his muddled mind finally worked out what was happening.
He was in some sort of
Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-15Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-159 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 13 Defiance
Come on Tempest, is that all youve got!? Das roared as he kicked Tempest hard on the shoulder, watching as he landed heavily nearby, the deep crisp snow which covered the ground softening the impact a little but taking none of the pain away.
Tempest gasped and picked himself up slowly, looking over at Das, his breathing heavy as he tried to refocus himself once more.
Damn hes tough; weve been fighting all day and I havent been able to register a hit yet Tempest thought to himself as Das watched him curiously, grinning still as he savoured the feeling of being in complete control of the battle so far.
Whats the matter Tempest? Out of breath already? I was just warming up
Das chuckled as he stretched a little, all the while watching the young wolf to gauge his reactions.
Tempest growled a little as he readied himself onc
Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-24Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-248 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 22 Hidden pasts
You know Tempest, for someone whos been beaten so easily before you seem a little over confident in your abilities do you always get yourself pounded to a pulp the first time you face an opponent or something?
Tempest growled a little as their previous encounter flashed through his mind, the images of Chaos spearing his chest with his blade still painfully clear.
Well Chaos, lets just say this time Im not going to go down so easily
The larger feline looked at him curiously as he lowered his sword, a wide grin forming as he moved slowly forward, stopping a small distance away from Tempest as his tail flicked wildly with anticipation.
Enough chatter I want to get this over with so I can head down to your pitiful planet and make sure that your friends are put out of the picture as well perhaps Ill start with what was her n
Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-27Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-278 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 25 Betas Fury
Heh Tempest you seem to have a lot of luck on your side to catch me off guard like that so easily
Tempest growled as he pushed the blade deeper, watching as Chaos winced a little from the pain, unable to move now without doing himself more harm than good.
Or maybe Im just better than you Chaos ever consider that?
Tempest smirked as he pushed the blade into Chaos further, watching with delight as the large feline howled from the pain of the blade finally pushing all the way through his body, slowly pulling it back out again as he watched Chaos slump before him from the pain.
Mmm that felt good Tempest muttered quietly to himself as he looked down at his sword, now stained a dark red colour, blood dripping slowly from the tip as he raised it up a little over Chaos.
C curse you Tempest
The wolf looked down a
Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-18Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-188 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 16 Strategies
Well then, wed best get down to business, hmm?
Commander Blitz sat down at the end of the large table, looking up as several officers as well as Das and Eclipse sat down around the table, watching as he unravelled a large map on the table before him.
It seems that we have two main fronts to tackle now, first the invading space fleet and the second the ground base we discovered in the Eurasia zone
They examined the map set before them carefully, everyone listening carefully as the Commander continued his brief.
Striker and Enigma are already preparing our ground forces to head over to the Eurasia zone and take down the base before they can reinforce their defences As its a similar ship to the one Tempest took down previously we should be able to use the plans Inferno gave us earlier to get in and blow the whole place up in the same way otherwise the ground t
Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-33Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-338 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 31 Between heaven and earth
Armageddon roared with delight as Tempest approached, raising his sword in anticipation of whatever attack Tempest would try to unleash on him.
My you are eager just like your father I guess
Tempest roared as he swung wildly at the large Mech, Armageddon deciding back off a little for now, the powerful rockets on his Mech kicking in as he dodged the attacks with ease.
Hmm its a pity really had I known youd survived I could have raised you up to be one of my commanders no big loss though Im sure I can just enjoy cutting you down before I destroy your pitiful planet
Tempest paused for a moment, working out his options as the large Mech loomed before him.
Destroy it? Then why did you send troops down to Earth?
Armageddon growled a little, refusing to reply as he activated a panel to the side of him,
The Duel (Female Muscle Growth story)The Duel - A Female Muscle Growth StoryThe Duel (Female Muscle Growth story)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We were certain to sit in as equal positioning as possible. She wanted this competition to rely on our physical abilities alone. It was agreed that we wouldn't bend our wrists or intentionally use any non-arm part of our bodies to provide additional power. As we locked hands a surprising bulge rose from her arm. She had certainly been working out since the last time I saw her, a few months ago. I wondered if it was in preparation of this battle; as I arrived, she was insistent on arm-wrestling. It didn't really matter though, I'm in decent enough shape thanks to my genetics, so my arms were about 13 inches. Not to mention I had stronger shoulders and longer arms. I guess my playful jab that she'd have to get into better shape to beat me at anything physical really got to her. Regardless, I had to admit, she looked great, especially in he
Dragon AXE - Dragon TFGoing to the store and buying stuff for the house is always a chore, no doubts about it. It's always boring to just walk past those countless shelves, finding at least 30 products that do the exact same things. It was like this with everything...especially with soap, or shampoo. There was simply too much to choose from, and most of the time it was just better to choose pick the cheapest one, or even better, just take a random one all together, to save time.Dragon AXE - Dragon TF5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Peter was just like anyone else: don't care who produced something, as long as he buys it. That's why that day, as usual, he just walked past every shelf, just randomly throwing something in his basket, not really giving a damn about the price most of the times. He still doesn't know why when he passed the soap and shampoo shelf, he had to stop and look. Something had caught his attention: a bright red AXE bottle.
"Hrm..." He muttered as he picked the bottle up from the shelf to take a look at it. "Wonder what this one is, looks lik
The Dragon EggThe two men walked in the room, immediately followed by their lawyer. They all sat down in front of the table, the lawyer on one side and the two men on the other. The lawyer carefully placed his bag on the table, and took out a bunch of papers. He coughed to get the other twos attention. So...are we ready?The Dragon Egg6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Yes, Im ready. One of the two, a man in his early 20s, spoke.
The other man, probably in his 40s, nodded. Just hurry up and read the testament, I dont have all day
Have patience. The younger one spoke. The mans doing his job, you cant rush him on that.
The other snorted. Alright...its your house after all...please mister, continue
The lawyer coughed a few more times. So...today we are sitting here to read the testament of Mister Roy Mandson, who passed away three weeks ago, on September 13th 2010. Two people have been called here: his only son he said a
DL's Gift - 'Killer' Growth"Well, he put up a good fight," said the man, turning to his partner.DL's Gift - 'Killer' Growth4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His partner also turned around. "Yes, he did... but now, it's over for him."
One of the men flipped a switch, and they both looked through the two way mirror. In the room, Tsuna was leaning against the wall, as they had knocked him unconscious. The two men had drugged him and had also taken away all of his possessions, hoping that there would be no interruptions. The great-great-great-great grandson of the first Vangola boss would soon be dead.
"Finally, this little brat will be out of our hair."
The small room Tsuna was in slowly began to fill with a red, transparent gas. It was only visible for a few seconds though, and as it disappeared, the men began to leave. The gas had been made to kill anyone who had inhaled it. A virus in the gas attacked the person's brain, and killed them in a matter of seconds. The men smiled at eachother as they opened the door, and left the room.
"Oh," one of the men said, braking the s
The Arms Of RomeI met Ed when I joined the Marines for the first time. Her name is Jessica Edwin, but in the Marines she was Corporal Edwin, or Ed. It stuck. She was tough and pretty, smart, driven, and two years older than me. I was nineteen and foolish. Somehow it worked.The Arms Of Rome5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We got married when we found out she was pregnant. My parents were very nasty about it. They felt I'd somehow taken advantage of her. Good as raped her. Her parents were wonderful. They hosted the wedding, Ed and I wore our dress blues, and took an oath that meant even more than the one we swore to our nation.
Tiger was born just a few months after that. Ed's four year contract was finished, so she found us a little house near the base. She found a job, and she raised Tiger, almost by herself, while I ran PT, stood firewatch, crawled the obstacle courses, fired my rifle, shipped out on West Pac, and ca
7.- HeavenHeaven.7.- Heaven5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The stage was dark, and a lot of mumbling could be heard from the back stage.
Another day of work, she thought.
Another dance, another dollar, nothing different from the other days, it was her routine. A new bra, that was the only difference.
It is your turn, the owner of the place said, with his purple jacket and those expensive rings in his big, fat fingers.
As the lights turned on, her thin beautiful figure could be seen in the stage, her delicate fingers on her hip, her other hand climbing her naked leg slowly.
One dollar was thrown.
Slipping her hands to her skirt, her eyes closed as she takes off the pink satin skirt throwing it at the other side of the room.
Three dollars this time.
Kneeling, her nicotine filled breath was smelled by a young face, probably the first time he went to one of those places. He looked nervous, is daddy wondering where you are little boy? Or does he thinks you are in the library studying history? Didnt matter, a dollar more.
The green pap
If You Give a Bitch A Llama...If you give a bitch a llama, she's going to ask for a fave.If You Give a Bitch A Llama...5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When you give her the fave, she'll probably ask you for a watch.
When she's finished being a whiny bitch, she'll ask you if you know anybody cool. Then she'll want to look through your friends to see if there's anyone she can bitch at.
When she looks through your friends, she might notice that all your friends are awesome.
So she'll probably ask you for a feature.
When you've given her a feature, she'll want you to tell her how awesome she is.
She'll start posting single word comments on everything you upload.
She might get carried away and fave every fucking thing in your gallery.
She may even end up devwatching all your friends as well!
When she's on her period, she'll probably start crying on moaning on your page for no reason.
You'll have to put up with that shit, because if you block her, she'll make an alternate account in order to piss you off some more.
She'll seep into your cyberworld, make herself comfortable and pis
Face PawCalibri had always been a very shy little girl, and it made me worry about her. She never spoke much in the house, never interacted much with the neighbors' kids, and later on I was even told by some teachers that she rarely ever participated in class. "It's not that she doesn't know the answer," would always be how they start. "It's just that she seems so shy." Even with that silence, though, she managed to have one good friend named Bethany who was the exact opposite of her. Loud, charming, and social, she tried almost as hard as I did to get Calibri to talk to people without much success. Most of my friends had blamed it on the divorce, but I wasn't left totally convinced. After all, she seemed this quiet even while her mother and I were still on good terms. When I asked her about it she told me she just didn't like people, which for me as her father was not a very comforting thing to hear.Face Paw3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So you can imagine my excitement one Friday afternoon when Bethany had rushed over
DecadenceBringing darkness upon light,Decadence5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bestowing serenity into the night;
Sheets of velvet uniform an array of quiet black,
Concealing rays of dismay,
While miniature piercings form constellations
Of hope among the living.
Body parallel to the break of the horizon,
I take advantage of this exquisite silence.
While the rest of the world lies in a coma of sleep,
I brush blades of grass against my palm;
And wait for my thoughts to conjure themselves once more.
My spirit fixates;
Such an intense longing wrenches at my core,
I have become subject to an Eternal bewitchment;
To become fully enlightened
By that of a single collaboration with another,
So that my half lit soul can regain what was once lost.
My voice compels itself to echo toward the ether,
But the screams elevate to dead silence.
This yearning is lacerating my consciousness;
And maiming my heart.. It's cruel..
Banish this void that burdens me every moment i breathe!
JesusJesus4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Jesus is my AntiDepressant and with no side effects!
The Dragon User's Manual--THE DRAGON USER'S MANUAL--The Dragon User's Manual7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Congratulations on your purchase/birthday gift/illicit acquisition/blood barter of a CanonFire Corporation D-800 Personal Defense Unit! The PDU, or "Dragon", was invented over a thousand years ago, and it has been a faithful slave of humanity for more than fifteen non-consecutive years. By incorporating the latest in mana-synthesis technologies, today's dragon is better-equipped than ever to improve your life and keep your home smelling dragon-fresh.
Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Before you hatch your dragon from its OviTec Dragon Egg, make sure you have all of the following items:
(1) OviTec Dragon Egg
(1) CanonFire Cosmic Reaction Codex® Headset
(1) CanonFire Slavemaker® Inhibitor Collar
(1) Melee weapon (your choice)
(1) Hexagonal crank
(1) Dragon medallion
When you are ready to hatch the OviTec Dragon Egg, insert the hexagonal crank (A) into hole (B) (see fig. 1) and turn