A Diver's WishA Diver's Wish
Ah, the sea. Calm, serene, and blue, its surface was sparkling and undisturbed. The moonlight reflected off of it, giving the water's surface an almost eerie glow Suddenly, a strange black shape appeared. It grew larger and larger until *SPLOOSH!* James, happy about his dive, swam over to the boat and handed his fins to the assistant at the ladder before climbing up onto the deck. He removed his mask and regulator, walking over to his seat. "Man, what a dive!"
"I know, wasn't it?" James turned to face the voice, which was coming from his dive buddy, Rob.
"Yeah. Man, I never get tired of seeing the ocean floor."
"Same here. Shame that we have to head back home to North Dakota tomorrow."
"Yeah " James' gleeful mood dampened a bit upon being reminded of that fact, as there were few places to dive within a medium distance of his house. In fact, none of the diving locales in North Dakota were oceanic dives, which were James' favorite. He could only do those whi
Urge to know - Dolphin TF"Oh Jenny, I really wish I knew what was wrong you."Urge to know - Dolphin TF4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dr.Dirk Adams stood at the edge of the dolphin tank at SeaWorld looking down at Jenny, the 7 year old female bottlenose dolphin. She had been there since they had found her struggling to break free of a net 6 months ago. They saved her and took her back to help her recover. Dirk became her care taker. For the first couple months she seemed happy. Every day when dirk would show up for work she would greet him at the surface. They would spend their days swimming together in her tank, chasing down live fish that dirk was able to procure on his own. But recently she started acting strangely, she seemed depressed. She would still come up to the surface to meet him, but not with the same enthusiasm. She wouldn't swim with him or chase fish.
"Maybe it's time for you to return the wild. I'll talk with the director. Look in to getting you back out to sea," he said.
Two weeks later, they were on a boat heading for the middle of the Gulf of Mex
Anthro Shark TFWill walked along the little glass corridor in the aquarium. He was surrounded by a glass tube that people could walk through, immersed underwater, displaying the many hundreds of species of marine ecology, both animal and plant. He was working for the zoo, and right now he was simply traversing the walkway to get to his next workstation. He was the janitor/clean-up guy, It was Sunday, and now he was on his way to his last stop, to clean up the penguins' little part of the aquarium, and he had a student to help him, a high schooler who needed volunteer hours. As he walked along the corridor, he looked around him. There was fish, swimming contentedly, bright coral shining in the noon sun, and big reeds of seagrass dangling from the aquarium floor like the hands of the accursed, waving in the air from below the depths. Will sighed. But, then he noticed something- A tiger shark was following him. It was up next to the glass, swimming for the human. It stopped in front of the glass nearestAnthro Shark TF4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Highdiving TransformationOkay, dont worry, you can do this. Just take a few steps forward, close your eyes, and jump.A Highdiving Transformation7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Come on kid, hurry up and jump already. We dont got all day to stand in line. An obviously upset voice from behind yelled.
The kid that was being yelled at had been holding up the line at the high dive at his local pool. Scared of heights, he had spent the last five minutes arguing and debating with himself about whether or not to jump off. Sadly, this had lead to there being a large line of angry people behind him yelling at him to get on with it.
Alright, alright, just hold your horses. Im going to jump. Just give me a minute.
He could already here the collective sighs of frustration as he walked towards the end of the board. As he did so, though, he slipped and fell onto the board, much to the enjoyment of the people behind him.
Now just do that again and fall into the water. The crowd roared
The kid just growled a little before ro
Call of the ocean - Orcaga TFCrashing a wave broke upon a blackened cliff face. The coastline rolled along, just the same seamless black with the deep blue ocean pounding at its feet. The cracks and crags in the cliff line lead up to a small spot of short green grass surrounded by the long yellow grass.Call of the ocean - Orcaga TF4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sitting cross legged was a young man in his early twenties. He sat his ginger hair being rustled slightly by the strong coastal wind, which tugged at the pale green shirt he wore. Cross legged he was perched looking out over the azure glass, a calm surface to him. His blue eyes shone, longing for the deep. The Soft fair skin blended with the white of the clouds, passing behind. Jeans a dark blue folded with his legs, leading down to a pair of white trainers.
"Oh Ray, why am I stuck up here, like this, I'd be much better down in the water, now work, family or friends to worry about. Just a big old ocean to swim in...No responsibility." Contemplating he kept his eyes on the water as a small break in the seemingly pla
Dolphin CoveDolphin's CoveDolphin Cove4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Come on Emma! We're gonna miss the good waves!" Shouted the surfer as he called out to his girlfriend. "I'm coming Chris! I just have to finish waxing my board first!" Said Emma as she continued waxing her own surfboard. These two young surfers are Emma and Chris. Emma is a beach beauty, tall, blond headed, blue eyes, perfect figure, smart, and above all, kind. A girl anyone would be lucky to have. Chris is fairly common looking for guys. Brown hair, about the same height as Emma but slightly taller, green eyes, a tan from spending hours surfing the waves of the west coast, a well toned body and to describe his personality, easygoing. They both love to surf which is their main activity together. That's what they're getting ready to do now.
"OK! I'm ready! Let's hit the surf Chris!" Said Emma with an air punch. She walked off the porch and handed Chris her canary yellow surf board. "Took you long enough " Mumbled Chris as he placed their surfboards on the rack an to
A (Killer) Whale of a Time [TFTales Contest Entry]I stared at the piece of paper in my hand.A (Killer) Whale of a Time [TFTales Contest Entry]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Interpret the following spectra and use them to suggest a structure for each of the compounds A and B." The question was followed by three diagrams - a NMR Spectrum, a Mass Spectrum and a IR Spectrum.
"Thirty minutes remaining!" the teacher announced.
Darn, half the time was up, and I still hadn't written anything.
You know... That breaking point. The one where you feel like you just couldn't give a flying frik about what you were doing anymore? I had looong sice passed that by now. With absolutely no idea how to do the test, all I could do was sit there and laugh, knowing that I was going to fail for sure.
That fact was further reinforced when the teacher came over, put her hand on my shoulder, and guided me to the exit.
One brief lecture from the invigilator later, I stood outside the lecture theatre, wondering whether I had made a bad decision signing up for this class in the first place.
I trudged slowly across the campus and into the tra
Coyote TfWolves...gotta love them. They're beautiful, smart, the ancestors of dogs have a long history. They're absolutely wonderful. Dogs... gotta love them. They're lovable, cute, adorable, and loyal. They're absolutely wonderful. What about coyotes? Well according to Katelyn from Illinois, they are like dogs and wolves together as she had once upon a time ago took care of a coyote to full health. The coyote was surprisingly affectionate and nice to everyone in the animal center.Coyote Tf6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Though that was only one coyote, she was captivated by them. She drew coyotes and wrote poems about them. Her boyfriend shared her interest in the animals too. Two coyote fans. What could go wrong? Are they going to be bashed by wolf fans? Heaven knows...
One day the couple went out for a little while and looked at the sunset. Their college was at a good place where the sunset is incred
Shiny Lopunny TF/TG/HypnosisIt was not a sunny day when I opened my New 3DS: in fact, it was raining really hard; I was getting soaked just by looking at it, in fact. This, combined with the fact that the wireless Internet was really, really, really slow whenever the wind so much as blew lightly in my area was making it a chore to download Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Out of frustration, I paused the demo and began looking on Pokemon Bank for a shiny Lopunny; I needed to finish the Sinnoh Pokedex, and Lopunny was the only Pokemon I needed. As I searched, I became even more frustrated, until the system found a match belonging to some guy named (in one word no less!) totallyhonestlynotahypnoindisguise.Shiny Lopunny TF/TG/Hypnosis4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey, what do I have to lose?" I asked myself, touching the offer. Immediately, the power went off: not to my New 3DS, but the entire room. Ignoring it, I continued to watch the link load: waiting for my new Shiny Lopunny that would finish m
Metroid: HoU: The Orca upgradeSamus pondered the assortment of upgrades on the terminal's touch screen with a cautious finger. She wondered if the Chozo had been inebriated when they had come up with some of these designs- I mean, "The Ballooncubus?" Really? She had firmly set in her mind that she would pick out something useful this time. Or at the very least, something that wasn't completely ridiculous and useless. That was all she could ask for in this place, really. She continued scrolling past various upgrades. "The Sunflower Upgrade The Argonian Upgrade The Space Dragoness Atomic Family-Housewife Upgrade ?" Samus paused at the last option, briefly giving an expression of confusion and disgust before continuing past.Metroid: HoU: The Orca upgrade3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"The Orca Upgrade." She stopped scrolling, pausing to think. Where had she heard the name before...? Suddenly, she remembered; The Orcas were a ruthless group of PMCs that had done dealings with the Space Pirates in the past. She had only engaged with them once or twice, but that
From the Sea -Sea Serpent TF-From the SeaFrom the Sea -Sea Serpent TF-4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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I lay back on the cool sand and shivered as water washed over my legs. The ocean felt warm compared to the sand as it had been a cold summer so far. But that didn't matter. It felt like nothing mattered anymore.
See, a few days ago, my parents had broken to me that we were moving. Like many families with a moderately low income, they could no longer afford to live in the nice part of the suburbs and opportunity for work had struck up elsewhere. So naturally, like any good parents wanting to provide for their kids, they leaped on the positions which paid better but required moving farther inland. They would be starting work in two days.
Tonight was my last day here and it really made me sad. Being summer, most of my friends were out of town so I would not even get to say goodbye before leaving forever; or, as my parents put it, "leaving temporarily". Both my sister
The Bitter Cold - Snow Leopard TFWind nipped at the soldiers face as the snow assaulted his skin. Pulling his gaiter up over his face more he shivered and trudged on. Snow and wind blasted at his face, turning his cheeks red underneath the heavy gaiter. His boots were starting to leak, the warmth from his feet melting the snow caked around his boots and soaking his socks. Nathans heavy body armor creaked and groaned; the sweat from his body freezing into a thin layer of ice around him. Trudging through the deep snow he continued down the windy rocky path of the mountain.The Bitter Cold - Snow Leopard TF4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been over 2 hours that Nathan had been separated from his squad. His group was hit by an insurgent attack around 18:00 local time. Ever since then he has been looking for them in the blizzard. His radio stopped working shortly after the attack; a lucky round penetrating the internals of it, rendering it dead weight. The temperature around him was about 25 below zero, a bad temperature to be in, with little chance of survival. Hypothermia had al
Scientific Progress Hits a SnagI suppose every radical scientist comes up against this sort of thing eventually. The peons just don't understand the kind of work we're doing. Limb regeneration! Cures for cancer! Immortality! The common cold! No more floaty specks on the edge of your vision when you get sleepy! All that and more, from one simple injection!Scientific Progress Hits a Snag4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But no. They decided to deny the world all that in favor of the most base thing they could think of: V No. I'm not even going to say it. You can figure it out for yourself; you look to be an intelligent person. They had a cure for the floaty specks on the edge of a person's vision sitting just out of reach, but they canceled it because the CEO's wife hurt his ego. I was offered the option to switch to the new project, of course (after all, it was based primarily on my research), but I respectfully declined. If all they could see in my research was that, then I would simply carry on by myself. I'd get rich eventually.
Actually, there wasn't much "eventually" a
RedemptionAccording to physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This can be said in law as well. For example, the death sentence: A life for a life. I learned the hard way that this can be true in life as well.Redemption4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The irony was that it all began on a rather good day.
Finally, I was getting to shoot a real gun. Until then, the best I could have was my air rifle. If anything, I blamed the red tape surrounding the usage of real weapons. Either way, that didn't matter anymore. The school had arranged for the students in the shooting club, including me, to go trap shooting.
I was rather excited, despite the fact that the range was situated near a dragon roost. Initially, I just found them to be intimidating, despite the many reassurances of my friends and family. Instead of confronting my fears, I shied away from them, and simply kept away from dragons in general. Every once in a while, a dragon would land in the school compound for some reason or another. Some wou
Becoming the Eagle [TF]The Avian WayBecoming the Eagle [TF]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jason was uneasy.
This was somewhat of an understatement. Having been left on his own by his allies on an alien planet, and with no idea how to operate the ship to get home again, in a mission that seemed increasingly suspicious the more he thought about it, it seems increasingly likely that uneasy was the baby cousin of the word needed to describe how he felt.
Nah, terrified wasn't really accurate, it wasn't like he was sobbing in fear. Jason had never really been terrified of anything. Perhaps... lost. Lost and alone, with all that that entailed.
Six months ago, Jason had been chosen to go on an expedition to Avia-5, the first planet outside the solar system to have been discovered that could house life. It was an exhilarating prospect, and one that he could never have turned down - as rather a small time researcher, Jason had only sent in an application letter out of vague optimism that they might want a large scientific team there and he could work as
Faulty Hardware - Dragonair TF RequestFaulty Hardware - Dragonair TF Request4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was wandering on the rocky plains, looking for Pokemon to catch. It had been a tough search. I couldn't seem to find anything in the other regions, only pathetic little ones that I either had already, or were so lame it just wasn't worth wasting the Pokeball.
By the way, I forgot to introduce myself! I'm Tony, aged 18, and an avid Pokemon trainer. I started when I was 13, and I haven't stopped since. It's just so addicting! I have a few good Pokemon in my collection, Charizard, Lucario, for example, but no Legendaries yet.. Anyway, back to the story.
I saw some tall grass at the bottom of the hill. This was my chance, maybe to even catch a Legendary. I rushed down the hill and panted at the bottom. I looked at the grass plain ahead. "Here goes ", I thought.
I ploughed in, weaving though the tall blades of grass, and paused. I looked around. There, hiding in the grass, was a Pidgey. It didn't look much, but from my research and experience battling, was quite worthy of being in my
Eagle TransformationA piercing screech echoed through the half-filled auditorium. Some let out gasps and others looked on in awe as the bald eagle soared mere feet above their heads before gripping onto a thick leather glove protecting the handler's hand from its sharp talons. All had gone as planned and the audience members began clapping.Eagle Transformation3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sora was sitting right in front of the stage, in the first row. This was the 9:00pm show, the last one before the zoo closed for the night, and the fourth of the day. He had been to all four shows, sitting in the same spot each time.
Birds fascinated him, they always had, and probably always would. Since owning them wasn't allowed where he lived, coming to the zoo was the only place he could see some of the more exotic ones up close. Sora came whenever he could, bought a season pass even.
The handler gave a light bow as the audience began to file out, though the eagle on his arm looked almost disappointed to see them go. For a brief moment, the eagle turned its attenti
Modern Day Godzilla - Lizard TFI awoke to a strange voice. I then was fully awakened by a loud slam. I jumped up and looked around. I tried to stand up but was brought up short by chains secured around my ankles and wrists. They were both connected to the concrete floor by a steel eye bolt. I heard the strange voice again. I looked through the haze of confusion and weakness I felt and looked for the source of the voice. It sounded happy that I was awake. I tried to make out what he was saying but it all sounded jumbled. I shook my head and groaned. The voice spoke again. This time I understood him. Hello, are you doing better. I tried to respond to his question but was unable. It felt like someone had stuffed a sock in my mouth. The voice spoke again. I hope youre going to survive for a couple more hours so we can do our test. I tried to talk but I couldnt. I then tried to remember where I was before I got here. All I remember was I was at the bar, had a little to much to drink, aModern Day Godzilla - Lizard TF7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Three Day Weekend (A Fox Serum Story)(Golden Retriever / Dog TF)Three Day Weekend (A Fox Serum Story)10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
(Commission for internmatt)
In a future world where Fox Serum is now available to the public, we join a woman for a relaxing weekend vacation...
“'Fox Serums For You' automated ordering service. Please state your name.”
“Livvy Jones, what would you like to be today?”
Livvy played with her chocolate-brown hair nervously. “A dog,” she uttered weakly.
“Thank you. Please state your ID number so we may check your medical history for any contraindications to Fox Serum usage.”
“Thank you. Please wait while I check the database.” The pause was accompanied by a calming classical melody. This has to be Debussy, Livvy guessed anxiously. The clinking piano tones played havoc with her nerves, and the waiting seeme
Wolf Girl - TFCaitlyn headed into the woods after school, her skin prickling as heat spread through her. She shrugged her shoulders, letting the traps of her backpack fall free as the heavy back smashed to the ground, and let loose a groan half of relief and half of pain as the warmth continued to spread through her body. The clothing came next, rough fibers tearing against her sensitized skin as the groan wracked through her again, and she stuffed them into her bag. She barely managed to zip it before another groan escaped her, and the task lost all meaning.Wolf Girl - TF6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The heat rippled through her flesh, skin prickling as silver fur began to form, growing to cover her chest even as new sets of nipples grew along her body. She panted at the mixture of pain and pain, her too long tongue lolling out of her mouth's side as a sudden wrench forced her to her knees. Her legs began to shift, the bone structure altering itself as she pushed herself up on all fours. Feet and hand shrank to paws, tipped in white as her
True Blue Ketchum"Thanks for the ride!" thanked Ash Ketchum as he got off the bus, a rarity for a boy who did some much waking in his life, but he had to return to Cerulean City as soon as he can after a letter from an old friend came in his procession.True Blue Ketchum4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I need you to return to the Cerulean Gym as soon as possible. I have something of great urgency I have to tell you in person. Please could you come alone, as this is a private matter between you and me.
Ash tried to get answers from Misty over the phone but her response was always the same, it had to be in person. He could not understand what was so important that he had to be dragged all the way back from Unova to Kanto to hear in person rather then on the phone, especially when video phone were very common in the world. He assumed that telling someone something in person was a girl thing in that it was important to a girl that she explain whatever this matter was face to face. He knew if it were one of his male friends, t
The Pool Toy Factory Tour.The Pool Toy Factory TourThe Pool Toy Factory Tour.5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A local Pool Toy factory was hosting tours for little kids to see how pool toys were made just to get them curious. A factory worker came out in his white coat and goggles standing in front of the entrance looking for a school bus to escort the young kids into the factory. He sighed at how boring it was and whispered. "Goddamn I'm bored! When are they coming any way?" He stayed there as another employee came as he told him "Why are you out here their not coming until 10 0'clock." His jaw dropped as he slopped over and walked back in depressed.
Soon a yellow school bus was coming down the road as a luxurious sports car was speeding by the bus as the kids were amazed at the sight of the car. Inside a long blonde hair women with huge breast wearing a corset and purple jacket was pissed as all hell as she sped up faster on the road. In her thoughts she was mad at the prize of a tournament she won. She fought against
Tiger's Eye Tiger's EyeTiger's Eye4 years ago in Settings More Like This
A man is flying to India, his name is Luke Ryder. Luke is an environmental flora and fauna expert. Basically he studies animal habitats. Luke is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, in shape and athletic looking. He has brown hair, green eyes, and a bit of a scruffy beard that he keeps short. He is on his way to India to help protect the tigers environment. Hopefully saving tigers from going extinct out in wild. There Luke sits, in the second class cabin of the plane with an old man snoring behind him, drinking a coke and eating peanuts that are way too salty. As he was doing this he examined some papers about his current job, which is to see how much land and food is available to the tiger population and to try and get the locals to help protect the tigers from poachers. 'Th