432 days Short StoryPart 1432 days Short Story3 years ago in Settings More Like This
I crossed off another day on the calendar. Day four hundred and thirty two now was diagonally cut in two by the harsh, red mark of my pen. I don't even know why I bothered to keep track of the days anymore. I guess it was just another thing to do to keep myself occupied, although the result was hardly beneficial to my goals. Keeping track of the time my parents had been gone and the number of days that held my lonely existence was hardly the plan I had in mind. Still, I felt an odd urge to keep watch, to know that I was still attached to this earth somehow or else I might mistake that I was now dreaming, or dead as well. At very least my parents had made it until I was 22 yrs old and capable of taking care of myself. It made me happy, although somewhat bitterly, that it was the one, tiny piece of solace they could find at the time of their deaths. My memories began to trail down painful roads, and I immediately shut off all thought. No, I would not go there. Not again.
So, I now
Cole and Ava ch 1Ch 1 Meetings and capturesCole and Ava ch 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ava had no idea how this situation could even be happening. She lay crouching under a dense covering of brush, shaking in complete terror. She was frozen to this spot, just as rooted as the bushes that surrounded her. This day had started out with a completely normal hike in the woods, although getting lost, and now the earth was shaking around her. He at least she assumed it was a he was getting very close.
"Little one, where are you? You know I saw you. You should come out, I don't want to accidently step on you."
The words rattled through the overhead branches, created by the huge whisper. Ava shivered again in fear. Giants were not supposed to exist. This had to be some bizarre dream. However, even if it were a dream, Ava was still concerned about the current situation as if it were really happening. The giant continued to search for her, creating the same earthq
No Way Out Part 1It definitely seemed like this could be a hopeless situation. Perhaps there had been worse at some point in history, but none that specifically affected Acadia and Maia. In their wildest dreams, they had never imagined that they would be jointly bound to the same wooden pole, sweating in the heat of the desert. The wind offered no relief, for it simply moved the same stale, moisture laden air lazily about. Sometimes it kicked up enough to spray the sand into their eyes, which were already partially blinded by the sun. They weren't completely bound to the wooden pole, but then again it didn't really matter. Their wrists were nearly rubbed raw by the rough metal cuffs. The chains were only a few feet long, giving them enough room to shift and walk about. However now they sat in dejection, and rightfully so. The first day had come to an end, and, even if they were lucky (or not so lucky), there would only be a few more.No Way Out Part 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
The girls were quite a ridiculous sight. Their dres
Be Careful of What You Wish For.Part IBe Careful of What You Wish For.2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Once upon a modern time, in a normal world is where our story begins. Technology rules the lives of the masses and magic is left to story books for most of them. To them anyone who claims to know and be able to do magic is either crazy or on something rather strong. The truth of the matter is, magic did exist and it wasn't as if those who could work with it kept their gifts a secret. Granted most magic workers still couldn't throw fire balls or float on air but they possessed a subtle magic, a magic that changed lives and altered history without anyone but the caster knowing. It is also not to say that fire balls, floating on air and mythical creatures didn't exist as well during this time, they on the other hand did keep secret.
Cailyn dropped before the coffee table that acted as her alter, she was near tears as her date failed miserably and the man she had been o
Angels8/28/11Angels2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Andria was her name, and she was a full bred angel. One would think that when someone mentioned an angel, it would be a good thing however, where she lived being labeled an angel was a sentence to death. On this new Earth, angels were gifts to those looking for easy money. It became such a problem that families were placed on reservations years ago. She was one of those angels. However, the angels on this planet weren't those of legends. They did not possess the ability to fly or sprout wings from their backs. They were not worshiped as beautiful creatures, untouched by evil. The creatures called angels were experiments. All of them striped of their humanity and practically left to die by others hands.
Angels nowadays were the ones that had ancestors that had been experimented on when it first started to go out of control, an interesting game as the 'geniuses' put it. It was not like fairytales with happy endings for those with bad fortune, this was not something that coul
The Attic Chapter OneThe Attic Chapter OneThe Attic Chapter One2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As I locked myself in my room I began to get ready for the big exploration. This was it! I know it seems like I am getting overexcited, but hey, I've found a lot of passageways in this house, who knows if this may be the last one? The last place in the house I have not yet discovered? I slid myself into some old sweatpants and a Penn State sweatshirt and rubbed my hands together in anticipation. Walking over to the closet and opening the door, I noticed that the chair was left still in there as if I had never left to experience such a wonderful night at the dance. But I could hype about that tomorrow on the phone with Rene. Now, was the time for the unexpected.
Standing on top of the chair, I reached and grasped the golden handle while at the same time unlatching the almost undetectable latch and pulled hard. Success! The doorway sprung open with ease. How
GT: Guardian 1The sun was almost completely out of the sky at this time; not that it mattered considering it hid behind the numerous clouds all day anyway. It took only a few minutes for the temperature to drastically drop due to the absence of solar heat. Snow lightly began to fall over a small metropolitan city inhabited with houses, apartments, and businesses alike.GT: Guardian 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm going out!" Located in a small shoe store; which was irrationally sandwiched between two large industrial companies, a young girl, 14 or so, rushed out into the cold. She was aware that her parents could have cared less if she was there or not she didn't help with the family store as much as she could have, but still, she liked to announce her departure: acknowledgment or not from them.
She closed the store door behind her, hearing that familiar 'ding' and then fumbled to get her coat on correctly. She silently cursed and she struggled with the material as the wind pierced through her thin shirt and the tiny snowflakes
II. You've got to be Carefully TaughtI3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The morning sun blazed across the desert, over the plateaus on its edge, and into the well-hidden Tinic village. The little, cozy buildings were built of both wood and stone, right in the base of the smallest plateau, on the eastern side. From the eye level of a Tinic, the village was easy to see, but from the air, it was invisible. An east-facing window, winking unseen so near the desert, welcomed the first rays of that morning.
He awoke with a snort as a bright beam of light fell upon his eyes. He sat up slowly with a yawn, the thin quilt falling off of his bare chest. He stretched his arms, coaxing the stiffness from his shoulders. Then, he tossed the quilt aside and rolled off the bed to the wooden floor.
The room was small, but not too small for just one person. His bed was tucked into the corner, with a simple nightstand next to it. Across
Untitled - PrologueThe rain was pounding relentlessly on my windscreen, sounding like a thousand angry bees. My old car was already struggling with the steep hill, and now it looked like my windscreen wipers were about to give up too. Every time they came back they made an awful screeching sound that lasted for about two seconds and then stopped abruptly. I was on my way home from work, a truck stop cafe with cracked vinyl booths and an extremely out of date jukebox. The truck drivers were nearly always in their early fifties, with protruding beer bellies that entered the room about ten minutes before they did. I was used to fending off these pervy men who looked at my breasts instead of my eyes when I took their orders. My most recent encounter this afternoon hadn't been at all pleasant, and I felt tears prick the back of my eyes as I thought back to it. I had been taking the rubbish out the back, and one large man had cornered me, blocking my path and not letting me by. I stopped there, not wanting toUntitled - Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
ITLOE: Chapter I'******' -- indicate a point of view switch.ITLOE: Chapter I3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Chapter I Assessing the Situation
Eyes opening up to a strange new world around her, Michelle Clara Knight sat up with an audibly loud groan. What did I do...? It feels like I have the hangover of the century! More importantly... She looked around briefly at the unfamiliar territory. Where the heck am I?
Impossibly large peach-colored walls towered above her on all sides and when she looked above to the ceiling, she saw a chandelier, appropriately separated from its siblings also on different sections of the ceiling, hanging by a post. It was stunningly breathtaking...not to mention rather expensive looking...which once again raised the question of where Michelle currently was.
She looked down at her clothes for a moment, seeing the same outfit that she was in previously. Huh...now that's pecu
My Brother's Keeper: ProloguePrologue: What's In a Memory?My Brother's Keeper: Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coo-cuuoo. Cooo, co-cuuuuoooo
A dove sang out his love song as the sun rose in the warm morning air. It was not long before its attention was snatched away by a mysterious new presence. The creatures of the forest could feel it. It was something that they rarely encountered in the northern forests. Every pair of eyes turned toward the source: a young boy.
He sat at the edge of the clearing, inspecting his torn clothing. The boy furrowed his brow over his cobalt blue eyes, running his fingers over the graying fabric that seemed suddenly so foreign. A sudden wind would have ripped it right out of his hands if he weren't holding it so tightly.
He released a tensed sigh and darted his eyes upward, finally relaxing his grip on the shirt. The clearing appeared to be bubbling with life. Songbirds sang in the distance, filling the air with their sweet music. A pitter-patter of little feet scampered at his left. The boy looked down in apprehensi
Titch :: Chapter 1Time is a fickle thing. It commands the lives of men, hands slowly ticking away precious moments of existence. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, and eternity the tick of a clock. Humanity is built around the passage of time; measuring seconds, days, years. Yet of all the things misunderstood in this world, time stands triumphant. Only when the clock stops does time come to life, for only then can it be interpreted in its true nature. Time is a dimension of its own, and this Daniel Prodan was fully aware of as he stared into London, 1876.Titch :: Chapter 15 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The man was in pain. That's all he knew. His head was pounding, his heart was racing, and it felt as if someone had torn his leg from its socket. Rain had soaked him to the core, his now heavy clothes adding to the weight of his injury.
The pain emanated from a huge gash cut out of his right thigh. He had gone searching for adventure, for authenticism, and of course he had found it. Naïve as he was, earlier that day he had decided to visit East
Owner's Manual: MARLUXIACongratulations! You are now the proud owner of a fully automated MARLUXIA unit! In order to ensure that you receive the full use and benefits of this unit, we require you to read the instructions below thoroughly and carefully.Owner's Manual: MARLUXIA4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Marluxia. Will also respond to Flower Boy and Marly. Do not refer to him with some sort of ridiculous fangirl nickname (e.g. MarlyMarlyMarly, Pinkie, Girl), for he will most likely become angry. If you continue to do so you will be labeled as an Obsessed Fangirl, and we will have to come and remove him. No refunds.
Date of Manufacture: Unverified
Place of Manufacture: Radiant Garden, Ansem's Study Division
Race/Species: Humanoid Nobody
Height: Approximately 6'9"
Your MARLUXIA unit comes with the following accessories:
3 pairs standard Organization Uniforms
Flamingo Pink Scythe
Be sure to have a nearby plot of land (prefera
FFH: Chapter 1 - SnatchedFFH: Chapter 1 - Snatched7 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a hot summer night in New Jersey. The sun had set mere hours ago and yet the heat was still too much to bear. I was fortunate enough to have worked the morning shift at my job at Toys R Us and I had spent the rest of my day trying to cool off. It was to no avail though, as the house I still shared with two of my brothers, one of my sisters, my teenaged nephew and parents had no air conditioning what so ever. I had tried to sleep through the torturous heat that night but found I could neither stay awake nor rest comfortably. It was already past 5 AM, and the Tuesday morning sun would be appearing at any hour now. It was a blessing that I had the next day off from work, I didnt think I would have had the energy to make it in. Insomnia had overtaken me as I lay awake, staring at my bedroom ceiling half the night. Listening to my Bare Naked Ladies CDs wouldnt ease me into sleep and I didnt feel like popping in a movie or playing a videogame until I grew tired again
Owner's Manual: AXELCongratulations! You are now the proud owner of a fully automated AXEL unit! In order to ensure that you receive the full use and benefits of this unit, we require you to read the instructions below thoroughly and carefully.Owner's Manual: AXEL4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Axel. Will also respond to Fireboy, Spikey and occasionally Roxas. Do not refer to him with some sort of ridiculous fangirl nickname (e.g. Axy-poo, SQUEAL-Axel, Porcupine), for he will most likely become upset. If you continue to do so you will be labeled as an Obsessed Fangirl, and we will have to come and remove him. No refunds.
Date of Manufacture: Unverified
Place of Manufacture: Radiant Garden, Ansem's Study Division
Race/Species: Humanoid Nobody
Height: Approximately 6'10"
Your AXEL unit comes with the following accessories:
3 pairs standard Organization Uniforms
Twenty bottles hair gel
Once your AXEL unit has been removed from his box
Mirror - Cloud and AerithCloud wakes up in his bed on a rainy morning. Carefully he opens his eyes, not wanting to feel the pain when the daylight hits his eyes. The blond man wakes up before his clock rings, which normally should bring him out of his sleep. A dreamless night lies behind him. Cloud lays his arm on his forehead and closes his eyes again and takes a deep breath. Soon, he must deliver some things again. Cloud lays his head to the side and looks out the window. The raindrops are knocking on the glass and Cloud isn't in the mood to stand up and do his deliveries. But he must go out. So, he raises himself up and sits on the edge of the bed. For a few seconds, Cloud holds his forehead, and then he looks with his beautiful blue eyes, which are full of sleep, to the bedside cabinet. There stands photos of all his friends. He is grateful for every single one of them. They helped him so much and always stood by his side. But two friends aren't in these photos--his best friend Zack and his love Aerith. ThMirror - Cloud and Aerith2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Daddy's Little GirlStarted 1/31/10Daddy's Little Girl2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been 7 years since that incident that everyone had blamed on the government. That incident that bred a new type of human being. And the new human being was being called a name from nothing more than fairy tales a giant.
Cassie was little but embarrassed of her situation in this 'new world.' It was all because over egotistical leaders of countries all around the world wanted some sort of gas to be tested right away. She stared at a photo on her bedside table in the corner of her room, her blue eyes falling to the friendly female smiling face in it. It was a photo of her mother in the hospital after she had Cassie. Her mother was lucky she never had to see this horrid new planet that was bred years later.
She stared down at the journal in her lap, her scribbling writing from when she was but a 10 year old to the beautiful curving letters of a 17 year old. She began this journal when her father started to change, all because of some explosion his lab had h
The Golden Rules 1Chapter 1 - A train to nowhere?The Golden Rules 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Why am I not a few inches taller?" Sophie asked herself as she looked in the mirror. But this thought remained in her head only a few seconds. She paid more attention to her to her scarf, which she still had to set up a little. For her, it was extremely important that the Scout uniform made a decent impression, at least on the first day of the trip. After all, she wore the gap with pride: when wearing this garment she felt like a part of something bigger, and at the same time like someone special. Therefore, it was so important that everything looked good.
"Sophie! Hurry up! The train doesn't wait for you." Her mother called from the kitchen. Hurriedly the redhead took a glance at her alarm clock and saw that she was actually very late. So she hoisted her backpack on her back, grabbed her train ticket and quickly ran into the kitchen to say goodbye to her mother. The woman in her forties was happily humming in front of the stove,
Catching Larks: Ch 1, Part 1--Warning: there will be swearing in this. Hopefully it does not offend. -Catching Larks: Ch 1, Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"When the sky falls, we'll catch larks " -Irish proverb
Groaning in frustrated annoyance, Quinn made herself push through thick bushes that grew on the steep walls of the narrow pass. The thickly growing branches were tangled and scratched at Quinn as she worked her way through them, branches and twigs breaking off as she passed.
But she slowly forced her way through the bushes, doing her best to keep her footing on the dangerously uneven rocky ground. Her feet had to fight to keep her balance at times, the thick soles of her boots easily slipping over the rocks at the bottom of the pass. At points the ground would drop to an angle with one of the sides of the pass rising higher than the other, and she would have to struggle to scale the walls by finding slippery footholds in the rock walls around her, or even by trusting the thick roots of t
Wolf Pack-Chapter1-SnowyForestWolf Pack Chapter 1- Snowy ForestWolf Pack-Chapter1-SnowyForest4 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Jaclyn sat at her window yet again watching the wolves thunder past the woods. Her un-natural golden eyes longed to go closer to the sacred animals. On this planet called Pegata the wolves were sacred animals that didn't take the form of Earth's wolves. No, no these wolves were gigantic beings. They were at least 100 foot tall beings equipped with ears and tails of Earth wolves. Her people had been created after those beautiful creatures, so says their history books.
She had been attached to them for so long, ever since she was a child and wandered over the huge hill to the woods where one wolf pack resided. Her house was near the border of their small city and she found it all the more reason to go see the wolves. According to her mother she had been trying to play with one of the 'puppies' that was still well over her own height. Though she recalled the memory faintly, it was her most treasured.
A female wolf, one that was most likely the puppy's mot
The Time of the Wall Part 1The Time of the WallThe Time of the Wall Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The planet Terna had always been bipartite in a certain way. Nobody could explain this exactly, why it was in such a way, but there never seemed to have given a time in which it had been different. Anyway, this division in two parts was very convenient for the two most intelligent races on Terna . In the eastern hemisphere lived the Grodi: very ambitious and progress-oriented people that had made a rapid technological development. They were extremely known for their sharp and logical mind which often lacked spirituality and inclined to a certain arrogance.
However, the western hemisphere lay in the hand of the Tigo: People that outwardly differed just in the physical size of the Grodi. They were just the height of their big neighbors ankles and struck by their remarkable colors of hair. They were oriented very spiritually and had developed impressive magic abilities in the course of their development, which the used to heal and to bring her ag
I Was the First Chapter OneI was the first and maybe the only one to see the giant's boat that day. I stood on the beach like the friendless person I was now and let my mouth hang open when they crested the horizon. It wasn't a crowded beach, it never was because the island I lived on was so remote but I still wished that at least someone was there to confirm that I was the first to seem them approach. I wished someone would have been there with me. There were three of them on the small boat and I felt my toes dig into the white sand as the three unearthly individuals approached the shoreline, their eyes all settling on the tiny female who must have only looked a few inches tall to them. I looked at each of them and then turned my eyes from their 'small raft.'I Was the First Chapter One3 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the boat came closer, I found that I simply could not turn away from the horrific and yet astounding visual impending. I had never seen anything like this in my short sixteen years of lif
Big Brother Part 1Started 2/4/11Big Brother Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Keira's sighed as she glanced out the school's window to the schoolyard where most parents waited to pick up their children as the school day neared to an end. As a girl that was in 10th grade she could do no more then walk home, for she couldn't drive and she refused to let her parents pick her up. She had purposely chosen a private school when she entered high school, where they even had to wear uniforms, instead of a normal school all for one reason. Giants. This world had always had them, the people that stood up to 20 feet tall, however they had never been so highly populated before.
Wars happened and thanks to the normal sized humans being able to take the upper hand it unfortunately left the chunk in the larger human's population. Giants used to be the minority, but the wars stopped long ago and now they were equal to the human race's population. Thanks to this many couples at that time were known to be mixed couples, one normal sized human and a giant. It was an
The Demon Of Talbot Woods-Pt1Run!The Demon Of Talbot Woods-Pt16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Run as fast as you can!
Run before it gets you!
That's all that kept racing through her head as she raced through the unexpected forest around her. She can't even remember how it was exactly she had gotten there, let alone why. All she knew for sure was what had happened in the last few minutes, as it came flooding into her brain and kept running for all that her life was worth.
It had been a regular afternoon for her: walk the five blocks home from school, get changed, and start her homework after she cleared out the toolshed in the backyard like she had promised her Aunt Alexis. She didn't particularly care for her Aunt, but she was the only person she had in the world after her parents had died just the year before. No one else had been willing or able to take her in, but she was determined to ride out the last few months before her 18th birthday with the old bat despite the constant bickering and back-talk that went on between