Mended Family"Leo "Mended Family4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ever get the feeling that we're different than other kids?"
The blue haired thirteen-year-old looked up from his sandwich and stared at his brother. "Different as in how?" he asked.
Sparky stirred his yogurt around in circles with his spoon, never once looking up. "Well, for one thing, we seem to be eating lunch under the washroom sinks every other day," he mumbled.
Galileo blinked and then looked about. He had almost forgotten where they were until he saw the tiled floor and the stalls across from them. They were, in fact, sitting beneath the sinks in the boys' washrooms at their school, something he and Sparky did certain days of the week when trouble was around. It was not that they enjoyed doing so, of course not; more because it was the only place safe for them to be when bullies were around.
They had hardly grabbed their lunch bags when the noon bell rang. And while other students rushed to their places in the cafeteria, the two stepbrothers rushed int
Strong EnoughFrancis parked the car in the driveway of the house and nearly ripped the key out of the ignition. He grabbed his papers while unbuckling his seatbelt, and once he had opened the door, he slid out. With a huff, he slammed the door shut with his foot and stormed towards the house.Strong Enough4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He felt insulted, although he had no idea why. He could not believe that man, a co-worker, insulted life like it was nothing. Francis respected the fact that people were free to make their own choicethat's what free will was for, right? But when someone treats another life like it was nothing, like it was only another drawing on a blueprint that should be scrapped, for no particular reason, that's when Francis put his foot down.
He knew what it was like, first hand, to lose something. And it broke his heart when people treated gifts like rubbish.
He opened the front door to the house and closed it loudly behind him while wiping his feet on the carpet. He could hear his children laughing at the dining tab
After You Left...After You Left...4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mitch's wife looked over her shoulder at the telephone that was ringing on the counter. Her curly blond hair bobbed up and down in a ponytail as she turned back to making dinner. "Honey, can you answer that please?" she called out while cutting the meat.
The greying haired man looked up from the newspaper he was reading in the living room. "You're right by the phone, Calleigh," the man replied.
"My hands are touching raw meat, Mitch. I can't touch the phone! Please?"
Mitch groaned tiredly and rose to his feet. "Alright, fine," he grumbled while tossing the paper on the leather couch and leaving the room. He walked into the kitchen and around the island where his wife was preparing dinner. Sitting at the corner of the counter was the black phone, ringing like mad. He leaned over the machine rolled his eyes amusingly. "Herp-a-derp, he's bored already?" he chuckled, recognizing the number displayed.
"You mean Francis?" Calleigh replied.
"I thought you jus
From Our House to Bob'sThere was exactly a week left until Christmas Day, and already Larry felt like it had arrived. Everyone in his town had put up their decorations and lights, making each house and nearly every tree as bright and as festive as ever. Veggies, big and small, were putting up lights, making snowmen, sliding down hills and starting snowball fights. Parents and Grandparents were doing last minute shopping. Relatives from near and far were coming together to celebrate.From Our House to Bob's4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Larry's own family would be coming to his hometown this year for Christmas. His father and his three older brothers would be coming from California to spend Christmas at the cucumber's home. For such a special occasion as that, Larry made sure everything in his house would look cheerful, including the dozens of gifts beneath the tree in the living room.
Now, he was off to the bookstore in the centre of town. Every afternoon, if not morning, Larry went there, not only to look at the latest comics, but to visit the ow
PnF - The Unicorn Room pt 1 of 2"It was really thoughtful for you and your sons to come and help clean the garage, Linda," Calleigh said as she sat down in the living room with her college friend. "Mitch has been so stressed lately. Helping hands was certainly something he needed."PnF - The Unicorn Room pt 1 of 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Mitch is always stressed," Linda teased as she crossed her legs and took a sip from her coffee. "He worries too much about everything."
Calleigh shrugged her shoulders. "I don't know," she replied. "He's just overprotective of things. He makes promises to people and he worries he'll break them. He's done that with my mother."
"With good reasons."
"Well yes, of course." Calleigh drank some of her tea before stirring it and looking at their wedding picture on the wall. "Although, you and I both know he gets exceptionally stressed this time of year," she said softly. "He's getting better, but it's like teaching a toddler to walk; one step at a time."
Linda set her cup down and leaned over her lap. "Is he still on medication?" she asked.
From Our House to Bob's chp2The next day happened to be Sunday, and so before heading to Church for the weekly service, Larry got up and went over to Bob's house to help get their Sunday school things put together. Bob and Larry had been in charge of teaching the children of their parish about that day's readings since they had first moved to that little town years ago.From Our House to Bob's chp24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After Church, Bob and Larry went out to Jimmy's Café for lunch, just as they did every Sunday. Once that had been through, they either went home to rest or talk about things, or else were invited by the children to go sliding or to tell another Bible story.
Bob had been known since his arrival to be the storykeeper of their little humble town. He had gone to college to study to become a pastor, but in the end decided that he wanted to own a bookstore instead and tell stories to children in the same way his father told them. Turns out that when he and Larry decided to move into the North of the USA, Pastor George was in need of a teacher for S
Msn: Perry's Pizza Mission Pt2Agent P says:Msn: Perry's Pizza Mission Pt24 years ago in Humor More Like This
Okeh doke, and just in time to get the pizza.
You still there Phin?
Sorry. Sorry, dozed off.
Agent P says:
Did you go toss up lunch now?
No. I actually just fell asleep. Msn beeping woke me up.
Um, btw, thanks for doing this, Perry. You don't really need to, you know.
Agent P says:
I want to.
I don't like seeing you or Ferb sick. Not only is it upsetting, but I can easily catch what you've got.
Sooo, what you're saying is, you like to avoid us.
Agent P says:
I did NOT say that.
Ik. I'm just goofing around.
Agent P says:
What kind of word is ik???
Agent P says:
Sounds like you found something icky and you don't like it.
Agent P says:
Ik! Ik, yucky, ik!
Agent P says:
Msn: Perry's Pizza Mission Pt1(Agent P has signed in)Msn: Perry's Pizza Mission Pt14 years ago in Humor More Like This
Agent P says:
Agent P says:
How are you spelling lololol? Are you actually saying that?
Agent P says:
I have absolutely no idea.
Agent P says:
What does S-R-S-L-Y mean?
Agent P says:
Aaaand I STILL don't know what THAT means either.
You sound REALLY unprofessional on chat, Perry.
VERY mindless pet-ish, heehee!
Agent P says:
Oh, gee, thanks.
And did I mention cute?
You sound cute too.
PERRY THE CUTIPUUUUSSS!!!
Agent P says:
GET OFFLINE, PHINEAS.
I wasn't the one who started this convo, derp.
Agent P says:
Right. Okay, my bad.
So what's up?
Nuffin' really. Just finished homework.
Agent P says:
How's your headache?
You just got on to check up on me?
Agent P says: <
PnF - The Unicorn Room pt 2 of 2Spring thaw had only just begun by late March that year. Danville had been struck with one last snowstorm before the sun decided to finally warm up the Tri-State area. The birds were returning from their annual migration to the South, buds were appearing in the trees and puddles of melted snow were scattered around the park like spots on a Dalmatian.PnF - The Unicorn Room pt 2 of 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The fresh smell of something new was in the air, but even with all the life around him, whether it be birds singing or children splashing in puddles and laughing, Mitch still found it hard to enjoy. That day had always been hard for him to live, or at least it had been for the past decade or so. Ever since he had begun to take medication nearly four times a year, Mitch found it difficult to stomach the idea of growing a year older without his best friend there.
I'll do it every year on your birthday, Pal.
Like pie, you will.
Cross my heart. Every year on your birthday. It'll be like a tradition.
A really dorky tradition.
At least your f
WtP: Lost Treasures chp1The sun was bright and hanging high in the blue sky as a burgundy red car made its way through the forest that afternoon. The highway twisted and turned for miles in the thickets that composed the beautiful boreal forest that covered most of that region of Britain. The colors of late summer and early autumn blended in beautifully in the treetops. The birds that flew overhead seemed to be enjoying the happy atmosphere that was in the air just as much as the driver in the car below them was.WtP: Lost Treasures chp14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The man with thick brown hair took a deep breath and smiled. These parts were very familiar to him. He had grown up here as a boy; from the day he was born to the day he left home for college to become a teacher. Now, thirty years of age, he returned to the woods he had so long loved.
He had been offered a job at the school where he attended in his childhood, and so he, his wife and his four-year-old son were moving from the bustling city of London to the peaceful countryside in the giant forest. It
Things I will Risk For You c12Phineas and Ferb turned their eyes away when the room filled with bright light. Silence followed afterwards, causing their curiosity and fear to arise once more. With caution, they opened their eyes and stared at the steel cage in the center of the room.Things I will Risk For You c124 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The machine powered down and the Head of Base 41 let out a sigh. "Another job done," he said with a satisfied smile. Looking over his shoulders at the horror struck teenagers, he nodded his head. "Let them go; they can't do anything now," he instructed the agents that were holding them.
The ropes around Phineas and Ferb's hands were cut, setting them free. Without hesitation, they ran to the cage as quickly as they could. Phineas grabbed the bars and peered into the container as his heart raced. "P-Perry?" he said meekly. " Are you okay?"
The platypus was still lying in the cage where he had been before, but he was not staring directly at the red-head. His eyes were facing separate directions, just as they normally did when he wa
Things I will Risk For You c14The minutes ticked by until nearly half-an-hour had been wasted. Perry did what he could to keep his emotions masked, although it was becoming more and more of a challenge. He wanted out of the cage to give them a piece of his mind, as well as go and rescue his owners.Things I will Risk For You c144 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
None of the agents that had left earlier to search for the boys returned, which meant that they were still outside hunting them. That could only mean that they were still alive or else injured and hiding. Perry prayed it was the former, but whichever it was, they were still alive.
All he had to wait for now was for someone to open his cage.
"Have they been taken care of yet?" the bald man asked one of his men.
There was a momentary pause before Perry heard a reply. "Not yet, Sir," a man spoke up. "Apparently, the boys sent them on a wild goosechase."
"Just make sure they don't leave this base," the one in charge ordered. "I want them both dead before morning."
"But what about Major Monogra!"
"Major Monogram doesn't
Things I will Risk For You c15" Okay, now I'm feeling the fever "Things I will Risk For You c154 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're getting hotter?"
"In a bad way, yes "
"If not for our situation, I would be laughing about that comment."
" and I'm starving."
"Next time we go on an adventure, remind me to make you eat a full meal before leaving."
Phineas coughed and stared up at the moon and stars peaking through the treetops. The mud was cold and made his leg ache because of the open wound; his ankle was swollen and hurt every time he attempted to move it; and it was around now that he was feeling the fever Ferb had spoken of earlier. Lying in the mud was not the most comfortable place to lay in when one was ill, but unable to move his leg because of the pain, it was all Phineas was able to do.
Ferb had removed his leather jacket earlier and had wrapped it around Phineas' right leg in order to stop the bleeding as much as he could. He then tore a piece off of his blouse and tied it around his shoulder to cover his own injury. But the darker the sky b
Things I will Risk For You c13An owl hooted in a tree nearby as the full moon peeked through the foliage. Crickets sang and a wolf howled in the distance. Everything seemed peaceful, like any other midsummer night.Things I will Risk For You c134 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ferb only wished he felt the same peacefulness as the world around him did. His heart was heavy, weighed down by sorrow. He felt like he was trapped in a cage he could no longer escape. He suspected this to be the memories of a past he was now forced to forget. The only encouragement he had was that he knew that eventually, he would be able to escape them and learn to move on.
But not Phineas. The red-head dragged his feet slowly through the grass and dead leaves on the forest floor, almost as though reluctant to go any further without his beloved platypus. Perry had always been an important part of his familyhis biological father had rescued the pup shortly before Christmas and had brought him home for his son to have as a pet. Phineas had always taken care of Perry, as did Ferb once he became par
Nuit D'ennuisGiant feet fall all around me as I scramble for the orphanage's entrance, so far awayNuit D'ennuis4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rain falls like pebbles, threatening to crush my bones
It was like racing an avalanche to safety before ice pierces your skin
In Paris, I, Elizabeth, play in the streets and sleep in a building of children with no homes
The blasts of horns, blaring like trumpets, warn me to move out of the way of traffic
Run Lizzie Run, the whistling taunts of the wind whisper to me.
They will catch you and take you into darkness
My green emerald, sitting on a golden chain around my neck
Flashes like a star in my eyes as it dances around me
Run Lizzie Run. They will catch you and take you into darkness
I try to dash as the deer that is gifted with agelessness
Only hours before the stars come out
The afternoon faces to the orange of evening
A green emerald, a blue guitar and a prisoner's chain reappear and dance around me
Whispering untold secrets
Lavender sweetens the air like a mother's aroma
Three's a Crowd - 2 -"Hey, Sunny!"Three's a Crowd - 2 -4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She had just stashed away her brown fedora when Sunny heard a voice call to her from down the corridor at the OWCA's Los Angeles Headquarters. The canary turned her head while closing her locker and watched as a green bee eater bird rushed down the hallway towards her, waving a wing through the air. "Hey, girl! Heard another mission was a success!" he said with a grin.
Sunny wrinkled her beak and locked her locker. "Yep," she muttered.
"Must be great being the partner of the OWCA's best agent."
"Oh, yeah. A real hoot."
The green bird tilted his head. "That sounded sarcastic," he noted. "You okay?"
"Why wouldn't I be?"
"I thought you liked hanging out with Perry. You're normally cheerfully teasing him."
"I decided to be different today, Gary."
" Are you sure you're okay, Sunny?"
Sunny sighed and tucked her wings at her sides. "Just been having a rough week, that's all," she replied as they began walking off together. "Ever since my owner had to go on a trip and
Things I will Risk For You c.9"Whoa!" Ferb exclaimed as he leaped out of the way of a spout of fire that had shot out from the wall. He flailed his arms in order to keep his balance before running after his brother. "First arrows, now fire? They've got fire for traps! Aside from the fact that they're all set up as though Egyptians or ancient tribes had built them, where do they get this stuff?"Things I will Risk For You c.94 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"From a pawn shop, I couldn't care less," Phineas replied as he leaped passed the next fire spout and peered around the corner for any signs of cameras. "I only care about the one that will erase Perry's memories."
"We need to get there alive in order to stop it, Phin."
"I'm still alive."
"Would you stop being so cynical? We're almost there, Ferb."
They darted in zigzags in the corridors, avoiding cameras, traps and even other agents. Once they had arrived on the floor they had to be on, they noticed that security seemed to get thicker. It became trickier to avoid being seen. Twice alr
Things I will Risk For You c10"Your move."Things I will Risk For You c104 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Perry rubbed his chin thoughtfully while drumming his fingers from the other hand against the table. He stared at the red and black chequered board for several seconds before a possible move came to mind. With a sly grin, Perry moved his black knight and knocked over the white pawn before crossing his arms and looking at his opponent.
Ferb wrinkled his nose. "Drat; my last strategy doesn't work then," he mumbled. After a moment of thought, the boy reached over and moved his bishop diagonally across the board.
Perry enjoyed playing a quiet game of chess with Ferb on occasion. Like today, it was raining, which meant that the boys were forced to remain indoors while their parents and Candace were out for the day to work. The OWCA had gotten flooded because of the constant rain they had been having for a week already, and because of an inator that was supposedly supposed to run on solar powerDoofenshmirtz had not seen the weather reports that day againstop
PnF - FireworkPnF - Firework5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That summer day had been perfect to start up another great invention. Phineas was halfway through drawing it out when his stepbrother walked into the room after breakfast.
The red-haired fifteen-year-old looked up from his desk with a grin and was about to announce his daily line, "I know what we're gonna do today!" But to his complete bewilderment, Ferb lay down on his bed with a book and said the most depressing thing Phineas had ever heard him say:
"I'm not in the mood to do anything, Phineas."
Phineas' imagination immediately came to a screeching halt, and the idea he had before stopped producing itself. Without a word, he got up from his desk and walked out of the room, leaving Ferb to his reading.
Downstairs, it seemed as though his family was just as depressed as his brother. Linda had left the house, apparently because she and Lawrence had just had an argument about something Lawrence was sitting at the table, hands rummaging through his hair and glasses sitting on the ta
From Our House to Bob's chp3Bob narrowed his eyes and then broke into a clever grin. He looked at the children for a moment. "Well, I am getting one thing I've wanted for Christmas since I moved here," he said. Turning around, he hopped up to the fireplace and reached up to grab a red photo album.From Our House to Bob's chp34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When he came back, the children had already crowded around the coffee table. Bob placed the book down before them. "My parents are coming to visit me this Christmas," he said.
The children "ooed" quietly while staring at the album. Then, Junior looked up and smiled at the tomato. "Like what you told me Saturday?" he said. "And that they could never come and see you since you moved here?"
Bob smiled back. "Yep," he replied. He opened the album to the first page and there was a photo of a family of tomatoes a father, a mother, and a little round boy standing between them.
"My parents live in California," Bob explained. "In an area where they don't get much snow."
"Wow!" Percy said excitedly. "So when they co
From Our House to Bob's ConclusionFor the rest of the day, everyone was festive. There was talking and telling stories and memory sharing amongst the adults; there were games, contests and singing amongst the children; and eventually there was Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner.From Our House to Bob's Conclusion4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After the early lunch, Bob went upstairs and removed his bathrobe. When he came back down, Larry, Petunia and all the children were dressed to go play in the snow. Even other adults were ready to go out, holding up their sleds.
And they did just that. Everyone headed out to the small forest and hills behind Bob and Larry's houses, and began a sledding contest that lasted nearly three hours. Pictures were taken, music was played, laughs were collected. There was a snowball fight and snowmen building.
When they came back in, everyone gathered in the living room and entrance and watched Bob open the mountain of gifts he had received. He read every card and thanked everyone for their wonderful gifts.
Then they sang carols together. The children s
IJ - RunShe fell against her covers and buried her face in her pillows. Never had she been more thankful for being a makeup haterher tears would have made it run down her cheeks. She pulled the elastic out of her hair and let it flow down to her sides, spreading over the pillows like a spider's web. The bruise on her cheek pulsed with pain the more she cried, refusing the company of anyone yet longing for everyone all at once.IJ - Run4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ana tried with all her might to think of a day that could be just as horrible, if not worse, than that week had been. The bullying, the threats, the laughs the bruised knuckles, the week's worth of Detention, Mitch's temper rising to the point that he actually snapped at her, his best friend's daughter. Her mother scolding her for making a mess in the study room and for mistreating Tippy, despite the animal's attempt in cheering her up. Her best friends, trying to get her out of the house and hang out at the mall, eating icecreamshe had refused them wit
From Our House to Bob's chp6The next day was Thursday, December 23rd; Christmas was only three days away.From Our House to Bob's chp64 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So Larry hastily got up, hastily had breakfast and hastily left the house after speaking with Madame Blueberry over the phone; he was going to call an emergency town meeting and everyone except Bob, of course was to be there. Even Larry's family had to come.
The town hall was filled with Veggies, young and old, when Larry finally arrived. All of his good friends and neighbours were there, including Junior and his family, as well as Petunia. These two were up on the stage, waiting for Larry to come. Madame Blueberry was next to them.
Larry hopped up the stairs to the stage and caught his breath. "Sorry it took so long," he panted. "Had to make sure Bob wasn't leavin' the house. If there's town meetings, he usually gets up to go. Luckily this time, he didn't."
"What exactly did you gather us all for, anyway?" Junior wondered.
Larry smiled in reply. "Just you wait and see," he replied. He lo
Father's DayFather's Day4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had been an exhausting and emotional week for Phineas. The Monday announcement of the school's yearly Father's Day Activities had made him just as excited as the years before; he and Ferb would both take turns entering one obstacle race and competition after another with their father. It had been something Principal Beauregard came up with for the entire high school. And every year, the games were more and more interesting.
As usual, Phineas was looking forward to that coming weekend.
At least until the new kid from the eleventh grade spoke up.
"Those Father's Day games are for dads and their kids; not dads and their stepkids."
At first, Phineas had shrugged it off, as usual. He had known Lawrence for so long now, he had never considered him as his stepfather, but merely as his father. And Ferb had acted the same way with Linda being his mother.
But the more that teenager had insisted it, and in a very rude manner, the more it began to bother Phineas, as well a