BreathA poison in the words of a soldierBreath3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of a monster, of a child, of a man about to die.
Something a child remembers in its mother
Something more powerful than a heartbeat
Because a heartbeat
Can be stopped
Forming words of hate and love
Of sorrow, happiness, regret
A venom in the lungs of a suffering young girl
Yet a treasure in the eyes
Of a man
About to die.
This is life.
This is sorrow.
This is pain.
Batgirl Begins AgainBatgirl Begins AgainBatgirl Begins Again6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Toni Jackson was a fairly average student at Gotham High. She was in the middle of her sophomore year and made decent grades. She had a few close friends but didnt really belong to any of the usual high school clics. She also wasnt active in any of the after school programs or sports teams. She really just preferred to keep to herself and blend in with the crowd. It was just a natural part of her personality.
One that was actually very beneficial to the idea that had been churning around in her head for a few weeks now. It tied into the one thing that really did make her stand out, at least among those who knew her well. She was a completely unabashed Batgirl fan girl. Out of all Gothams resident heroes, Batgirl just always seemed to click with her. Part of it had to do with the fact that female Caped Crusader had saved her a
WaterproofA thousand poems in the rainWaterproof5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and it seems plausible
that the words should rise where the water falls.
Did you make them waterproof?
A thousand poets in the rain
have lost their belief in impossibilities,
that their voice could be heard over myriads of raindrops.
They stare at the sky and hope to turn waterproof.
A thousand raindrops fall from the sky
and smile at the words they are passing,
at the voices that sing with their sound.
Who said that they need to be waterproof?
Zombie Survival GuideZombie Survival GuideZombie Survival Guide9 years ago in Horror More Like This
Daniel H@#&- Demented One
A common staple in many B-movies, Zombies are often depicted as taking over the world. Having watched many of those movies I have decided to compile my own Zombie Survival Guide after reading the one at Kuro5hin.org. This guide will be posted in many places I know of so that if anyone comments I will be able to make a better one later. To date I have not read Max Brook's Zombie Survival Guide, though I intend to. As for the debate I've seen on the Fast Zombies vs. Slow Zombies, this guide is written with Slow Zombies in mind, for if they are really dead bodies they would have series body control issues, and under the assumption that the outbreak is a large one that would last several years at least.
Preparation: (what you did for Y2K)
If you are already preparing for a Zombie invasion, lets face it; you don't need this guide, and are probably a little crazy, like me. Preparing for a Zombie i
Ellen Page TGEllen Page TG5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jack was a movie fanatic, he watched anything and everything that came to theaters, he especially liked ones that had cool ideas and twists at the end. His favorite movie was Shutter Island, but Inception had just come out on DVD so he had to see if it was as good as everyone said. After he got home from getting the movie he put it in and turned off the lights so his mirror wouldn't create such a annoying shine in his small, dull apartment. He grabbed the remote and hit play. About halfway into the movie he thought to himself, "I wish I could be in Ellen Page's position, that would be so cool." A few minutes passed and he began to feel tingles in his feet, he just assumed they were asleep and didn't pay much attention, they became rather small and dainty. The feeling went up his legs, and yet again he just passed it off as some sort of bad sitting position, so he moved a bit and continued to watch. His legs became much more slender and ladylike, while all his body hair began
Slenderman's QueenSlenderman's QueenSlenderman's Queen3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Keep walking dear maiden, through the endless dark forest. Quickly now, find all the notes. One is on a tree, deformed and intimidating, but don't ever forget to look around for me. Hurry now, I'm getting closer. Keep running my dear, either way you'll never leave. Just stop moving, it'll all end faster. Now fair maiden, you are mine. My queen, with skin fair as snow. Your face is gone, replaced with a silver glow. Your clothing, composed of an elegant black dress, and now my White Queen, let us slaughter the rest.
The Betrayal: Chapter 7The next morning two detectives dropped by to question Valeri, but because she was still unconscious, they talked to Skylar and Beelzemon instead.The Betrayal: Chapter 78 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Did you see who attacked her?
No. But I still know who did, his names Dagger.
Dagger hmm one of the detectives mused. He turned to his partner. Isnt that the name of that kid we found strangled nearly to death in the park?
His partner nodded. Yes. Luckily, he survived but just barely. The bruises on him. Wow! Someone or something strong had definitely inflicted those upon him, she said. We were actually thinking the one who attacked Dagger had also attacked your friend.
Hell no! Id never hurt Val like that! Beelzemon said as he stood up.
Both detectives looked at him, puzzled. Huh?
Im the one that almost killed im. But I made sure to not choke him enough so that it would fully kill him. Though I wish
It's Revolutionary..."So what is it that you wanted to show me?" Sean asked his friend. "It's revolutionary! You have to see it!" Michael replied, "I found it while digging out some weeds behind my house!"It's Revolutionary...6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Both of the boys went into his messy room. Michael immediately started rummaging through a large pile of clothes he had stacked in the corner. "Dude, seriously, you got to clean your room up." Sean told him.
"Bah! This room doesn't need to be cleaned! Everything is set up perfectly where I want it. All I have to do is reach over from where I'm sitting and I can grab whatever I want! You're too distracted by looks to see the ingenuity of my organization skills!" Michael remarked.
"Uh yeah, that explains why it's taking this long just to find whatever you're looking for." Sean replied.
After hearing this, Michael chucked a shirt into Sean causing him to stagger a bit. "Feh. This is an exception. I don't want anyone casually seeing this and grabbing it. Besides, don't you know things are natural
05.for eternity I've looked upon05.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
injustice in its prevalence
I long to cup the Acheron
and sin to gain benevolence
with Michael's wing beneath my heel
my mouth is death to bigotry
which wrenches closed like screaming steel
to praise the lord of heresy
for retribution's decadence
for the seraphim's righteous denial
in my unyielding vehemence
I'll spit the ash of Sodom's smile
the penalties of lies profound
will reflect against my winter teeth
catholic girls in ashen gowns
will bow beneath my cloven feet
like the bloom of pestilence
like the birth of genocide
my hand demands god's reverence
and snaps the smile of Jesus Christ
Rise of Champions: IntroductionRise of Champions: Introduction2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Since the end of WWII and even before with Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the light-bulb, electricity and computers have made the modern way of life possible. In the late 1880s the first of the great modern video game companies is founded. The company that
Halloween part 3Impmon walked over to a house with children in front of it. "Here's a good place to give a scare." Renamon thought for a moment then walked up to the door and knocked."What are you doin'?!" Impmon whispered. "Trick or Treat." Renamon said when the door opened. An old lady appeared, "Oh, hello dearie! Merry Chirstmas!" she said plopping a candycane into Renamons hand, "That's a strange costume for Christmas time." The lady said before she shut the door. Renamon cocked an eyebrow,"She thought it was Christmas." Impmon laughed, "Ha! Yeah and she gave ya a candycane!" Impmon grinned but then was a bit suprised when Renamon broke the cane and gave him the bigger half, "Wha? You're givin' this to me?" Renamon smiled, "Can't I give?" Impmon smiled and took a bite of the peppermint, "I guess ya can." Impmon jumped on the roof of the lady's house, Renamon followed him. "Impmon, what are you doing?" She asked. "Lookin' for some suckers." Impmon replied with a smirk, "And here's two of em." ImpmoHalloween part 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Thousand Miles Away- GilbertxReaderA Thousand Miles Away- GilbertxReader3 years ago in Romance More Like This
You got onto the bus, paid the fare, and slowly walked to a seat and scooted over so you were sitting in a window seat. You looked outside at the street, but you couldn’t see anything but the reflection of your face. It was evening now, and the sky outside was pitch black. You set down your bag onto the seat next to you and put your headphones back on.
Hey there Delilah what's it like in New York City
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty,
yes you do..
You smiled as you heard his voice. You remember laughing when he put this song that he recorded onto your music player, thinking that you wouldn’t need it. You’d call him every day.. you thought…
Hey there Delilah don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely give this song another listen
Close your eyes, listen to my voice it's my disguise I'm by your side
You leaned your head on the window, as you closed your eyes and savored every word he sang. You c
ZombiesWe need an Alice. My breath shaky I closed the door, not knowing what to do next.Zombies8 years ago in Horror More Like This
You still dont get it do you? We may be the last two humans! Were more than royally screwed! Is this all a game for you? A movie? A book? Umbrella Corp isnt real! There is no way to stop the virus! We arent the S.T.A.R.S.! We arent trained, these zombies arent smart, there arent any zombie dogs, but the zombies; they ARE hungry. And most importantly, were alone! All alone! Everyone might be a zombie by now! There is NO ALICE!
His sudden outburst startled me at first, but when his words finally reached my mind they echoed and pounded. I started to sob, to cry. My hope was shattered. I didnt feel like I even had Trip anymore. I was just a lonely soul surrounded by impossibilities and no way out.
Cry quieter, theyll hear you and come. Trip cocked his gun and watched the door, list
Halo Reach: Death of EmileHalo ReachHalo Reach: Death of Emile4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Death of Emile
I watched as the last remaining Brute Chieftain drop to the rain-soaked pavement with various bullet wounds embedded into it's flesh.
Even with the last of the Covenant forces on the landing pad were killed, but my senses were still telling me that there are bound to be more of them.
And my instincts were telling me soon... very soon that they'll come.
I release the clip of my M392 DMR and refreshed it with a new one, readying myself if the Covenant bound themselves to show up.
I could feel the landing pad vibrate as Emile fired the Mass Driver into the oncoming Banshees, blowing them out of Her sky.
One by one...
As my gaze drifted towards the oncoming Pelican, the Pelican that's holding the UNSC's most highly skilled strategist and inspirational leader among the their Navy;
Captain Jacob Keyes.
As the Pelican landed on the landing pad and opened the back hatch, I could see three Marines and the Captain himself.
I placed the M392 DMR onto the back of my MJOLN
Halloween Part 1It was a cool night and Impmon was relaxing in a tree. Ai and Mako had gone out for something called "Trick or Treating" Impmon couldn't care less as long as they weren't harmed. Then, for the first time, he noticed kids dressed up in costumes and spooky decor at every house and around town. He liked the scary stuff, it kinda fit his personality. "Hm, what do we have here?" Impmon said with a smile, "So this must be what Ai and Mako meant when they said Halloween." Impmon grinned when he saw children with bags full of sweets, "The night's right for a fright, Baboom!" Impmon said. Impmon dropped down from the tree and landed in front of two children, scaring them both so badly they dropped their bags in fright. "Thank you." Impmon said while grabbed both they're bags and jumping back up into the tree. The children ran away in fear. Impmon almost felt bad... Almost. "Haha! I hit the jackpot!" Impmon said with a smirk. He grabbed a candybar and tore off it's wrapper. "Ah, this is the lifeHalloween Part 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Earth And Sky - Part 1Part 1 - Necessity Is The MotherEarth And Sky - Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Clouds of steam from the engine mingled with the fine mist of a drizzly spring morning as passengers disembarked from the express train from Canterlot.
Among them, a lavender coated unicorn mare paused to savor the pervasive scent of apple blossoms that hung in the air, smiling up at the familiar hoof carved sign hanging over the station house proclaiming her destination: Ponyville. She cast an apologetic glance over her shoulder as the passenger behind her irritably cleared his throat, and hastily stepped down onto the hoof scuffed concrete of the platform.
When she'd moved a bit out of the way of the milling crowd of earth ponies and unicorns, she paused again to properly stow the book she'd been reading, which had been hovering at her side like a dutiful companion since she'd exited the train. She pulled an umbrella from her saddlebags and opened it over her head. There it floated in a cloud of sparkling purple magic, its shaft balanced like the poin
13th PromiseThe time is now 3:48 AM.13th Promise3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
September 3rd, 2012.
This is not a joke. This is not a ruse. This is not "based on a true story".
This is all truth, in it's rawest form.
I have 13 secrets. Thirteen events that none other than myself know about. Not my family, not my friends, not even those dearest to me. I have protected these secrets with my life. Along with those 13 secrets, I have kept 13 promises. Promises I will never break. To the day I die.
My thirteenth promise has been kept, and has now been put into action.
The time was roughly 4:30 PM, sometime in June.
It was another day. El Paso's air was dry, and a bottle of water didn't last long. Walking about a mile to the 7-11 was a usual occurrence. But it wasn't a safe walk. During the time I'd lived there, I had made a decent amount of enemies. Not school bullies, not other teens that teased me. My enemies were often dangerous criminals. Why? Because I've been friends with a lot of criminals. And sometimes, friends get mad at you.
The heroes of old.Let the old heroes restThe heroes of old.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath ancient stones
buried in history and dressed in legends.
Let the old kings rise
in marble and gold
for all to see and praise in forgotten stories.
And when time comes
for the legends to breed life
let then the old heroes serve their kings
in ever lasting stories of the golden past.
No One KnowsWhen my eyes are closedNo One Knows5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are there to love me
But awake I've found that
I just can not believe
Do you really love me?
I can only hope it
I'm lonely on my own and
I hope that I can cope it
Boys, I really love you
And girls I hate to say
It's hard to fall in love
When no one knows you're gay
A Long YearA Long Year4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been a long year.
Commander Bart Hollings thought as his submarine rose to the surface. The boat's hull popped as the pressure on the hull abated the closer they got to the surface. USS Virginia had been the lead boat in a new class of SSN. One of the most advanced nuclear submarines in the world she had been tasked with a reconnaissance mission. Hollings's submarine had the latest in sonar, electronic sensors, and weapons. All of which are worthless against them! He thought in frustration.
"Approaching periscope depth Captain." The Diving Officer reported. Despite his actual rank, Hollings was the CO of the ship which made him the 'captain'.
"Very well prepare to raise the telephotonic mast and ESM." Hollings answered, standing in the center of the control room.
Around him the sailors worked the controls that ensured the Virginia was able to function. Forward and to the left of Hollings were the two sailors driving the submarine. They controlled the rudder and bow planes viva a
The Nature of LeadershipMy friends,The Nature of Leadership2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I come before you as a Captain, but one who has learned from the ways of the past. I address you now to speak both of myself and of the belief that I hold for the future. We are humans, creatures of free thought and free speech. We gather in groups, connecting with those who are like-minded. We form these bonds because it is impossible for us to live alone, but even then, we think and act as freely for that is the gift of our being.
Yet even such gifts can be abused at times. Often we do not realise that the weight that our tongue may be enough to sink another in grief. Each word that we speak must be chosen carefully, for the power of the speaker compounds the weight of his speech. Some, carrying their first spark of greatness, might take this too far and abuse their strength. I was one of those individual, if you had known me in my early days. I spoke carelessly, without concern for any other and I viewed this as my given right. Indeed, I was shown to be very wrong.
AmeriLiecht Christmas storyAmeriLiecht Christmas story4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Liechtenstein raced down the stairs, almost falling over her own feet. It was Christmas morning! Her brother threw a party for Christmas, as he did every year, so Liechtenstein just stayed at his house beforehand. She sat down in the kitchen and waited for him eagerly. She decided it would be best to surprise him with some hot chocolate.
As Switzerland came down the stairs, Liechtenstein raced to him, the chocolate in her hand. She passed it to him, and he took it with a thankful smile. He sipped it, sitting down. "I'll finish this, then we can see what's under the tree, okay?" Switzerland murmured sleepily in his strong Swiss accent.
Liechtenstein smiled. "Alright brother," She said happily. She skipped off to tie her ribbon into her hair and prepare herself.
A few minutes later, Lily came back. "Ready brother?" She asked politely, blinking innocently. She twisted her fingers together behind her back eagerly.
Switzerland nodded, placing his empty hot coco mug into the sink. He followe