Hitodama - a scary short storyHitodama - a scary short story by John "Basileus Ioannis"Hitodama - a scary short story6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the days before air conditioning, there was only one way to pass a hot, muggy summer evening in Japan. Slip into a cotton Yukata kimono, carry an Uchiwa fan in one hand, a cool glass bottle of Ramune soft drink in the other, and sit on the porch and try to enjoy any breeze that might come along. All the house lights would be turned out, and the ubiquitous Katori-Senko mosquito coils would be burning, giving off that distinctive, almost marijuana-like aroma. If there wasn't a breeze to be had, people would pass the time by telling ghost stories to cool each other off. And what a collection of ghost stories the Japanese of old came up with! What makes these Kaidan ghost stories that much more chilling for the Japanese is that they are based on true stories.
Case in point...
Yumi-chan sat with her family on their wooden porch. She was eight years old, the youngest of three children. She liked the summer evenings, as the family g
team Savior mission oneAt the Fairy Tail guild.team Savior mission one2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
All was normal inside the guild, people were drunk, throwing tables, the usual. At the right side of the guild Elfman was giving one of his big 'men' speeches. At the left side Gray was stripping and Juvia was on the ground, unconscious from the lack of blood. The reason being that she had too big of a nose bleed from seeing Gray naked.
In the middle of it all Natsu Dragneel was breathing fire into the air. Lucy was behind him trying to stop him from burning the guild down. "NATSU YOU IDIOT YOUR GOING TO DESTROY THE GUILD" she shouted as she held him back. "aye" Happy the small cat said as he held up his paw. "OH SHUT UP CAT!!" Lucy shouted at Happy.
Then the doors to the guild opened. In stepped a small purple cat. She was standing on her hind legs and was wearing expensive looking clothing. She gave off an eerie feeling. Everyone in the guild stopped what they were doing (and that my friends is a miracle at work) and looked at the cat. Everyone loo
Natsu DragneelNatsu Dragneel2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
~ Natsu Dragneel ~
Even though he lost everything
He's still smiling when he has nothing
Even though he can't find him around
He still hears his sound
Even though he knows he's dead
He's still believing he's saying goodnight when he's on bed
Even though he knows his life is at risk
He doesn't give a DAMN
If it's for his friends, it's all that matters
And it won't end
Even though he's down on the ground he
Death Battle: Luffy vs. PopeyeDeath Battle: Luffy vs. Popeye3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: Alright, the combatants are set. Let’s settle this debate once and for all.
Steel: It’s time for a DEATH BATTLE!!!
All was calm as a massive galleon cruised across the ocean's surface, its lion-head bowsprit and straw-hat wearing Jolly Roger noticeable anywhere. From its deck, one could hear merry music from a fiddle, and the members of the crew either singing or dancing along to it.
Joining them in the festivities was the captain of this ship known to all as "Thousand Sunny". That captain was none other than the famed Straw-Hat Luffy.
The song came to an end and the skeletal fiddler took a bow, his art complete. If he had a proper face, he would have smiled at the cheers.
“WOW!” Luffy said with a broad smile, “Play it again!”
Yet as the crew celebrated, a simple-looking steamboat was coming across their path up ahead. At first, the crew paid no mind to it. That all changed because, just when the skeleton was about to draw his bow across the
Prelude: Wander vs Eren YeagerPrelude: Wander vs Eren Yeager1 week ago in Profiles More Like This
Madness Abe: Ever since a young man known as David slew the giant Goliath, the tale of the small defeating the large has been a trope common in fiction and real life. But in this battle, we take two new Davids who have slain not one, but multiple Goliaths in their own ways.
The Gentleman: Wander, the slayer of Colossi.
Madness Abe: And Eren Yeager, the Rogue Titan. Joining me once more today is fellow Death Battle writer, the Gentleman, and together it's our job to test each fighter's weapons, armor, and skills to see who would win a Death Battle!
Age: Exact age unknown, but speculated to be anywhere from his late teens to early twenties
Weight: Does he look like he’s pushing even 150lbs?
Occupation: Servant (and Host) of Dormin, Colossi Slayer
-Stole a powerful magic sword and the body of his cursed girlfriend from the zealous, religious authority figures of his tribe
Death Battle: Hulk vs. AsuraDeath Battle: Hulk vs. Asura4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: Alright, we’ve sized these two titans up. There’s only one more thing to do…
Steel: Begin the DEATH BATTLE!!!
On a patch of barren earth that was a part of Gaea, Asura wandered, a gray cloak obscuring his appearance from the neck-down, but his shining-white eyes and snow-white hair known by all. He had heard of activity in these parts and thought he’d look into it (of course, when he said “check it out”, he usually meant “hoped he could beat it to a pulp”).
There came a deafening cry, one that he had heard before from a rather common enemy. The cry was from an elephantine Gohma Crusher…one in pain, oddly enough.
There came a resounding “BOOM”, as if something had struck the planet hard enough to create a seismic tremor, swiftly followed by the sound of something MASSIVE flying through the air at what could only be described as terminal velocity. Asura barely managed to get out of the way as something came down
Pokemon Girls as MagesPokemon Girls as MagesPokemon Girls as Mages3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Magic: Water Magic, Anti-Bug Magic
Bio: she is a stubborn tomboy, she rivals with the other girls in the guild but she also like to be around them. She can be sweet and optimistic but she is know to quickly get angry and has mood swings. She is the youngest of four sister so she understand little kids. She likes fishing and dislikes bugs.
Magic description: Misty can control, create and transform into water. She can also control water inside of objects or people. If she's injured she jumps into the water a recover. Because her dislike of Bugs, she also studied in Anti-Bug magic.
Magic: Element Marker Earth, Vacuum magic
Bio: She is a girl who likes shopping and treats and she loves food, when some one steals her food she gets very angry. She is generally sweet and optimistic but she can be tough as well. She likes cute things and she is very lucky sometimes. She also like to make food for the other
Death Battle: Lust vs. Freddy Krueger FIGHT!Death Battle: Lust vs. Freddy Krueger FIGHT!5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
TFP: Well we've analysed all the data of these two near-unkillable warriors.
Jake: IT’S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!
In the town of Springwood, a pale woman with long black hair wearing a long black dress known as Lust arrived into the town alongside her was Gluttony a small fat man, both the Homunculus arrived here after hearing rumors about an Alchemist in the vicinity of the area. Due to arriving near midnight. Lust decided to rest up before beginning her search for the Alchemist tomorrow so she rented a room at a hotel and fell asleep on the bed while Gluttony fell asleep on the floor before he could reach a bed. Little did she know that she was a target for a certain killer.
Lust opened her eyes and looked around, she noticed that she was no longer in the hotel room and but was in the Homunculi’s secret base underground of Central City headquarters. She was confused for a short while but decided to look around with curiosity then she heard someone call to her, “
Luffy vs. Popeye PreludeLuffy vs. Popeye Prelude4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ray: The sea is a dangerous place to be, but there exist people strong enough and daring enough to take it head-on.
Steel: If you were expecting Jack Sparrow or Edward Kenway, prepare to be disappointed.
Ray: Captain Straw-Hat Luffy…
Steel: And Popeye the Sailor Man.
Steel: He’s Ray and I’m Steel…
Ray: And it’s our job to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and strategies of these two seafaring combatants to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE.
MONKEY D. LUFFY…
First Appearance: Romance Dawn (1996, pilot), One Piece ch.1 (1997, official)
Height: 5’7 ½”
Occupation: Captain of the Straw-Hat Pirates
Trademarks: Straw hat, Scar under eye, Elastic skin
Regularly defeats giant monsters, superhumans, and hordes of soldiers
Infiltrated Impel Down and made it out alive
Liberated Alabasta and several other lands from evil
Survived the battle at Marineford
I need you.A day without you is like a day without the sun,I need you.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
nothing is bright, everything is glum.
And when you left, walked through that door,
everyone knew why I wasn't smiling anymore.
ReflectionsRealist my friend, you are a bloody fool!Reflections2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Did you honestly think that love was simple?
That everyone on earth has one person that
They are just destined to be with?
I didn't think...
No matter how unlikely it seems,
A Realist can still be a Dreamer.
And will you look where that got you.
When has hope done anything practical,
And since when has dreaming ever helped Superman
Find his Lois Lane?
I don't expect you to understand.
It's just something you feel deep within you.
If you ever felt love before,
You would know.
Come on man!
You have to move on.
If you live in the past
You are sure to miss out on the future.
If I could, don't you think I would have done it already?
No, I don't expect you to know exactly how I felt.
I was on top of the world, and I had my eyes open long enough
To see everything come crashing down...
Death Will See You NowI'd like a holiday,Death Will See You Now2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A pool in Dubai
Or a weekend in Paris.
But you watch,
Someone will drown
Or choke on a baguette,
And I'll have to do some overtime.
No, I'm not a doctor,
These aren't healing hands,
Quite the opposite.
Do you know when you plan
To kick the bucket?
It's just I'd rather you made
I can pencil you in
At half past nine.
That's not too early for you is it?
No, you can't cancel.
But I assure you
A spring funeral
Is always lovely.
Paradise LostMan cannot understand how much he truly has,Paradise Lost2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Until that which he holds most dear to his heart,
Is stolen from him, never to be seen again.
Man will never realize the consequences of his actions,
Until he makes a single mistake that ruins his life,
And the guilt eats away at his soul.
Man is incapable of knowing love,
Until his heart has been broken,
Therefore allowing him to understand loss.
Man will take everything for granted,
Until the occult hand of fate swoops from the heavens,
And snatches away all that he owns.
Man can never appreciate happiness,
Until he is overwhelmed with grief.
Diamonds Don't BreakHe is the shard of an old life,Diamonds Don't Break2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the edge of where broken,
Cuts the heart when held.
She is the dust of an old laughter,
And she glints and glitters
And gets into your eyes.
You did not drop them
Nor make them shatter,
Only accepted their goodbyes.
They are just mirrors in the distance,
Reflecting back a girl who broke away
Yet did not break.
On their glass you did not paint the cracks,
Only saw them and made your own.
Silence did not splinter them,
Now you’re just a girl they used to know.
ShatteredThe desire to destroyShattered2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Spreads like black flood in my veins
It squeezes and chokes
And there is no air left
Only dull remains
Few shattered pieces of my brain
Empty eye sockets
And screaming neural waves
All my strength
Dissolves into nothingness
Into the darkness unseen
Into the place unknown
Quietly dance on my grave
I dug it myself
By my own I sink in
As only when I'm dead
I can be complete
A School for the FutureTrace the carved names,A School for the Future2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And peeling doors.
The scent of dust,
Long lacquered wood,
And cheap perfume.
This was your world.
It was tired,
And getting on a bit,
Anonymity was just a word,
And you were safe,
Thinking it would never end.
It's gone now, what was yours.
Dug up and rethought,
Shiny and new.
They've ripped it all away,
The stage and the walls.
But please remember,
It was just brick, tile and mortar,
Its heart still beats,
Dusty, yet glorious
And forever yours.
Game OverThe rain is falling,Game Over2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My tears are pouring,
As i write this final dictation,
I guess you never knew,
I guess you never saw,
How miserable i was inside.
The pain i felt,
The smiles i faked,
I guess life is one big game.
Is flashing on the screen,
I'll be fading away,
All too soon.
I have no more lives saved up,
There are no cheat codes to type,
No restart button,
When it comes to this life.
I messed up,
And i am sorry,
For any pain i have caused you,
And any sorrow.
This is my final goodbye,
This is my game over,
I'm floating away,
And nothing stop me.
HollowWalking lonely on the path of life, the dark shadow always at my side.Hollow2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
See the light, but as I walk it gets further away.
You are golden, but I'm scared to touch you incase you break like glass.
Why do I feel alone in a room full of strangers, why do I feel like the only one to walk this earth?
Inside my heart feels heavy, but my body feels hollow, one breeze and I might break.
I feel lost, I feel alone but yet I know you are there.
Please always be there.
UntamedLost in the realityUntamed2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In between molecules of dust
I grasp and search for solid ground
But I'm transparent
All the complexity
All possibilities of existence
Pour into me in one moment
And mindlessly fill my mind
I dissolve instantly
The corporeal shell crumbles
Until the last drop
Of my sanity flows away
Lost in the world
I see all but myself
I am everything plugged in
I am space-time untamed
ImperfectionIt's amazing the tricks our minds would playImperfection2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In order to maintain an illusion.
We can lie to ourselves so easily
And never even suspect deception.
Exactly when will we accept the truth
And stop deceiving ourselves day by day?
Will we ever accept reality,
And stop trying to convince ourselves that
The world is perfect just the way it is?
My Angel Or My Devil?Are you my AngelMy Angel Or My Devil?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or are you my Devil?
You hurt me so bad,
Yet you make me smile so much.
These wounds you cause me,
Are laced with honey.
How can you be my poison,
And my medicine?
Your words are sweet,
So light and kind,
Like bubbles in sunlight,
Rays of rainbows bouncing off.
Yet your eyes are as hard as stone,
And as cold as ice.
Your body language,
Like that of a stranger.
Your cryptic words,
Your hushed sentences,
Behind closed words.
What to do?
Do i believe in the dark in you,
Or the light.
I have to ask.
Are you my,
Angel or my Devil?
SundayOnly the birds speakSunday2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And a battered aviation radio
Mumbles a reply.
Through a glass door,
To a pretending Wonderland.
Warm stone and bare feet,
Parched grass and puddles,
Somewhere a hosepipe leaks.
A very English summer.
It doesn't feel like
The fifth worst city in the world.
Not on these mornings,