The Tiny LadyThe Tiny Lady3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He hadn't had expected to find a flower quite like this one.
Once-ler had been enjoying a walk through the valley, whistling to himself, arms swinging by his sides and had been thoroughly content with life and what it had handed him. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the fish were humming it was more or less the perfect day. That's when he came across a little clearing in the forest, and spotted a flittle pink flower growing out of the middle of absolutely nothing
There weren't other flowers around it, or bushes, unlike the other flowers he had happened across whilst waling through the valley. In fact, the flower looked more like a tiny Truffula tree than anything else. But it wasn't a sappling, even he could tell that much from just a glance. Normally flowers weren't that big a deal to him, after all, he was a strapping young man and what young man had time for flowers?
And yet he felt as if he couldn't turn away from this flower. Like he couldn't simply continue on h
Family Tree - Part 6Family Tree - Part 63 years ago in Drama More Like This
The fire was growing around him, with every passing second the air grew hotter and harder to breathe, seeing became impossible due to the flames, and the smoke. He could not see, he could not breathe, and the only sound he could hear was the roar of the fire, inching closer and closer.
"Norma? Norma??" Once-ler heard his voice, though he couldn't remember speaking, but it fought through the flames and the smoke. "Norma where are you?" again, his voice trembled and shook, betraying the bravery and strength he was trying to desperately cling to. "Norma p-please "
He was suffocating, the strength in his legs began to weaken and he felt an ache ripple through his lungs but then, when it felt as though his strength was losing him, he heard a noise that fought its way through the fire and smoke.
It was a baby's cry, and even if he had yet to hear the cry of his and Norma's child something told him it was theirs. The cry was familiar, though impossible. The high pitched cry returned the
Purfect - Part 1Norma hummed to herself as she walked along the side walk, humming a song she didn't rightly know the words to but had heard it enough times on the radio to ingrain it into her memory, possibly forever. All the good, and bad, songs did that it seemed. She lifted her wrist and checked her hand watch, and blinked in surprise when she saw what time it was. Her mother would be wondering where she was, but it wasn't her fault that volley ball practice had gone over their usual schedule today. They had brought in a new girl who had transferred to their school, Greenville Middle School, just that week and she wanted to join so they had gone through the runs with her.Purfect - Part 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She blew a stray strand of brown curls out of her face as she turned a corner and was just about to continue on when she heard the smallest of sounds come from the alley she just passed. Norma came to a stop, and backed up a few steps. Norma cautiously took a step into the shadowed area but stopped when she saw movement in a near
The CatThe Cat3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It took the pair a few weeks before both realized that Norma had trouble seeing some things. Turns out, the little flower lady had problems with her eye sight; she just couldn't see things up close that well and, honestly, Once-ler didn't want her suffering from any kind of problems like that. He told her, one morning, he was heading into town to find her something to fix the problem but it was probably best she stay behind.
Naturally Norma was quite excited to have the run of the cottage to herself so she had saluted the giant man and watched him leave from the window, waving him off with a tiny handkerchief he'd made for her from one of his larger ones. She lowered her hand finally, and sighed sadly. It was strange being without him; ever since she'd come from that flower he found he'd been around, even when she would bathe in her little tub he'd made out of a soup bowl was he within range but always looking away. Which was strange, since the little lady found no real problem with he
The Hero's Dilemma Chapter 2Making his way out into the market and then to the central square of Hyrule Castle Town, Link heaved a heavy sigh as passersby made an obvious effort to keep their distance from him as they hurried off to their myriad destinations. It was impossible for the hero to forget that it had not been two months since he practically had to hide behind his shield to protect himself from the people of the city that would run up and crowd around him, showering him with praise. Although he would return to Castle Town only to convince himself that his toiling against the forces of Ganondorf had not been in vain, at every turn he would be surrounded by seemingly rabid fans, making it feel almost as though they were coming to attack him. The enthralled boys of the town shouting, "It's him!! It's Link!! You're the greatest!" and the infatuated girls screaming, "Aaah!! Link! Marry me!!" had had no appeal to the hero, and in facThe Hero's Dilemma Chapter 27 years ago in Drama More Like This
Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 12(Regular POV)Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 123 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(Sugar Cube Corner)
"Butterscotch, please, just sit down so I can give you some breakfast" Carrot Cake practically pleaded with the foal, who was currently fighting as hard as she could to remain out of the pink highchair.
Pound and Pumpkin were seated at the table eating slices of cornbread, though they stopped eating for a few moments to watch their father struggle with Pinkie Pie's daughter.
Once again, the yellow earth pony attempted to place Butterscotch into Pumpkin's old high chair, and once again, she resisted. The foal clung to the back of the chair with her front hooves, stretching her hind legs so they pressed against the tray.
Carrot sighed; maybe he should have asked Pinkie how she got Butterscotch to listen before volunteering to watch the twins and the baby while his wife, niece, and employee went to the store to buy supplies for the big party tonight.
Seeing his father was starting to really get upset, Pound Cake decided to help his old man out.
Wayward EncounterThe wind howled, bouncing off the rough bark of trees. Acid rain pelted the land with enough force it stung when it touched you. The storm was getting worse, but she had walked as far as her aching quivering hooves could comfortingly mete out. Her body was just getting drenched to the bone. She was sure to get sick; she was already so weak from her condition.Wayward Encounter4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So why did I leave? the filly questioned herself. It had been racking inside her head since she stepped foot out of the cottage earlier that night. She was loved and cared for; Fluttershy was attentive and sweet, and a wonderful mother. But that was the thing:
She wasn't used to that.
The filly was so accustomed to loneliness and neglect, even scorn and looks of contempt usually directed to her weak and limp half formed wing, and her shriveled body stature. She wasn't used to kindness, and as such, she wasn't comfortable with it. Fluttershy understood that at least she always said she did, but the young Pegasu
The Hero's Dilemma Chapter 1Link couldn't decide whether to just close or slam the door behind him, his anger tempered by his fear and confusion. How could Telma even think to tell him that he "shouldn't come back for a while?" She owed him not just her life, but the lives of a lost girl and a dying Zora! Had it not been for him the Bulblins would have burned them all to a crisp out in Hyrule Field, and now he wasn't so much as welcome in the bar?! How could she weigh the piercing, bespectacled glare of Shad, a comment that there's no need for swordsmen in a time of peace, and the frightened stares of a handful of customers over the monumental deeds of the hero of all Hyrule?!The Hero's Dilemma Chapter 17 years ago in Drama More Like This
Gripping his forehead with his fingers over his eyes, the once solid rock that had never cracked or shifted in the quakes of his journey now felt that he finally was crumbling. Had this been the first time something like this had happened, he would have stood up to his detracto
Xiaolin Showdown 100 Theme Challenge1. XiaolinXiaolin Showdown 100 Theme Challenge3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
7. Master Fung
10. Jack Spicer
12. Chase Young
15. Shen Gong Wu
16. Xiaolin Showdown
17. Le Mime
19. Shen Yi Bu Dare
21. Sapphire Dragon
23. Mala Mala Jong
24. Master Dashi
29. Sands of Time
30. Master Monk Guan
33. The Black Vipers
35. Ying Yang World
37. Bird of Paradise
38. Hannibal Roy Bean
39. Blind Swordsman
41. Chucky Choo
51. Prized Possession
52. Like and Dislike
56. Lao Mang Long Soup
57. Xiaolin Leader
58. Complete Opposites
59. Year of the Green Monkey
60. Ring of the Nine Dragons
63. There Is No Other
64. Inner Evil
65. Inner Good
The Birds and the BeesThe Birds and the Bees3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Birds and the Bees
The clean, cool stream just off the edge of Sweet Apple Acres washed away the troubles of the day. Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo had had an exhausting set of adventures and the refreshing dip was just what they needed. The clear waters washed away the heat and the sweat, and the tree sap, of another long day of play. The Cutie Mark Crusaders had gotten an early start, terrorizing no fewer than a dozen ponies before noon. Their efforts had been unsuccessful, but enjoyable. Scootaloo's stomach rumbled, and her friends' stomachs soon followed. They hadn't eaten the 'food' they had made around lunch time. Silently, the three of them nodded to each other and understood it was time to get something in their bellies.
"Hi girls! What can I get for you? Do you need cookies? Cake? Cupcakes?"
Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 1(Regular POV)Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
-Sugar Cube Corner-
"Pinkie Pie? Are you feeling alright?" questioned the cinnamon-colored mare who had a cutie mark shaped like a cookie that had a bite taken out of it.
Pinkie looked over to the other female pony and smiled, nodding her head.
"Of course I'm alright, Ginger Snap. Why do you ask?" she asked with a grin, her speech slightly garbled due to something being in her mouth.
Ginger Snap's only answer was to look at the three-foot-long strand of strawberry licorice hanging from the pink pony's mouth. Her gaze then wandered to Pinkie's stomach, which was bulging slightly.
Pinkie noticed where Ginger Snap was looking and giggled slightly.
"Yeah, I know. Guess all those goodies I've been eating these past six weeks didn't like being eaten. They're making me fat". Her tone suddenly changed as she shouted, "Oh, those manure-heads, I'm gonna kill them!"
Brown eyes widened as Ginger Snap slowly backed away from the suddenly angry Pinkie Pie.
The poofy-maned mare grumbled
Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 8(Regular POV)Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 83 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pinkie Pie bounced into the room, somehow balancing a cake that was as big as she was on her back. She gave each of the six foals a party hat and a noisemaker as she began to sing.
"Happy monthiversery to you all today. I can't believe you're a month old! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Seems like just yesterday you were born! But now you're a month old today. Hey!" Pinkie sang, jumping out of the cake (which she had somehow gotten inside of) after the last line, destroying it in the process.
Three pairs of red and yellows eyes, as well as one pair each of turquoise, amber, and blue-colored eyes, widened in shock and horror.
"Hey what's wrong?" Pinkie asked the babies.
Her question was quickly answered by the sound of them screaming.
Pinkie flinched; the rest of the mares went to try and comfort their children.
"What're you crying for?" Rainbow Dash questioned her son, who sniffled softly.
He began to flap his wings, hovering so that his gold-colored eyes met with
The Sweet, The Heart Warming, And The SadDiscord trekked up the stairs, that small spark of humor fading as he inwardly groaned at the task set out for him. Yes, he felt rather guilty for upsetting the small pegasus, even if she did cause the whole mess by tattling on him to Celestia. The spirit could not deny that he enjoyed Fluttershy's company.The Sweet, The Heart Warming, And The Sad3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She, after all, was the only one that stood up for him. She nursed him back to health from the terrible 'incident' with Twilight Sparkle. The Element of Kindness opened her home to the draconequus whereas a more popular option was to turn him back to stone, tolerating his pranks and his antics, even as he tore her house apart and turned her rabbit companion into a menagerie of hilarious props. The pegasus fed him, cared for him, introduced him to a phobia of feather dusters, and loved him.
Suddenly, the trail up the stairs seemed long and heavy. But he managed to make it to her door. He tapped the knob with a claw, knowing it was locked. Locked to keep all the bad things (i.e
Homestuck--Too Little TimeWhen the battle ends, you head back to your base and count the group up.Homestuck--Too Little Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Seven. You count seven. But there should be eight. Wordlessly, you lift up and shoot off back towards the scene of the battle.
Your name is Dave Strider, Knight of Time, and you have never been this terrified in your life.
Rose and Jade, along with the other trolls, say nothing or move to stop you. They knew John was missing as soon as they got back from the fight, and you want to scream. He had been right there beside you, cheering you on through the fight with reasonable anticipation for this damn war to just be over. That's all he wanted, all you wanted, all any of you wanted. You didn't know he had gone missing. You were in a time loop, you suppose, trying to dodge an attack when John had managed to get distracted or something stupid like that. Your eyes, always hidden behind your darknow crackedshades scan the battlefield furiously, trying to find a speck of blue among the gray and r
Cards And Secrets - YAOI CHAP 1"Atem, please don't do this please, we can fix it, we can make it work," Tea begged. The weather seemed as gloomy as her. Domino City was dull. The rain bucketed down, skies were dull and grey. The rain fell everywhere and formed giant puddles on the streets. I didn't know what else to say. The rain drenched me, I was soaked, my hair matted and wet. Water dripped off the golden tips of my spiky hair. I looked up into her face. She was sodden like me, her hair was wet and her skirt stuck to her legs, her top was soaked and her face was flushed a pink color from the prickle of her warm tears.Cards And Secrets - YAOI CHAP 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm sorry Tea, I've tried to fix it, things aren't working out, I've tried to cope but I can't. I don't know how much more of this I can take, I'm sorry Tea, our relationship is over". I could tell from another anguished cry that my words sliced through her as cold as the rain dripping from my hair. I had loved her, but our relationship fizzled weeks ago and I can't take much more and I won't. I lo
Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 2(Regular POV)Friendship is Magic: Discord Did It Chapter 23 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I told you we should have just gone to the doctors" Rainbow Dash told Twilight as the seven of them (the six ponies, plus Spike) walked through town. They were heading to said doctors, actually.
"Well, you can't really blame her for coming to that conclusion. She doesn't know us that well and our symptoms do match those of pregnancy" the purple unicorn said, hesitating before saying the last word.
It seemed her hesitation was needed, as the moment she said that word, everyone became oddly quiet.
It was a truth that none of them could deny, but no-pony wanted to admit it.
Based solely on the symptoms, the mares could easily believe that they could be pregnant. But, that was impossible. None of them had been with any stallions, ever.
So, there had to be something else wrong with them-some illness that just happened to have the same symptoms as pregnancy.
Though, if they did have some rare illness, they would have a lot more problems to deal w
Yelling romanceRed tears.Yelling romance4 years ago in Romance More Like This
He knew she could smell them.
He knew she could hear them.
A broken mind.
He knew she could feel it.
There was no word spoken as the two of them were standing across from each other. Karkat had retreated into a dark corner of the lab, the situation, the deaths, the blood, everything being too much for him to take. He had wanted to be alone in his misery and cry. Just cry. But Terezi didn't allow this.
She couldn't allow it. She was his matesprit and she knew that if he was left to himself now, he wouldn't calm down. He would get lost in the darkness of his own mind and die a little more inside. The girl wanted to say something, talk to him and she knew what she wanted to say. She was just searching for the right words to use.
"What do you want...?" Karkat broke the heavy silence that had crushed the both of them.
Her expression was blank, but her thoughts kept buzzing in her head. "I want you to stop crying and take some action!" What action? What the hell was sh
The Hero's Dilemma Chapter 5Raising his weary eyes to meet the sign by the door, Link could scarcely believe that he was standing at the entrance to Agithas Castle now, after all that had just happened. The whole city seemed to be in lockdown; had he not re-entered the gate so quickly, the guards would surely have pulled up the drawbridges to make sure he couldnt return. Yet Link had acted before anyone had even dared to exit their homes, even the guards themselves. Looking around himself again, the disgraced swordsman felt slightly reassured that no one had seen him sneak back into town. Link was very grateful that he was alone for a moment; he dreaded the thought of being treated like a public enemy again, though he knew it really was inevitable if he stayed around town.The Hero's Dilemma Chapter 56 years ago in Drama More Like This
Weighing more heavily on the hero than his present reputation was the fact that he had intended to come back here since long before his great mission was complete. C