PlaygroundPlayground2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All that autumn her ghost haunted the playground;
no wisping phantom, but strident bits and pieces
clamoring for attention - a pair of black patent
leather shoes waiting expectantly by the teeter-totter.
And Sister Teresa had to pry red woolen mittens
off the jungle gym every morning.
Jimmy Boyle kept seeing her sweater at the swings,
its green wooly arms daring him to go higher
and trying to tag him "it".
And her best friend, Jenny Black
could see the flash of her pigtails
throwing copper across the kickball field
where recess waited to swallow them.
The toys vanished from the sandbox every evening
leaving nothing but a soft trail of disappointment
in their wake -
their accusations of neglect
and longing crouched under the
maple trees, swarming with the bees.
But winter proved a discordant grave -
the protest of frozen ground
an errant melody in the schoolyard
and her shoes kept shrinking
and stumbled down the slide,
leaving a thick crust of frost
like somber tracks that said good-bye
Whispers of the MadWhispers of the Mad:Whispers of the Mad2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your lips remain painted with the scars of torment
Carved so as to split with every word of speech
The glass that slices through your softened flesh
Bears the marking we know as 'Vinashuka'
And now he lies beneath the falling sand
Drowning in a world that is sinking away
Though his feet will seek the stability of ground
He finds himself caught by 'Vinashuka'
A disturbing word that rings hollow at best
For it carries the tone of a tainted solitude
A heart that has been corrupted by physical pain
Can only scream 'Vinashuka!'
How does a man know when he has gone insane?
To descend into a world where logic is naught
A moon that carries the colour of blood
Shall paint my skin with 'Vinashuka'
I have lost all sense of meaning in this place
There is no where else for my soul to flee
Caught within the whispers of delusory madness
I can only repeat Vinashuka...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 13th July 2012
The curse of Bell Tower - prologueThe curse of Bell Tower - prologue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sun was shining high in the sky, the breeze blowing gently through the trees... Apparently that day would be like any other. A beautiful young vaporeon, with some outstanding and unique features - such that its white belly and a few pints in the lower back was bathing in the lake, which was in the Pokemon breeding behind the laboratory of Professor Elm. However, her calm did not last long.
"Mizu! Mizu!" Her older brother called, desperatly. "Come with me, NOW!"
"Easy, Max! What is happening?" She said, leaving her divan of water, while her brother, a Flareon, despite his aversion to water, was pushing her with the muzzle with anxiety.
"You need to see! I can not explain." He expressed sincere concern in his voice that trembled with dread.
Without another word, the Vaporeon followed, which led it to the professor's lab, who spoke through the pokégear.
"Calm down, Lilian... She'll be fine..." He said while a buzz could be heard coming from the other
Kill SwitchKill Switch3 years ago in Horror More Like This
The happy tune of my heartgold game played through my ds speakers as I hummed to myself. I had found a helpful little code for cloning, and was hoping it would work.
I had activated the code and quickly selected "continue game".
I found myself in the pokemon centre, exactly where I had saved.
I quickly walked the trainer over to the pc box, still humming to myself.
The options came up and i sped through them to Bills pc. I selected move pokemon and scoured my 12 boxes of shiny, event, and normal pokemon for a cloning victim.
My eyes fell upon a pikachu, a level 50 event. Specifically, this was the Ash's pikachu.
I quickly moved over to a Vaporeon and moved her out of the way before holding R, picking up the pikachu, and quickly plopping him into my party in hopes I would have one in my box, and one in my party.
I quickly closed out of the party, selected another box, and returned to the original box I had been in.
I selected party and noticed something strange.
Instead of a pikachu, so
Nightmare: The Secret KeeperNightmare: The Secret Keeper2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nightmare: The Secret Keeper
I know, I know; I've asked too much of you already
Up until today I've asked for what I don't deserve
I hope, I hope; you will always be able to put up with me
Because everyone else chooses to ignore my words
So please, please; I want you to take me, and hide me far away
I need you to do this for me; I never, ever want to be found again
Take my will, take my heart, take my tears, take my name
Take my life, take my soul, take my fear, take my pain
Pull me into you, and keep me close to your void of a heart, so I can lose myself
Hold me in your arms, and keep everything in your palms, I yearn to be held
I can no longer stay
So please take me, and hide me before it's too late
I never wanted you to know that I don't care about myself anymore
You need to know up until this day I still feel so, so hollow
It's okay, it's okay, feel my peace, I'm giving it to you, so don't worry
Because you need it more
Darkness of Aura, RD: CH. 5A week has passed since the Sky-Blue Buneary hatched from her egg. During the past week, Cotton gave her the Soothe Bell she stopped wearing and then wore again up until her hatching. She was just as playful, happy and energetic as her mother was when she was her age. She loved playing with Vincent like an uncle and she was just as affectionate to him as Cotton was to Napoleon when they were kids. In fact, there was only one difference between her and Cotton.Darkness of Aura, RD: CH. 55 years ago in Settings More Like This
She couldn't admit her crush on Vincent. She always called him Uncle Vinnie, but she had so many reasons to like him as more than such. She wants to tell him, but is too afraid, like he is afraid of the dark.
The day finally came when she has her first match. She had to go against Scratch for age reasons. They chose to do it somewhere in front of the Ranch House, where anyone can watch and make sure everything's fine. Vincent and Cotton stayed behind her before the match started. They made sure she was ready for him, especially af
Forced Marriage - Ch.7Touya had finally agreed to go with Princess Touko on her date with Prince N after being begged by Bianca the whole day. It was really annoying and getting between him and his work.Forced Marriage - Ch.73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He really didn't want to go but it was for Touko's safety. He was now sitting on her bed as he waited for her to get ready. Touya was wearing his normal attire, a blue jacket covering his black t-shirt, black pants, a red and black hat, and red and black shoes. To keep the two safe they had to not attract attention and the best way was to fit in with the crowd.
'She's really taking a long time in the bathroom.' Touya thought. All of a sudden a yawn escaped his lips. 'Well a little nap wouldn't hurt.' Laying down on the bed and snuggling into the pillow, he closed his eyes causing his caramel orbs to disappear. Taking a deep breath, he could smell the scent of pecha berries and boy did it smell good.
It wasn't hard falling asleep on Touko's bed; it was like sleeping on a cloud. If only he was r
Pokemon Nightmare: Chapter 14Ash wasn't sure how long it had been since Lucy had stopped screaming, but every second seemed to drag itself along like an old Tauros that had pulled one cart too many. His eyes felt heavy and painful at the effort to try and stay awake so that he wouldn't be caught off guard by any more nasty surprises, but very occasionally he laid his head back against the wall and closed his eyes.Pokemon Nightmare: Chapter 143 years ago in Horror More Like This
In these very brief periods of sleep, haunting visions flashed through his mind. Hundreds of vivid red eyes, all watching him at once through the darkness; a little girl in red on her knees, screaming and crying and begging him to let her go; a dead man with a bullet hole in his head, his eyes staring blankly up at him in permanent shock.
Upon seeing this last image, Ash jerked awake for what felt like the two hundredth time. Placing the bottom of his palm up against his forehead, he tried to wipe off the droplets of sweat that had once again appeared, but accidently brushed the sore part of his hand aga
When the Sun meets the Moon 7When the Sun meets the Moon 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Solé's POV:
"I..." I said. "I really, really want to help...but..." I fell silent. Sure, Josh is nice...but I had bad experiences with Trainers... I thought back of what Josh's mom told me when she examined me, short before I fell asleep...
"You should take it easy in battles. It'd even be the best if you wouldn't battle at all... I don't want to take to many risks, since you'll need to use your back a lot in battles..."
"I'm no use at all!" I exclaimed in panic. I could see Josh's shocked expression.
"Of...of course not!" He said. "We need you to help finding your old Trainer and lock him up. You're the only one who knows him..." I felt a whole lump in my throat.
"I'm no use because I can't battle..." I said while I felt tears in the corners of my eyes. "I can't battle at all..it'll hurt my back..." A tear rolled down my cheek.
"...Solé..." Luno hugged me. He hugged me...
"I want to h-help so bad, b-b
The Johto Quest-Chapter 1The Johto QuestThe Johto Quest-Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Clefaai-ry! Clefaai-ry! Clefaai-ry!"
Lyra let out a yawn and stretched her arms out as wide as they can. She rubbed her eyes as she turned off her Poke-larm clock. Scratching the messy tumble of hair on her head, her face lit up with a bright smile.
"Finally! Today is the day!" She threw off her covers and practically flew out of bed. "Crys! Crys! Wake up! Today is the day!"
She jumped into the bed on the other side of the room. Her sister was less enthusiastic.
"What is the matter with you?" Crystal looked over at her Poliwag clock on the nightstand next to her bed, "Lyra it's six-freaking-a.m.! Get off my bed!"
She launched a pillow at her sister, knocking the brunette of the bed, Lyra threw the pillow back onto the bed, sticking her tongue out, "That was highly uncalled for! Fine, sleep, but don't come crying to me when Gold and I get the best starters and you're left with something you don't want!"
Crystal was never much of
Welcome to the TeamWelcome to the Team3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Shroomish stared at his leader with wide eyes and an open mouth. "Are you serious Kaufman? I thought you said eggs were too random! We could end up with a weak, stupid Pokemon!"
Kaufman sighed lightly as they walked through the streets of Tao Village, approaching the Hatchery. "I know I've said such things in the past but I heard there were fire eggs and I wanted to take this opportunity to get one. Besides if we just look at the eggs, you can typically tell what Pokemon is in them."
"Okay." Howie said slowly, frowning. "I still get first evolution scroll, right?"
"Of course, I promise you that." Kaufman said with a small dip of his head. "Now I'm going to go in and get an egg. You can just wait out here."
Howie let out a small grunt of acknowledgement. His mouth was curved in a deep frown.
Kaufman pushed open the door and entered t
The Fate of FenrirChild of Loki, giant's spawn,The Fate of Fenrir10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Odin's doom in wolfish form.
Evil-born or betrayal turned?
By the Gods and people spurned.
Judged, tried, convicted through their fear,
of the threat you might be some future year,
They chose to bind you strong and fast,
though they knew it could not last.
They told you it was just a game,
something to test and prove your name,
they'd tie you up in every fetter,
but none could hold you any better,
Like silken threads you snapped each one,
steel and stone were soon undone,
finally they brought a ribbon, frail and thin,
yet some dwarfish magic sparked deep within.
Your suspicion roused, you tried to refuse,
they taunted you, "Afraid you'll lose?"
Angry, yet sly, you gave your permission,
on one firm, final, bloody condition.
One of the Gods, to prove it's in fun,
must place in your jaws, from wrist to thumb,
their own precious hand to prove it a jest,
before you'll fulfil this final test.
Without hesitation, Tyr volunteered,
the God of War seemed not a'feare
.a world in black and white 15.a world in black and white 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dread crossed his arms, walking to her. He looked at her with the same piercing gaze that froze her to the spot back on the island she had met him on. He wasn't wearing his shades, which would have made it impossible to see his eyes.
Touko tried to grab for one of her Pokémon, but Dread was faster, reaching her first and seizing her wrist. Then, taking her other one, he held her fast. Ignoring her struggling, Dread began to speak.
"I have good news for you. I've decided I'm not going to kill you. But I can't just leave you running around to get in the way, can I?" He paused, as if contemplating something. "I know! From now on, you're going to be a captive of the Dire Army.
That idea sounded about as appealing to Touko as a hug from a Pawniard. She did not lessen her struggle. "No way I'm going with you!"
A kind of devious smirk appeared on the general's face. "Don't worry, we didn't come for just you."
"We...?" Touko hadn't noticed the person standing a little ways away until now.
G3S: The Devil MonsterG3S: The Devil Monster3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This happened at spring in Cotton Candy Forest, the Devil Monster captured almost everyone.
My friends Alison and Theresa are nice and they were with me.
The people, animals, and Pokémon have been captured by the Devil Monster at the Cotton Candy Forest.
We save everyone by fighting the Devil Monster with our Pokémon.
We took the jewel out of the Monster and our Pokémon defeated the rest of the Monster.
We have a party at the Cotton Candy Forest and eat cotton candy from the trees.
Chapter 3: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 3: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 3
Alex woke up from his restless slumbers by Yena's mother knocking on the door.
Disoriented, he looked around, immediately missing Zigzagoon's comforting presence.
Then the whole situation came back to him, and with that his bad mood returned as well.
He sighed, and then realised Yena's mother was talking to him from the other side of the door.
" and Yena has started packing all her things, she would like some advice on the supplies you two should bring." She paused. "Alex? Are you awake?"
He scraped his throat, that felt dry. "Yes, I'll be out in a minute."
"Okay, dear. I have some breakfast downstairs, if you're hungry."
Alex scrambled around to find the sneakers he had wildly kicked out the day before.
While putting them on, his thoughts wandered off to his Zigzagoon.
His Pokémon had done it, had successfully found him a Pokédex!
Alex smiled at the thought, a rare expression for him nowadays.
A Pokédex would mean his long-awaited
When the Sun meets the Moon 8When the Sun meets the Moon 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Josh's POV:
I woke up early, around 7 AM. I didn't know why first, but then I realized I was a Pokemon Trainer. Ethan was up already but Solé and Luno still slept, so I decided to go downstairs and eat breakfast.
"Hey!! You're up already?" Ethan said when I walked into the kitchen.
"I always get up around seven." I replied.
"Awesome." That's the fun thing about Ethan: he wouldn't be as difficult as people I've met.
"So...you're gonna go back to the Pokemon League today?" I asked. I had no idea how a Pokemon League Champion spent his time...
"I don't think so. I still got my private life and holidays, you know?" He winked.
"Wouldn't you want to have holidays when Trainers knock on your door to battle the Johto League Champion?" I didn't even realize that. League Champions like Ethan wouldn't have a second without Trainers calling or finding them to challenge them...
"Well...I guess I'd like some holidays then,
Naive CuriosityNaďve CuriosityNaive Curiosity3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING: Contains soft vore and suspenseful situations!
All characters and places, if any, belong to the creators of Pokémon
So here I am again. This is a story involving Lucario and Ash, no spoilers. I welcome suggestions and comments; hopefully I don't butcher my first Pokémon vore story!
Ash woke with a start. His head was aching and he felt like he'd been punched in the face, then treat treated to an all night heavy metal concert.
He sat up suddenly, and immediately became aware of a low beam above as it was introduced to his face.
"AGH!" The boy feel back with a yell-after a moment, he cautiously sat up and looked around.
Surprisingly, Ash hadn't been mugged or been defeated in a battle-he was lying in a soft bed for the first time weeks. He'd been staying at an old country lodge to rest for a few days while exploring the region for any new Pokémon that he could find. He'd just got finished with a tournament where he was able to come out as th
Team Vorpal: The Doctor Is InTeam Vorpal: The Doctor Is In3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The wind whistled outside and snow came down sideways and covered Tao Village in a sheet of whiteness. And while the snow was beautiful, it brought many troubles to the village that was not prepared for such a dramatic change.
The snow wasn't stopping due to Kyurem's presence and it was building up quickly. Kaufman had observed many Pokemon shoveling and trying to move the snow into areas that would not affect the population as much. It was also throwing off many Pokemon. Kaufman's Purrloin pelt was going into its winter coat but even worse was the lizards and grass Pokemon.
Unfortunately, Kaufman's teammates fell into the categories of both those types. Margo the Charmander had a horrible fever and decided that sleeping in the fireplace would be her best option. Howie the Shroomish was curled up in a few blankets sleeping in front of the fire. They both looked absolutely pitiful.
Kaufman sighed as he walked o
Pokeumans Chapter 9The world became bright again and I fell about a foot or two from the air and landed on the grass on my back. "Well that was more powerful than when Mike teleports me " I moaned. The five of us had made it. We were in the tall grass a few feet away from a massive building. The sign said "Environmental Testing Facility" but it was a Pokéxtinction base. I just knew it. Nathan flapped his wings and preened himself, Starr sat up and rubbed her head, Cameron yawned for a second and Sakato stood and got into running position. My watch beeped. I pressed the little button on it and a holographic Asula appeared. "Brandon, did your party make it?" I nodded, "Yeah, we made it." Asula nodded, "Good, now use the holographic map to find a way inside the base. Remember, your job is to create a distraction while the B-team finds the Gemstone Files. Do not attempt to call us, for Pokéxtinction can trace the transmission back to us. We will call you in an hour once we are able to temporarPokeumans Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Last danceIt was a sunny day, and the crisp golden leaves of fall crunched under their feet.Last dance3 years ago in Horror More Like This
The girl and her Gardevoir, walking side-by-side...
"Come on Gardevoir, we're almost to the next town!"
I turned to my beloved Pokémon and smiled, and she smiled back, hurrying to catch up from catching a few of the still falling leaves.
We walked slowly through the arch of golden-red trees, watching flurries of leaves fall and drift away on the noon winds.
We stepped into the town and looked about.
"Come on, let's stop at the Pokémon centre and get everyone checked."
We walked into the building and I approached nurse Joy who smiled and took my Pokémon.
I watched as she put them on the healing machine.
The normal tune played and she handed back five of my poke balls.
I looked at her curiously.
"I'll be just a minute, your Gardevoir needs to be checked, the machine picked something up, I'm sure it's just something minor"
I felt something in my stomach tighten. I didn't like the feeling I wa
Eden - Chapter ThreeEden - Chapter Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
. . .
"Oh, these socks are so comfortable! Better than the thin ones I wore while traveling around Unova!"
Touko had been rummaging through the basket of goods Anthea and Concordia had gotten for her in Castelia City. One of the articles of clothing she was allowed to wear... was socks. Since she woke up in her room, the captive had been barefoot and the floor wasn't exactly warm any time during the day, no matter how much the sun beamed through the glass.
She cuddled the brush, elastics, tooth brush, tooth paste and mouthwash she got, along with other womanly stuff such as deodorant, lotion, bras and cute underwear. Of course, her mind was so set on the important things that she forgot to ask for decent books and magazines to read. So for the time being, she had to settle with the raunchy stuff.
After a shower, of course.
. . .
Touko stepped out from the stall an hour later, she felt more refreshed than yesterday, since she had been able to brush her teeth, then apply de
First "Is that what you're worried about?" Steven's voice chimed out in disbelief, eyebrow arched at the other male before him. The steel master crossed his arms as he leaned up against the cold wall of the champion's conference room—this time located in Sinnoh—and let out a small chuckle. His steel blue eyes focused on the view ahead of him, gaze softening.First3 months ago in Humor More Like This
The redhead next to Steven pushed himself off the wall. He tossed him a glare, scoffing. "I didn't come to you so that you could mock me," Lance remarked rudely, looking away. "Besides, you know her more than the rest of us here."
He looked back at the Johto Champion, and snickered. "Don't you think that most girls would enjoy flowers as a gift?"
"I don't know, that's why I'm asking you, moron." He tossed his cape over his shoulder, observing the view along with Steven. It was a good distance from where they were standing in; across the room, was the elegant Sinnoh champion,
my angelyou know your my angelmy angel2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my demon the one thing
that controls my sanity
i love you i hate you
your my salvation
your my sin
your the only thing that makes me happy
the one thing that hurts me
i find peace within your arms
i find torture in your lips your kiss