The Golden Rules 43Chapter 43 - Safety
As Sophie had expected, she earned two large very astonished faces from this statement. She flipped through her notebook until she found the key points that she had written down. But before she began to reveal more of the content of the document, she paused and looked at Sven and Tom's eyes very seriously.
"I must first clarify some basic things before I even begin to read this out loud. I realize that some of what I will say, could be very confusing. Believe me, I can hardly believe much of it myself. While there is still the possibility that everything in that book is complete nonsense, but I do not think that this priest would give a completely worthless document to us. After all, he has said that we will find all the answers to our questions in it. So we are left with no other choice but to believe the things written in it . "Her voice was a little shaky.
Sophie was not quite skilled in giving presentations. Although the people in her aud
Life Changing: A Not so Ugly DayLife Changing: A Not so 'Ugly' DayLife Changing: A Not so Ugly Day3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I sat on the couch and waited for Grey to get back. I know that he said that he would only be gone for a little while but with the weather changing slightly on the island I knew that he was taking his time to get some supplies ready for winter. It wasn't even quite fall yet, but Grey explained that even on the island that winters could get pretty rough and since this was going to be my first one, he didn't want to take any chances. I looked out the window and saw that the sun was beginning to set he had been gone all day and I had to admit that it was pretty lonely. I didn't usually mind the days where Grey was out all day gathering supplies for the winter, but this day was hitting me particularly hard.
Tugging on my hair absentmindedly, I realized one of the major things that had been bothering me these past few days. Since deciding to 'live' with Grey - at least for now - I had n
Cole and Ava ch 1Ch 1 Meetings and capturesCole and Ava ch 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ava had no idea how this situation could even be happening. She lay crouching under a dense covering of brush, shaking in complete terror. She was frozen to this spot, just as rooted as the bushes that surrounded her. This day had started out with a completely normal hike in the woods, although getting lost, and now the earth was shaking around her. He at least she assumed it was a he was getting very close.
"Little one, where are you? You know I saw you. You should come out, I don't want to accidently step on you."
The words rattled through the overhead branches, created by the huge whisper. Ava shivered again in fear. Giants were not supposed to exist. This had to be some bizarre dream. However, even if it were a dream, Ava was still concerned about the current situation as if it were really happening. The giant continued to search for her, creating the same earthq
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"Welcome, Dara!" Leo said, embracing his niece. "How was your trip?"
"It was fine, thanks," Dara said. Leo was her late mother's elder sibling, although she saw only a fleeting resemblance, perhaps because her uncle wore the large, bushy mustache that was traditional to ringmasters of Alorian. He was a tall man, and of solid build. He stood roughly a head taller than his nineteen year old niece, and was finer dressed as well. Her plain white shirt, brown leather vest, green denim pants, and worn boots paled in comparison to his pristine white suit coat and polished black boots. Even his dark hair, its shade only a tad darker than hers, was slicked back and neatly trimmed, in contrast to her own plain hairdo consisting of a simple half-ponytail.
She supposed it made sense. The circus he ran was quite successful, from what she heard, while her and her mother had slightly less means. They were not poor exactly, but had never had much in the way of luxuries.
"Is this all y
No Way Out Part 1It definitely seemed like this could be a hopeless situation. Perhaps there had been worse at some point in history, but none that specifically affected Acadia and Maia. In their wildest dreams, they had never imagined that they would be jointly bound to the same wooden pole, sweating in the heat of the desert. The wind offered no relief, for it simply moved the same stale, moisture laden air lazily about. Sometimes it kicked up enough to spray the sand into their eyes, which were already partially blinded by the sun. They weren't completely bound to the wooden pole, but then again it didn't really matter. Their wrists were nearly rubbed raw by the rough metal cuffs. The chains were only a few feet long, giving them enough room to shift and walk about. However now they sat in dejection, and rightfully so. The first day had come to an end, and, even if they were lucky (or not so lucky), there would only be a few more.No Way Out Part 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
The girls were quite a ridiculous sight. Their dres
Life Changing: Chapter 1I fell. I fell so quickly and so fast that I almost lost my breath as the wind and air beat around my face. I wouldn't survive the fall, it didn't matter. What I found the most strange was that I couldn't see the plane that I had just been pushed out of. It didn't make any sense. I was relieved that despite not seeing the plane that I could still feel my parachute strapped heavily around my body. It felt snug, but that I guess that it would have been a lot worse if it were too loose. I looked around as I felt through the sky and finally pulled the cord that would undoubtedly save my life and my body hurtled back into the air for a moment. There should be someone right? I wasn't the only one that had to evacuate that plane on the way to an anime convention in London right? I saw others go before me, and I saw others leap after me, so why why was I all alone in the sky withLife Changing: Chapter 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Night Life: Chapter 4The sound of an enormous door shutting caused Ziana to awake abruptly. Her vision was met with dim sliver of horizontal light coming half-a-dozen feet above her head. She lay flat on her back on a rough wooden surface, staring at the dark ceiling. Still half-asleep, she blinked in confusion. For a few long moments, her hazy mind led her to believe she was back in her cell at the basement of the courthouse, but as the memories from earlier seeped in, she remembered this cell was twice as unforgiving.Night Life: Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dammit," she croaked weakly, pushing herself up with her arms to sit with her legs stretched out in front of her. She took a few deep breaths to ensure she remain calm, pretending her enclosure was larger than it really was. It was all she could do to prevent any possible panic attacks.
It was the second time she'd woken up while being held captive by that utterly detestable giant, Rodney. From the moment she was trapped, she'd spent an infinite amount of time looking for a flimsy spot in
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Jaclyn sat at her window yet again watching the wolves thunder past the woods. Her un-natural golden eyes longed to go closer to the sacred animals. On this planet called Pegata the wolves were sacred animals that didn't take the form of Earth's wolves. No, no these wolves were gigantic beings. They were at least 100 foot tall beings equipped with ears and tails of Earth wolves. Her people had been created after those beautiful creatures, so says their history books.
She had been attached to them for so long, ever since she was a child and wandered over the huge hill to the woods where one wolf pack resided. Her house was near the border of their small city and she found it all the more reason to go see the wolves. According to her mother she had been trying to play with one of the 'puppies' that was still well over her own height. Though she recalled the memory faintly, it was her most treasured.
A female wolf, one that was most likely the puppy's mot
My Brother's Keeper: Ch. 12Chapter 12: FreedomMy Brother's Keeper: Ch. 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pharcipeo twisted around as best he could, tugging at his rope restraints. The small post he was attached to allowed practically no movement about the room. Turning his head, he pressed his pointed ear to the wall. He was almost sure he had heard Rexathor's voice. Then again, it could have very well been his imagination. But if it was truly him
"Prince? Is that you?" he whispered as loudly as he dared. He didn't want to think what would happen if the guard posted outside the door heard him.
"Pharcipeo?" the voice hissed back.
"Oh praise be to the heavens," the boy barely breathed. He beamed brightly, his ice-blue eyes sparkling to life. "Oh it is you! I'm in serious trouble."
There was a slight shifting from outside. Rexathor spoke again, but this time his voice sounded more focused as if his friend was just opposite his ear. "That was sure quick! Are you being held?"
"Yes," he hissed back. "My wrists and ankles are bound. I can't get out on
Alone = Giant?Stepping out of the building with several others of her classmates, Talia was grateful for the bench that was off away from the others. It was quite a walk from the building, but she didn’t care. All she wanted was to be away from the noise and gossip of the students.Alone = Giant?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She sat on the bench, reclining as best she could. The day still wasn’t over, despite her wishes and mental threats for it to be. But that was just how days worked. They didn’t take orders, and they certainly loved to throw crap in peoples’ faces…
Closing her eyes, Talia titled her head to rest on the back of the bench, facing the sky and trying to drown out the sounds of other people passing by or talking in the distance. “I need shade.” she grumbled, voicing her complaint to the sun’s heat. It was burning, at best…
Before long, her classmates had returned to the building, leaving Talia alone outside. She didn’t notice, and wouldn’t have cared even if sh
The Little Things in Life: Ch. 1Claire felt her chest rise and fall as she stepped into the dinning room where her aunt and her haughty friends were talking and sipping tea. The smell of cinnamon and fresh lemon danced in the air with the strong stench of perfume coming from the long mahogany dinning table. The sheen of the table only reflected her bubbling feelings of pure joy. But she dreaded the idea of speaking to those women who held themselves in such high regard that you could taste the bitterness in the aurora around them.The Little Things in Life: Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Auntie Meg?" Claire murmured as she stepped into the splendid room of magnificent decor and richly attired furniture. The glow of the noon sun shone in the large, room length window behind her as the steady ticking of the grandfather clock met in silence as her aunt and friends ceased to speak.
Meg stared in slight bewilderment as her eyes quickly darted to her company and back to Claire. "My dear," she started, her voice hi
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Chapter I Assessing the Situation
Eyes opening up to a strange new world around her, Michelle Clara Knight sat up with an audibly loud groan. What did I do...? It feels like I have the hangover of the century! More importantly... She looked around briefly at the unfamiliar territory. Where the heck am I?
Impossibly large peach-colored walls towered above her on all sides and when she looked above to the ceiling, she saw a chandelier, appropriately separated from its siblings also on different sections of the ceiling, hanging by a post. It was stunningly breathtaking...not to mention rather expensive looking...which once again raised the question of where Michelle currently was.
She looked down at her clothes for a moment, seeing the same outfit that she was in previously. Huh...now that's pecu
FirePalmThis is one of my first GT stories- it's OK- I think it has potential but we'll see. SO- Firepalm- what is that? It's the ability to shoot fire from her palms of course! the only issue is the main character, Esmeral has this ability, but because she is so young, she has not had time to control her power.... Now, Firepalm is a condition passed on from generation to generation, and only a few percent of people are born with it.FirePalm3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anyway, Esmeral soon finds herself trapped in a world of Giants- a world where humans are extremely rare and are considered prized pets only the wealthy can afford. i don't want to spoil anymore- hope you enjoy it!
"Esmeral! Dear, you left the fire extinguisher in the trunk!"
I jumped and turned around. My tiny five-foot tall grandmother was shuffling towards the house with her little feet with her giant red purse in her jittering hands.
"Oh! Sorry!" I gasped. I rushed over to the car and carefully opened the trunk. I stared sadly at the red cy
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Jackie rubbed her hands together, scowling at the store's stupid heater and stuffed her wallet back into her coat's pocket. She grabbed her mittens from her other pocket and tugged them on. She was forced to buy groceries while her parents worked to make a meal for them later on her own money. She sighed and walked for the door with the brown bag in her arms. At least that nightmare in the woods was over. After she had ditched that wolf she was able to find her way out of the forest and back here, somehow.
She believed it was all luck, apparently not being killed in that dumb dark forest gave her luck about 10 times boost. Somehow she had made it in time to sneak into her room before her parents woke. Somehow she had finished that homework she had neglected the night before. Somehow she made it on time to school, even with a shower. Somehow she had not heard from that wolf. But it made her nervous, thinking about that huge wolf.
I Was the First Chapter OneI was the first and maybe the only one to see the giant's boat that day. I stood on the beach like the friendless person I was now and let my mouth hang open when they crested the horizon. It wasn't a crowded beach, it never was because the island I lived on was so remote but I still wished that at least someone was there to confirm that I was the first to seem them approach. I wished someone would have been there with me. There were three of them on the small boat and I felt my toes dig into the white sand as the three unearthly individuals approached the shoreline, their eyes all settling on the tiny female who must have only looked a few inches tall to them. I looked at each of them and then turned my eyes from their 'small raft.'I Was the First Chapter One4 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the boat came closer, I found that I simply could not turn away from the horrific and yet astounding visual impending. I had never seen anything like this in my short sixteen years of lif
432 days Short StoryPart 1432 days Short Story4 years ago in Settings More Like This
I crossed off another day on the calendar. Day four hundred and thirty two now was diagonally cut in two by the harsh, red mark of my pen. I don't even know why I bothered to keep track of the days anymore. I guess it was just another thing to do to keep myself occupied, although the result was hardly beneficial to my goals. Keeping track of the time my parents had been gone and the number of days that held my lonely existence was hardly the plan I had in mind. Still, I felt an odd urge to keep watch, to know that I was still attached to this earth somehow or else I might mistake that I was now dreaming, or dead as well. At very least my parents had made it until I was 22 yrs old and capable of taking care of myself. It made me happy, although somewhat bitterly, that it was the one, tiny piece of solace they could find at the time of their deaths. My memories began to trail down painful roads, and I immediately shut off all thought. No, I would not go there. Not again.
So, I now
Jason's Travels, Chapter 1My dad hit me, hard, and the side of my face stung. I kept my face emotionless, despite the fact that my cheek seemed to be rising in temperature; I wouldn't give him the pleasure of seeing my pain. He didn't deserve that reward.Jason's Travels, Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Stupid, lazy, good-for-nothin' kid," my father spat. I didn't reply. "What did you think, that I wouldn't notice you stealin' my food? What do I look like, a soup kitchen? Don't let me catch you eatin' in this house again, do you hear? Now go get me a beer." I stalked out of the room, and he called after me, "And don't you go near that fridge!"
Once in the kitchen I slid the door closed behind me and took a deep breath. Flicking on the light next to the sink I looked in the dingy mirror to assess the damage. My cheek looked red, and I winced as I gently touched it with light fingers. Yeah, that was going to bruise soon. A bad one too. With a sigh I turned off the light and grabbed a beer from the cooler on the floor.
"Here Dad," I said listlessly. I set the b
World filled with giant jerksRiley hated her father for driving her and her sister to their new college.World filled with giant jerks3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-Why didn't you just let us take the damn bus?
-Riley, you know your sister hates taking those busses with both humans and giants on them.
That's right, their college was gonna be a co-ed one with giants and the school busses took both giants and human in them and the busses was also driving on the giant road.
Riley didn't care at all for the oversized people but her twin sister was scared of them.
At this college both her sister and Riley was gonna be first years, they had already sent their belongings there so their stuff would get arrenged into their new rooms or more like "houses".
The reason their dad had signed them up for a co'ed college was because you lived at this college, with a giant roommate. You would share a giant room which had a little "dollhouse" which the human would live in. This is what her father liked , since their father worked overseas he though that living at this college would do them
Unbroken Bond Chapter One"What?" Madison choked out, tears welling up in her green eyes. Her husband, Spencer, squeezed her hand for comfort, but she ignored it. The words that were spoken to her didn't feel true. How could this happen? This couldn't be real, could it? Please tell her it was a joke.Unbroken Bond Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm very sorry, Mrs. Swan. But it didn't make it." The doctor in front of her, said, his eyes looming over the clip board in his hands.
Madison's chest heaved with pain, as she tried to think it all over in her head, but it just didn't seem possible. "Please tell me, you're joking!" Madison cried, standing up and leaning toward the doctor with crying eyes, in hopes that he would point and laugh at her saying, 'Fooled you!'.
"Madison." Spencer whispered. He knew just how much she was feeling.
The doctor turned to her, making his white lab coat sway across the floor. "I'm afr
Cali in the Country of Giants: Chapter 2I woke up with my head pounding, like a jackhammer was trying to break its way out of my skull. The incredibly bright light surrounding me wasn’t helping much either. With a groan I put a hand over my eyes and slowly opened them, realizing it was sunlight that had been pouring in on me. “That was quite a fall,” I whispered to myself, wondering for a moment why my back didn’t hurt quite as much as it should have; I had fallen from the porch to the concrete after all. With a bit of effort I sat up and took a look around.Cali in the Country of Giants: Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I couldn’t believe my eyes.
I was sitting in what appeared to be a bed of flowers, but they were of an impossible size. Enormous daffodils stretched into the sky like trees, surrounded by huge green leaves as long as I was. Here and again a few blades of grass would shoot up, but they were the same height as many of the flowers. This couldn’t be real. “I must be hallucinating,” I muttered; until my eyes fell on a prone figu
Unbroken Bond Chapter TwoWas this real? This couldn't possibly be real, could it? Madison, furiously, rubbed her eyes, before removing her hands and opening them. The 50ft tall boy was still there. Madison just could not believe it. How could somebody be this big? It was downright impossible. At least, in any other normal forest.Unbroken Bond Chapter Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But she also couldn't get the overwhelming feeling of pity, coming from the crying little wait no, young boy. He stood there, alone, in the middle of the forest. Where did he come from? He didn't live here, did he? She had never noticed him. And as far as she knew, neither did Spencer. But here he was, standing high before her.
The only thing the boy wore was a brown loincloth that appeared to be a mixture of animal furs combined together. Other than that, he was a flat out naked. She couldn't really see his eyes since they were bein
Unexpected Awakenings Cole AvaDisoriented.Unexpected Awakenings Cole Ava4 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ave squinted as she tried to open her eyes and only observed an out of focus world.
Yawning, she shook her head, trying to shake the sleep from her eyes. Shivering, she
reached over to snuggle up against Cole. Every morning she lovingly found him on the left
side of the bed they shared, if his arm wasn't already wrapped around her, in the
apartment they had been living in for several years now.
Furrowing her eyebrows, this morning she patted an empty side of the bed. Even
more confusing, it didn't seem to be a bed at all. Dirt? Something poked her in the
shoulder. Finally, adjusting to the light, she opened her eyes and stared at the several
foot long green blade. Obviously she was still dreaming. She wasn't even in her apartment.
However, this all felt much too real ..
"Cole?" Ava called, trying to get her bearings. Sitting up, she took a better glance
around. More long green blades, extending as far as she could see. A blue expanse of sky
filled her vision above her
A Gift Like No Other ((Progressing...))He sat cross-legged in front of her, watching amused as she stood at the ready. She kept her eyes trained on his. Until his hand moved, that is.A Gift Like No Other ((Progressing...))2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She gasped and took off running in the opposite direction, but was thwarted by him easily reaching over her head and placing his hand in her path. She barely managed to stop before she rammed into his palm, almost immediately trying to push off it again.
But he gave her no such chance. His fingers quickly curled around her and he slid his hand back towards him, pulling her along.
She struggled and fought his grasp, but his fingers essentially caged her to his palm and she couldn't get free. She pushed at the digits, inspiring a chuckle from the towering teen, and froze.
The sound vibrated through her from his palm and she retracted her hands from his skin, pulling them close to her body. She tried to refrain from contact, centering herself in the flesh enclosure...
There was a moment of peace, neither party moving nor speaking. The girl was tr
Punishment Chapter One"How long are you going to keep doing this to yourself?" an attractive older man scoffed at his son one day.Punishment Chapter One4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His long lean body was spread across the length of the bed, hair and arms dangling over the edge like a limp rag doll.
"You're drunk again Ashlin " the man's voice went on quietly. The figure shrugged, but offered no other answer. Rolling his eyes, the man leaned against the frame of the doorway and stared and wondered just what had happened to his son in the past two months. He had hoped that moving him out into the country would have helped him cope with the horrible changes, but he was still not recovering in the way that he had hoped. His dark brown eyes, that matched his sons, glanced around the room, and he wondered just where his son was getting all this liquor. Throughout the entire room, it was strewn with cheap, plastic vodka bottles and two liters of generic cola. His eyes went up to look at his s
Epoch CH1Chapter 1Epoch CH14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Teagan lay on her bed, staring at the ceiling. On one side of her room sat a cluttered bookshelf, full of books and various bits of electronic equipment. On her desk sat her computer, sporting a dual monitor setup. One monitor displayed a video that was now paused, while the other displayed an article on the yet-to-be-released expansion pack for her favorite MMO. On the side opposite her bookshelf was the door to the closet, which was presently leaking clothes and various other knickknacks into the main room. Next to the door a small table that served as her workstation. The current project was a custom keyboard for her friend. The keys and case had all been repainted, and once it was dry it would be reassembled. All of this needed to be sorted and packed and ready to be moved to her college apartment within a week.
Packing really sucked.
Just as Teagan was beginning to vaguely consider resuming her packing, a familiar "Blee-boop!" sounded from h