Molly's Missing SomethingMolly's Missing Something
Molly leapt off the school bus. Her long read hair waving behind her like fire. She was so excited to get home for it was her birthday today and she would be twelve years old. Closing her eyes, she imagined the outside of her house turned into a beautiful castle with two high towers and blue roof tiles. Different birds fluttered around the trees in her yard. They sung and danced as they soared around in the sky. It was like they were already telling her 'happy birthday'. She was so excited that she skipped all the way to her front door.
But something was missing.
Inside was decorated with streamers and colorful ribbon. The kitchen table had a frilly pink tablecloth laid over it like a pretty dress and sparkling white dishes had been set for the party. The smell of cake floated from the oven and Molly instantly knew it was strawberry. The oven turned to stone with a heavy
The Guardian's HostChapter 1The Guardian's Host5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jenna's bare feet pounded against the cold ground. Her breath clawed at her throat. Fumbling through the dense trees, she was desperate to find her way back. With more then one wrong turn she was beginning to lose that hope. Slipping, she rounded the trunk of a massive tree. But the heavy footfalls were still gaining on her. Why had she listened to her friends? Why had she taken that stupid dare? Right, for that twenty wadded up in her pocket. If Jenna had had time to stop and sigh she would have. But she was too busy running for her life.
The girl's heart soared when she broke through the trees. The two hundred foot chain fence was so close now. Even the dark night couldn't obscure her joy. Her safety was just a few yards away. The loud rumble reminded her that the creature was even closer. Closing
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
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
GT: Guardian 1The sun was almost completely out of the sky at this time; not that it mattered considering it hid behind the numerous clouds all day anyway. It took only a few minutes for the temperature to drastically drop due to the absence of solar heat. Snow lightly began to fall over a small metropolitan city inhabited with houses, apartments, and businesses alike.GT: Guardian 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm going out!" Located in a small shoe store; which was irrationally sandwiched between two large industrial companies, a young girl, 14 or so, rushed out into the cold. She was aware that her parents could have cared less if she was there or not she didn't help with the family store as much as she could have, but still, she liked to announce her departure: acknowledgment or not from them.
She closed the store door behind her, hearing that familiar 'ding' and then fumbled to get her coat on correctly. She silently cursed and she struggled with the material as the wind pierced through her thin shirt and the tiny snowflakes
GT: TherapyFear, rational or otherwise, was something one never truly wanted to face head on.GT: Therapy4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For twenty years, give or take, Carol Walding viewed conquering some certain fears as overrated; avoidance was just as commendable in her eyes.
So as she sat quietly in the large, solemn office, under the scrutinous gaze of the austere Colonel Jackson, she wondered what decisions in her life caused her to end up here.
"It's quite illogical, Carol." Colonel Jackson was a longtime friend of the family, possibly her father's best friend, but as he spoke with her that evening, his voice was leveled and professional; though he still had trouble concealing the underlining concern he held for her. "Your fear that is; it's irrational." He softly tapped the tip of his pen onto the desk and leaned onto his elbows; watching the girl carefully from across the table.
Carol slumped into her chair and sighed; she had been getting this conversation all week and she was growing ever tired of people telling her tha
Her Last BreathStarted 6/28/12Her Last Breath3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Calder had never seen such a creature before. A human. A creature that lived just out of reach on the shore. His eyes followed her below the water as she sat on some sort of floating device. It looked like it was too thin to hold a person, but she easily sat herself on top of it. One thing he had seen time after time with these humans the past few days was they brought things he had never seen. He blinked, lowering himself down onto his boulder in wonder. In his search for something new and interesting he'd found a world he'd never seen the one above the water. He remembered hearing about a rumor of these creatures deep in the oceans, but this was the first time he found them. He glanced down to his beautifully blue scaled tail with slight displeasure. It easily distanced him even more from the humans.
He'd seen plenty of humans during the day, while he sat in the depths, simply watching those with the floating boards zoom over his head. He would have liked to thin
New Grounds ~ Chapter OneCorinne scanned the forest trail that spread out before her. This was the area her father had used to carry her out to every weekend when she was a little girl. Its luscious trees, constantly blooming wildflowers, and calming stream had been a magical place for her to use her imagination.New Grounds ~ Chapter One2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Of course, that had been several long years ago, and her father was long since gone.
Being just nineteen years old, Corinne was able to take care of herself. She never stayed in one location for long, moving frequently throughout North America.
Now, she had rediscovered the woods next to her first home, and she took it all in with a single breath. Brushing her hand against the rough bark of an old oak tree, she recalled with a smile the time her father had told her that his great grandfather had planted that very same tree.
Shifting her backpack around, she stretched up to the first low-hanging limb she could reach and proceeded to lift herself upward. Eventually, she made it to the top, stopping to t
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
Wolf Pack-Chapter1-SnowyForestWolf Pack Chapter 1- Snowy ForestWolf Pack-Chapter1-SnowyForest6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
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
First EncountersAbraham huffed as he bathed in the lake, grateful that he lived far away enough from the village so he avoided the humans but still close enough to the water so he could bathe in peace. Of course, he could only do it at night since if a human caught him, they would try to kill him.First Encounters3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Giants were not as magical and mythical as humans make them out. They were not as tall as skyscrapers or anything and they were not seeking out humans as meals. They weren't hideous troll creatures either that didn't wear proper clothing and covering either. Not all of them live and wandered all. Those fairytales and folktales completely twisted the truth. People hunted after them as though they were beasts of burden and told stories to their children in order to scare them from wandering off by themselves at night since "the giants would find them and eat them."
In truth, giants, to put it into the simplest of terms, looked exactly like humans, just obviously bigger. They weren't so big that they towered ov
Short story: ChangesI was excited when I heard that Scott had returned. At first I was worried that he wouldn't remember me .it had been so long ago when we played together as children. I guess I wasn't really worried that he wouldn't remember me we had nearly been best friends, but I was more worried that he wouldn't consider seeing me again. You know how it is, when someone that you are close with moves far away. Sometimes you drift apart and there is that strange awkwardness when you see each other again. The strange awkwardness that feels like this person who you used to know so well is now a stranger before your eyes. Apparently, and happily, Scott didn't feel that way since he called me within the first few days of him being home.Short story: Changes3 years ago in Settings More Like This
It was so strange hearing his voice again, after all this time. He was about ten when he had gone away, and we were both twenty now. Ten long years separated me from the person I used to know. Would he be recognizable to me? Had he completely changed? The only wa
ITLOE: Chapter I'******' -- indicate a point of view switch.ITLOE: Chapter I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'......' -- indicate time shift.
words in italics -- thoughts and emphasized words.
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
The Big Sibling ProgramMy name is Amelia Rose Moffingale. I have a younger sister named Amanda (Amanda Caridee Pasco, if you want specifics) and two big—and I emphasize 'big' for a reason—brothers. None of them are my real family so to speak...they're actually my adoptive/foster family.The Big Sibling Program3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Several years ago, when I had been about eight years old, I lost both of my parents to the sea; the two of them had loved to travel on the water—they had their own boat and everything. They would take me along with them too so that I could experience the beauty of the oceans and the sea. My life had been the water, but the water was what also tore my happy days apart...
It had been a stormy night in August: we were traveling along the Cape Cod when the waves suddenly grew rougher and more violent. On the strongest gale of wind and tide pressure, it had caused the boat to tip until the moment where my father lost control; my parents had known that we weren't going to make it. As my father wrestled with his crew,
In the beginning..."Ugh, No!!!" He stomped in frustration, the ground shaking beneath his shoes. He had done it again another group of kids gone their terrified shouts still echoing through the forest as they fled back to town. Granted, they had lasted a little longer than most others who had seen him; he at least managed to utter a hopeful 'hello' before they took off running.In the beginning...3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
But hey, wouldn't you freak out too if you saw a 40 foot tall ten year old?
"This is pointless." He groaned and sat down, leaning himself back against a sturdy elm tree. Above him was the sudden rustling of leaves and chattering of squirrels, but he paid them no heed. "Why did we have to move so close to a human city? I miss my old friends and I can't make new ones if all the kids I meet keep running aw-"
His eyes widened and he nearly jumped out of his skin as he felt a small weight fall onto his che
Rick and Candice Ch2Chapter 2Rick and Candice Ch25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Giant Cometh
Candice expected to see a terrible monster burst through the forest, but something she didn't predict peeked. A single head poked its way out from the forest between two trees. Candice stared at the face in confusion. The face looked completely human and looked like a boy around her age. A pretty cute and handsome boy, Candice would add. There was only one thing that was troubling about the boy. The head was over one hundred feet off the ground and the head was large. The boy was a giant.
For a long moment, the boy just stared at Candice from the distance and Candice stood still filled with fear of what the boy might do to her. Long seconds past by and began muttering and praying, "Please. Please, just make him go away. I don't want to be sacrificed to a giant. Who knows what he'd do to me." She had no idea what the giant did to his sacrifices. Maybe he ate them or
Back to School!!Back To SchoolBack to School!!3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I hated starting at a new school this year.
Senior year was supposed to be the most exciting year of my life well at least until I graduate college, turn twenty-one and get married. Senior year was supposed to be my year but my parents had changed all that when they enrolled me in the 'immersion' program. For so many years humans and giants had been kept separated from one another but now, not only were there enough giants in the world that they no longer could be homeschooled, but they were now being permitted to be co-educated.
I thought it was a great idea, in theory, but certainly did not want to be part of the immersion process. Not everyone was on board with this idea and I was aware of that. There were some giants that still believed that humans were either 'too fragile' to be around, or that they should be treated as though we were beneath them. It was our planet! I didn't understa
Blind Dates ch 1Blind DatesBlind Dates ch 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1- Impressions.
Coming home today was hard. Dad was drunk and holding some papers in his hand, staggering toward me. "I signed you up fer dis paper thing Ah got from the mail.. Hic!"
"Aah..?" I stammered out, furrowing my eyebrows together in confusion.
"Aaan Imah drive ya down therr." He slurred out between drunken hiccups. I waved my hands nervously.
"Ahh, no, dad, its fine.. I can drive myself." I explained to him nervously. The alcoholic breath was enough to clear anyone out of a room anyways. "Where is it?"
"Ermm " He grumbled out, staggering into the couch with a grunt; he squinted to look at the papers, "Downtown, kinn'a by a foresss t." He mumbled, holding the paper near him. "Ey! Don' take mah car. I bit my lip and nodded, staring at him in confusion. He was glancing around and suddenly picked up a bottle, aiming it at me a few times.
"Dad..?" I asked cautiously, backing up.
"Ah'm serious, get goin!" In his drunken rant, I manage
An Illegal Trade GT Ch.1An Illegal TradeAn Illegal Trade GT Ch.12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zeke raised his golden eyebrows in surprise. “What?”
I folded my arms across my chest, and let out a patient sigh. “How much? For the girl?”
Zeke let out a large puff of smoke out of his cruel lips, and grinned wickedly. I could see the three of his golden molders, shining back at me- mocking my pained expression.
“You want her that much eh?” he chuckled- it was a terrible sound.
I nodded impatiently and placed my clammy hands onto his wooden desk. “How long has she been unconscious?” I ask suddenly.
Zeke shrugged and looked at the tiny girl’s motionless body, and laughed once more. “Since you drugged her? Hmmm about two hours?”
I bit my lip and sighed angrily. Why was I in this trade? For the money? The sport? The sex? Why was I doing this----?
“You know, you’re pretty soft for a catcher,” Zeke said to me. “Most guys grab the girl, shrink her- then play a
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
Tainted daydreams (story)Tainted daydreams (story)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had a problem, much deeper and more disturbing than the large obvious one that slept next to her, a contented smile on his oversized face.
She still shook, and trails of tears still streaked her cheeks, more from shock than anything else, but... but... Was he right? Was she, in some deep dark and perverse way, enjoying this?
She'd sort of resigned herself to the fact that no man would ever really see her as much more than a bit of background noise. She was timid, and had a tendency to wind up hyperventilating in the bathroom at large parties. Not exactly a looker either. She was not a woman who ever popped into the foreground of anyone's notice. It was a realization that had caused her no little pain of mind, but still, she accepted it as fact.
A fact that this Henry person had completely turned on its ear.
It was... flattering, in a strange and horrible way. He knew all about her, even, she suspected, the things she'd taken great pains to keep to herself. He'd read eve
No Monster Lines"Leo! Hey Leo, wait up! Hey!" I ran, following my big friend after he bolted. I knew that chasing after a 53 ½ foot tall giant on foot wasn't one of my smartest ideas, but right now he needed me. He was upset, and I needed to be there for him.No Monster Lines3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
After several minutes of jogging through the trees, I finally found him. He was leaning against the sturdy trunk of a large oak, hugging his knees and staring blankly across the lake we played in so often as kids. I took a moment to catch my breath from all of that running before walking up to him. I placed a hand on his thigh and looked up at his distressed face.
He said nothing.
"Leo, it's going to be ok...you know they didn't mean it like tha-"
"Yes!" He snapped, whipping his head down to look at me with his sad eyes. I winced a little from the volume of his voice. He had issues keeping his rumbling v
SnaredDeath came in many forms. His was going to be a human.Snared3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Oh, Warren, what a sorry excuse for a wood nymph you are, he scolded himself miserably. Can't even take a simple walk without getting captured!
Warren shifted uncomfortably in the rope trap that hung from a tree limb, rocking gently in the night breeze. It had probably been meant for something bigger than him, but that didn't help him in the slightest. The openings between the patterns of rope were only big enough to get a limb out at a time, if he was lucky.
Slumping against at the bottom of the bag-like trap, he buried his face in his hands. He was surely as good as dead. From what he gathered, humans were merciless, especially toward things they didn't understand very well. A wood nymph wouldn't be an exception. A human wouldn't lay a trap without checking it later. It was only a matter of time. To make the situation more helpless, he was quite a distance from home. No help would be coming.
Trembling, he checked on
Untitled - PrologueThe rain was pounding relentlessly on my windscreen, sounding like a thousand angry bees. My old car was already struggling with the steep hill, and now it looked like my windscreen wipers were about to give up too. Every time they came back they made an awful screeching sound that lasted for about two seconds and then stopped abruptly. I was on my way home from work, a truck stop cafe with cracked vinyl booths and an extremely out of date jukebox. The truck drivers were nearly always in their early fifties, with protruding beer bellies that entered the room about ten minutes before they did. I was used to fending off these pervy men who looked at my breasts instead of my eyes when I took their orders. My most recent encounter this afternoon hadn't been at all pleasant, and I felt tears prick the back of my eyes as I thought back to it. I had been taking the rubbish out the back, and one large man had cornered me, blocking my path and not letting me by. I stopped there, not wanting toUntitled - Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This