Cow of the Wild - Chapter 2CHAPTER 2 I DARE YOUCow of the Wild - Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I think I'm going to claw my own eyes out, I'm so bored," Alari complained.
Midnight looked over from where she was leaping up at the ceiling of the den, snapping at roots and trying to pull them down.
"You should try this, Alari. It's kind of fun," she invited her friend.
Alari padded over and watched Midnight leap for the root again, her jaws snapping shut on air, her body falling back to the ground. Alari was highly unimpressed with this game, but gave it a try anyway.
Leaning low to the ground and bunching her muscles, then rocketing up at the root. When her face reached the ceiling she quickly snapped at the root, her teeth closing over it easily. Midnight laughed as she hung there by her teeth for a moment and then flopped to the ground when the root broke. The ceiling showered them all with a layer of light red dust. Midnight and Alari both doubled over in laughter while Bone paced nervously.
Cow of the Wild - Chapter 3CHAPTER 3 Wolf CowCow of the Wild - Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What! Alari, no!" Bone cried, puffing out his fur, "Midnight take back your dare, don't make her go!"
"Shut up, Bone," snarled Midnight, never breaking eye contact with Alari. The two young she-wolves were both standing in tall, dominant postures, staring down their rival evenly. Bone glanced between the two nervously, "Then go, Alari. And don't come back unless you break a piece of it off to prove you really went."
"No problem," hissed Alari through her teeth, turning around and trotting down the hill towards the man-made thing. Bone loped after her, his long legs carrying him effortlessly faster than hers.
"Alari, wait! The Fence is dangerous! You don't have to go!"
"Oh, stop worrying, Bone," Alari frowned over at him as they walked, "I'll be fine. It's just a thing. And it'll show Midnight whose boss."
Out of nowhere, she turned around and licked his muzzle. He stared down at her in disbelief. B
Cow of the Wild - Chapter 1Chapter 1 Child's PlayCow of the Wild - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun was setting over the hills and the sky glowed pink. The last golden lights of the evening spilled over the forest floor, dappling the low growing foliage and bed of pine needles beneath. The honey light squeezed through a narrow crevice and into a small loamy wolf den.
There were three of the animals within two adults and a small pup. The adults lay still, sleeping soundly, their bodies pressed together tightly. One of them was a large grey male with a thick reddish stripe down his back, and sleeping beside him was his mate. She was a petite wolf with a pale silvery pelt and a white underbelly. Behind them, the dark reddish ball of fur that was their pup spun in circles, snapping at her tail. After several failed attempts to catch it, she fell back on her haunches, and eyed her parents mischievously.
"Dad?" she called quietly.
The big male didn't move.
Columbine"Do you believe in God?"Columbine5 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
The gun was set against my temple. My heart was beating quickly, pounding like a caged bird against my ribcage, and I could feel the perspiration rolling down my back and sticking my hair to my neck. Blood was leaking steadily from the wound in my leg, coating my hands as I tried to apply pressure. I looked up into the dark eyes of the boy asking me the question.
I had been so kind to this boy. I'd smiled at him just yesterday and said good morning. He'd nodded and reciprocated the smile. We were practically friends by Columbine standards. I looked to the boy standing beside him and frowned. I was also kind to him. I didn't get it. Why were they doing this? Why were they hurting us when we'd done nothing to them? I'd only ever been nice, but maybe that was the problem.
I swallowed the lump in my throat and looked at Richard. He was sitting against the building, his hands locked in prayer. His lips moved swiftly and I could tell he was sending one last message u
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 5Sandstorm was devistated. Cleavepool was thrilled. It was all going according to plan. Blaming Sandstorm was just perfect! But she had to figure out who she was going to kill next.Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When the cats in the clearing started to go back to their duties, Cleavepool saw a small cream colored apprentice looking talking to Firestar. It was Berrypaw, wondering who should mentor him, now that Firestar believed that Brambleclaw was dead.
Cleavepool narrowed her amber eyes. Yes that brat would do. The clan would like like the peace and quiet. She smirked and walked over to Firestar and Berrypaw. "Excuse me, Firestar, but I could help mentor him. I can fight too, you know."
Firestar looked at Cleavepool. "Alright, Leafpool. You may mentor him, for today."
Cleavepool nodded and turned to look at Berrypaw. The cream colored apprentice grumbled, he did not like the fact that a medicine cat was going to mentor him, even if it
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 3"Leafpool, can I speak with you?"Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sure Cloudtail. What is it?"
"There's a thorn stuck in my paw."
"I see." Cleavepool walked away from the herbs she was sorting and over to Cloudtail. "Hold out your paw, please."
Cloudtail held out his paw. Cleavepool took a hold to the thorn in her mouth and pulled it out.
"So," Cleavepool said as she spit out the thorn. "Who's going to the gathering tonight?"
"I'm not sure. Firestar hasn't announced it yet.
"I hope I get to go."
'Oh Cloudtail. You will be there. Just not how you expect to be...' Cleavepool thought with a grin.
"Well, I guess I'll see you later, Leafpool." As Cloudtail turned to leave, Cleavepool took out a syringe that was hidden in her herb supply. She charged at him and as she did, Cloudtail turned his head and was shocked when the syringe was stuck in his neck and the plunger was pushed in, causing whatever medication that was in it to go into his bloodstream.
"W-what? W-what was that f-for?" Cloudtail's speech started to s
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 4Cleavepool stared blankly into the clearing. Sandstorm was horrified. "W-We couldn't move her body. Not until you saw her, Firestar." Firestar froze. Cleavepool looked around. Everyone was horrified. She couldn't blame them. Finding Cloudtail at the gathering and now having Squirrelflight's body show up. Then Ashfur spoke.Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We have to go get her body, Firestar. We can't just let it sit there..."
"...You're right Ashfur. Brightheart, Sandstorm, and Leafpool. Can you come with me to go get her?"
The four cats traveled through the forest, Sandstorm leading them to the place where Squirrelflight's body was. Cleavepool could already smell the stench, and they were still aways away from it. Cleavepool's eyes started to water the closer they got to the body. In almost no time, they patrol pushed through the bushes and into the small clearing that Cleavepool had killed Squirrelflight in.
FireClan Assignment: Of Stars, Herbs, and HeartA blood red sun sank over the horizon, taking the heat that constantly engulfed FireClan's gorge with it, instead replacing it with the needle sharp cold that the nights - particularly the leaf-bare nights - brought with it. FireClan still lay in shambles, and Kindlestar kept herself busy with the wounded or pacing back and forth in her den, preoccupied by the status of her Clan. They had yet to resolve their Medicine Cat dilema, making those who had been injured during the bloodthirsty battle versus MoonClan a mere days before ache with infection that would have been gone by now had they someone well versed with herbs and the likes. As the sun sank, Kindlestar practiced the latter, a path now indented into the low layer of dirt that covered the rock inside her den from her constant pacing. Coincidentally, the reason for her pacing was different this time.FireClan Assignment: Of Stars, Herbs, and Heart11 months ago in Settings More Like This
The medicine cat situation was dire, that could not be argued, but her deputy situation was starting to bec
The Donner Party"Of course it's not alright. Are you mad?!"The Donner Party2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
His voice is commanding as anything, stopping me dead in my tracks. Of course it isn't. Of course it isn't. What am I doing? Their eyes are on me. Staring at me. Accusing me. Am I going mad? How is it that no one else has thought of it? Perhaps they are the mad ones. When faced with this or death, I would gladly choose this.
"Step back Jonathan," he repeats, taking a step closer to me, his boots crunching on the permafrost. I can feel them closing in on me. They're like wolves. Hypocrites. They converge on me now like a pack defending it's own, when they were staring like a hungry pack of animals at it just before. Why are they doing this? All I've done is vocalize what everyone else is surely thinking.
Peter's hand slowly glides toward his gun, firmly set in
A Great Star Falls - Part 2The rain had stopped and so had Joltflash’s heart. Patchstar’s body lay unmoving beside her as her last life faded away and she drifted into StarClan. At first Joltflash didn’t move. She just sat there and looked quietly at Patchstar.A Great Star Falls - Part 22 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
The tabby she-cat stood up and moved closer to Patchstar and began to groom the leader’s fur for her to be presented to the Clan later. No one needed to see how hurt and broken she had been in her final moments. After a few minutes, the leader’s fur lay flat and she seemed just as well groomed and high honored as the days she had been addressing her Clan with youth and optimisim.
Joltflash’s ears flattened and she sighed. The tabby she-cat pressed her muzzle into the shoulder fur of her old friend and closed her eyes. “Goodbye, Patchstar. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the forest, for MoonClan… for me. You will not be forgotten.” Joltflash licked Patchstar’s shoulder before looki
FireClan Assignment: A Cause for CelebrationA hot, damp air encompassed the FireClan camp as Kindlestar climbed the Dead Tree, something she had been doing on such a constant basis lately, to call for a Clan meeting. This time, however, it was nothing but good news for the Clan. There were apprentices to be given their warrior names, and kits who were now ready for an apprentice themselves. In even bigger news, FireClan finally had a medicine cat! Alphie had been staying with the Clan for the past moon, and he had shown himself to be trustworthy and knowledgeable in herbs and healing. Some of the Clan still looked at him with wary eyes, but Kindlestar was convinced that he was the best medicine cat FireClan could have asked for after Russetfur's untimely demise.FireClan Assignment: A Cause for Celebration10 months ago in Settings More Like This
"Will all the cats old enough to hunt their own prey come join me under the Dead Tree for a Clan meeting?" Kindlestar yowled out in her usual way, waiting for the cats to settle down below her.
She could see out of the corner of her eye that
Space Story - Chapter 1The airlock doors hissed as they opened steam the colour of bubble gum slithered from the rectangular opening of the ship.Space Story - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So this is home for the next six months?" breathed Adrian, slowly rotating his helmet until it clicked and then removing it all together, "smells like gummy bears."
Stark rolled his eyes, clicking off his own helmet with the speed and fluid ease of an old pro. He tore off a heavy white glove and ran his hand through his thinning head of cropped dark hair. Stark's chapped lips hardened into a frustrated line at his companion.
"Stop gawking. You'll embarrass the cadets," he snapped crabbily at the newbie. Holding the reflective screen of his bio-helmet in front of his face, he could see the little man stumbling around like an idiot behind him, swiping his hand through ribbons of pinkish fog and craning his neck to gasp up at the dull grey ceiling. Goddamn new boys, always making asses of thems
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 1Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leafpool silently padded over the fallen leaves. She had a firm grip on the cleaver she was carrying in her mouth. The moonlight made the blade glow.
'Leafpool.' she thought. 'What a stupid name. Cleavepool would be more exciting. Yes, Cleavepool.'
Her paws stopped moving. Thunderclan camp was right through these bushes.
'Am I really going to do this? Will I really kill these cats? They are innocent... No.
they're not. They caused me so much pain and suffering...'
Yes. She was going to do this. She would spare no cat's life. She would pick them off one by one...
Cleavepool silently set her knife down outside of the camp entrence. She silently walked into the warriors den and woke up Brambleclaw.
"Brambleclaw, do you want to go on a nighttime hunt with me?" Cleavepool looked at him pleadingly.
"Leafpool, I'm trying to sleep." now leave me alone.
Luna's FamilyLuna's Family3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Grand Father: Unnamed
Grand Mother: Unnamed
Home !!VERY SHORT, PLEASE CRIT!!As the plane touched down, she held her breath. She could see the lights of Cairo rushing toward her from the window until the aircraft dipped down to become part of them.Home !!VERY SHORT, PLEASE CRIT!!2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The plane shook as its wheels skidded across the pavement of the runway and slowly came to a halt. A ball of anxiety tightened in her belly. Somehow, she felt like the air and the soil and all gazes of all the thousands upon thousands of people would combine to form one enormous compound eye to scrutinize her, and judge her; did our daughter grow up to be all she could be? Did she lose herself in the time she spent away? What happened to that bright-eyed little girl we used to know?
There was absolutely no reason to feel this way, of course she wasn't even born in Egypt. In fact, her birth had taken place in a Toronto hospital, no more than forty minutes from where she currently resided. Canada was her mother; it was where she
A Rainy CeremonyThe rain was pounding heavily on the roof of Patchstar's den. The tortoiseshell leader took a breath before stepping into the rain. She knew none of her warriors were particularly fond of the rain, but she hoped they would gather anyways.A Rainy Ceremony9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the Moss Rock for a Clan meeting!" she called. Slowly the MoonClanners emerged from their cozy dens into the pouring rain. Luckily the dense forest shielded them from most of it, so it wasn't as bad in MoonClan's territory as it was elsewhere, but it was still a nuisance.
"MoonClan is gaining several new warriors and apprentices today! If it's alright with everyone else, I'll make it quick, so we can get back to our dens." a ripple of laughter waved through the MoonClan cats.
"First, Brightpaw, Cloverpaw and Skypaw step forward. I have talked with your mentors and all agree that you three are ready to take on your warrior names." Patchstar jumped down from the top of the Moss Rock to stan
Lupis's FamilyLupis's Family3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Grand Father: Vadar
Great Aunt: Ying-Yang
2nd Cousins: Zero
three unnamed pups
*Moonscar (Yin-Yang's mate)
Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 2Cleavepool's Revenge Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cleavepool woke when she felt a paw poke her side.
"What is it?" she grumbled.
"Leafpool, it's Firestar. Have you seen Brambleclaw? I cant seem to find the lazy furball."
Cleavepool's eyes shot open when she remembered what she did last night. She had killed Brambleclaw, and had swam his body out to the middle of the lake, where it slowly sunk into the blue-black murky water...
"No, Firestar. I haven't seen him. Maybe he went out to hunt?"
"Maybe. But I haven't seen him all morning."
"Well I'm sure he'll show up."
"Yeah, he probably will."
With those last few words, Firestar padded out of Cleavepool's den. She was about to go back to sleep, when she heard Firestar call a clan meeting.
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join beneath the Highledge for a clan meeting!"
Cleavepool grumbled as she got up and walked out into the clearing, the bright sunlight blinding her for a few seconds.
"Has anyone seen Brambleclaw?" Firestar asked.
The clan was silent. Everyone was looking
Alari's FamilyAlari's Family3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Grand Father: Unnamed
Grand Mother: Unnamed
Where Dreamers Go To DieStocking shelves with ketchup like old men stock wine cellars,Where Dreamers Go To Die3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Fondly remembering good friends with each bottle slid into place,
Fondly remembering their wives and their children,
Fondly remembering their funerals.
It's hard to say why I feel the way I do.
Most likely an overreaction -
The only type I seem to have as of late.
It's as if this place is an affirmation of all my fears,
With dirty plates and clinking cutlery,
With fake smiles and false laughter,
With the way that,
When that uniform is donned on,
I cease to be human,
And I commence life as a living machine.
This is the cage in which I'll be trapped if my aspirations fall flat.
This is the place dreamers go to die.