Like Lightning and WaterInfamous 2 | Like Lightning and WaterLike Lightning and Water4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The swamps of New Marais, in spite of the mutants, the Militia, and of course the mosquitoes as big as your pinky finger, sure were pretty just after sunset. From the stone overhang of the plantation, his back to the street, facing the shadowy bayou, Cole spotted yellow fireflies, moths flitting about in the streetlights (if he bothered to look), silver mist rolling in off the ocean, and blue-gray water painted with the hues of the sunset. The place reeked of swamp water, but it was a little bit more bearable than normal the stench of wood smelled sweet, and the peeling, damp bark of the palms was oddly comforting. What monsters there were hung around in the shadows or lounged in the shallows, paying him no heed whatsoever. The sky glowed a soft, tarnished gold in the west, with shades of pink and orange in the clouds; only a faint bit of scarlet hung visible in the northeast. And except for the chirp of crickets, the slap of s
Hurt MeHurt me and I'll cry,Hurt Me10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hurt me and I'll bleed,
Hurt me and I'll die,
Hurt me, you will see.
Hurt me, I can't sleep,
Hurt me, I can't eat,
Hurt me, I can't concentrate,
Hurt me, I can't retreat.
Hurt me, I won't hurt back,
Hurt me, I won't leave,
Hurt me, I'll love you still,
Hurt me, I'll still believe.
Hurt me, I'll say "sorry,"
Hurt me, I'll take it on me,
Hurt me 'cause I'm used to it,
Hurt me! Hurt me! Please!
Hurt me and I'm yours,
Hurt me just once more,
Hurt me so much that,
I can't hurt anymore...
BBS: The New LifeBBS: The New Life4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Once upon a time, there was there a little girl who has been abandoned by her parents then
adopted by a man named Eraqus. He found her crying in one of the dirty road and felt a
strong saddest swept over him. So he decided to approach her and ask her what is a young girl
like her sleeping in a street all alone by herself and where are her parents? He was greeted by
a surprise response
So after acknowledging her stories, the man decided to take her to his house at a place called
The Land of Departure. For that place will be her new home
Once arriving at the Land of Departure, you notice how beautiful and enchanted this place
seems to be. It was 5 in the afternoon when Eraques, (the kind man who adopted you) has sent
you along with him to this place where his home would be. And upon seeing that home, you
gasp without a sound as you let out a surprise look on your cute face at the humong
Carving Skulls and StuffCarving Skulls and Stuff7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
CARVING SKULLS & STUFF (11-FEB-08)
This is intended as a continuing project. I'll be adding to it, and editing it for greater clarity, in response to your comments and questions. So if something is left out, or not clear, please let me know. Eventually, this may turn into a proper tutorial, but I'm starting out small, so that people who are asking questions don't have to wait until that possibly distant time. And so people can tell me what they actually need to know.
Goggles -- I don't carve unless I'm wearing some sort of eye protection, usually magnifying goggles (because I'm getting old and can't focus up close anymore), but sometimes non-magnifying ones. Chunks of stuff can fly about, and you don't want them in your eyes.
Respirator or dust mask -- Dust is not good for your lungs, and power carving can produce lots of dust. The dust of bone, antler, and shell is very bad; it can _permanently_ clog parts of your lungs. Many stone and
Rebirth of the Seer - Ch. 1Chapter OneRebirth of the Seer - Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Don't do this, Richard!" she yelled. Her voice reverberated from the walls of the meeting hall, seemingly preventing the elders from issuing a response. I sensed frustration overwhelming her and frowned. Now was not the time for Monica to become indignant.
"Get the devil out of there, woman," I muttered from where I stood, outside the abandoned church whose sanctuary was being used as a place of reckoning. The perfect guise for a covert organization, if I had to be honest. The grounds were surrounded by an ivy-choked wrought iron fence, the area poorly lit to discourage passersby from trespassing. I felt an undercurrent running through the very earth itself, as though spirits could pass through dirt and mark an area sacred. Incantations, no doubt. It made me the sole irreverent creature digging my feet into hallowed ground.
Indulging in a deep, steadying breath, I stopped myself from projecting the thought of caution to my watcher. Instead, I shut my eyes. My powers
It hurtIt hurt when you left me.It hurt7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hurt when you walked away.
It hurt when you turned your back.
and hurt when you didn't stay.
It hurt when I saw you with her.
Hurts when you kiss.
It hurts when you're gone.
hurts that You I still miss.
It hurt when you looked at me.
Hurts when you smile.
It hurt when you wave.
Hurts that I'm gonna be alone for a while.
It hurt when you looked my way.
Hurts to still see.
It hurt when you came over.
It hurt when you said your sorry to me.
Hurt never goes away.
it'll kill you firstwhat not to tie around a broken wrist:it'll kill you first5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
01: a piece of ribbon, stolen from this year's Christmas presents
as it will only make you remember the moments of complete silence
when your uncle asked, "What died in here?" to the burning biscuits
in the oven only to remember and quickly apologize, ashamed. It will
remind you of your birthday when your mother tried to wrap your only
birthday present with shaky fingers and a bottle of painkillers. Hidden
by the nurse until your day came, she stayed awake to ask, "Do you
like it?", even though it was just a handmade scarf and knit sweater.
02: a watch for it will only remind you of how much time you spent
building sandcastles in the front parking lot of the hospital, in the
back yard of your house, in your locker at school. It will remind you
of all the times you thought you could take on the world again, only
to have your legs knocked out from underneath you before you had
the chance to stand. It will remind you that time is all we've got.
2P!England X Reader-Ringing Ringing Come an Answer2P!England X Reader-Ringing Ringing Come an Answer3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ringing ringing, come and answer
You were sleeping so peachefull until a lightning was heard. It was storm outside, the hard rain hit the windows hard. You looked at the other side of your bed to see that your boyfriend was gone.
"Maybe he is at the bathroom or kitchen..." you thought as you got up. You were dressed in a pure white nightgown that reached your knees. You opened the bedroom door and stepped outside, on the hallway. Your house was big and it was very dark, you tried to switch the light on, but nothing. Maybe the storm cut it off?
You were a little scared, paranoia cowering you and fear creeping on your legs and back. You could see the shadows outside, shadows of tress that looked like monsters, ready to devour you. You could feel the breeze wash over your skin,
Dimension Hopping part 1It was a bright and sunny day in Pallet town. Ash, Brock, and Dawn had returned from the Sinnoh region to a major fanfare. As Misty, Dawn, and Brock were enjoying a pleasant chat with Mrs. Ketchum, Tracey, and Professor Oak over a nice cup of tea, Ash and Pikachu had gone off into the nearby mountains for a little one-on-one training. As they continued up the winding path, Ash noticed a side path that he had never noticed before. Growing up in these mountains meant that he knew every inch of these mountains; so when he discovered this new path, his curiosity was piqued.Dimension Hopping part 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So Pikachu, want to see whats down this path, Ash said as he looked farther down the new path. Maybe theres some strong Pokémon to battle against.
Pika, Pikachu yelled in agreement as both he and Ash bounded down the new path.
After a few minutes the rocky path melded into the forest floor, leaving Ash and Pikachu standing in the center of a darkening forest. It wasn&
Twisting the Knife Chp 17: Enough is EnoughTwisting the Knife Chp 17: Enough is Enough7 months ago in Drama More Like This
TRIGGER WARNING- MENTIONS OF PHYSICAL ABUSE
June 4th, 844, Titan Territory, 4 PM
The return to the walls after the dreadful expedition was like a sick sequel to the misery they had already experienced. There was a small Titan encounter, not one great enough to disrupt the formation, but threatening enough that vanguard had to intercept before the threat grew for fear of the formation splitting down the center. Shardis' words made no difference however, as Titans are known for ignoring human commands and their numbers grew. They encountered not one but three deviants, the largest of them almost claiming Hanji’s life.
Two of the three deviants were subdued and the formation’s interior hadn’t been touched; only the exterior dealt with slight dispersal. However the entire formation had been completely disrupted by the presence of the remaining Titan. Its location was dangerously close to Squad Flagan, almost completely annihilated and consisting of three
Gothic Tenten--Chapter 4Gothic Tenten--Chapter 47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sorry for the delay, guys.
A special thanks to Team 7x from fanficton.net for the outfit ideas
And to my beta, too-much-romance from fanfiction.net
What is that girl doing?
Tenten pulled the last ribbon out of her hair, making it cascade down her back. It reached about 20 inches long...longer than mine!
It cascaded around her shoulders and down to her mid back. She started to slowly take off her jacket, and oh GOD I can see her bra!
My eyes wondered a little too low and right on her lower back there was...
A TATOO!?!?!?! I screamed. Then quickly covered my mouth with my hands. That wasnt supposed to come out. Tenten just gave me a WTF face.
Yes, Neji. I have a tattoo. And, unlike my body piercing's, that one is real. She smirked and went back to brushing her hair out, I could see a look of satisfaction reflecting in the mirror.
I have GOT to do something. Tenten has gone totally badass.
But you know you want her.
Who are you?
LOS prologue - revisedLOS prologue - revised3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The young brunette lay quietly on the bed, her eyes closed, her breaths short and shallow. Holding her hand gently, the Demon next to her watched as her chest rose and fell, stroking her hair as she slept quietly in the failing evening light.
It had been only 14 short years since this small human girl found her way into his life, and even shorter still since she had found her way into his heart. She looked nearly the same as she did when he first found her crouched inside a partially burnt cupboard, sobbing quietly. She had the same long, wavy, walnut colored hair, the same green eyes, and the same fair skin. Only her skin was quite a bit paler now, as she clung to her last moments.
He pondered for a moment the briefness of mortal life, and how in an instant it could be cut even shorter than it already was. Even though he'd grown closer
25th December25th December4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Ryan/Rylie fic! Posted in celebration of our girl - Rylie's birthday!!
The towering clock struck eight times loudly, but no one in the busy flight terminal paid much attention to it. Except for Rylie. She sighed. 'It's nearly time for them to go.' She thought to herself. Rylie turned around to find her team members. They were the only group standing amongst the rushing passersby, chatting excitedly to each other as they anticipated the forthcoming journey. Nicky was holding his duffel bag over his shoulder in one hand and Dawn's suitcase in another. Zack had his backpack strapped to his torso. It was the day before Christmas Eve, and the trio was leaving the headquarters for a few days to celebrate the holidays with their families. Ava had left the headquarters a day earlier because she was called on a personal mission.
As for Rylie, she was not heading anywhere this holiday. Her brother had taken their mom for vacation as a Christmas gift, but Rylie would not be joining them.
Flutterlane Part 1Flutterlane Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"On your marks!"
'Oh how did I get myself into this?'
'Why am I here?'
"GO!" Yelled Twilight Sparkle, stood meters away from 5 pegasi, who had just bolted off into the sunset, leaving a feather or two behind in the settling dust. 1 pegasus however, remained only meters away from the startline.
Twilight trotted over to Fluttershy;
"Come on Fluttershy, go, go, go! You can do it!" She sang cheerily.
"I...I can do it? I can do it.. I CAN DO IT!" Fluttershy said, with a sudden boost of self esteem. "Onwards!" She smiled, and flew faster than before.
"Oh Fluttershy.." Sighed Twilight, walking back to the startline, grabbing her stopwatch as she went.
Fluttershy was a good few yards around the track, when she gradually came to a halt.
"Who am I kidding? Nopony believes in me. I'm not meant for this."
Fluttershy let out a soft sigh, and turned around, walking off the track.
It was a warm summer afternoon, and the sky was a gradient pink, fading into the swee
Ashley's HopeNow, Ashley, Im afraid that the game is out of your hands from now on. Kyla grinned, and Ashley cringed slightly as the girl stepped in close to place a hand on her shoulder. Im afraid that youve figured out a bit too much about how things work now so youll just be a bystander from now on.Ashley's Hope7 years ago in Mystery & Suspense More Like This
Ashley looked away from Kyla, turning to watch as Lizzy squirmed inside the confining canvas of her straightjacket. The girl had seemed her best hope a few moments before, but now seemed almost as helpless as she was. Kyla walked to her bag and reached inside to pull out a dog collar that had a plastic box with an unlit red L.E.D. light on the face of it, along with a remote control and a stopwatch.
For the next game, there can only be one winner. Kyla grinned as she held up the collar. The winner is safe, and the losers each drop one stage.
Sho h-when you lo
Mistaken Identity: Chapter 5Mistaken Identity: Chapter 54 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 5: Plans, Explained
---------- Inside Team Rocket's HQ ----------
"What have you done to my friends? Why can't I see them, and why am I even here?" Ash said and tried to break free of the chains he was imprisoned in. Giovanni gave an eerie chuckle and stepped closer to the struggling Ash. Ash then noticed all of the features of Team Rocket's boss. Giovanni was a tall, muscular man who wore an orange suit. He had his brown hair slicked back and his cold, black eyes could pierce souls in an instant. Ash shuddered when his chocolate eyes made contact with Giovanni's. Giovanni lifted Ash's head up with his finger to make Ash feel the bitterness in his eyes longer. Ash spat in his face as he did so, catching Giovanni off guard. But now he was angry.
"You twerp! You must have a death wish for you and your friends!" Giovanni angrily shouted at Ash, who immediately regretted his rash behavior. Giovanni smirked when he saw that Ash would do anything to save his friends, and it gave him
Time of Blast-Chapter 2Time of Blast-Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 3: A Mysterious Arrival
Time of Blast
By Arecus. Conberma
"Tai Lung!?" the Furious Five, and Po were all shocked at the fact.
"Standing right in front of you, alive." Tai Lung darkly snickered.
"But, how? I thought Po had-"
Tai Lung had cut off Monkey's comment, "Yes, that panda had defeated me, but the Wu Xi Finger Hold did not cause a fatal damage in me." he explained.
Every member of the Furious Five except Crane all stared at the Dragon Warrior, as he sternly replied, "I defeat people, not a murderer."
"You think I only brought JUST the cat army?" Tai Lung asked.
"What do you mean?" Viper asked.
"Look up." Tai Lung instructed.
As they did, they gasped in horror. Countless ravens nearly covered the sky; they were like cloud of darkness. In another word, they were outnumbered.
"Holy Buddha..." Mantis gasped at the horrid sight.
"Brace yourself!" Tigress ordered and held up her fighting pose, followed by the others. "This is going to be a long battle." she ann
Paper or Plastic - Scene 3Natalie woke with a choking cough as burning, smokey air entered her lungs. She was on her side on the floor with her arms and legs still tightly held in the plastic wraps embrace. As her eyes fluttered open, she saw the tip of a burning cigarette protruding from the hole in the front of her gag. Hands were on her chin and face, holding it in place as she tried to yank free and pinching her nose shut. A body-shuddering cough spasmed through her as she stretched her mouth as wide as she could around the thick ball, desperate for clean air, but drawing only more of the smoke into her lungs.Paper or Plastic - Scene 37 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Lost you there for a minute. The mans gravelly voice spoke from above her and she turned her wide eyes up to look for him.
Swallowing some of the smoke as she jerked helplessly on the floor, Natalie felt bile rising up in her throat. Gagging, she swallowed it back, leaving a burning trail there. Her ha
Balto 3: Change of heart ver 3Balto 3: Change of heart ver 311 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A hard story to write out
Chronicles of Colors page 10Now we return to Sonic's house. Last night Sonic finally listened to his inner feelings and confessed to Amy that he loved her. After the moment of love they went back to his house where Amy slept over for the night. Now begins the first day of where Sonic and Amy are a couple.Chronicles of Colors page 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Morning has now broken and the annoying sound of an alarm clock can be heard from Sonic's bedroom. Sonic is lying in bed with the half of the covers covering him. Eyes still closed, he reaches over to his right hand side, his arm reached around bindly as he tries to silence the noisy device.
Sonic: Ugh. Where is it? Can someone remind me why I have an alarm clock? That noise is almost as annoying as Eggman's jokes
The alarm goes silent. Sonic withdraws his arm.
Sonic: Finally, now, 10 more minutes. Wait a sec, I didn't turn it off.
Sonic looked to his right, Amy was lying next to him. She had one arm over Sonic, the other had turned off the alarm clock, she was still was wearing the clothes from yesterday since
HiddenSmall things, aren't they?Hidden3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Those tiny little pebbles.
Picked up and taken home by a little girl.
But did you know that they have a secret?
A secret only the dreamers know.
For hidden in these rocks,
Are tiny slivers of gold.
Fragments of beauty, hidden in plain sight.
The little girl can see the gold in the pebbles.
She can hold one up to the sunlight,
And gaze upon the wonders it holds.
She can see the magic in the ordinary,