Small Comforts ~ GT"DAMN IT!" A violently, pounding, voice suddenly vibrated against the air around the small human and she jumped, squeaking in terror at the suddenness of Jason's aggressive anger. The ground beneath her rumbled furiously with each enraged impact his enormous feet took with the ground and into the house, the vibrations seeping into the pads of her own feet and rattling up her legs to send her entire body trembling violently.Small Comforts ~ GT2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"DAMI IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT!!!" He hissed again, shaking Cameron's ribcage and spine with unintentional force and terrifying her into cowering behind an opposing table leg in the kitchen.
It had been three months that she had lived here now, lived here with one of THEM, the monstrous species of giants that overrun the defenseless humans and degraded them to mere pets (and rumored snacks). Though it hadn't been as terrifying as she first thought it would be to live with a breathing mountain, in fact, she actually found herself feeling rather fond and affectionate towa
Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 1"You mean he's alive?" Arrietty blurted out.Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Spiller shrugged his shoulders in a very blaze' way. He hadn't wanted to tell her this but it would hurt more lying to her. Besides, who was to stop her from finding him? Every summer since she had to leave her home, she "coincidentally" went over to the property. Spending several hours watching the open field as if waiting for him to come back. And now that it seemed that he was actually back, Spiller couldn't believe it himself. Spiller had to admit that he loved seeing her; this happy, but he wasn't so sure if he was happy about her reasons for being so cheerful. Maybe, he should have told her father first.
"That must mean that his surgery went well," Arrietty continued, starting to gather her borrowing things.
"You're going now?" Spiller blurted out helplessly.
Arrietty turned then and smiled, tightening the strap on her borrowing bag.
"Arrietty, he i
The Giant of Felrein CH1Chapter 1The Giant of Felrein CH13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"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
Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 2Arrietty sprinted through the grass. Sho was back! After five long years, after worrying that his heart surgery had not ended well, he was alive! How had he changed? A boy could change in five years. Would he remember her? Would he care? She approached the property slowly, she was very close now.Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
And then, after pulling some grass blades aside, Arrietty spotted a very tall human bean. His hair was the same color as Sho's but now it hung over his eyes and around his neck. He was hunched over, but Arrietty couldn't tell for sure. Spiller was right. Sho, if this huge bean was truly Sho, was different. No longer did he look like a boy, he was seventeen after all. Arrietty was suddenly terrified and considered turning around.
"Arrietty?" a loud but low voice whispered out.
Arrietty raised her eyebrows in surprise. It was Sho! An
Midnight Surprise (Hug a Giant Day)The crisp night wind made Julianna's curly black hair fly out from under her helmet as she rode her white motorized scooter at top speed on the giant-sized sidewalk. She wore a rose pink halter top with black capris and red tennis shoes. A euphoric grin was spread across her face and she practically bouncing in her seat as she neared her destination.Midnight Surprise (Hug a Giant Day)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is going to be so awesome!
Once Julianna reached the end of the street, she came to a stop at an enormous red-bricked house. She was definitely far from home, being on the giant side of the town. Around here, she only appeared to be around eight or nine inches tall. It was also an unusually late hour for someone to be wandering around, big or small. But she had a job to do, and she was determined to complete it at any cost.
After pulling her scooter up to the garage of the huge house, she swung her leg over the side to dismount it. She pushed the kickstand down to keep the vehicle from falling. Her helmet came off and was repla
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 One3 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
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
GT: TherapyFear, rational or otherwise, was something one never truly wanted to face head on.GT: Therapy3 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
Jacklyn and the Beanstalk CH10Jacklyn and the Beanstalk CH103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Holy..." Jacklyn breathed, gazing at the sight before her. "And I thought the fountain was impressive."
Presently, she sat in Wyatt's hand, in a room similar to the one the fountain was in. This one, however, was empty except for a crackling orb of light floating at the level of Wyatt's shoulders.
"Just... how many of these things do you have in this place?" she asked, her eyes fixated on the orb.
He chuckled. "A few. It takes a lot of magic to keep clouds solid enough to build a castle on. Not to mention taking care of everything else we need up here. This one was meant as a fail-safe, if we needed to return to the surface for whatever reason. We used it to try to find more beans, but... That didn't happen, as you might've guessed." He noticed her staring up at him, her brow creased in sympathy. "Anyway," he said, clearing his throat. "We'll both need to have our hands on the orb for this to work. I'll activate it, and you focus on your farm."
"You can't just set me
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.FirePalm2 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
Daddy's Little GirlStarted 1/31/10Daddy's Little Girl3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been 7 years since that incident that everyone had blamed on the government. That incident that bred a new type of human being. And the new human being was being called a name from nothing more than fairy tales a giant.
Cassie was little but embarrassed of her situation in this 'new world.' It was all because over egotistical leaders of countries all around the world wanted some sort of gas to be tested right away. She stared at a photo on her bedside table in the corner of her room, her blue eyes falling to the friendly female smiling face in it. It was a photo of her mother in the hospital after she had Cassie. Her mother was lucky she never had to see this horrid new planet that was bred years later.
She stared down at the journal in her lap, her scribbling writing from when she was but a 10 year old to the beautiful curving letters of a 17 year old. She began this journal when her father started to change, all because of some explosion his lab had h
Rainy Mood..."What's tha matter, little one?...."Rainy Mood...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The thunder-like rumble stirred her from her thoughts; cloudy thoughts, dark..and grey sad and heavy. Thunder almost seemed fitting for the gloomy storm that had taken up residence inside her chest. Well, it would have .had the thunder not been so warm.
It chased away the gloom for the briefest of seconds .allowing a faint flicker of sunlight to pierce through and grant her happiness .only for the heavy clouds to rush back in and darken her spirits once more as they shrouded her heart in a dark grey. She lifted a hand to dab at her kohl lined eyes, her long, flowing sleeves absorbing the raindrop tears from her dark cheeks before she risked lifting her violet gaze upwards towards the owner of the voice. Her master.
"N-Nothing .nothing at all, m-master ." She smiled though her choked tone gave it all away as she looked up into the face of the towering Faron. He was a giant fierce, proud and usually withou
Nymph- Chapter 1Nymph- Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The weasel was closing in. He could smell his victory over his prey soon approaching. She was tiring, and he was still strong.
Phaedra hadn't run so hard in her life. She had no idea where she was running, which was the most terrifying thing about it. Would she ever reach the end of this sea of tall grass? She was glad, at least, that the grass wasn't so thick that she couldn't run full out.
Phaedra's legs were burning, her heart screaming in her chest. She could hear the monster behind her, writhing through the grass like a shadow. All it would take was for Phaedra to make one mistake, one false step, and she would be dead. The grass and sticks and dirt flew away behind her. Jump over a stone, duck under a weed, twist around a grass stalk, dodge a piece of wood. Her vision was beginning to speckle with dark spots, her head beginning to throb. She tried to not notice, instead focusing on the world whooshing past, blurring into indiscernible shapes and colors.
I Was the First Chapter 3"Well do something!" the scarier giant shouted to the one behind me. "How else are we going to know if she can talk?!"I Was the First Chapter 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I I can't," the kinder one said in an almost pitying voice. "I can't just grab her. She's not some animal."
"She she is a human! They are practically the same as most rodents!" he shouted, dumbfounded. How could these giants think about humans that way? I was shocked to realize that they probably both believed these horrible ideas. I was the same as them, being only considerably smaller. We both wore clothes, we both could articulate our thoughts and feelings, I should just explain all of this to them but I was so scared at the time! I dared to peak my eyes out from under my arms and saw the one giant's hand palm down in the sand only a few feet away from my body now.
I was so sure that that hand was going to grab me. What would happen to me then?
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
Healing Trust"Oi I swear t'you, lass I'm na gonna hurt you." The giant's brow furrowed into a look of growing concern as he peered under the darkness of the sofa in search of the tiny form that had vanished among the clusters of old dustbunnies and various items that had been pushed back and forgotten. He really needed to clean. But cleaning was the last thing on his mind right now. He was worried. Worried for the little human who'd scurried under his couch the moment he opened the little box to let her out that had been nearly 7 hours ago. And still she hadn't said a word or budged from her place in the very back corner just out of his reach.Healing Trust3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He'd been content to let her stay there at first but now he was legitimately worried. He knew she was still healing and that she needed to eat and drink to maintain what little strength she had. But she was refusing the water, little wafers and bits of meat he'd left for her. Her trust really must have been shat
Don't Be Afraid GT"Don't be afraid," the giant's voice rumbled from above.Don't Be Afraid GT2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was in so much trouble... I had ventured carelessly into a giant's territory- a large open field, filled with wildflowers. Of course, my safe haven happened to be a hell hole.
I whimpered helplessly as the warm flesh around me tightened.
"Shhhhh," he murmured softly, "Shhhhh..."
Despite his gentle words, I was still terrified. Was this giant planning on devouring me? Or planning to keep mr captive? These thoughts raced through my petrified mind- the overlapping thoughts made my stomach churn with absolute fear.
He had me trapped in his cupped hands. I had not even seen his face- I only had heard his deep voice, and felt his warm sweaty skin, and smelled his wine scented breath.
I was unarmed, wearing only my kitchen clothes... I felt exposed and utterly helpless in the giant's hands... The skin beneath my fingers was rough, I felt hundreds of callouses and a few scars as I attempted to stretch my weak arms.
"Don't be afraid,
Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 4Later that night, as Sho lay in the same bed when he first met Arrietty he reached under his shirt and pulled out a delicate silver chain. At the end of the chain was a small hair clip, which Arrietty had given to him five years ago, 'for luck' she called it for his then upcoming operation. When Sho found out that he was going to survive the heart surgery he promised himself that he would never lose that hair clip. Arrietty had given him the will to live, and the luck to survive. She was more to him than she would ever come to understand, of that, Sho was sure but he wanted to at least let her know just what a large role she played in his life the past five years.Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Holding the hair clip in his massive fingers, he thought about Arrietty and just how beautiful she was. Everything Sho did after the operation was for her. Before she left she wished him to have the 'best life ever' and Sho did everything in his power to become
ITLOE: Chapter I'******' -- indicate a point of view switch.ITLOE: Chapter I3 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 Morning AfterAmber was never one to wear her heart on her sleeve. She was never one to think she would fall in love in just a day. She never believed in soul mates or that "spark" some people claimed to feel immediately after meeting their true love. Even the idea of "true love" was something she had found more than a little far fetched.The Morning After2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then she met Deacon. One off-handed comment while waiting in line for coffee had led to a conversation, which had led to catching a movie, which had led to a late dinner together, which had led up to Amber's apartment. She had never felt this way about anyone, and certainly not after only knowing them a day. Not to mention the sort of trust it took to bring someone up to her apartment after such a brief time. Yet another thing she never expected herself to do.
That morning, as the sunlight filtered through her blinds and woke her, the memories of yesterday and last night came back to her. She smiled, moving closer to Deacon to snuggle up against him.