Back to School: Chapter TwoBack to School: Chapter Two
"You've got to be kidding me," Shawn muttered to herself when she and Junior stood in the doorway of their first classroom. It wasn't a big room, but it was certainly big enough to hold around ten giants, each giant desk holding a human sized desk on top of it. There didn't seem to be a teacher in the room yet, but Shawn noticed that the giants were standing on one side of the room, and the humans were on the other. No one was interacting yet and several students looked surprised as they came in the room together. Shawn hated the attention. "Uh...maybe it's best that you put me down," she said to Junior.
Carson nodded as he stepped into the class room. "Eh, right..." He made his way to one of the many unoccupied desks, setting her down next to her's and sitting in his own desk. He couldn't shake that awkward feeling, like he'd done something wrong by offering her a hand.
Shawn looked around, staring at t
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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
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Kyra was aware that she was considered nothing more than a pet for the humans back on Earth, but she had never imagined that she would be sent away from Earth for a year.
Her owner was sick and tired of her behavior and said that that would be sent to spend some time on asteroid for an entire year. It seemed like a punishment but Jason had explained that another 'convict' would be there and that hopefully he would 'knock some sense into her' because apparently she was in desperate need of discipline.
"You don't appreciate how good you have it," Jason had said to her, snapping her collar around her tiny neck. "I think that this will be a good thing for you," he tried with her, keeping his voice surprisingly soft. It was only hours ago that this same voice was screaming at her so loudly that she had to cover her ears. "I'm sending you here not only as a punishment, but as an opportunity.
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The rocking of the box was starting to make her sick to her stomach. Adelle had said that she would be back to get her and she really wanted to believe that. She really did but it had been almost 3 days and her food supplies were running low. "She has to come back for me," *she muttered, shivering in the box.*
Derrick headed through the water at knee level, sighing. "Alright, nothing too much to speak of thankfully. No pets anyway, just some wildlife," he said with a smile. He noticed the box though, almost swearing he saw something in the hole in the side. He waded over to it, lifting it up.
"A-Adelle?" Eiliv asked, feeling her stomach falling to her knees. The box rocked like crazy, causing her to stumble inside and she looked around wildly. "Adelle is that you? Adelle it's me! Open up!" She called, starting to pound on the box which was all but soaked.
"What the-... A human!?" He pondered t
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Carson walked into the class, sighing when he didn't see any trace of Shawn. She had been there earlier than him yesterday, but now class was about to start and there was still no sign of her. Figuring she just wasn't planning on showing up, after what had happened yesterday at the diner, he took a seat at their desk and proceeded to start doodling again.
Shawn stood at the gate of the building. Her parents felt bad that she had such a rough first day, but they were positive that things would get better. They were nice enough to call the school and excuse her from class yesterday and today if she was still feeling bad, but something still caused her to walk to the school.
Standing there, she realized that she had a choice. She could either go in, or she could go home for the day. She had already missed a day's worth of classes, it probably wouldn't be best if she missed another,
I Was the First Chapter 4"You can speak?" I whispered.I Was the First Chapter 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Humans can talk?" Shai blurted out and looked toward the ocean. Our younger brother Taylor was motioning for us to return to the boat. We couldn't risk being here too much longer.
"Yes," the tiny girl answered both of us in one word.
"That means "I began but Shai quickly stood up and interrupted me.
"It MEANS that she can tell others about us. We need to get out of here."
I quickly stood up as well and watched Shai easily step right over the human girl. I watched nervously as her head cocked up as if trying to watch the movement, but it was causing too much strain on her neck. Shai paid no attention to her as he began to wade into the ocean. I stared down at the girl, her tiny knees shaking, and her beautiful strawberry blond hair blowing in the beach breeze.
"Grab her!" Shai bellowed.
"What?" I asked, unable to hide my shock regarding his request.
"We can't just leave her he
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 34 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?
Endless Night- GTPLEASE COMMENT!!!Endless Night- GT2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A shivering and chattering Sadaya (Sadie) Edin shuffled carefully through the gloppy mud. She bit her lip and held the small damp bundle of fur against her ice cold chest and took a deep chilling breath.
“Gotcha, Kotka,” she coughed. She stroaked the small creature with her sleve covered hand and smiled. The little grey kitten mewed pitifully at her touch, snuggling closer to her body for warmth.
“I think we’re almost to the RV,” Sadaya said quietly. “As soon as we get out of this stupid swamp…”
Sadaya let out a sigh of releife as the mud slowly transformed into the less gushy terrain of the forest path. She shut her eyes and punched herself mentally for taking this route. If only she had stayed with Madam… Sadaya laughed at herself. She’d rather eat ice cold porrige than spend one more minute with that witch of a professor. The women was a sad excuse for a human being.
Ever since her
New Grounds ~ Chapter EightSlinking through the shadows of the living room, Corinne made her way to the kitchen. She looked around the room, wondering what on earth one would do to a giant, and then she had a devious thought.New Grounds ~ Chapter Eight2 years ago in Settings More Like This
There were two very low down, forgotten magnets on the freezer, and she grabbed them, beginning to pull herself up.
It was a difficult, tedious process, but she finally made it up to the ice dispenser.
With the most pained force she could apply, she shoved down on the dispenser, gasping hard as a cold cube smacked her on the back, clattering to the floor.
Grimacing in pain and questioning if her motives had been worth it, she grabbed onto one of the small magnets, letting her weight pull it down the floor. She landed softly, and then she collected the broken pieces of ice. They were freezing.
Now what? Grumbling, she made her way with the heavy, freezing, melting objects into the living room. Trent was still on the couch, his eyes slowly scanning the pages of his book, completely unaware of
The Little Things in Life: Ch. 8Claire groaned as she turned away from the pale morning light burning into her closed eyes. She gripped the blanket and yanked it forcefully over her head while promising herself an extra five more minutes of rest. Her eyes quickly darted open in a frantic panic as she tore the blanket off of her form, letting light momentary blind her.The Little Things in Life: Ch. 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She hoped it had all been a dream. A dream that she could push in the back of her mind and go on with her life. But as she looked around the gigantic sized room she knew she couldn't be more wrong. She hugged herself tightly. She missed her chance to escape last night without the giant suspecting.
She darted around to look at the massive bed which lay empty. Her heart dropped. He was already awake. She quickly made her way to the edge of the nightstand where the edge of the bed only stood three feet away.
She leaped across easily as she fell on the
New Grounds ~ Chapter Nine“I can’t reach the frigging B button and hold down this stupid joystick at the same time!” Corinne gave an infuriated groan, sitting down on the couch as her video game character died for the umpteenth time.New Grounds ~ Chapter Nine2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Trent looked over at her, smiling. “Need a hand?”
“Yeah, a giant hand,” the human pouted sarcastically. Not alarmingly, the giant next to her gently set down his controller and then picked up hers.
“Dang it, Trent, don’t you let anyone do anything themselves?” Corinne was slightly peeved, and she jumped up, trying to reach the top of his thigh in a hopeless attempt to get back her controller.
“I think you and I both know that I’m the ideal hero for every situation. Too short to reach the top shelf? Trent can help! Car on fire? Trent can help!!” He prattled, his eyes stuck on the game.
“I can reach that shelf on my own, thank you very much,” Corinne rolled her eyes.
“Yeah,” he snort
New Grounds ~ Chapter FourCorinne awoke to a shout, followed by loud, pounding music. She sat up, watching her ankle, rubbing her eyes. Where was she? Oh, right, on the biggest bed ever.New Grounds ~ Chapter Four2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Thankful that her ankle didn’t hurt anymore, she balanced herself, trekking over the mountainous blankets and sheets. At the edge, she looked down, swallowing hard. It was easier to go up than down for her, but she wanted to find the source of the epic sounding music.
Gripping tightly to the fabric of the bedspread, she whisked the hair out of her eyes, then carefully let herself drift down. The friction began to make her hands burn, but she continued her plight. At the end of the blanket, she was forced to let herself drop down what seemed like five feet.
Picking her right foot up at the last second to prevent from worsening its condition, she landed with a plunk on her left foot, toppling over into a roll.
Now on the thick carpet, Corinne moved toward the door. Thankfully for her, it was wide open.
As she cleared the sh
Overprotective ThreeOverprotective 3Overprotective Three7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next day I woke up exhausted but no less humiliated. I just couldn't get the image out of my mind. Garrett... Garrett interviewing Luke and then asking him to leave. The flicker of annoyance on Luke's face as he was led the door. He almost seemed desperate to take me out. It was flattering... and I guess he didn't he hear me when I shouted for him to get on Skype after he got home because he never showed. Maybe he was just as annoyed as I was about the whole experience. Standing up and stretching, I climbed over to my bureau and realized that I was still wearing the same clothing as the night before and scrunched my nose.
Other than my mother's blazer, I looked like a wet, soggy rag.
Damn him for interfering!
His vibe? What did I care about what Garrett though of Luke's vibe? He was just an overprotective parent and this was the first time where I had truly been embarrassed because of it. Fro
Night Life: Chapter 5All of Ziana's senses were flipped upside-down and rattled violently. For a few terrifying moments, she couldn't see which way was up. Every passing second sent a spasm of pain through her burning lungs. Choking on water, she clawed her arms in the direction of the distant red-orange sunset sky overhead.Night Life: Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After what felt like a few lifetimes, her head finally burst through the surface of the pool. She coughed and gasped. Water spurted out of her mouth. Her throat felt raw as she took in panicked gulps of air. Kicking her legs to remain afloat, she swiped her drenched brown hair from her eyes, looking around with pure terror.
A few colossal beings, four to be exact, occupied the pool along with her. However, they seemed to have not noticed her sudden presence. Two of them were young women, casually floating around and carrying a conversation. The other two were a boy and a girl, children splashing around and tackling each other into the water.
Despite the giants being on the other side o
Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 1"You mean he's alive?" Arrietty blurted out.Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 14 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
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
The Little Things in Life: Ch. 5Jason's fingers fumbled for his keys in his other pocket, his hands shaking as he unlocked and turned the golden knob to his apartment. His excitement never dwindled since the moment he held the small girl in the clasp of his hands. He hadn't had the chance to get a good look at her, until now.The Little Things in Life: Ch. 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He turned swiftly, making sure his movements were smooth and controlled as he locked the door behind him. He stood transfixed in his small living room, the dark orange and yellows of the sunset melting onto the soft carpeting. He let in a deep breath, the air slightly smelling of axe and the salt of his sweat.
His long strides glided him swiftly to his bedroom where he shut the door with a quiet click. He walked over to his oak dresser where he placed his hands flat on the surface. He looked up at his image in the mirror, his dark eyes were tense and filled with anticipation. His gaze slowly drifted to the l
(GT) Silly Little Secret - part 1 Talia yawned. The day was dragging on for her and she glanced at her nails. “Oi. I wish Kara wouldn’t pester me about something I’ve already told her a million times. It was bad enough she kept me up all night; but nooo… She just HAD to paint my nails! It’s not my fault if she doesn’t believe me!” Talia couldn’t stand having her nails painted and would usually scratch it off, but her best friend used a special type of nail polish that won’t scratch off or fade for a week. At least no one was home to see it.(GT) Silly Little Secret - part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just then, Talia heard the front door open and close. “Crap! Cass is home!” And she dove under the bed.
Cass walked in, tossing his hoodie on the bed. “Tal? You home?” He did a quick scan of the room before settling into a chai
New Grounds ~ Chapter TwoCorinne felt her head swimming, and she opened her eyes. It was pitch black, yet something was moving beneath her.New Grounds ~ Chapter Two2 years ago in Settings More Like This
She felt herself being lifted, the edges of the blanket curving underneath her, and then she wasn’t lying on the flat counter top surface anymore. She was resting on something soft and firm.
“Wh-what?” She was disoriented. Where was she? Why was everything so dark?
Sitting up, she was bounced forward as whatever was lifting her was shaken. She threw her arms out, catching herself. Puzzled, she lay still. What was going on?
It all came crashing back. She had been pulled into some weird portal thing, and now she was in a giant’s house. How was she being moved?
She lifted the consuming folds of fabric over her head, instantly regretting it. She could see the underside of the giant’s jaw, and his body towering above her. She was in his hands.
Stifling a gasp with a corner of the blanket, she fell over, tense.
The rocking motion finally subsided, a
Take Me Home: Aimee Chapter OneTake Me Home: Aimee 1Take Me Home: Aimee Chapter One2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Aimee felt her heart race as she waited in the corner of the box. It was explained to her at the shelter that she was going to have a new owner, but she had no idea what to expect. Giants were a strange race, some could be good and some could be cruel, but what she knew was that you could never expect the expected. She wrapped her royal purple blanket more tightly around her shoulders as she heard the loud roar of an engine and peeking through the tiny peephole in her box, she noticed the car pulling up to the driveway.
This must have been him. As she watched the giant get out of the car, she felt even more frightened because she was on ground level and it only took a few steps before the only thing that filled her vision was his shoes. She backed to the furthest corner of the box and waited to see what happened next.
Heath nearly dropped his keys when he saw the distinctive delivery box on his front porch. "No way..." he uttered, stooping down to tilt it up
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
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
Experiments - Chapter Two“Gavin Anders, release Ferdinand Meyers at once!” Someone’s demanding voice came to the bewildered boy’s ears through a loud speaker, and he turned his head, gaping at the person speaking.Experiments - Chapter Two2 years ago in Settings More Like This
“I wasn’t touching him anymore!” Gavin stammered, observing as the people in the room cringed at his magnified voice.
“What’re we going to do? We don’t want the special forces on our tails!” Someone muttered.
“We’ve already alerted them.” The strange bald man with a shrubby brown beard spoke. “However, we have notified them that Gavin poses no real threat yet. That’s why I asked you to release him.” The lab coatless-man set down his megaphone, casually walking toward the boy as though nothing was wrong.
“Whats-“ Gavin began, then inhaled shakily, lowering his voice to avoid hurting anyone’s ears. “What’s happening?”
“I knew we should have used an adult,
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"I'm not sure... you're def not going back though," he said with a frown, feeling protective. "Dead or Alive... no way."
"She belongs to her," Kyle said, trying to remain calm about the whole thing. "I'm not exactly sure why she worded it like that, but when I went to get some information, I came across this flier. The girl has a right to know that she's alright. We can become quite attached to humans," he said in a low voice, reaching over to gently pet Eiliv's back. She squirmed away from his touch. "Heh, feisty little critter isn't she. Does she even like you?"
"I said she was hiding from you didn't I? She likes me just fine... and we've got her owner on face book, so we're just gonna shoot her a message there. Satisfied?" he asked, holding his hand over her to his chest protectively.
Kyle nodded. "Sure thing, I'll come inside and check things out." He easily slid past Derrick and walked into the room where the laptop was sitting, easily
New Grounds ~ Chapter ThreeTrent sat up, grunting as, for the umpteenth time, his head collided with his headboard. It was 8:40 A.M., and he didn’t feel like getting up.New Grounds ~ Chapter Three2 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the pain in his forehead subsided, he set his feet on the ground noticing how chilly it was. Something tugged at the back of his mind, and he automatically glanced back over at the time.
Next to his alarm clock was a crumpled up white washcloth, and his heart leapt. The human! He hurried over, then collected himself. “Corinne?” He called out gently, hoping not to frighten her. He couldn’t imagine how she felt. Once, he had had a pet mouse, and the poor creature had been so afraid. That was exactly how he imagined her.
“Corinne…?” He asked once more, wondering why she didn’t answer. After waiting for another minute, he carefully lifted the fabric, his eyes widening as it dawned on him that she wasn’t there.
“Oh, crap,” he said, lifting his feet. Nothing there, thank goodness. H