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,
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 Nine3 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
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 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 Eight3 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
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 Four3 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
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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
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
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 Two3 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
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
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
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
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 One3 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
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 Three3 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
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 Two3 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,
New Grounds ~ Chapter Six“Excuse me, sir, the park is closed,” an unfamiliar voice broke through Trent’s conscious.New Grounds ~ Chapter Six3 years ago in Settings More Like This
“Huh?” He lurched awake, disoriented. Why was he outside…?
He sat up, frantically looking around the grass. His eyes rested on two black shoes, and he gazed up, staring into the stern face of a security guard.
“You can’t be here after dark, ya hear?” The man gestured to the park sign.
Sure enough, the sun was sinking.
“It’s not dark yet!” He frenetically argued.
“Well, you better be out of here once it is. I was just givin’ ya a wake-up call,” the guard grumbled, trampling the grass as he walked away.
Trent cringed, praying that Corinne hadn’t been under that grass. Where was she anyway? How could he have been so stupid to fall asleep? He should have stayed with her! She was probably somewhere cowering in fear – or worse…
Voice croaking, Trent called out, “Corinne?” T
Fearless: Chapter TwoFearless: Chapter Two1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Music: If you know what you’re doing, it’s a wonderful, relaxing outlet. You can learn how to express your feelings through music, move thousands of people at once, serenade a pretty girl, challenge an opposing band – the possibilities are endless.
“Who wrote this? Shakespeare?”
Evric laughed the comment off, but behind the mask he was embarrassed. He didn’t consider himself a great writer, but he’d spent a lot of time working on the flyers for the afterschool club that he and his best friend David were in charge of.
“Yeah. You’ll never guess how long it took to summon him across time and space to write that for me,” he flashed a grin at his younger cousin, Janie.
She tossed a red strand of hair behind her shoulder, giggling as she looked at the senior guy sitting across the table. She knew that he loved anything artistic, whether it be writing, music, acting, painting – the whole package.
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?
New Grounds ~ Chapter SevenFeeling her hair, Corinne sighed. It was so tangled, and she didn’t have a brush in her backpack. The braid had long since that morning fallen out, and she now played with the thread, which was like a piece of yarn to her, doing the one trick she knew with it: the cup and saucer/Eiffel Tower combination.New Grounds ~ Chapter Seven3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Was that even a word?
It was now.
Trent was sitting on the sofa behind her (she was on the coffee table), lazily playing a different video game than the day before.
“You wouldn’t happen to have a miniature hairbrush, would you?” She looked over to the languid giant, who nonchalantly looked back at her.
“I keep my miniature hairbrushes in my top drawer,” He grinned. She glared back at him and he sighed. “Sorry, you’re out of luck.”
“I need to brush my hair!” Corinne wailed, flailing her arms just because she could.
“Calm down!” He teased. “You’re gonna dance yourself right off the tablet
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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 FiveEvery now in then, Corinne could catch glimpses of Trent as he shuffled through the other room.New Grounds ~ Chapter Five3 years ago in Settings More Like This
“Dang it!” She heard him shout. Corinne overheard the sound of a microwave door popping open, and then she saw him step back into the door way, his cheeks flushed. “I forgot to take the plastic off. I’m a loser.”
Corinne cracked up, tears coming to her eyes. She was so exhausted that her eyes were watering uncontrollably. Apparently Trent hadn’t noticed, for he had vanished once more.
A few minutes later, a loud beeping filled the house. At first she thought that a smoke detector was going off, and then it dawned on her that it was just how loud the microwave sounded to her.
Trent in the meantime was working on cutting the pizza up, hacking off the tips at the end. How much did she want? There were eight pieces, and of course that was ridiculous. He took two normal-sized slices for himself, then tried to find something she could eat off of. Settling for a
Experiments - Chapter FourAs if being held at the mercy of some flimsy branches and such wasn’t enough, the moon became clouded over, darkening the setting and promising rain.Experiments - Chapter Four3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Sprinkles dribbled down Kylie’s face, and she bit her lip. You’re not going to cry, Kylie. You’re sixteen years old, and you used to love camping.
Rain drenching her, Kylie decided to roll over as far as her stuck foot would let her, staring down at the water as though she were in the rafters of a building.
The view below seemed rather peaceful what with the moon peeking out, shimmering against the mirroring river. Rain dotted the liquid, sending graceful spheres like sound waves all around. Despite the situation, Kylie found it in herself to smile, her eyes drooping.
If this had been her desktop background, she would have had the same reaction.
Wind whistled through the trees, sending icy chills through Kylie. She rolled back over, attempting to curl up and keep warm. Her teeth chattered as she shivered, an