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
Back to School!!Back To SchoolBack to School!!3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
Take Me Home: The Worst Weather 1Take Me Home: The Worst Weather 1Take Me Home: The Worst Weather 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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
Timely Incarcerations: Chapter OneTimely Incarcerations: Chapter OneTimely Incarcerations: Chapter One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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.
Back to School: Chapter ThreeBack To School: Chapter ThreeBack to School: Chapter Three3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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,
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
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
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 12 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
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,
Fearless: Chapter TwoFearless: Chapter Two9 months 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 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
College Gift~ GT(PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION FIRST~~~ thanks ^^)College Gift~ GT3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
" .One down fifty six more to go " Jason sighed heavily as he set down the electrical engineering textbook and slumped back into his desk's chair. His notepad now held a full-scale circuit unit for a high end voltage electrical switch, hooked up to several others. It mazed around his page and he finished it off with a few labels here and there. He had been reluctantly working on that for the past hour and a half, and just when his spirits raised at its completion, they came crashing back down as he glanced over the assigned work.
"Uuugh .ill never get this done in time!" He couldn't help burying his face in his hands and moan in exhaustion. "Its too much!" he complained to his empty living room. Luckily there was enough room for a work desk right beside a bookcase when he first moved in, otherwise he would be in his bedroom or on the couch, and he was easily distracted. The large TV sat behind him on a far off wall and th
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
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 ~ GT3 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
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
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.FirePalm3 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
Nice to Meet You"Oh, you have got to be kidding me!" Jordan shouted as his bag caught and ripped on a thorn bush, spilling its contents. Candy bars, granola bars, some other kind of bar, and bags of trail mix all spilled out. He held out the now useless bag, glaring at the large tear.Nice to Meet You3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well this is just great," he growled, gathering the snacks up and shoving as many of them as possible into the other pocket of the bag. It still left quite a bit left over, which he proceeded to stuff into his pant pockets. There was still some left over even from that and he was left staring at his hands, feeling utterly ridiculous that so simple a problem was causing so much frustration. He groaned and resumed walking, the snacks still clutched in his fists.
"Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he grumbled, stepping over a log. "I'm not a camper, I'm the tech guy. Ugh, damn Tray and my stupid pride."
As was fairly obvious by this point, Jordan wasn't having the best day ever. It had started out th
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 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 Four2 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
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
Take Me Home: Kasia Part I of IITake Me Home: KasiaTake Me Home: Kasia Part I of II3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Trying to make sense of the scene Kasia rubbed her forehead. She didn't have much memory about what happened the night before; all she remembered was having entirely too much fun at the party last time. She remembered dancing and she remembered getting in her car, but then nothing. She looked around her new surroundings, blowing the whole thing off to drinking entirely too many strawberry daiquiris, but there was something to strange about the home. It was a little oversized and slightly cheap looking.
"People have to stop shopping at IKEA," she muttered and touched a cheap looking bookshelf. "This thing looks like it was made out of plastic."
She continued walking through the strange house, trying to locate the owners. There was no sign of life in the home. She noticed a phone hanging on the wall, and she smiled to herself. "Oh thank the gods," she muttered as s
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
Little Surprises Chapter Three"I don't get you man, those girls were all hot!" Kaimus said sloppily as he walked up with Vaughn to his room.Little Surprises Chapter Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Why are you still following me?" Vaughn said irritably. "I told you I was done for the night and you've obviously had a little too much fun tonight."
"Oh shut the hell up," Kaimus grumbled. "I thought I could crash at your place I don't think my mom needs to see me like this."
"I don't even know why you still live at home. You have more than enough money to move out and get your own place."
Kaimus shrugged. "Meh. I like having my car."
"Your car isn't that great," Vaughn frowned with his key in the door.
He wanted to go inside and check on the cupboard. Despite everything that was thrown at him all night, from Kaimus, to women, to bars, to bills, to drinks, to blinks all he could think about were the sounds that he heard coming from the cupboard. &