Medved' Beis II- Chapter 3Snow fell with a soft, ceaseless hiss outside Terenti’s cabin door, where he stood with his hand on the scruff of his dog Dimoka's neck. His fingers clutched the dark brown fur tightly, holding Dimoka fast as the animal strained against him, sniffing the thin morning air. Normally, Terenti would let his dog go and track down whatever had aroused her curiosity, but something was different. Something was wrong.Medved' Beis II- Chapter 310 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“You smell something strange, don’t you Dimoka?” Terenti whispered, just barely louder than the snakelike murmurs of wind and snow.
Dimoka whined in response, twisting in an attempt to free herself, before she suddenly froze and pricked her ears.
Somewhere out in the white forest, distant, faint, and eerie as anything Terenti had ever heard, came the rumble of thunder.
Or... was it voices?
Terenti was all too aware of how far he was from any other people. It had taken him three days to get to this rugged hut from his central cabin, which was itself a two da
Medved' Beis II- Chapter 4The village assembled en masse at the town hall immediately, crowding together and whispering anxiously in the long, dimly lit room as eyes shifted back and forth between Kaelin and Terenti's dog. Kaelin sat on a stool in a beam of cold light, illuminated like a grim trophy on a pedestal to one side of the front of the hall. Laying nearby in the light cast from a flickering candle was Dimoka the hunting dog, licking the blood from her stiff feet. Both dog and girl jumped at every unexpected sound.Medved' Beis II- Chapter 49 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Everyone! Everyone be silent!"
The booming voice of the village priest filled the hall, and a hush descended as all turned to look at him.
"The elders will speak, now. Listen well." The priest stepped aside, gesturing to the four council members sitting in low chairs between Kaelin and Dimoka.
Asha, a broad-shouldered councilwoman whose dark grey hair was pulled into a tight bun, rose slowly to her feet and addressed the villagers with funereal stoicism.
"My friends," she began, eyes wanderi
Medved' Beis II- PrologueDemyan Belka hadn’t seen the sun for nearly a month. His world had been shrunken down to encompass only the cavernous chill of stone and darkness, broken only by the softly flickering light of his lantern.Medved' Beis II- Prologue10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The middle-aged blacksmith leaned away from his work for a moment, one hand resting on the uneven slab of wood that functioned as his workbench, the other fiddling idly with a filthy polishing cloth. The fibers of the cloth snagged unpleasantly on his rough skin as his eyes wandered over his work. It was beautiful. Horribly beautiful. It made him sick to look at it, those glimmering emerald eyes staring up at him unseeingly, taunting him with their emptiness.
Demyan closed his eyes, unable to look at his creation any longer. “It’s finished,” he grunted, letting the cloth drop to the stone floor.
Behind him, his monstrous captor shifted and rose up onto four legs, head towering eight meters above him.
“So what now?” Demyan sighed, breaking the silen
Larger Than Life Ch 5Larger Than LifeLarger Than Life Ch 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I watched this fox for a good ten minutes. Assuming that there was just something mentally wrong with it, I turned to head back to my room. And, of course, as soon as I decide that, the fox bolts into the woods. That grace you would normally see in their run seemed to missing, like it was in a rush. Allowing my curiosity to get the best of me, I left the sink and made my way out to the back porch.
I sat down on the steps, focusing on being as quiet as humanly possible. I waited for about ten minutes, the only sound being the song of the frogs and crickets. I had become fairly immersed in the sound around me, so when the nocturnal song was silenced by the sudden reappearance of the fox as it burst from the brush; I was caught by surprise and snapped my head in its direction with a soft curse.
Hearing my voice, the fox stopped dead in its tracks and looked me straight in the eye. As it brought its head up, I saw something hanging from its jaws. I looked and l
A Survivor Among ManyStarted 6/29/11A Survivor Among Many2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Zane couldn't remember how long he had been out here in this desert. It felt like it had been for days, but he knew better than that. One look at the sun and he knew that the heat only made it feel like it was soaking up more hours of his energy and strength, but he had to continue. Here this 25-year-old was, stuck on a strange planet in a hopefully-not-deserted area by himself what great fun that was.
He snorted and lifted his fabric clad arms to cross them, glancing around as he stepped into his assigned city. Or perhaps it was more appropriate to call it a wasteland. This city wasn't like his, let alone his size. This city was on Earth the first dying planet in this solar system. The plants and other life seemed to flourish on this planet, but not the life that his people were looking for.
His people were the Nowa, simply put they were set to be the protectors of this planet as soon as life like theirs was found here. His planet, called the Yunion, was far
Back to School: Chapter TwoBack to School: Chapter TwoBack to School: Chapter Two2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"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
Nellie O'Nine and the Giants 9In the morning it was Colton that woke up first. He had barley slept at all that night. Every time he felt her move on his chest she woke him up. He was too afraid that he'd roll over or something and hurt her to lose himself in sleep. He was exhausted.Nellie O'Nine and the Giants 92 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The storm at stopped somewhere between three and four in the morning and he'd thought about putting her in her human bed. But he didn't want to risk waking her from her peaceful sleep so he just suffered in silence. He'd managed to sleep for about three hours but it was now eight in the morning and with the sun shining in through the window he couldn't sleep.
But Nellie could. She was still as still as a stone on his chest two hours later and Colton decided that it was time to wake his sleeping beauty up.
He sat up let gravity settle in as she sunk into his hand still pressed up against his chest. After a moment she started to stir becoming uncomfortable in her new position. When her eyes fluttered open she was staring straight into his
A New Addition Part OneUnbroken Bond Side StoryA New Addition Part One2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A New Addition Part One
"Ah! My God!" Madison screamed from the long white hospital bed. "This is torture! Why?! Why would you do this to me, Spencer?!" Tears fell from her eyes in pain, ripping out another scream. Spencer was holding her left hand, letting Madison squeeze Spencer's hand as hard as she could.
"It's okay, Madison. Everything is going to be alright." Spencer said, trying to calm down his wife.
Madison angrily looked up at Spencer. "No, everything is not going to be alright! Do you know how this feels?! Do you?!" Madison snapped, before resting her head back down on the pillow.
"You can do it, Madison. I know you can. Just give another push, okay?" A male doctor sat at the end of the bed, as he looked in between Madison's legs, waiting for the sign of
Take Me Home: Wesley (Hug a Tiny Day!)Wesley grabbed his necklace, letting a tear fall to the floor of the box. He'd never see her again, all because of these damned giants... and now he'd probably suffer the same fate. Stuck inside the box, he sat in the corner and hugged his knees. Well... maybe if it was male he'd have a chance at least. If it was another female giant though... he shuddered at the thought. His heart nearly jumped out of his throat when he heard the door open, making him squeeze his eyes shut. He couldn't be another pet, he wouldn't.Take Me Home: Wesley (Hug a Tiny Day!)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh!" Katrin burst out as she opened the door and her eyes fell on the tiny box in front of her. "Sis?" She called back into the house. "Did you order something?" It wouldn't have surprised her if she did; her older sister Rakel was always ordering new things for work. She didn't want to disturb her, but there was a small chance that the box was "Can I just bring it in?"
"Do whatever you want Katrin...I'
A New Addition Part TwoMadison could feel her eyelids drape over her eyes like curtains; they were so heavy and felt so weak. She could feel herself surrounded in an environment of darkness that is until a sudden bright light shined upon her, hurting her weak and exhausted eyes. As a reflex, Madison opened her eyes but instantly shut them, raising a slow and steady hand in front of her face, stopping the light from blinding her. But holding her hand up, Madison noticed its ghostly pale color and how hard it was shaking.A New Addition Part Two2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Madison could feel a quiet gasp be breathed from her mouth. Where was she? What was going on? Why did she feel so weak and feeble as if she were some senior citizen? Suddenly, a voice interrupted her thoughts.
"What are you doing?" The voice asked with a stern but curious tone.
"What?" Madison questioned, looking around her at her surroundings. Apparently, the only thing that was glow
Medved' Beis II- Chapter 1Motylek wasn’t a small village, but it wasn’t particularly impressive either. If asked what the centerpiece of village life was, any one of the residents would give a different answer.Medved' Beis II- Chapter 110 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“The church, of course,” the priest would say, a tiny, curved smile on his face. He would point to the bulbous dome and intricate spire rising amidst the surrounding pine trees, fading blue paint still a cheerful beacon in the bright sunlight.
“Oh the market, no question about it,” the tanner’s wife would chuckle. She would gesture to the bustling cobblestone square down the street, where a half-dozen merchants with laden carts of apples and sweet cakes and sacks of flour would trade their wares.
“I’d have to say the town hall,” the eldest village councilman would smile, a proud gleam in his eye. He’d nod sagely to an old stone building with a steepled roof, sitting elevated on a hill overlooking the market.
“A tricky question,