DeadlineDeadlines. Oh, how Langston Parker hated deadlines. They always seemed to crawl toward him at first, picking their way leisurely through weeks of plotting and typing and revising and retyping; but then they suddenly screamed, "BOO!" and leaped out from behind his computer monitor to torment him through the final weeks leading up to publication. His editors loved setting them. He was all too adept at breaking them.Deadline8 years ago in Horror More Like This
He leaned forward in his computer chair, squinting at the screen through eyes clouded from lack of sleep. Four empty mugs stood at easy reach around him, resting on stacks of discarded manuscript. Stacks that were growing taller with every passing hour when they should have been shrinking – the Day of Reckoning was a mere seventy-two hours away, and he still had fourteen chapters to write.
The bags under his eyes twitched, as though encouraging the lids above them to close. Parker blinked them into submission and rested his fingers on the keyboard once more. They spit out a s
General Purpose Complaint FormGeneral Purpose Complaint FormGeneral Purpose Complaint Form6 years ago in Humor More Like This
[ ] Sir,
[ ] Madam,
[ ] Bitch of indeterminate gender upon whom my wrath falls like the unseen hand of a vengeful God,
I am a dissatisfied customer. To wit, I find myself growing steadily more displeased with the:
[ ] product
[ ] services
[ ] sexual relationship
[ ] exotic animal (specify) ______________________
[ ] other (specify) ____________________________
You provided and wish to bring the matter to your attention. To be blunt, the item in question:
[ ] is dangerously defective.
[ ] was ill-conceived, badly designed, and poorly implemented.
[ ] causes itching, swelling, and open sores.
[ ] has eaten the family pet.
While I am:
[ ] of a reasonable state of mind,
[ ] boiling with ill-contained fury,
[ ] concerned for my health and that of those around me,
[ ] terrified beyond reason,
I am willing to attempt a resolution that does not involve:
[ ] litigation.
[ ] murdering every employee at your business and their fami
Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 9Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 92 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
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“Pilot how long time we reach our destination?” You asked in an excited voice. The pilot looked back at you and smiled.
“It’s not going to until another hour my lady.” You let out a tired sigh.
You lean your head against the wall of the helicopter thinking about what you and Ryuga were talking about while on the phone. You felt so happy that Ryuga chose you as his partner that you were screaming on the inside but just smiling and blushing on the outside. Your eyes soon close and you fell into a small slumber.
Ryuga , Yuu, Tsubasa, and Doji walked up to the roof.
“So Ryuga who was the person you chose as your partner?” Doji asked raising an eyebrow.
“Don’t worry Doji you will see soon.” A playful smirk spread across his lips. “Plus this person is an old friend of ours.” Said Ryuga.
~Back at the Copter~
You restfully slep
Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 11Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 112 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
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The copters soon land and Tsubasa and Yuu got out first.
“Ah I wish I could have been with Ryuga and [Y/n]. I bet they would have been more fun than you.” Yuu pouted. Tsubasa just rolled his eyes at the small boy.
Ryuga then exits the other copter and offered a hand to help you down. You stared at the hand; a small blush came across your cheeks. You looked away and placed your hand in his. Helping you out of the copter. Tsubasa raised an eyebrow. Ryuga started walking towards the building.
“Let’s hurry up and check in. Doji said that he got us two rooms so I and [y/n] will have one room while Tsubasa and Yuu will have the other.” You stopped in your tracks.
“Ugh.” Ryuga stopped and looked over his shoulder at you.
“Is something wrong?” You jumped in surprise at the tone of his voice when he asked the question. You could hear the annoyance in his voice. You looked awa
Gift of the GodsGift of the GodsGift of the Gods1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Smiling, Alex stood on the beach, basking in the warm rays of the morning sun, his bare feet buried in the still night-cold sand. This was it, what he'd looked for during his journey. With closed eyes, he took in the sounds of this place, the gently rocking surf, the cries of the cicadas, a couple of seagulls wrangling over some kind of juicy booty... it wasn't actually a quite place, but besides his breathing, there was not a single human-made sound.
The small Aegean island he'd gone ashore lay far away from commercial shipping routes, and its rocky composition had prevented it from becoming host to one of the hideous looking concrete blocks all too common in popular sea resorts. With beach chairs and waiters, and no difference to thousands of other similar resorts all
Pokemon: Yellow Prose"Oh mighty knight..." The young woman swooned, hand nervously squeezing the skirt of her flowing dress, leaning back on her bed and blushing. The smiling knight slowly approached her, kneeling down by her humbly.Pokemon: Yellow Prose5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You've fought so hard for our beautiful nation...devoting a lifetime of servitude for our nation's people...and I've been so unable to find a fitting reward for your efforts. But you've come today, asking for my hand in marriage...surely it cannot be enough!"
"I can promise you, m'lady..." The handsome knight took her hand in his, kissing it lovingly, and placing his other hand on top of it. "It is all I need to be happy."
"O-Oh...my knight..." The lovely princess gasped out, tears forming in her eyes, a strong blush building in her cheeks from the kiss.
The young girl was jerked back to reality, suddenly blushing rather furiously, clutching her sketchbook up to her slender chest in the hopes that no one had seen it, and no one could see it now. "Wh-What i
DelicacyI knew there was something different about you, love, the first time you went down on me all breathless and giggles.Delicacy6 years ago in Horror More Like This
Your fangs sank into my penis, but before I could scream your venom had already tricked my nerves into loving you. How delicious the final thrust must have been, the hot blood mixed with salty ejaculate. I can only imagine from your look of sleepy satisfaction, gazing down from a million miles away.
Your lips found other places to taste. The veins in my thighs, elbows, wrists. And of course, finally, the neck. How stereotypical, yet how perfect. I swooned with each feast, the sex dimming to a muted roar like a freight train passing above us. Ive tasted heroin, but you, my dear, surpass that glory.
Eventually of course I asked you what it was like. Your enigmatic smile wasnt enough; I pressed you for details. And when you shrugged I took you by the ha
Anthea quiere un asistente para resolver acertijosAnthea quiere un asistente para resolver acertijos3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No queria hacer esto.
No queria. No. No. No.
Hace un par de dias estuvieron disponibles las tareas en la facultad, supongo que sera un sistema para ayudar al pueblo y ganar experiencia y dinero de paso. Si que necesito de la primera.
Decidí escoger por mi mismo una tarea, pensé que no tenia mayor importancia cual escogiera asi que igualmente lo hice al azar, pero dada mi mala suerte usual, la que escogí la encargó el mismisimo demonio.
La tutora de Sheerwood.
Ahora estoy sentado en el lobby, donde me citaria con ella a fin de terminar esta tarea. Se que esto sera peor incluso que pasar todo ese tiempo con Judas.
Muevo mis manos nerviosamente, y trato de respirar profundo para mantener la calma, en anticipacion a la tarde tan larga que tendre que pasar el dia de hoy. Si ya me cuesta respirar de solo pensarlo, cuando se aparezca ella me dará un ataque cardiaco.
El zapatear de mis botas contra el piso del lobby, y un pequeño tictac del reloj en la
Beyblade Metal Masters, Team Dungeon X ReaderA girl was strolling casually down the street, a bored look upon her face as her __(c)__ eyes gazed skyward. She chewed on a piece of gum as she blew a large bubble and it popped across her face, she used her fingers to get it unstuck and stuck the gum back in her mouth.Beyblade Metal Masters, Team Dungeon X Reader3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I wish there was something to do today..." She mutterd under her breath. She stopped by the dockyard and looked out over the water.
"Why do summers have to be so boring?" she huffed.
"Did i just hear what i think i heard?" A questioning voice asked as she turned around to see a boy in a green sweater with black hair, the tips of his hair were white and he held a jar of jelly beans unher his arm.
"If you heard me say that summers were boring then yes." She replied. The boy ran over to her.
"Summers are suppost to be fun though! How can you say that summer is boring?" he asked, exagerating his voice.
"It's no fun if you have no one to spend it with..." she sighed as she looked back over the water. The boy was silent for
Doctor Visit: Adjustment TGDoctor Visit: Special Adjustment TGDoctor Visit: Adjustment TG5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The letter in the mail made Brandon Keene curse under his breath. He couched and flipped through the forms he'd been sent.
Two weeks before, he'd applied for an individual health insurance plan for the first time since moving out on his own. The paperwork was a headache and he'd been told to hope for no reply from the company.
With his heart racing, he wondered how much higher they'd set his deductible and whether his premiums had been given a bump. But as he scanned, there were no numbers and figures anywhere. He turned the papers over and over.
Eventually, his eyes settled on the all-important line, "The potentially insured's application is contingent on a routine examination and special adjustment by a local doctor from the following list "
Brandon read carefully. With a sigh, he noted the doctor with the closest address. On his cell phone, he made an appointment for the next day.
Once there, and with letter and papers in hand, he sighed and
Return to SenderEmily,Return to Sender6 years ago in General More Like This
I find myself thinking of you again after so many years. I wonder what youve been up to, how things have gone since we parted. Im sorry it didnt end so well Ive thought about that final day together, perfect in sun and water yet so utterly wrong. I meant for it to be a chance to rediscover ourselves, but maybe we learned how wrong we were for each other at that time. But even so, I wonder. What if it was just a bad day?
Of course, I still love you. I never stopped. Ive had other people in my life, but never really moved on. Despite myself I compare and contrast, wondering how Id react if you suddenly showed up on my doorstep.
No, thats not true. I know how Id react. And it scares me a bit.
Anyway, Ill keep this short. Just trying to make contact, and maybe if you can revise history a bit, see that las
Wish on paperThis text contains TF and/or TG as well as mild sexual scenes and bad languageWish on paper5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So if you don't like any of the above, go find something else to read
The TGF Writer
My life was a rather below average one; at my seventeen years of existence, I had little to no abilities, and the only thing I stood out in was not being good at anything, and it seemed I would stay that way.
Until I found that shop.
I was walking down the street, mad about everything; mad at the fact that I saw the girl I liked kissing behind the school with some jock I've never met; mad about the fact I had just gotten my grades, and as always, they had been far bellow the red; mad about my lack of ability on any sport; mad about my bad luck; bad about my foolishness; so in short, mad about my life.
Then, I saw that strange blue door.
It was in the middle of the street, between a clothes shop and a fast food restauran
Zombie CompromiseThere was one constant in Emery's world, and it was the stench. Everywhere he went the smell of corruption awaited him, and contrary to conventional wisdom he never got used to it. The problem lay, he suspected, in the symphony of decay generated by earthly microbes the same way no two bouquets of flowers ever smelled exactly alike.Zombie Compromise4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today's stench was earthy; peaty. He'd become quite the connoisseur of bad smells in the past 16 months or so. He neither inhaled deeply nor breathed any more shallowly than normal it just was. And no matter how many showers he took, no matter what deodorizers he tried, it clung to his hair and clothes, ground into his very skin perhaps.
Oh well. In this small way, the zombie apocalypse was able to touch him physically.
He sat upon the hood of today's car (a Black Rousch Mustang with heinous orange racing stripes, 7.2 miles on the odometer) and watched the undead shuffle back and
Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 3Ryuga x reader childhood friend chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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You stared at the boy in front of you.
"R-Ryuga." You mumbled.
"Ah Ryuga welcome back. I'm terribly sorry that you had to come back to such a mess."
"Whoa looks like someone had a party." Said Yuu. "Hey Doji who's the girl?" he asked.
"Oh this?" he yanked on your hair making you let out a painful scream. "She is the one who made this mess, she just recently came to her limit. I thought she would be of some use to us don't you think Ryuga?" You looked at Ryuga with worried eyes. He just looked at you.
"Doji give her to me. I'll take care of her for now but I want you to go to go take care of Gingka and his little friends." Your eyes widen.
"Oh yay I get to play with Gingie, Benben, and Yoyo again." Yuu said with a big smile. (Oh Yuu and your way of nickname.)
"Wait. WHa. Ouch." Ryuga picked you up and placed you over his shoulder.
"H-hey put me down." You said.
"You're coming with me! Make sure yo
Best Halloween EverAzil and Deezil loved Halloween, because they could walk the streets without worrying about people screaming and running away. They didnt even need a costume. They just went as they were: a couple of demons with red scaly skin, claws, and horns.Best Halloween Ever6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Plus there was free candy.
Trick or treat! Azil shouted when Mrs.McDuffy opened her door.
Oh my, what a scary devil! she laughed, lowering the candy bowl so Azil could select a treat. He took a Snickers bar, and surprised Mrs.McDuffy by taking a bite of it right there on her porch, right through the wrapping.
Deezil met him at the curb. Whatd you score?
Azil opened his mouth wide and Deezil peered within. Oh, sweet. Snickers. And what did she score?
Gas leak, Azil mumbled around the last of his candy bar. That was good. Your turn.
Deezil looked around, pointed at a
P4: Facing My True Self pt.1P4: Facing My True Self pt.16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Chapter 1: The Magician
The faint grinding of metal upon metal was drowned out by the music blaring in his ears. The train rocked slightly as it rolled over the track, en route to Tokyo. After about a year of hell and constant studying he had managed to get into Tokyo University. Had it not been for Yukikos tutoring and Chies constant threats of kicking his ass if he failed be might have given up half way. Actually that was a lie. He probably would have still tried, maybe even found some way to sneak into the school if only to fulfill his promise.
I was thinking of going to Tokyo University. Maybe doing something like psychology. I want to figure out more about the Persona. The boys velvety deep voice spoke over the phone, always calm, always collected.
Really? Well...maybe I will too. He said enthusiastically.
Yeah? You think you can, Yosuke? You know you have trouble with studying. He laughed.
they never quite doMara made pictures without a thousand words, without sounds or touches; Mara made pictures with a whisper, when she least wanted to, much to her chagrin. They hung thick on her walls; faces frozen, eyes wide at Maras word.they never quite do7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Mara was thinner than she seemed, taking steps towards the bright light at the end of the hallway. Not as sure as she was stoned, she meandered; her feet leaving strange skinny marks in the thick carpet. Her hair, blonde on black, wagged back and forth as music played somewhere between her ears. She rounded the corner and asked the man on the wall a simple question. Where were you while we were getting high?&
Apart Chapter 2: The SummonsA few hours later, Hinata was awake, going through the motions of getting ready for the day. She had risen from her bed, from the security of her quilt, wiped her eyes, and had slowly hopped into the shower, like an automaton. Hinata's eyes never looked up as the warm water washed over her, washed the salty remains of her silent tears away. Her head was bent in sadness, in self-pity.Apart Chapter 2: The Summons8 years ago in Teen More Like This
She got out, dried herself, and threw on her normal clothes, pulling her soft hoodie over her head and slipping into its comfort. Breakfast was a glass of milk and some toast, and she munched it halfheartedly, her pale purple eyes glossed over and half closed.
I believed it, she thought, nibbling again at the toast. I completely thought I'd mailed the letter. And it seemed so happy, everything seemed so perfect. Naruto-kun even kissed me, and he said he preferred me, and...
Good holy crap, she fired back at herself angrily, Hinata, what are you doing! You haven't pined and cried like this since you were fi
World Domination FormWorld Domination in 9 Easy Steps!World Domination Form6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Thank you for your interest in dominating the world, a dynamic new field filled with rewards and yes, some challenges. Many people believe world domination is not for them, but surprisingly, once they try it many agree it's fun and engaging. This handy checklist can help you get started in the exciting new hobby everyone's talking about!
STEP 1: Choose Your Name
A proper name can liquify the bowels of both enemies and friends alike.
(one check per column, multiple columns allowed):
[ ] Adolf [ ] Violator [ ] The Awesome
[ ] Doctor [ ] Soul-Destroyer [ ] The Merciless
[ ] Billy
1YearKiribian TG_TF part1 of 2I live in a world where countries no longer battle over oil, gold, diamonds or land; instead, a new source of power and money has appeared in the world, information.1YearKiribian TG_TF part1 of 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At first no one really realized how important it was.
Information flowed, went and came, was hidden and protected, given and spread. It was everywhere; in books, in stories, in ink or in screens, pen drives, libraries, legends, myths, movies, series, comics... everyone knew something someone else didn't.
And as time passed by, the spread and speed in which one could acquire information increased; more and more it became easy to access someone else's knowledge; from paper, through the imprint, to the internet and the flux system, one after the other, the globalization of information became absolute.
That is, until the Great Vortex incident.
Overnight, governments around the world decided to acquire all existing information and seal it away, for them to use and abuse, while the citizens were forbidden to even read without pa
TG - The Art of FuThe Art of Fu: A Legend BeginsTG - The Art of Fu5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I've been lucky for a while.
As a little kid, I wanted to get picked for something in class and the teacher just happened to pick me. I got the winning run in a little league game because the other team committed seventeen errors in a single play. A prize machine once paid out all its tickets to me.
It didn't happen with everything. And sometimes, on the things I wanted the most, it never seemed to work. But when I was really focused and relaxed, it was like things bended my way. It got really weird when I wanted a personal fridge in my bedroom and it just appeared one day. So far as my mom was concerned, I'd had it for years.
I thought of my friend with black hair instead of blond hair (like he always wanted) and he came to school with it one day. I always happened upon the biggest secrets in Zelda, I never died in any of the bullet hell shooters I loved, and I always won in matches verses friends.
I was humble about it with all the dirty looks I
Love, AlwaysDo you love me?Love, Always6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I stopped in mid kiss, her warm pulse beneath my lips, looking up from her neck.
Thats a hell of a thing to ask.
Her eyes flashed, the corners of her mouth quirking. I sighed, resigned. My heart thudded in my chest anyway as I said the inevitable words.
Thats good, she whispered. And leaned back and let me love her.
Moments later the secure line buzzed its harsh three-sequence alarm and all hell broke loose as I struggled free of the bed to man the console. It was my watch, after all.
Multiple inbound arcs over the North pole; this was not good. I cross-checked the Alaskan grid and confirmed the Soviet MIRVs were real, not ghosts. I looked at her, the anguish evident on my face.
Do you love me? she repeated, an uncharacteristic urgency to her tone.
I shook my head. What? You heard the its
Affinity: Part VIIDesmond could hear the small, dull thuds Alex's feet made on the carpeted hallways behind him; he could feel the man's blue eyes intently watching his back, and there was still a very small part of him that was desperately pleading to just fake left and run for the nearest transit as soon as they hit the street.Affinity: Part VII4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His chest was tight, and he kept on chewing on the inside of his cheek and tapping his fingers against his palms. It felt like he was enduring the worst wait of his life. With each step he found himself cursing New York, cursing his shitty luck, and cursing the man ignorantly following behind him.
But he just couldn't put his heart into the last bit.
It would have been easier if he wasn't on the fence about so many things: Alex Mercer didn't want to hurt him? That, he believed wanted to believe but he would remember that double edged sword that had replaced what should have been the man's arm, and his hand started shaking as its unquestionable lethality passed thr
Writer's BlockI first met Alistair Creaux at WritersCon '97, and from the first words he uttered to me in a drunken slur I knew he was destined for greatness: Sometimes I get an idea and it's so so sweet I'll just ride it like a buckin bronc and donkey-punch that fucker.Writer's Block4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I'd nodded sagely, not quite understanding but impressed by his zeal. Once I'd actually read Creaux's work it all made sense. Wonderful, crazy sense. He wrote like a combination of Hunter S. Thompson, William Burroughs, and Stephen King. Epic storytelling, accessible to the common man, but shot through with Deeper Meaning for those willing to delve.
His fame skyrocketed since I'd discovered him. He was BorderHouse's number one draw; every book pre-sold by the millions as soon as it was announced, anticipated by rabid fans (Creauxians, they called themselves) and lovingly dissected on numerous internet fan sites around the world. Two of his books had beco