A 40K ChristmasTwas the night before ChristmasA 40K Christmas9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and all through the barracks
not a creature was stirring not even the ferrets.
The servitor stalked through the hallways with care
as though in fear they may be mauled by a bear.
The Space Marines all tucked in tight in their bunks,
dreaming of blowing the 'nids into chunks.
When all of a sudden there arose a great clatter,
I called an Inquisitor to look into the matter.
I ran to the hanger, Laspistol in hand,
and saw a red Thunderhawk with a single white band.
From it there walked a man clad in red,
no sign of a helmet atop his great bearded head.
He carried a sack filled with hundreds of boxes,
and for a moment my fear fell upon poxes,
but then he laughed, in a great 'belly-laugh',
knocking me down, out of reach of my staff.
And then in a time no more than a heartbeat,
he drew out a present and laid it at my feet.
He made his way past the security beams,
giving presents to soldiers who were deep in their dreams.
When he w
Nightmares: Jeff the Killer Story Part 3A throbbing pain in the side of my head told me I was alive. My weary eyes opened to find myself back in my room. Had it all been a dream again? Had I bumped my head on the wall somehow? Then the image of someone standing over me told me no, it was real. I became confused.Nightmares: Jeff the Killer Story Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Who are you? Why didn't you kill me?" I demanded to know.
"I told you, you're beautiful," he reached and played with a lock of my hair. A tear escaped down my cheek and then more followed. I covered my face with my hands and sobbed. Then my breathing became out of control and I began coughing and hyperventilating. "Are you all right?" he asked as if he cared.
"N..no, I can't breath," I sat up and held my chest and continued to cry.
"Deep breaths, Raven," he said.
"How do you know my name?" I shook.
"It's on your door," he answered.
"Oh, yeah, I made that," I smiled finally able to breath a bit better. He sat on the bed and put an arm around me. Where was his knife? I glanced around my room to find he had placed it o
Monster Club (Chapter 12)Monster Club (Chapter 12)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Abraham, you listening?” Michelle asked sharply. Abraham’s head snapped up to attention. He had been so lost in his thoughts that he hadn’t heard Michelle speak to him. The entire club was seated at the table and were just finishing up breakfast. Michelle had apparently been addressing the entire table to give an announcement.
“Sorry,” Abraham replied sheepishly, “just a lot on my mind.”
A week had passed since Katie’s return and Asher had displayed his devastating abilities. For all respects and purposes, it seemed as if the house had returned to normal…for the most part. Living in Tamil’s room was nice and quiet, if a little dank. Tamil often joked that Abraham didn’t need to worry about snoring or noises…because it was quiet as a crypt when he slept. Abraham had laughed at this, but the first night that he’d slept in the room, he noticed that Tamil hadn’t been joking, the nights in the Monst
The Sun's Song, Ch. 1--------The Sun's Song, Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun was setting. Another night was about to begin.
A purple, regal-looking pegacorn gazed up into the darkening sky, checking the feel of the world around her. It would be quiet, by the look of things. Quiet, starry, peaceful. There were but two things missing: the moon, and the right music.
Princess Luna looked back down again, gazing over a small band of assorted ponies that now surrounded her. Some carried a few woodwind instruments; others, strings; still others, percussion. A few performed basic vocal exercises, honing their collective tones. The princess gave a faint smile. Yes, everything was proceeding as planned. Tonight would be a fine performance to honor the rising of the moon.
"Hello, Princess Luna! Sorry I'm late. I was so busy reading I lost track of the time!" a unicorn with a dark purple coat and mane trotted up to her, a glow surrounding both her horn and a wooden pan flute.
"..." Luna frowned. She honestly disliked her elder sister's
Monster Club (Chapter 17)Monster Club (Chapter 17)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Packing took almost no time at all, as no one really had that much they were looking to take with them. Everyone was excited for the beach and were all acting out of the ordinary! Sarah was giddy and trembling with excitement, running around looking for clothes to wear and helping other to pack their luggage. Tamil stumbled around his room wildly, trying to find his suitcase. When asked why he needed it, he would answer “You take suitcase with you when travel, yes?” Abraham found his response hilarious and pointed out that he didn’t need to pack anything...just a towel.
Michelle was in her room packing. She had been to the beach before, and already had some idea of what she was doing. She had a small bag of towels, a book, and her swimsuit. Katie was by far the most reluctant to pack. She seemed a little reluctant, but in the end, she couldn’t her excitement at the thought of seeing it for the first time. Abraham didn’t have much to pack, as he had very li
Monster Club (Chapter 1)Monster Club (Chapter 1)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sky cried powerful tears over Abraham's head. He pulled his coat over his head and continued to run down the dirt road, which was quickly turning to mud beneath this torn and blood covered sneakers. He had been running for what felt like weeks, but for what only could have been a few days. Nothing looked familiar to him…which is what he wanted. The trees toward over him like great leafy giants, glaring at him…challenging him. Lightning stuck over head, lighting the sky with its deadly and brilliant lights. The thunder clap was like a loud roar, daring him to continue his made race. Nature itself conspired against him...it fought him.
"Go ahead," he growled to himself, "it's not like life's done me any favors before."
The truth was that Abraham Singer had been running for most of his life. He had no home to speak of…and he had no adults to call parents. To the common eye, Abraham Singer was just a simple 15 year old orphan boy. However, it wasn't pity Abraham wanted…nor was it empat
Road Rovers - Enter Geist (Part 2)Road Rovers - Enter Geist (Part 2)3 years ago in Drama More Like This
In the next scene, our heroes, the Road Rovers are enjoying a spectacular summer vacation in the beach of Miami Florida. Colleen is seen with a pair of shades and wearing a leotard with the British flag patterned on it, resting peacefully on a beach chair with an umbrella.
Colleen: Ahh It's so nice to be out here in Miami in this nice summer heat. And it's great to finally have a bloomin' break from going out on missions. They can get so boring.
Colleen's ears then pick up the sound of Hunter and Exile's voices. She looks to her left side, and removes her shades to see the two of them playing volley ball together. Hunter is wearing a blue speedo, and Exile is wearing a black speedo.
Colleen: Blimey! I thought those two would be out surfing or something! It's hard to get some shut eye out here with all that bloody noise!
Colleen does her best to ignore the cheerful sounds of Hunter and Exile's voices. Meanwhile, the Golden retriever and the Siberian husky continue to enjoy their v
Mother Mew"...Mewtwo... do you know... how you were truly created...?"Mother Mew4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Pokémon looks up before answering with his same hardened expression.
I.. was created... in a lab..
I look at him fearlessly, and hold up a small wooden figure of a mew.
"That's only what they wanted you to think, Mewtwo... you have a mother, just like any other Pokémon. True, you look very different to her- but also very similar. She gave birth to you in an egg as any Pokémon does..."
The Pokémon looks confused now
a mother...? then what of my creation?
I feel a twinge of pain.
"Mewtwo... you once looked very much like your mother. What those scientists did... they only... deformed you..."
Mewtwo looks slightly saddened now, shadows under his usually angry eyes.
I do not understand... why do you tell me this?
I look at him and smile.
"It is your right to know who you truly are... Mewtwo... within the pokeball on my belt... your mother sleeps..."
His face suddenly looks shocked.
Monster Club (Chapter 14)Monster Club (Chapter 14)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Let them go!” Abraham spun to look behind Gregory’s gun. Behind him was a furious and dangerous looking Michelle. Her eyes flared with an intense anger and her fists were clenched. Behind her was Tamil, who looked slightly confused. He couldn’t see what was in front of him, but he knew what was going on. There was much to be worried about. Abraham dared not move, as the hunter, Gregory turned to face Michelle.
“So, the werewolf rears her head? So does the mummy.”
“I said let them go, bastard.” Michelle snarled. She made a dangerous move towards him, but Gregory made a threatening motion with the gun back towards Calypso.
“You’re in no position to make threats, werewolf.” He mocked. Michelle growled dangerously, but slowly lowered her fists to her side, fighting herself to keep from attacking.
“What do you want?” Michelle asked him dangerously.
“Purity.” Gregory snapped. “You and your kind h
Monster Club (Chapter 5)Monster Club (Chapter 5)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun was high in the sky now. The overcast sky seemed to be brightening now as the lake shimmered with the suns glow. The inside of the house seemed to brighten under the sun. Abraham was rather impressed by the appearance of it…it hardly seemed like a house of monsters and ghouls any more. Solomon continued to stare up at Abraham, expecting him to speak up. Abraham was slightly nervous. Solomon had told him to stop digging into the fate of Katie, and he had disobeyed…but now Solomon was saying that he had wanted Abraham to do it? How did that make any sense?
"I…I don't understand…you actually wanted me to investigate the disappearance of Katie?" Abraham asked. Solomon nodded.
"Yes, I did."
"Then…why did you try to stop me earlier?" Solomon just laughed hardily at him.
"I wasn't trying to stop you…I only was trying to strengthen your resolve and feed your curiosity." Solomon explained. "I wanted to see how far you would be willing to go to find out the truth about her…and I must say
Demo's DayThe alarm bell clamored throughout the entire BLU base. It wasn't a RED Spy like the last time (we all know how well THAT went), but a caravan of three RED Scouts were running in, hooting and hollering. They thought they were hot shit, confident that their trio could swarm around anything that tried to stand in their way.Demo's Day5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And they might have been right: any living thing that blocked them was greeted by a swift death via a flurry of bats. Unfortunately for them, our Engi's fully upgraded Sentry isn't phased by aluminum sport equipment.
I sit in the corner, back against a wall (someone's gotta show the team proper Spy prevention protocol), and wait for the little bunnies to hop right into our Sentry's killing zone.
"Let's go, let's go, let's go! Woohoohoo!" shouts one of them as he comes in from around a corner. The Sentry lets out a shrill chirp as it spots him, then proceeds to turn him into Scout-flavored swiss cheese.
His two living fellow Scouts become aware of the mechanized threat
Monster Club (Chapter 6)Monster Club (Chapter 6)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After the conversation with Solomon, Abraham went up to his room and lay down. He stared up at the ceiling from his bed and considered all that had been going on. So many thoughts and feelings flooded his consciousness…most of them about the strange group of monsters he now had to live with. Though he was starting to like them, he couldn’t help but think of them as monsters or something sub human. Something deep down told him that this was a cold stereotype…almost as if he was being somewhat racist…but he simply couldn’t help his thoughts. After all, he barely knew them.
A dridder that is open and friendly and likes to sew clothes. A werewolf girl who is a strong and loyal leader for her family. A shy and timid mermaid with a little girls crush. A vampire with unbelievable power and intimidating abilities. And finally, a young mummy with a sense of humor and a few secrets of his own. Top it all off with a ghost who owns an old lake house that several po
Monster Club (Chapter 7)Monster Club (Chapter 7)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When the night of the full moon finally came, the entire house was on edge. Abraham could feel the tension. Even Sarah, who was always so chipper and happy seemed slightly out of focus and a little lost in her own thoughts. She spent most of her time in the yard weaving her webs around the borders of the yard over and over again. Solomon stayed cooped up in the kitchen, staring out the window. Tamil sat quietly in the living room, not talking. His humor was dry and his spirit wasn’t in the humor. Calypso was even more clumsy than normal. Her gaze was somewhere off into space and she was easily distracted.
However, of everyone in the house, it was Asher and Michelle who were acting the most odd. Asher would spend the day cleaning a pistol while occasionally slipping off into a short nap, which he would quickly wake up from and curse himself for falling asleep. When someone tried to speak to him, he was slow to respond, if he responded at all. Michelle stayed cooped up in her room.
Monster Club (Chapter 11)Monster Club (Chapter 11)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I could only stand there...I could only watch and listen to them as they pointed and laughed. I was on a stage in front of an audience of people who were all shouting and laughing. The bars of my cage felt so cold and they made me feel so confined. I was dirty, and I was freezing. The ring master did not consider me human enough to deserve clothes...so all I could do was curl up in my cage...exposing myself to the cold, to the elements, and to the crowd of onlookers. The ring master was standing on stage in front of my cage, introducing me to the crowd, but never calling me by a name. The little sign under my cage read "THE SPIDER GIRL." That was my name, as I had not been given one. I was not human enough to deserve a name either, it seemed. I had nothing to call myself.
When he called his show workers and assistance up to assist him, I shivered and backed as far to the edge of my cage as I could as the two show workers came to my cage and opened the door. The cr
TF2: Shy GirlTF2: Shy Girl4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She looked into the mirror hanging on her bedroom wall, her mask on. It was normal day on the base. Everyone was doing their own thing. She, the BLU Team's Pyro, was still gazing at herself in the mirror, battling her wits about doing something she was trying to avoid doing.
Since Scout helped her that day when the RED Spy slashed her, his comment about leaving her mask off stuck in her mind. She didn't know why, but it did. None of the other teammates questioned her reason for leaving the mask on, only Scout.
Her fingers itched as she was holding the bottom of her mask. Should she take it off? What if the others found her repulsive? She wasn't exactly proud of the scars on her face. She found them ugly and just reminded her of the past she wished she could forget.
Then she remembered Scout saying she wasn't bad-looking. It was probably his way of saying that maybe, perhaps, she's pretty? Pyro shook her head. How silly of her to think that. She huffed, staring at the mirror. Just for o
Shizuka Takahashi versus the Whack-A-Moles!Shizuka Takahashi. Amaterasu. The Silent Queen of the Underground. The bearer of the Phoenix.Shizuka Takahashi versus the Whack-A-Moles!2 years ago in Settings More Like This
She was embroiled in her greatest battle yet.
Her enemies were legion. They lurked within their cthonian lairs until the time was ripe to burst out of their burrows in many an attempt to ambush her. They always attacked en masse, their vectors multiple and their patterns unpredictable. And when she confronted them, they swiftly went to ground like the cowards they were, planning to wait her fury out.
But Shizuka proved swifter. Her lightning fast strikes tore through their ranks and cut them off from their lines of retreat. She struck them down again and again before they could gain sanctuary, hammered them into the black abyss that spawned them.
Yet even after she violently drove them back into the hell they came from, they always returned, their numbers replenished and their movements faster than before. And despite the horrific losses they suffered, they continued to grin all throughout the
Monster Club (Chapter 15)Monster Club (Chapter 15)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I hungered. My body was on fire with it. I staggered through the cursed forest searching…sniffing…and growling. I hadn’t eaten in so long…I couldn’t afford to. Every day was a battle with myself. I couldn’t become a monster, I was myself…I was Asher…I wasn’t a beast. I needed to control myself. I had to. And yet, it was a hopeless struggle. I felt the rage within…the thirst.
Suddenly I perked up…I smelled it. The smell of flesh and blood…the smell of a human. My eyes darted from left to right, scanning for that smell. I could see him…about 300 yards away. There was something laying in front of him, but the man was closer…and his smell was so…delicious.
I felt my hunger take hold of my senses. I gave in to madness and hunger as logic fled my mind. I drove through the undergrowth with full speed, the world flying past me as the shadows of the night coated my body in
Monster Club (Chapter 13)Monster Club (Chapter 13)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Abraham walked silently with the others, careful to remember where they were going and starting to wonder how far away they had to go in order to go shopping. Michelle was in the lead, walking briskly and with purpose. Tamil was hanging back slightly. He was smiling and looking around him, clearly enjoying getting the chance to be out and about. Calypso was looking at her feet, still a little embarrassed from the incident with Asher earlier. Abraham didn’t quite know what to say or who to talk to, thankfully, Michelle took care of that for him.
“Abraham,” she said loudly, “you’re a little new to all this, so here’s how we do things. When we get to the store, we’ll split off into groups. One group will go to the food sections and pick up anything food related. The other group will go to the clothing and toiletries area and pick up anything we need from there. When we’ve gotten everything that we’ll need, you are to go to check out li
Monster Club (Chapter 16)Monster Club (Chapter 16)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Abraham and Asher walked through the doors silently, without a word. Abraham wasn’t quite sure what to say to Asher after hearing what he had. He still knew so little about Asher…and that made him nervous, but at the same time, he couldn’t help but find Asher’s story a little comforting. He wasn’t a soulless monster, or just some beast…he did have feelings and he did care. This knowledge was somehow helpful.
“Abraham!” Michelle came walking out from the den with a smile on her face. “I see Asher found you well?”
“More or less.” Abraham answered. He looked to see Solomon standing in the far corner, looking up with a sad smile. There was something on the old mans mind, but he wasn’t letting anyone in on it.
“That’s good to hear.” Michelle commented. “Listen, Asher…we need to talk.” Abraham turned to see that the smile on Asher’s face had faded.
“Yeah, no kiddin
Monster Club (Chapter 2)Monster Club (Chapter 2)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Monster Club?!" Abraham cried in stunned amazement. "You mean…like a school club or something?" Solomon laughed.
"Don't be so daft, boy…it's just a name." Solomon walked towards the stairs and made his way down. Abraham followed close behind him as they walked through the still dark house. The rain outside was still pouring heavily, but the lightning and thunder seemed to have died down considerably. "What we really are is a safe haven. We provide a home for monsters who have none. Currently we have 5 monsters that reside here…and you will get to meet each and every one of them." Abraham felt his heart skip a beat. Would he really have to face all of these monsters? What would they be like?
"Would either of you like some tea?" Abraham turned to see Sarah scuttling behind them. She was tying a white apron behind her back and tying her hair back with a red ribbon. If she didn't have those spider legs and abdomen…she'd be a very beautiful young woman.
Never Say Change, part 1Shadow Wolf Saga, Book Two: Never Say ChangeNever Say Change, part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
written by Tigerius Larcison.
Note to reader: this novel is a sequel to my earlier work, "The Hidden Beast." To understand this novel's plot and universe, please read "The Hidden Beast" first, to avoid any confusion.
One: Alpha-Wolf and the Training Beta:
February 10, 2151 C.E.
The sky above Tiger Hills, Virginia was only beginning to show the light of day coming in from the east, which was typical of winter. While the light from the sun slowly ate away at the darkness, several stars shone brightly in the night sky, including Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, and others. A very soft winter breeze blew in an easterly direction, picking up a few strands of powdery snow and dead leaves yet to be raked up by senior citizens.
Zack Hamilton rode on his electric motorbike down toward Storeker High School on the northeast side of town. Given the very low temperatures of the season - it was somewhere in the mid twenties - he knew it w
Creepypasta - GothitaI found the cutest pokemon in the grass today. It wears little white bows in its hair, and has the biggest baby blue eyes you've ever seen. I was just eating lunch when I heard a rustle in the grass, and there it was, hiding behind a tree and looking at me. I think it must have been shy, it was so adorable. I didn't even have to fight it, I just held out one of the cookies I was eating and it came running up and hugged my arm. So of course I had to bring it home. A quick search on the PC told me it was called a gothita. (I wish I had a pokedex, but those are only for registered trainers.) She's making friends with Chippy my patrat and Lilly my lilipup right now, I bet they'll be best friends. I think I'll call her Ribbon.Creepypasta - Gothita4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I can't get over how cute Ribbon is. I could watch her play with Lilly all day. She even put a little bow in her hair too! I think she tries to be extra cute when she knows I'm watching. When I'm sitting and working, she comes into the room and just watches me. She mu
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