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 Day6 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 5)Monster Club (Chapter 5)3 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
TF2: Shy GirlTF2: Shy Girl5 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
Monster Club (Chapter 14)Monster Club (Chapter 14)3 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 4)Monster Club (Chapter 4)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Well, of course I’m a mermaid, silly.” Calypso said with a laugh. She flicked her tail up and down playfully, showing him that there was no trickery or fooling around here…she was the genuine article. A real mermaid! Abraham could only stare in wonder at her. He had always thought them a myth…and he certainly never would have classified them as a monster.
“That’s amazing!” Abraham exclaimed. Calypso blushed.
“After all that you’ve seen today, is this really so surprising?” She asked. Abraham nodded.
“Well, you’re not like the others…I mean…mermaids aren’t monsters…they’re…” Calypso suddenly gave him a very cold look.
“They aren’t any more monsters than I am!” She shouted. “We aren’t monsters…none of us are. Not me, or anyone else in the club.” Abraham held up his hands defensively.
“I’m sorry…I didn&
Monster Club (Chapter 10)Monster Club (Chapter 10)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dinner had been quiet. No one really spoke as they ate. Abraham sat in silence, as he could only watch and observe everyone eat. Only Asher and Katie had been absent from the table. Asher was in his room resting, as he had expended a lot of power earlier, and Katie was in her room, still sleeping off her injuries. Everyone else at the table barely touched their food. None were very hungry after witnessing Asher feed on the Dawn Bringer assassin, Warren. Even Solomon, who was always uplifting and upbeat, had a dark look across his face the entire time.
Now Abraham was sitting on the couch in the den. He was staring off into space and trying hard to wrap his mind around everything that had taken place in the past few hours. Katie, the lost lamia, had returned to them. The Dawn Bringers had sent a pair of killers to their home, and Asher had killed both, feeding on one. What else could happen before he went to bed that night?
"Abraham," Abraham whirled around to see Michelle behind him. N
Monster Club (Chapter 8)Monster Club (Chapter 8)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Abraham, wake up.” Abraham heard the voice, but refused to open his eyes. He groaned and rolled over in bed, trying to ignore the sound coming from the foot of his bed.
“Leave me alone.” Abraham groaned in response. There was a pause and there was the slightest sound of movement. Suddenly there was a squeaking and creaking sound as a weight suddenly hit the bed. Unwilling to open his eyes, but becoming more and more concerned, Abraham turned his head away and rolled over onto his back.
“Wake up, you silly willy.” Abraham cracked his eyes open at this. The sound of that voice was in no way familiar to him. It sounded like a little girl…but what was a little girl doing in his room? He opened his eyes and looked to the other side of the bed. Kneeling on the mattress next to him! She was wearing a blood red sundress and her little body was smooth and clean. She had black hair that feel down to the bottom of her neck and her eyes were a familiar d
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
Monster Club (Chapter 3)Monster Club (Chapter 3)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alright, well we've done enough standing around." Solomon said firmly. "The sun will be coming up soon and we have work to do." The house suddenly seemed to come alive as everyone started rushing off to different locations. The only one who seemed to remain behind was Asher. Abraham watched them all go and looked back at Solomon and Asher.
"Where is everyone going?" Abraham asked.
"To do their jobs." Solomon explained. "This house is not just my home anymore…it's theirs as well. As residence here, they have to do their part to take care of the house. Just because it's a haunted house doesn't mean it needs to look like one." Abraham smiled and nodded. It made sense in a strange sense. They were monsters…but that didn't necessarily mean that they enjoyed the unpleasant and ugly." Solomon pointed outside and indicated the lake and backyard. "Some of them do yard work…like Tamil. Others do work to benefit the rest of us like Sarah…and others, like Asher here do what they can to keep the h
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.Deadline9 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
Monster Club (Chapter 19)Monster Club (Chapter 19)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Hey, save your stories for later, Tamil!” Michelle called out as she walked past them, carrying a stack of firewood. The sun was setting and she looked ready to start the fire. Tamil stood up and smiled.
“Abraham, would you give me hand to fireplace?” Tamil asked. “I cannot find my way.” Abraham started to get up but then felt Katie stir on his chest.
“Um…what about her?” Abraham asked. Tamil chuckled.
“I almost forgot!”
“What should I do?” Abraham asked.
“Pray perhaps?” Tamil suggested. “Seems like a good idea.”
“Look, just help me.” Abraham hissed. Tamil shrugged and reached out with his foot to kick Katie.
“Katie, wake up. Abraham wants to move.” Abraham’s face went very pale and he looked to see Katie grumble and open her eyes to see Abraham’s face. There was a long pause as the two stared at each other, and the look of sleep and tiredness in K
A World Without RainbowsA World Without Rainbows5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A World Without Rainbows - Act I: The First Breach
Chapter 1 - Entrada
The voice carried authority. It was the voice of a pony who had the situation under control, who knew what she was doing at all times, almost laughter in the face of peril. But it was also an honest voice, one of compassion and loyalty, one whose softness came not from weakness, but from kindness. It was a magical voice. Most of all, it was a voice of royalty, and it spoke again.
"Twilight Sparkle," said Princess Celestia. "Pray tell, what do you think you are doing?"
In the middle of the large chamber, the unicorn pony Twilight Sparkle searched desperately for an exit, but the royal guards had already blocked them all. The question gave her reason to pause, and she wondered what she was doing. She didn't remember how she had gotten here, only that she needed to escape.
One of the guards, an earth pony named Silver Shiel
Monster Club (Chapter 18)Monster Club (Chapter 18)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The beach was gorgeous and, as the afternoon dragged on into evening, things only became lovelier. Ashley had been confined to the umbrella all day, but as the sun began to set, she anxiously kept looking out, waiting for it to fully set. Her strength was returning to her. Tamil had enjoyed the feel of the water, but he seemed more interested in playing in the sand. He and Sarah had started building a giant sand castle together. Katie had gone out with Calypso into the surf and were swimming together around the rocks. Abraham was sitting with Ashley and Michelle. The moon was coming out now, and things were starting to cool down. The chill of the air mixed with the sea spray and made everyone feel soaked, even Ashley, who hadn’t touched the water all day.
“We staying out over night?” Abraham asked.
“Yeah, we’ll pitch a camp and stay a night or two.” Michelle said. “But if we’re gonna do that, we may need firewood. I’ll bet there are
Monster Club (Chapter 9)Monster Club (Chapter 9)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This is Katie!?" Abraham cried. He looked at the long snake girl laying on the table. Her eyes were closed and Calypso was leaning over her, bandaging her wounds and rubbing them with some kind of ointment. He had heard so much about Katie from the others, but he hadn't expected this. He shouldn't have been surprised though...after all, he had known she was a monster like the rest of the house. Asher pulled himself to his feet and nodded.
"Yeah...it's her." He groaned. Michelle spun around to see him...and she noticed that his skin was tanned and burned in some places from being exposed to the sun. She ran forward and held him up, making sure that he didn't fall over.
"Asher, you've been through enough...go upstairs and sleep. We'll handle things from here."
"Please, Asher." Calypso said, turning to glance at him. "Don't overwork yourself...you're already weak from last night...please just rest." Asher gazed at her and his eyes seemed to glint a little.
.:+Meryl+:. -read 1st-.:+Meryl+:. -read 1st-7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It seems like so long ago when I could say that name without choking. He was someone I loved. But now... I'm done with playing little love games.
Or at least that's what I try to tell myself.
Our relationship started like out of a storybook... riding off into the sunrise, on a snow mobile's back. He said he'd take a new direction in life - that up to that point, he had only lived for himself. Although I assured him that that's everyone... he said that maybe he should live for someone else.
Someone like me.
At the time, hearing those words made me giggle like a school girl. It had been exactly what I wanted to hear... because I fell in love.
He had taken me back to his place, and needless to say, we had finally got our love scene, and it was truly an amazing experience. The first few months were equally as amazing. I was acquainted with his dogs, and seeing him with them warmed my heart. Time was spent exploring the area, camping, even going to town. Dave showed me a lot of beauti
Gurren ExileThe Earth was crowded.Gurren Exile7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
No one needed convincing of that. Ever since the war against the Anti-Spiral menace, when humankind had defeated the Anti-Spirals with the help of Simon and the Gurren Lagann, the world had been growing and shaping itself into a new place.
Some had moved out of course and begun to colonize new worlds. Mars, of course, was the first to be colonized, with its burning sunsets and constantly shifting red sands. It took no time at all for the poets of the new era to construct an appropriate planetary song and sing it whenever they had an event.
But Mars was old news.
Venus was next and humankind had continued moving out. New planets, with names like Rothgar and Nia (named, of course, after the famous princess who had once symbolized the doom of the human race) were discovered, named, and colonized.
And humankind was still moving out.
However, traveling to other planets still did take time and it was good to have a familiar face to greet those meeting the human race fo
Uncle Hypno's HouseUncle Hypno's House5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A short story by Mythinu.
It was the dead of night. The gray abandoned house gave shelter to a creepy pokemon that called himself "Uncle Hypno" and all the pokemon who fell into his hypnotic spell and became his children. They said that they loved him, and he loved them back, but I didn't. I fell to his spell, but I was persistent to escape. I wouldn't give in to being with him forever, away from all my friends and family.
My name is Inu, and I am a growlithe with sky blue fur, light yellow fur comb on my head, furry chest and tail, and thick black stripes along my back and legs. My eyes were yellow, and they would glow brightly in the moonlight.
How did I get here? The night was stormy when I found this crooked, old, two-story house in the middle of the forest. I had to take shelter inside, so I ran onto the patio and shook off the rainwater that was soaking my fur. I walked toward the door and opened it, surprised by the warmth that came from the air inside. I hadn't the faintest ide
WoT: Intermission - KarlNot a very long ago in a world not so far awayWoT: Intermission - Karl7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
In his own private quarters within the abandoned Castle of Nations Amusement Park, Karl sat at the dinner table with a violin in hand, enjoying the chance to play a little tune before his next murder.
Karl sat on an old, rickety wooden chair in front of a long, chipped wooden table. Upon the table were plates filled with assorted fruits and meats. It would look like the most appetizing feast possible were it not for the fact that all the food was plastic. At the center of the table was a fancy centerpiece: a tiny ceramic castle, which was currently being used by Arma as a perch.
As Karl played a slow, almost mournful tune of his own creation on the violin, he looked across the long table at his dinner guest. A young girl wearing a cyan shirt was tied to the chair. Her hands were also tied behind the chair.
Premonition BluesPremonition Blues5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The snow was heavy
under midnight's guise.
The white ground reflected
city lights into the clouds:
it was as bright as the half light
that bled over the mountains
and flowed into the valleys
just hours before (the sun
The air was silent:
a powder keg soundtrack
sitting on a camel's back.
There were dead flags
on poles or lying in ashes.
Smoke seeped through the earth
on every horizon
like the breath
of a dragon slumbering
after a fierce campaign.
No one was left
to inhale the dust and ash.
Their bodies were dormant
and they dreamed their faith.
And a Dandelion stood stout
in a field of grey and soot.