Sol.Terra - Episode 1.1: Terra DayCal stepped into the doorway of his shuttle and raised a hand to shield his eyes. The light on Terra was so harsh, particularly this continent. He reached into his coat and pulled out the tinted glasses and the bio-scanner he carried. Slipping the glasses on, he checked the scanner screen to make sure he had landed in the right place. The readout confirmed it: Sol.Terra, Australia, Sydney. A small blip on the corner of the screen told him the Soschan he’d been sent to find wasn’t far away. Too violent for IU membership, many Soschans had taken to using their unique camouflage ability to emigrate Off-World illegally. This suited Cal just fine, as it gave him an excuse to travel there as well to pick them up.Sol.Terra - Episode 1.1: Terra Day9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pocketing the device, Cal stepped down onto the dry grass and looked out across the small park and at the city properly, his breath coming out in a small whoosh. Balloons and streamers of every colour scattered the park and street. Garlands draped across the lamp posts a
Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without“NO!” Kahan shouted as the saber sank into Hanabi's stomach.Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He split his blades and slashed his way through the militiamen between himself and Hanabi just in time to throw his blades aside and catch her as she fell, a look of utter shock on her face.
“M—Master...it hurts....” she murmured weakly.
Kahan nodded gently, barely in control of the emotions raging within him.
“Just hang on a moment, hold on Hanabi.” he brought his com online. “Sly! Get back to my ship and get Triage!”
“Sir?” the clone trooper asked in confusion.
“DO IT NOW TROOPER! Hanabi is hurt!”
Sly didn't ask again, severing the link as Kahan ran his hand over Hanabi's pained features.
“It'll be okay.”
She nodded, trying to smile.
“D—don't worry Master...I—I think I'm going to be alright.” she winced, clenching her teeth and smiled at him. “Promise me something?” she murmured as her eyelids flutte
SW: Kaira, The Grand InquisitorSW: Kaira, The Grand Inquisitor10 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Commandant Aira-ty Nokta watched as the Jedi captive took another solid punch in the jaw from her Storm Commandos. This wasn't her first interrogation, in the past months since the fall of the Republic and the formation of the Galactic Empire she'd conducted dozens of these interrogations on Jedi and other enemies of the Empire. This was just like any other.
With another blow to the woman's gut, Aira-ty walked forwards, her men stepping aside, one of them lifting the Jedi's head up by her fur to meet her gaze.
“This doesn't have to continue.” Aira-ty said gently, looking into the bothan's eyes. “Tell us what we want to know, and we'll end this.”
The bothan's eyes blazed defiantly as she gazed at Aira-ty hatefully, her jaw remaining shut.
“Keep it up, but don't break her jaw. We need her to talk.” Aira-ty said with a sigh as she stepped back again and let the pair of Storm Commandos resume their ministrations as she leaned against the wall and continu
SW: Remember Who You AreSW: Remember Who You Are10 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Hanabi followed after her Master hurriedly, catching up to him as he walked briskly through the halls of the Imperial Palace.
“You made her mad again.” she stated worriedly.
The Grand Inquisitor said nothing as she followed after him and so she pressed further.
“You could try being gentler.”
“Why?” he asked somberly. “It won't do her any good.”
“But it will at least show that you care!” protested Hanabi as they continued. “She thinks you've completely abandoned who you used to be!”
The Grand Inquisitor snorted in apparent amusement. “Oh? And who are you referring to?”
“Kahan.” she stated candidly.
He froze in mid-stride, coming to a stop. Hanabi stopped as well, feeling her heart race as he turned to look at her, his blue gaze boring into her silvery eyes.
“What have I told you about using that name?”
“It's who you are!” Hanabi said defiantly.
“No, it's who I wa
SW: Sparring with DarknessSW: Sparring with Darkness10 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Hanabi knelt in the training room, meditating and trying to find her center after the day's frustrations. She didn't know how much longer she could continue to do this. She was not cruel enough for this new life. She knew that the only reason she was still alive was because Master Kahan, the Grand Inquisitor, allowed her to live and protected her from the ire of his peers, superiors, and subordinates. In her turn she tried to follow his new path but found it hard to execute the level of cruelty that such required. At least Aira-ty seemed to have adapted well to the New Order. She was almost as bad as Master Kahan had become though she was often left at a disadvantage when he interacted with her.
Hanabi sighed fretfully. She knew that Master Kahan still loved Aira-ty and that she loved him...but she knew that neither of them would ever admit it. Love was a vulnerability in the Empire. It was an avenue for an attack that needed to be defended. Hanabi herself was a vulnerability for Maste
MAGGOT- A short storyMAGGOT- A short story4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The boy nestled the hand grenade close to his chest . The deadly explosive felt icy cold even though the afternoon city was feverish with the summer humidity. He feared jostling it, so he walked quickly but with extreme care.
Shesh's bare feet padded as he navigated the rusting tin panels that lined the floor of this particular narrow slum alleyway. He could tell by the denseness of the air -and the smell- that he was very near the bottom levels of the many storied Sun City.
He knew they called it that because you could never see the sun this deep into the lower floors of the slums. It wasn't very clever. He figured that they just didn’t want to call it Slum City.
Cramped old apartment buildings, and scavenged bits of metal and plastic formed a rat warren of tiny overfilled dwellings and markets dozens of floors deep. Every twenty meters or so throughout Sun City, corroded water pipes and hulking bundles of cables crawled through the labyrinth like the roots of banyan tree
Star Wars - The Weak Will PerishStar Wars - The Weak Will Perish2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Star Wars - The Weak Will Perish
The tremor that passed through Darth Sear's vessel told him that he had landed on the planets surface. He was excited. Despite the fierce battle being fought over head, he had felt the Jedi break off from the republic fleet and make his way down here. What was so important, that the republic would allow such a powerful asset to abandon them mid battle? The Sith lord wanted to find out. Mostly, he wanted to test himself against the so called might of the Jedi. He had only ever encountered the Jedi once before. A Padawan. His master had slain him with ease. Now it would be his turn. The exit ramp slowly began its descent, revealing the grey sandy surface of the planet. Darth Sear walked out into a sand storm. This was of little consequence to the Sith, considering his cybernetic eyes. He scanned his surroundings, the darkening sky lit up with the fire of battle, his dark robes violently fluttering in the wind. He f
Duality: Ahsoka and AnakinI. First ImpressionDuality: Ahsoka and Anakin5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Anakin opened the door of their suite and looked up past the brown folds of Jedi cloak to a masked alien face. He did not recognize this Jedi, nor the orange-faced youngling standing next to him, one of her pudgy hands gripping his trouser leg. She could not have been older than five, not if her species aged like Anakins.
Without looking around, he called out, Master Obi-Wan?
The tall alien said, Good day.
Anakin heard the footsteps and rustlings of Obi-Wans approach from within the young Masters room before Obi-Wan passed in front of him to soberly shake the visitors hand. Master Plo. Its good to see you.
Plo said, And you. The entire Temple waited to hear of how things fared at Naboo.
Im glad to be alive.
If you need to talk
Come in. Have some tea.
The Force grew cold and hollow, and Anakin realized with some surprise that he kne
Dral'kote Beskar'bor'adDral'kote Beskar'bor'ad3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Name: Dral'kote Gotal'yaim Beskar'bor'ad
Alias: Night Stalker
Eye Color: Brown/Green
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Born at the end of (Year and Event). The child was raised by Mandalorians parents on the planet Ordo.
Trained from the age of 5, he became a skilled technician and shadow warrior.
Training in the battle circle was something he did regularly. Working on his fathers Basalisk War Droid was something he enjoyed greatly.When he turned 16 he was sent into the desert as a test of survival.
Finding his way home no easy task. Fighting the heat, creatures and eventually making it to the jungle and home.
After completing this task, he was able to make his beskar'gam (helmet and armor).
Two years later his parents gave him gifts, after choosing to travel the galaxy.
His father gave him the modified Basilisk and his mother gave him her Verpine Sniper Rifle
SW: Family OutingAira-ty let out her breath as she settled the Sleek Blade onto the iced over landing pad of the Jedi Temple, leaning back in her chair and sighing as the ship's landing struts fixed into place with a unsettling crunch.SW: Family Outing10 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Hanabi didn't say that the kriffing place would be frozen over.” she grumbled.
As their mother cursed, the eight year old Ay-lana clapped her hands over her long pointy ears while the twelve year old Jaeriel smirked.
“Mommy's swearing again.” Ay-lana said worriedly.
Their father, former Jedi and General, Kahan smiled and leaned over the pilot's chair.
“Yes she is,” to his wife he said: “Hanabi hasn't been here in over a decade, I imagine it was better kept back then.”
“Did you ever come here?” Aira-ty asked as she powered the ship down.
Kahan shook his head. “Never. My Master thought it better to keep me away from the rest of the Jedi until she'd finished training me and I was never invited to accompany t
Unusual Company Ch. 1The number of boots that traveled down the halls of the Resolute every day numbered in the thousands, but the pair traveling towards the bridge had a much lighter step. Waiting outside the door, Rex knew the footsteps didn't sound like any of his brothers. There was no weight to them, nothing to keep them firmly planted where they needed to be. Instead these were quick and sprightly, hardly touching the floor before they moved again.Unusual Company Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He turned his head towards the General as she rounded the corner.
"Ma'am. Commander Rex of Torrent Company." Rex took a few steps forward, meeting her halfway from the door and shaking her hand. She gave him a bright smile and nodded.
"General Elira DeJosa. The pleasure's mine, Rex."
Rex couldn't help but pull the corners of his mouth up slightly, since he couldn't keep a plain expression after her friendly greeting without seeming disinterested or rigid. Her handshake was solid and outgoing. It conveyed genuine interest and wasn't j
RedRed3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I look upon the world
And all I see is red.
Nothing left of who I was.
NO! NO! NO!
HE WAS! HE WAS! HE WAS!
I am not him no longer.
Anakin Skywalker with his blue lightsaber.
Saving worlds from impending danger.
His mind twisted and weakened by love.
He killed her.
It's the reason I arose.
I am stronger with my red lightsaber.
My lust for destruction,
The wills of thy master.
I am not the tragic hero
Who died in red flames.
I am the sith lord.
I am Darth Vader.
Das Alles ist Deutschland english translationDas Alles ist Deutschland english translation2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Das Alles ist Deutschland - All that is Germany
by "Die Prinzen".
German, German, German, German, German, German
Of course it was a german who developed "Wetten, dass..."
Thank you very much for these beatiful hours
We are the friendliest customers in this world
We are give, we have money
The very bests in every sport
Here the taxes are a world record
Travel to Germany and stay here.
We are waiting for this kind of visitors.
Everybody who likes to live here, can stay here.
We are the friendliest people in the whole world.
German, German, German, German.
Only one little thing has operated here, namely that Schuhmacher doesn't drive a Mercedes.
Refrain: All that is Germany. We are all that.
You can't find this anywhere else, only here, only here.
All that is Germany. We are all that.
We live and we die here. (Ref end)
German, German, German, German, German, German, German, German.
Many pretend it, what on Germany. And some finds cool to be an asshole.
There is someone who complains about
Flower FestivalFlower Festival3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summer 10th was a special day in the town of Bluebell, the day where everyone would pass out flowers. This little festival was mainly celebrated among young adults. I'd be participating as well.
In the town square I took a glance over at my "rival's" farm. "Brother, I got you a flower!" Ash smiled and took the flower before pulling her into a small hug. "Thank you, Cherry. Oh- what's this behind your ear?" He said with a wink and a smirk as he reached behind her ear. When his hand pulled away, Cheryl giggled as Ash handed her a flower.
To my right I saw Georgia blushing furiously in front of Kana the owner of the pet shop in Konohana. "P-Please accept this!" Kana hesitated, unsure of what to do since he was not accustomed to what Bluebell celebrated. Georgia looked as if she had the urge to hide under a rock and die. But, that was immediately replaced when Kana took the flower and smiled shyly.
I walked towards Howard's Café where I could see my favorite shop. My face began to hea
Dark Equestria, Part 2'Dark Equestria, Part 24 years ago in Drama More Like This
A terrified silence hung upon Ponyville. After the initial stampede, Lady Rarity had ordered Aurora Flash and her troops to clear the streets, and now scores of pegasus soldiers were perched on the city walls and rooftops, enforcing the curfew with a heavy hoof.
Above the silent town, the dark clouds roiled and swirled. The weather service was working overtime to keep their sunshade together under the glare of the terrible sun, fixed in the zenith of a sky turned into a pale, starless shadow of its usual glory. Every so often a beam of searing light stabbed through, and it was clear that they would eventually lose the battle.
In the library, an impromptu meeting was taking place. Besides Moonlight Sparkle and her dragon assistant Spike, there were five ponies present: Lady Rarity and Aurora Flash representing the civil and military branches of local government, Sister Fluttershy as the head of the Royal Temple in town, and - at the far end of the meeting table - Applejack and Pinkie
Snowball FightSnowball Fight3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
He can be such a child at times.
Who is the real four year old?
Ani or Leia?
Watch him go
As the snowball fight goes on,
Leia's hits more sucessful.
She's become really strong with the force.
He's laughing with the joy
Of a thousand childhoods,
None of which he led.
But he makes up for it.
Leia is just highly critical...
Highly accurate too!
That one hit his wedding tackle!
Not that he minds really.
A yelp and a grab
And Leia's high pitch laugh.
Soon he gets her back.
And I watch as that child's grin grows.
Both happy rolling in the snow,
Sweet innocent delight after years of war.
But me and Luke are happy in the safety of the kitchen.
Your Suicide Determines...Your Suicide Determines...3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
He loved you oh so more,
Tried to be the man you saw,
But possessed he came,
And down he fall,
Drowning in an ocean of pain.
Your suicide determines everything.
From his descent,
To their sweet victory
On the green shed moon of Endor.
To the new Jedi of years to come.
Not in pain shall they fight,
For you gave them the will,
The destiny and fate,
For all to live in a world of no hate.
And he who doomed you all to live in hell.
ImpossibleImpossible2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You remember those years ago,
Family friends and enemies so,
You sacrificed all for them.
And now many years later so,
You look in a mirror on a world,
And in the reflection,
You see yourself.
And this time you stop and think.
You ask yourself,
How did this happen?
I did I become Darth Vader?
Was it really worth it?
Sacrifice with this,
Life taken away from
You, your wife and kids.
It's impossible to believe.
The world you once protected now destroyed by you.
Burnt and broken,
Dead bodies alien eyes.
Unable to face the truth.
The monster now is you.
Deep eyes staring into space,
Fear because you defended them.
How now the table has changed.
And as you look away.
The feeling gets erased.
Anakin's Promise: PrologueAnakin's Promise: Prologue3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"It's going to be dangerous," I warn him once again and again he pulls me close
He sighs in my ear. I place a hand on the back of his neck and the other on his left shoulder, gripping tightly.
"It's always going to be dangerous," he whispers so softly.
I grip him tighter, then let go so we can look at each other eye to eye.
"What if the dreams are real? What if you die out there?" I whimper with worry.
He smiles and laughs softly.
"That's not going to happen, Padmé. I'm so sure of it. Your dreams are just your imagination playing tricks on you."
He kisses me so softly. I feel like I'm going to break into a million pieces and he knows it. He's been soft and gentle ever since he arrived here to tell me about this mission. The senate is still in shock about what has happened, and I refuse to ignore my dreams. My dreams of him dying, fighting against Palatine.
"But your dreams came true," I murmur and again he pulls me into a strong gentle hug. I can feel him flinching and
Star Wars: All I Ask of YouStar Wars: All I Ask of You3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I leaned in toward Chancellor Palpatine, my face mere inches from his frightened face. But I could see him. I could see the Sith soul he possessed.
"I. Know. What. You. Are." I hissed.
"I-I don't know what you're talking about," He whimpered.
"Don't lie to me! I know you're the Sith Lord the Jedi have been looking for! I can see it! I see it all. And I know what you're doing to Anakin."
"This-this is preposterous!"
At that moment I let my frustration control my actions, giving in just this time, not caring of the repercussions. Light saber ignited, I physically grabbed his throat, angling his head so I could look into his eyes, the azure beam from saber lighting the pure fear in his eyes. I hated to admit it, but it gave me a certain measure of satisfaction to see it.
"You are the Sith Lord!" I spat again. "You can't hide from me!"
His frightened façade fell away and I saw what he really was
100 Themes of the Bible100 Themes of The Bible100 Themes of the Bible5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
5. Pray (er)(ing)
11. The narrow path
12. The wide path
15. Plague (s)
17. Ancient of Days
18. Holy Spirit
19. In the Beginning
20. After Death
22. The Son
23. The Father
28. Parting the Sea
29. The Cross
30. The Resurrection
33. Ark of the Covenant
34. Noah's Ark
36. Miracle (s)
38. Power of the Tongue
39. Pharisee (s)
43. Gifts of the Spirit
44. Fruit of the Spirit
45. Armor of God
46. Mansion (s)
49. Everlasting Life
50. Reward (s)
53. Blind and Deaf
54. Temple/ Body
55. Bread and Wine
58. Seen and Unseen
61. Tower of Babel
62. Laying of Hands
66. Ten Commandments
Strip PokerStrip PokerStrip Poker3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
TransFun Serum story
Alex looked into the round with a sly grin. "All right." he said and pushed his staple of chips towards the middle of the table. "All in."
Then he leaned back and crossed his arms, daring his poker friends to take up the challenge. Of the six other players, Marcus, Sean and Jonah had already retreated before. After a short moment of hesitation, Jesse joined them.
"Me too, fold." Keith followed Jesse's surrender with a sigh. "Somehow, I don't think that you're bluffing..."
Alex simply gave his friend a vacuous smile. Then his gaze went towards the last remaining player. "So what, you're folding, too, Colin?"
Colin replied Alex' stare levelly. Oh, just you wait. I'm sure you have no idea what I have in store for you... "Call."
KotOR: A Pilot's ForgivenessKotOR: A Pilot's Forgiveness3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Jenzi was startled when she looked up and found herself standing just outside the cockpit. The trip from the garage where she'd been talking with Canderous was nothing but a blur the front of the ship had seemed a light-year away when she'd started walking, but now there she was with no recollection of how she had gotten there. Her mind had simply been elsewhere, she reasoned. Challenging though it was, she'd forced herself to make the rounds through the Ebon Hawk polling each of her companions as to their thoughts on the recent and startling revelation.
"Do you want to tell them what Malak said, or should I?"
"I'll tell them. I'm I'm Darth Revan."
Sighing, she turned and retreated several steps back into the hallway. Part of her still couldn't believe it and the other part was starting to put the pieces together the cryptic words of the Jedi Masters, Bastila's strange comments all of it had seemed meaningless initially. She cursed herself for ha