Lilli of the Forest: Chapter 15
Within the shroud of cobalt midnight a single beacon gleamed, its light formed a bubble around a crouched figure. With his shoulders wrapped in a quilt, Ethan huddled inside the shining shield and drew his book closer. But his mind absorbed none of the words that his eyes scanned. Every bit of focus drew to the echoes of crickets chirping and frogs croaking and cars revving down the street and leaves rustling in the wind. Among all of these noises he perked his ears in hopes that even the faintest high-pitched note from the whistle would ripple across the stars. But no such sound rang, and he tossed the book aside with a sigh, abandoning any hopes of being a productive student.
Ethan recalled what he told Lilli about the whistle, how it should only be used in case of emergencies and it would drive away danger. Although he sincerely meant this warning, he hoped that she would never have to use it. Lilli would only be in
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As Ethan blinked his eyes awake, pale blue light illuminated the room, the usual sight he saw when getting up for school. Just as he was about to sit up, a ting of caution warned him otherwise. He turned his head to remember why; Lilli lay curled just beside his head still deep in sleep. With great care, he cupped his hand around the tiny girl to shield her from movement as he carefully rose up and out of bed. Lilli did not make a sound, thankfully. He crept over to his closet and pulled out the one suit he owned.
Today marked the anniversary of the one day of the year he needed to wear such an outfit.
He slipped the blue oxford collar shirt on before buttoning up the black blazer along with the matching pants. Once he knotted the black tie around his neck, he felt the same weight of the formal attire as he did the first time he put it on years ago. He inhaled through his nose to calm the pain of his heart thumping against his ribs.
"..than?" A ti
FirePalmThis is one of my first GT stories- it's OK- I think it has potential but we'll see. SO- Firepalm- what is that? It's the ability to shoot fire from her palms of course! the only issue is the main character, Esmeral has this ability, but because she is so young, she has not had time to control her power.... Now, Firepalm is a condition passed on from generation to generation, and only a few percent of people are born with it.FirePalm2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anyway, Esmeral soon finds herself trapped in a world of Giants- a world where humans are extremely rare and are considered prized pets only the wealthy can afford. i don't want to spoil anymore- hope you enjoy it!
"Esmeral! Dear, you left the fire extinguisher in the trunk!"
I jumped and turned around. My tiny five-foot tall grandmother was shuffling towards the house with her little feet with her giant red purse in her jittering hands.
"Oh! Sorry!" I gasped. I rushed over to the car and carefully opened the trunk. I stared sadly at the red cy
Wander || Chapter 1"God…" Jude sucked in air sharply.Wander || Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He ran a hand through his short golden brown hair and closed his eyes, trying to ignore the pain. His arm was killing him. He had mentally bashed himself for three days now- for reaching for the wrong rock in climbing the mountain face. The jagged rock left a nasty gash in his arm. He had bandaged it up to the best of his abilities, but his job involved camping out in the deep of woods many a night, and the lack of proper sanitation was taking its toll. When the sun began to sink in the sky, he removed his camouflage and started a small fire. Leaning back against a sequoia, Jude unraveled the dirty strip of bandage and groaned.
"Oh that is definitely infected..."
In his experience, the quickest route from place to place was a straight path. He made his own way across the varied terrain instead of trying to shuffle along the marked routes. It was more efficient, and stress-saving to avoid that mess of people. He had settled down in an isolated c
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The weasel was closing in. He could smell his victory over his prey soon approaching. She was tiring, and he was still strong.
Phaedra hadn't run so hard in her life. She had no idea where she was running, which was the most terrifying thing about it. Would she ever reach the end of this sea of tall grass? She was glad, at least, that the grass wasn't so thick that she couldn't run full out.
Phaedra's legs were burning, her heart screaming in her chest. She could hear the monster behind her, writhing through the grass like a shadow. All it would take was for Phaedra to make one mistake, one false step, and she would be dead. The grass and sticks and dirt flew away behind her. Jump over a stone, duck under a weed, twist around a grass stalk, dodge a piece of wood. Her vision was beginning to speckle with dark spots, her head beginning to throb. She tried to not notice, instead focusing on the world whooshing past, blurring into indiscernible shapes and colors.
Higher Studies 13On the street the atmosphere was like at a human city: girls going shopping after classes, workers going out to have a beer at the bars, childs playing on playgrounds Normal. Except everything was oversized, but still. An noticed, peeking out from Ildun's collar, that everybody wore extremly posh, she felt like back in Salamanca neigbourhood, on Madrid. But then she remembered the tastes of the northern people, almost everybody wears like they were out from a Vogue Wannabe magazine just for showing they can be better than the rest: high heels, french stripes, expensive bags... And this is the reality, my dear readers, people on the north tends to be more conservative and focused on apariences. Of course Ildun called the attention of many people because of his height and his style, yes, he was also good clothing, but he was more like if he was out from Vogue London, the difference is important.Higher Studies 133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, don't tell me people here lives for appariences too " An whispered to
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"Gavin, do you ever think about leaving?" Dara asked as she applied her medicine to the fresh cuts on his back.
Gavin turned about so sharply that Dara could not pull her hand back in time, and the medicine left a blue streak across his back. "N-No, of course not. Why would I think such a thing?" he said nervously.
Dara allowed herself a weak smile. It seemed the giant, for better or worse, had never learned to lie properly. "Gavin, it's alright, you can tell me," she said, moving behind him to wipe off the excess medicine.
"S-Sometimes. B-But I know I shouldn't."
"Why do you think that?" she asked gently. "That you shouldn't want to leave?" She finished treating the cut and walked to stand in front of him.
Gavin wrung his hands nervously, not meeting her eyes. "Why aren't you afraid of me?" he asked suddenly.
"Wh-What?" she stammered. She had prepared herself for dozens of questions he might ask, but that had not been one of them.
"You came into my cage after only spe
Nice to Meet You"Oh, you have got to be kidding me!" Jordan shouted as his bag caught and ripped on a thorn bush, spilling its contents. Candy bars, granola bars, some other kind of bar, and bags of trail mix all spilled out. He held out the now useless bag, glaring at the large tear.Nice to Meet You2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well this is just great," he growled, gathering the snacks up and shoving as many of them as possible into the other pocket of the bag. It still left quite a bit left over, which he proceeded to stuff into his pant pockets. There was still some left over even from that and he was left staring at his hands, feeling utterly ridiculous that so simple a problem was causing so much frustration. He groaned and resumed walking, the snacks still clutched in his fists.
"Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he grumbled, stepping over a log. "I'm not a camper, I'm the tech guy. Ugh, damn Tray and my stupid pride."
As was fairly obvious by this point, Jordan wasn't having the best day ever. It had started out th
Guilt: Chapter 2Once he was in the privacy of his room, Vincent withdrew his hand from his jacket pocket. The tiny body lay limp across his palm. As he stared at the tiny girl, the reality of what he had done suddenly hit him. Groaning at himself, he tilted his head back and looked at the ceiling, taking a few moments to collect his thoughts.Guilt: Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He remembered why he had brought her in the first place. The rest of his problems could wait.
Carefully slipping out of his jacket, he laid it across his bed and lowered the little human onto it. Why was it so difficult to do it a gentle manner? He had never thought about how difficult it was to handle humans. Every movement his hands made seemed to be enough to hurt her.
Luckily, his parents were fast asleep by that hour, so he had plenty of time to gather whatever medical supplies he needed from the cabinets. With a lingering look at the minuscule form on his bed, he backed out of the room.
Anna awoke to warmth and sweat, nervously antsy as she looked aroun
Higher Studies 8Now people looked at An with a certain fear. In her situation, it probably would give An some advantage, but she was suspicious. Yes, her classmatees were whispering, but in fact they wer giants, so An could hear some of what they were saying. They were talking about hunters, about the 'poweres' of An. It seems like if someone has spread a rumor she thought. She could hear someone whispering "They say that Nereildun is her slave ". An was amused by this comment, but she looked at Ildun slyly to see his reaction. He slowly turned his head to he who said that and gave him a glare so hard that it could have blowed the other boy's head. "Phew ! Thanks goodness I wasn't in the trayectory of that look "Higher Studies 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was already half past eight, the teacher came five minutes later. He was a tall midle aged man with short gray-almost-white hair, he was wearing glasses and a beige raincoat over a regular shirt and jeans and he carried a briefcase. People ran to seat in
Night Life: Chapter 8The following days passed in a confused blur. Even after he'd decided that he wasn't delusional and there was in fact a miniature girl living under his dresser, Nick still couldn't quite wrap his mind around it. The more he wondered about his never-ending questions, the more his head hurt.Night Life: Chapter 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Unfortunately, Ziana was almost no help in answering those questions.
It was difficult to get so much as a one-word answer from her, and when she did grace him with her voice, it was in an unsurprisingly snappy manner. And in every case, she knew it would result in the reward of a meal. Afterwards, she'd become silent until hunger got the better of her again. It was discouraging, but Nick at least acknowledged that the method led to some of his curiosities being satisfied.
He quickly learned that asking certain questions would result in her falling totally silent, even if she was hungry. Before long, he knew better than to ask "What are you?" or "Where are you from?" or "What happened to you before?"
An Interview With A GiantIt was perfect. The sun was out, the wind was tame. Ashton lay on his back- the silky grass of the meadow felt soft on his bare skin.An Interview With A Giant2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He finally had a chance to be by himself- the humans didn’t come near this part of the country. So he was safe from any interrupting yells of fright or disgust. He took a deep breath of the fresh air, then shut his eyes sleepily. A short nap was all he wished for…
Five year old Kelly had seen this giant more than once. He was enormous- he seemed bigger than the first time she had seen him! She could see his gargantuan body lying in the emerald green meadow. He appeared to be sleeping…
It was Kelly’s chance! She looked down at her school backpack and took out her pair of binoculars. She peered through them, zooming in onto the giant’s face. His eyelids were shut, and his great mouth was open slightly.
He was definitely asleep.
Kelly was beyond excited . She could approach him easily now… She clapped her hands
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"This place looks interesting," Eva said, motioning towards a small casino tucked in between two larger ones. She motioned at a sign on the door. "All types of credit permitted," she read. "What the heck do you think that means?" She shuddered, shoving her friend through the door. "Come on math grad, we'll never find out unless we check it out."
Eva was always a little bit more adventurous than her friend, and yet, they always stuck together, breaking away from the rest of their small group who wanted to celebrate graduating college with a small trip to a gambling terrace. This particular casino was not like the others, the smell was strange and smoke filled her nostrils immediately, causing her to cough. "Dang, talk about a dive, huh?" she said to her friend.
"Geez, gonna get lung cancer from the atmosphere at this rate... Well, we'll pay the medical bills with our winnings I suppose, right?" he said, smiling and trying to be as upbeat as her. He'd
Lilli of the Forest: Chapter 5Chapter 5Lilli of the Forest: Chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As she walked along the dusty railings of the inner walls, Lilli heard Ethan's words resonating within her head. The harder she tried to push them away, the deeper they seemed to dig into her mind. It was enough to give her a headache. Suddenly, her thoughts were broken when she felt herself being jerked from behind.
"What the-" she exclaimed, only to realize that her foot was hovering over empty space. She had been so preoccupied with her thoughts that she wasn't even aware where she had been walking. If her foot had come down, she would've plummeted, perhaps to her death. She turned her head to see Poppy, wide-eyed and her teeth clamped down on the hem of her shirt.
"Oh Poppy, thank you," she sighed with a smile, "I wasn't even paying attention." Poppy released Lilli's shirt and gave a small whimper. Lilli stared at her friend for a moment, then got onto her knees and wrapped her ar
Small Comforts ~ GT"DAMN IT!" A violently, pounding, voice suddenly vibrated against the air around the small human and she jumped, squeaking in terror at the suddenness of Jason's aggressive anger. The ground beneath her rumbled furiously with each enraged impact his enormous feet took with the ground and into the house, the vibrations seeping into the pads of her own feet and rattling up her legs to send her entire body trembling violently.Small Comforts ~ GT2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"DAMI IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT!!!" He hissed again, shaking Cameron's ribcage and spine with unintentional force and terrifying her into cowering behind an opposing table leg in the kitchen.
It had been three months that she had lived here now, lived here with one of THEM, the monstrous species of giants that overrun the defenseless humans and degraded them to mere pets (and rumored snacks). Though it hadn't been as terrifying as she first thought it would be to live with a breathing mountain, in fact, she actually found herself feeling rather fond and affectionate towa
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Clouds flashed in the distance over the sea, the wind whipping up Layla’s black locks and throwing them back in her face as she dragged her cart along the sand, looking for driftwood and possibly trinkets. She kept her skirts hiked up to her knees, freeing her bare feet from tripping over their ragged hems. She took a stray thread from her bodice and used it to tie her hair back. Despite the rough winds, she would dare not let another person get at the pickings before her. Already she had gathered a few lengths of rope.
A storm had raged along the sea coast for the last few days, breaking limbs and foundering boats. As it passed, it left gifts upon the beaches, driftwood, kelp, sometimes rope and bits of metal. Layla considered herself lucky that others were too afraid to approach the beaches so soon after a storm, afraid of disturbing beached whales or monsters from the deep. No such things would come to the quiet coast of Winchel.
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4:30 am. It was time. After careful research, I had finally figured out a time and place that I would be able to approach Rogan. I had never put so much effort into meeting someone before but after what had happened several weeks ago, I knew that I couldn't just put it behind me. I had to see him. His presence haunted me for days to the point where I could barely sleep without him being the last thing on my mind before I closed my eyes. Those dark blue eyes, like sapphires pierced through me and the dark hair, light night cascading around his sharp and yet gentle features. The markings on his hands were the most puzzling things of all. I spent so much time trying to understand them, trying to remember them. I wanted to know what they meant and why he did it. Tattoos were not a thing to be taken lightly and he was wearing these brandings all over
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When Phaedra woke in the morning, she was lying curled up near the edge of the cabinets. She was thankful she hadn't rolled off in her sleep, but more than that she was annoyed that she had slept on the hard wood all night. Her limbs were sore, and though most of her tighter cloths were stashed away in the plant, her shirt and pants felt constricting and more irritating than ever.
She had been woken up by the closing of the front door, marking Andrew's departure to his "job." On the kitchen table was left laying a small saucer of fruit, whose tantalizing scent met Phaedra's nose as she began to climb to the floor. She was going to check outside the front door for the weasel again, but made a detour to investigate the strange food. What she found was fruit larger than any she had ever seen before, but despite its unfamiliarity she ate it without hesitation. When she was full she lay on her back on the table, staring at the slowly revolving fan above h
Night Life: Chapter 9Nick entered the empty apartment bearing an armful of groceries. An unspoken rule in his family stated that everyone took turns stocking up the pantries and fridge when things started running low. He guessed it was his parents' alternative to him paying rent, which he didn’t mind.Night Life: Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dreading going to his room, he put away the groceries at a snail-like pace, organizing and aligning products with a care he normally wouldn't bother. As he did so, he rehearsed over and over in head what he was going to say to Ziana. As he had woken up that morning, he'd decided it wasn't doing either of them any good to be mad at each other. It would wound his pride to be the one to apologize, but maybe it would make her have a little more faith in his intentions. Or maybe it would just make her laugh scornfully at him. Either outcome sounded better than silently hating each other.
When there were no more groceries to put away, Nick leaned against the counter, rubbing his eyes with the back of his hand
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Jaclyn sat at her window yet again watching the wolves thunder past the woods. Her un-natural golden eyes longed to go closer to the sacred animals. On this planet called Pegata the wolves were sacred animals that didn't take the form of Earth's wolves. No, no these wolves were gigantic beings. They were at least 100 foot tall beings equipped with ears and tails of Earth wolves. Her people had been created after those beautiful creatures, so says their history books.
She had been attached to them for so long, ever since she was a child and wandered over the huge hill to the woods where one wolf pack resided. Her house was near the border of their small city and she found it all the more reason to go see the wolves. According to her mother she had been trying to play with one of the 'puppies' that was still well over her own height. Though she recalled the memory faintly, it was her most treasured.
A female wolf, one that was most likely the puppy's mot
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Gavin was gone. The cage lay empty, with only a small pool of blood to hint at the giant's fate.
Leo loomed over her, his eyes taking on a strange greenish tinge. Darkness clawed at the edge of her consciousness, tearing her emotions and memories to shreds.
She was losing herself.
Dara started awake, tangled in the damp, clammy sheets. She pushed the bedding aside, sitting up and holding her head in her hands. The image of Gavin's empty cage haunted her, and suddenly she wanted to see him. She knew her dreams reflected only her current fears and had no bearing on reality, but... Seeing him would surely ease the sense of dread gnawing at her stomach.
She slipped out and made her way to his tent. Had she not focused on glancing around the grounds for signs that she was being watched, she may have seen the sky and noticed the dawn's light creeping on the eastern horizon.
She ducked into Gavin's tent and scurried over to the cage, resting her head against one of the
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"So you wait until NOW to try another language?" Maia, momentarily losing any shred of
fear, spat out.
"What do you mean? I am speaking the same as I was before." Jacob, still stunned with
"But I .I can understand you!" Her voice rang in disbelief.
"This is amazing " His voice rose with excitement. Imagine this! They could speak! There
were so many things he wanted to communicate all at once.
"Please don't talk so loudly, you're hurting my ears."
"Oh .sorry. This is incredible though. How is this possible? What just happened? Can your
friend speak? Why were those other little ones so angry? How did you get so small? What
Maia, forgetting for a moment just where she was situated, struggled to stand up on his
unsteady palm in order to face his barrage of questioning. However, once again she
stumbled and Jace gently closed his fingers around her, wrapping her in a loose,
protective fist. The sound of his low chuckle reverbe
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Through out her dreams, Lilli only saw Poppy writhing in some sort of horrific pain, the echoes of her cries pulsing through Lilli's mind. These endless images kept her tossing and turning until she finally fell unconscious simply from exhaustion.
When her eyes finally creaked open into consciousness, a familiar yet unpleasant sight greeted them. Blaze sat just beyond her prison bars, his feet propped up against them as his hands fumbled with some unknown busywork. It wasn't until Lilli sat up, her head rolling between her shoulders to ease all the kinks and aches, that his gaze lifted.
"Finally awake, huh?" he remarked, "I can see that you've gained a touch of human laziness as well." Lilli rounded her back to the redhead with a growl, tucking her knees under her chin. "What's with the cold shoulder? You might as well talk to me, since you're not going to have anything better to do for a long ti
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A Foolish Phaedra, A Fine Fan
Phaedra knew the risks. She weighed them back and forth in her mind, and those risks were indeed great. However, as she had always had trouble with, her curiosity and love for adventure was growing larger than her fears.
After jumping the short gap between the top of the cabinets and the top of the refrigerator, Phaedra walked confidently over to the front edge of the fridge. Her instincts, of course, were screaming for her to go back to hiding. This was a dull and boring proposition, which was why she was disobeying it. Her mother had always said to her that she didn't listen to her instincts, and that it would get her killed someday. Her father, however, had said to that, "Instincts aren't always right, you know. You can't set aside the power of the conscious mind."
Perhaps, that was what got him killed
No, Phaedra told herself. It was just plain bad luck that killed dad. Maybe.
After a moment standing in the dust, Phaedra took
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There is visible movement from the inside of Max’s house, and the curtains are thrown open in a welcoming fashion. Which is the opposite of welcoming for a borrower.
I assume only one person remains inside. A man had left in one of the two nice cars parked in the driveway, and someone younger--presumably Max--had already disappeared down the street on foot. I didn't get a good look at either of them, too busy ensuring my hiding spot was secure and that I was out of sight.
The house isn’t empty until near-noon, which equals a few hours of me climbing around the bushes that frame the porch to kill time and praying the family doesn’t have a cat. I doubt a sewing needle would be very effective if worse comes to worst, but I have an inexplicable sense of security from carrying something sharp at all times.
It's not how I like to spend my morning. As the sun rises higher, my stomach growls insistently. But I can't bring myself to head inside to search for fo