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
Lilli of the Forest: Chapter 16Lilli of the Forest: Chapter 161 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
Wander || Chapter 1"God…" Jude sucked in air sharply.Wander || Chapter 19 months 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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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
The Giant of Felrein CH6Chapter 6The Giant of Felrein CH62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
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 810 months 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?"
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 23 months 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
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.FirePalm1 year 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
A Date Within the Walls: Part 2“Oh, I forgot to ask, how long's your permit good for this time?” Travis asked her, making his way down the street, just sort of meandering about the city to see everything with her. Noticing the sun starting to get low though, he worried about her not getting home in time.A Date Within the Walls: Part 29 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Well... not too long.” She said with a sigh, laying on his shoulder and looking ahead, sounding disappointed. “You know, just a week.”
“Ah, a w-... A week!?” He asked her, stopping and facing her with a surprised smile.
“Hah, yeah a whole week big guy! See it's funny, I seem to enjoy hanging out with my boyfriend as it turns out, so I thought I'd stay as long as I could.” She said, giggling at his response.
“Well hey, that's great. I'll have to plan out-”
“Oh forget plans.” Amanda stood up and waved a hand passively, leaning on his cheek. “Let's just do what we feel like when we feel like it. That's more fun.”
Nymph- Chapter 12ReflexNymph- Chapter 121 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
Free Admission Chapter 3"Just fuck off!" She screamed at him, storming away and out of the bar. Trillia couldn't believe it, how could she not have seen before hand what an ass he was? She shook her head, staying turned away and not daring to look back and let him see the tears starting to stream from her eyes. She stumbled as she reached the door though, seeing the handle at eye level with her. What the...?Free Admission Chapter 311 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I told you, you're not going anywhere." His voice called from behind her, louder than before. "You're my girl, and I say we're not breaking up." She heard his footsteps... and felt them, getting louder as he walked towards her.
She dared to turn around, the door now simply too heavy for her to push open as she saw the door handle get further out of her reach. He towered over her, an odd gleam in his eyes and a wicked grin on his face. "W-What are... A-Are you doing this?" She demanded, standing straight and still attempting to maintain some sense of power about her.
He simply scoffed, casually knocking h
Experiments - Chapter ElevenThe speed at which Gavin cleared the forest would never cease to amaze Kylie. She sat in silence on his palm, which so lightly curved around her in a manner of support and stability.Experiments - Chapter Eleven6 months ago in Settings More Like This
Treetops sailed past like clouds, and it was all that she could do from having a panic attack.
“Gavin?” She looked up. “Am I the only one who has seen you?”
Except for the thrashing of foliage being smothered against denim, he remained quiet. Finally, his groggy voice broke through.
“I think so… Well, apart from some people at the science labs and stuff.”
“Oh, yeah!” The blonde laughed. “My mom actually came home and nearly had a breakdown cause of what happened to her.”
“Your mom?” The older boy tilted his head, face twisted in bemusement.
“Mhmm.. I told her that chivalry was dead, since no one opens doors for people anymore,” giggling, Kylie leaned over the top finger holding her, hooking her arms to it.
Warmth in RaindropsThe pitter and pattering of rain echoed around Jasmine, not nearly deafening her so much as keeping her awake and from falling into a dangerous slumber. If she did fall asleep, she knew that she may possibly not wake up again..rain was never forgiving to the poor, small dog-girl as it would leave her susceptible to illness.Warmth in Raindrops8 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cold and wet days never mixed well together.
Her previous human—who left her and her siblings in the box with an "Adopt Me!" sign—was kind enough to put them underneath a tree and lay a towel at the base of their box. Earlier that day, the weather had been exceptionally nice, so they needn't worry about getting sick from rain. However, no one could always predict the weather, and just as the warm air had gone…so had her siblings.
Pet adoption was always a hit-or-miss: one either got picked or they did not—it was as simple as that. Usually, humans—who were the potential adopters—would choose the ones of the litter who they
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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.
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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
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 You1 year 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
Free Admission: FinaleHeading around the side of the building, Brock walked into the alleyway, sighing as he leaned against a wall behind a dumpster. That twerp would leave, and he'd have his prize. His prize... She really was his little prize now. Unzipping his pocket, he reached in and grabbed her, bringing her to eye level again.Free Admission: Finale8 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The moment she saw light, she screamed out. “Max! Max, help!” He grimaced at the reaction, shoving his thumb in her face to cover her mouth.
“Shut the hell up, the brat's not coming. We just talked about this, you're mine now. For good.” He said in a firm voice.
She looked fearful for a moment before scowling, despite her shaking form. Moving her head, she glared at him. “S-Screw you.” She said simply, spitting up at him and hitting his cheek.
His eyes widened, quickly bringing his other hand around and sandwiching her between his palms. “Don't fuck with my Tril, you have no say in this anymore. I do what I want with you, understand?
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Saturday. It was the day that Sophi and Christopher had been looking forward to, but at the same time, they were also very nervous about. Friday had been awkward enough, but Sophi was already really starting to grow and trust Christopher. It was a pleasant enough day, but now the day was Saturday and both of them were lightly sleeping. Later on, they would be going to meet Steven who had promised the antidote and Christopher got another $150 out of his savings, but he was still nervous. Was Steven really someone that he could trust?
He awoke the next morning, subconsciously stroking Sophi's back. They'd decided to try sharing a bed again sine the first night had gone without a hitch. It being colder last night than before though, he had moved her to his chest. He blinked a couple of times in an attempt to wake up, and looked down to see if she was awake.
Sophi grumbled in her sleep, soundless
Paperthin Hymn, Part 2Her head was POUNDING. The insistent pain steadily pushed her out of the black of sleep and into wakefulness.Paperthin Hymn, Part 25 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“UUnnhhhhh…” Cadence moaned quietly and slowly reached up a hand to touch the side of her head. A sizable lump had formed underneath her hair. Good Creator…Did I run into a tree again? She let her hand drop to the bed and she rested her face on it. I must of. It would explain why I hurt all freaking over…though….oh crap my wing! Why wont it move properly?!
Cadence’s eyes snapped open and she twisted around to look at her left wing. There wasn’t a lot of light in the room, and the darkness and shadows dimmed her ability to see. But as she twisted her sore body and slowly uncurled her wing, she could see that it was wrapped. Between that and the pain that radiated away from it, it was easy to guess that the long bone that almost went to the tip of her wing was cracked, and that a few feathers were probably beyond
You Can't Hide for Forever // Chapter TwoYou Can't Hide for Forever // Chapter Two4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The loud scuffling of converse sneakers on tile alerted Krissa, and then she was tensing up with the deep tremors that accompanied enormous footsteps. The heavy door to the bathroom squeaked open loudly, and the tiny human took advantage of the moment and slid out into the hall.
Looking up at the distant analog clock, she paled. She had ten minutes to get somewhere safe before the school was flooded with students hurrying to next period.
Trying to keep her breaths steady, Krissa kept parallel to the stretching hallway and broke into a sprint.
C’mon, chaaaaange...! Her pleading thoughts and whispers did nothing for her stature, and it sent her into an even further panic.
“Nononono,” the girl whimpered as footfalls reverberated from down the hall way she had just turned onto.
Flattening herself against the wall, Krissa barely missed being spotted by another girl on her way to the restrooms.
On the brink of being paralyzed with fear, the light brown-haired girl cl
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 82 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 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 99 months 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
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 131 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh, don't tell me people here lives for appariences too " An whispered to
An Unexpected Vacation Part 1The day had begun like any other average day, the sun filtering through Laura's curtains in her bedroom, spilling over her bed like golden syrup. Laura moaned, pulling the covers over her head. She couldn't be bothered getting up at all today – she was on holiday after all – something she rarely got – it was the time for relaxation and leisure. It didn't really matter so much what time she got up. Although, the day did appear to look promising as she sat up in her bed, peering through her curtain window.An Unexpected Vacation Part 111 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
She stared outside at the vast woodland that surrounded her home. Laura loved it here. She couldn't really imagine herself living in an apartment in a bustling, noisy, cramped city – she wouldn't be able to stand it. Laura considered herself lucky to live in such a wonderful house and have it all to herself. She leapt out of bed and picked out her clothes to wear for the day. She soon settled for a casual t-shirt and shorts – it looked like it was going to be a hot day after all.
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"You're putting together quite a collection of sweets aren't you Ella?" Gus said, as he walked past my room under the stairs, arms full of flour and sugar. Apparently my stepmother wanted to make a cake to celebrate the invitation to the prince's upcoming ball. Not every maid or maiden was invited but apparently Anya and Drey had put on quite a show at the 'audition' to be invited. She read the letter proudly, making sure to mention that it was for Anya and Drey and certainly not some 'Trow child' who was taking up residence in their home.
I rolled my eyes, trying not to think of the memory but rather focusing on the fact that I was going to head to the village with Drey in a little while to pick up the missing ingredients for the cake. I smiled proudly and looked at my collection of treats that I had set in an empty mug. It did kind of look like a bouquet in a jar, but instead of flowers, this one was filled with peppermint stick