EvolutionScience had prevailed over nature once again.
We called it the Darwin Accelerator. If I had to describe it, I'd classify it as a cross between a holodeck and a time machine, or more precisely as a device for controlling evolution.
You placed a sample population of the base animal in the machine and turned it on. Decades or even centuries passed inside as seconds passed outside. Whatever climate the user desires could be simulated within the machine, and by then the species's descendants would have evolved to suit it.
The possibilities were endless. Almost any kind of animal at all could be created by the Darwin Accelerator. Even long-
Beauty's Bottle -Toon-It was a calm afternoon, and our favorite feline mechanic, Beauty, had no jobs that day. With nothing better to do, she had decided to drink the day away while lounging in her workshop.Beauty's Bottle -Toon-5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Of course, Beauty being Beauty, her beverage of choice was whole milk.
The recycling bin just outside the room was already half full of empty glass bottles, each with MILK printed on the side and a capacity of about two liters. Having finished off yet another bottle, Beauty opened the door and gently placed the empty bottle on top of the stack.
She didn't notice a mouse slipping into the room before she closed the door.
This particular mouse was rather i
A Nighttime Prank -Kane-It was the dead of night, and Indigo was sound asleep, not suspecting a thing.A Nighttime Prank -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Outside, a ladder gently settled against the wall underneath her very open window, and the silhouette of Kane scaled it by the light of a single burning candle. Said candle was one of the transformative incensed ones he'd received from Maki and Suki the other day, so it kept him in the form of a life-size plush toy as he went.
It hadn't immediately occurred to him, but being a living plush doll made Kane the ultimate stealth artist. Because his fabric-and-stuffing body was so light, his footsteps made practically no noise. The absence of voice or breath didn't
At the Laundromat -Kane-Let's see... the last day of the month is next Thursday, so that would give me time to...At the Laundromat -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It wasn't a particularly busy day at the White Devil Laundromat. Kane himself didn't have any laundry to wash; he'd just come in because he needed a place to sit and think.
He glanced over the laundry pressers, each one as large as a twin-sized bed. He was always rather apprehensive about those things, for reasons that should be easy to guess for those familiar with him and the sort of situations he got into on a regular basis.
Wait... one of the pressers was closed, and unattended. That didn't make sense; they were al
Laundry Wringer -Kane-Wow. So Indigo really DID get one of these things.Laundry Wringer -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
In Indigo's front yard, Kane inspected the electric laundry wringer that had been installed the day before. He ran his right hand over one of the two spotless metallic rollers the wringer's body contained.
Doesn't turn? ...Ah, of course. They're hooked to a motor.
Kane's attention fell quickly to the control switch on the side of the wringer, which was currently resting in the middle of three possible positions. The area just above the switch was marked with the word "OFF", with two arrows pointing to the left and right.
The wolf experimentally flicked the switch to the left with his
Sasha's Spa TreatmentThe automatic doors making up the entrance of Shirley's Toon Spa glided open as Sasha approached them. The trip from Toonville to Flat Ridge had been quite a lengthy one, and although this spa apparently had a stellar reputation, she hadn't really planned to come and try it out until she'd gotten that gift certificate for it in the mail.Sasha's Spa Treatment7 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sasha was a human girl, almost twenty years of age, with two pink ponytails on either side of her head, an above-average breast size, and white-and-blue clothing that somehow passed for a schoolgirl outfit. Below her blue skirt she wore striped pink-and-white stockings and red shoes.
In front of her, a wh
Hand Towel -Kane-Kane opened his eyes slowly as the chloroform wore off. The sight of a familiar ceiling greeted him, as did a familiar coldness against his back. He was on the operating table of Indigo's workroom.Hand Towel -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ah great. Figures.
"Hi, Kane! Coming around?"
Indigo peered over Kane's head. He tried to get up, but she pushed him back down.
"Now just relax. I'll try to do this quickly."
Great. The rolling pin again. Indigo brandished that instrument of torture in her hands, then applied it to Kane's legs, flattening them out gently.
"Say, Kane, do you know another gray wolf by the name of Tech? I ran into him in the park yesterday and thought h
The Bathtub -Kane-"You're sure about this, Red?"The Bathtub -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Kane eyed his robin friend with a visible air of nervousness. The two of them were standing in the bathroom together, in front of an empty bathtub that had the plug in. A series of air vents lined the wall above the tub, currently off and controlled by a dial on the wall.
"You enjoyed the sauna, didn't you, Kane? Work your way up. Before you know it you'll be going under Indigo's rolling pin with a smile on your face!"
"...I doubt that, but okay."
The wolf climbed into the bathtub, and Red grasped the dial and turned it up. The vents began to bathe Kane in hot air.
Red kept her hand on the di
Nothing Flat -Trade-It was getting dark, and Brian was lost.Nothing Flat -Trade-4 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The silver panther had only intended to run down to the grocery store for a few things, but on the way there he'd taken a wrong turn and wound up who-knows-where. How he'd even done that, considering the grocery store was just down the street from his home and practically unmissable, was a mystery.
Still, here he was. He'd decided to take a shortcut down an alley, wondering if he'd see his home again before tomorrow morning.
Brian looked up. A female cheetah, bright yellow with black spots, was leaning against the wall nearby with folded arms. She was buxom and quite attractive, with br
Pool Party -Trade-The pool party was that afternoon, and Lizzie and Abbe still hadn't been able to secure a good pool toy for the occasion. Every toy was too expensive, or too ugly, or too... well, Abbe seemed to be a bit picky when it came to pool toys.Pool Party -Trade-4 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Stop stalling, Abbe!" Lizzie moped as the two of them scanned the shelves of one last sporting goods store. "Let's just pick one and get it over with!"
"It's the middle of summer, Lizzie," the blue wolf reminded her twin sister. "If it were good someone would've bought it by now. You were the one who thought it could wait until the last minute."
"Well, if all else fails..."
"We've been over this alrea
A New Attitude -Kane-Somewhere in the back of his mind, Kane couldn't believe he was doing this.A New Attitude -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Over the past week, Kane and Red had chatted quite a bit. Somehow, she'd convinced him that he'd enjoy getting squished flat if he just approached it in the right frame of mind. She'd even flattened him a few times herself and he'd gotten to the point where he didn't mind it.
Deep breaths... in... out... in... out. This won't be so bad.
Now, Kane stood in front of Indigo's house. He walked up to it and rang the doorbell. A moment later, she answered.
"Oh! Hello, Kane! What brings you here?"
"Indigo... I've been talking with Red, and... I think she's gotten
Payback Time -Kane-Heh... Indigo will never know what hit her.Payback Time -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
After a recent incident where Indigo had crushed him flat and made him into a sunshade for her car's windshield, Kane had finally decided to draw the line. He'd spent the past month planning his revenge against her, and now it was time.
Kane had enlisted Red's help in giving Indigo what she deserved; the robin had agreed to help largely because the plan would involve a bit of physical compression on her part, if you get my drift. Now the wolf and robin stood together at Indigo's doorstep. Red rang the front doorbell while Kane slipped around back.
A moment later, Indigo opened the door. "Oh,
QUIZ: Mars Aligns with VenusThis is a fancharacter quiz about male-female couples. It can be fan-fan or fan-official, but they have to have some sort of love relationship. Before we begin, please name the couple.QUIZ: Mars Aligns with Venus4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Him: Slicer the Wolf
Her: Blaze the Cat
Good. Now, have them answer the following questions.
To him: Tell us a little about yourself.
Slicer: I'm Slicer, a maned wolf. I'm employed as the Princess's gardener. My trademark is these three-bladed instruments I wear on my hands; they're called Double Cutters.
To her: Now it's your turn. Tell us a little about yourself.
Blaze: I'm Blaze the Cat, and I'm the princess of a kingdom. I used to be rather in
QUIZ: Three Bodies, One SoulThis is a fancharacter quiz about Sonic Heroes-style teams. The purpose is to get to know your teams better. Before we begin, tell us what the names of the members are and their positions in the team.QUIZ: Three Bodies, One Soul4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Speed: Ozone the Pangolin
Flight: Mythril the Pegasus
Power: Copper the Bull
Good. Now, have them answer the questions the System asks. The System will refer to the team members by their positions in the team, and unless otherwise specified, any team member can answer any question.
System: Let's begin. Speed, tell us a little about yourself.
Ozone: My name is Ozone the Pangolin, and I'
Kite Flying -Kane-"Hi, Kane! Didn't think I'd see you here!"Kite Flying -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It was the middle of summer, and a certain anthropomorphic wolf was hoping to enjoy a pleasant, uneventful walk at the city park. The winds ruffled Kane's dark gray fur, played with the red bandanna around his neck, and circled around his skinny canine legs. Of course, his hopes were quickly torn asunder when he happened to cross paths with Indigo.
Because it was such a windy day, many people were out flying kites. Kane had to dodge back and forth a few times to avoid colliding with kite-flyers. Indigo was just unpacking her own kite when she s
CYOA: Toon Treachery - Page 194194CYOA: Toon Treachery - Page 1945 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Deciding to make a dramatic entrance, you charge at the door and bash it with your shoulder. However, it isn't locked or even latched, and you find yourself running right through, unable to stop.
WHAM! You slam into something. Before you can recover, you feel a horizontal rod pushing your hip. Another rod then catches you on the shoulder, and before you know it your toon body is getting stretched, pulled, pushed, and churned every which way as the rods turn.
You're stuck in a taffy mixer! Why they had one running without any taffy in it, you'll never know. You can feel salt and other ingredients get added to and mixed into you.
A String of Beauty -Toon-"Haha, you can't get away from me!"A String of Beauty -Toon-5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The sun hadn't quite begun to set on the Yarn Barn, a local factory for manufacturing various kinds of string and products made therefrom. A pastel orange cat girl by the name of Beauty had recently been hired to perform maintenance on some of the automatic machines that spun and knitted the products.
Having finished the job well ahead of schedule, Beauty had devoted the rest of her time to playing around the factory grounds. Right now, she was toying with a stray mouse that'd sneaked into the building. Not a single other person existed in the room.
The mouse dove underneath a forklift to hide; Beauty
Screech Goes to ChinaThe sun had set on the country of China. All across the land, peaceful silence reigned as everyone snoozed in their beds.Screech Goes to China4 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Screech, Liberator of the Confined, was one of the few awake. She had flown across the ocean based on a tip that a local priestess had been inexplicably missing for weeks, and was now gliding over the unlit landscape in search of her last known location.
Let's see... Shrine of Drakagami... Shrine of Drakagami...
The Shrine of Drakagami was a difficult-to-reach open-air temple identifiable by its tall central spire. The priestess was known to worship there on a regular basis, but one day she simply hadn't come back.
Green and Glass -Gift-*Kathalia's gallery was an interesting one. Like many others on DeviantART, the majority of it was dedicated to a particular interest, or "fetish" as they're sometimes called. In her case, it was human-to-animal transformation.Green and Glass -Gift-1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
However, she also had a few original characters, among them her muse. When the D virus infected *Kathalia's profile, it analyzed her gallery for a moment before deciding on an attack strategy that reflected her unique set of interests.
For starters, there would be no D-beasts, not a single one, roaming the artist's worlds. At least, not at first...
"I don't know, Kath. It just feels like we've been here for alm
Snakebite -JJ-INFLATOR SNAKE - This venomous constrictor is native to jungle habitats, and is easily recognizable by its distinctive coloring, reddish-orange with two white stripes down its back. Its common name comes from the effects of its unique venom: once injected, the venom targets the victim's respiratory system, causing it to malfunction and forcing the victim to inhale uncontrollably and become immobile from bloating. A typical bite will induce 30-60 seconds of uncontrolled inhalation, after which the effects fade and the victim is free to exhale; if you are bitten, it is best to stay calm and wait it out. InflatorSnakebite -JJ-1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Curtains -Kane-"Okay, okay, fine, I'll go through with it. But promise you'll undo it first thing tomorrow morning."Curtains -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Kane couldn't believe he was agreeing to this. He knew Indigo had done it a hundred times, but he also knew he was going to hate it all the same.
Kane was an anthropomorphic gray wolf with brown eyes and dark gray fur. His chest fur was a lighter gray with an unusual bright strip zigzagging from upper left to lower right (from an observer's perspective, not his). His hands and feet had black pawpads, and he stood digitgrade. He wore a brown pair of cutoffs, and a red bandanna around his neck. He also wore another similar red bandanna
Consumption -Kane-"...You're sure you want to go through with this, Red? I mean, that's not exactly a request you hear every day."Consumption -Kane-2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Just a week ago, Kane had returned from the Orient (via the postal service, of course) with a new souvenir: a metal pendant that changed his body into that of a naga-wolf when he wore it. His new form gave him the lower body of a scaly serpent, as well as a jaw that dislocated rather easily to swallow large prey. He'd gotten used to it rather quickly; he'd even fallen asleep in a circular coil on his bed the night before.
Currently, he'd just met up with Red in the park, and she'd asked him to swallow her whole.
"You worry to