Threads, Part 1 or 2A dark shape ran through the forest, intent on one purpose: Escape. Branches bent and critters bolted as the four-legged apparition stomped across the forest floor. Voices yelled and dogs barked behind it as drunken laughter rose towards the sky. A shot from a rifle whizzed past the running creature and embedded itself into a fallen trunk just before a heavy paw crushed it.
The branches were too thick and the trees too close for it to take flight with its great, leathery wings. The dogs came closer, panting and frothing with the scent of this new prey in their noses the runner longed to whip about and show them the error of their ways, but muzzle flashes and lead slugs were enough of an argument against that course of action. Disoriented from the pain and stress, it managed to bring up a few coherent thoughts and curse itself from getting into this mess in the first place. Ah, how fleeting a well thought-out plan could be once set in action and no longer entertained by the optimistic
Dreams: Chapter Six - Threads, Part 1 or 2The sky was on fire. Screams echoed around me. I ran through the streets. Left, right, up the alley, trapped! I beat my wings, trying to reach a thermal. This can't be happening.Dreams: Chapter Six - Threads, Part 1 or 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Where am I? I was in the car; we were driving home from the police station. I don't understand.
I reach up to my head. My paw comes back bloody. Where am I?
My vision starts to fade, everything is turning black. Oh no, not the ground! Not the ground!
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I coughed and struggled to open my eyes. Did I crash? Where the hell-
Forcing my eyes open, I find an airbag released onto my face, popped by one of my horns. Groaning, I look around.
Dad is hanging limp in his seatbelt, bleeding out of his nose. Oh, no no no no
"Dad? Dad?!" My voice breaks.
I reach out for him, aching from the impact everywhere. I put a shaky paw on him. His chest is rising up and down slowly and irregularly, but at least he's breathing.
Thank god, Thor and Odin and the belt manufacturer and his wife and mother and his blessed gr
Dreams - Chapter ThreeI heard a small chirping sound from my left. I looked there, and to my surprise I saw a small sparrow sitting on the roof tile next to me. It was looking curiosly at me with its head tilted to one side. It did not seem to fear me one tiny bit, possibly due to the fact that it had never seen something like me before. I slowly extended one of my claws towards it, and it hopped onto it. Bringing it up to my face, I peered closer. It eyed me conspiciously for a few seconds before fluttering over to one of my horns. I glanced at it in wonder. Brave thing, that.Dreams - Chapter Three4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey there, fella." I said to the bird. It chirped back in response. I smiled, gazing out over the landscape before me. The entire valley below me was covered in glistening white snow. The road that ran from one end of the valley to the other stood out like a soot streak on a white paper. Very few cars ever came by due to the fact that the highway had been moved further away, making the place where we live a very calm place. I breath
Chapter SevenThe rover pulled up in the snowdrifts next to our house, marking our path with deep tracks in the snow. The ride back had been quick but uncomfortable, due to the numerous bumps and holes in the road leading home.Chapter Seven2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pushing myself up from the floor, I maneuvered around the black dragon and opened the door. The sunlight stung my eyes in sharp contrast to the dark interior of the military rover as I stuck my head outside. My father had already gotten out of the front seat and looked at me.
I gestured at the house. "Clear out the sofa we'll need to get him indoors in a safe position. "
He nodded, and pointed at the rover. "You don't need any help getting him out and inside?" he asked.
"Sure, but I need a place to put him first."
I turned back into the car, assessing the situation. If he had sustained damage, there was no knowing what additional injury we might cause by moving him around too much, but leaving him in the rover wasn't really an option either. He didn't have an
Chapter EightI leaned against the doorframe, careful not to put my tail into a compromising position. Grandpa had splinted it, but I didn’t want to do anything taxing. Better not to push my luck.Chapter Eight2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I’ve gotten his name so far, but not much else. He seems to have some trouble understanding and speaking – frankly, I think just remembering his name was an effort.” I said, looking at Benjamin in the sofa. He was scanning the room with a haggard look on his face, as if he couldn’t really make heads or tails of what was happening. I can’t blame him, I suppose. Judging by his difficulty with speech, he had had either little to none contact with people, or been out of touch for a very long time. Most of the time I had spoken to him, all I’d gotten as a reply was a confused look and a faint hum every now and then.
“He seems wary and afraid – I’m a bit afraid myself to be honest.” Dad said and shook his head. He nodded slightly in the gen
Dreams - Chapter FourShit, shit, shit, SHIT! I screamed inwards. Okey, stay calm, stay calm! Talk like you're human, prove that you're nice quick as hell.Dreams - Chapter Four4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"FREEZE!" One of the coppers yelled.
"Whoa, whoa. Slow down. I think there's been a misunderstanding." I said slowly. Shitshitshitshit. I am so screwed.
"Put your han- Put your claws in the air!" He yelled at me again.
Slowly, I raised my paws above my head. My tail was tense as a cable behind me, clearly a reflex in preparation for a battle. Not today, bro. I hope. The officer motioned for me with his gun to move away from Jim. I cautiously stepped to the side, focusing on coming up with something resembling a plan.
"Ahahah! I told you so! See? See? It's a bloody monster!" I heard Ben shout from behind a car.
"Will you shut up for just one second? We can see for ourselves." Another voice said.
A second cop nervously walked up to me, keeping his gun aimed directly at my muzzle. His eyes were darting around like a madmans, a sure sign
Dreams - Chapter 2"Ouch! Ok, stop it now, will you?" I exclaimed, a tad annoyed. "You're getting on my nerves. Or wings, depending on your point of view."Dreams - Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My oldest sister had been pestering me for a long time and was now repeatedly pulling one of my wings. Eric had gone home a little while ago, under the pretence that he shouldn't be disturbing me during such a "delicate matter" as he called it. Personally, I would not have minded him being here when I showed myself to the rest of my family, but the choice was his.
Right now, sitting in our sofa, I had put up with getting pullled, prodded and poked for five or ten minutes. I am a patient man(dragon), but even I have my limits.
"Sorry." She said, not showing any signs of stopping at all. "This is just so amazing! You have, for christ's sake, turned into a blasted Dragon!"
"Yeah, tell me about it. Now give me that!" I let out a low growl by mistake, jerking my wing out of her grasp.
She stuck out her tounge, rolled her eyes and said;
"No need for growlin
Dreams - A Dragon TF by JargonHello there, dear reader! It looks like you're about to start reading this story ^.=.^Dreams - A Dragon TF by Jargon4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While I'm honoured that you'd like to read my works, I regrettably have to inform you that this story has been discontinued after eight chapters and a sidestory merge. There won't be any more chapters in this story, sadly.
I am however working on a new project that will hopefully outshine this old gal - it's going to be released some time in the future, and I hope you'll be there to read that was well.
If you can deal with this story ending abruptly with no end in sight, then by all means read on, and dream.
People dream. It's natural. Daydreams you usually control and you can make them whatever you want. Sometimes they get forgotten, sometimes they spring back to life after a long time, or just a heartbeat. Sometimes, they come true.
Last year, I stayed home from school two days because of stomach pains. My mother thought it was some kind of odd flu, mainly because she had it t
Dreams - Chapter FiveIndoor firing ranges are usually composed of one big concrete room, lined with reinforced baffles along the walls and roof. Ventilation shafts dot the space, constantly sucking out lead particles and smoke from the cartridge primers, bullets and leftovers from previous sessions. The back wall is often a sloping earthen bank with a collector, designed to stop and capture bullets that hits it. Targets can be both stationary, and in more modern facilities, moving. When designed as civilians, targets are usually made out of paper or plastic coreflute and sometimes when used for long-range shooting covered with some canvas on the back.Dreams - Chapter Five3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Most ranges are divided into several lanes, one for each person. The lanes differ much from situation to situation, but they most commonly only have a support for the gun. When using rifles, a chair might be there for the person to sit in.
The noise levels in a shooting range can reach over 140 Db, enough to cause permanent hearing loss and will in fact cause
Lullaby Of The WoodsBenjamin tore into the deer corpse before him, like so many times before. Ripping out large chunks, devouring them. He hated himself for doing it. Hated the deer for allowing him to catch it. Hated the world, for what it had done to him. He hated that he actually, in a way, enjoyed it.Lullaby Of The Woods4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ramming his claws into the carcass, he snarled in frustration. How long had he been cut off? For how long had he actually been...this? The timespan was too much for him to fathom right now. Suddenly revolted by the thought of eating any more of the deer, he grabbed the neck of it and threw it as far away as he could. He bolted away, not wanting to see any more of the bloody scene. Half flying, half running towards the nearby stream, he tried to hold back his enraged tears.
He collapsed in the gravel on the beach and dipped his front paws into the water, feeling a sudden need to cleanse himself.
Why? Why am I ssso sssuddenly repulsssed by what I have been doing for...what, how many yearsss? Decadesss,
Beginnings - Part TwoUhnnnn...Beginnings - Part Two4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Why's it dark?
Why on earth is my...ack... head hurting like that?
Hold on, what did I do last? I was at the inn, with Garreth...
I must've gotten completely smashed. Dang, I can never take much brew.
Shit, what a hangover. Feels like my bed is all... crusty? Er, this isn't my bed.
By the king's underwear, I'm sleeping in a ditch.
Wait a moment. I didn't have any alcohol, did I? Don't think so. Why am I sleeping in a ditch then? Perhaps I'm just dreaming. No, that headache is all too real.
Ouch, by the way.
Someone hit me. Terryl hit me. Why did Terryl hit me? I think he thought I was going to kill him. Was I that drunk? No, I wasn't drunk. Right?
I had claws.
Correction; I HAVE claws.
And a tail. That feels good.
I've never had a tail before. Why does it feel good to know that I have a tail then?
Perhaps someone swapped my drink with the salvia extract again. Yeah, that would explain the hallucinations and memory loss.
But I wasn't drinking.
Betrayal And TearsThe boy, not more than nine, lay in the bed burning with fever. His mother sat next to the bed with her hands clasped together in prayer. The village's preacher stood by the doorway, reading from a prayer book. His mother stroked his head with a heavy heart, tears streaming down her cheeks.Betrayal And Tears4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The healer of the village, an old woman named Anita, entered the room. She was holding a bowl of steaming liquid, which she offered the boy. He attempted to drink it, but started coughing violently after a few sips. Sighing, the old woman shook her head.
"Natasha, I can do no more. He's been sick for over a week now, and none of my teas have had any effect." She said, placing an old wrinkled arm around the mother's shoulders.
"Are you certain? There is no hope?" She whispered in a broken voice.
"I am sorry. There is only one person I know of that is better at herbs and medicine than me, and he..." The preacher shot her a warning glance. "well, you know...." The healer trailed off.
"I will continue p
Here's My Two Weeks: Part 2 The morning went like normal, with addition of trying to wake up Pat early enough for the trip to the zoo. He didnt wake up till 9:30 and that was because I had to roar into the game room. It was pretty funny, Pat didnt think so.Here's My Two Weeks: Part 26 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Come on, it was only a little one. I said.
It was loud enough to give me a heart attack. said Pat as he grabbed his chest.
Oh, youre fine. Come on, its quite a drive to St. Louis and we have to get going early.
Okay, but no more roaring.
It was tricky to figure out a way to fit four humans and an 8 dragon into one car. I wished we still had the Oldsmobile, that thing was huge. All we had was my truck, Dads GMC Sierra and a Kia Sophia. We decided that the only way this could work is if I took my truck and Pat, while everyone else rode in the GMC. It was fun to squish back into my truck, its not that bad. I like driving, so ge
The legend of the dragon clawA long time ago, a legend was told...The legend of the dragon claw7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
One day, a young boy was wandering around the woods. His main objective was to find the legendary claw of the emperor of the dark dragons, an artifact that could give his owner powers beyond imagination. It was told that the mystical claw was hidden in a cave, guarded by a black dragon spirit. No one could defeat the guardian...because no one could touch it. Spirits were invincible...no weapon worked against them.
But that boy was different. He was the seven child of the royal family of the kingdom. His blood was pure, and his spirit was filled with the light of the heaven. His sword, powered by his very heart, was able to annihilate everything...even the strongest shadow spirit.
And so, with the shining sword in his hands, the boy walked into the darkness of the deepest part of the forest...home of the shadow spirits.
A black mist was surrounding the place. The laments of the spirits could be heard in the distance, slowly getting closer .Th
Second Chances: Part 11Something skipped off one of my horns. I casually dismissed it as my imagination as stalked around the canteen, walking past tables full of students who were either busy eating, or debating loudly with vulgarities on which person had the worse teacher.Second Chances: Part 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sector 3... Did I mention I hated Sector 3? It was the side of the canteen that happened to be full of the Malay guys. I don't mean to be offensive, but in honest, the Malay guys (in this school, at least) were simply intolerable.
Imagine the most rowdy person you've ever met. Now picture him to be loud-mouthed, vulgar and unruly. Multiply that person by about 400 times, and split them into little groups of about ten or so people. That's what it's like to confront these guys. They almost always hung around in gangs, skipped classes, smuggled cigarettes and poker cards into school, and used the third item with the first item while they were doing the second. Now, then add Fuad trailing behind you telling you something about Farm-Fresh and
Here's My Two Weeks: Part 1When life takes an unexpected turn, your only real choice to make the best of it. You must keep moving forward in your life to get anywhere. Unexpected turns can be just the thing you need or they can break you. Which one is up to you.Here's My Two Weeks: Part 16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
With Storming the Farm over and two weeks before I had to go back to work at the library and back to class, I had a lot of time on my claws. So I did what any guy my age would do, anything that popped into my head. I dont think I made a lot of bad choices, I just may have rushed into a few things. Well enough of that, time to tell you what happened next.
My head felt like crap, a dull ache pounding in my skull. I didnt want to open my eyes. My muscles screamed at me not to move them and my joints popped every time I did move. There was a mild burn in my veins from the adrenaline that was long since gone. Ah, Sams apply named airsoft hangover. Any airsofter get these, the after effects of playing the game. Its even worse after Ops.
A special surpriseThe phone started ringing. I tiredly raised my head, trying not to fall asleep again, and grabbed the phone.A special surprise7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Better this to be important...it's five in the morning I said, barely able to hear my voice.
I heard a few coughs. Hey Sean, this is uncle Steve. Do you still remember who I am or you completely forgot about me?
I laughed, in a sarcastic way of course. Who can forget about you? That present you sent me last year was awesome...too bad you weren't there! It's so hard for you to visit me, at least once?
I heard a sigh, followed by another cough. I'm sorry Sean, but I was busy. I'm working on something special for you
Yeah right...you said that at least three hundreds time. You also said that you were going to let me come to your house and spend the rest of the summer with you...but school is starting next week, and you... I sighed. You left me alone...again
He laughed. And that's why I called you. I want
Beginnnings - Part OneDawn broke; bathing the land below with golden sunrays. The green rolling hills basked in the light, while the morning fog captured it, gaining a warm yellow glow. The old woods seemingly took a breath of the life that hummed in the air, awakening the robins and small birds that nested within the boughs. They fluttered out into the howling wind, allowing themselves to be carried away into the distance. The wind stirred, ruffling the landscape, lifting up tiny feathers and debris from the ground. A small blue feather detached itself from the rest; it sought adventure. Rushing past the others, it headed for the small village below. It was just now awakening, with smoke beginning to rise above the chimneys as the people inside rose from their sleep, eager to find out what the day might have in store.Beginnnings - Part One4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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A sunray wormed its way through the window, crawling its way up Benjamin's face. It sneaked around in his beard for a second or two, before darting up and into his half-closed eyes. He
The College Drag, Part 14The sounds of laughter, gun fire and occasional obscenity that was rising up from the basement said it all. Call of Duty 4 had to be the game, I recognized the sounds that could only come from that game as Wyraach and I walked down the steps. Sure enough, when we got downstairs, they were all on the floor playing pass the controller.The College Drag, Part 146 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Oh, youre back. Scales said as he got up.
It seems like you guys have made yourselves at home. I said, looking at the mess they had made of my living room.
There were empty soda cans on every table, decimated bags of chips and a licked clean plate that still smelled of pizza rolls.
Sorry, Ian said while he grabbed some of the trash, We were going to tidy up before you got back, but we kind of forgot.
And we kinda ate all of the pizza rolls, chicken tenders and frozen pizzas you had in your fridge. said Scales, We got hungry.
Its okay man, I understand.
The College Drag, Part 18The courtroom door opened and two officers led a man in an orange jumpsuit that was handcuffed between them. I could tell who it was even before he lifted his he to locked eyes with me, Ted.The College Drag, Part 186 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Hello again freak. He said with a chill in his voice, Youre not getting out of this one; Ill make sure of that.
Whosss that guy? Wyraach asked
Thats Ted, he and I have a history. I told him, not taking my eyes off him as the bailiff swore him in, Ill tell you this much, he doesnt like me.
I figurrred that out for mysssself alrrready. he shot back
Now Mr. Boston, would you kindly describe that character of the defendant you know of? asked Mr. Winson.
Sure, thats the monster that attacked me twice. He was going to rip my throat out with his teeth, but my friends fought him off. I was lucky to escape with my life. Ted lied in open court, I can tell you with ce
Draconic Traits"If you have so many dragon-like traits, does that mean you ARE one? Does that mean you ARE a dragon?"Draconic Traits7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
These questions ran through 16 year old Josh's mind. His friends had always said he was like a dragon, even earning him the nickname "Dragon Boy" among his group of friends. Regardless of his nickname, Josh himself loved dragons. Even at 16, he had always wished he could meet one. Oddly enough, Josh could actually sympathsize more with dragons than with most humans.
Some of Josh's "dragon-like" traits were the fact that he was a loner. He didn't have many friends. The reason for his having so little friends was because he was very skeptical about new people, even more so than most others. He also hated being around a lot of people. Whenever he was in a large group, even if it wasn't that many people, he always felt too cramped. His parents and teachers thought he may possibly have had some form of autism.
Josh lay on his bed, his left arm under his head as he threw a tennis ball into
Second Chances: Part 17With a brief summary (or, not-so-brief, in my case) of what happened in the entire day that I missed school, Cheryl and Gabriel then promptly left me to my lunch on the pretence of having to attend classes of sort, which meant I was alone for the day. Again.Second Chances: Part 174 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I tried to get their attention and ask them to stay a little longer, but anything that came out of mouth was a series of jumbled-up growls, snarls and hisses, accompanied by an occasional croon. With that, I sighed in irritation as I watched them leave, giving me one last awkward glance before making their way back up the road from which they came.
Picking up the plastic bag with my mouth, I carried the food into the house, while using my tail to wrap around the thick pile of work that lay ahead for me.
Not crumpling the papers was an arduous task for me now, since I lacked hands to carry the papers, and since there was also no way that I was going to carry all my homework in my mouth, I had no choice but to gently wrap everything
The Dragon in Me Part 8The moment I became aware of the world around me I knew there was something different. I felt the soft grass beneath my scales, I smelt the salty breeze from the sea and heard the waves crushing against the steep cliffs. Above the sounds of the sea I could hear the chirping of hundreds of birds. Their gorgeous music filled the air and made me feel happy. For one moment I enjoyed this moment of peace without thinking about where I was and how I got there.The Dragon in Me Part 85 years ago in Scraps More Like This
But this moment was over far too soon. I opened my eyes and inspected my environment. I lay at the edge of a forest, the thick trunks of the trees right next to me. It surrounded me to the north, east and west, but to the south there was the sea. About ninety feet away from me the cliffs fell down to the sea almost perpendicular. I slowly stood up and walked towards them completely taken in by the sight of the vast ocean. I had seen the sea quite a few times when I had been human but this had a completely different feeling to it.
The tale of Dracus and AstraA long time ago, there was a king who had an only daughter, whose beauty was like the moon rising in a clear heaven. She was desired by many great men, coming from all the kingdom to talk with her father...to ask him if they could marry her. The king always refused their requests...well...at least for the first seventeen years of the princess' life.The tale of Dracus and Astra7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
One day...the princess walked in her father's room, and said. Father...I've been thinking about my future a lot in the past few days, and...I think I'm ready to get married
The princess' words shocked her father at first...but, because he loved his daughter, and respected her wishes...he decided to approve her request.
The king wanted the best for her daughter, so he called all the greatest men in the kingdom to his castle...to let his daughter choose the one that was going to become her husband...the man she was going to spend her whole life with...the future king of the kingdom.
Many people came to the king's castle. They were
The Dragon in Me Part1I was just walking around in the city. It was a wonderful day in the middle of the summer. The sun had just risen and was shining in my face. I had decided to take an early walk and was now on the way home. I was crossing the road when it happened. A car hit me from the side. When I was flying the whole time seemed to slow down and I felt something rush through my body. Then I blacked out and crashed against the wall. The driver of the car just went on like nothing had happened. For my luck the next passenger that saw me called the emergency ambulance. They came quickly and brought me to the hospital. When they found out who I was they informed my parents, who came as fast as the could. When they reached the hospital they were led to my room. I had to look terrible. Several bones broken, bleeding just like every where and to make it worse the doctor told them, that I had a concussion. He also told them that I had likely no chance to survive and they were even wondering why I was stillThe Dragon in Me Part15 years ago in Scraps More Like This