Abby Claus TGAbby Claus
"The snow tastes like sugar!"
Abby yelled gleefully. Of course, she had her tongue packed with snow, so her words sounded more like, "The slaw takes why sure girl!"
All around her was a world like something out of one of her childhood dreams. She was quite literally in Santa's Workshop. Red and green trimmed wooden buildings with glassy, frosted windows lit from the inside by candlelight.
And, best part of all, she stood before Santa. From satiny mittens and long, flowing cap to belt, belly, beard and smile ever-so-friendly, it was him in every last respect just as she might have imagined him. She hugged herself with a smile and twirled around in the dusty-soft snow.
Santa gave a hearty laugh and a warm greeting to her as he explained, "We make our own snow and we do like to sweeten it a bit." Abby clenched her hands in front of her with a grin. So it was sugar!
Abby begged for the whole tour, the toy-making, the village, the sled, the whole thing. She planned to snap
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Andrea groaned under the covers of her bed. All the lights were off, except for the nightlight in the corner which cast a cool, blue glow to push back the shadows.
She'd been sick since Friday after getting out of school. So many precious days of the weekend had been swallowed up, along with the short holiday she'd been looking forward to. She hadn't thrown up in a while but her stomach didn't feel much better than when she was. The bucket was still by her bed. She leaned over to look at it.
Beside her in the bed, along with a pile of plushies, tissues (both new and used), and a sealed bottle of Pedialyte she'd been sipping from, was the tablet (in its waterproof case, just in case) her parents never usually let her use in bed. She didn't feel like raising her head up for a distracting game or even shutting her eyes to listen to some music she liked.
She just wanted this over. The aches in her little body. The tenderness and pangs in her stomach. Her mom had obse
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It only took a second for the light under the screen to flash and the light on the door to turn green. I would much prefer if all the locks were so simple.
I grasped the handle with my narrow fingers and slipped through without needing to open the door that wide. On the other side, everything was illuminated. I tried to find a darkened scouting corner but it didn't make much difference.
It was bigger than the data systems room, with levels and consoles. Girls, all facing away from me, sat at consoles. Some were typing away. Others were blankly staring into the screens. Still others were monitoring those who were staring and working on other systems. A bustle of activity. I was fortunate they were all so consumed in their various tasks that they didn't seem to notice me lingering to one corner. I crept towards an empty console nearby and crouched down low.
Despite being a woman, that didn't make me any less of a target for the Embracing Sisterhood. The le
Anime Girls from Another World TG - Part 1Anime Girls from Another World TG - Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anime Girls from Another World
“Before we begin the lecture, I want to direct everyone to the bold text at the top of your syllabus. And if you haven’t been able to print it off from my website yet, you can just read off the screen. All students will be required to spend at least twenty hours as ‘anime girls’ for full class credit.”
I’d noticed the bold text before. I felt a shiver reading it again. I could hear some titters from the back of the room. Professor Brandt, who was sixty miles away from us but connected via video conference setup, could hear those titters through the live mic in the ceiling. She pushed her narrow, black-rimmed glasses up a bit and continued, “Now, I have listed alternative assignments for some of the course requirements but, really, the class is geared towards personal accounts and research. There’s really no class like this is that I know of and some of it may be outside your comfo
The Mission TG - Part 1The MissionThe Mission TG - Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I've been on dozens of missions behind enemy lines and this was the first one which made me nervous before I even got close.
I checked the guard posts seven times. Two Shieldmaiden-level sentries. Not even the Valkyrie-level ones in the briefing papers. And certainly not the Durga some feared might be waiting. If I'd gotten eyes on one of those then that would be the end of me. But Shieldmaidens were great. Perfectly great.
I kept scanning. Standard watch pattern. They looked a little tired. Going over the same paces hour after hour. They were due for a shift change. Just as the briefing had planned. And that's why I was scared.
No one remembers how it all began. Some say it was a mad scientist, a box of nanites, and a regular day. I don't care. All I know is the world I live in.
It's a place where there are no more regular days, where identity and appearance can be instantly rewritten. Where the long ago children's games of the boys verses the girls are games n
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I didn't expect the silence on the other side. It was unnerving. This was the center of the facility but it was so eerily quiet. I resisted a shiver and retrieved my other camera. I set it atop my ear and bent it so it would have as much of an unobstructed view as possible. It would record everything.
First, I had to patch into the other camera network. Then I could look for secrets. I noted the overhead color-coded lines ranged from yellow to black. Some of them branched off at corridors up ahead.
I was on my own at this point. Satellite imaging of the base told us the general extent of the underground complex but nothing more. The bright lights did little to calm me. There were few places to hide.
I had to move. I followed the yellow band on the ceiling down the first corridor branch. The hallways looked more like the ones in hospitals. I came to a hallway crossing. Cameras down the intersecting hallway. Obvious ones. But they were the kind which slowly
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I didn't immediately respond to the high-pitched, exuberantly-uttered "Hiyas there!" in the middle of the dorm lobby. I figured it was one of the girls who lived down the hall greeting another girl.
But I heard it again.
"Hiiiiiyaaaa cantcha see me?"
I frowned a little and started to turn my head. I jerked back in surprise at a girl's smiling face staring at me point blank. Her smile deepened. She gave me a swift wave and asked, "Canya see me now?"
I sure could. And I was stunned.
I had to blink a few times before I could even think about what I was seeing. Before me was the most beautiful girl I could imagine. And I'd imagined quite a few with all the anime girls I drew for fun.
This girl had so many details from my favorite imaginings. Her hair was long, bright red, and vibrant. But not too long. Her eyes were a dusty, cat-like amber color. And so large. All-enveloping. She wore a gorgeous dress. It was frilly everywhere. It looked like something I'd seen before, bu
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I helped Lissa tidy up the front room and the kitchen table as Allison started boiling some whole wheat pasta in a pot. All the while, in my busy mind, I knew I hadn’t given Lissa an answer about her “girlfriends” date idea. And this was the worst time possible to ask.
It didn’t take Quilla long to figure out what was happening. The expression on her face started with joy but ebbed a little as she noticed the dour expression on her mom’s face. She glanced at me with a slight imitation of Lissa’s expression and went about dressing in nicer clothes without complaint.
I meandered a bit until Allison grabbed me and put me on dicing duty for the veggies. I sliced slowly as Allison hummed and received a recipe card from Lissa. Allison raised an eyebrow and Lissa put up her hands, offering, “He likes it this way…”
With a smile, Allison bowed her head and committed to her cooking. S
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It had been three weeks since my mother died and one week since my dad moved into an assisted living manor due to advancing dementia. The family home was my responsibility now. I had good, older memories there.
When I was a little boy, I could remember riding atop my medium-sized, battery-powered toy train. I laid the tracks in the den and up the steps and around into the hallway. The darkness of the hall with the lights off made it like a tunnel. Then the train moved down to the living room and off to my bedroom. After a certain age, I was too big to ride, so I would put my toys and stuffed animals atop it and play conductor.
It was a beautiful time. My mother was a life-long head librarian for the county library and my father edited reference texts, so there was no shortage of books about the house. Sadly, neither had the mind or eyes to read for years.
I was a happy child but routinely sickly. No matter though. A day home from school meant another day on the railroa
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It didn’t take long for streams of braids to show up in my hair. I got a couple glimpses from the window but Allison kept turning me back. The brushing itself was very nice. Like scratching an itch in a slow and relaxing way. I started to get a little drowsy just from the flowing motion of the brush but my eyes darted wide when I heard the bathroom door open at the end of the hall.
Lissa. She had to be a Kinrae too. And she was about to come around the corner and show herself. I took a deep breath. Allison kept prodding my hair. I glanced at the hallway and looked down as far as I could see. There were footsteps, slow and quiet. Maybe Lissa was trying to sneak in like I was? I wanted to give her an opportunity for that.
When the moment came, I missed Lissa entering but it was impossible to miss her standing there against the plain, lightly-colored walls with the brilliant green of her hair.
She stood there in a classy, whi
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The next few weeks went surprisingly quickly. I expected to be on pins and needles with tension about the countdown to the imitation devices but little distractions helped and also presented new tensions as well. Plus I had plenty of stuff to focus on in my other classes. I also discretely made sure my other professors were informed about my Kinrae-related class and what was going to happen.
Lissa took me home soon after we looked through her photo album. Once home, Allison leapt on me with wide eyes and excited questions. I told him the gist. He gave a little smile whenever I mentioned Quilla’s ninja outfit.
At the end, he immediately asked me, finger poised on his chin, “Sooo….why didn’t you kiss her?”
I coughed into the cup of water I’d been drinking. I had plenty to say about that. It was like a ‘rebound’ thing with Michael just recently gone. We were good friends. Quilla was
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Where I 'Wow' the Ladies With My Charisma
A curling question mark of yellow appeared in her red bangs when I asked her, "So does all your hair change colors?"
It was just a 'starter' question. Soon enough, I'd have her wrapped around my finger and an assured, sexy college girlfriend.
*Took you all hour to come up with that line, huh?*
I ignored the familiar voice and waited on her answer with a smile.
The girl looked up from her book and stared at me. Clearly taking in a full view of my impressive physique.
*Only if she has a wild imagination.*
She blinked and asked back, "All my hair?"
"Even if you like to keep it trimmed or waxed I'd love to know." I drove the point home with a little smirk.
Her mouth dropped open and I don't remember much after that before waking up in the university doctor's office with a massive headache.
Then the walls melted and I was back in the classroom again. Everyone
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I would see Lissa again on Wednesday with the second class session, which had two less students on our side and three less on the other side (no one I knew). Let the attrition begin…
Lissa crept closer to chat with me during breaks and before class but she enjoyed the back row too much to give it up, same with me for the middle. The second class involved a lot of theoretical discussion, some accounts (in both written and video form) of the experience of the imitation device as well as plenty of precautionary notices, and a lot about “gender politics” as well as terms which verged into the abstract.
Not to say they weren’t explained but the explanations spiraled into other definitions which even seemed to cycle back on themselves. I leaned against the cushioned wall for a time and lazily jotted down notes. It wasn’t till towards the end of the long discussion that it was revealed we didn’t need to r
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I get a sick feeling in my stomach every time I step outside my door. It was worse before I moved to the suburbs.
In the city, there were so many people flowing over me like rain, inundating every moment I tried to breathe. At least here in Brookville I can go for a walk in the evening fog and not expect to run into anyone. I’ve never been interested in other people.
The other guys feel like they have their own little world and code and language which confuses the shit out of me. And the girls are off in their own universe. Not that I don’t look at them.
Whenever a conversation accidentally starts because someone is just eager to talk or I gave them something they interpreted as intent to chat, I feel the bile hit me. I freeze with a hot feeling behind my ears and I grope for the nearest one-syllable word of agreement which will just shut them up.
What you can call ‘friends’ are a smattering of former co-workers, college roommates/acquaintances
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"You are me. Embrace me. Embrace us."
I willed myself not shiver at the sound. They wouldn't find me, I told myself. They were still just scanning, getting rid of the easy ones first. Digging into closets would be a last resort. I was sure of it.
"We will be one, together. There is no escape."
They spoke as a singular presence in a stereo of identical, womanly voices. Each word perfectly in sync. Before my buddy Ethan was one of them, he used the analogy of the Borg. Big Star Trek fan. He got assimilated too.
Shutting my eyes only helped me to hear them better and I didn't have the balls to try covering my ears. Too much of a chance I might noisily scuff something.
"You will be perfection. You will be one of us. You will be beautiful, always."
I tried to find a comfortable position where I was in the closet. Their icy-blue vision slipped into flashes behind my tired, twitching eyes.
Four days ago. At least. Maybe a week. Maybe longer. That was when it started. I didn'
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"Kenny! It's after twelve! How can you stay in bed all day?!"
I blinked my eyes open from what I was sure was one of the best dreams I'd ever had to the pouting visage of my younger sister, Candace.
Her huge, green eyes gave a visible twitch.
I muttered something into my pillow and tossed a hand in her direction. But she wasn't going leave me alone. First, came the prodding with her hands, then the poking with her feet, then finally, the drops of water on my neck.
"You promised to take me to the mall today after lunch!"
I vaguely remembered such a promise from several nights ago and sat up rubbing my neck to get the water off. My sister stood before me, framed by the dark, pen lines which surrounded her body, her arms folded, and awaited my answer.
With a sigh, I brushed my hair back and nodded. That was all the affirmation she needed. I was promptly seized by her almond-pink arm and dragged forcibly from bed and to the floor. Before I could look up, she
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Derek pressed his eyes open. His foggy brain tried to pull together the last poem he'd heard the teacher reciting. He tried to form some plausible excuse to explain his sleeping in the middle of class. The real one of stay up late watching DVDs wasn't likely to work.
"The connotation of the voices is self-consciousness!" He blurted it out as the world around him began to catch up with his brain.
He expected a general laugh and terse words from the instructor. Instead, all was silence. And he didn't see the room around him. He saw a field of silver, glassy grass standing almost on edge. Light twinkled through it like a thousand micro-rainbows shifting with every exhale of the breeze.
He gasped at the sight. Beyond the grass were trees that looked like tall snow crystals. Above, the sky was the only normal sight in color and form.
After turning around a few times, Derek took a careful step through the strange grass. Despite the fact the grass looked
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Part 4 (End)
Fleur still seemed concerned even as I gave her a big hug. She clung to me as I looked back in the mirror with the subtle redness of tears around my eyes. Only when my smile endured past my tears did Fleur partake in a smile of her own.
Malina dashed around to give me a pat on the back and a smile of her own as she offered, “It is! So cool! Awww… It’s really something to look in the mirror and see a different face. Honestly that’s about all I use this mirror for. Along with sexy posing.” I giggled with Malina and posed a little bit too.
Eventually, Malina put the mirror back. The euphoria of the moment slipped into the realization I would be mostly a girl for the rest of the evening (with breasts and groin reverting last). It was a rough guess but Fleur’s “transformation calculator” app indexed the times of everything we’d used so far and declared that I had a little over
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I still had the 'alternative', if it came to that. But the way was open and my primary objective was just a few meters away. My last few seconds in the open felt the most exposed until I made it into the services building.
Once inside, I made sure to avoid as many cameras as I could. It was a good sign there didn't seem to be any in the first hallway. The central feed to all base cameras was supposed to be accessible in this area. My first job was to get into the data room and tap the feed. The Valkyrie illusion was good enough to fool the average Sister walking by and distant cameras but all other cameras would pick up on the optic projection like trying to record video from an old style television screen. Rainbows and other image artifacts would clearly show up.
The data room was loud with heavy-duty fans cooling all the equipment. The room was dark. I scanned everywhere for Sisters to make sure I was alone. A few cameras on one side of the room. Rather
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I finally managed to email the photos we’d taken yesterday to my uncle. I tried to call him too but he was out. I leaned back with my slight hands enveloped by my long, braided hair and let the phone rest against me.
Allison’s lesson had been useful. I had tons of scribbled notes and I definitely wanted it happen tomorrow afternoon. I would return Lissa’s device for class. Then Allison could wear mine for the date.
The idea left Allison a little sad that we wouldn’t both be female on the date, if we so wished it. But it would work. I got up.
Allison was still in the kitchen. She smiled and posed a bit for me as she asked, “Has my pupil returned for another lesson?”
I smiled back and told her, “Could you try on my device?” I slipped it off and waited through the lull. It still felt nervously-long before I returned to myself.
Allison picked up on my intent quickly. She turned hers off
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I woke feeling about the same as I always did. Wrapping up in the covers had left me sweaty in a way which soon dried in the morning coolness of the room. I had to stretch a bit to get the aches out. Turning, I looked at the device and the controller. They were in the same place on the table.
I held both in my hands. What was the worse that could happen? The delay got longer? There were still fail-safes. It wasn’t as though I would suddenly turn into an anime girl. And, despite the glitches, the faint watermark had still been there.
Debating it a while, I heard the far-off sounds of Allison cooking in the kitchen but I couldn’t hear clearly enough to tell if he still had a high but variable voice. I cracked my wrists and set the controller and the device back down where they’d been. Later.
First, I walked out into the hallway and made my way to the kitchen. A peek through the doorway told me that Allison was ba
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Chapter 7 – Hold
Isaac first word uttered as a girl was an echoing swear, which made Marley quickly cover her ears in surprise. Seth hurried over to help Isaac away from the wall. Panting, Isaac took a breath and asked, “Mirror?”
Seth clutched Isaac’s arm and offered, “Maybe you should sit down first…”
Shaking her head and brushing her hair back, Isaac answered, “I want to see what that Sim….jerkenface…did.” She gave a glance to Marley and was clearly holding back another swear for her benefit. Marley clutched Isaac’s hand.
With a sigh, Seth picked up the mirror. It didn’t seem damaged by reflecting whatever came out of the periscope. She turned it towards Isaac slowly, letting the base sit on the floor. She frowned as Isaac stepped forward slowly to look.
Immediately, Seth noticed something odd. Isaac was pulling at her clothes and tugging the bottom further down her thighs in embarrass
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‘Kinraetown’ only covered about a half-mile of businesses and buildings which were primarily owned and operated by ‘Kinrae’. Aside from the trivia books, Lissa brought a small audio recorder and her digital camera in case, as she said, “We need proof of junk going down.” I brought my device and controller along with the card Tessa gave me when we first officially met. And Allison made sure we had snacks and a packed supper in case we couldn’t find a good place to eat.
The gateway to the area was marked by a rainbow-mottled “friendship arch” which bore the words spoken by Olivia nine years ago. I looked at it with solemn skepticism.
The businesses were typical for the area. Watercolor murals of landscapes around the world covered the walls. A small hair shop with a few anime patrons occupied the nearest corner. Beside it was a shop which seemed to sell just about everything,
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Part 2 – You Are Not Alone
Chapter 6 – Hatches
They quietly stared at one another until Seth pronounced, “Something inside here must be messing with us. All our last names can’t be the same.”
Cupping his mouth, Isaac wondered, “But if we can’t trust our own thoughts…then we have nothing.”
Marley also cupped her mouth and offered the quick apology, “I’m sorry I said my name!”
Seth waved it off and said, gesturing to herself, “I don’t know about our thoughts but I know what I know.”
Isaac remarked, “Do you? Really? What about our new old friend right here?” He gestured to Marley, who grimaced. Isaac added, “What if that’s the Marley who blew into the room just a bit before? The same Marley.”
Seth answered, “We don’t know that.”
Isaac bowed his head. “You’re right. We don’t know. Same as we don’t know
The Puzzle Box TG - Chapter 9The Puzzle BoxThe Puzzle Box TG - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 9 – Husks
Darkness. Blackness. Unmitigated emptiness. That was all Seth felt at first, along with a headache which radiated all over her skull. It was bad enough she expected to see dancing colors and strange blurs but nothingness was all that surrounded her.
She was glad for the pain because it told her that, on some level, she still existed. Where and how, she didn’t know. Reaching out in the all-consuming night barely even told her she still had hands. Her jaw seemed to move too slowly to form words and the rest of her body just floated. But the pain was ever-present.
After long, disorienting spell in the void, Seth finally started to pick our bits of light in the dark. They appeared first as stars cast off the strangest of night skies but she watched as they loomed larger with each passing moment. Eventually, they resolved as unblinking, colorless eyes. They swelled more and more, less like drawings than black and white renderings of real e