The Pet, Part 1The Pet; Part 1The Pet, Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Onan lay in the large cage, arms crossed and resting on his tail. He hated the situation he found himself in, hated the idea of being a mere pet to some lesser creature like a human. He should be the one keeping such a being as a pet, or preying on them.
Up to now, he had made sure that the humans that came here would not want to choose him, made sure that they saw that he would not just accept the role as pet. He realized now that would have to change. He had hoped the shop owners would give up and let him go, but last night he had learned how they dealt with the pets that couldn’t be sold. Last night he had learned that those that couldn’t be sold were killed to make room for new pets, not released back to where they were caught. It seemed if he wanted to live, he would have to act the part.
He considered his options now, how he might get out of this mess. He had to make sure he was purchased... but he didn&
The Pet, Part 2 The Pet, Part 2The Pet, Part 2 2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He got a little concerned as time passed, longer than he had expected. He had perked at the first sound of a person near his enclosure, but it turned out to be a worker dropping off breakfast. It wasn’t until the time some of the shop’s workers were going on lunch break that there was finally a sign that the girl had actually chosen him. The screen for the viewing window dropped, and the doors that permitted visitors to enter clicked, locking. He knew immediately that it meant he was no longer for sale. He raised himself to a standing position, listening carefully to figure out what was going on. He finally heard a shopkeeper and a worker approaching the back door for the enclosure, catching part of their conversation. “So did the lady say how she was going to transport this thing to her home?” “Teleportation charm I believe. Won’t be here until it’s almost closing time though. Sh
The Pet, Part 3It had been a couple days since he reached his new home, and things weren’t going so well. His own fault, really. He had made a stupid mistake, and he had to deal with the consequences.The Pet, Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He’d hardly seen the girl, Morella, since he’d let her back out. He hadn’t even had time to apologize, she’d run off so fast. He’d caught glimpses of her now and again, but she was clearly avoiding him. Yet despite this... she hadn’t returned him to the shop. It seemed surprising, but he also knew why. It was the kind of person she was; she knew he was at risk of being killed if he was returned to the shop, so she kept him. She was scared of him, but she wouldn’t risk endangering him.
He’d tried to keep track of her, look for where she might be sleeping if not in her room, trying to find a way to talk to her. He’d managed to talk to her briefly when she went to the kitchen to get her healing supplies. He’d apologized and explained what he
New Grounds ~ Chapter OneCorinne scanned the forest trail that spread out before her. This was the area her father had used to carry her out to every weekend when she was a little girl. Its luscious trees, constantly blooming wildflowers, and calming stream had been a magical place for her to use her imagination.New Grounds ~ Chapter One2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Of course, that had been several long years ago, and her father was long since gone.
Being just nineteen years old, Corinne was able to take care of herself. She never stayed in one location for long, moving frequently throughout North America.
Now, she had rediscovered the woods next to her first home, and she took it all in with a single breath. Brushing her hand against the rough bark of an old oak tree, she recalled with a smile the time her father had told her that his great grandfather had planted that very same tree.
Shifting her backpack around, she stretched up to the first low-hanging limb she could reach and proceeded to lift herself upward. Eventually, she made it to the top, stopping to t
Unexpected MeetingFrom the start of the day, something felt off. Kayne just seemed to know something was going to go wrong today. It wasn't the first time he had gotten a feeling like that, and every time, something would happen. He knew to take precautions today, to avoid risks if he could. So when hunting for food, he made sure to stay well within the boundaries of his territory, to make sure there was no risk of territorial disputes with other nagas. Instead of cleaning up at the river, where other creatures could travel downstream to reach, he went the extra distance to go to the lake instead, where it was safer. It was harder to reach because of dense plant-life, but he didn't want to take any unnecessary risks.Unexpected Meeting3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He got out of the lake after cleaning up and taking a nice swim, and tied back his dark hair. The sun would set soon, and so far everything had gone smoothly. Maybe the strange feeling was wrong this once. Or maybe his precautions had caused him to avoid the trouble, whatever it was suppose
GT: TherapyFear, rational or otherwise, was something one never truly wanted to face head on.GT: Therapy4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For twenty years, give or take, Carol Walding viewed conquering some certain fears as overrated; avoidance was just as commendable in her eyes.
So as she sat quietly in the large, solemn office, under the scrutinous gaze of the austere Colonel Jackson, she wondered what decisions in her life caused her to end up here.
"It's quite illogical, Carol." Colonel Jackson was a longtime friend of the family, possibly her father's best friend, but as he spoke with her that evening, his voice was leveled and professional; though he still had trouble concealing the underlining concern he held for her. "Your fear that is; it's irrational." He softly tapped the tip of his pen onto the desk and leaned onto his elbows; watching the girl carefully from across the table.
Carol slumped into her chair and sighed; she had been getting this conversation all week and she was growing ever tired of people telling her tha
The Little Girl in the Yellow Nightgown GTChristoph let out a soft grunt as something tiny and warm pressed into his abdomen. Frowning with confusion, the young giant began to sit up in bed, careful not to lose focus on that little tiny feeling on his skin. Rubbing his dark facial scruff, Christoph reached with his other hand to flip the switch of the bed side lamp- he gasped as light flooded his tired eyes, and waited for his pupils to adapt…The Little Girl in the Yellow Nightgown GT1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The giant then gently removed his bed covers, and gazed down at his bare stomach and breathed out sharply.
The sight before him was astonishing- a girl, a tiny little thumbing of a girl lay shivering on his skin… She had dark long hair, the color of a panther's coat, and skin (much tanner and darker than Christoph's) which was as warm and brown as golden hot chocolate.. Christoph felt his eyebrows furrow as he thought, 'How in the universe has such a little morsel ended up here?"
Christoph was never fond of eating humans- squirmy, fatless little things… B
Don't Be Afraid GT"Don't be afraid," the giant's voice rumbled from above.Don't Be Afraid GT2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was in so much trouble... I had ventured carelessly into a giant's territory- a large open field, filled with wildflowers. Of course, my safe haven happened to be a hell hole.
I whimpered helplessly as the warm flesh around me tightened.
"Shhhhh," he murmured softly, "Shhhhh..."
Despite his gentle words, I was still terrified. Was this giant planning on devouring me? Or planning to keep mr captive? These thoughts raced through my petrified mind- the overlapping thoughts made my stomach churn with absolute fear.
He had me trapped in his cupped hands. I had not even seen his face- I only had heard his deep voice, and felt his warm sweaty skin, and smelled his wine scented breath.
I was unarmed, wearing only my kitchen clothes... I felt exposed and utterly helpless in the giant's hands... The skin beneath my fingers was rough, I felt hundreds of callouses and a few scars as I attempted to stretch my weak arms.
"Don't be afraid,
Her Last BreathStarted 6/28/12Her Last Breath3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Calder had never seen such a creature before. A human. A creature that lived just out of reach on the shore. His eyes followed her below the water as she sat on some sort of floating device. It looked like it was too thin to hold a person, but she easily sat herself on top of it. One thing he had seen time after time with these humans the past few days was they brought things he had never seen. He blinked, lowering himself down onto his boulder in wonder. In his search for something new and interesting he'd found a world he'd never seen the one above the water. He remembered hearing about a rumor of these creatures deep in the oceans, but this was the first time he found them. He glanced down to his beautifully blue scaled tail with slight displeasure. It easily distanced him even more from the humans.
He'd seen plenty of humans during the day, while he sat in the depths, simply watching those with the floating boards zoom over his head. He would have liked to thin
The Big Sibling ProgramMy name is Amelia Rose Moffingale. I have a younger sister named Amanda (Amanda Caridee Pasco, if you want specifics) and two big—and I emphasize 'big' for a reason—brothers. None of them are my real family so to speak...they're actually my adoptive/foster family.The Big Sibling Program3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Several years ago, when I had been about eight years old, I lost both of my parents to the sea; the two of them had loved to travel on the water—they had their own boat and everything. They would take me along with them too so that I could experience the beauty of the oceans and the sea. My life had been the water, but the water was what also tore my happy days apart...
It had been a stormy night in August: we were traveling along the Cape Cod when the waves suddenly grew rougher and more violent. On the strongest gale of wind and tide pressure, it had caused the boat to tip until the moment where my father lost control; my parents had known that we weren't going to make it. As my father wrestled with his crew,
Defying Certain Death Part 1Defying Certain Death Part 1Defying Certain Death Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The giant watched the woman back up as he stood to his full height, looking down at her. He could see the fear in her eyes, smell her fear scent as she watched his movements. He was very familiar with the smell of fear; humans and terrans alike feared his kind. They had good reason to fear Syors. The woman no doubt realized that she could not possibly outrun him, that she was already close enough that he wouldn’t have to even try to chase. She couldn’t possibly get out of his reach before he could grab her.
He leaned over, watching the woman look quickly for some form of hiding place, although there was none. She barely had time to turn away and start to move before his hand closed around her and he lifted her up. She didn’t squirm much or try to get loose, simply closing her eyes.
“Please... I don’t want to die...”
-----3 weeks ago-----
He didn’t know how long he’d lain here now, but he’d given up hope.
Defying Certain Death Part 7Defying Certain Death Part 7Defying Certain Death Part 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He came to a stop when he saw where the tracks lead. A small opening in the rock where the sheep could pass through to the other side. It wasn’t even as tall as a human. When the girl hunted for him, she must have crawled on hands and knees to get into that area, or waited at the stream for the sheep to come for a drink. But he needed food now. He couldn’t wait for them to come for a drink, and he couldn’t possibly get to that area. It looked like he might have to get off the mountain to find food. But it was a long way to go... he couldn’t wait that long.
He turned and walked back to the water. It was only a stream to him... no doubt a river to the girl when she had come here. He could see her tracks at the riverfront, and catch her scent. A wonderful smell... and he knew she tasted just as good. With the sheep inaccessible, all he could think about now was her. She wouldn’t agree to it, that much was clear... but he needed fo
Cole and Ava ch 1Ch 1 Meetings and capturesCole and Ava ch 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ava had no idea how this situation could even be happening. She lay crouching under a dense covering of brush, shaking in complete terror. She was frozen to this spot, just as rooted as the bushes that surrounded her. This day had started out with a completely normal hike in the woods, although getting lost, and now the earth was shaking around her. He at least she assumed it was a he was getting very close.
"Little one, where are you? You know I saw you. You should come out, I don't want to accidently step on you."
The words rattled through the overhead branches, created by the huge whisper. Ava shivered again in fear. Giants were not supposed to exist. This had to be some bizarre dream. However, even if it were a dream, Ava was still concerned about the current situation as if it were really happening. The giant continued to search for her, creating the same earthq
The prisoner (G/T)The wind was raging and water was pouring down heavily from the sky. Trees were nearly getting dragged up from their roots and nearly all flowers had been dragged up from the ground by the strong wind. The storm wasn’t showing any sign of stopping either.The prisoner (G/T)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And while the rain was pouring down an army of men was marching through the forest. They had a prisoner with them, a beggar girl. the girl had tried to steal food from their camp and now she was going to get her punishment. The leader of the men had decided she was gonna get taken to the big facility they kept up in the mountains. The girl whose name was Merisa didn’t know why stealing food would turn into such a big deal, it was just food!
Still the men had taken her to their leader who had looked her up and down. He had muttered something about her being a little too skinny but still better then nothing. She didn’t know why her being skinny or not would matter but he had told his
ShelterI always love a nice snowy day. I love to just sit outside and watch the snow fall, pretending that none of my problems exist. I sometimes sit outside all day, not caring that I’m risking a cold. That doesn’t matter to me. What does matter to me is the fact that I’m outside, simply enjoying one of ‘nature’s miracles’ as I call it.Shelter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stepped outside, bundled up in clothing lighter than my normal snow day attire. It was warmer outside than usual, so I didn’t have to wear so much. I only wore one shirt, a warm pair of pants, a thick jacket, and snowshoes today, whereas a normal snow day sometimes involved more layers than that. I took a deep breath, smiling widely as the cool air filled my lungs, chilling me slightly. Stepping onto the sidewalk, I began my journey.
It started off as smooth as any other day with a calming twenty minute walk from my neighborhood into my favorite place to watch the snowfall. I was in a particularly good mood today, n
Wander || Chapter 1"God…" Jude sucked in air sharply.Wander || Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He ran a hand through his short golden brown hair and closed his eyes, trying to ignore the pain. His arm was killing him. He had mentally bashed himself for three days now- for reaching for the wrong rock in climbing the mountain face. The jagged rock left a nasty gash in his arm. He had bandaged it up to the best of his abilities, but his job involved camping out in the deep of woods many a night, and the lack of proper sanitation was taking its toll. When the sun began to sink in the sky, he removed his camouflage and started a small fire. Leaning back against a sequoia, Jude unraveled the dirty strip of bandage and groaned.
"Oh that is definitely infected..."
In his experience, the quickest route from place to place was a straight path. He made his own way across the varied terrain instead of trying to shuffle along the marked routes. It was more efficient, and stress-saving to avoid that mess of people. He had settled down in an isolated c
An Unusual TravelerThe human must have been either exhausted, a naturally heavy sleeper, or both. She had hardly even stirred while being tied upside-down by her legs from the cave ceiling. Thick spider threads coiled around her ankles, the only thing keeping her from a deadly plummet to the unforgiving ground. Yet, she continued to snore softly, limp arms dangling downward.An Unusual Traveler2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The giant dridder circled the intruder, glaring at every inch of the impudent little human, who was only about as tall as his hand. If he was not so irritated, he would find the situation amusing. He had found her near the entrance of his cave, sleeping on the ground and using her backpack as pillow. Unaware that she had decided to nap in the lair of a monster.
It had crossed his mind to just leave her outside in the light rain, but he did not want to waste an opportunity to scare away a human. His desire was not out of malice; scaring away humans that wandered too near him was the best method of keeping them away from his cave, and
In the beginning..."Ugh, No!!!" He stomped in frustration, the ground shaking beneath his shoes. He had done it again another group of kids gone their terrified shouts still echoing through the forest as they fled back to town. Granted, they had lasted a little longer than most others who had seen him; he at least managed to utter a hopeful 'hello' before they took off running.In the beginning...3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
But hey, wouldn't you freak out too if you saw a 40 foot tall ten year old?
"This is pointless." He groaned and sat down, leaning himself back against a sturdy elm tree. Above him was the sudden rustling of leaves and chattering of squirrels, but he paid them no heed. "Why did we have to move so close to a human city? I miss my old friends and I can't make new ones if all the kids I meet keep running aw-"
His eyes widened and he nearly jumped out of his skin as he felt a small weight fall onto his che
Kiss, KissEvie lived in a enviable magnolia tree in a fine-living side of Sacramento. It was one of eight pristine trees planted along the exterior of a new apartment building. The new tenants filled every vacancy within a week of its opening- which baffled her to no end. The fairy just couldn't see the appeal of living in a big concrete box. How could human beings stand it, living so detached from the lush, soothing embrace of Mother Nature?Kiss, Kiss2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The day she first saw him was dreadfully gloomy. She was forced to take shelter on a third-story window sill while she waited for the rain to cease.
A male voice accompanied the opening of a door somewhere within the apartment. The disciplined little fairy shot up immediately and dashed to the corner. Always gotta be careful…. Getting spotted was such a dreadful hassle.
Then she saw him: he had a face that looked like it belonged on one of those big signs she saw sticking out by the road. He was tall (obviously), well-built in a natu