Once I Knew a GirlOnce I knew a girl named Eve. She was short and skinny and wore glasses, and everywhere she went she was all elbows. She mispronounced her R's and climbed trees barefoot and saw fairies where others only saw fireflies.Once I Knew a Girl4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Eve loved to read. Stories clung to her like velvet. Her bedroom was an Eden cast in mint green and populated by books new books, old books, books with all the secrets of the world hidden inside them.
She brought her love to school with her: sometimes, the teacher would send her out into the hallway for reading during class. Haha, wouldn't want us to actually learn anything in school, we used to joke.
There were those who hated Eve for being the way she was, and she despised them in turn. She hated openly; there was never any secret of her contempt. It was a good system.
Eve loved to create. She wrote and sewed and sculpted, she dreamed up places and people too large for real life. She played and mimicked and invented. She was a stickler for accuracy and a
The Search of the HummingbirdOnce there lived a hummingbird who loved to gaze at stars.The Search of the Hummingbird2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She breezed through days, awaiting the rolling summer nights, which unfurled like velveteen highways.
"Hello, star," said the hummingbird one evening. "You are the loveliest sight in the world."
"I am not a star," replied the tiny light. "The stars are what you see hanging there above you, far overhead. The stars are not real. They are the past, the once-was, the no-longer. I am a fire fly. We are the now."
"I never knew," marveled the hummingbird. "Tell me more."
And so the hummingbird and the fire fly conversed until the dawn. The next night the hummingbird returned, and the night after, and after again. They talked of air and earth and all between, of stalks of wheat and distant thunder.
"How do you know so very much?" asked the hummingbird.
"It is not I, but the light within me, that knows," said the fire fly. "Light knows. Darkness also knows. It is the spaces in between which do not know."
"I, too, wish to know," said the
Lud x Pierce: Would You be My Ally?(Just so you lovely people know, I made things veeeeeeery serious. If I make your OCs turn out of character, then I apologize in advance. Please feel free to ask me to change some things if it gets too bad. Thankies in advance! )Lud x Pierce: Would You be My Ally?10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
... The Iron Dominion had begun its raid on our kingdom, I'm afraid. As its king, I mustn't let them get through. I mustn't let them hurt my people or my court.
"Lady Erica, we must be off and quickly. While your brother gathers up troops, we will take our leave and see him..." I gave an exasperated sigh as I finish that sentence.
"Him? My lady, do you speak of King Ludovic?" She looked at me, concerned. "I thought you knew him as a nuisance."
"I do, but," I replied to her, "he is our one ally, and I know if the Dominion attacks my kingdom, they will surely attack his. It is only for the best, you know?" Even when I hated to leave my subjects unattended, I felt my gut telling me that they'd be alright with Sir Eric in charge. With nothing left to say,
The CircusThis was not a circus where little kids carried their cotton candy and dragged their worn out parents around the grounds. No, this was a circus where children shouldn`t have been allowed, but no matter how disturbing it was, they were part of the show. We all were. And we were all clueless about it.The Circus5 years ago in Horror More Like This
A young man, barely in his mid-twenties, marched out into the center of the stage. He was decked out in dark, torn jeans, a plain black shirt, and a dark blood-red blazer, with black and silver accessories. His hat was tall and black, just like any other circus leader. His eyes were surrounded in thick black makeup, and his black boots looked shiny, even as he kicked up the sand when he walked, they didn`t have a speck of sand or dirt on them. He had a black cane with a sliver skull head on the top. He didn`t walk with a limp, but still he leaned heavily on the cane. His eyes glowed an icy blue, the coldest color of blue I have ever seen. His hair was dark brow
If I Was Your Vampire - 1If I Was Your Vampire - 15 years ago in Horror More Like This
Chapter One - Good morning
The soft silk brush against his bare frame as he rolled over in the lush bed. The cool, slick fabric was wrapped around his otherwise naked body, warming nicely to his feverish temperature within moments of making contact with his skin. The slender male rolled again, not having found his intended target in the first attempt. Hey, it was a big bed, a couple could get lost in the thing....
Finally he made contact with the object of his desire; another body, this one just as bare as the first, and even more so since the red comforter had slipped from the upper half of his body.
Jode smirked quietly to himself and snuggled closer to the man, placing a soft kiss right in the center of his perfectly sculpted chest. Aaron had a body that would have put a Greek god like Adonis to shame, and a face so perfect that it could only be understatedly described as angelic. Jode had always felt so plain in comparison to Aaron. The simple demon was unworthy of Aaron's l
90. Triangle"Alice, that's a triangle."90. Triangle4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I turned to see who was talking to me and grimaced. It was Aubrey. Why he always had to just pop up when I was doing something stupid I will never know, but it was annoying. I sighed, "Yes, I know this, but I need it to not be a triangle?"
All I got was a raised eyebrow, I sighed again. Currently, I was sitting in a chair made for a 5 year old and staring at a crayon drawing of a shape. A shape that I refuse to call a triangle.
"And how," he sat down next to me, "pray tell are you going to make it 'not a triangle'?"
I paused for a moment, ignoring his question, and realized that we both looked like freakish giants sitting in teeny tiny chairs at a teeny tiny table. I giggled for a moment, and stopped when I received a strange look.
"Well I've decided that I want to make a scientific discovery that will change the world so I'm going to change this here shape into
Uprising in GreyThe sky was grey, as usual. Every day I took note of everything I could as subtly as I could. Whether it was noticing that 491-C's limp was worse, or figuring out when someone forgot to put pepper in the mashed potatoes at lunch. Sometimes I thought if I didn't do this I would lose myself, like most everybody else.Uprising in Grey4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was walking inside a large crowd; we were all heading towards the same place. The institution. Once a week we all had a check up, to make sure everything was "in order". In other words, to make sure we were all still completely under control. My steps faltered thinking about the consequences of my resistance.
"Excuse me, Brother." I muttered as I accidentally stepped too close to someone. There were many of us, but as the Laws state we must keep a safe distance between us. I felt the urge to roll my eyes, but held back. As the crowd continued to m
Intoxicating ThoughtsIntoxicating Thoughts2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Wait." I frowned at the older male that was walking next to me. "What are you laughing about?"
"How you made it this far in life." He said honestly. There was laughter in his voice, and I even though he was laughing at me found myself sharing it too. "That is one mystery in life that I will never figure out."
"Eh, I'm sure that you'll figure it out in another twenty years."
"Maybe in another century or two."
"I'll drop by and ask around that time then. If I can find you, that is."
"You'll find me. You always do." He gave me a small smile, and it was one that I gladly returned. Of course I would return it. It wasn't that I disliked him no matter what differences that we had when I was growing up.
"Because you're too easy to find." I pointed out easily. He was to me. To others he wasn't. Adrian Rivers happened to be a very tricky one to find.
"Says you." He stuck his tongue out at me, and got a few snickers for his trouble. He was an old man; he didn't really
The Jimmy and Cindy manifestoThe Jimmy and Cindy manifesto2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Shipping Manifesto/Character Analysis- Jimmy Neutron and Cindy Vortex
Magnets- how do they work?
We'll start by analyzing each character individually and then their relationship as a whole, particularly contrasting it with Jimmy/Betty. (For the sake of argument, all non-canon pairings will be ignored). On that note, the Jimmy/Timmy Power Hours are /not /canon and will also be ignored.
Another note- an in-depth analysis of every single episode is beyond the scope of this piece and frankly, would be enough to drive a person mad. I assume you've seen the show. You're more than capable of filling in any blanks.
"James. James Neutron."
"Really? You look like more of a Jimmy to me."- Jimmy Neutron and Jet
Fusion, "Operation: Jet Fusion"
Boy genius, with an IQ of 210(a href= "http://www.tvrage.com/Jimmy_Neutron-Boy_Genius" ). Until his move to Retroville prior to Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (the movie), Cindy Vortex was the smartest girl in town. Yet an offhand
His Kiss of Choices"Snow?" Garrus asked, tilting his head as he processed the information. Shepard watched her companion carefully and her lips twitched at the sight of his curiosity. The turian's eyes narrowed, but the Commander had enough patience to wait out his apprehension. "What do you mean, snow?" His normally husky voice grew more vicious as he quickly became frustrated.His Kiss of Choices4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And he took the bait. Shepard's smile broadened and she felt her fingers twitch with the adrenaline, "I mean the weather- 'snow'. Is there any other kind of snow?" Snorting her own skepticism, she waved any possible answer away as if Garrus could consider one.
"I understand what the term snow refers to, but I'm more confused by your intentions with it," he responded with mild concern. Ducking his head further into his armor, Garrus unconsciously backed up a step, but Shepard had him in her sights. Uncomfortable, the turian's shifting glances focused on the stars passing out beyond the safety of the ship.
He was alrea
Scary Stories Scary StoriesScary Stories7 years ago in Horror More Like This
There once was an elegant , smart , beautiful girl . She had gone back to her dorm late one night . Shadows stalked the the hallway corridores . She retrived her books before heading over to her boyfriends dorm .She wanted to spend the night at his place for once and of course her boyfriend did not object. She opened the door . She stepped nto the room . She knew instandtly her roommate would be sleeping soundly and would not like it if she turned on the light,so she did not
She stumbled and tripped , and fumbled around the dark , shadowy room for aproximently about , estimating , 10 minutes or so, gathering what she would need and take
Her Contract Conditions"He's not gonna make it," Zaeed informed her as the bloody turian in her arms gagged and sputtered. She shared a desperate glance with the mercenary and felt an overwhelming twist of fear in her heart.Her Contract Conditions3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
No, not Garrus.
His navy blue blood, something she never wanted to see, had pooled around them all to stain her armor and coat her fingertips. Without much thought, she reached over to wipe the trickles of blood from his nose, a useless endeavor, but something to comfort them both nevertheless. His faded eyes flickered over to her and for a brief moment, Shepard caught his sense of finality.
She didn't have the guts to study the part of his face blown away for more than a few brief glances - enough to know that there was a deep gouge where skin and plating should have been. Pieces of him, shards of thick exoskeleton and soft bits of tissue, hung limply from the wound; only holding by mere threads of skin.
"Garrus, hold on," she pleaded urgently, her voice cracking as she met his gaze onc
A vampire's promise part 3Mara felt the soft glow of moonlight on her eyelids as she stirred from her dead-like sleep. She moaned softly as her brain tried to remember what had happened before she blacked out. There was the fight with Louise... then she met a strange guy in an alleyway... then she'd consented to his drinking of her blood. Not something that happens everyday, she thought, as the memories became clearer. Much clearer than anything had been in her whole life. She sat for a moment, wondering if anyone would notice she'd gone. Well, to be specific, if anyone would care when they did find out. She doubted it, and couldn't honestly say she gave a damn. With a cat-like stretch, she finally stopped to admire her surroundings. She was in a relatively large room, painted a creamy white with floaty blue curtains at the windows. For a moment, she had expected the stone walls of a castle or lots of black velvet. She eased herself off the bed and seated herself at a little dressing table near the open window.A vampire's promise part 38 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
scary godparents theme songscary godparents themescary godparents theme song7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Kira is an average kid,
but no one understands.
L and Near and Mello always giving him commands
doom and gloom up in his room
is broken instantly
by rem and ryuk and his magic book
cuz in reality they are his
godparents, scary godparents
"scythes and wings!"
"we're floaty frowny things."
godparents, scary godparents
Meatwad, club mod, L's bod, ipod!
misora's noose, silly goose, misa's caboose, apple juice!
watari rapes, L eats cake, ryuk's eyes, trouser snake!!!
godparents, scary godparents
light flipped his lid when he got caught by a kid, it's scary godparents!
kira's light! GOD!
Greyback WolvesIntroGreyback Wolves7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Deep inside the northern forests, in a time when humans didnt exist, the forest of the world were run and fiercely guarded by wolves. But these wolves werent the ones you and I know of, they were a special kind of wolf, more agile, quick and fierce. They guarded their territory with extreme force, but our story begins with a certain clan of wolves, the Greyback wolves of the Northern Forest. It was said that the Greyback wolves were exceptionally skilled hunters and trackers, and no one dared to say otherwise. Yes, it was true each generation had some puppies that had exceptional speed, intelligence and strength. Those puppies were taken aside wether their parents liked it or not and were raised by the Alpha of the Greybacks: Aglacia. With her, they were trained to fight, guard and defend the clan and its members. Puppies that were chosen usually spent all of their time training and working to improve their already amazin
Show Her You Can Dance Chap 1Show Her You Can DanceShow Her You Can Dance Chap 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His eyes darted across the console, something wasn't right in the readings. Every scan made came up with unknowns. The mystery ship left a feeling in the pit of Joker's stomach. Something was wrong. Something was very wrong.
"Cruiser has changed course. Now on intercept trajectory."
"Can't be! Stealth systems are engaged," Pressly countered. "There's no way a Geth ship could possibly-"
"It's not the Geth! Brace for evasive maneuvers!" Joker's hands darted across the controls in a desperate attempt to dodge the oncoming attack. He had made the Normandy dance out of danger, he could do it again. There was no way this new enemy could tell him otherwise. At least that's what he told himself. Trying to keep his nerve, Joker barked status reports and orders to anyone nearby. Only when no one answered him, did Joker look back and finally realize the scope of the damage done to his beautiful ship. The only thing between him and oblivion were the kinet
You're SpecialYou know what I love? People who lie. People who speak half-truths and quarter-truths and sometimes ten-and-a-fourth-truths. All those ugly, stupid people. People who compare you to a summer's day or a flower because they love you.You're Special6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Well, I love you, too.
I love you lots and lots. I promise you. And you should believe me because I tell you. Not because I SHOW YOU with actions or because I do anything for you. Just believe me because I will spend a minute and a half every now and then to give you a two-thirds-truth that suggests something about the way you look or the way you make me feel. I'll maybe write a paragraph and a half so that you understand, so you look at me and think, Yes. I believe. Do you believe? Because I don't.
Oh, you're so special! You're so GOD DAMN SPECIAL! But you're only SPECIAL right NOW because I SAID you were so freaking SPECIAL. And in a few d
The Sad Tail Of BenoroThe Sad Tail Of Benoro4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Once upon a time, there was a Lutari named Benoro.
He was the happiest Lutari in Neopia. Until one tragic day his numskull owner said "HEY I GOT THE LAB RAY AND YOU ARE MY LAB RAT BECAUSE I HATE LUTARIS BECAUSE THEY WERE BETTER WHEN THEY WERE UNCONVERTED AND OH EM GEE I HATE NEW LUTARIS"
This went on for quite a while, because his dumb owner did not have any respect for a the Lutari species. Anyways when they got the the "secret lab" the Lab ray scientist said "Ohh A Lutari... They don't have enough respect." "I KNOW!" Said Benoro.
"Okay put the pretty little Lutari under the lab please." said the Scientist. "OKAY" Said the Brainless owner, pushing Benoro under the lab. "FIRE ER UP." Yelled the Scientist, zapping Benoro.
This went on for quite a few months.
One day Benoro said "NO MORE." As he was zapped again.
"WOW OHEMGEE YOU TURNED GREY IM PUTTING YOU UP FOR TRADE"
Said the Idiotic Owner. "OMG i THOUGHT U LUVD ME1!!1!" Screamed Benoro, crying like a little baby. And then Benoro ran
Shepard's ArchangelFor aimo- thanks for keeping me going throughout the weeks of darkness by simply being awesome!Shepard's Archangel4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ever wonder what happens if the GAME OVER screen appears for the player, but time was allowed to continue? FemShep/Garrus and ME2 spoilers!
Shepard crouched behind one wall, glancing out into the adjoining hallway for any sign of enemies. Her knees ached from the constant need for cover, but it was a necessity with the constant barrage of bullets.
Behind her, Garrus and Mordin moved with enough efficiently to make her think she was alone in the deserted hospital. All this trouble for Mordin's former assistant, but she couldn't say no to a life in danger. Besides, Mordin had given so much for the success against the Collector's that she couldn't have said no. He needed this as much as she needed him.
Exhaling sharply in relief, she tentatively shoved away from the wall and began inching along the cool rock walls farther into the destroyed building.
"Hospitals." Mordin grunted, swivelin
Zero and Yuki's Tragic Love 31Chapter 8Zero and Yuki's Tragic Love 313 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Today is the day!" I said as if I was acting exicted. Zero who was standing beside me, frowning at me. I stood frozen. As if i was a staute. I was nervous. I haven't seen him for a while now. Or haven't talked him also. I started walking side to side in a nerovus kind of way. "Ohh, I dont' know." I said last minute thinking. "I mean, what if he's still mad at me? What if he kicks us out? Wh-"
"You've been wanting this for some time now, don't you?" he asked. I stopped. I looked behind me. I felt my face blushing. "Then just go. I'll be right beside you."
"Um, this might be a good time of doing our homework, its been a while, and-"
"Come on." he said as he was dragging me into the Moon Dorm.
"Zero." I said as I was struggling to make him realse me. I knew I was being diffuclt, and he knew too, but I was afraid of facing him. Kaname's soft gentle eyes which I don't know anymore. He has changed through the last couple of days.
I haulted. Making Zero stop as well. I h
Dear Shattered Heart.Dear Shattered Heart,Dear Shattered Heart.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I know you've been through hell,
But would you mind beating for me?
If I close my eyes,
Will you still be there?
I'll sing you a lullaby in the winter.
I know there's magic in this world.
Dear Shattered Heart,
Take a few deep breaths
(Even if you don't want to breathe anymore.)
If God loves me why would He send me to hell?A question I've seen and heard many times. Often used to justify a sin.If God loves me why would He send me to hell?2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
People mistakenly seem to think that because Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to clean our sins, we are forever saved regardless of what we do. His sacrifice wasn't meant to take away our sins so we could keep living a sinful life, walk away from His righteous ways and still somehow get to heaven. He sacrificed Himself for us to ensure that even if we sin, we can have the hope of being redeemed, of being forgiven and saved, if we accept our mistakes and ask forgiveness.
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed." ~1 Peter 2:24
Nowadays, people want to be saved, but they don't want to repent. Repentance is: "To change one's mind. A change of heart, that involves turning away from sin" (Ezekiel 14:6)
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fro
A Christmas LetterDear Cindy,A Christmas Letter2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I shouldn't feel like I'm an idiot because technically, I'm a genius. I'm right 95 percent of the time. The other five percent? I guess that the other five percent is the category I fall into right now. How can I not understand my own feelings? I mean, puking Pluto! I have an IQ of 210, a hovercraft, a working time box (Now who's your perspicacious genius, Strych, old bean?), and a mechanical dog that can reassemble after a main core implosion!
I'm Jimmy Neutron! There's nothing I can't do, right? Right! I can even fly- I have a jetpack. I can speak a few new languages with the help of my latest invention which arranges neuron cells and feeds you knowledge via synapses through a harmless minor electric shock of 110 volts.
"What's that Goddard?" *continues writing*
Okay, so maybe it wasn't exactly harmless but Sheen does love electrical experiments, and I can fix the bugs as fast as you can say "Einstein's theory of Relativity." Comprenez- vous? That's French for Do you
Dramione11: Blame it on LoveDramione11: Blame it on Love3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Blame It on Love
It was the day of the first match
Between two of Hogwarts' infamous houses
Every creature, human and ghost were stirring
Even the thieving kitchen mouse!
In the Great Hall, it was extremely loud. Louder than the usual. Many students who of different houses travelled over to the Gryffindor table to wish Harry, the team's captain and seeker, good luck. No one really went to the Slytherin tablet to wish them luck, but they didn't really care and if someone did actually bother, they'd only receive a cold shoulder.
Blaise, who was dressed in his chaser uniform, nudged Draco by the shoulders. "Hey, look. Potter's center of attention again. Lovely, huh?"
Draco slowly lifted his head up to look. "Scar-head, Potter. 'The Boy Who Live,' Potter. He just loves attention. That stupid scar of his probably soaks it all up." He pointed his fork at H