Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter 6Hades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Demeter was relaxed.
Or at least she would have been had her nerves allowed her to. She was in one the most relaxing spa environments known to mortal or god. She was surrounded by lavender walls with a mural of the afternoon sky on the ceiling. Soothing, sweet music played above her head, the faint sound of a stream trickling could be heard in the background, all whilst nymphs wove small flowers into her thick hair.
"Are you absolutely sure she arrived there okay?" Demeter asked one of the nymphs tending to her, for the thirtieth time that hour. Now the Oakson's Resort for Your Inner Goddess had seen stressed. They had seen frazzled, tensed, jittery and jumpy, but when they received the Goddess of Harvest she had been border lining hysterical.
This was partially because she had been physically dragged here from her autumn gardening work, only hours after seeing Kore off with those mortal children, wh
Avengers Day Off"Whos idea was this again?" Steve asked, as he and the rest of the group walked through the parking lot and closer to their destination, each of them carrying totebags on their shoulders. It was a clear, bright summer day, and was one of the only days where Director Fury let the Avengers forget about their duties, and go enjoy themselves. It was mildly hot out, and the sun beating down on on the earth below made the heat index rise, making it feel much hotter then it actually was. And of all days, this was the day which the air conditioning inside the Avengers tower broke down. Tony had instructed JARVIS to fix it immiditely, but the estimated time needed for the repair was a good 3 hours. Nobody could stand the heat. The temperature inside was hotter then outside! So, everyone suggested ideas of what they could do for the time being to keep themselves cool.Avengers Day Off3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Tony and Clints." Natasha said, answering the captains question. "Well... mostly Clint's idea."
The place that everyone was at,
Hades and Persephone (Part 4)Hades and Persephone (Part 4)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
PERSEPHONE WALKED THE corridors of the castle, wringing her hands. She had made sure she looked like she hadn't been crying. The thought angered her. She felt fragile, like the flowers she used to care for.
What had she done to deserve this? Why was she going through this punishment, this condemning trial?
She was vulnerable.
And she did not want to be.
Stopping, she leaned against a wall, making sure there was no one there. She closed her eyes, leaning her head back.
If you can hear me, Mother, Father, please come for me. I'm waiting for you. Please.
Suddenly, she heard footsteps near her. She composed herself, swallowing as she saw it was Hades striding up to her.
"Are you well?" he asked suddenly. Persephone nodded once.
"Why shouldn't I be? Besides the fact of the whole…" she trailed off, assuming he knew exactly what she meant. He did.
"As I have sai
RosesRoses7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
They covered you with roses. Finally.
Hades and PersephoneHades and Persephone: The Dark DivineHades and Persephone5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the beginning,there were three brothers. These brothers were gods, each who possessed a certain part of the world. Zeus was crowned king of all gods and goddesses, and was also deemed god of the skies; Posiedon was given the seas and was made god of horses and oceans. Hades, the eldest brother, was sentenced to rule the Underworld as Master of Death and judge of souls. His brothers and sisters all resided on top of Mount Olympus, enjoying watching the humans and occasionally messing with their lives for sport. They each were married and lived in happiness together.
Hades, however, remained in the Underworld with no other companions than Charon, the ferrier of the dead, and Cerberus, his three headed dog who gaurded the Underworld. He longed for a wife, a mistress, a queen. And although he was perhaps the most handsome and attractive of the gods, they all feared him. Even Zeus isolated himself from Had
FFH: Chapter 4 - Road To ArcadiaFFH: Chapter 4 - Road To Arcadia2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For one brief, shining moment I forgot where I was.
Reality, however, came crashing down like a ton of bricks when I opened my eyes.
With a giant face only a few feet away from mine, screaming and backing away as fast as possible was only natural. I came to my senses when my back hit the arm still lying across his chest. Colm’s wide eyes found mine in an instant and he shushed me just as quickly. His gaze darted back and forth between me and something he saw behind me. Taking the hint, I decided to see what was catching his attention and held off taking offense to being hushed. My jaw dropped at what I saw.
I couldn’t decide what was more terrifying about the creature: that I was looking at a real, massive, and brutal-looking dragon…or that it was sniffing the Magical barrier rope near the hammock.
Ducking behind the cover of his arm, I turned towards Colm in the hopes he’d have some kind of p
Patient - Part 1The locker banged closed and she winced, taking a shallow breath. Her head hurt worse today, a dull throbbing that reverberated in her skull like the ring of a pick striking stone in a vast cave. The roar of conversation in the hall around her didn't help matters either.Patient - Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She turned and made her way toward her next class as fast as she could to escape the deafening noise, holding her notebooks and textbooks clutched to her chest. Breathing a sigh of relief once the door closed behind her, she chose a seat in the far back, where she could listen but not be distracted and – more importantly – not have to speak.
Not that speaking wasn't a good thing in terms of grades… it was just that speaking meant eyes on her – it meant more stress and more effort. And she just didn't have the energy for it today.
She shook her head, trying to clear it of the uncharacteristic thoughts plaguing her mind, and realized she had made a mistake. With a soft, involuntary moan, she
Be Careful of What You Wish For : Part XPart XBe Careful of What You Wish For : Part X4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first thing she saw when she opened her eyes, was a head of green hair resting by her hand. A large, but human sized hand, rested loosely atop of her's. She carefully moved her hand to touch his hair, the movement alerted the human sized giant that she was awake. As Dominic looked up to Cailyn she smiled, "You know I always wondered if you hair is naturally green or is it dyed."
"You're in a hospital after an attack and you ask about my hair color?"
A weak smile spread on her face, "You're alive and well. The pain I feel says I'm alive, and I've just been wondering."
"Hair dye. I'm a blonde," Dominic rose from his seat to stretch. Cailyn noticed the bandages on his own arm.
"You were stabbed "
"I needed a few stiches, nothing li
what humans do0:00what humans do5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
she met him when she was fifteen, stupid, and willing to do anything to get out of her own head. it was winter, new snow sticking to the ground in snowbanks - like a naked blanket, cold on cold with ice. houses were lined up on the streets, chimneys blaring smoke, colors sticking out against the sky's dull grays. cars rolled by, marking the streets all with the same, parallel tracks, like fingerprints with chains attached. thick exhaust fills her senses.
he seemed weird to her. not because of his cocky, laid-back appearance, but because of the complete fresh and virgin ardor he gave her. it wasn't that kind of sense you get when you're born - the average, cliche smell, taste, touch, sight - but when you pass the age of twelve or thirteen.
he was the untouchable, the near-unforgivable. the sweet fruit to adolescence. the thing you taste when you want something new - lips on lips, tongues tying, tugging on piercings - the umph to the skinny jeans, the belt loops
PainGirl standing there, across the streetPain5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Smiling as if nothing could reach
Loneliness deeply kept inside
Unable to think, to fight
Boy sitting outside in the rain
Grinning, hiding away his pain
Darkness holding from behind
Desperately acting, acting so kind
A smile hanging in the air
Life isn't ever fair
Bloody memories coming along
What did they ever do wrong
Knowing each other, do understand
Taking the other one's hand
Exhausted, falling to the ground
Small tears filling the wound
Every day's life, senseless existence
Filling the gap, taking the distance
Both lost in pain
Totally feeling the same
DrownedDrowned5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I traveled down the river in my small boat. The Spanish moss hanging from the willow trees touched the surface of the water sending riffles across it.
The stars in the sky were so bright and beautiful it felt like you could reach up and grab it. The breeze was so chilling it sent shivers down my spine.
The owls and birds were speaking a different language that only they could understand. Across the boat sat a man. A man that I had fallen deeply in love with.
He was staring at me intently drilling holes into my eyes. He had brought me here for something all though I wasn't all to sure on what. "I love you," the words escaped his mouth bitterly.
I had a feeling something like this was going to happen. Every one told me the man was crazy but I looked passed what everyone said and fell in love with him but this whole scene was just adding salt to the wound.
"Let it come sweetly and let it come swift as long as its by your hand it would be a sweet death," I said holding my head up high.
BrokenDiamonds,ShatteredTears1Belphegor buried his face into the downy pillow of his huge bed. He laid face down, spread out over the lavish covers, but he felt no comfort. He felt anger. He felt the wet tear stain press against his cheek. He felt lost.BrokenDiamonds,ShatteredTears15 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He had skipped into Xanxus's office the day before to announce that it was his birthday and the boss should come down to celebrate with the rest of the Varia. Xanxus had taken one look at Bel, pulled out his gun and before the prince could react, shot it. The bullet missed Bel's head... but had hit his crown and shattered it before lodging itself in the wall behind him. Belphegor stood rooted to the spot, too shocked to move, and then slowly, he reached his thin fingers into his hair where they brushed against shards of the broken tiara.
He stumbled backwards, speechless. His mouth was absent of its usual smile and hung wide. "Get... out..." Xanxus's voice growled from the other side of the room. Bel could not look at him, could not lift his eyes to see his boss
An Interview With A GiantIt was perfect. The sun was out, the wind was tame. Ashton lay on his back- the silky grass of the meadow felt soft on his bare skin.An Interview With A Giant3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He finally had a chance to be by himself- the humans didn’t come near this part of the country. So he was safe from any interrupting yells of fright or disgust. He took a deep breath of the fresh air, then shut his eyes sleepily. A short nap was all he wished for…
Five year old Kelly had seen this giant more than once. He was enormous- he seemed bigger than the first time she had seen him! She could see his gargantuan body lying in the emerald green meadow. He appeared to be sleeping…
It was Kelly’s chance! She looked down at her school backpack and took out her pair of binoculars. She peered through them, zooming in onto the giant’s face. His eyelids were shut, and his great mouth was open slightly.
He was definitely asleep.
Kelly was beyond excited . She could approach him easily now… She clapped her hands
If Only You Read My WordsI want to write a poem, or maybe a song (but I'm no good at rhyming) that could make you fall in love with me again. That silly, love note writing, hopeless romantic love you used to have. I miss the way your eyes would light up like Christmas lights when you saw me, and how mine would reflect you. Now all I have is nothing, hardly a sentence spoken between us per week. It's like loving a ghost, because you're not really here, I'm only speaking to my memories in the empty attic that is my mind. You used to love my poetry, but now you refuse to read anything I write any more because a lot of it has to do with you and maybe you hate seeing your true reflection in the words. So even if I could write something to make you fall in love with me again, you would never read it. You're too afraid to face your reflection and too afraid to analyze your feelings again.If Only You Read My Words5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Maybe it's not you at all that I miss, though I do miss you a whole lot. Maybe I just miss being loved, knowing that for once in m
Midnight Revenge (Hug a Tiny Day)The rush across the neighborhood had worn Aiden out. He finally reached the house he was looking for: a two-story with off-white bricks. The lights were on, which was definitely a good sign for him. Panting, he jogged up the pathway to the door, glancing at his watch as he did so.Midnight Revenge (Hug a Tiny Day)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fifteen minutes until midnight. He could make it, he assured himself gleefully.
Standing under the illumination of the porch light, he rapped his knuckles against the red, wooden front door. Nothing happened, so he tried knocking louder. There was an audible reaction this time; the sound of at least four muffled female voices began chattering over each other rapidly inside the house.
"Someone's at the door!" That had to be Charlotte's little voice.
"We heard it, dummy! Shush!" Veronica, being her usual snappy self.
Then came Leslie's nervous tone. "Th-That can't be him, can it?"
"Hang on, let me check." Aiden saw movement come from the living room window out of the corner of his eye. Karen's surprised face wa
However Unlikely Ch. 5Chapter Five: HornbeamHowever Unlikely Ch. 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elijah let Zia off a little ways past where he had originally seen her, mostly because he didnt want the other Sentinels to know what hed done. Zia hopped off his hand and started running. She had to get back to the orphanage at the same time as everyone else, or else. It was rude of her, but she didnt have time to worry about that right now.
Now I know it was me, Elijah cursed internally as she bolted away from him. He had no way to know what was waiting for her at Hornbeam. He stood slowly and trudged back to the wall, not even looking at her over his shoulder.
Zia was panting by the time she reached the orphanage. She wasnt late. Eunice and Becky were just walking in. Zia hurried to catch up with them, hoping Smythe wouldnt notice.
Well, well, well, Smythes rough voice called out. The prodigal misfit returns.
Zia froze. She could feel his eyes boring into her. Smythe clicked his tongue agains
Request: Fake Wings"And like this... there. Finished. Think it will work like this?"Request: Fake Wings5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He took up the sheet and looked at it for a while "... I'm not so sure. I still think that it's not very balanced... but, hey it's surely worth a try."
"You are not sure? Either it's a yes or a no, great techsmith that you are..."
"It's just that... we don't have things like this, how should I know how a working one looks like?"
"Poor excuses. - she said dismissively Still, I say we can go in development phase now, right?"
"Sure thing. So, what do you need?"
He still remembered clearly the day in which they met, mainly because it has been one of the craziest of his whole life... and also one of the most painful, actually.
He was taking a kite he made for a test flight, wanting to see how the new wing design worked.
The results were way more impressive than he could have imagined.
Practically when a gust of wind took the strings away from his hands the damned thing glided for miles before finally crashing down in t
The AcademyStarted 11/19/11The Academy4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Fallon gripped his backpack with a groan as he passed lockers much higher than him. He knew where he was as soon as he entered this half of the building the giant's side, would make this a bad day. The problem with this academy was simple, their attending students clearly weren't normal. Okay, half of them were normal. The other half of the students were 15 foot people that made the world all the more difficult.
A century ago there had been an illness that swept the world. Doctors weren't quite sure what exactly all the symptoms were nor what was causing it to spread. People panicked when their children caught a high fever, or their friends stayed home instead of going to school. It started with adolescence, than spread from there. The fever was the first step, then came the growing. If the children did not pass away from the high fever, they would quite literally shoot up in height over the course of a month. Suddenly records for 'breaking the highest height' was
Love of a Giant: Chapter OneUltra Magnus was troubled. The peace between the human kingdom and the giant kingdom was now faltering after more than two hundred years of peace. If something wasn't done soon, he feared another war would break out and the giants would enslave the entire human population.Love of a Giant: Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But how? How could he convince Bombrush, the king of the Giants, to not destroy their kingdom and turn them all into slaves? Or to not just wipe them off the face of the Earth?
He remembered his last conversation with the other king even though it had been almost five years ago. He had not been part of the tragic event, only hearing about it afterwards. In fact, the first sign something had happened was when he had heard the king of the giants’ haunting cry after his queen had passed on.
In the ensuing days afterwards, word had spread about the queen's death and how giants had been turned down by a medicine man on the edge of the human kingdom while trying to get a cure for the sick queen. Ultra Magnus had trie
Be Careful of What You Wish For : Part VIIIPart VIIIBe Careful of What You Wish For : Part VIII4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Since that first night when she cried herself to sleep, Cailyn had not fallen asleep when Dominic was around. Even when human sized he would leave before she went to bed and at his house she went home. Their friendship looked easy going and rather laid back but the truth of the matter was anything but. Cailyn continued to wear her red string hoping to find her soul mate, the problem was she knew she was in love with Dominic. She continued to wear the string because Dominic only wanted to be her friend as far as she knew. Dominic made the excuse that it was hard for giants to tell each other apart when smaller, so finding dates was difficult since dating a human would end awkwardly. He too knew the truth was he fell for Cailyn and he didn't date because he couldn't lie to himself.
As time went on there wasn't a day that they spent apart and the times th
FFH: Chapter 18 - Teardrops In Her Heart“YOU DID WHAT?!” Tim exclaimed.FFH: Chapter 18 - Teardrops In Her Heart2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His voice echoed against the walls and caused what few people there were in the hall to look our way. Colm and I bumped into Tim on the way to another meeting in the castle. Thanks to the Invisible Intruder and the skunk attack, business wasn’t settled from the day before. I was explaining the concept of television to Colm when he chimed in about his tests with crystals to create a moving picture synced with sound. Somewhere along the way it led to the revelation that it was already a week since I arrived in Tergaia.
“I…I used a Crossin’ Spell tuh get’er…” Colm said again, nervous about Tim’s reaction.
“If you’re taking the piss right now, I swear I will Hex you from here to Boudan and back without a second thought.” Tim stated in a serious tone. When he saw Colm’s expression stayed just as it was, his face dropped. “You’re not kidding. You
Love of a Giant: Chapter FourFeeling his neck getting stiff again, Bombrush stretched his head up in hopes that the kink in it would crack. But in the position he was in, it was hard to do that without knocking over or breaking something.Love of a Giant: Chapter Four2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Unfortunately, there wasn't much he could do as he sat on the make-shift cushion that was set up for him in the parlor, mostly composed of normal-sized blankets and pillows stitched together. The humans had not yet been able to build a comfortable chair that they could tow from room to room in their human homes for the giants. But still, it was much better than the hard floor, which was all they could do the first time he had come to the human kingdom so long ago.
Giving up on the kink, he reached up to rub it out as he watched his son through the parlor window. While he knew better than to hover over his son during his meetings with the princesses, Bombrush still wanted to observe them. After all, one of these princesses would soon be Bloodshed's wife and his daughter-in-law. An
Nightmare LifeHer life was just one big joke, one big game to them.Nightmare Life5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
They found it amusing to rip her heart apart again and again, waiting long enough for her to put it together before doing it again.
They found it funny to watch her cry, and so they would give her a thousand reasons to cry. They would give her something to hope for, and then turn it into a mocking dream that she could never have.
They would give her people to love, and then they would take them away. They made her watch them suffer, helpless to do anything, and then they would leave her, alone. Alone to deal with the pain and the sorrow.
They would constantly crush her, crush her heart that so wanted to beat. they would push her until she wanted to die, and then give her another thing to live for, another thing they would end up taking away too.
They repeated this over and over, relentlessly, faster and faster until she was dizzy just trying to keep up with it all.
They never let her forget, never let her heal. They just cut open he
On a Cold Winter's EveChilling wind swept across the frozen landscape as night began to set in. It was snowing only lightly, but the temperature was dropping quickly, which for Tyramini meant her time was quickly waning. The tiny elf, barely more than six inches tall, was walking past some trees, where the snow wasn't higher than her knees, clutching her partly soaked, trembling as she walked. Her long, golden hair had partly frozen already, her pointy ears had long since gone numb, and life seemed already to be fading from her deep green eyes.On a Cold Winter's Eve5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Although she wore a suitably warm, green tunic, it was useless wet, now only retaining the water as it slowly turned to ice. If she didn't find someway to save herself soon, she would die.
Her teeth clattered as a puff of her breath dissipated as she exhaled. 'How how could it all go so wrong?' she thought to herself. 'Why did it turn out this way?'
Another strong gust came through, as the brach