Break the Rules"Charlie, stop!" I hissed, slapping his hands off my hips. "I'm not gonna be your blow up doll every time Cindy doesn't wanna put out! Besides, you know the rules..." I added, looking away some. This was perhaps one of the only small towns out there that tolerated the fact that I was gay, but the number one rule was that I couldn't turn any of their precious sons to the dark side. In an effort to assure that no one would 'fall in love' with me, I could only have sex with someone twice. Just enough to satisfy their curiosity.Break the Rules3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"But, Krystean..." he whined and I shot him a quick glare. I wasn't about to be lynched just because he had a higher sex drive than his girlfriend.
"But nothing! Now let me get back to work," I hissed before turning on my heel and heading back out into the diner. Sometimes I thought about leaving this town so I could settle down, but the rules weren't too bad. I didn't have to deal with disgusted glares or hate crimes and all I had to do was be lonely most of the t
Romancing A Vampire Chapter 5Several days later, I woke up from the same exact dream, ecstatic to once again be completely sober. The drinks had played tricks on my mind; perhaps even bamboozling me into thinking I'd shared a delicious kiss with a hauntingly beautiful man.Romancing A Vampire Chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No! The voice in my mind screamed at me. Michael was real, everything was real! Not even alcohol could've conformed your brain into revealing such a vast creativity!
Of course. My inner voices always trying to one-up me. Outsmart me. Many times they succeeded. But today was Friday, my one lucky day where everything seemed to go perfectly. Perhaps even perfectly enough to run into a certain someone though I thought better of it and decided not to jinx it. If anything, I'd hope to see him when I was dead. But the idea of a man like Michael growing old and waltzing around a retirement home with a cane seemed impossible, illogical, not even real. He had one of those faces that never really grew old, a timeless one, you could say.
Dialogue Prompt- TarotTarot yawned without bothering to hide it. He. Was. Bored. So incredibly bored he would almost be willing to get into some massive trouble if only to entertain himself. He glanced over at Dani. The brave nerd was, of course, completely absorbed in the lesson.Dialogue Prompt- Tarot4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Time to fix that.
Tarot wrote out a quick note and tossed it across the room, not caring if the teacher saw. It would certainly make the lesson more entertaining. The ball of paper hit Dani square in the head and the brunette flinched and instantly turned a glare to Tarot who just smirked. At least he'd gotten attention.
Dani scowled a bit but picked up the note and flattened it on his desk. He read the note for several minutes before picking up his pencil and writing a reply. Then he hurled it at Tarot who, much to Dani's annoyance, caught it easily in one hand. Tarot was rather curious as to what his acquaintance had written and unfolded the paper on his own scribbled on desk.
Tarot read it and instantly burst out laughing, attr
PCOMM: Tallon90 1/2To Paint a SoulPCOMM: Tallon90 1/22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Graffiti is more than just making pictures on walls, but a lot of people seem to think that's all it is. "The paint is your soul, and the brush is your outlet. It's not about skill, but what's in your heart - when you paint, you need no names... everyone has their own special style, a reflection of who the are. In graffiti, a person's inner self is made clear ... it's personal."
Dad always used to say things like that to me when I was younger, but... I guess I didn't really listen to him until it was too late. I grew up without ever really seeing my Mom, since she was always busy with work. Dad taught me everything I knew, but I never wanted to admit it.
I was a troublemaker back then, still am I guess, but that's just who I am, and I sure as hell am proud to be me. My hobbies have always been free-running and graffiti, but I didn't realize my true passion for painting u
Heavenly LoverI stared out the window at the buildings as they passed. I had no idea why my father had suddenly decided that he wanted to spend time with me, but the moment he mentioned my spending the summer with him my mother had jumped all over it. I blamed the fact that she had a new boyfriend and me being a teenager who would be in the way for why she was so quick on the draw. Whatever their reasons were, I didn't care. I doubted my father would actually pull himself away from his work long enough to even notice I was there and I'd rather not be around to listen to my mother having sex with her new man.Heavenly Lover4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Lani, stop scowling," my mother scolded. I rolled my eyes, ignoring her. I heard her sigh and rolled my eyes again. "Lani, baby, I know you don't want to be here. But he is your father and he has the right to see you." I scoffed, sinking lower in my seat.
"Some father," I muttered. "When was the last time I saw him? Seven? Eight years ago? More like sperm donor if you ask me." Another heavy sig
Monster 50I was surprised when I opened the door of the apartment to find that Hides and Tarot were both seated in the living area, drinking coffee. Tarot seemed to be lost in thought, dark thoughts if his scowl said anything, and Hides was simply trying to avoid being caught watching my blonde haired brother. I only glanced at them both before I made my way to the bathroom attached to my bedroom, not bothering to entertain the confused looks they gave me. I'd have to explain it all soon anyhow, so I didn't feel like doing it while I still had so much blood on me.Monster 505 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Okay, ask the questions that I know are burning in your brains," I said as I flopped down in the leather armchair. I'd dressed down into a pair of pajama pants and let my hair down before coming back out to the living room.
"Well, let's start with the obvious," Tarot said, leaning forward in his seat, narrowing his eyes at me in suspicion. "Why the hell did you come home covered in blood? Who's is it and how the hell did it
No More WomenDean sighed and laid his head back against the cold ground. He'd been a fool for not waiting for Sam on this hunt. He was soaking wet, barely making it out of the water alive. He'd given up about three feet from the water's edge and prayed that the Magyr in the salt water cove of Charleston South Carolina would just leave him for dead. Sam asked him to wait, but Dean was looking for a hunt. Lucifer had holed up underground for awhile, leaving no trace of where he could be, even if they could stop him.No More Women5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dean looked up when the water at his feet rippled, and groaned in misery. An ugly mermaid with webbed hands, deformed face, double-chin, and a classic fish tale, was climbing out of the water towards him, malice written on her face as is slowly edged her way up to him. Dean tried to scoot back, but his water logged clothes made it hard for him to move and she caught up to him, a ice cold watery hand latched around his ankle and began to drag him back down to the water.
"No," Dean moaned,
Shadow of a Moon 36It took Dani almost an hour to coax Tarot out from under the bed and another two to finally convince him to retake his human form. Tarot would still give an occasional shudder and whimper but other than that seemed completely catatonic on the bed, clinging to the pillow as if it were an invincible shield against his tortured mind. His eyes were distant and hazy and Dani was truly worried about him. He wasn't at all sure what to do.Shadow of a Moon 365 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A ruckus down the hall drew Dani's attention and he reluctantly left the room to go see what was happening. Dani quickly discovered the cause of the ruckus. Jinx had woken to find himself in restraints and he had been deathly phobic of them for several years. He was fighting desperately to get loose. Suddenly, Jinx screamed for Tarot at the top of his lungs making Dani freeze with fear. He had no idea what his mate would do.
He had his answer a second later when Tarot suddenly appeared next to him. For a split second he seemed completely in control and confi
Shadow of a Moon 32Therapy. It wasn't going as well as hoped. Tarot refused to even be in the same room alone with Dr. Ethridge. So, Dani volunteered to stay during their sessions, not that that ended up helping much. Tarot still wouldn't talk to her. He just curled up and wouldn't answer any questions or talk at all. Dr. Ethridge didn't seem particularly put off by this though. She just kept to small talk and pointless comments about the kids. It would take time to work past Tarot's defense of retreating in on himself when he found things too difficult. Three days was hardly enough time to get past his distrust.Shadow of a Moon 325 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dr. Ethridge wasn't having much more luck with Jinx either, but at least he would talk to her. Though he made no effort to hide his opinion that the entire effort of talking to him was pointless. At least they had managed to get Jinx to agree to test out some antidepressant medication to find an appropriate dosage. The idea was two fold. One it would help Jinx. Two once they knew a good dose amo
Shadow of a Moon 30Tarot held his son close until James finally went back to sleep. Carefully, he detangled himself from the arm of his mate and the feeding tube and IVs before carrying James back to bed, making certain to tuck his blanket under his chin as he did so. After that he made his way back to his room and slid into bed next to Dani. Without thinking he leaned over and kissed Dani on the forehead before lying back down.Shadow of a Moon 305 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dani smiled, having woken up when Tarot got up to put James to bed, and turned to hold his mate close. "You should get some sleep too." He said reattaching the feeding tube with one hand.
The blonde sighed and shook his head. "I don't want to have another nightmare."
Dani kissed his cheek. "Then maybe I should give you a nice dream instead." He muttered peppering tender kisses over his mate's face and neck. He felt Tarot tense slightly. "You'll always be in control between us, Angel. You always have been. And I'll never force myself on you."
"R-really?" Tarot whispered.
Romancing A Vampire Chapter 2The hour was getting late and I decided it'd be best for me to leave the bar and return to my dorm in order to study. Or if all else failed, pass out early and at least get a good few hours of sleep before my psychology exam the next morning.Romancing A Vampire Chapter 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I paid my bill and handed it to Stew. He glanced at my spiked tea, of which I'd only had a few sips, then back at me before shaking his head and moving on to the next lonely girl on a stool.
Music flooded my ears and I nearly drowned in the horde of sweaty, scantily-clad bodies. I passed several couples grinding, some of them not even straight, while Ke$ha played in the background. Even more of a reason for me to get out of there-I was already dizzy from the drink, the last thing I needed was a drunken pop star telling me that my love was her drug
Finally I shoved my way out the bar doors and onto the streets. A line traced all the way around the front of the building, still waiting to get inside, even though it was closing in on 1 o'clock i
Starcrossed"Jay!" I shuddered a bit as my named echoed off the stone walls of the enclosed courtyard. Dean Valencio must have heard about my latest escapade in Madame Wells' class. I couldn't stand the woman and she couldn't stand me, so her class seemed to always erupt into a prank on my end and yelling on hers. I supposed she wasn't overly fond of my filling her class with frogs this morning. "Jay St. James! Present yourself immediately before I have to resort to drastic measures!"Starcrossed4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes, Dr. V?" I asked with feigned innocence as I hopped across the tables to stand in front of him. Several of the other students snickered over the fact that I was in trouble again, but most everyone usually laughed at the pranks I pulled on Madame Wells. No one really liked her.
"My office, now!" he said, grabbing my ear the moment I was close enough. Instantly, I leaned into him, but not because it hurt. He'd grabbed the silver earcuff that kept my true self a secret from the other students. If he pulled it off,
Shadow of a Moon 50Months passed by without too much incident. Tarot hadn't tried to kill himself again and he had made quite a bit of progress. He had started eating though he still needed to supplement his diet because he couldn't manage to eat enough no matter how much he tried. But he ate at least three times a day again.Shadow of a Moon 504 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His nightmares were still making things difficult but Dani and Dr. Ethridge had finally gotten him to start talking a little bit about them. Only enough to identify which ones he had the most often and the basics of what happened in them but Dr. Ethridge insisted this meant he would open up more to her soon.
Tarot was still having a hard time finding out what to do with himself. He spent more and more time outside and in wolf form and he still hurt himself on occasion, which never failed to worry Dani. Dani had half fenced in the yard and put a dog house near the front so that nobody would question seeing Tarot wandering around in the yard as a still rather thin wolf. From a distanc
The Seeds of Destruction: Chapter 1The Seeds of Destruction: Chapter 16 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She wasn’t crazy. She knew she wasn’t. Well at least, most of the time she did. Then there were moments like this when she wondered, which is what spurred her to repeat that reassurance in her head. She wasn’t crazy.
The roads were a bit icy today, so the troubled girl drove with caution down the busy city street. It was 7:30, she had worked late again. Her stomach growled, reminding her that all she’d had for lunch was a small homemade ham sandwich and a tea… and that had been nearly 6 hours ago. She considered stopping for fast food on the way home, but quickly changed her mind when she remembered the past due notices still sitting on her desk.
Medical bills had been piling up ever since the accident. She wasn’t too keen to be driving on the icy roads after sunset, but it wasn’t like she could just stop going to work because the seasons changed
Dragon Age Daily Meme: 30-Day Hawke Challenge30-Day Hawke ChallengeDragon Age Daily Meme: 30-Day Hawke Challenge2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Day 1: The Basics
Why are they named that? (Your reason and their parents' reason)
Birthday (Click for link to the Dragon Age calendar.)
What would their astrological sign be, thinking of the months of the Thedas calendar as rough equivalent of our calendar. Does their personality fit that sign? (Click for a link to more info on astrological signs and personality traits associated with them.)
Picture? (Screenshot or artwork, if available.)
Bonus Question: Were you at all disappointed that your Hawke could only be human and that there was no option to make a dwarf or elf PC for the game?
Day 2: Appearance
Eye Color? Hair Color & Style?
Illi Andinn RiddariIlli Andinn RiddariIlli Andinn Riddari4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ambrose, you're Icelandic, right?" Blue eyes flit up at the taller figure standing calmly beside him before returning back to a paper before him. "Before you became a demon, you lived in Iceland ."
The taller figure, dressed in calm black as a contrast to the light clothes of the speaker, inclined his head just so. "I did," he acknowledged, wondering why the question had been posed in the first place. "Though back in my time, it was in fact called 'Snowland.' "
The younger figure gave a snort. "That's not what I meant," he muttered, putting the paper down in front of him, decisively face flat. Ambrose noticed this and raised an ebony brow. The seated figure sighed. "What I wanted to ask you was to translate a phrase for me. I think it's Icelandic ."
Ambrose felt his lips twitch. "Master, you know as well as I do that I am not quite a fan of speaking in my old dialect "
"I know that," the Master, Cole, sighed
Sacred ScarsI had just pulled my jeans up onto my hips when my intercom buzzed. I was a bit surprised at that; I hadn't been expecting anyone and I didn't usually get random visitors. It was part of the reason I had moved out into the desert to begin with. I walked over and pressed the intercom button, "Yes?"Sacred Scars4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mr. Torres, there's a man here at the gate. Says he's your brother," my gatekeeper said.
I couldn't help the scowl that crossed my face. "None of my brothers would ever show up here. Send whoever he is away," I answered before starting to walk away. I was still only half dressed after all.
"Jellz?" A new voice came across the speaker and I couldn't help but freeze at the childhood nickname. "Jellz please let me in. I...we need to talk."
My scowl deepened and I thought. After a minute, I walked back to the intercom and pressed the speaker button again, "Fine. Let him in."
"I thought your brothers didn't speak to you, babe."
I turned my head at the new voice and saw my lover leaning against th
YouAsTheNarrator Character Bio .v2YouAsTheNarrator Character Bio .v23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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Living in the ShadowsMeet at the Lizard's Lounge. 8 pm.Living in the Shadows4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That was the message that blinked across my cell phone at ten in the morning when I was trying to sleep off the last of my hangover from the night before. It was the day after my twenty-first birthday and the day after my twin brother graduated from college. But after yesterday, the world was completely different. As of yesterday, we were legally adults and the world was ours to conquer. And somewhere in the middle of it all was this text message from someone I didn't know.
"Yo, Prince!" Vince said, poking his head into my room. I groaned and threw my pillow at him as his voice made pain spike through my head. He chuckled a bit. "Next time, don't take the Dirty Baywater dare, bro. You look like shit."
"And you're my twin, so I guess that makes you just as ugly," I muttered, rolling over onto my back.
"We stopped looking alike three years ago when you decided to go all hulk and bulk," he replied. I made the yapping sign with my hand, earning mys
Tears of the Phoenix"Trouble will follow that child everywhere. It would be best if you killed him now." That was something the town elder said the day I was born. Why I could remember that when I was only a couple of hours old at the time, I will never really understand. But then again, it was almost like a prophecy as my mother and I ended up traveling like gypsies my entire life. We survived on the money she made doing odd jobs in the villages and towns we would stop in. We never stayed for more than a month and more often than not, we fled them much sooner than that.Tears of the Phoenix4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We managed to survive for ten years like that before our luck finally ran out. We were discovered because a strong gust of wind had blown the hood I always wore back from my face, revealing my hair. In my surprise, I had raised my head and people had then seen my eyes. Whatever it was that people wanted from me, they only ever wanted it after they saw my eye colour combined with my hair colour. Ruby red eyes were so rare most peopl
Shadow of a Moon 28Diego was bored. Being at the hospital was perhaps the most boring thing ever; he'd almost rather be in school. Almost. Normally he wouldn't mind visiting the hospital and his new cousins but they hadn't been in the room they were last time. Conner had said they were off eating lunch with their Grandmother and the babies left behind were too little to play with.Shadow of a Moon 285 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He wasn't even supposed to be here today. But their school had had a bomb threat and instead of being like public schools, the expensive private school always closed for the rest of the day when they got a threat, which was happening more and more recently. It was starting to get annoying, especially to his father who was usually the one required to pick him and Símon up when it happened.
To make things even more boring, his father was occupied with Conner in the redhead's office; something that Diego had absolutely no interest in being around. Símon was...somewhere. Diego had sort of lost track of his cousin in the l
Heavenly Lover 12I groaned some as I woke up from yet another nap. All I could really do was sleep and eat when I'd been put on essential bed rest. Even still, all of the weight seemed to go straight to the babies growing in me and just moving now was a massive chore. But I had to move since staying in one spot for too long hurt. A moment later, Kitchi was there.Heavenly Lover 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Have a good nap?" he asked, propping his arms up on the top of the ledge.
"Sure..." I muttered, still not happy with how much my stomach had been stretched out. I couldn't even hug him anymore. "They're... hungry again..." I added with a heavy sigh. Getting in and out of the tank was becoming steadily more difficult. He frowned a little.
"Maybe you should stop coming in here... I know it's been taking you a lot more effort now," he said, rubbing his palm over my stomach lightly. "We can still talk with you out of the tank..."
"But... I can't feel you out there..." I murmured. "I don't know... how long I'd be able to stand not feeling you touc
Hell Hound 2"I'm telling you...this dog is the spawn of the devil!" Kevin said holding up yet another one of his shoes that had been chewed into three distinct pieces. "Cujo reincarnated!"Hell Hound 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Cujo?" Lane echoed in confusion.
Kevin gave him a dull look. "The horror movie? Family dog gets rabies and kills everyone?" Lane gave a slight nod but didn't look as if the description had really clarified anything for him. "Anyway, that's this dog! This dog is crazy! We haven't had sex in almost a month! I'm getting a little blue balled over here! I never thought I'd get cock-blocked by a dog!"
Lane sighed heavily and looked over at where Erias was sprawled across the couch fast asleep. "He's not crazy and we have no idea what his old owner did to him. He probably has lots of anxiety issues. It hasn't been that long. Things'll settle down," he assured his boyfriend.
Kevin jutted his lip out in a clear pout. "You like that dog more than me."
"No I don't," Lane said exasperatedly. "Listen, I'll lock Erias outsid
Daddy Advice"What's the matter?" Tarot asked glancing around the room briefly before looking up the stairs where he could distinctly hear the sound of one of his girls crying. The quick look said it was one of the twins as neither of them were in the living room.Daddy Advice5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Boy troubles." Roxie supplied.
"Yeah, Phebes and her boyfriend got into a fight or something." Lucas added not looking up from his book on ancient Egypt. The boy always had his nose in a book usually about something incredibly ancient. Took after Dani that way, Tarot supposed. Too smart for his own good.
Tarot frowned a bit and looked back at the stairwell. He really didn't like it when his children were upset. "Conan, Will, Reese, it's your turn to help Dani cook dinner." There was an instant sound of whining but a quick glance from Tarot and they quieted. "Go on. Unless you'd rather clean tonight." The three of them instantly bolted out of their seats and towards the kitchen.
"Who does have cleaning duty tonight, Daddy?" Katie a