War and Wings: Chapter 14--PartnerWar and Wings: Chapter 14--Partner2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was the name given to the lowest and largest level of the Iacon Clinic and Triage Facility.
To many, it was a name that underscored the sometimes servile nature of the caste system, a relegation of untold numbers to spark-numbing tasks of banal importance. A consideration shared by those of the higher castes, of course.
To others, it was a symbol of punishment for sins against the established order or of transgressions for acting above and beyond one's station.
But, despite the surrounding stigma, the actual structure of "the basement" was far from foreboding.
At least as far as Ratchet's sensibilities were concerned.
From the second level catwalks, the room was a sea of massive, golden cylinders, each about two toranometers tall, by one-fifth that distance wide, and each spaced about a quarter of a toranometer apart. The cylinders were arranged in a geometrical pattern in the likeness of a senifex, a strand of CNA that had been separ
Our Baby Chapter 13Chapter 13Our Baby Chapter 135 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Falcon sat on the couch while Wolf was in the backyard mowing the grass. In a few hours, they were going to Tammy's house for the party. He heard the doorbell. "Come in." He yelled. It was hot that day and he was too lazy to get up. He sat up when he heard Jaz and Arya giggling. The girls ran to him and hugged him. "Hey girls how are you feeling?" They sat on the couch, one on each side of him. He looked up when he heard Marie. "Hey Marie. I hope you brought bathing suits for everyone; it is a pool party after all."
"Where is my brother hiding? What did you do, lock him in the basement?" Falcon and the girls laughed.
"No, he is mowing the lawn in the back. He should be in soon; he said it was too nice a day to pass up lawn work. Power to him I say, I think it is too hot to do anything." He leaned back on the couch and smiled at his nieces. He still felt weird calling them that. They leaned on him with their head on his shoulders. "Alright what did you two do or what do you w
ROTSRR - Chapter 2Chapter 2 - Getting It Across!ROTSRR - Chapter 22 years ago in Humor More Like This
The first thing Jack - and, actually, others as well - noticed were fading walls. They were dissipating into nowhere. And then... popped like a bubble. Gone. In place of plain grey cube was a beautiful endless lanscape of pinkish-red valley with a few lollipop trees, breakjaws, sugar-covered marmalades and minty pathways. That's it! He's finally free! Jack started jumping around in amazement, twisting and turning his candy-cane crook in process. After about a minute of euphoria he simply fell to the ground on the hill and stared into the crystal-clear blue sky. Freedom! Finally, after what seemed like forever! Getting back on his feet, he accidently let go of his "staff", and it slided down to the purple taffy swamp. Jack immediatly jolted after it, almost tripping over his own feet and sliding down the hill as he did so. Finally, he picked it up at the swamp's bank. But as he turned around, MeriDough bumped into him while running somew