The Tower of AshkaeliaThe Tower of Ashkaelia3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: The Journey
There is a story told by many. A song of our people that have suffered for ages that when the Dawnride festival approaches people disappear at sea being spirited away to the islands of Ashkaelia.Only the brave and foolish would risk their lives on such a day in hope of breaking this curse that have taken away so much. When the first morning bell would ring the fog settles down on all the Land of Ferlun , the spirits of the sea beckoned for souls through a dance of death in the form of wild waves. If one sits and listens to the wind you could hear their calls, some say that those are the handmaidens of Ashkaelia trying to seduce the weak into their grasp. The adventurers from the mainland's would thus all gather at the many fishing villages in attempt to finding a ship and crew to find and slay the evil that has taken over these lands. While some of these settlements would lock themselves in their houses for the day others would celebrate the foolish with food, dr
Draconic Changes Late in the afternoon I slowly woke up from a nap in my yard. I was tired after a hard morning of yard work and felt a little sore. Slowly, I opened my eyes and groaned as my head was pounding. Figuring it was from the hard work, I slowly stood up only to lose my balance and landed hard on my stomach. Letting out a heavy sigh at my own clumsiness, I slowly looked at my foot thinking I over worked it early. To my surprise, it had changed; my foot looked like a scaly red paw. Shocked by this I looked myself over rapidly to find I had two large wings, a tail and what looked like a bladed spin at the tip of the tail. Somehow I had changed into a quadruped dragon.Draconic Changes2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was baffled by this transformation. I had no idea exactly how I felt as my emotions and thoughts turned into a melee within my head. Being a fan of dragons, this was exciting and a day dream that came true. However, the feeling of joy wasn’t alone. Despair and worry were stro
Heavenly FireHeavenly Fire2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The sky, consumed by
a spectral conflagration;
embers glow briefly
before the night's rising tide
completely quenches the fire.
Enraptured By BlessingEnraptured By Blessing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take to heart, and keep in mind,
Flashbacks, and the constant gaze,
As it was then I did not know,
The truth of the beat
of my once cold heart.
The thirst I beheld,
to behold the holding
of my attention,
of an enraptured obsession.
Pure, so true, by definition,
Defying the rules laid down by conformity,
spitting back into its face
the requisites of ungratefulness
hindered by the lack of sight.
Yet I saw the blessings
Wrapped with bows
In a marathon to my eyes,
Unscathed by bumps in the road,
Unharmed by my jagged edges...
Take to heart, and keep in mind,
the constant gaze and visual marathon,
Set me free, this God given blessing...
My once cold heart
is now and forever set aflame
The Cursed Ghost and the Lonely GentlemanThe Cursed Ghost and the Lonely Gentleman3 years ago in Horror More Like This
I'm back for you.
Oh, don't look so surprised. We had a deal, remember? That day, when I first met you. We swore an oath to each other. Brothers in blood and brothers in life, brothers in murder and brothers in death. You said that to me, word for word. I came to you, knowing that you would be the perfect one. After all, why wouldn't you be? You were young. Naïve. Clueless to this little world outside the even smaller town that you called your home. You knew nothing about me.
And that was how I should have kept it.
Remember how glorious it once was? Moving from trainer to trainer, town to town, obliterating their Pokemon and their lives, watching as they fell to their knees before us and pleaded for salvation. We were the orchestrators of their fate; the conductors of their final resting. And just when they thought they were safejust when they thought mercy was theirswe served them justice on silver platters. We started with bug catchers, youngsters, and slow
Tomato Harvest (RomanoXReader) RequestOkay here goes another Romano one ^^ This one was requested by ExpressionThruArt, I hope it suits your taste.Tomato Harvest (RomanoXReader) Request3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Soo, who do you all think ya got rejected by, leave answers in the comments :3
You ran and ran and ran. Out! His words echoed in your head and reverberated against your stupid, stupid thick skull. How could you ever have thought he'd return your feelings?! He was dignified, cultured, beautiful, everything you weren't. How could he ever like a country bumpkin like you?!
You sobbed loudly, still running. You'd run so far you didn't even know where you were. Great, rejected and lost, what a fine piece of work you'd turned out to be, you thought to yourself. Your balled fists hit you sharply on the head. Just get out of there! That was the only mission you'd set yourself.
Your tears flowed slower and slower as your running slowed to a halt. You looked around, realizing you were completely lost. You carried on walking in a straight line, maybe you'd find civilization again if you di
Prayer to BahamutPrayer to BahamutPrayer to Bahamut8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Lord of the Wind, give me strength,
For I am not strong enough to stand up against the evil around me.
On my own, I will stumble in time, and be crushed under the tides of darkness that flood around me.
I need your aid to save me from the shadows of the world,
And from myself,
Because even as I put my sword against the foes of the people,
And even though my shield guards the defenseless from evil's claws,
In time, I could become exactly what I seek to abolish.
So, father, give me strength.
Do not do this task for me,
Do not consider me a child demanding a favor,
But, father, give me strength so that I might do your will,
Grace me with the gifts so that I might set about the tasks before me.
Give me aid, but do not take the task from me,
For I am eager to test myself and push on.
Doctor!Prussia x Reader: IIDoctor!Prussia x Reader: II3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was quiet in the car. The music in the car only hummed since it was on so low. Gilbert's car was niec. You didn't know much about cars, but you knew it was expensive. He's phone rang, and he pushed a button on the stirring wheel to answer.
"Ich werde zu Hause sein in 15 minuten." You looked out the window, as he exited the freeway, "Sie ist hier bei mir. Ich werde erklären, wenn ich nach Hause komme.Servus."
You didn't bother to ask or anything. Again silence fell over the car. Suddenly, you saw Natalia hit the window to scare you. You jumped up and screamed, having seen it so suddenly, it did scare you. Gilbert jumped up since you had screamed so suddenly.
"Vhat!?" He said his tone in panic. You glanced back at him blushing.
"I-! I broke my nail." You laughed.
"Scheiße, you almost gave me a heart attack!" He sighed, "You sure you don't see spirits anymore?"
You bit your lip and looked out of the window and saw Ivan. He nodded telli
Dragonkin FAQ-: Frequently Asked Questions :-Dragonkin FAQ6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-: Dragons :-
1). What is a dragon?
Really it depends on how you're looking at it- A dragon is (widely believed to be) a mythological creature, usually reptilian. Western dragons are usually winged and fire-breathing, eastern are usually elongated and wingless. There is also a huge amount of variety between those two types.
A Dragonkin however is a human who believes themselves to be a dragon in some way. This is usually through-
Spirit/soul- A dragonkin may believe themselves to be dragon through having a dragon soul/spirit.
Reincarnation- A dragonkin may believe that they were once a dragon through a past life as a dragon that left such an impact on them that it carried on through to the next life.
Connection- A dragonkin may believe that they have a strong connection with either a living, dead or concept of a dragon which is tied to them strong enough to actually warrent being a
2. Maze Upon The Mountain2. Maze Upon The Mountain2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Around my throat pulled the rugged noose,
tighter with every upward movement...
Though beheld I chains of gold as a harness,
inching me along the way up.
I scaled the mountain of my own,
whilst I tread in its vertical labyrinth...
To my back, a mirror follows my every move,
the constant reminder of every falter.
From above comes down an ever flowing stream,
washing clean from me the blood, sweat, and tears.
Such is the waters of life that I chose to follow,
as the overflow my thirst and tired limbs.
At my feet, the heat of a million fires,
giving rise to the sulfuric smell of Rock Bottom...
Where from and down the rugged noose yanks.
Burning to a cinder, my forest once dark.
The rope tugs with a playful tease
and with my every breath do I hear the laughing pullers...
Still do I carry on, seemingly towards hopelessness,
where Death is all that my eyes can see.
The chains are what nudge me on,
carrying me upon all paths which lead me Home.
Assisting my ascension, onward to my a
BFF!Romano x Sick!Reader .:If I Die Young:. FinaleBFF!Romano x Sick!Reader .:If I Die Young:. Finale3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Absolute pain. It was the only thing you could feel right now.
With your head pounding, skin prickling, throat burning and heart racing, you could hardly make out what the nurses and doctors were saying around you.
You did know one thing, it was frantic. You were hooked up to several machines, luckily none of them covered your face though.
A steady beep from the electrocardiograph machine rang in the room. You could almost laugh to yourself, it was just like the terrible medical dramas you and Romano used to laugh at all the time.
Where was he? He was here a second ago, you could have sworn. You just remember him telling you something very peculiar, reaching into his jacket, and that was it. Now you were in a hospital bed with doctors talking very loudly to one another, almost in a panic it seemed.
You guessed you would just have to wait.
After about an hour or two, you fell into a restless sleep and the doctors left.
Your nap didn't last very long though, for you woke up about
Geiger's CourierAs I walked, the blue of the desert sky began to fade. I pulled my hood over my head, even though my machine body needed neither protection from the sun nor shelter from the wind. Simply put, I didn't like the feeling of the unending void above me, looming, watching, infinite. I knew I shouldn't have such feelings, so I ignored the rationale and allowed my hands to move as they pleased.Geiger's Courier2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I adjusted the leather strap. The sky was pale. Gray. Stars blinking into view, I refused to meet their eternal gaze. As I walked I was dying. As I walked, I was not yet born.
But as I laid my feet in a careful pattern, one in front of the other, I didn't notice. Day, night, it didn't matter, for I'd been given the unenviable position in life of a courier, and I neither knew nor cared for anything else.
Not yet, at any rate.
My body was a vessel for my vague sense of self, for I was water gathered between shaking palms, a cup half-filled, a fleet lif
Waking dead.If Death be sweet saviour and remorseWaking dead.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a psychopomp, midwife to the passing,
Thanatos, Ankou, Yama, Memitim, Hypnos,
save me to rest and to sleep
take me in deep
in soft, make this all in my head
to where my friends and my
family, my father
"sweet death, you are the only god
Who comes as a servant when he is called"
So here I am, a lullaby leaving my lips in
the form of a cry of a whistle
in hopes an answer of
sweet serenity will greet
England X Alchemist!Reader: Love Potion"A love potion huh...? Do you know how to make it, Kiku?" you askedEngland X Alchemist!Reader: Love Potion3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You and your classmate, Kiku Honda were in the library, searching for a certain person.
"I don't know but I know a book, it has the instructions"
"Give it to me"
He left you for a sec and came back, pulling a thick and gigantic book.
"Don't get the wrong idea, __-san, I bet you're thinking that the whole book is the instructions for the potion, don't you?"
"You know I'm so lazy to read books right?"
"Good thing, I memorized the contents..."
"All of them?!"
"You've got to be kidding me!"
"So, the instructions were on page 666. Oh, by the way, you can also see a summoning spells here, tell Arthur-san and the other members of Magic club"
"T-thanks... Oof!" he handed you the book
"Good luck~!" he left without looking back
You four were the only students who can use magic but you were different, you can't cast spells but you can do alchemy. You had a crush on the club president, Arthur Kirkl
Forbidden Love.Forbidden Love.3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All of that is now gone FOREVER.
Are you happy now?
Have you satisfied your hate for me?
I can never talk with him again...
My eyes are swollen, heart is numb, an i grab my chest knowing that this is the end.
The feeling of anger, sorrow and sympathy lurks deep within me.
I was hoping that you would understand...how our love is ment to be...
My heart beats, it bleeds cutting me up inside.
Its torture to live without him by my side...
All I now have is memories...
Replaying over and over again...
My dreams are shattered
and my hope disappears like they never even mattered.
Help...I'm lost in the dark...
Suffering from our two worlds that are so, so apart.
I guess this is is a sign from the heavens above...
This is the new beginning... of our FORBIDDEN LOVE.
You're feisty, I like that! PrussiaxReaderYou're feisty, I like that! PrussiaxReader2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Oh boy, you already knew that emotions were confusing but this was just ridiculous.
I mean, come on.
Who even thought it was a good idea to have a crush on someone?!
*~Story time: Flashback~*
Freshman year in High school. You’ve never had a boyfriend before and you’ve never actually been in love before. Besides- no boy seemed to have a crush on you anyways, they weren’t really interested in you. And you weren’t interested in them.
That was until you met him.
Arthur was sweet, charming and handsome, but could be really hot-headed and short-tempered. Arthur wasn’t a genius in school, but he was average. He played guitar in a band with his cousin Alfred and some of his other friends. Moreover he was pretty good at soccer (or football like he used to call it). His messy blond hair covered part of his bushy eyebrows, but they were still pretty evident. Yet
My Heavily Caffeinated Heart 4My Heavily Caffeinated Heart 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My Heavily Caffeinated Heart
Macchiato Part 2
The coloured lights pulsed and reflected off every surface, every cocktail and every bottle showcased in the shelving behind the bar. The sweaty throng of dancers flocked together, twisting their bodies to the rhythmic shapes of the music in the humid air. They worshipped the DJ, elevated on his podium. They were his disciples and we would join in their cause.
"What do you reckon?" I raised my voice to ask Chris.
"Seems alright but I want a drink." He responded and turned to the bar
"Nah, no, no, get out there and scout the war zone. I'll get the drinks."
Chris raised his blonde eyebrows once, glanced towards the bar longingly and then finally spun on his heels and trudged towards the dance floor. I swaggered up to the bench, looking around at the other people eagerly awaiting service. I ordered two beers for Chris and myself. Turning abruptly, I accidentally knocked the arm of a dark haired guy who was carrying three drinks, causin
the ringyou brought me to some hippie storethe ring1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
and told me you wanted
to buy me a ring.
i was content to sip my juice
and go home, but
i followed close behind you
into a world of incense,
tea, and jewelery.
i asked you why,
why a ring?
you told me plainly
that you didn't buy me enough stuff,
and that rings were cool.
(i thought your ring was ugly,
but you didn't need to know that.)
so you dragged me over to the counter
and told me to pick one i wanted.
(i thought you were flirting with cashier,
playing the 'look at me,
buying gifts for my cute little sis' card,
but then i realized
that it's just how you talk to people.)
i chose a little silver ring
with a wave on it.
you asked why i picked that one,
and i told you it just looked pretty,
what did you expect?
you shrugged and bought it for me,
and let me get a notebook, too
(and it still smells like that day-
potently sweet and intoxicating)
while you picked out some incense
and got offered some free tea.
i walked out
with the guiltiest look on my
America x Blind!Reader .:Eyes Closed:. Part 2America x Blind!Reader .:Eyes Closed:. Part 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
America led you out to the courtyard. You stumbled and almost fell a few times. He was a pretty fast walker.
You heard England's hard-soled shoes tap along behind you, at a bit slower pace. He was grumbling a bit.
The sunshine warmed your face and you could tell the three of you were out there.
America linked his arm around yours with a grin you couldn't see.
Immediately the loud chatter stop, and you felt all eyes on you.
Your skin crawling, suddenly you regretted agreeing to hang out with America and England.
"Dudes, why'd the party stop?" America laughed and pulled you along.
Then the whispering started.
"Why is that loser girl with Alfred Jones?"
"Ohemgee, look at the faces Arthur is making at her!"
"The two hottest guys in school? With her? All time low."
A few people laughed and you bit your lip, trying hard not to cry.
America pulled his arm away from you, obviously hearing the comments.
England cleared his throat and shoved you out of the way so he could pass