Rude AwakeningHe didn’t remember losing consciousness, it was as if he had blinked and everything around him had suddenly changed. The flames from the blast had died down considerably and despite the soft crackling emanating from the charred core of the impact crater an eerie quiet had settled over the hazy clearing. Muted blaster fire rang out in the distance but it seemed the battle was either running out of combatants to reap or shifting elsewhere for the time being.Rude Awakening2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
As CT-4397 blinked away the pain he was aware of being curled up against one of the Umbaran tentacle-trees, the one he’d been thrown against when the blast had hurled him back. He felt hot liquid pooling in the top portion of his bodysuit and with it an intensely sharp throbbing sensation engulfing his right side. He tried to move his right arm, resulting only in an excruciating spasm that left him gasping vainly for reprieve. When it had lessened a small degree, he clenched his teeth and looked wildly about for his bl
The Blind Alley: Chpt 1The Blind Alley: Chpt 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Disclaimers: If I owned Pokemon, you would know it.
Dedication: to my darling cousin nicknamed Fred who bugged me relentlessly for my old fanfic filled with tossing main characters off cliffs (which was really a serious story but turned humorous because of her interjections) that I could not provide since it was already shipped to storage. Hopefully this story will bring back just as many smiles, giggles, and perhaps even this time Ill get the drama right.
AN:// Its been years since Ive written a pokemon story. Some of you might remember me as PurePsychicEspeon- the author of Crimson Tears, Upside Down, and Faith in a Child. Most of you wont know who I am. And thats fine- those stories arent that good anyway.
I decided to come back one more time, as promised. And who got me to write this story- why my cousin did. She wanted one more from the pokemon section just for old times sake. None of my old stories really held the
Popularity ContestI thinkPopularity Contest1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
fame is an unworthy dream
like a candle
it only lasts until the wind blows
and then it’s off
for quieter pastures
for younger and more desperate hearts
and you’re left in the cold
wondering what you did wrong
and if you should have
seen it coming
Tomb Raider - SurvivorJust a girl...Tomb Raider - Survivor4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
once a student
deserted. On my own
among the unknown.
my life is torn
I am scared
I am not prepared.
Signs "be bewared"
I am warned
How will I survive?
At the end of this nightmare
will I still be alive?
I know this is the place where...
I shall not be mourned.
I am just a girl
Just me, a castaway
hoping to last day by day
To get out, only one-way
This life is torn.
A survivor is born.
Restless Night"Couldn't sleep Commander?" Joker asked. Ky Shepard nodded and tapped her head. Joker could only assume this meant nightmares or she just couldn't shut off her brain. Neither of which surprised him at all. She'd been through hell and back more times than anyone could count. Not to mention she now had three hundred and five thousand lives on her conscious on top of all her squad on Akuze plus her family on Mindoir before that. Shepard had always worked incredibly hard to save everyone she could. The fact that she had brought everyone back from the Collector base was amazing. Shepard herself was amazing, she deserved better than what she was going to get.Restless Night3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Alliance was going to come after her. There was no way around it. Someone was going to have to go down for the shit that happened. Ky had said she wouldn't run if the Alliance came for her but she still had a coup
Tomb Worldbuy the war bonds to my bodyTomb World3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
buy tickets to the air raid of my soul
trenches on my wrists
fight the somme across my stomach
machine gun pock marks
bombs, my flesh shakes
only lines to cross
and three miles of blood and barbed wire marshes
protect the soldiers
but there are no defenses
the western front is failing
shells that are empty
(I am empty)
lighting up with flares
there's only smoke left
(clouds my mind)
we left our masks behind and now we'll all go blind
packed in here, piled in
where is the axis?
we've been in here three days.
is there still a sky?
we've been in here a hundred years.
are we all dead?
are we blast shadows on the wall?
the war is over
but the trenches are deep
(trenches are deep)
(trenches are deep)
Meetings and Misunderstandings In The Homestead.Meetings and Misunderstandings In The Homestead: for MuffyMaria.Meetings and Misunderstandings In The Homestead.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
If there was one thing Ratonhnhaké:ton, better known as Connor Kenway, hated, it were bad people. Of course, and even he himself realized that, “bad people” was a rather broad definition. Ever since the death of the former Templar Order in this country and the death of his mentor, he realized most things weren’t as simple as just “good” and “evil”. People did a number of “evil” things for a variety of reasons, sometimes even for things that could be considered “good” outcomes. Still, that did not mean there weren’t some people he could not give a free pass on their actions. Among those were murderers, rapists, extortionists, liars and thieves.
It was someone of the last category that he was currently chasing. Had done so since this morning. The thief in question had stolen several horses from his stables and apparently also some from a n
Stargate: Tomb Raider Ch. 1The United States Air Force starship Odyssey slowly lifted itself out of the construction cradle - what would have been a "dry-dock" to an ocean-going vessel. She had been going through several weeks of repairs and refits after SG-1 had returned her to Earth with her Asgard upgrades inside of her. Some members of the BC-303 construction team hadn't wanted to let her go - they wanted to strip out all the advanced technology the Asgard, shortly before they'd sacrificed their world to stop the Ori vessels from pursuing Odyssey, had installed on her. General Hammond and the President had overruled them, but had let them use the Asgard matter replication technology to create a data storage device with complete schematics on all the technology aboard the ship. The scientists had made gleeful comments about designing this technology into a new starship design, and Colonel Davidson was ordered to go into orbit and use the Asgard sensors to scan Earth for any more hidden AncieStargate: Tomb Raider Ch. 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Overdue Reprisal Part ThreeThe Overdue Reprisal Part Three.The Overdue Reprisal Part Three3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Parfait simplement, parfait "
Fiora groans as she slowly opens her eyes. Or at least, she thinks she does, for the world remains dark even though she's moving her eyelids. In the back of his mind, she realizes something is in front of her eyes, but she's in too much pain to truly think about it.
To say that she feels bad would be putting it nicely. Her head hurts and is pounding, her limbs feel numb and her body feels like she's standing on a swaying ship. She realizes she's in a seated position and can't move her arms or legs. The material before her eyes feels like a blindfold and this, combined with the memory of being sneaked up on and hit in the head, leads her to one simple conclusion.
She has been captured.
Immediately, she's hit with a wave of panic. Here she is, bound and imprisoned in God knows what place, and no one at Tiber Island even realizes she's gone and in enemy hands. A million frightened questions overflow her mind
The Suicide PhotographerI am a photographer.The Suicide Photographer2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
People hate my work. You may ask why, but when you see my shots, you'll understand. My work is very controversial. I am sadly proud of my photos, for I may be the only one who's adopted this style.
I capture photos of suicide.
No matter where I go, I carry my camera with me, ready to shoot anything that may happen. There's surprisingly a lot of suicides in this city and the next city over. I've gotten beautiful shots.
The most common ones are those of people jumping from buildings. Of course, there's usually a crowd of people pleading for the person to come down, so I know right away what I am about to get. I stand to get a good perspective, hold up my camera, and snap the photo right as the person plunges to their demise. I take a couple one after the other so I make sure to get the perfect shot. People surrounding me shout at me and call me heartless.
On the contrary, I am more caring than them. That person wanted to end their life, so they had a perfect reason t
The IslandThe Island4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
After narrowly escaping the explosion, Wesker is left for dead floating farther down the coast as his body slowly recovers. Wesker find himself changed and too his luck a lone ship is willing to pick him up and add him too his crew. Will his enemies find him? Read and find out! Movie/Game based Wesker/OC
He could feel his body changing to the environment as his wounds slowly healed. Half unconscious, he floated on a slab of rubble, down the coast of California towards Mexico. He couldn't move even if he tried, he didn't even know if there was anything left of him. The days went by slow and the nights even slower as he regained more consciousness every day. By the time he had fully recovered thanks to his advanced genes and the T-virus he began to assess his situation.
He didn't know if he was just off the coast of the United States or Mexico, either way he was far from any help from Umbrella. Not that he expected it after the Arcadia incident. His crew had fled at his recent
Fanfiction: Those First Nights Were ColdFanfiction: Those First Nights Were Cold2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It wasn't like Edward had expected it to all be easy.
From the very beginning when they'd first committed the taboo of Alchemy, both boys knew they'd suffer a long burden and a lot of pain, emotional for Alphonse, but physical as well for Edward.
The years had passed by so slowly and yet now that it was over, it seemed like being 17 years old had crept up on him frighteningly fast. Just weeks ago he'd been 16 in a body that had experienced a rather late growth spurt, though not significant but enough to make people stop calling him short and Alphonse had been a hollow suit of armour.
They'd not seen each other for weeks up until that day in the woods and then on their day of sacrifice, reckoning and by the grace of sheer will power, strength and alchemy, redemption.
It had been a horrible day, so much death and pain…and yet
Head Above WaterHead above water,Head Above Water2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Current’s dragging me down,
Like a lamb to the slaughter,
My mind bids me drown,
And I’m trying so hard
To keep my chin up, today,
But my hand holds no decent cards,
So I pray,
But my prayers go unheeded,
And the road ahead is seeded
With doubt and decay,
So I wait for the slaughter,
With a mind-set to drown,
And my head above water,
As life drags me down…
Secrets reveld: chapter 2Shang walked out of his tent and looked around to make sure no one was found near by. He quietly walked to Mulan's tent. He didn't want no one to find out her secret, and he didn't want to be questioned why he was going to her tent. Shang came to the front of her tentSecrets reveld: chapter 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ping, you there?" Shang said so no one would know her name.
" Ya come on in." Mulan said as she opend the tent flap
Shang walked into Mulan's tent, he saw the Mushu glaring at him.
"Mushu." Shang said in a welcoming voice
Mushu just crossed his arms and and turned the oppossite way.
"Ok then, I guess you don't want to be botherd."
"Just ingnore him, he is just mad that I invited you." Mulan said as she sat down
Shang sat down beside her,"So........"
there was an ocward silence.
" So your the daughter of FaZu....."
"Ya, ya I am, and your the son of general Li."
there was another ocward silence
"Mulan I was thinking about this the other night about how you were so brave to join the army because of your father, it too
Wolves in the FortWolves in the Fort.Wolves in the Fort2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Victor Wolcott has spent a lifetime killing. It’s who he is, it’s what he does. He is a doctor, blessed and cursed with a million ways to save a life or end it. He is a Templar soldier, at the front of the battle. He will do whatever he’s asked, whatever he needs to. Morals are applied loosely, if at all and it matters little to him, as long as he will ensure the victory of his brethren.
Yet today, as he’s holed up in the fortress on Rhodes Island that bears his name, a feeling of terror creeps over him. A hint of horror, slithering down his spine, ominous as the ravens that circle over the imposing structure of his hiding place. They foretell of things that lie ahead, terrible things, and even under the gentle spring sun, the world feels cold, as if a portal is opened to the world across the black abyss.
He can sense the presence of Death. Death, the faceless entity that has been a constant presence in his life, a constant companion t
What RemainsStaring through the polished glassWhat Remains2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pressed against a plastered wall
Listening to quiet taps
On the roof where raindrops fall
Cold remains of broken dreams
Lost within a concrete sea
Clench the fists that caused the cracks
But it's the glass that shatters me
For your informationTUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2010For your information2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For your information....
I realised that some people don’t know enough about blood and bone marrowdonations, so I’m going to write everything I know to dispel any myths.
Firstly, blood donation. And I don’t care if you’re gay. Do you think you have some STI or STD just because you’re gay? Do you think there’s a massive difference between anal sex with a woman and anal sex with a man? People can lie. I would. They check all blood anyway, and if you’re clean you shouldn’t have a problem. You make a choice between helping someone and not helping someone. I’m sure they’d take your blood whether you’re gay or straight…. Or does a gay man have some kind of toxic, disease infested blood? Is it green? Is it yellow? No, it’s not, so stop being a massive a
My first NaruSaku storyIt was sunset in the peaceful village of Konoha and Naruto Uzumaki was ready to head home after a long day of training. Naruto decided to take a shortcut on his way home, so he cut through an alley. Suddenly the blonde Uzumaki heard something behind him. He turned around quickly and saw no one.My first NaruSaku story7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Well that was weird. Naruto got ready to walk again when he felt something rubbing against his leg. WHAA? Naruto looked down to see a small kitten rubbing against his leg. Why cats, I hate cats. Naruto picked up the tiny kitten and put him in the opposite direction. Go that way little guy. Naruto walked off again when the kitten jumped on Narutos back, and popped his head over Narutos shoulder. Naruto grabbed the kitten and pulled him up to his face. Whats the The kitten was looking at Naruto with her big sad eyes. I guess youre kind of cute. The little kitten started to purr. AHH-alright
FaeriefireWe all hid when the faeries dueled.Faeriefire10 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
You and I were in the closet, wishing to each other half-secretly among the motes that the duels could be rare as dragons, at least. Instead they were only rare as quarter-moons.
Ground liquifies, sometimes, during a duel. The stars brighten and fall faster, leaving holes in the ground and setting forests alight. The sun hides in a bird’s nest, they say.
We did not see when the damage was done. We were accustomed to avoiding to know even the names of those who fought. Our eyes were far from windows.
But duels always ended the day after they began, and we stepped out as if we were free.
Your eyes caught the light first, and when I followed them my air caught in my throat. Like going underwater without the protection of a mermaid.
That day our world was on fire. The glass of the town hall had melted to colorful puddles on the ground. Some houses were gone - some people too, I realized. Surviva
The Devil Smiles: Part 1I.The Devil Smiles: Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first memory I have of my older brother is of him fishing me out of a pool. I don’t remember if I jumped in or if I was pushed—all I remember is I couldn’t swim and I was thrashing around thinking I was going to die, when out of nowhere, I felt someone grab my arm and pull me, coughing and choking, to the surface. “It’s okay, buddy,” he said. “I gotcha.”
The memory’s remote. Nothing comes before and nothing comes after until years later. I used to suspect it was just a dream, until my brother brought it up. He was on a date and I was sitting in the backseat of his car because our parents made him take me with him, and when he stopped at a stoplight, he turned to his girlfriend who was riding shotgun and said, “You know, I saved Aiden’s life once.”
His girlfriend looked back at me like she didn’t know whether or not to believe him, and he caught my eye in the rearview mirror and said, “Ain’t
A Perfect MistakeI'm not perfectA Perfect Mistake2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No matter what I say
I'm a bit of a reject
Have been every day
So forgive me please
At least this one mistake
It is not with ease
That this smile I fake
Because every single night
It seems like a test
That slowly feeds the fright
Can't I have just a bit of rest
Or do I have to struggle
Is that my fate
To fight as I crumble
And live buried in hate
Is this what I've become
A monster in hiding
To slowly be undone
By all the deriding.
dbz yu yu hakushow dc crossoverdbz yu yu hakushow dc crossover part twodbz yu yu hakushow dc crossover2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
you're making me mad super kaioken ka me ha me ha yelled goten and again the clone copied him you hear me I won't lose to someone like you yelled goten you're going to end up dead by the time I'm done with you said the clone putting more power into his attack now super
kaioken times 2 yelled the clone what he can't how can you use level II when I cant handle it yet said goten looking shocked aghhhhhhhhhhh yelled goten been overpowered in the smoke
cleared goten was shirtless his pants were ripped in short he is strong but I can't give up I have to go all out said goten removing his weighted shoes now super saiyan 3
aghhhhhhhhhh yelled goten powering up as his hair grew longer he grew taller his arms
buffed up his legs buffed up in the smoke cleared goten was now in a super saiyan 3
now you're finished said goten punching the stomach urk yelled the clone coughing up spit and then goten jammed his barefoot into the clone stomach augh yel