Short tf 001: Racoon maskArnold smiled as he pulled the mask on over his face, looking at himself in the mirror. He had bought the raccoon mask from a pawnshop because it had looked cute, and had been itching to try it on all day, even though he would never do anything like that to something obviously antique. The moment he put it on he knew something was wrong, as his face started to tingle, and the mask suddenly felt tight and very hot. His first reaction was that he was having an allergic reaction to something in the mask, but that was quickly pushed aside when he removed the mask and it abjectly refused to budge. It was stuck solid. He tried to get his fingers under the mask but somehow, simply couldn't, it was almost like there was no gap between the dark wood of the edge of the mask and the skin of his head. Then he turned his attention back to the mirror. The mask looked totally different. Instead of slightly chipped paintwork it was covered in fur. It had to be, the paint didn't gleam or move like thatShort tf 001: Racoon mask9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Hopeful Promises: Tahorra One shotHopeful Promises. -One Shot. TahorraHopeful Promises: Tahorra One shot3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Pretty boy? Is that you?"
Tahno lazily opened his eyes as the sun glared at his direction. He winced as sun pierce through the form of Korra, was leaning towards him.
"Why are laying in the park fountain?" Korra asked as she tilted her head in genuine curiosity.
Tahno instantly shot up and mumbled something intangible while slightly blushing at the fact that Korra discovered him sleeping in what he likes to call one of "his temporary homes." Apart from losing his bending, his friends, his fan girls, his fame, and his pride, Tahno was finding himself homeless.
Despite the fact Amon took his bending and cheated his way to first place, he was still awarded the prize winnings. With that money however, Tahno went straight to all the best healers in the city to see if somehow he could get his bending back. He spent all night trying to find a cure but it wasn't a success.
Tahno realized by dawn t
Musings...Musings...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
.........Just like the deepest darkest oceans, its same...For the deepest darkest forests. No one can ever imagine what dwells with in? And just like how, all bodies of waters were contacted..In some way, or other, you could also find as were all trees, or more forests...
...But what would someone do? If they found out the truth? Yes....They were go between, to alien worlds. Places human kind wrote off as wild imaginations of the crazies, emotional stress. Then how would you explain, your moments of waking, when reality shifts to illusions an dreams..Astral projecting? Missing persons, our world is only so huge. You will end up going in circles. So why have we yet to find these missing people then? Once their scent/leads have gone dry? Hmm? What about demon possessions Now many believe these claims to be real. And still even at the same time, people don't and cant accept, such things, as well. Even these creatures need a play to dwell to call home too..So many answers and t
Burnt Kisses - Makorra versionBurnt Kisses (Makorra version)Burnt Kisses - Makorra version3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"Where do you keep the tea bags?" Korra asked the older Firebender, pulling open a cupboard of the small attic kitchen, looking for the items in question.
"Next one over," he instructed her, watching the kettle closely. Korra opened the cupboard next to the one she had been previously searching and saw a few bags sitting in a glass jar, and reached inside for one. Inspecting it, she decided she'd like it well enough before shutting the cupboard door and placing said bag on the counter. Walking over to Mako, she bumped hips with him and gave him a smirk when he looked at her.
She stood beside him, and he knocked against her side, too. Korra smiled at him again, and then the kettle began to scream, signalling that it was ready to be removed. Mako took the contraption off the burner and poured the steaming water into a teapot beside him, and Korra grabbed the tea bag and placed it inside it before they relocated to the small table in the center of the ro
Under The Same Moon Ch5Chapter 5: COUNTDOWN-4 Days Part 1: Simple UnderstandingsUnder The Same Moon Ch53 years ago in Romance More Like This
Location: Southern Watertribe-Guesthouse
Bolin smiled as he looked at the window, seeing the dark shadow outline of his brother about a few feet away coming towards their guest home. "It's him! Oh I knew it would end well! I bet those two are not allowing to keep their paws from one another this minute!"
"You're such a hopeless romantic aren't you?" Asami stated as she gave him a peck on the cheek.
Bolin gave her a toothy grin. "You know it. I have been waiting for these two to go out for like ever! I just can't wait until I get to call their "make out sessions", so sweet that they'll give me a toothache! "
Master Katara chuckled at the earthbender's reaction to the whole lover's drama. "You know, young man, you remind me so much of my brother. "
"What?! Oh no! Please! I can never be compared to the amazing Sokka! He was personally my favorite in Team Avatar. I guess I just like non benders." He said as he wink
The Cats: A Costume Shop TFCome on, Amy, were leaving.The Cats: A Costume Shop TF8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Amy groaned and set down her pencil. At the moment her desk contained a lamp, storage shelves, a few souvenir roller coaster snapshots, a drawing pad, and a National Geographic. The latter was open to a page with a running cheetah. The top page of the drawing pad tauntingly displayed a half-finished sketch of the cheetah, daring Amy to defy her mother and finish it, yet making fun of her predicament at the same time.
Okay, okay, Im coming. She reached for her black hoodie, hurriedly yanking her arms through the sleeves as she trotted out to the front room. Her mother and her little sister Lauren both stood there expectantly. Im ready. Lets go.
The late October air bit at Amys cheeks when they ventured outside. She didnt care much for the cold. Admittedly, she could get overheated sometimes,
SS: The Quick and the BlueSS: The Quick and the Blue5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A/N: Inspired by the song of the same name by the cover band The Megas, this song is a tribute to their piece, and in turn a tribute to Mega Man 2 and films that idealized (and dramatized) the clashes of the Wild West. Characters (c) Capcom.
(You can find the song at OverClocked Remix for free.)
He almost didn't believe what he had just heard. He creaked his head around to the unassuming officer at the entrance to the saloon.
"You're sure?" he asked from his perch at the bench beside the barkeep.
"Sure as can be, Sheriff," the officer rattled, his voice cracking with fear. "It's...it's him."
The Deputy at his side straightened the ten gallon hat on his metal head and doubled back.
"I'll be a Met's uncle," he groaned. "That devil's here? In our town?"
The Sheriff sighed and rose from his stool as one rises in a church. He grabbed his bright yellow hat and reflected for a moment, running his rusty red finger across the V-shaped b
The Time to Sleep - Chapter 1~P~The Time to Sleep - Chapter 13 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Korra curled into her little body, desperately seeking warmth that would not come to her. She was tucked tightly against a brick wall in an alleyway, snow lightly littering the ground around her and sending a chill through her small form.
She would have bent a small fire in her hand to keep herself warm, but decided not to risk it what if someone saw the little Water Tribe girl Firebending? Even though it was unlikely, someone could see her, someone who might be involved with the Equalists, and they couldn't know, no one could that she was the Avatar. If someone found out, she would be in unavoidable danger.
She remembered what her parents used to tell her "Don't let anyone know, Korra. Keep your secret to only yourself." It was by those words that she abided, never letting on that she could bend three of the four elements she needed to be able to. They had told her she had to pretend to only be a Waterbender, and so pretend she did.
MonsterIt had been a morning like any other morning, and led into a night like any other night.Monster2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The large figure settled down in her bed, a nest of white sheets and miscellaneous soft items found around the lab. The room was small and safe, decorated only with a dusty bookshelf and a small, plain desk in the opposite corner. Forgotten, torn pages and reports littered the floor, text illegible and irrelevant.
The only light in the room was allowed access through the cracked and filthy window that perched in the higher half of the room; it was positioned so golden rivulets from the setting sun would spill through and over the nest.
The last red traces of a dying sun flitted over the once-pristine sheets that cushioned the great body of the Ninetales, and they trailed off the tufts of pale gold fur. The sun was below the horizon now, allowing the first few stars above to blink into view. A sphere of icy white appeared in the sky, brightening as the ball of fire sank lower and lower behind the di
Under The Same Moon Ch4Chapter 4: The ConfrontationUnder The Same Moon Ch43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Location: Southern Water Tribe-Guest House
Mako paced himself back and forth in the living room while he muttered incoherent words only to scowl after words. Bolin was on the couch, watching how deeply troubled and hurt his big brother was and was trying to think of ways to call him down. Nothing seemed to work. Asami, who was in the kitchen, decided to make some tea and settle everyone's nerves.
"This wasn't supposed to happen " Mako finally stated as he stopped in front of a wall. "I just don't get it."
Bolin stood up from the couch and rubbed his neck. "Bro, I understand you are beyond confused and angry but please try to calm down.-"
"Calm down?" Mako mocked as he clenched his teeth. "How on earth am I supposed to calm down? I just found out today that not only is Korra the future heir of the Southern Water Tribe but now she is also engaged to another man. She is going to marry another man. Tell me, Bolin. If Asami was in
Regalo un pedacito de mi.Me gustaría tener mi corazón en la mano y en la otra una navaja de afeitar, así empezaría a cortar mi corazón en tantos pedacitos y empezar a repartirlos a las personas que me conocen y así por lo menos tendrían algo bueno de mí.Regalo un pedacito de mi.7 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Mmm... algo extraño y tétrico salido de mi enferma cabeza, mi conciencia me dice:
¿Oye no seria mejor dar abrazos que pedacitos de tu corazón?
-No te preocupes zorrito, vuelve a crecer-
Strong Little FighterA Strong little fighter,Strong Little Fighter1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
brave and bold.
Covers her scars,
Oh the secrets they hold.
She’s tired and she’s weary,
Just wanting to be free.
The days are cold and dreary,
Why does this have to be?
She’s tired of fighting,
Tired of being alone.
Tired of striving to be happy,
She just wants things to be better,
Although she knows they wont.
She doesn't know what to do,
just cannot smile,
She might can make it through,
but only for a short while.
Somebody help her,
Be her savior,
give her what she needs.
Midnight SwimFinn laid his head on the cement of the cellar floor, closing his eyes in gratitude. Four days over ninety degrees, and the basement was the only bearable place in the whole house. He couldn't imagine what it would be like that night, when the moon rose. Fur. So much damned fur. Lila said she'd never met such a hairy 'wolf.Midnight Swim10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rolling on his back, he tried to visualize snow. A wide, white field, with fluffy, fat flakes drifting down out of a gray sky. Maybe a little creek running through the middle, crusted over with ice. A girl in a red cloak, walking through knee-deep drifts...
Hrm. It was no use; every time he tried to forget about her, there she was. Liquid brown eyes, skin like sugared pecans. Tatty red cloak, with the Association's emblem stitched in silver over the heart.
You could be a werewolf, or you could hunt them. Those were the only two kinds of people Finn knew, ever since the bite in '03. Funny how the senses had expanded, how everything smelled so strongly, when he had ne
No tengoNo tengo mejor hogar que tu cálido pecho…No tengo8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No tengo mayor prueba
de que existe dios que tu existencia…
No tengo creencias que digan que
este mundo esta en decadencia,
cuando te conocí las deseché todas…
No tengo deseos de compartir mi vida ,
mi espacio, mi cama si no es contigo…
No tengo mayor luz que la luz
que me brindan tus ojos verde jade…
No tengo hambre que no sea saciada por
tu boca, por tus labios…
No tengo pasión más grande que la provocada
por tu piel, por tu presencia…
No tengo sueños en los que tú no existas…
No tengo mayor deseo que el de
perderme en ti, y beberme tu aliento…
No tengo ganas de matarme ó de morirme..
No tengo ni la más minima duda…
. . .Te amo. . .
In the Valley of the DevilsThis is how we prepare for winter in werewolf country: by lighting all the torches on the ramparts around the encampment, because werewolves fear fire, and so that we can see them when they come skulking in the dead of night. Sometimes, beneath the flames, we see the werewolves in our midst, the ones standing beside us. This makes the winter longer, and darker.In the Valley of the Devils9 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This is how we prepare for winter in the forest outside the camp: by catching rabbits and deer and possum, and roasting them on spits on our little fires, which we keep small so that the village will not see the smoke. If they locate us, they will come with guns and silver shrapnel, and tear us to bloody bits.
By first frost, we have finished digging the ditch around us. It is filled with blades pointing up, and hemlock and mistletoe, which the werewolves avoid as a vampire avoids garlic. We toss in the cut branches, and also some parts of their brethren, a skull or tooth, or a hand, which was once a paw
Writing mental illness (a short guide)When incorporating mental illness into a piece of literature, the most important tool you need to use is research. This is true whether you want the mental illness to play a large part OR a small one, and it is true whether you know someone with mental illness or not. In fact, it's even true if you have the illness yourself, because no two people are the same, and your character may display different facets to you due to contributing factors like experience and personality.Writing mental illness (a short guide)2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
That said, research is not the first thing you should do, because before you get stuck into that research, you need to look at WHY you want to include mental illness in your literature. If you think it would be cool or fun, you might want to rethink it unless you're prepared to put in a lot of work because living with mental illness is not either of those things (generally) and what you're doing for a bit of fun has the potential to negatively impact someone else's life in a big way because stigma & misrepresentatio
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.
Amor Condoisse A Una MorteAmor Condoisse A Una Morte9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Si tienes "amor" en tu corazón ¡ extirpalo que es maligno!
¿Qué es el amor?
Sentimiento malsano , que cuando llega a tu vida la destruye...
Al amar , al enamorarse, el corazón se convierte en una bomba potencial, a
punto de explotar y de romperse en mil pedazos... El amor hace que los ojos se te conviertan
En dos fuentes intermitentes de acido corrosivo, que te corroe el alma y te congela el cuerpo..
La realidad, se vuelve inexistente..Se crea una fantasía, en donde solo viven el otro ser y tú...
Se vive en una burbuja de cristal.. Se pierde la nocion del tiempo, no se distingue entre dias,
meses , años, si el ser amado esta, el tiempo no existe...No sabes ni donde estas parado y
verdaderamente ni te importa...Si hace frio, sientes un calor infernal, si hace calor, tu sientes
un frio invernal, si ese otro esta o no..Vives en una ensoñación y de pronto la realidad
te da una cachetada y te despiertas...ZAS!!!!!!! Te caes de la nube, se
te clavan los cristales en el cuerpo y te
Piggies for Aperture Chapter 5Piggies for Aperture Chapter 53 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
These Piggies Are For Aperture Science
Binoculars for scanning the area. Camera to record evidence. Notebook and Pencil for notes on findings. Communicator in case something goes wrong. Invisibility cloaking suit to-
"Ah, there you are, son! Are you going to your foreign friend's house again?" Professor Membrane entered the room, interrupting Dib's train of thought.
"Well, sort of." Dib had given up trying to convince his dad that Zim was an alien. He started to slip into the suit when his dad spoke again.
"You know, I had forgotten something until now that I wanted to tell you about." He said. Dib looked up at his dad.
"Yes?" Dib hoped it wasn't another thing about "REAL science". As if paranormal investigation wasn't real enough.
"I wanted to tell you about that invisibility cloaking suit you're so fond of. You see, I made that when I was not much older than you!" Professor Membrane got down on one knee so he could speak to his son eye-to-eye.
Gypsy Heart for ShojisamaI never thought I would want another home. The winds in the windy season, the rains of the rainy one, the swept plains, the dried deserts, and the ever constant search and revelation of sweet snowmelt brooks snaking down from powerful mountains through myriads of forests. I was born on the plains and every year since my birth I have witnessed and survived every piece of weather the great land has to offer.Gypsy Heart for Shojisama3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was happy here, beneath the sky. I was happy here, when I believed nothing else existed but my people and the land that birthed us.
You took that away from me, and yet, I hold no loathing in my heart for you.
"Hurry up Taka!" A young man shouted as hooves thundered passed Uruha's family's tent. "Sleep in again?"
Uruha stumbled as he ran out and to the post where his horse was tied. Undoing the knot he could tie before he could walk, he tossed a soft beige pad on her back and jumped on as she started running. Firestar knew the drill―and she wanted to catch up with Kai and hi
AmericaXReader~ Cheesy Pick-Up LinesAmericaXReader~ Cheesy Pick-Up Lines2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You smiled contently. You were leaning against a tall tree enjoying its shade, and reading your favorite book. It was lunch time at your high school and you were taking advantage of your alone time. You weren’t unsocial or anything, you just didn’t really like to be surrounded by people 24/7. You had a few friends and they understood your need for solitude at times.
“Excuse me,” a voice said in front of you.
Startled, you looked up. Standing before you was Alfred F. Jones. He was probably one of the loudest boys you had ever met. He was incredibly popular; a self-proclaimed hero who always wore a grin and looked like he had stepped out of a modeling magazine.
“Did it hurt?” he asked, cocking his head to the side.
“Did what hurt?” you asked, mildly irritated.
He gave a cheesy grin and stuck his hands in his pockets.
“Oh, you know, when you fell from heaven,” he smiled.
You blinked. He grinned. You blinked again. He was an idiot
Love BlossomsLove BlossomsLove Blossoms2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My Sun shines brightly, I can see her smile
I told her it would happen, the right one would come.
Always doubtful, but never was I
I saw it happening right before her eyes,
Then with one blink, he became hers
A seed bloomed, that was planted long ago,
A flower of love, a beautiful rose…
The Dust of the PastThe Dust of the Past2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The Dust of the Past
is going through
Some tough times
I can relate to that
Hope he's doing ok
He's not dust
Not a heartless
I know life
has some difficult parts in life
Some people will relate
to the same pain
I was in that spotlight
of the awful thing
His wounds will heal
The darkness is in him
surrounds the light away
Just like sasuke
His pain is hurting him
I can see it
Thats where i was
crying in the dark alone
no one there
not caring of me
avoiding my pain
It's so sad
I hug him
letting him cry
All the pain
he holds in him
are his dust
to his past
The Dust of the Past
not a thing
of the wind
or avoid from Life
I have a shoulder
to share with
to let him cry
I'll be there
He's a good friend
No one should go through tough times
Not become the dust
of their own life
Throw it ou