Deae Ex Machinis: OmegaContinued from Alpha.Deae Ex Machinis: Omega3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Heather decided not to talk to Adam for a long while after that. Even going so far as refusing to debate him in Mr. Wilde's class. The other boys at that school seemed to take this as some kind of cue. Heather was also realizing that something about her new physiology was really affecting the boys in school, and it seemed to go beyond a simple physical attraction. Many had taken to following her around, and when she was in a room all eyes always seemed to drift her way. She resolved to wear baggy clothing as often as possible to avoid as much unwanted attention as she could.
She had started going to the gym to explain her new body. The weights there, of course, held no real challenge for her. She had found ways to make it look like she was really exerting herself. She was also slick with sweat by the end of one of her workouts, and all the guys in the room seemed to be spellbound.
Birth of Ultima IIShe stepped back, hands on her hips. "Take a good look, Kent. Your powers are better off where they are now."Birth of Ultima II3 months ago in Profiles More Like This
A slight humming sound echoed through the room. Emma quickly determined where the noise was coming from. Three small red dots appeared and expanded into a rotating field of red. She watched, fascinated as the fields slowly grew. She looked at Kent, and he is frozen. The clock's second-hand moved so slowly only her enhanced senses could tell it was moving.
As she examined the dots, she realized they were the Liberty Squad teleporters. They only take a second or so to teleport someone in. As she watched the glows, she saw some tell-tale pulsing of colors, and deduced that it was the relative mass of the people beaming in, which enabled her to guess their identities. She pondered for a moment, and figured she might as well be prepared for their arrival.
She zipped down the hall and collected some supplies and came back to the lab. She laid down a patch of an ultra slick gel. Then
Just Keep SmilingHer smile was perfect. It carried a light air of confidence, but more than that, it always carried reassurance. Whenever someone was crying, whenever someone was weak, all she had to do was smile, and they knew things would turn around for the better.Just Keep Smiling2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And turn around they did... Edith Sanderson had become something of an urban myth in her neighborhood. The words they used to describe it were different: Some said she was blessed, others said she was good luck, some even said she was an angel sent to protect them, but even the most skeptical couldn't come up with a good reason to deny it (not that it stopped them): Edith's happiness and joy seemed almost contagious. In the presence of her smile, no one could stay angry for long, and troubles would seem to fade. Her smile drew fortune to whoever saw it.
Granted, her smile was far from the only point of her beauty. Her golden locks bounced with every step she took, her emerald eyes seemed to brighten the air around her, and her
Zelda's New PowerZelda's New PowerZelda's New Power2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Zelda sighed as she read the report. She leaned back slightly in her chair in her office, as she was a bit distressed seeing that once more she had found herself and her kingdom in trouble. On the plus side, with Ganondorf already defeated not too long ago, hopefully this incident would be less troublesome. Perhaps the Kingdom of Hyrule may never fully achieve peace, or maybe it will. The struggles never stops it seemed, but that meant that Zelda herself would never stop doing her best to achieve peace and prosperity for her kingdom.
As princess of Hyrule, she was bestowed with many duties and powers, such as the ability to communicate telepathically in times of need. This however meant that she had little spare time for herself. In addition to her duties, she was also the keeper of the Triforce of Wisdom. For generations, her ancestors have passed this duty
Stud JuiceStud JuiceStud Juice4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Nick held up the glass of dark red liquid and smiled in satisfaction. It had taken him a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money, but he'd finally done it. After several years, he'd finally found something that made it all worth it.
Nick had spent the last several years playing around with alchemy, mostly as a hobby at first. But then he'd had the good fortune of stumbling across a real alchemical formula, one that he notes swore actually worked. It had immediately caught his attention and he'd spent a lot of time trying to get it to work and trying to get all the rare ingredients. Some of them were exceptionally rare and therefore extremely expensive. In fact, one of them was so hard to find that Nick actually had to go in on this with his two closest friends, but it would soon all be worth it.
"Carrie's gonna shit her pants," Nick smirked as he thought of his wife. She was alw
Goo Surprise!!!One day Kent smirked evilly as he walked over to his friend Dan's house wanting to show him a surprise he had just gotten in the mail. Kent chuckled loudly walking up to the house knocking on the door. "I hope he hurries." Kent thought seeing the knob turn. "Yo." Kent greeted.Goo Surprise!!!9 months ago in Settings More Like This
In the door stood Dan, Kent's friend. He was average height, skinny, scrawny, and pretty much it. Oh, and had curly brown hair. Dan gave a wave and let him in noticing his friends behavior.
"Uhm, you alright man? You've been grinning since you got here." Dan said curiously.
"Oh yeah man i'm better than alright i'm absolutely stoked!" He exclaimed showing Dan a clear bottle filled with green liquid. "Behold." He smiled.
"Uhm a mess?" Dan asked confused. "Please don't spill your messes in my house dude." He whined.
"Calm down man, its much more than just any mess. Its goo I got online from a site I found and had to try it out." Kent explained.
"Hmm," Dan folded his arms. "Try it out?" He said.
"Yeah on you!" Kent s
Deae Ex Machinis: Alpha"During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition called war; and such a war as if every man is against every man. "Deae Ex Machinis: Alpha3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
- Thomas Hobbes
It was odd for a high school like the Immaculate Conception to offer an honors religious studies class run by a non-religious teacher, but there had been an effort lately for the school to become more PC. Mr. Wilde never told them he wasn't Catholic, but it was obvious to Heather he was not. He approached the subject matter the way a surgeon might approach a patient, professionally but without reverence.
"Ms. Halcyona," he addressed Heather as he did all of his students, by her last name. "What would you say is the main thesis of Wright's book?"
They had been reading The Evolution of God for his class, which has only confirmed Heather's suspicion about their teacher's beliefs. They were assigned to read the end for this class. Heather, who was a shoe-in for valedictorian, had of cours
The Quintessential Mary-SueMary-Sue had always felt like she was meant for something more.The Quintessential Mary-Sue3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mary-Sue was indisputably the most beautiful woman in the world. 18 years of age, she was quite tall at 6'11. Her long neon-pink hair cascaded in waves over her broad powerful shoulders. When she stood, its curly volume would fall all the way to her feet; however, currently she was sitting at her large glass desk and was letting it pool out over the floor. Her hair never seemed to get dirty or fall out of place and she never bothered with it or cut it, and, of course, she was far too agile to let it trip her.
Her supremely strong, yet feminine, body was the envy of every man and woman in the world. She was perfectly proportioned. Her flawless porcelain skin looked soft to the touch, but was hard all over her body, every muscle taut and tight like a wound spring. Her only blemish was a birthmark in the shape of a heart over one eye, which only served to make her more interesting to look at. Her measurements were 38L-22-40 a
Just One Wish 2Caitlin's TransformationJust One Wish 21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
During the reasonable drive to Irongrove, Richard pondered just how to go about turning his best friend/love interest into a voluptuous amazon.
She does have Greek in her, continued his inner voice, but still, this is my story. I have to find a way to be unique, otherwise my life's just a plagiarism.
He took a brief moment to gasp in shock; there he was, on a billboard for the local gym! This was certainly an unexpected, if not unwelcome, turn of events. I guess I never realized just how far these alterations would go.
After all, he was still driving his nigh-broken down Santa Monica, still lived in the same house with the same people, still (as far as he could tell) had the same friends.
I guess this body had to come from somewhere.
Pulling into her driveway, Richard was elated to see that Tyler wasn't there, too. Caitlin's boyfrie
The Suit TGThe SuitThe Suit TG4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Mr. Gardener? I am the representative from Nuhaizi Global. A pleasure to meet you."
I looked up from my desk at the young, Chinese woman who stood in the doorway of my office. She had long, perfectly-black hair which fell in a seamless curtain on her neck. Her suit was lean and black as well, with only the even collar edges of a light-red top showing at her neck. Her expression was neither inviting nor abrasive. It looked clinical. Her eyes avoided mine and her voice was without accent.
I stood from my chair and reached out my hand to her. She took it calmly with a sedate shake and a slight bow. I gestured to the chair in front of my desk. Before sitting, she reached into a pocket, retrieved an immaculate business card, and handed it to me.
The card gave her name as "Miss Lin Xiumei" on one side and in Chinese on the opposite. The Nuhaizi logo and name was right after that, followed by "International Representative in Matters of Legal Concern" and "Fluent in English, C
Balancing DebtsBalancing DebtsBalancing Debts2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Heidi held her head high as she walked across the college campus, trying her best not to show any sign of the humiliation she felt inside. She was aware of other students staring at her and whispering as she went past but refused to give them the satisfaction of seeing her break down and cry like she wanted to. Besides, she'd done enough crying about this last night and felt cried out for the moment.
When Heidi reached her class, she let out a sigh of relief at the fact that she no longer had to face every other person on campus, though that relief quickly faded once she realized that it also meant she couldn't run away from the stares of everyone else in the room. She grimaced and focused on taking good notes for the lecture, thankful that it gave her something to focus on besides her problems.
The class was Anthropology 101, not a subject which she was especially interested in but it did fulfill one of her requirements and
Mary-Sue Part2: The Three SuesMary-Sue was fairly certain the little man before her was insane.Mary-Sue Part2: The Three Sues3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two things stopped her from forcibly ejecting him from the top of her 100-story Park Avenue glass-crystal mansion. One was that she was interested to learn how he got past her security system. She had designed the system herself and even if all of her guards had been bought off - something she knew could not happen, such was their dedication to her - no man could have gotten into her bedroom without setting off a dozen alarms and then begin torn to pieces by lasers.
The second reason was something she could not put her finger on. Something about this man rang true with her. He was a curiosity. People had stopped truly interesting Mary-Sue long ago; they seemed so simple. For some reason this was not the case with this man. Mary-Sue did not like not knowing something and she wanted to understand this little man before getting rid of him.
The man had been babbling since she got
Rings of ExchangeThe Rings of ExchangeRings of Exchange2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Trisha took a sip of coffee as she looked around her neighbor's living room. She'd been living next to Deb and Ryan for two years now and this was the first time she could ever remember being invited over to talk. Of course, Trisha had been friendly with her neighbors but friendly wasn't quite the same thing as being friends. However, it looked like that was changing.
Trisha looked at Deb who sat across from her sipping on her own cup of coffee. She couldn't help but feeling a bit intimidated by Deb, though it certainly wasn't anything that Deb was doing to cause this. However, the fact is that Deb was 6 foot 2 and extremely athletic, towering over Trisha by eight inches...not including her high heels.
On the other hand, it always struck Trish as amusing that Deb's husband Ryan was only 5 foot 4 and with a very slight build. As a result, Deb towered over her diminutive husband and obviou
Too Many Drinks: PrologueToo Many Drinks: Prologue1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
A cold red colon pulsed with each painful digital chirp of the alarm clock. Light began to infiltrate the slowly opening brown eyes of a young woman as she awoke from violent sleep. A petite and feminine hand emerged from underneath the comforter, falling abruptly on the snooze button of the clock radio as the alarm was quelled. Long white-tipped finger nails decorated the hand as it submerged below the bed sheets.
The alarm clock’s agonizing binary tone returned, pulsing in sync with the clock’s red colon heart.
“You’re late! Get up!” said the female voice from outside the room.
The young woman rolled onto her side and silenced the alarm. Sweeping the quilt and sheets away from her body, she twisted to sit upright on the edge of the bed, her feet hovering just above the floor. She stood up and stretched her arms above her head, her petite and perky bosom teasing the fabric of her baggy light blue
Birth of a Weapon - Part IBirth of a Weapon - Part I9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
25 December 1969: Cold War Era
President Nixon stood solemnly as he addressed the world with an unprecedented announcement.
“The United States shall renounce the use of lethal biological agents and weapons, and all other methods of biological warfare. The United States will confine its biological research to defensive measures such as immunization and safety measures.”
Nixon’s speech did little to quell the fears of a third war between the world’s superpowers. The biological threat was merely a footnote to the nuclear arsenals of the United States and Russia. The world could not yet comprehend the awesome power and horrific capabilities that lie within the biological warfare arena. The shadow of the nuclear world was the perfect cloak for the further development of biological weapons.
12 June 1987
A man struggled to free himself from the limb restraints wrapped around his extremities; the hospitable bed he was imprisoned in clanged and crea
Birth of a Weapon - Part IIBirth of a Weapon - Part II7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
The earth shook as an unexpectedly womanish shape departed the room, leaving the solid wood door crashing to a close, the walls trembling before the shockwave concussed the dim chamber.
Only the guards frantic movements and calls to his superior could be heard.
Agent Edison Smith’s world was closing in on him, his body failing him as he tried to maintain his grasp of reality. He struggled to maintain control while the wrathful serum coursed through his veins. The pain from the initial injection was beginning to subside, but the chilling serum infiltrated his circulatory system, leaving him hopelessly frozen in a fetal position.
“Sir! Agent Smith!” the guard called. “Get up!” His cries were falling on deaf ears. Smith’s hearing and inner ear functions were shutting down.
Synapses firing at random, Smith was losing command of his body. His muscles twitching, the loss of control began in his pelvis, slow
Jean - TG with a GenieBrian stared at the pink orb in front of him, pinching the tiny thing between his thumb and forefinger. "You want me to swallow this?" the eighteen year old asked, after a moment.Jean - TG with a Genie4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes, Mr. Daniels, that is exactly what we want," smiled the woman who had introduced herself as Sally, leaning over the table a little bit to show off her cleavage. Brian swallowed, the pill sliding down his throat on automatic as he did his best not to stare at the brown locks floating on her cleavage as she absentmindedly dusted them off.
"So, you um going to tell me the effects now?" he asked, after a moment, wrenching his eyes upward to meet her crystalline blue ones. They sparkled a little, as she smiled.
"The test trials you have agreed to represent a rather large interest our firm has, regarding a contract we hold with the Djin world. This is our latest endeavor, the maturation of which you are to be responsible for,"
"And I get five hundred bucks, right?" he asked, nervously. He did
ShopBot Robot - TGFelicia turned the oval disk over in her hand, examining the bottom for some sign of who had made it. She'd found it on her door step, dented and bruised. Shutting off its weakened vocal cords and taking it apart had been easy, with her tools, though repairing its transformative abilities while simultaneously cutting off access had been a little bit harder; for the first nanosecond, anyway.ShopBot Robot - TG4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You going to be still and behave, or am I going to have to cancel your upgrade?" The machine vibrated softly in her hand, all the movement abilities she'd left it; it would have to do.
Stretching her arms out a little, she clicked the metal tips of her fingernails, activating the mechanics located around the room; she'd given her assistant the day off to make sure nothing would go wrong with the machine, which meant doing her own work; or as much of her own work as she ever did.
The android rose from the floor with a few complex movements of her fingertips, burnished steel shining a little in the f
Mrs. Stay PuftDid you get them? called out a voice. It belonged to a young auburn haired lady named Amber. She came out of her bedroom dressed in a green shirt and a red miniskirt. Amber called out to her friend and roommate Wendy, who had just walked back into their house with groceries. Yea Yea I got what you want. she giggled.Mrs. Stay Puft6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Amber reached into the bags. She pulled out a bag of marshmallows. She kept reaching in and pulled out more bags. There were 12 of them in all. 7 had normal sized marshmallows and 5 were jumbo sized. The brand name was called Aknow. Huh? These arent the brand we normally buy Amber commented. I know, the regular brand was sold out, so this is all they had. Wendy answered. They werent that expensive though so it was worth it. Still, I thought I heard that name before .Aknow .Oh well. Well, theyre marshmallows either way, so Im eating them! Amber told her.