Epitaph for a DolphinEpitaph for a Dolphin9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We wandered in our sunlit shoals floating
belly up, and laughing at our own magnificence
we thumbed our noses at the birds.
-They cannot know what it is to fly.
The treetops were conquered by our borrowed hammers,
and we laid upon glorious two-by-fours debating clouds
or any other thing of significance. We watched the wind
pull and play against our scrawled sign which clearly stated
there were 'no girls allowed'.
Pastel fish flaunted. Taunted us to twilight; deeper waters,
grey areas. Flaunted and fled: left us drifting.
Disguised as dank school busses; necessities hauled us off.
Famously painted, they mimed the sun,
whose robust enthusiasm never managed to warm
the dusty bus through the tinted windows.
If we mimed sleep, heads resting on shady glass,
we could still glide.
Still, the spring and summer were ours
and for a while, the forest was full of Indians
slinking softly behind the briars – just out of sight.
You slipped suddenly, silently
pulled by a riptide and out to s
The Dragon MechanicThe door was locked.The Dragon Mechanic5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
* * *
Septimer had vague memories of being six, curled up in her uncle's lap while he sat at his great big ink-stained writing table and sketched out diagrams of gears and machines and dragons. His clothes smelled subtly of car exhaust and molten metal, but it was a smell she loved because it was her uncle's smell. In his dim study, the only light was that of his tall desk lamp and Loki's red eyes, like dying embers, burning faintly in the shadows at the back of the room. Her great mechanical heartbeat filled the room with a slow, deep, steady pulse.
While her uncle worked and Septimer watched, her eyes barely peeking over the rim of the desk, he would tell her of how Loki's namesake, a trickster god of Norse mythology, wrapped himself in a cloak of feathers and flew to the ends of the earth in search of Thor's hammer. She dreamt endlessly of climbing onto Loki's back and sitting just between the giant's beating wings, wrapping her arms around his neck while the wo
-splice--splice-4 years ago in Horror More Like This
It was winter when I decied to go to our local pokeadopt centre and get a pokemon to care for.
Pokeadopt centres were full this time of year, and so I went inside- immediately I was drawn to a tiny eevee sitting almost mournfully in the back of a shadowed cage as though all hope was lost.
I peered through the bars of the cage at the eevee, the ones who ran the pokeshelter were a bit hesitant to give him to me.
I had finally convinced them, only because I was adopting the eevee's sister, and they thought it best not to separate them.
I opened the cage a bit nervously and stuck my hand inside. The tiny pokemon shivered as my hand got close, and I stopped.
He looked almost interested, and peered at me cautiously before sniffing my outreached hand cautiously.
The other eevee sat on my shoulder, and squeaked a happy greeting to her brother.
With that he jumped onto my other shoulder. I smiled at the two eevees, and thanked the pokeadopt centre for allowing me to have them.
Many months after
Aku's RevengeSo it had been a few days ever since I had that horrible living nightmare. My DS was still in the trash bin, tomorrow was the day when the trash trucks came. My mom wanted me to go ahead and take out the garbage so we don't have to wake up early in the morning, but nighttime had already settled in. I knew that in that DS, a demonic creature was still awaiting to kill me.Aku's Revenge4 years ago in Horror More Like This
"I'm coming for you Kasuki "
His last few words leaked into my mind like a venomous fluid. I shuddered, confused if I should take out the trash or wait until the morning. But to be safe, I decided to ignore it this one night and tuck myself into bed. As I turned the bedroom's lamplight off, a void of darkness settled in. I closed my eyes, thinking about tomorrow
* * *
A sudden noise brought me to my senses. It was rather loud, so I sat upright at an instant. My chest raised and lowered, my panic-mode kicking in. I looked around my room, seeing
From an English TeacherWhen you're forced to read just to pass English classFrom an English Teacher4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And you don't know what to do
Because novels are dull and dramas are daft,
And none of the stories sound true....
Our existence is a story told with schemes and different themes
And we live through them most every single hour,
You'd see if you just took a little look, it's like a book,
And as we grow up the plot begins to flower
Our lives unfold in stages, and are written down on pages
in a book that's hidden deep within our souls.
This dear town is just a setting and the people that you're getting
to know well are only characters and roles.
Every victory or failure can be thought of as a tale you're
gonna tell when asked "what happened to you today?"
And the funny little bits that happen when you use your wits
can be the funny things in dramas or in plays.
When you're doubting why we read, then here's something you should heed:
Your life is like a story, told in days.
And if that's just not enough, then, dea
Sing MeloettaSing Meloetta4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is a warning.
If I had known that day what was going to happen I would have turned back. But I did not know and for me that day started off happy. It was the day my action replay arrived.
I had spent months soft resetting on my Pokémon White for a shiny Kyurem and had finally caved in to the pressure and brought an Action Replay Code from a seller on Trademe. It arrived in a box with badly drawn and incorrectly coloured Pokémon on the box and, thankfully, came with most of the major cheats already on it so I didn't have to enter them by hand.
After finally pinning down Kyurem I found that the AR also came with codes to generate legendaries. I caught shiny Victini, Keldeo, Genesect and Reshiram with no problem but after catching a shiny Meloetta the game glitched at the capture screen so the top half of the sprite was shiny aria form and the bottom half normal Pirouette form. Irritated at having to re-catch all my shiny legendaries again seeing as I kept forgetting to sav
Creepypasta DANCERI looked down at the screen of my DS resting in my hands. On it I could see the Gardevoir that I had just received in a trade. The slender Pokemon was rather beautiful and had an enchanting name to fit its grace. DANCER was its name. 'What a nice Pokémon,' I thought quietly to myself. While I was admiring the Gardevoir, my friend Alexandra started telling me about how she had obtained it. But I hardly paid her any attention. The only thing that mattered to me was winning the leader of the Pokémon fights type.Creepypasta DANCER4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I absently pretended to listen to her while I subtlety checked the Pokemon's statistics. I also looked for Gardevoir's description in the Pokedex, because I was curious as to what it would say.
The text scrolled across the screen. "To protect its trainer it uses all its psychic powers to create a small black hole."
Black hole? That really sounded awesome! I hastily investigated the list of moves it had. There were no moves with that name. What a real disappointment
Her PromiseIt's been a while since then.Her Promise4 years ago in Horror More Like This
It's been three years now since Aku tore my arm off.
He's been rampaging... Killing trainer after trainer. Many of them have quit, not wanting to die.
I'm one of the very few trainers left, despite missing my left arm.
I won't give up... I promised Yoi... I won't quit until I stop breathing!
I have to find a way to Aku... to make him stop this... this senseless murder!
I know how he feels though... he's been hurt...
I put my journal down with a sigh, every day I read this entry, reminding myself of my goal.
It's been a year since writing it. I'm one of only a handful of trainers who refuse to give up.
I've been following the sightings where Aku has been, and each time I get a little closer.
Just yesterday I caught a glimpse of a half purple, half black espeon tail.
I'm so close...
I can't give up now.
I've improved my team since Yoi's death...
I now have a Vaporeon, Misdreavus, and a few others...
I still visit Yoi's gr
Creepypasta - Only A ShadowIt was bright. Too bright.Creepypasta - Only A Shadow4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I raised a paw to shield my eyes from the fierce glare, moaning from the piercing pain it sent into my brain. As my pupils adjusted, I found myself staring around with wonder. There were tall brown things with big bushy green tops, and smaller green stuff that was soft and springy under my body. Dotted around were pretty colourful things that gave the air a nice, scented aroma. I shivered as a breeze passed by my body - my blue fur was still wet from my time in the egg, and the wind chilled me. Without warning I was covered in a thick, warm sheet and raised off the ground. I twisted in alarm as a hand came towards me, holding a small red and white ball. There was a flash of red, then nothing.
When I next came to, I could immediately tell I was in a different place. The air smelt completely different, and the overall atmosphere thrummed with energy. I cowered in fear - to go from somewhere so calm to somewhere so full of life was a huge leap my newborn mind co
SeparatedI remember how excited I was when I caught her.Separated4 years ago in Horror More Like This
It was a tough battle, I nearly knocked out Latios before taking my prize of Latias.
I would have loved to have Latios as well, but he ran off before I could try.
But... That's not what my story is about today.
The excitement was wonderful of course, my first legendary.
But I would always regret capturing that Latias.
The first few battles we fought, she seemed down.
She attacked almost lifelessly as though she were a puppet on a string.
After a while I noticed she refused to eat as well.
I took her to the Pokémon centre, but they could never figure out what was wrong.
I was a good trainer- I was kind to my Pokémon, why was Latias so upset?
I longed to ask her, and once she showed me a strange vision.
It was as though I was looking through someone else's eyes.
A battle concerning strange Pokémon, territory invaded- and eventually fallen bodies.
Whatever she showed me had killed two Pokémo
CL Round 3 One good thing about the race being in town was that even though Aaron slept through his alarm clock(again) he was able to make it to the general racing area early enough to do some shopping. Kried didn't really seem to like the idea, then again he didn't really like anything about Aaron. So what else was knew? Aaron just let the cat sulk in front of the store while he spent some of the complementary cash they got on some useful things, like rollerblades and dog leashes. He was surprised the store had them, but they were right there between the bow-and-arrow sets and the computer software.CL Round 35 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey buddy," Aaron said as he stepped out of the store with the blades on his feet and swinging the leash at his side. "Hope you aren't like the cat I had back in Texas." Kried glared suspiciously at Aaron. But before he could react, Aaron snapped the leash on Kried's collar.
Kried nearly exploded with rage. He
The Haunter And The HuntedI was at least on the 4th floor of Pokemon Tower in my SoulSilver version. I had gotten a hack to replace the radio tower with the pokemon tower. All I kept seeing were Ghastly and I already had one, and I didn't want to train the Ghastly, whom I had named Onryo, until it evolved, so I had given it an exp share, and even then, the leveling up process was getting annoying.The Haunter And The Hunted4 years ago in Settings More Like This
A wild HAUNTER has appeared!
"Finally!" I shouted at the game, almost waking up my neighbors, after all, it was only 6:24 in the morning and no doubt anyone but my brother, my sister and I were up. It was a shiny too! Just my luck!
I sent out my pokemon, a Furret called Itachi, and lowered the Haunter's hp to almost nothing.
The wild HAUNTER used lick!
Wait! Itachi is a normal type! Ghost moves would'nt work on him! Either way, the attack worked for some reason.... Itachi was confronted by a licking icon and started to shake. I expected the shaking to stop but when the options were shown again, Itachi was still shakin
. : F o r e v e r A n d A l w a y s : .“Blue,why,” The redhead groaned, pushing himself up onto the dining table. “Why are you making me stay here with that asshole?”. : F o r e v e r A n d A l w a y s : .2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Because.” Blue answered, giggling. “Oh c’mon Silver! Don’t pretend you don’t like him just a teensy weensy bit!” Silver groaned a second time, face-palming.
“I’m not pretending.”
“Too bad, ‘cause Green has already agreed to do it.” Blue replied, her arms and flicking her hair off her face. She noticed Silver glare darkly at her. “And I’m not making you stay with him. You just don‘t wanna come shopping with me and Yellow. I guess its more like babysitting.” That made him want to just punch her and make her drop the subject already.
“Whatever.” The younger mumbled, jumping down from the table. He made his way to his room, and obviously, slammed the door behind him. He definitely wasn’t
Sweet EmilyEmily is six years old.Sweet Emily2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Emily lives with Mommy and Daddy in a big house.
Emily doesn't have very many friends because she doesn't go to school, but that's okay!
Emily has Tabitha! Tabitha and Emily are best friends. Tabitha looks like Emily, too! They both have blonde hair, though Tabitha always has hers in pig tails. They both have green eyes, too. Mommy and Daddy tell Emily that her green eyes means she has a biiiiig imagination; so that means Tabitha does, too! But sometimes Mommy and Daddy don't believe Emily when she tells them all the fun she and Tabitha have together…
They don't believe Emily when she tells them that it was Tabitha who used up all of Mommy's lipstick to make a picture on the wall. They don't believe Emily when she tells them that Tabitha was the one who broke the special plates in the locked cupboard that Emily can't reach. They don't believe Emily when she tells them anything Tabitha does, and it isn't Emily's fault.
"Oh, Emily, darling…it's pe
PMD: Explorers Of DeathIt was a fairly standard Friday evening at GameStop. I had somehow convinced my dad to buy me a video game, so with a regretful glance at his wallet and a sigh he lead me into the store. I ran from one game to the next indecisive over which one I should get. Most of the new games seemed tasteless and dull to me, so I went to check out some of the less recent games. Still none pleased me. That's when my eye caught the games that were on sale.PMD: Explorers Of Death4 years ago in Settings More Like This
I ran over to the on sale bin and found Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of The Sky sitting atop all of the others. I gasped, I had been wanting this game for so long! Light reflected off the cover and it shone like a bright blazing star. It seemed to be calling out to me, like it wanted me to buy it oh so badly. And I did. Eagerly, I picked up the game and ran over towards my dad asking if he could buy it for me. Seeing that it was half off, he happily agreed.
Both of us now content, we bought the game and drove home. The whole way back I
Sympathy, Tenderness"Ryou, what the hell happened to you? You look like the wrath of God!" Marik asked, shocked to see the state his friend was in. The host of the ring had a bruised cheek and a split lip, looking more fragile than before. He smiled awkwardly, widening the gash that had been inflicted on his mouth.Sympathy, Tenderness6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Some boys in the older years decided to use me as a punching bag...they said something about how popular I am with girls, but I wasn't paying much attention...don't worry, I'll be fine," he replied, false cheer straining his vocal chords. Marik gestured to his sofa, his violet eyes filled with worry.
"Sit down, let me get a look at you," he said, knowing that he wasn't telling the whole truth. As Ryou made his way over, Marik noticed how stiffly he walked, how his expression widened slightly in pain as he sat down. The Egyptian boy sat next to him and, looking him straight in the eyes, asked, "How badly are you hurt? The truth, Ryou." The silver-haired boy sighed.
"I think they bruised my back
Truth Be Told ~Onesided Rosa X N~It's all going to end here, isn't it?Truth Be Told ~Onesided Rosa X N~2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The girl stared up at the icy spears that swirled around her with blue eyes that radiated nothing but despair and terror—eyes that were normally full of boldness, of tenacity. Every inch of her body prickled with a cold so freezing that it almost burned. The only sounds she could hear was the old man's laughter, and the crackling snap of the icicles as they continued to form above her.
My journey…and my life…they'll end here, after everything I've been through…who would have thought?
The Pokemon before her merely gazed at her with a solemn expression on its almost lifeless, coarse face. If it held remorse for what it was about to do, it made no inclination to such sentiment. The mottled gray and blue of its rough skin shone with ice crystals, its pupil-less yellow eyes revealing no mercy. It was simply there to do the man's bidding; it didn't care what the consequences were.
"Kyurem, use Glaciate<
Arnold's LamentIt was October 7th, a very special day. Why was it special? It was only a simple day in October. Someone's birthday, probably. Then again, plenty of people had their birthday on this day. Everyday was someone's birthday, whether you knew the person or not. Today was of course no exception. But that wasn't the point, not at all.Arnold's Lament4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Today was Arnold's birthday. The birthday of her beloved. His 9th birthday, to be exact.
Helga smiled to herself as she tied the bow on the gift she had for him. It had become a little tradition for her, ever since she knew when his birthday was (thanks to their Urban Tots teacher, Mrs. Smith), and had never forgotten it to this very day. Ever since then, she would leave a gift on his doorstep with a little card that proclaimed a sweet and simple message, always signed anonymously. Whether or not he knew she gave them to him was beyond her, but she hoped he didn't know.
Her gift for him this year was simple, but she hoped he'd like it. It was a small set of a se
Her Butler: The ReturnHer Butler: The Return4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mistress, please it's time to wake up now," a voice said. It sounded distant, like someone was calling me from a different world, "Come on death doesn't have you yet."
I opened my eyes slowly, the world slowly coming back into few. There was a still a sharp pain in my side and chest. I sat up breathing hard, my body was stained with blood but there was no wound or dagger. "Sebastian?" I called. I felt a hand help me sit up, "My clothes please."
"Yes Mistress," he answered, "Are these yours Mistress?"
I looked at my clothing I had worn for so many years, "Yes."
"Does my Mistress not own any proper clothing?"
"Shut up and help me dress before I catch a cold." I ordered.
"Yes Mistress," He replied.
He slipped my shirt over my head and frowned, "Something wrong Sebastian?" I asked.
"No Mistress, but might I suggest a bath when we return home?" he asked.
I chuckled and nodded, "Very well, But don't think you're getting the chance to put me in a dress
To be Loved, Part 6--GaaLeeAki was sleeping in the waiting room of the hospital. Kankuro was steadily improving, but, just to make sure, Aki was always in that hospital, day in and day out. Since she was usually up all night, she was always tired. A lot of the time, Tenten had to take over watching, since Aki usually dropped off to sleep. This time, she was awoken by a loud ringing noise. She shot up, completely caught off guard.To be Loved, Part 6--GaaLee8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
IM AWAKE, IM AWAKE!!!!! She yelled to no-one in particular. Then she remembered the ringing, and realised that it was her mobile phone. Aki pulled it out of her pocket and answered.
Hey, wassup? She pondered.
Hi, its me, Yama. The voice on the other end said.
Oh, its you, Yama-chan! How are you?
Yama was Akis team mate. She was a girl who, for most of her life, didnt know any shinobi skills, until Aki taught her the basics, like the Bunshin no jutsu. Yama had long, mahogany brown hair, tied up in a bun w
PaladinIt was the day of Choosing. Banners snapped above the walls of the great palace, as the Emperor sat on his throne, a smile on his face as he watched his son be guided away by the priests to the Choosing Ceremony. Soon, his boy would be chosen by one of the Gods. Perhaps by Bloody War, to slay the Empire's enemies, or Righteous Moon, to hunt the cowardly or criminal, or by Blue Sea, to burn the pirate vessels that haunted the ocean and dared to steal from the Empire's coffers.Paladin3 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Soon. Soon his boy would be a man, to take his proper place as Heir. To wear his grandfather's golden war armor, ready to raise his sword and bring the vermin that snapped at the Empire's heels to their knees.
An hour passed. Then two. Then three. The Emperor sat on his throne, his frown deepening, not daring to move, not showing any sign of weakness by demanding a report of how the Choosing progressed. His own Choosing had taken but a quarter hour, but he had been set and sure on his path. His son, the Gods be pr
OHSHC Tammy Chptr 4OHSHC Tammy Chptr 45 years ago in Drama More Like This
Tammy, Haruhi and the twins walked to Haruhi's home all had their hands full of groceries. The twins kept quite the entire home, while Haruhi and Tammy talked about their childhood and how it was in France; making sure not to let the twins know Tammy is a girl or that their related.
"So, will you show me that song when you get home?" Haruhi asked Tammy happily.
"Of course!" Tammy smiled. They where only a block away from being home.
"What song is it?" Kaoru asked, Hikaru looked at him. Then both of the twins looked at Tammy and smiled.
"It's called 'How did I fall in Love with you' by the Backstreet Boys," Tammy smiled back at them. "I know you don't know them, they are from America. It's my favorite song."
"I thought you were from France? How do you know about American musicians?" Hikaru asked.
"I have a pen pal that lives in America. She sends me CD's and junk from there. It's really interesting, really. She's really cool, I haven't met her in person yet, but I really want to," Tammy
Blood of the EarthAll night long I lie awake and listen to the roar of the river. It rushes downward in great spasms of spray just a few yards from our cave, and I can hear its voice echoing from the entryway. It is a cascade, a monstrous waterfall gushing down the black cliffs where we lie asleep in our caves. I press the palms of my hands to the floor and can feel it in the stone; a rushing like that of blood through veins. Yola says the river swells because of heavy rains far upstream, but when I lie awake at night I sometimes think it is because the earth is bleeding. Its blood roars and foams and gushes forth, and it certainly looks like blood, the water turned red-brown from churned up silt and mud. The earth shakes from loss of blood.Blood of the Earth6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
In the early mornings the air is hazy and red, and everything we see is red. Yola says the clouds overhead turn the light red, but I think it is the mist from the river,
To be loved, Part 5--GaaLeeLee stumbled into his hotel room, panting for breath, locking the door behind him. A bright blush was spreading across his face, making it a bright rouge colour.To be loved, Part 5--GaaLee8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What is this……………?
Lee had rushed back to his room after meeting Gaara on the roof of his house. After Gaara had kissed him for the third time in Lee's life, he felt a warmness spread throughout his body. It felt as if he was…………
Lee was confused.
What is this………I thought I liked Sakura-san! I am straight, darn it! Why am I feeling like this around Gaara?! I have never felt like this for a boy before…………but………he is so cute………..
Lee blushed profusely. He had just admitted to finding a boy "cute".
"Alright, so I admit he is cute, but…………that is no reason to like another boy! I am in love with Sakura-san! I am! Seriously! I love her! With all my heart! I swear!</i>
But, even as he was trying to tell himself this, he knew that it wasn't true.
Darn it………..Something must be wrong with me…………….Gaara-san…………