Bluebird's Illusion: A Shoulder to Cry onBluebird's Illusion: A Shoulder to Cry on11 months ago in Drama More Like This
Amestris Railroad… The loud singing of the train running on the metal rails was piercing even through the glass windows of the wagon. The constant shaking of the train felt rather comforting though. It kind of reminded of some person you had met so long ago…you had met and loved so much…and now he was away… It was like the sounds of the train and its calm shaking while traveling on the rails…passing from many different places…was the link you had with that person…
This is how Winry Rockbell felt… She was sitting in her place with her suitcase and packages close to her. She was resting her head on her palm, with her elbow to the base of the window on the right. Her look was constantly focused outside gazing at the changes at the scenery outside the window… She was sitting with her back towards the direction they were heading to, so in a way she saw things moving backwards…leaving the train… She was constantly silent
OwlDenise was just about to jump in the shower when the doorbell rang. The 18-year-old incoming college freshman raced to the dorm door, hoping that the item she ordered had finally arrived!Owl1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
While her other friends were fans of Wonder Woman, or Beyoncé, or Katy Perry, Denise had always been a huge White Owl fan, ever since the Queen City heroine had burst onto the scene a few years ago. She had the posters, and the DVDs, and T-shirts, and through the fan club she belonged to, she had managed to bag an invite to White Owl’s wedding, which was just a few weeks away!
The only pets that the university allowed in the dorm rooms were birds, and when Denise had found that out, she just knew that she wanted to have her very own white owl! The only problem was finding one – the pet stores carried parrots, and parakeets, and finches, but not owls!
So she went online, and did a search for owls all over the state of Ohio, and finally she found one, and it was in Que
The Casket Caper - Part EightSensation returned to Amanda suddenly and painfully. The first thing she became aware of was a pulsating, throbbing headache. The pain was so intense that, for an unknown time, it overwhelmed all other feeling.The Casket Caper - Part Eight2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then, as consciousness slowly returned, Amanda opened her eyes just a crack and found herself in pitch blackness.
Where was she?
Something was on her face.
She lay disorientated, confused by the crushing pain in her head, dimly perceiving a rhythmic sound which she identified as her own breathing.
Amanda now noticed that it was not just her head that hurt – her whole body ached from top to bottom. She tried unsuccessfully to sit up - and suddenly realised that she couldn't move. Her legs were bent up against her chest. Something bit into her ankles, holding them together. Her hands were pinned behind her back - they felt cold and numb.
A forlorn wail of despair formed in Amanda’s throat but she found that her mouth was sealed shut - the sad sound e
German Love - Day 0German Love - Day 03 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"You idiot! How could do this without even telling me?!" You hear a voice shouting. "Hey, I needed money! And I couldn´t tell them! That would be embarrassing!" Another voice answers. "You´re such an idiot, Bruder! Now I have to care for somebody I don´t even know!" Your head hurts and you don´t want to stand up or even to open your eyes. "Don´t worry I´m gonna help you!" A slap. "Ouch! That hurts!" "You want to help!? Then get over there and make her getting up!" You hear the person going outside and closing the door.
And you hear steps coming closer. "Stupid Bruder! I know he gonna like it, too!" Suddenly you feel something on your lips. And something trying to come into your mouth. You open your eyes and see a face in front of you kissing you!
You slap the face and push the person away. "Hehe, I made you waking up!" You try to stand up but everything around you is blurry and seems to glow a little. "
BushidoBushido12 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The idea of bushido, the Way of the Warrior, is not easily encompassed in any document. It involves the concepts of honor, face, duty, personal courage, and self-esteem; but there is so much more. Whole tomes have been written that describe it, yet very few books or essays have captured its essence competently. As a result I will provide you with some basic guidelines to follow that will aid you in your becoming a samurai. You must also realize that those who are members of the lesser or greater houses also fall under the umbrella of bushido. A samurai need not be just a warrior: "samurai" is a catch-all term for a noble.
Honor in bushido is vastly different from traditional Western concepts of honor and nobility. The most striking contrast is its lack of morality. Bushido is not about being a good or moral person. It is about being an honorable person. The samurai sees no difference between life and death; death holds no fears for him. As a result, a
SuicideSuicide3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over. You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up." Your dad runs to your room. He looks at y
Teamwork.. for ShadowhawkOneIt was a quiet night in Steel City as the two heroines, Wonder Woman and Amazon Arrow, arrived in town. The city’s resident heroine, Crimson Valkyrie, had invited the two Amazon champions to visit, promising them the best tour of Steel City that anyone could give!Teamwork.. for ShadowhawkOne1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tiffany had asked them to meet her in the lobby of the Steel City Police Department, where as Crimson Valkyrie, she was finishing up a meeting with the chief of police regarding the latest crime statistics. As Curia and Chryseis walked through the door, resplendent in their colorful and rather skimpy costumes, they were greeted by a number of rather exuberant young police officers.
“Wonder Woman!” one of them shouted, as she walked into the lobby. “What brings you and Amazon Arrow to Steel City? Is there a new criminal element we should know about?”
“I hope not,” Curia replied with a smile. “Just visiting our friend, Crimson Valkyrie. We have a rare
Hard DayEmily was puffing back home, feeling fed up. She had been ordered to take a large scrap train (already an indignity in itself) to Cronk, and wound up being harassed by 'Arry and Bert, the scrap diesels who worked at the Sodor Smelters Yards. Paxton, another diesel who worked there, had apologized and scolded the twins, but Emily had been too upset to care, and had eventually wound up ten minutes late after paying the diesels out. The Fat Controller was unimpressed.Hard Day3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Now Emily was making her way back home to Ffarquhar, wanting nothing more than to simply retire into a long and deep slumber. At that moment, Emily wanted to forget everything about her day, her troubles, her life. It always seemed that she was getting into trouble, when it was not her fault she had been provoked by the spiteful diesel engines, and she had been the one to be punished when she had retaliated.
She considered to herself; perhaps shunting a train of scrap trucks into them and forcing them to spill their l
Thomas' Valentines DanceThomas Valentines DanceThomas' Valentines Dance7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Valentines Day was coming to the Island of sodor. It was the time of year when people would fall in love. Everyone was excited for the day to come, especially Thomas. The Fat Man came to see his students. He had great news.
Fatty: Students, there will be a special Valentines Day party tomorrow after school since tomorrow is Valentines Day.
Everyone was excited.
Fatty: And because of all your hard work, as a special treat, all tests and classes have been canceled due to lack of interest.
Everyone in the building cheered with pride when they heard the news. All but Edward.
Edward: WHAT!?! But sir, what will become of the educational system if theres no learning?
Fatty: As I said: LACK OF INTEREST!
Edward was very upset. He loved homework and tests.
Fatty: Now the rest of you can leave class and do whatever you want.
Everyone ran out of the class. Soon they were all doing stuff they liked to do. Gordon was chowing down at the
How to Raise a SociopathHow to Raise a Sociopathic Serial Killer from Birth:How to Raise a Sociopath11 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Ages 1-3: be nurturing, it is necessary in order to raise a physically and mentally strong child. keep only one stuffed animal. anytime the child misbehaves (after the age of 2), hit the stuffed animal (or remove a limb) and say, "look what you're doing to teddy! you're hurting him!"
Ages 4-8: buy a puppy and keep it until it's old. let the child become attached. whenever the child cries, beat the dog and say, "you're doing this to your puppy every time you cry!"
Ages 8-10: the child reaches an important stage where love is starting to be reciprocated. this is when children start learning HOW to show love. get mad and severely beat the child anytime you catch them practicing this. say "love is a weak emotion! killing will make you stronger! you don't want to be weak, do you? this is what happens to weak people." Then proceed with the torture.
Ages 11-14: divorce or kill spouse. (this works best when the mother is the one who leaves/d
Nerd!Marco x Male!Reader | One shot | HighSchoolAUNerd!Marco x Male!Reader | One shot | HighSchoolAU2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Anime/Fandom: Attack on Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin
Nerd!Marco x Male!Reader
High School AU
Warnings: Bad language.
Marco let out a quiet sigh as he hugged a large folder to his chest, eyes deeply focused on the item in his arms in order to make sure that he did not drop it, and as a result, let his entire year of English work escape the confinements of the hardback folder and onto the floor. Eyebrows narrowed as he carefully pulled it more tightly into his chest - so hard that it was beginning to dig into his ribs, but he didn't particularly care. As long as this massive assignment was safe, a few bruised ribs didn't matter.
It wasn't much further now. The teacher's office was just around the corner, and the relief of a homework-free weekend was ever so close. 'I hope this at least gets me a B,' he thought, clinking his teeth together, tongue lightly running across the side of his silver braces. 'Mom
Seasons of Change - Ch 02The End of the World pt. 1Seasons of Change - Ch 023 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lexi's Note: This will be one of the last few that will be in chronological order. Once I get it set up, we'll start delving into their past, and once I'm done there, there will be a time jump forward into the comic I will be doing (where the survivors will be about two years older).
May 16, 2009
The Xavier School for the Gifted - Salem Center, New York
Staring blankly into her mirror, Emma makes no sound as her friend runs a brush through her platinum blond hair. The sun shines through the window of Emma's room with the rosy hue of morning, but a noticeable heaviness lingers in the air as the two girls sit in silence. Placing the brush on the blonde's vanity, the violet butterfly mask of her power signature erupts into place in front of Betsy's face. Two small, fancy silver combs studded with diamonds are enveloped by energy of an identical hue and float through the air, coming to rest in the English gi
Spirit Journals: Te Aroha Pt. 1Spirit Journals: Te Aroha Pt. 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was inexplicable to Frolic why she felt so much chipper and full of energy so early in the morning, especially after staying awake so late the night prior, while waiting for word of Kaimanwa’s return.
There was no good news delivered when the both the 34th and the 486th returned to Tangmare though. Therefore her friend and crush was gone, possibly forever. Yet, Frolic wasn’t sad at his absence and even felt at peace with the world she existed in.
She was sitting in the front door of the senior NCO mares barracks with a hot chocolate sitting at her feet as it steamed in the cool morning air. She only had one of the double doors open so not to disturb the still slumbering, and the oddly snoring, mares that were sleeping behind her in their warm hay laden stalls.
Frolic had bunked with Colgate after they had finally decided to retire but sleep was not immediate in coming and she had lay awake for a couple h
Titan!Eren x Reader ~ Part 2 ~ Erwin's NeiceTitan!Eren x Reader ~ Part 2 ~ Erwin's Neice10 months ago in Romance More Like This
The sun was beginning to set on your left. You had been riding with Jeager behind you for a while now. He initially said that you could stop soon, as soon as it seemed safe, but every time you tried to grab the reigns to stop your horse, Eren gripped them harder, refusing to let you move his hands. You just glared back at him.
It was starting to get chilly now, and hopefully soon the titans would slow down and become dormant.
"Eren," You were extremely bored with riding on and on for what seemed like an eternity. Luckily, the ruins of the old city could be seen at the end of the trees, and the caves Levi mentioned lay in front of them, scattering the landscape."Eren..."
His weight pressed forward onto your back, more then before. You could barely sit up as his chest heaved softly on top of you. You tried to push him off, but he would not budge.
"Eren?" You tried to move his hands from the reigns again, and they easil
He said No.In a pulsing crowd we closed our eyes and said, No.He said No.7 years ago in Other More Like This
Like a beating heart we throbbed, Don't go, don't go.
But you did
You left in the night
Just packed your things and didn't leave a note
Just sort of expected we'd know what had happened
We did, and it didn't make it any better
It would only be unfair if we called it unfair
Ten thousand eyes sharing one set of binoculars
Watching from afar and pretending we don't care
We do, I promise
But not for the reasons you think
Of a million stars, you flickered like a flashlight
lost your batteries and died
At least to us you did
Just hid behind a silver-grey cloud
Never once checking behind you to see if we were okay
Somewhere where we can't see you
You're either picking up roses or pushing up daisies
At some point we'll find out
But by then you'll have lost the ability to care what we think
Even though we've been with you this whole time
As the soil under your feet
Lucky to be something to hold you up
Or bring you down
The Collector CrumblesSPECIAL GUEST STARRING AMAZON ARROW!The Collector Crumbles1 week ago in Profiles More Like This
The Brotherhood of Purity, Chryseis had decided a long time ago, were not very nice people. An order of misogynists, their core belief was that a woman's only purpose in life was to serve men. They were constantly upgrading their technology, finding new ways to enforce this belief and repeatedly attempting to dominate superheroines.
They really weren't very nice at all. So it was probably okay for her not to feel bad as she sent an explosive-tipped arrow into their faces. They were wearing power armour, so they'd PROBABLY be mostly fine when they woke up.
When she'd first lost the magic rings which had allowed her to summon and fire her signature Soul Arrows, she'd felt utterly powerless, but a few months on she could definitely see the bonuses of using more mundane arrows. Firstly, since robots -like those the Brotherhood seemed to keep sending at her- didn't have souls, they had an immunity to her soul arrows. An immunity they just didn't seem to
.:A New Dawn:.Another Night. Alone..:A New Dawn:.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Alone since you left her there hanging.
Not with a rope, but with words.
You shattered her with reality. The truth.
And left her there to pick herself up.
Now hating that she cannot hate you.
A New Dawn Awakens her. Not you.
For you're gone.
Life Of The Party (Eren X Reader)Life Of The Party (Eren X Reader)10 months ago in Romance More Like This
I love it when you just don't care
I love it when you dance like there's nobody there
So when it gets hard, don't be afraid
We don't care what them people say
Eren glanced around the room, a small smile forming on his lips at the sight before him. Times like these really made him think of how human everyone was. They all wanted time to relax, they all wanted to have fun. It was good for everyone to stand around every now and then just to socialize and not think about constantly fighting.
Although it irked him a bit how Jean was attempting to flirt with Mikasa.
“Hey, Eren, stand up.”
Eren looked over his shoulder, meeting a pair of (e/c) eyes. “What? Why?”
She grinned, grabbing his hands. “Dance with me, Eren!” she said, pulling him to his feet.
Eren’s eyes widened as he glanced around. “What? Here? Now?” She nodded, a bright gleam in her eyes. “But… everyone’s here. Isn’t that a little embarrassing?
Plant/ F Tickling Story. Lara Tickled In TempleThis Lara Croft will be based off of the Alison Caroll model;Plant/ F Tickling Story. Lara Tickled In Temple2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
http://www.thegamecodex.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Alison-Carroll-Lara-Croft-10.jpeg Btw, I love her
Hope you guys and gals enjoy!
Hack! Hack! Slash! Slash! The sounds of a machete chopping thick plants filled the air of an unexplored rainforest located in South America.
Lara Croft had been exploring this jungle for 3 hours trying to find an abandon temple she had been warned about by local villagers. Lara had asked the village priest why she should avoid the temple.
The priest had warned her; "I promise traveler, the values inside are not worth the curse that temple holds."
As Lara was leaving the building, an middle aged woman grabbed her arm, Lara spun around.
"Please!" The woman said, her wrinkly face looking in Lara’s beautiful brown eyes. “I need your help!”
“What is it?” Lara asked, looking down at the woman.
“It’s my granddaughter, she’s gott
MAGGOT- A short storyMAGGOT- A short story1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The boy nestled the hand grenade close to his chest . The deadly explosive felt icy cold even though the afternoon city was feverish with the summer humidity. He feared jostling it, so he walked quickly but with extreme care.
Shesh's bare feet padded as he navigated the rusting tin panels that lined the floor of this particular narrow slum alleyway. He could tell by the denseness of the air -and the smell- that he was very near the bottom levels of the many storied Sun City.
He knew they called it that because you could never see the sun this deep into the lower floors of the slums. It wasn't very clever. He figured that they just didn’t want to call it Slum City.
Cramped old apartment buildings, and scavenged bits of metal and plastic formed a rat warren of tiny overfilled dwellings and markets dozens of floors deep. Every twenty meters or so throughout Sun City, corroded water pipes and hulking bundles of cables crawled through the labyrinth like the roots of banyan tree
Bus 57 to CedarwoodBUS 57 TO CEDARWOODBus 57 to Cedarwood9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Amanda woke up as the bus plunged down the steep cliff.
Around her small things flew, floating in the falling vehicle.
Time began to slow down. With it, everything around her blurred; all
ambient sounds became a slow stream of incoherent waves.
Today, of all days? Why did it have to be today? she thought.
Some moments later, time came to a full stop. Silence and blurriness reigned.
The bus driver was nowhere to be seen, and so were the other passengers.
Except one: a teenager seated in the very back row. He wore a hood so
she couldn't see his face. In his hand he held a small metallic thing
that shone like a small sun.
"It works!" she heard him say. His voice sounded very familiar.
A happy family
The phone at Rimes' house rang. Daniel paused his XBOX and moved to pick it up.
"Leave it, I'll take it," his father shouted from the kitchen. He
stormed into the living room and picked it up.
(a female voice greeted)
William-x-Reaper! Reader- RequestWilliam-x-Reaper! Reader- Request10 months ago in Romance More Like This
William T. Spears -x-Reaper! Reader
Back in the Field
You sat amidst the humans, unseen as you effortlessly blended amongst the large crowd. Granted you had had innumerable years to practice being invisible, but you still held your skillset in high regard due to how important they were to you as a Reaper. Currently you were out of your normal environment- but you wouldn’t have traded your position for anything.
The Noah's Ark Circus was a troupe of seemingly normal standing; a nice attraction for those humans in need of awe-inspiring entertainment. But for the Shinigami Society the Circus had become troublesome, and had gained its own detailed case file. This of course meant loads of paperwork and a handful unlucky sod Grim Reapers who landed way more overtime than they wanted.
Though no official killings had occurred on the actual premises of the circus, there were a handful of carnies that had been