wade liberation warwade liberation war11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boy was about nineteen. A young man really, but his face made him look younger. Girl was younger, maybe fifteen, sixteen. Peter Bowen thought as he kept his distance considering the situation, studying the several people involved.
City of wade was under Arenian occupation for over three centuries now, and Arenian trackers seeking out mages to be drafted to their military force was hardly an unusual event. Most people who were learned in spellcasting kept their skills hidden, and their weapons were creatively concealed.
Still give it enough time and any trickery will stand revealed. Trackers were by now very skilled in noticing anything with engraved spellcasting spiral. A ring, a stick, the smallest of things. They knew what they were looking for.
This was what baffled peter as he studied the unfolding situation. Boy was blatantly wearing two short swords with the casting spiral boldly and prominently visible on their handles. Either he was a fool, of a foreigner who decide
Don't trust Linux zealots 1.01Don't trust Linux zealots 1.0110 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Windows User has entered chatroom: help
Windows User: Hey, can I get some help? I keep getting an error message when I try to run Photoshop CS.
Linux User: Switch to Linux.
Windows User: Isn't it a bit extreme to change my operating system because of the error in Photoshop? All I want to know is how to fix the error.
Linux User: Look, I'm going to give it to you straight. Microsoft are terrible when it comes to security. For your own sake, switch to Linux so you don't get infected by viruses or trojans.
Windows User: But I never open any unwanted email attachments, and besides I have a virus scanner which I update daily plus a firewall. Do I really need to use Linux?
Linux User: Microsoft want to take over the entire software market, and the internet. If they succeed, it will make life hell for all of us who use open-source software instead of Micro$oft's proprietary software.
Windows User: What is open-source and proprietary soft
RQ: Comforting!Erwin x Reader: Not ForgottenThe halls were empty that night, the cafeteria was silent despite the soldiers that resided in it. The week long expedition that the survey corps had departed on a week earlier was at its end, but with its costs.RQ: Comforting!Erwin x Reader: Not Forgotten11 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Many a family grieved tonight after those who had fallen in battle. Unclaimed bodies sat in the wagons out in the back of the headquarters. They would be disposed of soon, forgotten like trampled flowers.
And a lone figure sat in the pavilion, clutching a emblem in her hands, tears soaking her cheeks.
You whispered a name, your voice choked with emotion. You could hardly contain the loud sobs that wracked your body, despair and grief blossoming in your chest. You had never lost a friend before. You had always been under the impression that your friends were survivors, that they would live forever. They were too strong to be devoured by those monsters.
You were wrong.
Now, you sat, curled into yourself, hugging your knees close to your chest. Your cheeks were slick
ReinerxReader - No Need For ConfessionsRight about now everyone should be asleep, but thanks to the brilliant idea that spurred from Sasha and Connie, everyone was going to pull an allnighter. There was absolutely no reason for it besides the fact that there was no training the next day. So everyone piled into a room and sat around in the cots joking around and being stupid. You, of course, made sure to sit as close as you could to Reiner without getting caught, which ended up being the one next to him. You sighed and looked over at Krista, who was sitting right next to you.ReinerxReader - No Need For Confessions1 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Hey, Krista." You said, shaking her shoulder.
"Huh? Oh, what's up ______?"
"Whatcha thinkin' about?" You bent down close to her nearly bumping heads.
"In all honesty, I'm trying to figure out how to get you to actually talk to Rein-"
"DON'T SAY HIS NAME!" You threw your hands up and sighed, "I don't wanna."
"Come on, don't pout! This is actually a really good chance, you should make a move!" She said, putting her hand on your shoulder.
You whined and t
Invictus - Chapter One - Tears of a Broken HeartInvictus - Chapter One - Tears of a Broken Heart2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter One -Tårer af et knust hjerte - Tears of a broken heart
Margurite Shepard: Earth-born, War Hero, Sentinel. Full Paragon with a very healthy dose of Renegade. Saved Wrex, Saved Rachni Queen, Romanced Kaiden, Saved Kaiden at Virmire, Saved the Destiny Ascension; All squad members recruited and loyal, destroyed Heretic Geth, Destroyed Collector Base, Miranda and Legion killed.
For the purposes of this story, Shepard doesn't receive Thane's LotSB letter until after he leaves.
"Shepard, ETA to Invictus is twenty minutes."
Shepard rubbed her eyes with the back of her hand. "Thank you, EDI. Have Garrus and Tali meet me at the Kodiak in thirty."
Margurite Shepard stared with empty eyes through the dark portal above her bed into the empty blackness of space. She didn't need a mirror
UmbrellaheadsWe live in a city of smokestacks and umbrellaheads. A city split in two and turned upside down. A city dazed and unsteady on sixteen million feet, six feet under and darker than that. We live in a city that slept for the first time in nearly a century.Umbrellaheads2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A city of people confused and bemused and infused with "what can I what shall I what must I do now?" It's a city that's hurting and breathing and fishing and wishing and laughing and living and waiting to wake up.
We live in a state of huddling and listening. Watching as the resilient basketball hoop in the driveway snaps in two as the trees behind dance in an insane tango, a physically improbable tango. We live in a state of blank traffic lights and trees flung like toys, leaves upside down and begging to be relieved of the shame of having fallen. We live in a state of emergency.
A state of people who exasperate and exaggerate and desperate to reach their families with no phone no internet no communication no no no. It's a state with th
Hand Cannon OverkillHand Cannon Overkill2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The charismatic recluse
with a loner's philosophy.
Birds of a feather,
the punishments that I endure,
I cannot work beneath
The know-nothing status
in the search for myself
Goes on with trial & error...
All in all, I am merely awaiting
my own return.
on commuting with no hurrythere you goon commuting with no hurry4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
lighting matches in the rain,
walking with two feet
that the gods gave you
because they cannot walk,
heading home as if with news
of some miraculous disaster,
counting the steps between yourself
and the clouds that disappeared
behind the grey veil of October.
thunder and lightning unfold
so close above
and you dream of a destination
somewhere in the south
where birds and stormy weather coexist.
behind you there is nothing,
running water will erase
every footprint you have left
on the dark sand of this metropolis.
before you there is distance,
enough to live your life
in a constant state of travel,
but not nearly enough signs
for you to know
where you are heading.
close your eyes
as not to be blinded
by the red lights and the yellow warnings,
those ever changing speed limits,
and open your arms
as to be looked at by the sun
that will soon peek out behind the nothingness,
ripping the veil
of the vast, unending
The Solipsist's LotThere's something about yourself that you don't know. You probably don't remember the circumstances very well, but I do. If you enjoy things the way they are, if you revel in even the smallest speck of ignorance, you need not read ahead. I won't force you. But from what I know of you, you don't like secrets. Especially not when they are about you.The Solipsist's Lot2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You see, when you were born, so at once was everyone else. Your mother, she sprang into existence, just like that, the instant your tiny infant brain achieved the smallest semblance of self-awareness. Woven out of the ether, she remembered everything that never happened, and she looked down at you, cradled and squirming in her loving arms.
"Oh," she said. "So here is life."
The doctor was there too, although a moment before if there ever was a moment before he was not. He just nodded, smiling assuredly, and said, "Here is the beginning."
Chicken Noodle Soup (Bucky X Steve X Reader)A/N:Chicken Noodle Soup (Bucky X Steve X Reader)3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
(y/n/n) = your nick name
(e/c) = eye color
(y/n) = your name
(f/c) = favorite color
Flu season, the most dreaded time of the year. People wheezing left and right, obnoxious coughing fits heard down the halls, indeed it was dreadful. Especially since you went home from school with a fever and an unpleasant stomach flu. Steve had checked you out of your class, earning some suspicious stares from your class mates, which you didn't mind at all because you were preoccupied with being sick and whatnot. When you got back to the two bedroom apartment you shared with Steve (who was your brother), he carried you bridal style, into your bedroom, and wrapped you up all nice and cozy in your favorite quilt.
"Are you warm enough kiddo?" Steve asked, standing beside your bed.
"Yeah, I think I'll survive" you replied with a small smile
The Shifter in the ShackDipper and Alex were preparing to leave the Mystery Shack for an overnight hiking/camping trip in the woods. Since Mabel was having a sleepover with Candy and Grenda, Alex had decided to ask Dipper about doing something with her for the night. Once he had agreed, they had settled on camping overnight in the woods, although Dipper was now having second thoughts.The Shifter in the Shack1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Why don't we just have a sleepover here in the shack or something, instead of going out into the woods?" he asked as he and Alex came down from the attic bedroom. "I mean, the forest is full of all kinds of weird stuff, and spending the night out there might not be the best idea."
Alex laughed. "You're not chickening out now, are you Dipper?"
"No! I'm just a little worried, that's all." He replied nervously.
"Well quit worrying. We've had this planned for almost a week, and you are not backing out now."
"But…what if something happens out there? What if we're attacked by a bunch of zombies or something?"
"We'll be fine. Yo
Litost*Litost1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
It is invisible: sinuous and coiled like an asp’s lethal promise; it glares at her with imagined eyes as hungry as an angel’s. Fallen. It speaks, and the words—as they unravel in her mind—bear the acute, red flare of fresh, stinging blisters. Sweetness lingers: the fading, chilly redolence of hops and tobacco-smoke, of damp, moldy stone and an echo of juniper. It touches her, sometimes, with snow-cream skin and the memory of something dark and shiny in the moonlight: a clumsy thing. It is not human.
It is invisible, now.
But she can see it…
When she closes her eyes.
Fat memories throb behind everything that she sees. Her gaze burns.
The air is indolent and smogged; the pavement beneath her feet is little more than the absence of ancient and weathered cobblestones. Moss and mold are scarce here. Begonias do not riot in clumps of red and white in clay pots stuck on shallow balconie
Bucky X Reader Saved Chapter OneBucky X Reader Saved Chapter One3 months ago in Romance More Like This
"Maggie, your breakfast is ready." You call from the kitchen. Maggie, your 10 year old sister, ran into the kitchen. "Thanks sis." She said and she gave you a hug. "I had nightmare last night." Maggie said and she sat on the chair. You sat next to her and took a sip of your coffee. "Really? And what was that nightmare about?" You asked. Normally when she had a nightmare about evil persons of bears or lions, but this nightmare gave you shivers. "I had a nightmare about the Winter Soldier." She said. You freeze instantly. "O-oh, and what was that dream about?" You asked. "He was in our town and he was in our house." Maggie said while she took a bite from her bread. "Ah~." You could only say. You stood up and did some bread and a bottle apple juice in Maggie's bag. "Make sure you come straight home after school, understand?" You said to Maggie. She nodded. After she finished her bread and milk, you gave her bag to her and kissed her goodbye. It took a five minute walk to school. Maggie di
Let me breatheLet me breathe2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're crushing my dreams
This is really the way it seems.
And as I sit here
with tears rolling down my cheeks,
fighting the urge to cry,
holding it all in like always,
because I don't want you to see my weakness,
I realize how much you're bringing me down.
Really pushing me to the ground
When, finally, I summon up the courage
to tell you my plans and hopes,
you bind them in ropes
and suffocate them
like you're suffocating me.
Let me breathe
Let me breathe without being afraid
of your words and voice that scares me,
the voice that has scared me my entire life.
You're supposed to be my dad
You're supposed to be the one guy,
in the whole entire world,
that would never break my heart.
But you've done it a thousand times.
I'm tired of craving your approval, your blessing,
the admiration that you once had
of this now young woman
that was once your little girl.
I want to break those chains,
I'm still that same girl, but you've changed.
I'm tired of fighting you,
tired of trying to make you p
simple math.it was the strangest thing to be complaining about, not likingsimple math.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
feeling -this- human. feeling so fucking vulnerable and exposed, and not
understanding anything that is going on but knowing that its actually
just chemicals that we’ve given names too
and far too fucking weak to handle the tidal wave of shitty chemical reactions you
bring with you.
I think you left a piece of you in me.This tangled mess you call a heart,I think you left a piece of you in me.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
daisy veins & sin;
She's bringing me down.
& you were merely shivering
pressing winter bones
against my sun-stricken mouth,
darkness searching for a home
buried in my lungs.
You whispered breathe me
lovely in the inhale/exhale
of carbon dioxide suicide.
She speaks only of you now,
lonely & mourning beats-
Crack open this damn ribcage;
Boy Bands (Daryl Dixon X Reader)Boy Bands (Daryl Dixon X Reader)8 months ago in Romance More Like This
“Will ya turn that shit off?” Daryl growled angrily.
“No. I haven’t listened to anything but groans and screams in ages, you can handle the Jonas Brothers. Besides, it was the only CD I could find.” You said with a shrug as music floated quietly out of the battery powered CD player that you had spent months finding batteries for. You started humming quietly along to the music, causing Daryl to look at you in surprise.
“You actually listened to this shit?” Daryl asked incredulously.
“My nieces did.” You replied with a shrug, ignoring the pang it caused in your heart. You had looked for your sister and her daughters when the world first fell apart, but you couldn’t find them. You sighed and fiddled with the CD player, unaware of Daryl’s sorrowful gaze.
“Hey, I’m sorry.” Daryl said softly. You just shrugged, it wasn’t his fault.
“Will ya stop all that damn shrugging and use words like a normal
the trouble isi'd like life to bethe trouble is2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
quiet and lovely
like distant church-bells
chiming through snow,
muted by the smell of
an old book and the
feel of a fire warming
me into my chair, and
a mug of tea, steeping
the moment in hushed
gratitude, easily in reach.
100 Theme ChallengeRules:100 Theme Challenge4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-Write whatever you want. There is no limitations. (unless DA says so >.>;;; )
-Link back to this so others can do it too if they want.
-Don't think too hard, just let it flow
-Don't put any limits on yourself, let your creativity flow!
-You don't have to do them in order.
(You can do this in art form as well if you rather)
1. Can't love without a fight
2. I'm Alive
11. Take no Apology
21. Should Know
22. Lie awake in bed
23. Think about life
26. Beautiful Lie
29. Wash away
33. Running around
36. Cruel device
37. Ice blood
38. Kiss you
40. Black lace
41. Hurt you
42. Don't touch
Felisian Chronicles Chapter 1Felisian Chronicles, Chapter OneFelisian Chronicles Chapter 17 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Ally sat on top of a grass covered hill, the summer sun warmly caressing her skin as she stared ahead of her at the road below, a forest visible behind it. She sighed sadly, knowing that nobody would hear her echo of sadness in this place of silitude... Although a sudden rustling noise behind her widdened her eyes and stiffened her back. Obviously she was startled, until she realised the sound was more than likely being made by her best friend. She relaxed slightly and glanced back over her shoulder, forcing a smile to her face as she called out,
Her words seemed to vanish as she stared in surprise at absolutly nothing. The gravel driveway behind her was deserted and an eerie chill rose up her spine as she glanced around the neighbourhood. Not a person was in sight.
Just as she started to turn away, another rustling noise came from the hedges lining the other side of the driveway and Ally stared intently and waited to see if it was Lily's cat co
tangled up in blue eyesHer hair was the kind of brown where you just knew she was born blonde. Eyes, big and bright, filled with a wonder I couldn't name or place. She kept a ribbon tied in her hair; never yellow, it reminded her of mothers and children. She was a mystery to everyone and a misery to me.tangled up in blue eyes2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
They said that the colour of her skin was something that resembled perfection. White porcelain with peach undertones, something of a doll; a child made from china, painted colourful with deft fingers scarred blue.
Curiousity got the best of me and I looked too deep, too quickly; oceanic blue eyes that shifted like they'd already drowned every living soul that had stepped too close, sand-lined belly full, sated. I started to wish I'd learnt to swim but the waves were almost poetic, I kept yelling and each of my syllables would form a bubble that would float the surface and be lost. That was easy enough to explain with the laws of physics and the taste of salt water in my throat.
When i yelled at her in the hou
Don't Touch My Hair (Bucky x Reader Oneshot)If it wasn't for you 'The Winter Soldier' wouldn't have a place to crash tonight. Yep, you were harboring a deadly hydra asset in your home. But it's not like you invited him in, he just kind of barged in and threatened you with death if you didn't. It was only a day after the SHIELD HQ had been destroyed along with Hydra that the soldier had become a fugitive. He'd come and go as he pleased, no questions asked, and return in the dead of night through your bedroom window. You knew that if you let him out of your room your parents would freak out, like anyone would if they knew you were hiding a convict, so you had to slip into the kitchen and bring him food.Don't Touch My Hair (Bucky x Reader Oneshot)4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Here" you said handing the soldier (who was seated on the floor across from you) a plate with a turkey sandwich on it. He simply nodded
"Because...I am Kira..."AN: I don't own Death Note. Though I wish I did!"Because...I am Kira..."6 years ago in General More Like This
This is something I got inspired to draw, just because I see LxLight a little much, and though MikamixLight needed some love to! D:
Light looked down as he sat on the bench, tears dropping down his face. He couldn't believe what happened. He just couldn't...Him and L, were...threw. He didn't want it to end, to be honest, but L just kept putting the Kira case before Light, every single time. He was tired of it. Just tired of it. L was sweet and kind, when they 1st were together, but after the confinement and all, they broke apart he guessed.
Light wasn't sure if he could find anyone better than L, though he wouldn't forget L's last words...
"Yagami-kun...Should I love you?"
Should he. Should he. Not he does. Should he. L was still pondering over if Light was Kira, or not. He was, but he would never let L know. He broke off the plan to kill him, once he relized he loved the insamnic detective, but
tree, fiddler crabIt took days to hollow out the soft partstree, fiddler crab2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of the trunk, dig out the tree-flesh and sap,
polish the raw wood so that when he sat,
there would be no splinters. He carved his name
into the side, like a blessing, a declaration
of good fortune, and stowed his forest inside.