Nightmares (short story)Zoey was ecstatic, today was her birthday, she had always loved birthdays- even when she didn’t get any presents. Sitting way up high on the roof of blackrock she dangled her feet off the walkway, enjoying the bright sunny day, looking down she could just see the top of her and Rythian’s giant symbol on the front of the castle,Nightmares (short story)2 years ago in Drama More Like This
“Zoey!” she heard Rythian call out from somewhere beneath her “where are you?”
“I’m on the roof!” she called back “i’ll be right down” putting on her flying ring she flew down to the ground and walked through the front doors of the large black castle.
“I'm in the magic room! Come here i have something for you!”
“oh Rythian you didn’t have to get me anything!” she said as she walked into the magic room
“Really I mean it’s just a bir-” Zoey cut herself off mid sentence when she saw what Rythian was holding- it was a beautiful bright red pendant
Promises Are Made to be Broken Promises are made to be broken…Promises Are Made to be Broken2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the end… it was treachery and love that claimed Rythian’s life…
A week and a day earlier the endermen had begun to arrive; endless numbers, hordes of monsters attacking and breaking against the hastily shored up walls of their desert fortress like waves upon stone. Cabertown had been overrun by the seventh day, houses burning and crumbling as their foundations were carried away by the tall dark monsters. The villagers had been inexperienced in the art of war, and though they had tried, the damage had been too much for them. Children had gone missing from their beds, and adults were slaughtered in the streets like cattle. Ravs had finally had abandoned hope that his city would survive, and led what was left of his people across the desert to seek shelter with Rythian and Zoey; they carried what they could, but most of their belongings were left abandoned. The villagers were too terrified to retrieve what
Awoken Rythian had thought that he’d hit his lowest point when he and Zoey had been separated after he had yelled at her. The enderborn had paced the marble floors like a caged animal, slowly becoming more ghostlike with every passing day. He had been a plant without the sun, and the darkness had been made more sinister by the fact that he had known warmth and light. He had thought that it could never be worse than it had been back then.Awoken2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was wrong, this was so much worse.
“ZOEY!!!!!!” his voice was breaking as he screamed out for her, his violet eyes searching frantically among the ruins of what had been their home. Heat washed off of the crater in waves, making the air thick and difficult to breathe in; ash and debris were falling like poison rain.
Tee was scouring the ground for any sign of the girl they both loved, though in different ways. The dinosaur’s thick scaly skin protected him from the worst of the
Quirks 1 He was humming again.Quirks 11 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Zoey didn’t think Rythian actually realized what he was doing, after all he always seemed to be busy with something when he was humming, the music just seemed to be a byproduct of his need to have an occupied mind. The tunes he chose were never complex, just simple melodies repeated over and over like a mantra of meditation; they were always soothing in tone and were never faster than the beat of a steady walk.
This time Rythian was standing over their camp stove, absently stirring mushroom soup with one hand and leaning his chin upon the other. He’d been silent for the first ten minutes, but after that Zoey had become aware of the familiar melodies drifting from the mage as he’d lazily guided the wooden spoon through the heating mixture. Zoey herself sat on a bench not far away caring for their weapons. Rythian preferred to maintain the razor-sharp blade of Enderbane himself, but Zoey helped care for his dagger on occasion,
Yogscast: The battle for MinecraftiaFrom the deepest pitsYogscast: The battle for Minecraftia3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of darkest hell,
Comes the king of nether,
Through the portal,
The sand starts to spread,
And life starts to fade.
Time may be short, the knight be gone,
But there is still hope
To right this wrong!
From the battle of the breach
To the Iron hand
The heroic duo
Can still stop the sand!
The allies will gather
From earth, air and sea,
Will unite this land
As it is meant to be.
The dwarf and spaceman charge!
For jaffas, minecraft and daisy!
Give honeydey sixty-four
Let the sand not faze me!
And at the last battleground,
When all will gather,
Israpel, bow in hand
He asks: 'who dares to defy me?'
And all at once
A might throng
Of all their voices rings out!
And in one moment turns the tide.
Out they cry, charging forth
A yell to be heard by all.
'I am Dave, Yognaught,' they cry,
'And I have the balls!!'
Dead and Gone“Rythian,” Zoey gasped, her arm outstretched to where the mage lay, smoking.Dead and Gone1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The ash filled air around them rang with Lalan’s evil laughter as he surveyed his work.
“Not so powerful now, eh, Rythian?” Lalna called down, floating just above them. “Not so powerful now.”
Zoey painfully began to drag herself over to him, stopping every time the searing pain in her arm-or what used to be her arm- became too much for her to bear. The only blessing was that whatever had cut off her arm had been hot enough to sear the flesh together so that at least she was in no danger of bleeding out.
“You should stop, you know.” Lalna said, lounging against nothing in the sky “I don’t think he’s ever getting up again and it doesn’t look like you are in much better condition yourself.
Zoey couldn’t-wouldn’t- listen to him though. She kept crawling, her teeth gritted against the pain, until she could to
Xephmadia - SkyblocksXephmadia - SkyblocksXephmadia - Skyblocks2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Lomadia’s doing it! Look- she’s going for the middle chest!” Xephos exclaimed as he glanced across the wide bed of lava. There she was, Xephos’ girlfriend, taking and releasing water to make an obsidian pathway. With this genius plan she’d be able to snatch all the loot. Xephos wanted as much victory as the next guy, but he had to secretly admit he was proud of his girlfriend. If Sips_ and him did not win, he silently rooted for Lomadia’s team. Or just Lomadia, considering Nilesy was long gone.
“No, she’s going to make it, too!” Sips_ whined from their platform in the sky.
“Aw, son of a bitch,” the spaceman sighed, though a smile crept up on his face as he watched Lomadia scramble up the small obsidian tower to fetch the loot.
“Oh, she’s got a lot of water.” Sips_ noted.
“Dammit.” Xephos clawed his way through the soil until he was able to me
A Blackrock PoemCountdown startsA Blackrock Poem1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A shake through the lawn
Bright flashing light
The whole world is gone
Time to start fresh
Gather your tools
What was that sound?
A large splash in that pool
Hello, Crazy Red-Head
Her fungus in hand
Let's build up a home
Cultivate that land
Revenge was the goal
No repeat of the past
Adventures did happen
Around the home built at last
A Volcano named Jim
A Dino named Tee
Dogs, golems and friends
Such a cute family
But division was formed
From the Lab underground
Apologies were said
Lies blocked out the sound
The Red-Head, she fled
The Dino followed her close
The Mage was alone
With what he hates most
The Shadows closed in
The Mage fought back their thirst
The Shadows did flee
Taunting the Mages curse
A meeting with Science
Betrayed the Mage even more
A Nuke under his castle
Death and Payback he swore
Soon the Red-Head returns
With The Dino by side
Apologies once more
She would no longer hide
Defusing the Nuke
She swore she could do
The Mage trusted her words
Simplicity [Zoethian]‘Do I love her?’Simplicity [Zoethian]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The answer, even now, isn’t as simple as a yes or no.
Rythian watches as she shifts again, covers tangled around her legs, prosthetic strewn at an unnatural angle up against the enclosure’s wall. She’s moved it again and again trying to find a comfortable spot for the foreign appendage. Even in her sleep her body could tell that something wasn’t quite right. The thought makes him sick.
Even now, nearly a month after the incident, he still can’t shake the image of her as she fell from the sky in a streak of cloth and blood… He thought she was dead. How couldn’t she be, after an explosion like that? How wasn’t she charred and blackened and broiled, torn to shreds and scattered across the landscape, obliterated beyond recognition? How wasn’t she dead?
He actually has to touch her to prove this wasn’t a dream.
Zoeya shifts under his fingers. He sh
Dreams Loss… crippling loss…Dreams1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rythian sat up gasping in bed, his purple eyes adjusting to the darkness as his flanks heaved with each shuddering intake of breath. White knuckled he gripped the sheets with both hands, his head spinning as his brain tried to cope with what he had just seen. Spiraling down, down farther out of control; crashing and burning in a tailspin of utter despair.
The mage flinched violently away from the intrusion, his shoulders curling in to shield himself from view. A hand rested itself lightly on his arm, its warmth drawing him to look over at the girl who was staring so concernedly at him.
“Rythian, are you ok?”
His throat tightened as he looked into her blue eyes. “A dream.” The man rasped out. “Only a dream.”
It had been a while since he’d had one of those particular dreams, and every time they occurred he was left just as shaken as
A Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 2, PridePart 2, PrideA Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 2, Pride2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Man of the Skies flew off, leaving Lalna to his own thoughts. He sighed, sitting on the back of his chair and putting his face in his hands. For the first time in a while, Lalna just thought. Not with numbers, or other languages, just his own thoughts.
“It’s not hard,” Lalna realized.
“No,” Rythian’s voice answered. “It’s not.”
Anger rose up within Lalna, but with a quick exhale, it faded again. I should hate you.
“Oh you should,” Lalna felt him smiling. But if you did, I’d be just empty emotions.
“How’s Zoey?” Lalna asked.
Christ, Duncan. I’m surprised you haven’t shut me out yet. She’s alright. Sleeping off some of the magic she had in her system. Still a bit phased.
Lalna felt Rythian’s anger and his grief and his liquid rage towards Lalna himself. Yet the alchemical mage didn’t respond to that small note, or acknowledge it. “You realize wha
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 6Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
The Queen’s shoes clicked against the cobblestone stairs as she rushed down to her cellar. Usually, she only went down to her cellar for studying up on Black Magic or when she needed to fix issues with others. This was one of those times. Xephos was still out there somewhere, and just the mere thought of him made her blood boil. Once she reached the solid floor that made up her cellar, she rushed past the eerie hallway that led to the dungeon on a lower floor, and stopped abruptly at her bookshelf. Her long slender index finger glided along the old, dusty books until it stopped on one titled Alchemy: Volume I. Her whole hand lunged for the massive book before she even finished reading the title, and she began flipping through it.
Something to kill... something to make me fair- “Ah!” The Queen exclaimed, making a bony crow in the corner flinch and squawk angrily. The
Yogscast Kids - Teatime Taking care of kids was hard! Specially when the only job Nilesy had was selling pools, so providing them with toys came after feeding and clothing them.Yogscast Kids - Teatime2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Sometimes when he had the patience, he'd make handmade toys for them, rag dolls and such. It was a good thing to practice his sewing, since the kids would often come back with torn clothing.
Nilesy had started picking up orphaned kids when he was 22. Now at the age of 30 he had quite a few mouths to feed.
They were good kids, don't get him wrong, but sometimes they did the weirdest and stupidest things. Like Zoeya who would fallow around a heard of frigging dinosaurs. Carnivores none the less, because she'd made friends with a baby who she called Teep.
She would always manage to drag Rythian along and the two would come back filthy from having to run for their lives when Teep's mommy realized they were fallowing her precious baby.
Sips and Sjin would always get into some sort of trouble and Lalna had the nasty habit of kic
Zoo of Cubes: (i) An Evening with SipsZoo of cubesZoo of Cubes: (i) An Evening with Sips2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(i) An evening with Sips
The man, formerly known as 'Sips' regained some consciousness after being knocked out by something. Before opening his eyes, he took some time to physically adapt to his surroundings. He could feel the cold of whatever hard, smooth object was below him. He inhaled the scent of freshly cut metal and smoke. He could hear the sounds of machines chattering away at work. There was a taste of blood in his mouth that didn't seem right. It was his own blood. Upon finally opening his eyes, Sips could see he wasn't alone… encased in a small force field with Lalna on the other side, glancing wide eyed and crazily back. Sips checked his pockets quickly to see if he had any of his things. Nothing. His Inventory was completely empty.
"W…What are you doing, you crazy bastard" Sips hesitantly asked as he stood up and scanned the force field with his tired eyes. "Why are you holding me hostage?"
"Because there are some questions I've been dying to ask you…"
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 9Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
Part Nine (Final)
Thunder rolled in from behind the hills, causing the dwarves to curse as they pushed their dwarven legs against the earth. As the seven ran in single file, small drops of rain pelted lightly against their helmets with a pang. This light rain quickly formed into strong, fat drops that shot down like rockets. The animals ahead dashed through the forming mud along the trail, their fur becoming damp and soiled. The path became slippery under the fourteen metal boots that stamped their soles into the soil, causing a couple dwarves to slip. They rose quickly, not about to get lost in the herd of the others.
Lightning spiked down around the cottage, making the old hag gasp. She pulled up her long hood of her cloak, noticing the sudden heavy amount of rain. But no change of weather could spoil her mood. Her deed was done, and she could now rest easy knowing she was the fairest. She planted her
'Flux' or 'Duncan's Diary'“Wake up, NanoSounds.”'Flux' or 'Duncan's Diary'1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Kim woke with a start, almost smacking her head on the bunk above. Had she just dreamt that voice? It certainly didn't sound like Duncan.
That was when it struck her that something was different. Firstly, the window to the tower was open a crack, and the winter snow was slowly drifting in through the gap, drawing a thin line of cold snowflakes across the floor. Second was the absence of any sound other than the shuffling of the leaves outside. No snores or snorts, no shuffling of bedclothes or nocturnal mutterings. She pulled the covers aside and stepped out of bed, groggily. A cursory glance to the upper bunk confirmed the absence of her partner in misadventures. She wondered if perhaps he was still downstairs in the workshop, although no sound could be heard from the many machines below.
As she made for the stairs, Kim's attention was drawn to a fluttering from Duncan's bunk. The soft wind was shuffling some sort of paper half poking f
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 7Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Seven - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
Xephos’ night consisted of alcohol, crazy topics, and chatting with multiples of the same person. The usual. And, frankly, that one night was one of the best nights he had since the Queen entered the family. They had all stayed up until 2 in the morning talking about everything and anything. Well, everybody had stayed up until Sleepydew, who had somehow sneaked over to Xephos’ couch to snuggle up against his shoulder. But, Xephos didn’t mind. At that time he was too sucked into the backstory of Honeydew. He had also figured out Grumpydew’s weakness- beer. He turned into a big softy after the first few he had sucked back. He was, in fact, the highlight of the night. He told the story of Honeydew, telling Xephos all about his old home which was in fact Stoneholm, and when he was kicked out, and from then on to survival and when he found the perfect place for a new start. Xe
Evil Inside of Me ProlougeBeware the Dark Triad. Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald will unite to aid Israphel in the destruction of this world. The fiend will be closer than you think. That's what Nubescu had warned them. Only now did Xephos understand what the fortune teller meant. Looming above them, a dark castle of obsidian lay. At the top, five figures stood. The two on the edges were clearly Israphel and Herobrine. As for the other three they all had eyes that burned with hatred, without pupils or irises. One figure had eyes the color green like that of a emerald or a tree. Another had eyes like the blue of the oceans when viewed from space. The third had eyes of the most crimson red, their horror hardly visible from behind all too familiar goggles. Xephos sighed. This was the final battle, or so they thought. All hope had been lost. There was nothing left to hang on. Worst of all was who had gone. What had happened to these three, the ones he cared about, the ones he held dear? Importantly ..whatEvil Inside of Me Prolouge2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Darkness Before the Dawn: A Zoethian Fanfic :Ch 5The sun has scarcely risen, but we will need to look all day, so we left early.Darkness Before the Dawn: A Zoethian Fanfic :Ch 52 years ago in Drama More Like This
"We're almost there. Are you sure you'll be ok?"
"I'm fine!" I say, fooling him with the act I've been putting on. "Let's go find Fishton!"
But that act is soon destroyed.
When we arrive, my fake smile fades into disbelief, and I stare into the gaping hole in front of me.
That used to be B.A.R.R.Y. That used to be Blackrock. That used to be home.
It's gone because of me.
Many hours later, we still haven't found Fishton. During our slow decent into the chasm, I found no signs of him. Same with our ascent.
The sun starts to set, though.
Rythian still scours on. I stopped and gave up a long time ago.
He walks up to me and says "No luck yet. You want to go back to Baby Jim for the night?"
I don't even care anymore.
"Why even bother continuing? It's no use."
"Zoey, something seems... off. With you. Please tell me what's wrong."
"Nothing. I'm just tired."
"I can tell something is wrong. Please."
Seeing Double-Chapter 2: Sending in the Girls"So, run it past me one more time, Martyn," Hannah said, raising one eyebrow.Seeing Double-Chapter 2: Sending in the Girls3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Simon 'fixed' up the cloning machines from in the Hand to clone us all, but, for some reason, the clones are all girls "
"Must have been a surprise to see what you saw when you woke up, Martyn " Minty smirked.
Martyn smiled and shook his head.
"I only woke up because I could hear someone giggling. I thought I had dreamt it, because I quite sure no. I won't finish that sentence. Whatever. Yeah. So, I woke up, opened my eyes and there was a blonde girl standing in front of me with a very short towel wrapped around her. I didn't really know what to do "
Duncan snorted sharply. Lewis himself was suppressing a smile. Simon was not so cheerful. All he had wanted to do was impress his friends, and now they mocked him.
"Well, what do you want us to do?" Hannah asked, slightly bored.
Martyn stood like a rabbit in the headlights. Caught off guard by the question and confused.
"Wh what do
It's FineIt's fine.It's Fine11 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
That's what he would always say when something went wrong. When he didn't want her to worry.
He would tell her that everything was under control. Most of the time, she knew he was lying. Sometimes he really meant it. Sometimes everything worked out, and they would manage to fix whatever mess they had made.
Sometimes it was fine.
But not this time.
“It's fine,” he had said when she landed in the fountain.
“It's fine,” he had said when her hands turned purple with flux.
“It's fine,” he had said when he summoned the Wither in the middle of the courtyard.
“It's fine,” he had said when he had crashed the ship after escaping the castle. That time he had actually meant it. It was okay because they had both survived.
But this time it wasn't fine.
She knew an attack had been coming. They were just too close to Sjin for it to be avoidable.
“Look, it's fine,” he said when she expressed her concerns about the close proxi
Not me, not anymore - Zoethian YogficDuncan sprinted through the thick jungle, his jet boots giving him extra speed. He wouldn't risk flying, incase he was seen, so he'd simply ran all the way there. It had taken days to find their stronghold, and now all he had to do was follow a blip on the screen. As the jungle gave way to forest, he increased his speed, anxious to fulfill his task. A few lone mobs, sheltering from the deadly sunlight, lunged and shot at him as he went past, but in vain. He shot past them like a bullet, and soon reached the border of the forest. He deactivated his boots, and scouted around the area.Not me, not anymore - Zoethian Yogfic2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Set into the mountains, a fortress of basalt brick, was the new Blackrock. How many times will I have to destroy this place? he thought. The place looked about four storeys high, and who knew how deep the basement was. An basalt and nether brick tower spiraled in a sort of helix from the top of the building, probably a mage tower where Rythian could work on his magic, and undoubtedly have scie
Xephos' POVXephos' POV2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Look Simon I know you love Jaffas but I can’t risk this and when the time comes I will do what it takes to keep Lomadia with me!” I yelled at Honeydew.
“You would destroy our Jaffa factory that we built from the ground up for Lomadia?” He stared at me with huge eyes.
“Yes I would protect her at any cost!” Honeydew growled then turned towards the middle.
I looked over at my new partner, Sips. I tried to remember what the arena looked like when we got to preview it.
"Meet me at the big tree!" I pointed to a tree behind me and Sips.
I ran and looked at the other players reach the chests before me. I could hear someone running behind me. I quickly turned, throwing my elbow into Nilesy’s nose. He collapsed onto the ground and I continued until I reached an untouched chest. A pulled out a sword and some meat and ran towards the over sized tree. I sat up in the branches and waited. I looked out into the distance.
Power of Minecraftia chtp. 1 part 1The sun was just setting on what had been a successful day in Minecraftia. Xephos and Honeydew had just returned from mining out a new cave that Xephos discovered a few days before. They entered their home in the mountains and tossed their heave sacks into the middle of the room. It had been quite a haul of gold and iron ore and they had even found a few diamonds as well. They decided to smelt the ores in the morning. Saying good night they went to their rooms and quickly fell asleep.Power of Minecraftia chtp. 1 part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When Honeydew awoke the next morning he was surprised that Xephos was not already smelting the ores from yesterday. He went over and knocked on Xephos's door.
“Xephos? you alright”? There was no answer.
He knocked a little harder and called again, but still no answer. He opened the door and looked inside. The room was a mess. There were tools and stuff scattered all over the place.
“Xephos! Xephos”! Honeydew shouted as he checked the whole house, but there was no sign of Xephos any