Runaway LoveLittle Lisa was only 9 years old, but to her it seemed her life was already a living hell. Her father left them when she was a baby, so for her entire life shes lived alone with her mother. When her father left, her mother took a big hit. She cut off all connections and bonds to their family and started doing drugs. Sure her mother was some-what happy when she was high, but after it wore off, she was always severely depressed. Eventually, her mother started to date again. It was always late at night when shed bring in a new man. They would hang out in the kitchen and joke around, but after a while they ended up in a fight. Lisa would always run to her room and hide in her closet, but that never helped the situation. Her mother would sometimes get knocked out one way or another and the man would take advantage. He would come up and try to have his way with her. She would cower back into the corner as far as she could, trying to avoid what she knew would come. Sometimes sheRunaway Love9 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam Dies at the End - 65. One way trip.Max stared and stared while clouds of dust danced and settled in the damp basement. How could he forget about the time elevator? “You’re a massive idiot,” Cocky’s voice said in his mind. Admittedly, not a lot of people had called him an idiot and lived to tell the tale, but why was his voice the one Max heard now? It took him back to that night, where all he could ever pray for was time. Just a few more days. Just a few more hours. Just a couple of seconds. And bam, Sam was gone.Sam Dies at the End - 65. One way trip.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
And all this freaking time he had a time machine.
Max’s heart was pounding so hard it made his head swim. It was not just how fast he had ran to the office building after pushing Frankie through a sewer grate. But Max somehow had already known what Frankie had revealed: that it was the only time elevator card in existence. Sam had threw them out of the window so long ago it was a miracle even one had survived all this time. And although it looked like ordinary card stock, the elev
Sam Dies at the End 6. Awakening.There was a slight knock on the door, and Flint Paper turned briefly to see Max’s recognizable silhouette on the frosted glass.Sam Dies at the End 6. Awakening.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Come in, neighbor. There’s chocolate milk in the mini-fridge if you fancy some.”
Max opened the door but didn’t get in.
“Hey, Flint. Could you give me a hand with something?”
Flint Paper never even stopped punching the guy he was working over.
“I’m a little busy right now, boyo. I’m just getting into the Zone.”
Max sighed. “It’s okay. I’ll wait.”
“Don’t you want to contribute a punch or two? The more the merrier.”
“Not today,” Max said, and he leaned on the doorframe.
This struck Flint Paper as a very odd occurrence. So he turned around and looked at Max for the first time.
“I don’t mean to flatter, but I have scrapped things off my fenders that looked better than you.”
Max seemed about to say something but apparently he co
Seam StressThe heaviness settled in like an anvil being dropped on me. I couldn't take the fog inside my head and the lead inside my heart anymore, so I sat in the sun to melt it away. I wanted to sear every surface until I couldn't feel anymore. What kind of life is that, though, to never feel anything? To never feel the joy of love; the way it wraps its arms around your heart and traces its fingertips along your veins? Even the pain of looking back at love's scattered memories is necessary to understand how beautiful the feeling once was; how lucky you were to have ever felt its lips press to your cheek, its breath collect in the hollow of your neck. Love does these things, sews itself right up inside you to close the holes within.Seam Stress2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
You'll be told you'll find another. You'll be told to go, go and find happiness because all this is, is hurt, and nothing else. The problem is, your heart doesn't understand the complexities of bad timing or fear or settling for another because of low self-worth. You
Sam Dies at the End - 55.2 The next stage.A bright light washed over them suddenly, and Cocky pulled Max out of the way, falling to the ground. Flint Paper got out of the DeSoto, which had been carelessly parked in the middle of the street.Sam Dies at the End - 55.2 The next stage.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Sorry about being late, fellas,” the tough detective said, eyeing the destruction. “I had to jump over three police cars to get here.”
“Next time let us know you’re going to do something like that, you full-blown sociopathic maniac!” Papierwaite wailed, getting shakily out of the car.
Flint eyed the wizard. “I told you guys to buckle up, didn’t I?”
“Forgive me,” Norrington said. He looked mightly pissed. “I prefer not to go into apocalypses with a taste of safety belt in my mouth.”
Momma Bosco spoke from the passenger seat. “Are you boys okay? I lost communication for a while.”
“We heard you, but we were too busy escaping,” Cocky explained. Max looked at him, furious. He pushed Cocky
Spectrophobia I have seen it before,Spectrophobia4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But without a face.
A sniggering black smile
The mirror is soulless
For I am too.
Sam Dies at the End - 55.1 Descent.It was a nightmare run. Cocky fled in the dark, stumbling into walls, tripping and slipping. But also jumping over stuff, climbing like a cat, sliding down. Unfortunately he didn’t have a secret pocket like Max, and thus he only had one hand available.Sam Dies at the End - 55.1 Descent.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Every time he looked back Max kept getting closer and closer. He was shouting things at the top of his lungs, and Cocky had a flashback to when he was hanging upside down and screaming every vile threat he knew. Cocky felt tempted to shout back something, but he saved his breath. It was like being chased by a tiny lethal animal that would just shred him to tears if he managed to catch him.
He reached the vine they have climbed and without thinking he jumped on it and started sliding down it. Cocky was just barely breathing above the surface of panic, but he knew he couldn’t afford to try and climb down in a safer way. Not only Max was breathing down his neck now; Sam was also moving around, making everything more difficult. I
Story of Evil Chapter 06: The New BeginningStory of Evil Chapter 06: The New Beginning3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~Somewhere in the carriage~
Luki: don't worry my Lady
you are save
no one following us
Aoi: ..... *look at the window with a sad face*
Is a surprise when Nobuyuki tell me that you are Aoki twin sister
Aoi: I'm just a nobody *look down*
Luki: a beatiful girl won't make a sad face
cheer up my Lady
you will return to Aoki when the time come
~In the dungeon (flash back)~
*open the dungeon and unlock the handcuffs*
Aoi: *open her eyes* wha..
Nobuyuki: *huge Aoi*
Silly girl, I won't kill my own daughter
even if you are not my flesh and blood
your still my daughter and I love you
Aoi: *cry and hug back*
Nao: Father, we don't have time
we must moved Aoi to a region south of here
Aoi: *shock* ...Then I won't be able to see Aoki anymore?! *sad face*
you've done nothing wrong.
we do this to protect you
Aoi: *sad face*
Nao: Aoi, Aoki soon will have to shoulder a heavy burden.
The King is planning on crowning Aoki as the next Kin
Sam Dies at the End - 52.1 Conundrum.“Down on your knees,” Cocky ordered. “Slowly, and I mean it. If by a chance you do the wrong move, you’ll need a nechromancer.”Sam Dies at the End - 52.1 Conundrum.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You’ll pay for this, whoever you are,” Red Robe said, but he did as he was told. “What are you, anyway? A shadow?”
“It’s called STEALTH, bitch,” Cocky said, but he didn’t sound so good. Max could barely see his face, but what he could see wasn’t encouraging. The space lagomorph looked as if someone had pushed him off a cliff.
The bubble dissolved around Max and he jumped to safety. But he noticed he was a new element in the tense situation, and he being free was making the other wizards nervous.
“Max, grab the robot. Remember, don’t touch it. Use the tablecloth.”
Max wondered how exactly Cocky was going to stop him if he decided to answer the call of the Toy. Finally, he thought that if Sam was there, he would have done so by any means necessary. But si
Sam Dies at the End - 42.1 Big.Cocky was completely blinded by the purple flash of Brock’s gun. He closed his eyes and the purple flashed repeatedly behind his eyelids. When the gun went silent, he quickly blinked to make the spots go away, and he vaguely saw Brock do the same. “Gods, what the Hell is even wrong with that thing??” He sensed Brock crouching next to him, and whispering. “It’s been doing that for a while. I dunno, I was hoping you’d take a look at it when… when you got back. Cocky, did I hit him? Where is he? I can’t see a thing!” “Shhh,” Cocky whispered, who actually couldn’t see a lot either himself.Sam Dies at the End - 42.1 Big.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, he discovered he could almost see without the spots with his left eye. He covered his right eye. Sam wasn’t in front of them anymore. He quickly looked around for him, but it was as if he had vanished.
“Either you vaporized the puppy or he went away,” Cocky said. “Are you sure? Dammit, I SHOULD have
I am just a duckMytho,I am just a duck3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You are what I wanted
I am just a duck
Prince, you are so beautiful
There is no reason why
Such sadness should fill your eyes
It is I who should be sad
I am just a duck
I am just a girl
A clumsy one at that
Not worthy of you
But I try my best
To make you smile
I am just a girl
I am Princess Tutu
This power I borrowed
To return your heart to you
I have made this my desire
So perhaps I could be worthy
I am Princess Tutu
I am your wish and servant
You are what I needed
I am Princess Tutu
Temporary and transient
You might not trust my motives
I want what you want
So why can’t we work together?
I am Princess Tutu
I am a clueless girl
You pick on me a lot
But when I fall down
You’re always there for me
Pulling me back up
I am a clueless girl
I am not just any duck
You know who I truly am
And hold me close nonetheless
Believe in me; protect and cherish me
You give me hope and courage
I am not just any duck
I am your muse and inspiration
Sam Dies at the End - 52.5 Muscle memory.Satisfying as it was to hear the crack when the wizard’s nose was broken, Cocky knew the fight was far from over. He had hoped to land behind the wizard so he could climb on his back and kill him. Instead, the staff broke under him and he crashed clumsily on top of Green Robe, who was screeching and thrashing. Oh well, Cocky thought, just as good.Sam Dies at the End - 52.5 Muscle memory.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But it wasn’t. Cocky twisted his body to face the wizard underneath him and was about to crush his windpipe in a finishing move, when Green Robe simply smacked him away with what felt like a bear’s claw. Four streaks of red appeared in Cocky’s midsection and he landed on his back, mercifully away from the flames.
“Aargh! Stupid. Stupid stupid STUPID!” Cocky thought bitterly, doubled over in pain. There was no time to dwell on it, however. He rolled over and managed to stand up, shakily. The wizard was trying to do the same. But before he could muster the energy to attack Green Robe again, Cocky looked past
Carry YouCarry You3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"We'll leave in a minute, Al," Edward promises. Golden eyes close.
Al nudges the prodigy alchemist. "Brother?" But the teenager sleeps on. The younger brother sighs hollowly, tugging at the red coat. "Come on, Ed, you can't fall asleep now."
The older Elric's face is peaceful, encouraging Alphonse to let him sleep. They're both banged up from their mission, Ed with bruises, Al with dents.
But Edward never gives up. He always pushes through.
And now it's Alphonse's turn.
Bending down, he scoops the blond into his arms, cradling him protectively. Ed feebly protests. "Don't worry, Brother, I'll carry you."
Sam Dies at the End 12. Understanding.“Breathe! Breathe, damn you! BREATHE!”Sam Dies at the End 12. Understanding.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Someone was violently shaking Max. He tried to say something and he couldn’t. He only whined a little bit, and that seemed to bring everything to a halt.
“Max! You’re alive!” Sam was hugging him so tightly Max was unable to breathe again. “You’re alive, you’re alive, you’re alive…”
“Sam, you’re hurting me,” Max tried to say in his croaky voice, but Sam never heard him. He kept repeating “you’re alive, you’re alive” as if it was some sort of magic mantra.
Suddenly Max had a coughing fit. Opening his eyes, he realized why. A thick cloud of dust was hovering over them. “Let’s get you out of here,” Sam said.
“Oh no. Not this. Not now,” Sam growled in frustration. And then the pouring rain started hitting the building. Sam carried Max into another room, looking for the exit. The cloud of dust was lighter
Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fog.Cocky shook his head furiously.Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fog.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You,” he whispered. “You’re the most obnoxious, asinine, GRATING bastard I have ever met. And I can’t stand to spend another second in here with you.”
“That’s a lot of big words. I can’t even believe you talk to your mother with that mouth,” Max said, calmly, half-trying to defuse the situation. Cocky seemed about to do something stupid. And he did.
“Screw this mission. And screw YOU.” Cocky dragged himself out of the shaft. Max was so astonished he could hardly react. “Cocky, wait!” he whispered. “The wizards!”
“SCREW the wizards!” Cocky shouted at Max. His voice was amplified by the shaft tenfold. He turned his head and pointed up at the floating figures. “HEY YOU, THE IDIOTS UP THERE! SCREW YOU!”
“The Hell’s this idiot doing,” Max mumbled to himself, alarmed. He had no choice but to crawl to the opening of the shaf
Sam Dies at the End - 20.5 Dark Seed“Here, let me help you with that,” the female lagomorph said.Sam Dies at the End - 20.5 Dark Seed2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Don’t bother,” Cocky said. “He’s the most stubborn lagomorph I have ever met.”
Max sighed. He didn’t like handing over the brain in the jar, but he couldn’t walk without help. Desiree looked like she could be trusted, or at least he would have to. So he complied.
Cocky made a face. “That’s only because you’re a chick, you know,” he said.
“Seems like you didn’t have enough punch on your prom party, Cocky,” Desiree remarked.
“I love you too, babe. Hey, if you really want to finish the job that guy started, you’d only have a little way to go,” Cocky said.
Brock half-dragged Max into the ship and carefully lowered him into a seat. Max mumbled some exhausted thanks and saw Desiree put the jar in a cargo container. He felt tempted to say something, but he thought better.
They would never understand.
Brock got b
Sam Dies at the End - 67. Onwards.Max thought Sam was going to pulverize him with his hug, but he didn’t really mind. He was just happy to see his best friend again. Fortunately for his spine, the hug didn’t last too long.Sam Dies at the End - 67. Onwards.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“I thought you were...” Sam paused and let Max go. “Wait a second. Where's the past ME?”
Now that’s a looong story, Max thought. But he managed to summarize it well.
“Oh yeah, about that: we were on a case and you got turned into a giant monster with electromagnetic powers, so I kinda had to blow you up.” Max paused for dramatic effect, then he said with his best maniacal grin: “It was horrible!”
Sam cringed and Max was instantly reminded that it was probably too soon to joke about it. An awkward silence followed. For a moment, Max was at a loss at what to say next, but he suddenly remembered what had brought him out of his funk. He got his Luger out.
“Soooo... wanna stop some crimes?”
They headed to the elevator. For a spl
Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fun house.“SHHH!” Cocky whispered, (barely) covering Max’s huge mouth with his gloved left hand. It tasted like brick. “In-doors-voice!”Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fun house.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Max pushed the hand away. “The next time you try to cover my mouth with your hand, you’re gonna lose that hand.”
“And the next time you try to do your best impression of a vuvuzuela, I’ll just bonk you on the head and leave you to the wizards.”
“Awesome. I like it rough,” Max smiled unnervingly.
Cocky groaned. He looked around. The room was curved and crooked strangely. It was as if all the angles were about to collapse. He shook his head, as the whole thing was making him slightly nauseous.
“This place is madness,” Cocky whispered. “We have to be careful or it’ll mess with our heads.”
Max shrugged. “Bah. No big deal. I’ve been in a place like this before. Multiple times. Sam always forgets to pick up stuff and has to come back at some p
caida a la madriguera-Reiracaida a la madriguera-Reira3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Era una noche muy fría…Lo recuerdo muy bien…En aquel entonces solo tenía 12 años
Hay se encontraba mi madrastra…La mujer que aun siendo ajena a mi sangre me amaba tanto como si yo fuera parte de su carne …Se peleaba con mi padrastro …Un hombre asquerosamente cruel…El cual me miraba de una forma extraña y …Tan parecido a un cerdo. Recuerdo que el estaba golpeándola…Tiraba de su cabellera, como si tratara de salvarse de algo, Yo, mi temor era a tal grado de no querer asomarme a mirar...pero los desgarradores gritos…y el tembloroso llanto de mi madre es algo que se quedo grabado en mi cabeza…resonaba…resonaba como si fuese una canción. Finalmente el llanto ceso.
No tengo idea de cómo pero mis piernas sacaron fuerzas de donde no las tenían para correr a la habitación de mis padres…Ahí estaba el…sujetando la cabeza de mi madre la cual estaba completamente separada de su cuerpo. Lo primero que hizo al verme fue sonreír…con su apestosa cara de cerdo retorcida…
De pronto el comenzó a acercarse
Survive the Zombies In the wake of nearly every disaster, fatalities occur long after the event has taken its initial toll. Whether it is a volcano, hurricane, flood, plague or zombie attack, the general pandemonium following a crisis often causes more problems for the survivors than the original disaster. The most threatening aspect of surviving the impending apocalypse is hordes of mindless drones, either in the form of zombies, angry mobs, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Survive the Zombies5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Paranoia and suspicion of others are the best ways to avoid being swept up in this deadly pandemonium. As long as quality of life is not part of the issue, staying shut away in an overly sterilized air lock with a lifetime supply of canned food will probably keep you breathing the longest. Of course, if retaining humanity is factored into the equation, your options are far less clear. As social creatures, humans have evolved to react as a group, similar to pods of fish and herds of
Sam Dies at the End - 50.6 Hall of Mirrors.Cocky scratched his head. He had not thought Max didn’t seem particularly suited for precision surgery ops. “Well, that might be a problem. You see, I’m pretty sure Max won’t like the thought of being left out of this.”Sam Dies at the End - 50.6 Hall of Mirrors.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You don’t need to tell him anything,” Momma Bosco suggested. “Just go and do what you need to do.”
“Yeah, and if you get killed, he can still try and save Sam,” Paperwaite said. Cocky looked at Paperwaite, unnerved. “Dying is not in the plans,” he said, coldly.
“Dying is never in the plans,” Paperwaite noted, with evident self-satisfaction.
“You can’t count on the plans working when you’re carrying around a live-bomb like Max,” Sybil said.
For a moment, Cocky almost agreed. But then he remembered how Max had killed Dr. Von Crazy without even a whisper. Maybe he WAS capable of many more things than what these people thought.
“We’ll go toget
Sam Dies at the End - 41.7 Higher.Brock stared, dumbfounded, at the dog transforming himself into a monster right before his very eyes. “Well, I guess you don’t see that every day,” he tried saying, but all he could utter was an unidentifiable mumble. He could hear Max squealing in the clutches of the monster, and he vaguely wondered if leaving him to his fate was as bad as breaking the Law. The dilemma didn’t last, however, as the monster pushed Max away so hard the lagomorph bounced off the wall and fell down, inert.Sam Dies at the End - 41.7 Higher.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The monster that was formerly a menacing dog in a suit had now completely outgrown his clothes. He was a good 10 foot now and still growing, although the growth seemed to be slowing down. Brock was about to say something about helping Max, but he was distracted by Cocky’s blindly trying to clutch at his clothes. “Brocky,” he whispered, and that got him out of his paralysis. Still not taking his eyes off the monster, he bent down to help Cocky climb on his back. &