The Graveyard Gift ShopThe Graveyard Gift ShopThe Graveyard Gift Shop1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A pair of eyes peered out from underneath a mess of black hair and Martha had to repeat herself.
"You can't buy tarot cards," she said again. "Not unless you have a parent or guardian with you." The boy's obsidian eyes flickered and Martha wondered how old he was. Fourteen? Fifteen? Not stupid enough to try something untoward with a pack of cards, but, "it's company policy, I'm afraid."
"Okay," he said, and turned to look at the rest of the shop. It was more of a kiosk really, and Martha only worked there three days a week while her youngest daughter was in school and she finished her degree, but Martha was sure that this boy was the most 'graveyard' of all the teens who came to hang around Edinburgh's infamous actual graveyards. The kirkyard was another tourist attraction, hence the kiosk - a few famous Scots had been buried there, and of course there was the Greyfriars Bobby story for the kiddies - but mostly it attracted weirdoes who were int
The Disaster Master 2Percy Jackson/ Heroes of OlympusThe Disaster Master 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Many things were said that Reyna didn't understand. Leo shot off, riding into the sunset of his own mechanical mind, waffling about all of the techno-babble he could produce. And Reyna just watched him, her dark gaze softening, her arms relaxing, only catching odd words as the boy continued. Occasionally he would stop to take a breath, and, Reyna noticed, look her in the eyes. His were a deep brown, like the colour of coffee or tree bark, burning with enthusiasm and desire to impress like she had never seen. He'd promptly turn a bubblegum pink colour before casting his fascinated scrutiny elsewhere and launching off again.
But that was alright to Reyna. It was a strange thing to admit – even stranger for someone of her calibre – but she felt an odd twinge of jealousy when someone else had the luxury of being regarded by him. She wanted to know that his expression of delight behind his glass orbs was prese
Oaths Sworn on the RIver StyxDisclaimer: I don't own PJatO or HoOOaths Sworn on the RIver Styx1 year ago in Romance More Like This
I'm coming back for you, Calypso," he said to the night wind. "I swear it on the River Styx."
Leo Valdez tied a rope to the moor, securing the makeshift raft as it gently bobbed up and down to the ocean waves. He lingered just a while longer on the raft. To the canvas sail and the Celestial bronze console. To Calypso, the beautiful, tempered and not-so-sweet-anymore immortal Leo had shared his first kiss with. Leo wasn't fidgeting with his belt or his hands as he would normally, what with having an uncanny amount of nervous energy. Instead he was still, unmoving, silent in mourning. His throat and chest tightened like it always did when ever he was upset or angry.
Regaining some of the movement in his limbs, Leo grunted as he pushed himself up to the docks. He stubbornly walked through the streets of the city, making his way to the fortifications that separated the city from the sea, pushing it back as if it was forbidden from both
Why are you..."Why are you so stupid, KF? The whole mission failed because of your mistake!"Why are you...2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Why are you so obnoxious? Do you really think I don't know that already? I don't need you telling it to me again!"
"Why do you always make it sound like I'm the bad guy here?"
"Why do you always have to take everything the wrong way?"
"Why can you never be serious for once in your life!"
"Why do you not get that I just saved your ass?"
"Why do you not get it that my ass didn't need saving!"
"Why don't you just suck it up and shut up!"
"Why don't you get that you're not helping anything by"
"Why is it so hard for you to comprehend"
"Why do you have to be so"
"WHY DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT I REALLY REALLY CARE FOR YOU AND THAT THE ONLY REASON THAT I DIDN'T FOLLOW THE ORDERS WAS BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WERE OKAY!?"
"Why the hell did you not just say that in the first place "
Always Out of Reach P.2Annabeth usually found herself slightly mesmorized by him when he was fighting. Particularly when he was fighting shirtless.Always Out of Reach P.21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Percy stood barefoot in the middle of the arena, because he said it was easier to fight without shoes. Wider range of motion, or something like that. He kicked and flipped and punched the straw dummies set up around him, moving “the way some people play chess: like he was putting all the moves together and you couldn’t see the pattern until he made the last move and won.” At least, that’s how Percy had said it. He’d learned it from studying Quitus years ago.
Within seconds, three of the dummies were lying on the red dirt floor of the arena, straw strewn everywhere. Percy backflipped effortlessly—round, taut muscle rolling under tan skin. He ducked to avoid an imaginary blow, and knocked out two more dummies with a sweep of his leg. Several punches, fast as lightning, left the last two dismembered, and Percy stood
BoundBound3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was the vile taste of rancid leftovers that finally chased the last vestiges of unconsciousness from him mind. Thirteen year old Robin forced his eyes open and regretted it instantly when the all-too-familiar, pulsating pounding threatened to split his skull. 'Damn it, why am I the one who always ends up getting chloroformed," he complained internally, attempting to massage the headache that was centralized behind his temples. Except his hands wouldn't move; that was when he realized how he was laying.
On his side, with his hands unable to be moved from behind him.
It was always disconcerting, being kidnapped when he was Dick Grayson. If he had been Robin he could have fought back, but as the adopted son of billionaire Bruce Wayne he knows only the rudimentary basics of self defense; easily overpowered by someone determined enough. Especially if his abductor was armed with chloroform soaked rags and rendered him unconscious. Which left him helpless to whatever means of containment w
Jeans Colin+DamianDamn Colin. Damn him. Damn him and his damn jeans. Now, of course these are Damian's words, not mine. Colin was Damian's only outlet to act human around another person, other than in a monkey suit with Grayson surrounded by paparazzi.Jeans Colin+Damian4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Even then Damian wasn't talking.
Now back to the main topic. Colin's jeans. Sometimes Damian didn't even know why his spite for his friends jeans was so strong. Maybe because they fit Colin so... perfectly. Just... all the right curves. It always made Damian's face heat up.
Unlike Damian, Colin didn't like and didn't wear skinny or straight leg jeans. He stuck with kapris and bootcut style pants.
Besides, Colin wouldn't have been able to afford most jeans and such. Not trying to be rude. The nuns at Colin's orphanage supplied hand-me-downs and skinny jeans weren't 'appropriate' or 'decent' attire.
Damian still couldn't figure out what it was about Colin. It couldn't only be his jeans. That would be ridiculous. Damian began thinking about all the ad
VO - Kai x Alice storyIt was 5 am, the most boring time for a night at the bar, Kai would've gone home, but his shift lasted till 7 am. It's the time when people start falling asleep on tables and couches, drunk girls start crying and whining about their stupid boyfriends and everything becomes even more depressing.VO - Kai x Alice story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"If I buy you a beer, will stop looking so freaking depressed?" a girl sat next to Kai, who was just staring at nothing and pretty much sleeping with his eyes opened.
"Did somebody say "beer"?" he yawned, turning to look at the unknown to him girl. She had short dip dyed hair, which looked damn bad ass turning from white to black at the ends. And that's what made Kai pay some attention to her.
"And you are ?"
"I'm Alice, nice to meet you, Kai" her eyes didn't seem to be happy seeing him at all. They had this predatory gaze as if she offered Kai to buy poison instead of beer.
"How do you uh, shit, I always forget about this stupid thing" the security guy pointed at his badge.
BTC - Man of SteelBTC - Man of Steel1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Released in 2013 under the direction of Zach Snyder ("300," "Watchmen," "Sucker Punch") on a budget of $225 million with distribution through Warner Bros.; "Man of Steel" is the 6th theatrical film adaptation (I'm not counting "Supergirl") based off of the 1938 release of Action Comics #1, Superman has since his first publication become a cultural American icon for his tagline of "fighting for truth, justice and the American Way." The first feature film to star this comic book hero was the 1978 Richard Donner film, "Superman: The Movie." By today, it's considerably dated, but it still remains a ground-breaking spark in cinema for these of special effects to create the illusion of Superman flying and grabbing things with his strength as well as kick-starting interest of the Superhero film genre. But the 80's wasn't very kind to Superman, giving forth to some rather lousy movies and only continuing on from then, giving some embarrassingly bad Superman video ga
Lantern Corps. AnalysisThe Lantern Corps.Lantern Corps. Analysis5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As some of you may be aware, in the Green Lantern mythos and indeed in the current DC Comics Universe, there has arisen eight Corps. In this hopefully short essay, I shall attempt to explain what each of them is, their current founding history as of the submission of this essay, and what their awesome cool powers are. At the bottom of the essay is a list of definitions of the more obscure aspects of the Green Lantern, if there's anything you don't understand, please say and I shall address it. The rest of this is going to be a little less formal, so I hope you'll read it *Smiley face*
(Disclaimer: This essay refers to the current Green Lantern mythos as dictated by DC Comics. Epic spoiler alert for anyone who has not read the current comics. I may or may not update this as more information becomes available. I do not own any element of Green lantern)
The Nine Corps.
The Eight Corps. possess a colour from the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum (1) (EES), except
Old FriendsPiper chased that little two year-old everywhere. Sure the Roman apartment was small, but that didn’t stop him. She put on a smile and tackle-hugged her son as she caught up with him. The toddler let out a scream of delight and fidgeted in his mother’s arms while she played into it and made them both laugh even harder.Old Friends1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Are you ever going to stop running away?” she asked him.
In response he kicked a little more, but then settled down. Piper ran her fingers through her son’s muddy, brown hair and ruffled it up like she was praising a good dog. She carried the half-dressed toddler back to his room and finally finished putting his pants on. After that she let him run around like crazy, as long as he didn’t break anything. He was such a hand full, but she loved him. As she left the room and wandered down the hall, she could hear his little footsteps storm through the hallways burning off all of his morning energy. In her stroll, she discovered where her
VO - Wake Me Up - Sofie and Ian Eng Rus«Maybe I fell in love when you woke me up»VO - Wake Me Up - Sofie and Ian Eng Rus2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Soft touch of her lips rescued me from another action, where I was dying for a millionth time. "Wake up" whispered her voice into my ear, and only now I've realized that I was dreaming. Without opening my eyes, I pull her closer to me and breathe in the smell of her hair. It's wet, seems like she's just got from the shower.
«Cause maybe you're loveable
Maybe you're my snowflake
And your eyes turn from blue to gray
And in the winter I'll hold you in a cold place
And you should never cut your hair
'Cause I love the way you flick it off your shoulder»
She laughs quietly and kisses me one more time. "Good morning". Another kiss. I finally open my eyes and all I can see is her bright blue eyes and light pink hair. Morning sun doesn't deny itself pleasure of playing with her hair, and I can't resist it too. Gently touching her skin, I take away wavy lock from her face.
«And would you ever feel guilty if you
24th of December - VO oneshot“It’s your fifth cup of hot chocolate today, kinda too much even for you, don’t you think?” Kevin gave another mug with word “Shivers” written on it to his little sister, whose hair was as red as bows on the Christmas tree in the corner of the cafe.24th of December - VO oneshot2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Pft, It’s like 1\2 of my own record, you know I can do better” Amy took a sip of sweet liquid. The room was flooded with people: parents with their kids, who ate tons of ice-cream; couples, sharing milkshakes and waffles; groups of teenagers, talking and laughing loudly; and Amy.
“I wouldn’t mind an extra pair of hands” pointed Kev, arranging boxes full of all kinds of ice-cream.
“Wha…” started Amy, but couldn’t finish the sentence, Kevin threw an apron at her.
“Customers won’t wait!”
The girl didn’t mind working, she even enjoyed it, the only thing that made her uncomfortable with working on the last day before Christma
Raven: the Jungle QueenThe Shadow-God of TamaranRaven: the Jungle Queen10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Walking along the hallway of the living quarters in Titan Tower, Robin stopped short as Raven unexpectedly emerged from her own bedroom door. Her nose was stuck in a book, and as such wasn’t really looking where she was going. Robin nearly ran into her, though he needn’t worry, Raven probably would have changed directions anyway. She was empathic. Looking up from the ancient text she was engrossed in she saw Robin catch his footing.
“Morning.” Raven greeted him simply.
“Good Morning.” Robin replied back, with a slight aggravation in his voice. “Next time I should watch where I’m going.”
“Cute.” Raven raised an eyebrow, a flicker of a smile played at the corner of her lips.
“Are you hungry? We should get some breakfast.” Robin wisely decided to change the subject.
As they continued along together, they remained silent.
VO - Zombie Time - Kai and Aeric oneshotHe needed to beat all of the thoughts out of his head. Right after Alice closed the door behind her, Kai grabbed his keys and sport shorts, walking out of the apartment.VO - Zombie Time - Kai and Aeric oneshot2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fucking drugs " he muttered, starting up an engine of his Impala. Kai drove fast, he even made a hook, just to enjoy the speed and roaring sound of the engine. He spent two hours at the gym, beating the hell out of his punching bag. And when he thought, he's forgotten about that drugs thing, Kai returned home.
Rietz bought a pack of beer on his way back and ordered pizza, no sleep for him tonight anyway. When he was done with the first bottle, Kai reached to his bass, but his hand grabbed just empty air.
"Fuck, Aeric, again?!" he cursed, calling his friend on the phone.
"Hello ?" Aeric tried to sound serious, but it ended up with a stupid giggle.
"Where. The Fuck. Is. My. BASS?!?!" Kai shouted.
"Jeez, man! Relax! I borrowed it, no big deal!" Kai could hear noises, which Aeric was making with his bass. It did
VO - DrunkWARNING: STRONG LANGUAGEVO - Drunk2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey, Rietz! In the corner!" Katy the barmaid pointed at the corner of the bar. Yep, here it goes, drunk dudes starting a fight. "I could be one of them" thought Kai, while walking through the crowd; "security" said his t-shirt.
Two minutes later unknown to Kai guys where out of the bar. "Go suck each other dicks in some other place!" he shouted, slamming the door right under their noses. "Great job, Rietz! As always!" Katy shouted smiling, but her words sank in the noise of music and crowd.
"Then I deserve a drink!" Kai shouted back, taking a seat next to the girl.
"You're not allowed to drink at work, you know that?"
"And you're the girl who telling me this?" the guy couldn't hold back a smile.
Kai was a little boozy by the time Katy pointed at the door of the club, saying "Time to work!"
Fight after fight Kai had to kick out people from the bar, he worked there for three months already and even though the guy loved staring at almost naked girls, drink and ha
SquidsWhen they swim, it's the least of graceful.Squids1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Still some manage to make my day.
My derpy little friends are always here.
Until you disspawn or get killed.
I try to portect all of you,
sometimes I fail, but I try my best.
But you're still my favorate mob,
in the whole Minecraft world!
Echo przeszlosci 06Echo przeszlosci 063 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Miałem wtedy jeszcze niepełne 18 lat.
Do dzisiejszego dnia, nie za bardzo pamiętam, jak udało mi się dostać na tamtą imprezę.
Może dlatego, że miałem dużo kontaktów, dużo znajomych. Cóż, nie jest to w sumie takie dziwne, biorąc pod uwagę fakt, że udaje mi się wyrywać facetów, przechodząc ulicą.
Tak, mam jakiś pedalski radar, zuchwałość i urok osobisty.
Wykorzystuje to bez skrupułów. Chociaż nie było tak idealnie, żebym nigdy nie dostał po mordzie.
Czasami jednak nawet po czymś takim, zdarzało się wylądować z tą osobą w łóżku.
Niektóre takie znajomości były na dłużej. Czasem z większymi uczuciami, w większości jednak bez.
Nigdy nie byłem sam, jednak moje relacje kończyły się bardzo szybko
Echo przeszlosci 08Echo przeszlosci 083 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Śnieg śmiesznie skrzypiał pod jego nogami.
Po kilku dniach mrozów, w końcu przyszedł łagodniejszy dzień. Słońce przyjemnie świeciło, nadając uroku miastu, okrytemu śniegiem, które jeszcze wczoraj było tak ponure i niemiłe.
Dzisiaj z chęcią można było gdzieś wyjść.
Trzymał w ręku kwiaty.
Podobne do tych pierwszych, które kiedykolwiek kupił.
Które kiedyś kupił dla niego.
Zatrzymał się. Spojrzał w dół, przed siebie.
Zacisnął mimowolnie palce na łodygach kwiatów.
Na ciemnej, marmurowej płycie.
Na jego nagrobku.
Tak jak zrobił to tamtego dnia, gdy pierwszy raz kupił mu kwiaty.
Bał się trochę, że zastanie opuszczony grób, zasypany śniegiem. Bo tak dawno tu nie przychodził...
Ale tak nie by
VO - Freaked Out - Kai oneshotWhat's good about night shifts is that they don't make you lie sleepless in your bed. You don't have to replay in your mind all of the things that have happened to you and what could have possibly been changed.VO - Freaked Out - Kai oneshot2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kai didn't want to face it, but work is work and sometimes you have to do certain things. Like working at day time. He knew Aeric was somewhere out of town, summer had just began so he spent all of his free time riding his motorcycle. Kai though didn't feel like driving. He just felt like if he was at the helm right now, he would crash. There were too much energy in him; he felt his fingers grew numb because of muscles in Kai's arms, which were too strained. He wanted to beat, crash and destroy things. Luckily the guy knew what to do in cases like this.
Kai headed home to take his boxing gloves, too bad he left them there. Usually, there was a spare pair of gloves in his car, so that he could go to the gym anytime he needed to. But the old ones had been torn last time he was at
Percabeth ReunionAnnabeth paced the deck of the Argo II, anxious, her stomach flipping.Percabeth Reunion3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Leo- are we there yet?" She asked the curly-haired, Latino captain of the ship.
"Not quite yet, Wise Girl. It's right up ahead though. Don't worry- you'll see Percy soon." He replied with a slight smirk.
Her heart started beating faster, and she stared into the distance at the Roman camp, not even bothering to acknowledge that snide remark with a dirty look. Her mind drifted towards Percy. She pictured the last time she saw him in her mind.
His sea-green eyes that sparkled, his adorable eyebrow knitting, and the way his mouth opened to protest going to sleep without her. She had hushed him and wrapped her arms around his neck, and gave him a deep kiss, which he eagerly gave back. It felt as if they were kissing for centuries, but centuries still wasn't enough. Though, they were demigods, only half god, and had to breathe (sadly).
"I love you, Seaweed Brain. Now go to bed- you need to go." She had told him.
suicidal.it’s like she’s toeing the edge of a cliff andsuicidal.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
she’s smiling and she’s deadly
and you’re standing too far back to save her
and it’s just too late because she’s about
if you want a list of reasons not to commit suicide,
here it is.
1. you have two dogs that will miss you.
they were wagging their tails and smiling
last night when they took you to the hospital
and i couldn’t find the words to tell them
that they should be quiet.
2. you have a car that you cried when you got
and you roll the windows down and blast music
whenever you pick me up from school
and i’m sorry i never sang along, but this is just to say
that you have things that still make you feel alive.
3. you have a sister that is nice about fifteen percent of the time
and loves you the rest of it. trust me, she does.
she does not remember the last time she hugged you
but she wrote about you when her teacher asked her
who her hero was.
4. mom should
Wally and Artemis: AfterIn one quick movement Wally leaned forward and kissed her on the nose. Artemis's eyes narrowed as she glared at him, slightly surprised behind her mask of anger.Wally and Artemis: After3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're lucky green is my favorite color," she said, her anger softening into annoyance as she looked into his deep green eyes, "Cause otherwise you'd be in a lot of pain right now."
He grinned at her with his usual childlike smile. Then an ominous shadow seemed to stir behind his eyes.
" I'm just glad you're okay " he muttered, his expression becoming serious as he looked up at her through his eyelashes. Artemis's pre-made retort caught in her throat as she absorbed the look on his face. The way his gaze seemed to be looking into her, instead of past her, was so out of character for Wally that it took her a few moments to pull her thoughts back together.
"It was just a simulation Wally, it wasn't real. I was never in any danger "
Minus the comma she added in her head. He continued to stare at her with th