Coalition Self-Defense Coalition Standard Self-DefenseCoalition Self-Defense2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Personal self-defense has been a primary concern among most people, of all species, since at least as far back as they can remember, and possibly even longer. Everything from guns, swords, pipes, small animals, and even fists have been employed in the defense of one's self and property, and perhaps others if you're on reasonably good terms. You've probably seen methods of personal protection taught and utilized at your local martial arts training center, church, or even nursery school, perhaps even to great effect.
However, in today's ever expanding universe,
A Fairy's Tale - Part 3Cera and Raz sat comfortably around a small, warm campfire. For the first time since their flight from the pop instance, they rested under the open sky, and yet felt completely safe. Wrapped around them, Vivians tail created a barrier between them, and the outside world. The Naga had wrapped herself so she was on the inside of her own tail, enjoying the conversation between herself, her friend, and their unlikely guest. She had listened intently to the recount of Ceras tale and how she had gotten to where they were now, as well as old battle stories from the mercenary.A Fairy's Tale - Part 36 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Raz was still trying to get over the sheer size of the Na
Fairytales PrologProlog:Fairytales Prolog6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Once upon a time there lived a poor widow and her son Jack. They lived in a cottage and barely had enough to eat. One day, Jacks mother told him that he must take their old dry dairy cow to market and sell her, lest he and his mother starve during the winter.
On his way to market, Jack met an old woman who had with her six strange looking, clear apple green beans.
She told the simple lad that they were magical and persuaded him to trade her his cow for them.
Jack was thrilled, but when his mother saw what her son had brought home instead of money, she grew so angry that she took the beans from him and threw them out the window int
Fairytales chapter oneCHAPTER ONE:Fairytales chapter one6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
~Once upon a time~
The sharp noise still rang in her ears.
It had been a good lamp. Silly, but good. Her mother had let her keep it when she moved out. Sally had always been attached to it for some very odd reason. And now She gazed hopelessly at the bent and tattered lamp. Its cow printed shade was torn and the cow shaped base was now missing its head.
She reached down and cradled the decapitated bovine cranium gently in her soft fingers.
Jason, her nephew had done quite a number on the poor thing.
Of coarse he hadnt meant it. Hed simply been running to answer the door and tripped over the
What's in a name?Prolog:What's in a name?6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
There was nothing for it. He needed the child back.
The last of her family line by all rights should have died years ago. But no, the old Duke was still alive. Oh his mind had long ago failed him. He was old, confused and if it weren't for the intervention of the old mans legal advisers then he probably would have signed his estate over to Cardigan with a smile. That is, if he could have held the pen straight.
If Cardigan didn't move fast, the old man would die and the entire estate would go straight back to the crown, out of his reach.
The girl would be about seventeen now. He would have preferred her to be younger. Younger peo
What's in a name? Chapter twoThe Job:What's in a name? Chapter two6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Derrick was celebrating. He'd just finished a tough job and the pay out had been more than worth it.
Bootlegging. That's what he did. Smuggling illegal goods for rich eccentrics. Some times he smuggled medicine, sometimes drugs, weapons, people on two occasions.
Derrick was out for adventure. He enjoyed taking risks and breaking the law. In short, he was an idiot. But a clever one.
Derrick had never once been caught. For a twenty two year old human, he was the best at what he did.
Right now he was on Gant, a small moon orbiting an uninhabitable gas giant. This was where he and his kind went when they needed a place where the All
What's in a name? Chapter 3Robin:What's in a name? Chapter 36 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Robin was special. Her parents always made a point of telling her this.
Robin was freakish. Her very few acquaintances always made a point of telling her this.
Robin was defiantly not an Orasion. That was just common sense.
Orasions were furless, they had large eyes, lived out in the open air, and had much longer arms then she did. Their fingers weren't padded and they had slightly smaller canines then she did.
Robin was covered from head to toe in honey colored fur, had long, pointy, black tipped ears, and a tail. She had a head of long luxuriant blond hair, and a dusting of small spots on her fur, rather like freckles.
What's in a name? SevenEvery time Derrick took a step the jar would thump against his leg. Robin was sure she would be bruised when she had the time and nerve to look. After a short while the sound of Derricks steps changed. Now instead of the loud booming thump that accompanied each monster stride, there was a loud clack. She could only guess that they were now inside the spaceship.What's in a name? Seven6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
She was still crying, but it was more controlled now. Yes now that she couldn't see the mans incredible bulk she was, just slightly more capable of coherent thought than when she had been held in his colossal hand.
"Why me? Why me?!" her mind screamed at her. There ought to have been
What's in a name? 8The girl looked as if she had just swallowed her own tong. Derrick was sure that under all that fur she was as white s a sheet.What's in a name? 86 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The girl looked away and shook her head. "I-I'm not hungry." She murmured hugging herself tightly. Derrick shrugged.
"Well I am. You don't mind if I eat do you?" Robin couldn't help the sharp intake of breath. She looked up at him with panicked eyes.
Derrick was confused for a few seconds, then realization dawned, and he laughed.
"Not you! Good grief, no your all thin and gangly and would probably get stuck in my teeth. Besides I'm fresh out of ketchup." He winked at her.
Robin did not find this amusing.
What's in a name? 10Robin hadn't been asleep long. An hour at most. She didn't dream. She didn't have time. She was woken up by the loud noise and the rush of displaced air as the door to her little compartment was swung quickly open.What's in a name? 106 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
She started violently and looked around, panicked. For a moment she had no idea what was happening. Then, when she turned around and saw the beaming face of Derrick, everything came back to her.
"G'morning Kido. Sleep well?"
He was a little surprised when Robin shrieked and dashed to the back of the self. She buried herself in the sheets and he could hear her whimper quietly. The last thing she wanted was to be anywhere near Der
UntitledSo pretty so broken,Untitled4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So full of words unspoken,
And promises I never kept,
Dreams I missed cause I never slept.
We can only take so much,
Savoring every secret touch,
Whispers of desire only we can hear,
Desperate embraces we hold so dear.
If we run out of things to say,
I guess it makes our silence okay,
But this emptiness we refuse to touch,
Will someday get the best of us.
Sweetheart was it worth the fuss?
Many Things is this.Prologue/Intro/back-story/Concept/Lots of other stuff.Many Things is this.4 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
They came because they had no home. They were desperate, running out of food and supplies, running from an enemy greater than them, an enemy that still remains a mystery to us. We knew none of this of course.
We were caught completely off guard when they landed. If we had been ready it would have only lead to more death, more senseless, useless death. As it was, many died, many of my friends were killed by them. Anyone who resisted them was shot, or tortured, some were turned into mindless drudges, slaves to do their bidding, others were turned into mindless killing machine, like
Fear Of Loss.As I watch and wait for the next blow,Fear Of Loss.7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
insults passing too and fro,
all the love now turned to hate,
how did it get to this state.
Jealousy and fear of loss,
in this battle i am now tossed.
Love of a man,
and hate of another,
Maybe now it's time for me to take cover.
Fairytales chapter twoChapter 2Fairytales chapter two6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Sally started violently, the sound of breaking glass tearing her from sleep. She quickly looked around her room, searching for anything out of place. But no, everything was as it should be. She rubbed her eyes and ran her hand through her long black hair.
I must have dreamt it. She rationalized. Sighing, she flopped back down on her soft warm blankets.
She was very near sleep again, when the sound of something large and wooden being knocked over made her sit bolt upright, fully awake. She stared at her door for a while, on the other side of which the unmistakable sound of something moving came. Something
A Demon in FelaryaArconius wiped the sweat from his brow and sighed. His typical black coat and hat were ill-suited to the humid atmosphere of this jungle. Kallisti strode ahead of him, and despite the fact she was wearing her typical black armour, she showed no visible signs that it was uncomfortable.A Demon in Felarya6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Dark Goddess, if I may ask, why are we here?" Arconius finally ventured.
Kallisti turned around to face her right-hand servant and smiled, "Why? No reason, I simply enjoy travelling in new worlds."
She sighed and gave Arconius a withering look. "Oh, very well. And if I happen to find it is a potential source of worshippers, souls or other resourc
Fairytales chapter three:CHAPTER THREEFairytales chapter three:6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
~A rough morning~
It wasnt nice, waking up from a deep, dreamless sleep only to be slammed by a wall of nausea. Sally lurched over and threw up last nights big Mac and fries. She rolled over and tried to take stock of her current situation.
Head pounding, eyes watering, throat stinging and stomach empty, body completely weak and sore. The worst part was that she couldnt even remember what had happened to leave her like this.
She concentrated. Subconsciously furrowing her brow.
There had been lots of motion, and green? And her neighbor Jeremy standing in her door way And a fire truck. That was all she
Sparrow Hawk Day VSparrow Hawk Day V1 year ago in Settings More Like This
I should describe how the International Airship Guild is, considering this would be good information to archive.
The International Airship Guild has become a monopoly that rules the skies with an fist of stone. To object and stray from the Guild, means losing your licence to own and fly an Airship. The Guild's main purpose is to ensure that the skies are filled with only the finest captains. (I am not sure how Mirastelle has managed to escape the Guild, if he was a conventional captain, he would most certainly be dead).
To obtain a licence in the Guild, requires a lot of money or a lot of friends. Cost of
Sparrow Hawk Day IIISparrow Hawk Day III1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Please forgive my inconsistency of writing my personal records. The reason for such a terrible mistake of an Archivist is because I have been working, and learning the wonders of the Sparrow-Hawk. My, I think I've have cleaned every last millimeter of the ship! The Captain has taught me all the corners and tricks of the airship.
Yesterday, I had the most remarkable experience, so much so, that I can barely describe it on the parchment I'm writing on!
Yesterday, I watched the crew work on refastening the lines to control the balloon. Molly, as though an acrobat in the circus, managed to maneuver the lines, swinging on them,
Review - Dreadfully Ever AfterReview - Dreadfully Ever After2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This review is for those who have read or are familiar with the previous books in the trilogy, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Dawn of the Dreadfuls, or don't mind knowing some of what happens in them. Dreadfully Ever After, however, will remain spoiler-free.
~Dreadfully Ever After~
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book 3 (Sequel)
By Steve Hockensmith
~ Amazon ~ Borders ~ Powell's ~Elizabeth Darcy has everything a woman could ask for: a large estate, a steady income, a husband she loves and who loves her... Then why is it that lately she can't even bring herself to smile?
Not that there's much to smile a
Review Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesReview Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
~Pride and Prejudice and Zombies~
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Book 2 (Original)
By Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith
~ Amazon ~ Borders ~ Powell's ~
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.
As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Merytonand the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon di
Review of Zombies Don't CryReview of Zombies Don't Cry2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
~Zombies Don't Cry~
Living Dead Love Story
By Rusty Fischer
~ Amazon ~ Powell's ~
~Zombies Don't Blog~
Maddy Swift is just your average high school junior. Good grades, but not too brainy. Preppy, but not obnoxiously so. And definitely not buying this whole "Cursed Home Ec Class" theory her best friend's pushing on her. Sure, three deaths in three months is tragic, but her dad's the coroner and all of them were ruled accidental. End. Of. Story.
Besides, who can worry about curses when there's a new transfer to drool over? Stamp Crosby is currently the most sought after guy in the school, so Maddy's a little more than surprised when sh
Say GoodbyeIt is time to forget the past and to say goodbye ! To hide the sadness behind an empty face ! ... To forget, to excuse and to heal the wounds!Say Goodbye5 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
The repentance only serves to alleviate a bit the pain ! But the time is the effective remedy ... Or perhaps the alcohol ? I do not know it ...
But sometimes I think ..
And ... You were everything that I wanted ... And everything that I had ...
We had it all and we lost it all ! ♥