Aberration - Preview"Who are you?"Aberration - Preview in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That knowledge is reserved for the next," the voice answered, after a long pause.
"What do you mean, the next?"
"One among those who will live," it said.
"You mean I'm going to die?"
"Well, yeah, bu--"
"Nobody will die like you. It's so sad."
"How am I going to die?"
"Fighting. Agonized. Despairing."
"A lot of people die like that."
"Not like you will. Few have suffered what you will be made to face. And none have faced it in such an intensity."
"Why do you want to kill me?"
"It's not you We're after. We want your heart."
"Why? It's a mass-produced machine; you can go find an artificial heart someone's not using."
"We knew you were stupid. We did not know you were this stupid."
"Hey; I'm not an idiot."
"Your heart more than triples your lifespan. You've got a tiny hole leading into the Void, fueling your heart with Aether. Even when your body expires, this heart will continue to work. It's not even working at full cap
Aberration, Part 2Aberration, Part 2Aberration, Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Light met Kane's eyes briefly as he fell back towards the ground. Blindness took him over again as the black sludge enveloped him, becoming his body, restoring his previous size and form.
"Get your clothes back on," he heard his attacker say.
Kane opened his eyes again, shaking a bit. The light stung, but these eyes had just been regenerated by the sludge, so it was natural they'd be a bit sore.
"What are you waiting for?" the attacker asked. "Get your clothes."
Kane felt around for his clothes by the base of the tree, and hurried to put them back on. So many weird things happened in so little time.
After about a minute, he was almost completely dressed again. He stood up slowly, using the tree to brace himself.
Kane laughed quietly. He didn't know why he was laughing. Nothing was funny about his situation.
In the past few minutes, he'd had most of his body matter blown off; his size reduced; he'd been swallowed, thoroughly interrogated, barfed back u
Aberration, Part 1Aberration, Part 1Aberration, Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This is a world where hopes and dreams come to die.
A world deeply descended into darkness, yet at the same time, bathed in light.
As far as worlds go, it's an odd one, and far from pleasant. Its unique set of physics allow antimatter to drift by in vacuum bubbles, not really interfering with anything at first.
But when its field decays... then come the storms. The same kind of storm that took everything from me.
Everything has flaws. In all of existence, there is no such thing as true perfection. There is only progress, towards something better.
And making progress... is difficult.
I was born with a heart condition that would cause me to die within a few months of my birth. My father, an amazing man, crafted an artificial heart for me, and I was able to survive, thanks to him.
Over time, voices formed in my head, and kept getting louder and louder, and more numerous. Eventually, they became less prominent; and I got used to them, I guess. I've never reall
Stonejaw 1 roughMy first thoughts when I woke up? That what I had was anything but a normal headache and that my room was too hot. I had no idea what was in store for me. How was I supposed to know that the new day would be the beginning of a new life?Stonejaw 1 rough in Scraps More Like This
I opened my eyes and found myself face to face with a foxtaur. Pure black fur and green eyes. I didn't even know they came in that color.
"Hello!" The taur's youthful voice chimed. An odd woody scent surrounded it. "Glad to see you're awake."
"What're you doing here?" I mumbled, in too much pain to really care why they were in my room.
"Sleeping den is public land, y'know? I'm off duty right now, figured I'd meet the new gal." The creature had breasts that contrasted sharply with its boyish voice.
I looked away the moment I saw that they were uncovered, rubbing the sleep from my eyes at the same time. "Well, if you've gotta be in my room, could you at least be useful? Snag some painkiller out of the top drawer."
"Way ahead of you. Do you want the OTC or
The Fall of VelocityFall of VelocityThe Fall of Velocity in Short Stories More Like This
A "War of the Words" Short story by TheTrueCyberneko(Raymond Carson)
It had been several years since the Seraphim invaded. Sarah leaned on the guardrail surrounding the balcony. She could see the entire city, high above on the Harbinger Cannon building. She glanced towards the sky, the shields enveloping the city cast a soft blue glow on the on the silver buildings. The massive barrel of the Harbinger Cannon gleamed like a trophy.
She gazed to her left, the massive rail-gun's ammunition tower loomed among the cityscape. It had been long emptied during the first Invasion. The cannon was more or less a monument now. Looking to her right, her eyes fell upon the huge Ion Reactor, it's core exposed and gleaming with bright blue plasma. It was the life-support of the city, supplying the shields and each of the Tirashan's homes with energy. Millions of terawatts pulsed within the bright core.
A slight breeze tickled her face and ruffled the fabric of the nightgown she wore, h