Dragonized, chapters 0,1, and 2.Chapter 0- through the fire and flames.
Fire and smoke... that's all that I could remember...
...Everything was hurting.... where was I? The smoke had started to clear some, but my eyes couldn't seem to focus on anything, it was all blurry... something green, I could see something green everywhere, and brown, below all the green was brown.
Red danced around me, coming from parts of gray stuck in the brown... why were my ears ringing so bad?
“Holy... are you seeing this Tanner?” Comes from off to my right, it was tinny, must have been the ringing, I try to look that way and everything flashes red, and I let out a roar of pain, but something was wrong, it was wispy, no strength to it, and my chest burned.
“It's alive too, damn!” Says another voice, something had started up out in the distance... what was it? Barking?
“Agh, we don't have time for this, they're still hunting for miracle man here. Getting close too.” says one I haven't heard before...
Suprise package pt 1*Beep* "Well, this something I thought i'd never do, I'm not one for audio journals or anything but i'm being paid for this, also something i didn't expect but i'll just roll with it." A sigh followed, causing a burst of static for a few seconds. "I whould start with my youngest memories but they only want the part where things go crazy..."Suprise package pt 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Saturday, Febuary 1
I wake to the sound of the A/C turning on with my face buried in my pillow like usual. I push myself up and over to the left side of the bed, I just sit there for a few minutes trying not to fall back to sleep, shaking my head, i reach over and grab my phone turning it on and checking the time " 4:59?" i mumble as I set it back down and stand up. Stretching, I look around my bedroom. In front of me was the walk in closet... nothing interesting there, behind me sat a lovely window that would shine light into my face each morning if i slept in to long, right to the left of it was "the center" a jumbled mass co
EVOlution 5 pt 2I keep replaying the scene in my mind, with his words and his actions. The people were milling around, ignorant to the tense scene several seconds ago, something about him was off, and it was more than just the fact that he's a shifter like me, or that he's my age... maybe actually younger.EVOlution 5 pt 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The chill hadn't left my spine since he had said the last sentence and made that creepy departure tactic of blending into the crowd.
I still had time left.... maybe just under three hours, until I could get a look at all those files that I took off their servers. I lean away from the table and keep watch at the crowds in my vision, his words had made me paranoid, just them knowing that I was alive was bad enough, but to know where I was and have someone like that keep watch? Damn nightmare was what it was.
I sigh and stand, no point in being here for now, but... I was going to go buy something before I left for "home" so that if certain issues arise they'll be taken care of. I advance up the levels
A new beginningA new beginning in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Normal days, just go out of control sometimes.
Dallas, Texas; Local Time; 3:41pm, Friday, 13th of May, 2033
"Shane, did you order this?"
I look up to see mom holding a box about two feet wide and half as long held under one arm. I was helping fix up the tv they had gotten... oh which was a 56" wall mounted tv, my mom had never been good with electronics and even in twenty years she hasn't improved, though the claws made it a little harder, considering she was a dragon and all.
"Is it from Alex?" she looks and and replies with "Yes" I slide backwards away from the tv and get up.
"Wonder why it came to you... but yes I ordered it from him." I say as I stretch my wings and arms... yes wings, I'm a dragon, what do you expect? The wide open space allows me to reach my full span before folding them back up, the solid black was in contrast to the white walls and ceiling, which by the way was about 30 feet high, big
EVOlution 8Flying to put it simply is awesome.EVOlution 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I had trailed 101 from the apartment to halfway across the city... the sun had just started it's decline in the sky. There was something about flying that was strangely calming and yet thrilling... so much that I didn't notice where we were headed until it was just barely in sight.
“The apartments? That isn't the place I was thinking you'd head for one-oh-one.”
He air brakes and ends up grazing up beside me “Not just any apartments, yours... or rather that of the one you were cloned from.” He says nonchalantly.
“I know, but still, why here? The gov obviously knows where this place is and are watching it.”
He smirks, showing some of those large steak-knife teeth “That's the beauty of it, that's if they didn't think you were stupid enough to come back here, they guessed if you were compromised you would run, try to get out of moderate territory or something similar.”
“Okay, but still, we're two very
EVOlution 7I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe...EVOlution 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Don't make a sound, or we're both dead.” The voice whispers from behind me. The voices get steadily closer until they suddenly start fading, probably taking a turn on the hallway to another part of the floor. The grip around my throat kept tight until they were completely out of earshot, then he lets go, so I do the natural thing and whirl on him after a quick breath, but stop when I notice it's...
“Dominick?” I say, surprise managing to make it's way into my voice.
“What? Expecting it to be your little friend?” He says, voice lowered some as if he's afraid of being overheard.
Come to think of it “Yeah, I did expect it to be him, why the choking and the secrecy BS?” I ask, still tense.
“Because they don't trust me any, and they shouldn't, because of what they are about to do.” He says, taking a look out into the hallway.
“The virus they plan on releasing tomorrow?” His reacti
EVOlution 10I wake up when the SUV comes to a sudden stop, my head flinging forward and hitting the passenger-side seat.EVOlution 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oof” I push myself back, that's what I get for not wearing a seatbelt. I look around, we were in the middle of a parking lot near a mall. 101 and Torrent had switched places at one point and 101 was back in his human form, cursing some guy who had pulled suddenly in front of him which had quickly backed out and sped away. 101 pulls into the now empty space and shuts off the SUV.
“Where are we?”I ask to Torrent, who looks up and over to me“Not where we need to be. We need to get another vehicle, one less noticeable. I shake off some sleep and think for a second “We're gong to steal one aren't we?”
“Not much choice. But it there's plenty to choose from.” We get out, Nova had taken off the chest plate of his body armor, giving him a more civilian look. Still the bare feet of both me and 101 could attract attention, if any
Birthday wish gone rightHow is it that when you think everything has settled into a routine something changes to shatter all that you know? I may never know, but things always change right? Well I wasn't expecting the change that happened today.Birthday wish gone right in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a normal day, well not normal for me, wake up, get dressed and run around the base for morning exercise, but here's the difference, it was my ninteenth birthday, and I had taken off the next few days to do things... mainly just be lazy. But I get a phone call as I'm walking out after breakfast by someone that I didn't expect.
"Incoming call from: Shyren." Shyren? Hadn't heard from him in months. I accept the call and lobby outside.
"What's up Red?"
"Nothing much Shane, but happy birthday man."
"Thanks, So how's it going with you?"
"Got my job back and got the supervisor fired at the same time, I take it you're still in the airforce?"
I get sarcastic with him "No, I'm a mailroom clerk."
He barks a short laugh "Then you have seriously downgraded my friend. So are
Abyss- A water dragon TF storyIf you stare into the abyss....Abyss- A water dragon TF story in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
...The abyss stares back into you.
The boy crouched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea, he couldn't have been over thirteen or 5 foot 3 as he stared down over the edge to the rocks below with green eyes, tan cargo shorts and a navy blue t-shirt made up his attire. A tiny forest bordered the cliff behind him as two people, obviously his friends make their way through this forest to him...
"Max!" the older of the boys called to the boy on the cliff...
I sigh and look back at Kyle, his black hair moving just enough to see him standing a few feet behind him.
"What?" I asked causualy.
"Why'd you leave?" Jake asks, stuffing his hands into his baggy jeans, he was 6 feet tall and had spiky brown hair and a scar that ran just under his left eye, which was blue. He had taken off his shirt, reavealing the sweaty muscles underneath.
"That last hit from that giant just about made me lose my lunch... besides my asthma's acting up." I say as I stand and look
EVOlution part 5 pt oneI stumble out of a nightmare into complete darkness, falling onto the floor... I almost thought I was still in the nightmare until the the cold floor put me back into reality... the lights were still off and we were underground... no sunlight.EVOlution part 5 pt one in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Aurora lights on-
The lights glare blinds me for a full minute, maybe I should have just kept it a minimum. I watch the room come into focus, nothing new... until I turn and look at the bed.
There were massive gouge marks in the steel wall, the bed was spared most of it, but one of the pillows was completely shredded... if I turned... I check and yep, tail hole ripped through the pants... great. Standing up the damage looked a little less bad, considering the gouges were angled, could just pass it off as a decoration... at least there wasn't any wires or anything that I could see through the steel. I look around and see the disposal chute holding right by the counter, it would probably fall to the bottom, be compressed and shoved up on a
New beginnings 9Shane--->New beginnings 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So here we are, just accomplished one of the things we sent off to do, and then we have to stop that and turn it back on. This is messed up, but at least I can ask Blake what's going on.
“So I'm going to ask the biggest question, why did you have us turn the magnetic propulsion back on Blake?” I say over the speakerphone.
"Well, turning it off would have fired us. We found the generator. Open Ion Fusion, and with this design, it doubles as the secondary propulsion." Good explanation, though I had no idea what open-
Alex meanwhile interrupts my train of thought with "I think I turned that secondary propulsion on. Meanwhile a pressing question, this ship has open ion fusion?"
"Yeah, ions being bombarded into each other into it's own personal sun. Hydrogen into Helium into Sodium ex-cetira. And it's a good thing you turned it on slowly. We only got a few flares." Miniature sun? That sent a bad feeling straight down my spine to the tip of my tail.
I ask "A few? And th
A long journey 4Some twists in life are simply strange. I lived in the year 2012 and was on my way to South America. The plane crashed on its way and I was captured and thrown back into the year 616 BC. But it didn't stop there. I was turned into a black dragon and had no idea that I had been thrown back in time until I met another dragon. He had bound himself to the land and had waited for the first member of the new dragonic race. He ascended after he had taught me everything I needed and I stayed behind, waiting through the centuries to save my race from imprisonment. I showed them how to live as dragon, after I managed to release them from their wardens and taught them the things they would need to survive by themselves, until we got discovered.A long journey 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I used the time until the plane would arrive and dived in the ocean around the island of Corvo. Being a black dragon, who could stay under water as long as he wanted, made it easy to explore the underwater nature and to catch fish. Don't think a 42 meter l
A long journey 5Some twists in life are simply strange. I lived in the year 2012 and was on my way to South America. On the way, the plane crashed, I was captured and thrown into the year 616 BC. But it didn't stop there. I was turned into a black dragon and had no idea, that I had been thrown back in time, until I met another dragon. He had bound himself to the land and had waited for the first member of the new dragon race, going into ascension after he had taught me all I needed. I stayed behind, waiting through the centuries to save my race from capture. I managed to release them from their wardens and taught them how to live as dragon. We got discovered and several groups of scientists began to study us, while the ancient found a way to communicate with us and announced their return to teach the new dragons should they find their names.A long journey 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was the forth day after the rebirth of the draconic race and things began to look promising. We managed to get rid of one of the scientist groups, which kidnap
In the dark 1The world burned. Whole continents were engulfed in fire, leaving nothing behind except ashes and another black patch on the face of the earth. It was no normal fire. It never was. Myth and humans alike perished, even the dragons with their extreme resistance against fire fell after seconds of exposure. Some called it righteous, others believed it to be the wrath of some entity. But it didn't matter in the end, as both sides were eaten by the flames.In the dark 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I survived the first wall and was flying westwards since I started to fly over the Atlantic, away from the flame wall which moved around the earth and the many graves of friends and loved ones. A trip around my hometown saved me from the wall, but got my parents and everyone I knew in the process. The crystal didn't work, either of the disturbance by this unnatural flames or because there was no point left the crystal could reach. I crossed France after two days, keeping a lookout for Jessica or anyone else. But the streets were devoured f
Dragonclaw 9Clashes and rattling of chains opened the following day for me. Several dragon with the help of half dragons, had begun to lift a large combination of chains and ropes towards the ceiling of the cave, causing a huge amount of noise in the process. They were building a complex net with those and left only two spaces free of them, while closing the opening between two of the larger pillars in the outer ring if of the cave. Those spaces weren't that large, half dragons and griffins still should be small enough to be able to fit through them with their wings being open. The cave itself was mostly empty besides the dragons with the net and the guards which were present around the clock.Dragonclaw 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Marko was awake already and sat besides Tanja, while chatting a bit. Nick too was there and tried to watch the work of the dragons with his flashlight. A short stretch, a yawn and the noises my armor made, caused Nick to hold it towards me, blinding me for a short second until he realized what he did. Marko
Dragonclaw 3.1Waking up the next day was still strange. I curled myself up before I went to sleep and my left wing kind of shielded my head as I woke up. It startled me a bit that I hadn't had this body for a whole day and already did things I hadn't even thought about. Yet it felt rather normal to lay in that position and I would have slept away again, hadn't an sudden noise to my right caught my attention.Dragonclaw 3.1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So I lifted my wing and bent my head towards where I had heard the noise. It was Stefan who more or less jumped up and was backing up against the wall, while eying me nervously.
"Good morning Stefan." I yawned, not wanting to startle him any further
"Not used to lay besides a dragon?"
"Morning Rob. No, not really sorry. It just kind of makes me nervous." Stefan replied, still with a slightly shacking voice
"I didn't want to make you fell uneasy. It's difficult to tell. As I woke up I saw you and was a bit scared."
"Ah it's ok. I think I would have acted similar, if we had our places switched." I
Dragonclaw 8We stayed in the hospital for the rest of the day, watching a slowly growing number of other students to arrive. Though only those who had broken their necklace and who lived in this tower. Most of them had broken limps, only a few had bite marks or worse. Some chatting revealed that the majority of wounds originated from careless stunts. Some fights with the wildlife forced others to return and a few had to because of very bad luck. None of them had an encounter with the Others, but they still were frightened as we told our story to them. It showed that all of us had taken the danger as mere theory and why not? The secret organization was in our dimension and therefore far away from us right now. Why worry about them now? It had shocked everyone as we told them and sent the leadership of the towers in deep confusion. Jason and the other two had left after we arrived and non had heard from them since then. We kept out ears open as the staff of the hospital released us in the evening anDragonclaw 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A long Journey 3Some twists in life are simply strange. I lived in the year 2012 and was on my way to South America. On the way, the plane crashed, I was captured and thrown back into the year 616 BC. But it didn't stop there. I was turned into a black dragon and had no idea that I was thrown back in time, until I met another dragon. He bound himself to the land and waited for the first member of the new dragonic race, going into ascension shortly after he had taught me all I would need. I stayed behind and waited through the centuries, guiding my past self to fall into the portal and closed the circle, like it was foretold in the scrolls of the first race. I freed my race from scientists after that task, leading them into an unknown future.A long Journey 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My whole race was sitting in front of me, nineteen dragons without names and one child. One could say that so few wouldn't make a race, which was able to survive. But this statement didn't include our average lifetime. We dragons could live for a very long time an
A strange rescueIt was a sunny day in the valley of Frondalin and a slight breeze of wind bent the lush grass along the road in a beautiful way. The only thing the valley was known for was the returning beauty of the flowers and trees, but it lead to quite an income in the spring when hordes of artists and scholars would make their appearance and marvel at the unique sight. It was the time when everyone forgot about the looming danger of the mountains and everything that was locked behind them over the long winter time, while celebrating the arrival of the Sun and warmth. This spectacle was one of many that the people of the north were doing over the course of the year and had added to the belief that they were, in fact an uncivilized tribe of savages who lived from everything that grew out of the ground without giving a second thought about what laid behind the mountains.A strange rescue in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A belief that was only held by people who never traveled up there and one that was dropped as soon as someone would actually
In the dark IntroThe room was dark and filled with an odor common to older libraries. Scrolls and papers laid around wildly, some even burned from the previous battle that had occurred but minutes ago. Six shapes moved towards a seventh who laid in the middle of the room, breathing heavily from the beating he had taken. Weapons still pointed onto the downed opponent, while the six finally stopped their approach and took position around him.In the dark Intro in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You see, digging in the wrong place never is a good idea in the first place." The largest shape began, "We told you once and warned you something like this would happen. But it didn't stop you from continuing."
"The knowledge can't be withhold forever, even by you and your threats." The laying shape replied weakly, "All must know about you and your secrets."
"Everyone who must know does, even if they don't like it." The largest shape answered somewhat amused, "They're even organizing and leading the forces in the dark to stop us. Though the myth councils will never
In the dark 3.1Edge and Rex emerged on the other side of the portal and darted away from it, leaving Zorath behind in the city. He had ended the pursued as they dived into it and headed towards the higher tiers of the city. The two didn't waste any time too, heading westwards away from the portal and into a nearby forest.In the dark 3.1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What did just happen?” Edge asked confused, “What is this nonsense about Rob being a traitor?”
“Don't ask me.” Rex answered, while shrugging, “I know as much as you do at the moment. But something is seriously wrong in the city and Zorath behavior was more than strange to me.”
“Yeah. As if he was a completely different person.” Edge said further.
His continued thoughts were interrupted as the radio picked up a transmission, broadcast on the regular dragon channel.
“To all search parties. Your council speaking. I hereby declare c.” The radio said. The middle of the sentence being silenced by a sudden interferenc
Aerie Yet again it was time for plowing. I dreaded this time of year since it meant that I would have to work next to the horses for long periods. The horses always were nervous when I was around, so much so that plowing became nearly impossible. Once I had asked my father why he did not plow while I cleared away the rocks. He had replied that I was too young to be doing such heavy work.Aerie in Settings More Like This
So this year, like every one previously, he hitched up the horses, lined the plow up for the first furrow, turned to me as I stand off to the side and said, "Alright, all yours."
I stepped forward, took the reigns, and like every year that I could remember, the horses instantly began blowing and stomping nervously. "Go ahead, ' my father encourages. So I started.
Again, the same story as the years before. No matter what I tried to do, the horses simply tried to get away from me. The plow leaned and jerked, and the furrow veered drunkenly.
Frost Bite"I can't go back to yesterday- because I was a different person then."Frost Bite in Settings More Like This
The storm was getting worse, and I still had no shelter. My fingers and toes were numb despite the thick, heavily insulated boots and mittens I wore. The wind tugged at the hood of my parka and found every gap in my clothing, chilling whatever skin it touched almost instantly. The beam of my headlamp revealed nothing but a cone of swirling snow and fog. I had lost my bearings a long time ago; now I was stumbling blindly through the blizzard. Anyone can tell you that the first rule to follow when you get lost is to stay put, but at the moment staying put would mean death by hypothermia.
The entire point of my being out here was for me to learn how to survive cold weather without help; just a part of the year long SERE course that had so far taught me how to survive and travel in both forests and deserts. But this time, in the arctic section of the course, something had gone terribly wrong as
ReflectionsGroggily I jumped down from the top of the bunk-bed where I slept and walked toward the bathroom in the hall, sidestepping what toys I could and wincing when I stepped on the ones I couldn't. My little sisters not only made their own room look like a small explosion had occurred there, but they spread inevitably to the rest of the house. At least they kept out of my room for the most part.Reflections in Short Stories More Like This
I really hate when I have the kind of dream that wakes you up in a cold sweat, but you can't remember anything about except that you were terrified. Fortunately my dreams are usually the ones that resemble some kind of a movie/real life crossover written by an intoxicated author.
This one had been a little of both, or at least I think it had been, since my mind at three in the morning was not up to anything besides getting a drink of water. The bathroom was lit by the streetlight outside. I have no idea why they stuck one on a street as out of the way as the one my house sat on, but it's there anyway
here be dragons: TF --REDONE--It was like any other day in school. I had been unable to wake up, thanks to both the fact that I had slept at one in the morning, and my alarm clock's flat battery. This resulted in me having to rush to school. However, I was lucky, and managed to stumble into the assembly plaza just as the first bell rang.here be dragons: TF --REDONE-- in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sadly, I was not as lucky with regard to my wallet, as I discovered that it contained a grand total of two dollars. Still, I had to eat, as my stomach had grumbled during the first lecture of the day. Thankfully, I was able to afford a cup of fruit punch and a plate of chicken rice.
Having not much time left before the next lesson, I wolfed down the food, together with the punch, which tasted strange. Something told me that my stomach would give me trouble over it later.
I was right, and throughout the entire day, my stomach was churning, and my organs felt as it they were going on a tour of my entire body. This led to my loss of concentration during the subsequent lessons, and I w
Physical Training"Class, give me one round around the track, then thirty pushups, dips and crunches. That's considered one set. I want you all to do three sets. Go, now!"Physical Training in Short Stories More Like This
I groaned, as my classmates and I started running. It was only the first week of school, yet the PE department had already gone all out with its physical training programme. As we ran along the track, several of us began to complain about the programme. Obviously, no one had worked out during the holidays. To add to our misery, the track was wet, and the water was constantly splashing onto our legs and shoes, making the running experience worse.
After three rounds around of the track, ninety pushups, dips and crunches later, we dragged ourselves back to class, retrieved our bags and left school, as PE was our last lesson of the day. I knew for sure that my body would be aching for the rest of the week.
--The next day---
As usual, my alarm sounded at six in the morning, and I dragged myself out of bed, and changed into my uniform. I be
Seeing Things Differently Chpt1: ChangesSeeing Things DifferentlySeeing Things Differently Chpt1: Changes in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Changes
"Alright, gentlemen, your 12 km route march will begin shortly, after which you'll be transiting directly to your field camp site. Understand?" Barked the sergeant, at the bunch of us recruits who had already formed up in our rows, ready to start the march.
Field camp is arguably the apex of a recruit's training, in which 4 days are spent living in the field, in this case the forest. It is the time when the sergeants get sadistic, sleep is lost, yet new things are still learnt. What ran through my mind as I shouted an affirmative together with the rest of the company was what our commander had said to us some time back, 'After field camp, you'll all see things differently, very differently. You'll come out a changed man and more importantly, a soldier.'
As we marched off, I couldn't help but wonder how things would go for the next four days...
At least morale was high, and as we marched, we began to sing.
"Training to be soldiers,
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'Beep beep beep'
"Alright, alright I'm awake! just shut up already!" I grumbled while reaching over and silencing the alarm clock. Needless to say, I wasn't quite a morning person.
Grumbling even more about having to start work so early, I made my way to the toilet and washed up, before heading to the wardrobe to pick my clothes for the day.
As usual, when I opened the cupboard door, a dragon's head stared out at me. It was bright red, with a pair of yellow horns, plus yet another smaller one on the tip of the snout. Along the back of the head, on either side, ran two sets of three slightly shorter white horns. The clear blue eyes stared out at me blankly. It was the head that belonged to my fursuit, with the rest of the suit kept in another bit of the cupboard itself, folded nearly.
I liked to joke with my friends that since the head seemed to stare out at me everyday, I wouldn't be surprised if it started talking to me. However, I was wel
Act the part"What?... Fever So you cannot come?...Ok . Wait, then who'll play the dragon?" Then, Hao Jie put down the phone, and looked at me. "Keane, you like dragons right? Here's your chance to be one. Darrel has a fever, and can't come. I need you to take his place."Act the part in Short Stories More Like This
"Hao Jie, I'm the Logistics committee chief, I work behind the scenes, and I'm no actor! Get someone else!" I exclaimed, trying to hammer into the event organiser's thick skull that I had no intension to go on stage. He had spent the past week pestering me to take up a role in the play, as he believed the rumours that said that I was a good actor. The only reason why I let him continue was because both of us were good friends, and I didn't want to damage our friendship over such a petty matter.
"Come on la, Keane, No one will be able to see your face! You'll be in the costume anyway, so for that matter, no one will be able see any part of you for that matter!" He seemed equally exasperated.
"Uncle ah, wheneve
NaNo novel: Displaced chapter 1DisplacedNaNo novel: Displaced chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: spirited away
As usual, I made my way to the library, toting a large bag full of work to boot. I was counting down to the big national examinations, which were but a week away. Left before my first paper, and I was nowhere as prepared as I would have liked to be…
I strolled into the library, the blast of cool air from the escaping air conditioning providing a refreshing respite from the hot muggy air of the outside. I made my way to the second floor where the study tables were. However, I was somewhat disappointed to find most of the tables already taken. I spent some time walking around, looking for a seat.
Eventually, I settled for a seat in a reasonably lit corner, and took out my materials and began to study. I was presently focusing on math, because mildly put, I had done horrendously in that subject in the preliminary examinations and was hoping to salvage the situation. But then again, that was more or less the case for all my subjects… I was t
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Chapter 1: Recce
The alarm beeped and the lights came on in the bunk, breaking me out of the embrace of my slumber. However, I opened my eyes a tad too slowly, for I was promptly smacked in the snout with a pillow thrown by my buddy, Samuel.
“Get up. 5.30 already!” He quipped, shaking me awake. Most of the humans in my platoon were more or less used to having me, a dragon, around, and treated me the same as everyone else. This included rude awakenings.
“Stop it, bitch! I’m awake!” I mumbled into the pillow, as I peeled myself off the bed and reached into my cupboard habitually, to look for a pair of glasses that I no longer needed. I still kept them at home, though, as a momento of when I was human. The change in form had brought with it perfect eyesight, and a slew of memories and knowledge, of a life past as Tano’rath, and I went by both that name and Kean these days. Most of the knowledge was way ahead of it’s time, like faster than
PhotosensitivityPhotosensitivityPhotosensitivity in Short Stories More Like This
I had spent the past week out in the sun, doing work for the community. They were organizing a fun-fair, and I had volunteered to help in the setting up of the booths and tents. However, I had not known that it would entail a week toiling under the hot sun. Still, I had volunteered, so the job had to be done.
I was having a bad day in school. I had been late, and had to serve detention later. As I stepped out of the staffroom, having just been caught, I felt a strange tingling sensation on my skin. I ignored it, being already late for my lecture.
The lecture was on physics, on light. The teacher had shown several videos, which were very interesting, only that the projector was not co-operating, and the videos seemed to have something wrong, but I could not put my finger on it. However, whenever a video was screened, my skin would tingle. Something was amiss.
After the lecture, I had another two lessons, the last of which ended at 12. As I cut across the assembly plaza
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“No, seriously, just go away. I haven’t even had what, five minutes to myself since I met you. Is ten minutes too much to ask?” I spluttered at the object of my frustration, the gold dragon in his biped form, standing in front of me. This was not the first time I was saying this. In fact, it was probably the fourth or fifth time, and I was very sure that it would not be the last time either.
The dragon in question snorted indignantly. “I DO give you your privacy. Especially when you ask for it!”
“Bah! Stepping 5cm to the left or right is hardly privacy. You’d might as well not bother. It’s already bad enough that the army is taking up all my time on weekdays, and now you’re eating up my weekends as well! There isn’t a week, a day, an hour or a minute when I don’t turn around to see that damn snout of yours! Seriously man, give me a break!” I shot back, throwing my arms into the air in frus
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Chapter 16: siege
Quickly, we winged our way to the castle.
Things didn’t look good. The battle was already raging, with bipeds and quads alike in the air battling, and fire issuing from both sides. On the ground, the humans were fending off yet another three quads, and although there were many humans around, they were having a very hard time, for they lacked the scales and in some places the armour that the bipeds had. There had simply been not enough time to make enough armour for the entire human and biped population…
The humans numbers had thinned, but not by much as they made up for their lack of armour with adaptability and agility. The quads were both bleeding from various wounds all over the place.
Here and there, the snipers could be seen, either in the air or in some bush or a grove of trees doing their thing. Dal went off to find a spot, while I settled for a nice little bush which I lay down behind.
Eventually, I saw Dal take flight and join the areal
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A transformational tale
Would anyone ever know how the search for oil reserves with discovery of new fields could yield an incredible event in biology? Weirder things have happened where one technology starts or advances another. Even weirder still are when technology and myth come crashing together. Over the years, the well bores went deeper and deeper into the earth, with wider and wider diameters. Technology continued to make the process capable of these extremes, but nature had some advances in store for us as well as a few surprises.
On a flat spot in the coastal hills of lower Washington State, the massive rig churned and banged, sending the four foot wide syringe into the Earths' mantle. This drill was tipped with high powered ultrasonic cutters around the edge of that hollow tube's snout. Slowly rotating and cutting through all materials, the waste or "spoil" being quickly pumped to the surface under steam pressu
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A Post - Transformative Tale
As we talked, Draco noted that the probable reason why I now looked this way was a response. In his readings while studying at the Council, it was found that dragons can adapt to needs placed on them, even change as sub-species, like to a sea dragon as Captain Larsen was. Could we do this rapidly or often, probably not.
“Well D’, it looks like I was thinking of needing to be a pure flying machine, of some kind,” I replied.
“Russ, don’t forget, your change was only moving slowly before we came here, but it picked up speed after you went unconscious at the lake. By the time we got you here to the base, you were too big for the ER table so we brought you in here on a service cart used to move cargo. All of your injuries were gone, so we just monitored the growth,
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A Post - Transformative Tale
Stepping from the chief’s office, I’m led to the agents’ room, to a desk with a Computer, file cabinet with dust about 1” deep on all. “So, my first training is on examining a crime scene?” I smile, putting down everything but pocketing badge and holster.
“Why not?” Edge returns, adding “But first lets greet you with the rest of the team.” motioning me to follow back to the main room. A Red dragon appears, with yellow markings , a lab coat (with pocket protector carrying microsoft logo) and a tablet computer. He’s actually doing stylus graphics while walking plus talking into a headset to someone. Taking out his cellular, Edge dials and the approaching dragon puts his conversation on hold saying “Go!” to which Edge replied “
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A Post - Transformative Tale
Some of my most memorable days, dragon or human , have been those with no plan. The kind of days where you walk out the door and just see what comes along. In the years of my worst leg problems, doing this had become unheard of, since any time moving was both limited and precious. Such times were planned with military and scientific efficiency. Get the most done per walking move. You arranged it to get the most sights, scenes, shops and tasks done with the least moves.
Planning like it was almost a lunar landing for details, knowing where every rest point was and every badly designed curb, door thresh-hold or store with floors that were too clean and could produce a slide. Maximize results for least risk, tactical level planning and strategy and you got good at doing it, congratulating yourself on the mission
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A transformation tale
Chapter 6 "A new home beckons"
Our Lawyer, Ethan returned two days later, updating us on things happening behind the scenes. So far we had heard a lot of posturing and banter but no plans or positions.
"Guys, its moving along , but slowly, you may need to be ready to spend some time on this one. As expected, the man/woman on the street does not have a hatred of dragons, as long as one doesn't plan on moving next door to them." he said. Brad spoke for us in that we were in it for the long haul, especially since not much else was available.
By the end of the week, Gary had 120 offers of marriage, Tom an offer to join a reality TV show, while Brad got a request to show up at a symposium on paleobiology plus an offer to ghost write a script for Jurassic Park 4....In short, no results yet on our long term goals.
The governments, agencies, UN among the rest were all deadlocked. It seems we were
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Chapter 7 "A new day" - Conclusion
At daybreak everyone was on deck and ready. Trouble was with us almost immediately as fog began rolling in so our speed began dropping. The visibility was a few hundred feet. we hoped that maybe we could slip through but the luck was soon gone as a boatload of supremacists passed us in the soup so a few portholes and bridge windows were shot out. Our location was known as the Captain began turning towards the coast while getting outside the sea lanes for safety from the marauders, but it would only be so long before being spotted again, for it was a morning fog - soon it was lifting.
Suddenly a ship heaved out of the fog, almost broadsiding us as we hit the decks expecting a close volley from guns this time. The big letters G-R-E-E-N-P-E-A-C-E whizzed past us then the ship fell in behind us close, soon pulling alongside as - an escort! There is a long Eastern d
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A Post - Transformative Tale
True to Doc Crazikc’s prediction, Yours truly along with most of the other recipients of TF2 simply adapted to life for the second time then went on about our way. In hindsight, it was actually the one remaining slice of normal we each probably had at the time. This was because the Earth was quickly changing ...not the planet, but the forms that lived on it.
After synthetic transformation came the audio actuated method, which was uncovered in the Council’s music library. The subject of transformation widened far beyond dragons to include most of the anthro’ genre and in a wide variation of both the degree of departure from human plus the mixtures of different creatures with it. The sky was pretty much the limit now.
A few things remained the same, the sun came up each morning an
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The Transport Captain and Pilot joined us, the news they brought was that our perpetrator was still airborne. Now that the skies were clear of commercial or private flights, the radar picture was a lot clearer so ourselves, it and geese were all that showed. While we were heading west, it had attacked a small town, heavy damage. The next stop was apparently lunch, a small dairy herd to be exact, then starting the afternoon off by derailing a train. A strike by Warthogs and Apaches was driven off about thirty minutes ago.
In twenty minutes we would turn South to descend at full throttle, gaining speed. Over Petersen AFB we would exit while the transport would turn back north to Denver, not slowing down until the tires hit runway. We would be starting fifty miles north of the creature, hope
Gene Stealer's Chapter I (Edited)Chapter 1Gene Stealer's Chapter I (Edited) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today was just the usual drag: wake up, rub my eyes, get up, and actually wake up with a shower. The torture of waking up over, I grabbed my normal wear, which was a green or red T-shirt, paired with black jeans. I finished my dressing, then poured myself a bowl of LIFE cereal, and headed out of the kitchen. I sat myself down and watched some TV on the green recliner sofa.
Unlike what I usually do, I decided to watch the news for a change, instead of SpongeBob and Fairly OddParents on YTV to pass the time. I don't know why, but today I chose to watch the news. Generally I hate watching it since it normally bores me all the time, but for some reason I just watched it. As usual, it tormented me for about an hour until the incredible happened: a news report that was actually interesting! This news report was about a group of thieves that broke into a science lab during the night, stealing a unique device of unknown abilities, and the lab itself wasn't talking.
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Just because I was too tired to think about the events, that doesn't mean that my subconscious wasn't. I dreamed that I was standing at the top of a cliff, and a grand valley loomed over me, large as the eye could see. Below me raged a war. Hundreds of soldiers fought beasts of all sizes and colors, each beast looking at least as terrible as the one I had seen. The soldiers blasted away at the monsters, with weapons that went from assault rifles to miniguns, and even mortars and howitzers, trying to cut down every monster that crossed the killzone. But it wasn't enough. I saw a veritable army of monsters rush the line, just to be gunned down. I thought the soldiers were winning, until I saw the reinforcements. Any attempt to warn them fell on deaf ears, and I was helpless to watch the destruction.
Flying beasts swooped down, massacring dozens, while monsters behind the front line lobbed rocks that did more damage than the artillery. The flying beasts looped for another devas
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I woke up in a daze, and started panicking, thinking I was late from school, until the memories started flooding back. I'd been kidnapped, tortured by some freaky machine, and nearly got killed by some monster. That had not been a fun day.
Complementing the bad memories, I also felt sick to my stomach. I don't know what that machine had done, but it'd definitely done something.
I looked at the cell door. Solid. So, I had nothing to do but sit around and wait. Time went by, and the only thing that changed was the pain, which was getting worse. Not only that, but I was starting to get hungry as well. They couldn't just let me starve in here, could they? I began to pace the room, anything to take my mind off the hunger and pass the time.
"Come on, where are they?" I yelled into the cell, the hunger pangs growing stronger.
The faint noise of gunshots stopped, so I figured that whatever's been happening must've finally gotten under control. Just to spite my thoughts, a massive exp
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Different day, same routine: Get up, brush my teeth, and shower. All cleaned up, I put on my clothes, and decided to try something new. For school today, I chose a black dragon T-shirt that my friend Shawn got me from one of his vacations a year ago. I also slipped on my usual black pants, as I have done for the entirety of summer. For breakfast today was a bowl of Frosted Flakes cereal. Bowl in hand, I turned on the news, looking for any more news about the kidnappings.
Turns out, there was more news today, and it wasn't very uplifting. Two more teens had been reported missing. The first one was reported at around 8 last night, and another at 1 this morning. But instead of being taken near the school, they were taken near Markvill Mall. The police reacted to this, announcing a city-wide search of all public buildings, and they also announced bounties for any information on the missing teens' whereabouts.
As can be expected, concern started to filter into my own though
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Warning! contains minor Gore/Violence
As the doors opened, I could instantly tell that the guard wasn't joking. At least a dozen cell doors were smashed open, with blood trailing out of the cell doors. What opened the doors didn't look very happy at all, and definitely wasn't human. The doors were clawed open, and every surface had at least a few gashes cut into them. I was not liking this, one bit.
I was stunned, "Wha... what happened here?"
"Trust me kid, you don't want to know. Just keep moving and hope you get into the cell soon. We've lost way too many good men on this operation as is," the group's leader said.
I started to get more concerned about what might happen in the coming days. Obviously, the machine's been working properly, judging from the amount of damage the place has taken. As, we approached what looked to be my cell, the one marked with a large V on the door, we started to hear crashing sounds further down the hallway.
The group's leader motio
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once I awoke I found myself still in the same cell as yesterday but found that I was getting fairly hungry and would need to eat soon as the door opened I saw some men wheeling in a cart full of meat, as soon as they left I saw Joseph walk in and take a seat across from me, what he wanted I did not know all I knew is that he was watching me
"please do eat you" Joseph said as he made a hand gesture towards the pile of meat on the cart
"what with you watching, wont it disturb you?" I replied thinking back to the time my parent's almost watched me eat my first raw meal.
"no not at all, quite used to it by now, so please do eat"
"alright but don't say I did not warn you" after saying this I dug straight in the raw meat with a craving I did not know I had as pieces went flying one nearly hitting Joseph. Once I finished I looked around the room and went wide eyed "wow so sorry about that don't know what came over me"
"no, don't be sorry, you clearly where at the point where
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During my sleep, my dreams where sort of scary because one second I was dreaming about flying and then all of a sudden it was just pitch black and I felt like there was something watching me. It freaked me out and then I heard the voice It was menacing and had a hiss to it that made shivers run down my spine.
"Alexxx I can offfer you powwerrrr beyond yourrrr wildest dreamessss!"
"S***, I know what you are. I have read about your kind on DA. I will not join you demon!"
"Ahhh, Alexxx such a poor choicccce, with me you can rule the humanssss and have them do your will issss that not worth it?"
"No I don't think it's worth giving up who I am to become something I don't want. Now get away from me!"
"Oh Alexxx it'ssss to late to do that, for you Ssssee if you don't join me I will make your life a living nightmare and trussst me when I ssssay thissss, you don't want that."
"Why? What are you going to do
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My sleep was a nightmare, I dreamed about the storm that Thock had created and the crash that was the aftermath of it. Then I dreamed about all the injured that I had seen from the crash and that's when I woke up with a start. That's when I noticed that I was completely sore all over my body. My wings, tail, legs, head, neck, and claws all hurt from the events of yesterday. I knew that the only reason I could still move around and fly yesterday was because of all the adrenalin that I had built up. Now that the immediate danger was gone and the adrenalin rush had ceased, I had to deal with these pains. It felt as if I was thrown against a concrete wall repeatedly and then had a car hit me.
"Ugh I... I don't feel to good" I said to myself as I hurled on the cave's floor.
I just wanted to rest and stay in the cave until I felt better but I knew the risk that RuCarNutz would be in if he met up with Thock. Now
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My dreams where not pleasant as I dreamed of what had happened to me over the past few days but I woke up before I got to what had occurred on Monday. I did know that it was Tuesday and I needed to focus on getting ready for school. When I opened my eyes I noticed I was no longer in my home but lying down on the ground. I was out in a forest. That's when the events of Monday all rushed back to me. This really got me depressed because I had just left my family and everything I had known to be the norm of my life. I knew things where going to probably get harder from here on out but I had to continue anyway.
As I headed on down to get a drink from the stream my stomach started to growl. I needed to find some food. So, after I took a few gulps of water from the stream I took off into the sky in search of something to eat. I have never hunted before and I was not looking forwar
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This night I had trouble sleeping knowing that this would be the day that I meet up with SassyDragon18. I had reached New York City just 12 hours earlier and taken to resting inside of the abandoned warehouse that Sassy had suggested we meet. It was September, 12 , 2011 according to what the i-phone had indicated on the day it died. It was official that I had now been a dragon for a little over one week.
As I looked around the abandoned school's gymnasium I noticed that there were lots of crates, boxes, I-beams and pieces of equipment scattered heavily about the place. Broken windows were evident in a few places and over all the room was really dusty and dirty from a long period of not being used. I would put it as being a really dangerous, messy place but perfect for staying undercover from people and prying eyes.
As for what to expect of this Person, Dragon or Dragoness, I had no idea and I was positive they had no idea what
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My name is Fahrul,but i would rather want you to call me Arakod.I was just your average 15 year old teenager who is atleast 5'6 and with a black hair.I once in a while like some adventure in my life.But one day I found myself in a situation that will change my life forever.
It was Thrusday afternoon after my exams,I was at the beach having a walk to have my mind relax after the stressfull exam.After having that nice walk on the beach,on my way back home until I saw a big footprints.It took me a while for me to realize that the footprint could be a creature of myths 'Dragons'(I know because I've seen many kind of footprints).
I thought if I should follow it or not but eventually my curiosity got me and I follow it and found a strange stone.I looked closer at the rock.It was round and about the size of a small ball and the most interesting about it is that it was brown.I picked it up and inspect it.I felt a warm sensation from it.
"This rock seems to be di
Arakod's Tale Chapter one part 1“Come on why don’t you just let this chains off and I wont tell anyone about this and I’ll be on my way back to my home and don't have to come and kill you” asked an anthro dragon sitting on a chair with a table in front of him with chains on his paws. “We will once you tell us more about this dragon” a black dragon said as he show a couple of pictures of dragon and put em on the table. The anthro just look at the pictures and look at him with a smile. “hehe very well I’ll tell you alllllll about him. So better pay attention or record this cause I’m not gonna repeat myself. I’m gonna tell all about him from the very beginning so relax and listen” he said with a grin.Arakod's Tale Chapter one part 1 in Settings More Like This
Once upon a time there was…you know what screw this. I’m not gonna write the once upon thing its getting lame for me! No not really I ju
A DreamIt was Monday aftertoon,I came back home after school with many tears on my eyes flowing down on my cheeks(or should I just say I was crying).I was crying because I found out few of my 'friends' were using me to get what they want(I'm not gonna tell what it is) and when I found out about it they laugh at me that I finally figure it out after a few months when we started to 'hang out'.It was one of my unforgivable moment of my life.A Dream in Settings More Like This
When I had finally reach at my home,I went inside and nobody was home except me of course.I quickly went to my bedroom and put my bag on my table and let myself fell onto my bed.I cried for maybe about an hour or maybe more,I was in complete sadness , sorrow, anger, hatred and most of all I was heartbroken(why wouldn't I be,I was being used and feel betrayed).After about an hour,I eventually felt tired from all the crying and fell asleep.
There was only darkness I see when I woke up but the only thing I can see is myself. I stood up and try to find a way out
A New Life As A Dragon Part 2I woke up the next morning yawning a bit.I saw that Kajiro was still sleeping peacefully and still covering me with his wings keeping me warm when I was sleeping.I stood up and walk slowly and quietly to go outside without waking him up.I got outside and stretch my body and neck making some small cracks and pops."Ahhhh that feelssss good." I said to myself after stretching my whole body.A New Life As A Dragon Part 2 in Settings More Like This
"Man I'm thirssssty I wonder if theressss a place for me to drink nearby." I said as I look around.After couple of minutes looking around I finally saw a waterfall nearby not far from here.I was about to go to there but I then remember Kajiro was still sleeping and might be worried that I wasn't around in the cave.
I look at Kajiro then look back at the waterfall and thought"It's not like I will be gone for long a time right,I'm just gonna go to the waterfall and drink and besides if he wakes up I'll just tell him that I was taking a drink from a waterfall it's not like its bad or anything." As I walk
Arakod's Tale Chapter 1 part 2Fahrul slowly started to wake up again. It felt as if he had been laying on the ground for weeks, though in reality it were only two hours and it was nighttime. He rub his head because he had a headache felt he had a nice hair and mane and another thing he noticed was a snout in front of him. He just look at it and he also saw that he has paws instead of hands as he waves them around. He felt something was behind him and saw that it was a pair of wings and one tail and also spikes.Arakod's Tale Chapter 1 part 2 in Settings More Like This
For some reason he didn't panicked and doesnt care what had happened to him,he was just curious what he was at the moment. He also realize that he can see really well during nighttime than he was when he was human. He went to find a pond or something to see what he was and a few minutes later he found a lake and then went to the water and look at his reflection. All he saw was a brown dragon with green eyes, a nice looking hair and a pair of white curved horns. This made him back off his a bit in surpr
A New Life As A Dragon Part 4Me and my father were still flying over the seas and my wings was getting tired making me fly slower since I had been flying longer than I should have before.A New Life As A Dragon Part 4 in Settings More Like This
"Are we almost there yet?" I asked.
"Yes,don't worry we're not really far already just keep flying and follow me."
I didn't say anything and just keep following him.We were passing through many clouds and it was hard to see but I just keep flying forward as well as my father. After passing through the clouds, I saw a huge island and many dragons flying around the island.I look at the island in amazement seeing there are many different kind of dragons working on the island. I could able see there are some anthro dragons walking on two, some quadruped dragons just like, some dragontaurs that have four legs and two arms, some wyverns that have wings as their arms, some eastern dragons that doesn't have wings to fly but instead just levitate and many other kinds of dragons that I just don't know yet. There are also some dragons in ar
A New Life As A Dragon Part 1Everything was dark before I slowly came back regaining consciousness and remembering what happened and saw that I was in a cave.I stood up and tried to walk on two but I fell on all four.It was then I realize that I was a quadruped dragon.A New Life As A Dragon Part 1 in Settings More Like This
"Looks like I gonna have to try living walking on four for the rest of my life" I thought as I sighed.
"Sssso you have finally woken up." I turned around and saw that it was the dragon that had transform me into a dragon.
I tried to yell at him for turning me into a dragon but then I was shocked that I let out a roar instead of words. "What the fudge,why can't I talk?!" I thought. I tried to talk again but this time I let out a growl.
I heard him laughing at me trying to speak."It ssseemsss that your one of the few that can't talk normally like me which is one of the sssside effect from the rock that had transform you." he said before continue to laugh at me.
I was furious at this and quickly charged at him and attack him.But he quickly dodge my att
TLOD:Where and which is karakamooni?!(arakod introArakod was just walking into a large looking chamber. Looking around, trying to find someone whos name is Karak something, he doesn’t remember his full name because he only heard of the name once. He wanted to be a warlord and train under him and no one knows why he wanted to be a warlord since his usually a slacker from time to time.TLOD:Where and which is karakamooni?!(arakod intro in Settings More Like This
He decided to ask one of the league members that look like a pink dragoness with nice looking blue hair who is actually a dragon and not dragoness name Nate. He told the brown dragon that the dragon his looking is Karakamooni who is in the warlord section. He thanked the league member and goes off to the warlord section.
When he reach there, he saw a dragon with a skull mask talking to orange dragon. He just wait not wanting to disturb their conversation about something.
Arakod first tought it was the orange dragon that was karakamooni until the dragon with the skull ask him “why are you doing here and just standing there?” and Arakod an
My Dragon Family PrologueIt was close to sunset as two siblings, brother and sister were walking home. The sister is named Jessica and she is 17 years old. Her younger brother is named Kyle and he is 10. Kyle is complaining to his sister, "Why do they have to tease me about this bracelet?"My Dragon Family Prologue in Settings More Like This
In their family, they had a tradition to make a bracelet of crystal beads worn when a child turned 10 years of age. The beads were of various favorite colors of each family member. Kyle was being teased by schoolmates since he had begun wearing his.
"Well, Kyle, it's our family tradition. Don't let their teasing brother you."
The tradition had a story behind it. Their grandfather had wanted sons to share his passion for hunting and carving. However grandmother only bore him one child and that was their mother. He didn't know what to do with a daughter though he loved her so. One day grandmother suggested that they take up making bracelets together.
Life As A Dragoness Ch 4The morning sun awoke me as it shone in my bedroom window. Squinting my eyes against the light, I stretched like a cat waking up from a nap. I could only sleep on the floor with a blanket because of my size. I got up and tried to open the door with my dragon claw slipping on the knob. I got it open and walked as carefully as a still sleepy dragoness could. My parents were at the dining table eating breakfast and talking in low tones apparently not to wake me. I overheard them discussing the dilemma of how to negotiate a day with a dragon in the house. They were startled as I came in.Life As A Dragoness Ch 4 in Settings More Like This
Dad asked, How did you sleep last night?
I slept fine but I had a strange vision. I dreamed that I was flying in the night sky and a red dragon with yellow glowing eyes flew right by me and into the night. It awoke me but when I went back to sleep, I kept dreaming the same vision over an
The Naga's Bite"Today is a perfect day to go camping," thought Amanda. Amanda was a country girl who loved going camping. If she was given a choice between a shopping day at a mall or a day outside, she would chose the great outdoors. Today she was hiking along a path in the woods, in her native state of Montana, and admired all the wild plants and creatures as she went. It was almost sunset and she was about to head home, then she noticed the strange track in the dust. The track was long and smooth. "It was not like a snake could make such a track?" she thought.The Naga's Bite in Sketches More Like This
She noticed there were more tracks leading deeper into the forest. Being curious, she began to follow the tracks. Pressing on for about a half hour, shadows faded into the twilight, she came upon a cave. She inched into the pitch-black cave and listened for any movement. After a moment, she heard a breathy sound like something
Life As A Dragoness Ch 2My alarm went off at 7:00am. I groaned and turned over to the alarm clock and shut it off. I was about to put my pillow over my head when my mom came in.Life As A Dragoness Ch 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come on, honey, you have to get up and get ready for church." my mom said.
"All right mom," I said sleepily.
Then I slowly crawled out of bed and headed into the bathroom. After I was done in the bathroom I went back into my room to find my Sunday clothes. It was a blue sundress, with little white flowers on it. It was one of my favorite dresses to wear to church because it was my favorite color and it wasn't too fancy. I thought to myself, "This dress is just right. Nobody likes a dress that is too fancy." I walked over to my bookshelf to get my Bible. From here I could see where I had hidden the shard the day before. The shard looked like it was glowing through the bandana I had wrapped it in. I started to worry about it being found by someone else. Even if someone
Life As A Dragoness Ch 1 My name is Sarah. You can call me Sassy. My life as an 18 year old is pretty normal- well normal for someone with autism. Once in a while I would like some adventure in my life. But then my life with autism seems pretty adventurous. Then one Saturday afternoon I found myself in an adventure much bigger than my life with autism.Life As A Dragoness Ch 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a Saturday afternoon. When I was done watching television I went to work on some homework. Luckily, my friend Lyndsey called and asked to go on a bike ride. My parents said it was okay. I grabbed my backpack and went to get my bike. I sped off to meet her at the park.
“Hey Sarah, wanna go check out that abandoned school on the other side of the park?”
“I am not sure about that…” I replied.
“Oh come on!” said Lyndsey.
“Well…okay…”I said nervously.
Dragon Movie ProblemI am tired seeing dragons as the monsters, bad guys of the movie.Dragon Movie Problem in Personal More Like This
I want more dragon movies where the dragon aren't the bad guys!!
I want to see them as the good guys, sometimes even as heroes of the movie!!
Movies like The Legend of Spyro that was cancel. I want to see The Legend of Spyro movie, get it un-cancel, Now!!
I want more dragon movies. I will even write and make the movies myself if I have to!! We need more dragons as good guys and not as bad guys!
So please, spread the word about this journal so more people will know.
Thank you everyone for taking your time to read this.
Life As A Dragoness Ch 3I was hearing voices as I was regaining consciousness. It was my mom and dad. I opened my eyes and they were talking about me. They were still freaked out about my transformation as a dragoness. I was still just inside the door where my change had begun.Life As A Dragoness Ch 3 in Settings More Like This
"Mom, Dad: I'm okay. Wow, I just touched the stone and I can't believe that just happened." I looked myself over seeing my blue scales and purple stripes. My parents were just dumb founded as I spoke. My mom was the first to speak saying, "Sarah, is that you?"
"Yes, it's me." I answered.
"This is just as shocking to me as it is to you." As I spoke, I noticed how my voice had changed. It was clearer and more precise. I liked my new voice. In my new form, I tried to stand up. I found that I was taller than before as I looked down on my parents.
An Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 1A soul in tension that's learning to flyAn Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Condition: grounded - determined to try
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I.
Mick had to admit it: he was lost. No! Damn it, he can't be lost! The trail was here a few seconds ago!
Don't panic. He's been lost before, and he got out of that mess unscathed. He just needs to keep his head if he can.
It was starting to get late: his watch read a little after 6. A moment later, a miracle! The low clouds split, and the colors of the sunset were burning into Mick's skin, a rare feeling for a February day in Vermont. For what felt like the first time today, he could see the landscape around him through the thick, stubborn clouds: the beautiful slopes of Camel's hump, coated with endless dew-covered trees, greeted him, but they were farther downhill, waiting for him behind sharp, rocky inclines. Damn it! He was still near the top of the mountain, and safety was at the bottom.
It was Mick's
An Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 2There's no sensation to compare with thisAn Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Suspended animation - a state of bliss.
Can't keep my mind from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I.
"Do you think he's still in there?"
"What do you mean?"
"Do you think he's still himself and not a mindless animal?"
"He's still himself. Well, he better be. Did you get to see it?"
"Yep, saw the whole thing! I walked back up to get the rest of the dinner but when I came back he was still asleep, so I got some shut-eye myself. Woke up when he got out of the water."
"And that's when it happened?"
"Yes, actually. How'd you know?"
"I've seen that old water's magic before: once somebody touches it, there's no going back. It works as an anesthetic, which is probably why he fell asleep, up until contact with it is lost. Do you know if he drank any of the bacteria in the water?"
"There really are bacteria? I thought it was a lie."
"No the water is contaminated, but the bacteria just causes nausea.
An Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 3A fatal attraction is holding me fastAn Earthbound Misfit - Chapter 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I.
He awoke in the same room as the day before. This time hunger played no part, but the soft chirping of an alarm clock stirred him up. That soft chirping slowly grew into an annoying buzz, in turn metamorphosing into a deafening, maddening noise. He tried to sleep through it, but we all know how this will turn out. How the hell was it still getting louder?!
He opened his eye and the infrared world greeted him. Lifting his head, he looked around; the cave, with its bookshelf, light switch, mirror, bed, was still the same. Except for a damn digital clock sitting across the room. That wasn't there last night! He looked at the time it read, its small writing barely visible.
No. No no no no no. Five in the morning is in no way a proper time to get up. Maybe he could sneak in a c
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I slowly sat up and stretched the kinks in my human form out, ready for another day of college. However, I knew my mind would be on another thing entirely the whole day. That thing – or rather, my means of accessing it - entered my vision as soon as I entered the front room of my apartment. It was a large, angular pod covered with multiple silver panels. Each panel was peppered with lights, levers and screens. On the very top was a translucent black case, through which I could barely see a helmet with a straw attached to it. This was the VUP – the Virtual Universe Pod. It would allow me to enter a digital world where I could take on any form I wished, including that of my Lung dragon character. That, right there, was what made the whole thing worthwhile… forget the fact that I could traverse into the realms of any video games I had placed in my VUP, or access an infinitely customizable realm of my own (although that last part did
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Entry for TTFA Halloween 2012 contest
Bold: Foreign word, translations in description
‘Italics surrounded by apostrophes’: Thoughts
Italics w/ underline: Memory/flashback
“Alright; let’s see if we can stop those candy thieves before they do any real damage this year.”
*sigh* “Kane, I’ve tried to make you see reason, but since you’re so insistent on this I’m going to have to let you go on this crazy mission... and go with you, seeing as you were insistent on that also.”
“Come on, Aria! I’ve told you a million times: there’s no such thing as ghosts. Candy thieves, however… Oh, they are going down this year.”
For the past 4 Halloweens, a trio of bullies had been setting up shop at random hiding places throughout the neighborhood, pouncing on unsuspecting trick-or-treaters and taking their candy. Catching the
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by KettouRyuujin and Kit-The-Wolfy
Have you ever had one of those really weird days? You know the kind- when something happens that throws you everyday life out of balance. Maybe it's that day when you woke up and your living room was repainted. Maybe it's the day when you found out your mom was pregnant.
For me, it was the day when I was turned into a dragon.
Well, part-dragon, at least.
The whole thing started out normal - wake up, get dressed, go to school, get bullied, the norm. Alright, I did see some guys in weird cloaks here and there, but they vanished so quickly I could've sworn they were hallucinations. I really didn't pay attention to them.
That was my big mistake.
I was minding my own business, walking home after another hard, humdrum day at school, when I found one of those weird cloaked guys standing in front of me, staring right at me with bloodshot, kind of crazed-looking eyes.
"Uhhh... mind getting out of the w
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I couldn't believe it! Both of my parents were gone for the weekend, leaving me home alone for three and a half days! They had received tickets to a special adults-only event in Chicago, so I had to stay behind. Everything had been included, even payment for the bags on the plane trip, so there was no reason for them not to go. Still, it did seem a little fishy, but I shrugged it off.
OK, I think it's time for some lunch. As I walked over to the fridge to see what there was, I heard a strange sound from the behind me. Turning around, I looked for the source of the sound-but to no avail. I did, however, catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a blue-scaled tail with a mane of creamy fur, along with a tuft of fur of the same color at the tip. I must be seeing things
After I ate my lunch (which did taste kinda funny), I walked over to the computer room and sat down at my laptop for another lllllooooo
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“Yep: you need to get in better shape.” The girl in front of me tugged some of the skin on my upper arm gently for emphasis, showing how much excess, ah, “flab” I had.
“You know I don’t like working out, Aria.”
“Trust me: after you try this gym out, you’ll be singing a different tune.” I sighed, admitting defeat: Once my girlfriend had her mind made up; there was barely any hope of changing it.
Aria and I had known each other since we both started attending Heritage University roughly 3 years ago, and we had been dating for about a year now, with very few problems popping up. This was one of them (to me, at least). You see, Aria had gotten on a bit of a health kick a few months back, and decided to try out this new gym in town. Called the “Dream Gym”, it was best known for its rapid results. And I've seen the speed firsthand: after just
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'Many years ago, in a far-off land, there was a kingdom known as Sagasan. It was a land filled with magic, and practically anyone could harness it. But Sagasan was far from idyllic, as it was ruled by a tyrant named Rizon. Rizon was the very pinnacle of a tyrant-he would do almost whatever it takes to get what he wanted. One day, he heard of an ancient statuette of an Oriental dragon located in the Temple of Ryuzan. Rumor had it that the statuette, known as the Sanctimonia Praemium**, could give immense power to those who were worthy, but would punish those who were unworthy. Rizon was sure that he, who ruled over the majority of the world with an iron fist, was powerful enough to be worthy of anything. Because of this, he gathered his best royal guardsmen, both male and female; all the members of his royal bodyguard; and his 4 advisors to go on a quest for the Sanctimonia Praemium. Rizon also forced a lowly servant named Soren to go on the expedition as w
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It was a calm, cloudless night-perfect for flying. I lazily soared through the air, my serpentine body slithering through the sky as I enjoyed the view of the city from above. My dark blue scales blended in surprisingly well with the night sky, but I still had to camouflage myself since my dark yellow mane and scutes made me stick out like a sore thumb. I was miles above the planes that humans would use to get from place to place in a hurry, and for good reason: I was over twice as long and just as wide as the average passenger plane, meaning that collisions were near-inevitable unless I was much higher up than they were.
As I flew above a small suburb, I noticed a pair of children in a backyard. Wondering why any child would be out after midnight, I carefully descended to get a better look. As I did so, I noticed that they seemed to be siblings: one looked to be about 14 or 15 years old, while the other was about 4 or 5 years old. Eventually, I was hovering
Unearthed Legend - Rayquaza TF (by Wyr)“Oh man…. how much longer until I’m done for today?” John thought to himself, idly flipping burgers as he counted down the minutes to when he could finally quit for the evening. The tired, worn-out twentysomething was just waiting for the day to end so he could get back home and get a few hours rest. That was all he could do, given that his boss seemed to have a bone to pick with him, calling him out to work at the most inappropriate times and everything. He had been working continuously for the last three weeks, not getting much time to rest in between shifts.Unearthed Legend - Rayquaza TF (by Wyr) in Short Stories More Like This
“Almost time now…” He thought, watching the clock tick closer to 6pm. Eventually it reached that time, and he couldn’t be more relieved. “Thank Arceus, I can finally punch out for the evening!” He smiled, leaving the grills as he went to get his stuff.
“And just where do you think you’re going?” An all too familiar voice called out behind him.
Space Race chapter 1: WorkI groaned, crawling out from behind the burnt out console. Yet another simulation in which engineering gets blown to shit. ‘way to start the day, kiddo...’ I thought to myself, standing up along with the rest of my teammates. Same old routine, day in, day out, especially now that it’s the final exam season. Not that I really cared, anyway. I was here to earn my keep and pay the bills. That’s it. No glorious protection of the people, and no aspirations to be a hero. In fact, I didn’t really like space anyway, yet I was going to work on a starship. Such an incredibly intelligent choice of career... While people gunned to be on vessels such as the Enterprise, I hoped to be posted to some remote outpost that no one had heard off, where I could rot away and earn my pay in peace...Space Race chapter 1: Work in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Still, despite my rubbish grades, the fleet took me in, and insisted that I stay, saying that my aptitude in engineering was seemingly off the scale. I had my doubts about that, but w