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The Brain Collector

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The Brain Collector

“Hey guys, sorry I'm late,” said Duane, chunking himself down in a chair at the table, “I just picked this up at Woolworths. It's so cool you're gonna flip!” Out of a bright safety-orange book bag he produced a small plastic coffin surrounded by a smatter of plastic grass and three fake headstones. He clicked the middle stone and inside the device tightly wound springs began to unwind. Slowly the coffin lid crept open so a small skeletal hand holding a twenty-sided die could slide out. A sharp click and the hand recoiled, slamming the lid shut and rolling a 14. “Is that cool or what?” exclaimed Duane, &

Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

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Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

Late Autumn. 1918. I remember the day with perfect clarity. The sailors had revolted in Germany but we did not know that yet. The telegraph lines had gone down again. They were always going down, so out in our tiny garrison we simply assumed that the war was grinding on as it had for years. Woodrow Wilson had sent us the doughboys, but these men seemed far more intent on getting their hands on some lusty French lasses than battling the Hun. We called them doughboys because they seemed soft and puffy, like little bundles of dough awaiting the oven. Once they met the relentless pounding of artillery at the front we were sure they would be cryin

D-N-D

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D-N-D

Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! See me ride out of the castle On your Dungeon Master screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Half-elves to the left of me Half-orcs to the right Got a monkey grip And a mercurial great sword Gonna role play tonight. 'Cause I play D-N-D I'm a mystic knight. D-N-D and I'll win the fight D-N-D I kill giant trolls D-N-D. Watch my Die Roll!!! I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean Ain't no pala-dan. Gencon registrant number one Don'tchu understand? A symphony of slaughter A twilight knife Cast dimension door And run for you life The elf is back in town Th

Yokaimon-Go

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Yokaimon-Go

From a distance it seemed like a nice place. A small burg nestled deep in the Catskills, trees ablaze with autumn fire, crystal blue skies hanging high above them. From the highway Jason and Eric spied the tall white steeple of a Presbyterian Church, looking like some cottage industry attempt at a rocket quietly awaiting lift-off. Up close? Boarded up businesses. Abandoned cars. Gas stations touting prices many years out of date. Jason pulls his Ford Fiesta up to the main stoplight and sits there, checking his twitter feed, oblivious to an absence of power running to the light itself. Eric only notices this inbetween Instagram uploads. He s
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The Brain Collector

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The Brain Collector

“Hey guys, sorry I'm late,” said Duane, chunking himself down in a chair at the table, “I just picked this up at Woolworths. It's so cool you're gonna flip!” Out of a bright safety-orange book bag he produced a small plastic coffin surrounded by a smatter of plastic grass and three fake headstones. He clicked the middle stone and inside the device tightly wound springs began to unwind. Slowly the coffin lid crept open so a small skeletal hand holding a twenty-sided die could slide out. A sharp click and the hand recoiled, slamming the lid shut and rolling a 14. “Is that cool or what?” exclaimed Duane, &

Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

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Death, Devil, Magician and Fool

Late Autumn. 1918. I remember the day with perfect clarity. The sailors had revolted in Germany but we did not know that yet. The telegraph lines had gone down again. They were always going down, so out in our tiny garrison we simply assumed that the war was grinding on as it had for years. Woodrow Wilson had sent us the doughboys, but these men seemed far more intent on getting their hands on some lusty French lasses than battling the Hun. We called them doughboys because they seemed soft and puffy, like little bundles of dough awaiting the oven. Once they met the relentless pounding of artillery at the front we were sure they would be cryin

D-N-D

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D-N-D

Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! Orc! See me ride out of the castle On your Dungeon Master screen Out for all that I can get If you know what I mean Half-elves to the left of me Half-orcs to the right Got a monkey grip And a mercurial great sword Gonna role play tonight. 'Cause I play D-N-D I'm a mystic knight. D-N-D and I'll win the fight D-N-D I kill giant trolls D-N-D. Watch my Die Roll!!! I'm dirty, mean and mighty unclean Ain't no pala-dan. Gencon registrant number one Don'tchu understand? A symphony of slaughter A twilight knife Cast dimension door And run for you life The elf is back in town Th

Yokaimon-Go

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Yokaimon-Go

From a distance it seemed like a nice place. A small burg nestled deep in the Catskills, trees ablaze with autumn fire, crystal blue skies hanging high above them. From the highway Jason and Eric spied the tall white steeple of a Presbyterian Church, looking like some cottage industry attempt at a rocket quietly awaiting lift-off. Up close? Boarded up businesses. Abandoned cars. Gas stations touting prices many years out of date. Jason pulls his Ford Fiesta up to the main stoplight and sits there, checking his twitter feed, oblivious to an absence of power running to the light itself. Eric only notices this inbetween Instagram uploads. He s
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Cage of Shadows

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Cage of Shadows

NOTE: This is the sequel to a previous work of mine. If you didn't read The Church's Savior, I suggest reading it so that you can know the details. [BLOOD WARNING!] “Sky Goddess, please accept this offering. Bless us with your light once more.” As the words move past my lips, my heart seems to sink. I’m sacrificing a teenage boy on the assumption that he is being possessed by a demon. The boy had been shackled to the dais, chains wrapped around his wrists and ankles. More chains feed into the rusted metal collar around his neck, clanking together like suits of medieval armor. His amber eyes look almost golden as he stares at me with no emotion. The priests gathered around the dais chant the ritual’s words under their breath. My voice joins theirs, hesitant but strong at the same time. “Sky Goddess, take this offering and purify its dark soul, for all evil must be purged in order for the light to succeed. Bless this land with your eternal light, and bless these people with hope
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Sorry Ghouls...

Sorry Ghouls...

No Halloween story this year. I thought I had a good idea but when it came down to writing it? I hit a brick wall. I think it's just the craziness of 2020. Normally I have no problem starting things and tons of problems finishing them, but since the pandemic started the exact opposite is true. I have no problem digging up older projects and working on them but getting moving on anything new is next to impossible. So? Next year! 2021! Providing there is one, I will be back. Till then, be sure to check out the entries of the 2020 All Hallows Tales contest at...

When Is The Best Time to Write?

When Is The Best Time to Write?

Everyone's got an opinion on it. Mine can be found over at my blog. http://jdmcdonnell.blogspot.com/2018/10/when-is-best-time-to-write.html
Just updated my roll of the dice blog over at http://abraxarba.blogspot.com/2017/11/risk-rolling-d.html

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Thanks for the fave!

thank you for the fav~ :glomp:


please do check out my other works as well if you're interested! XD

You are the raddest laser in the arcade. Thanks, sir.

Thanks for the fave on '#1 - Planter Box Garden' - :love:

Thanks for the fave you put on "The Opener" - very nice of you! :iconredsparklesplz:
Wow. I just spent ten or so minutes in DA Eclipse.
What a crapfest!
That just sucks to no end. 
Whatever were they thinking?
YES! What the fuck do they think they're doing - "fixing" something that isn't broken and trying to replace it with dark deeds? I can't find things I want in that ...thingy.