Powers (Raven/Starfire one-shot)
A/N: Just a simple, rambly one-shot. Not my best work, and it's been a good 6 or 7 years (or even more) since I've written these characters at all. It's not holiday-themed, but Happy Holidays to you guys, all the same.
"What was up with you out there, Star?"
"Yea, Dude! When I tossed the guy your way, I thought you were gonna...-" Beast Boy pulled back his arm. "-...ya know, zap him. Like 'pow-pow-pow!'" He pumped his fists out, mimicking the motions Starfire would use to hurl her green energy bolts at their foes.
"M-my apologies," Starfire muttered sheepishly, distraught by her mistake being called out. Her head hung in shame as she walked through the main lobby of Titan Tower, eager to head upstairs.
The team was regrouping after a rough bout with some mutant jewelry thieves that were hoping to amplify their powers with a rare gem. It hadn't been an enthusiastic affair, just a by-the-books kind of deal. No one had even spouted any corny one
Rokudai Sample 1
A/N: This two-scene excerpt is a work-in-progress sample of two flashback scenes for my fiction project, 'What We Learned at Rokudai.' This does not showcase how the body of work would open up or begin, and the scenes are not final, but serve as a proof of concept to portray the tone of writing style and the vibes of some of the main characters from an early point in the chronology.
What We Learned at Rokudai
- August -
"A fresh start," she said, spreading her arms up with enthusiasm as they approached the campus center's entrance. They walked up the shallow set of stone steps leading to the campus center's entrance. "This year's going to be so much better than the last," she insisted with an optimistic glint in her sapphire eyes. She was wearing her colored contact lenses today - the first time in a long while.
Her elder brother, walking beside her, scratched lazily at the stubble on his neck as he opened one of the glass double doo
The Focused -1-
A/N: This is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi fantasy story about a same-sex teen couple; primary inspiration is drawn from Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Last of Us, and Bastion. Please note that the use of capital letters at the start of certain nouns and verbs in this entry is deliberate. This is a sample chapter of an original novel concept, which I've revised from the first chapter of my AtLA fanfiction 'Mud, Sweat, and Tears.' Basically just posting it to give people an idea of my first real crack at the 'revision' process, as I'll be applying it to 'What I Learned at SRU' as well, but this is a more direct example. I actually very well may be taking this concept and working it into its own novel -- we shall see! Going forward, I will be rotating the process: chapter 2 will be written in this original form first, then adapted for its fanfic sister series.
Chapter 1 - Quiet
It was a tranquil night. Yatra didn't li
DownRight Fierce -1-
A/N: Since my Kickstarter to create this concept as a graphic novel failed, in order to stay productive and continue trying to write new, original fiction, I've begun work on writing out DownRight Fierce as a prose novel. My hope now is that I may eventually have two versions of the story -- a graphic novel and a prose novel. Or perhaps they may end up getting hybridized in some way. In either case, here's the first chapter.
Act 1 - Chapter 1
The fire always started in her gut, building up, hotter and hotter, until she released it through clenched knuckles. That moment of contact – her fist against their face – never got old. The way her heart was left pounding, her breath ragged – her body would be empty but her spirit would feel full. The stink of sweat, the trickling of her victim's blood down her knuckles, the pitter-patter of red droplets tapping the floor in the still of the aftermath – it fed