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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 5

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 5

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 5 - Father The word 'father' shouldn't have brought excitement to me. It should've kindled a burning, festering disdain. While mom engineered the ebbs and flows of pain, hope, and suffering that laced around my neck, dad regarded it with a blank expression and went on his way. It was even more impossible to fight with him than mom but for different reasons. While she was as fickle as the sea and as brutal as ice, dad lashed out with fiery impotence. He wailed and shook against the air. If you had a problem with him, then you were just wrong. Just do it now, it's simple. Don't understand what you're supposed to do? Do it anyway! Do it more! Keep doing it! It's so simple, why don't you just get this?! Mom raked her words through his, until he thought he had won and she knew she had. Dad was survivable because he stopped caring. He stopped caring that he got the last word,

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 4

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 4

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 4 - Sisters That welcome left me plotting schemes that hadn't entered my mind since college. As mom's only prisoner who couldn't leave, the freedom of college had me doing such outrageous things as air popping corn without a cover to direct it into the bowl. The drugs were after college, when I started working. But, back in college, there were bets, jokes, and paybacks. It took forever to feel like a raised voice wasn't speaking with broken glass under my tongue. I could be a doofus or a screwball and it wasn't a personal attack. Those were the only times I felt alive. Now, I could've tackled Citrine and punished her for drenching me. But, in my head (what there was of it), I knew I had to be smart about this. Call it the only useful lesson mom ever taught me. I had to pick what battles to fight and how. Flailing impetuously against something bigger than me

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 3

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 3

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 3 - Family Mother. Years ago, on an evening where the tension between me and mom was so thick that it burned through the walls between her bedroom and mine like an invisible acid, I wished for a different mother. We'd fought about the way I returned a cup to her table. Her gaze withered me before she could even get to the words. I'd set it down in anger, just like my father did. No, mom, I just set it down fast because I wanted to get back to my game. But I shouldn't be so cruel, I could hurt her. And on and on. She had all the power in the household, even before dad was gone, and she knew it. Whatever I got from her were just token, peasant scraps. My brain tossed inside my head, like both a wave and a flame. Anyone else! Give me anyone else for a mother! I begged the heavens above the static-pattern of my ceiling. When the waves had stopped roiling and the

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 2

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 2

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug Chapter 2 - Mother "Flax! Tula! Don't torment your brother!" The sweet, motherly voice sharpened, not bitter but serious and stern. Beyond her, small shapes skittered and broad forms rattled the yielding ground. I was awake but I couldn't be. This had to be some messed up, extended trip. I'd felt woozy and weird. Perhaps it was a carbon monoxide leak? The living room had a detector plugged into the mainline. If anything happened, then it should be screaming. Opening what had to be my eyes, I still couldn't make sense of my dimly-lit environment. My perspective wrapped like a fish-eye view in all directions. It was overwhelming. Rolling over in the mud and dirt, I felt sick. "Grete? What's wrong?" The sharpness of the voice fell away, and calm concern swaddled me. Nothing had changed but everything felt different. The face I had only mulled in my mind loomed over me with attentive care.

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 1

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 1

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 1 - Changed "Open your eyes, little one. I'm here..." Mom? No, mom never used words like that. The voice evoked dulcet dreams of what mothers were supposed to be. It lulled me to do just what it asked. How hard would it be to just open my eyes? In the fragments of my thoughts, I expected to find myself in the ER with a nurse hovering over me with sweet words and calm explanations. If I were more optimistic, maybe Valerie had come to check on me. But, when the dim light met me, alien, soul-curdling horror surrounded me. I was in a cave full of foul, inescapable odors. Enormous terrors scurried in all directions on more than four legs. They surrounded me. While I tried to hold my breath, the way I breathed made no sense. My mouth was shut and yet air still seeped in through what felt like my pores. Looking down with unprepared eyes, I saw...I saw... Legs, my legs.

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Prologue

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Prologue

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Prologue - For Life Staying in bed was best, especially with how dizzy my head felt. Scratching my itchy, sandpaper scruff, I wondered when Valerie would finally show up. She took care of the mail, made out the estate checks, and emptied the garbage. It was annoying when I didn't hear back from her till the middle of the week. I had stuff to do. My island only had one bridge. I hadn't unlocked the extra night mode after the bonus boss yet. And the newest season of my favorite show was days away from dropping. Why couldn't she just get it done during her break? I couldn't do it. Walking to the box left me choking and struggling for breath as my back screamed at me. The same thing happened when I tried to cook. My former roommate always took care of meals. At least, ordering delivery was simple. A single, shrill note blared in my ear, growing in intensity as I rubbed my jaw and

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Green Thumb TG Commission

Green Thumb Thomas settled into bed as his girlfriend, Lily, furiously typed on a paper-thin, silver laptop beside him. "I fixed that weird rumble in the bathroom tap. Loose filter", he announced with a long breath. "Awesome", her answer came without her eyes leaving the screen. Hiking the covers up, Thomas sighed and added, "I cleaned out the fridge. Nothing spoiled now." "Awesome", she answered with the same tone. Dropping his head against the pillow, he told her, "I met with the diplomatic liaison to the Murder Hornets. They agreed to let us live if we give them your Uncle Rufus." "Take the deal. Mom would gladly hand him over herself. That's if they were actually a thing, which they aren't." Sighing, Lily saved and closed her laptop before saying, "Hey." Thomas looked at her and replied with the same, "Hey." Taking a deep breath and gently rubbing Thomas's fuzzy arm, Lily whispered, "I'm sorry things are like this, but I'm grateful you're holding down

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Chapter 6 - Hammer You know what you have to do. Get up. Now. Good. Walk. Don't worry about the other voices in your head. My voice is the only one which matters. You are strong with me. You are focused on me. Keep walking along this hallway. You know the way to go. You've walked it many times. Don't linger. Don't doubt. You are confident. Your path is clear. You just need your key card. Retrieve it from your pocket. Insert it like you've done a hundred times. Good. It's not far. Keep going. You see the guard. Smile for him. Tell him you just need to talk. Don't waver. Don't doubt. Stop. Dammit dammit. Grab his hand. ~ You know what you have to do. Attend to the other guard. He's in trouble. Who am I? I am you. You have nothing to worry about. Keep quiet. Help the guard. He's in trouble. Good. Let the headache pass. Listen to my words. Listen to my thoughts. My will is your will. There is nothing to worry about. Nothing is wrong. Everything is fine. Go. Your attention

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

Mana Burn To load the first part of Chapter 1, please insert disk 1 here... Chapter 1 (conclusion) - The Outset I woke up like I had bounced on the mattress, but the bed was still. Checking my phone, I noticed it was already eight hours after I'd closed my eyes. My brain gently convinced me that no one else was up. This backslide was halted by an anime-like instrumental track piping out of Ben's phone. He didn't seem eager to get up either, cursing under his breath and ceding the heavy blanket to the neutral zone of the bed and my end. It wasn't long before footsteps creaked the floor and Owen checked in on us, announcing the time and rem

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

Mana Burn Chapter 1 - The Outset I was not prepared for the humidity to slap and smother every inch of my body like an invisible mask the moment I stepped out of the safety of the terminal. After texting the entire group that I was on the ground, it only took ten minutes to find Harley Campbell by baggage claim. His height helped. Hearing that someone is six and a half feet, or just slightly under two meters, is one thing. Seeing them in the flesh is something else. His hair appeared a little lighter in person than in his videos, while still darker than dirty blond. Maybe. I wasn't an expert on hair. He turned around when I called his n
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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 5

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 5

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 5 - Father The word 'father' shouldn't have brought excitement to me. It should've kindled a burning, festering disdain. While mom engineered the ebbs and flows of pain, hope, and suffering that laced around my neck, dad regarded it with a blank expression and went on his way. It was even more impossible to fight with him than mom but for different reasons. While she was as fickle as the sea and as brutal as ice, dad lashed out with fiery impotence. He wailed and shook against the air. If you had a problem with him, then you were just wrong. Just do it now, it's simple. Don't understand what you're supposed to do? Do it anyway! Do it more! Keep doing it! It's so simple, why don't you just get this?! Mom raked her words through his, until he thought he had won and she knew she had. Dad was survivable because he stopped caring. He stopped caring that he got the last word,

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 4

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chapter 4

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 4 - Sisters That welcome left me plotting schemes that hadn't entered my mind since college. As mom's only prisoner who couldn't leave, the freedom of college had me doing such outrageous things as air popping corn without a cover to direct it into the bowl. The drugs were after college, when I started working. But, back in college, there were bets, jokes, and paybacks. It took forever to feel like a raised voice wasn't speaking with broken glass under my tongue. I could be a doofus or a screwball and it wasn't a personal attack. Those were the only times I felt alive. Now, I could've tackled Citrine and punished her for drenching me. But, in my head (what there was of it), I knew I had to be smart about this. Call it the only useful lesson mom ever taught me. I had to pick what battles to fight and how. Flailing impetuously against something bigger than me

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 3

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 3

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 3 - Family Mother. Years ago, on an evening where the tension between me and mom was so thick that it burned through the walls between her bedroom and mine like an invisible acid, I wished for a different mother. We'd fought about the way I returned a cup to her table. Her gaze withered me before she could even get to the words. I'd set it down in anger, just like my father did. No, mom, I just set it down fast because I wanted to get back to my game. But I shouldn't be so cruel, I could hurt her. And on and on. She had all the power in the household, even before dad was gone, and she knew it. Whatever I got from her were just token, peasant scraps. My brain tossed inside my head, like both a wave and a flame. Anyone else! Give me anyone else for a mother! I begged the heavens above the static-pattern of my ceiling. When the waves had stopped roiling and the

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 2

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 2

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug Chapter 2 - Mother "Flax! Tula! Don't torment your brother!" The sweet, motherly voice sharpened, not bitter but serious and stern. Beyond her, small shapes skittered and broad forms rattled the yielding ground. I was awake but I couldn't be. This had to be some messed up, extended trip. I'd felt woozy and weird. Perhaps it was a carbon monoxide leak? The living room had a detector plugged into the mainline. If anything happened, then it should be screaming. Opening what had to be my eyes, I still couldn't make sense of my dimly-lit environment. My perspective wrapped like a fish-eye view in all directions. It was overwhelming. Rolling over in the mud and dirt, I felt sick. "Grete? What's wrong?" The sharpness of the voice fell away, and calm concern swaddled me. Nothing had changed but everything felt different. The face I had only mulled in my mind loomed over me with attentive care.

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 1

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Chap 1

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Chapter 1 - Changed "Open your eyes, little one. I'm here..." Mom? No, mom never used words like that. The voice evoked dulcet dreams of what mothers were supposed to be. It lulled me to do just what it asked. How hard would it be to just open my eyes? In the fragments of my thoughts, I expected to find myself in the ER with a nurse hovering over me with sweet words and calm explanations. If I were more optimistic, maybe Valerie had come to check on me. But, when the dim light met me, alien, soul-curdling horror surrounded me. I was in a cave full of foul, inescapable odors. Enormous terrors scurried in all directions on more than four legs. They surrounded me. While I tried to hold my breath, the way I breathed made no sense. My mouth was shut and yet air still seeped in through what felt like my pores. Looking down with unprepared eyes, I saw...I saw... Legs, my legs.

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Prologue

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Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living TG - Prologue

Cockroach Girl's Reason For Living (Go Go Gokiburi no Ikigai): Reincarnated As A Bug --------- Prologue - For Life Staying in bed was best, especially with how dizzy my head felt. Scratching my itchy, sandpaper scruff, I wondered when Valerie would finally show up. She took care of the mail, made out the estate checks, and emptied the garbage. It was annoying when I didn't hear back from her till the middle of the week. I had stuff to do. My island only had one bridge. I hadn't unlocked the extra night mode after the bonus boss yet. And the newest season of my favorite show was days away from dropping. Why couldn't she just get it done during her break? I couldn't do it. Walking to the box left me choking and struggling for breath as my back screamed at me. The same thing happened when I tried to cook. My former roommate always took care of meals. At least, ordering delivery was simple. A single, shrill note blared in my ear, growing in intensity as I rubbed my jaw and

Green Thumb TG Commission

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Green Thumb TG Commission

Green Thumb Thomas settled into bed as his girlfriend, Lily, furiously typed on a paper-thin, silver laptop beside him. "I fixed that weird rumble in the bathroom tap. Loose filter", he announced with a long breath. "Awesome", her answer came without her eyes leaving the screen. Hiking the covers up, Thomas sighed and added, "I cleaned out the fridge. Nothing spoiled now." "Awesome", she answered with the same tone. Dropping his head against the pillow, he told her, "I met with the diplomatic liaison to the Murder Hornets. They agreed to let us live if we give them your Uncle Rufus." "Take the deal. Mom would gladly hand him over herself. That's if they were actually a thing, which they aren't." Sighing, Lily saved and closed her laptop before saying, "Hey." Thomas looked at her and replied with the same, "Hey." Taking a deep breath and gently rubbing Thomas's fuzzy arm, Lily whispered, "I'm sorry things are like this, but I'm grateful you're holding down

Hammer

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Hammer

Chapter 6 - Hammer You know what you have to do. Get up. Now. Good. Walk. Don't worry about the other voices in your head. My voice is the only one which matters. You are strong with me. You are focused on me. Keep walking along this hallway. You know the way to go. You've walked it many times. Don't linger. Don't doubt. You are confident. Your path is clear. You just need your key card. Retrieve it from your pocket. Insert it like you've done a hundred times. Good. It's not far. Keep going. You see the guard. Smile for him. Tell him you just need to talk. Don't waver. Don't doubt. Stop. Dammit dammit. Grab his hand. ~ You know what you have to do. Attend to the other guard. He's in trouble. Who am I? I am you. You have nothing to worry about. Keep quiet. Help the guard. He's in trouble. Good. Let the headache pass. Listen to my words. Listen to my thoughts. My will is your will. There is nothing to worry about. Nothing is wrong. Everything is fine. Go. Your attention

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

Mana Burn To load the first part of Chapter 1, please insert disk 1 here... Chapter 1 (conclusion) - The Outset I woke up like I had bounced on the mattress, but the bed was still. Checking my phone, I noticed it was already eight hours after I'd closed my eyes. My brain gently convinced me that no one else was up. This backslide was halted by an anime-like instrumental track piping out of Ben's phone. He didn't seem eager to get up either, cursing under his breath and ceding the heavy blanket to the neutral zone of the bed and my end. It wasn't long before footsteps creaked the floor and Owen checked in on us, announcing the time and rem

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

Mana Burn Chapter 1 - The Outset I was not prepared for the humidity to slap and smother every inch of my body like an invisible mask the moment I stepped out of the safety of the terminal. After texting the entire group that I was on the ground, it only took ten minutes to find Harley Campbell by baggage claim. His height helped. Hearing that someone is six and a half feet, or just slightly under two meters, is one thing. Seeing them in the flesh is something else. His hair appeared a little lighter in person than in his videos, while still darker than dirty blond. Maybe. I wasn't an expert on hair. He turned around when I called his n

Green Thumb TG Commission

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Green Thumb TG Commission

Green Thumb Thomas settled into bed as his girlfriend, Lily, furiously typed on a paper-thin, silver laptop beside him. "I fixed that weird rumble in the bathroom tap. Loose filter", he announced with a long breath. "Awesome", her answer came without her eyes leaving the screen. Hiking the covers up, Thomas sighed and added, "I cleaned out the fridge. Nothing spoiled now." "Awesome", she answered with the same tone. Dropping his head against the pillow, he told her, "I met with the diplomatic liaison to the Murder Hornets. They agreed to let us live if we give them your Uncle Rufus." "Take the deal. Mom would gladly hand him over herself. That's if they were actually a thing, which they aren't." Sighing, Lily saved and closed her laptop before saying, "Hey." Thomas looked at her and replied with the same, "Hey." Taking a deep breath and gently rubbing Thomas's fuzzy arm, Lily whispered, "I'm sorry things are like this, but I'm grateful you're holding down

Hammer

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Hammer

Chapter 6 - Hammer You know what you have to do. Get up. Now. Good. Walk. Don't worry about the other voices in your head. My voice is the only one which matters. You are strong with me. You are focused on me. Keep walking along this hallway. You know the way to go. You've walked it many times. Don't linger. Don't doubt. You are confident. Your path is clear. You just need your key card. Retrieve it from your pocket. Insert it like you've done a hundred times. Good. It's not far. Keep going. You see the guard. Smile for him. Tell him you just need to talk. Don't waver. Don't doubt. Stop. Dammit dammit. Grab his hand. ~ You know what you have to do. Attend to the other guard. He's in trouble. Who am I? I am you. You have nothing to worry about. Keep quiet. Help the guard. He's in trouble. Good. Let the headache pass. Listen to my words. Listen to my thoughts. My will is your will. There is nothing to worry about. Nothing is wrong. Everything is fine. Go. Your attention

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-2 - The Outset END

Mana Burn To load the first part of Chapter 1, please insert disk 1 here... Chapter 1 (conclusion) - The Outset I woke up like I had bounced on the mattress, but the bed was still. Checking my phone, I noticed it was already eight hours after I'd closed my eyes. My brain gently convinced me that no one else was up. This backslide was halted by an anime-like instrumental track piping out of Ben's phone. He didn't seem eager to get up either, cursing under his breath and ceding the heavy blanket to the neutral zone of the bed and my end. It wasn't long before footsteps creaked the floor and Owen checked in on us, announcing the time and rem

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

Mana Burn Chapter 1 - The Outset I was not prepared for the humidity to slap and smother every inch of my body like an invisible mask the moment I stepped out of the safety of the terminal. After texting the entire group that I was on the ground, it only took ten minutes to find Harley Campbell by baggage claim. His height helped. Hearing that someone is six and a half feet, or just slightly under two meters, is one thing. Seeing them in the flesh is something else. His hair appeared a little lighter in person than in his videos, while still darker than dirty blond. Maybe. I wasn't an expert on hair. He turned around when I called his n

Balloon

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Balloon

Previous installments Flight Shadow Brick Snake ======== Balloon "Evie! Please, slow DOWN!" A young girl, with dark-brown hair wrapped behind her shoulders like a plush cape bound by a silken silver ribbon, caught her bold, bouncing step and pivoted around to meet her father's furrowed gaze with an innocent smirk. "Sorry, dad! Just real excited!" The corners of her knit, pink windbreaker desperately clung to her lean shoulders as she whipped back around to face the street. Panting, her father laid a hand on her back and admitted, "I know", as though he believed the action might root her to the ground for more than a moment. "But it's d

Snake TG

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Snake TG

Previous installments Flight Shadow Brick ====== Snake Elisha Roth pressed her soft, brown crushed-velvet purse to her stomach as her date, Rowan, swung his car around an awkward, looping turn. She'd already calmly but firmly reminded him about the double-yellow lines. "Man, these drivers tonight, huh? All over the place", he commented and snickered. She glanced over at him with a single, arching eyebrow raised but said nothing. As a final scare, he made a left against oncoming traffic, which called forth a shrieking chorus of beeps he didn't acknowledge. When he rumbled to a stop on some gravel next to the disabled parking spots, Elisha

Brick

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Brick

Third in a the series of shorts inspired by Inktober52 prompts and focused around superheroes. Previously Flight Shadow Brick "How are you doing today, Evie? I like your hat." A teenage girl on a couch fussed with her hat and drew her legs up to her chest. "Thanks. I'm...okay. Things could be better." Light laid over the floor through the half-open blinds behind Dr. Beatrice Harper as she wrote a few quick notes and looked across the small room at Evelyn. "What things? Be as specific as you need to." Drawing her hair away from her eyes, Evelyn took a deep breath and offered, "I was thinking about Dr. Peck and about how tired I've felt la

Shadow

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Shadow

Shadow "CODE SILVER. CODE SILVER. CORRIDOR FIVE. CODE SILVER." The robo-voice on the PA made John Winstone flinch. "Did you do that?!" He didn't flinch when the armed man at his side jerked his head around and narrowed his eyes. Adrenaline still surging from his toes to his forehead, John shook his head and calmly assured him, "No, sir. Just part of the security system." John felt his life measured in heartbeats, moments, and racing thoughts. It was the evening shift and he'd been working the ER security desk at the Creosote Valley Medical Center. Stretching to see what the vending machines had, he encountered a disheveled man in a gray j

Becoming Myself - TG Story

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Becoming Myself - TG Story

Dear soon-to-be-formerly Philip Wagner, I'll start with the fun part first. The transformation is amazing. It's like being shot full of the best drug you can imagine while your head swoons and your body is literally out-of-control. It begins four hours, on the dot, after you finish reading this letter. Plan accordingly. Why did write this and send it to you? Because it was time. Your address and name entered my head and refused to leave until I was done writing. I suspect you'll encounter the same when the time comes for you to write. You're my third. My letter urged me not to dwell on the past or the "chain" but there are no rules to thi

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Flight "Not what I expected." Hector Piroso leaned over the steering wheel and squinted through the window of the news van. In the passenger seat, Madelyn Oats had a better view, despite the dust caked on the outside of her window. In the back, fussing over his tablet, Paul Turling nodded to himself and said, "Alright, let's go." Madelyn pushed open her door first and bounced off the loose dirt with her black heels. Straightening her red blazer with the "News 27" logo above the pocket, she cocked her head and pronounced, "I love it." They'd parked on the side of an off-yellow, one-story clapboard house flanked by a rusty, red fence with t

Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

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Mana Burn TG - Chapter 1-1 - The Outset

Mana Burn Chapter 1 - The Outset I was not prepared for the humidity to slap and smother every inch of my body like an invisible mask the moment I stepped out of the safety of the terminal. After texting the entire group that I was on the ground, it only took ten minutes to find Harley Campbell by baggage claim. His height helped. Hearing that someone is six and a half feet, or just slightly under two meters, is one thing. Seeing them in the flesh is something else. His hair appeared a little lighter in person than in his videos, while still darker than dirty blond. Maybe. I wasn't an expert on hair. He turned around when I called his n

Make Me Marble - TG Caption

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Make Me Marble - TG Caption

Art by Bethany Weaver Story by MajorKerina ======= Mitchell squinted at the item on the small table at the back of the Goodwill store. It sat between an old D&D Player's Handbook and some goblin figurines which had never been painted. It was a single marble. The marble appeared to catch the light, despite being so far back. It was inside a generic plastic box, which looked like it was originally meant for a puzzle cube. Inside, it rested upon a purple, dimpled cushion, like a little beanie pancake. A metal band attached to the side of it and led to a tan piece of paper resting under the cushion. Intrigued, Mitchell examined it. No mat

The Flaming Panties TG Part 1

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The Flaming Panties TG Part 1

The Society of the Eternally-Flaming Panties Abby Longbloom hadn't considered the cow. The cow, however, gave Abby a long look and remarked, "Whooooo?" Eyebrows raised, she waved her blue scanner around in the air. The cow chewed. After examining the entire barn for signs of the anomaly, she had to note to herself that a cow which said 'who' instead of 'moo' probably should've been the best place to focus first. She gave herself a mental raspberry as the scanner made that tweeting sound it always made when it found something. Abby chuckled, sized up the cow, and smiled. The cow blinked. "Now, Miss Cow, how do you do what you do? And how

The Flaming Panties TG Part 2

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The Flaming Panties TG Part 2

The Society of the Eternally-Flaming Panties (cont.) Abby asked if she could see the panties up close. Chet gave her the answer she expected, "That's up to the senior members of the frat, not me. They have the keys to that room." After a moment of reflection, Abby stood and looked for whatever clues she could find around her. She could see plenty of triple goddess iconography, particularly in the triadic structure of the room. Three couches, three windows on each side (some facing interior rooms), and three sets of those colonnades she loathed. And those little touches of moon imagery. She marveled at the figurine of a little girl on a spir

The Flaming Panties TG Part 3

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The Flaming Panties TG Part 3

The Society of the Eternally-Flaming Panties (cont.) After Korri promised that Abby could hit her with a rolling pin if she was lying or a fake, they walked to the other side of the room and Abby slowly opened the doors. At first, Greg didn't move. Eventually, she poked her head out from between the brooms and looked around. Korri stepped forward and offered her hand. Greg backed away and looked to Abby, who encouraged her with a little nod. Once Greg was out, Korri told her, "We need to get you out of here now. I don't know how long Chet will be safe." Greg bit her lip. "Safe from what? Who are you?" Korri said only, "I'm a friend. Come

The Flaming Panties TG Finale

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The Flaming Panties TG Finale

The Society of the Eternally-Flaming Panties (conclusion) Before Abby could even think about tracking down a rolling pin, Korri told her, "It's something I have to do, no matter the consequences for me." Katsumi barked, "You would kill all of us in cold blood? Then you're no better than those monsters over there!" She tossed a hand in the direction of the dark figures, who looked excited by the current situation. The girls on either side of Katsumi tensed up. The pseudo-Aiborae looked rattled, as did the Rift group. Korri yelled back, "Maybe I am! But I won't let there be another time when any of you do find some great power. Upon my oath

Abby - Ragged Pages Part 1 TG

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Abby - Ragged Pages Part 1 TG

Previously on The Abby Longbloom Tales... Abby Longbloom, young explorer of parallel worlds, has been searching. Ever since the sudden disappearance of her father many years ago, she has sought clues in the reality-altering 'anomalies' he used to research. Despite her long travels, she knows she will find him again some day. Her quest takes her to a farm in a fertile version of the Sahara desert where a family's cow has altered a young boy into a young girl. From there, she arrives in an alternate reality Boston named "Trimountain", where her special goggles tell her a pair of ever-burning panties reside. Along with flaming underwear, she

Abby - Ragged Pages Part 2 TG

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Abby - Ragged Pages Part 2 TG

The Ragged Pages of the First Book (cont.) ---- The pause in Demetrius's reading alarmed young Abby. She scooted up in the bed and breathlessly asked, "What happens next?" With a calm smile, Demetrius bent forward and asked, "What do you think happens next?" Abby curled her lips in. She didn't expect her dad to ask her. That wasn't how stories went. They were told and listened to. She wanted to protest but she had a feeling her dad had a good reason to ask. Focusing with what she could summon from her mind, Abby mulled, "Well…with all that has happened so far…" Demetrius interrupted, "Don't worry about that. Tell the story you

Abby - Ragged Pages Part 3 TG

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Abby - Ragged Pages Part 3 TG

The Ragged Pages of the First Book (cont.) ---- Young Abby spread her hands across the bed to better illustrate her story. She felt herself carried along by her ideas, no matter how silly they sounded as she thought them. Heeding her father's words, she just rushed headlong into her tale and scene after scene with all gusto. Dangers mounted against her characters. But they were resourceful. Stunning reveals, at least so far as Abby's young mind imagined them, played out. For his part, Demetrius gave an earnest impression of surprise at every twist and turn. Abby's face, full of the energy of her story, very nearly seemed to glow. ---- A

Abby - Ragged Pages Finale TG

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Abby - Ragged Pages Finale TG

The Ragged Pages of the First Book (conclusion) ----- This time, Abby paused and it was Demetrius's turn to ask, "So what happens next?" Sitting on the bed with her legs crossed under her, Abby scrunched up her face. No matter how hard she scrunched, there were no more words Demetrius leaned closer and Abby sighed. Her eyes downcast, she told her father, "I think she's doomed. I can't think of a way to get her home. I have no ideas…" Gently, Demetrius touched her hand. "There is always a way. There is always hope. You just have to imagine it. You just have to create it…. And there's something I need to show you, Abby." Softly,

Abby - The Serpent's Den 1 TG

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Abby - The Serpent's Den 1 TG

An Abby Longbloom Tale: The Serpent's Den of Buried Secrets - Part 1 Previously on The Abby Longbloom Tales... Abby Longbloom, young explorer of parallel worlds, has been searching. Ever since the sudden disappearance of her father many years ago, she has sought clues in the reality-altering 'anomalies' he used to research. Despite her long travels, she knows she will find him again some day. On her journeys, she brings a jacket with impossibly-deep pockets, a temperamental, shape-shifting blue scanner, and black goggles which allow her to discover anomalies and travel between universes. Upon her father's wishes long ago, she has vowed nev

Abby - The Serpent's Den 2 TG

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Abby - The Serpent's Den 2 TG

The Serpent's Den of Buried Secrets (cont.) ----- Abby unbuttoned her jacket and let it flutter in the breeze as she walked along the sidewalk. The bottoms hung like they were starched because of the weight inside. This was Layola Court. She paused a moment to think about her route, wondering if she could avoid taking Rizale Avenue. However, it led into Geronimo Street and she loved that one. It was like flying on the way down and a massive mountain climb on the way up. Layola Court went on for a while with the same houses. A few bots, like large hummingbirds, hovered into windows and darted between old willow trees. At the corner, she lo

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Happy Belated Birthday my friend! I wasn't online the past few days so I'm sorry I missed it! I hope it was a good one!
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No worries! Thank you!
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So how was it?
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Happy Birthday! :D
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