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The Grand Penguin
There was one thing Knight Tony was sure of and it was that foxes don’t talk. “Are you listening?” The vixen asked him. Tony shook his head, then ran his hand through his blond hair. “You can’t talk. I’m … I’m … you can’t talk.” The vixen tilted her head to one side. Her tail swished behind her. “Why not? I’m already talking.” “You just … it’s … I …” The vixen sighed. “Look, human, do you want a cookie from the Grand Penguin or not?” Tony stared at her like she was out of her mind. He’d come to these
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Mind Seed
In the days before, when the world was still young, they say the plants let all their seeds float through the air. No fruit or shells covered them for in those days, no plant knew to cover their seeds. In turn, all the animals and people ate the seeds and only a few lucky plants ever survived to create seeds of their own. One day, as a man laid down to take an afternoon rest, one seed floated down and landed in the man’s ear. Thinking it had landed in the perfect patch of dirt, the seed burrowed down deep inside the man’s head and spread out its roots. The man, who had no knowledge of what had happened, awoke with a terrible hea
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Babysitting a Dragon
Leo looked at the dragon in the cage in the barn. The dragon looked at him with her wide blue eyes. She was only the size of a puppy now, but when full grown, she would be the size of a house. Small for a dragon but gold dragons were small. For goofing off in his class for spare princes, he’d been assigned to babysit the baby dragon the knights had stolen for the school. She’d been getting smarter and working to get out of her cage so someone had to watch her at all times. Leo couldn’t blame her for wanting to get out. She was to be used for practice fighting full grown dragons. As a baby, she wasn’t all that dangerou
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Fate
The trouble with being a god is that you know well in advance if someone is going to succeed or fail when you set them to a task. Sure, watching can be a little fun, and I do emphasize the word little, but that’s about it. You already know everything they will do so there is no surprise or mystery in it. Which means when you know your guy will win, you’re just rigging the race. And when you know they will fail, you’re just setting them up. In this kid’s case, it was the latter. Now don’t get me wrong, I took no joy in setting her up for this, but she was the only one with the will to see it through. So, yes, I
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Ziggy's New Toy
Ziggy Stardust was looking for a new toy. It had been five years since his last one expired. A human this time. They tended to last longer than the other species in this galaxy. This wasn’t his galaxy, mind you. There was something a little too incestuous about playing with the species from the galaxy you created. Earth was a good place to find a new bedroom toy. It took a disguise of course. He didn’t want to frighten the humans, of course, so he put on a human disguise. Anyone that glanced in his direction would think he was just an ordinary human strumming a guitar in a Detroit park. Only a particularly observant person would
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To Awaken A God
The high priest’s breath came out as steam as he dripped wine over the alter in the shape of a cross. The deep red wine pooled in the small grooves where the blood would flow. the incline on the alter wasn’t enough to make such a small amount of liquid run down, but when he pierced his first victum’s heart, the blood would. It would mix with the wine and run down like water and pool at the god Yahlan’s feet. It had been three generations since Yahlan stopped here. Why he stopped was a mystery and repeated attempts at answers had yielded nothing. The god was silent, unmoving. In time, a church was built around him. Pra
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The True Hero of the World
Watching people die from the skids was not pretty and Dr. Dennis Green had taken to just giving his patients lethal doses of whatever he had to spare them. All of that was out now, and he’d had to resort to slitting arteries. There wouldn’t be any other shipments of medicine either. There weren’t enough well people to make any sort of medicine left. There weren’t enough medical people either, but Dennis still came to work every morning like he always did. What else was he going to do? The rest of the world had fallen apart when the disease broke out, but he and the five other surviving staff kept the hospital going wi
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Before the Fight
Alex the Bear loved three things in life. First and foremost was fighting. He had brawny muscles, a grizzled beard, and hair all over. It was how he got the nickname “the bear” in the first place. Promptly after being given the name, he sought out a way to live up to it and learned to fight like a bear. Second, Alex loved women. He was a passionate lover of women. Big women. Small women. Even red headed women, and he could testify that they did indeed have souls. Or at least a lot of passion. It was a woman that he had gone to meet on that soon to be battlefield late after dark. The called her Natia the Brute, and it was a name
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The Gold Mirror
It glittered like gold. Well, okay, it was gold, so yes it glittered like what it was. What? I’m not good at being poetic and stuff, okay? Look, just trust me, it glittered really bright even for gold. And honestly, when you consider it was night and the small gold hand mirror was still sparkling, it was impressive. That gold mirror was what I’d been sent to steal. Now I know what you’re thinking; why would someone send a eleven year old to steal a priceless gold mirror from some snooty elf lady? To that I answer why not? I’m capable. Plus, I’m eleven, so they’re more likely to go easy on me. They&#8217
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The Grand Penguin
There was one thing Knight Tony was sure of and it was that foxes don’t talk. “Are you listening?” The vixen asked him. Tony shook his head, then ran his hand through his blond hair. “You can’t talk. I’m … I’m … you can’t talk.” The vixen tilted her head to one side. Her tail swished behind her. “Why not? I’m already talking.” “You just … it’s … I …” The vixen sighed. “Look, human, do you want a cookie from the Grand Penguin or not?” Tony stared at her like she was out of her mind. He’d come to these
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Mind Seed
In the days before, when the world was still young, they say the plants let all their seeds float through the air. No fruit or shells covered them for in those days, no plant knew to cover their seeds. In turn, all the animals and people ate the seeds and only a few lucky plants ever survived to create seeds of their own. One day, as a man laid down to take an afternoon rest, one seed floated down and landed in the man’s ear. Thinking it had landed in the perfect patch of dirt, the seed burrowed down deep inside the man’s head and spread out its roots. The man, who had no knowledge of what had happened, awoke with a terrible hea
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Babysitting a Dragon
Leo looked at the dragon in the cage in the barn. The dragon looked at him with her wide blue eyes. She was only the size of a puppy now, but when full grown, she would be the size of a house. Small for a dragon but gold dragons were small. For goofing off in his class for spare princes, he’d been assigned to babysit the baby dragon the knights had stolen for the school. She’d been getting smarter and working to get out of her cage so someone had to watch her at all times. Leo couldn’t blame her for wanting to get out. She was to be used for practice fighting full grown dragons. As a baby, she wasn’t all that dangerou
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Fate
The trouble with being a god is that you know well in advance if someone is going to succeed or fail when you set them to a task. Sure, watching can be a little fun, and I do emphasize the word little, but that’s about it. You already know everything they will do so there is no surprise or mystery in it. Which means when you know your guy will win, you’re just rigging the race. And when you know they will fail, you’re just setting them up. In this kid’s case, it was the latter. Now don’t get me wrong, I took no joy in setting her up for this, but she was the only one with the will to see it through. So, yes, I
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Ziggy's New Toy
Ziggy Stardust was looking for a new toy. It had been five years since his last one expired. A human this time. They tended to last longer than the other species in this galaxy. This wasn’t his galaxy, mind you. There was something a little too incestuous about playing with the species from the galaxy you created. Earth was a good place to find a new bedroom toy. It took a disguise of course. He didn’t want to frighten the humans, of course, so he put on a human disguise. Anyone that glanced in his direction would think he was just an ordinary human strumming a guitar in a Detroit park. Only a particularly observant person would
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To Awaken A God
The high priest’s breath came out as steam as he dripped wine over the alter in the shape of a cross. The deep red wine pooled in the small grooves where the blood would flow. the incline on the alter wasn’t enough to make such a small amount of liquid run down, but when he pierced his first victum’s heart, the blood would. It would mix with the wine and run down like water and pool at the god Yahlan’s feet. It had been three generations since Yahlan stopped here. Why he stopped was a mystery and repeated attempts at answers had yielded nothing. The god was silent, unmoving. In time, a church was built around him. Pra
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The True Hero of the World
Watching people die from the skids was not pretty and Dr. Dennis Green had taken to just giving his patients lethal doses of whatever he had to spare them. All of that was out now, and he’d had to resort to slitting arteries. There wouldn’t be any other shipments of medicine either. There weren’t enough well people to make any sort of medicine left. There weren’t enough medical people either, but Dennis still came to work every morning like he always did. What else was he going to do? The rest of the world had fallen apart when the disease broke out, but he and the five other surviving staff kept the hospital going wi
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Before the Fight
Alex the Bear loved three things in life. First and foremost was fighting. He had brawny muscles, a grizzled beard, and hair all over. It was how he got the nickname “the bear” in the first place. Promptly after being given the name, he sought out a way to live up to it and learned to fight like a bear. Second, Alex loved women. He was a passionate lover of women. Big women. Small women. Even red headed women, and he could testify that they did indeed have souls. Or at least a lot of passion. It was a woman that he had gone to meet on that soon to be battlefield late after dark. The called her Natia the Brute, and it was a name
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The Gold Mirror
It glittered like gold. Well, okay, it was gold, so yes it glittered like what it was. What? I’m not good at being poetic and stuff, okay? Look, just trust me, it glittered really bright even for gold. And honestly, when you consider it was night and the small gold hand mirror was still sparkling, it was impressive. That gold mirror was what I’d been sent to steal. Now I know what you’re thinking; why would someone send a eleven year old to steal a priceless gold mirror from some snooty elf lady? To that I answer why not? I’m capable. Plus, I’m eleven, so they’re more likely to go easy on me. They&#8217
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FFM 28 - This Is A Story About You
    In the middle of the circus stands a little tent with constellations floating up the sides. Inside you find, on the cloth covered table next to little cushioned chair, a dome shaped box embellished with six golden suns.       As you press them in the exact right order, the latch clicks, and you are rewarded. The room fills with a mysterious smoke while the lid opens in a painfully slow arch, and just as the anticipation threatens to consume you whole, a letter with your name on it is revealed.    “Congratulations!” it says inside. “You've won a free game of skeeball!”
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The ALF/Elf Thing
 “Let ElfCon 2019 begin!” cried Legolas, raising the Horn of Gondor high above his head.     He then lowered the instrument to his lips and began to quaff Tesco own-brand prosecco from it.     “Chug! Chug! Chug!” chanted Snap, Crackle, and Pop, each waving a tiny stein.     All around the Mercian Suite of the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, hundreds of elves (and one very enthusiastic Will Ferrell) gathered to swap shoemaking anecdotes and archery lifehacks. Drizzt Do’Urden was available for autographs, and The North Pole Workers’ Union had as strong a presence as ever. A good time was had by
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FFM Links - July 13 2019
Welcome to Flash Fiction Month, day 13. It's here, and you made it! To celebrate, we need to time travel a little bit. Hold your hats, and please keep all fingers and toes in the time machine for safety. Or don't, depending on your expected results. Instructions Flash Fiction Month is about writing – and posting – a story between 55-1000 words in length every day during July. Each day we'll upload a deviation where you can post your story for the day, with optional prompts, themes, and the occasional challenge. Once a week or thereabouts, we’ll be giving you a fiendishly difficult and unpleasant challenge; a task so evil
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Hey how's it going :) ?
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Tealya|Hobbyist General Artist
It's going good. Just got back a couple days ago from my vacation in Yellowstone. Now I'm trying to catch up on flash fiction month. How are things?
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Just got this notification lol.. Whatcha up to these days? Is there a better way to reach you than DA?
I've been busy as heck, but I'm home a lot more recently, and wanna reconnect.
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Tealya|Hobbyist General Artist
Usually texting works. I work all day so I may not reply until after work.
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denlm's avatar
Thanks for the fave!
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Link8312's avatar
Hello, I wandered in here after reading your webcomics... do you plan to go back to them someday? Aspecially as you left both of them on cliffhangers...
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Tealya|Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to, and I've been trying, but finding time is hard these days. I work more than full time right now most of the week and i'm exhausted at the end of the day. Most of the time I just want to crawl in bed after work. I'm trying to get back into drawing and I've considered redoing Tainted as a written book (since finding five minutes to write is often easier than finding a few hours to draw). For the moment, the comics are on the back burner until I can get to a more financially stable point in my life where I have more time and less money concerns. I'm glad you like them and it's nice to know some people did enjoy them. It's why I keep trying to find the time for them.
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