They emerged into darkness punctuated only by headlights and gunfire. Night vis added laser sights and muzzle flare to the confusion.
Mountbatten kept moving, running into the trees. Fisher waved to him, already having set up a small firing position - h…Posted 34 hours ago
More and more werewolves jumped from the forest whilst the convoy slowed, but the men in Mountbatten's vehicle had their own trouble to worry about. The two on the roof were trying to pry their way in. The armour held against multiple blows, though it bow…Posted 2 days ago
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I don't think I answered her, but she figured out all the same. Both dead. She held me tightly, trying her best to comfort me. I remember her meeting up with the others, faintly. Those who escaped the attack. I can't say I remember the rest very well, but…Posted 11 days ago
One night, when I was nine years old, my parents and I were working on packing things into our cart. Then we heard screaming, and saw fire, and smoke.
"Noleka, get down!" my mom hissed, shoving me under the cart.
I couldn't do anything but watch as three …Posted 11 days ago
I hope, through all of this, that I have learned
Some lessons to apply to later life,
So I may save fond friends from future strife,
And loathe myself a little less. I turned
My eyes upon myself, at point of knife,
From others' viewpoint: hard. It changed…Posted 12 days ago
My left leg's been through surgery--ah! Twice.
I'm walking nearly normally by now,
But that was taxing. Very. I'll allow,
My limp's a minor thing, one grain of rice
Within a heaping bowl.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oh, I would splice
Tho…Posted 12 days ago
My life, in recent months, has been o'erfull.
There's too much going on, inside my heart
And head, to parse, to handle. As for art,
I've had no spoons to work. I'm gath'ring wool,
Bereft of words, o'ercome. I've been a fool
Both in and out of love. How ca…Posted 12 days ago
My name with foul insinuation's tarred
By people who seek easy victims meek
To charge with crimes in public. Life is marred
And razed for me. Now, everywhere I seek,
I picture enemies in friends I knew
Before this whole fiasco. Do they now
Believe tho…Posted 18 days ago
For a moment Dana was paralyzed, not truly understanding what had just happened. It seemed impossible for a man to whole one moment and then dying without warning the next. Then she recovered her senses enough to duck behind the raised seat of the driver,…Posted 22 days ago
A beam of blinding white light shot down from a sky thick with clouds, centering on Kym and bathing her in a gentle warmth. Under the intense brightness of the light her sweatpants and rumpled hoodie seemed to lose their color before fragmenting into piec…Posted 29 days ago
“Thank the gods! It feels like it's been forever. ” Dana stretched her arms toward the sky, reveling in the long strain on her ligaments. Bracing herself on the rim of the cart, she rose to her feet. Even a few feet off the bed of the cart, the smell got …Posted 31 days ago
Ohmwari, the city where all things find their end. It was a place that Dana only knew by reputation. Stories first and later jokes had been carried long distances, spreading on the trade routes that made up the connective tissue from kingdom to kingdom …Posted 1 month ago
A bump in the road jolted the cart hard enough to force Dana past the edge of near sleep and into wakefulness. She noted that the wheel on the right side had picked up another squeak. At the next stop, she'd have to oil it again or it would grate on her f…Posted 1 month ago
"Not who you were expecting?"
The snake dropped from the branch, out of view before emerging mere heartbeats later - as a wolf. Its cold yellow eyes weighed heavily on Rahmi's neck.
"I doubt there are any other shape-shifters here, so I'd wager you are e…Posted 1 month ago
The orange girl watched as the city burned. Smoke billowed high into the sky, and people ran screaming through the streets, trying desperately to escape.
She wouldn't let them.
With a swift motion of her hand, she made more flames, blocking paths.
"Nerim,…Posted 1 month ago
The girl was flipping through her notes on her phone one day when she found the words she'd jotted down months earlier. She remembered that little story she'd wanted to write. The details weren't all there, but some of them were.
She got up and went to si…Posted 1 month ago
The small creature jumped up on her shoulder, faintly glowing, perfectly poised with its chest slightly puffed out.
Oh, that was actually a neat idea! The girl picked up her phone and typed a few notes, before setting it down and returning to homework.
Sh…Posted 1 month ago
The faintly glowing creature approached the girl sitting at her desk, frustratedly typing away on her keyboard. It leapt lightly onto the corner, peering at her work.
It sat, curling a dainty tail round itself, watching as she continued typing, jumbled me…Posted 1 month ago
"How many died?" The lighter one asked the other.
"Too many, nearly all. How many escaped?" She replied.
One summoned her vine-entwined rod, the other her scythe.
"We should take care of them, shouldn't we?" The lighter one asked.
"They'l…Posted 1 month ago
A yearning pit of doom. This place felt like death. Empty. Desolate. Yes, someone or something had killed everything that was good here long, long ago. Privately, she knew what it was. She could see it. She could feel it. She watched as the creatures walk…Posted 1 month ago
A lifeless void. This place was had no life to be seen. None she could feel. All that remained of it were traces of life... momentos from a long forgotten past. The feeling that something had once lived here. The memories of light. The only thing that liv…Posted 1 month ago
Nara ran over, body slamming an off-white girl, before jumping back and blasting her with inky black balls of magic. "Stay away from them!"
Rima blocked it the best she could before getting back up, a little worse for wear. "If you'd keep those foul thi…Posted 1 month ago
"Would you like to be a magical girl?"
The ad popped up on her screen for the third time. "Why won't you bug off?" she asked, clicking the ad blocker to attempt to block it again.
"Please wait. I need your help," pleaded the cute little mascot on the ad.
…Posted 1 month ago
Rylis stepped back a little as blood pooled around the person she'd just killed, looking at it with mild disgust. But this had gotten easier. The fifth time, she'd still thrown up. The 27th time, this time, she just felt a little nauseated…Posted 1 month ago