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  • Opposing Harmony

    "How many died?" The lighter one asked the other.

    "Too many, nearly all. How many escaped?" She replied.

    "Too few."

    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 2 years ago
  • Desolate.

    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 2 years ago
  • Lifeless World

    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 2 years ago
  • Light and Dark

    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 2 years ago
  • Clickbait

    "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 2 years ago
  • Settling Into The Job

    BANG!

    Thump

    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 2 years ago
  • Broken Ballad

    Another night, another peaceful dinner with gently clinking silverware and soft voices discussing the days events.

    "How about you, Aria?"

    "Ah, you know, usual boring school."

    "Same old?"

    "You know it." Oh no. "I'll be back!" Aria took off up the stairs.…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • The Burden of Denial

    Banging exploded across the breadth of the door as people tried to break in. My worry was fleeting. It wasn't impossible to break down a VouchSafe steel door but you'd need specific tools to do it.

    “Let us in, you bastard!” Voices shouted in waves, muffl…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Pouring Rain

    Trissa walked through the pouring rain. She was getting soaked, but it was hard to care.

    She stepped under an overhang, finally taking a moment to relax. She unzipped her jacket, and carefully removed the poor broken mess inside. Her heart was in so many …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Close Call

    The cyan girl struggled to no avail. "Please don't, I didn't do anything to you!"

    "I told you it's not personal." She raised her scythe into the air to strike, before being blasted off by lilac energy.

    The cyan girl immediately scrambled to another ro…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Rooftop Run

    "Stop running, dummy!"

    "You're trying to kill me, and I kind of don't want to die!" The cyan girl leapt up onto a building, shooting bright blue balls of energy at her attacker.

    "Oh, don't worry so much! It's nothing personal. I hate all your kind!" the…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • One to Three Two One

    Casey stood there in all white, like a neon blade gleaming against the darkness of the oncoming storm. Her hair and skirt whipped about her in the great gusts of winds that battered the city with invisible fists, but she didn't move.

    The thick mass of cl…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Endless Cycle

    Two white ears poked out of the sand, followed by a fluffy white head, and then a body popped out. The little white rabbit shook off the sand. It failed to understand why the world had to rain sand, and then suddenly, inexplicably, it would turn on its he…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Lucky Money

    Last Friday, I went to see my grandmother. Growing up I didn't find it funny that our name for her, Popo, was pronounced how some people say dad or grandfather.

    Even though her hair was wispy and mostly gone and her speech was much more slurred, she stil…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Highly Flammable

    Rita jumped back, only getting the front end of her skirt lightly singed. "You're blue. Why the heck do you have fire powers!?"

    "You're the one who wanted to fight," the blue girl taunted.

    "First, I thought you had water powers, and second, I was playi…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Perish Song

    "Do you guys always have to show up with such inconvenient timing?" she asked the monster, not that it could answer or even understand her.

    Aria slashed it with her axe, the monster emitting a strained cry as she made yet another gash in its side. Elect…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Midnight Melody

    Aria jumped and slid down the roof, doing another small hop to get over the rain gutter, and landing on the soft, wet grass. She gently shook off some of the water, wet from chasing the monster through the sprinklers. Her least favorite part about fightin…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: Point of Inflection

    In mathematics, a point of inflection is a point on a curve where the concavity of the curve changes, a momentary point where the slope of the curve is equal to the slope of its tangent at that point. Points of inflection mark the transitions between upwa…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Family Pride

    That's how I became a part of the Cold Hail Battalion (Give 'em Hail!). I was never carried into battle but I was often carried out of one. My dad, the one who accepted me, tried hard to get me transferred to an orphanage or a host family, but there was n…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • On the Edge

    Rain fell hard, threatening to drown the city but never quite committing to finishing the job. Tonight there was no wind and people felt safe using their umbrellas. All of them moving slow under black domes gave the streets the air of a funeral procession…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • A Complete Success

    Glowing green magic flowed out of the green-haired girl and into the rocks, lighting up the etched runes.

    Pain shot through her body, and she let out a high-pitched scream. It hurt more than losing the limbs in the first place. She grabbed the bed sheet w…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Experimental

    The girl whimpered in pain as a man made tiny incisions in her arm. Or... what was left of her arm, anyway.

    "Sh, it'll be alright soon," the green-haired girl nearby said softly to her, taking a break from what she was doing to stroke the small girl's hea…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Sympathy

    Etril cowered in fear. This was it. She'd known it was coming, but hoped it wouldn't be this soon.

    ...

    No gunshot came.

    "Forget it," the alien said.

    Etril looked up, hesitantly. "...What?"

    "Forget it, I'm not going to shoot you. It's not even worth it." S…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • After The Invasion

    It had only been a few months since the invasion. Aliens had killed a lot of humans, others were just missing.

    Presumably dead.

    Or, with any luck, if such a word was appropriate, they were still alive, but being used for research. No one dared try to imag…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: Some Investments Take Time

    Anthony blinked a couple times, hard enough that fireworks of white light appeared across the dark space of the inside of his eyelids. He'd read the same sentence four times and he was still stumbling across the words like he'd never seen them before. He …

    Posted 2 years ago