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Secret Santa Prompt - Dragons and DinersJanuary 1st, 2012
Jasper, Arkansas – Inside a local highway restaurant
“How did I not notice him before now?” That was the question I asked myself as the young man of 22 came up to me. His blonde hair was well kempt, even if his jacket and jeans were not. His breath, as weak as it might have been, smelled of weak alcohol. The kind the humans use to make their mouths smell less ‘nasty’, but it didn’t disguise the smell of caffeine or meat.
The look on his face however…nothing but stoicism. If not intrigue.
“Excuse me.” He said to me.
“Can I help you?” I said these words loudly as if he was annoying me. In a way he was, but he had done nothing so far.
For a second, the man didn’t speak. “I was wondering if I could talk to you for a minute.”
“You do not know me, sir. And I don’t know you.”
“You think you don’t know me,” I don
Chapter 8 - The Company of FriendsWednesday, September 7th, 2011
Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous
Days until Full Moon 5
Walking out from his math class with Nathan, Alex tried to avoid bumping into the sea of students leaving with them. Most of their scents were getting familiar, for better or worse, and him being able to recognize all of his friends by their scents was starting to feel unnerving at best. It was like he was getting too personal with them, and even reminding himself that this was mostly involuntary didn't change his thoughts.
"So, how's the comic store job?" Nathan asked as they took the stairs down to the second floor.
"It's fun. I've already seen my first angry customer though, which was not fun."
Nathan laughed. "When people ask you about their sick pets and how they're doing, they're usually a lot nicer aren't they?"
"Yeah. Turn it around into products and suddenly you get assholes."
"Well, at least it was just one guy."
Alex shrugged and continued to follow his friend to the first floor. On
Chapter 7 - ReasoningsSunday, September 4th, 2011
Moon Phase – First Quarter
As the weekend went by, Alex took the initiative to try and better grasp his new olfactory senses. At first, the new scents he would pick up just walking around the house were a constant reminder of how sudden this change had come. The more he explored however, the more he grew intrigued rather than scared. He was finding all kinds of scents that he found interesting, despite the number he found that repulsed him. With Bailey at his side as he went through the front yard, just in case anyone gave him some weird looks, he wondered if this was the kind of sensation his pet felt every time he took him for a walk.
By late afternoon on Saturday, Alex had almost formed a mental map of the front yard from how well he was getting to know the scents around the place. Every animal that had passed through the yard recently he could smell with some effort, as well as the birds that landed in the trees every so often. The random scent ma
Chapter 6 - The scent of the worldFriday, September 2nd, 2011
Moon Phase – Waxing Crescent
With the first week of classes over, and a full 20 hours of work at the comic store to his name, Alex was ready to return to trying to get some skateboarding footage. Heading towards where Nathan was leaving his History class, he greeted him and the two exchanged some small talk before the subject came up.
“I've got some errands to run in a while, man. Sorry.” Nathan explained.
“No worries. Marcus and I are off shift today; I'll see if he can help.”
“Good luck...oh, and, did you notice the increase in police patrols around here lately?”
“Yeah, I did. No idea why, though.”
“No word on anyone else getting attacked or mauled?”
“None. I've tried asking Dad about it, but I got nothing.”
“So why not listen to the dispatch system? Ever heard of 'Radio Dispatch'?”
“Yeah, I have. It's amusing but I don't think that'll help. I'd
Chapter 5 - UncertaintySaturday, August 27th, 2011
Moon Phase – Waning Crescent
To his surprise when he awoke the next morning, lying at the side of his bed was his helmet and backpack, the shattered deck still attached to it. Remembering that he had left them behind at the park the previous night in his haste to run, he expected his father to ask why he had done such a thing. As soon as he sat down for breakfast with a plate of pancakes, the questions came.
“Son, why did you leave your things at the park last night?” In Alex's struggle to figure out an answer that would sound convincing, his stalling letting his dad continue. “Were you doing something there last night?”
“I was just skating. I left when my board broke.”
“So then, why did you leave it and your helmet there?”
Taking a breath and gripping his hands under the table, Alex shivered. He knew the longer he stalled, the worse it looked, but he didn't want to tell them the truth. He couldn
Chapter 3 - First Day on the JobTuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Moon Phase - Waning Crescent
After waking up extra early thanks to Bailey, Alex finally sat down to talk to his folks about the incident after breakfast. He was at first hesitant to say much, as he had been the night before, but he slowly began to reveal more and more about what happened. He started recalling the gruesome details of what he had felt, the icy texture of Angela's flesh when he took her hand and how weak he felt as he watched her slip into shock.
As he revealed more information, he could feel his eyes watering as the emotions he had held back before came rushing forward again. He was determined to not to act like a wimp though, even if he had a good reason to get emotional. He could handle this without breaking down into a nervous mess.
“Son, I know you're upset,” David said after Alex sniffled for the fifth time. “but...you did...the right...thing.”
Alex took several breaths before he answered.
Look After Me, BrotherSummary: Michelangelo has grown up. It only took the zombie apocalypse and the loss of a brother to give him the strength to do what is necessary. One Shot. 2k12 Nick 'verse.
Rated: T - Tragedy/Horror - Words: 3,817
'A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.' –Steward Alsop
The wheels wobbled across the cracked concrete, spraying grit. Rattling and jiggling as he popped over the curb, sliding along the edge for a moment before kicking off again into the gravel-strewn street, just outside the storm drain, weaving around pot holes; hands over his head, palms resting on the top of it. Behind him four dogs chased, tongues wagging and feet galloping with untrimmed nails clacking along with the noise of the skateboard.
Mikey glanced behind himself and laughed, a genuine, teasing sound, without malice. He
Fantasy Films Adventures - Red Waters (1)
Summer is that time of the year when the days are long and hot and the nights are short and cool. This year, the nights were strangely cold. On Manhattan Beach Park in Brooklyn, New York, a young college couple, named Jane Collins and Jack Harrison were lying on their backs in the bed of a pickup truck. They guzzled down bottled iced tea and gazed up at the stars, and then Jane had a different idea.
“Jack, com’n!” said Jane as she sat up. “Let’s go swimming!” She starting tugging on Jack’s arm and pulling him up.
“Pass!” Jack replied while resisting. “It’s too cold and I didn’t pack a suit.”
“Oh, you’re such a wimp!” Jane shouted.
She let go of Jack’s arm, and then she took off her jacket, shirt and jeans, revealing a skimpy bathing suit. Jack just laughed and slumped onto his back while Jane ran straight for the water. She dove in
In Harms Way: Chapter 3"And we all know what happened this mornin'! I don't know what that son of a bitch is gonna do next!" Kenny said.
"So you wanna ring the dinner bell for a herd of walkers to show up? How is that better?" Mike added.
"Cause this place'll be fuckin' chaos when that thing hits! No one'll be paying attention to us and that's when we go! That's our opening! We just gotta figure out a way to draw em to us."
"Your friend here wants us to get killed by lurkers before Bill can do it." Rebecca said as she looked at Clementine.
"What is it with you?" Kenny growled.
"Maybe Luke could help us, he's outside he wanted me or Leah to get him a radio so he can keep an eye on the guards." Clementine mentioned.
"Thank you, that's the plan I vote for." Rebecca smiled.
"Wait- you know about Luke?" I asked.
"He flagged us down when the guards weren't lookin' told us his plan.... mentioned he talked to you two." Mike said.
"If Luke can tell us where the guards are then that's how we'll escape." Rebecca said.
Fantasy Films Adventures - Red Waters (2)
The GEP and the Madagascar Crew rondevued at Manhattan Beach Park. The sight was packed with tourists young and old, whole humans and anthros alike. With surf boards in hand, Prowl and Blaze wasted no time heading for the water.
“Wait up-a for me!” Stefano cried out as he ran after them.
“Guys!” Cassie called out to them. “We got work to do!”
“Relax, Cas,” Jag said as he was unpacking his laptop and satellite equipment “It’ll take me a while to finish setting up anyway. You should all go have fun.”
“Need some help,” asked Melman.
“Yes, thank you, Melman.”
All the while Jag and Melman were monitoring the water for activity via sonar, everyone else was having fun in the sun. Tye, Zuba and Florrie were building sandcastles. Gloria was getting herself a tan. Casey, Cassie, Palladon and Alex were playing volley ball against Vitaly, Gia, Marty and Leonette.
Amid The Ruins: Chapter 1I ran through the herd, stumblimg and tripping over my own feet, even had to take down a few walkers. My heart was racing fast, all I could do was run after Sarah, she was running in a sort of zig-zag pattern which made it harder for me to keep up with her, although she was screaming so I could still follow her voice.
"SARAH!" I screeched. I ran straight into something, I got my knife at the ready, most likely getting ready to pierce a walker. But it was Luke, he grabbed my arm. I took a deep breath and called out to him, "Luke you need to help me!" I admitted, asking help from Luke was something I didn't think I'd ever hear myself say.
"Go get Sarah I'll be right behind you!" Luke yelled as he nudged me own forward.
Once again I quickly followed Sarah, she was still in my sight and I dodged walkers on the way towards her. Surprisingly enough we both made it out of the herd and into an opening path in the forest, although there were still some walkers following me I kept running. "Sara
Stitches (Creepy Pasta Original Story) Part 1 Stitches... that's what people call me now, but before I was stitches I was an actual human girl. I had friends, I had a family, it was pretty much the perfect life. Yeah I know what you're thinking. "Jeez lady does every story have to start of so stupidly?" Pretty much. Except it was that perfect life that caused this mess, and now I'm going to tell you why I crave the sweet taste of blood.
It was sometime in October. We were all at school eating our lunches in the cafeteria when my friend, Destiny, decided that the five of us friends, me, Chris, Eric, Lea, and herself, were going to have a movie night at her house. I accepted of course, but felt a bit empty inside being as though Destiny and Eric where dating and Lea and Chris where dating. I was the odd ball who was, of course, dateless.
That afternoon when school got out I walked
Devil Boy - IntroductionDevil Boy
My name is Nicholas Veresk to my damned mother and father. I am called A Careless Soul by my comrades-in-arms within the Charnel Worms, a moniker given to me by none other than the King of Worms himself. But some call me something else. It’s a nickname I’ve grown rather fond of, because it describes me and what I’m about quite well in just two words.
They call me devil boy.
This must be confusing, or at the very least it must seem out of context, which it is. Well, my tale is complicated with many twists and turns. Heh. Twists and turns, twisting and turning like a body hanging from a noose in the placid midnight zephyr. I do understand I’m going off-topic here, but have you ever seen a hanged man? I have, once, and since that revelatory moment the imagery has always filled me with peace. As you’re possibly beginning to speculate, at a certain point in the story I will summarize for you shortly, I began to see myself in every sense w
Dragon's Claw : Ronin Night had fallen the Sumiyoshi-kai clan as both sectors of there house were on it normal guard duty. Tonight was a very important night, as one of the weapons manufacturers for the Yakuza were still in development over the new shipment of guns being pushed in from the u.s.
But this wasn't the just a regular night . after news of Ronin near death ecsape the clans have been on high alert. Buying more weapons and more thugs as of protection.
At the east end of the house. Two guy were in position.
Thug1 " man... I hears there buying out the best merc's in the city. " he said puffing away at his cigarette.
Thug2 " the hell they need more protection for.. Hell I can take on that guy.. And blast his ass away haha.."
Thug 1 " see words spreading that you know that Ronin kid was coming back. Hell I heard that the guys sent to kill him wound up dead two months later. Eh people are actual scared of the guy. "
Thug 2" ah Baka!! That lit
TFP: Escapism - Chapter 5Chapter 5
The blue mech stopped in his tracks and turned around, his spark freezing when he saw Knock Out walking towards him, his EM field flaring in anger. He swallowed and tried to smile. “Hey, what’s up?”
The red mech scowled. “We need to talk.”
He didn’t have enough time to ask what the problem was before the medic started shouting. “I saw you! You and that Vehicon!” He snarled, wagging a finger and his lips curled into a snarl “What were you talking about? What could have been so important that you had to go behind my back and talk to a lowly drone!?”
A sudden look of horror came across the smaller mech’s face, before it returned to the snarl. “You’re not FRAGGING him, are you!?”
Breakdown flinched at each word, trying to placate Knock Out with a hand gesture. “No, it’s not that at all Knock Out.” He
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