The Creed of the Promethean Fists“We are the will of the Emperor. His burning wrath is ours. Fire may pour from our fingers yet we remain unburned. Lightning may burst forth from our eyes yet we stand unhurt. The earth may tremble and the rock may split yet we shall not yield. In this burning inferno we stand defiantly in the face our enemies. The foes of the Emperor shall fall before us; for we know no fear. Their fortresses shall fall and their strongholds crumble before our fury. We are the angels of death. We are the Burning fists of the Emperor's holy wrath.”The Creed of the Promethean Fists1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
-Creed of the Promethean Fists
I Want to RecognizeThe Water Scares MeI Want to Recognize1 week ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I was overwhelmed by a sense of déjà vu. Haven't I been here before?
Massive tree trunks surrounded the familiar park square. In the center, a simple small fountain rested. Whenever I glanced around to take in the rest of the park, my eyes kept returning to the fountain against my will, as if the water was pulling them.
I didn't like water. That much I figured out from the way my eyes nervously strayed back to it a couple feet away. As I walked around it, I spotted a yellow fur ball the size of a baseball swimming on the surface.
At the sight, I gasped and reeled back, a hand to my mouth. I felt my memory
It's Dave's birthday, gang! "All right gang, it's Dave's birthday today, so let's get together and give him a good send off," Bret ordered. "File in, let's go!"It's Dave's birthday, gang!19 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The players gathered for the picture. Michelle Peyton, Kris Matthrews, Deanna Wolfe, Collette Simmons, Kitsune Matsui, Sam Chase, and Tiffany Sheffield all pushed together across from Greg, who had the camera on a tripod with a wide lens. Shelly was standing under an umbrella, as they were standing out in the middle of the California Desert. Alex and Pattie were also on hand, as was Tiffany's friend Sarah.
"Why in the heck did you bring us out here, bro?" Kris muttered as she elbowed Collette before putti
This New Game System Rules! Craig checked the manual one last time to make sure he didn't miss anything. The last lines before the instructions switched to French was "Congratulations! Your new X Platform XL 2020 is almost ready to play. Just follow the onscreen instructions and get ready to have the X Platform XL 2020 rule your world."This New Game System Rules!2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Odd thing to put in the manual, he thought as he tossed it into the empty box his system had come in. He thumbed the power button and waited for the system to boot up.
He didn't have to wait long. Soon the screen was scrolling large, neon-green letters in greeting. "Thank you for purchasing the X Platform XL 2020. We jus
Geronimo: Chapter 3 (Reader x Eleventh Doctor)"Doctor,do you have any clue where we're going?" you asked your (e/c) eyes looking at him in bemusement. " I always do. Usually.Sometimes. Ok I usually have no clue." you both laughed at that last sentence. The TARDIS stopped. You flung open the doors to reveal a lush Italian landscape.You gazed around and immediately ran for a beautiful willow tree. The doctor was slightly trailing behind you and speed-walked to keep up. You both sat under the tree, just drinking in the scene with admiration. His face burned a bright crimson, when you noticed this you became flushed as well. All of the sudden a body fell out of the willow. You both jumped uGeronimo: Chapter 3 (Reader x Eleventh Doctor)3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
What lurks within'Your dreamscape goes on for years, as you travel along the set out path you become increasingly weary of what's coming up next. The grab bag plethora of randomness is almost undeniable, you're likely to come across a giant man eating clown ravaging a small village or a vision of the future end of the world or your teeth falling out one by one.What lurks within'4 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
As you continue down the road it begins to morph, becoming topsy turvy, sending your stomache for a ride. Your vision becomes skewed as you spiral infinitely forward, unaware of your fate. Eventually you stop, standing at the precipise of your own consciousness. The here and now, you watch your self slumbering. An ideal picture perfect end to the nonsensical rantings of your inner mind. You look back at the fear inducing-happiness creating insanity behind you and smile.
The Animus (intro)Huginn minneThe Animus (intro)1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
You and Your Inner Animal 101
The History of our Kind
It began one hundred years ago. British petroleum had ten more big oil spills since the first big spill in 2010. They managed to turn the entire ocean into a greasy rainbow colored wasteoid. Gas prices skyrocketed to $10 a gallon in a week then $50. then $100. The world economy crashed. America was able to remain a world power… but that’s only because the rest of the world was worse off than The United States of America. this was mostly due to the government mishandling of the situation, nation and world wide. Instituting martial law before
Kids, do not...“I need something to drink...” Angie muttered.Kids, do not...1 week ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She reached inside the nearby fridge and grabbed a beaker of purple fluid. Not caring what was in the beaker at the moment, she drank its contents.
Angie coughed from the resulting smoke that came from ingesting the fluid, only to find her...er, himself different. He was hairier than normal, his chest was flat, his hair was shorter, and he was wearing a pair of trousers instead of a skirt.
“Where’s the Director?!” she/he yelled in embarrassment. “One of the scientists put some sort of gender switching formula in the fridge!”
Skin DeepSkin Deep12 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Emma didn't look out the window. Instead, she ran her fingers through her white-blonde hair, and walked in neat little circles on the carpet. She could already feel her nails grow sharper, and her ears took in the house’s every creak and snap. But the loudest noise was the sniffling in the corner.
“Please,” a voice croaked.
She looked out of the corner of her eye. The young man sat against the wall, head lolling to the side and legs splayed out. His thin wrists were chained to the fireplace, and his blue eyes were the only thing that stood out from his hollow face.
The OceanDo you ever get that feeling? Do you ever find yourself dreaming? Do you ever get that alone feeling?The Ocean1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sometimes I find myself in a very quiet place in my mind, sometimes I find myself looking down at myself, floating in a meaningless place.
Sometimes I feel like I'm going to drown. Like I'm alone, in the ocean. The blackness of the water consuming my lower half as the darkness of the night consumes whatever portion of my soul that remains afloat. I feel like it's nothing more than a search for hope, perhaps that treading water is the hardest part of this fucked up world and this fucked up life. I can feel them wash over me relentlessly, tak
20 Themes: Fear 'Fear.'20 Themes: Fear1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Fly leaped, spun, and bam hit the target bag dead-on.
'Is an illusion.'
Back flip, curl legs around the neck of the nearest dummy, squeeze, and down he goes.
'It was never real, and never will be.'
This was a good practice. Her time was improving, and her hits made more solid contact. She turned to find another part of the room to work when her eyes alighted on Jaden talking to Quest outside the training room. Bandages still covered a good portion of his body.
'But the mind doesn't know that.'
Images of Gash appeared in her mind, and she immediately seized the next dummy.
'To the mind, fear is a presence
gestaltThe glass frame shuddered, vibrating like a card in the wind. A rounded cup on the table twitched in small jumps, just microns off the surface of the vibrating crystal. The liquid inside quivered and bounced, small globules of the dark syrup and liquor separating and falling back into themselves.gestalt2 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
An incense cone etched a zigzagging line of light gray smoke into the air, and the man at the booth lit a cigarette from the glowing tip. Soga was an experienced sec-op agent, graduated from squad work with the peacekeepers to independent investigator; he spent most of his time happily on ice, unconscious, an avatar without a handler, in as much a s
Return: I'm back! (Chapter 1)Piper's PoV:Return: I'm back! (Chapter 1)3 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Piper! Carter! Get in here it's time for dinner!" I heard my mom call out. I turned my head for a moment by instinct. A hard football connected with the side of my head. I blinked my bright blue eyes a few times and shot a glare at my identical twin sister, Carter. She smirked and tossed her dirty blonde hair behind her shoulder.
"Oopsies. Did I hit you? I'm SO sorry." She said with a fake tone of sympathy. I growled at her and she stuck out her tongue.
"Carter, knock it off." My mom shouted from the door. Carter groaned in annoyance.
"I'm not Carter, she is!" Carter said, sneaking me a wink. I quickly caught on.
Space Warrior 15Gen: A riot? That's easy!Space Warrior 154 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Gen walks over to a thin prisoner and picks him up
Everyone looks at Gen
Immediately, everyone began shouting and fighting, the usual signs of a riot
Prisoner: Forget controlling my anger! LET'S RIOT! *gets tackled*
Mark: Now what?
Zeo: We just need to get to the landing bay.
Gen: But that's on the other side of the prison!
Zeo: *brings out Z-Saber* Don't worry, just follow me!
Nala: *hears the riot* What is that?! *runs outside and sees everyone fighting* WHAT?!? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A LOCK DOWN!!!!!!
Sarah: *points* Warden, look!
Nala turns to wher
The Alien's Coffee A great deal has been said about our imagined first contact with alien species. There have been takeovers and battles, bloodshed and abductions. Some have spoken of recipe books, others of sex slaves, even of gardeners. But, in truth, the actual first contact was rather mundane. It all started with a cup of coffee.The Alien's Coffee4 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And not the sexy coffee, either. It wasn’t an afternoon specialty latte meant to fuel some eager freshman politician into his late night forays into debt management. It wasn’t the iced mocha Frappuccino of the preppy kid on his way to the club on a Friday night. It wasn’t even that first cup o&rsquo
Rust What sounded like an explosion rocked the ship, and what had moments before been a pleasant exercise session turned into a panicked scramble for the bars lining the rooms walls. As the rocking grew more severe, if felt like the entire ship was tearing itself apart, and the grinding squealing sounds it was making as it did were enough to liquidize what little courage the men and women of the crew had.Rust1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"What's happening?" Soo the re-entry pilot shouted at nobody in particular as she reached the navigation bar fastened to the wall.
"How the heck should I know?" Jerek, the nutritionist, reaching the bar next hollered back assuming, as was his usual, everyone was talking to him. A habit that he obviously didn't drop even during a crisis such as this one.
"Where is that coming from?" Zaile, research lead, screamed as she reached the bar almost on top of Greg, physical therapist, who yelled, "What's going on?" at the same time.
"Everyone to the suits!" Barney, the maintenance guy, orde
the Vets companion Part 3 Once in Brians' house, The Vet's curiosity kicked in, and she walked over to the fish tank that sat on a podium.the Vets companion Part 35 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
" Hello Jerry!"
The Vet greeted the fish enthusiastcally.
" Her names Shelly. "
" No, her name is Jerry. I speak fish! "
Brian face palmed and walked away. He walked into the kitchen, the Vet close behind. Brian's mother was cooking something and saw them before Brian could push the Vet out of the room.
"Mom! You're home early."
Brian greeted surprised,
"Yes! I decided to come home early. Who is this?"
She asked, her eyes wondering over to the Vet.
"SABRINA! Her name's Sabrina."
Brian cut the Vet off before she could say anything,
"She's... helping with a project."
Brian's mother lo