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  • daisyfairy

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    We tend to think of people as individuals first, but I’ve started to see people as their relationships instead. People are friends and lovers and enemies, and that’s sometimes more important than their core. We’re shaped by the people we cling to.
    - from the upcoming chapter of I Wrote the Sky.
    September 20th, 2012 at 07:04pm
  • Katie Mosing

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    His smile alone was enough to make my heart flutter, but I knew I had to ignore it. I tried to think about all the money I would make as a pro surfer (not that much) as I held up my toolbox. “My dad sent me over to fix your fridge.”

    “Right,” Dylan said quickly, stepping to the side so I could enter his house. “I have to admit I thought he’d send out a pro. Are you good with this sort of thing?”

    I’d never actually tried to fix a fridge before, so there was a small possibility it was a hidden talent that I had, however unlikely that was.

    “I think I’ve got it under control.”
    September 16th, 2014 at 02:15am
  • leon draisaitl.

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    "This isn’t good. Alan hasn’t phased for a long time, he won’t be right in the head. He’s an easy target."

    Another pained yell overpowered all the other ones came, soon enough a new voice was in my head, one that was all too familiar. "Dad!?"

    "Oh no, please no." I whined, my parents were hiding in the basement, the house caught on fire and they had to leave. As soon as they left the house a vampire attacked my mom and sister. Curse words were flying around as my dad thought and thought. His mind was all over the place, as was Alan’s. It was difficult to concentrate.

    "Daddy!" I cried, turning on my tail and ran towards my house, he was being attacked. "No, no, no," I let out a wail, another empty spot. I stopped and flopped down, letting out a mournful howl.

    "Gabriella! You get up, right now!"

    I whimpered as vampire jumped on top of me, I blanked out as images flew through my mind. They were memories of my parents and younger sister. A strong, power came over me. "Gabriella Willow, get up! Block your mind, and fight for your family." I opened my eyes and saw a black furry face, with a white muzzle. My Alpha was looking down at me, fierceness in his eyes, Scott behind him watching over us.

    Fight now, mourn later.

    - Chapter 2 of In This Together, unposted.
    September 16th, 2014 at 04:59am
  • Famous Friend.

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    "That isn't how this is supposed to work," Megz tells me with an amused smile as she watches me open the oven.

    "I think it is, if I don't take it out now it will burn," I say with a grin as I take out the cake from the oven and put it on top of the stove.

    "That's not what I meant," Megz replies with an eye roll.

    "I know," I laugh and close the oven.


    -Gravity, chapter 52. Unposted
    September 16th, 2014 at 09:27am
  • kaul hilo

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    The observatory was masked by a cloud of stars, an endless space projected across the walls and ceilings. Azra could see the constellations littered here and there, as well as the faint curves of planets when she focused hard enough. Venus sat next to her, the leaves of Scott’s plants brushing her black curls and bronzed skin. Her metallic arm was limp, but the other rested in the empty space between them, the fingers curling as her eyes followed the infinite mass of stars and planets.

    - An Astronomer's Unexplainable Love for the Universe, unposted future chapter
    March 23rd, 2016 at 03:37pm
  • nearly witches.

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    Polina Volkova was watching.

    It was habit; an almost impossibly unconscious reaction to what seemed like a lifetime of fighting. When she had been called into the army she had cavilled at the hours upon hours they had spent face-down in the mud, spat at the insistence that the training was something that would give them the upper hand when it came to crushing their enemies, not that Polina had any idea who the enemy really was any more. Poles, Germans — they were all the same now. One had been an enemy from the very beginning and the other had turned on them like a rabid dog, pushing them back into their own cities and then destroying them from the sky.

    - Schadenfreude, unedited future chapter.
    May 8th, 2017 at 11:41pm
  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    Now he had to willingly step into a room that he was going to effectively be trapped in. It went against every instinct, every fiber of his claustrophobic human self and of this wild animal feeling that had taken hold of him that was apparently equally claustrophobic. This had been the plan for weeks, but now that the time had actually come to go through with it he was losing his nerve.
    “Alright, Hawkeye, get in there,” Potter said, “We’ve still gotta round up Winchester.”
    Nope. No way. This had been a bad, bad idea. Hawkeye didn’t budge from where he stood. “You know, Colonel, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.”
    “What do you mean, son? Stop foolin’ around,” Potter responded.
    “I mean, I’m not going in there,” Hawkeye said.
    “Sure you are,” Potter said, “Now get in there, time’s a’wastin’.” Potter was generally a patient man, but his patience was clearly starting to wane. When Hawkeye continued to stand his ground, Potter asked, “What’s the problem? You were on board with this whole plan before.”
    “Yeah, well, that was before,” Hawkeye replied, “I changed my mind. It’s a werewolf’s prerogative.”

    -Hair of the Dog, upcoming chapter (if I can ever get it finished Facepalm)
    May 12th, 2017 at 06:52pm
  • hangsang.

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    Keith reached Takashi’s home faster than he had found the craft. He made quick work of climbing back in through the window and shutting it behind him tightly. His eyes traveled around the room, landing on Takashi’s bed, where he lay fast asleep. His head tilted to the side as he watched, intrigued by the human’s behavior. He’d never seen nor heard of humans before, but enjoyed watching them - or, at least, Takashi. He really had no interest in watching Takashi’s father.

    While Keith knew he needed to stay in Takashi’s room, the hunger had begun growing during the journey home, so he needed some sort of sustenance.

    -From chapter three of Pinky Swear [unedited, unposted]
    July 16th, 2017 at 07:50am
  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    ^That sounds awesome!!

    "A discussion with who? Who the hell are you talking to?"
    "Language," Sam corrected, suddenly stricken by an oddly paternal instinct.
    The teen scoffed. "Okay, Mom."
    "Heh, you don't know the half of it, kid," Al commented. Then, getting back on topic, he said, "So, she can't see me? But she can see you...that makes even less sense." To test, he looked to ((name)) and asked, "Can you see me? Hear me?" He waved his arms in an exaggerated motion, and then he walked through Sam for good measure.
    Sam jumped. "Don't do that!"
    "Don't do what?" The girl and the hologram asked in unison, one confused and the other feigning innocence.

    -16 Years Later [first rough draft (as evidenced by the OC's lack of a name), unposted.]
    July 28th, 2017 at 08:39pm
  • nearly witches.

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    As Holger half-listened to the bickering of his two colleagues, nodding when prompted by a direct question thrown his way, he stamped his feet on the ground in a vain attempt to stop himself from contracting frostbite in his toes. Just a few weeks ago, the trees had been painted golden-red and the sun had remained in the sky for hours but winter had settled quickly on the city, and the temperature had plummeted. Exhaling slowly, Holger watched as his breath crystallised in front of his mouth and jammed his hands a little further into the pockets of his jacket.

    “What do you think?” Mario asked, turning to face Holger. His cheeks were burnished a fiery red, and he seemed to be shivering almost as much as Holger. “Is Josef jealous?”

    “I think,” Holger began, letting another stream of breath fall from his lips, smirking slightly as he did so, “that you need to settle it like men. Right here, right now. Fistfight. It’ll keep me amused, at least.”

    - Bloom [ch.3, unposted]
    January 15th, 2019 at 07:22pm
  • Rocket Queen

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    "How long has it been?"

    There was a pause as Brian took another drag of his cigarette and lazily exhaled. "Nearly a year," he replied softly.

    April nodded, her eyes downcast. "You still miss her then?"

    Brian snorted in derision. "Are you fucking kidding me? How is that even a question?"

    "I'm sorry," April apologized quickly and made her way over to Brian. She sat down next to him on the bed and placed a small delicate hand over his much larger one. "I didn't mean to upset you. I - "

    Now it was her turn to pause. Could she give up her secret? Was it too soon? But Brian was in pain, that much was obvious, and she was beginning to have feelings for him. She had to end his misery. She would have to tell him the truth about her and what she was.

    "What if, " she began, "what if I told you that I could bring Michelle back?"

    - Heaven Sent, Unposted.
    January 18th, 2019 at 11:26am
  • lonely girl.

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    we only see each other at night;
    for illicit reasons that children shouldn’t know of,
    for nighttime dates and dinners and drinks,
    for stargazing and whispers in the tray of your ute,
    but mainly because that is when we are both home


    -- untitled poem, unposted
    April 7th, 2019 at 03:26am
  • strawberrylegs

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    I glared at the boy, who had been rolling around on the cement stairs in amusement. His brown, yet blonde, almost dull pink hair haloed around his head. He lay on his back with his arms spread, his chest heaving from his laughing fit. Out of the corner of his eye, he watched me. I stood up straight.

    We met under Mother Mary, in an open valley, under the open sky. A strong wind rustled the grass against my legs. Across the field thousands of blades swayed together, rippling like a tide. He shut his eyes and enjoyed the breeze for a split second. I thought he looked as though he had been thrown down to earth from heaven, and that just happened to be where he landed.


    - upcoming chapter of Where Poppies Grow
    April 17th, 2019 at 12:01am