Medved' Beis II- Chapter 4The village assembled en masse at the town hall immediately, crowding together and whispering anxiously in the long, dimly lit room as eyes shifted back and forth between Kaelin and Terenti's dog. Kaelin sat on a stool in a beam of cold light, illuminated like a grim trophy on a pedestal to one side of the front of the hall. Laying nearby in the light cast from a flickering candle was Dimoka the hunting dog, licking the blood from her stiff feet. Both dog and girl jumped at every unexpected sound.
"Everyone! Everyone be silent!"
The booming voice of the village priest filled the hall, and a hush descended as all turned to look at him.
"The elders will speak, now. Listen well." The priest stepped aside, gesturing to the four council members sitting in low chairs between Kaelin and Dimoka.
Asha, a broad-shouldered councilwoman whose dark grey hair was pulled into a tight bun, rose slowly to her feet and addressed the villagers with funereal stoicism.
"My friends," she began, eyes wanderi
Medved' Beis II- Chapter 3Snow fell with a soft, ceaseless hiss outside Terenti’s cabin door, where he stood with his hand on the scruff of his dog Dimoka's neck. His fingers clutched the dark brown fur tightly, holding Dimoka fast as the animal strained against him, sniffing the thin morning air. Normally, Terenti would let his dog go and track down whatever had aroused her curiosity, but something was different. Something was wrong.
“You smell something strange, don’t you Dimoka?” Terenti whispered, just barely louder than the snakelike murmurs of wind and snow.
Dimoka whined in response, twisting in an attempt to free herself, before she suddenly froze and pricked her ears.
Somewhere out in the white forest, distant, faint, and eerie as anything Terenti had ever heard, came the rumble of thunder.
Or... was it voices?
Terenti was all too aware of how far he was from any other people. It had taken him three days to get to this rugged hut from his central cabin, which was itself a two da
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I watched this fox for a good ten minutes. Assuming that there was just something mentally wrong with it, I turned to head back to my room. And, of course, as soon as I decide that, the fox bolts into the woods. That grace you would normally see in their run seemed to missing, like it was in a rush. Allowing my curiosity to get the best of me, I left the sink and made my way out to the back porch.
I sat down on the steps, focusing on being as quiet as humanly possible. I waited for about ten minutes, the only sound being the song of the frogs and crickets. I had become fairly immersed in the sound around me, so when the nocturnal song was silenced by the sudden reappearance of the fox as it burst from the brush; I was caught by surprise and snapped my head in its direction with a soft curse.
Hearing my voice, the fox stopped dead in its tracks and looked me straight in the eye. As it brought its head up, I saw something hanging from its jaws. I looked and l
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A New Addition Part One
"Ah! My God!" Madison screamed from the long white hospital bed. "This is torture! Why?! Why would you do this to me, Spencer?!" Tears fell from her eyes in pain, ripping out another scream. Spencer was holding her left hand, letting Madison squeeze Spencer's hand as hard as she could.
"It's okay, Madison. Everything is going to be alright." Spencer said, trying to calm down his wife.
Madison angrily looked up at Spencer. "No, everything is not going to be alright! Do you know how this feels?! Do you?!" Madison snapped, before resting her head back down on the pillow.
"You can do it, Madison. I know you can. Just give another push, okay?" A male doctor sat at the end of the bed, as he looked in between Madison's legs, waiting for the sign of
Medved' Beis II- PrologueDemyan Belka hadn’t seen the sun for nearly a month. His world had been shrunken down to encompass only the cavernous chill of stone and darkness, broken only by the softly flickering light of his lantern.
The middle-aged blacksmith leaned away from his work for a moment, one hand resting on the uneven slab of wood that functioned as his workbench, the other fiddling idly with a filthy polishing cloth. The fibers of the cloth snagged unpleasantly on his rough skin as his eyes wandered over his work. It was beautiful. Horribly beautiful. It made him sick to look at it, those glimmering emerald eyes staring up at him unseeingly, taunting him with their emptiness.
Demyan closed his eyes, unable to look at his creation any longer. “It’s finished,” he grunted, letting the cloth drop to the stone floor.
Behind him, his monstrous captor shifted and rose up onto four legs, head towering eight meters above him.
“So what now?” Demyan sighed, breaking the silen
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Kyra was aware that she was considered nothing more than a pet for the humans back on Earth, but she had never imagined that she would be sent away from Earth for a year.
Her owner was sick and tired of her behavior and said that that would be sent to spend some time on asteroid for an entire year. It seemed like a punishment but Jason had explained that another 'convict' would be there and that hopefully he would 'knock some sense into her' because apparently she was in desperate need of discipline.
"You don't appreciate how good you have it," Jason had said to her, snapping her collar around her tiny neck. "I think that this will be a good thing for you," he tried with her, keeping his voice surprisingly soft. It was only hours ago that this same voice was screaming at her so loudly that she had to cover her ears. "I'm sending you here not only as a punishment, but as an opportunity.
An Interpreter's TravelsStraightening her back, Celia Clark knew that now was not the time to be frightened. She had been prepared for this. Interaction between the countries was normal and expected…and someone had to do it. She had been trained for months and today was going to be her first actual run interacting. But she was still terrified. It was one thing to read the books, it was another to watch the videos. It was quite another to board the boat and actually go to the country. The land was like her own in every way, and the people living there were just like her…in hand, trunk, foot and with a little training…language. The two countries needed to interact with each and their needed to be a few brave souls every year who would visit this country.
“Are you nervous?” one of the other interpreters asked Celia. He was young, like her, probably not even twenty-years old. His sandy blond hair blew in the sea air and he g
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Zane couldn't remember how long he had been out here in this desert. It felt like it had been for days, but he knew better than that. One look at the sun and he knew that the heat only made it feel like it was soaking up more hours of his energy and strength, but he had to continue. Here this 25-year-old was, stuck on a strange planet in a hopefully-not-deserted area by himself what great fun that was.
He snorted and lifted his fabric clad arms to cross them, glancing around as he stepped into his assigned city. Or perhaps it was more appropriate to call it a wasteland. This city wasn't like his, let alone his size. This city was on Earth the first dying planet in this solar system. The plants and other life seemed to flourish on this planet, but not the life that his people were looking for.
His people were the Nowa, simply put they were set to be the protectors of this planet as soon as life like theirs was found here. His planet, called the Yunion, was far
Take Me Home: Wesley (Hug a Tiny Day!)Wesley grabbed his necklace, letting a tear fall to the floor of the box. He'd never see her again, all because of these damned giants... and now he'd probably suffer the same fate. Stuck inside the box, he sat in the corner and hugged his knees. Well... maybe if it was male he'd have a chance at least. If it was another female giant though... he shuddered at the thought. His heart nearly jumped out of his throat when he heard the door open, making him squeeze his eyes shut. He couldn't be another pet, he wouldn't.
"Oh!" Katrin burst out as she opened the door and her eyes fell on the tiny box in front of her. "Sis?" She called back into the house. "Did you order something?" It wouldn't have surprised her if she did; her older sister Rakel was always ordering new things for work. She didn't want to disturb her, but there was a small chance that the box was "Can I just bring it in?"
"Do whatever you want Katrin...I'