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Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch5. (Part II)

Chapter 5.

– II –

It was unbelievable that the building was stilling standing, but I didn’t think it could survive another blast.

We have to get out of here.

I checked on my companions, and caught Tobias’s attention. “Mat, get the bags. We are leaving!”

Tobias stared at me blankly as if to say, “Are you crazy?”, so I pointed at the fire escape at the back of the library.

“Get the bags. Head for the fire escape.”

Change of Perspective, Chapters 1-3

So, if you've been keeping up with The Curse, The Curse 2 and The Unfortunate Experiences of Mike Cross, you'll notice a little universe there what with like a billion crossovers (Funky Rock in the Back Yard is also a part of said universe, but no crossovers there yet). Here's another tale set in that universe that I hope you'll enjoy.

Night and Day, part 03 of 12

“He said you’ve changed your name to Artemis? Why? Jamie works fine for a girl as well as a boy.”

 

Better for a girl than a boy, I thought, remembering some of the teasing I’d had to put up with. No sense bringing that up now, though.

South of Bikini 5: Episode 5- ...Lest Be Forgot...

The Empress transmits a special multimedia news report that explained the strange happenings and illnesses around the Homeworld. A ‘Welcome to the Universe’ party goes awry when Camille’s mom and dad have a spat. What strange turn of events will the Empress of Time and Space experience this episode?

MORFS: Out Of Retirement 04

Acts of Humanity

Out Of Retirement
(Part 04)
A MORFS Universe Tale
by Ray Drouillard

John Martin had turned his successful engineering business over to his kids -- much to their consternation. While camping deep in the national forest, he met a fox hybrid in great need of help.

sex: 2/10
violence: 6/10
profanity: 3/10

Categories: Hybrid, Elemental, PSI

Timeline: 2068


Chapter Eight: Friends

Esther and I were at the bottom of the black diamond hill when we saw what looked like a three headed four legged furry careening wildly down the hill. A better look revealed a cat taur carrying an absolute cat morf and an absolute fox morf.

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 14 - Ch.1

Apologies for the delay. I honestly wasn't sure whether to post this or not. In fact, I've agonized over it for a few days now. Since this is only a draft, I may very well rewrite it for the final release.


Chapter 1.

– # –

(Caelum)

Semester One. School Week One.

Monday morning.

The start of a new school year.

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Part 1

The mouse scratched at the walls of the small Plexiglas box it found itself in. It didn’t seem to notice when the lights in the room dimmed or when a robotic arm with a laser scanner descended from the ceiling and bathed it in a red wave of flickering light. A slight electrical hum filled the room. Moments later a shining object looking rather like a giant sparkplug lowered itself over the mouse.

A slightly hollow sounding female robotic voice echoed throughout the room. “Sequence initiation in three, two, one. Initializing.”

Westworld

Westworld

April 3, 2028

“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the CEO of Future Global, Malcom Sanders.”

The lights in the conference hall dimmed and a spotlight appeared on a man dressed in jeans, tennis shoes, and a Hawaiian aloha shirt as he walked across the stage. After an initial robust round of applause the attendees fell silent. Malcom Sanders was the latest Silicon Valley technology wizard that had quickly established himself far above his competitors in recent years. His appearances were rare but always accompanied by life and market altering innovations.

Confederation

The Confederation, a group of independent worlds bonded together for mutual trade and defence, have a dirty little secret in how they make their trading ships - hijacking the souls of dead transgendered. Please follow one subject's rebirth into the Confederation.

 ©2011 Salrissa Jenkins

Dooms Day

Dooms Day

By: Emily Rudgers

In the war hardened lands of future Earth, humanity has been brought to its knees and tested.
The only possible saviors of the world being skilled soldiers whose abilities are put to the test.
This is the story of the remnants of unit 412.

The Living VS The Dead

The Living VS. The Dead
 
By: Sandy Riedel
 

I grabbed Lisa’s hand and pulled her into the mansion, gasping for air, and slammed the door behind us. I looked back at her; a mixture of pool water and sweat dripped down her face. She was shivering and I wasn’t sure if it was from being cold or from being scared.

Self-made Man, Umm Person

Self-made Man, Umm Person
 
By BillieBob

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What if it only took the power of thought to make things possible? Just imagine your future and make it real. If you have the tools to do it. Mainly, yourself, and only limited by your imagination!

Momentum Shift!

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Momentum Shift!

by Lynceus

Dr. Ronick was a genus. And probably insane. But like a moth drawn to a flame, I couldn't seem to escape his madness! If only things were different, I thought. In another world, another life, I could love someone like him.

Little did I realize that I was about to get everything I had wished for...and a whole lot more!

Market Research

Tom meets an alien who is researching potential trade opportunities and gets a glimpse of more than one new world.

Market Research

By Jamie Lou Wendelin

Thanks to Kristina L.S., Scott Ramsey and another friend for reviewing drafts, finding mistakes and making helpful suggestions - and, oh yeah, Erin for making all this possible.
Of course all remaining mistakes are my own.

 

The Center

The Center
by:
Lilith Langtree


Sixteen years ago, Cameron's mother was accidentally poisoned. Today, he and others like him are finding out exactly what that means. These children, kidnapped by a government black bag operation, learn to deal with their changes and other amazing abilities while they live at The Center.

The Maiden's Curse

After hiding in a mummy's case, Bob undergoes physical and mental changes. Are they a curse or a blessing? And do they help in the quest to defeat an ancient threat that's fast approaching earth? A prophesy from the time of the pyramid building now has the world in fear. A search for an alien artifact that is crucial for the world's survival is now in the hands of Bob. Is he man enough for the challenge?

The Maiden's Curse

by Prudence Walker

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch5. (Part I)

Chapter 5.
– I –

I stared at the girl for a long while, then changed my grip on the railgun and held it aloft by its dorsal handle.

This freed up my left hand that I then used to palm my face.

From behind my palm, I said, “Sorry, would you say that again.”

“By the way, you’ve really levelled up.”

Ah, she ignored me.

Lowering my hand, I regarded her through lidded eyes.

By her tone and the expression she wore, it didn’t sound like praise.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch4. (Part III)

Draft release. Apologies for any mistakes. The final release will be more polished. That's a promise.


Chapter 4.

– III –

I came to a halt, and half turned around.

The zombies had stopped making that disturbing wailing, and I took that as a clear sign that something was afoot.

Was the Gun Queen making her move, or was Tabitha toying with us again?

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch4. (Part II)

Don't forget to read the previous section that was posted earlier today.

In other words, don't skip it to read ahead.


Chapter 4.

– II –


Nothing had changed.

Though I wasn’t the Ronin Kassius of old, I was still dancing on someone’s palm, except that I’d leapt from Clarisol’s hand onto the Gun Queen’s.

Palming my face, I brought my mirthless laughter to a hasty end.

“Nothing’s changed….”

“What?” Tobias asked.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch4. (Part I)

Chapter 4.
– I –

With one foot planted against the foot of the door, I kept it open while hefting the large Saburota in a shooting stance, the weapon’s stock pressed against my right shoulder.

11th Sun: Chapter 2: Adjustments

I’ll be honest, I panic.

First because some girl managed to stowaway aboard the ship. That’s a huge problem, she’s going to be hungry and I only have enough food for 6 months of me and no one else.

This assumption lasts for long enough for me to turn around and see no one behind me.

Rhysling's Rue - Part 19

They sat there and drank, light banter laced with innuendo and outright sexual promise until they retired to the huge bed, closing the curtains and spending a very long time discovering new things about each other and about themselves. When sleep finally did come they lay entangled in each other without energy to even move into more comfortable positions

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And Now

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 13 - Reflections VI

Reflections – VI.

The Fragment the Lanfear Pride allocated to me went by the name, Kaiser’s Blessing.

Upon summoning its first form, otherwise known as its basic or starting configuration, I knew that it was quite clearly a weapon.

How powerful of a weapon was something I wouldn’t learn for a long time to come, but even with the little I’d unlocked of its abilities, I knew that it held promise.

It’s fair to say, that shortly after entering Galatea Academy, I had a glimpse of its potential, but I have yet to acquire it.

Night and Day, part 01 of 12

We’d been awake almost twenty-four hours, and we were delirious with sleepiness. A few minutes earlier I’d been about to turn in, and Bobby had said: “We’ve stayed up this long, why don’t we go out and watch the sun rise?”

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 11 - Reflections V

From the author of the Gun Princess Royale, comes the continuing saga of a young man that should know better and the girls who toy with him...


Reflections – V

That’s how I died and was resurrected as a Familiar, and came to be affiliated with – or under the thumb of – the Lanfear Pride.
After the incident, I spent three weeks lying unconscious. and every waking month afterwards deep in physical training all the way to the beginning of the subsequent school year.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch3. (Part III)

Chapter 3.

– III –

Seeing me reply with a shake of my head, Clarisol faced Tobias and Shirohime.

“Where’s Feli?”

Tobias swallowed visibly, his throat bobbing in the light drifting into the fifth floor through the windows and two or more holes in the ceiling. “She’s gone.”

Clarisol narrowed her eyes and leaned toward him. “What do you mean gone?”

“She’s dead, Clari.” Tobias shook his head and swallowed again. “She’s dead.”

I watched Clarisol’s expression grow even tighter. “No. No, she’s not—”

Glimmer Girl #3 - “A Deadly Obsession” (Part 2)

The day after the campus attack, and it was all anyone could talk about. Even the Lovin’ Spoonful, Tanya’s refuge from the world of ‘normies’, wasn’t safe.

Trix marched to the corner table with a grimace and a tray, and slammed her partner’s drink down. “Cops have been in here three times already,” she spat. “They know I don’t know anything. For god’s sake, we’re on the other side of the grounds!”

“Any excuse to harass us will do,” Ashley said.

Dreams of Dancing in the Sky -Part 3


Dreams of dancing in the Sky


Jordan Price was like most boys on New Holland. He dreamed of dancing in the sky like the Sky Dancers. To fly among the clouds under his own power. There is only one problem. Only women could be Sky Dancers, and Jordan was a boy. Then came the day that would all change.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch3. (Part II)

Chapter 3.

– II –

With my body propped against the permaglass entrance, I closed my eyes and listened to the chatter on the commlink channel. By some good fortune the earpiece had remained in my ear, as had the multi-purpose visor I wore over my eyes. But the sounds of grunting and arguing as Felicia was pulled up to the rooftop was hardly soothing.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch3. (Part I)

Continuing with the weekly or so releases of the Book Two draft.


Chapter 3.
- I -

For a moment or two, disbelief left me speechless, and all but one of my thoughts screeched to a halt.

“She heard me?”

I was still searching the desert surrounding the rock outcropping for a sign of the Gun Queen whom I’d knocked to the ground, but that one realization had paralyzed the rest of my mind. When my various trains of thought started up again, I arrived at an obvious and very disturbing conclusion.

Rhysling's Rue - Part 18

Previously

Their eyes met and held. “I am the one who should be sorry Kunik. I never considered how any of my life would affect you, never understood because I wasn’t raised to regard people in that way… as servants or masters or any of that. To me you were just the dear boy I fell in love with who has grown into the man I am still in love with. The man I wish to spend the rest of my life with.”

When they finally did leave their quarters hours later she proudly wore his ring.

Gun Princess Royale - Book 2 - Ch2. (Part III)

Chapter 2.
– III –

After listening to Clarisol’s plan, I had misgivings that I expressed to her.

What troubled me the most was the uneven balance of the situation.

Allow me to elucidate.

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 10 - Intro V

Intro – V.
– I –
(Caprice)

For twenty – maybe twenty-five seconds – I was surrounded in darkness, and contained within Brynhildr’s Sarcophagus.

I could feel it working on me, stripping me, and then clothing me again.

The Valkyrie Armor sheathed my limbs.

And then I was cast out of the darkness and into the light.

Actually, I was tossed back into the chilling black mist that billowed out of the breach between Pocket and real-space caused when my Sarcophagus poked its head into the battle.

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 09 - Reflections IV

Reflections – IV

More often than not, upon graduating from high school, a Familiar is faced with two choices.

Giving up their Artifact or Fragment, or continuing to use it.

If they choose to continue mastering or unlocking their Fragment, they can proceed down a number of avenues.

One of those avenues leads to tertiary education, or employment by their affiliated Pride. Alternatively, they can attend tertiary studies while being employed by the Pride.

Kaiser's X Blessing - Book 1 - 08 - Intro IV

– I –
(Caprice)

“Who are you?” I yelled at her.

After clashing with her lance several times, we both retreated away from each other.

The opening exchange was simply to get an initial measure of our respective opponents.

Afterwards, I realized with a sinking feeling that I was at a disadvantage.

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