Stories tagged “Violet”

  • The Violet Fox

    The creature was of such beauty that my heart stopped for a few seconds. I was in the woods hunting for deer, using a longbow. After hiding for hours I was shocked when the fox wandered up to me. It was like a normal fox, small and bushy except for whe...

    • Author: Jancis
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Journey to The Center of Your Soul

    Your parents call you out of bed To tell you of a morbid dread. Cooling blacks and Soothing blues to help numb up and block the news. You tremble from your toes to head and try to sort out what they’ve said: You try to cry with heart of lead, And...

  • Scooter Girls

    Violet woke, confused. Her body felt strange…kind of folded up, but not in pain. As she tried to figure this out, someone said, “Hi, Violet. You awake?” It was Rae, her best friend from school. A slightly ditzy blonde, a little weird, but...

  • The Handlebars of a Dilemma

    “How could you do this to me?” Violet finally exploded. “Put me back in my own body at once!” “I can’t ‘put you back,’ silly!” Rae said. “You’re already there. I just copied you. I could...

  • You Girls Are In For a Hiding

    Violet kicked in a burst of speed, accelerating so quickly that it was all Rae could do to keep from falling off. “Vi!” she screamed. “Sorry!” said Violet, not entirely sincerely. She zoomed up the street faster and faster, weav...

  • A Shocking Rescue

    How do I trans— Violet sprouted arms and legs and found herself lying on her belly in the grass before she even finished the thought. Oh, right. Instincts. She raised her head, hoping that the glow of her eyes wouldn’t give her away. If my eyes...

  • Special Delivery

    A short time later, Vi clomped through Rae’s house as silently as she could, carrying Rae over her shoulder. She was glad that her feet were soled with the same rubber as her tires or things would be really loud. As it was, the whirring of her hy...

  • The Game is Up

    It was 10 a.m. that Sunday morning before Rae finally came down to the garage, looking far more pale than Vi had ever seen her. “Good morning,” Violet said. “Sleep well did we?” “They know everything,” Rae said. R...

  • Memory Dump

    Rae came down to the garage again that evening. “Are you doing okay? I’m sorry…Mom and Dad won’t let me keep you in my room.” “I’m fine now. Especially since you took off the interlocks. Hey, what’s this thin...

  • Another Scooter Girl

    Rae woke up slowly. She heard the hydraulics and servos whir in her joints and limbs as everything came on-line. Wait…on-line? Rae looked down and gasped. “Aaah!” Her body was metal, mechanical—and familiar. “What have you done to...

  • Scooter Girl Scoots

    “Anyway, I used your technical expertise to remove all records I made you,” Violet said. “You’ll also not have to worry about the memory dump—and for that matter I won’t either, now. So long as you don’t call atten...

  • A Friendship Ruined

    “Rae!” Violet came tearing around the corner, sneakers squeaking on the school’s perpetually waxed linoleum. “You are not going to…” Her jubilant announcement and quick pace came to a halt before a sullen face. The t...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Not So Easily Brushed Off

    Violet sighed. This was the third time this year. If their friendship kept ending like this, Violet might start thinking Rae didn’t like her or something. She frowned, trying to figure out what she’d done this time. Then it hit her. “...

  • Break From the Monotony

    The last thing on Violet’s mind was history, least of all the homogenized, corporation-influenced history Mr. Krumb was droning on about in front of the class. Everyone knew it was a joke, but what choice did they have. If the real government cou...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Masquerade Breakdown

    From her seat on the other side of the classroom, Rae stared at Violet and the robot. Is that two-bit copy of me off her nut? she wondered. You don’t just break Masquerade unless…crap. Rae jerked to her feet, yelled, “Ima throw up!”...

  • A Sinister Evacuation

    Rae gripped the handlebars as if her life depended on it as Vi-scooter bumped down the stairs to the first floor. Someone yelled, “Hey!” Rae chanced a look over her shoulder. It was the principal, and he looked mad. “Oh, I am so buste...

  • Deja Scoot

    Meanwhile, at the other end of the school yard, another girl on another scooter surveyed the evacuation. Violet had thought there was something odd about it, then Rae, her scooter, had reminded her that the fire trucks were the wrong color. And relucta...

  • Turn Around and Walk the Razor's Edge

    Violet didn’t say anything. Then, a moment later, Rae heard her own voice from a couple of days ago played back through Violet’s speakers. “Will you be good so we don’t both die? I’ll remove all the interlocks if you promise.” ̶...

  • Nothing Out There

    Rae’s eyes drifted back across the gorge, at first vacant, then slowly overcome with a vague resolve, “Scan your memory banks and available data. What’s on the other side of the gorge, past the barrens?” After a brief delay the ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Fish or Cut Bait

    “Maybe we could take a look,” Rae mused. “Could be a Marauder base…” “Aren’t you forgetting someone?” Violet asked, converting to robot form in a clatter of moving parts. “The other me and the other you...

  • Burning, Burning, Burning for You

    Rae sulked. Violet stood motionless in the night, able in her mechanical way to wait patiently for her point to be made. From within she detected humming, a melody so ancient her immediate data banks didn’t contain the reference. With a melanchol...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 2 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Process Oriented

    Meanwhile, miles away, Rae the scooter and Violet the girl stopped at the corner just up the street from Violet’s house. “Hey, why’d you stop?” Violet asked. “Look at the driveway.” An unfamiliar black van was just p...