Stories tagged “star”

  • Upon a Star

    Her eyes twinkled, just like they had years before, when we lay beneath the stars, full of summer love and heat. The grass had pricked our skin, but we hadn’t noticed, completely absorbed in each other and the magnificent starscape above. It was ...

    • Author: Byn
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Nightmare on Elmer Fudd Street

    It was a dark and stormy night. Leorge Gucas sat in his office thinking about a new War Stars script as his pet Bungans burbled in their spacious aquarium: “Mesa, mesa, mesa!” While most would find the incessant burbling of Bungans incredib...

    • Author: doomfinger
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 1)

    I was thirteen when I first embarked on my voyage to the island of Essieterra. I sailed on an enormous galleon, though there were few passengers on board. The captain was a centaur, and the crew consisted of amiable mice and geese. I was the only human...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 2)

    I had been wishing to get away from the human world for the summer, and after much pondering, believing, and dreaming, I had perceived a phantasmagoric place called Essieterra. Here, mystical creatures dwelled, and passion propelled the dreams of young...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 3)

    “Essieterra, straight ahead!” Captain Carrot declared. When our ship sailed into the port, I was trembling with excitement. Finally, I could live among creatures that I had only seen in pictures; creatures that I had only dreamed of. I spotted a he...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 4)

    His gaze drifted to each individual gathered in the throng before him. When Cornelius looked in my direction, there was an expression of hidden knowledge on his face; a look of immense respect and curiosity in his eyes. “Now, you all must know this....

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 5)

    Self-consciously, I raised my hand. Cornelius nodded towards me. “Ah, quite the diligent schoolgirl. Even when classes are dismissed, the lessons never cease.” A moment later, I piped up, “I…I think I know the special quality that we all have ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 6)

    As time went on, I grew both mystified and accustomed to life in Essieterra. Each day, I felt more connected to the community, and I relished in every surprise. Who knew that on a single island, it could be both day and night all at once, or that fairi...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 7)

    Everyone was extremely benign in this land. Even the trolls amused me with their wry sense of humor. I wanted to stay in Essieterra forever, and the others couldn’t bear the thought of me leaving, either. But I knew that I had to come home eventually...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 8)

    As the days went by, I came across an important realization. As mysterious, beautiful, unusual, and extraordinary the inhabitants of Essieterra were, none of us were absolutely perfect. Perhaps by having all of us special individuals come together, eac...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 9)

    One night (as well as day), when I was heading back to the castle after a great feast, I saw a brooding figure in the moonlight (and sunlight) gazing down at the shimmering waters of the sea. I realized that it was Cornelius’s silhouette. I walked ov...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 10)

    All of the female unicorns in Essieterra were madly in love with Cornelius. They would bat their eyelashes at him and giggle incessantly; flirting intensely and constantly. But none of this captivated Cornelius. He wished for someone with a beautiful s...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 11)

    “Cornelius, you’ll find her. You just have to keep believing in the power and potency of love. Promise me you’ll do this?” I asked. Cornelius nodded. “Yes, dear. As sure and the sun shines and the stars twinkle.” Then, I kissed his mane, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 12)

    A few days later, while I was strolling through the forest, I came across an unbelievable sight. Against an oak tree lay a crying unicorn with a broken horn. She had glassy blue eyes and a white mane with pink streaks. She had broken her horn while hun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 13)

    I led Cornelia out of the forest, and we walked along the main road that brought us to Essieterra Town Square. Though her sense of direction was impaired, Cornelia was a keen individual who could hear even the inaudible flapping of fairy wings. We foun...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 14)

    Finally, the time came when I had to leave the land that had become a part of my essence. I bid farewell to the mystical creatures who would never be mythical to me. Before I left, Cornelius said to me, his eyes gleaming with a newly passionate spark, ...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 15)

    My life in the mapped world continued right where it had left off. I faced trials and tribulations in my life, but also had triumphs and accomplishments. I did all I could to help people, and tried to learn from their strengths and weaknesses. Time pas...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 16)

    He was an undoubtedly handsome and strong young man, though he had several scars on his body from when he was attacked by a dog years ago. But despite his marred appearance, I could still see a look of pure endearment and adventure in his eyes, and a b...

  • As the Stars Twinkle in Essieterra (part 17)

    When I gave birth to Essie in the land that bore her name, my husband and I learned that she could never leave Essieterra, for she was needed there the most. Unwilling to forsake our daughter, we decided to make Essieterra our permanent home. By doing ...

  • Boba in Wonderland

    The bounty hunter had been falling for too long. He knew Solo, or one of his friends, had gotten the better of him and had been falling long enough to curse the troublesome smuggler and himself for it. When he stopped falling he was not where he though...

  • Catch a Fallen Star

    “You followed the procedures to the letter?” Jason asked as he came back downstairs. Bran nodded. “It went just as you said. No deviations.” “Good.” Jason grinned. “So how’s my pretty lady feeling?”...

  • Another Ulterior Motive

    Jason smirked. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Megan—Star—whatever you want me to call you, can you come upstairs with me? I have something I want to show you.” “All right…” Highway Star, nee Megan, unfolded into her hu...

  • Identity

    “You always were trying to save the world, one person at a time.” she said with a soft chuckle. “I’ll say I’m curious how you managed to get ahold of data cubes, it’s not like Aegis is just tossing them out.” &...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Out of Bodies Experience

    “Bah, that’s the same load of crap that the Elizabots dump on every new convert. I didn’t buy it then, and I sure don’t buy it now.” Star snorted, or made as good an imitation as a vocoder could produce. “All right, ...

  • Distraction

    “Well, when you put it that way, it’s downright simple, just hijack a multi-billion-dollar nanofab factory for a few days and program it to build off some of the most closely-guarded and highly classified blueprints in the U.N.‘s data...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5