145Drabble a Day » Inspired by others who have undertaken this challenge, to write a drabble a day, I've decided to try. I'm not sure if I can do it, but I'm going to try. To improve writing skills, to gain insight, to explore the written word, the written worlds and those who live in them. Humour, angst, romance, a meeting of genres to create a collection of drabbles updated as often as possible.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Family, chapters: 44, words: 10k+, favs: 22, follows: 17, updated: 1/7 published: 8/11/2012
4 Nihilism The cashier slid his gaze across Leo without really seeing. That empty stare, heavy with complete indifference, filled his anxious, humming nerves with relief. There was nothing like the sweet freedom of complete and utter nihilism, experienced at a 7/11 at 2am. God lived in church; the quiet of the unfeeling universe lived in aisle nine of the CVS.
Ninja Turtles, K+, English, Suspense & Angst, words: 826, favs: 16, follows: 6, 9/20/2019, Leonardo
15 Egg Salad "A few empty drinks sit beside Leo, arranged neatly, almost in a line. Raph snorts, his own toppled over in a heap at his side. Raph's has a few more in his pile too, but that's fine. Leo can't hold his liquor anyway- there's no way Raph has more of a buzz going on." - A night of companionable drinking leads to some poor drunk food choices.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Humor & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 40, follows: 7, 2/22/2017, Leonardo, Raphael
143The Smell of Apples » "The lair was filled with the song of mechanics. It was a hum that threaded itself through the very core of their home, twisted around the pipes, working its way into their rooms." One evening, the humming stops, and everything goes still. Something sinister fills the lair, and it wants its revenge. Will the turtles survive this game of cat and mouse? And who is in the most danger?
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Suspense & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 14, words: 19k+, favs: 92, follows: 127, updated: 1/20/2017 published: 4/28/2013, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rat King
2 Noise "Stanford Pines was not used to stillness. He was used to racing thoughts, hours spent in the rustle of paper. He was used to the sound of blood pounding in his ears, phasers streaking past his head. He was used to the hum of the porthole in the background, the whispered words of Bill in his mind. But now there was nothing but silence." Ford is fine.
Gravity Falls, T, English, Angst & Horror, words: 463, favs: 7, follows: 3, 10/1/2016, Bill, Grunkle Ford
9 Fundamentalism "The entrance to the tunnel was his only way out. He could see shadows gathering at the corners of his vision. The concrete was crumbling beneath his feet and he felt it lurch, threatening to break into nothingness. At some point, the cracking land beneath his feet would fail him, and he would be left with nothing but the rushing face of death."
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Suspense & Hurt/Comfort, words: 802, favs: 15, follows: 3, 9/24/2016, Leonardo
1 Waiting "Stanford held the blood in his mouth. It was thick, pungent, tasting of copper and bile. He resisted the urge to spit, to gag, to choke on his own tongue. He waited." A drabble.
Gravity Falls, T, English, Angst & Horror, words: 243, favs: 9, follows: 2, 9/15/2016, Grunkle Ford
2 Fear "Panic tore at his chest. The air felt thinner, so, so thin. How long has he been in this trunk? How long since the boot of the car had been slammed down, bruising muscle and flesh and sending him plummeting into his own worst nightmare?" - A lot can happen in 10 years.
Gravity Falls, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 921, favs: 10, follows: 3, 9/15/2016, Grunkle Stan
9 Cold "He wants to retreat, like when he was just a child. To pull his feet from the edge of the bed, because he was certain they'd be gripped by wandering hands. Because he could feel the shivers that ran across every inch of his skin. Because something was watching him, he knew it. Always watching him." A character study or extended drabble, delving into the validity of our fears.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Horror & Suspense, words: 522, favs: 17, follows: 7, 4/17/2016, Michelangelo
52 Taphophobia » "-One of the things which danger does to you after a time is kill emotion. I don't think I shall ever feel anything again except fear. None of us can hate anymore, or love-" When your brother is buried alive, you do everything in your power to save him.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Angst & Suspense, chapters: 12, words: 16k+, favs: 59, follows: 45, updated: 4/16/2016 published: 12/23/2010, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Agent Bishop
4Exhausting "This was exhausting. The thought ghosted across Leonardo's mind, as he was slammed backwards against the building. Pain riveted through his shell and left him winded. Leonardo wasn't sure when he had let his guard down, or the exact instant when the swarm of foot ninja he was fighting had pulled his focus away from the rest of the fight, but he cursed himself for it."
Ninja Turtles, K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 639, favs: 19, follows: 4, 2/5/2016
5 Devil in The Church "It was as if the devil himself watched from the shadows as the church was defiled. His fingertips felt numb as they ran across the banister. His muscles protested as he lowered himself to the ground, one knee brushing the floor, before he slid into the pew. A cloak of reverence did not belong on a sinner." What happens when one commits the unspeakable? Is there forgiveness?
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 866, favs: 17, follows: 8, 9/14/2015, Leonardo
7Safe "The little girl's parents were nowhere to be seen, and Leo was left to assume that they were off searching for her, if they had survived the chaos of the battle. His legs ached with a type of tiredness he was very unused to. With the shelters closing, he found as much cover as he could in an abandoned alleyway, and sunk to the ground. He prayed she wouldn't try to run."
Ninja Turtles, K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 12, 9/12/2015
Feed The Rain " His voice was a whisper, drowning in the torrents of rain that fell around him, "Kami-sama." He crashed to his knees, clutching at the fabric of his jumpsuit like a lifeline. Maybe that's what it was, a mask of colour that protected him from the realities of the world. " - Everyone faces struggles.
Naruto, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, 7/25/2015
8 Promise "Whatever Pitch had done to him had affected him far worse than Aster had thought. Since when did Jack admit to wanting softness? To needing anything or anyone? "Shh, shh…" Somehow Aster found his voice, wrapping his strong arms around the boy's slim waist, and pulling him into his fur. Jack struggled meekly, but there was no heart in it." Even Jack gets nightmares. Shipping.
Rise of the Guardians, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 981, favs: 92, follows: 23, 7/3/2015, Bunnymund, Jack Frost
4Jūmonji Giri "Left to right. Down. There was nothing but cold. A piercing cold and numbness that spread through his middle, across each broken muscle. His hand grew slick, and for a moment, all that Neji could think of was all of that blood. Not long now. Keep silent. Keep silent. He would not die with dishonour." Hyuga Neji's resolve.
Naruto, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 348, favs: 3, 10/20/2014, Neji H.
7Missing "The future was shiny and bright and full of the kind of peace that they had only every dreamed of. They were free, free to walk in the streets without fear, without judgement. It came at a great cost. Missing. Parts of their lives were missing." The darker implications of this passage of time, and a look into each of the turtles minds.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 487, favs: 6, follows: 3, 10/10/2014, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo
5 Stay "He saw nothing but bullets now. Bullets and darkness that seared his skin, and left scars that he nursed well into the night, when the burn of whisky tore his throat and the tears tore his cheeks. He threw the whisky away, the glass shattering on the ground, into a million pieces. That would stain the carpet." SAINW. Nights get cold when you are alone, and all you want is warmth.
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 13, follows: 5, 9/10/2014, Leonardo, Raphael
2 Green "There in the trenches, the green so dirty and torn it was barely recognisable. When Gai was breathless and injured. But he was determined, and there was a hope, a stronghold against the fear, a shield against the dark." What happens when a comrade is lifeless and all the colour fades from your world? What happens if the shield against the darkness is no more?
Naruto, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 15, follows: 3, 7/7/2014, Kakashi H., Gai M.
39Curtain » -"And at that moment, I remember, he looked like all the life had been sucked out of his world. I remember, because it was also the first time I have ever seen my brother look truly terrified."- Is it simply insanity…or something more? Something sinister?
Ninja Turtles, T, English, Horror & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 5k+, favs: 26, follows: 37, updated: 4/4/2014 published: 11/30/2010, Raphael, Michelangelo