The Fool Who Tried Too Hard by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 18th novella of "The New One Stories", The One is back in 2006 to make things right. He must find a way to destroy Director before he becomes the business tycoon that he was in the original timeline. However, being virtually the only male student in his university faculty is not easy, and a most embarrassing issue soon starts haunting him. Luckily he finds a possible friend in the kind, funny and interesting Isolde. A violent encounter imprisons him in yet another demon-made Hell, where he meets his former love interest Denise. The two prisoners have to find their way out of this hellish underworld, despite their grotesque condition. Sometimes one can simply try too hard to fix things, and only end up making them worse than they already were.
Pathetic Puppet by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this epic and cataclysmic 17th novella of "The New One Stories", we follow Aurora and her life partner Michelle through the remainder of their lives, in a society that constantly changes, and where a doctor has found a cure for aging. The One's mind is still trapped inside Aurora's necklace, and he spends every night with Josefine in their shared lucid dreams. There is something Josefine is not telling him, though, and he has to learn the hard way that there is only one thing that can destroy pearls and free him from his prison. It might take a lot longer than he thought, though...
Wave of Hate by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 16th novella of "The New One Stories", Aurora's study buddy and flatmate Michelle suddenly starts showing a dark and more seductive side never seen before. Michelle knows something that can destroy all the academic achievements that Aurora has so far attained, and she is willing to pay a big price for Michelle's silence. This also includes her own dignity. Aurora's friend, the aspiring model Miriam and her photographer boyfriend Marcus start an online photo gallery, but a user named WaveOfHate84 viciously and relentlessly trolls the website. They see all their hard work getting attacked by a wave of hate. Meanwhile The One's mind continues to be trapped inside Aurora's pearl necklace in the day, and inside his and adorable Josefine's dream realm at night. However, as time goes by, it appears as if Josefine too has a really dark and scary side.
Tradewinds 21: Unreal Estate by shadesmaclean (Reviews - 0)
Wherein Shades’ feet have a mind of their own, leading his friends into the heart of the darkness infesting the Woods, the house your parents warned you about…
Saudade - To Mourn the Inaccessible Living by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 15th novella of "The New One Stories", 25-year-old Amalie Prout has been diagnosed with an inherited, fatal brain disease for which there is neither a treatment nor a cure. Her girlfriend Natalie decides to take her home since she does not trust the under-staffed hospital to provide sufficient care for her. Aurora, now wealthy from her mother's inheritance, moves in with the two. As Amalie's condition deteriorates and she becomes completely helpless, the two realize their plight as around-the-clock caregivers. This naturally has a devastating effect on their busy schedules and will lead to Aurora taking an extremely controversial decision regarding her academic career. The One, whose mind is still trapped in Aurora's pearl necklace, is a helpless fly on the wall during the day. At night, when Aurora sleeps, he is in his 'dream realm' with Josefine. He realizes that he misses his old life - in fact he mourns his old life like one would mourn a deceased loved one. The word 'saudade' is Portuguese and means to mourn a living person who is no longer accessible in one's life.
When Wolves Clear Their Throats by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 14th novella of "The New One Stories", The One's mind is trapped inside the pearl necklace of his fiancée Aurora. When he does not show up at work after Christmas, Aurora, his friends and his family report him missing to the police. Being trapped inside the necklace and unable to communicate with them, he helplessly witnesses that the lease of his home is terminated and all his possessions put into storage. To the real world he is dead and gone. However, in his dreams he encounters Josefine. Both of them are lucid dreamers, having acquired the ability to control and share their dreams. He quickly discovers that his and Aurora's sleep patterns are synchronized: When the busy psychology student sleeps, he sleeps. And dreams. A lot. In this 'dream realm' he can have a full life and do things that are impossible to do in his new reality as a beautiful, glittering pearl necklace. But there are dangers ahead... His life as he knows it is already history, but that will also be the case for one of his friends. The saying "when wolves clear their throats" is a Battersby idiom that means "quiet before the storm" - and what a storm it will be!
Faster Disaster by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 13th novella of "The New One Stories" we follow The One through the year 2013, where he is abducted once every month by the evocative and mischievous Galathea from the Andromeda galaxy. He is forced into contributing to raising an army of a new species superior both to humans and to her own species. Yet again his life has changed, and will change, in ways he could not possibly have imagined. How will these changes affect his relationship with adorable Aurora? In a side-story we follow The Old One back in January of 2010, a flashback in which he has been admitted into a psychiatric hospital outside of Vienna after a booze-fueled mental breakdown.
The Myth of Pale Flowers by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 12th novella of "The New One Stories", The One's friend Kamran undergoes gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. The One suffers the consequences of what he did to Henrietta in the preceding novella "Black Sheep Never Bleat". This compels him to yet again seek assistance from Dark One, his dark side that enables him to do things he would never otherwise do. And his relationship with Aurora is put to the test, as his unique affliction and even more unique obligation put him under severe pressure. In a side story we meet The Old One on holiday, and follow his drunken, priceless antics over two weeks in London in December 2009, back in a very dark and vile period of his life.
Black Sheep Never Bleat by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 11th novella of "The New One Stories", The One meets Aurora's parents. Her father, a wealthy and powerful CEO of a big company, derides The One for being "just a barista", and both he and his wife are of the opinion that the giant is unworthy of their daughter's love. Aurora, who is just about to start studying psychology at the university, is being forced to choose between her parents and her boyfriend. The One resorts to drastic measures to persuade her into making the "right" choice. In a twist, he suddenly learns that something he possesses naturally in his body is of extremely high value; although this initially exhilarates him, he soon discovers the dark side of it. In the meantime he and his friend Sheep discover the sad and upsetting truth about Josefine and her relationship with her exceptionally evasive boyfriend.
The Kitchen Revolution by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 10th novella of "The New One Stories" The One discovers that he is not the only one who remembers events from the original universe, the events that sent him from December 2017 to November 2011. Somebody else does, and that person is willing to use that knowledge against him to destroy his new life and his wonderful relationship with young, sweet, highly intelligent Aurora. He also risks being alienated from the friends that he has made in this alternate universe. He seriously risks losing everything. Now the otherwise kind and harmless giant is forced to rely on his skills of manipulation and deception; his rarely seen "dark side" has to resurface - hopefully only temporarily.
The Battle Plan by HimekoUchia (Reviews - 1)
Three Naruto fans from our world enter the Naruto-verse.
What will they do? They will do whatever they please of course! They can not wait to meet all those ninjas!
Start at chuunin exam arc.
A little GaaraXOC, NejiTen, ShikaTema... Maybe some SasukeXOC and mentions of SasuNaru
Warriors : The Promise of the Thunder's Fury Chapter 1 by BearSpirit (Reviews - 1)
READ! DON'T BE LAZY! JUST READ IT! idk
More Known, Less Loved by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 9th novella of "The New One Stories", Aurora's flatmate Miriam is released from a psychiatric hospital. Diagnosed with a serious mental illness, her self-esteem is critically low. Denise suggests that she, Aurora and Natalie spend the weekend giving Miriam a make-over in a bid to boost her confidence. With the women busy all weekend, The One, Sheep and Kamran decide to go on a camping trip in the forests of Kerstowe, East Battersby. It is time for deep conversations and male bonding, or, as Sheep calls it, "a cross between Blair Witch Project and Brokeback Mountain".
Aura Attention by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 8th novella of "The New One Stories", Natalie, who dabbles with the occult, invites The One, Aurora, Denise, Sheep and Kamran to her large 19th century house to read their auras. What she reads compels some of them, including herself, to tell a revealing story from their past, the moment in their personal timeline when they decided not to follow the social code and expectations of their entourage. One of the stories is more shocking than the rest. In addition, The One explores the relationship with Aurora in quite unorthodox ways that transcend their mutual love to epic levels. He also makes a disturbing realization about the relationship of Josefine and her exceptionally evasive boyfriend.
The Man Who Disowned His Misery by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 7th novella of "The New One Stories", The One not only starts dating the adorable, 20-year-old Aurora, he also meets three new friends: Fellow Norwegian Josefine Bru, who accidentally hits him with her car. A Polish crane operator called Sheep, who advises him against reading a controversial book. And finally, an Iranian Registered Nurse named Kamran, whom The One and Sheep save from a racist bartender. Love is in the air, not only for the protagonist, but also for the members of his new entourage. Sadly, not everybody gets the love they want and deserve. And how will Denise and Natalie fit into the recovering oaf's new "gang"?
The Girl Who Dreamed of Dancing: A Story of the Shadow World by Draven-uk (Reviews - 24)
World-renowned fashionista, professional photographer and powerful preternatural warrior Katriana Devoe is in Milan, Italy finishing up a photo shoot for Italian fashion magazine In Moda as well as attending the magazine's twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations at a lavish star-studded reception. However an apparent ghost from Kat's past plus an ill-timed plea for help from an old friend back in England threatens to derail her planned glittering evening, engaging her in a race against time to prevent something terrible from happening in the heart of this ancient city.
Legs to Heaven by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 6th novella of "The New One Stories", The One is in his own personal Purgatory. He must endure 1000 days in there, or else he will go back to his very own version of Hell - and the horrors that await him there will make the tribulations of his current prison pale in comparison! This predicament offers him time and opportunity to introspection, a unique opportunity to evolve and strengthen his character, and not to mention come to peace with the awful things that occurred in his dark and difficult past, including what happened to the first girlfriend he ever had and the devastating effect it had on his relationship with his best friends. He just has to avoid his brother Eric's pregnant wife Henrietta's unrelenting temptations and not give in to her under any circumstances! Will he make it to day 1000 or will the tantalizing Henrietta cause him to fail the test?
A Farewell to Oafs by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this 5th novella of The New One Stories, The One is back in November of 2011 to attend his brother Eric's wedding, this time to make it right. Oblivious to his time travel and not recalling the cataclysmic events of the preceding novella "The Separation Chair", he finds himself equipped with an amazing gift that makes the women in his life quite titillated, especially Eric's new wife Henrietta and even The One's sisters Elin and Erin. It soon turns out that both Henrietta and Erin have their own marital issues to deal with. Both of them live in opulence, but they pay a hefty price for it. And a dark, disturbing secret concerning Erin will unfold. The One slowly starts suspecting that he has changed quite a bit in what he perceives as a very short amount of time. Maybe the former oaf has finally become an adult, mature and responsible individual!
The Separation Chair by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this fourth novella of The New One Stories, The One, Natalie, the Worm, Denise and Elaine are trapped in the powerful demon Threepearls' three pearl Hells, where everything is made of pearl. As a demon the Worm has the ability to cross the barriers between the three pearl Hells. The third and final pearl Hell is an impossibly vast place where the distances are bigger than in the real-world universe. Here they have to spend a very, very long time looking for Emma. Scattered across this hellish place with its smooth, white pearl surface and pitch-black sky, are millions of settlements containing billions of women wearing nothing but pearls, and their aid will prove quite helpful as the quintet leaves no stone un-turned in their search. Even if they do find Emma, getting out of Threepearls' prison will take longer than any of them can ever imagine. They all have to find a way to endure eternity, both with each other, themselves and not to mention their own sorely unfulfilled desires...
Latex and Steel by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this third novella of The New One Stories, The One's nieces Emma and Elaine are kidnapped by his old enemies from his dark, disturbing past, causing severe mental trauma to his already fragile family. What he has to endure to save the two children, will forever alter his mind and personality, and put a severe strain on the embryonic relationship of his new love interest Denise. Dark forces have entered his life, blurring the line between Heaven and Hell. His life as he knows it is history.
At the Moon and other Poems by shadesmaclean (Reviews - 5)
A collection of assorted poetry and verse I've written over the years.
The Restless Angel by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
In this second novella of The New One Stories, The One, his twin sister Elin and his niece Emma have moved into the basement of the tavern "The Restless Angel". They travel to visit their older sister Erin in a rehab, and spend the weekend in the opulent manor of the mighty Russian Karlakov family with Psycho Stacey, the wicked stepmother of Emma's siblings Eddie and Elaine. The two teenagers are obviously mistreated by Stacey and everybody expects The One to put a stop to this! However, he realizes that there are far worse things at stake than the mental and physical health of his niece and nephew. The truth is more horrifying and messed-up than he is able to grasp - yet again his past is about to haunt him in ways he could never imagine. His life will never be the same again - the die is cast and Hell awaits him! The only flicker of light in this pitch-black shadow world is his new love interest, a kind and charming hairdresser named Denise.
Promises Written in an Ocean of Booze by Danomaly1983 (Reviews - 0)
The oaf is back! The One and his Canadian long-term girlfriend Nicole travel to the island of Aynesey to attend the funeral of The One's mother. His family, once millionaires, are now destitute - and The One has to go to Sersby to get his alcoholic sister! The One reminisces of his past in the Norwegian city of Bergen, the flashback taking place in the spring and summer of 2008. In the flashback The One, his then-girlfriend Solitaire and his dubious drinking buddies inexplicably end up with an entire wine monopoly in their flat! In the 2008 flashback we also meet the creepy company owner Director, where he has taken an unhealthy interest in his friend Boss' new girlfriend. In this story we finally get to know the fate of Boss, and why Director suddenly left the country for Thailand.
Lusarth Fauxun by Skywind555 (Reviews - 0)
Roughly two millennia ago, Mana and monsters appeared in the world of Eiruta overnight, forcing all organisms to undergo a selection process; those who could not adapt to the Mana died while the remaining reproduced and lived on. Throughout time, the various races of being- Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Xogs- have managed to coexist without breaking into wars on their home continent of Sholoth, a large land mass covering half the planet. Beyond Sholoth lay the 'Cursed Territory,' where anyone brave enough to venture has never returned...
In a safer part of the world, a young Kai recently turns 11 years old and can finally enroll at the Academy. It has been his life-long dream to become an adventurer, alongside friends, exploring the world and fighting monsters. How could this innocent boy end up abandoning his childhood ambitions and instead end up working for Cascabel, an infamous organization that commits the most atrocious crimes?
Tradewinds 20: Into the Woods by shadesmaclean (Reviews - 0)
Wherein a plane wreck is only the beginning of their ordeal…