Watch the World BurnWhen I was young, I was told I’d live to see the world end. I believed it to be true when the earth was split wide and began swallowing everything in its path before closing over it, sealing us in the soil.When I was free, I assumed that was that; my world had ended, replaced by one of men who feared the unknown and an unknown that feared man.I did not expect to find people and a place I could call home, didn’t ever imagine how attached I would become, how much I’d grow to love this odd little group of creatures. So when I watch a girl who I have thought of as a sister begin to spiral towards the dark as did my true sister, I can feel the earth begin to quake once more.And I cannot stop it.
Strange PaymentWarning in advance; contains vore. In other words somebody's getting eaten alive. Well, you are, since it's a first-person story. If you'd rather not, then simply don't; the story is here for to be read at one's leisure, if at all.Light shines through the open window of your room, rousing you gently from your sleep.You sit upright, eventually. Today is the day you finally get off this island.Not that your time here wasn't decent, but whispers of Syringes preparing to make their presence know here are growing louder and more common, and wisely, you figure it's best not to stick around any longer.Not that you've had that option for a while. Ships willing to take passengers haven't been pulling in for the past week or so, and you've been getting a little skittish. It hasn't been uncommon to hear of people disappearing in the night, and you shudder to think of what's become of them.And now you've got a chance to leave and spare yourself from whatever horrible fate that those less-fort