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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2017, 10:34:15 pm »
I have one for you. Through The Arctic
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #101 on: October 24, 2017, 09:28:52 am »
A fine job on "ILK" Iara.  Well written as always.

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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #102 on: October 24, 2017, 03:40:25 pm »
Thank you, Old Rabbit!

I will add your phrase to the list, Amducious.  (:

Thank you both for your readership  :)
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2017, 04:58:06 pm »
Awesome look forward to it ^^
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #104 on: December 27, 2017, 10:57:05 pm »
Sorry for the delay! I will post more tales very soon. The holiday and semester have overwhelmed me!  :-[

Thanks again for your readership and patience!
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« Reply #105 on: December 28, 2017, 10:39:07 am »
The loud explosion jarred him awake and nearly out of his tent. He fumbled for his lenses, shouldered his khaki shirt, and furtively peered out his tent, his ears pricked for the slightest sound.

The hillside collapsed, the earth slumped inward and clouds of dust and debris filled the dawning sky. The lion in the khaki shirt yawned, shaking his blonde mane. How many months have I been out here, anyway? Not a single bone fragment worth taking back. Damn that other expedition and that other site, they have found everything we need…

He grunted, padding across the campsite to the newly formed crater. The earthmovers hauled tons of rock and debris away, several other paleontologists carefully surveying before signaling the drivers to keep digging at the sandstone walls.

He sat, disinterested, on a boulder being warmed by the sun. He opened his canteen and drank, squinting at the sunlight.

“No luck yet, but we’ve broken through the first few layers of strata. There’s got to be more to find,” a raven clapped his primaries on the lion’s shoulder. The lion grimaced, pulling his whiskers back in disgust, and sighed.

“Doubtful,” he shook his head. “We’ve been here for months. We’d be better off saving up for next year, packing up and heading home with our tails between our legs.”

The raven chuckled, a hoarse clackityclack. “You’re young. You can take more time!”

“More time? We have been here so long, my mane is grown past my legs!”

A red tailed hawk swooped in on the conversation, shuffling her feet and preening nervously. “Hey guys!” she chirruped, a mug of tea in her primaries.

“Oh, hey,” the males grunted.

“No frags yet,” she sighed. “I’ve combed through a ton of sites, and I’ve never had this bad of luck before!”

The lion pinched the bridge of his muzzle, growling. “I probably dragged in all the bad luck.”

“Nonsense!” the raven warbled. “Eh, these things happen sometimes. It’s the way our work goes—either we come back with specimens in our wildest dreams, or with a whole lot of—“

“Nothing!” howled a husky, his tongue hanging out. What he was doing so far from the cold of the north, stranded in a desert of all places, the lion would never know. “We keep coming up short, boss. We need to head home.”

The husky, lion and hawk glanced at the raven, waiting for the response they wished for, to go home. Hot showers, soft beds, good food...

A spotted hyena ran in, her heavy boots and grinning maw interrupting that ray of hope.

“We found it! We found it!” she yelped.

“Found what?” the raven croaked, tilting his head at the huffing and puffing hyena.

“The whale…the last whale specimen of the Anthropocene!”

The lion, hawk and husky jumped up, their energy suddenly renewed. The raven chortled as he watched them follow the hyena to the paydirt.

An enormous baleen whale jaw jutted from the sandstone, entombed with bits of plastic and fishing net that was ubiquitous in the marine Anthropocene strata. It was nearly complete, and the team was enthusiastically digging away, careful to expose the bone one section of earth at a time.

“It’s so weird and incredible, isn’t it?!” the hyena panted. “Seeing our ancestors, rising from the dirt as they might have risen from the ocean depths…”

A pang of sadness struck the lion as he gently brushed sand and plastic pieces away from the bone. “It…its jaw…it’s intact but…look…”

Everyone winced, realizing the creature’s baleen plates were covered in the remnants of inedible plastics, fishing line, and the glint of microchip pieces.

“Plastic.” The husky shook his head. “Man, that stuff…it’s in almost every layer. It caused a huge extinction event, huh?”

“It’s a contributing factor, yes,” the raven nodded, inspecting the paleontologists’ work as they went.

 “Remember those albatross specimens we found a few years back? Those chicks were well preserved, their gut contents were nothing but broken plastics…” the hyena spat in the dirt, disgusted.

The hawk shivered, fluffing herself. “Ugh, don’t remind me!”

“Sorry,” the hyena shrugged, narrowing her eyes at the chunk of dentary she was clearing.

The lion felt conflicted as he continued to excavate. He wondered what other horrors the epoch held.

Eh, it can’t be nearly as bad as the explosion this morning.
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2017, 04:03:12 pm »
Thanks for that Iara!

Thanks to your descriptive language and scene setting skills, I was easily transported to a hot dry climate covered with red-brown soil and some grasses, with many outcropping layers of sandstone and shale.   I could imagine the lion and husky working in a small canon, while the hawk and raven surveyed the area from above.  I could imagine the characters toiling in the unbearable heat, even though the sun was setting.  (some of this I may have imagined, but you made it easy for my mind to add to the story)

Voicing the characters out loud added to the effect.  I wasn't sure if they would find whatever it was that they were looking for.  But when I learned of what they had discovered I was upset  :(  , for I realized that the Anthropocene Epoch was not a made up word, it is the present time!  And now I fear what I read was a look into the future where plastics are misused to the determent of the world!   It made me think! Plastics do not degrade, they very well may be preserved!  What will the future think of the present generations?

Good work Iara!  :)
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #107 on: December 30, 2017, 11:01:42 am »
I agree Iara. You did a fine job with this story.

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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #108 on: December 31, 2017, 03:10:30 pm »
Thank you Jade and Old Rabbit! Happy New Year to you also!  :D
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #109 on: January 06, 2018, 07:41:44 pm »
Isolation

The stillness of the rainforest was broken by a rush of wind and a clap of thunder, breaking the sound barrier.  Startled from her sleep, she snuck over, watching the arrival of an unusual visitor to her home from her hiding place.

He was in a clearing. The surrounding rainforest foliage was dense and colorful. Butterflies floated by in the warm air, and the birds in the canopy were temporarily silenced. A secluded hut was in the distance, its presence barely detected.

She studied him, her tail twitching. He was a blue hedgehog with green eyes, his red and white shoes covered in dust from miles of running. He looked around, and called out, “Hello? Hey, Shadow! Get back here!”

His taunt was met with silence. She crept closer, her rosette covered pelt hiding her in the shadows of the underbrush.

“Huh?” he swiveled an ear, his nose twitching. “Who’s there?!” He clenched and unclenched his fists, posturing himself in preparation for an attack.

She scented him in the still air, and decided he was no threat. She showed herself, a jaguar in simple hide tatters. She had bright green eyes, mid length brown hair, and a necklace with an ammonite shell pendant. She huffed, “What brings you here, Hedgehog?”

“Oh!” the blue hedgehog jumped a little, startled by her presence. Then, he smirked, relaxing slightly. “I’m after a black hedgehog. He looks a lot like me. Have you seen him?”

“Afraid not,” the jaguar replied.

“You’d better get going,” the blue hedgehog advised. “That black hedgehog and his cronies have decided to blow this whole forest up!”

“What?!” the jaguar was stunned. She gazed at her beautiful enclave, its tranquility the reason for her isolation. Tears filled her eyes. “Why? This place…it’s my home!”

“I’m sorry, I wish I had more answers.” The blue hedgehog shook his head, his smile fading. “I’m on my way outta here, you want to follow me?”

“…my home…” the jaguar fell to her knees, deeply saddened. She sobbed.

“Hey!” the blue hedgehog knelt next to her, lifted her chin. “You know, if it makes you feel any better, I don’t really have a place like this to call home. In fact…I don’t remember the last time I felt home.”

“…really?”

“Yeah…it’s…well, it’s why I like to run. I love to be free, y’know? No place and nobody to tie me down. Heh. Running…does take its toll. But it’s what I know and it’s what I can do better than anyone else!”

A distant explosion rumbled, tearing the silence of the canopy apart. Birds and insects fled in droves, their cries filling the air.

“Speaking of running, we’d better go!”

He stretched out his gloved paw to her, waiting.

She looked up at him, his grin defiant despite the pain he had endured. She looked at her home one last time.

She took his paw, and took a deep breath.

“Just hold on, okay? I can run really fast!” he warned. He took several cleansing breaths, then, squeezing the jaguar’s hand, bolted away. The jaguar gasped, stunned by the sudden takeoff. “By the way!...” he mentioned in between bursts of speed, leaping over logs and branches, “…the name’s Sonic! Sonic the Hedgehog!”

“I’m…”

“MOONGAZE!” her father’s voice tore the air, interrupting her reverie. She sat dazed in front of the screen, the controller in her paws warm from her touch. She was shaking, wishing she was a million miles away, on an adventure to somewhere new and welcoming, rather than being stuck in the isolation of her room. She sighed, turning off the console.

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I've always enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog. I was introduced to him in the early 90s, when the Sega Genesis came out. I played Sonic 2 constantly. When the Sega Dreamcast debuted, I played Sonic Adventure and then Sonic Adventure 2, which I later owned. I loved Sonic Adventure 2. The story was cheesy but the gameplay and the music drew me in. I drew all kinds of Sonic comics during the early 2000s, influenced heavily by Archie comics, Sonic SatAM (which I also watched constantly as a youngster) and Sonic Adventure 2. I wanted to go to Sonic Boom to celebrate Sonic's 20th anniversary, but my funds and embarrassment of being a Sonic fan in my 20s myself made me shy away from the Sonic fandom. I still enjoy playing Sonic games...I attempted Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors on Steam, and I managed to get through Sonic Forces on the XBox. Sonic is an odd source of comfort for me, and was one of the main reasons I identify as a furry today.

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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #110 on: January 13, 2018, 10:09:21 am »
A good story as usual Iara. 

I never played the Sonic games due to my vision.
I did like the cartoons of Sonic the Hedgehog. All
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #111 on: February 02, 2018, 09:44:29 pm »
Thank you Old Rabbit! Your continued readership and enjoyment of my work is much appreciated! :3

I will add more stories in time--I have one more to write for the challenge; if anyone would like to add a word or phrase, please do so!
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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2018, 10:07:28 am »
Here is two phrases.  Or it could be three counting this one.  :D

I found a tail

it's so weird when you do that.


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Re: Iara's Writing Corner-Prompt Challenge!
« Reply #113 on: April 14, 2018, 07:04:54 pm »
Hi readers!

I am behind on posting new stories!  :-[  I've been adding to my novel Iara's Crossing and I am in the process of writing my alt fursona's story also. I will work on the
phrases Through the Arctic and I found a tail/it's so weird when you do that asap!

Thank you for your continued readership/patience!

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