Little Monster Miracle Orphanage (Day 29)

“Thank you for your time, I owe you a great deal for this, and I can assure you, they are excellent students, one of them already taught by a private school already, and the other is a survivor against all odds. My daughter will be more than capable of showing them the ropes as well…right-I know-I know I already vouched for them…just wanted to make sure they get a good head start in life is all…it’s long overdue…right-thank you! I will look forward to sharing a cup of tea with you in the future, farewell” Elizabeth had just finished calling a friend for a favor, and no doubt she’ll come through.

“Lisa~! Get ready to pick up your nieces soon! I got the go ahead” Elizabeth declared.

“Lisa is too busy mom! I can go in her place though” Veronica volunteered right away.

“Really now? I thought for sure she opened her schedule just to do this…something must have come up…very well. Veronica, I leave it in your capable hands.” Elizabeth declared.

Little Monster Miracle Orphanage (Day 25)

“Uuuuuuuuuuu~ghhhhhh~” Fubuki groaned even further.

“I can supply with you a number of different tasks, sure to keep you from thinking about your increasing boredom” The Orphanage doctor Lich Rin murmured.

“Just…well~ come on~ It’s been two whole days~! And it’s been work this, and raise that…I already taught the girls on my end how to filate a salmon, and clean grease stains off a couch with natural ingredients! I don’t know what else is left for me Rin~!” Fubuki whined.

“Perhaps assisting Kaitlyn in diplomatic discussions with the realm of Wonderland…granted I understand her decision to leave you behind…” Rin acknowledged.

Little Monster Miracle Orphanage (Day 16)

A lone orphan Doppelganger looks both ways before crossing the hall…the soft tapping of her little shoes echo loudly as the only source of sound. Scurrying to her little haven found at the Orphanage library she finds shelter in the soft lighting, and tranquil atmosphere.

As she wonders of what small tale to pass her time with in the myriad of books on the bookshelves, her concentration was blindsided by the chattering of other children as they were exiting the library.

“I finally saw Mr. Anon! He was so nice, and cool!” A passing auburn feathered Harpy in her pre-teen squealed.

“Aw~ lucky! I’ve been looking all over for him! I heard he’ll play with you lots if you find him!” A Kobold with hair, and fur of soft, almost white brown.

“Yeah! He taught me how to preen myself better with his fingers! *Ah~* I wish I had fingers~!” The Harpy swooned.

“I can’t wait! I can’t wait! I want to meet him! I always just catch his whiff, but he’s always gone!” The Kobold whined.

“Maybe one day we can find him together then! I’ll search through the skies, and you run around the ground and we shout whenever one of us finds him!” The Harpy declared.

“Great idea! Great idea! I can’t wait!” The Kobold cheered.

The two girls left soon after, leaving the young Doppelganger with mixed feelings.

“…I-I guess I’m the only one who’s not allowed then…” the Doppelganger murmured to herself.

Suddenly she didn’t feel like enjoying herself anymore…

Into Another World (part 1?)

A lot of people dream about waking up in a different world, leaving behind old troubles for an adventure in a land of mystery and promise. For Blake, he never expected for that to become reality. Now he has to take what little he knows and use it to survive on a mysterious island with a curiously frisky Dark Elf. (short story exchange with an artist on /monster/)

Little Monster Miracle Orphanage (Day 8)

“Daddy! Daddy! Look-look! I’m sleepy now!” Chloe cheered.

“…Okay~” you reply.

“*Yaw~n* actually I’m really sleepy…I think I’m gonna sit this day out, and just take a nap…you’ll be okay without me right daddy?” Chloe asked.

“I think I can handle myself just fine, just get some rest if you’re feeling sleepy okay, I have a lot of work to do, and I want to study more about ghosts so I can help you. I got a busy day today” you reply.

“I know you do…you’re a real hard worker sometimes dad, but don’t forget to have fun too okay? I want to play games with you when I get stronger so don’t forget” Chloe reminded you.

“Of course we’ll play lot’s of games” you assure her.


“You’re from around here?”

The gorgeous bartender’s surprise was a bit understandable, since it was safe to say this ski resort didn’t necessarily cater to the ‘dying northern Maine mill town’ demographic.

“Oh, ayuh.” I nod in the affirmative.

“Whereabouts?” she asks, as I put my ID back in my wallet. The little plastic rectangle still has a tangible chill.

Seems like a silly question, but it’s not unreasonable for her to assume that the address on my driver’s license isn’t current.

“Castle Rock.” I say with a straight face.

She pauses for a moment. Clearly this girl has read her some Steven King.

“C’mon…..really- where are you from?”

“Cabot Cove?”

She didn’t say anything right away, but her eyes lit up.

“Jessica Oba-san?” she finally asks me excitedly.

“I’m sorry- what?”

“Oh…I’m sorry….” she gushed enthusiastically. “It’s just that we used to get Murder She Wrote on TV when I was growing up. Except in Japanese, it was called The Case Files of Jessica Oba-san. I used to love watching that show.”

Harem for the Holidays

The real meaning of the season is giving of yourself to others. Unfortunately for this Mall Santa, certain individuals want him to give of himself very directly, and perhaps far more literally than he had intended.

Art credit: Kanachirou