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Tuesday, 13 December 2022 01:00

Parish 3: Hitting the Book

A Whateley Academy Tale

 

Parish 3: Hitting the Book

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"Tricksters, magicians will show you all that's real
Careless jugglers, snakecharmers by your trail
Magic of a moment
Abracadabra..."

—Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen / Marko Hietala / Erno Vuorinen / Jukka Nevalainen, "Last Ride Of The Day"


Tuesday, 13 December 2022 00:00

Parish 2: Off the Books

A Whateley Academy Omake

Parish 2: Off the Books

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null0trooper

If you think this is bad, you should see the other guy.


Monday, 12 December 2022 23:00

Parish 1: Buy the Book

A Whateley Academy Tale

 

Parish 1: Buy the Book

by

null0trooper

"It's a place where a wish will be granted
Come, you'll see I'm right
It's a force that will live on within you
Dark as day is light"

—Epica, "Terra Sancta"

In a world already complicated by mutants, mad scientists, and magic, Mason Goodwin is about to learn that the best-planned rituals might not be where he finds himself.


Monday, 24 October 2022 20:00

Home Sweet Homely

A Whateley Academy Tale

 

Home Sweet Homely Home

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null0trooper

"Try imagining a place where it's always safe and warm
Come in, she said
I'll give ya shelter from the storm"

— Bob Dylan


A Whateley Academy Tale

 

Triptych
Part 3: Arabesque pour une Garrison Chinoise

by

null0trooper

Shadowing an office-bound employee should be child's play for an AI capable of tapping any electronic device the employee touches. Colombine has two weeks to learn the high-stakes game said employee is playing. How Benjamin plans to cash in his chips and who's looking over his shoulder remain a mystery.


Monday, 27 June 2022 08:00

Triptych, Part 2: Count Zero Concerto

A Whateley Academy Tale

Triptych
Part 2: Count Zero in Concerto

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null0trooper

Just before midnight, January 6, 2017,
Elmendorf Air Force Base

"We are on standby for take-off. The seatbelt light is on. Passengers, please return to your seats if you haven't already."

Benjamin was still dead to the world, and if it weren't for his seatbelt, he would have slid out of his seat by now. Colombine amused herself by sabotaging Kota Kobayakawa's attempts to call out on his phone despite security restrictions. The various numbers he'd tried to reach could be extended into a useful exercise in social network analysis. Once they were clear of the air base and Anchorage, she let him try his luck with the extensive cell coverage in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.


Monday, 13 June 2022 08:00

Triptych, Part 1: Solo Bransle for A Minor

A Whateley Academy Tale

Triptych
Part 1: Solo Bransle for A Minor

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null0trooper

In which Benjamin Keeling and his personal assistant, Colombine, set off on the journey to his new school. He's traveling in good company and high spirits, even as he dreams of another life.


Monday, 16 May 2022 20:00

So Not A Date (A Parents Day Incident)

A Whateley Academy Tale

So Not A Date
(A Parents Day Incident)

by

null0trooper

Parents Day! A Whateley tradition devised to show families how their little monsters are settling in amidst the many challenges of an enriching academic environment. In some cases, the message is "See? Our buildings are still standing. Do you think you could do as well with that kid of yours for what you're paying?"

Benjamin Keeling's only visiting on a job. It's only a coincidence that he's visiting today, and it's not like he's checking up on anyone. Nope!


Saturday, 10 April 2021 15:43

Han Cambiado (They've Changed)

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Amusement park silhouette, Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

"Are you surprised to get this letter? It all seems so long ago..." (Celtas Cortos, "20 de Abril")


Monday, 13 April 2020 15:32

In Dreams: Dream A Little Dream For Me

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For Sandra Carter, nightmare haunts her days and the past lies ahead of her. Can the Tao and its Handmaiden shine new light on her way, or must the darkness prove stronger?


Monday, 11 November 2019 15:26

Fall Rush

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An apocryphal tale of the Whateley Workshoppers


Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:16

Metro 2: Running With A Devil (Part Four)

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"Teacher said that every ending is a new beginning."
"Teachers can be wrong."


Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:59

Metro 2: Running With A Devil (Part Three)

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Training teams. Is that spelled with one aneurysm, or two?


Thursday, 28 March 2019 14:51

Metro 2: Running With A Devil (Part Two)

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Ain't no need to go looking for trouble, when trouble already knows your name, your family's name, and if you had a dog, it'd know that one's name too.


Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:36

Metro 2: Running With A Devil (Part 1)

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"How much trouble are you trying to get us in this time?"

"How much trouble you got?"


Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:15

Meetings By Pale Moonlight

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"There are still mysteries worth chasing:
some by the light of the moon,
some in the change of the seasons,
some by the turn of a card,
some on the edge of a knife."


Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:06

Smithy: If I Had A Hammer (Part Two)

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Now that everyone's been introduced around and settled in, Abbie Elliott can get down to work.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the fire meant to stay inside the forge?


Thursday, 13 December 2018 21:32

Smithy: If I Had A Hammer (Part One)

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Let's have a warm Whateley Welcome for a nice young lady recently arrived from Kentucky. She's sure to meet interesting people while she's here! We've got the latest in classroom technologies, books, computer systems: welcome to the 21st Century.

Where is she going with that anvil?


Sunday, 28 October 2018 21:26

Judge, Jury, Executioner

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To fledgling Heroes learning their trade, the Twelve Jurors are an example of why one should think twice about hot pursuit when the other side holds a grudge. Bad Guys have bad hair days; who knew? Case closed. No one ever asks about the rest of the story.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017 21:26

Metro 1: Chewing Through The Straps (Part 4)

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Have you ever wondered if the monsters have their own map that reads "Here be Humans"? Does the map you have and the road you're on take you Here, or does it leave you There? 

Somewhere along the way, a couple of wayward boys find their way home.


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  • Band of Sisters (Part 2)

    • E. E. Nalley E. E. Nalley 2 weeks ago
      Leave me a comment here or in the forums!
  • ElectroCute 1: A Short Tail

    • Amethyst Amethyst 3 weeks ago
      I'm glad that people have been enjoying it, Kerafym. This was actually the first Whateley story that ...
       
    • Amethyst Amethyst 3 weeks ago
      Thanks, Darkmuse. I'm glad that you enjoyed it :3 *big hugs* Amethyst
       
    • Kerafym 4 weeks ago
      Awesome followup!
       
    • Darkmuse Darkmuse 1 month ago
      I liked it
  • Hardshell

    • Bustin 1 month ago
      A classic story. Always loved this series
  • Maiden Starlight 1: Maiden Voyage

    • Large Al Large Al 1 month ago
      Loved the story. I hope to see more of Maiden Starlight with appearances by Tresse and Az.
  • Misguided Genius (Part 1)

    • ReadingIsGood 3 weeks ago
      I am enjoying this story very much so far, though I had to go back and re-read the earlier story first ...
  • Sins Of The Father (Part 2)

    • Zelez 2 months ago
      Is it the one on this website or in the discord app. If it's the app can you please send me a link ...
       
    • Dan Formerly Domoviye Dan Formerly Domoviye 2 months ago
      Go on the Whateley Discord and drop me a message. We can talk.
       
    • Dan Formerly Domoviye Dan Formerly Domoviye 2 months ago
      Thanks. I'm not really planning on returning to that story. I wrote it when I was in a VERY dark ...
       
    • Dan Formerly Domoviye Dan Formerly Domoviye 2 months ago
      Thank you so much!
       
    • Kerafym 2 months ago
      Damn this is good!
  • Slipping Away

    • Dan Formerly Domoviye Dan Formerly Domoviye 1 month ago
      Yeah. This one was hard to write. I jumped right into the psychological horror and trauma with this one.
       
    • Riniko 1 month ago
      This one was painful to read, there was so much loss before the end and the villain got taken down.