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Portfolio Entries from Feo Takahari

  1. Some Thoughts on Utilitarianism

    I felt like I needed to write something before I exploded, so I figured I'd put down some of my ideas about ethics. With one exception, this isn't intended to convince anyone of anything, just to show where I'm coming from and give some idea of why the morality in my stories seems so odd sometimes. I tried to address objections from as many points of view as possible--give me a holler if I missed anything, or if there's anything you don't understand. Utilitarianism? What's that? It's...
  2. Beginnings: Blood Price

    This is the first of these I'm selling instead of giving away for free, as I'm finally confident it's worth something. The publisher's blurb was a bit sub-par, so I thought I'd promote it my own way: showing how it starts, and seeing if it hooks anyone. -- -- -- -- Bob kept telling himself that it could be worse. After all, his niece of sixteen years (who was also his ward of six, and his perpetual worry of three months) could have decided to join a cult. She could be using drugs, or...
  3. Five Conversations on a Pier After Dark

    This story was originally published at InD'Tale Prologue To start with, the only reason I met Katie was that my mother caught me looking at lesbian porn. That should tell you two things right off the bat. The first is that I'm not skipping the embarrassing stuff. I have no idea what really happened over the last month, so I'll write down everything I remember, and then I'll explain why it makes no sense. The second is that I walked into this late. I've met Katie five times, and...
  4. Beginnings: Worms

    This story is based on the worst nightmare I've ever had. I cut off the excerpt before I got to the horrible stuff, but look up the full story at your own risk. * "Thank God for Earth-like atmospheres," James said. "This would be even harder if we had to wear environmental suits." "If we had to wear environmental suits, these animals probably wouldn't be edible," Eckert replied. "And from the looks of it, we still have no chance of catching them. It makes me wonder what sort of predators...
  5. Brave Knight and Fair Maiden--past-life regression scene

    This is an early draft of a (faked) past-life regression that appears in one of my stories. I had to edit this scene significantly to fit with the rest of the story, but I thought the original version was too good not to keep it around in some form. Rita had no idea who she would turn out to be, but she was eager to find out. “Both of you, clasp my hands,” Mauricio said. “When I start the chant, the vision should fade in gradually.” When they obeyed, he began to recite a rhyme in a...
  6. Beginnings: The Seal Breaks

    This is probably the most Mythic Scribes-style story I've ever written--and to my surprise, it's gotten a very positive reception. Maybe it's because so much of the worldbuilding is clearly evident in the story. Prologue (May 5 and August 7, a century apart) As I write these words, I am no longer Grand Priest of the Church of the True Divine. There’s nothing left for me to be Grand Priest of. I must write for both the present and the future. In the present, priests across the...
  7. Beginnings: Powerless

    Confession time: I normally say this was inspired by Paprika, but I actually owe a lot of it to this video. Anyways, this is one of my more popular stories, and I'm proud of how it turned out. -- -- -- -- Sandra watches herself in the mirror as she pulls the mask from her face. Her reflection is beautiful, stunningly so, and she blows a kiss at it before she hides it again. But this is a lie. She takes the mask away again, and her reflection shows empty blackness, no face to be...
  8. Beginnings: Cold Steel

    I'm not fond of how this story turned out--I just didn't have the skill to write it properly back then. The beginning still holds a certain power for me, though, and I intend to rewrite the whole thing someday. "Why are you doing this?" the girl asked, and for a moment Tolliver wondered that himself. "Because you deserve it," Vyce responded. He gripped her right arm as tightly as Tolliver held her left, leading her down the dimly lit staircase that led below the labs. "Do you know...
  9. Beginnings: Eternal

    I'm very proud of how this beginning turned out--in fact, I often use it as my "introduction" when entering new writing circles. It's a little racy, but I think it's allowable by site rules. For the first time in three years, Harry woke to the feeling of a body beside him. Am I still asleep? he wondered. This would not be the first time he had dreamt of Leila. When he had scattered her ashes at sea, he'd known that a part of her would always remain with him, something incorporeal but...
  10. Beginnings: In His Heart

    I won't be posting the entirety of any of my stories here, just the beginnings of some of them. Most of them continue on Literotica, so the complete stories wouldn't be appropriate for this site anyways. Well, this is a conundrum, a deep voice said. "Who the hell are you?" Matt replied, pretending that his mood had turned impatient. He'd waited many long minutes in this sightless void, with no company besides a quiet heartbeat, and he thought it plausible that a braver man might feel...
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