Fractal Realities: Establishing a Connection
Jorge stretched out his legs until his joints popped. He sighed as he relieved pressure he hadn't consciously felt. It was hard not to fidget on the plastic-y surface of the reclining chair. The rest of the room was antiseptically boring, so sterile it ma…Posted 4 years ago
One Side of the Looking Glass
He can see her there, standing just on the other side of the glass. She's next to him, of course, there but not here. He can reach out with a hand and touch her shoulder. She smiles at him. Warm. Affectionate. But also sad. Because he is not truly there. …Posted 5 years ago
Between Fire and Smoke
"How do you kill an Empress?"
I steeled the muscles in my face, and let my eyes rest on the man's shoulders. If this turned into a trap, I would make sure to take him with me into the void. Leaning back, I wormed myself into the chair's thick cushions, l…Posted 8 years ago
One by One
The diesel motor ran loud. It drowned out the rattling of the nearby chain link fence. The distant cars in the review mirror slid by noiselessly.
And still we waited.
The dry drone of the news complained of the usual terror attacks in other countries: a…Posted 8 years ago
A Peck o' Trouble
Grims slung his rifle then bent to the body. Blood dribbled from the kid's mouth, but not much. Three shots center mass had assured the kid died quickly.
A little blood, but it was enough. The yips and yowls sounded closer. Death was on the air now, and …Posted 6 years ago
Destined to Disappear
"I am Togua, true leader of Avorhelis, and with this authority I banish Tyris from this city. His selfish acts have caused great devastation to our home. The direct deaths of dozens of citizens, as well as hundreds of injuries and damages are upon his hea…Posted 8 years ago
Trains of Thought
"You've got to stop yawning like that."
"I can't help it! I'm bored."
"Well, yawn any bigger and I'll be able to see out the other end."
"Ugh! You're gross. Keep your voice down."
"Because the last thing I want is for everyone to remember me as the …Posted 6 years ago
Lost Things: Fester and Rot
The old crone shuffled along the stacks of Building Ashrack, in no hurry to arrive at her destination. She looked at none of the row letterings, having no need for such things. She had been here many times, and she would be here many more times after. Alw…Posted 3 years ago
"Shoot me," she screamed.
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The doorbell chimed.
Confused, Mina rose from her chaise, disturbing her cat, who airily strode off to preen. She wasn't expecting anyone, nor any packages. Frowning to herself, she turned the deadbolt, twisted the knob lock, and slid the chain lock back…Posted 8 years ago
Your Worst Nightmare
He squirmed and screamed but he wasn't going anywhere. My left arm was securely locked around his upper body. The claws of my left hand had perforated his upper abdomen and were interlocked with his lower ribs. With my right hand, I slowly shredded his sk…Posted 4 years ago
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A Strange and Unfriendly Awakening
I woke up flat on my belly, a rocky and uneven ground pushing uncomfortably into my stomach. My body was stiff and cold. Just out of reach was a familiar meat cleaver, its handle rising out of a puddle.
The world seemed to be two places, overlapping echo…Posted 8 years ago
I have erred.
Jeopardised my mission in a way I haven't for so very long. Cleaned it as well as I could, didn't I?
Yes I did.
No matter - they will find it, with their crime scene specialists and their Luminol and their databases and their traine…Posted 6 years ago
Lost for Eternity
A friendship gone
Brought the Frost
So much in common
Yet years apart
So many differences
Lies of the heart
Deception takes on
Out of sight
Not out of mind
Ease of pain
A Difficult fin…Posted 8 years ago
a glowing document, highlighted for my senses alone. as i read, the dense random symbols resolved into readable text.
"TS/SCI/KA: GREEN CASSOWARY
Update: Intercept timing correlation
A dark line¹ presumed to be under enemy control went live today² …Posted 8 months ago
My steps make little noise as I move gingerly between the bushes. As I survey my surroundings, my thoughts wander.
In the village, hunters are respected. We risk our lives to provide food in this hostile land, where killing animals is our only option. Our…Posted 5 years ago
In the Shadow of the Gods: A Memoir
I don't know me now but I remember what I used to be. I was one of them, a super. Notice that I didn't say hero, though some people certainly thought of me as one. I was the Operator, named after the switchboard connectors of the first half of the twent…Posted 6 years ago
Write On Fire
I wanna write on fire.
Not with fire like a sparkler in the night.
Not like some imaginary, magical way of literally writing on a fleeting flame.
Writing with abandon, with freedom, with vigor; that's what I want.
No more tiredness, mental fogginess, …Posted 8 years ago
Turn From Nothing
A vast expanse of unknowable darkness.
I saw it. My feet may have even dangled towards its embrace. Tiny shards, the whole of my heart broken long ago, tumbled easily down the well. Perhaps I should have grasped for them. Perhaps they will …Posted 8 years ago
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A Lingering Muse
A wholly imaginary girl appeared at the end of his desk as he typed. His mind immediately jumped to the word "girl" but she was in fact a "woman," by any real definition. He had just always thought of her as youth personified. A late teen for all eternity…Posted 6 years ago
Cow Rite 3: Rite of Whey
Polishing her well-fingered nails against a strip of garish colored sandpaper above the visor, Ossie tromped her best L'Oeil and went gangbusters, head for leather, on her hurtling passage of Rite. She would need no rite aid today!
Bucksnifter Lentilsgree…Posted 8 years ago
Malika pushed forward with single-minded focus. She would complete her task, with Orthael's help or without it. It mattered not to her which way the work at hand was done.
She passed through the clearing where moments before she had just performed her ba…Posted 3 years ago
"How many died?" The lighter one asked the other.
"Too many, nearly all. How many escaped?" She replied.
One summoned her vine-entwined rod, the other her scythe.
"We should take care of them, shouldn't we?" The lighter one asked.
"They'l…Posted 4 years ago