Not All Ghost Are Scary

Est. Read Time: 1 min I love my Grandma. She protected me and my brother as much as she could. It was until one day, my brother got into a fight with a very, strong kid at our school. He would be in a coma for a...

The Dragon

Est. Read Time: 2 min Undecipherable from where I stood, it sparkled like gold in the moonlight; it twisted and swam through the air as if it were water. “Am I seeing something real?” I thought standing on the patio of my high-rise apartments. I glanced down...

The Price of Eyes

Est. Read Time: 3 min After Allen mounted the hides, two bucks and a rabbit, he realized he was flat out of eyes. Connie had taken the truck to work, but these blind glares rattled him, so he walked the mile to the depot and caught the...

The Room

Est. Read Time: 3 min The Room made everyone feel safe. The warmth from the fire swept out and covered us like a thick mink; completely separating us from the winter outside. Occasionally the fire would become too much and someone would crack a window or door,...

Doing an Eva Hesse on a Man

Est. Read Time: 3 min She has been on the phone over an hour thinking about the sound of the shower running. She thinks that it is raining on the other side of the wall or rather on the other side of the line. But nothing that...

Evolution

Est. Read Time: 7 min Once you make it past the guard tower, a security crash job is really pretty easy. It all comes down to the wearable tech being good enough, hot enough, to defeat the passive AI grid (hot in the sense of stolen, as...

Fixer-Upper

Est. Read Time: 1 min A fixer-upper. What it lacks in curb appeal, it makes up for in a desperate need to make you happy. Most of the doors are hung crooked, they creak and slam at the sound of the slightest conflict. They mean well but...

A Buick and a Bird

Est. Read Time: 1 min A Buick in my rear view mirror leans in for a kiss, but I was wearing a new coat and didn’t want her to leave a stain, so I weasel my way through the lanes and find myself to be the cream...

Beneath the Subterranean Sea

Est. Read Time: 4 min Mission Control looks just like it does in the movies. Lines of desks aimed at giant screens, scores of scientists and engineers chatting excitedly in front of their own smaller monitors. Across the room from me, Carlo Costa leads a gaggle of...

Lost in Jules Verne

Est. Read Time: 26 min “..and with that we come to you Yora. Jules Verne is running low. You know the drill.” My Supervisor told me, wrapping up todays Meeting at Reactor Block B. “Seriously? This will take a whole day. Why me? Cant we send a...

Red Halo

Est. Read Time: 2 min I’m in the bathroom when the concussion shock rattles through, shaking window panes and tipping picture frames. “Rex, get out here!” I bolt outside, dirty flannel shirt hanging askew, shoelaces untied. Outside, the sky’s still blue. The sunset is orange and gold,...

Hereafter

Est. Read Time: 2 min Battered. Bloodied. Broken. Bruised. The battle is over. Nobody won – but I lost. I was the best at my trade, and now I am not. No longer can I uphold my promise to: truth; justice and our national way. I must...

Somnium

Est. Read Time: 5 min I wake up to find myself in a strange alley. The walls seem to be made of brick, but their blue, and seem to illuminate themselves. The graffiti on the walls depict strange symbols that seem like they change shape and color...

Her Moon

Est. Read Time: 19 min She just cant be contained. No matter what I say, do, or think. At the end it is her Will Be Done after all. And a biblic connotation isn’t really that much of an exaggeration considering how much she fascinates, inspires, ruines...

Swipe Right and Sign

Est. Read Time: 3 min “He’s into me”, she thought. “All of the signals are there. The flaring of the nostrils. The over the top laughter at all the things I say that are funny but not that funny. This guy is really making an effort. He...

She Who Heard the Ravens

Est. Read Time: 3 min Hugin and Munin fly each day over the spacious earth. I fear for Hugin, that he come not back, yet more anxious am I for Munin. -Snorri Sturluson, from The Poetic Edda I. The ravens will not leave her alone no matter...

Irrelevance

Est. Read Time: 2 min “I found the tumor!” I yelled as I brought the Range Rover to a gravel-crunching halt. “Switching to video, am I on, Doctor Wren?” Two days ago, a giant alien spacecraft had appeared in Earth orbit. It was shaped like a three-pronged...

Anti-hermætik

Est. Read Time: 2 min The old man had said he could teach me to reach the nahual, the jaguar god that teaches the spirit dance. I almost cursed at him. Stupid old man, giving me trouble. Then he told me about the desert lines, the places...

Just a Moment Longer, Please

Est. Read Time: 4 min I had one arm. Lost the other to a bacterial infection. Don’t swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Ellie was pregnant as hell. I asked her what in the world I was supposed to do for us with just one arm. So...

Painting The Ceiling Grey

Est. Read Time: 1 min Floating above my body, nose almost touching my fan, my head feels empty. The name Baretta ringing in my ears, maybe just a ringing in my ears. I roll over to stop my alarm, but its not there. Neither is my bed....

Tick

Est. Read Time: 1 min Tick. Haven’t you always wondered how we do these things? How we torture your mind without saying a single word, barely moving our bodies at all? Tick. You have, haven’t you. You’re mesmerized by our simple sounds and our simple movements. We...

The Griffon

Est. Read Time: 14 min When Ella got back from riding her bicycle, Billy was in his room, sobbing. She opened the door and peered in. The room was dim, Billy was shirtless, curled on his bed and facing the wall, fresh red welts over older, paler...

Paranoïa at the Diner

Est. Read Time: 1 min He walks in confidently, and orders without much consideration. Crispy bacon, runny fried eggs, and one slice of toasted sourdough bread. Although his body is still, his eyes are flickering, bouncing around the room like a package of cigarettes at a 1950’s...

SLEEP

Est. Read Time: 1 min “You can sleep when you’re dead.” Sam dropped the empty on the table amongst all the other dead soldiers and staggered to the fridge for a refill. Far off thunder sounded and a gust of wind listed the boat so he had...

The Lost Sorceress

Est. Read Time: 2 min It was a yearly tradition, being chosen as the sorcerer for the kingdom, by the king and his council. But it wasn’t their choice alone: The sorcerer in power wore an amulet that shone bright red when their successor was in the...

Cliff

Est. Read Time: 2 min The only truth I have ever found was at the bottom of a bottle of cheap vodka with my feet dangling off the edge of a cliff staring into the dim lit sky from the skyscrapers beyond. The only noise in my...

Lane Change

Est. Read Time: 2 min She clicked the shifter down a notch and blipped the throttle, the RPM kicking up five or six digits. In her mind she could picture the route: after this corner would be a long straight. He was packing a 1.8L and what...

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