Spiritual Bonanza (6-30-18)

[WP] You recently became a God. You’re trying to get used to being omnipotent. It’s not going very well. [Link to post.]“Oh.” Anderson Anderson blinked. Before he blinked he stood in the restroom of Bonanza Steakhouse, his favorite restaurant, washing his hands and looking forward to a meal. After he blinked, Anderson stood in the restroom…

B-Squad (6-29-18)

[WP] You have lived on earth your whole life. One morning, you wake up in the center of a modestly sized crater, as you look about you see fields of violet-tinted grass, a faint red sun in the sky overhead, and two moons in *much* closer orbit than our own. [Link to post.] Lupe Villalobos…

OooooooooooooooH. (6-28-18)

[CW] A short story with a plot twist using the letter “o” exactly 15 times. [Link to post.] “Fredericks!” the guard yelled at the cell’s inhabitants. A tall, plump man walked near the bars, his steps echoed in the cell. “That’s me,” Lenny Fredericks said. The guard let him pass.  “Lawyer’s here, this way.” The guard grabbed Lenny’s…

Truth and Fries (6-27-18)

[WP] Survivors of the apocalypse are still fighting for their lives; Whataburger seems to be doing alright though. [Link to post.]“And, why do you want to work at Whataburger?” Albert Guajardo, General Manager, asked the prospective employee, Rigo Reyes, while trying to size him up. The young man sat in the booth across from Albert,…

What happened to Vegas (6-26-18)

[WP] Millennia ago a witch cursed your family with bad luck for 1000 generations. You are a child of the 1001st generation and the universe is trying to compensate for your ancestors’ misfortune. [Link to post.] “… and here’s your room.” Mrs. Garza, a foster mom with short, dark hair, finished giving Victor the grand tour….

AlterNet Update (6-25-18)

[CW] Tell a story that’s only told through patch notes. [Link to post.]AlterNet 1.0: Commercial Release       The AlterNet streams your consciousness from your body to a shell in an alternate universe. The AlterNet game world is an Earth populated by nanos, tiny programmable machines that can learn to be more efficient. Your AlterNet…

Bearly Immovable (6-24-18)

[OT] Sunday Free Write [Link to post.] Previously on Dirge & Dread: Dirge began her search for her own Bard instrument and ran into a Zero with a chip on her shoulder. This week Dread starts her search for her beasts.  *** Dread wandered through the bazaar searching for an animal vendor. She asked at…

Lunch Jitters (6-23-18)

[WP] You are the greatest villain in the world. When you come face to face with your only rival, he says, “Do you want to grab a coffee before we start? I’ve haven’t eaten all day.” [Link to post.] “I’m so glad you said something, I started late today too,” The Shade said. He patted the…

A Kind Death (6-22-18)

[WP] You Are Lord Death. After Eons Of Work, You Decide To Take A Vacation, And Let Your Assistant Take Your Spot In Your Absence. [Link to post.]“Here you go, Mr. Grimm. Penthouse Suite.” The fair-haired desk clerk in a red blazer presented Joe Grimm with a white key-card, then gestured to the young bellhop…

Regal Purpose

If you’re about to kill someone you see what the world would be like without them. As a hitman you think you’ve seen everything, but this kill surprises you. [Link to Reddit post.] I aimed through the scope to center his blond head in my crosshairs, then held my breath. I waited patiently for the…