Family Knight

“I have enough,” Grace nodded at her mother. “But I’m not sure if I’m ready yet.” The two women sat in the kitchen of their small home during their weekly visit. Grace lived with her parents, but work kept her busy. The Saturday morning coffee had become their time to connect. “Why not?” the elderly…

Billy Ray

Billy tossed his canoe out of the black portal, then stepped into it. The lean, navy-suited man floated in the middle of an endless ocean on a bright day. The only other craft on the water was a single, simple 10′ x 10′ wooden raft. A portly, white-haired man stood on the raft next to…

Dragon’s Wrath

“We’re the first ones here!” The paladin in black armor lifted his visor to peer out across the wide open meadow. The golden sun hanging in the clear, blue sky sparkled on the giant dragon’s emerald hide. “It’s huuuuuuge. That thing wouldn’t fit in a football stadium.” “It’s worth your own server. I’d be disappointed…

Devil in the Details

“Mrs. Walker?!” The cloud of yellowy, stinky sulfur dissipated enough for Murray to identify the figure in the pentagram. She locked eyes with him and sighed. “It was bound to happen at some point, I suppose. Hello, Murray. You’re interested in selling your soul?” the blonde woman asked. “You’re a demon?” Murray paced around the…

Zero Power

“MAGUS!” the boy’s scream echoed through the halls as he ran. “MAGUS!!!!” His hurried footsteps on the marble floor combined with the echoes from his shout to fill the empty hallway with a ruckus. He reached the door to the Magus’ meditation room; a tall, wide, solid oak door that was almost four inches thick….

Pine-Soul

“Welcome to-,” Jack’s introduction to the two women was interrupted by the one in a white suit. “Him?” the pale, dark-haired woman asked the pale, dark-haired woman in a dark suit next to her. Their similarity highlighted their differences. The woman in white sat taller than the other with perfect, flawless alabaster skin and icy…

Home for Lost Zeros

“Here’s the master bedroom.” Jesse heard a woman’s voice coming from the hall. He glanced around the empty room and realized he had nowhere to hide in the empty room. He moved toward the master bath, but the voice echoed into the room.  “It’s a cozy 100 square feet, with an attached master bath–” Jesse…

Star Sight

“She already knows,” Donna Chang smiled. Thomas Moon handed her a messy, store-bought bouquet of roses with a small box of candy hearts taped to the green wrapping. The short, ancient woman turned her nose up slightly. She dropped the bouquet into the trashcan beside the warming lights. “Takeru will get you pretty ones.” “Those…

Dragon Scare

“I just got here. Did I do something wrong?” Morgan asked. He made himself comfortable in his favorite booth moments before a teenage waitress appeared to ask him to leave. She shifted her eyes to the kitchen then back to him. “No, Sir. I did. We’re closed but I took too long to turn off…

Zero Showmanship

[OT] Friday Free-Form: Let’s Get Down to Business! “I don’t like your show, Mr. Sero,” Dana Sharp said. She talked to the bald, suited man sitting on the other side of her desk. He smiled broadly. “Please, call me Bald Lenny. I hope you didn’t drag me across dimensions just to insult my program,” Bald…