Sharp Domain

“No way…,” Nick’s mouth grew into a wide grin as he scanned the list of recent posts; the latest was made within the past hour. “There’s people…,” he leaned his head back in the chair and exhaled peacefully. Three years ago zombies overran the world. Last year, Nick lost his last human friend due to…

Lich in Love

“So, you gave me your soul?” She asked. “That’s so sweet!” she pecked his cheek. “That’s it? That’s all?” he asked. “No scream? Not even a shriek?” “No, but I have a confession too.” She shrugged. “Since you shared a secret, I will too. I’m from an alternate universe.” “What? No way, that’s not true.”…

Sharp Spare

“Please wait here, Mr. President,” the dark-suited agent gestured at a chair in front of a small cherry wood desk. The leather, high-back chair on the other side of the desk was empty. “Why?” Howard asked. “I have far too much to do on my first day in office; I don’t have time to sit…

Lunar Origin

Astrid looked the frail, short man up and down. Astrid’s mother, Tana, stood 5’6″, but the bag of bones next to her was noticeably shorter. His skin color matched Astrid’s, both were several shades darker than Tana’s dark brown. There was no doubt he was Astrid’s father. “Hi,” Astrid said, then she turned to the…

Lunar Lift

Dennis shut his eyes, clenched his fists, and tensed his body as the rocky ground below rushed up to meet him. Instead of the brief, final moment of agony he expected, his backpack caught something. He felt the straps bite into his shoulders the moment he stopped falling, then he was lowered gently to the…

Death in the Family

Tessa knocked on the door, then waited. She looked up and down the narrow hallway to have something to do. The 14-year-old girl lived her whole life in those apartments and each floor was the same. A strip of red and gold carpet lined the floor while the ceiling and walls were painted off-white. At…

Birds of a Feather

Wren rolled her eyes. The woman shooed the colorful bird off her left shoulder and resumed eating. She made a habit of enjoying her lunch in the park. It was a beautiful day to do so, the sun rested high in the azure sky. Wren sat under the shade of a huge oak tree; its…

Found. Lost.

“No way!” Craig gasped. “It disappeared! Vanished! The lamppost is gone!” He pressed it again to see what happened. “Wait, that’s wrong.” An object was erased; not the one he faced. “I think that’s mine,” A woman appeared next to him and stared. “You’ve crossed the line.” “You’ve learned the truth about your Earth. It’s…

Oasis of Dreams

Ben made his way through the crowded bus with his eye on the only free seat left. It was not until he reached the sit, about to sit down, that he noticed the sleeping old man. The frail, wrinkled man rested his mostly-bald head on a bundled up jacket against the window. “Didn’t know eyelids…

Death and the New Guy

“Weird place for a door,” Andy thought. He spotted an unevenly-colored wall while organizing his grandfather’s basement. After moving several stacked boxes out of the way he found a white door. several shades brighter than the mother-of-pearl painted walls. Despite being a different shade, it blended in quite well with the wall. The only thing…