Time for a Change

“She’s close!” Sam cried. His voice bright with glee. He ran with his brother along the shore and sea. He splashed Sean with every stride. In the distance, a woman waded. She admired the sun, treasured the date. She focused on the day dedicated to spend with family and celebrate. Sam ran at the woman…

Divine Enjoyment

“And you are?”  The old man in an elegant white and gold gown blocked Nina from entering the room. “She’s with me,” a smooth, gentleman’s voice spoke from behind the man blocking the door. “Of course, My God,” the old man bowed his head and stepped out of Nina’s way without hesitation. Nina walked in…

Heavenly Presence

“God??” Nina stopped in front of the lean man in a navy blue suit. She was returning from dumping the trash and saw the familiar customer about to step into what could only be described as a black hole. He stopped and turned around to face her with a smile. “Yes?” he asked. Up until…

Stellar Awakening

“Welcome to the AlterNet!” the black mannequin said. The vaguely human figure hovered a foot off the ground in front of Alex. Her body seemed to be formed out of obsidian and shadows. She was exactly like Alex expected. The AlterNet was new to Alex’s Earth but he had friends that were able to afford…

Sharp Reset

“Your performance in your first few games was…,” Dana Sharp paused mid-pace to look at the group of five girls. Bailey, Jenny, Dirge, Dread, and Britt were seated in Dana Sharp’s office. Each one looked sullen from Dana’s lecture so far. She circled them while informing them about her decision to cancel the Pineapple Cup,…

Sharp Removal

No one knows when it started No one can explain it. Though the science is charted Life shouldn’t work like that. Sharp Medical Services owns the procedure done on everyone. They know how to market their features. I’m no expert; but, to me “minor medical procedure” sounds better than, “soul-ectomy”.

Sharp Greeting

“What’s that?” The President asked Dr. Howard. The inventor of AI requested a meeting to explain how he didn’t invent AI. “What’s the alternate?” Dr. Howard simply pointed at the black mannequin floating a foot off the ground. The President turned his attention back to the 5-foot faceless mannequin and asked again. “What’s the alternate?”…

Rude. Hospital.

Day after day every day. Six sugars, three creams Drinks his coffee the same way He sits and doodles and schemes. Then he stands at 9 on the dot. He grabs his coffee and pad. He’s out the door by 9:01 Curiosity struck me bad. “What if he left at 9:02, not one?” “I could…

Lonely Sun

Billy relaxed after stepping through the portal and onto solid ground. Ballisea’s invitations tended to catch him by surprise; it was rare he greeted her on his feet. He stepped into a world he’d never been to but knew in his soul. Billy stood atop a violet mountain looking out over a white forest. At…

Sharp System

“Of course I’m serious,” Steph said. She smiled at the old man sitting in front of her desk. He was older than he looked, and he looked like he was pushing 80 already. “No strings attached, except for an honest day’s work.”  “MMhmm,” Walter grumbled at her. “Doin’ what?” he asked. Walter was desperate enough…