Okay, Go!

Upside Down & Inside Out – OK Go (00:00) “I’m ready. I want to be a Unique,” Jenny said. After wrestling with the question for weeks, she made her decision. Now, she stood in Ms. Sharp’s lab eager to go through the procedure. Ms. Sharp smiled and patted the Asian girl’s spiky black hair. (00:14) “I…

Hand Delivered

“Hey wait up,” Kirk shouted. He jogged to catch up to the silver-haired girl. “Emily, right?” he asked when he reached her. She nodded. “You’re pretty good with magic.” She grinned at him with perfect white teeth. “Thanks! I practice a lot.” Emily pulled a deck of cards out of the air and winked at…

Trial and Errors

“Recording,” Melody said. “Batch three-hundred-thousand, eight-hundred and seventeen. Trial..,” Dana paused then looked at her assistant sitting at the control panel. “98,” “Trial 98. Let’s begin.” “Go ahead,” Melody said. She spoke through the intercom to the man standing in the next room; on the other side of safety glass. He leaned against the wall…

Four-sight

Frank stared at the black hole at the back of his empty locker and took a breath. He stepped back to scan the flow of students for anyone watching his locker, but no one seemed to notice him. “WHO STOLE MY BOOKS?” he yelled. The crowd stopped moving for a second, long enough for everyone…

Angel and Red

“Are you sure you don’t want some company?” Jorge Alaniz asked his daughter. They stood in the driveway loading her car with camping gear. “The Wilson’s son summoned a minotaur that he had trouble controlling at first,” he shrugged. “It might help if you had some back-up,” he smiled and nodded at his own familiar….

Area of Conversation

“AREA-51?? Bullshit, you don’t know anyone there,” Aurelio said while pulling into the parking lot. “Clearly I do, or you wouldn’t have gotten the offer,” Maizy chirped pleasantly from the passenger seat. “Don’t bet on it, I am from an alternate universe after all. Everyone’s curious I’m sure,” he replied. “Funny you should say that,”…

Game Plan

“Gah!” Fillip jumped in surprise the moment the light came on. He expected the room to be empty and the unexpected occupant startled him. When he recognized his own face sitting on the bed he calmed down. “You’re early,” Fillip said. He walked to the computer desk and sat down facing the bed. “Which one…

Hell of an Opportunity

Howard stepped out of the elevator and navigated the narrow maze-like halls on autopilot. His mind checked off tasks for the day instead of paying attention to his surroundings. It proved to be a mistake when he turned the corner to his destination and found a wall instead of the boardroom. “Damnit, where the hell…

Magic Spark

Kirk smiled to himself. The brown-haired teenager watched the act before his from backstage with smug cockiness. On the stage a young girl, Kirk guessed 14, with long silver hair manipulated a deck of cards in front of a judge. “Card tricks,” Kirk chuckled and wiggled his fingers at his side. Tiny arcs of electricity…

Corporate Secret

Julio paused and stared at the sights before him. A forest full of giant trees replaced his neighborhood. Sunlight poured in from the treetops and illuminated a small clearing on the forest floor. A familiar young woman with short dark hair sat on a stump in the clearing. She smiled and waved at Julio. The…