Shadow Organization

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” May asked over the radio. She stood on a crowded corner waiting for the light change; staring at a pale woman in a white suit. The woman was sitting at the bus stop surrounded by a crowd waiting for their ride. “What, now you’re getting cold feet…

Burning Question

“If you hang up you will be charged $900k,” the gruff voice said through the speakerphone. One of the two women in the office, Melody, replied quickly. She wasn’t intimidated but she knew her boss liked to get to the point as fast as possible. “I’m interested in your services. I’ve heard you’re… discreet,” she…

Sharp Gift

Mirra focused on the wall in front of her. A single sheet of paper with the number 14 taking up most of the sheet was pinned to the wall. “YES!” She cheered for herself, grabbed the sheet off the wall and tore it in half. Yesterday morning she scribbled the number on it and pinned…

Experiment Zero

Jerri woke up to the fact that she was dreaming again. She stood in front of a grill tending to sizzling, delicious-smelling meat. Smoke billowed around her and she could feel the hot sun on the back of her neck. Jerri did not have any control, that was part of what convinced her they weren’t…

Take-out Method

“Mornin’, Goldy,” Shawn smiled at the orb-weaver as he took his seat on the sidewalk. It had been at Shawn’s favorite spot, with its web between a light post and the wall, every morning for a week now. Unlike most people, he didn’t mind spiders. He always felt a sort of connection with them; like…

Open Palm

Pam sighed when she caught her own eye. She sat an outside cafe on a sunny day watching strangers walk by. An errant sun glare forced her to turn her head toward the cafe’s windows. She shook her head in disappointment and let her eyes roam upward. The large golden “1” that floated above her…

Sharp Expansion

“Dr. Jackson!?” Clark was astonished when the grey-haired man walked into his room. “You look just like I remember. So, what year is it? Am I cured?” The lean doctor smiled and shook his head as he approached the hospital bed. “I apologize, Mr. Hunter. There have been a couple of developments that you need…

Zero Harmony

“It’s so beautiful,” Harmony gazed out at the park in front of the hospital. “I almost don’t believe it.” She sat on a stone-carved bench next to her husband, John. Their bench rested atop a hill overlooking a lush green park. Dozens of people dotted the winding trails while several children ran through the tall,…

Stellar Ramifications

Harmony shivered; she felt intense chills course down her spine. She stopped walking and leaned against the kitchen counter for support. The pale, dark-haired woman closed her eyes to try and hide from the spinning room, but her head continued to whirl. She focused on the cool feeling of the granite counter-top under her palms…

Sharp Takeover

“Thanks for the company, Dana! See you tomorrow night,” The pale, blonde woman waved at Dana Sharp then faded away. Her ghostly form gave way to rays of golden sunlight. Despite not sleeping a wink, Ms. Sharp got ready for work as she would any other day. Without complaint. 30 minutes later she sat in…