Sharp Repercussions

“It’s gone, Sir,” the faceless soldier spoke up from the row of monitors. “There’s no impact, no debris, no sign of it anywhere,” the soldier’s voice carried his subdued relief. Then, the room erupted into cheers. Commander Walden breathed his own sigh of relief, then turned to face Ms. Sharp. “How’d you do it?” he…

Sharp Security

Thomas sat in his car sipping a warm coffee and staring at the white building. It was only three stories and not very large, but something about it seemed imposing. Large red letters along the side read “Sharp Development”. The clock on his dashboard told him it was 7:58 a.m. He was risking being late…

Sharp Wording

“Mr. Martez?” A short, pale woman in a black suit addressed the over-crowded waiting room. It was apparent they brought in extra chairs; more than a dozen folding chairs did not match the tasteful all-white decor of the office. Even with the extra chairs, several dozen strangers were forced to stand against the wall. A…

Cyber Scout

“Whoa, never seen that mod before,” Peter said. The short, athletic man sat down in front of pink-haired Lyra with a smile; his eyes glowed with a soft green color. They met at the cafe for a blind date. The golden stars in Lyra’s eyes faded leaving their natural sea-blue color. “Where’d you get those?”…

Sharp Offer

“I don’t get it,” William said. “If it does half the things you say why aren’t you putting it out under your own name?” The head of WillTech sat in a large white office in front of Dana Sharp. The pale woman sighed. “You don’t get it,” she said. Her assistant Melody giggled from behind…

Sharp Needle

“Oh, what the hell?” Minnie decided with a sigh. Her day was already off the rails and she assumed it couldn’t get any worse. She had no idea who was at the door; she was never home at this exact time. She assumed whoever it was knocked every day at the same time. A lean,…

Sharp Samaritan

“Their technology is far more advanced than anything we’ve ever seen,” Kenneth replied. The pallid, frazzled scientist sitting in front of his desk nodded an agreement. The invasion left Dr. Wynn little time for sleep; she put her talents to work finding the origin of the invading soldiers. The answer was surprisingly easy to find….

Sharp Planning

“…but there’s no way out!” Larry said in astonishment as he looked around the small room. It was slightly smaller than a standard 10′ x 10′ room. Solid black walls surrounded a white tile floor and vaulted ceiling; a grave-sized hole was dug on one side of room. It seemed as if the room itself…

Sharp Rejection

“What do you mean we ‘broke contract’?” Roman clenched his fists to try and keep calm. The late 50s man with grey hair managed to keep his voice calm. He was raging inside but Ms. Sharp was someone he did not want to risk offending. He knew what she was capable of. “We signed the…

Sharp Shrug

“Goodbye, Ms. Sharp,” Davis said. The pale woman turned her back to Davis while she walked back to her seat behind a large wooden desk. Her assistant, Melody, was nowhere to be seen; Davis acted fast. He raised the gun, said his goodbye, then gently squeezed the trigger three times in rapid succession. The bullets…