Good & Angry

“What the hell…” Edna awoke disoriented. She couldn’t remember falling asleep, but she felt like she was laying on something firm. She opened her eyes, sat up, and found herself in a space that resembled a jail cell. It was only one cell in a much larger warehouse. Just outside the cage, smiling at her,…

Sharp Respite

“And.. now,” Charlotte said. Steve eagerly glanced around the hotel lobby to search for differences. The same handful of patrons and hotel staff that were in the lobby at 11:59 p.m. were still there one minute later at 6:00 a.m. At least, it was supposed to be 6:00 a.m. Steve glanced at his watch to…

Mary’s Promotion

“It’s an honor to meet you, Ms. Sharp,” Mary said. The brand new nurse felt nerves flutter in her stomach as she sat down in the chief physician’s office. The chief himself was nowhere around and Mary found it interesting that he loaned out his office for this meeting. It was just more proof that…

Sharp Stock

“That’s… impossible,” one of the scientists mumbled. Half a dozen other white lab coats grumbled agreements and nodded their heads. “There’s so much space out there; even more if what you’re saying about alternate universes is true. There can’t be nothing,” he said.  The 40-plus person group of scientists was gathered in a large white…

Sharp Universe

Molly was terrified and awestruck at the same time. She sat in a bright white office-setting in front of God. She knew why she was there. She was probably about to be damned to Hell, but the awe-inspiring truth remained. Dana Sharp was real and sitting across from her.  “I’m busy, and you’re a smart…

Sharp Explanation

“Thank you for bringing this to my attention,” Dana Sharp said. She spoke to the young man in his mid-20s sitting in front of her desk. “We try to prevent this sort of thing as much as possible; but, human nature being what it is. It gets difficult.” Adrian noticeably relaxed. His stiff posture slouched…

Soul. Sure.

“Hold on, there might have been a misunderstanding somewhere,” Quantum Calculator said. He smiled politely at the two women sitting across from him in his office. One, the one that did all the talking, wore a white suit and introduced herself as Dana Sharp. The other one, Q.C. assumed to be an assistant, wore a…

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?”…