Good as New

“It’s true…,” Carrie said. Her eyes were wide with awe as she watched the torn sheet of paper put itself back together on the desk. She sat in a large white office sitting in front of the world’s most famous man. He made headlines almost a year ago; his abilities were well known. However, seeing…

Spider. Lady.

“Where- Ow!” Tara banged her head against something, then fell back to the cold, concrete floor. “What the hell?” she asked aloud while rubbing the ache on her forehead. “Careful,” a soft voice said. “These cages aren’t that big.” Tara’s pain subsided and she looked around to try and get a better idea of her…

Ark of the Coven

“I’m sorry,” Alicia apologized to the young man. “There may have been a miscommunication; you said you were here about my ad?” Alicia sat behind a large, dark wooden desk in her study while the visitor in a white blazer and red tie sat across from her. A pair of red scissors was stitched on…

Fresh Recruits

“You don’t have to apologize every time,” Rose giggled. “That’s why we’re practicing; try it again.” The pair of new friends sat in a diner for a Saturday brunch. They met on a crowded subway when Rose read his mind and gave him her number. When he finally called, Rose suggested the diner; she explained…

Star Patron

“27, 44, 30, 21…,” Elmer waved the patrons through without giving much attention to them or their IDs. Mundo’s club wasn’t the hottest spot in town; but, it had its share of regular customers that enjoyed the more subdued atmosphere. He reached the end of the short line and paused. “1973?” The young man holding…

Impossible Question

Kadee stared at her time-locked boyfriend. He was as handsome as he was kind; she once thought she could stare at him for an eternity. After a day, she started to get bored and wandered away from him to give herself a chance to ponder his question. She wandered through the mall, and out into…

Sun’s Shade

Claire was never like the other girls. Dolls and dresses didn’t interest  her at all while growing up. She was too busy hunting and fishing with her six older brothers. Her mother died while giving birth to the red-headed girl; her father and six brothers did their best to raise her. Her teenage years were…

Black and Bluster

“Help you?” DarkBlack asked. The villain turned away from the entrance to the police station to face General Stronguy. “With what, exactly?” The green-caped hero stood at the bottom of the steps with watery eyes. “I’m scared… What happens to me when you go in there?” he asked. “You’re scared?” DarkBlack took several steps down…

Zero Murders

“Yeah, that’s about right,” Boone sighed to himself. He raised his drink in a mock toast at the small red logo, then he downed the liquor in one gulp. Detective Boone stopped by the new pub to celebrate his decision; he was giving up. For almost two months he chased a conspiracy that no one…

Lesson Learning

Xap held his breath. The 14-year-old orc hid in the bushes as the adventuring party passed him. They were leaving the village Xap was returning to. A small crowd of orc children booed and threw stones at the adventurers as they left. Xap took a moment to smile at his own memories of being too…