Sharp Delicacy

“Huh?” Megan tilted her head a the mystery opening that appeared in the back of the freezer. She bumped the shelf while rotating the inventory; one of the metal slats on the shelf bent surprisingly easily. The moment it did, she heard a click. She saw a thin line of red light coming through an…

Guy vs. Gal

“Aww…  crap,” Dennis sighed the moment he became aware of his surroundings. He sat inside a confined, cramped stainless steel cubicle with his pants around his ankles. “For a good time call Dana Sharp” was etched on the shiny door in front of him along with several other artistic expressions in heavy black marker. He…

Letter of Acceptance

Alice hid trembling and frightened.The dark closet was her final defense.Her jaw was clenched, her fists: tightened.Across the Earth roamed an evil presence.Walking skeletons slaughtered the living. Her trembles bumped open a box;an envelope fell out. her name and a note like a bold header.“Alice: Extreme emergencies only. (P.S. Your dad rocks.)”She smiled at the…

Quest for Disturbing the Peace

“Bradley Nielson?” A young woman in white asked. She stood on Brad’s porch and questioned him as soon as he opened his door. Her mostly colorless outfit was reminiscent of a postal uniform with a single red pair of scissors on her breast pocket. “Yeah!” he grinned eagerly. “Sign here,” she handed him a clipboard…

Sunny Outlook

“Wow…,” Fran sat back in her chair and crossed her arms. She narrowed her eyes at her handsome date sitting across from her. She was pleasantly surprised when he looked better in person than in his pictures. Something about his lopsided smile and bushy brows wasn’t photogenic; but, in person, he made her knees weak….

Soldiering On

Clark froze when he spotted her. A young woman with short, vibrant purple hair crossed his path several feet ahead. She didn’t see him, her eyes were focused on the path in front of her as she passed by. But even without seeing them, Clark knew her eyes were dark brown. Her profile was just…

Marcie’s Life. Marcie’s Test.

“How can they be humans and extraterrestrials at the same time?” General Hopsitel asked as his aide escorted him to the first meeting. The pasty, rotund general waddled through the narrow halls with renewed purpose. He was ready to retire the week before; then, first contact was made. “Well, ‘terrestrial’ just means ‘from Earth’. These…

Sharp Fix

“Everything okay?” Don asked. His date hung up the phone with a heavy sigh. Her creamy tan skin seemed several shades paler than before she answered. Tears gathered in her eyes before streaming down her face but she remained calm. Don guessed she was about to abandon their first date. Despite her tears, he didn’t…

Catfish Defense

“I did it,” Jay grinned as he turned to face the jury. “And each waking second I think back, and wish that I could do it again. And again. I’d kill every single one of her Zeros too, given half a chance.” “No further questions your honor,” the lawyer that convinced Jay to testify said…

Closing Time

Jeremy jumped in his seat. He sat on a dark beach watching the last star in the sky and enjoying frigid black waves lapping at his feet. The surf was the only sound Jeremy was expecting in the inky night until someone yelled out. “Hello!” Jeremy was on his feet in an instant whirling around…