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…

Wolf Spider

“What’s his name!?” Astra giggled the question while interacting with empty air. Somehow she knew, without looking, that the owner was there. “Ben Barker,” the green-haired woman replied without taking her eyes off of Astra’s dad. “We should talk,” she leaned closer and whispered, then tilted her head at the office and turned around. “Be…

Healthy Meal

“Well, the easiest way to keep a secret is to pretend it doesn’t exist.” Walt, a short wrinkled man in a black business suit, gestured at the open, empty elevator. Cameron stepped in, unsure why the company vice-president was interested in him. Cameron glanced at the panel while the old man joined him in the…

Soul Date

“That witch!” he mumbled. He stared at the pair sitting there. “That’s me…” he grumbled. “..with slightly more hair.” “She’s not the only one. No way.” He pulled out his phone. “That’s a game two can play.” [Welcome to AlterNet Match! If someone doesn’t love you find versions that do. Tutorial: Please Watch]

Sun & Sand

“I don’t hate you,” a woman said behind Aaron. The sudden voice startled the mid-30s businessman; he thought he was alone on the bridge. It was 3 a.m. and the streets were dark and deserted. Aaron turned to find a tall, pale woman walk into the pyramid of light cast by the lamppost. A pair…

Taking Turns

“…AND I’M TIRED OF TIRED OF THIS DAMN JINGLE TOO!” The small golden music box shattered against the floor between the two men. Its lid popped off and small golden gears spilled out onto the floor. “God that felt good,” Craig chuckled to himself. “Duuuuuuuude,” Drew mumbled. “Frank’s gonna lose it! You know how attached…

Voluntold

“Good, there’s still time.” The frantic woman stumbled toward the library entrance. The imposing stone building looked older than time to Bobby. In the corner of his eye, he noticed the woman dropped something. He looked down and found a sheet of parchment with glowing letters on the floor. He reached for it, but his…

Sharp Promise

“Sir?” Valerie forced as much politeness into her voice as she could. “If there’s nothing else, may I help the next customer?” She gestured at the growing line behind the portly man. His confusion shifted to anger; his eyebrows angled and his eyes hardened. “Excuse me?” he asked. “This is my game, and I’ll move…

Good. Which?

“The only good witch is a dead witch, right dad?” Juno pressed her lipstick smudged fingertips to a worn, wrinkled picture on her way out the door. The mid-30s woman always made a habit of kissing her father goodbye each time she left for a mission. The small gesture always reminded her why she did…

Villainous Encouragement

“The difference,” he said. “Stands out like Queen Glamour. Learn the definitions instead of eyeing the grammar.” “‘Supervillain’ alone is very clear. Someone who pursues a criminal career. ‘Super villain’: two words in complement. Polite praise for a gifted villain. A compliment.”