Promotion. Gratitude.

“This doesn’t feel like a promotion,” Roe sighed to himself. He took a moment to appraise the two-story, red brick building. A red neon sign flashed “Donna Chang’s” on the second story. It did not look like it needed an ounce of work on the outside. it looked rather ancient, but still in perfect condition….

Forbidden Agreement

“Forbidden? Ha! What do they know? They’re content with a simple glow. They forget how things once worked. They forget what started it all,” she smirked. “Spellcasting wasn’t always the norm. Though it’s as simple as filling out a form. Forbidden? Ha! It’s a single signature. Just sign the dotted line. It’s granted. Gain magic…

Research Reasons

“Companion; but, not A.I. You see I’m not a bot. I’m human. Your mother is intelligent, artificially. “Then what does that make me?” Alex posed the question. “You’re a soul I trapped in a PC.”

Secret of the Stars

“OH MY GOD!” Margo jumped to her feet and stared at Jessie with wide eyes. Jessie froze mid-stretch. Her arms reached toward the ceiling while two broad, white-feathered wings stretched across the room behind her. “SINCE WHEN DO YOU HAVE WINGS!?” Jessie giggled and relaxed; she lowered her arms. “Since always,” she said. The pink-haired…

Fool Me Once

“This brainless fool?” The King stared down at his court jester with annoyance more than anything. Truth be told, the King was mildly amused by the thought of his jester being an assassin in any capacity. However, the captain of the guard himself not only made the accusation. He had proof of the idiot’s wavering…

Challege: Void

The apartment door slammed open and startled Kate. She got over it quick enough to assess the situation. A man in a black suit with a black cape stumbled into her apartment and tumbled onto the floor leaking black blood. She recognized him and bolted to help him up. “Voidguy!!” she turned him over and…

Playdate Postponed

“Let me in, please,” Jared said. Vannessa had trouble hearing his voice over the pouring rain, but the gun pointed at her chest clued her in. She nodded and stepped aside while pulling her robe tighter around her. She was expecting pizza, not an intruder. Jared walked in. He entered at an angle to keep…

Minute to Minute

The buzzer echoed throughout the mall from every device. R.C. stopped walking and looked around at the sound. The middle-aged man caught sight of a young woman also searching the mall curiously. The moment they locked eyes R.C. smiled and took several quick steps in her direction. For her part, the brown-haired woman did the…

Dave gets Bummed

Stephanie froze mid step when she heard the chuckles coming from Dave’s cubicle. She closed her eyes and sighed. “God damnit,” she grumbled to herself, then changed direction. “Hey Dave, what’s funny? I wanna laugh,” Stephanie admitted. She really wished she could find humor in anything; even if it was a good thing at the…

Waking up at Knight

“Perfect fit,” Archie grinned. He moved his arm up and down quickly to test the strength of the shield straps. The shield itself was useless; he dug it out of a box of scraps. The town smiths would come by in the morning to pick through the remnants of the day’s tournament. That’s why Archie…