Unique Awakening

“I love you too,” Sarah replied automatically. After a second she realized she was alone in her apartment. She stopped wiping the plant’s leaves and looked around the living room. She tensed her body half expecting to find a dangerous stranger. “Hello?” she called out. “Hello. I love you,” a soft, nasally voice replied. It…

Dragon Test

“Fret not, Your Majesty,” the bearded Knight Captain reassured the King. They stood on the west tower watching a black dragon carry the princess toward the sunset. The fires in the village painted the sky a brilliant shade of orange that matched the setting sun. “The Princess will be home by dawn.” The King shook…

Product Demo

“Everyone’s ready, Ms. Sharp,” Melody said. She sat in her small office in front of 10 monitors. Each display showed a different contestant along with their vital signs. Dana Sharp stood in another room with 10 giant-sized monitors and a select group of world leaders. “We’re ready to start,” Dana stood in the middle of…

Bird Trouble

“I’m scared,” Greg confessed. He sat in a small waiting room with his best friend, Leah. “Thanks for coming with me.” Leah smiled and patted him on the back. “Nothing to be scared of, it’s super easy. You already know what happens, we’ve been waiting here longer than mine took.” Greg nodded, but he still…

Battery Powered

Final Entry: Day 1000. I have given up the idea of returning home, my life is much better here. There, I was an apprentice on a mana-starved Earth. Here, mana flows like water. I have been able to use the methods required for mana conservation on my Earth to great affect here. While researching mana…

Lunch Time

Sonia hummed to herself as she stepped out of the bathroom. She noticed a young, pale man in black jeans, maybe 16 or 17, walk into the diner and head toward a booth. She did not think much of it as she headed back to the kitchen, until the young woman realized she wasn’t breathing….

Red Herring

“His Majesty is far too busy to be bothered,” a frail man in purple robes informed Mr. Castillo. He pulled a small sack of coins from inside his robe and offered it. “However, he thanks you for your aid in the matter.” Angel stood from the seat he spent an hour waiting on and locked…

Contract Upgrade

Theme Thursday: Dread “Yeah, I think you got it,” Jenny said. The dark-haired girl nodded at Dread, a taller girl with white spiky hair, with an encouraging smile. “Let’s take a break.” The two girls skated to the edge of the glassy white track and sat on their team bench. Jenny smiled at the empty…