Photographic Memory

“Why are we here?” Christine asked. Her friend, Dora asked for company while she ran an errand. The pair of teenage girls stood in front of an abandoned school. She followed Dora along the sidewalk to the entrance. The tall, unkempt grass had not covered the path completely, yet. “And what happened?” “Ballisea,” Dora replied….

Cookie Time

Jerry sped up his pace when he spotted the conspicuously inconspicuous white van parked outside his grandma’s house. He stopped by her house after school each day to pick up a new batch of treats to sell. Once the teenager Jerry learned her confections could reverse aging he wasted no time in finding rich buyers….

Doggy Treats

“You’re not human!” she shrieked then fainted. Tucker caught his mom before she hit the ground. He sighed, ” Great. Now our relationship tainted.” He carried her and laid her down on the living room couch. Tucker waited for minutes ’till she woke. She sat up and stared. “What I saw…,” she asked. “…was it…

Muffin Macguffin

“Blech,” David said after a crunch. He visited the vending machine for lunch. “I hate nuts,” he eyed the wrapper. “Expired 10-19-18. Do not eat after.” He tossed the rest in the bin then left to focus on work again. “It’s right in here,” Larry said in a rush. He pointed at the machine, his…

Star Struck

“That’s it? That was easy!” Valentine jumped out of the black portal carrying a pizza box. Emily followed her out and onto the cracked, aged walkway. Old grey and brown cement led directly to the single-story house. The yard on both sides of the path was over-grown with waist-high weeds and the house itself looked…

Sweet Surrender

“First match…,” Coach Haste said. His voice echoed around the mostly empty gymnasium. The small class of 25 students sat on wooden bleachers as murmurs of excitement flowed between them. It was the first chance they’d have to demonstrate their abilities to each other and the coach. “Valentine versus…” “Not me, not me, not me,”…

Hand-written

“He has another phone?!” Sasha whined to herself as the well-dressed gentleman pulled out a third phone from his coat. The thin glassy cellphone did not look like any phone Sasha recognized. That, along with the gentleman’s apparent wealth made him an easy choice for her. The teenage girl found herself wishing she could check…

BarSpider

Dale tensed when the woman walked into his bar with her black leather trench coat flowing around her. Her purple crewcut and the tarantula inked on her neck hinted to him that trouble tended to follow her. Not that she herself would cause any trouble. He was sure of that; 20 years behind the bar…

Handy Addition

Morgan stretched her arms upward and used the action to lift herself to a sitting position in bed. The 18-year old woman yawned and rested her back against the headboard, then finally checked her cards. It took her almost three months after her 15th birthday to get used to the fact that she woke up…

SnowDeath

“Mom,” Kurt said with a firm tone. “I told you work keeps me too busy to date.” He glanced at his father. “You remember, right dad?” The pot-bellied elderly man waved at them from his recliner without taking his eyes off the TV. “Leave me out of it,” he mumbled. “No one said anything about…