Cherry Bombs

The sun was setting on another day. Zachary wandered around the edges of the large ranch he claimed as his own turning on the perimeter lights. Thanks to solar panels, and unclaimed generators he never worried about wasting energy. He reasoned he would die of old age long before he used up all the gasoline…

Jacked Morning

“Bye, mommy!” Jack waved from the curb as the woman drove away in a candy-red two-seat Porsche. She sighed with relief when she pulled out of the drop-off. “That was close,” Elsa thought when she stopped at the light. “Jack was almost late for school,” she looked down at her clothes; she was wearing her…

Mourning Sun

Perla smiled to herself as she watched a group of children playing around the yellow slide. She did not use her ability on them; she didn’t like using it on children. After almost a decade of practice, the most important thing she learned was that her power was finicky. Her best guess was that the…

Vanilla Life

Billy followed Vanilla into a black stone castle and through the wide open hallways. She led him to an indoor swimming pool filled with crystal clear water. A tall pale woman floated on her back in the center of the pool with her eyes closed; strands of her vibrant red hair floated around her. “Her?”…

Damned Sharp

“Thank you for your time Ms. Sharp,” Satan said. He sat behind a large obsidian desk in a wide-open cavern interior. Large windows behind him gave his guests, Ms. Dana Sharp and her assistant, Melody, a view of the Hellish landscape. “I know how busy you are.” “You’re claiming to be Satan,” Ms. Sharp said….

Forgotten Star

Marvin stepped back from the purple-haired young woman as she rushed at him with open arms. He backed up against the alley wall where he approached her. He frequently spotted her bright purple hair over the past couple of years. After the last time, Marvin decided he would ask her why the next time he…

Hellish Candidate

“This is your last chance to back out,” the giant-red-skinned man said. He stood between a group of three college kids and an enormous obsidian gate that dwarfed the 10-foot tall demon. “There is no going back after this.” “Wait,.. but that’s just for Julie, right? I’m just here for the ride,” a young man…

Hellish Heartbreak

The giant, red-skinned, dark-suited man squeezed into the booth across from the sullen young man. His enormous body molded itself to fit in the small confined place. He stared patiently at the young man focused on his burger; both of them ignored the screams as the patrons rushed out. “I’d rather be alone,” the man…

Shadow Organization

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” May asked over the radio. She stood on a crowded corner waiting for the light change; staring at a pale woman in a white suit. The woman was sitting at the bus stop surrounded by a crowd waiting for their ride. “What, now you’re getting cold feet…

Burning Question

“If you hang up you will be charged $900k,” the gruff voice said through the speakerphone. One of the two women in the office, Melody, replied quickly. She wasn’t intimidated but she knew her boss liked to get to the point as fast as possible. “I’m interested in your services. I’ve heard you’re… discreet,” she…