Recess. Riot.

“You can’t be serious,” Commander Jennings said. He stared at the group of children in disbelief. It was a small class of around 15 six-year-olds; several of them had bright colored hair. In front of them stood a tall 14-year-old girl with spiky white hair and her arms crossed; bored. “Mr. Jennings, you’re hardly in…

Sharp Sandbag

Ned sighed as he wiped his sweaty brow and stared down at the black trap door. His crew cleared away the debris to reveal a 10′ x 15′ high metal door that was darker than any black he’d ever seen. The crew milled around the exposed door and mumbled to themselves. Even with the hot…

Sharp Action

Gus woke in an unfamiliar bright white room. He sat up glad to see his comforter still covering him; he was still naked under it. He felt a solid, cool, metallic surface against his bare cheeks. The walls appeared to be made of glass and glowed with the same white light that came from the…

Loneliness. Acceptance.

“50,” Henry said. A slight sigh escaped through his smile as he held up a red plastic cup in a toast to himself. He moved around a lot in the eight years after the end of the world; but, he currently made his home in the best hotel he could find. The extra rooms would…

Patchy Communication

It wasn’t easy to surprise Lynx. He was a well-traveled Estrella that had seen most of what the multiverse had to offer; including sights that most others never would. Estrellas have the ability to travel between universes at will; but, they can also see the true nature of anything. That true self is represented by…

Sharp Prevention

“Ms. Sharp!” Dr. Freya froze the moment she stepped into her office. She’d never met the woman sitting at her desk before. The crisp white suit, dark hair, and dark-suited assistant standing by the woman’s side told Dr. Freya everything she needed to know. Up until this moment, she did not even know if the…

Sharp Divinity

“Prove it,” Agent Whitney said. Neither he nor the rest of his squad lowered their weapons. They all kept their aim focused on the two women sitting in the diner’s booth. Both were pale; the lean one wore an all-white suit, the other one wore a matching black suit. “What kind of proof would you…

Stellar Movies

“A hockey mask!?” Murphy scoffed. “Because nothing says, ‘scary monster’ like a hockey mask.” A tall man in a jumpsuit and hockey mask slaughtered a couple on the screen. “Shhhh,” Phoebe nudged him with her elbow. The pair of roommates sat on the couch together for the first of their new weekly scheduled movie nights….

Sharp Discussion

“He’s going to let this continue?” Satan asked. The giant red-skinned man sat in his cavern office behind a large obsidian desk. In front of him sat a young woman with sea-green curls and olive skin. Isla nodded an answer to his question. “He wants to see, ‘how it plays out’,” she said. Her exasperated…

Sharp Planet

“No way…,” Lyra almost couldn’t believe her eyes. The young woman sat in a diner staring at the TV in awe. A group of astronauts returning from Mars was being interviewed about the photographs they returned with. “That’s gotta be the reason I’m here,” she whispered to herself. Her boss, Ms. Sharp, asked her to…