Lunar Might

“You’re already the greatest,” Mundo smiled while he poured a drink for Captain Hero. The red-caped superhero sat on the bar stool with a bored look on his face. “No one’s seen a supervillain in years, they’re all gone. You did that. Your legacy is firmly cemented.” Mundo finished pouring and set the bottle down….

Death’s Welcome

“What movie did you pick?” Anna asked Maxwell. She had changed out of her pajamas and filled a backpack with some snacks by the time they were ready to enter the portal. The pair of teens stared at the black hole floating in Anna’s bedroom. “I was thinking of a Christmas movie, not any specific…

Stellar Father

“Rigel! Rolls are ready!” Mundo yelled at the kitchen’s exit. She set a sheet of glazed cinnamon rolls on the table in front of Esther and Allen. Rigel, a blonde 8-year-old walked into the kitchen with eager eyes focused on the melted white icing. “Near and far, please,” Mundo said to her son, and handed…

Stellar Orientation

“Whoa!” Esther flinched; she shut her eyes and ducked her head to avoid a face full of glass. Three seconds later the impact had yet to arrive. She peeked her eyes open at the same time she heard a young voice behind her. “MOM!” a child shouted. Esther whirled around to find a young blonde…

Ladies’ Lunch

“A barbecue?” Shirley asked. She glared at Damian with weary, worried eyes. “D, are you on something? You couldn’t sober up for a couple of hours to have lunch with me?” Damian shook his head and smiled. “I’m clean, Sis,” Damian was quick to protest, then gave a half shrug. “I sobered up for lunch…

Birds of a Feather

Wren rolled her eyes. The woman shooed the colorful bird off her left shoulder and resumed eating. She made a habit of enjoying her lunch in the park. It was a beautiful day to do so, the sun rested high in the azure sky. Wren sat under the shade of a huge oak tree; its…

Island Earth

“I know you can hear me,” Wyatt sighed with frustration at the repeated, invasive thought. Weeks ago, his plane crashed in the ocean but he did not remember it. The sheer panic of everyone around him caused him to blackout. He woke up on a beach alone with his own thoughts again. It took a…

Worldly Advice

“Young man,” the counselor said, “follow me.” Jerry followed, his mind filled with worry. Reprimand? Detention? Suspension? Which punishment awaited him? They entered a small office. The counselor closed the door, “So,” he sat behind a name plaque that said ‘Mundo’. “You’re really strong and don’t know how?” Jerry shrugged and furrowed his brow. “The…

Peppermint’s Forest

A streak of red flashed in corner of Oscar’s eye. The wrinkled, withered man’s focus was on the TV until something caught his eye. He was so used to different shades of whites, greens, and pinks passing his doorway that the bright crimson color demanded his attention. He turned in time to see an elegant,…

Lunar Eclipse

“I think it’s over-” the polite stranger fell mid-response. He attempted to point at some place further along the plaza before collapsing to the ground. Astrid heard the sound of dozens of bodies hitting the ground along the side-walk. The 14-year-old girl had a feeling she was close to the place she was looking for…