Sharp Repercussions

“It’s gone, Sir,” the faceless soldier spoke up from the row of monitors. “There’s no impact, no debris, no sign of it anywhere,” the soldier’s voice carried his subdued relief. Then, the room erupted into cheers. Commander Walden breathed his own sigh of relief, then turned to face Ms. Sharp. “How’d you do it?” he…

Sharp Wording

“Mr. Martez?” A short, pale woman in a black suit addressed the over-crowded waiting room. It was apparent they brought in extra chairs; more than a dozen folding chairs did not match the tasteful all-white decor of the office. Even with the extra chairs, several dozen strangers were forced to stand against the wall. A…

Sharp Offer

“I don’t get it,” William said. “If it does half the things you say why aren’t you putting it out under your own name?” The head of WillTech sat in a large white office in front of Dana Sharp. The pale woman sighed. “You don’t get it,” she said. Her assistant Melody giggled from behind…

Sharp Samaritan

“Their technology is far more advanced than anything we’ve ever seen,” Kenneth replied. The pallid, frazzled scientist sitting in front of his desk nodded an agreement. The invasion left Dr. Wynn little time for sleep; she put her talents to work finding the origin of the invading soldiers. The answer was surprisingly easy to find….

Sharp Rejection

“What do you mean we ‘broke contract’?” Roman clenched his fists to try and keep calm. The late 50s man with grey hair managed to keep his voice calm. He was raging inside but Ms. Sharp was someone he did not want to risk offending. He knew what she was capable of. “We signed the…

Sharp Shrug

“Goodbye, Ms. Sharp,” Davis said. The pale woman turned her back to Davis while she walked back to her seat behind a large wooden desk. Her assistant, Melody, was nowhere to be seen; Davis acted fast. He raised the gun, said his goodbye, then gently squeezed the trigger three times in rapid succession. The bullets…

Sharp Knowledge

“I’m sorry, have we met?” Commander Wilkins asked the pale woman in a white suit that approached his table. He was sure they hadn’t met, but she approached him for a reason. After the unexpected work troubles he’d had, he appreciated the distraction she offered. It helped that she was easy on the eyes. Tall…

Royal Example

“If you’re going to take something, it’s best to ensure it doesn’t already belong to someone,” Ms. Sharp said. The woman in a white suit stood before the world summit with dozens of armed guards surrounding her. She wasn’t scheduled to speak; she emerged from a black portal at the podium, followed by her assistant…

Sharp Teambuilding

“Melody?” Ms. Sharp asked her assistant for confirmation. The short, pale, dark-haired woman scanned the living room with brilliant golden stars in her eyes. After a moment, the glow faded and she nodded. “He’s there,” she said and pointed at the old couch in the center of the room. “Of course he’s there! We wouldn’t…

Sharp Amends

“STEVEN!!” Stephen woke to the sound of someone calling his name; annoyed they were pronouncing it wrong. Then, the shaking started. He opened his eyes to find his younger sister’s blue eyes staring down at him. They sparkled with excitement that matched her broad smile, but she didn’t stop shaking him. “WAKE UP! DANA SHARP…