Joe Anybody

Joe gave a tall stretch then wiggled himself to comfort in the bed while he pondered what kind of life he wanted to experience next. “Something really exciting,” he thought. Joe first learned about his powers at 18. One moment he was in a bowling alley determined to roll a strike; the next, he was…

Super, Glorious, Love

“Gloria Rose,” the mid-20s woman answered the clerk behind the tempered glass. The heavyset clerk in loose pink scrubs nodded and typed the name into his computer. Gloria heard the security gate open and turned to find a pair of officers coming through the narrow hall toward her. Gloria tried not to use her abilities…

Moon. Light.

“What?” Faldwell tilted his head at the electronic device. “Am I speaking to the Sky Spirit?” “Sky spirit? What the hell is going on down there, we haven’t heard from Earth in weeks.” Faldwell sighed and turned to face his band of  fur wearing, face painted, dirty followers. “Hold on, guys. I think the quest…

Sharp Illumination

“Preposterous!” Chairman Stone balked at the suggestion. His entourage of suits laughed while Howard gritted his teeth and endured. He expected the reaction from the group of old men, but the reality of it made his cheeks burn. “No women allowed,” Chairman Stone said. “I didn’t say she wanted to join. I’m only betting that…

Sharp Procedures

“What do you mean a week?” Mundo asked. She leaned on the bar eyeing the pair of women standing in front of her. They looked similar, with pale skin and short dark hair. The taller, leaner one wore a white suit; the shorter, chubbier one wore a black one. “Seven days, a standard week. Starting…

Sharp Kids

“Ladies and gentlemen…,” Robert smiled at the crowded meeting room. Professional parents sat around the large oval-shaped table while a large group of kids sat on the floor facing him. “…boys and girls. Today is a day you’ll all remember for the rest of your lives, and I’m honored to be a big part of…

Hint of Evil

“This is stupid, this is stupid, this is stupid,” Adam mumbled to himself as the elevator moved up to the top floor. The mid-30s college student paced within the empty elevator while he reminded himself of his stupidity. “I’m gonna say the thing and they’re going to call security on me.” Before he could reconsider…

Devilish Informant

“It was an old story,” Alice began her tale but did not make it very far before Ms. Sharp interrupted her. “I don’t need a prologue or the wisdom of your ancestors. Just tell me what you know,” Ms. Sharp said. Alice nodded. “Her name is Ballisea. The story says she loved a Zero but…

Hot Melody

Marcus Preston dashed into the office at full speed. He did not bother to try and close the door; they would break through it faster than the time he spent closing it. He rounded the desk and frantically opened the second drawer. “Come on, Mr. P! There’s nowhere to hide in there!” Fire Captain, the…

Sharp Promise

“Sir?” Valerie forced as much politeness into her voice as she could. “If there’s nothing else, may I help the next customer?” She gestured at the growing line behind the portly man. His confusion shifted to anger; his eyebrows angled and his eyes hardened. “Excuse me?” he asked. “This is my game, and I’ll move…