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….

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…

Sharp Gift

Mirra focused on the wall in front of her. A single sheet of paper with the number 14 taking up most of the sheet was pinned to the wall. “YES!” She cheered for herself, grabbed the sheet off the wall and tore it in half. Yesterday morning she scribbled the number on it and pinned…

Sharp Serendipity

“Today’s the day,” Lucy sighed as she pulled out of her driveway to get to work. She made the drive to her office in silence. She kept the radio off to be ready in case any new advice came up. It wasn’t a voice exactly; it felt more like an intuitive suggestion. Usually, the thought…

Experiment Zero

Jerri woke up to the fact that she was dreaming again. She stood in front of a grill tending to sizzling, delicious-smelling meat. Smoke billowed around her and she could feel the hot sun on the back of her neck. Jerri did not have any control, that was part of what convinced her they weren’t…

Sharp Competition

“I respect what you’re doing. As a professional courtesy, you may leave peacefully,” Dana Sharp said. She addressed the self-proclaimed “Emperor of Earths” in his throne room on one of her Earths. The grey-haired, wrinkled emperor smiled and playfully shook his head. “I don’t know how you convinced my guards to let you pass, but…

Hopeful Applicant

“Weaknesses?” Harry asked. The pale, frail woman bit her lip with hesitation. Then she gave a faint head-nod as if making up her mind about something. “Garlic and silver?” she asked. She was reassured at every step that they employed vampires. Despite that, she feared security would rush through the door to stake her then…

Stellar Ramifications

Harmony shivered; she felt intense chills course down her spine. She stopped walking and leaned against the kitchen counter for support. The pale, dark-haired woman closed her eyes to try and hide from the spinning room, but her head continued to whirl. She focused on the cool feeling of the granite counter-top under her palms…

Sharp Contact

“Could this be a hoax?” The gathered men and women sitting around the long boardroom table all shook their heads. “No, Mr. President,” one of the men said. “We’ve done an exhaustive analysis of the signal and everything indicates that this is a genuine event. Despite no sign of any vessels in orbit around the…