Good & Angry

“What the hell…” Edna awoke disoriented. She couldn’t remember falling asleep, but she felt like she was laying on something firm. She opened her eyes, sat up, and found herself in a space that resembled a jail cell. It was only one cell in a much larger warehouse. Just outside the cage, smiling at her,…

Sharp Explanation

“Thank you for bringing this to my attention,” Dana Sharp said. She spoke to the young man in his mid-20s sitting in front of her desk. “We try to prevent this sort of thing as much as possible; but, human nature being what it is. It gets difficult.” Adrian noticeably relaxed. His stiff posture slouched…

Soul. Sure.

“Hold on, there might have been a misunderstanding somewhere,” Quantum Calculator said. He smiled politely at the two women sitting across from him in his office. One, the one that did all the talking, wore a white suit and introduced herself as Dana Sharp. The other one, Q.C. assumed to be an assistant, wore a…

Sharp Reset

“Your performance in your first few games was…,” Dana Sharp paused mid-pace to look at the group of five girls. Bailey, Jenny, Dirge, Dread, and Britt were seated in Dana Sharp’s office. Each one looked sullen from Dana’s lecture so far. She circled them while informing them about her decision to cancel the Pineapple Cup,…

Upward Growth

“Thank you for coming in, Lisa,” Dana Sharp said. The pale woman in a white suit did not stand from behind her desk to greet Lisa. She simply nodded at the chair in front of her. Dana Sharp’s assistant, Melody, stood close by at attention, in a black suit. “Th-thank you, Ms. Sharp,” Lisa nervously…

Sharp Merriment

“Your name isn’t-,” Santa interrupted his raspy voice with a wet cough. The two women in front of him, Dana Sharp, and her assistant, Melody, waited patiently at a distance for him to finish. He took a deep breath once he was done coughing, then continued. “Your name isn’t on my list at all,” Santa…

Sharp Memory

“We’re closed!” Jenny shouted through the door without paying much attention. Someone knocked on the pizzeria door as she was rushing through a final check for the night. She was in a hurry to catch up with her friends for a party but needed to leave the restaurant in good condition. The person knocked again…

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…