Recording Life

Pluto does not think of itself as Pluto. Nor has it ever given itself a name. It is just a thing on the outskirts of the sol system doing its job. For billions of years, it has done the thing it was designed to do, catalog life on the planet third from the sun. Be …

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Repercussions

Shit, death is painless. Here among nothing pointed to the cliche of an afterlife, a bright light. He smells nothing. He feels nothing. But he knows he is and that is enough to give him confidence as images from his life begin to bombard him. Birth, bloody mess that was, mother- white with exhaustion and …

Forever with a Red Sun

It was here, he is sure of that because he is always sure of everything. He sighs indifferent. It looked much different long ago. Now it was brown and fossilized by the radiation hitting it from space. It was here on this small beach, so long ago it doesn't matter. They were doing the impossible; …

Crowded

The kender looks like an elf mated with a squirrel. This result is a constantly fidgeting concoction with red-tinged fur covered pudgy cheeks and a tendency to steal- everything. The one thankful absence is a tail. Even without Arnold wishes, again, he could just kill the manic creature and be done with it. The reason …

Pieces of a Dragon

Leon falls through the flame weakened floor. It's completely his fault. He wasn't paying attention, which, unfortunately, as an investigator for the FDNY, is his job. Paying attention and seeing minute details mitigates danger. It's why he makes big-boy money and gets to think maybe this is his last year in New Suck City. There …

Another Ending

Ash falls. The bitter flakes of stone, wood, and human taste bitter in Jon Snow’s mouth and sting his already sleep-deprived eyes. Everything feels broken, the world mostly. He gave her his pledge. Granted it was a pledge he long ago sullied with a beautiful wildling girl named Ygritte, but still, he bent the knee. …

Complete Effort

When does reality breakdown? For Kristen it's when he turns the living room ceiling fan off. Normal activity. Get up from couch at bequest of oldman. Reach normal adult male hand out to the switch. Grasp and twist and yet when the fan should stop the room begins to spin. Kristen would vomit but what …