The heat from the Santiago city bus assaults her face as it zooms away. She lowers her hand still in its futile desperate wave hoping to gain the driver’s attention. Sadly she knows she had succeeded but the driver just scoffed at her while shoving the gear-selector into second before leaving them in a cloudContinue reading “Missed Buses”
A small atoll sits brown on blue water that stretches beyond the horizon.
Sven is a good looking guy who people say smells nice. A little like musk and tuber. It’s pretty much all he has going for him. He can smile and be nonoffensive in a closed in space. With the threat of his looming dark side always there, he’ll take what he can get. On thisContinue reading “The Man With No Class”
With a jolt, he is awake and watches the injector needle pull cleanly from his chest as white-hot adrenaline courses through his veins. “Welcome back sir, we will be crashing shortly,” claims the jovial west-country-accented voice of his ship’s system. Around him is the cyro-chamber and the stench of the chemical bath he called home forContinue reading “Crash Course in Landing”
The evening smells like jasmine and a thin reminder cinnamon was an ingredient in dinner. Warm air and lilac clouds, even at midnight, remind her the sun never wants to set on Nippon. These are the perfect conditions for what she intends, revenge and she sniffs again.
And with one mighty slurp the fighter’s face was ripped clean, he bled a lot and might have tried shedding a few tears, but the most brutal part about it was he’s been quoted often as saying he couldn’t tell any difference. “I think it makes me look even better, he is said to sayContinue reading “SLURP”
Stars sing in hyperspace. It sounds like highly polished metal rubbed against highly polished metal. It’s both lyrical and teeth clenching all at once. Jarring even, like the galaxy wants to communicate, but only if an understanding got reached. It feels as if every star wants to make its presence known all at once byContinue reading “Jack Kelly Comes home”
A brief moment, a thought, a connection to something that was promised to be gone and your chance at redemption vanishes. Feel it? Good. You now know you came from another place, a when. With this sudden intrusion, the warm post-birth glow you were feeling should be fading and you’ll note the arms of yourContinue reading “Kharmic GooGoo”
He is too late. The smell of the spell’s components linger a moment, cordite and cinnamon, then even that vanishes, leaving behind only the inevitable and the only option left, prayer. His mouth already moves ignoring intellectual objection. Stupidly, he seeks help from up high. A god, demon, something just slightly better would be fine.Continue reading “Trial of Futility”
You two are the forward advance party. You will jump to the DZ from thirty-thousand feet and set up an ambush here. Once you see the signal get ready to spit and don’t stop spitting until you see our flag flying over that compound. ATTENTION! Gentlemen, your country is grateful for your service. Fall out.