The Compartment

          “And that will do it,” Tommy said as he made the final turns of the screwdriver into AJ’s new shoulder.           “Thanks, Doc,” AJ said as he rotated his arm, presumably testing the durability of his new part.           “No problem. But I don’t know how many times I have to tell you, don’t... Continue Reading →

The End

Hundreds of people stood in the plaza staring at the bright red blaze in the sky. The scientists and politicians had told them all to prepare for the end. The life-ending asteroid was arriving. Contrary to what many people thought would happen, it was eerily calm. So quiet, in fact, that if someone had let... Continue Reading →

Glow

          A soft, bright blue glow hung silently in the window of Johni’s bedroom. Like clockwork for the past several weeks, the light had awakened him from his sleep. It was a pleasant glow, but tonight, he began to realize that it was robbing him of some much-needed rest. Johni was unable to discern just... Continue Reading →

The Pothos

Samitha sat in a chair by the window of her 3 bedroom apartment. She opened the window, letting just a bit of the outside air inside her home. She thought it was becoming stuffy…she also wanted a smoke. She carefully reached in her tiny pockets and slid out the red and white pack. She reached... Continue Reading →

The Siren

Jessica Ferretti sat quietly at the dinner table with her husband Shawn. They had arrived at le Vrai to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. They normally hosted a big party, but this year, they decided to do something a bit more lowkey. Shawn had grown tired of her months long planning for the past 13... Continue Reading →

The Azzuro

                That old building on the corner had seen a lot. It served for over 50 years as a beacon of hope and refuge to some of Azuretown’s most hopeless residents. Sure, it was run down, and more than a little dilapidated, but, when someone was down on their luck for some reason or another,... Continue Reading →

After

180 days. It had been 180 days since the quarantine went into effect and finally, it was lifted. The virus that had devastated the country had finally gotten to a manageable level and people were slowly starting to step foot outside. The state had been locked down due to a novel coronavirus outbreak. Few had... Continue Reading →

MisTravels

                “Alright, just a few more tweaks, and done,” Lucius said to himself. He was only ten and already he had built his first time machine. He was only slightly above most kids his age, (most kids only built their first one at 12), and he was always told by his parents how proud they... Continue Reading →

For Jimmy

“They’re out there,” he told me. “Fields and fields of them. As far as the eye can see.” I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. He pointed to the horizon, and I looked, but all I could see was the wilted stalks of wheat, the result of the weeks of the neglect the farm... Continue Reading →

Snyder

The TV flashed with several attention grabbing headlines, and Ian watched with fervor as they discussed which celebrities just got divorced, those that had just gotten movie deals and the ones who had just committed their latest gaffe. It was his daily routine, and something his wife Brooke just didn’t understand. She’d tried to get... Continue Reading →

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