"...will it grow back...?" a soft voice called from the illuminated hall behind the couch. Their caretaker snapped awake, the muted television and dropped phone still running a mobile game the reminder of what happened a mere hour ago. They sat up, looking over the back of the couch, staring at the small, sniffling figure … Continue reading Hair: An Ode To The First Cut
She didn't leave after six moon turns, her face growing more and more beautiful as the sun rose and gently rubbed her face with rays in the mornings. In the afternoons, she would sweat with the other men, making herself useful to the tribe that she wandered in to. The first week, she was tied … Continue reading The Guest
Izirho stared out at the many lights in the bay, their feet only inches from the lazy waves coming ashore. T'rax sat on a thick piece of driftwood, eating again, chicken grease running down their fingers. "You gonna try that shit again, eh?" they asked in between bites. Izirho shrugged. "It wouldn't exactly hurt me," … Continue reading My Mother’s Chain
"Move 2 degrees to your right... half a degree down. Do you see it?" The sights adjusted slightly, the dark autumn eye of the gunman focusing in on their target, the glow of the dim yellow ring around their iris almost shutting down as they zoomed into the corner of an e-advert. "Spotted." "Fire." The … Continue reading Your Mother’s Bounty
Mack hovered around the bars, snagging drinks not meant for them and walking away. They slinked past married couples, the ones in straight relationships questioning the love for their spouse. They teased and danced with the single people (back on the way to the bar, of course), flirted with the old people to make them … Continue reading The Dance
"Red wire... Blue... No, green wire..." The rain padded against the heavy glass in hard sheets, lightning cracking against the sky, the dark room lighting up, the figure illuminated for a split second. The guard walking past didn't notice, too busy talking into his earpiece, the rain trying to soak through their heavy coat. The … Continue reading The Klutz
The Atonement, the ARK ship, slowly pulled up the Pagoda's side hours later. While the ARK ship was fully stocked for another couple hundred years, the citizens had made it a habit to venture out of their way by a few hundred klicks to other ships drifting in space. The community had gotten into scrimmages with space … Continue reading II.
Thousands of feet pounded against the steel grate floor as everyone rushed towards the escape pods. The Pagoda, an interstellar cruise ship, was going down. The ship had already been going through enough hardship; the cruise ship got "lost" on the way home. The 6 month long trip had been been lost in space for 3 … Continue reading I.
It was the dead of night, the only things alive and moving were the owls and small rodents, playing their games. The sand resettled after the wind storm of the day kicked up old footprints and trails, placing the roads elsewhere. The river, full and fat from the rains weeks ago, cooed softly, babbling into … Continue reading The Bath
The tiny cargo ship made for one drifted through space. For 5 years, it floated through the stars and through dust. "As we say goodbye to our beloved friend and mentor, may they have their wish granted of being one with the stars." The funeral was at the launch pad, the sun shining through heavy … Continue reading The Funeral