Firefly Lane, Chapter 8: Lights, Camera, Action — Jessica, Part 1

“Baby, are you ready?” No answer. “Baby?” This was beyond tedious. He’d been in the bathroom now for three hours. I banged on the door. “We have to…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 7: Undercover — Farida, Part 2

It was soon thereafter I found out irrevocably that there a shipping organization---I can’t say names, for security purposes---but it was a shell…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 7: Undercover — Farida, Part 1

Once upon a time, there were twin sisters in foster care, Farida and Alia. Alia ran away at age 14 and got caught up with the street life. At 16, she…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 6: Vishku Way — Erolin, Part 2

Treward had told me where I could find him. The idea of learning more about who I was grew so strong I could no longer resist it. I was now allowed…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 6: Vishku Way — Erolin, Part 1

Last night, I dreamed of my mother. It’s always the same dream. She’s lying in the birthing room beneath the glaring clinical lights. Shackled to the…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 5: How it Happened — Adonai

To say I haven’t been happy with what’s been going on lately is an understatement. Lance Rey is out of control. I am one of the few people who knows…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 4: Wrong Turn — Lilly, Part 2

At the precinct, I figured I would sort it out. But when we arrived, no one would pay attention to anything I said. I was fingerprinted,…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 4: Wrong Turn — Lilly, Part 1

Birds sang. A sweet, intoxicating warble. The sun was just rising over the Santa Monica Mountains, casting a golden glow. A new day. Awakening life.…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 3: Killer Gene — Natasha, Part 2

I poured myself a whiskey and took a big gulp. Forget my training. What should I do, go to the police? I groaned at the absurdity. No one would…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 3: Killer Gene — Natasha, Part 1

It’s some sort of a space-time vortex or a wormhole. Call it what you want; I’m no expert. All I know is I’m here, while Lance Rey is no doubt…