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,…


Wolf’s Daughter, Part 1

I: A.D. 1050 “Give me a sword and shield, Father. I’m ready to go raiding.” Reanna the Red was her nickname, due to her fiery red hair, but her true…


Passenger Pigeons

Come fall, all the teens are taken out of school to help with the Passenger Pigeon hunt. It starts with a Monday morning parade down Elm Street.…


The Age of Crows: Glorious Yongqui, Part 1

I. Hail to you, Prince Li! I Greet You in the name of His Most Illustrious and Sublime Majesty, the Emperor Xing He! By His Endless Mercy and…


Pink Antifreeze

The sky a pink antifreeze. You and me in the Terminal Zone. Zero Point. Underground parking garages. Subterranean environments. The police apparatus…


Hell is a Place on Earth

Eli was excited. He was excited, and he was alone in his bedroom watching a livestream. The stream wasn't on any sort of corporate media site. The…


No Brakes

“Smoke meth!” Survival haircut? Check. Survival finger manicure? Check. Survival wristband, “stop masturbating” style? Check. It was time, or at…


Miri and Her Magic Puppets

What are you doing here? Can't you see I'm naked? Stop staring at me like that! Go away and close the curtain! Ah, Miri invited you. Well, that's…


Incident at 1600

READY IN…5…..4…..3…..2… Good evening. In a bizarre set of circumstances, the White House Security Detail, Secret Service Protection Detail, and the…


Superfortress

1966: The Cold War, Strategic Air Command “Goddamnit, Jimmy! The hippies did it! The hippies fucking did it! The ARPANET!” The man shouting was…