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…


Ruins X iii

Later that day, fucking around in the halls during passing period, I find this rainbow-striped snap bracelet on the ground. I swipe it up, carry it…


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.…


Drawing Board

They met during a dancing party at the end of the 1950’s. When Arthur saw Liz, he said to his friend: “This is a girl I will dance with; this is a…