To read Part One: City on Fire, click here Abby grabbed the handle above her window as Lance turned off the pavement at the first dirt road they came to. “Shit,” he muttered as he hit the brakes. “Look.” “I see it.” Her hopes fell at the sight of the heavy, locked metal gate blocking …
Abby stood on her tiptoes and craned her neck to see through the cluster of soldiers riding down the escalator. “Lance!” She jumped up and down, waving her arms the second she spotted his face. She wanted to get closer, but the waiting area was packed with the families of the other soldiers. His eyes …
Six weeks to live. That was nowhere near enough time. She wasn’t ready. “I’m sorry, Elaina.” Dr. Madson’s brow creased and his mouth turned down in a frown. “Get your affairs in order.” “There’s nothing you can do?” Her husband, Adam, collapsed into his chair, face pale and drawn. She laid her head back against …
Very cool story with plenty of action and unexpected twists!
A quick little something I had to flush from my brain. This was a fun write. 🙂
“This was a bad idea.” He finished buttoning his shirt as he walked up to the door; hand in hand with his girl.
“You think,” she said, fixing her hair and pulling down her dress.
“Well, it was already a stressful day. Then, you hit me with this. I needed a release.”
“Are you satisfied?”
“Yeah. But—I don’t know. We smell like sex now. Think he’ll notice?”
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I couldn’t have picked a worse place to break down. My car was older than I was and with the construction on the freeway, I’d opted for the frontage road instead. Great idea, until it detoured and I went left when I should’ve gone right. And now… I glanced over my shoulder at the pathetic …
My very first foray into writing sci-fi as a guest author in this continuing saga of The Legend
‘The Legend’ is a prequel to the YA novel The Legends of the World — it covers Etos’ 90-year journey to find a new home world.
It is a short story series created by M. Sydnor Jr., written by multiple authors.
read Episode 1
Part 1. Episode 2: Sapa-tu-nee part one
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A spooky little tale of a house in the woods
The new house brought a smile to her face. A mien that had been drowning in sorrow for months. Eyes that were more wet than dry. A walk that was more drag than swag. But, Alicia had reason to smile now. This new house—not even a house, a cabin, a dream-place, a beautiful wooden structure lost in the country. Not another neighbor for miles. The new cabin played a big part in her happiness, yeah, but this transformation into positivity jumpstarted the moment she left the city. The very place that killed her son. And now all she had left was her husband and five-year-old daughter.
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Chloe snapped her seat belt and started her car. “Hey, Siri, send text message to Sam.” “What do you want to say?” the robotic voice asked. “Have you boarded yet?” “Message sent.” As she backed out of her driveway, her phone chimed, letting her know he’d answered. “Hey, Siri, read last text.” “I found your …
I planned to just ditch her out there, ya know.
Leave her in the snow to think about what she’d done. For how she’d embarrassed me. How she’d wronged me. How she’d CHEATED.
I didn’t want to confront her. Didn’t expect her to confess. I was just going to leave her in the freezing cold.
But, as you know, things sort of escalated from there.
I’d never been to Green Peak in winter before then, only summer and spring. Everyone went there though; Rec stuff throughout the week, families on weekend days, couples on weekend nights. But in January, hardly anyone ever went. White Peak is what they called it in January, because of the snow. And there was so much of it. The drive was a twenty-mile trek through woods and a ten-mile hike up and around the edge of a mountain. The park was at the top, hence…
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