Dropped In

The sound of a stream caught Sam’s attention as he slowly awoke from his deep sleep, he reached around to find his snooze button. His hand was met with a finger full of damp dirt. He popped up on his elbows and looked around. He was not in his bedroom. He wasn’t even sure he…

Little One

Clara wanted the same thing any other 8 year old would want. She wanted her own kingdom. She knew it was her right. She knew it was her inheritance. She knew one day it would be hers. As she sat in her carriage admiring the new blooms on the apple trees, she couldn’t help but…

Hacked

The only light in the room was coming off of a computer screen in the back of the lab. There were two girls lost in its contents. The only noise for a long time was the clicking of keys and the mouse. “This is taking forever.” The younger of the two girls standing behind the…

Awkward

“Sorry I’m late. There was a train.” Sasha tugged on her sleeve until the light blue jacket came loose. “Well you aren’t missing anything yet. Luke beat you here.” Steve took her coat while she started pulling off her scarf. “Oh.” Sasha paused for a second absorbing this new information. “How’d that happen? I didn’t…

Hideaway

The world is a large and dangerous place. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. I could feel the cold of the concrete force its way through my blanket. I leaned against the wall behind me as I sat contemplating my next move. The bells in the distance reminding me that my fairy tale was…

Skydive

Pira was shaking and unable to move as she stayed frozen on her hands and knees. “Come on Pira. Calm down.” Jem sighed as she pushed a stray hair out of her face.”I saved your life.” “You pushed me off of a building!” Pira craned her neck to look Jem in the eyes. “How is…

Sidestep

I woke up to the sound of every alarm going off in my pod followed by the intense pounding inside my head. I instinctively reached up to feel where the pain was originating and my finger tips came back with a deep glossy red coating. I knew I was in trouble. I tried sitting up,…

Morning Walk

She showed up at his door, soaking wet, bruised, and covered in glitter. “What happened to you?!” “I got in a fight with Tinkerbell,” she said stepping inside, “and I lost.” “Well that sounds like quite the story.” He left the room for a moment and returned with a towel. “Care to share the rest of…

Selective Secrets

“I thought you said we were safe here!” Sam whipped her head around to yell at me then quickly peeking around the curtain covering the window. “No, I said we were safer, not safe. And I never said this would work.” I walked over to the metal door and slammed the lock down. “Plus I…

Ruins of the Past

The sun continued to pelt the dry wasteland as Sal walked. Mirages were scattered around her promising water and rest, but she knew they were lies. She had to stay on track. She had to make it to the ruins. Readjusting her hood, she checked the copper compass. It was her father’s. He gave it…

Magnifying Glass

I stood alone in a deserted street with the lamps glowing suspiciously at me. They knew that I was different, almost trying to warn those around me, but no one was paying attention. I can’t explain why I knew, but nonetheless I had that gut feeling that something was about to change my life forever….

Rewind

I had a laundry list of chores to get done today, and not enough time to complete all of them. I had already been scrambling to get the biggest items finished. I was just finishing up at the dry cleaners. This was my third stop today. I always liked getting my dry cleaning done at…