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,…

Animals

Have you ever wondered what the animals at the zoo think of you? As you stand there cooing over their cuteness, have you ever wondered if they think you’re cute? If your child is adorable and pink? Imagine the rolls being reversed. Mankind was set to live in a little glass box. Fully equipped with…

Normal

Normal was something the world was trying to achieve. People fought to fit in. They worked to not be noticed. They lived to blend in. Being normal means being alive. The cost of standing out is to high. Years before, to be normal was unappealing. Everyone was unique. Everyone was different. It was a world of…

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…

2 a.m.

Everyone always says that nothing good happens after 2 in the morning. Today I would have to agree with them. I was standing in the middle of the street with my best friend that morning thinking everything was great. We had an amazing evening with friends, wandered the city taking in the sights and sounds….

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…

Clock Tower

The clock tower rang on as it hit midnight. Everyone knew that the fairy tale always ends at midnight. The girl returns to her normal self. The prince scours the Earth for his one true love. That’s the beauty of the story. Love lost then found. That is not my story. My story began on…

Town Car

The city streets flashed by as Sarah looked out the window. She felt the chill of the outside forcing its way in through the frosty glass. The people were almost motionless blurs as they continued down the road. She knew that each person she passed had a story. A life that was unique, but at…

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…

Sunset

I watched as the sun set, soaking in the last rays of light before the warm globe disappeared below the treeline. I tucked my knees closer to me trying to keep in the warmth. I looked at the ground from my perch. It was white with snow. Leaning back against the tree I was sitting…

Travelers

After running for so long, to be sitting still was the greatest feeling. “Good job out there today kid. You made us all proud.” “Thanks coach. I owe it all to you.” I stood up and shook his hand. “Well, that’s partly true, but you’re the one who actually did it.” He smirked. “That’s more…

Past to Present

She stepped into the dusty hallway, brushing away cobwebs as she went. This place had been long forgotten. She continued forward, occasionally glancing at the map quickly drawn onto the palm of her hand. Gliding past each door, walking past the ones that were closed, and peering into the ones that were slightly ajar. Each…