Starburst #2

Authors Note~ Well, I'm not sure how the science of this works but let’s see. So imagine if a meteor were to crash into the Earth unimpeded; thousands of people would be dead before it even hit the ground. They usually travel at 30 kilometers per second, and to withstand the opposing drag in the…

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Starburst #1

Looking back, it amused me. Humanity had been a form of entertainment to us for so long, as much as we were things of wonder to them. That was then anyway, we had been through all the wars, the rise and fall of several civilizations, technological advancements, strife and death, that was before her. Nothing…

For Leroy

Being in His house made me shiver, and it wasn’t the good kind. Being in this room made the shivers even worse, and it made me remember everything I had done here. It was my bedroom, and everything was as I left it. White sheets rumpled, my clothes in place. . The marshals stood a…

For Anne

She slept in one room and woke up in another. "I must be sleepwalking" she would say, but I always reminded her that I had locked the doors from outside the previous night. She saw her reflection blank, saw her shadow walk past her, heard screams across the hallway, seen the stars go away, sometimes…

Lilou

The silence woke her, she sprang up in bed, a light veil of sweat all over her body. She squinted about in the dark. Why's it so quiet? I left the bubbler on. She reached for the reading lamp, fumbling for the switch. She reached it but there was someone's hand already there. She flew…

July 7th. Birthday poem by O

I turned 20 today. What she best remembers Is the cadent rhymes Of her Father's voice And his hard hand Stroking her cheeks fondly, And minutes stealing out from the night, Tiptoeing away in sync with her mother's soft steps As she placed the celebratory cake On the big living room table And her father…

Waffles ( A Short Story)

"Say your last prayer, Marge" Simeon said to me, his gun trained at my head. I looked across the table to Phillip, who was prepared to leave at all costs. I reached for my fork, sliced into my waffles, noting how it had gone from sickly sweet to cottony blandness, my tongue caressed its lover…

Sirens Descent 

It seemed like forever as I began to fall off the ship, feeling the joint weight of Grace and Diana drag me. I could hear the splashes that preceded me and the frantic beating of my heart in my chest, so I took a deep breath. I kept my eyes closed as I hurtled towards…

The Sirens Wail

My head throbbed and I groaned, blinking rapidly to adjust to the light. Daytime, I've been out for so long. My thoughts immediately went to Grace and Diana, I forced my eyes open and squinted around for them, Grace was beside me, her eyes raised to the heavens. Diana too was awake, staring blindly in…

Sirens

It was stormy outside, the dark blue waves slammed repeatedly against the hull of the ship and we rocked with it like faithful lovers. I got up and waved the tiny vial of smelling salts under my nose, fighting off the saltiness flooding my mouth and the nauseous simmering in my belly. I looked over…