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Audra was growing into a fine young lady in the shadow of her perfect mother. Mrs. Sybil was perfect in every way; perfect hair, skin, voice. Poor Audra, as pretty as she was, always looked like an old photo next to her vibrant mother. The Sybil's showered lots of love and affection on their only…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Tea, Anyone?

Lanre Ayomije had always been a queer sort of child. The kind that would stare with interest at a twisted limb, just imagining how the bones lay beneath the surface. The kind of child that grew beyond his age because of his interests. I knew he was a bit odd when he was 6, he…