It was time. She’d fought against it for so long. Eliza waited near his locker after lunchtime. She knew everyone felt happier with a full stomach, and Eric was no exception. Boys were supposed to do this first, and this thought tortured her for the past month. Prom was only a few weeks away, and […]
Ben leaned over and whispered to me, “If we both stick to the story, they can’t prove anything.” I nodded. That’s when the interrogator walked in, her long dark hair gently brushed over my shoulder as she took a seat opposite to us. A flowery scent followed her. She was young and seemed new to the […]
She looked around quickly, to see if anything had been taken. There weren’t many people left above ground, but Sara knew there were a few stragglers left behind, clinging to the past just like herself. The abandoned home was an oddity—not a single broken window, no busted doors, and everything seemed intact. Inside, dust covered […]
She wasn’t happy about it, but she’d been recalled to life for a reason. The Divine had told her it would be a relatively short, but essential trip back to Earth. At a young age, and as an illiterate farm girl, she noticed something strange. She could still remember her time in Heaven, her conversations […]
“I’m hot,” Ariel sighed, undoing all the buttons of her shirt. She sat cross-legged on the white plastic chair, with nothing but a lacy black bra and pink panties on, and picked up her bacon sandwich again. “Is that really the last thing you want to eat?” Jacob raised an eyebrow. “What if it’s just […]
She knew full well it was going to be the last thing she ever created. The art piece was almost complete too. A zealous charge overcame her, and her brush no longer made the delicate strokes when she started the piece. She could not restrain her anger any longer, and bits of paint landed on […]
My name is Frank, and my life has been a series of lies. Let me tell you the worst of these, when I escaped from Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, thirty miles west of New York City. The institution didn’t brand me as a dangerous man, so they let me go on limited, lightly supervised walks outside […]
Everyone in our neighborhood knew Angela. She was my curly-haired little girl with the energy of a rocket engine. She loved to play all sorts of games with the other first graders on our street. Days and evenings would be filled with laughter and joy as they played soccer in a nearby field, street hockey […]
We had built it together. We spent many days and nights here, our little home away from home.
I placed the clear bottle on the wooden table and took a seat…
She finds a secret way out of the underground city which she lived in her entire life. What will she find in the strange new world above?