Deck Three

Photo by Antonia Lombardi // Unsplash <Continued from Blackmail Still clean. Spotless. Unsettling. Ameka’s grip tightened on her gun. The lights flickered every so often. Industrial ticking down the hall. Minor damage—a broken console, dents in the walls, shattered glass underneath a broken lamp—but no signs of life, live or dead, other than her and […]


<Continued from Navigation Continue to Deck Three> Charlie couldn’t believe what he was hearing, and every few moments he was fighting back the urge to vomit. “Then it’s settled,” Jamal, the leader of the junkers, said. “We’re going deeper.” Charlie fought off a groan from the sudden turning of his stomach. He’d never felt right […]

Just Let It Go

Supplimentics Inc. – June 14 – Marketing Meeting – Subject: Diur-All 11:09 and still a few minutes away. Ben had been struggling just making meetings the last few weeks and he could tell people were starting to take notice. He didn’t exactly grow up wanting to sell pharmaceuticals, and his heart just wasn’t in it […]

Room 208

“All right, class, open up to page 445. Today we start my favorite unit, The Renaissance!” Soon, every desk is covered by a fat textbook about ten pounds too heavy for a fifth grader. The teacher’s pets in the front row look at me expectantly, wanting nothing but my approval and ready to ace every […]

An Old Friend

Brian was bored at work when he got the call. He otherwise wouldn’t have answered, but his phone was already in his hand and the only pressing things on his plate were a page on IGN that wouldn’t read itself and some spreadsheet he had to get a vague understanding of before he could get […]