Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…

Betrayal

When she received the invitation, Laura was surprised… Ally hadn’t spoken to her in a couple of months; her latest foray into high end society had brought her back changed and somehow Laura didn’t fit in her life anymore. Who could have known that her mother’s second marriage would influence her this way? She’d insisted…

Regrets and Memories

She looked about the room; it was empty but for the chair, which leaned uselessly against the door frame. Others might wonder how such a magnificent place could have fallen to such a state of decay. Not she. At first she’d felt anger, hatred even; now sorrow, regrets and pointless wishes for another chance dominated….

Worlds in Danger

The three of them had been digging for hours, the world around them dark and humid. It wasn’t good, Danik grumbled. There was something unnatural about being this deep. Pleore knew he was right but they had their orders; whether they liked it or not they must obey. It wasn’t as if they could do…

Costly Mistake

His pupil was gazing outside not focusing at all on the lesson at hand. Leaning over his shoulder, he looked through the window only to notice the boisterous noise of birds frolicking in the branches or foliage of the nearby tree. As he breathed down the young man’s neck, the latter startled. “I’m sorry Master…

Real or Unreal

Tessa didn’t understand what happened; she knew sometime ago she had another name, another life. But here… she wasn’t so sure. The worst about it was she didn’t know which was real and which wasn’t. She’d only tried to escape the janitor after a stupid prank and entered a room in the school she’d never…

Sur le pont de Nantes

Everybody was talking about the giant party organized by the old bridge that weekend. It was going to be the party of the century and Adele was adamant she would attend. Everyone who was anyone at school would be there and so would she. But when she asked her mother for permission, she refused. The…

The War Inside of Us

The idea that within man occurs a struggle between good and evil is as old as religion. The protagonists of this war have many names: hybris and logos, angels and demons… It is up to man to decide which path he chooses. Or so we’d like to believe. But the truth is that the issue…

Rotten or Poisonous?

“You should see them, falling over themselves to satisfy my every whim.” “I’ve got no doubt these hapless idiots would do anything for you. But what do you repay them with? They’ve got to ask for some favours in return.” “Well sometimes they do. But it’s all a question of manipulating them. It’s not like…

Evening Secret

It was late afternoon, almost night, when Theodora arrived at the House. It was the perfect hour: there weren’t many people yet so she could pass discreetly. Hoping to go unnoticed would be pointless for there were others like her who had already arrived to prepare for a night of revel. But none knew who…

Left Behind

His eyes followed the swallows in flight but really he didn’t see them; their back and forth movement just induced an ambedo he couldn’t escape even if he tried. How long had he been sitting at that window? He couldn’t have said; it didn’t matter. He didn’t really care. Watching the birds, the clouds passed…

Death Wish

He looked at the next letter on the pile; he prided himself on answering all the letters one way or another. But when he recognized the font he sighed: Lola again. There was not much he could there. Still… Dear Death… No scratch that Hello Motherfucker, This is Lola here; you know the woman you’ve…