Misfortune

It was because of the lightning bolt. It was a human piece of art but it emitted some low frequencies, which messed up with Bellise’s self-control. It took her entire concentration to keep herself invisible; her dorsal fin shivered with the struggle. Still, she couldn’t help herself. She had to get to that glass pyramid….

Change To Come

She lay down the pen and looked at her notes. Some might call her a snob for still using a fountain pen and paper. Some did actually. The nicest. Other words had been used to describe her. And yet… To think that it was a thread, a discussion on social media that started her on…

Disappearance?

The horse came back alone. The grooms panicked. If anything happened to her Ladyship, the Duke would be in a fury. He wouldn’t care for excuses. That Lady Felicity never listened to anyone’s advice – not even her husband’s – wouldn’t enter the Duke’s mind. He would be out for blood. She couldn’t have fallen,…

The Beginning or the End

The kid looked at him intensely, as he orbited around her watching her through his lens. She was no kid really but her gangly frame was awkward. It was as if her body had lengthened but forgotten to fill out. He knew her to be in her early twenties but she had the curves of…

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…