Tag Archives: sci-fi

1. Butter (D1)

I remember the first time I watched AP play ball. It was like watching a hummingbird gracefully absorb all the nutrients a flower has to offer. For a split second, you feel as if you can finally see all its beauty and, in the blink of an eye, it’s gone. His legs moved so fast …

23. Be Something (D2)

Her hand ran over his providing the reassurance he needed. Jimmy looked up at her, expecting her to disappear as all good things in his life did, but here she was still. Her breathtaking smile, just as he remembered.  He had agreed to Patricia’s suggestion and taken it upon himself to reach out to the …

22. Jimmy (D2)

The door pushed open and startled Jimmy, bringing him up from his knees. Patricia stood there, a curious expression that quickly turned to relief. Jimmy smiled back and took a short step toward her. She threw her arm out and reeled him in for an embrace. She was no longer in her suit which gave …

20. Clean Up (D2)

He didn’t know how long it went on for. Hours, minutes, maybe seconds. He heard nothing, saw nothing, felt nothing. The burning pain at his back, legs, and feet. The occasional cry that arose from the woman on his back. It seemed to be engulfed by the wallowing misery in his mind. It wasn’t until …

19. Lagos (D2)

“…Dr. Lagos,” said Aida as Jimmy and Patricia stood in front of the mounds of furniture, piping, faux plants, anything that could be used to barricade the doors that kept them from the living quarters.  “We’re familiar,” Jimmy said back. “Please tell me he’s close to the entrance.” “He’s not far from it,” she said …

18. Suits (D2)

He placed the last suit over the mechanism they were using to fill them up with oxygen. “Ready,” he told Patricia as he felt the suit finally stay up on its own. Patricia tapped the panel close by and the sound of escaping gas resonated around them. “Fond memories of this place,” said Patricia with …