Flashy Friday: A Good Chase

“You never should have crossed me, Egan. I recommend you start running.” She leveled the barrel in his direction and cocked her head thoughtfully, a slow grin touching her lips. Without even looking back, she said, “He’s all yours, Franklin.” She didn’t need to see his face to know Franklin was smiling. There was nothing […]

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Flashy Friday: The Lost City of Dagon

Even with the strange breathing apparatus, Dr. Yuna Song was sure she would hyperventilate. Excitement quickened her heart rate; her whole body trembled. The stream of bubbles escaping her air tube obscured H’tkeh’s strange, alien face when she turned to them and tried to smile around the the cumbersome mouthpiece. H’tkeh reached out and took her […]

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Flashy Friday: Rebellion

Uniforms were to be worn at all times, most especially on the march. A single body out of line subjected itself to punishment. A button undone, a boot unpolished–some said these were infractions severe enough to incur death. Every day Iris tested the water to see how much she could get away with. Monday she put […]

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Flashy Friday: In Loyal Service

Two hundred years, he’d served loyally, a faithful playmate to the Miyuzaki children as they grew, a confidant worthy of their prepubescent daydreams and, later, their adolescent fears about a world too large and cruel to keep them innocent. He never allowed himself to favor one more than the others, but Saeko was different. From the […]

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Flashy Friday: The Wish Sword

Six months, he searched for it: the wish sword. Dull of blade, but sharp with power, whosoever found it was granted the power of a single wish to change their life. All throughout the lonely quest, he thought about what he might do with that wish when he found it. He could have riches, prestige, power […]

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Flashy Friday: Washed Ashore

She said the answers would come when the time was right, told me to watch the waves for my salvation. She said, “When at last you learn your lesson, Amelia, the key to your freedom will wash ashore.” A hundred years I waited, and finally it had come: permission to shed my isolation and mark my […]

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