Cursing that would make a Marine blush blasted down the hallway. I poked my head out my office door just to verify. Yep. Coming from Adriana’s office. That meant that comms with HQ was down. Again. For the third time… today.Continue reading “Comms Lag”
Gil stared at the giant gas cloud undulating outside the viewing port. This was why he was here. These sentient gas clouds which stretched thousands of miles across space were a fascinating enigma to every other species that inhabited the galaxy. Humans were only the latest species to try to study the clouds and their love lives.Continue reading “Studying Love”
Graeme turned the paper over and back again when he saw there was nothing on the other side. He reread and reread the first paragraph, shifting in the uncomfortable waiting room chair.
Patient should be scheduled for dragonoscopy. Please contact our office to set up an appointment.Continue reading “Surprise!”
Tyler stared up and up… and up. The castle was beautiful, like something out of a fairy tale. Soaring spires topped with cheerfully snapping flags gleamed white against the dark green background of the mountains that rose behind it.Continue reading “Mysteries”
Willow (Will, to her friends) Delaney gazed up at the house looming over her. It was perfect. An old three-story Victorian with classic gingerbread trim, a porch that wrapped around three sides of the house, and even a turret! Will sighed. The old girl was going to need a lot of work, but it would be so worth it in the end. She opened her hand and stared at the key that rested in her palm.Continue reading “Housemates”
“What is it?”
“Welp, you know it’s gotten really cold when the electricity freezes the wires!”Continue reading “Frozen Lightning”
Looking around the ranch as the sun dropped below the horizon. Remmie smiled. His wife, Jelena, sitting next to him, glanced over.
“What are you thinking about?” she asked softly, her hand on his arm.
“Oh, just how lucky I am to be here with you and the kids. That you and the kids even exist,” he said, squeezing her hand.Continue reading “Worth It”
A small “FOOMP” sounded from the other room quickly followed by a scream and a thud.
“What the…???” Daria screeched.
I ran into the bedroom. “What happened?”
Daria was standing between the bed and window staring at a blackened pile on the floor. Wisps of smoke drifted up.Continue reading “Could be a good thing…”
I sighed, closed out the document, and shut down my laptop. Classes started tomorrow and I wanted to make sure there were no typos, wrong due dates, and anything else of that nature in my syllabus. Students were merciless when they found errors. Also extremely annoying and I sure as hell didn’t want to start off the semester that way. Again.Continue reading “The Living Classroom”
I stared up into the tree.
“How the hell did you get up there?” I didn’t really expect an intelligible answer and indeed, what I got was a brief tail wag and a small whine. The tiny brown puppy shifted and then scrabbled back as his front paws started to slide down the trunk of the big oak.Continue reading “Chaos”