Subgalaxia: Ch 22

Ishan stepped into a closet sized bedroom stuffed with a bunk bed, a dresser, and a crate of worn toys.  The sun cast orange rays on the brown shag carpet. Greasy wood paneling held onto the nauseating scent of tobacco.  Laughter alerted him to the door behind him. He eased the warm brass handle to…

Subgalaxia: Ch 21

“What?” Fane opened the door to Sophia’s banging as Ishan pulled his kurta on.  Sophia tripped forward through the door frame, startled at the sudden change. Ishan tossed the black compression top to Fane. “The orb connected fully!” she boasted excitedly.  Fane pulled his shirt on over his head as he raised a suspicious eyebrow…

Skull Dansuer: Ch 4

Reassembled and significantly more comfortable with my particular predicament in life, I lost myself in the strangeness of the forest before Rowan came back to find out why I was whirling around in the undergrowth. Manders were not the only unusual creatures I ran into in the woods. Eyes blinked and glowed through the various…

Subgalaxia: Ch 14

It was late in the afternoon.  Lunch had been simple and fast.  Sophia had made sure of that. Fane and Bern sat on the bed on either side of the white wolf.  Yeller sat in a chair facing them, worry creasing his expression. Ishan leaned up against the wall next to the door.  Sophia had…

Life of a Librarian: Ch 13

“You doing any better?” Sylwyn asked from the kitchen where he was putting away a couple bags of groceries. I was laid out on the couch, curled around a hot water bottle in a teddy bear cover, the blanket pulled up over my head so that all that peaked out was my nose. “Been better….

Life of a Librarian: Ch 12

Morning felt like it came too early.  Though the artificial sun indicated it was six, I still bemoaned the night going by too quickly.  My neck ached from not moving.  I had been tired.  After my lashing out from the day before, I was guaranteed to be exhausted.  The shower did little to ease the…

Life of a Librarian: Ch 11

I dropped my bags next to the shoe rack when the door clicked behind us.  A sigh escaped me as I relaxed into the gentle light of the setting sun in the courtyard.  This had to be one of the more beautiful times of day to see the apartment. Sylwyn dropped a stack of mail…

Life of a Librarian: Ch 10

“A little Simil for a big Simil?” I posited to the Mad Hatter. “Benefit the system, and the system benefits you.” He plucked at a grape.  It slipped past his fork to roll to the other side of his plate. Baffled disappointment creased his features. “What can I do for the Chair, and what can…

Subgalaxia: Ch 13

Fane was practically buzzing.  Ishan watched, baffled at the new bounding ball of energy.  Ishan had seen him happily content, yes, but Fane was excited, and not in a murderous way.  He slipped his arsenal into his holsters but neglected his socks and boots. His hair pooled around him in a copper curtain.  His eyes…

Life of a Librarian: Ch 9

It seemed that the hallways were perpetually empty.  Maybe it was that the complex was so vast that it distributed people well enough to make it rare for more than a couple of people to occupy the halls at any one time.  I was perpetually amazed at the layout of the tunnels.  There were no…