Abundian Battle

Abundian Battle

Dwe’leh Otoda stood at the crest of a grassy hill and gazed down at the valley below through three pairs of glasses. Each was a different prescription but, combined, they allowed him to see normally. At the edge of the low field, halfway across, were a pair of...
Aztechnology Beta

Aztechnology Beta

“You gotta check out this pocket, bro. It’s insane. Here’s the app.” The link reached out. A hand looking for a shake. Arto didn’t grab it.  He was ninety that Misha wasn’t a bot or bait, but ninety isn’t everything. He scanned the...
The Garden Vote

The Garden Vote

Lawrence didn’t need to read the crumpled green paper that was flapping in his face. He knew damn well what it said. He didn’t bother listening to the irate woman shaking the pamphlet in front of his nose like a maraca; he knew what she said too. “I’ll take care of...
Carapace Pleasures

Carapace Pleasures

Lord Amn-gul Hi’Dok, Sectelate of the Southern Drifts, bearer of the crown of Crater Fold, adorned in the pearl cuttings of the Vorshalki, wearer of silk and walker in some really comfortable and fancy shoes, was the most magnificent person Gizzek had ever...
Regarding Security

Regarding Security

The warehouse had been prepped for the meeting. It was empty, save for a table and two chairs. The windows had been painted black and boarded. Foam baffles lined the walls, preventing remote sound surveillance. Men with guns were positioned outside, on nearby roofs,...
Dead Medicine

Dead Medicine

“I’m going to kill you for this.” Michael said. She picked up the syringe.  “By then it won’t matter.” The needle slid into his arm with no resistance. The flesh was inflamed, necrotic, and he was sure he could have poked her finger down to bone with...