A Walk With New Sempa

A Walk With New Sempa

The crater that Sempa materialized in was larger than normal. It wasn’t the typical circular shape either. The edges were rimmed with cracks and a wide crevasse extended off to her right, travelling toward the straight horizon. It made the hole look like it was...
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,...