Kingmaker Jelly

Kingmaker Jelly

“Do you ever wonder what it’s thinking?” “No. But I often wonder what’s going on in your head. Your decisions are confounding.” He laughed it off. “Hardly. You’re just naive.” Vana didn’t rise to the insult and waited for him to make his move....
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...
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...
The Name of the Gang

The Name of the Gang

Black clad and blood splattered, the swarm of bikers rounded the curve on County Road K with an ear numbing buzz. They were leaned back with arms out, nestled deep in chrome and leather. Beards and goggles hid their grim expressions.  It had been a hell of a...
The Orange Agenda

The Orange Agenda

Doctor Abbot, a master of crispr, specialist in plant polyamines, chlorophyll optimization, and lead chair of the East Coast North American Corp of Botanical Engineers, sat in the dark and waited. There was a bowl of light bulbs on the end table beside him. In his lap...
The Cleaner’s Pitch

The Cleaner’s Pitch

“Tell me again. What is it you want from me?” “Fifty million dollars. Tops.” Mrs.Bosche arched a grey eyebrow. She’d need to talk to Pamela about this. She’d warned her before about filling her schedule with small fries. It was, after all, her job to vet...