Dead or Alive

It's hard to hear orders when your heart is beating in your ears. For the moment, Thuku was glad he was the one giving the orders. "Spread out, converge, recover." Now, his orders were pursue and recover; dead or alive. Sorio prison housed the most dangerous felonies on the planet. These were not just people…

Rising

My first vehicle was won, not bought. It was earned at the tiny Megaboson arena in the Eastern District of Planet Desna. I remember the small crowd cheering my name as a new champion rose in the arena, hopefully, one who would go on to the Ethereal Colosseum. There, misfits became heroes, those with no…

In the Blink of an Eye

He could disappear. In the blink of an eye, he could go from Alaska to Bujumbura. He'd used his ability to gain wealth: illegally of course. Blink's escapades were now the stuff of legend. Bank vaults were cleared with no alarms going off, luxury cars taken for joy rides and the police finding no culprit…

Holes in Laws

The roar of the crowd could be heard from miles away. At the center of the amphitheater, cheers rose and fell with the swing of swords.  Klocus rested on his spear. His legs begged to sit down but he wouldn't; it would make standing again all the more difficult. He'd fought one, then two gladiators…

Humanity 101

Looks could kill, Izori could testify to that. There was a certain look commander Prasas shot at you and you instantly knew you were a condemned man. Some would even place bets on how much time you had left. Fortunately, today was not his day. Prasas had only given him a look that said, "you…

The New Age of Heroes

Within the halls of the guild of heroes a meeting took place. Makim sifted through the scrolls scratching his beard. Nothing about it indicated a problem. He pored through it ending at the bottom with the picture of his latest failed venture. He turned to Sasani, "Is this how all recruits are progressing? What happened…

Curving the Uncarveable

You can carve a turkey, you can carve wood. People are carved up as well often to be served to their enemies by their best friends. Some think its a spectacle but anyone in the business world will tell you that carving and serving humans is all in a day's work and nothing to lose sleep…

Secret Spices

Chef Tuwile turned the veal in the sauce a few times before letting it settle once more. The secret, which only he knew, was to let it sleep for 6 hours not the 12 that most people went for.  He put his legs on the desk as he admired the plaques and photos on his…

Ambling in Jumpsuits

The first time you see a Draki from the Venusian galaxy you feel pity for them sweating it out in their orange jumpsuits. They seem to lack the speed and quickness of other species. They amble, saunter, stroll but they can't run or even trot. God forbid one is required to dash to save its…