Plants of Desna

From a distance, the Rakaniri flower is a thing of beauty. Its orange petals with streaks of blue burst open each morning releasing nectar with the hypnotizing smell of perfume that draws you closer, "come get me," it seems to call out. It grows on the deep marshes and lakes of Planet Desna. If you…

Into the Abyss

At vault 19 it was all hands on deck as one of the containment units was opened. This was one of their most feared serial killers. They had caught him at the corpse of his 87th victim making a meal of the man. His DNA matched that found at other scenes. That was why they…

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…

My Wish is Your Command

The hot sands of the Sahara blew across the lands spreading their dry air of desolation even further. Inside a cavern, a debate of astronomical proportions took place.  Sesios scratched his imaginary chin as he pondered his granter's request. What is your name again? "My name is Meho M-29 and I am here to serve…

Cement for the Chest Cavity

I stared at the man who had fallen asleep on my farm. He was normal in all appearance except for the giant hole in his chest. I nudged him with the blunt side of the machete I held. He started to stir. "Who are you?"  I asked holding the blade over his head. "Woah Woah!"…

Stifled Screams

I heard the Kazeki's grunt. It was far and probably full if it was making that much noise. You would hope it was full enough to be forgiving. I had been sent into the terrains of the planet for a scouting mission. Had I, we, known that we would be walking into this demon's territory…

Shaman’s Shopping

The bell of the shaman's shop jingled as a potential customer walked in but there was no need to really. The shaman's bell was more for the customer, letting them know that he knew they were there. At the door was a young man in a generic black suit with a white shirt and a…

Last Big Fight

From two million light year's, Planet Desna's atmosphere was nothing but a twinkle that could be seen with the right telescope. For now, though, one individual was experiencing it up close and personal with less sparkle and all its flavours of pain. Rugu hunched his aching back in defeat. He could hear the roar of…

Tina Mond: Dominant

Tina Mond swung to and fro in her easy chair and as she did the light from her trophies glinted in her eye. She kept seeing it over and over as she had since her high-school science project took her to the nationals, Tina Mond: Dominant.  The rail fuse next to her told a different…