Part 25: Whiskey

Oliver stood in the elevator as it ascended. His mouth was suddenly dry. He again and again checked that all of his weapons were ready. The steady thrum of the elevator was his only companion. The elevator slowed and then finally stopped. The doors unceremoniously opened. Before him a wall of windows. The room was […]

Part 23: Acceptance

Grace reached into the shower and turned the water on.  She held her hand in the spray, testing temperature. “Well, get talking.” Grace said.  Her frustration was still bubbling at the surface, but she figured she’d wait to understand Alice’s part of the story before chewing her out. She unbuttoned her pants, threw off her […]

Part 21: Underbelly

Oliver drank deep on the alien blood.  The silver burned his throat, but he had become accustomed to such things.  He needed strength, especially for the next part of his day. He was sprawled over the dead creature, almost as if he was trying to pin it to the ground.  He was crouched on his […]

Part 19: Walter

Alice stepped hurriedly, but lightly.  Trying to make progress, but trying not to draw attention.  She could feel the pain in her body subsiding, so what ever had taken place was over.  Her throat was tight, her heart was racing.  Anticipation was very nearly undulating across her skin. She neared a cafe that had a […]

Part 17: Spouts and Shouts

Oliver made a dash for the bar.  The monster lunged for him, and with a swing of one of its arms it neatly bisects the door diagonally.  Oliver landed hard on his side and scrabbled up the narrow bar and reached deep underneath.  His fingers prodded the object he was looking for, and he pulled […]

Part 15: Stack the Deck

Stinson stared down at Grace.  It seemed his illusion was convincing enough.  Might not have passed if Derick and Walter were still up, but Grace was new to this side of the city. He kept staring as she looked up at him, blinking against the bright light. She was trying to figure it all out. […]

Part 13: Stand

They had finally found her.  All this time they thought she was lost, and then Marcus sent a messenger.  He told them that the fighting needed to end.  And he knew just the offer to make.  They knew where the girl was, and graciously told them.  As long as it could bring an end to […]