Part 47: Floating

Derek felt as if he floating, adrift on a foggy, dark sea. Somewhere in the distance, he could hear the security alarms blaring, but he didn’t care. For the first time in a long time, he felt nothing. No pain, no fear, no anger. Just peace. Was this what it was like to be a […]

Part 46: Deep Water

The tinkling of glass around Andy was satisfying. It felt so good to weave her manifestation in and out of the Digenesis Pharmaceuticals building. Windows shattered, and she heard screaming and shouting. Even through the stain of her anger she avoided trying to hurt people; other than those trying to harm her. Many of those […]

Part 45: Incursion

At first, everything was quiet and calm. Oliver and Grace crouched on the roof of a nearby building, watching the windows of Digenesis and waiting for the signal. Then, a loud crashing noise followed by the tinkling of broken glass hitting concrete. Faint popping noises of gunfire. Distant screams. That was the signal. It was […]

Part 44: The Cage

The lobby of the Digenesis Pharmaceuticals building was deliberately designed to be plain. Grey carpeting that was vacuumed nightly. White and grey painted walls adorned with nondescript, flowery paintings. Black rectangular furnishings. In one corner were a couple chairs and coffee table. Nearby stood a small, wooden console with a wiped down Keurig. Three of […]

Part 43: Bad Memories

In the end, it was just a building. But, for Andy it was more. Standing outside Digenesis Pharmaceuticals, looking up to where the mundane building scrapped the skies, Andy felt a weight in her stomach, as if she had swallowed a stone. A stone with ragged edges that not only threatened to tear out the […]

Part 42: Resolve

Marcus finished his drink in silence, allowing his son to mull over the words. Derek was staring at the ground. His head was slumped forward, but the bindings held him to the chair. The bookshelves in this room always comforted Marcus. They were ever still, filled with knowledge, and never acted out. Sometimes Marcus would […]

Part 41: Urgency

Grace stood on the edge of the buildings roof. The sun was high but the breeze was cool. She looked down at the bright, nearly white brushed concrete sidewalk and it seemed to swim in the heat. In the distance she could see the tall towers of downtown. Up the street she could hear a […]