Cleaning Time

adamlily1972 “Hey, you promised you’d pick up the place.” My wife, being my wife. I played dumb and looked up distractedly from my laptop. “Uh?” She looked sad, annoyed. “The place. While I was working. You said you’d pick it up.” She gestured around the living room. Plates, bottles, wrappers, dust. The hair of Gunther, our black lab. I am sure it smelled of me, too. I pretty much lived in this room and didn’t go much of anywhere these

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Dog Daze

MeatBot Dariela Dequilica Absinthe Au’fair led a charmed life, so it would seem. The daughter of the king of a small nation on Splethe, she lived in a giant floating castle high in the mountains. She was technically a princess, I suppose, being the daughter of a king, but this kingship was an elected post, and his titles were pretty much honorary. He had achieved fame due to the kingdoms financial successes during his tenure, and it was pretty much

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Taryn’s Otherland

Ikeman Upon exiting the elevator on the lab level, my first glance down the corridor in front of me made it very clear that something dramatic had changed. I stepped forward with Bo alongside me as was now our routine for these weekend schedules. I saw several new faces for guards and any hesitation might have been an alarm depending on why there was such a new and heightened interest in security. The area outside the elevator door was only

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The Comet

Dragontail Allen was sitting at his terminal, fixing another web page. As the IT consultant, he was responsible for web changes among a million other things. “Again? Damn it,” he cursed softly. “How many times can you change one word?” The worst part of his day was changing pages, 20 or 30 emails a day with change requests. At least they were small corrections. Looking around his work station he was quite happy with his situation in life, earning nearly

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The Amulet

severn001 Part 1 I don’t know why I started telling the old Chinese man in the shop my life story, but for some reason I started to blurt it out like a whiny little girl. “I feel like Cinderfella most of the time,” I said to the old Chinese man in the antique curio shop in my home town of Brudington. He scratched his head, and asked, “Why?” I explained to him I’d married my wife Jacqueline, Jackie for short,

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Goldie & the Bears

Anon. Not many people know about it, but there’s actually an area in our western states that’s mainly devoted to parkland. Not because of it’s desirability as parkland, but due to the rather strange inhabitants. It was discovered during the late 40’s that fallout from the Los Alamos A-Bomb test had, due to freak weather conditions, concentrated in this area and caused strange mutations among the animal life therein. The mutations being in the form of anthropomorphic wildlife, yes; intelligent

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