The Runner

Photo Credit  (Anabelle the human) used with Artist's permission Agnes told people she ran in the woods because she loved nature, but that wasn’t it. She was afraid to step on a crack. The sidewalks in her family’s neighborhood were riddled with them; not just the dividing lines between panels, but little fault lines too. … Continue reading The Runner



“Tell me more about Earth, Grandpa. Joey's been saying you lied about everything,” Tommy said. “Joey's a bit of a mutate.” “Joey said you said you had a dinosaur, but there aren't any dinosaurs.” “What? No, no. Dinosaurs are extinct.” Grandpa looked out absently over the landscape below. The population was now almost a small … Continue reading Ditto

What’s Mine is Yours

Inspired by Vicente L Ruiz’s weekly writing prompt. Picture credit also to Vicente. Belgurb and Meeprose were at the Milky Way Oddities conference on Andromeda. Belgurb sat in on the Truth Probe demonstration where kidnapped earthling specimens were manipulated to tell stories about their favorite memories. One of them talked about a place called Lost … Continue reading What’s Mine is Yours


Clang! The sound reverberated throughout the hall as Faith made her way down the ladder. Her metal foot was slippery on the iron rungs. She resisted the temptation to point her toe as she descended; she physically couldn’t and the effort caused her calf to cramp above the prosthetic. The sound was a reproach. Before, … Continue reading Fate