Friday’s Gremlins

Friday was the best night of Jenny’s week, the night that the gremlins were the quietest. She was pretty sure that it had something to do with her Friday night tradition, celebrating the end of the week with her roommate Rachel. This Friday night seemed a bit different though, and Jenny wasn’t sure that theContinue reading “Friday’s Gremlins”

Guts, Glory, and a Forever Broken Heart.

With a sun so hot it bleached the blue from the sky, the heat lay on west Texas like an unwanted blanket. It was August, close to the end of a summer that would go down in the books. The hottest day, the longest dry spell, the highest temperature in downtown Odessa. On and on,Continue reading “Guts, Glory, and a Forever Broken Heart.”

Pizza, roses, and a unsurpassed mutual appreciation.

Claire pressed the green button and the printer spat out another fistful of orders. She picked them up and headed into the blissful cool of the back room, close to the walk-in fridge. It was only eleven, and they had been busy since seven. No wonder her sister had asked her to come and helpContinue reading “Pizza, roses, and a unsurpassed mutual appreciation.”

Romance, Lost Moons, and Special Mates!

  Jez wished she’d taken more notice of the signs, especially the hints of habitation in the cave she currently stood outside that she and her second, Jana, had discovered the previous shift. It was something that had been instantly dismissed by the expedition leader. But what was currently studying her so intently was ofContinue reading “Romance, Lost Moons, and Special Mates!”

A must read! Our first writers challenge winner.

Kayla stood poised on the rim of the Luna crater, scanning the bowl for anomalies. The unfamiliar craft was almost hidden in the shadow under the ramparts. From the buckling on the stubby wing tip it must have been a rough landing. Without hesitation she scrambled down the escarpment and headed for the ship. TheContinue reading “A must read! Our first writers challenge winner.”

A must read miracle with a delightful recipe that will tantalize!

“Move, Dave!” Shelby screamed into her mask as she ran towards her crew leader. Her hands connected with his back, pushing him out of the way. The branch came crashing down in a hail of smoke, sparks and thunder. It slammed down on her left shoulder, knocked her helmet and breathing apparatus off. Charred earthContinue reading “A must read miracle with a delightful recipe that will tantalize!”

Sacrifice

By MC D’Alton Sophie’s gaze ran up and down the long bronze list bolted onto the memorial.  Her eyes blurred as she blinked back the tears. The soldiers forever immortalized, never to grow old: Corporal James Stewart. Lance Corporal Cassidy Newman. Lance Corporal Shamus Bailey Wilson. The names on the plaque stared back at herContinue reading “Sacrifice”

A Dark and Aussie Knight

By Melanie Page “Gimme your money! Now!” Carly took one look at the dude in the balaclava, some kind of thin, black handled knife in his hand. Sorry boss, my six week, ladies self-defence class isn’t up to it. Another gust of frigid August misery came through the open door of the petrol station. OutsideContinue reading “A Dark and Aussie Knight”