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Phoenix

Joined November 2009.

38 stories, 0 challenges, 2 comments, and 1 friend

Stories

  1. Emergency.

    The noise from the television was sudden and startling. “…This message is transmitted at the request of the United States government …” Chaos. It was several seconds before everyone was quiet enough to hear what was going on. &#...

  2. Darkness Into Light (Mature)

  3. Movements in the dark

    Mari glanced around warily. Six months ago, she’d left her home … she just couldn’t take it anymore. She knew who her family wanted her to be, but she just wasn’t able. Connor tried, at least she thought he tried, but he couldn&...

  4. Last Night

    They knew it would likely be their last night. The battle plans were drawn, and most of the troops would not be coming back. There were few options available; this fortress was nigh invulnerable, and the only way in was an all-out assault. One of them ...

  5. It was raining.

    It was raining. There was no lightning, no wind, no thunder or hail. Just a steady, pounding, gray rain. He was walking down the street, hunched over as though he wanted nothing more than to shrink away from the world completely. Anyone he passed could...

  6. Rise and Ruminate

    Connor was deep in thought. He and Mari had always been total opposites … Where he’d been the straight-A student, she’d struggled for C’s. He’d never found himself in any real trouble, she’d been suspended twice by t...

  7. The War Room

    Huh. Secrecy’s blown all to hell now, thought the Chief as he put the phone down. Not like we can hide one of those wandering down a city street. He stood from his chair and strode from the office. The armies would be deployed within minutes, but...

  8. Dissociation

    And suddenly, she found herself on the sidewalk … massive buildings all around. She didn’t know how she had gotten here, or why she was here at all. The last she remembered, she’d been sitting in her philosophy class, listening to the...

  9. Revelation

    The Council Chief watched the screen, worried. Subject SL-7311 — “Ethan”, as it called itself — seemed to have noticed its protection. Such an event could easily blow the Council’s cover — and what was this? The prot...

  10. Countdown's Begun

    Creak. They all turned toward a small door hidden in the side of the craft to see a small elderly woman enter. “Ah!” said the captain. “This is Maris, our head mechanic.” She exchanged glances with her mother. This was the mecha...

  11. Urban Twilight

    Stephen pressed the ‘end work’ button on the time clock. “When I said I wanted a nine-to-five job, this was not what I meant,” he said to one of his coworkers as they slowly made their way to the door. He got into a beat-up car ...

  12. Boarding The Exodus

    She’d never seen anything like it. All of these massive ships were lined up in a row stretching towards the horizon, probably for miles, although she certainly wasn’t going to be the one walking it to find out … her father made a weir...

  13. Isolation

    It was a vast field of stars, but it looked like it was close enough to touch. Indeed, if she didn’t know better she’d have thought she could stick her hand out the window and grab the stars, like little flecks of broken glass. They were no...

  14. Night Drive

    He glanced away from the night scene in the windshield, to the sleeping woman next to him. “Almost home, babe … I love you,” he whispered, though these words would go unheard to all but him. He thought of reaching out to take her hand...

  15. The Day After The End

    They emerged from the chamber, confused and disoriented. And they were stunned by what they saw. The city still stood around them; it looked just as it had on the day they’d locked themselves into the chamber, except that everyone was gone. They ...

  16. Sometimes There's Really A Wolf

    Theirs was a small town that had always lived in peace. Even when they heard rumors of the vast, unearthly dark armies roaming, destroying the major cities, turning civilization to rubble beneath their feet, the town lived in peace until that day. Old ...

  17. Meeting

    “What do the greens want with me?” The handler looked up. “Ah. You again. Caught another one following you?” She flopped down in a chair. “How’d you guess?” she asked dryly. “Well, none of our other troop...

  18. Prey

    Jerome slipped out the door, into the dark alley. The rain was loud enough to cover his footsteps, she wouldn’t hear a thing. She seemed nervous — as well she should, he thought — as she hurried out toward the bright lights of Gibralt...

  19. Home sweet home

    Deborah raised her eyebrows. “Where, exactly, is ‘here?’” she asked, looking at the barren landscape. Seth replied, “All in due time.” He removed a key from his pocket and unlocked the door, revealing a surprisingly ...

  20. Children of a Lesser Pantheon - The Risen

    Excito, meus liberi. The words were spoken, and they rose. Some were huge, terrible beasts. Others were small, almost weightless creatures. But they all bore one common trait. They had been animated by the gods. No, these gods were not the ones of lege...

  21. Explanations, or a lack thereof

    Seth glanced at Deborah nervously. “Listen, you should know … that man, the one I hit? He’s a bad man. You might not believe me, but he probably deserved what he got.” Deborah smirked. “I’m well aware of the personal...

  22. Hidden Meanings

    Suddenly, the sky went dark, although the flowers around the prince were still lit as though it was midday. The dragon breathed a jet of flame into the darkness, but it flew far above the prince’s head. The prince watched the fire bemusedly as it...

  23. Something New

    The prince glanced around him nervously. None of these flowers looked anything like the ones in his father’s gardens. He saw, far to his right, a blue flower so large that it would shield his entire body. He pushed through the flowers to that one...

  24. The Bird Will Lead

    The prince circled the tree, looking for a foothold to begin his climb. However, at his small height the tree was smooth as glass. “How?” he called, hoping the voice would answer. Instead, it stopped abruptly, and the tree became still. Mom...

  25. A Voice in the Dark

    The tree shook, as though grasped by an unknown assailant. There was motion among the golden apples. This surprised the young prince, who had not generally known apples to move. He inched towards the tree in wonder; as he got closer he could hear a rus...

  26. Hope.

    He always thinks of her when he hears this song … and this time, he’ll let his thoughts carry him away. … just close your eyes and count to five, let’s craft the only thing we know into surprise … He can’t think why,...

  27. Questions of togetherness.

    This was not going well. Lauren had assured Janus safe passage into Mexico, and here they were barely into Panama, with angry men shooting at them. This fact was not lost on Janus, who was giving off glares that would have lit Lauren on fire. As Lauren...

  28. Questions of Cartagena.

    Two days later, tensions were a bit higher. “Remind me why we can’t just land this thing in Mexico?” Janus asked crossly. Lauren raised her eyebrows. “Carmen told us, Mexican customs will be watching for it. If we try to take it...

  29. Questions of planning.

    As the day folded into night, Janus and Lauren reached St. Petersburg. It was agreed, Lauren would again keep watch while Janus went to procure a new vehicle. As 10:00 rolled around, an older man stopped in front of Lauren. He looked both directions fu...

  30. Questions of conveyance.

    “Now wait a second.” Janus turned to Lauren. “We’re outside of what appears to be a damn castle in Russia, and we have to figure out a way to get that” -motioning to the item- “to a city six thousand miles away.̶...

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