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thebetweenspace

Joined May 2009.

44 stories, 0 challenges, 88 comments, and 20 friends

Read, Rate, Comment, Sequel.

That’s my ficly mantra.

Also, that’s the way I roll.

In my opinion, there’s no better compliment than offering an unsolicited sequel to someone else’s story. I think inspired, good-hearted sequels are more breathtaking than the best comments and ratings will ever be.

I joined the League of Awesome. From this point, I shall be known as the Awestruck Ambassador of Awesome.

Stories

  1. Alton Sat Alone

    Why do all call centers seem like military bases? It’s bad enough that you’re trapped inside a cubicle all day under florescent light. Is it really necessary to be meticulously scanned by security every time you enter the parking lot? Do th...

  2. Leave It To Stever (Mature)

  3. Catching Fire

    Bill Jones was the epitome of metro-sexual, a young, good-looking, well-dressed, burgeoning therapist who heard what his patients were really saying as opposed to what they thought they were saying. He lowered his stylish frames, wondering if his words...

  4. Black Hole Dream-Scape

    The incessant chirping of his iphone woke Alton from a peaceful dream. If reality could only be so sweet. No, reality was a black hole dream-scape designed to crush his spirit. He didn’t even pretend to be awake at 3PM on a Friday. “Yeah, w...

  5. Greeted Like a King

    If there’s no dog, she’s gone, Alton thought to himself as he slid his key into the doorknob and prepared to be greeted like a king. Nothing. No paws scratched his thighs. No tongue licked his kneecaps. He had lost his job, his marriage was over an...

  6. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM

    07:25:17 AM A kid with a gray wig put a bubblegum cigar in his mouth and said, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Jason shook his hand as a kid with a mohawk complained about the quirky kid who drove the bus erratically. Then Jason fou...

  7. Thoughts on Time Travel

    Most people say if they could time travel they wouldn’t change anything about their lives because they like who they are now. I’m not a person of that disposition. Don’t get me wrong. I love me. I’m borderline “most awesom...

  8. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM

    06:11:48 AM Judge Ashton Bruce paced his library. He wasn’t stupid. He had allowed his trophy wife some dalliances in the past. After all, he’d had some major ones himself. But she’d always arrived home in time for breakfast. Where th...

  9. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM

    5:56:22 AM Jason watched as Marcos and Guillermo held his father down on the shifty operating table. Craig applied stitches and covered the wound with Neosporin as Victor studied his own dressing quizzically in the the background. Jason accessed his in...

  10. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM

    5:06:23 AM The Mastermind’s instructions to Marcos were very clear. Everyone will stay in one room from now on. No funny business. Reeves and Victor were not to be taken to a hospital. They were not to take any action whatsoever. A cleaner was on...

  11. Colony Z, Chapter 7

    Geoffrey boarded the Sector D elevator and selected Deck 20. 46. 45. 44. 43. The artificial cabin lights went out. And the cabin began shaking violently. 42. 41. 40. 39. The deck buttons started flashing on and off like a possessed Christmas display. 3...

  12. The Truth About Advertising

    “Let’s recap what we’ve learned so far on this road trip,” Erica said. “The world would be a happier place if everyone had a kitten and an ice cream cone. Artificial intelligence is evil and we will be ruled by our toaster...

  13. Two Weeks Earlier

    Desmond was sitting by the pool at Hotel Paradisio, pretending to enjoy the newspaper when Matthew sat down at his table. Matthew was what people in the spy game – and everyone else, really – would call a prick. He was also Desmond’s ...

  14. The Beginning of the End

    Desmond stared into the eyes of a megalomaniac. Alexandre Visiono clapped twice and a servant filled his glass of scotch. Visiono sat in a limousine flanked by henchmen, who had suited up. “Do you,” Visiono asked. “Like your accommoda...

  15. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM

    04:14:47 AM Craig sat down his Big Gulp and studied the computer monitor. Victor and Guillermo were wrestling on the ground. Nothing unusual. Craig switched to the feed of the room where Jason and Dr. Reeves were being held. “Uh, boss,” he ...

  16. Colony Z, Chapter 5

    Kylie surveyed the security logs looking for anything out of the ordinary. As head of security, it was her job to know what everyone on the ECS Gilgamesh was up to. The problem is nothing interesting ever happened. Until now. Kylie compared the video l...

  17. Colony Z, Chapter 2

    Geoffrey was in the armory on Deck 46D when he heard Captain Cooper announce that the ship was about to decelerate. He quickly strapped himself into a restraint. And braced himself for the impending tug of gravity. It reminded him of the punchline of a...

  18. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM

    3:49:27 AM Tony arrived at the warehouse and took out his PDA. “What am I looking at, Chloe? How many guards?” “I’m pulling that up right now,” Chloe said. “There are five people in the warehouse, three hostiles. It ...

  19. The Following Ficly Takes Place Between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM

    3:08:15 AM Gordon Reeves handed Marcos’ gun to his son. “Jason, you remember last summer when we shot the tin cans?” Reeves asked. “Yes,” Jason said. “What I want you to do is line up your shot right in his chest, if...

  20. Like A Tractor Beam

    Joe unplugged his headset and walked outside to smoke a cigarette. Once he was outside of Julie’s spell, he remembered that he hadn’t seen Dawn all day. He took a drag of his cigarette and pulled out his i-phone. The call went straight to v...

  21. Looks Like We're Neighbors Now

    Joe felt sort of guilty. And was very concerned about Dawn. Until the moment Julie sat down next to him. Could this really be his luck? He put his customer on hold. And watched as Julie ran her fingers through her blond hair. “Hey,” Julie s...

  22. The Following Takes Place Between 2:00AM and 3:00AM

    02:54:17 AM Marcos was binding Gordon Reeves’ hands behind his back, when he grumbled, “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” “I can see how having inept help could make life difficult,” Reeves sai...

  23. The Following Takes Place Between 2:00 AM and 3:00AM

    2:19:42 AM Craig, a hacker recruited by the Mastermind, looked at his computer display and winced. Craig was a gun for hire, figuratively speaking. He loved participating in chaos to the extent that he considered accepting his position in the Mastermin...

  24. The Following Takes Place Between 2:00AM and 3:00AM

    “Chloe, where are you!?” Randall yelled. He waited. Silence. “Chloe, come back to me!” “You threw a bug in my face, how gross,” Sara answered. “And you have no idea where we are. To be honest, I just wanna go h...

  25. Get a Load of This Guy. Is He For Real?

    Ethan regarded Kyle with morbid astonishment. He looked normal enough, for these times, with his red goatee and numerous facial piercings, but when you looked into his eyes there was this flat, blurry quality. And whenever he opened his mouth it made y...

  26. Trust Me

    The girls didn’t actually go to the bathroom, nor did they powder their noses. They actually walked out to Eve’s car and smoked a bowl. “So, dish, girl,” Becky said, handing over the pipe. “Which one are you going home wit...

  27. She's Here For a Reason

    The girls left the table to powder their noses and Ethan finally noticed Kyle. This guy was either heavily sedated or so burnt out that he made regular burnouts seem normal. “Do you guys smoke?” Kyle asked. He lit a cigarette. “I̵...

  28. Who is this guy, Barney Stinson?

    Ethan slammed his car door shut and sent a text to his friend Pete: I’m here. Where you at, bro? Then he walked inside the Fox and Hound and handed his ID to the bouncer. The bouncer said, “Have a good time, Ethan.” “Will do, ma...

  29. And Then Everything Changed

    Ethan and Pete were outside on the patio and it was crowded. They managed to grab the last open table and set their drinks down. “Dude,” Ethan said. “I’m gonna call it a night soon. I’ve got to work early tomorrow.” ...

  30. Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End

    Sean ordered a beer from a cute blonde. “So, how’s your brother, Mike?” “He’s doing all right. He’s – " “Banging his next door neighbor,” Eric said, grinning. “I shouldn’t have said...

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