Stories tagged “Nicky”

  • Pursuit

    “You could start explaining right now,” I said, as I jogged down the stairs into the subway station. “Perhaps you could begin with ‘who the hell are you and what are you doing in my iPhone?’” “My name is Nicole...

  • Door

    “They cut all the hardlines before they attacked, and jammed long-range comms,” Nicky continued as I dashed down the narrow, dark passage. “But Bluetooth was still open. When your phone got within range—well, I had to wipe your devi...

  • Garage

    “Safe?” I sputtered. “Locked in a…a…what is this place, anyway?” As I looked around, overhead lights came on with the “thunk” sounds of breakers closing. It appeared to be a…garage? There were parking spaces fo...

  • Crotch Rocket

    I straddled the motorcycle dubiously. It was a huge, sleek, yet bulky thing—a touring bike, at least half the weight of a car (and maybe heavier than a Volkswagen). I stared at the instrument panel—one huge multifunction display, currently blank. N...

  • Subway Speed

    I had regained my balance by the time we hit the door—which was good, as it opened out onto the subway tracks, and we were racing between a tag-covered concrete wall on my right…and a subway train on my left. We matched speeds with it for a moment,...

  • Subway Rider

    On the one hand, I was trying to drive an unfamiliar bike through a subway tunnel at breakneck speeds, and the sooner someone who knew what she was doing could take over, the better. On the other hand, for her to take over, I’d have to drive it b...

  • Subway Pursuit

    We barrelled along through a universe of dimly-lit concrete and steel. I split my attention between the tunnel and the map, carefully making sure I was following its course. Whoever set this insane escape route up would have planned in at least some sa...

  • Subway Gunfire

    “Oh crap! Nicky! What do I do?” I glanced down at the iPhone screen, but all I saw was the “busy syncing” notification. She wasn’t able to hear me. She was completely out of it. The light was sticking close on our trail. I...