Stories tagged “hole”

  • Slo-Mo (Superhero Black Hole, part 60)

    Once the sound of my palm against Zoe’s cheek subsided (which, by the way, I apologised (or as she tells it, “grovelled”) for, over and over again, and she said she was cool with it…even though it left a horrid red mark across h...

  • Heading Back (Superhero Black Hole, part 61)

    Afterwards, when we were back in my hotel room (she had her own seperate room, by the way; like I said before – we don’t end up playing tonsil tennis, or doing the genitalia handshake. (Looking over my shoulder, Zoe’s asking me to rem...

  • اليوم الثامن (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 62)

    It had been eight days since Zoe had manifested her ability to slow time to a crawl. There had been a breaking story on the news this morning about footprints found in 3.4-billion-year-old rock in Australia, complete with the brand name from the sole. ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • اليوم الثامن، ثانية (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 63)

    After some initial irrational moments of panic, we didn’t think it a big deal at first. We simply went back in time a couple of days (making sure that we were able to receive the check in the mail again, of course) so that we could upgrade the ap...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • اليوم الثامن، للمرة الثالثة (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 64)

    We went back in time again, entrusting the suitcase to Mrs. MacPhearson next door, who promised not say a word of it to anyone. Given that she had taken a vow of silence several years prior, this was not anything she’d have had to go out of her w...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • New Leases (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 65)

    In apartment 2B there lived a young man pursuing some sort of law degree; he financed this pursuit by pushing amphetamines and new identities. Having won the lottery the week before the big jackpot (in the grand scheme of things, a couple million would...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • La Toux Pratique (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 81)

    Zoe uttered an expletive, as she is wont to do in situations like these. Had she not done it sotto voce this time, we might not exist as we do right now. Our internal quaking in terror turned to inquisition when we heard a rather large and obnoxious co...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Aniridia (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 86)

    “You need a shower,” Zoe bluntly informed me as the three of us huddled together in the broom closet located under the stairs to the apartment’s subbasement. It was dark, barely dark enough to see. The albino man’s eyes somehow ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Moose Jaw (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 87)

    We could only nod. I wasn’t sure if the albino had seen us or not, but he began talking anyway regardless. “In approximately one and one half millennia, the groundwork for a new and novel power source will be devised,” he began. ̶...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Why I Obsessed Over That TV Show (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 88)

    “Well, spit it out already!” Zoe bristled. “All in due time,” the albino countered. “The manifestation of time travel abilities has been shown to relate to the mental status of the afflicted. For most, it begins with a rit...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • ⅟ (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 89)

    “I swear,” Zoe fumed, “if you don’t get to the point of all of this right quick, I am going to murder you!” “That would be inadvisable,” the albino coolly parried, “since I am here to help.” He shuf...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Word Is Bond [Remix] (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 90)

    “You make the future from one of James Cameron’s flicks sound like Candy Land,” Zoe remarked. “It is…” The albino hesitated a bit in his delivery. I could sense a hit of emotion hidden behind the careful delivery in his ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • Temporal Asphalt (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 98)

    “She must be using the In-Between to be doing all of this damage,” I hazarded. Al nodded, wordlessly grabbing a piece of paper and scribbling down an equation on it. I examined what he had written. ع = GM₀(t₂ – t₁)((14ظ + ⁶(...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted about 3 years ago.
  • [Title of Story] (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 104)

    I continued. “It looks like a movie theater. Even has a soda fountain in back, and it works. I know because I took myself there—or some Other Me took myself—took him—screw it, you get the idea. One of the other rules you can get around usin...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted almost 3 years ago.
  • Knot Theory (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 118)

    “But…” I stammered, “…um…wha—?” Zoe, however, had had both the exact same thought as I and fuller control of her vocal and mental faculties. “Whatever do you mean? Lettie’s been following Dimwit here for the ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
  • My View of The Funeral

    This was probably the smallest funeral I’ve been to. We crossed the pool deck and I waited for Jojo to pull our her mockingly bright rainbow umbrella out of the house in order for us to not get completely soaked. We made our way outside, and I co...

  • Something in the Night

    “Something goes here.” I spoke the words aloud, but they got lost in the wind. Leaves and blades of grass flitted across my field of vision, obscuring the already muddy issue at hand. If there was a moon I couldn’t see it. If there we...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 2 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Breakthrough (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 122)

    We rested for awhile. Al said he had to do some fiddling around with stuff and went into the projector room. He was kind enough to play for us some film from later on in the timeline. I think it was the thirteenth movie of the fourth reboot of Star Tre...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 1 year ago.
  • Double Vision (Superhero Black Hole, Pt. 123)

    Zoe smiled, her eyebrows arching. “Still with us, I see.” “Uhhhhhh…” I grunted. Zoe stepped out from behind me and wagged a finger at Zoe. “Is this some kind of sick joke?” “Uhhhhhh…” Zoe paid Zoe no ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 1 year ago.
  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 1 year ago.
  • Jungle Jane Junior

    I got the call on my radio at 6AM. I dressed with speed, praying the Jeep would run. Working in isolation from society was nice most days, but not when I was the only civilized one, a daughter of Jane Goodall. There is no room for fear when approaching...

  • 10. The Problem with Eternal Reward/Punishment

    Death, I’ve learned, was the cue that the Judge was waiting for. I don’t know if His decision was based on all the facts, or a few selected tidbits, but I went down. Others I know went up. Here in Hell, I’ve had time to think; I figu...

  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • Black Widow

    Death lurks behind a curtain of white lace While shadows dance behind fluttering lashes Her cheeks may be rosy Flushed with anticipation But is it for A tepid honeymoon full of sweat and grunts And endless staring into each others eyes Or that moment o...