U is for Underwater Cavern – #AtoZChallenge

U is for Underwater Cavern – #AtoZChallenge

Vicky stared into black hole to the opening to the cave. “One. Why is there a cave down here? Two. Is that water I hear gurgling away down in there? Three. Are there squids!” YES. YES. NO. “That first answer doesn’t make sense.” IT IS WHERE CAVERNS GO. THEY DO NOT BELONG ON THE FIFTH FLOOR. “Fine. What about the Squids?” THERE ARE NO SQUIDS. “How about right now?” NO. “Will there be squids?” THERE ARE CRACKS THAT USE THAT…

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T is for Thunder Gate Arcade – #AtoZChallenge

T is for Thunder Gate Arcade – #AtoZChallenge

“So what are we looking at?” Vicky peered over the edge of the platform. Far down below, she thought she saw lava. “It appears, to be lava,” Kyle said as he leaned out over the edge of the platform as well. There was no safety railing here. “You need to get to the next platform. Like this!” Avera backed up a couple of steps as the other two turned to face her. After shifting her footing a few times, she…

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Final week of A to Z

Final week of A to Z

Man, this is getting harder and harder to come up with different ideas. It’s certainly a good challenge. But there’s only 6 shorts to go. And I’m starting the week off behind. Yep. This will be the final crazy mad dash run. I can do this! Raw, stories – straight from brain to post.

S is for Special Event – #AtoZChallenge

S is for Special Event – #AtoZChallenge

“She’s coming!” Vicky burst into the break room causing Avera to jump off the couch. “How did they find me?!” Avera reached behind the couch, revealing a rocket launcher. “I’ll get them this time.” “Uhh.. No.” Vicky put her hands up in front of her to placate Avera, “who’s after you this time?” Avera put the rocket launcher down, “no one.” She laughed, “But it helps to be ready at all times, just in case there are!” Kyle came running…

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R is for Runabout Race – #AtoZChallenge

R is for Runabout Race – #AtoZChallenge

The sign on the door simply said ‘The Ball Pit.’ The door had been bolted shut and then locked over with chains. Vicky stared at the door, puzzled, “we have a ball pit?” “Apparently so,” Kyle said. “Guys! Doesn’t this look one of those legendary Pandora Books?” Avera came running over carrying a massive metal bound locked book. She hefted it so they could see. “Those are just stories and probably, I never saw one,” Kyle said. “What are we…

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Q is for Quantum Express – #AtoZChallenge

Q is for Quantum Express – #AtoZChallenge

Kyle sat reading the day’s newspaper. He had been stationed at Particle Wave Emitters and Tableware’s for most of the day. It had been busy and it was the first break he had. Forks and the B-type particle wave emitters sold particularly well today. Last week, it has been the C-spine wave emulators and knifes. Sometimes he wondered what they were all bought for. He didn’t know of anything that used a B-type or a C-spine in anything. Avera crawled…

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P is for Provocateur – #AtoZChallenge

P is for Provocateur – #AtoZChallenge

Vicky stood along the wall next to Fog Machines and Musty Maps. In front of her the entire hall was filled with people. The noise prevented her actually hearing anything that might have been being said. There were a lot of people. She was pretty sure Kyle was at the other end of the mob, but it was hard to tell. Either way he’d be fine, she told herself. The crowd swayed to and fro to some unheard rhythm. Up…

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O is for ‘Outreach’ Program – #AtoZChallenge

O is for ‘Outreach’ Program – #AtoZChallenge

Avera sat cross legged on the couch in the corner of the break room eating her lunch. It was a good lunch room. Small, with a few tables and had a nice view of the mountains off in the distance. But more importantly, it was empty. It had almost everything to do that no one knew it existed. And that was fine with her. It was her own personal hour. She felt a prickle across her skin as she was…

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N is for Nautical Entrepreneur – #AtoZChallenge

N is for Nautical Entrepreneur – #AtoZChallenge

Vicky watched the young man dressed all in black. He seemed normal, nothing about him set her on edge like some of the customers. As she watched him, she noticed he moved with a fluid grace that a normal person would not have. And that made her suspicious. He also kept averting his gaze, so she knew he knew they were watching each other. So far, he hadn’t actually done anything that she could kick him out of the store…

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Halfway through A to Z

Halfway through A to Z

Only two more weeks to go… 13 more shorts to go… and I’ve only got one of them pre-written. It’s going to be a full on mad dash from here to the end. Please pardon the mostly non-edited stories at this point. This has been quite fun so far. I just wish I had more time to visit other blogs also doing this crazy month long project. At least it’s getting me writing again. And then I can go back…

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