Threats, Encounters, Stories, Control by EMScott # Miranda takes shallow breaths that hover at her collarbones. Her tight, protective exoskeleton extends from her torso, now constricting her throat. By the time she meets with the local police, Miranda can barely whisper. “He’s been leaving multiple messages that usually last several minutes each.” “How long has.. Read More
Still strapped to the bed and unable to escape, Ana has to play a game of questions with Teacher-Nurse Kagi for a chance to leave The Company. But will Teacher-Nurse Kagi keep her end of the deal?
Note: The story starts with March’s “What Does It Mean To Be Human?” continues monthly from there. Please read them for more background on Ana!
Quick synopsis: Ana is an Accommodating Nearby Android (ANA) mass-produced by The Company, an organization with global influence. Originally following her protocols to take care of human tenants, she starts to question what it means to be human. She meets Kit, a fox spirit, who merges with her system so Ana has an opportunity to answer her question.
Zubin knew the town disliked him. He had even come to expect and enjoy the hatred. But he wondered if his newly alienated neighbours deserved it…
“So, what happened?” asked Maggie. “If you dated Harold Schuster in college and the relationship had been serious, how did you end up married to Roman?”
One day, I came home from the bookshop with a weighty publication titled “The Salad Bible.”
A woman develops the ability to read minds. It isn’t as useful as you would think.
With A Kiss by NetaQ # The air in the room was warm and stale. Katherine lay atop the bedspread, head resting on her arms, eyes to the ceiling. It was early but already too warm a day outside. The sunlight reflecting through the lace curtains spun shapes on the ceiling and the walls. She.. Read More
Jeni wants to know what happened to her mom but doesn’t want to get sent away. Will someone find her hiding?
Born into a wealthy New York family, Daisy has played the role of dutiful daughter, responsible sister for twenty-three years. She’s never truly fitted in their world and, now that she’s graduated from university, perhaps it’s time to choose her own path.
Bernard has a special position in Stephen’s company. What will Stephen’s reaction be when Bernard gives his notice?
Mistaken by Nonie McElroy # ‘Right, so I have a question for you. How many times have you all been mistaken? You know what I mean, don’t you? ‘ Michelle eyes the flamed hair woman with the over plump pear hips she had spotted on arrival yesterday. ‘You must have been stunning…I mean you are.. Read More
Alice Canmore has to rescue a “fairy” from a six-years-old girl. How hard can it be?