The Modern Magician

“Pick a card, any card.” I say to the 10-year-old girl in front of me, while fanning out a deck of face-down cards in front of her. Her hand drifts across the cards, searching for the one she prefers. She picks one out from near the end of the deck and pulls it out. “CanContinue reading “The Modern Magician”

Cargo: Chapter 5

Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4 “This book is to record the history of The Empress, The largest container ship ever built, on which nearly five hundred survivors of the worldwide phenomenon known as The Bug have taken refuge.” – History of The Empress: Book One After they’d been on land a month, they finally hadContinue reading “Cargo: Chapter 5”

Cargo: Chapter 4

Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 5 “It has been two weeks since we have sent the expedition to land. We have seen no signs of activity on the beach, and similar to the previous expeditions, now presume them to have perished to The Bug. We are leaving this position and resuming our previous course.” History ofContinue reading “Cargo: Chapter 4”

Cargo: Chapter 3

Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5 “After a trade with another ship, a former cruise liner named the SS Elizabeth, we have all the equipment we need to start a hydroponic farm below deck. We believe this will give us a steady supply of food for the years to come. Modifications are currently being made belowContinue reading “Cargo: Chapter 3”

Cargo: Chapter 2

Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5 “Reginald, a young boy aged twelve years, was caught stealing medicine denied to his ailing mother, on account that the doctors thought the chances of her recovery were too slim. This was his second offense, the first being theft of food the previous year, and he was sent to compostContinue reading “Cargo: Chapter 2”

Cargo: Chapter 1

Estimated Reading Time: 45-50 Minutes Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5 “As the last known ship on the water, the people have stopped calling the ship by her name ‘The Empress’ and now simply refer to her as ‘The Ship’.” – History of The Empress: Book Twelve Arthur woke up to sirens. He focused his attentionContinue reading “Cargo: Chapter 1”

Kyle Has an Interview

“Kyle entered the conference room, dressed to the nines in his best suit. He eyed the lady about to interview him. She had jet black hair that rolled down like a waterfall stopping just below her shoulders. She had a slim figure, but curves in all the right places. He would be glad to workContinue reading “Kyle Has an Interview”