Just Ashley (story and critique)

Just Ashley By Shawn My parents are kind people, always available to help, generous, virtuous. On the day I was born, they rushed to the hospital, made my father wait in the hall while the mother was in delivery. I heard a story of her smile when she heard me cry, and doctors and nurses … Continue reading Just Ashley (story and critique)

Collision (story and critique)

Dead of night, Lily woke up coughing and got up. She went to the bathroom hissing about the headache. Her vision resembled a light moving too fast, like an inferno rising around her. Pain in her head must have been a side effect of the treatments. The bathroom switch clicked, but Lily only saw darkness. … Continue reading Collision (story and critique)

Memoirs of MBT Arthur (story and critique) (FREE)

I counted 18 425 days since my activation. Time flies when you are seeking the next mission. My front deck crackled above the cooling heart of 1 500 horsepower, while the core status flashed red. Rustling dry grass rippled in the vast dark-yellow field touched by the wind. My filters registered pollution in the smooth … Continue reading Memoirs of MBT Arthur (story and critique) (FREE)

Time travel paradox (story and critique)

Time travel paradox Story by Shawn   „Protective gloves, check. Vortex proximity drive holding at 3.45 degrees dilation, check. Mars bar, check, and check.“, Jib counted his essentials. „Seriously? You are wearing a plastic wrap for clothing, about to travel million years after the dinosaur got extinct, set up a command post for the incoming … Continue reading Time travel paradox (story and critique)