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Chapter Five: Overtime The Kitzillaki drone’s sensor buds twitched and loomed over Cretaceous Queen, and she was oblivious to anything beyond her struggle to breathe. But as her vision darkened and she gagged in vain for air, there was a sudden crack of noise that drew her eyes to the blue sky above. Foom! A... Continue Reading →
Chapter Four: Countdown “Hey! Are you alright?!” Kurtzberg coughed while she waved away purple gas. Phantom opened his eyes lying face down on the bridge. He pulled himself to one knee, held his gut, and groaned. He and the trio he’d saved were now hundreds of yards from the bus, out of harm’s way near... Continue Reading →
Chapter Three: Last Best Hope The occupants of the vehicles packed bumper to bumper on the eastern exit of the Memorial Bridge had abandoned them as the shadow of the forty foot steel titan rose into sight. Fleeing on foot, most had stampeded back towards the bridge’s western end as a panicked mob. Six lanes... Continue Reading →
Chapter Two: Urruatta There was a split-second breach into lightless, extradimensional space. The brief shift to weightless non-direction was like a rollercoaster dip before the pair materialized a foot above the Lee Building’s roof. Gravity reasserted its caress, and they dropped down from the cloud of purple gas that enveloped them. Katie maintained her balance,... Continue Reading →
Chapter One: Extinction Event Katie skidded to a halt in her low top sneakers. Gasping in exhaustion and shock, she surveyed a traffic jam of hastily abandoned cars. She caught her breath and found no persons living or dead amid the destruction her eyes beheld. The girl reshoulderd her messenger bag, talking to herself as... Continue Reading →
“I had to pull three straight all-nighters to get her ready,” Kim said to Lisa. “But with the salvaged motivators, I’ve got a scratch built unit of my very own for the Gunbuster Irregular Tourney!” Lisa followed her across the noisy repair bay floor, careful not to touch Kim or her service overalls that were... Continue Reading →