The Company

By Max Swan. Life seemed to be taking a good turn for me lately since I joined a new company on an internship program. I’m excited because it is a Fortune Five Hundred company and if all went well it could possibly lead to a permanent job which would assure my future. I’ll be working in their statistical analysis department because I have to admit I’m a total nerd and I know math’s like most people know breathing. They also

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The Reaper

By Max Swan Fred Pilsen is a harmless local drunk always sitting quietly with a beer in hand at his favorite bar known as ‘The Ankou’. He likes to watch the comings and goings of patrons as they drank, chatted and played chance in the human mating rituals. Today he noticed a white man dressed in blue jeans and a long-sleeved red/blue check shirt sitting at a booth on the far wall. Fred noticed him because he just seemed to

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The Mirror

Max Swan Chapter 1 Joanne admired the delicate filigree along the frame of the antique mirror, tracing a finger along the edge. It looked fantastic in her room at the end of her four-poster bed. A fitting final touch to her Gothic themed room. A smile stretched across her face as she admired the mirror. Her reflection looked at her with a smile of bright-white teeth. Perfect. Joanne climbed on the bed and looked at her new possession between the

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The Facility

By Sheela B. (Glossary of terms on the last page). Chapter 1 Kani Frandis feels nervous as she approaches Laboratory two-hundred at ‘The Facility’, in New Harjes, on planet Frandis. The Facility is like a city, with more than one-thousand laboratories sprawled over the complex. Although some may view her arrival as an insignificant event, just another ambitious scientist trying to make a name for themselves. Others secretly hope she can be the pebble if thrown correctly, that sets off

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The Great Grope

By Misty Chikan I met Debbie on a blind date in the spring of my junior year. We hit it off well and subsequently saw a lot of each other. After I graduated with an Engineering degree, she had one more year, but we stayed connected and married the following June. That was nine years ago, and we’ve been happy enough, though ‘happy’ might not be exactly the right word. To tell the truth, the intensity has gradually vanished. It’s

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The Bus Grope

By Misty Chikan © 2016 Warm, trembling fingers touched the side of my breast and I’m woken from the lull of sleep. The bus is still in darkness and the light purr of the engine threatens to sing me back to sleep. If only it hadn’t been for the strange hand trying to touch me where it had no right. There’s so much dishonor in the act, my groin throbs. Closing my eyes again, I pretend to have noticed nothing.

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The Train-ny Ride

By Misty Chikan © 2016 The girl is tall for an Asian. Though she didn’t have much on her chest, she’s good-looking. Once she became crammed into the back of the train, she yelled in a foreign tongue, which I assumed was Eastern European, to get the attention of others in her party. They were helpless, crammed as well in the train carriage designed for about fifty people to stand. The carriage is now packed with nearly five hundred, if

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