Hard Labor part 3b: The Specialist

Zero, as she would shortly discover, was a fellow oversized, narcissistic, ultraviolent supersoldier. Unit 01 held her near his belly in his cupped, busted hand, leading them down the labyrinthine corridors of Nerv’s Geofront. Everything was white, and the doors clearly labelled, but still she had no idea where she was or where she’d come […]

Hard Labor part 3b: The Specialist

[ITS] Chapter 12: The Routine

This is the fifth time that he’s raided that store, and he’s gotten quite good at it over the past few weeks. The key was made from a strip of metal he’d quickly lifted from the back of Tom’s truck, which he’d carved into the appropriate shape with his detailing kit and by gnawing on it […]

[ITS] Chapter 12: The Routine

[ITS] Chapter 11: The Kicks

The fight had dissipated as fast as it exploded in a corner of the schoolyard, and no one was seriously injured. Really, no one was even moderately injured – it had been more a spontaneous act of boyish excitement when someone had said the wrong thing at the wrong time. It’s easy to say the […]

[ITS] Chapter 11: The Kicks

[ITS] Chapter 9: The Store

Stars, how refreshing it is to be carrying on something like a conversation with someone. Not just someone, but a human, at that! Honestly, Galen wasn’t sure that he’d ever see the day when a human would be talking to him like an equal. Sure, she still thinks he’s human too; but that’s just details at this […]

[ITS] Chapter 9: The Store

[ITS] Chapter 8: The Help

Her eyelids are heavy when the notification lights up her phone at almost 2 in the morning. She’s been texting all evening, and so reaches for it where it sits on the couch armrest with a sloppy groan. “I thought you were in bed,” Holly mumbles, wondering why she isn’t in bed herself. The late-night […]

[ITS] Chapter 8: The Help

Hard Labor part 2: The Independent Contractor

beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep– She groped around in the dark for the pager. Or rather, it seemed to function much more like an alarm clock. Ellen didn’t dare hit the snooze button, though. Being late was one of the biggest NO’s of her life. Her client was… the demanding sort.

Hard Labor part 2: The Independent Contractor