Prompt Short Story: If Only

I can’t forget the moment. It still replays in my head. Along with all the others. They fight to be the memory that fucks me up that day.  This one is the accident. A rainy day, just turning to twilight, streetlamps just being lit, bouncing their light off of raindrops. The street smells like wet …
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Prompt Short Story: Anniversary

You can’t always see the big ones coming. The days where everything changes, for better or for worse. Sometimes you get a hint, a clue, an idea, even just a hunch. Other times? Zip. She was just one of many, in the beginning. We get taught distancing techniques, mental exercises to keep us from getting …
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Prompt Story: Speleology

Kelsey ducked under an overhang at the edge of the cave, “Left or right, Goober?” Her twin sister, Ana, looked between the two options and shrugged, “Right!” Checking the GPS to ensure they were still being properly tracked, Kelsey led the way down the narrow passageway, the light from her powerful headlamp tripping over the …
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Prompt Short Story: Duty

“The coordinates are wrong! Taking fire.” “Shit! Beta team! Check in! Beta team!” There was no response, just a hollow emptiness where even a quiet set of comms should have given a small hiss of white noise to show they remained active. Bailey swore loudly. It was a setup and she’d fallen for it like …
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Prompt Short Story: Mothball City

Mothball City It’s always a little quiet here when one of us is fading. We always fade, you see, but we don’t always come back, or sometimes it’s just a long time before we do, and even then the chances of winding up in the same district isn’t super high. The Agency assigns us based …
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