- Mark A. Morris
- J. Thomas Ganzer | @J_Thomas_Ganzer
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Mileva Anastasiadou | @happymil_
- Joe Hesch | @JAHesch
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Daniel Swensen | @daniel_swensen
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Mileva Anastasiadou | @happymil_
Kel Ex says: I enjoyed the almost poetic feel to the short.
Mark A. Morris
Kel Ex says: Again, this was a nice bit of world building in such a short piece.
Daniel Swensen | @daniel_swensen
Kel Ex says: The winner is Daniel Swenson. I enjoyed the world building that it contained in such a short piece. I could see the story happening in my mind, thanks to the descriptions that easily slipped within the dialogue.
Lillian lay on the Army surplus cot, electrodes attached to her temples. She slipped her hand into Maura’s.
“It’s going to be fine.”
Ellis, his glasses reflecting the electric green of the computer readout, made a reluctant face. “We’d better get started, Maura.”
Her heart pounding, Maura gently pulled Lillian’s left arm straight. She held the syringe in her free hand, the tip trembling slightly as she set it to the vein. She locked eyes with her best friend.
Lillian smirked: that confident little smile she always wore, especially when she was afraid. “Don’t lose me out there.”
Maura pressed the plunger. Lillian’s eyes rolled up in her head, her body stilled.
Silence spun out, empty, unbearable. Ellis sat like a gargoyle, eyes glued to the readout.
A blip flashed across the screen. Lillian twitched. Maura touched her forehead, even knowing there was no way for her to feel it from across the veil.
“Something is happening,” Ellis whispered.
“Is she there?” Maura tried not to let her voice betray her fear.
“I don’t know.”
Lillian’s eyes snapped open, the whites of her eyes gone black, each iris a whorl of galaxies.
“I see it,” she whispered. “Maura, I see it all.”
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