Hunger: Chapter Five

As the shrieking cry rattled through the area, Raul felt his courage shrivel up and fall away. The space lost its dreamy qualities. Raul no longer felt a haziness pressing on his mind and for a second he had to wonder if this was real. As the six, inhumanly tall and slender birds crept nearer, […]

Ralphie: Chapter Six

Ralphie sat up in his bed, the horrible memory of being chased down in the theater still fresh in his mind. He didn’t know what to do from here, but he knew he did not want to interact with the headset anymore. How ever, he managed to put the headset on and activate without realizing […]

Ralphie: Chapter Five

The next afternoon, the pollution in the pool outside had become worse than Ralphie had expected it. Instead of just being clouded, black water, the stuff was forming a thick skin over the surface like dirt-colored algae. He’d have to leave a note on the fridge for dad and mom so they could call a […]

Ralphie: Chapter Four

The dim blue light illuminated walls and the floor of a room designed to look like the shelled out cities of the apocalypse. Every detail stood out in vibrant oranges and greens and yellows, painting the vision of a world no longer living. A harsh Klaxon sounded before the mechanical voice sounded off, “Round begins […]

Ralphie: Chapter Three

Breathing in anxiously, Ralphie watched as the barely white coals slowly cooked the two hotdogs he had set on the grill. In truth, he had never been any good with the grill and didn’t want to admit yet that he had messed up. It would be easy to quit, place the blame on mom and […]

Ralphie: Chapter Two

Even for such a small patch of grass to call a backyard, Ralphie was usually drenched with sweat before he was through. He could only imagine how hard it would be if not for the pool and brick patio that populated the backyard. Sometimes, after mowing in that summer heat, Ralphie would jump in the […]

Ralphie: Chapter One

Everybody Wants to Rule the World softly hummed from Ralphie’s headphones. It was something chill and relaxing for him to drift off to sleep to and always had been. For as long as he could remember, Tears for Fears would rock him to sleep. As he rolled up against the wall, cold and almost as soothing […]