MY Hereos

Image Credit: Roopa S., San Jose, CA The author's comments: I really love Sonic the Hedgehog and writing fanfiction so i wrote this short story to show how great a hero he is. Sonic the hedgehog and Yoshi the dinosaur strolled through the forest in search of a monster. Hours passed and no sign of anything. Before they decided to give up they heard a crunch followed by a loud snapping noise. Sonic and Yoshi ran towards the noise and they found a large, ugly, green monster with uneven, sharp, yellow teeth. The monster roared at them sending saliva flying everywhere. Sonic and Yoshi used their powers and abilities separately to fight the monster but the monster still stood. He swapped them away like flies. “We’re not working together.” Sonic groaned holding his sides. “I’ll turn into Super Sonic while you shoot explosive eggs to distract him.” Yoshi agreed and shot eggs at the now angry monster while Sonic turned super and fought the monster. The monster couldn’t fight Sonic and roared in agony as eggs exploded in his face. Soon enough the monster fell down with a loud thud on the dirt sending an echo throughout the forest. “Yeah!” Sonic jumped into the air. “We did it Yoshi!” Yoshi smiled as the ugly monster slowly turned into dust. Moments later a gentle wind blew his remains away. Sonic and Yoshi dropped to the ground in exhaust. They smiled up into the blue sky until they drifted off into deep sleep on a pile of leaves.



AUTUMN LALA: Bloody Blanchett

Something wasn’t right. Detective Tift examined his suspect. Newlywed Scott Blanchett scratched the dried blood flaking his wrists, sobbing all the while. This case was clear-cut. They had enough evidence. “Why don’t you just admit it?” Tift asked. A pause. A sniffle. “I can’t admit to what I can’t remember.” Autumn Lala lives in Ohio, … Continue reading AUTUMN LALA: Bloody Blanchett →

MAURA YZMORE: Ephemera

I float beneath the ceiling. On the red carpet, my body glows: satin, silk, jewelry worth ten times my parents’ house. My body hugs cast members, producers. Gets felt up. I miss home. The afterparty. I ride a thick line of cocaine back into my body. Feeling whole… doesn’t last. Maura Yzmore is a Midwest-based … Continue reading MAURA YZMORE: Ephemera →

SARA JACOBELLI: Saturday Nights at the Tropicana

We’d ride uphill past the tavern in Poppy’s ancient Cadillac. I pictured a tuxedo-clad Ricky Ricardo crooning love songs to Lucy, twirling on the dance floor, backed up by a big band. I’d wave to the hollow-eyed scratching junkies slouched against the wall. They’d wave back, baffled by the attention. Sara Jacobelli lives in New … Continue reading SARA JACOBELLI: Saturday Nights at the Tropicana →

AMELIA JINDI: Ravenous

I ate it. All of it. It was terrible. My taste receptors burned with acid and salt. Still, my digestive system accepted it, converting the mass consumed into precious needed energy. My next meal was twice as big, mostly blue and green, much more delicious-looking. Third rock from the sun. AJ Joseph gardens while waiting … Continue reading AMELIA JINDI: Ravenous →

NT FRANKLIN: Waiting

He loved her all his life. He waited, growing up knowing she was out there, even before he met and married her. The sun settled behind the hills every day, but today had special meaning. He would be facing tomorrow alone for the first time. Now, she waited for him. NT Franklin writes cozy mystery … Continue reading NT FRANKLIN: Waiting →