100 Word Challenge, Day 324

“What if I don’t?” Evan whispered. “Then you are not the man I suspect you are, and I will not shed a tear at your death.” Hanse turned his back on Evan and continued down the hall.” Evan stood still for a moment. A warm gust of polluted air blew past him and curled around the soldier’s shoulders before dissipating. Hanse was as close as Evan had to a friend since he had fled DarkSide, and it hurt to be … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 319-323

  Hanse’s grin nearly reached from ear to ear. “Yeah, it’s a little strange not to hear him bitching in the halls.” He took one last look at the fingernails on his right hand, shrugged, and slipped the knife back into the hidden sheath behind his back. “I hate this part.” “What, the planning?” Evan asked. “No, I can handle a good planning session. It’s the waiting after the planning is done.” Hanse stood up and stepped back through the … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 318

“You know she probably wouldn’t care if you showed up sweaty,” Hanse said as he pulled a long combat knife from behind his back. He picked at his fingernails with the tip, a nervous habit that had terrified Evan when Hanse was first assigned to him, and frowned. “I think she’s planning something big.” “What makes you think that?” Evan asked. “Everyone is being really quiet,” Hanse said, “even Birch.” “Now that I find hard to imagine,” Evan said with … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 317

“I suppose that’s true,” Hanse said. He stood up straight and clapped his hands together. “Come on, kid. It’s time to get up and put on a clean shirt.” He paused dramatically. “Isis is waiting.” Evan looked at the man for a moment before laughing aloud. “You almost made that sound serious,” Evan said between breaths. Hanse laughed. “Yeah, I did,” he said, “but seriously, Isis is waiting to see you.” “I know. I know. Hold on a second.” Evan … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 314-316

The door the Evan’s room slid open with a loud clang. His new cell, he had a hard time thinking of it as anything else, was certainly more comfortable than the previous one, but he held no delusions as to how free he was. There was a guard outside of his door and at least two cameras inside the room that he knew of. Still, he was generally allowed to walk around the hideout as long as he stayed quiet. … Continue reading