Author: Kimberley

M.U.S.E. Part 7

Slipping into shadow, I focused on Ben’s creative spark and used it as a beacon to guide me to him. I stepped out of the shadows and into his hotel room. “Ben, listen.” He spun around, dropping the whiskey bottle…

M.U.S.E. Part 6

I left Ben catching his breath while I wandered around following the fragrance of unclaimed talent. As fun as Ben was to inspire, I still needed fresh cattle. I spent the rest of the afternoon in the con suite. Nothing…

M.U.S.E. Part 5

I stepped through the shadows to the back of the ballroom and worked my way to Ben. I sat down next to him. “Any insights?” Ben mumbled, “Just a sec…” and continued scribbling in his notebook. Rain poured down, obscuring…

M.U.S.E. Part 4

“Wait!” Melponmene sighed heavily. “We need you, Sappho. Help us. Please.” I stopped and said over my shoulder, “I’m sure. I am here to gather a few more cattle, nothing more.” I continued up the steps as I had serpent…

M.U.S.E. Part 3

I nodded to a couple of suits coming out of the business suite discussing market projections. Stopping in front of the sales office, I turned around slowly and looked at the room signs out of the corner of my eye.…

M.U.S.E. Part 2

My appearance adjusted slightly as I walked; my pink mohawk darkened to magenta and drooped into my blue eyes, my leather jacket darkened and creased, my jeans faded and tore at the knee. Only my boots remained the same. There…

M.U.S.E. Part 1

A wise person does not stand between the cliffs and the sea during a storm. These words echoed in my head as I walked towards the hotel, the invitation to the MUSE association meeting folded in my pocket. I had…

Love Notes

Alli and Snapper from Bioluminescent Lisp have endeared themselves to me. Their sweet relationship develops behind the scenes of these stories about New Charleston. “Love Notes” will give us a peek into how they came to be together. Spoiler alert: Raccoon helps,…

The Aether Masters – Part 13

“Perhaps we’re expected?” asked Mal. “I don’t find that reassuring,” said Teri. A bright orange light shone ahead of them. The hum was audible now, a susurration somewhere between sand and the wind in leaves. Static electricity stood their hair…

The Aether Masters – Part 12

Izabela smiled. “So was he impressed?” “I suppose so. We talked late into the night and across the next few days about, well, everything,” said Dmitrio. “And the first kiss?” Dmitrio just smiled. “Quite promising.” She lightly kicked his shin…