“The level below this one has all the good stuff – it’s time we took back what’s rightfully ours!” The mob stood in front of the Teleporter unaware that it went only to some random point in deep space.
The box was handed off at the station. Each time it became slightly heavier. It was never meant to be opened, but that day he did.
She saw the bruise spread quickly over her torso. The alien alphabet was clearly discernible. She wondered how much toothpaste was left in the house.
At the end of the day he gently placed the twitching canvas bag on the desk. Then he untied the top and went quickly to the elevator.
From here he could see across the river. Fires burned and airships were vigorously inflated. It was going to be a long night.
The train pulled away and he suddenly remembered he’d left the valise next to the Frenchman. Going back to the bureau was now impossible.
When the Colonel arrived his valet sprinkled the ground with rosemary and thyme. The Colonel then invariably, morosely, slumped into the chair.
Agreements were signed in a glass walled room overlooking the facility. Afterwards they received samples in tiny, velvet lined boxes.
Once the motorcade passed there was a desperate attempt to storm the embassy, but the thick, pungent bio-foam successfully stopped the mob.
From the underside of the car he saw two pairs of shoes and one pair of hooves.
The hotel was built hundreds of feet down into the earth. The complex navigational system required maps that were impossible to refold once opened.
The constant roar of air through the glass and steel corridors of the city was exhausting. It’s not wind, he thought, it’s artificial.
The dream began in an Italian plaza with a million others. Sticks and hoops were distributed by some unknown mechanism. Then he was off, running down a cobblestone street.
Sheering happened once a season, and the entire town came to watch. Afterwards the old men were brought back to their tree houses in a cart drawn by goats.
The ravine was filled with discarded, wispy, translucent insect wings. When the wind blew they made soft buzzing sounds.