Contest entry: After losing his life savings gambling at the Jade Dragon, a man receives an unusual proposition from the casino’s foxy proprietress that sets off a chain of life-changing events.Read More...
“Anon I know you’re probably busy, but I was hoping we can grab a coffee together as fellow employees…Anon I know you’re probably busy, but I was hoping we can grab a coffee together as fellow employees” Mizari practiced her statement to prepare to say it to the real thing.
She took a deep breath, and opened the break room door wide.
“ANONIKNOWYOU’REPROBABLYBUSYBUT-B-Betsy!?” Mizari shouted until she saw it was only Betsy enjoying a bowl of salad.
“Sugar Plum? Uh~ were you expecting someone in particular sug?” Betsy asked.
“I-I-I was-I thought A-Anon was…h-here…” Mizari mumbled.
“…Anon has the day off today too, he ain’t coming back till tomorrow” Betsy said.
“…Oh…well I-I’ll go back to…work” Mizari mumbled.
“…Uh~ I-I’m free in a little bit…would you like to grab some coffee, and cookies with me?” Betsy asked.
“…Okay~” Mizari agreed.Read More...
“So~ Nirvana, how’s our new employee I hired? What do you think of him?” The Echidna Katy asked her fashionista.
“Hm~ a bit of a stiff if you ask me, not the best fashion sense, but he’s harmless enough for the kids…I think he thinks I’m genuinely interested in him after our first time together” the Arachne Nirvana replied.
“Were you teasing our staff again, you know you can’t blame him for taking it the wrong way. I know how you like to toy with others” Katy scolded.
“Fair enough, I’ll give him a week to cut loose, and learn to have some fun, but if you ask me, I think you’re real concern is what our co-founder will do to him when she finds out…you haven’t told her yet have you?” Nirvana asked.
“Are you crazy? You know how she gets during the warmer seasons, we’ve been lucky she’s been relatively quiet and seclusive this past month, plus I don’t want her scaring away our new employee with her…’pranks’…” Katy put a strange emphasis on the work ‘prank’
“In any case, some of the kids who said hello to him want to meet with him again, seems like they all have something to say” Nirvana replied.
“I gave him another early morning shift with our kitchen manager, so long as they don’t mind waking up a little earlier than usual, we can arrange something, I just hope he’ll listen…” Katy said.Read More...
So, apparently there’s a new source of power newly discovered. Or something. Cutting edge.
Yeah, what a crock.
This story is the second installment of my original setting, Darkness Prevails.
I suggest reading the first one, Eyes in the Dark, first, as there are spoilers here for that story.
“Normally boasting a reserved and guarded disposition, the Anubis has thrown caution to the wind in an all out display to impress her mate.” the youko said in a fairly convincing British accent, her tone and inflection sounding as though she was narrating a nature documentary.
“Not to sound too immodest, but I think this works on a number of levels for me…” the Anubis began confidently. “I simply adore the Desert Kingdom motif, the fiber feels nothing short of divine against my skin and I must say….”
“It compliments my ass rather nicely.” she smiled, thrusting her backside and tail out for emphasis.