Float Like A Butterfly

We, the Drones, moved as one. Our footsteps were in perfect sync, from years of training started in early youth. We came to a stop in front of our respective lockers. There was a solitary clack as each door automatically flung open. It was time to change into our civilian clothes, dark grey jumpsuits and…

Grandma Knows Best

Boys. The schoolyard was thick with boys. A few curious girls were scattered near the fringes of the mob, quietly chattering among themselves. Occasionally they glanced towards Maximus, but only a few were bold enough to point and giggle. Not that it mattered, anyway; he worried less about the girls and more about the boys.…

The Hardest Questions

“Mom, why don’t I have a dad?” There it was, the one question many single parents dreaded hearing. For Yaela, this came at the worse time possible. Fortunately, she caught herself before the knife could amputate her fingertip. A red deeper than the brilliant mane trailing down her back dripped from her finger. She tucked…