Blur

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He woke up and couldn’t remember the last two days. They were a blur. Like a streak of speed—bleeding lights in front of squinting eyes.

The last thing he saw before the morning sun, was the way she looked at him as she lead them both through the red gate and into the dark.

Lion Man

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They say he sacrificed the last of his humanity when he spliced himself once more – this time with the DNA of a lion.

But he didn’t give himself strength for power over others. No, he did it to protect the ones he loved.

I think that makes him more human than human: A Lion Man.

Sandman

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I was dying a dry death. Every inescapable passage of my body had begun to fracture, like mud-cracked lips kissing desert skin. Each step I took plunged me deeper into the sandblaster that was my existence.

Perhaps, I’ll fly home on the breeze. To be breathed unknowingly and swallowed like salt in the air.

The Machine

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It was at the center of the universe, where no one expected to find it.

Suspended in perfect equilibrium was a time machine not meant for traveling, but instead for maintenance. Without it, all moments would collide together into an oblivion.

I was in such awe, that I hardly noticed when the gears stopped turning.

Dark Side

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Jake stood at the edge of the darkness. His eyes set on the small fire burning away his last remaining hope of making it back home. Without it, his ship would never make it out of the atmosphere.

He took one step onto the dark side of the moon. Then two.

And the freezing began.

Roly Polys

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Her numb fingers drove their way through the cold, dark soil in search of the bugs Kris used to call Roly Polys. Now, she simply refers to them as lil’ Tasties.

“Funny thing that.” she said to herself, as she set the rock back into the crevice it left in the ground.

“Better luck tomorrow.”

Sitcom

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Steve couldn’t tell if he was going crazy. Everywhere he went, he heard the deep baritone of the narrator’s voice announcing all that he did.

Can everyone else hear it? Is it just me? He thought…

Normally these thoughts were interrupted by that familiar voice, except today they weren’t.

And that bothered Steve. A lot.

Freedom

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He was dizzied by the freedom. Laying alone in the space created by his actions. Left to rest in a sea of infinite possibility. Heart beating in his chest loud as a drum, playing the rhythm of spirited wings flying higher and higher.

Free like the first time; birth.

Free like the last time; death.

Shadows of Time

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After grabbing the thug, Flynn slipped into the space between seconds. Disappearing, into the shadows of time. And reappearing exactly 100 years later.

Although, being blind in the shadows, Flynn was no novice. He threw the thug out of time, and off the roof of the building that had been erected where they stood.

The Colossus

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The colossus roams the Earth, alone. Walking, in stride with only time itself.

His each step founds a crater that would later become a pond. And his fingertips drag behind him, ripping rivers into the planet’s flesh.

Now, he stands still simply to avoid crossing his own trail, with his eyes set to the stars.