Sunshine and Laughter (Part VII)

Start from Part I The glass of juice in Claudia's hand, she meant to use as a solvent for the frenetic specks marring her composure. It didn't kick in immediately. The bottle's base hitting the counter made a louder echo than she intended---she'd intended no echo---as she pushed it down with her grip, shifting her … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part VII)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part V)

Start from Part I "Come on. Come on, come on, come on." This marked the fifth time in three seconds Xiyuan had refreshed his text messages. They hadn't changed. There was a moment at quarter-to-eight when he leapt to unholster his phone on the first vibrate, giving Bernard a taste of what phasing through a … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part V)