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)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part IV)

Start from Part I It was a straight path from the Shrieking Llama's entrance to his preferred spot. The jacket he wore was constrictive in the shoulders, with metal attachments suggesting he wasn't giving out free hugs anytime soon. He could hand out granola bars from one of its many pockets instead, if that was … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part IV)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part III)

Start from Part I "Mom, it's eight, I gotta make it to school." Hector, like all members of his species, had an innate sense of time when it came to appointments. Promptly at 8 A.M., when the school day started, or at other government-set times, his neurochemistry lit up like Christmas and he was compelled … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part III)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part II)

Start from Part I "Pinche pendejo. ¿Qué chingados cree que está haciendo? ¿Qué chingados?" Claudia projected her asshole ex onto the punching bag. She shoved it hard with both hands. You mess with douches, your vag is going to dry out It'd been a couple days since the breakup. She'd cut things off, no trouble, … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part II)

Sunshine and Laughter (Part I)

Newcrest's sweetheart rose to ring in a new day. The master bathroom's air was misty with orange blossom, so thick and so sweet that one whiff felt like being kicked in the face with springtime. Claudia couldn't get over strong smells. Her olfactory footprint was orange blossom and chili powder, which smell like a red … Continue reading Sunshine and Laughter (Part I)

Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part II)

(Same deal as first one: sim credits at the bottom, yada yada. Incidentally, WordPress users, the site decided Part I was published on January 22nd instead of the date it was actually published, February 9th, so the notification got buried. Nah, I'm not salty about it. Part I is here.) Jazz Deon/Jenny Trevalyn Jazz/Jenny (they/them) … Continue reading Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part II)

Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part I)

(One of the joys of SimLit is collaborating with creators who specialize in different areas: some people make gorgeous custom content, others could get an honorary degree in interior design with their Build Mode experience, others master a half-dozen trade programs to set up stunning photographs, others can whip up a character in CAS with … Continue reading Venus in Retrograde Rising (Part I)

Unlike Mike (Part II)

Everyone knew Claudia habitually overreacted to each new room she stepped into, and so it was the first thing they looked forward to when they invited her over. 8 Landgraab, which sent the average threshold-crosser into such severe awe they forgot which celestial temple they were entering, left Claudia scrambling to find enough superlatives for … Continue reading Unlike Mike (Part II)