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Is this Loss?

Missing persons Willow Creek Missing persons hotline Willow Creek Dr. Jeong-Espinosa news News missing persons Missing persons search party organization Missing spouse help No matter how she permuted it, each of Jo's search terms took her back to the same horrifically dry government website, http://www.wcpd.sim/missing-persons, on it a curated set of names and pictures, captioned … Continue reading Is this Loss?

No Place for a Heroine

"Kendra. What's that fucking thing in the middle of your living room?" Kendra was in the kitchen with her back to Wyatt. But from context, he was likely referring to the seven-fingered poledancing tentacle in the middle of her living room. "I don't know," she said. "Someone dumped it outside the trailer park, and I … Continue reading No Place for a Heroine

The Door Within the Door: Chastity Descends Beneath the Church

" ...when rockets go up they bring ice down from upper sky to lower sky; ice stuck in lower sky will fall on us during Apocalypse. Earth is flat; earth stands on 3 pillars (the Most Holy Trinity); pillars stand on water at zero Kelvin; underneath this ice there is a bubble; and then the … Continue reading The Door Within the Door: Chastity Descends Beneath the Church

Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

San Myshuno's favorite necrophiliac is here to step in before things get too real. The Small Onion & Destroy family A week before Jasper found his nemesis in a multi-thousand-year-old snow demon, Xiyuan and his husband forego preparing for Winterfest in favor of a monomaniacal adherence to routine that rivals Groundhog Day---but here with the … Continue reading Eyebleach with the Shallot-Lius

The Grey Wedding

"I can't believe this," Aileen said, to her son and to her own wedding invitation, propped up with a twine-wrapped baby food jar, sporting a mockingly pastoral Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers scene even as the droplets splattering her window at 220 bpm threatened an ambience closer to that Alanis Morissette song. Aileen, having enough writing skill points to … Continue reading The Grey Wedding

Guide Me, North Star

(Synopsis: We go hard on a holiday special centered around Jasper's first Winterfest. Shu antagonizes Jo by crashing the J.-E. festivities. Charlie talks about BPD and ants. Set some time aside for this one; I promise it's worth the read.) "Jasper! Look over here!" The youngest Jeong-Espinosa had already made plans to taste the arm … Continue reading Guide Me, North Star

The Jeong-Espinosa Family Replaces Charlie with a Dog

And graduates from hanging out in the bathroom to acting out a teenager's worst nightmare---that is, if the teenager were capable of understanding the implications of two or more simultaneous events. My entire family is here. I'm in my room. Hm. If we envision moving our p.o.v. along the positive z-axis (yeah, oriented so it's … Continue reading The Jeong-Espinosa Family Replaces Charlie with a Dog

The Lucas/Liu/Haskins Conglomerate: To Being an ‘Us’ for Once

The smell of lobster cooked on a cheap stove and the sound of technical drills performed at a steadily increasing tempo clash for sensory dominance directly outside the 12th story window of an Arts District apartment. Their progenitor pauses to admire the acoustics of his living room; the partially tiled floor had a wonderful effect … Continue reading The Lucas/Liu/Haskins Conglomerate: To Being an ‘Us’ for Once