• My love of aquatic mammals such as dolphins, beluga whales, seals, and sea lions were the reason why I wanted to become a aquarist from a very young age.

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, fare 3 months ago

    “I only have enough bus fare to get to the next town, but it’s a few stops short of where I need to be. Any chance you could give me a lift?”

    Serena peered curiously at the young Brit—Andy, he’d identified himself as—that stood on the sidewalk near her vehicle, tan duffel bag swung over his shoulder. Desperation was set in his deep blue eye…[Read more]

  • “Tractor beams aren’t real. You know that, right? I need you to know that.”

    The woman simply giggled at the man’s statement, as if blissfully unaware he thought she was positively insane.

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, bags 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mother stood at the top of the steps, her stern gaze boring down on me like a hawk circling it’s prey. “Pack your bags, Annabelle. It’s time for you to go.”

    I waited a beat, swallowing the lump in my throat before trying to speak. “I assure you, Mother, you won’t hear from me again after today.”

    “See that I don’t.” And with that, she turned…[Read more]

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, host 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    “What an awful host he’s been,” Cameron remarked as David yet again whizzed past she and Jasper without even sparing a glance in their direction. She sipped on her glass of white wine, eyes roaming about the room. “If we weren’t contractually obligated to be here, I’d say forget about it.”

    Jasper laughed and snapped another photo from his…[Read more]

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, teeth 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    He smiled in her direction, white teeth dazzling. He looked like a movie star auditioning for his next role. Anna lifted her hand to wave, the enthusiasm of her smile not quite matching his; blind dates were the bane of her existence and she’d been dreading this night for weeks.

    Oh, well. Might as well get it over with.

  • The typewriter dinged and Quinn lifted the paper from the holder and smoothed out any imperfections. Her eyes quickly ran over the text, smiling satisfactorily upon having finally completed her task. Jacob didn’t know what was coming.

  • “Something’s not adding up,” Mike mumbled as he chewed on the end of the #2 pencil he currently held, staring over the top of the computer that his partner Lennie occupied. “You’re telling me a wealthy tycoon on the verge of a breakthrough that’ll potentially make him a billionaire is capable of a gruesome murder like this? It doesn’t make sense.”

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, stalk 1 year, 8 months ago

    Leanne clutched the phone to her ear, trembling all over. “I’m telling you, I’m being stalked. The same man who bumped into me at Whole Foods today is across the street from my house. And he’s just staring in my direction.”

    On the other end of the line, her sister sighed. “Did you ever maybe think that he lives in your neighborhood? It could…[Read more]

  • I slipped my headphones on and tried to concentrate on my math homework, but it proved futile as my little brother tugged on my sleeve to ask me another question.

  • “If we can’t prove that he had malice aforethought, we can’t prove he’s our killer. It’s that simple.”

  • “I can handle this,” Asa spits angrily, pushing his chair away from the table and heading for the front door. Naomi follows, right at his heels, begging for him not to do anything foolish. Her husband simply ignores her, grabbing his jacket from the coat tree and sliping it over his broad shoulders.

    “Asa, please.” Naomi tugs his elbow, eyes…[Read more]

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, worship 2 years ago

    I didn’t believe in God but if that’s what it took to keep Mark around, then going to church a few times a week wouldn’t hurt. I took my seat on the back pew as usual, watching others file in and a low, almost comforting tune being played on the organ in one corner of the sanctuary.

    The people began to worship but I was able to block out the…[Read more]

  • A look of discontent settled on Mike’s face before hanging up the phone. He spared a glance at Lennie from across the room, shaking his head. “No dice.”

    “Nothing?” Lennie Briscoe, a 30 year vet of the NYPD, threw up a hand in defeat. “I’m starting to believe we’re never gonna catch this guy.”

  • “The ancient ruins are right this way,” Melanie pointed a little further ahead, beckoning her tourist group to follow. “Now be careful, because there is a slight drop along this rocky pathway.”

    The group ambled forward, some holding up cameras and others iPhones, trying to capture the moment. Melanie sighed, biting back the impatient words that…[Read more]

  • He points to the sky as the airplane takes a nosedive. “She’s coming in too fast! Everybody run!”

    Chaos ensued. Panicked people trampled each other as they tried to run for safety. But it wouldn’t come. Not now, not ever.

  • Ethereal Angel commented on the post, defy 2 years, 3 months ago

    The slap stung my cheek. I bit my lip, tried to hold in my tears as I ashamedly looked away from mother. There was a lump in my throat that wouldn’t go away.. “I’m sorry, Mother. I—”

    “Silence,” She hissed. “The next time you defy orders, you’ll feel a lot more pain than you are right now.”

  • The set of knives on the kitchen counter had gone missing. Katie searched high and low for them, but couldn’t seem to locate them. Then it dawned on her: had someone stolen them?

  • Jack had been imprisoned in his cell for over a week now, the only source of daylight coming through a four inch slit in a crack on the wall. He couldn’t remember how or why he’d been arrested—probably because that night at the saloon he’d had way too much to drink—but now he wanted out and resorted to banging on the cell bars and screaming at the…[Read more]

  • My parents are the reason why I am who I am today. Sure, at times they can be annoying or overbearing, but at the end of the day I’m grateful for their guidance. But I know everyone isn’t as lucky to have a set of parents like mine. Which is why I don’t take a moment with them for granted. You never know what life has in store.