Just Ice

Synopsis: An insurance worker’s terrible day takes a turn for the weird when a team of superheroes offer to help him.

Today is the worst day of my life, thought Gary Greyson as he trudged his way back home, memories of earlier replaying in his mind in a constant loop. A part of him hoped that if he kept thinking about it, he’d eventually figure out what went wrong, but it was no good. All it did was make him feel worse.

He checked his phone, fully expecting to receive a call from his boss to tell him he was fired. Maybe even a cold text message, but there was nothing apart from the time and his phone’s steel-grey background.

With a sigh, he forced his head up. Ahead was a small, dimly-lit bar. Gary had walked this path home for the last fifteen years and had never noticed it before. It didn’t look brand new, but Gary had never been a fan of drinking or going to bars.

He walked towards the bar to get a closer look. A sign that read “The Haven” was placed above the entrance. Despite its rather rough exterior, with a few small cracks in the walls and places where the paint was clearly fading, something about it enticed Gary; the direness of his situation perhaps making him reconsider his stance on alcohol. The light coming through the windows seemed like a shining beacon to Gary, who felt very much like a sailor stranded at sea. With a small shrug, he pushed open the door and made his way in. Continue reading

The Proposal

Synopsis: What should be a simple marriage proposal turns into a terrorist incident.

Charlie’s hands fidgeted as he wiped the slight amount of sweat from his brow. This was a big moment for him. The risk was great but the potential reward would be greater. He double-checked the inside of his pocket to make sure it was still there, safely tucked away. Its presence relieved him somewhat. How he hoped with all his heart that it would go well. Doubts once again began to creep in; he shook his head frantically as if it would shake them out.

The sound of footsteps alerted him. He’d already wasted enough time and it wouldn’t be long until people started asking where he was. With her face at the forefront of his mind, he steeled himself. It will all turn out OK, he told himself, as he pulled on his balaclava, pulled out his pistol, tucked his homemade bomb under his arm and kicked the door open.

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The Day Dreams Died

On the most recent episode of The Entertainment Dome, I opened it up with a monologue about Masahiro Sakurai announcing that Piranha Plant would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was just something silly I came up with and I figured I may as well upload it here as well for you to read since I’m kind of low-key proud of it. So enjoy a very over-dramatic interpretation of the announcement. Continue reading