The Delta Statement

Her Tears

Her Tears

December 9, 2016

The burning in her lungs was nothing new, the fatigue in her legs as she lengthened her stride was the same as practice, and the adrenaline rushing through her veins was addictive. Haley couldn’t get enough of pushing her body to its limits; the thrill it gave her when she broke through the odds and succeeded. She was alr...

A Mouse with a Loud Voice

A Mouse with a Loud Voice

October 30, 2016

Laughter echoed around the cafeteria, seemingly bouncing along each table as creamy potatoes slid down her ebony locks. Layla Kirks, the typical blonde and model figure, cackled the loudest, ensuring that her victim knew full well just who had thrown their lunch at her. Jamie huddled into herself, anything to make her appe...

Elizabeth’s Pain

Elizabeth’s Pain

October 20, 2016

Elizabeth slammed her phone on the counter and rested her forehead in the palm of her hand. Her sister, Emily, asked, “Did it go to voicemail again?” Elizabeth released a loud grunt and replied, “What do you think? Did you hear me talking to Rick?” Elizabeth rises from her chair and a puddle of water immediately forms...

The Heat of Passion

The Heat of Passion

Pattie Ross

April 24, 2016

Filed under Short Stories, Spring 2016

“God please help me!  God please help me!” She repeated over and over in her mind as she walked briskly into the concrete building.  She quickly stepped up the concrete stairs at a fast pace.  She looked down at her feet marking each step as a reminder of her resolve. Her apprehension seemed to burn away within her.  She ...

The Journey Is Sweeter than the Destination

The Journey Is Sweeter than the Destination

April 11, 2016

Keylyn stared in wonder as she slowly placed her feet on the colored stones. Plum trees dangled ripe fruit above her as she nervously peered through the shadows, blinking at the bright light just outside the grove. A creature hummed happily on the other side, singing to flowers and glittering circles on the bushes. He had b...

Auditions

Auditions

Tori McDonald

March 31, 2016

Filed under Short Stories, Spring 2016

They make everything rattle. I was glad Abel never played one, or I'd have gotten a headache every time we were together. They rattled the kick drum at the slightest little pluck. Or maybe it was the drums that were so loud, I couldn't tell. Either way, I was bound to go deaf sitting in on their practices. And you couldn't hea...

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

March 31, 2016

“You heard about the murders in that town, right?  The one two districts over.” They talked a lot here, he’d noticed.  Idle gossip for the most part, but it was enough to distract his raw fingers from their intricate task sometimes.   “Murders?  Are you talking about Carlisle?  Yea, it was all over the news for ...

Hunted: Prequel to Embers (Excerpt)

Hunted: Prequel to Embers (Excerpt)

Mikaela Hancock

March 17, 2016

Filed under Short Stories, Spring 2016

Helina glared at him. As if she could help what family she was born into! All she wanted was to scream at him. But ladies did not scream. Especially in public. So she simply forced her frown into a smile and said, “Good day to you, Mr. Terrasun. I sincerely hope that you find luck in your Galbonian ventures.” “I’m sure I’...

Eye Contact

Eye Contact

March 4, 2016

I looked into the mirror, uncomfortable with what I saw. My now pale and ghostly skin glistened before me. I slowly made my way up to my face and set my eyes upon the scar upon my left cheek hesitantly. The scar that continuously served as a hindrance. The line upon my face that matches the scars upon my wrists that I usually h...

Looking Through A Space

Looking Through A Space

February 26, 2016

Space was very quiet, he noticed. As the man floated towards the window on his left, he noticed a gleam of light, almost out of his sight. That wasn’t anything too abnormal, considering he was in space—there were stars, after all. He looked down at his arm-watch, opening the flap. No inconsistencies with the log, nothing from Bas...