Beyond the Wall: Chapter 1 (Part 1)

Gemini Green-3795 squatted in a maintenance alcove several stories above Theta Dome’s main airlock, her elbows on her knees, her tail squeaking against the scuffed metal surface behind her in impatience. For the nth time since agreeing to this meeting, she glanced towards the chronometer floating in one corner of her vision, then huffed into […]

Scratching the Itch

I could feel my heart jump in my chest when the door to 714 banged closed behind me. My palms felt slick and every breath felt deliberate, intentional. The lights inside were already on, and jasmine and rose hung in the air. I pulled the creased envelope from my pocket and slid the keycard back […]

Rule Number One

Sarah stood just inside the door, obviously waiting for me when I got home. “You’re late.” The words were out of her as soon as I stepped inside, her banded tail sweeping from side to side. She didn’t sound angry, but she clearly wasn’t pleased. The words stopped me in my tracks, one paw on […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 3)

Seconds stretched into minutes with my pet’s head in my lap. At Miss Aura’s direction, I kept my attentions as much as I could on my pet, ignoring my own growing discomfort from being pinned beneath him. I stroked his muzzle and murmured softly to him to keep him calm, occasionally asking him questions to […]