28
Oct

What Friends Are For

by Matao Torakka (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/320195.html) Backstage is generally a rowdy place, particularly once the show is over and no one needs to be sober enough to perform, particularly after a special event like the Halloween show, particularly when regular performances closed six months ago and this is the first time they’ve all played together since. […]

7
Jul

Welcome Home

by Shuua (シューア) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/16318.html) It was a rare cool night in mid-June. The stifling hot weather had been relieved by a sudden cold front, brought on by a series of quick rainstorms followed by a constant, refreshing breeze. Sinclair Davies, however, was not enjoying the change. Not because he had anything against perfect, sunny-but-not-hot […]

7
Jul

Come Of Age

by Setsumitsu Cae (雪密 鏡) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/16488.html) Five days before his seventeenth birthday, Kouji was woken by his radio in a completely normal fashion. He reached over and hit the clock, cutting off the perky, mass-produced idoru-pop mid-line. He was definitely much happier not knowing what the airhead was going to do to their significant […]

7
Jul

Doggy In The Window

by Usagi Anami (兎あなみ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/16871.html) He was a Siberian husky, purebred and very expensive, although he did not know it. When he saw his reflection, he could not see that his eyes were blue. When the storeowner fed him or changed his water or tried to pitch him to a potential customer he would […]

7
Jul

Truce

by Ueda Keisuke (植妥慶助) illustrated by jpegasus (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/17161.html) The warm air of the jungle is still thick with the storm that’s just passed when Vasuki uncoils from the hollow of the tree where he spent the last night. Today is the third day of his quest, the last day before he must return to […]

7
Jul

In A Cat’s Eyes

by Ms. C. Mouse (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/17476.html) In a cat’s eyes, all things belong to cats. – English Proverb Bobby checked his watch again. Damn it, why couldn’t the last fifteen minutes of his shift pass by at a decent pace like the rest of the day? Tired of the long hours of catering to customers, […]

7
Jul

The Wolf At The Door

by Tsukizubon Saruko (月図凡然る子) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/17694.html) Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. –Revelation 3:20 A witch was believed to have animal familiars, or imps, who nourished themselves on […]

7
Jul

Samuel’s Creature

by Yaso Aki (八十 秋) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/18383.html) “Hey, pretty. Want to go for a ride?” Samuel pointedly did not look at the man whose all too noticeable yellow eyes were leering at him. Firstly, that had to be the worst pick-up line he’d heard, and second of all the guy looked the type to be […]

7
Jul

Of A Feather

by Kubaru Suki (少年好き 配る) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/19893.html) Ishio didn’t dream (at least, he didn’t remember any) until he met Shouhei. After that, he dreamed about flying. — The first thing Ishio noticed about Shouhei was his shoes. They were bright red canvas high tops and the only reason he noticed them was because they were […]

7
Jul

One More Time

by Murasaki Makoto (紫 真琴) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/18603.html) Editors’ note: We apologize for the broken images in this entry. The images were hosted on the artist’s own server and we’ve been unable to contact her.

7
Jul

Stalking Worthy Prey

by Kuroi Fuji (黒井 藤) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/18700.html) “Target just got off the 9:15 train, heading west on 58th,” Shin murmured, leaning back in his chair, eyes flicking from one monitor to the other. He concentrated on the figure on the rightmost screen, fingers stroking along the glove in his hands. The visual wasn’t needed, with […]

7
Jul

The Assassin’s Angel

by Shiroi Yomena (白井嫁菜) illustrated by jpegasus (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/18969.html) Once upon a time, in a very large city in a very rich country, there lived an assassin. He was a good assassin: competent, discreet, efficient, and highly respected by his peers. A man skilled in the art as well as the science of death, he […]

7
Jul

Summer Fling

by Kemono Michi (毛萌乃享) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/19508.html) It felt hot enough to fuse hydrogen on the sidewalks in Delta Dome, even under the fern-leafed pokpok and fat banyan trees that shaded Park Avenue. Given a choice on the ballot between rolling blackouts or a change in climate control policy, the precinct had lately voted to sacrifice […]

7
Jul

The Trouble With Cats

by Nekojin (猫神) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/19452.html) Alex closed the door and turned to shoot a swift glare at the cat lounging on the couch as though he owned it. And he hadn’t even been here five minutes! Why Alex had let his sister talk him into this, he had no idea. (“No. No. I’m just not […]

7
Jul

Drowning

by Nara Kagerou (奈良蜻蛉) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/20070.html) Dylan dreamed of drowning. First, there was the splash, and the splash hurt. The initial slap of water as you hit, and then the icy embrace of the waves as they grabbed and pulled you under. The traitor gravity that kept you so stable on solid ground now just […]