Flash Friday: The Arcade

Niyah's death is unexpected and too soon. She barely gets out of the city, really letting the Jake open up into a good stride. But there's an ambush, Martian katonas crouching behind the treeline who wait for her to get between them before hopping up. She knows she gets at least two of them, but the others gun her down. The screen goes blank. "Game over," it says. She slaps the controls and strings out a vibrant curse. Swiping her token again means climbing out of the machine, and if there's someone else…Read more …