FICTION: SAVE US
New writer Michael Braun is a sometime contributor to The Nothing Files, and is clearly a bit of a comics fan. This story is very clever indeed. I'm not gonna say anything else. If you like capes, read this one. It's super-awesome, you get me?
Her face was streaked with soot, her ginger freckles hidden in a cloud of grey, her hair covered in ash. She was young, was clutching an even smaller girl to her chest. The young one whimpered and let out a small scream as he flew through the side of the brownstone. Dust and sand exploded around them. They were huddled in the corner of the room, the rest of the apartment, the building, ablaze. He moved quickly, slapping his palms together. A gust of air pushed the fire away from them. Pushed it back and he grabbed them. Clutched them in strong, broad palms and then they were on the ground. The firefighters wrapped blankets around them. He was gone seconds later, floating at first, then a splash of sound and scarlet and blue. Later, the reporter for the local station asked the mother what happened and she could only say: "I’m Martha and this is my daughter Jesse and he saved our lives. He was like a God. Like Jesus. He saved us." ...READ MORE