MotW: Descending

MotW: Descending

  Stepping through the yawning lab door into the room beyond, the investigators tried to ready themselves for whatever horrors they would encounter next. The air in “Lab 02” was arid, almost devoid of moisture – particularly noticeable coming from the...
MotW: Clearing the Air

MotW: Clearing the Air

“Attack!” Roger yelled as the agitated swarm took flight, knowing immediately the element of surprise had been lost. Ismene ducked quickly, away from the pigeon-sized wasps, who seemed to leave her alone as they swarmed the rest of the group. Seth’s...
MotW: The Sweet Smell of Progress

MotW: The Sweet Smell of Progress

Having assembled five additional reinforcements from the surface, Roger talked to them as if he were General Patton detailing the post-Normandy invasion of France. “We’re going to go in, we’re going to secure this base, and none of you will ever talk...
MotW: Going Down

MotW: Going Down

Dressed as a collection of Army officers and CIA spooks, the group gathered two mornings later, ready to make their raid on the secret government black site. Roger looked prim and proper in his general’s uniform, Seth uncomfortable but excited in his...
MotW: Spinning Plates

MotW: Spinning Plates

Smokey air from the annual rice burning thick in the air – farmers destroying the unusable parts of their fields once harvesting had completed – the investigators woke to a blood-red sky and debilitating hangovers, undercut by the ear-splitting noise of an incoming...
MotW: People Skills

MotW: People Skills

“Bad news,” Tommy shook his head, hanging up his cell phone. “My people have found out the Air Force base experiment not only got delayed, like we wanted, but also moved.””To where?” Ismene asked, a worried look on her...