An Interview With A GiantIt was perfect. The sun was out, the wind was tame. Ashton lay on his back- the silky grass of the meadow felt soft on his bare skin.He finally had a chance to be by himself- the humans didn’t come near this part of the country. So he was safe from any interrupting yells of fright or disgust. He took a deep breath of the fresh air, then shut his eyes sleepily. A short nap was all he wished for…Five year old Kelly had seen this giant more than once. He was enormous- he seemed bigger than the first time she had seen him! She could see his gargantuan body lying in the emerald green meadow. He appeared to be sleeping… It was Kelly’s chance! She looked down at her school backpack and took out her pair of binoculars. She peered through them, zooming in onto the giant’s face. His eyelids were shut, and his great mouth was open slightly.He was definitely asleep.Kelly was beyond excited . She could approach him easily now… She clapped her hands
Experiments - Chapter TenThe air vent lightly wafted the floor-length curtain back, rays of moonlight softly patterning the floor. Huddled beneath the thick white blanket draped over the mattress, Kylie watched the motion. Temptation beckoned her, and despite the late hour, the girl found herself drifting toward the window.Unhesitant, she slipped under the fabric, streaking her hand against the frost-laden window pane. The still world of the forest spread below her, illuminated by the breath-taking glow of the stars and half-moon.Yet, it wasn’t what the curious green eyes were searching for.Kylie sighed, allowing the window sill’s ledge to dig into her skin as she leaned over the peeling, painted level. Recounting the events sheer hours prior to now, her breath began to fog up the chilled glass.She hadn’t wanted to be afraid. But she had gone against her emotions, scaling the walls of giant sleeve.Kylie had feared the worst when her safe hold had failed, gravity dragging it down to eart
Experiments - Chapter Six“Mom?” Kylie called out upon entering the small apartment. The digital clock read 12:46 P.M.Heading for the fridge, the girl found a note from her mother about a party. Shaking her head, Kylie found the 2% milk, poured a glass, then drank it with some cold pills. She wiped her mouth off with her shirt collar, and then she plunked down in front of the television.Every station was playing horror. Bored, the girl clicked it off, forcing herself to go to bed. How was her mom planning on going to work in the morning?Staring out the window while lost in thought, the blonde fell asleep.. . .Sunday afternoon, Gavin decided to go to the Clemmons residence. He approached the house, the sound of a hammer working furiously filling his ears.Richard was on the roof replacing shingles, and he stopped as Gavin’s shadow fell over him.“Did we not agree to you having the weekends off from studying?” The man found a towel nearby, using it to swipe his perspiring
Experiments - Chapter Two“Gavin Anders, release Ferdinand Meyers at once!” Someone’s demanding voice came to the bewildered boy’s ears through a loud speaker, and he turned his head, gaping at the person speaking.“I wasn’t touching him anymore!” Gavin stammered, observing as the people in the room cringed at his magnified voice.“What’re we going to do? We don’t want the special forces on our tails!” Someone muttered.“We’ve already alerted them.” The strange bald man with a shrubby brown beard spoke. “However, we have notified them that Gavin poses no real threat yet. That’s why I asked you to release him.” The lab coatless-man set down his megaphone, casually walking toward the boy as though nothing was wrong.“Whats-“ Gavin began, then inhaled shakily, lowering his voice to avoid hurting anyone’s ears. “What’s happening?”“I knew we should have used an adult,
Experiments - Chapter Nine“Well, it’s eight o’ clock, and even if you have nothing else to do, I really don’t like to keep you up studying.” Clemmons shut his book.Kylie snorted. Somehow, the tutoring was enjoyable, despite the constant reminders she would receive that there was a massive human being sitting behind her. “Oh, please, Dr. Richard –““Call me Richard,”“Okay…um… Richard. I stay up way later than this regardless of having homework or not.”“Was that supposed to be funny?”She turned red. “Um…yeah…but it kind of got messed up…”Even so, she cringed as Gavin laughed lightly (for him at least) behind her. The girl turned around, green eyes flashing as though it offended her that he had been the one to laugh.“I’ll leave you two to yourselves, unless you’re hungry or something, Kylie.” Richard shrugged, piling his textbooks into his arms. It was dar
Experiments - Chapter One“Happy May 2nd, Gavvy!” A shabby group of boys jeered at the seventeen year old sitting in the corner. Averting his dark blue eyes, Gavin Anders tried to conceal his chagrined expression.Heart falling, the boy picked at his cuticles. He’d been trying hard not to think about the date, but as the idiots who acted like they owned the place mentioned it, the memories all came crashing back.May 2nd, 2009, Saturday afternoon. The boy with charcoal black hair was thirteen years old, a freshman in high school just being picked up from a soccer game.Dark weather clouded the sky, but it hadn’t stopped the championship. Gavin’s team had won, and now his parents were carpooling a van full of kids to get ice cream.No one had predicted that a gust of wind and a strike of lightning would split a tree in half.No one had predicted that it would fall in the road in front of the black SUV.No had predicted that four people would die and three would be injured.
Experiments - Chapter EightPitch blackness enveloped the length of the narrow stretch. Between two brick buildings lay the skirting alley in all its glory; dumpsters and rotting garbage included.In the middle stood three people: two shadily-clothed men flanking a young, sixteen year-old girl.The taller one smirked, moving toward her.Adrenalin coursing through her, Kylie spun around and threw a blind punch, her fist smarting as it met the stranger’s jaw.Immediately they attacked, pinning her against the wall. She screamed, but it was cut off by the shorter one’s gloved hand.Kylie squirmed, but it was useless. The hand muffling her voice slipped, and she took the opportunity to yell. At that, a set of knuckles clubbed at her abdomen. The girl wheezed, her mouth suppressed once more.There was a metallic, air-piercing noise, and Kylie whimpered, the fact having dawned on her that someone had pulled a knife.“You got any money, doll face?” The shorter once snickered, hand evidently clutc