Stand in Line?



By Alberto Pupo

The fight… I don’t remember why it even  started… but I do remember that in the end it hurt. I took a swift upper cut to my face, I  iced the bad boy and went to sleep. Only to awaken the next day in the middle of a nightmare… The world is on fire.. I can see an Continue reading “Stand in Line?”


A Capital Job Part 3


By Alberto Pupo

The last few hours have been insane; the story sounded too good to be true. First, they recruit you, then they use you, and right before you do the job they kill you? The story did not make sense to him, perhaps this kid must have some mental illness., or maybe this is just an elaborate ruse to protect the President, maybe this kid is with the CIA a deep cover operative? Although the spaced out look in the kid’s eyes state otherwise. The kid told him Continue reading “A Capital Job Part 3”

Consumed by…


By Alberto Pupo

It happened again. I forgot who I am and why I am here. This is the second time this week. I just walked out of my home and stood in front of an empty field looking up to the night sky, but I was hearing because I heard her voice… calling my name… telling me that she is up there in the heavens… Who does the voice belong to? Well, she is my wife. Continue reading “Consumed by…”

A Capital Job Part 2


By Alberto Pupo

He wakes up in his room, had it all been a dream? He looks at the weapon lying next to his bed, a really large, metallic looking gun, with enough ammunition to take out a small neighborhood. Nope, it is not a dream. The mystery woman however vanished and left him a note with detailed instructions. He is supposed to go down to the Lincoln Memorial for the presentation. So today is to be historical, alien beings had landed on the planet, the President and Captain of the UFO are going to be making a joint statement about the opening of alien-human relations? All of this sounds like a farce. What if he had been drugged? What if his captors are playing a nasty little game with him and while the thinks he is on some contract his body is trapped in some virtual reality construct. He laughs at the thought, it sounded so conspiratorial and paranoid.. but then again he is trapped in the middle of a conspiracy, and it would not be the first time. Continue reading “A Capital Job Part 2”

A Capital Job Part 1


By Alberto Pupo

He awakens somewhere… but it is not where he is supposed to be. Last night, he fell asleep in Paris today he is awake in Washington DC. He does not remember anything at all, except he has to do something important. He struggles to think it hurts to think. He feels like something is wrong with his brain, as if there are creatures inside of it feeding on his knowledge. The hotel he is in looks familiar, it like a mashup of the Watergate and a Howard Johnson it is both trashy and classy. Continue reading “A Capital Job Part 1”

The Caped Avenger


By Alberto Pupo

This is a day like any other except…it is not. They came from out of nowhere, strange, foul, looking creatures. I ran like a coward. As I ran, I could hear the screams of my friends and family, torn to pieces by these creatures. I had failed everyone. I was supposed to be a hero. Continue reading “The Caped Avenger”

The Magic


By Alberto Pupo

I often have the same dream. The waves are crashing below in an ocean of nothingness, I can hear seagulls out in the distance, but I can see them. Only this eternal ocean of darkness, so empty like my life. I awaken, and I feel broken, I used to be somebody. I had the ability to make something out of nothing, bend material into any shape that I wanted to and then one day it all went away because of them… Continue reading “The Magic”