Monday, March 31, 2014

Ch. 1.14: Crux-Pollynation



Polaris wakes up early in the morning, before the sun has even risen. Her nausea has been replaced by ravenous hunger. She opens the fridge door, but is quickly overwhelmed by the smell of rotten food—some leftovers have gone bad. She spins around and rushes to the bathroom.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ch. 1.13: Routine



 Spooky Day quickly approaches, and Polaris and the Bee Brood prepare for it by carving jack-o’-lanterns. Luna grimaces as she scoops the guts out of a pumpkin.

“What, too gross?” Polaris laughs.

“This is the definition of gross, mom. Why are we doing this?”

“Because tomorrow’s Spooky Day! We have to get in the spirit, Lulu,” Polaris wants to give her children normal, human experiences.

“It’s icky. And what’s the point,” Luna mumbles, “someone is just going to smash them.”

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ch 1.12: F*ck Honey; Use Violence


 
Crux fakes a yawn as he emerges from his room. “What is it, Lyra? You startled me awake.”

“Yeah, I don’t think we woke you,” Lyra scoffs. Crux blushes.

“We’re sorry to interrupt you and Polaris. I know you were enjoying yourselves,” Lily smiles, “but Lyra and I discovered something.”

“A big fucking problem,” Lyra clarifies, “we discovered a big fucking problem.”

“You keep using that word…”

“Seriously, Crux. This is some grave shit.”

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ch. 1.11: Try a Little Tenderness



While the triplets were staying at Luke’s loft, Crux invites Polaris to have dinner with him at his home. It’s a cool night, and clouds cast a hazy shadow over the desert. Crux’s house is two-stories and contemporary; Polaris is suitably impressed. The interior is largely monochromatic, with the occasional hint of color. Unseasonable rain drums against the many windows, producing an uneven tempo that echoes through the cavernous house.


Monday, March 10, 2014

"Seeking the Truth" Forum Post #698

Posted on "Seeking the Truth," subforum "Paranormal Sightings."

Subject: alien anchor baby??? 

naynay: omg guys...i have a huge sighting, but first some background...

...i live in lucky palms, and recently this guy moved next door to me. no huge deal...he looks like a douche, but he doesn't bother me...

...anyway, i was looking outside right now and i saw this guy outside with some kids. i don't know maybe they're his but one of them is BLUE and she has orange hair. there is an alien kid in my neighborhood!! first the library, now my next door neighbor's house....i'm not safe here!!

Greys: Calm down, naynay. Are you sure that's what you saw? Maybe you're still wound up from your other sighting.

cottoneyed: Shit, they're breeding here? That's fucked up.

scowl_face: Pics or GTFO.

cptkirk69: hahaha, pics or gtfo! yeah! tit pics! rofl

Ptolemy: Yes, post a picture.

Greys: Don't do anything crazy, naynay. That said, a picture would be nice.

naynay: sorry i was gone for so long. i had to dig out my old camera....luckily douchey neighbor has a bunch of big windows in his house. i got a picture of him and the kid...sorry it's blurry...i had to take it from far away and zoom in on my computer...

cptkirk69: lol, thats teal, not blue.

scowl_face: Fake. You're pathological, naynay. You need help.

Ptolemy: Insane--I cannot believe this.

Greys: This is phenomenal, naynay. There are other kids, right? What do they look like?

naynay: like normal kids, really...scowl_face, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all....

cottoneyed: Repulsive. Abominations like that should be terminated.

cptkirk69: gingers are repulsive, lmfao. terminate the gingers!!!1

scowl_face:  You're repulsive, cottoneyed. I don't know why you're obsessing over this. You guys need to grow up.

cottoneyed: Hey fucktard, ALIENS ARE INVADING. You're the one that needs to grow up, pussy.

cptkirk69: in befor the lock

diminati: normally i lurk, but it seems pretty screwed up to post a picture of a kid and post it on a forum. even if that kid is a freak. also, she is teal not blue. btw, anchor baby is an offensive term.

cottoneyed: No one cares, hippie.

naynay: i'm trying to find the truth....that's the point of this forum....

plzdontabductmeagain: I just wanted to thank you for your bravery, naynay. You're a true asset to our cause. BTW, she looks green to me. The aliens who abducted me were greyish green.

Ptolemy: Indeed. Great work.

diminati: no, this is not great work. you're a stalker.

scowl_face: I agree with diminati. You need mental help. All of you do.

Greys: Hey everyone, let's calm down and talk rationally

naynay: i really didnt mean anything bad by this...im sorry if i offended anyone.

cottoneyed: don't be sorry, naynay. these mofos are just jealous.

[Mod] Skully: Hey guys, I guess I need remind you that you should not take pictures of private residences and post them here. While we value the discoveries naynay has made for this community, it's important to respect people's privacy. I'm locking this thread and flagging it for deletion.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ch 1.10: On Human Bonding

Luke had called Polly and requested that she bring the triplets over that weekend. He had just bought a new house (“A loft,” he bragged), and he wanted to celebrate with the kids.

He waits at the front door anxiously. It’s been awhile since he had seen the triplets. Worries of being a bad father plague him—he didn’t want to be like his father. When he sees them walking up the pier towards his house, he rushes out the front door.

“Ahoy!” He yells. It sounded less dorky in his head. Elysia and Solaris continue to walk at a snail’s pace, but Luna takes off running towards him.

“Daddy!” She yelled.

He smiles as he kneels down, arms outstretched. He hadn’t realized how much she had grown. He wraps his arms around her and picked her up. “I missed you,” she says through a wide grin.

Elysia and Solaris looked less than excited to see him. Solaris was doubtful of any sort of change: he predicts that his father will spend this weekend with them, and then promptly forget about any sort of parental responsibility. Elysia, on the other hand, is annoyed because anytime she peers into her sister’s head, all she can ‘hear’ is an ongoing performance of “99 Bottles of Nectar on the Wall.” She has the suspicion that Luna was trying to keep something from her, and she is frustrated that it’s actually working.


Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Seeking the Truth" Forum Post #517

Posted on "Seeking the Truth," subforum "Paranormal Sightings."

Subject: alien at the library???

naynay: check out this thing at the library....he's been coming here every day....this is seriously freaking me out, guys. could this be the beginning of the end???

cptkirk69: fuk, the alien invasin happenin alredy, lol. maybe theyll cancel midterms, lol.

scowl_face: fake.

Ptolemy: Where did you take this picture?

naynay: library in lucky palms. this been a lot of weird stuff going on recently. lights in the sky, strange people...i'm worried....

Greys: Be careful, naynay. It's only so long before SSS gets involved. You don't want to be in the crossfire.

cottoneyed: Shit, he looks just like some guy I saw in Riverview. He was with two fugly-ass "females". I cant believe people dont notice everything thats happening! And everyone calls me a psycho...fucking sheeple. I cant wait til the invasion--culling of the herd!

naynay: should i follow him?

Greys: No, definitely not!

cptkirk69: lol, dooooo iiiiit.

cottoneyed: Wait for reinforcements.

naynay: he left already....some purple chick came and picked him up....this is too weird, guys....i've said it before, and i'll say it again: we need to prepare for the invasion.

cottoneyed: You can come stay in Riverview with me if anything happens. I'll pm you the coordinates.

Greys: Stay vigilant, naynay.

naynay: thanks, guys...i'll let you know if i see him again.

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Author's Note: I know, this is not really an update. I'm just playing around with some alternate methods of exposition, so I don't have to jam exposition into dialogue.