“Ah,” He smiled wide, “the new recruits!”
“This is Mr. Brownstone, head of this department.” Eileen whispered.
“Kids, do you know why the company name is Halberd Industries?” he asked rhetorically.
Within his contrived, ‘thoughtful’ pause Mellvin interjected to Mr. Brownstone’s dismay, “Isn’t that the last name of the founders of the company?” Continue reading
Inside the elevator there were only three buttons. One for the floor they had just toured, one that Eileen pressed and one below that which was left unexplained. The doors opened in time with the cheerful ping that indicated they had reached their destination. Eileen promptly stepped off the elevator and began walking right into the heart of what seemed to be a labyrinth of hallways. The other two followed quickly but silently behind making every other step a small jump in an effort to catch up while attempting to keep their pace at a walk. Eileen suddenly stopped and turned to them at the convergence of the hallways. Continue reading
“This is where all the clerical work is done. We have thousands of orders coming in daily from all over the country. Our staff uses the latest in Halberd technology, often performing daily tasks on equipment that the consumer has not yet even heard of!” Eileen seemed to be reading off of a script. It was clear that she had memorized and was now performing a company sanctioned tour to the letter. “Notice that the backgrounds of the screens our clerics use are white with black lettering instead of the usual black with white lettering. These new screens are the first step in our advancement toward a more user-friendly interface…” Continue reading
Brit spent some time exploring her room and unpacking her things. It was clean with an exceptionally springy bed and warm colored wooden furnishings. She felt more like she was on an expensive vacation than getting read to go to work. At last, she opened up the bag that Ben was hiding in and let him free. He took a liking to the area under the bed so she laid down a towel where he could sleep. Continue reading
She took a deep breath and stepped into the huge building. Mellvin followed, as was becoming the usual. The inside was just as ornate as the outside, maybe even more so. The tiles they stepped on were quartz, inlaid with intricate marble designs. The lobby echoed as they walked toward the main elevator. Near the elevator door was a sign listing all of the offices that occupied the twenty-one levels of the building. Continue reading
Brit gathered her things as the train was coming to a stop. When she stepped off the platform of the train station she got her first real glimpse of the city. She hesitated, she had no idea where to go. Having never been to Themiscyra City before, she wasn’t exactly familiar with the layout. Continue reading
Brit stared out the window of her train car watching the landscape fly past while thinking of good names for a pet snake. She was never one for naming animals after their attributes like “Blackie” or “Spot” and she had grown out of naming them something ridiculous and unnecessarily long such as “Mr. Franklin Fluffy Jose Ignacio III”. After much consideration she settled on “Ben”. It took a lot of begging her father and trickery to sneak Ben past the train conductor at the station but she did it and now felt that he deserved a name. Continue reading