Literature / Astral Cafe

A series of short stories by Jared Pixley about an Interdimensional restaurant owned and operated by an amnesiac woman named Brandy who is searching for her past. Among her staff is Amadeus Rook, the most dangerous bartender in the universe, a cyborg named Allison, a kitsune named Blue, and Emma, an superpowered orphan from an alien planet. The restaurant is frequented by demons, mythical gods, aliens, and all sort of other people.

Currently the series consists of:
  1. "In a Beginning"
  2. "Beauty Contest"
  3. "Day Off"
  4. "Hostile Takeover

The series is currently only being published for the Amazon Kindle.

This show provides examples of:

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Rook. Prior to the series he spent years training with the masters and then five years in constant battle with an army of monsters. All the training and experience has given him the ability to defeat superpowered beings. However, he claims that he even smarter than he is strong, so he has Awesomeness by Analysis too.
  • Flying Brick: Emma: she has the stock superpowers: super strength, super speed, flight, invulnerability, super senses, and energy blasts.
  • Identity Amnesia: Brandy: At the beginning of the series she has no idea who she is or where she came from.
  • Quest for Identity: Throughout the series, there are side stories about Brandy's quest for her identity. So far she has not had much luck.
  • The Chosen One: Rook: In In a Beginning, when he is in the jail, he remembers being the chosen one. It is hinted that it did not go very well. Especially since he was later chained to a wall for five years and forced to fight in a never ending battle.
  • You All Meet in an Inn: The entire plot of the series is about people meeting in the restaurant.

Episodes of this series provide examples of: