Christmas Revenge

The fire crackled in the wide, stone fireplace as Anthony stared out the window. Large, lazy flakes filled the air as late-December snow continued to fall.  The soles of his feet were almost too-warm as he stretched his legs out towards the flames. Keeping with holiday tradition, he had put up lights around the cabin’s... Continue Reading →

Cocky Tales Anthology

Cocky-Tales anthology is a peck-tacular limited-edition collaboration of authors and poets from various genresBoasting more variety than you can shake a stick at, “Cocky-Tales” aims to speak out against the dangerous precedent of copyrighting/trademarking a common word within a specific genre of writing. Amazon Ebook Amazon paperback    Read my short story "Cocky Smiles and... Continue Reading →

Filthy Two-Legs

“It was less than I was hoping for…” a feminine voice floated through Cael’s head as he lay on the dusty ground. His shoulder ached from breaking his fall, but otherwise he thought he was fine. He glared across the pen and met the creature’s obsidian gaze as she pranced along the thick fence, her... Continue Reading →

The Flotsam Heart

Something…something stirred him awake. Gears stuttered and clicked, causing the deep-sea fish who had burrowed into the coral attached to his exterior to flee. High above his dark, cold grave, it hummed and pulsed. He could feel it. His rusty eyes opened slowly and he followed its path as it slowly passed overhead. He needed... Continue Reading →

Connected

Lincoln stared down into the gentle lake with an ancient, heavy sadness.  It was almost as if his very bones were leaden down with the centuries of pain he felt. The crystal clear water gave him a perfect view of the monstrous beast deep beneath its surface. “What has humanity come to,” his voice carried... Continue Reading →

Abandoned

I shivered against the chill in the air, and recalled how the news talked about the Midwest being dumped on by snow. I huffed and settled a new grey blanket around my shoulders. “Here I thought Cali was cold in winter. Damn.” I settled on the sunken old could and tried to go to sleep,... Continue Reading →

The Patient

The first thing I noticed about my newest client as she stepped into the room were her eyes. The dark blue was rimmed in black, just like mine. I had inherited that trait from my father and I rarely saw it in other people. She introduced herself without a name, which I respected, and we... Continue Reading →

Sova: The Owlman

The children all knew the rule: don’t cross the barrier between the playground and the old cemetery. If you did, Sova would get you.

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