Category: complete stories

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‘A SAGE, A DEMON, AND A GAME OF CHESS, PART 2’

Deep breaths, Seles. This is nothing new. Right now, my head feels like a balloon meandering about up in the clouds. At the same time, my stomach feels like a sack of sand plunging down towards the bottom of the ocean. My hands tremble,… Continue Reading “‘A SAGE, A DEMON, AND A GAME OF CHESS, PART 2’”

‘A SAGE, A DEMON, AND A GAME OF CHESS, PART 1’

Where am I? A bright, full moon hangs overhead, shedding its light on a clearing in the middle of a forest. The surrounding trees loom tall, like dark and ominous strangers. Standing alone, I feel exposed. It seems as if the entire world is… Continue Reading “‘A SAGE, A DEMON, AND A GAME OF CHESS, PART 1’”

‘CREATING THE HARBINGER’

‘A KNIFE FIGHT, A LIGHTNING STRIKE, AND A DIRTBIKE.’ “One, two, three. One, two, three…” The gentle percussion of falling raindrops accompanies my mantra. “One…”   One radiant red ember bobs up and down in the gloom above the gas pumps. I can discern… Continue Reading “‘CREATING THE HARBINGER’”

‘A VISITOR’

I know this place. Four white walls, a white ceiling, and a matching floor, all smooth and spotless. A bare cot in the corner of the room illuminated by one lonely lightbulb. How long has it been since I left this shithole? “Wake up,… Continue Reading “‘A VISITOR’”

‘THE HUNTRESS AND THE LOST CUB’

Trust yourself. Believe in the vision. I crouch in wait at the base of an aging birch tree, drawing the gray fur of the Wolf Mother around me to ward off the chill. The familiar smell keeps me calm and drives away the anticipation… Continue Reading “‘THE HUNTRESS AND THE LOST CUB’”

‘A BLACK CAT AND A BAD DREAM, PART 2’

The sensation of sinking is always unsettling. Gone are the little round windows of the quaint cottage. The two children and their sick mother have vanished from my sight, but not from my thoughts. I know what I need to do here, in the… Continue Reading “‘A BLACK CAT AND A BAD DREAM, PART 2’”

‘A BLACK CAT AND A BAD DREAM, PART 1’

I can’t fight it anymore. It’s too much. “Oh… !” I let out a quiet gasp and pull my arm across my chest, hugging myself tightly. My toes curl as the muscles in my thighs and stomach tighten involuntarily. I bite down on my… Continue Reading “‘A BLACK CAT AND A BAD DREAM, PART 1’”

‘THE STRANGER’

Stay away! “Well met, traveler.” Meaningless words accompanied by a shallow smile from some blonde meat puppet. I look him over: mid-twenties, strong, scrap armor, metal blade, and a revolver on his hip. Another dumb adventurer. He’s also alone. Guns make people so confident…… Continue Reading “‘THE STRANGER’”

‘THE WOLF MOTHER, A FLOATING FOREST, AND MANY WAYS TO MURDER’

I can see the sun peeking over the eastern horizon. I can smell soil and grass just a few inches below my nose. Marty lies at my side covered in olive drab from head to toe. We raise our heads high enough only to… Continue Reading “‘THE WOLF MOTHER, A FLOATING FOREST, AND MANY WAYS TO MURDER’”

‘THE WIZARD AND THE PRISONER’

“Hey dude?” I look up at the big guy, Arden, as I finish unbuckling the belt. This belt belonged to Jeb. Jeb’s dead now and I’m already tired of seeing Arden’s naked ass. I start sliding the pants off of the dead guy, but… Continue Reading “‘THE WIZARD AND THE PRISONER’”