Category: complete stories

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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’”

‘A PILE OF DEAD RATS AND THE HUMAN MOUSETRAP’

One, two, one, two, one, two…! “How long have I been here?” My thoughts wander for a moment. No. Don’t break the flow. I need to keep moving: if I stand still, they will surround me. Footsteps closing in behind me now. One pair… Continue Reading “‘A PILE OF DEAD RATS AND THE HUMAN MOUSETRAP’”

‘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’”

‘A HOME WITH ONLY WINDOWS’

I ride. I ride until I can’t feel my tender toes hidden inside my beaten boots – they’re doing little to ward against the unwavering winds whipping my hair around my face. I ride until the huge shock of adrenaline gradually erodes away, like… Continue Reading “‘A HOME WITH ONLY WINDOWS’”

‘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’”

‘A MAN AND A PLAN’

The first step towards getting anything done is coming up with a plan. The most important part of any plan is the goal. So, what is it that I want? Is it simply to survive in this shithole, alone, until I finally slip up… Continue Reading “‘A MAN AND A PLAN’”

‘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’”

‘A PARTY BEFORE TEA’

Where am I, exactly? I look around with misty eyes and find myself in a forgotten train yard where the carts have rusted in place, unused for decades. Three men clad in the usual scavenger uniform: old athletic equipment, improvised kilts and vests made… Continue Reading “‘A PARTY BEFORE TEA’”