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The Pilgrim’s Digress: Chapter 6

The armored vehicle smashed through the thick wall like a battering ram. Chunks of reinforced concrete shot out into the air and fell on the ground…


Contagion

“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.” This Confucian apothegm has been like a pebble in my shoe since I read the AP item…


Under the Nihil, Part 1: Before the Nihil (Excerpt 1)

You asked me to keep a record of my experiences, Mr. X. But I have refrained from doing so until this critical juncture, for no other reason than to…


Terror House Radio, Episode #19: Over the Nihil (with Andy Nowicki)

On this episode of Terror House Radio, Matt Forney and Bryden Proctor welcome Andy Nowicki back to the show to discuss the second edition of his…


Milites Noctis, Part 3

XI. A light haze still surrounded them. No sign of the rest of the squad. Until ahead of them stood a man waiting. Dressed in olive green BDUs, he…


Lords of Ash

Los Angeles in California has no reason at all to be as warm as it is. A microclimate? The Rim of Fire in the Circum-Pacific belt? I never really…


The Folksinger

Right off the bat, the first time she saw him, Bethany knew she had a thing for the folksinger. Not just because he was handsome with those long,…


Coffee Break in NeoTransylvania

The coffee tastes like shit since they put garlic in the water. For all these centuries, people have been told that vampires were a myth, when in…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 26: Synchronized Surprise

It was getting close to 4 p.m., and Clarissa Ross had finished filing a stack of results from a three-month testing symposium in the St.…


“The Tyranny of Toilet Paper,” “Dear Encapsulation,” and “The Narrator Presents”

The Tyranny of Toilet Paper hands lunge through darkness distancing answers, delineated, point A to point B disposed into toilet paper salvation…