Five Smooth Stones

Katie slid the tray of cookies out of the oven, making sure none of them slipped off. Not too hard, not too sweet; just the way her son liked them.…


Fleeing the Demons

I race through the woods as the full moon lights a silvery path ahead. A chilly wind whips the maple tree branches into a frenzy, shaking the leaves.…


The Serial Killer in Me

Psst, hey, you! Yes, you, right there. D’you have a minute? I want to get some things off my chest, things that have troubled me for some time now.…


I Slept with Emma

Conor gave the front door a cursory rap before he flung it open and headed into the living room, where his friend sat on the couch. “Hey.” He bent…


The Bad Samaritan

A full moon hung heavy in the sky as the clock tower struck half-past midnight. The wind rustling through the icicle-laden trees and the hooting of…


The Day of Battle

A Camp Near the Eastern Side of Mount Hermon, Israel: October 1973 “The steed is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory is the Lord’s.” ---…


Turkish Delight

Constantinople, Turkish Republic: 1924 The last call of the muezzin slowly fades; the evening sun embraces the horizon over the minarets of the…


But Deliver Us from Evil

“Good job finishing that drug lord last week,” the hoarse voice crackled over the unstable phone line. “The rest of the bounty will be in your…


Blood on Her Hands

“She is guilty!” The prosecutor tilted his head, pointing to Chloe. “Guilty of one count of murder in the first degree.” “That is yet to be proven,”…


The Falcon’s Final Flight

"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out." --- Proverbs 10:9 Ostrołęka, Poland: 1955 Tok! Scuff!…