Caught

As Cody loped down the courthouse stairs, he scanned a young woman’s body. Short skirt, sexy legs. A young woman he’d stalked distantly before.…


The Dark Lord Arises!

“He’s not a villain, Summer, but he shouldn’t be your hero. He’s more like a demon. Or a super fucked-up God.” --- Morty, on Rick The man tripped…


Unemployed Cowboy

This was in the city buried a billion miles underground. At that depth, things did not melt, they froze: the world subterranean cold, roads heaving…


The Untouchable, Part 1

I. Marcus leaned his salt-and-pepper head back while he sat on the park bench and took in the fresh spring air through his mashed nostrils. For a…


Two Funerals (and a Wedding)

Ricardo and I sat alone in my study. Ricardo leaned forward, tilting his silver mane toward me. “How did they die?” The clock on the mantle chimed…


The Mainstreamer, Part 1

I. “You should integrate into mainstream British society ASAP!” My mum is far back in China, but at the moment, she’s on a video call with me. “This…


Burn Le Corbusier

I made it to the swimming pool when the guns went off. There should be a bit here by way of introduction: I swim regularly as a means of coping with…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 1: The First Victim

I paced restlessly around my apartment, not able to eat dinner or relax with a good DVD. My mind was racing, as well as my pumping heart. It was 7…


Demons in the Loo

Debbie and Chad have a very typical marriage. Debbie has no desire to watch men in tight pants injure each other’s brains, and Chad was not keen on…


Lawyered!

Marcus Fennic had represented a lot of people during his time as a lawyer, and some of them had been pretty sleazy. There had been a burly Texan man…