Martyr’s Blood, Part 1

I. The Raider ­­class shuttle looked like a tiny speck in space when it finally left the Iscariot’s fighter bays. A sleek cylinder-shaped vessel, the…


Imperialism

Aswirl in accusations, the noble gentleman fell, as the crowds spat and stomped on his bronzed cadaver. “Pig.” “Beast.” “Monster.” The crowd hurled…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 33: Indiana-Bound, for Now

The long, arduous drive through the Rocky Mountain states landed me in a small town found in a valley: Crested Butte, Colorado. I was so clouded by…


Generation Z Warfare

“I got him…I GOT HIM!” The joyous cry perked Mason’s ears as he removed his VR mask and looked over at the end of the room. A group of men and woman,…


The Silent Man

The silent man awoke at exactly 0700. He didn't use an alarm clock; he'd woken up at this time every day of his life. It was written on his genes. He…


Ensnared, Part 2

After 20 minutes of looking at the videos that consumed Frank Lecher’s soul and free time, Stacy figured that Frank Lecher was either an idiot or an…


Unknown Empire

Early Monday morning, Peter Sargent walked down to the shed, where he had his scientific experiment waiting. He lived in upper Alabama in the hills…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 32: It Turned Strange

At the end of my wine glass, I got what I wanted; Wesley came close to where I was seated. He raised his wine glass to meet the sun’s rays coming in…


Wolf-Like

Every time Secret sneezed, she changed into a wolf. Tangled and grey across the floor she would lie panting. And then, after a few minutes, she lost…


The Incarnation

William melted in the summer morning, a wet hot lowland morning which slicked his palms and fogged his wayfarers the moment he stepped from his car.…