Frontier Justice

He had to go. You’ll see. We don’t often say things like this, but in Silver’s case, one was dealing with damaged goods intent on doing further…


Erotic Lycanthropy

The full moon shined down upon me in the humble back alley I currently occupied. It is beautiful in its austere, cold manner, but a full moon on a…


Bastard of 1952

Marin’s fingers fiddled with the white buttons running the length of the blue dress. White satin would have been her first choice before the other…


Blood Knot, Part 1

I. The pungent stench of urine mixed with the sweet scent of the bus’s engine exhaust sobered a mind drowning in worries and daydreams of a full…


Seattle Nice

“You want another drink, boss?” Clyde could tell just by the way the man grinned at him from the opposite side of the bar counter that he wasn’t a…


Snowfall on Pine Ridge

Wind rattles the sheet of plastic covering the broken window. Seated at the kitchen table, Ellen looks up from the coloring book in front of her and…


Wisps

My eyes are wide open when I enter the chamber. I’ve been coming here every night for a week. Sometimes I see them right away, the wisps. Other times…


The Cabal

“I wanted you to be the first to know,” Roman had confided in me. “I’m going to kill Henry Smithers.” “Gone off your meds again, eh, Row?” I had been…


Taking a War Bride

In the summer of 1865, I sat down in a saloon in the Nebraska Territory to enjoy some whiskey and a poker game. Paintings of beautiful women were…


Panama Hat

Jack Holt rolled out of bed and threw on a pair of gray work pants, a short-sleeved sports shirt he left untucked and unbuttoned over a white…