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  • Weight of the Kraken

    Chaz raises the weapon he holds in his left hand. He can feel the Weight of it dragging his arm back toward the earth, but it is that very same Weight that allows him to wield the hand cannon at all. When he first claimed the Kraken, when he first held th…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • No More Words

    Dinner was spent silently chewing while the TV shared the latest in the attacks on the planet by the Croatone.

    Father cleared his throat. "I think it is time we consider moving into the town bunker."

    My Mother pushed the last of the season's peas around…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Husky

    The rippling shockwaves and blinding detonations battering at their senses were in turn briefly overcome by the new and incredible din of piston engines starting up somewhere above. Mornington riffled through his knowledge of the Navy's carriers: this had…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Spark of Healing

    The Archangel of Sparks.

    Malika had heard of this, but she had never actually witnessed it. She had never been a devout follower of the Church, and her local vicar had never, to her knowledge, before summoned an aspect of any of the three Archangels. He …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • My Worst Enemy

    I’m caught in a raging sea of should’s, helplessly flailing against the tide I've created. Through the roar of the sea, I hear his childish laugher. “Da…nny. Wh…hy. Danny.. Why...you?” I’m swept beneath the waves of regret…

    It’s peaceful in this cold da…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Rooftop Run

    "Stop running, dummy!"

    "You're trying to kill me, and I kind of don't want to die!" The cyan girl leapt up onto a building, shooting bright blue balls of energy at her attacker.

    "Oh, don't worry so much! It's nothing personal. I hate all your kind!" the…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • How to Exist When You Forget Your Medication

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Opposing Harmony

    "How many died?" The lighter one asked the other.

    "Too many, nearly all. How many escaped?" She replied.

    "Too few."

    One summoned her vine-entwined rod, the other her scythe.

    "We should take care of them, shouldn't we?" The lighter one asked.

    "They'l…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Lost In The Rain

    She sat on the bench in the park. It was raining and the clouds were dark. Faint rumbles echoed in the distance from a direction that she couldn't discern. The storm clouds were heavy enough that the sun was but a memory to her and she'd honestly lost tra…

    Posted 8 months ago
  • A Peck o' Trouble

    Grims slung his rifle then bent to the body. Blood dribbled from the kid's mouth, but not much. Three shots center mass had assured the kid died quickly.

    A little blood, but it was enough. The yips and yowls sounded closer. Death was on the air now, and …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: A Drink in the Dark

    Matthews woke up, head flat against his desk, arm curled around a bottle of apricot brandy. It was the scream of the work whistle that did it.

    Moving nothing but a shaking hand, as if it were the spider-hourglass emblem of his Ministry of Spies badge, he…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • War Wounds

    Malika pushed off from the ground, slowly rising to her feet. The pain in her shoulder FLASHED a hot red, and for a moment she was sure she was going to pass out. Black spots floated in front of her eyes, and an overwhelming nausea flooded through her mid…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Burden's Release

    "Who be you," Malika whispered once more, her head leaning still against the stranger's chest. "Orthael you may be. Paladin you may be. But you be not like the others who would have come before, the others who would have seen me yet not seen me. They be c…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Trains of Thought

    "You've got to stop yawning like that."

    "I can't help it! I'm bored."

    "Well, yawn any bigger and I'll be able to see out the other end."

    "Ugh! You're gross. Keep your voice down."

    "Why?

    "Because the last thing I want is for everyone to remember me as the …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Misunderstood

    I have erred.

    Jeopardised my mission in a way I haven't for so very long. Cleaned it as well as I could, didn't I?

    I did.

    Yes I did.

    No matter - they will find it, with their crime scene specialists and their Luminol and their databases and their traine…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • The Librettist

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Death threat

    "Shoot me," she screamed.

    He did.

    ........................

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Between Fire and Smoke

    "How do you kill an Empress?"

    I steeled the muscles in my face, and let my eyes rest on the man's shoulders. If this turned into a trap, I would make sure to take him with me into the void. Leaning back, I wormed myself into the chair's thick cushions, l…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Lost Things: Snare

    It wasn't funny anymore. The first few times, maybe, but it had been several hours now and there was nothing remotely humorous about it. He wasn't yet ready to give up, though.

    He reread the note, searching for some tiny scrap of useful information. He h…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • One by One

    The diesel motor ran loud. It drowned out the rattling of the nearby chain link fence. The distant cars in the review mirror slid by noiselessly.

    And still we waited.

    The dry drone of the news complained of the usual terror attacks in other countries: a…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Destined to Disappear

    "I am Togua, true leader of Avorhelis, and with this authority I banish Tyris from this city. His selfish acts have caused great devastation to our home. The direct deaths of dozens of citizens, as well as hundreds of injuries and damages are upon his hea…

    Posted 7 years ago
  • Deprioritizing Friendship

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    Posted 4 years ago
  • In the Shadow of the Gods: A Memoir

    I don't know me now but I remember what I used to be. I was one of them, a super. Notice that I didn't say hero, though some people certainly thought of me as one. I was the Operator, named after the switchboard connectors of the first half of the twent…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Fractal Realities: Partners in Time

    Each spadeful of dirt opened the earth a little further. It never seemed like much but it added up bit by bit. It always felt like it took forever. Patrick had lost count in the eighties at least three times. His mind was slow now. He supposed this kind o…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Aspects of Divinity

    There was a silent explosion of glittering light that swept through the forest in a radiant blast.

    Orthael was thrown aside, tumbling away in a dreadful kinematic arc. Orthael swayed but held on, enfolding the girl under ghostly wings of supernatural glo…

    Posted 2 years ago