Stories tagged “DEMON”

  • Fighting Medusa's Cousin, or Something

    All was dark in his field of vision, but he could not open his eyes. This creature was akin to Medusa and would turn him to goo if he looked at her. Something flared outside his eyelids, creating a red glow to his left. He smelled the sulfur of a struck m…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Unsealed

    Our only warning was the earth crying out in a great grinding noise that swallowed all other sounds, a yawn of some half-asleep cyclopean giant angry at being awoken. The ground shifted and we clawed at each other to stay upright.

    Amidst a roiling cloud …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Like Answering a Payphone

    In the dark my hands made twisted shapes, more through intuition than direction. They danced like they belonged to a conductor, while my fingers played the air in long strokes like a pianist's. I was aware of their movements but I couldn't see them. They …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Murphy's Grasp

    Two more minutes and she would be free. It had been fifty-eight minutes since Rosa had trapped herself in the hourglass. Like much of her magic, it had been an accident. Spells were tricky like that. Intent and annoyingly detailed description had to match…

    Posted 3 years ago
  • Blood

    Pulsing with the knowledge of our bodies

    and power of majesties coursing around every corner,

    fragrant and blue-green-red and warm resided in us all.

    I can't help but imagine

    some vampyric figure picking his teeth

    with capillary tubes,

    the very same ones …

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Undercover Slayer

    The tone sounded for break. I slumped into a chair with my coffee. Sipping it as it cooled, I noticed that I was not joined by any coworkers. Was there a staff meeting?

    The door opened. I watched with interest, but it was only the postman.

    "This needs a…

    Posted 6 years ago