The Pulver Chronicles – 1. A Simple Kind Of Man

Jackson Pullver is a young soldier in the US Army. One day, as he and his squad are sent on a field exercise, they make a strange discovery.

The Lost Girls

Prologue Night, when the world was at rest. A small sliver of light cut through the darkness of the room, landing on an ornate box. Its lid rising, revealing small figures, jerkily moving as the music box’s melancholy tune played. It was old, but lovingly cared for. Beyond the light were vague suggestions of shapes…

An Arrival of a Rival. CH18

Nearing the tail-end of the week, Karika and Faulkner get a chance to catch up on much needed sleep. During the weekend, Faulkner begins to doubt how he’ll care for his eventual family with how busy all three of them, prompting Reiza and Faulkner’s first real argument.

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In From the Cold – Ch. 3

“Are they here to take me to the airport?” she whispered.

We hadn’t turned the cabin’s lights on.  I stood at the window facing the driveway and brushed the curtain aside, carefully.  “Not in that jeep, they aren’t.”  My neck stiffened as the vehicle’s interior lights flicked on.  “And not with those guns.”

Madiyan hissed something rapid and nasty.

“I don’t know what you said but I agree with you.  Come with me.”  I grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the kitchen.

An original tale set in Okayado’s Monster Musume world.

An unquiet night and unwelcome visitors. Mark makes a decision with lethal consequences. Conclusion to “In From the Cold.”

Eminence of Ash: Beauty Among The Embers

✦Beauty Among The Embers✦  A contest entry written by Momo Summary: Every four years or so, coming-of-age women come forth where grass and ash meet. They are to be brides to the sons of lava–both vanguards and harbingers of ash and flame. The union stands against the tide of retribution but one girl questions this…

Daily Life With A Lilim Chapter 23

Following an interruption that cancelled their date before it could even begin Stanley and Ezraphel venture to the hospital wherein the former receives news of his older sibling whom he hasn’t seen or contacted in almost a year. The news doesn’t sit well with him and in his demand for answers he might have made things worse.

New Opportunites

  The gentle clink of a spoon stirring in a glass was the only sound that punctuated the stillness of the clear spring morning. A young man with black hair, brown eyes, and an average height stood motionless, lost in deep thought.    Adam leaned against the counter, staring out into the distance, his mind…

In From the Cold – Ch. 2

“What is this place, anyway?”

“The campsite, you mean?” I sat on a stump, stretching my back. “Used to be a ‘wilderness retreat’, built by a couple of enterprising hipsters. Must have thought that stressed-out D.C. workers would fall over themselves to spend a weekend at a data-free hideaway. Didn’t count on smartphone addictions, I guess. Bank sent it to auction about a decade ago. I’m sure it’s owned by a shell corporation now, but I couldn’t tell you the name.” I shrugged. “Not something I ever needed to know.”

“And what is it used for now?” she asked.

“It’s…” I gave her a redacted version. “…sort of a place where we help people disappear, usually on their way in or out of the United States. Like you.”

“And like you?”

I was supposed to lie. For some reason I didn’t. “Yes, you could say that.”

An original tale set in Okayado’s Monster Musume world.

Mark and Madiyan spend a long, frigid day together at the cabin. Lies are told, and secrets are revealed. But real truths remain elusive.