Blood & Magic

Blood & Magic

“Where are we?” Asterlas asked. He had pulled the van over to the side of the dusty road. Tadriel turned the map she held around, peered at it a moment and then turned it again. The map was a typical gas station production — a tiny pamphlet until it unfolded to almost...
Strong As An Ox (Part 2)

Strong As An Ox (Part 2)

His nose was wider than before and greener. That wasn’t all. His eyebrows were thicker, blacker, the hair looked more like what was on the back of his hand. And what was happening to his ears? They looked calloused, swollen. There were new bumps and twists in them. He...
Strong As An Ox (Part 1)

Strong As An Ox (Part 1)

Andy didn’t bother to read over the text he had typed into the comment box. It was good. It was gold. And if there were a few small typographical missteps or grammatical errors? Who cared. It was the content — the truth — that was important, and that would come...
Lovely Affliction

Lovely Affliction

“I’m not making it up,” I say. I know she doesn’t believe me. “I know that, Grandma.” No, you don’t. “Do you?” “Yes,” Maggie says and then sighs. I know she thinks I’m nuts. She’s sitting in the visitor’s chair next to my hospital bed. Her elbows are resting on her...