Away, Running

Away, Running

What does it mean to grow older? Samantha asked herself that question as she awoke on her 39th birthday. She crawled from the double bed and stretched. In her nightgown, she stood before the full-length mirror next to the window. Morning light streamed in, cascading...
Gift Horse

Gift Horse

Jack had never been down this particular road in all his years in the city. It was on the outskirts, old farmland with encroaching suburbs on all sides. Here and there the dirt track intersected trails that ran through the woods on either side. He barely saw any of...
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...
Little Green Man

Little Green Man

The creature stands, unmoving, staring at the suns. There are two of them in the clear, pale blue sky. The only sound comes from the breeze blowing across the wide plain. It ripples the tall grass growing there, and rustles the leaves of the few trees dotting the...
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...