The Stilling Wound

The Stilling Wound

Author’s Note:This is the first excursion into the setting of the world of the novel I’m writing; The Ebb of Abandon. It’s a bit of a canary in a coal mine with me testing out some odd concepts, how to convey them, and how to parse out world history....
Little Star

Little Star

Author’s Note:One of the themes for our Cult Fiction horror shows I used to run was ‘Box of Shadows’. The stories had to be horror and some sort of evil box had to be central to the story.  I wrote my story ‘HorseHammer’ and the final...
A Burial for Zeus

A Burial for Zeus

Author’s Note:I wrote this story years ago as an entry for a Twilight Tales anthology called ‘The Book of Dead Things’. It was accepted, and was going to be published, but a conversation with the editors revealed that they were disappointed that...
Peanut Gets Red Nosed

Peanut Gets Red Nosed

“I need some roasted. Can you hook me up?” Peanut looked at the sullen acrobat from his cart window. The man was beyond gaunt. His electric blue leotard hung like laundry on his skeleton and his eyes were sunken. “You got tickets?” “I’ve got five bucks, and some...
Sandgrabbing

Sandgrabbing

Rick had always been fascinated with the water. Even growing up in the Chicago burbs, where Lake Michigan was a poor substitute for the world’s oceans, he loved the beach. The lake was the closest thing to the endless sea he desired. He made the most of it and...
Mark of the Cloven – Gravity’s Well

Mark of the Cloven – Gravity’s Well

This is chapter four of a novel set in the universe of The Horsemen comic book by Jiba Molei Anderson. The first three chapters were illustrated and published in comic book and trade formats by Griot Enterprises. The remaining chapters 4-7 are still in art...