For their summoning, the angels required self-sacrifice. In turn, the demons required a bit of pain and suffering.
It was not lost on him that both forces required the same thing.
Stories and Short Samples
The Speed of our Passing – Complete Serial Story
The steampunk airship, Imago, travels through different worlds, always accelerating, and can’t ever stop.
An exciting 12 part serial story!
The Bottomless Pit at Pickingill Elementary
A strange hole is cause for concern at a local elementary school.
Strange weather causes unusual problems for a a remote Alaskan listening post.
The Beachcomber’s Boys
Angels, demons, and a hole in the universe are strange neighbors for a man and his son.
Reflections in the Green Room
A government program for developing psychic soldiers goes terribly wrong.
The Widow’s Tarot
A winter storm and a grim tarot reading lead a widow down a dangerous path.
The Hay-babies My Sister Makes
A young man juggles the responsibility of a troubled sister with new love.
The Stilling Wound
A strange pursuit into the heart of a dangerous Stilling. An Abandon story.
A grieving mother and a terrifying heirloom.
A Burial for Zeus
An old man, faced with the task of burying his dead dog, confronts forces from beyond the grave.
A saleswoman has a difficult property to sell.
Peanut Gets Red Nosed
A debt comes due for a peanut salesmen in a strange circus city.
A strange encounter in a lake has life-long implications for a trio of teens.
Mark of the Cloven – Gravity’s Well
Oya has a dangerous run in with the Cloven as she tries to rescue some missing boys.
The Price of Scampering
An unusual set of friends cause a man to have serious marriage problems.
Mark of the Cloven: Shadow’s Wake
Eshu travels the spirit world with a Chicago cop to find out who’s been sabotaging his underground railroad!
The Men of the City
An industrialist encounters unforeseen obstacles from the strange Men of the City.
Wish In One Hand
Someone’s making world changing wishes and it’s up to a pair of agents to stop it.
Mark of the Cloven: Divinity’s Knell
Oshun deals with a dangerous new cult in the city of Lumumba.
Press and Twist
What happens when your mental psychosis is the reasonable part of your mind?
Mark of the Cloven: Plague’s Ransom
When Ogun’s lab is attacked he’s forced on a dangerous trip with a deadly partner.
The Last Four Days of Scallywag Spence
A good, ol’-fashioned, sword and sorcery serial story! Follow an unlucky thief through his last four days.
Mark of the Cloven: Cripple’s Deluge
The first chapter of the novel, Mark of the Cloven, set in Jiba Molei Anderson’s world of The Horsemen!
A strange political system with a dangerous game of chess.
Flicker and Pulse
A dangerous man looking for occult help confronts a witch. What answers will the wax and flame bring?
The Terrible Brief Redemption of Doctor Proboscis
A strange prediction and a new conscience wreak havoc on a strange collective of mad scientists.
A hero captured by a dark cabal of villains. What will they do with the champion Roth?
A Dream in BlueDrop Alley
A charity worker, a dreamer, and an old man mix in the strange light of an undersea portal. Who’s to say what’s real or not?
A troubled Sunday school teacher takes her hatred of Santa way too far.
A dark pact with an ancient spirit leads to a horrifying sacrifice for the Seaghach family.
The Brute Bucket
A disgusting funganoid with a vampire head in a bucket has a rough night in an exotic floating city.
A Walk With New Sempa
Sempa materializes on another planet, light years from home and centuries in the future. But what, or who, is she looking for?
After the Black Feather Funeral
Crows gather after her father’s funeral and Molly suspects it has something to do with a secret her son won’t repeat. What secrets does the murder hold?
What exactly is an Abundian and how do they battle?
In the future, virtual pocket worlds can be risky business. When a friend invites him into a Beta world, Arto has to decide if it’s worth risking his life over.
The Garden Vote
A graveyard caretaker contends with a very strange intruder in this darkly humorous bit of weird fiction.
An impersonator of nobility in a pleasure palace and drug temple. What is Gizzek up to?
The Marriage Quarters
A life divided by quarters. Family roles split into pieces. Everything changes on Quarterday. A sci-fi vision of an unsettling future for humanity
Working security for the criminal underworld is a risky job, but some things you just can’t prepare for. Alberto is about to come eye to eye with something he’d never imagine.
Dark science and unwilling victims. Can Michael cling to live long enough to have his revenge?
The Name of the Gang
Tough as nails bikers need a bad-ass name for their gang. But what do you do when your leader has other ideas?
Winding Down Wendriel
A strange bit of wind up world is in trouble when the man who keeps it cranked starts to run out of time. Will the world wind down with him?
The Peeping Hole
An old friend calls up and offers a view of something amazing. Something magical. But what exactly is on the other side of he peeping hole?
A Day in the Cybersea Garden
Something strange is affecting the organic coral cyber-computer and it’s Dominic’s job to search the depths for answers.
The Arrows of Oroya
Humanity has found a new place in an intergalactic war far beyond the scale of their imagination! How do they fit in a conflict that spans the universe?
The Orange Agenda
What strange botanical secret is Dr.Abbot protecting? And who’s after him for it?
The Estima Rub
Ugly words, terrible insults, appearing on women’s skin. A misogynistic killer? Or something more?
Sunset at Epsillos
Near immortality in a star spanning range of different forms. Spend a day with the Hound With a Thousand Faces.
The Cleaner’s Pitch
Jimmy’s got a novel idea. Now if he can just sell it, he might make millions!
Silverblind in Softcore
The city of Softcore is in freefall. Sukari braves the dangers to find something important to her.
A strange building, stretching across the cosmos, a lone inhabitant, and some unconcerned cats.
Some traditions are best kept. Will Elgar be able to bear the light on his own?
New love, a family visit, an old fog shrouded ski-lodge, and something is not quite right at Fawn Summit. A strange tale of what was, what might have been, and what maybe is.
The Zodiac Hand
Reading the future isn’t always a walk in the park, but sometimes it is.
Turning dreams and memories into new life forms. But what kind of creatures do our minds create?
The Mudfisher’s Catch
A river of magic wax blocked by greedy overlords, a dead man pulled from the muck of time, and a lone fisher-woman on an incredible journey.
Strange drugs and eerie cults abound in a not so impossible future.
Rival corporations on a frozen planet discover something they need to discuss.
What Worship Under Heel
A displaced cult out on the frontier, a long blizzard threatens starvation, and old gods from another age.
To the Void
A massive fleet is prepared to wipe out entire populations of planets at Cestriarch Lia’s command. But why?
Is isolation better alone or with someone? It depends on the company.
Green Sky Dogs
The normally peaceful lifeforms of the sweltering planet Corus have become a problem. Can an alien specialist figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?
The Reddest Line
Something is going very wrong on the subway.
Break-ups aren’t always so easy.
A lone assassin searches a barren waste for prey unaware that he may be the one heading into a trap.
Hi, I’m Jude Mire, an author from big ‘ol Chicago who moved to a tiny town by the ocean in Nova Scotia! I love writing horror, science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction. I’ve written an awesome super-hero series for Griot Enterprises, have been published in several online magazines, was a two time DeathScribe Radio Play finalist, and ran a live horror reading series called Cult Fiction in a swanky bar. Spooky!
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