Tatter: Chapter 14

Previous chapter The skytech adjusted her coat against the chill night air, fingers moving with practiced ease over the wires athwart southern block, connecting com-links and checking the mini-generators that kept the sector running. Her craft ejected a sharp, slow beep. Power low. End of shift. She pocketed her scanner and multi-ratchet and steered the… Continue reading Tatter: Chapter 14

Tatter: Chapter 13

Previous chapter Vogel adjusted his body armor and checked the drone-links as the sun vanished beneath the silhouette of the city he had dedicated his life to. Units East, West and South showed no anomalies. Street and sky were quiet. He flipped to North Unit. Heat signatures at warehouse N-E-03. Unusual. He accessed his wrist-bound… Continue reading Tatter: Chapter 13

Tatter: Chapter Nine

Previous chapter Tyser Lanning woke with a start and spat blood. Pain pulsated irregularly throughout his body. His face, swelling and slick with red. Hands, bound with synthetic ties. A man leaned back on a chair, feet up on a wide wooden table set before the prisoner, carving a pomegranate with a glistening combat knife.… Continue reading Tatter: Chapter Nine

Circular 3/27/20

From Caliath, (Droplet) Jupiter, The Loneliest Planet by Joao-Maria. "I see now a Europe leeched dry of its fortitude." From Forward Base B, Trolly Problems on the Island of Sodor by Giovanni Dannato. "Well, I tried to revive Percy and Henry and the rest, but no one in Sodor makes the parts for them anymore.… Continue reading Circular 3/27/20

Installments Forthcoming For The Serialized Novellas ‘The Dauntless Rook’ & ‘The Silence & The Howl: Book II’

Publication of the serialized novellas The Dauntless Rook (which began publication in 2019) and The Silence & The Howl: Book II (a direct sequel to The Silence & The Howl: Book I, which began publication in January, 2020), will resume after the full publication of all installments of Tatter. All three books will be re-released… Continue reading Installments Forthcoming For The Serialized Novellas ‘The Dauntless Rook’ & ‘The Silence & The Howl: Book II’

Circular 2/8/20

PROSE From Concentric Magazine: Infinity by David Landrum. Though the story could use another proofreading, the narrative—concerning two young lovers who endeavour to navigate their families' divergent faiths—is thoroughly arresting. The meal would be an examination. Like in school, I was being graded. (Landrum, Infinity) § From Fictive Dream: To The Maxx by Thaddeus Rutkowski.… Continue reading Circular 2/8/20

The Dauntless Rook (§.13)

Continued from §.12. Volfsige could not believe his eyes, for standing before him, in the litter-strewn alley that let out to the smokestacked north, was, against all reason, Oeric Adair, who only minutes prior, had stood in the market square, surrounded by gambesoned mercenaries. Adair had exchanged the stately clothes and short-brimmed cap for the… Continue reading The Dauntless Rook (§.13)

The Silence & The Howl (§.31)

CHAPTER 31 Upon returning from his stroll by the coal breaker, Harmon found the house empty and a manuscript laying upon the table. A hastily scrawled note on yellow paper lay beside it, written in Harold's chicken-scratch hand. Found my old unfinished novel when I was cleaning out the attic. You'd said you wanted to… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl (§.31)