Monthly Archives: April 2019

RAGE – Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles…

An excerpt from Heroes Fall by Morgon NewquistIThe Rage of Achilles  RAGE — Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles… Serenity City burned around him. His eyes watered from the smoke and his lungs burned from breathing it. The black cloud swallowed the sky above him. The sun, the skyscrapers, his coworkers’ news copters…it devoured everything. Portia screamed [read more…]

“Have you seen my Dyree? I have a ruby for her. This is the ruby she wanted.”

A Ruby for Dyree, A Dodrazeb Short Story by S.D. McPhailAfter weeks of walking, only a few stale crusts of bread remained. Rel yawned and crawled out from the rocky overhang. He slung the nearly empty sack over his shoulder and headed toward bushes near the river looking for anything edible. Dyree had stuffed as [read more…]

I wanted to soak in a bath for days, and cleanse myself of The Misters, of my life.

An excerpt from This Strange Engine by Philip Ligon This way he spoke set off the voice in my head, which said to run.  Their game grew tiresome. My arm throbbed, my head hurt, and I needed rest.  Yes, even more than wanting to feel the magic in my blood or drinking Branagh’s Ale to [read more…]

HOLLOW CITY: Chapter One

An excerpt from Hollow City by Kai Wai CheahDo Unto Others How do you take down someone who always hits what he shoots at? Take him before he gets his hands on a weapon. And if he does grab a gun, do unto him before he does unto you. I felt those thoughts percolating in the team’s heads. They were [read more…]

“Don’t tell a vampire ’Bite me.’”

An excerpt from Honor At Stake by Declan FinnMarco stared at her and said, “What’s wrong? Are you all right?” Amanda smiled weakly. “What makes you ask?” He took her arm and led her inside. “The guys on station in Astoria called in to tell me that you showed up to Lily’s house. Vega called me directly. However, [read more…]