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The Ritual

This flash fiction eventually grew into my novel: The Light Within The cultist pulled a hood over my head blocking all light. I could hear the other members of the cult chanting in some guttural, gurgling language. The smell of whatever they were burning was making me nauseous. They began to chant the same sound over and […]

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Holiday on Pintor IV

The gravity of Pintor IV was minuscule compared to Klaus’ homeworld. The local fauna floated rather than crawl or walk. Klaus spun and twirled through the trees which writhed like animals on their pencil-thin stalks. This was the best vacation getaway he had arranged yet. He still didn’t understand why no travel journals had mentioned […]

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The Monks

The trio of monks walked with cowl covered heads bowed along the dirt road. Ralf had never seen these holy men before. He recognized the robes as similar to those worn by the Christian who had visited their village last spring and tried, unsuccessfully, to convince the good folk of Bjornvik that Wotan was a […]

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Here There Be Monsters

“The sun came up over the mountain like it always did. Rays of pale light stretched lazy fingers over the mountains and into the haze. The beams brought a blush to the clouds hovering above. This tremulous moment of balance between light and day lasted but a moment until the sun, eager to greet the […]

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The Way of the World

Sometimes I wonder whatever happened to the world. I met an old man wandering the wastes a while back, it might have been a week or a month ago – it’s hard to gauge time since the Change came. This old man said that before the Change the world was full of green growing things. […]

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I’ll Never Forget the Day I Died

I’ll never forget the day I died. Death is one of those momentous moments, kind of like birth in its own way. People don’t remember their birth but that’s just because their brains aren’t ready to understand and record what happened. If a newborn had the mental capacity of an adult I guarantee that birth […]

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A Funny Fog

“Well that’s funny,” Marvin said. “Funny ha ha or funny strange?” Beatrice, Marvin’s wife roused from her doze at Marvin’s statement. Her hair was piled unevenly from sleeping against the car window and she rubbed her eyes as she tried to determine what Marvin thought was funny. “Strange,” Marvin said. “See that fog bank up […]

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The Seat of Destiny – Part 2

1177 – 1307 AD The chair had served the Arabic alchemist, Faisal al Hamid, as a resting place from his labors in his laboratory. Faisal found himself drafted by the army of Saladin to succor the soldiers and at times Saladin himself with the healing draughts which he brewed. No physician in the army of […]

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The Seat of Destiny – Part 1

The Seat of Destiny is a short story I wrote several years ago which is currently on sale on Amazon as an e-book. Since the story is over 6,000 words I’m breaking it into 2 parts. A powerful artifact affects all who sit upon it bringing success to some and disaster to others through 2000 […]

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