Nightmare at Noon

Sheriff Montreal ducked to avoid the swipe of Seville’s bowie knife, reaching for his pistol as he felt the blade graze his Stetson. He...

A Logical Descension

Drew Beauman surveyed the blasted remains of Hawley’s circus. He crept amidst the torn canvas and blackened posts, and paused once more to close...

Tlaloc’s Furies

“Just as I thought,” said Smiling Frog. “The Ever-Triumphant Trail was too well-walked for them. They had to wait until she cut around Devil’s...

A Funny Stort

Ivor Hawley crouched over an earth-filled flowerpot as Jia Mein stood nearby with a bottle and a dental hook. Ivor took both and drizzled...

Bad Medicine

Lying there in her four-post bed, shivering, soaked in sweat, reeking and unkempt, Lillian Morgan could no longer remember a time in her life...

Mugging

“Excellent, Travis. You look just like him … at least enough to fool someone in the dark. How well can you imitate his voice?”...

Checking In

“I am very sorry to keep you waiting!” Karl Odett closed the door to his office and hurried into the room, smoothing his ill-fitting...

Legal Instruments

“Yes, this space should do nicely,” said Judge Harry Somerset as he paced the floor of the Killer Bunnies Casino. The early morning sun...

Epidemic Laboratory

A man in thick black robes had come for Louis Pasteur, his face concealed by a beaked leather mask, bearing tidings of death. “No luck,”...

Dark Places

“This looks to be the place,” said Dr. Richard Slavin, setting his pack down on the dusty planks. At his feet was a wooden...