The Long, Mechanical Arm of the Law

“Okie dokie, Quaterman, time to turn on the juice and cut you loose,” Drew Beauman said as he adjusted a gear and ignited the...

Shane and Graves Security

Warren Graves lounged behind his desk at the Shane and Graves Security office, his hands dutifully cleaning the chamber of his Colt revolver while...

Rites of the Smoking Mirror

The iron case, covered in a fine layer of dirt, rested on Nicodemus Whateley’s otherwise pristine desk. The orange rays of the setting sun...

The Streets Ran Red

Sloane watched as the sheriff carried the injured blonde deputy down the street toward Dr. Emanuel Ashbel’s office. She leaned against the wall of a...

A Lioness in the Den

The Right Reverend Gregory Simon had just arrived in Gomorra, following his quarry. He had doggedly chased every whisper, zigzagging from Kansas to California...

The Temptation of Brother Petrovic

“Vot do you see? Vot is my fated destiny?” Brother Feodor Petrovic’s fingers brushed up and down against the three cross beams of the...

High Stakes, Penny Ante

Every eye in the Killer Bunnies Casino was on Tallulah Morgan, every voice silent, holding its breath in anticipation as the dealer across from...

Echoes

There was an eerie quiet that held sway over the town below. The smoke from the explosions was still rising, the dust still settling,...

Separate Ways

Clothes, ammo, and food. Things that’ll sell even when people are scared and times are hard. --far too many aspiring shopkeepers Lucinda Clover, “Lucy” to everyone...

Payback Time

Avie Cline was being followed. She could tell right away; men like him always wore the same distinct uniform in the name of blending...