When the Lights Go Down

“Ladies and gentlemen … the ever-amazing Flying Popescus!” said Ivor Hawley as the twin aerialists finished their act, each bowing their heads and crossing...

Faith and Fear

“Forgive me. Can’t remember the last time I was in a church, let alone confessed anything. Somethin’s weighin’ on me, though. Whole passel o’...

Double Dealin’

Ivor rose as the man entered his private tent. “Mr. Byre, or should I call you Mayor Byre?” Ivor shook his guest’s hand and smiled. Both...

Satiating the Darkness

Nathan Shane and Warren Graves were stocking up on supplies at the general store when all hell broke lose. It started with a series of vibrations, followed...

Scoop Hound

Alexis Mirges lurked near the sheriff’s office, waiting to pounce. She’d spent the last hour trying to wrangle someone official for a scoop, though...

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...

The Orphanage

Miss Willa Mae was way too strict. She said they could drape sheets off the top bunk to make their fort, but they couldn’t...

Sarah Meoquanee

Sarah Meoquanee crouched at a ridge at the top of the maze. She’d first scouted these parts for the Union Army a while back,...

The Ballad of Mario Crane, Part 3

They turned to look at me, each of them horrible in their own fashion, people who must wear masks to appear remotely human. In...

An Evil Deed, Indeed

“This is shaping up to be a bad day,” thought Lillian Morgan as she coughed up her third small, green, pulpy mass and spat...