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...

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...

A Sky Full of Stars

Steven Wiles drew his razor swiftly across his chin, ending with a deft flick as he scraped the last remnants of stubble. He set...

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...

Silver Linings

T’ou Chi Chow dropped the burlap sack from his shoulder, wincing as a stinging pain shot through his arm. He slid the knot apart...

Cookin’ Up Trouble

Jonah Essex knelt by the creek, trailing his hand gently through the cool, dark water. It was near sunset, and twilight scattered dull orange...