Bright Light, Dark Heart

Kevin Wainwright entered Ivor Hawley’s private tent to find him seated at his desk. Kevin wrung his hands, as he knew Ivor’s plans were...

Someone Else’s Problem

“What it sounds to me like is none of this is any of our damn concern, Yules. Since when do we come runnin’ when...

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...

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...

Ghost Town

“Wake up, Yules!” Abram said. Ulysses Marks’ eyes shot open and he rolled off the pew. His body struggled to correct when gravity took...

Framed

“I still maintain I’m innocent,” Max Baine said. He hadn’t even looked up when Sheriff Grothe and Wendy Cheng walked into the jail. His head...

The Prodigal

“Mr. Mayor,” Rafi lingered near the door. “I’m sorry to bother you, but I have a young gentleman who insists upon seeing you.” The mayor’s...

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,”...

Nine-Tenths of the Law

The doors creaked open as Malcolm leaned on them, stepping up into the wide entrance hall. “Watch your step Miss Morgan; it’s a little dusty....

The Shootin’ Life of Jessica Patchett

Sloane didn’t ask for identification when she heard the knock at the door — she knew it was Pancho from the way he walked...