Act I – The Aftermath, April 1882

Jasper Stone had a way of making it feel like he was everywhere at once. That fact made it all the more unbearable that...

Falling Star

Falling Star by Jeff Bailey   In most of the world, sunset was the sun’s warm embrace across the world before it receded. In Gomorra, it was...

Return to Gomorra, Part 3

So far Coot Jenkins, Rafi Hamid, and Jack “Black Jack” Jackson had not seen hide nor hair of any other living being since their...

Return To Gomorra, Pt 2

The door to the Gomorra sheriff’s office squeaked in protest as it swung inward. The splintered piece of wood hung precariously from its hinges...

Return to Gomorra, Part 1

 Nighttime on Gomorra’s outskirts was never completely silent. Somewhere a nameless critter howled or squawked at the moon. Occasionally a lonesome traveler whistled to...

Blood in the Dust

Wendy Cheng, formerly known as Xiong, slumped against a hitching rail and surveyed her shadow cast by the midday sun. She traced the outline of...

Too Tough To Die

Act 1 “Matilda, do you remember what happened?” John said when I came back. Of course I remembered. Nobody could forget a day like...

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...

Stupid Things

The Bayou Vermilion train continued its creaky journey through Arizona’s southern desert.  Its giltwork trim and gaudy colors contrasted with the harsh land it...

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...