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Kiss of the Emerald Blade

Kiss of the Emerald Blade

This blast from the past was originally published in August of 2014. Kiss of the Emerald Blade Steve stepped around the chalk outline, as his camera continued to flash. He stopped at the top of the head and snapped off three pictures of the blood splatter at different angles. “I’m …

chasing death

Chasing Death

This one is a bit risqué at times but never fear, it goes right into the strange and odd that we can expect. Chasing Death The sounds of the hammer beating against wood and nail rang out in the still morning air. Jarad had been at it for hours. Cutting, …

Fragile

Fragile

(story note) This is going to be a blast from the past. I am back in the office but still pulled away as I process the reason for being away this week. (which I will go through next week once I sort it all out) Just as a quick idea …

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant

The Eager Servant The lantern’s light bounced and swayed as he walked down the stone stairway. At the bottom of the stairs, the dirt floor muffled the sounds of his footfalls as he walked to the center of the room and the raised altar. He reached into the inner pockets …

The Hangin Tree

The Hangin Tree

The Hangin Tree The note said to meet her at the hangin’ tree at a quarter to midnight. He shone his flashlight on it again just to be sure. It hadn’t changed. Jimmy circled around the tree with his light off, following the path of the moon. The full moon …

The Job

The Job

Some of you may remember this story. It was written a while back and is part of the collection of odd love stories Fractured Hearts. I am sharing it today as part of the Bloody Valentine Horror event. The Job As he washed his blood from her shirt, he muttered, …

Take the Money and Fall

Take the Money and Fall

Hey, guess what, today isn’t Wednesday. Well, it goes like this… I ran into a slight problem this week. As I was writing the story for the usual Wednesday Indies Unlimited flash fiction challenge post, I ran into a snag. The story ran larger than the length requirement for the …