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Silky Edge of the Night

Silky Edge of the Night

***Note*** The week is running odd so we have a blast from the past today. Silky Edge of the Night The black sedan cut its lights then pulled to a stop behind a copse of pine trees. In the cover of darkness he sought stealth over speed. Paid for his …

Play the Pawn

Play the Pawn

(note)This coming Saturday (April 30th) is International Table Top Day. As a bit of a celebration to that I am bringing back a Quick Beat I shared a little over two years ago. It is an appropriate story as we look into playing some board games with friends and family. …

Letters to Hyacinth

Letters to Hyacinth

Letters to Hyacinth “Read it again daddy,” Little Sara squealed. She nearly bounced from the divan in her excitement. Ariala hid behind her kerchief as she whispered encouragement to her sister. But Hyacinth, with a deep frown, glared at her father and his brazen attempt to excite the girls so …

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 Rebirth

The Rebirth

The Rebirth Have you ever done something as a reminder of a character? I know at times that borders a bit on the crazy or maybe just strange, or maybe it is a writer thing and some characters really get under our skin. But then maybe I am getting ahead …

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, …

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost

Curse of the Angry Ghost The meeting of the 3rd Brigade Arbitrary Men’s group had been going along swimmingly. Though this month’s turnout hadn’t been as good as last months, James felt that it had still been a success. At least none of the four men present had stormed off …