Why do you cheer? He’s dead. Now what? Ask yourself who will take his place. You? A nobody? A speck? Your heart is too pure. We need another monster, one meant to keep other monsters at bay. Maybe you are one, in the shadows, waiting, a thing that stirs knowing its day will arrive toContinue reading “Why The Dead Smile”
Man, first time out and you get afflicted by elf! That’s just bad luck. May Moradin relieve you of your burden! Does it hurt? The forest flitterings? The sparkles? The only thing I can think to suggest, maybe go to your mountain’s priest-guild. I am not too versed on their magics but I am positiveContinue reading “Afflicted by Elf”
And the man took the mask home, a mask with the soul of an ancient violence hidden away inside, a violence that came out in the drips and drabs of a 3D printer. Sadly, however, it’s going to take the Gods many years to duplicate the feat. So as the mask made its way toContinue reading “Printed Evil”
This is a war story. He knows because he is surrounded by people in camo and in his ears are men screaming for help in between the pop of small arms fire. Patrols are always going out and not coming back. There is little he can do. He doesn’t send them out. He doesn’t pickContinue reading “For the Boy”
Maybe light does not need strummed
Why do you even bother wiping shaving cream on your face? Do you think it matters? Think people will notice you’ve shorn off that one day’s worth of scruff? Maybe you think your face looks more innocent without hair? But you aren’t innocent, are you? Why don’t you take that razor and shove it deepContinue reading “For the Road”
Emperor Yi, bastard took hundreds to the ground with him, but not to rest, but to guard his long ago dust turned bones.
He is too late. The smell of the spell’s components linger a moment, cordite and cinnamon, then even that vanishes, leaving behind only the inevitable and the only option left, prayer. His mouth already moves ignoring intellectual objection. Stupidly, he seeks help from up high. A god, demon, something just slightly better would be fine.Continue reading “Trial of Futility”