Barry Golds and the Very Very Bad Memory

When human launches into space, they will undergo the type of violence normally reserved for death. And Commander Barry Golds thought he was going to die. So, situation normal. But he didn’t, and after a career trying to get here, he is aware the bit of engineering wrapped around himself helped, but that help wasContinue reading “Barry Golds and the Very Very Bad Memory”

Afflicted by Elf

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”

For the Boy

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”

For the Road

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”

Trial of Futility

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”