Kerthis and the Half-Giant Menace

Pitter-patter. Slide. Shift. Pitter-patter. The cacophony woke me. He fell into the cave. Cold light tumbled in from outside, splattering all over dark stones and a dark, dark pool. He landed on his face with a startled yell, his cloak fluttering about him. A husky breath, two, and he jumped up, flinging his cloak behind […]

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Many Words, Many Worlds

She sits there reading, sucked into another world. I watched her in the bookstore. I saw what spines she lovingly caressed and which she pulled out for further examination. I watched which she purchased, and which she sighed at in longing. And I knew that if I were to ever have a chance with her, […]

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The Scent is Gone

Her scent is almost gone from the house. I started by cuddling with her pillows. Her lingering fragrance helped me sleep, but of course soon enough I obliterated any trace of her there. Instead of my bride, I smelled me. My sweat, my fear, my guilt, all of it on her pillow, because I cannot […]

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The Telepath’s Anniversary

“Follow the spaghetti,” Brenda growled. She slammed the door after her, rattling the mugs in the nearby cupboard. I may be telepathic, but that doesn’t mean I always know what she’s thinking. That’s the hardest part of being a telepath, really. Everyone assumes you know what they mean, and it just doesn’t work that way. […]

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Tempus Fugit

I’m happy to announce that a story of mine has won a contest and is now published on the blog of eSpec Publishing. You can read it here — it’s the third story in the post, after the June winners.

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You Will Not Be Forgotten

“I won’t remember?” Agnes strained to be able to see her visitor in the chair beside her bed. The woman in the pale pink shirt shook her head sadly. “No, I’m sorry. If you let me take your memories, you won’t have them anymore. It’ll leave you disoriented. Probably angry. I don’t blame you. But […]

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Laggur and the Drowned Sands

“And one day you will lead your people to the next island. You will brave the seas, cross the waves, discover a new land, and tame a wild and unknown place. You are my son, and you will be brave.” Daeun spread his lips in a tight grin at his second son. “But daddy, I […]

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