“Lunar Lockdown”

A mysterious menace terrorizes the first major foray of mankind into space.

After two others disappeared into the basalt expanse beyond the habitation, the colony changed the previously established curfew into a lockdown.

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“The Vampire Hunter’s Apprentice III”

“Our next quarry has a knack for shapeshifting.”

“Crucifix?”

“Check.”

“Garlic?”

“Check.”

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End of the Line: “The Haunted Caboose”

I wrote “The Haunted Caboose” in early 2017. This short story was later published in March of that year. Although the original remains online, this post consists of a recently reworked version of the original story.

Staying several steps ahead of her younger sister, Jessica periodically checked to confirm a matchbook remained securely in her back pocket. A full fuel can was slowly growing heavy in her left hand. She carried a golf club in the other.

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Back to School Special: “Snowslide”

She had somehow landed on the ceiling.
The Pullman was upside down.

Drawing inspiration from the Wellington avalanche of 1910, I wrote “Snowslide” in February of 2017. This piece originally appeared with Fictional Pairings in March of that year and was paired with “039” by iazabo

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“A Warlock in Virginia”

A loner carefully plies the dark arts in postbellum Virginia.

The hovel was only barely visible in the moonlight, appearing to cant to one side in a grove of ancient oaks. The shack didn’t have any windows, but thin lines of light outlined the doorway.

A lingering trail of smoke faded into the night above the roof.

Someone appeared to be home.

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