Back to the Beginning: “The Fountain”

“The Fountain” originally appeared with Twisted Sister Lit Mag in February of 2017. This post consists of a slightly updated and reworked version of the original.

The storm had sunk the Consuelo and the Santa Sara, leaving Francisco Herrera and Rodrigo Ibanez as the only sailors able to reach a nearby island. Anacaona, a female savage enslaved on an earlier voyage and trained to translate for the Spanish, washed up on the beach a short while later. The three survivors, greatly fatigued from their struggle in the sea, rested for a day on the sand.

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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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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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“Changing Times for Man and Monster”

An ancient terror longs for the good old days.

I miss the train.

I loved the anonymity of the train.

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“Revolutionary Anachronisms”

I originally published this serial on Twitter a few years ago.
Test your knowledge of the War of Independence with these anachronistic retellings of American lore!

Benjamin Franklin set out with kite and key decades before the American Revolution and accidentally invented time travel.

Thus “Revolutionary Anachronisms“.

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“Cold War Turned Colder”

Frosty resolves create potentially chilly circumstances.

American forces occupied Vladivostok soon after the Cold War turned hot, but Soviets sabotaged stretches of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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