The Order of the Dark Rose

An arch-mage can handle almost anything. Unless he’s cursed, lost his job and facing an unknown enemy. The Gallantean Empire relies increasingly upon magical technology which cleans sewers, runs trams and much more. Within the capital city of Cal Rindon, magic is pervasive, but not necessarily used without crime involved. The bustling metropolis boasts constant […]

FEAR ME NOW

This is a special edition of “FEAR ME NOW” It includes a bonus additional chapter at the end entitled “The WAR ANNEX.” We were just little kids on our way to school that morning, ‘Why were they trying to kill us?’ I thought as the bullets continued to ricochet off the side of the bus. […]

INVASION!

INVASION! They lived “off the grid” because in those days and in that area there was no “grid” to be on. They were homesteaders, farmers, and trappers who might find a dozen people within a day’s walk in any direction. Suddenly they were surrounded by10, 000 strangers, almost all men and trading for goods they […]

INVASION!

INVASION! They lived “off the grid” because in those days and in that area there was no “grid” to be on. They were homesteaders, farmers, and trappers who might find a dozen people within a day’s walk in any direction. Suddenly they were surrounded by10, 000 strangers, almost all men and trading for goods they […]

The Ninth Passage

Alec Driver, a WWII veteran, uses the GI bill to earn an advanced degree in music from a prestigious university. At age thirty-seven, with glowing recommendations in hand, he secures the post of choir teacher at a small town high school on Florida’s west coast. Soon after assuming his duties he falls in love with […]

Caedere: Killer Kids

Why do kids kill? Author Michael J. Manley researched the factors that play a role in this deadly phenomenon. His short story is based on research citing acclaimed forensic psychologist and researcher Marcus Martin, who explored the subject for top universities, and on material from psychological journals and news articles. Is it caused by current […]