β€œI need to see the Wizard King,” I told the wraith who guarded the King’s tower. The entity observed me, standing motionless near the door it guarded.Β  The human elements were wrapped in gray cloth that seemed to sway as though floating in water, tugged at...

β€œThis doesn’t look safe.”  I looked into the cave that cut into the side of the massive round hill.Β  Above it, a tree had grown roots downward trying to fill up the void, but it had instead simply created a fanciful framing, like something out...

Plummeting through the sky in freefall as fire licks up around you, trying its damnedest to erase you from existence, never gets easier. I was old enough to have forgotten more drops than I remembered, but that feeling of your stomach trying to crawl up...

Brent was killed by a slice of toast fired at high velocity from an evil, sentient toaster.Β  It blasted a hole right through his chest and took a huge piece out of the wall behind him.Β  We didn’t know what was happening at that point,...

β€œAtlas, scan Paradise Station and give me a radio lock. Prepare for broadcast.”  The ship’s computer acknowledged my command with a couple blinks of light and then chirped when the com opened up. β€œParadise, this is the captain of the heavy cruiser, Atlas.Β  We currently have...

I was twenty the first time I entered the Valley of Shadows.Β  It is a place that ruins what it touches.Β  Madness, desolation, violence, mayhem, they’re not words of description, but words of definition.Β  These are not the things which describe the valley.Β  They are...

Kraken class meteor miners were top of the line one hundred and twenty years ago when they were first launched into space.Β  The tech was good enough that all of them were still in service.Β  They’d had upgrades over the years and all of the...

The world came back into focus. She stood motionless at the edge of the bed, watching me from beneath the decaying black shroud that covered her head. Two white, reflective orbs passed over me.Β  I could feel the pressure of her dread gaze as it seemed...

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