Horror

River of Blood Chapter 5

The Secret Workings of the World Before you kill a man, first learn everything about him. Where he lived and worked, his haunts and routines, the people he loved and hated, his favorite foods and joints, his preferred routes, everything. From this raw data came his patterns of life. From the patterns came the ability […]

River of Blood Chapter 4

Brain Trust Kayla Fox had always known this day would come. The New Gods never forgave and sure as hell never forgot. Cross the rulers of the world and they will move heaven and earth to find you. You could run. You could hide. But in the end, you had to fight. It didn’t mean […]

River of Blood Chapter 3

Gravity Built upon the confluence of three rivers, Riveria dated to the earliest days of the Cataclysm. Here, three peoples thrown together into a strange new world set aside their differences and banded together to carve out a new home. Overshadowed by glittering Babylon to the north, Riveria was her own city, the second-largest metropolis […]

River of Blood Chapter 2

Problem Solver Dealing with the police consumed the rest of the dark hours. By the time he stepped out of the station, a newborn sun peeked through overcast skies to return light and color to the world. His eyes logged people, vehicles and danger zones as they always did, looking for the intention behind every […]

River of Blood Chapter 1

Full Moon The full moon leered down on the night streets. Pack of young men prowled the pavement like wolves on the hunt. Women in skimpy dresses lingered in doorways and corners, strutted in high heels and flashy jewelry, their charms on wanton display. Neon signs blazed promises of drink and drugs, guns and girls. […]

Sheriff of the Swamps Chapter 11

Biggest Fish The Public Security Bureau was slow to act, but when it finally rolled into motion, it was unstoppable. At daybreak, the PSB descended upon the Wood family farm. Investigators. Special Agents. Crime scene technicians. A team of Enhanced SWAT operators for security. Clark’s men greeted them. A motley crew of deputies from all […]

Sheriff of the Swamps Chapter 10

Already Dead James knew it’d come to this. He’d felt it in his bones ever since he returned to Moreno Island. A final showdown between the New Gods and him. They rarely forgave and never forgot. After what the STS, what Team Black Watch, had done to them, it was only a matter of time […]

Sheriff of the Swamps Chapter 9

Liars and Thieves The Clarks and the Woods crammed themselves into the living room. The couch overflowed with squirming children. The elder Clarks and Woods grabbed the remaining sofas. The others brought in chairs from the dining room. James and Kayla stood, him presiding over the meeting, her watching the front door. Wordlessly, Janet spread […]

Sheriff of the Swamps Chapter 8

Our Own Special Way “Motherfucker,” Clark whispered. “You know these people?” Kayla asked. “Sheriff Joshua Smith. Moreno Island Sysadmin Superuser Nu Theta Eight-Nine-One. Guild Branch Director Caleb Anderson.” “Everybody who’s somebody in Moreno,” James said. James and Clark were gathered in the Woods’ den, clustered around his desktop. Kayla’s face dominated the video call window. […]

Sheriff of the Swamps Chapter 7

Black Bag “Fifteen minutes ago, ten men checked into the Gold Star hotel. They’re all mainlanders with heavy luggage. Backpacks and duffel bags. They insisted on carrying their baggage themselves. One of them is a Superuser of the Singularity Network. He’s got the third eye in the forehead all their Superusers have.” Clark faced the […]

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