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The Assassin

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    As she descended the staircase, she gave the man in the fedora a flirtatious glance. The man tipped his hat in her direction with a sly grin. He downed the last sip of his Bronx and donned his leather gloves.

    She asked the host to...Read more

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    A young man stood outside the castle walls, cloaked in a tattered and faded black robe. Where others saw beauty, the man saw only ugliness. The ground was littered with rotten leaves, the wind was chilling and the gray sky threatened to pour rain...Read more

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    Derek Morgan dove for cover behind the nearest crates. Plasma bolts sizzled as they struck the side of the crates. "We need to get out of here."

    Dax Fabrice ripped a piece of patchtape off of the roll with his teeth and stuck it onto the...Read more

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    The Assassin in a free short story set in the same universe as my upcoming sci-fi fantasy novel Rise Of The Shadow Lord.

    The Kingdom of Mineralia sits in darkness, blanketed with smog from the steampunk industrial revolution. New civil...Read more

  • Ruby Snowcarol and The Annual Reindeer Games

    Ruby leaped out of bed and bounded down the stairs. The smell of cinnamon cakes greeted her. Today was the day she would find out if she made the cut for the Annual Reindeer Games.

    Her ma hummed a jolly tune. “Eat up...Read more

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  • I thought this story was imaginative, and well thought out. I also think it was an original piece, and not a rehash of previous scifi stories I've read in the past.Thank you for the effort put into this tale, and I look forward to reading more of your work! Read more

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    Derek Morgan dove for cover behind the nearest crates. Plasma bolts sizzled as they struck the side of the crates. "We need to get out of here."

    Dax Fabrice ripped a piece of patchtape off of the roll with his teeth and stuck it onto the...Read more