Supervenus de Milo

In retrospect, what she did that day was really dumb. I mean really, confronting five rapists on a remote street in the middle of the night? “Leave her alone,” Aphrodite shouted at them, her only weapon against them a very evil frown. “Beat it, invalid,” one of them said with Read more…

Dragon Bait

Betty was this year’s dragon bait. There was a lottery and she got picked. How about that? “No!” she cried out when they called her name. “I’m not crunchy, this wont work.” The others simply pushed her outside and threw the staff at her feet. “What’s this?” she asked, as Read more…

Immortal Baggage

What does an immortal keep with him? It’s a simple question. What do you keep as you go through the centuries? Technology? That quickly becomes obsolete. Photographs? They weren’t meant to last. Most of them fade, and they’re unfortunately too flammable to survive the inevitable housefire. Not to mention the Read more…

Digital Fang

“Bite me,” Tony said. “Okay,” Dimitri said, brought out his fangs and was tearing open his jugular before his helpless victim could even blink, let alone react. He bit down with his fangs and drank up his blood. It was warm, gooey, and salty. Everybody kept describing blood as metallic, Read more…

Mount Faithful

The ground shook. Streets broke in little chasms, pots fell and smashed on the floors, windows cracked. “The mountain is displeased,” the Topmost Faithful said. The other Faithful agreed. It was time for the sacrifice. It wasn’t an annual thing, heck, it wasn’t even a decennial one. The unspoken rule Read more…