Merc Rule 23

Merc Rule 23: A good con man remembers every detail, whether it happened or not. A master con man ain’t nothing more’n a master storyteller, weaving his tales on the unsuspecting. Earning their trust, whisper by whisper, […]

Dear Diary: Changes on the Way!

Howdy, I’ve been doing this on twelve weeks now. Just long enough to get a feel for what works and what is a royal pain in my arse. I ain’t one to sacrifice quality—or quantity—if […]

*Visceral Certainty (Part 1)

Kavel spat on the dead Skarn that lay at his feet. The hulking, ape-like savage’s tongue hung from the side of its mouth as its empty red eyes stared into his. An arrow protruded from […]

Merc Rule 22

Merc Rule 22: A quiet merc is a welcome patron, but five in a huddle are downright suspect. Everyone loves a quiet merc. He’s usually a humble sort. Keeps to himself. Don’t bother nobody. And when […]

Merc Rule 21

Merc Rule 21: On a scale of one to drunk, how many tens am I? -Big Money Marquez There’s a handful of figures every merc in the bloody business should be able to calculate at a moment’s notice. For […]

The Spotlight: Kentucky Freed Chicken

This week I bring you Kentucky Freed Chicken, a chilling flash fiction from cheesywriterblog. I stumbled upon this story via a flash fiction prompt on Chuck Wendig’s website. He called upon his subscribers to write […]

*One More Step

Rex trudged at the back of the line. This was some bullshit. Thirty pairs of standard issue combat boots sucked through the thick mud ahead of him. They spattered his face with clumps of dirt. […]

Merc Rule 20

Merc Rule 20: Shotguns are like oil paintings. It turns into a big mess if you stand too close. Typically, you wanna be at close range for a shotgun to work its magic. Common knowledge, yes. […]

Merc Rule 19

Merc Rule 19: There’s two types of mercs. Them who boast, and them who can kick their asses. There’s plenty of big-talking mercs out there. Huckster Souza, Bilk Beasley, Gap-tooth Gallagher… to name a few. Most […]

The Spotlight: Mechanistry

Check out this hilarious flash fiction by Christopher Herron. It’s a steampunk fantasy featuring a brutish mad scientist and his latest “invention.” You can definitely expect a few chuckles with this one! Herron’s comedic writing […]

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