Merc Rule 31

Merc Rule 31: A merc can conquer the entire world with one hand if you put enough money in the other. This rule’s a bit deceptive. Particularly the bit that seems to imply that a merc’s […]

The Spotlight: Schrodinger’s Problem

This week I present Schrodinger’s Problem, a dark and twisted short story from the mind of GrimGarry. I stumbled upon him and his stories via the monstrosity known as the Twittersphere. How to describe Schrodinger’s Problem… It has […]

*Visceral Certainty (Part 5)

. . . Read Part 4 . . . Achathon nocked and fired arrows at blinding speed. Feathered shafts riddled Voshlu’s chest and throat. The giant Skarn barreled forward through the torrent of bolts, slamming down his slabs of fist like twin pillars. Achathon’s […]

Merc Rule 30

Merc Rule 30: A merc feels truly alive when holding a live grenade. Unless they hold it for more than three seconds. Billie Rocket-thumbs is a self-taught demolitions expert, which is a rare thing. Seeing as […]

Merc Rule 29

Merc Rule 29: Humility: Watching another merc do what you just said was impossible. It’s important to note that there’s three kinds of impossible. First, you got what’s merely unlikely. Then, what’s inconceivable. And finally, what […]

Dear Diary: Working Out The Kinks

Howdy, It ain’t the fifth Monday of the month, but I’m blogging anyway. Because, damn it, it’s my website and I’m still working out the kinks. Mondays are still gonna feature Spotlight stories from guest […]

*Visceral Certainty (Part 4)

. . . Read Part 3 . . . The clomping and thundering of horses grew louder. It sounded like a dozen steeds or more. Kavel hoped that meant friends rather than foes. It wasn’t like […]

Merc Rule 28

Merc Rule 28: Step on a landmine once, get a cybernetic leg. Step on a landmine twice, get new glasses. Landmines ain’t the friendliest of man’s devices. They’ll chew you up and spit you out every […]

Merc Rule 27

Merc Rule 27: Few things are as terrifying as a man in a wig and dress running at you with a sword. The Kabukimono are a dangerous sort. Street samurai embracing the bygone culture of their […]

The Spotlight: The Sounds of Silence

This week I bring you The Sounds of Silence, an eerie flash fiction from Mozette at You Can’t Go Back – And Other Impossibilities. I discovered this story (like many others) via a flash fiction prompt on […]

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