Sheath has just learned that he is not a boy, but a Chimera, a weapon created by powerful dragon magic to be the perfect warrior and win a war almost one believes is coming. One of an army of 300 child soldiers, he must master every art of war and become powerful enough to defeat a threat that frightens even the Council of Dragons. Continue reading “By the Hand of Dragons: Rook” by Alexzander Christion
Sweat rolls from under my hair and slides down my neck. I raise my arm to brush the dribble away. My deodorant has failed. At least nobody’s around to know.
I swipe my fingers across my denim shorts and head for home—for Gramma’s house. Honeysuckle Hollow is not my home. And never will be. Midway along the park’s paved road, I turn right, onto a five-acre field that was once Gramma’s watermelon patch.
Even if the land had still belonged to Gramma, the drought of the past six months would have killed off any chance of a watermelon crop. The brown withered grass crunches under my feet. All the oak trees in the field are drooping. Their stiff leaves curl like tight leafy fists of desperation. Except for a two-second downpour Monday afternoon, no rain has fallen. Every step I take raises dust. The wisps levitate like ghostly tentacles and curl around my bare legs as if pleading for my help. Honeysuckle Hollow Park is so dry the dust is begging for water. Continue reading Book Excerpt – The Skyhorse by HL Carpenter
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Heart Of Jet by Sheila Shedd
In the back garden of Fier Estate lies buried a tragic secret, and there lurks a spectral victim so deeply scarred that no living woman can satisfy his demands.
The Grant sisters, reserved, competent Caroline and spritely, silver-haired Lottie are tasked with the cryptic last request of their beloved grandmother to: “Revive the tormented soul of Fier.” Now they must cross the Atlantic, from Manhattan to the top of a cursed Scottish moorland.
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Out there in Windridge Ravine – his ravine – an evil influence is at work. A cosmic wound that Edward feels pulsing through the night, growing ever stronger, more menacing . . .
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Returning from college for his father’s funeral, Edward Marshwillow faces challenges and adversities from many directions. Julie, the love of his life, has left him for his best friend Tim. Edward’s girlfriend from college, Adrienne, will visit him soon. Her presence will only drive home Julie’s permanent estrangement from him. Meanwhile Gala, Edward’s beautiful and vulnerable teenage sister, has been caught up in a web of occult events that are besieging the town of Windridge . . . Continue reading “Verdure” by Gregg Zimmerman
“Prisons are for men, AlinGuard is for monsters.”
To be sentenced here, they must pose a threat no single nation could handle. And now they’re on the loose.
AlinGuard, a frozen prison at the top of the world. By some horror, the convicts now control the prison, and have converted it into their base of operation as they wreak havoc across the Whitelands.
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For Caleb and Liam, a pair of close-knit brothers who have trouble fitting in at school, the Southwest desert around their home offers a place where their imaginations can run wild.
But as their explorations take them farther from home, a sinister darkness begins to invade their happy adventures — a darkness that is far more real than what their imaginations can conjure up. And when they collect souvenirs from an abandoned house that turn out to be powerful talismans connected to a mysterious shadow land, strange events and people begin intruding into their lives. Along the way, the brothers acquire some new friends — including two ghosts and a reclusive neighbor — who give them valuable insights into the darkness they are fighting. Continue reading “Desert Shadows” by Joshua Dowidat
A man alone, his memory a blank, moves north across a stark and desolate plane. Though unable to recall why, he is compelled to go on, trudging steadily beneath and endless star-filled sky. Before him
sprawls a nightmare landscape filled with animate corpses, massive carnal heaps, dead cities, and the last remnants of a race bent on its own self-destruction. To discover his unknown destination the lone traveler will have to face them all. Continue reading “The Place of Stars and Bones” by G. Owen Wears
Escape: An Immortal Heritage short story.
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Pain; it was the only reminder I was still alive —even if my soul disagreed. A loud ringing in my ears remained after the electroshock therapy, accompanied by the soreness throughout my body. Why the hell would they call frying someone’s brain a type of therapy? I wondered. If anything, I felt far less sane than before.
A sharp electric pain lanced down my spine. I arched on the stiff bed, hissing through my clenched teeth to avoid screaming; not that I actually believed I had the strength to. The drugs and appalling procedures had left me drained of energy, unable to sit for too long. The assault subsided, leaving my body coated with a faint sheen of sweat; an unusual occurrence in me. Continue reading QUICK READ – “Escape: An Immortal Heritage short story” by Selene Kallan