Shreya’s Story: Part Two

We left that same night, creeping out despite the torches surrounding our home. Why they didn’t immediately make it our funeral pyre, I’ll never know. Maybe they wanted to give us a chance to show that we were still human. That was something we were unable to do for them. Our quintet stood watching the […]

Shreya’s Story: Part One

According to The Vampire Encyclopedia by Matthew Bunson, a rakhas (or, more formally, rakshasa) is tinkling-bell-clad, blue-throated, blood-stained creature with matted hair and five feet. One of the powerful vampires of India. I can tell you from experience that this is an exaggeration.  It’s like playing that game—Chinese Whispers, is it?—where information becomes more muddled […]

Author Interview: K.V. Wilson

Happy Birthday, K.V.! Please tell us a little about yourself. I live in British Columbia, Canada. I am a big fan of fantasy and sci-fi books, action-comedy movies and all kinds of music. What do you write (genre, length)?  I write urban fantasy, inspired by various cultures and mythologies from around the world. I have […]

Author Interview: Soleil Daniels

Please tell us a little about yourself. I’m a self-published author. I was born, raised, and still currently reside in Central Florida. I have five little dogs, all chihuahua mixes—Nugget, Goofy, Bastian, Von, and Chitters. I love the beach, though I don’t get to go often. I dabble in nature photography—mostly plants, insects, the ground […]

Author Interview: Xanxa Symanah

1. Please tell us a little about yourself. I’m a self-published author and I’m married to a home-based rock musician. We’re on the alternative side in our lifestyle. We don’t keep what most people would call regular hours. I consider myself a goth-hippie hybrid with a little nerdiness thrown in. 2. What do you write […]

“Flagellant”

Sister Ada fastened the cilice around her thigh, wincing at the sharpened points piercing her skin and the blood flowing down her leg. She watched as her skin mended, embedding the barbs into her flesh, before letting her habit fall around her legs. Her eyes closed as she reached for her disciplines and whipped its […]

“Dax’s Fresh Start”

Colors exploded on the canvas of Dax’s closed eyelids as the gush of blood filled his mouth, fireworks in bright reds, hot whites, and brilliant blues accompanying the strawberry flavor of the college coed.  He let her drop to the pavement, knowing he wouldn’t be the type to take small drinks for sustenance, even this […]

“Beneath the Sands”

Success Found the tomb Cant believe our eyes Come quickly STOP I nearly drop the telegram when I read the words, not that I should be surprised. My directions, though I’d left out key details, were bound to lead them to that glittering palace under the sands of Egypt just as I’d wanted.  Why I’d […]

“Mama’s Monster”

Sammie Jo glanced up toward the bay window. A half an hour til sunrise, she told herself. Her vampiric mind and body could feel it coming, knew instinctively down to the exact second when the light would flood the living room of her childhood home. Half an hour was more than enough time to finish […]