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Hitchhiker by K.Z. Morano   “Ran away?” the driver asked. I wanted to tell him to fuck off but he was kind enough to give me a ride. I nodded. “Have you found salvation?” he asked. The speedometer quivered to ninety-five. “What the fuck…” I reached for the door but his heavy fist collided with my jaw. “It’s alright, son.” His eyes were vulturine, burning with zeal as he blabbered something about the Lord and lost sheep. “I’ve [...]

Hitchhiker -- a 100-word story

 

It is said that ‘A man is less than a man without a good woman behind him’. That may be true, but Wynn isn’t a man. Try as he might, Wynn could not be what he wanted to be, neither was he what others thought him to be … until he met his eternal mate. When Cambrie met Wynn, he spoke a simple word, placing a mystical claim on her. [...]

The Citadel Series: Apex

 

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Never a truer statement has been made, and to the detriment of all known powers, Kenny Trammell has reached maturity. Some have sought to stint Kenny’s greatest strength, which was still yet to come. Through their efforts, many have fallen, and those remaining race to the Great Alpha for protection from a purveyor of savage annihilation. Kenny is forced to choose between protecting those [...]

Generations Series: Alpha and The King

 

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Countless years ago, measured in thousands, the Gods came first. Monstrous creations were born of their frivolity. Like the Gods, some of the creations were peaceful, others not. Their duty to preserve the earth completed once more, however, the day came that the Gods had to leave earth. Unleashed and with loose regulation, the abominable creations left behind multiplied. In their midst, another conception came to be, and his kind would exist absolutely outside of the God’s purview.

Three #Packs, three #Realms, three series.

The township of Harmony in Northern California could be like any small town in America, but it isn’t. Like in most small towns secrets are desperately tried to be kept and the Harmony forest is the keeper of many secrets. For Dillon Howell moving to Harmony with his parents gives him a new chance to fit in and make new friends. If just being a teenager isn’t enough of a challenge for Dillion, being a Werewolf presents its own set of challenges. As Dillion and his family settle into the normal day-to-day life at home and at school the supernatural forces in [...]

Welcome To Harmony - by Dan Trumpis

A Secret in Ash Brooke by Dutch Rhudy Summary: A small town detective agreed to mentor a local newspaper reporter, who wished to enhance his sleuthing hobby. In the process of improving his observational skills, the reporter scrutinized various citizens torso and behavior. As his facial recognition abilities increased, he grew more aware of subtle similarities and differences. The reporter soon became intrigued with an exceptional physical likeness between two young women. Each portray different cultures, and appear nothing alike in manner of dress, or in their separate lifestyles. The reporter, convinced they must be twins, maintained a constant vigil on his suspects. He befriended [...]

A Secret in Ash Brooke (01a)

Time: Seventh Grade Just before we moved to the suburbs, my parents took us out to what was going to be our new neighborhood to take a look around. We went up to a park called the Grange to meet some of the kids from our block. Standing by the sandbox was a really cute dark-haired girl with bangs and crutches. She had a cast on her leg and her arm and wasn’t managing very well. My mom took me up to her and introduced her as Dina Green. I asked her how she got hurt and she told me that [...]

Future Past - Essay 5 - Dina Green

After about twenty minutes of walking, the corridor took a sharp ninety-degree turn. The wall to the left of them ended a few yards into the new section, replaced by a system of carved marble columns which reached from floor to ceiling and were connected to each other by an elegant marble railing approximately three feet high. Up ahead, Wolfsbane could clearly see the staircase to the chamber below, and past the barrier to his left lay the fourth checkpoint. That chamber was enormous, with walls of reddish-brown stone and a ceiling which looked to be maybe forty feet high. The [...]

Wolfie Star-Runner Plays with Hellfire (The Star-Runner Chronicles, Book 2)

Junium 15, 1043   Wolfsbane never went back into town to get his belongings. As far as he was concerned, those things belonged to an entirely different person. In his mind, he was no longer Wolfsbane Bendis, an X-5 werewolf hunter. Now, he was merely Wolfsbane, a doomed soul on a path that, no mater what he did, would lead to his demise. It had already been two days since he had been cursed. His wounds had healed at a truly inhuman pace and the instincts of a wild animal had begun to awaken within him. His sense of smell had enhanced [...]

The Rebirth and Awakening of Wolfie Star-Runner (The Star-Runner Chronicles, Book 1)

The Price of Youth by K.Z. Morano I was a rotting fruit… fattening flies… waiting to be harvested by death. I stared at the mirror as the maggots of old age consumed me. Skin, sinew, skeleton, soul… Then the peddler came, with his potion and persuasive tongue. It seemed like a fair price at the time. After all, what need have I for toes… Or posterior teeth… Or ovaries… They’re easily concealed. Three wealthy husbands later, he returned. “Fear not, Madame,” he chitchatted as he severed my leg. “Long skirts are fashionable these days.” I opened my mouth to scream… and silence exploded within the tongueless cavity.   Find similar tales in 100 Nightmares [...]

The Price of Youth -- a 100-word story

V.P of Sales Todd Hastings spoke a few words of praise for the new research team, and then handed the microphone over to a beaming Mona Davenport. “Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press, it’s an honor to be part of this innovative new program. With your help,” she waved her arm across the room, “I am confident we will soon have the funding needed to carry this groundbreaking research through to it’s end goal. Prevention.” “You know…” she paused for effect, walking across the stage, “it’s been my life’s work, since loosing my dear mother to this horrendous disease, to find [...]

SUCH A CIRCUS

Chapter 5 THE NORTH AND south access to Deadman Road had not seen so much activity since the release of the new elk. County Sheriff and State Patrol cars, with pulsing blue and red lights, descended on the two entrances to the canyon. Near the south canyon end the early dawn light cast an eerie glow off a buff-colored escarpment. At the order of the Sheriff, county roads personnel placed barricades at both ends of Deadman Road before six a.m. The call from the rancher living to the east of the large eroded slope had prompted closing the seldom-traveled road. “I don’t [...]

Dead Man's Run Chapter 5a

My new novel, A VAMPIRE'S EYES, is now available through Lulu.com in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats. After I approve of the formats, upon reading each entrant, I will have the book available through Lulu.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble (and their Nook), Apple, and Kobi. In addition to this the novel will be available to many of the book publishers and bookstores throughout the industry. [AMAZON PRODUCTS ISBN # 978-1-312-59732-7 and ISBN # 978-1-312-60571-8]

A VAMPIRE'S EYES