A young man dies, and a grim reaper offers to revive him in exchange for servitude. Responsibilities include saving other people’s lives and occasionally fighting unspeakable horrors. But this particular young man is cripplingly shy. No, seriously. He can barely even speak to people. It’s really bad. Takes place in the modern fantasy world of Eleg. . . .
A serialised short story about a disillusioned young woman who, while attending an adolescent party that completely fails to inspire her, meets a boy who brings a much-needed element of excitement and imagination into her life. Want a world more romantic? Come cloud dancing! Other fictional pieces are also occasionally uploaded. . . .
Joel was just a regular ol’ park ranger, minding his own business when Yukihiro, a recently retired assassin for a Tokyo yakuza family, burst through a window and into his life. Now, he’s trapped quite figuratively in a web of deceit and danger that goes beyond the usual ‘hilarious misunderstanding’ and driven straight to ‘running away for dear life’. . . .
Sep 6, 2013: "I’m not joking. If I were, you’d be laughing. I’m hilarious."
Weirdly witty and compelling are words that could describe Garavol the Grim Reaper, as well as the story "The Zombie Knight" itself, right from page one. I’ve always thought dialogue was a great way to start a story and draw the reader in, and here we have an intriguing opening conversation between a successfully suicidal teen and a "grim reaper" come to make an offer he could refuse, if he’d [more . . .]
May 31, 2016: A thoroughly enjoyable story that gets considerably better as it goes on. In my head it’s almost two different stories. There there’s the beginning, which for myself was honestly only just barely good enough to keep me coming back to see what happened next. And then later when the world opens up more and it became a sprawling and ambitious epic that had me obsessively reading day and night.
As others have noted, it’s confusing at first that it takes place [more . . .]