When her parents died in a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Cassie Thompson thought her biggest problem was finding her next meal. But “Telo” is a virally-transmitted genetic disease that targets adults, and no one is immune. Surviving to adulthood isn’t looking very good as her city succumbs to food shortages, sanitation problems, and gang violence. When Cassie accepts an invitation to . . .
BEHOLD! The most THRILLING tales ever committed to the inter-net! OBSERVE! As Victorian adventurer and gentle-man of action, Lord Likely, solves BAFFLING mysteries and battles TERRIFYING foes! GASP! As Lord Likely and his hapless man-servant, Botter, encounter killer prostitutes, undead gentlemen, female pirates and HORRIFYING beasts! THRILL! As Likely beds a succession of gorgeous females, while keeping . . .
Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .
The British Isles, the 16th century. Decades ago, the fae returned to the mortal world. Released by a coven of magicians after centuries of imprisonment, they swept across the British Isles, covering the land with a tangled forest of enchanted trees. Cities fell. Thousands died. Only a handful of cities were saved. Years later, the people of the . . .
Rachel leads two lives—the one where she works in a café and gossips with her best friend Lucy, and the one where she’s a fervent animal activist, risking arrest with every new facility she breaks into. There’s something different about this job, though, something that doesn’t quite add up, but when Lucy goes missing, Rachel has more than enough to . . .
A story of 7 individuals trapped in a maze like bunker of a building. They must find a way out or risk facing death at the hands of a mastermind with a point to prove. Will they all perish in this odd experiment of a game or will their wit, cunning and keen understanding in science, logic and puzzle solving . . .
Wolf, Owl, & Black Apple is a serialized collection of mystery fiction, inspired by equal parts Sherlock Holmes and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. It updates every Wednesday and Sunday. The collected stories revolve around long-time friends Juniper Wolf and Noel Lackaday, two orphans from the city-state of Arcanum. Fooled and kidnapped, the two end up stranded in the corrupt resort . . .
While time travel isn’t physically possible, science has found a way to record all of your present thoughts, feelings, and experiences over your consciousness at a fixed point in the past. This gives the user the ability to drastically alter their future. The system works using your brain as an analog recording device, but, as Ray Irvine is finding . . .
Humanity has spread across the stars. In the far reaches of space, a new colony is being built by Terragon Industries. The planet known as Haven is planned to be a designer colony where the rich can settle and thrive. For now, the planet is mostly inhabitable except for the large dome that covers an area the size of New . . .
Alice Levy is an orphan who has seen some things that make living a regular life impossible. Hired by the mysterious Esther Lucas to come to Boston and serve as her bodyguard, Alice hardly has time to get settled in before being faced with a new threat. Someone is murdering people, draining them of blood, and removing their organs. Alice . . .
Banter is the story of a prolifically talented serial killer, who wields wit and intelligence like knives. He’s witty, he’s handsome, and he’s everything they’ve always wanted; that is all his women know when they take him home. He is The Fickle Killer, and he has just wooed his latest victim. But what she doesn’t share during their razor . . .
To tourists, Caribou Canyon is an idyllic Colorado mountain town—one made even more enjoyable by the ghost stories told at local inns. But outsiders don’t know about the frequent disappearances and grisly murders. The residents know, and they might care—if these weren’t the things that made them some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. As the . . .
Obnoxious Weeds is a new fictional drama about the unfolding antics of the inhabitants of a small secluded town. The idea for this story came to me one day while I was weeding my garden. It just seemed so obnoxious that all these different varieties of weeds were winding their way through all of the other plants. These pesky . . .
Feb 10, 2010: “Cold Hillside” is the story of Simon, a man dealing with the recent death of his brother Giles in a car accident. Simon goes to Giles’ house, once their childhood home, to remember his brother, wrap up his affairs, and to try to make sense of his death.
The story is told in first person and starts with Giles experiencing the car accident that kills him. The narration then switches to Simon being interviewed by a detective while reminiscing about this [more . . .]
Mar 23, 2009: So far I’ve read to part 36, and I’m quite pleased. Admittedly, the start was a bit rocky, and I almost put it down because of that, but I’m very glad I didn’t! After the first few installments, everything just gels and the story gains some focus and clarity. It becomes an intricate tale that for the most part seamlessly weaves past and present together in a fantastic web.
I have a feeling that when I have finished catching up on [more . . .]