Patreon Update: Deathly Slumber and Weekly Prompt Thread

This week's prompts are 'i'll sleep when I'm dead' from Stormblessed, 'wake the dead' from Pehtrai D'Arkos and 'haunting' from Knightress, so it should come as no surprise that this week's tale is a bit on the spooooooooky and mysterious side, with a slumbering vampire and a vampire hunter. What could possibly happen!? Read on… Continue reading Patreon Update: Deathly Slumber and Weekly Prompt Thread

To the Victor, the Spoils: Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Darren spent the evening with the estate madam Georgina Selick, getting the dog-and-pony show about what she expected from all of the household’s workers. Selick ran the staff that kept the mansion and its grounds functioning and tidy – maids, butlers, stewards, cooks, groundskeepers and everyone in the car pool all reported to… Continue reading To the Victor, the Spoils: Chapter 9

Children of Heaven, Chapter 22

“Human,” Admiral Foraker stated, still unable to come to grips with the concept. If Captain Drake Winters, the hive’s senior physician, had had glasses to adjust nervously, he would have done so. Over the past two days, he’d been feeling more than a little like Alice staring down the rabbit hole. Only there was a saying about looking into the darkness too, wasn’t there? He nodded, taking a moment to settle himself. Almost all of BG 97’s senior officers were here, in addition to Special Envoy Diana Pierce and none of them looked entirely happy. A rather attractive redhead, whom he realized was Commodore Archer, appeared the most discomfited out of them all. He’d heard rumours about a disagreement between her and one of her captains during the final moments of the battle for Hyperion Hive and she’d been a consistent voice for more aggressive action against the Lefu. To find out that the ‘alien bastards’ she’d lost friends to over and over again were human themselves… it had to be unsettling.

To the Victor, the Spoils, Chapter 8

Chapter 8: The sun was only just beginning to rise when Verona woke up. She was alone in bed, but Alexandra was nearby, stripping out of her night clothes. She tugged on a sports bra and exercise shorts. “Sorry,” she apologized. “I didn’t mean to wake you.” “It’s all right,” Verona assured her mistress. “Did...… Continue reading To the Victor, the Spoils, Chapter 8

Scars, Chapter 10

After five chapters, we've finally gotten to the confrontation between our hardy band of adventurers mercenaries and the Osel family, who've been up to some shenanigans of their own. Kidnapping, murder, cannibalism - you know, the kind of things you'd expect from farmers. ...if they were insane. Or they've had one drink too many. In… Continue reading Scars, Chapter 10

Children of Heaven, Chapter 21

Clad only in her bodyglove, Denise took a moment to get her bearings. She had her carbine draped over her back and a sidearm in her hands, along with four grenades; two plasma and two flash-bang. Not a lot. She tapped the side of her head, brushing a sweaty black lock of hair back behind her ear. She’d salvaged a portable HUD too, but it lacked the command and communication functions of her Marine helmet. Given that those had been slagged earlier, she wasn’t missing much. Now, if I were the bridge, which direction would I be in? Selecting the most likely passageway, Corporal Denise Rentwell crawled through the bowels of the enemy ship.

Patreon Update: Void of Light and Weekly Prompt Thread

This week's short story uses EBB and LystAiP's prompts of 'no where is safe' and 'Bootes void', wherein we return to the Heresy and Hope setting, where a genocidal alien machine has adopted a disgusting ant colony the last survivors of humanity and for the moment is not exterminating them. There's also the weekly prompt… Continue reading Patreon Update: Void of Light and Weekly Prompt Thread