Tag: dark fiction

Sword & Sorcery – Golem

Sword & Sorcery – Golem

Chapter 1: The Deserter They crept up on the deserter as she gathered wood from the misty forest far below the craggy peaks of the Ice Thorn Mountains. Two muscled warriors, broad chests encased in shining bronzed plate, stout legs girded by skirts of spiked boiled leather, calloused fingers gripping swords with edges sharp as ice. The sun and star insignia adorned their silvery helms, marking them as soldiers of…

Science Fiction – Blood Fields

Science Fiction – Blood Fields

Chapter 1 of the Science Fiction Novella, Blood Fields © 2019 David Walker The Orphan moved swiftly across the darkened desert, timing his steps with the gusts of the gathering dust storm. Libere’s lethal environs had been his mother and master. The planet’s rhythms were his own. He crested a rise and peered down from a crag as the searing wind tore at the ragged cloth of his thoab, whipping…

Serial Killer Story – A Bad Boy is Hard to Find

Serial Killer Story – A Bad Boy is Hard to Find

Author’s Note: The title of this creepy serial killer story is an ode to the disturbing short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by the indomitable Flannery O’Connor. This is another tale inspired by a photograph, though again not the one posted here. The original picture, which I don’t have a license to post, was a view overlooking an urban nightscape. Looking at it, I was struck by…

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