FROM FIRE TO FLAME

‘The Vladivostok Kind’ continues. Apologies for the lateness. I’ve been chipping away at this between jobs. Enjoy. 6. FROM FIRE TO FLAME Yuri kept Sasha trained on the front door.   It’s a trick, he told himself. The dogs will return – knowing even as he said it they wouldn’t. But why? His shoulder ached […]

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The Vladivostok Kind – Ch 5

5. LIKE A REAL ACTION HERO Yuri went to the roof early the next morning. It had been a long night and he needed ballast for the day ahead.  He had developed his pre-run rituals in Syria, hunting SDF militia in the hills outside Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor. That was where he’d learned to savor daybreak; […]

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A Chasm of Choices

chapter 4 of the latest Tale from the Exclusion Zone, THE VLADIVOSTOK KIND 4. A CHASM OF CHOICES The day’s hike was almost over. Light was draining out of the sky and the air was chilled with the first hint of night. The village of Zymna was spread out less than a thousand meters away, […]

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Free Mil SF Fiction: Zombie 6

For those of you that aren’t aware, I write spec fiction. I’ve been serializing a Mil-SF piece over at my writing blog. Sort of a mistress project while I finish up my next novel. Titled ZOMBIE 6, it follows a small Spec Ops team tasked with eliminating insurgent leadership on a war-torn colony planet. It’s up […]

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Storytime once again

No pictures this time –  Sorry. Here’s the title piece from the second installment of “The Clar1ty Wars – Under Strange Stars”   ***   UNDER STRANGE STARS “Versace,” the suave man nodded. A pair of impossibly beautiful women writhed on either side. He could see pores on their tanned skin, artful stubble, rippling silk, […]

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The Grim Fall 4 – STUNTIES

Still deciding which fiction project to pursue in the new year. In the meantime, this is the latest from my post-apocalyptic fantasy piece. Hope you enjoy. FOUR: STUNTIES The mine’s entrance was little more than a low, round cave lit by flaming torches. Inside, it turned into a narrow passage that ran roughly fifty paces […]

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