Covert Valor

The Pendragon banner writhed on moaning gales above the victorious and dead. Arthur’s knights waded from the blood-soaked marsh. Warriors removed mail hoods, slinging musky sweat from their hair. Though Guinevere’s neck ached under the helmet’s weight, she dared not...

A Golden Promise

Gil wiped the grit from his tired eyes. After travelling for two days with hundreds of fellow Samarians, he wondered how long it might be until his legs gave way on the sandy trail. Many had already perished. An older woman clung to him, unable to walk on her own. He...

Kiss of Vesuvius

  Black clouds billowed from the mountain that overlooked the city. Lightning split the darkness with sudden flashes of white. Claudius choked on the stench of sulfur as he turned the corner to get to his villa. Panic gripped his chest. Where was his new bride?...

Beneath the Surface :: Flash Fiction

He may have been a mere forager, but his back was covered in scars. As rumors went, he was found as a child in the remains of the Red Village, alone and covered in blood. In the Yellow Village, all talk was considered fact. Mayra stared as he tossed his shirt on the...

Noah’s Secret :: Flash Fiction

  “Tell us about the great monsters.” Mizraim tugged on his grandfather’s hand, his eyes barely visible beneath the curly brown tangle atop his head. “What do you want to know, little one?” Noah tickled a finger beneath the boy’s ribs as the last embers of the...

Eat. Prey. Live. :: Flash Fiction

It was the middle of March when I woke up stranded on a desert island with nothing but a dinosaur for company. Nightmare? Alternate universe? Experiment gone horribly wrong? You decide. Either way, the experience has taken a toll on my sanity, because there are...