Children of Umbra

Will you accept Umbra’s gift?
To refuse means death.
To accept means something much worse.

Vote Tomorrow

And maybe you will be able to live with yourself if you don’t vote, but others won’t. People will die because they can’t afford medicine. People will die at the hands of white supremacists. People will die at the hands of men who think they can get away with whatever they want because their president has.

The Church and the Stupid Sexy Heathen

The nobleman fell to his knees and cried, “Please, release my family from your curse!” Esperance Valois tilted his chin up, arrogance showing itself in a wolfish grin. He said nothing and kept his gaze downward, tail swishing back and forth attentively. Getting no response, Lord Emilien pleaded on. “You’ve seduced my daughter, my son,…

America and North Korea’s Bad Romance

Morals are for pussies. It’s what the Europeans with their socialism and their tiny defense budgets care about. Power. That’s what I respect. And you know what? Maybe I like bad boys. Maybe tough guys turn me on.

Cat and Mouse

A vain nobleman with a blemished reputation and, usually, a stomach full of wine.
It should have been an easy job.

The Joker and the Thief

The stone wall of the musty cell felt cool against his bruised back. Slumped over in the corner, he tried not to think about the way his knees clattered together. Anguished wails ripped through the air from somewhere down the hall, filling him with terror anew. Before long the door threw upon and jeering guards…

Conscience

“This article says that one in every twenty-five Americans has no conscience and can do whatever they want without experiencing guilt.”

Star-Crossed

Astrology, a conceited young wizard, and a broken marriage become a recipe for destiny.