Of Mortals: Chapter Twenty-three

“… and then I toppled the tower that had been my home for all those years. The people, the community that sheltered me when I was young, protected me from the violent paws of those who sought to remove me, were long gone. It no longer concerned me that it should stand any longer. It […]

Hunger: Finale

By the time Raul was done all that remained were blood-slicked yellow jumpsuits that had become receptacles for dissembled skeletons. Even as his stomach bulged, Raul felt a growling groping his innards with intense violent motions. It took him a few moments after swallowing up the last of the hazmat men before he was looking […]

Hunger: Chapter Six

As Raul slowly made his way down the steps, each wrung ringing the metallic sound of his movements, he could see fear develop in the creature. Without eyes or seemingly any other facial details all that could alert any to its terror was its squawking. The others didn’t seem to interested in their comrades pleas […]

Hunger: Chapter Five

As the shrieking cry rattled through the area, Raul felt his courage shrivel up and fall away. The space lost its dreamy qualities. Raul no longer felt a haziness pressing on his mind and for a second he had to wonder if this was real. As the six, inhumanly tall and slender birds crept nearer, […]

Hunger: Chapter Four

Finding his footing again, and once more centering his focus on his own perspective, Raul pushed through the fog concealing the final segment of the lab. Against the grate leading into the third and final wet lab were two more of the flat fleshy creatures. They didn’t seem to notice Raul as he closed the […]

Hunger: Chapter Three

Hours passed as Raul ripped and tore away chunks of meat heavily overgrown with the fungi attached to the pig’s spine. As he pulled away mouthful after mouthful, Raul found that the growth was not forming on the skin but pushing through the flesh from the spine. He didn’t bother much with it, Raul didn’t […]

Hunger: Chapter Two

Sluggishly, Raul rolled open his eyes, his body was numb, but he still had his body. With a cautious breath, Raul touched the spot on his chest again, yet his fingers were still too deadened to feel properly. He knew something was over chest but the exact quality of it was uncertain. Again, this time […]

Hunger: Chapter One

Raul stumbled back, knocking over his supply cart before he struck the loose railing of the platform. The loose creature, something like a mutated stingray with the ability to fly pursued him still. He had no idea what the thing wanted with him, how it could have gotten out, or even if the thing was […]

The Shell: Finale

Six: “Godspeed to you,” Knox came again, the recording rounding its twelfth or thirteenth playback. Emily lay in a dense mud, trying to pull herself hand over hand through to make it out of the tunnel. Her body had only been able to take her so far, and now, ever without the cappera, she doubted […]

The Shell: Five

Five: Throwing herself into the deep gash leading into the planet, Emily barely hid herself from a cluster of the spider-like native creatures. Though they couldn’t have spotted her, lacking eyes as they were, Emily wasn’t sure the coast was clear. Despite all their efforts, none of the research team had been able to break […]