Wetlands: Chapter Five

The memory of impacted and the shattering of stained glass came to Es’Con as he forced open his eyes through the pain that was pulsing through his skull. Rolling himself off his back and onto the sticky, humid stone floor, the hunter had much to take account of in his new surroundings. He knew the […]

Wetlands: Chapter Four

The glow of early twilight reflected Es’Con’s battered visage back at him using his own blood as a makeshift mirror. Groggily, he rose from the bowing position he had collapsed in and, through half-lidded eyes, sought anyone who may be lurking. It was too early for the elders to be milling about, especially after the […]

Wetlands: Chapter Three

The journey back to the bunkhouse had been far shorter than that of to the temple for Es’Con, but of course, on his return, he had no concern for stealth. Vilni and his boys could likely have seen him coming down the street for the better part of five minutes before he reached them at […]

Wetlands: Chapter Two

Wariness, a certain paranoia, kept Es’Con from sleep and drove him out into the night, leaving the safety of his bed and all the other hunters in the bunkhouse. Vilni and his crew were still awake, playing stones when he stepped out of the round structure. For his part, the master hunter asked Es’Con to […]

Wetlands: Chapter One

A burst of steam and a pungent bodily aroma erupted from the chitin-like shell concealing the vague shape of another person. Thau and Es’Con quickly conferred with one another before deciding that this girl was undoubtedly what the elders sought. Clearing away a good half of the dome over the man-sized pond, the two pulled […]

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Try as I might to ignore itto rationalize something utterly beyond meand make any attempt to call this normalI know what has beset my path and called my doom. Mayhaps I can call an aneurism or tumora migraine or the effects of my terrible feveris wishing far too well of this so serious a cause. […]

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 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 […]