A Little Brush With Death

((This is a story I'd like to eventually expand and explore in more depth. But for now, I hope you enjoy this odd little one shot. It has an interesting personification of Death, coffee, and maybe even a mind-blowing beat box solo to the chorus of "Highway to Hell". What more can you ask for … Continue reading A Little Brush With Death

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The Road To Hell (Issa & the Gang, Ch. 2)

Here's Chapter Two of the currently untitled book featuring everyone's favorite Firebird driving, foul-mouthed Egyptian sorceress and necromancer, Issa, with her friends, Ron, the perpetually drunk Arthurian knight, and V, the ever-bored, slightly spacey reincarnated Hindu goddess. Just three good pals looking for Death and finding out that the road to Hell is actually paved … Continue reading The Road To Hell (Issa & the Gang, Ch. 2)

Burned Bridges (#PhotoStoryChallenge 7/5/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @radinavalova, host of #PhotoStoryPrompt) ((Another story starring, Issa, Ron, and V and some Greek mythology with an urban twist thrown in for good measure. Hope you enjoy!)) The ’79 Pontiac Trans Am hit the bridge at 90 miles an hour like a shooting star trying to outrun the night, tires spinning … Continue reading Burned Bridges (#PhotoStoryChallenge 7/5/18)

The Witch’s Bones (#PhotoStoryChallenge 6/31/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) ((For this challenge, I used two of the main characters from my YA/NA dark fantasy book, currently titled "The Weeping City", that I will be writing next year. I'm still pretty new to writing YA/NA but if you enjoy African lore and high fantasy, this may be something … Continue reading The Witch’s Bones (#PhotoStoryChallenge 6/31/18)

Wake Me When We’re Dead (#PhotoStoryChallenge 5/24/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) ((For this challenge, I used characters from my After Life series that I'm working on alongside my other 87 side projects)) Issa passed several gas stations before finding one that was just the right amount of out-of-the-way and isolated. There hadn’t been a car besides hers on the … Continue reading Wake Me When We’re Dead (#PhotoStoryChallenge 5/24/18)

Derailed (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/29/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) The train doors shut with a mechanical grunt but the adrenaline pulsing in my veins kept me sweaty-palmed and twitchy-eyed until sometime after we finally left the station. I was safe. For now, anyways. Settling more comfortably in my seat, I dug into my coat pockets for the … Continue reading Derailed (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/29/18)

The Golden Lotus (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/22/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) On hands and knees she climbed towards heaven, catching just a glimpse of the divine between every hard-fought breath. The mountain’s peak was close now, filling her eyes to the rims, and only there at the god’s feet would she allow herself to rest. Her katana, the blade … Continue reading The Golden Lotus (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/22/18)

Soul Searching (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/16/18)

(Photo by Radina Valova @RadinaValova, #photostorychallenge host) The weight of the winter sky pressed against our skin and settled into our bones as we trudged through the forest, shoes completely buried in ankle-deep snow. Marching at a steady pace, I inhaled to catch my breath, searing my lungs with that cold fire that felt like … Continue reading Soul Searching (#PhotoStoryChallenge 3/16/18)