18
Dec

Aventurescence

by Iron Eater “So a little bird told me that you ‘n White-Hair’re gonna be out of the stronghold for a week or two,” said Miid, having sidled up to Riaag as they both helped with dinner preparations in one of Naar Rhoan’s many kitchens. She fluttered her eyelashes at him between chops at a […]

18
Dec

Triptych

by Someone Else Read this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.

18
Dec

Always will I ever

by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三 ) Beside the bed, on the old steamer trunk Jacob used as a table, Peter’s phone buzzed. Peter noticed it and immediately forgot about it again. He had other things on his mind. “Never have I ever worn lingerie,” said Jacob. His breath was warm on Peter’s lips. “Oh, yeah? […]

18
Dec

Getting On Your Nerve

by aohime (青姫)   Staring at his cell phone as he sat in a quiet corner of the apartment living room, Leif’s roommate took a measured breath and said, “I am going to kill a man.” Leif didn’t even look up from his computer. “Who are you killing this time?” “Ayrien,” Kai said, still for […]

18
Dec

In the shadow of a scarlet moon

by Tamari Erin Cyrus sat alone in the Hypersthene‘s darkened observation deck, one of the privileges of his rank. The ship sat in a low geostationary orbit around an unnamed moon, and only a brief arc of its curvature was visible through the obs deck’s great convex viewport. It hung low like an overripe fruit, […]

18
Dec

The Virgin Incubus

by juou no zan (女王のザン) When Cody was growing up, he thought his parents’ decision to move to the middle of nowhere to raise him was a good one. They sidestepped all the problems of a nosy school system by homeschooling him. They avoided crowded places because there was nowhere they went that ever got […]

18
Dec

Rust Lake

written and illustrated by Ptarmigan The sun is hours away from rising, but most of the people of Rust Lake are already up and starting to go about their day in the dark of night, streets alight with artificial lamps as flurries of snow swirl lazily in the illuminated beams. In a tiny cabin at […]