26
Oct

auferetur cordis pulsatio

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) Tyoma woke like he always did, in the way where it seemed like he could hear the sunlight now streaming through the windows. Never capable of sleeping in, not once even since he was a boy. He kept his eyes closed for […]

26
Oct

Betrothed

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. written and illustrated by Iron Eater The engagement ring had been on Virgil’s finger since he’d woken up that morning, and no matter what method he tried he couldn’t wrench it off again. He knew it was an engagement ring because it looked like a cliché: […]

26
Oct

The Deal

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by Sparrow

26
Oct

Even More Shivers And Chills!!!

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by Togi Kayako (土宜草子) Your first step off of the bus is heralded by a perfectly timed rumble of thunder. A drop of rain hits your bare arm, quickly followed by several more. There’s no shelter, of course, and your connecting bus won’t arrive for at […]

26
Oct

Rose Red and the Huntsmen

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by shukyou (主教) illustrated by the Winter Cynic Max spent nearly an hour outside the shop, huddled under an awning that barely shielded him from the bitter rain, smoking one cigarette after another down until he nearly burned his fingers. He was desperate, that much was […]

25
Oct

Aiken Sings the Circle of Life

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三) Being clean was such a blessing that Aiken almost welcomed the tingle of frigid air on his freshly scrubbed skin. Well, for a few seconds, anyway. He folded his goose-bumped arms over his chest and regarded the unpleasant crumple of his […]

23
Aug

The Mysterious Moth-Boy: City Lights

by H.P. Lovecock (力。下。愛ちんちん) illustrated by Sly Sketcher Moth-Boy #1: The Moth Takes Wing “And now, in local news: a group of construction workers were saved by an eccentric costumed crime-fighter in an incident that is being investigated as sabotage. “Workers at 1 Progress Place were trapped on the upper floors of the development last […]

23
Aug

Mare Testimonii

written and illustrated by Iron Eater The sun was not quite low enough for Hugh to risk folding up his parasol before he stepped into the lodging house that was set to be his home for the next several days. The interior looked more like a tavern than what he’d expected, though given how small […]

23
Aug

The Same River Twice

by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子) illustrated by safelybeds PROLOGUE. The gentle folk up top could keep their fine houses, their gardens staid as soldiers, their broad thoroughfares made for fancy horses and fancier carriages. Boney Jim loved the sewer, and she loved him. Oh, your better class of people would faint dead away at the stench, […]

23
Aug

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by beili   Shayel began to mutter something under his breath as the ship hit the atmosphere, something in Hallic that Uzhab couldn’t understand. Uzhab chose not to interpret it as a critique of his piloting skills. “Switching engines,” Uzhab said, pulling the lever that toggled off the propulsion system that […]

30
Jun

Glass

by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美)   The slipper itself was beautiful. Jean-Cristophe referred to its substance as “miraculous fairy crystal” and seemed quite disappointed every time they stopped and someone asked about “that glass shoe”. Right now it was resting on the toes of a curvy farmer’s daughter, stubbornly refusing to go over her heel. […]

28
Jun

Bending the Knee

written and illustrated by juou no zan (女王のザン) It was only the second year of Lorrit’s reign when the barbarians invaded. The country hadn’t been to war in decades, hadn’t fought off an invasion for more than a century, and Lorrit didn’t have the experience or the people to fight them off. It was only […]

28
Jun

How the Other Halves Live

written and illustrated by Iron Eater   “May the sea and the sky, the light and the dark, and all things between the seasons witness it: I declare you, O Great King of Devils, and you, O Champion of Light, to be wed, and the cycle of strife between you thusly dissolved. Embrace and be […]

28
Jun

Hungry

by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子) Looking up at the dark cave-mouth of the place where she would die, all Li Hua could think was that it was actually sort of a relief. The past weeks had been an endless ordeal: solemn banquets where everyone was miserable, being dressed and preened and polished by servants who were […]

28
Jun

Xunantunich

by shukyou (主教) It was just after sunset when they saw the woman walking alongside the road.  At first, Hilde didn’t think anything of it: This was about a rural as Belize got, after all, the sort of place where those who did own cars often wound up walking anyway for how often they broke […]