29
Feb

Glory in your own Ecstasies

by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人) and Tobias Stout   All Tamish temples, no matter how humble, have at least one room resplendent with lush places to sit, devotional art to contemplate, scripture and holy poetry to meditate upon, and an altar to each of the Four Gods. These altars are scattered with candles and incense […]

29
Feb

The Payoff

by Himawari (ヒマワリ)   Construct type: Suraksha (Unit name: Suraksha) Individual log 2623-05-12-00-24-51:27 I was inventorying my drone kits when Meethi took me aside in the shipnet with what it tagged as important updates on crew relations. I made some sort of face, because I was tired of social interactions after two-and-a-half weeks of herding […]

29
Feb

Polyeleos

by Shirozubon Saruko illustrated by Iron Eater Ilya was shaken awake by a rough hand, and blinked up at a candle’s glow in the dark. It lit the sharp planes of Brother Yuri’s strong, square face, now wide-eyed and drum-tight with fear and alarm. “Brother Ilya, please help us,” Yuri said as soon as he […]

29
Feb

All parts there made one prisoner

by Sparklebeard   Colin was in the middle of straightening up his living quarters for the third time, nervously placing and re-placing the throw pillows on his small sofa, when his tablet chimed to signal an incoming call. He nearly dropped the tablet in his haste to grab it from the table, and took a […]

29
Feb

From the Cold

by shukyou (主教)   “The prisoner has confessed, Your Majesty, and the sentence has been declared,” said Grand Advisor Maspa with all the smug self-righteousness of a man watching the jaws of a well-laid trap sink deeper into a prey animal’s leg. Daraya bit the inside of his cheek to bleeding to keep from snapping […]

23
Dec

Fun by the Tree

by seanstartrunning

23
Dec

His heart must be ash where his body lies burned

by shukyou (主教) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Now Marron Fletcher clutched his hunting rifle in his left hand, pointing toward the edges of his estate with his right. “That’s where it was seen?” he asked. The young boy nodded, looking pale as a well-laundered sheet. Marron supposed the pack of […]

22
Dec

Xenolith Cache

written and illustrated by Iron Eater See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Riaag wasn’t certain what sort of person you’d have to be to try and restrain a potentially dangerous stranger with shitty, half-rotten rope, but that was certainly the sort of person who was overseeing his escort. Having ripped a great […]

22
Dec

Feeders

Renaissance Makoto J (ルネサンス・真・J) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Hazel looked up at the sign hanging above the door: East St. Louis Pets. Back again, he thought and looked down at the box in his hands with accusation as if the box’s inhabitants had X-ray vision and reason to apologize.  He’d […]

22
Dec

Backroads

by NTH See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. i. under waiting stars As the night drew on and on, Miklós observed all kinds of people in town who stopped by the bar to drink something: Jan, the mailman, who ordered a beer and laughed a bit with Lara, the daughter of the […]

22
Dec

Dress Code

by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. “Have you seen that bullshit?” Moira demanded, appearing around Russell’s cubicle wall like a highly caffeinated Valkyrie swooping in, venti coffee cup in hand, to bless or condemn the living. Russell surfaced from his project planning spreadsheet as if from under […]

28
Oct

The Tunnel

by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Finn’s phone lit up with a call, which was unusual enough, but even stranger still was that it wasn’t immediately identified as his best friend Scam Likely, who called him several times a week. It was an unknown number, still, though. He […]

27
Oct

Static on the Radio

by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. “Jesus,” said Meg. “Hop in before you catch your death out there.” Despite being absolutely soaked with rain, the young woman hesitated. Meg supposed she couldn’t blame her — there were a lot of weirdos out tonight, and weirdos in cars […]

27
Oct

Thaw

by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三) See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Peter shut the front door behind the furnace guy and let his forehead rest briefly against the wooden panel. Then he pushed himself upright to shiver over to the couch and dive again into the warm refuge under the duvet. He […]

27
Oct

In Ossa Venenum

written and illustrated by Iron Eater See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Mr. Ward, I regret not corresponding sooner than this, & request your forgiveness in this matter, as my relocation to my new quarters involved a great deal of unexpected elements, delays, &tc., but I wish to firstly ease any concerns […]