16
Oct

Canaan Falls

by Tsukizubon Saruko (月図凡然る子) illustrated by wredwrat (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/60769.html) I. The first thing I thought when I saw Bobby Leonard again was that I had never expected to see him old. The Bobbys of the world followed James Dean’s advice, and his example, I guess; they got shot holding up all-night liquor stores by some […]

16
Oct

Grim Haunting

by Sora Junko (空 純子) illustrated by marourin (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/61274.html) Please note that this is the second story in the Grim series. You may want to go read the first one before reading this one, but this story does stand on its own. — As he passed through Budapest, James Grim became certain that he […]

16
Oct

The Fortune-Telling Doll

by Sakana Sara (魚 サラ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/62238.html) Note to self, I thought sourly, never ever ever go to the surf shop next to the B&N if time is an issue and Ray is with you, not even to buy a single bar of wax. As usual, we were going to miss the half hour of […]

16
Oct

Ored’s Song

by Zack (ザックス) illustrated by amei (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/59476.html) Ored stared intently as the drops of blood dispersed in the water, turning into red wisps of smoke and then disappearing altogether. And still, no one came. He had already poured all of the alcohol in the river, and the other offerings were gone as well. All […]

16
Oct

The Tale Of The Crimson Cloak

by Critical Strike (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/65922.html) As a child I never feared the Great Forest. There were all manner of tales told of the dark woods surrounding my hometown that were meant to frighten children into good behavior, to keep them in line. Oh, I was told those tales as well as any other child of […]

16
Oct

Sea Story

by Ryuukotsu Kouji (竜骨公事) illustrated by Grace (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/62523.html) ET: Electronics Technician, a rating, or job, in the Navy. An ET3 outranks an ET Seaman. They repair and maintain radios, radar, navigation equipment, and other electronic gear. Radioman: Another Navy rating. They’re the operators of the radio equipment that ETs repair and maintain. USNS: United […]

16
Oct

How Not To Exorcise A Demon

by yabamena This story has been removed at the author’s request.

16
Oct

The Peddler On The Mountain

by Mushi Megane (虫メガネ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/64417.html) Banji the Peddler walked from town to town, his pots, incense burners, and rag dolls bouncing against his back. Whatever you were looking for, whatever you needed, he seemed to have it—as if by magic—right there in one of his many pouches or up his long sleeves. Sometimes you […]

16
Oct

Fuck Or Fry

by Purrsia (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/63106.html) Tom never had any luck with girls. It never stopped him from trying, though. Joe admired that about Tom, his sheer boneheaded persistence, his boundless optimism. This time, they were bringing the beer, which Tom thought was an instant key to pussy. Hell, maybe it was. Joe didn’t really give a […]

16
Oct

In The House Of The Demon Prince

by Yamanashi Moe (山梨もえ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/59800.html) The first thing is the silence. It is not heavy or oppressive, but it is cool, like a concrete basement. The smallest noises seem loud in the house. The stillness reaches from the foyer to the dining hall to the parlour where the Demon Prince sits in a high-backed […]