Tag Archives: episodic fiction

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 28

Dan heard Fettel call forth the next opponent. Roy charged with a spiked bat in hand. He swung through the night air, but Dan stood unfazed. He grabbed Roy’s wrist and snapped off his hand. With his new weapon firmly grasped, Dan struck Roy in the shoulder, shattering him into pieces. Benny came next, rushing […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 25

Dan found himself back at the grim bonfire. His father, Mr. Reto , and the Warg continued to feast. He scanned the horizon for an escape only to discover figures bolting across the bleached bone sand. The night air gave way to brutal cold, and the figures shattered and crumbled into dust. Without the flame […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 23

In the darkest depths, a corrupting evil stays vigilant. The duty of every Finisher is to maintain integrity in every action and thought—to be honest with others as well as themselves. Ask first what is best for the militia, not the individual. For each member is a wet stone to an ever-growing blade—admired for its […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 22

“When the full moon waxes brightest And there’s none left to scold. I’ll keep my silver near my heart; And you may keep your gold.   When they manage to fool you still With faces of the old. I’ll keep my silver near my heart; And you may keep your gold.”   M. Michael Chwedyk, […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 21

                “Do you always call your mother Judith?”                 “’Mom’ will slip out from time to time.”                 “Do you do it to hurt her?”                 “I don’t know. I’m telling you the truth.”                 “I never called you a liar.” […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 20

Dan clenched onto the cello as the waves heaved and crashed. Blue whales battled by breaching into one another, their impact ignited the darkness with lightning and awe. He played a note he had never heard before, and the ocean accepted it as a lullaby. Soon the battles ceased. Dan felt the sand beneath his […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 19

Can you hear me, okay? Let me know when I can start. Now? I can…okay. My name is Bridgette Lucero. I’m here with my husband Tim and our friend Miranda. So today I made a difficult decision, but I am now fully registered with the MIR center in Springfield. I thought everything went really well […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 18

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” This proverb should be held close to your heart. As we begin to bring all factions together, let us not lose sight of our common goal. Although we may disagree on how to kill the wolf-blooded, the promise of their death should make all parties rejoice. Rule […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 17

In other news, a body that went missing during a homicide investigation in Warren has been found. The body was reported missing from a coroner van just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, leaving only its containment bag behind. Police used K-9 units to track the body to a nearby lake this morning. The identity of […]

DOG DAYS: CHAPTER 15

                The Abyss had no need for Dan, tossing him down to the bright light below. The earth opened and swallowed his remains. He reemerged in a desert of crushed bone, letting the brilliant white specks sift through his fingers. The sun had begun to set when he found the strength to stand. In the […]