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Blood of the Unicorn, Ch. 3: The Herd

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:52 AM Comments comments (1)



“Mummy, where did I come from?”

 

Katherina looked down at her yearling daughter.  So young and precious and innocent, she thought, with her horn still only three inches long, and her hide more a cute scruffy fuzz than a proper layer of fur.  The youngster looked up at her mummy so inquisitively, with her big bla...

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Twice In A Blue Moon

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Forest Glen is a beautiful village, built over a millennium ago by the woodcutters, craftsmen, and masons of the old world. The dwellings: two-story, hewn timber above stone walls, thatched roofs, low entries with thick, oak doors; sturdy, simple, and practical.

The people are industrious; weavers, carpenters, wheelwrights, goatherds, cobblers, cheese makers, bakers, and more. The men are handsome, tanned, fair-haired, with chiseled faces and strong backs. The women beautiful, dreamily ...

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Blood of the Unicorn, Ch. 2: Cordelia and Ophelia

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:19 AM Comments comments (1)

 

Cordelia and Ophelia ran through the heather, laughing and cavorting and thoroughly enjoying their young lives. They felt the sun on their hides, and the clover beneath their hooves, and enjoyed the beauty and wonder of life as only those who have never been touched by tragedy truly can. And, of course, they felt as always the watchful eye of their Mummy, guardi...

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Blood of the Unicorn, Ch. 1: Yago

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:52 AM Comments comments (2)

Author's Note:  I have published this before as a stand-alone story.  But I have decided to expand it into a multi-chapter saga.  This chapter will serve as the introduction.  Enjoy!.....Jake


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Gather round, children.  Say, did I ever tell you the story about The Unic...

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Extract from 'Gorgeous', Chapter 14

Posted on July 20, 2010 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

            Cromwell watched from his office window as Joel stumbled along the street and up the front steps, the ghostly form of Gorgeous’ female half glittering a little under the orange glow of the streetlights. She looked so solid clinging to the sides of his head that it was hard to believe that she wasn’t visible to all and sundry but he knew it was just an effect; it would take someone as strong as Dave’s inc...

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Gorgoeus, opening scene

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (0)

            It stopped raining a little while before Katrina reached home, by which time she was soaked to the bone and the fresh, warm sunshine just felt like mockery.  She could feel the water squelching between her toes with every step she took but had managed to stop regretting her choice to wear the lightweight canvas shoes when she left this morning.  It had been sunny then and she had ignored the weatherman’s warnin...

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Struck (iii)

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 7:24 PM Comments comments (2)

December

2096

 

    “Thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five ... thirty-five? If I knew you guys would buy everything on the list I would have narrowed it down to one.”

  Wynona pocked at the ribbon on a sparkling silver box. Maybe if she tugged with enough force the paper would tear and-

    “Don’t even think about it!” Danny slammed his hand down on...

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Sturck (ii)

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (1)

September

2096


  Danny pulled Wynona’s backpack from around the stair banister and slipped it onto her shoulders. It was her first day at a school with humans and not other HDH students. He remembered her telling him that when she lived in Com. 4, her HDH gated community, she went to school with kids like her, lived with people like her, did everything with people like herself until May 3rd, 2096, the day of The Shift.

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Monster in my Dreams Chapter V

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM Comments comments (0)

 

  •  "Here, turn over," my wife said nudging me. I turned over facedown with a sigh and pulled the pillow so I was resting my cheek on it. I felt the bed move as she climbed to her knees and straddled me, reaching down and beginning to massage my shoulders and upper back. Normally I close my eyes when she does this as it feels wonderful, but tonight I was afraid to. Who would I see killed next? Would my wife wind up in one of my dreams? I loved her, but I knew we weren't as...
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Struck (i)

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 2:42 PM Comments comments (1)

August

2096

 

    “She is one of those subhuman things … you realize that? If you accept to take her in, I assure you, it will be undoubtedly difficult,” the woman stated as she shuffled through a plethora of files in her cabinet drawer.

  The couple shared a glance and, in unison, sighed. Philip picked at the nail on his index finger, he was unsure. Danny wasn’t. He knew what he wanted. T...

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