Have you ever heard the adage “he or she looks good enough to eat?” At Lucien’s, it is less a common idiom and more a business model that has made the luxurious restaurant the most successful dining establishment in the Saturn orbit (never mind that it is also the only place to eat within 300 million miles).
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Published Short Stories
Evan is a good boyfriend, but tonight, he has reached his wit's end with his girlfriend Sadie. She has hardly talked to him all week, she avoids him in public, and now she is begging him to come and save her from her psycho foster family at 3 AM.
Dutiful as ever, Evan makes the two-hour commute in the dead of winter to find a much more dismal situation than he could have ever expected.
Self-published here on CVF. Just click the button above to read the story.
Published in audio format as part of a collection by Miss Fearsome
The Greatest Enemy
Ishiro Tamayagi has long sought to drown the demons of his past in sake and blood. But no matter how he tries, no enemy, man or toxin, has yet been able to slay him this accomplished ronin.
Little does he know that Niko, his beloved concubine, still believes he has something to live for. She believes this so strongly, that she has reached out to the spirit realm for supernatural assistance in saving her lover from his path of self-destruction. Is it too late for Ishiro's redemption, or will Niko's desperate gambit succeed?
Published as a three-part serial release for one of the earliest contributions to the new, writer-centric social media site Simily, The Greatest Enemy can be read on that site by following the button above!
Herd Mother had seen the God Beneath the Mountain three times before.
The first was when her grandmother journeyed to the God Beneath the Mountain as a sacrifice. She had only been a calf then. Her two other migrations were to participate in the sacrificial rite.
This year, it was her turn to sacrifice herself for their god’s continued protection. Before she could do her duty for her family and herd-mates, they would have to cross the desert. Of all the crossings the herd had made in her memory, this one was by far the most treacherous.
After losing his oldest friend and long-time first mate, the Captain of the ship Taniwha struggles to maintain his grip on sanity and life.
Two hunters enter the woods, only one will emerge. The True Hunter fears neither the blade nor the ire of the gods.
Ian had suffered drowning scares before. He’d also been hopelessly lost before, but this was the first time he’d actually looked death in the face. He knew that for certain, as he lay on his back, oblivious to the bank’s sharp rocks digging into his skin through his waterlogged shirt. Due to some blessing, his soul had been saved from a watery grave.