Category Archives: short stories


Pellumsuvius 23 and Skritharrz 16 were walking and discussing philosophy in the forest. The tall, slightly curving trunks of the trees met far above their heads and tangled away the sunlight. “But,” Pellumsuvius was saying, gesticulating as he walked, “the very fact that the light moves through these trees and changes angle indicates that we […]

Lincoln and Siren

He watched the bird swoop down, black thing, black wings, backwatering in the air until it dropped to hop in the square. Raven or crow? Chuff or raven? Oh. Oh, he could find out: wander to the library, the last great, hulking repository of books. But half of them were charred, words turned into flakes […]


She controls all the voluntary functions. Involuntary functions include breathing, pumping blood, digesting. She controls most of everything else. She can’t kill me though. If she does that, her contract is void and she’ll face various punitive measures like a hefty fine, blacklisting from any of the Breather agents’ lists… civil measures. I’d be dead […]