The Keeper

He was 214, coded as The Keeper.  The Keeper had full administrative privileges over the complex known as the Strongroom.  The Keeper was designed to protect the contents of the Strongroom.

The Cost of Salvation

The laser-pistol whined as it fired a shot.  A red-hot, gaping hole appeared in the beast’s throat, edges still glowing from the heat of the bolt.  The head recoiled, roaring in hunger and rage, but before it could strike again another bolt sizzled through one of the thing’s eyes.  For a moment the alien stared at Mallory with one terrible, luminous orange eye and one the pale lavender of the setting sky.  

Call of the Void

She remembered the last time she had held a gun.  She had been eleven, hunting rabbits with her father on vacation in a small cabin outside Bordeaux.  He had taught her to aim with both eyes open. She had killed eight rabbits that day. Surely gangsters couldn’t run as fast.   

Sasha

Sasha sat atop her horse, watching the storm crash over the canyonlands. Brilliant white lightning forked dark, heavy clouds as thunder boomed in a deep, crashing roar that resounded in her chest. Beneath the ridge on which she and her men stood, the earth fell away into deep ravines that plunged sharply downward, carving massive … Continue reading Sasha