Checking In

When I got back, repair orders were piled high on Heph’s desk. I don’t know what Charlie and his crew did while I was gone, but it wasn’t work, that’s for damn sure. […]


Nana Hera Saves the Day, Part 2

I looked directly at Ares and added, “The last thing I’m interested in is being indebted to you. Why are you even offering? You don’t give a shit about me.”


Nana Hera Saves the Day, Part 1

She smelled like a pine forest. She smelled like fresh fallen snow on a winter evening, like right after a rainstorm on a summer afternoon, like roses on their first day of bloom… […]


We All Have Regrets

Morpheus has no interest in driving anyone insane. Madmen pay no heed to nightmares. They can’t even tell the difference between wake and sleep. No. Morpheus is a beast. […]


My First Collar, Part 3

I don’t know where you came from, but no one rolls in here and demands to see Eddie Pastorini for business. I own every racket and black market for miles. I don’t do business, I am business.” […]


My First Collar, Part 2

So, as I was saying, they looked marvelous in their little black dresses. Wolf or woman, each of them always wore a leather collar. Both were black leather and about three inches wide and adorned with a single gem. […]


My First Collar, Part 1

That’s when it struck me like a ton of arch-stones. A plan for exactly how to make the money I need. The idea started in the back of my brain and raced forward, like a cool breeze on the neck that makes you shiver. It was sudden and startling. […]


Not So New Office

I had a lot to think about, and the next few weeks would be busy for me. Plans like mine don’t just come together on their own, they take plenty of forethought. […]