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Hellbound Express; Chapter 3

For your reading pleasure, here is the third installment of Mel Odom’s Hellbound Express. If you haven’t yet read the first two chapters, here (chapter 1 and chapter 2) are the links for them. Enjoy. Hellbound Express; Chapter 3 Wickham and the rest of Gant’s salvage crew moved around the vehicles strapped into place on […] Read More

Our Second Lives

  ‘Where Immortality Becomes Reality’ the holographic cube spelled as it danced in front of Mary’s eyes. She shifted in her seat and tried to read the pamphlet she took from the table in the waiting room. It covered the basics of the procedure, but lacked any reassurance for her anxious mind. Johnathan noticed and […] Read More


  Klaxons drown out the screams.  I smell smoke and the dust from shattered concrete.  I’m standing just inside Johnson’s lab, surrounded by stainless steel fermenters and rows of refrigerators, in front of shelves of shattered glass vials and test tubes trembling in their racks.  At the end of a counter I see the desktop […] Read More


Starting today submission will run from the fifteenth of the month to the fifteenth of the next month.  That means January’s call SWORDS, SORCERY, AND SUBWAY CARS  Is Open now for submissions. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.. Read More


  The fault was Joel Pratt’s own, though he tried to blame his niece, Patti, and then his wife, Donna. But Patti was young and exuberant. How could he fault her? Nor could Donna be culpable. She’d left him the year before. He couldn’t blame either of them for the damage to his Nivens Patch […] Read More

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