Tag Archives: Mystery

Brothers of the Watch: Teaser

Here’s the start of a story I published, unpublished, published again and unpublished again. Someday I’ll get it right and ready for a real run: “It was the right thing to do, Watchman.” Shane turned away from the iron bars … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Nineteen

Link to Chapter Index Shoch drops my hand. Just drops it, before he finishes tracing his words against my palm. He’s tense and alert, so the rest of us take a hint and ready our weapons. But it’s only Jonac—Jonac … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Seventeen

Link to Chapter Index First thing’s first: we have to secure the room. It’s not that I want to abandon the rest of the Tower, but protecting Ruvan is my first duty. And I’m not just thinking like an older … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Eleven

Link to Chapter Index Shoch lets out one of those ugly grunts of his as he shuffles toward me—and toward the corpse. He crouches down at my side, looking over the body. I feel a twinge of guilt. No, not … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Nine

Link to Chapter Index We don’t go directly to the corpse. We follow Jonac to a small room instead, one floor below our cell. It looks like a tiny, cramped parlor for guardsman. There are three wooden chairs—two of them … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Eight

Link to Chapter Index I don’t have to demand an audience with Jonac. Hell, I don’t even have to wait till morning to see his glowering face. He turns up right outside my cell instead, not ten minutes after Shoch … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter Seven

Link to Chapter Index I don’t close my eyes, even as the cell grows dark. I just sit on my mattress, my back up against the wall, wondering what the hell I’ve gotten myself into. And what, exactly, I’m supposed … Continue reading

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