The Sword

She tested the weight of the sheathed blade. It was heavier than what she was used to wielding, which only made sense as it was a hand and a half longer the her previous blade. Mayhaps she would need to carry it on her shoulder. Wearing at her hip would certainly make the yojans she … More The Sword

Set it on Fire

Light the match and toss it. Watch the corners catch. Let the heat rise. Flames rise upon the fuel and the rises more, always hungry. Climbing and burning it billows our smoke. Smoke billows and grows, smothering and choking, dancing in the gentle wind. Air enters the fire and the the fire pulses with the … More Set it on Fire

Punch Drunk

Her nose hurt. Actually her whole face hurt, but she knew her nose was broken is she focused on that. She could feel the blood flowing, most of it following the path of her lips to either side of her mouth, but some the more intrepid blood choice to flow directly downwards. She spat. The … More Punch Drunk

Bloody Tokyo, Ch. 14

The fourteenth chapter of “Bloody Tokyo” by indie author Brent Thomas. A modern horror story containing vampires, werewolves, magic, oni, ninjas, samurai, yakuza, and more all set against the backdrop of modern Tokyo. This week’s Patreon shout out goes to the awesome Natalie! Bloody Tokyo features original music composed by Manny Marx. If you enjoyed this … More Bloody Tokyo, Ch. 14

Writing is Lonely

I’m at the stage of writing that I’m discovering is the hardest for me. The story is done. There are few, if any, surprises left to discover. But, there are errors. Many, many errors. I’ve used a few beta-readers. I have their notes. I have a few notes of my own. I know to make … More Writing is Lonely

500th Post

I started this blog 5 years ago partly as a means to keep from being bored at work. I would type out a few stories while putting on a serious face. My hope was that no one on the office would figure out I was writing tales of fantasy and sci-fi. No one ever did. … More 500th Post