Holes in Laws

The roar of the crowd could be heard from miles away. At the center of the amphitheater, cheers rose and fell with the swing of swords.  Klocus rested on his spear. His legs begged to sit down but he wouldn't; it would make standing again all the more difficult. He'd fought one, then two gladiators…

Humanity 101

Looks could kill, Izori could testify to that. There was a certain look commander Prasas shot at you and you instantly knew you were a condemned man. Some would even place bets on how much time you had left. Fortunately, today was not his day. Prasas had only given him a look that said, "you…

The New Age of Heroes

Within the halls of the guild of heroes a meeting took place. Makim sifted through the scrolls scratching his beard. Nothing about it indicated a problem. He pored through it ending at the bottom with the picture of his latest failed venture. He turned to Sasani, "Is this how all recruits are progressing? What happened…

Curving the Uncarveable

You can carve a turkey, you can carve wood. People are carved up as well often to be served to their enemies by their best friends. Some think its a spectacle but anyone in the business world will tell you that carving and serving humans is all in a day's work and nothing to lose sleep…

Secret Spices

Chef Tuwile turned the veal in the sauce a few times before letting it settle once more. The secret, which only he knew, was to let it sleep for 6 hours not the 12 that most people went for.  He put his legs on the desk as he admired the plaques and photos on his…

Ambling in Jumpsuits

The first time you see a Draki from the Venusian galaxy you feel pity for them sweating it out in their orange jumpsuits. They seem to lack the speed and quickness of other species. They amble, saunter, stroll but they can't run or even trot. God forbid one is required to dash to save its…

Born of Fortune

The counter of the Crossroads Tavern shook from the effect of Klay Faris asking for a refill. The seven-foot man was not one to wait for long. Across the counter, Abano Neir showed off his sword. The woman on his lap reached out to touch it but he pulled it away knowing full well what…

Casual Invisibility

Martin strolled through the streets with a spring in his step and a torrent in his veins. The people went about their daily lives as if he wasn't there and he had to pause for a moment to take it all in. From birth he had been forced to hide, to sneak, to crouch in…

Accurate Aim

The noon sun had chased most sensible people into the shadows and Ridegas drive was quiet. The bushes near the street fountain though bustled with life and a single eye inspected the only two humans that were there. Cupid had fluttered over the man’s head as he walked on and had been staring at the…