Witch Sisterhood

It began subtly at first. Tarot card readings at PTA meetings. The Runes cast before deciding the dates for a bake sale. The Girl Scout troop making protective sigils out of yarn and popsicle sticks. Raised an agnostic sort of christian, Layla suspected she should be more upset by the…

No Such Things as Witches

"There's no such thing as witches." "If there isn't, then how do you explain what happened to Josh?" The older woman poured Mackenzie a cup of tea. "And how you knew to come here? Cream, sugar?" "Yes, please, both." Mackenzie nodded, and…

Deus International

"Welcome to Deus International, you must be Tom." The woman behind the reception desk rose and offered him her hand. While beautiful, she wore a dove grey pencil skirt and pale blue blouse instead of some sort of flowing robes as he’d expected, and her heels clicked…

Procyon 12

"Sir, there's been a work stoppage on Procyon 12." Oversight of Sector Procyon walked into the Director's office. "The equipment all pings functional, just, the workers have stopped digging." "What are their demands? More pay? Better safety equipment?" The Director looked up from the…

Stick Together

"What would you have me do?" Marguerite turned toward the well-meaning young woman, with her nice clothes, soft hands, and gentle voice. "Shall I quit my job? Then where would the money to support us come from, and who would patrol the streets at night?" She…

Animal Control

"More experience, you said." Kallie hopped down off a wall, and dispatched the werewolf menacing the City's Head of Supernatural Affairs with a single swipe of her silver-chased sword. "Then you hired that fool who fled the second shit got real." Kallie cleaned her sword on…

Update

Ok, so for some reason, one of the July stories didn't launch like it should have. I've hit published it now. So if you scroll back to Luohi, that's the one that didn't post like it should have. I'll try to keep a closer eye on these in the future.…

Girls' Night Out

Content warning: Violence, ritual cannibalism. She walked into the woods, snakes twined up her legs, slithering over her feet, and still she walked, slowly, carefully so as not to injure any of them. She sipped from a battered silver flask as she walked, her cheeks growing pink and her eyes…

Roses

"How bad is it?" Alyssum looked down at the face of the medic they'd rescued from an ambush earlier. He blinked up at her, hands still bandaging her thigh. "Not terrible. If we were closer to a base, I'd tell you to get some bed rest, but…