Month: April 2015

Spin, Weave, and Measure : Part 1

1999       “Make the call,” instructed Thorn. Her dark skin and jumpsuit blended perfectly with the shadows gathered around them. Only her close-cropped, white hair stood out. She sat down on the roof ledge to wait next to her associate,…

The Next Story : Spin, Weave, and Measure

Spin, Weave, and Measure is a modern fairy tale first published in Bad-Ass Faeries : It’s Elemental by Dark Quest Books in May 2014. I wrote about my (mis)adventures in preparing this story here. Gianes : They are female, solitary wood elves who…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 5

Amra followed Deol while Kaspinsky tried to talk to Donald. Once out of earshot, she asked, “Why did he lie about his service?” “Well, it’s complicated. He was assigned to Captain Bipen’s case when she developed amnesia. They fell in…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 4

Sita followed the children back to the gazebo. Her expression changed from gentle regard for her children to wary watchfulness of Deol and the others. She greeted them. “Beautiful day, isn’t it?” Deol studied her face. There were streaks of…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 3

The journey north on the hover train took less than three hours. Deol stared out the window at the blurred landscape as they traveled from tropical Manali to the alpine meadows of Pandukeshwar in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mercifully,…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 2

Three days later, Deol surveyed carnage of a different sort. She adjusted her face mask. The heat of the Tamil afternoon wasn’t helping with the smell of decay and blood. She stepped over a body as the United Nations observer…