Category: Stories

  Read Part One Here Read Part Two Here Read Part Three Here   Jaffe cursed and whirled around, looking. The girl wasn’t with them. He turned back to face Cake. “Fuck, that fucking little—” He stopped, and his face went funny. “Something… something just punched me in the back, Cake.” Even without looking, Cake […]

  Read Part One Here, or Part Two Here Cake returned to the driver’s seat, turned on the ignition, put the van into gear, and pulled away from the shoulder. Jaffe returned to the back with the girl, holding her so she could see out the front to direct them. “What’s the stupid shit going on […]

Read Part One Here “No, NO!” she screamed. Cake rolled her over onto her belly and sat on her ass, ignoring her kicking heels on his spine. Gathering her arms together behind her back, he pulled one of the plastic cinch-ties out of his pocket, slipped it around her wrists, threaded it through and pulled […]

There are places in autumn Michigan where trees interlock over lonely country roads in impenetrable ceilings of rust. The great white cargo van moved deliberately through one such feuille morte tunnel, like a shark prowling through red tide, creeping over winter-cracked asphalt. The two men in the front of the van were known collectively by […]

Adriana Priest was overheated. She was sweaty, her hair clung uncomfortably to her neck, and her armpits felt like swimming pools. She didn’t smell wonderful. Mosquitos from the dense woods that lined the heat-warbled sidewalk where she walked were beginning exploratory dive-runs at her baking flesh. The strap of her bag, even with its integrated […]

“Robert, I’m sorry, but NAPS can’t help you.” Margaret saw him stiffen and began to pull away, so she reached across the kitchen table, sliding velvet sleeves along the vintage linoleum, took his hands and squeezed them. “But – but! I know someone who perhaps can.” Rob gave her hands a return squeeze but there […]