The past catches up with Zebu in a secluded village where the retired wizard is raising his great grand-daughter. It comes with the promise of death. Desperate, Zebu finds hope in the shape of a powerful flower shining at the top of a mountain.
Zebu is now available in Winter Paths: An Anthology.
This story is a small project I undertook after completing NaNoWriMo 2017. I went through my list of ideas and found one about someone living in a spacecraft. This story was born.
In February 2021, I was asked by Allan Hudson of the South Branch Scribbler to contribute to an upcoming anthology on the theme of autumn. I accepted and started working on this story, which takes place some time before the events of Deficiency and introduces us to one of the characters.
Red Stars is now available in Autumn Paths: An Anthology.
Prepare to experience a fast, intense read, one that takes you on a journey past the physical. When a lost cellphone arrives at the headquarters of a secret organization, nobody anticipates it becoming a haunting mystery, but after discovering a series of eerie recordings, detailing a lurking figure stalking the phone’s owner, terrestrial explanations take a backseat to the supernatural.
Inspired by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, author S.C. Eston causes the mind to question, shift, and arrive at what feels like a plausible yet impossible conclusion.
- Written by Brooks Kohler
In the wastelands known as the Black Metallic Sea, a lone young girl wants nothing more than a friend. As she fights to survive, she comes to learn that friends are rare, and that the best of friends may not be the ones she expects.
Izera has lost everything; her brother, her father and her mother. Only her grandmother remains. Be even the matriarch of the family will not live forever.
Senility forced a wizard into retirement, sending him back to his parents' house in the small village of Xil. Life in Xil has nothing to offer and the old man decides to give nothing in return. He trudges along, one day at a time, trying his hardest to make things difficult for everyone around, including his daughter and grandson living with him. He is comfortable in his unhappiness. It seems nothing can shake him, until a disaster hit and pulls the ground from under his feet.
In the system of Garadia, undesired individuals are captured, convicted and sent to work on the asteroids to serve their sentence. There, they are given the promise of freedom: once their service is completed, they will be liberated and allowed to go back to their home and start life anew.
Nethu is the last of his family to be taken. Since none of his siblings ever returned, he fosters no false hope of ever escaping the asteroids. Instead, he settles in an endless routine of daily hell, knowing nothing will ever change.
Yet, one day, a new prisoner arrives. She is different and brings with her a refreshing wind of optimism. Against his better judgement, Nethu befriends her and eventually accepts a strange gift from her: a logbox.
Logbox is available in Just a Minor Malfunction... Issue #5.
Standing alone in front of time, a woman reflects on life, its significance and what comes next.
The west is a world totally unknown to those of the east.
When approached separately to embark on a mission to deliver an important message to a man known as Altarus who lives far into the west, two strangers reluctantly accept. Just when they start to trust each other, they reach an isolated lake.
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The Burden of the Protector is the prequel to my epic fantasy series The Lost Tyronian Archives.
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