Category: Fiction

  • Part 4: The Wolves Howl

    Part 4: The Wolves Howl

    Reading Time Approx: 8 minutes My head hurt a lot. There was a giant knot right above my temple which got progressively more painful every time I prodded it. My Supermart 13 shift was, well… have you ever been to Supermart 13? That’s what it was, only with a sore head and not enough sleep.…

  • Part 3: Like A Thief In The Night

    Part 3: Like A Thief In The Night

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes The route to Shepherdstown is very dark at night. I mention it because all those twists and turns I talked about earlier are particularly fun when you can’t see them coming. So my second trip to the town took significantly longer than the first. Not that I was in that…

  • Douglas Brodie’s “House”

    Douglas Brodie’s “House”

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Where: Outside Charles Town, WV What: Doublewide trailer own by Douglas and used as his home Description: The trailer sits off the beaten path in a wooded area outside of Charles Town. It is old and rusted but it doesn’t attract attention or visitors (usually). Douglas has a generator…

  • Using AI for Concept Art and Giving Your Creativity a Boost

    Using AI for Concept Art and Giving Your Creativity a Boost

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes AI art is all the rage these days and also a source of great controversy. I don’t want to minimize the issues that need to be worked through, for example was permission received before using people’s artwork or photography to train the AI; or what are the ethics of using…

  • Part 2: The Missing Girl

    Part 2: The Missing Girl

    Reading Time Approx: 8 minutes My phonecall to the Shepherdstown police was singularly lacking in useful information. They were polite but particularly uninformative about the missing Naomi. Ongoing investigation; pursuing a few leads; no comment.  Someone had just done a refresher course on how to deal with the press. Oh yes, I may have given…

  • Douglas Brodie Character Info

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Born: Edinburgh, Scotland Gender: Male Age: Mid-thirties Stories: Wolves of West Virginia; ZombieMart; Dragon Greed; Description: Slim build, shaved head, beard (brown with some gray), blue eyes Background: Wizard, born in Scotland but moved to the US for as yet unspecified reasons. Currently works at the SuperMart and keeps…

  • Steven ??? Character Info

    Reading Time Approx: < 1 minute Born: ???, West Virginia Gender: Male Age: Nineteen Stories: Wolves of West Virginia Description: long hair, nerdy looking and wearing a collared shirt Background: College student and boyfriend of Naomi Things that still need figuring out: Last name.

  • Part 1: A Wizard in West Virginia

    Part 1: A Wizard in West Virginia

    Reading Time Approx: 7 minutes Shepherdstown is overrun with werewolves. That’s Shepherdstown, West Virginia for those of you who are wondering,  most of you probably. It’s a small university town in the eastern panhandle of the state, the bit that’s more like an annex of Northern Virginia. And if you’re just passing through the town,…