“Waking Up Can Kill You Some Days” – An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael.
The Gray Angel is a hitwoman with a heart gold. She always gives the target a choice. Because everyone deserves a choice. Even a petty gangster like Dennis Karnof. (2100-word short story)
“Working Girl” – An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael.
Hitwoman the Gray Angel’s latest target is elusive businessman Neil Spencer Thomasson, who is staying in a high-rise hotel with an unknown number of armed guards. Fortunately, Thomasson has called in an escort for the evening, a woman who comes highly recommended and whose face Ange hopes he’s never seen. (1900-word short story)
“Wind-Up Action Figure On Her Day Off” – An action/urban fantasy story by David Michael.
On those rare Mondays with no new contract, the Gray Angel wonders if that means there is no one on Earth who deserves killing. She tries to remain optimistic, but she’s sure there’s someone out there who needs to be given the choice of a bullet to the brain. (3200-word short story)
“He Came” – A horror short short story by David Michael.
Police respond to an emergency call at the house of known religious fanatic, William Revell, to find the floor, every wall, every window, even the ceiling, splattered and smeared with blood. “He came,” Revell says when he’s asked what happened. “He came…” (1200 word short short story)
“When Writers Attack” – A bit of violent flash fiction by David Michael.
You should be careful around writers who are struggling to find a story. (800-word flash fiction)
In 1718, in an England that might have been, the law found Rosalind Bainbridge guilty of witchcraft. In lieu of execution, she became Private Bainbridge of the 101st Pistoleers.
A Gunwitch of the King’s Coven.
Twenty-four years later, dishonorably discharged and working as a scout on the Amerigon frontier, Rose’s past comes looking for her. A summons and a request from the officer who saved her from the hangman’s noose. A reunion with another veteran of the 101st, someone she never wanted to see again. And a meeting with the Misses Janett and Margaret Laxton, the daughters of the man who pressed her into service as a gunwitch.
Reluctantly, Rose agrees to take Janett and Margaret to their father at Fort Russell. No one knows the swamps around New Venezia better than Rose and her bloodsister, the enigmatic Chal. The trip should take only a few days.
But there’s more waiting in the swamps than mud and mosquitoes. War and betrayal threaten Rose and the girls, while an ancient, unspeakable evil pursues them all the way to the walls of Fort Russell.
In one horrible moment of betrayal, Hell on Earth descends on Reese, destroying everything she knows and loves. The only thing keeping Reese alive is her desire to avenge her beloved’s death. But between Reese and vengeance stands an unstoppable creature summoned from the bowels of a shapeless hell who’s only command is to kill Reese Anne Howard.