Coup on the Horizon

Briggs Walters was still feeling jet lagged, as he stood partially covered by his umbrella, and partially covered by the coffee tree he was squatting under, to get a better look at the beans that weren’t growing properly. The farmer next to him, though exuberant, clearly didn’t fully understand why Briggs had flown all this […]

The watchmaker and the hill

The rivulets of blood slowly coalesced on her abdomen, just below the wound. The gun shot. She had been shot. This wasn’t in the plan. She wasn’t expecting to be out here. Not in the January cold, slowly bleeding out from the stomach. A hole somewhere it shouldn’t be. A monkey wrench in the clockwork. […]

The Changling

This ‘excerpt’ I wrote as a concept for myself to see if I liked the idea of a killer who was obsessed trying to make himself into psychopath, focused almost exclusively on trying to eliminate his ability to feel empathy. I wanted it to be a thriller where he was being tracked down by a […]