The Shadow King

A nightmare. I wake up to the quiet whisper of my alarm. Clicking it off, I open sleep-kissed eyes, caught between dreams and the stillness of the room. Another day with the promise of spring- I watch light pour through the windowshade, expecting the golden light of dawn. But the sunlight is pale and sickly,Continue reading “The Shadow King”

Judex Crederis

“Stop your bitching. It’s business, Samael. Pure, sheer work of god. We’re men of the book, after all.” “You kill her, and I’ll scythe your butt-buddy Gabe to shiny little bits.” Michael said nothing, gaze stony. Samael hesitated, drawing a quick breath. “Now Michael, I know we’ve had our falling outs in the past. ButContinue reading “Judex Crederis”

Where Do You Go, Little Bird?

I wander through Arlington Cemetery in the bitter rain. Thunderheads howl like mongrels, hurling the capital into darkness. Seeking refuge, I run from the soulless rows. The identical graves give way to the Civil War burial grounds, and suddenly, I’m thrown into a maze of beautiful, treacherous markers. Angels weep against crosses of rock. OneContinue reading “Where Do You Go, Little Bird?”

The Cleansing

Blood runs through the streets. Angels awaken along the watchtower. We summon the seraphim. The destroying angels awaken. Curses burn our shields. Servants of the Beast try to slaughter us. Everything is on fire. I would mourn if there was time. My allies are wounded – still, they rush into battle, brandishing prayers, weapons, andContinue reading “The Cleansing”