Mechanoalchemical Pornograph 002 – Delivery

The first pang hit while I was cooking dinner. A younger doe might have written it off the signs — a sudden heaviness in the pit of my stomach while humming a snatch of song I couldn’t immediately place — but I’d been on the List long enough to know what was coming. I almost […]

WIP: Custom

The only English on the sign above the door said, Abeth Xiu: Universal Finery. The Mandarin below was more expressive: custom clothing for any personal style. In the lighted window, yards of pearlescent fabric the color of eggshell draped gracefully off of one impossibly tall and thin mannequin. Beside it, its grotesquely bulky counterpart stood […]

Beyond the Wall: Chapter 1 (Part 2)

Rachel stared at her monitor, breathing heavily. Her chair squeaked as she shifted awkwardly in her seat, pressing her knees together. The words depicting Gemini’s climax lingered on the screen in front of her, as well as in her mind and elsewhere on her body. She squinted her eyes shut, gripped the edge of her […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 25: Closure

As we’d been instructed, both Rikeh and I knelt just inside the door to the baron’s parlor. Our heads bowed, we waited with paws on parted knees, anticipating our master’s return. When it opened, we both lifted our head and called out, “Hello, master!” in unison. Master Valentin, Baron Deterikh, replied with a groan as […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 2)

As soon as the darkness had passed from the room, I heard the rattle of chainmail as every guard’s attention came to rest on me. Leather snapped and steel clinked against steel as the brought spear and mace to bear in my direction. “He’s killed the regent!” I heard behind me, one voice out of […]