Where Charles Wentworth is now, I do not know. I thought he was dead. It took decades to get over the heartbreak of his disappearance. And yet now that he has sent me a message, I feel not relief but horror… because, if my interpretation is true, then we are all in danger. The message in the sky is clear. Humanity may be about to go extinct.
In modern times, with the vampire population growing to massive numbers in the Chicago area, a program had to be set up in order to take care of the carnage left behind and continue the cover up that vampires actually exist. This is Gus Showalski's first night on the job. Is he ready to believe? Of has he gotten himself into a situation that he REALLY wasn't prepared for?
Arad Ansari is a homeless street slug in the Grey District A-5 colony. Work is hard to come by and he has to compete with the animal/human hybrids called DemiShou, forcing him to make his way in less than savory methods. Getting off-planet sounds like a godsend, but fate has a way of complicating the best opportunities of a man with little luck.
I endured years of experiments at the hands of sadistic aliens. Barely eighteen, I've been rescued from the tiny cell and the years of enforced sensory deprivation. Lost, with no family or friends I can remember or would turn to if I could, I'm alone in the universe... except for the humans who saved me. The Captain. Zeke. Doc. A crew of misfit Rangers, a ragtag bunch operating just this side of legal--and often on the other side when circumstances are right--are not the kind to help someone “like me” recover. Captain wants to send me away, but I can't leave. No one else can touch me.
He's it for me, the strength I can't function without.
This was an experiment from some years ago to be a 'round robin' story, where different authors stepped up to add their own creative flair for each chapter. However, seeing as that's no longer the plan, I'm rebooting the series so I can take it to completion myself! It's a "GFD" spinoff that I really thought needed to be told. I hope you guys like it!
A vampire wakes up in the midst of a fierce battle...badly injured, and suffering from a spell of selective memory loss! Who is he? What was he doing there? And what will happen if he CAN'T get his memories back? Or even worse...
The Old World is gone. In its place is the hellscape, where demons prey upon the living. The Chantry and the Scarlet Church are at war and the number of possessions are rising. The Scarlet Church has something nasty planned to turn the tides of war and it's up to the Stray Dogs, an unlikely band made of convicts, a healer, and a young practitioner who has secrets of his own to stop them.
It's been said that suffering builds character. And there are few that know suffering better than young Justin. Only 14 years old, he has found an easy way out. A suicidal tendency that he is hoping will bring an end to his misery. But when he meets a mysterious boy at the end of Navy Pier one dark evening...he is given an alternative. One that will give him purpose, and set in motion the events that will lead to his ultimate destiny....in a world not like our own.
With a life that is almost painfully normal and unremarkable, 16 year old Torsten has no reason to believe in anything out of the ordinary. Then, a series of cryptic events throws him beyond the boring familiarity that he knows, into the mystery and magic of reality unmasked.
"What do you want," Tommy asked, looking at the shadow with his eyes, watching it as it paused to a stop in front of him, its large black beak turning slightly to the side.
Its beak opened only a crack, and human screaming of men and women, children and infants, leaked out. Screaming, and sobbing, and maniacal laughing that all filled Tommy's ears with a rotten, disgusting feeling, and replacing the ticking of Toni's clock- loud enough to wake the whole neighborhood, yet only wrecking havoc upon Tommy.
Tommy Fish, a guy with a talent for relentless bullying and hatred, gets help from the devil to bully his favorite kid, indefinitely.
Joey is a mental patient living with severe PTSD after experiencing situations which still affect him till this day. The doctors suppressed the memories with medications which only worsened him. As he tries to navigate his way in a world that has wronged him, he finds love with Isaac within the facility until they are separated by the facility who does not tolerate their relationship. Joey is also forced to deal with his memories as they begin to flow back. Both learn to grow and recognize that life presents you before trials before revealing what is to come.