My short story Tides of Oblivion will be published in the Nov. 4th, 2015 issue of Fiction Magazines’ Under The Bed magazine. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:
“The heavy oak door swung open, groaning on its ill-greased hinges and opening a portal into the night. The wood of rotting docks and moored ships groaned from beyond the freezing black like a chorus of old ghosts. A thin but chilling breeze skewered the damp heat of the criminal’s den, a gift from the nearby waters of the Black Sea.
Out of the darkness and snowfall, a figure manifested into the doorway, its face obscured in shadow under a thick hood. It stood average height, seemed of a thinner build, and was followed by a few rogue gusts of a breeze, sending snowflakes in to land and melt on the warm wooden floor. The big door groaned again as it closed and some of the murmuring quieted, eyes staring from the shadowed corners of the room.
The stranger was wearing a roughspun robe that was horribly ragged and stained with unknown greases and fluids down the front of it. Around his neck, however, was an immaculate gold chain with an amulet dangling from it, resting on his chest. More conversations at the tables quieted as the stranger walked by them toward the bar, curious eyes fueled by an instinctual greed when gazing upon a gem that size.”
Under the Bed publishes some pretty great stuff for the price of each issue, but they are also paying me for my story so I’ve got a bit of a bias. Check them out when you get a chance.
As always, thanks for the support.