The Resident

Very few of the guests at Sweetwater Ranch have their accommodation booked by choice and fewer of them ever check out, at least not in the conventional manner. Today it was my pleasure to pay visit to one of the Ranch's more fabled guests, I checked in at the reception and made my way to … Continue reading The Resident

Genre Writing Challenge:

Richard Mace was many things. He was a conman, a petty thief and a bit of a drinker. But there was one thing he wasn't, and that was a murderer. Unfortunately his reputation in the town meant than when the Miller's body was found shot dead with his flintlock nearby, the mob came for him. … Continue reading Genre Writing Challenge:

The Miners

The sun was setting and the people of the night were beginning to stir. Their movements were slow but co-ordinated, once they had the first fix they would be ok. The overseer walked down the line presenting each with a bottle of blood. "This is your supply for the first quarter, consume it wisely." He … Continue reading The Miners

Double or Quit

One-Ten trundled around the office impatiently, how much longer were they going to be. She clicked the intercom on her chair, "Miss Lime is there any message from Arthur or Julia?" "Sorry ma'am, not a sque.... Scratch that. They have just arrived." "Send them through at one," One-Ten barked. A moment later the door opened … Continue reading Double or Quit

3TC/Genre Challenge: The St. Bartholomew Caper

The Ruby sat on display in the case as a centre piece to the exhibition drawing attention to itself like a crimson lighthouse. An overweight American tourist was noisely chomping on a tray of cheese covered Tortilla chips and showering the exhibit with a dusting of crumbs. Gervase walked purposefully around the exhibition, his cane … Continue reading 3TC/Genre Challenge: The St. Bartholomew Caper