Monday

FLASH FICTION: FAST FOOD

The best Flash Fiction is like a shock of electricity, or a bullet to the head. It hits hard, tears you up, and leaves you bloody and batteered, wondering what the fuck just happened. This little fragment comes to you from K. Patrick Glover, the scribe behind BALE'S GAME and A WICKED LITTLE TOWN. Boom!

The bullet sliced through my chest like a hot knife through butter. I could feel it tearing its way through muscles and flesh and arteries. In my mind's eye, I could see it ripping a nasty hole in the back of my leather bomber jacket ...READ FLASH FICTION: 'FAST FOOD' NOW!

SERIAL: THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE - PART IV

Harlequinade's satirical comedy-horror tour of the afterlife, THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE, continues!

Further down, he came to a door with a handwritten sign: ‘DIVINE SIMULATIONS, Auditions Today.' He walked in to a room filled with devils dressed mostly as St Peter, Jesus, Buddha or Mohammed, but some as Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, L Ron Hubbard and Elvis ...READ PART IV OF 'THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE' NOW!

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Friday

SERIAL: WEAPON EYES, SIR, CHAPTER 10



Paul S. Grimsley's biopunk thriller WEAPON EYES, SIR continues! Someone's following Stanley... but is it the police, or someone worse...?

stanley started frequenting the places where most of the enquiries were coming from - haunting the corners; disguised and careful not to attract attention; and he would sit and watch and wait for someone who started pushing and pushing hard to find a certain person - him ...READ 'WEAPON EYES, SIR' CHAPTER 10 NOW!

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Thursday

SERIAL: KANSAS, CHAPTER 22


Matthew McLean's cyberpunk espionage thriller KANSAS continues! Hatcher is coming to collect on Manoloff's debt... but there's a surprise in store for him!

Under Nixon's direction, Nick Manoloff had found and hired three that looked like they could give even Dragon's thug a rough tumble. Each was covered in body mods, with the dog-headed one being the most unsettling to look at. However, as uncomfortable as Nick was, it was the woman that made him the most nervous. She was beautiful but the scars of the many surgeries that had sculpted her amazing shape still remained across her skin like dental floss lines. While it didn't mar her attractiveness it left one with the anxious feeling that she might fall apart, slide into different pieces onto the floor at any moment ...READ 'KANSAS'  CHAPTER 22 NOW!


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Monday

SERIAL: THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE - PART III



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Harlequinade's psychedelic melding of Burroughs, Dante and fairytale imagery continues today, in Part III of the ongoing serial THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE...

The fields opened out into a vast plain on which an enormous swineherd in rags whipped and drove around a flock of creatures, fantastic and striking in their grandeur: fauns, centaurs, dodos, greymalkins, mermaids in vats on rickety wooden wagons being pulled by eight legged horses, giant serpents with constantly morphing displays of radiant flowers sprouting from their spines, minotaurs, strange tentacled fish people, sphinxes, swarms of insects coagulating into the forms of people, hunched and snarling gargoyles, kappas, jabberwokks, Chinese phoenixes, harpies, massive tigers with a head at both end... and on... and on ...READ PART III OF 'THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE' NOW!

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Thursday

FICTION: THE NOSE OF THE CHEESE

Editor of the literary blog Our Penniless Write, Glasgow-based writer Jane Hartshorn joins Weaponizer today with her first story, a tale of a minister and a football fan brought together by coincidence or fate, with unexpected consequences...

He began to wonder where the ant had come from, and was struck with the horrible thought that perhaps the pulpit was riddled with ants. He was essentially atop an enormous ant hill! He tried to push the image from his mind. He was afraid his words would bend around the image and sculpt a swarming black cloud in the air above the congregation. He needed his mind to be vacant, opaque. The words needed to have a life of their own and not be informed by his own discoloured thoughts ...READ 'THE NOSE OF THE CHEESE' NOW!

SERIAL: WEAPON EYES, SIR, CHAPTER 9

Paul S. Grimsley's biopunk thriller WEAPON EYES, SIR continues! The Weapon Eyes hit the streets again, this time controlled by the cops... what do you think happens next?

the first cops with weapon eyes to hit the street had undergone rigorous psychological testing to make sure that they were mentally sound and unlikely to abuse the power they were being trusted with. extensive background checks were carried out to make sure that they had no affiliations with any kind of hate groups or extremist organisations - and only when they came up squeaky clean were they added to the shortlist ...READ CHAPTER 9 OF 'WEAPON EYES, SIR'


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Monday

FICTION: OF HOPE

New Weaponeer, Colorado-based KRISTOPHER D. BRULOTTE contributes his first story to the site, a subtle and understated tale of hope, family and loss in a post-apocalyptic land.

It was the Volvo in the ditch that did it to me today, brought the memories rushing back like a wall of water set loose from a dam burst. I almost missed it, with all the moss and overgrowth, but a glint off the chrome letters on the trunk was enough to catch my eye. I read them aloud, Volvo, and that was all I needed to fall into the morass of memories. I spent the better part of the day lost in thought and recollection; the memories of those days were the cornerstone to a long and jaded odyssey. I recalled my father. I don’t know how he stayed so optimistic. Maybe he wasn’t and it was just his poker face. Maybe he was just trying to keep hope alive in me ...READ 'OF HOPE' NOW

SERIAL: KANSAS, CHAPTER 21


Matthew McLean's cyberpunk espionage thriller 'KANSAS' continues! Nick, fearing for his life after a visit from Dragon and Hatcher, gets an offer he can't refuse...

Nick Manoloff was not a well man. The decades-old French brandy, his imported genuine tobacco cigars, the comforting and rich upholstery of the Garbisch chair; such things usually brought him comfort as he savored them. But this night he slugged his brandy, chewed on his cigar, sweated and squirmed in his chair. Only one thing occupied Nick Manoloff's mind. The crushed corner of his brick fireplace ...READ 'KANSAS' CHAPTER 21 NOW!

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SERIAL: THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE, PART II


Harlequinade's Dantean horror fairytale THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE continues!

Further along the strange subterranean road, there started to appear what looked like shopfronts cut into the rock wall. They all had bizarre signs, faded and decrepit, and all seemed boarded up, although there were always bright lights seeping out from the shutters ...READ PART 2 OF 'THE DAY THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE' NOW!


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SERIAL: WORKING CLASS PALADIN, CHAPTER 7

C. Brian Hickey's two-gun magickal adventure WORKING CLASS PALADIN continues! Guest-starring Jason December!

The scene in the building’s lobby was bedlam. Jason and Father Joe dragged Tommy’s limp, bloody form to the garage level after Jason took care of the monsters. The one leading the charge, Mister Sticks, had slunk away crablike, his face shattered by Tommy’s last charged punch. They threw Tommy in the passenger seat of Jason’s Porsche, streaking the fine leather upholstery with crimson. He bade Father Reardon speak the address of the rectory into his phone, then told him to go there. Skippa rocked back and forth, slapping himself in the head; Jason spoke a Word to calm him ...READ 'WORKING CLASS PALADIN' CHAPTER 7 NOW!


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Wednesday

SERIAL: KANSAS, CHAPTER 20


Matthew McLean's cyperpunk espionage thriller 'Kansas' continues, as Hatcher and Dragon pay a little visit to an old business associate...

"This is some really nice cognac you have here," a disembodied voice announced from behind Nick's chair. Nick spun to acknowledge the would-be conneiseur, and was rewarded with a disgusting caricature of a man, a proverbial bull behind Nick's living room bar. The thing was looking at his top shelf, the home of his collected liquors and confectionaries ...READ 'KANSAS' CHAPTER 20 NOW!

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Tuesday

FLASH FICTION: ANATOMY OF A DAY

A quick flash fiction piece from one of our newest writers, Glasgow-based Damian Reilly. A tiny slice of real life, vividly observed, from a man of few words. Enjoy!

It was cold and dark as Abramson headed past the sandstone buildings to catch his bus. He liked to read the free newspaper during his journey to work but today he couldn't focus. He stared out the window at nothing in particular, scratching the dry skin on the palm of his right hand ...READ FLASH FICTION: 'ANATOMY OF A DAY' NOW!

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