Nasty, Brutish, and Short
Evil Fiction by Patrick M. Tracy

Archive for October 2019

Bronar Returns 14: Where the Old Kings Went to Die

October 20, 2019

By Patrick M. Tracy The snowfall obscured all vision, drawing a veil across the winter’s light. This near to the Forgeheart Mountains, every flake liquefied as it touched the rocky ground. From liquid to steam, rising back into the air, until visibility fell to nothing, and they were forced to stop the expedition.  The horses […]

Bronar Returns 13: Far More Than Two

October 13, 2019

By Patrick M. Tracy The Speaker of the Year came to the foot of the Conqueror’s Throne and told Queen Tahni Iron Arm that the first day of winter had arrived. The old woman hit her ornate spear against the floor a dozen times, one for each of the wind’s twelve quarters, and faced precisely […]

Bronar Returns 12: Spear of the Nemesis 

October 6, 2019

By Patrick M. Tracy Nosira held a ewer filled with water, watching them with flexed jaw muscles. Tahni’s ability to pick up heavy stones had become frightening. She’d never been weak for her size, but this new strength told her things she didn’t wish to face. The iron of her arm, now spread past the […]