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

Archive for the ‘dark fantasy’ Category

Bronar XI: All These Darkened Roads

November 14, 2018

By Patrick M. Tracy The deep heart of the night arrived, and Tahni trailed after Bronar’s footprints. The broken twigs where he’d pressed his mighty shoulders through a narrow game trail made it easy. And the smell of gore. Those tales the bards told, of chaste maidens and heroes without stains or sins…all those imaginings […]

Bronar X: By Vengeance, Taken

November 3, 2018

By Patrick M. Tracy The foliage of the vine-choked thicket killed the starlight. What little showed through caught no reflection from Tahni’s soot-blackened spear blade and charcoal-smeared face. The Elf’s hired guard came to within a few feet of her, seeing nothing, hitching at his trousers, whistling a harvest tune. No more than a town […]

Bronar VIII: Melee Among the Ashes

September 5, 2018

By Patrick M. Tracy That screaming. Her own voice, echoing off the scorched walls between burned out buildings. The wreckage of Evaldr, burned in the attempt at killing them and burned for naught. Tahni’s spear-haft smashed against a scrawny manchild’s knee and burst the bones out the inside of his thigh. His pain cry joined […]