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Simon shivered. Waves knocked against planks beneath his sodden feet. He swiped his dripping hair aside.

“It was an accident,” she repeated. Lamplight reflected from dark liquid eyes.

She’d knocked him overboard, he knew. He looked at the Continue reading Rowboat


The locked gates rattled for a moment as he passed through them. As he crossed the courtyard, he read the leaves and debris strewn about, looking for evidence.

A trace left no doubt. Aasima was here. He walked unobserved past the smoking guard with a gun. Continue reading Help?

A Case in Chinatown

There was something foul, burning in his mouth. He was coming around now, he realized. His throat felt raw. Where am I? he asked himself. He spit to clear his mouth, not really caring.

He opened his eyes. The light was poor, but he looked to be in a forest of horizontal bars — he thought he faced a maze of ladders arranged by a lunatic. Some near, some farther, fuzzy, out-of-focus. A fog seemed to hang in the air. He tried to turn his head. Pain lanced through his shoulder and neck. Continue reading A Case in Chinatown