SIMAS Chapter 1 – Link Moss and the Magic Hippo

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series So I Married a Supervillain

Lincoln Moss has a good life. Maybe he could wish for more personal success, but with a loving wife and two wonderful children, he couldn’t ask for much more. But as it turns out, he’s going to get it, because it turns out that his wife has been keeping something from him for seventeen years: she’s actually one of the greatest supervillains on Earth! Continue reading

Liedecker: Life and Times II #1

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series L:L&T 02 - The Apprentice

Some time has passed since Vincent Liedecker’s first brush with criminal activity, and if fate were kind, it would have been his last. But a trajedy lurks on the horizon for the Favored Son that will lead him to a new path, the path of the Apprentice. Continue reading

Academy for Proper Warrior Women #1

A trial balloon for a new action-comedy series. The world is broken into waring peoples, united only in their thirst for conquest and battle. Only one thing can bring people of different lands together: Gruuma Facepunch’s Academy for Proper Warrior Women, a finishing school for young ladies who wish to learn the correct way to crush their enemies, see them driven before them and hear the lamentations of their women and men alike. Continue reading

Vorpal: Gyre and Gimble #1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Vorpal: Gyre and Gimble

You’ve seen hints. You’ve heard rumors. Now learn the truth. What made an normal girl into Vorpal? The answer comes with the answer to another great untold story of the Descendants Universe: What happened ten years ago between the US and Brazil? The answers start here.

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Descendants L.A. #1 – Debut pt.1

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Descendants: LA Volume 1

One minute, downtown LA’s traffic had been a mess. Then there was a flash of green light, a whoosh of cold and rank air and… it was still a mess. Only now it wasn’t just a normal rush hour mess, but one with a giant mammoth in the middle of it.

‘Mammoth’ being a best fit term based on the casual glances of fleeing bystanders as they abandoned their cars and took to their heels. A second glance revealed it was also wrong. Many of them knew what a mammoth was. Some of them had even endured the drive to San Diego to see the cloned mammoths.

This was like them in the sense that it was covered with shaggy, brown hair, had tusks, a trunk and elephantine feet. That there were six of those feet was the first give away. And beyond that, the trunk was twice as long as an elephant’s, with two forked ‘fingers’ and an opposable ‘thumb’ at the end and it clacked its tusks together in a terrible din.

It seemed to be having fun ripping up signs and parking meters while stomping cars and had been at it happily for a good five minutes.

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The Spider’s Seven #1 – The Trickster God

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Spider's Seven Vol 1

St. Louis, MO

The doctor on call met the EMTs at the door as the patient was wheeled in; a black man in his late thirties, wearing obvious second hand clothes. He was mumbling to himself and his eyes refused to focus when checked with a pen light.

As the one EMT gave the doctor the run down of what the diagnostics on the ambulance could tell, the other spoke to the the sheriff’s deputy who had followed them from the scene.

“I know him.” He explained to her, his face a portrait of displeasure. “I volunteer a the soup kitchen not far from where you found him. That’s Robert Butcher. He’s… sort of a leader among the local homeless. Works with the social workers, tells them who needs the most help, who needs medicine, that sort of thing.”

The deputy didn’t seem much bothered by this, maintaining a look of merely professional courtesy. “The homeless like to set up camp on the roofs in the summer, think that’s why he was up there?”

“Only abandoned buildings.” The EMT said, missing her general lack of empathy. “They don’t trespass, Robert the least of all.”

This was written down in the … Continue reading

Liedecker Institute #1: Meet the Class Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Liedecker Institute Volume 1: Meet The Class

Phil Simms was used to the brief moment of confusion that comes with waking up in an unfamiliar place. After all, he’d been spending the summer at camp since he was seven, and with five aunts and uncles, he rarely spent a holiday at home.

Still, it took him a moment to remember where he was; the Liedecker Institute in Mayfield, Virginia. It was a long way from his home in Belleair, Florida. In fact, it was much further from home than he’d ever been.

Unlike many of the students there, he had never been to the Academy in Langley. Neither he nor his parents felt it was really necessary, seeing as how his power wasn’t particularly dangerous and how he never had any trouble controlling it.

That had changed after the Academy had been exposed and rumors abounded across the nation about kidnapping attempts on young psionics. His parents had insisted on sending him somewhere they felt was safe; namely the school in Mayfield that was protected by the prelates known as the Descendants and endorsed by a noted philanthropist.

Rubbing sleep from his eyes, Phil slipped out of bed. His clock radio read ten o’clock, but classes wouldn’t … Continue reading

Liedecker: Life and Times #1

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series L:L&T 01: The Son

September 2043

John C. Liedecker wasn’t one of the founders of Dayspring College. The place had been a small friendly four year college that fit its name and not much up for twenty years before John Liedecker moved from Memphis to Mayfield to be near his holdings.

It was Liedecker, however, that jumpstarted the tidal wave of funding that made Dayspring into a large, serious college with nationally competitive programs and transformed Mayfield from a town with a college to a college town.

A favorite anecdote was that Liedecker’s first donation, the one that paid for the construction and furnishing of the D. Hong Center for Robotics in full, was made on the same day his first child was born.

Another favorite was that despite donating an average of a residence building a year, not a single building on campus was named for him because he didn’t stand on such things.

Both were true. What it boiled down to was that when John Liedecker talked about investing in his children’s future, he meant it in the most literal sense. The only favor he received for his generosity was a significant reduction in cost when his first born decided to attend … Continue reading

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