Havok Publishing

Archive - January 2020

Figlio Fortunato

Three of the dragon’s heads lunged, spewing noxious fire. Niccolò bellowed, charged between columns of flame, and drove at the beast with his axe. His blows glanced off the scales, then he staggered against the flags of...

The Diamond

“You’re looking as tempting as ever, love.” Arianna’s pistol was out and trained on the familiar voice before her head swung around. “Where’s Dix?” “Your first mate? Wishing he’d been paying more attention.” Elliot...

Everything’s Cooler With Armor

Magic samurai armor made everything cooler. Grocery shopping became an epic battle between the forces of good and asparagus. Restaurant dining became a chance to eavesdrop on fans of San Francisco’s samurai superheroes...

Part of the Pack

By Cadi Murphy Eamon tightened his jaw, pressing the tips of his fangs against his bottom lip. His specs slipped down the bridge of his nose. He hurriedly shoved them back so he could watch the werewolf boy swaggering...

Glisent and Hooke

Intoxicating notes floated through the air as I quietly opened the door. I took a deep breath and entered. My former detective partner had her back to me and clearly hadn’t heard me enter. I hesitated before clearing my...

Rule #1

The first rule for surviving as a superhero? Optimism. I leapt from one rooftop to the next, using my jet boots to cover the distance. I did my best to land lightly, not wanting to disturb whoever might sleep beneath me...

Shadow and Shifter

Tad’s gut knotted. He’s all I have ...Images of his brother’s ashen face flooded his mind. If this doesn’t work, he’ll die by the end of the week. “Dust and specter, shadow and …” Blast it if I get killed from reciting...

Team Second Star

Pan pulled at his leash, and it took everything in Peter to hold him back. The burly black-and-tan German shepherd was having none of it. “Come on, boy. We’ve got to stay focused. If we fail, we’re kicked out for good.”...

Earl’s Dilemma

A sizzling screech reverberated through the Mud Runner as the laser gouged a line across my hull. “I never expected to be grateful I didn’t repaint her.” Or so thrilled I hadn’t had the merits for it. I gritted my teeth...

The Trial of Phineas T. Phoenix

A column of pure white light shone down on Phineas T. Phoenix, illuminating the assembly of witnesses and lawyers, all of whom had come to see him pay for his crimes. A second beam of light appeared. The prosecutor...

Archie and the Monster

Archie peered out from the small tent as the sun began to rise. The propane heater did little to break the cold as he and Lily huddled among a mound of sleeping bags and blankets, staring through the small window. Their...

Down to the Wire

“No, it’s the red one.” Gwen jumped, nearly slicing the black wire. The BD-001 droid hovered around her head like a pesky fly. Before her, the bomb strapped to the fuselage of the colony ship continued to count down...