Issue #189
December 24, 2015

A Killer of Dead Men

Otranto didn't hesitate. On some level, he realized, he had been anticipating this moment, or one like it, for a very long time. "The punishment for failure should be death by my own hand."

So Strange the Trees

Alquen waited there, sitting in the lee of a tall elm, for three hours, barely aware of time passing. He wore his finest clothes: a blue silk shirt with only two threadbare places, black tunic and breeches covered with a burgundy cloak. He felt ridiculous and handsome at the same time.

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Otranto knew better than to ask why any man must die.
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The Calendar of Saints
I accept mortal commissions; I’ve killed before.