Protected: Death’s Cleanup Crew – Chapters 15 & 16

15. THE OIL FREIGHTER I was transfixed by the chartreuse teardrop that gently reflected light and shapes. The glassware and bottles behind me were distorted by the shining sphere as it almost sparkled their reflections to life. The teardrop of oozing goo bobbed up and...

Protected: Death’s Cleanup Crew – Chapters 13 + 14

13. HOW TO INFILTRATE A DEMON SECT MEETING HOUSE A long sloping driveway led up from the street to the house. The house itself was on three levels, built into the hillside. On the ground level was a three car garage. A staircase with golden coppery railing circled up...

Protected: Death’s Cleanup Crew Chapters 10,11,12

10. ANOTHER GORY CLEANUP  “They aren’t always so…so…” Gary sat on my shoulder after I teleported us into the abandoned “Lube ‘Em Up” mechanic shop.  “So…gruesome?” I asked, knowing full well what Gary meant. “I’m used to bodies, and the residual magics. Even...

Protected: Death’s Cleanup Crew 5 & 6

5. WORKIN’ 9 TO 5 AND BACK TO 9 AGAIN “Hello. You have reached printer tech support, thank you for waiting on hold. My name is Tiberious. How may I give you excellent service today?” I rattled off the corporate speech for the fiftieth time in my day. “It’s about...

Protected: Death’s Clean Up Crew Chapters 7, 8, & 9

7. THE HAUNTED HIPPIE LOVE DEN  CREEEAKKKK The door creaked as I opened it and a chill wrapped around me. Every hair on my arms stood up as the cold prickled my skin. Only faint streaks of the crescent moon’s light found their way to to the front porch through...

Protected: Death’s Cleanup Crew 3 + 4

3. CHLOE AND THE CORPSE  “Wow,” I stood there stunned and appalled. “I mean…wow.”  My lunch threatened to exit the way it entered my body. We were in a dry portion of the L.A. River, which was less river and more of a concrete channel for the city’s...
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