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Category: Fiction

Neville Longbottom and the Second Wizarding War, Part One

Neville and his great-uncle Algernon ambled through narrow aisles, glancing at displays lousy with archaic writing beneath a scrim of dust. Bird droppings marked the shelves here and there in the flickering lights. “Take your time,” Algernon said. “It’s a big decision, and there’s no hurry.” Neville nodded, face hidden beneath an old cloak, hood betraying nothing but a dull fringe of…

Zombies in Berlin: Part Three

I hurry to the stairs, past huddled families clutching each other among the stacks and peer beyond the ledge to the soft-carpeted entryway four stories below. It’s teeming with figures twisting into grotesque poses, jaws snapping, heads jerking. At the center black-clad men fire silver-matte handguns, muzzle fire reflected dully in a hundred surfaces but the report somehow lost in the noise…