Damned Echoes 3

Pen of the Damned



Joseph A. Pinto

An impressive room, had it not been for the blood splattering the wall.

Usually Callie spoke nothing but shit, but this time she told no lies—the casino had hooked her up with a suite straight from Roman times; marbled floors and columns kissing the vaulted ceiling.  Several baths bigger than her apartment at home.

Lee arrived in Vegas soon after her poker tourney had ended; just before the dead had claimed the strip. He found Callie sitting on the couch, cork opener dripping in her hand.

Fuck. He hadn’t even unpacked yet.

“Took a couple of tries,” she said, “till I drove it through his head.”

Lee looked over the remains of the bellman.

“At least I got the wine,” Callie exhaled. “2004 Ghost Horse Cabernet Fantome.”

“You’re doing well for yourself.”

Callie shrugged. “I get by. Drink now. Kill later.”

He could never argue with her logic.


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Pen of the Damned – Damned Echoes 3

This week on Pen of the Damned it’s Damned Echoes 3. Tales of flash fiction weaved with each author’s choice of two out of five words that must be used.

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This weeks stories include:

Priorities by Joseph A. Pinto

Lyla by Lee A. Forman (That’s me!)

Rich Stain by Nina D’Arcangela

Why Did I Wait So Long To Leave? by Jon Olson

Pink Orchid by Thomas Brown

The Inquisitor by Veronica Magenta Nero

Top Dog by Zack Kullis