Login Register Our Team Contact FAQs Terms of Use

Episode Two: Who’s Happy Tonight

Shambling in a Winter Wonderland is a serial adventure story from Karina Fabian, one of Liberty Island’s favorite authors. The story features her badass character Neeta Lyffe, whose earlier adventures can be found in novels Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator and I Left My Brains in San Francisco. Shambling follows Neeta and her fiance as they take what is supposed to be a vacation to a Utah ski resort, but zombies, a blizzard, and a startling revelation about Neeta’s past all converge to make this trip anything but relaxing… You can […]

Li’l Bill

The Road West of Acheson, Kansas, September, 1867… Bill couldn’t take his eyes off the tall stranger riding toward the wagon. It was only by chance that he had the best view–the kids took turns driving the wagon when they went on these blackberry pickin’ excursions–and it happened to be his turn. For one thing, the man and the mount didn’t match. He was riding an old Army mule; the kind you’d take on a long trail through rough country. It looked like any of a dozen he’d seen before. […]

The Piper’s Price

There he is–our president, the man who saved us from the zombies. Never changes a hair, does he? Interesting, that. They’ve done studies about it, you know, before-and-after shots of presidents. That kind of power consumes a man. Bill Clinton went completely gray by the time he was done. George W. kind of shriveled up. Nixon’s jowls got–jowlier, I guess. And of course, poor LBJ. Do you remember LBJ? Probably not. Guy looked like he’d had the life sucked out of him. Good thing he didn’t run for another term. […]

The Sign Post

After the rainstorm, when Jeremy Turner rode to the edge of his land north of the river that went south of it, he was surprised to find a singular pole–a large branch, really–rising up out of the ground, the pointed end dug in deeply, and buffeted by a pile of fair-sized rocks and stones. Such an unnatural occurrence in so naturally occurring a place struck Jeremy Turner as wholly mysterious. Jeremy Turner’s dog, Virtue, approached the post without concern, sniffing about its base, about the rocks, and then looking up […]

Unexpected

Marston LeBeau braced himself against an incoming wave and thought what an idiot he was for having stormed into the Atlantic Ocean fully dressed. It would have been more therapeutic just to break something. But in the middle of his tirade, as he stomped around bellowing like some comic book super villain, the suggestion had come to him, it seemed, out of nowhere. Do something unexpected. Or maybe Dr. Lovely had hypnotized him, programmed him with some kind of mind trick. How else to gain his compliance? Surely she knew […]

Sophie

Gary never knocked, he just appeared. Overweight and always on the brink of another adventure or heart attack, Gary had been Bill’s agent for a dozen years. Bill liked him because he was discreet when it came to his interests and obnoxious with the public. "Round trip tickets on the space plane. You’ll have her back in a week." Gary held up the gold tickets and his half-burned cigarette. In his other hand he carried a briefcase and something that resembled an aluminum lunch pail. He made a beeline to […]

Episode One: Slay Bells

Shambling in a Winter Wonderland is a serial adventure story from Karina Fabian, one of Liberty Island’s favorite authors. The story features her badass character Neeta Lyffe, whose earlier adventures can be found in novels Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator and I Left My Brains in San Francisco. Shambling follows Neeta and her fiance as they take what is supposed to be a vacation to a Utah ski resort, but zombies, a blizzard, and a startling revelation about Neeta’s past all converge to make this trip anything but relaxing… Olivia Darnell […]

Week Seventeen: The Holiday Season

You can read this series from the beginning here. I made it back to New Haven for the start of the major holiday that falls a week before the first day of the Gregorian calendar. (My mother objects to Christmas, the Gregorian calendar, and me and my brothers not being home for the last week in December, although not approximately in that order.) I’d steeled myself and made it across Texas on Amtrak without any injuries, and everyone was nice to me except one old guy who kept shushing me […]

PreTeena January 26-February 1, 2015

January 26, 2015 January 27, 2015 January 28, 2015 January 29, 2015 January 30, 2015 January 31, 2015 February 1, 2015 <– Previous strips *** Next strips —>

Shadow and the Hermit’s Funeral

Shadow was doing his laundry in the sink of what would have been his shack’s kitchen if the shack had had anything as specialized as a kitchen. To do a thorough job of the laundry, Shadow had to wash it all at once. That wasn’t hard since he only owned two pairs of decent pants anyway. There were four or five ragged T-shirts, maybe five underpants, and a few unmatched pairs of socks. Laundry was painful since Shadow hated spending water on anything besides drinking or cooking, so he generally […]