Krim Tales

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Pocoto Investment

COMPLETED STORY: The Assassin’s Assassin

COMPLETED STORY: The Tapestry

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WORK IN PROGRESS: Krim Cross

1. Perchance a missive

1. Perchance a missive

“World of Battle doth have much to be admired.” The speaker raised his flagon of ale, spilling some on the bar patrons around him. "To…
2. Mayhaps a petty chare

2. Mayhaps a petty chare

Ellison walked away, not glancing back. If Usman was going to stab him in the back, Ellison wanted it to be a surprise. He didn’t…
3. Back from the dead

3. Back from the dead

One benefit of dying, Ellison thought, was that he got a fresh new avatar. A washed avatar. An avatar wearing new, clean clothes.
4. The oldest artifact

4. The oldest artifact

"The man had me kidnapped and tortured." Ellison tried to dig his heels in but Matilda easily dragged him out of the Barley Mow Inn…
6. The list of suspects

6. The list of suspects

“Well, I’ll leave you to do whatever it is you need to do. Let me know when we can move the body.” Rodge frowned at…

COMPLETED NOVELLA: Time of the Meatheads

1. Anything but McMeaty’s

1. Anything but McMeaty’s

Mitchell got to McMeaty's the normal way. He walked out of his real house, through his very real gate in his real white picket fence…
4. Death cures what ales you

4. Death cures what ales you

Donna leaned over the bar to peer into the mirror on the back wall. One of her curls was starting to droop. She wet a…
5. All the way down

5. All the way down

Everyone was staring. The other party attendees. The wenches. The musicians. Charlie. And Harmon, of course.
6. Meatless Monday

6. Meatless Monday

Fried skirrets and egg, skirrets and cabbage, and slaughtered cow parts. Donna rattled off the lunch menu like an old pro. Her fourth day and…
7. Chop you up with a rusty knife

7. Chop you up with a rusty knife

"I'm not a weirdo stalker," Mitchell told the bartender at the Bouncing Octopus. The tavern was about twenty-minutes from Krim's gate. That was about how…
8. A bite at the Dirty Apple

8. A bite at the Dirty Apple

Michell crossed the street to the Dirty Apple. There were more bars further down, he was sure of it, but he was equally sure that…
10. The sum of ale fears

10. The sum of ale fears

The coach rolled down one street, made a turn, and down another. Mitchell peered out the window as the gate faded from view. The gate…
12. A meeting at McMeaty’s

12. A meeting at McMeaty’s

It was Wednesday, so Mitchell had the day off. For a while, he puttered around in his garden, watching the dragonfly drones nibble at the…
13. The Butcher of Banking

13. The Butcher of Banking

Mitchell rushed through the Krim main gate, through the central plaza, across the street, then paused in front of the King's Arms to catch his…

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Krim Times hits Amazon category bestseller list

With a new cover and a Labor Day promotion, Krim Times hit Amazon’s Best Sellers in Two-Hour Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads today, reaching spot 29 on the top free books list.

Final installment posted in Time of the Meatheads

All 13 installments of the Time of the Meatheads novella are now up. The full text will remain free until it goes through final editing and is posted on Amazon. This is also an opportunity for early readers to comment on the text and suggest improvements and corrections before it goes live. You can even …

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ABOUT MARIA KOROLOV

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as an award-winning tech journalist at her day job. Check out her author page on Amazon or follow her on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn. She is also the publisher of MetaStellar, a new online magazine of speculative fiction.