Johnny Cache

CHAPTER 30 – NOT DEAD YET

CHAPTER 30 – NOT DEAD YET

There was a buzzing. It thrummed in his head, throbbing at his temples with a dull, tone-deaf ache. The buzzing didn’t come from anywhere because it was everywhere. It was inside him, rattling every bone in his body like the wings of bot fly until he was numb...

CHAPTER 29 – RETRIBUTION

CHAPTER 29 – RETRIBUTION

He looked back at the cacophony of light from which he traveled; squinting as he did, he could feel the muted warmth of tears slide down his weather beaten face. They weren’t tears of sorrow or joy, they were those of necessity, as are all things born of the wastes. He flicked a finger across his cheek as if he were shooing away a fly, then turned and continued on his way...

CHAPTER 26 – A SNAKE AMONG THE FOLD

CHAPTER 26 – A SNAKE AMONG THE FOLD

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“Hold it right ther’,” came a man’s booming voice, “yer surrounded.”

Johnny titled his head back and rested it on the supply crate behind him. He was surrounded...

CHAPTER 25 – WHEN YOU FIND 'EM, HANG 'EM

CHAPTER 25 – WHEN YOU FIND 'EM, HANG 'EM

“By the body of the man Judas.”

Johnny Cache tipped his hat back and nudged the hand of the corpse spread face-down before him. He had seen this countless times before; the gaunt complexion, the deathly pallor...

CHAPTER 22 – MEET ME ON THE OUTSIDE OF HELL'S REACH

CHAPTER 22 – MEET ME ON THE OUTSIDE OF HELL'S REACH

 

“Solomon, should I comply?”

Solomon looked at the barrel of the cell shooter trained on him, and then into the eyes of the man who held it, before he spoke. What he saw was enough to make up his mind...

CHAPTER 21 – UNLIKELY PAIR

CHAPTER 21 – UNLIKELY PAIR

Solomon consulted the faint glow of the data slate he held in his hand. Tiny letters scrawled out across its surface listed a myriad of mundane items: 16 meters of copper wire, 5 kilograms of rubber hose or scrap, 100 kilograms of techcrete (not mixed)…