The Low Road

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Original Run: January 2024

Seduced by shortcuts, status, or just plain power for its own sake; these stories are all about taking the path of least resistance — and the consequences that come with it.

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A cunning detective must solve the mind-blowing murder of Geist Industries’ lead engineer, right before the launch of their biggest product yet.

Going Viral 📑🔏

In a city where skills can be bought and swallowed via engineered virus pills, a hatchet man must make sure one particular product stays off the shelves.

Morality Override📑

A nifty invention promises to be a panacea for soaring crime and societal decay—if only its creator could figure out a way to persuade everyone to adopt it.

The President’s Djinn 📚🔏

Due to a century-old bargain between Teddy Roosevelt, and a powerful Djinn he discovered while exploring the amazon, every president gets 3 wishes. When Herbert Whalen sees his predecessor’s warning as a challenge, his greatest desire may doom the world

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Train Stop Tavern 📖

A mysterious inn gives a weary father a glimpse at where life could have led, had he boarded a different train.

Ossification 📑🔏

A researcher's pet project grows out of control in a hidden undersea lab.

The Attention Farm 📚

A state auditor follows the money to a series of questionable experiments, investigating the seemingly supernatural force that destroyed a small town.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Easy Money, Hard Problems📖🔏

A parking lot attendant moonlighting as a car thief winds up in over his head after a “promotion” from his illicit employer

Michael Serves the Secret Soup 📚🔏

People have always felt a strong urge to tell him their secrets. But a revelation during a recent confession upends everything Michael has ever known.

Part 1 | Part 2

The Sigil📑🔏

A father makes a sacrifice to protect his family and business from an all-consuming force. But will it be enough?

The Killer Cookbook 📖

A celebrity chef bites off more than she can chew when adding a secret ingredient to a dangerous man's meal.

Witch Biscuits 📖

A desperate baker hopes a bizarre but irresistible recipe can save her struggling business.

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