In a city where nobody truly dies and people can have Abilities, police detective George Alpha tries to find out what the hell is going on with all the impossibilities suddenly turning out to be… possible.
Old Spirits is a set of short stories and microfiction I wrote in 2020. It’s light reading with a touch of fantasy, mystery and humor.
The short story episodes were published separately, but also have a single larger story arc, much like a television series.
I had planned to write 10 episodes at first, but as of 2021 I decided to prioritize game development over writing, making it unclear if or when the next episode will appear.
But all published stories are still available for free on several platforms. Below you will find the different reading options available to each separate episode.
In between the episodes there are also microfiction stories, these are only available on the blog and not necessary to read to follow the story, but they might enrich the experience. This page lists everything in what I consider to be the most appropriate reading order, unrelated to when the events takes place.
Note: the ebooks can be downloaded on Amazon as well, but unfortunately they are not yet available for free there, which is why I do not put direct links on this page.
Episode 1: Cupcakes
In a city where nobody truly dies and people can have Abilities, police detective George Alpha is called in to investigate why a man was shot in the back for stealing a bag of… cupcakes.
Episode 2: Side Effects
In the midst of a string of bank robberies hitting the city, detective Alpha investigates a bizarre sexual assault case.
Meanwhile the unkeyed Ability still remains a mystery, nobody knows where it came from or what it does.
But hey, at least there’s coffee.
MICROFICTION STORY: Rebirth
Episode 3: Stolen Spirits
Following the events of Cupcakes and Side Effects, the press is breathing down George Alpha’s neck while he deals with the aftermath of the Freeheart bank robberies and tries to figure out what the hell is going on.
But just as he’s closing in, his only leads disappear… leaving him with yet another mystery… and a craving for comfort food.
MICROFICTION STORY: The Spirit