Title: Undead Chaos
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 82,771 words
Every so often a single event changes your life forever. For some it’s the appearance of a lost love. For others, it’s discovering your inner passion.
For me, it was killing a woman’s husband.
“I’m looking for Marcus Shifter,” the lady on the phone said. There was a muffled banging noise in the background.
“That’s me,” I said, pausing the movie I was watching.
“My name is Carly Banks and I was told you were the magician to call for unusual problems.”
“We call ourselves Skilled, Ms. Banks,” I corrected, grabbing a notepad off my coffee table and jotting her name down.
“Whatever. All that matters is whether or not you can help me. I need an experienced fixer who doesn’t ask questions. You aren’t a government magic-guy, are you?”
I pinched the bridge of my nose. “Technically I am a licensed Combat Warlock for the Delwinn Council, but I do a lot of freelance work. Odd jobs are my specialty.”
I’d heard that many times. “People have different definitions of the word, Ms. Banks. What’s yours?”
“My husband died a month ago and now he’s on my lawn with a shotgun.”
“That works,” I said. “Give me the details.”
“Anthony, the cheating bastard, had a heart attack the day I kicked him out. Three nights ago he showed up on my lawn. He was gone the next morning, so I figured it was a just a bad dream. Then he returned last night and chased my boyfriend off the property. Tonight he’s armed.”