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Cold-Morning is a serial fiction podcast and e-novel about a globe-trotting adventure in the 1930s. It is noir, violent, magical, sometimes sexy, often snarky, and intended for a mature audience.

Do you know how to find the vanished world, of witches and stranger things? Mark Simmons dreams of ferreting out those corners where magic lingers, out of the reach of neon lights and iron railed roads. He was raised by seekers who hunted mysteries from the bloody sands of the Sinai to the haunted Mountains of Tibet, but Mark left that life of magic behind when his parents sent him away to school and safety. Now he’s just another man-without-work in the pits of great depression Chicago, except he’s got two fists and a commission to find a missing killer that beckons him back to the roads his parents hoped he’d never see…. What will you find when you look past where the lights end?

Who would you do anything to save? Jenny’s sister was stolen away as a child and their father gave up searching when the markets crashed. Six years later, Jenny is finally free and ready to ask the question: just how far will I go to get my sister back? The only magic Jenny believes is the word ‘please’ and the trick of putting a bullet in just the right spot, but she’s got a sharp-shooting pistol, money, and a mission, and in the end what more do you really need?

Text updates publish on Thursdays. Patreon supporters occasionally vote on which way the story will go, get to read two chapters ahead, and may download pdf and epub versions, including cut content and extra side-stories.

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