Fantasy Horror Historical New Alexandre Dumas

The Black Pullet

By Josh Reynolds
Oct 12, 2020 · 7,202 words · 27 minutes

Photo by Yousef Salhamoud via Unsplash.

From the author: A man might die a thousand times in Cairo...but what if that man is Alexandre Dumas?


Alexandre Dumas, sitting on a low wall, tamped down his pipe and traded wary glares with the black hen. “Are you sure about this?” he rumbled. His voice, even when pitched low, rolled across the rubble-strewn plaza like the crash of a cavalry charge.
He had stripped off his blue coat as the cool of evening had given way to the heat of day, and had tossed aside his hat, with its Revolutionary cockade. Sweat gleamed on his dark skin, and he used the end of his tri-coloured sash to mop his...
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