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God of the Gun by Bernardo Villela

Inside the church a cruciform arrangement of rifles hangs high above the altar. A man kneels and crosses himself. The priest wearing a bandolier over his alb, presents the eucharist. The man bites the bullet, eating the body of the god of the gun.

Photo by Ünsal Demirbaş from Pexels

Author

  • Bernardo Villela has published a novella The Isle of Helyr, and three short story collections, The Bloodmaster Trilogy and Teenage Death Songs, Vols. 1 & 2; and has short fiction included in stories in Coffin Bell Journal, The Dark Corner Zine, 101 Proof Horror, A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories, Page & Spine and forthcoming in 42 Stories Anthology and Rivet. You can read more about these and various other pursuits at www.miller-villela.com.

    Bernardo Villela bernardo@miller-villela.com

Bernardo Villela

Bernardo Villela has published a novella The Isle of Helyr, and three short story collections, The Bloodmaster Trilogy and Teenage Death Songs, Vols. 1 & 2; and has short fiction included in stories in Coffin Bell Journal, The Dark Corner Zine, 101 Proof Horror, A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories, Page & Spine and forthcoming in 42 Stories Anthology and Rivet. You can read more about these and various other pursuits at www.miller-villela.com.