By Loren W. Christensen



A Short Story

by Loren W. Christenen

A fellow martial arts student who introduced him to the world of crime. “What I saw was a quiet. That’s the only way I can describe it. It was sort of a tightly controlled detachment as if he was keeping something in, afraid whatever it was would get out.”

A friend who stayed by Sensei when he was at his lowest. “…maybe he was hittin’ himself in all these fights. You know, tryin’ to punch away his pain. Maybe he was so depressed or guilty over what he had to do over there in Vietnam that he wanted guys to hurt him.”

A woman Sensei hired to take care of his dying wife. “The violence scared me…and intrigued me at the same time. And the way he did it, so…so elegantly; it was a sight to behold.”

A man Sensei saved from a street gang who grew up to become a successful police officer and martial arts teacher. “There was something else going on in that fight. Yes…the situation was a desperate one worthy of his intensity, but…I think, he was fighting something else.”

Just as Grant thought he had a good book, his phone rang. The caller, one of the five, had one more story, a horrific one that would change everything, including the young writer’s life.

Everyone at the rest home knew that Ed was pleasant, caring, funny, and popular with the women there. What they didn’t know was that Ed was also a hitman, and over the past 35 years he had eradicated 71 evil men and women.

He didn’t use a firearm because he believed there was already too much gun violence in the world. No problem. Ed knew many, many highly effective ways to do his job.

He had never made a hit personal until last night, and that one didn’t go smoothly. Could it be his 76 years were catching up with him? Was it time to retire? If so, he would never admit it.

Tonight’s unexpected job, possibly his last one, couldn’t be more personal and it would be his toughest yet.

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Feel its aura. Its presence. But as soon as I pulled it out of the envelope, I no longer wanted you to see it, to know it existed.

“A blade that’s killed is at once a hideous thing and a thing of beauty. Until it has killed, all the time you spend with it training, is all theory, play.

“Facing a deadly threat with a knife is a moment like no other. Suddenly you’re no longer pretending as you have been in your training. Shit is real now, and to come out of it alive, you’re going to have to ram that blade deep into human flesh. And you’re going to feel that sensation in your hand, and that feel is going to remain in your hand, and in your mind, and the sight of him dying is going to stay in your eyes, even when you’re asleep.

“I didn’t want you to touch it or ever see it again.”

From Knife Fighter 2:[Note: Book 2 is the length of a novella]

Two months after their deadly trip to Sector 3, Grey and Tala have physically recuperated from all their injuries, although Grey has psychological issues from the deep stab wound received from the assassin, Leathers.

But are they ready to travel to Sector 6, the most dangerous part of the mostly destroyed city to look for Juni, Tala’s brother?

Time is of the essence as the sector is plagued with violent food wars, helicopter attacks, murders without consequence, and daily suicides, all of which litter the damaged streets with the dead.

Will Knife Fighter’s kukri blade and black ax, and Tala’s Smith & Wesson 9-inch fixed blade and Thailand-made sickle be enough to fight off a pack of wild dogs, murderous street people, and the deadly Bandanna Gang?

Pages: 308

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Officer Bossman, “Boss," a wounded World War II vet, has walked a beat in skid row for over 20 years, and he knows the people and the dark streets better than anyone. The regulars love him, and he loves them. But those who come into skid row to steal and hurt his people, quickly learn they made a big mistake. That's because there’s by-the-book policing and there’s Boss’s policing.

But times are changing; there’s a new breed 

cop on the horizon. They’re called The New Centurions, and Boss doesn’t like it.

"No one writes gritty as Christensen does."

"The author knows the mean streets because he's been there."

"Written by a veteran cop who lived it."

The fog crept in at the midnight hour, ominous, impenetrable.

Then THEY arrived ... silent and hidden …

… and began taking …

… parts.


Bestselling author of over 50 books, Loren W. Christensen presents a short story inspired by actual events described in his popular nonfiction book, Cops’ True Stories of the Paranormal: Ghosts, UFOS and Other Shivers.

Someone is taking over Kato's mind and body.
Someone called "Mr. Karma."
Someone long dead.

Canadians Kato and his friend Greg are having nightmares about a bloody murder that happened 31 years ago in Chinatown. One dreams he's the victim and the other dreams he's the killer.

Tragedy strikes and Kato moves to Portland, Oregon and joins a Buddhist monastery to live his life in peace and quiet contemplation. But the dreams are continuing—the blood, the small room, the sword, the cracked mirror—and the guilt.

Just when it couldn't get any worse, Ping, master of brutal gouquan, dog style kung fu is given an order that he can't refuse. If he fails at his mission in Portland, the price he pays will be far worse than losing his life.



The Time: Three Years From Now
The Setting: A Large, Mostly Destroyed City
The Rest Of The World: Unknown, But Assumed Mostly Destroyed

From Knife Fighter 1. 

When Grey was about 25, he and his father were having beers on the back deck of his parent’s home. Grey asked, “Why did you let me see your Ka-Bar that time when I was little? Why so briefly, I mean?”

His father took two swigs before he answered. “I’ve asked myself that a few times. I guess… I think I wanted you to see what a killing blade looked like. 


By Loren W. Christensen


​By Loren W. Christensen 

"A riveting read packed with fantastic characters, taut action, and excellent dialogue."

"Funny, moving, and brutal."

"If you've read Loren’s Dukkha novels, you know he is a master of dialog, humor, and violence."

“Loren's street and dojo experience shine through! His fiction has the most realistic fight scenes.”

Publisher: LWC Books (September 24, 2016)

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From advanced readers: 

"Wow! Just wow!"

"I didn't want it to end."

"It gave me a very uncomfortable sense of unease."

"Great story and an incredibly creepy atmosphere."

The Life and Death of Sensei

A Novel

By Loren W. Christensen

“Loren Christensen's fiction has the most realistic fight scenes.”

“A spot-on depiction of PTSD.”

"Loren's depiction of violence is realistic because he's lived it."

”Moving, funny, and violent.”

Not all wounds are visible

Grant had published only one book, so he was shocked when a martial arts master asked him to write a biography about his long, storied life. The writer began by interviewing five people who shared different phases of the man’s violent journey.

A soldier Sensei saved from unspeakable horror in a Viet Cong-infested jungle. “He was a beast under fire...he told me he stopped counting his kills after twenty-six. Can you imagine how that would tear at the fabric of your soul?”

Pages: 218

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The Life and Death of Sensei

​By Loren W. Christensen.

BY Loren W. Christensen

Now, all 5 short stories in one book!

You think your job is tough? In these stories, Ed faces a man-eating dog, a mixed martial artist, a killer chimp, a 400-pound pimp, white supremacists, gangbangers, and hitmen out to kill him.

All the ladies at the retirement home think Ed is handsome, compassionate, and with charm to spare. They haven’t a clue the 76-year-old is a veteran hitman with over 70 kills. 

Ed doesn’t use firearms because he believes there is already too much gun violence. No problem. He knows many other highly-effective ways to do his job. But as much as he denies it, Father Time is diminishing his memory and reflexes. He still does the work, but he’s starting to make mistakes, messy ones. 

Making matters worse, after working alone for over three decades, now he’s got a trainee. She’s young, beautiful, with good tactics—but inexperienced. What could go wrong?