J. Lyon Layden




Joseph Lyon Layden is a professional journalist, author, and musician from Savannah, Ga. His work has appeared in the internationally acclaimed Contents Magazine, as well as The Charleston City Paper, Mountain Xpress Magazine, Reflections Magazine, and various Creative Loafing weekly and monthly newspapers.

For more information, visit www.thelootersmusic.com.

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The Unnamed Bears Favor September 27th, 2018 (September/November of 2018)


A horn grew from the woman’s forehead-something like a rhino’s, but much smaller and darker in hue.”

A nameless outcast is called by his elders to undergo his initiation into the Rik-Sika, a band of hunter-assassins in mystical ancient China. He embarks on a pilgrimage led by Sapa Mainu, chief of the brothers. On the perilous journey, he encounters restless villagers, hibernating bears, and the dreaded ogres that rule the mountains. Faced with unimaginable odds, the unnamed discovers his true name and with it, secrets once buried by generations long ago.

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