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One Year of Writing Challenges – Now What?

In September, 2015, I discovered the monthly writing challenge on Twitter. The goal seemed simple: write 500 words per day or edit for one hour per day. Since I had just started getting back into writing fiction again after a long hiatus, it seemed like

Viral Spark Review

Viral Spark – A Review

The future. Unknown, nebulous, uncertain. Movies and books portray everything from utopias and dystopias to the end of the world. In some stories the future is bleak, a cruel fight for survival à la Mad Max. Other stories take us on incredible journeys exploring space and

Intervention

Intervention – A Short Story (updated)

  Note: the actual story has been added at the end of this post. A few weeks ago, I discovered another site for posting fiction, Upliterate. Although it’s still a bit rough around the edges, I figured I might as well post a few stories

Firewatch

Firewatch – The Review

It’s 1989. With your family life in turmoil, you’re looking for an escape, at least for a while. An opportunity to become a fire lookout for a summer in the Wyoming wilderness presents itself and before you know it, you’re looking out over the vast

Writing Code

Telling A Story With Code

Writing fiction is in many ways an outlet. It allows the thoughts and ideas that swirl around in your mind all day long. Ideas take a step closer to becoming reality. The lives of fictional figures begin as their adventures are chronicled by the millions

Vacation Days

Vacation Days – A Short Story

  Sergeant Jones dropped the memory unit from his armor onto the desk of Doc Barnaby immediately after he return from his most recent mission.      “Hey Doc, can you help me out with this thing?” Doc Barnaby, the mission analyst for all of Jones’ missions

Moose

A Lesson In Writing From A Moose

With summer fast approaching, the weather has been perfect for spending time outside, whether it be lounging in the sun or going out on a hike. Usually, doing a hike first tends to lead to a lot of sitting around afterwards while sitting down to

gearvr

Tasting The World of Virtual Reality With Gear VR

In one way or another, humanity has a tendency to want to escape reality in one way or another. Whether it be something as simple and traditional as a book or a movie, a theater play or a computer game, we like entertainment and we

The Craving

The Craving

  The Craving was written for a science fiction challenge over on Wattpad (Challenge 29 to be precise). The challenge was as follows: Create your own Massive Dynamics (of Fringe fame) and tell the story of what technology you would bring over from the other

earth

Letting Science Stimulate The Imagination

Last year, the movie The Martian hit theaters nationwide, becoming an instant hit.  The movie follows the adventures of space castaway Mark Watney, accidentally left behind on Mars after an aborted mission to Mars. It follows his subsequent challenges as he uses his knowledge of science to survive in

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