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Humphrey Flash Fiction

Humphrey – A Short Story

The Dome. That’s what they called it. In reality, it was more of a quarter dome, an observation hall that provided a view of Earth to those that came there. Many did, often to look back at what once was or just to meditate on

One Last Time

One Last Time – Flash Fiction

The man in the gray overcoat sat in his old station wagon. He waited. He took a sip of coffee from an old thermos and adjusted his glasses. He glanced at his watch and looked up and down the street that intersected with the side

Arrival – The Review

As I’m sitting here thinking about how to write a review of Arrival, the movie adaptation of “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, I’m having trouble figuring out where to start. While many are clamoring for the next installment of the saga that takes place in

Book Review of Horizon

Horizon – A Review

Not long ago, the news headlines trumpeted that the world has passed the point of no return when it comes to CO2 in our atmosphere. Global warming’s got our planet in an iron grip and we’re too stupid to realize it and try to do

Consider Review

Consider – A Review

Every few years, a doomsday scenario or prophecy comes along touting the end of the world as we know it. Religious leaders gather their devoted to far away compounds while pseudoscience types scare the world with their convictions that this thing or that points to the

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

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

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

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