Texas Summer: The Epic and Sudden Downfall of the Gant Family

[My 2013 Texas Summer piece. Sci-fi with some deliberate seedlings from my larger epic. I like it much better than last year's. Enjoy] A thousand degrees. My rear-view mirror sags in the heat, and as I drive I see only my hand gripping the gear stick. My car has become a death trap--every inch a … Continue reading Texas Summer: The Epic and Sudden Downfall of the Gant Family

Day Thirty-Two – Rabbits and Other Lies (or, Rockclimbing for Krakens)

After seventeen weeks of unemployment, and numerous hours of standing in lines at the LRC recruitment facility, Ken Baxter has given up. The Labor Replacement Corps have denied his entry into their ranks, citing over-qualification and a full roster of specialists in his field. "I didn't want to be a Lurker anyway," he tells the … Continue reading Day Thirty-Two – Rabbits and Other Lies (or, Rockclimbing for Krakens)