Day Thirteen – Twisted Machinations of the 5th Street Mediocre Virtuoso

Nash has just been punched in the face for the first time. The feeling is like falling from the top of a lighthouse, but finding yourself mired in the beam, suspended above the crashing waves in a blinding light, while orbiting the spire of the lighthouse itself at mach speed. His neck snaps back, jostling … Continue reading Day Thirteen – Twisted Machinations of the 5th Street Mediocre Virtuoso

How to Save the Universe – Lesson 1 – Evil Robots and You

Lesson 1 How to Save the Universe From Robots In the first of our series on How to Save the Universe, we explore the possibility of killer robots bent on destroying humanity. In the future, humans will perfect artificial intelligence to the point that our creations themselves will be so advanced that they will bridge … Continue reading How to Save the Universe – Lesson 1 – Evil Robots and You

Day Thirty-Three – The Mysteries of Porcine Aeronautics and You

I've not written an Inner Wild piece in a while. I'm not sure where this fits, or what planet this is on, or who Meretricious Mandy really is. I just know she's a Solarian, and I know why they call her Meretricious Mandy. Not bad for an hour worth of work, eh? --- Limping back … Continue reading Day Thirty-Three – The Mysteries of Porcine Aeronautics and You

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