The impact of the plasma round against the retaining wall sent shrapnel through Cool Monkey Dataskunk's cloak. His stunt flip off the wall had been effective as a dodge, but at the cost of his high dollar accessory. Upon landing, he dropped the canvas bag he was carrying to the ground and angrily ripped the … Continue reading Day Thirty-Eight – Gehenna
(Art: Prometheus - Theodoor Rombouts) THE REALITY OF PROGRESS My first short story was about a psychologist employed at a research facility in Southwestern Colorado. His employer was funded by the government to research ways to manipulate a human’s perceptions of his own reality through drugs and what was known as the Dream Room, basically … Continue reading Why Sci-Fi?
Avery Drew is an excellent patient in his waking life. In fact, if the good Dr. Hines were to be of a mind to pick favorites among the subjects in this particular experiment, Avery Drew, aged nine years, would definitely hold the top spot. Hines is cautious about his fraternization with the patient, and for … Continue reading Day Twenty-One – There Will Be Redundancies
A treat for you today. Another story I'm retiring from the submission circuit. I hate to let it go, but I realize I'm not going to write anything new if I keep hanging on to the same threadbare teddy bear. Please let me know what you think. While I've received tons of critique on this … Continue reading Day Thirty-Five – The Everlasting Mister Rolo
8. Reality I am an old man now – I can feel it with each minute movement of my frail and failing body. I ponder the realities of being able to count my remaining years on the fingers of my hands, or perhaps even just one hand. As I reflect back on the events I … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Prime Machine – Episode Eight
I don't dislike seeing children portrayed as something malevolent - in fact, it frightens me a bit. I just don't prefer it. It smacks of something supernatural. It brings to mind Children of the Corn, Village of the Damned, the Omen, among others. Ooo, or how about Ju-On? I see a child as having no … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Prime Machine – Episode Seven
Over the years, it has come to our attention that while productivity appears, on the surface, to have exceeded our expectations in the long game, waste now exceeds all things. I put it to you that we should build bigger trash cans. Starting this week, in all of our facilities, one-thousandth of the space … Continue reading Day Four – When Little Mikey Ate the Ampersand