I just posted an important, if entirely administrative – and honestly, absolutely obvious set of details about my writing here and elsewhere up on the Patreon, free for the reading. I'll embed a PDF here, but if there should be a revision on the Patreon version, the Patreon version is to be considered correct unless… Continue reading Administrative: An important administrative detail that needs to be explicit.
Category: Short Story
A self contained story in less than 10,000 words.
⎇001JW Becoming Leather: Sports One’s Coverage of the Olympic Trials
Sometimes you see Evvie’s scars from back in the day – and from the way she gets treated by her peers even to some degree today. I once asked her why she always hung out with us, instead of people her own age. “I don’t like girls my own age,” she said. I asked why not. And she answered “because they don’t like me.” —Dawn Watari
⎇001JW The Excelsiors: Reorientation
Justice Wing Excelsiors: Orientation told the story of Mierra McCall arriving at the 'summer camp' that was her cover story for joining Empire City's Excelsiors. In the process, she met Delia Temple (the daughter to DETAILS Agent Lynette Hardesty), Conner Church (son to fellow Excelsior Colin 'The Cavalier' Church), and the rest of the charter class of the new Justice Wing Institute for Parahuman Studies. But, while Mierra was meeting the future of heroism, Lynette Hardesty and Colin Church had a discussion of their own -- one they had put off for a long time...
⎇001 Justice Wing: The Excelsiors – Reaching Higher
After a lot of years, we finally go to Empire City, New York in the Justice Wing universe. For those who've wondered where the alleged Marvel influences on Justice Wing are... well, here you go.
For the record, this is a complete Novella. So... budget at least some time for reading it. And despite the header image? Amulet is only mentioned in the story. She doesn't appear.
023SG: The Formation
As we stated in the teaser yesterday, today we begin the bridging 'meta' series between The Home Front -- the era of Mystery Men up through the second World War and its immediate aftermath (specifically capping around 1950, if this post is any judge, though "My White Plume" is a letter written in 1952, so take these… Continue reading 023SG: The Formation
Teaser: Project Corrigendum – The Formation
If you happen to look at the Project Page for Mythic Heroes/023SG, you'll notice there's an imprint between The Home Front and The Age of Heroic Intent. That imprint is called Project Corrigendum, and it covers the period of time between the second world war and all its mystery men and wartime supers and the… Continue reading Teaser: Project Corrigendum – The Formation
Patreon: Debriefing Leather
As promised and finally here (on the Patreon for $5+) -- a short story that actually had the good manners to stick to being a short story. It's a faster read as a result. It's got a lot in it for shorter, though. (And it's not a short-short by any means.) Marco and the Bagmen… Continue reading Patreon: Debriefing Leather
Interviewing Leather: Diverged in a Wood (Patreon)
As hoped for as of yesterday, the first beta of "Diverged in a Wood" is now up on Patreon. I hope people like it. As mentioned before, "Diverged" is the story of Lora Layton, Leather's older sister... and what happens after the Amplifier magazine article "Interviewing Leather" is published and she realizes that her sister has some… Continue reading Interviewing Leather: Diverged in a Wood (Patreon)
Why do things break right as their warranties expire?
And we're back! Last week ended up being problematic for a number of reasons. My apologies for the silence -- suffice it to say, we have had a stern talking to with the actors and the union has negotiated in good faith, so we think we should be back in business. Which brings us to today's… Continue reading Why do things break right as their warranties expire?
Ball Lightning, Missing Socks, Drawer Crud and the Protectors of the Hearth
When I first mentioned that Banter Latte would be coming back, and the myths along with it, I solicited new myth questions on my Tumblr and my Twitter feeds, respectively. And I got a lot of good questions from both sources, which you'll be seeing crop up hither and yon. One response I got was from… Continue reading Ball Lightning, Missing Socks, Drawer Crud and the Protectors of the Hearth
Time Zones and the Witching Hour.
Today we've got a couple of sources for our myth -- one old and one new. One from last month, with old friend PlaidPhantom, who asks: Here's one, since I'm on vacation right now: what's the deal with time zones? The other is from back in 2007, when Super Prattle Droid asked: How do time… Continue reading Time Zones and the Witching Hour.
Why are the ideas of things scarier than the reality?
And here we are on Monday, and the Mythology of the Modern World is happily open for business. Today, our question comes from an old friend not only of Banter Latte and Websnark but even random noodlings and writings for the In Nomine role playing game over at Steve Jackson Games. Moe Lane -- an excellent writer of… Continue reading Why are the ideas of things scarier than the reality?
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