Mythology

The Fruit Fly and the Nymph of Time

Another Monday, and another explanation of how the world works, behind the scenes. And, as with so many of these 'things,' we're clearing out the backlog of topics from... well, 2007. I feel like I should be tracking things with Gantt charts. Today, thankfully, we have a twofer. Two separate questions can be merged together into one… Continue reading The Fruit Fly and the Nymph of Time

Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Short Story

Death is a Moving Target

Not too long ago, David Malki !, Ryan North and Matthew Bennardo put out a call of submissions for a new high concept short story collection called Machine of Death. The concept was simple. A machine had been invented that would give a simple, albeit mysterious, answer to the question "how am I going to… Continue reading Death is a Moving Target

Mythology

Why is the sky over Los Angeles that particular color of yellowish grey?

And here we have the next of our little modern myths. This one is less digressive -- it also ended up being longer than I had initially thought, but it's shorter than the last and it's a lot more story driven. It also has a few asides here and there, but they're brief. Let me… Continue reading Why is the sky over Los Angeles that particular color of yellowish grey?

Mythology

Why does Starbucks Coffee… um… maybe you should just read it.

It's monday, so it's time for our second myth of the modern world. I promise you they won't all be about coffee. I'm not obsessed or anything. Anyway, with a little luck I won't be sued over this one.... *** *** *** *** When amateur mythologists and fantasists try to populate their pantheons and philosophies… Continue reading Why does Starbucks Coffee… um… maybe you should just read it.