Incomplete, Science Fiction

From the Vault: America the Beautiful

When we go back to stuff I wrote in the past, moving forward, I think we'll call it "From the Vault." That's the sort of thing we'll do on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on those Tuesdays and Thursdays we actually do something. This is a fragment -- an incomplete chapter one of a book never written,… Continue reading From the Vault: America the Beautiful

Imperial Space, Science Fiction, Short Story

Hephaestus Fallen

So, this is one of those stories I can't believe I still have kicking around on my hard drive. For the record, this is a thirteen thousand word story, set wholly in my Imperial Space universe, with a Hotchkiss/Leopold drive and transitions and the Orgalins who confederated with Concordia in the war that's the centerpiece… Continue reading Hephaestus Fallen

Science Fiction

Planetfall

Another story from the late nineties, for this our Storytelling day. This one is science fiction. It made the rounds, it got bounced back. Looking at it now, I can see why. Still, there's a bit or two I like. This isn't Imperial Space, for the record. Or if it is, it's before everything. If… Continue reading Planetfall

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