Category Archives: Writing

The Shepherd is coming…

“It’s a dangerous world, son. One that should not be traversed lightly. When the sun goes down, you best be home. Safe inside with doors locked. There are few places left of peace. Bright pinpoints of light in the darkness. Best to be in one when the darkness comes calling. But even those places are […]

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#WednesdayChallenge – October 16, 2013

I took the time to write up a few more #WednesdayChallenge entries this week. The theme was “Childhood”, which I sort of experimented with quite a lot for my first post. The second was more traditional, however. zepfhyr Fathers, daughters, mothers, and sons wailed as the planet’s core cooled, the atmosphere stripped away, and the […]

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Captain Dirk Darkstar

“Sir… I don’t know if this is the best time for–” Captain Dirk Darkstar of the Darkstar Spacestar Search & Research Society smacked his first officer across the mouth. The first officer went silent. “I don’t know what star system you were born in, boy, but I come from the Darkstar System. The darkest system […]

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#WednesdayChallenge Accepted!

So, I meant to post this yesterday, but LIFE. Instead, you get them now. There’s this pretty cool thing going on over at App.net called the #WednesdayChallenge that encourages users to write a short piece of fiction that fits the weekly theme in 256 characters (technically, less, as the hashtag #WedC needs to be included […]

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Reflections from a booth in a diner on the first day of September

I sit at a table in the diner and watch my family eat. A booth, actually. I sit in a booth at the diner and watch my family eat. My daughter asks for more fries. She uses her hands, signing “more” and then “fries”. She’s very precise when she does it, which I always find […]

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The Road Less Traveled: a microfiction horror story

When the car broke down, I was fifty miles past nowhere with another hundred to nothing. The sliver of the moon that remained struggled to peek past the clouds, as I hunched over the engine, hoping to get a glimpse of the problem and keep moving. No one traveled this road after dark. When the […]

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Severe (June 27, 2013)

Silver forks dance across the horizon, illuminating the blue-grey afternoon sky Droplets pelt the near-invisible screen before me, blocking the road from view I slow, fearing I might lose control in a fog so thick they call it rain Roadsigns slide by Practically invisible Completely unreadable Red eyes stare at me through the thicket The […]

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Escape

He awoke in a small, dank cell. Aren’t they all? He smirked at the thought of being locked up in the lush penthouse, something he knew all too well as a child, when he had been a prisoner in his own home. That had been ages ago. Just before he’d met Iris. Iris! The last […]

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Flash fiction (with illustrations)

“At the last moment, Sloan pulled hard on the string, narrowly evading the blast from the approaching star cruiser. The kite remained defiantly aloft.”

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Wanderings: iBooks edition (and ePub)

I am really excited about Apple’s announcement from yesterday (I started writing this yesterday when the excitements was significantly higher, but got pulled away and finished tonight). iBooks Author and the new textbooks available through iBooks are an amazing thing for educators, students, and publishers. As an employee of an educational institution, I’m looking forward to seeing […]

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