Writing

A writing project, such as a short story or a book

Four Kittens

In the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the only things that matter are how fast your car can go and whether or not you think it’s cool to eat an entire box of kittens.

The protagonist in this story doesn’t think that is cool at all.

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We Mete Justice with Beak and Talon

In a near-future Kansas City, the police have deployed new technologies aimed at dealing with crimes committed via aerial drones.  Special “Passenger” tech is used to mentally link a trained eagle and a human officer, forming a third gestalt mind. Together, they patrol the skies and deal out justice with beak and talon.

There is illicit prey in our skies. OUR SKIES! we scream, indignant. We are dimly aware of the radio chatter: “10-71,” “sniper drone,” and some frantic beat cop screaming, “The mayor is down!” These details matter little now and we push them aside to focus. There has been a violation of the law and we are called to serve. Already we’re dipping our wings and turning as our Passenger directs us gently with a feeling as if the magnetic poles of the world have shifted. We will capture our prey. We will earn commendations and the tastiest morsels of meats.

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The Dissonant Note

How do you kill a virtual mind and take their place? What could possibly go wrong?

Cee in the Sixth Octave, daughter of Eff in the Fifth Octave, sang an invitation to her sister. A single, crystalline note rang across the private mindscapes of eight hundred sister-mothers within the bio-survey ship Agatha Bhatti.

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The Dragon of Dread Peak

Flip and friends are hard at work training to take on Dungeonspace for more loot and adventure, but the team is struggling to come together in the face of hardship.  When news of an escapee from the Black Hole dungeon arrives, Flip’s world is thrown into disarray.  He and his party take a job with the powerful formulist Briggsby, and it’s no big deal. They just have to rob the great dragon Karnifex…

“The Dragon of Dread Peak” is the novella sequel to “The Cavern of the Screaming Eye” and a continuation of the adventures of Flip, Domino, and Basher, teen Dungeonspace adventurers. Their current storyline will conclude in a future novella.

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The West Topeka Triangle

Another child has disappeared in 1980s West Topeka, but this is only part of the strange events that Jason attributes to his very own “West Topeka Triangle,” an area of oddities and disappearances he equates with the more famous Bermuda Triangle. Jason struggles to make sense of the mysterious happenings and finds himself with an unlikely ally in the process.

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The Dreamers of Alamoi

In the Age of Dreaming, after the Great Ices melted, but before man mastered working iron, the powerful dreams of banished elder gods sweep the […]

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Men of Unborrowed Vision

A story of near-future lefitist politics, protest movements, drones, and right-wing genetic engineering designed to end it all.   When protest organizer Mara’s ex-boyfriend brutally […]

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Wet Fur

This story came to me wholly formed in a dream one day.  I wrote it in a white hot tear, desperate to capture all the […]

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