In the Magic P1r4tes setting, computers can process spells like programs. The only problem is, copyright of spells is tied to the life of the wizard that created it, and wizards live forever. What’s a young wizard to do? Pirate magic, of course. Unfortunately, the Magical Association of Atlantis, (MAA, or, Big Mother) are in […]
Written long before I became a parent, this story deals with the anxieties of expecting parents, and the anxieties of even making the decision. What does it mean to create new life on a geologic time scale? Michael’s yeti sits lightly on the foot of the bed, watching with soft brown eyes as Michael makes […]
A graphic tale of sex, food, and religion. Antonio is a genetically engineered priest/sex slave whose skin produces chemicals called super-flavinoids, which improve the taste of food. He utilizes his body to produce exquisite meals for his mistress. I am the lover. I am the chef. I am the preterite priest. I am the secret, […]
In the Otakuverse, science fiction fans run the world, and they’ve remade everything in the image of their favorite television shows, movies, and comics. Each U.S. state has its own giant monster, or daikaiju, that does battle with the others. The Kansas Jayhawk is one of the weakest, most disliked kaiju of them all, and […]
The story of a mad scientist’s robot assistant, set at the dawn of World War II. Zed struggles to hold on to anything that reminds him of his lost humanity as his master Dr. Octavio’s plans grow more and more dangerous. We are somewhere among the tallest mountains of the world. When we arrived, I […]
Emelia’s home is in a city where only children are allowed to draw graffiti on the crumbling walls. The old bricks and stones are covered in crude pictographs and stick figures, smoking chimney houses and bicycles with four wheels and two seats. Chalk is a penny a piece, any color to be had. A little […]
I heft the axe. Lighter now, and warm in my palms. My old bones creak, I lift it over my head. I stare at the groove in the ground, beaten into the land. Many a storm been broke here. Too many, maybe… A story of blues music, weather magic, and old hurts.
A slipstream story about relationships and collectibles, set in Laramie, Wyoming. Benjamin Johnson had a thing for spoons. Not just any old spoon, like the kind you keep in your house by the dozen, but the collectable kind, with fancy lettering and interesting shapes. He especially liked the kind with holes in the bowl that […]