Jan
19
2020
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Winners Write History.’

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‘Winners Write History’ is the hundred-word summary of the short story that I’d like to write in the Dark Tide Rising series, if only I could manage to sell it to John Ringo at this exact point in history. Then again: if I can say it in one hundred words, does it need to be a short story? I can never decide.

Jan
12
2020
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Verdict of History.’

‘Verdict of History’ is there because of one of my pet peeves: people who assume that they know what their descendants will think of them*. Judging from the entire panoply of human existence, I’m going to guess that said descendants will think of this entire time period as being full of, no exceptions, dangerous barbarians with horrible dentistry. They’ll also likely ignore the popular art of our time in favor of honoring the more obscure art and its creators, which is honestly great and hopeful news for me.

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*Actually, in many cases it’ll be what my descendants will think of them.

Jan
09
2020
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Snippet of… I dunno what to call it. “Obsequies for the Golden Emperor?”

Or something. This idea is probably gonna be the new RPG setting AND this month’s Patreon story, though. Efficiency! Cthulhu Mythos!

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Jan
08
2020
1

The Emperor in Yellow: some thoughts on a potential new RPG campaign world.

For the next Patreon offering. This would be explicitly Cthulhu Mythos, with a HEAVY reliance on The King in Yellow. Thoughts?

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Idea: Emperor Norton I did die on January 8, 1880 — and his body was taken over by the King in Yellow, which then used Norton’s miraculous ‘recovery’ to insidiously spread through California.  Now it’s 1911, and San Francisco mayor Winthrop is about to run for President, on the strength of his leadership during the horrible statewide earthquake of 1906. And Norton’s husk is finally about to die.

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Jan
05
2020
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Patreon Microfiction: “Killing Them With Kindness.”

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Really, though: don’t we do this every day, with the choices that we make? All that the protagonist is doing in “Killing Them With Kindness” is making informed choices. Choices are good, aren’t they?

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Dec
31
2019
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You’re running out of time to sign up for my Patreon before midnight!

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I mean, do you really want to wait until the next decade before you sign up for my Patreon, and get fiction and gaming material on a regular basis? Of course not! You’re too smart for that! Which is why you’ll sign up tonight!

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Dec
30
2019
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Snippet from ‘Spoilers.’

Spent the evening finishing the story. Will probably spend tomorrow not making it suck. You can read it on Patreon, once I’m done!

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Dec
29
2019
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Learning the Basics.’

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This passage from ‘Learning the Basics’ didn’t make it into last November’s NaNoWriMo. Maybe in the next book in the series. Or the one after that.

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Dec
22
2019
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Snippet from this month’s short story “Bearding the Invader” (Patreon, paywall).

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Link here. You know how it is: trying to juggle writing stuff during the holidays, and all that. Especially since we thought that the tree was on fire at one point. Turned out that our neighbor’s boyfriend was just making barbecue ribs in the back yard next door.

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Dec
22
2019
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Patreon Microfiction: “First Line of Defense.”

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Had to fix a sentence in ‘First Line of Defense:’ it kind of came across as garbled. Ach, well. It happens.

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