Jun
18
2017
1

Patreon microfiction: “Can’t Catch Me.”

The alternate title to “Can’t Catch Me” ought to be Parents: THINK Before You Tell Your Children Fairy Tales.  Then again, that’s a pretty dang bad title. Or even a worse word than ‘dang.’

Jun
11
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “Dream Job.”

I forget what the triggering mechanism was for “Dream Job.” I assume that there was one, though. Certainly the idea that being technical staff for a group of two-fisted dimensional troublemakers could be adventure enough for any sane man or woman makes personal sense to me.  Especially when you consider that those guys are the first ones to get killed when the demon comes through the portal.

Jun
11
2017
8

Short Story: Night Patrol.

Link here for the PDF, but I’d prefer it if you went to my Patreon account and read Night Patrol there.  And then told all your friends.  And have them sign up for my Patreon.  Anyway, this story is absolutely free. Hope you enjoy.

 

Jun
04
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “‘Ware Thorns.”

‘Ware Thorns” reminds us that plants aren’t more naturally peaceful and accommodating; they’re merely very slow, from our point of view. And generally sessile anyway.  But sometimes you mess with them at your peril.

May
31
2017
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The May monthly Patreon stuff is up.

Short Story: “A Most Successful Demon Summoning

The Fermi Resolution, Part 7: Adventure Themes

Patron-only, so if you’re not, well: click the link below.

May
28
2017
1

Patreon Microfiction: “Space Station 23’s Number One Official!”

There’s a bigger story in “Space Station 23’s Number One Official!”  I’m trying to write it even now. But things seem… stalled.

May
21
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Permanent Houseguests.’

Permanent Houseguests” is admittedly a low-probability scenario. Unless it’s, I don’t know, simply a species worldview mismatch or something. Then it might make more sense.  Maybe.

Patreon!  Close to a 3K word short story per month!  So tantalizingly close…

May
14
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Ignorance is Bliss.’

No, I don’t know how the stardrive in “Ignorance Is Bliss” would work.  In fact, I don’t know how ANY stardrive would work.  I don’t have the math — and I don’t know what I would do with it if I had it, either.

May
08
2017
4

My next Patreon RPG Campaign: the New Wave (urban fantasy musical, 1980s).

The New Wave: a magical alternative history of the 1980s. If the idea of playing a campaign where the punks, the new wavers, the gothic rockers, the synth-poppers, the hip-hoppers, the glam metal-heads, and everybody else that you watched on Martha Quinn-era MTV are laying down some arcane beats — and dressing accordingly, just because — then I think that you’ll like this one.  I’m finishing up my current campaign world (the Fermi Resolution) either this month or next month, so it won’t start right away.  Which is good, because I have to go listen to a hell of a lot of music now.

Patreon button below.

May
07
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘More for Us!’

More For Us!” asks the question that nobody else would: is it always bad when astral parasites gather to batten on your pain and suffering?  Admittedly, maybe it’s not the most obvious and rewarding question that nobody else has ever asked, but I gotta work with what I got. Besides, microfiction is a nicely flexible field for these sorts of self-contained literary concepts.

May
03
2017
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:brightly: Hi! Do you have a dollar in your pocket that needs spending?

Of course you do! But you don’t want to waste it, either! If only there was a way to spend that dollar in a way that benefited both you, and the world… well, friends, I’m not going to lie to you, and I’m not going to soft-soap you, either: there is a way that helps everyone.

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Apr
30
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “Sentimental Value.”

Sentimental Value” is my paean to the notion that, even in our glorious transhumanist future, we’re probably going to have to deal with the little things in day to day life.  Also, that people who are in glorious transhumanist futures are probably not going to wander around all day breathlessly going “Hey! How about that Singularity, huh?” …OK, wait, some of them probably will.  Somebody always does.

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