Sep
16
2018
0

Patreon Microfiction: “Galactic Empires.”

If I had had just six more words, “Galactic Empires” would have had the the sentence “You’re living in a recreational vehicle” in it.  Not “trailer park,” mind you.  I’ve lived in trailer parks, and the people who live there would never tolerate the kind of nonsense that the alien routinely gets up to.

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Sep
09
2018
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Promising Land.’

Promising Land” is half alternate history, half a Tri-State Area-style joke.  I feel that it works on both levels.  But then I would, wouldn’t I?

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Sep
02
2018
1

Patreon Microfiction: Swarm.

I want to write the full story behind “Swarm,” but I don’t have a $300 million budget and the ability to pull in every actor and actress in the industry worth a tinker’s damn.  Which is, of course, a shame.  It’d be amazing.

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Aug
19
2018
1

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Fish Fry.’

Yes, “Fish Fry” has an inaccurate title.  The more accurate title sounded stupid, though.  Sometimes you have to choose between inaccurate or stupid.

…That sounds like a mantra.

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Aug
12
2018
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Command Authority.’

Command Authority” is aligned with The Bold Marauder incentive that I’m doing on Patreon.  Its theme is simple: don’t expect Samson Black to do your dirty work for you.  Especially when he’s quietly decided that the person you’re trying to overthrow is better-suited for command than you are.

 

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Aug
05
2018
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Origin Story.’

I am afraid that I will have to decline to discuss “Origin Story” further.  Suffice it to say that all of that was from, ah, Act IV or so.  Some genres I just don’t work in*.

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Moe Lane

 

*NTTAWWT, of course.

Jul
29
2018
1

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Sales Pitch for the Last Person on Earth.’

Sales Pitch for the Last Person on Earth” is all right, but not quite what I was looking for.  I think that it’s safe to admit that. Sometimes, one’s reach exceeds one’s grasp.  And I think that it’s important to be honest about this stuff.

 

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Jul
22
2018
4

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Taking Up the Slack.’

Taking Up the Slack‘ is part of a larger concept.  Alas, the basic conceit has not yet managed to get developed to the point where my wife is no longer wincing at it.  Since she’s an engineer, her reaction is highly relevant in this particular case.

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Jul
08
2018
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Big Blue Guy.’

I forget what I saw online that sparked “Big Blue Guy,” but from what I’ve heard this would be perfectly reasonable behavior for anybody who was stuck with sitting at a thesis defense.  I do seem to remember that whatever it was that sparked this also pointed out that having multiple doctorates is only really respectable in the comic books. In real life it’s apparently usually seen more as demonstrating an inability to commit.  …I’ll take their word for it.

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