Sep
11
2017
2

Patreon microfiction: “I Want My M(age) TV.”

I just realized the hidden subtext of “I Want My M(age) TV.”  Basically, it’s this: the 1980s and 1990s are sufficiently in the past that they’re becoming suitably exotic for fantasy tropes.  This has any number of personal implications, and I’m not sure that I fully approve of any of them.

Sep
03
2017
1

Patreon Microfiction: “A Rocky Start.”

A Rocky Start” is cheerful.  Really and truly, it is. Or at least it’s a lighter touch than usual.

Aug
20
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘That’s The Song I Sing.’

That’s The Song I Sing” amused me. That’s the beginning and the end of it.  Sorry?

Aug
13
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Warning, Ignored.’

I feel that “Warning, Ignored” strives to remind us about the universe, and about who gets a vote.  Key word there,  naturally, is ‘strives.’ It’s up to you, Dear Reader, to determine whether or not it succeeded.

Aug
12
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “The Death­Maker.”

I dinna think that the world of “The Death-Maker” is gonna be revisited, sorry.

Jul
30
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “Give The Humans Their Due.”

Give The Humans Their Due” can probably be alternatively titled as “Adventures in Heresy!,”  part X of Y.  But that’s all right.  It’s definitely not my first one.  And, hey, I’m at least thinking about this stuff, right?

Jun
25
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Speaker-to-Sheep.’

I am doing my level best to avoid making more puns while talking about “Speaker-to-Sheep.” Although ‘puns’ may not be the best term to use.  Anyway, this is obviously not very serious and is definitely a case where I started with the punchline and worked my way backwards. Because, hey, 100 words.

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
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
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…

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