Patreon Microfiction: They Get Dental, Too.

For some reason, it always strikes people as odd that bookkeeping can seduce a certain sort of mind away from magic. Magic can blow up, man. Nobody ever got eaten by a demon for being to unable to reconcile a three-copper shortfall. …And, yes: “They Get Dental, Too.”

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Patch Update 3.13.04.’

‘Patch Update 3.13.04’ is, among other things, a major reason why I don’t think we’re living in a video game simulation. If we were, we’d know. Very, very quickly.

Moe Lane

PS: If we do live in a video game simulation, it isn’t a very exciting one by our standards. Or at least not very well-balanced when it comes to gameplay.

Patreon Microfiction: Horror Without Lovecraft.

It is not an exaggeration to say that Horror Without Lovecraft would be an entirely different genre. Or, possibly, subgenre. I mean, people do like to be scared, so chilling stories and novels would still exist. But the impact of “Supernatural Horror in Literature” in creating the horror genre as its own thing, independent of other types of genre fiction, was profound. So much so that modern popular fiction would look utterly different without it.

Patreon Microfiction: “It’s *Sort* of Humane.”

…Which is to say, dumping your undesirables into another timeline, naked, is not really humane at all*. I can’t imagine that the people living on the other side of “It’s Sort of Humane” enjoy being that first timeline’s dumping grounds, either. Well, that’s what they get for not inventing dimensional travel.

Moe Lane

*Honestly, this is a very grim piece. It’s just that all of the assumptions about what kind of worlds are involved are in my head, mostly because I didn’t want to inflict that particular bit of worldbuilding on the rest of you.