Fringe Elements #5: Winter’s Warning

An announcement before we dive into the episode proper–some of you may remember a little endeavor of mine called Loremageddon. I’m ditching the pretensions to it having anything to do with NaNoWriMo, but otherwise? That sucker’s making a comeback this month of November! There are huge portions of the broader Twin Spirals cosmology–not to mention […]

Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 3/4

As was promised and prepared for, here’s the third part of “Hot Snap”–the final, larger chunk will be posted a week from today! (Previous Part Here) There were more traps, but nobody else fell into a firepit or stepped on a mine with scanners clearing the way. The brown mass thinned throughout the sixth day, […]

Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 2/4

A bit belated because yours truly was unexpectedly caught up in errands today! Without further pause, I present to you the next 1440-odd words of “Hot Snap!” (Previous Part Here) There were abandoned gun-nests here and there, some magnetic artillery pieces in stony casemates char-hammered during the first landings, but no OpFor. After six hours, […]

Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 1/4

“Hot Snap” is a short story almost completely rewritten from a story of the same name that I first wrote while at –DATA CORRUPTED– from a few of the later details and its core themes, I retooled it from the ground up to submit for publication. Unfortunately, it met only rejections in the brief window […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #2

(Last Entry Here) …facility’s reactor went critical, but most of the facility remains intact. We do not have an explanation for this. The remains of the reactor room itself and small portions of the surrounding facility–including, it seems, the Project databases–are still molten. This would have been Specialist Illowen’s job to understand, but you may […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #1

(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 10 Clearance presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will be counted […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Curator and the Coilgun

(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 9-10 Clearance, or those presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will […]