Hello, readers mine! I don’t know that this will actually become a regular series. Yes, I know, nothing on this blog is regular these days. Humor me and pretend otherwise. I did want to grind out some art for this, but unfortunately burnout and depression put paid to that idea. Sorry about that. Mirror Dances […]
One of the neons over the bar is flickering again. You don’t mind. It’s part of the place’s charm. No pretensions of glamor.
And here we are, the final installment of “Hot Snap”! This story was a pleasure to write, and I hope it’s been a pleasure to read–no more waffling, let’s get to it! (Previous Part Here) *** And for the next two weeks, talk was effectively all they did. Five days into their stay at the […]
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, […]
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” 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 […]
Three brothers lived long ago, in a forgotten age, in a land now lost. Their parents were well-to-do folk, but two of the brothers were born quarrelsome. The eldest insisted on having the last word in all things, and bored those around him with pointless, rambling stories. The middle brother was fierce-tempered and fearless to […]