to kill two birds with one stone

September 21, 2012

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A story based on the old idiom. I decided to take it quite literally – in a strange, sci-fi sort of way. Conjunction The Birds are flocking. Marduk’s voice echoed through the gulf, singing through the electromagnetic spectrum to his brothers and sisters. His was considered one of the most beautiful, the most poignant. They […]

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big katie’s revenge

September 14, 2012

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It’s been a while, but I’m back in writing and editing mode, so expect a bit more frequency with my stories, you lucky people. With this one, I attempted a bit of a hardboiled noir/thriller tale. I’m pleased with the tone, which I removed as best I could from my natural writing voice. Within are […]

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what if

May 18, 2012

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This story is an expression of that part of me that would love to ditch everything and run away. I’m not sure it’s this easy… Walkout On 19 April, 2012, I walked out of my life and into another. It’s far easier than you might think, simply a matter of choosing your destination, pointing yourself […]

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the last knight

April 27, 2012

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A second venture into ground-up world-building for me. Reading back over this, I was reminded just how much fun I had working on this story. It was an opportunity to go over-the-top and fire in a whatever fantastical elements popped into my head. This is a pretty long one, but I hope the reading is […]

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love story

March 5, 2012

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This was a light-hearted homage to HP Lovecraft. It came about from my wondering just how people get involved in terrible cosmic-horror-worshipping cults. As you do. The Kiss in Darkness It was a spring morning when I first saw her, one of those days when you can finally hear summer coming over the horizon, when […]

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a day in the life of larry the accountant

December 13, 2011

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This was the first of our topics chosen without the use of Wikipedia. It was essentially a phrase dreamed up by one of my compatriots. Enjoyed playing around with this one, turning the conventions of villainy/supervillainy over and seeing what I found underneath. Another typical day in the office, apparently… Family Business It was ten […]

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bifrons – part two

October 19, 2011

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Here is the concluding half to my Bifrons story. The Governess and the Thief (cont.) The sun was heavy with blood, skimming just above the treetops as they pushed the boat off from shore. The cicadas chirruped their evening chorus and clouds of insects joined in a circle dance in the golden light. Alligators slithered soundlessly […]

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