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Blood Dust

September 14, 2017

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This one is for Steve Duda who fell down laughing when I said I was a romance author. Well, take this for love, Duda. Duke levered himself out of the muck in the street. He hurt. All over, he hurt. And, he had a powerful thirst. He looked up; dead ahead in neon and nicotine […]

Falling Awake

July 26, 2017

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Another silly romance. I wrote this in hypnagogia, the state between sleep and wakefulness, Sunday morning. Come to think of it, I’ve probably written over one third of all my stuff on Sunday mornings in this state. I should get more sleep! At any rate, it was probably inspired by Bradbury’s Bright Phoenix, which I […]

Gunpowder Worm

June 26, 2017

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Preface A few years ago, I realized all the stories in You Didn’t Know Me Then, were a collection of loosely connected vignettes that could all take place in the same universe à la Martian Chronicles or Dandelion Wine. In this near-future world, a comet carrying a silicon-destroying virus shatters in the earth’s atmosphere, distributing […]

Old-Fashioned Lime-Vanilla Ice

June 21, 2017

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Ray Bradbury was a master of mind-benders or occasionally heart-rippers. He banged out 3000-word gems that were much more impactful than many people’s full novels. One such heart-ripper, The Swan, was wound into the fabric of Dandelion Wine. No story has ever so begged for a sequel. I’m sure there are thousands in drawers and […]

6th Anniversary Blog

May 18, 2017

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Nothing Focuses the Mind like a Hanging — Errrr, Anniversary Today is the 6th Anniversary of this blog, a time when I usually sum up my creative efforts for the year. And which explains the annual rush of May postings. I originally started the blog because I was, how do they say – between opportunities […]

The Forest God

May 15, 2017

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The Forest God Here is a quick little story two-and-a-half years in the making which would probably still be being pondered over if I hadn’t set the artificial deadline of my blog anniversary (5/18) to “publish” it. Confession of Solomon Pentacost This day, October 31, 1665, Solomon Pentacost My name is Solomon Pentacost. As I […]

Pigs of Minot

January 7, 2017

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A few nights ago I had a fever and I had one of those dreams that goes all night, no matter how many times I wake up, every time I go back to sleep, it continues. This allows me to think about and shape the dream, and it’s actually a large part of my writing […]