My New Hip Is Settling In Nicely…

...and I'm starting to write again. Healing has occupied a lot of my energy over the last couple of weeks, just as contemplating major surgery sapped a lot of my mental energy for a few weeks leading up to it. There's a big wad of post-surgery slacker inertia to overcome, but I'm starting to break... Continue Reading →

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So I’m Getting A Hole Drilled In My Legbone

https://youtu.be/uhzydPZOM7Q?t=2m7s A while back I thought, hey, my eroding right hip has started to cause me a lot of pain, like constantly, and I have to lean harder on my cane every passing month. And I'm kinda tired of having one leg shorter than the other, which wasn't the case before but which is what... Continue Reading →

The Life Of The Dead (An Essay From The Future)

(Original appearance on my Patreon page, 04 July 2017) To understand our ancestors and the Natural Lifers, voluntary and involuntary, throughout the Solar System, you must understand first that they are all dead. For our pre-Longevity ancestors, that's literally true. But I mean something  more profound than a simple observation of the state of being... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: Under Ashes

“Anything worth a damn is made on a coast and ships from a coast. By air or sea.” That's what the president said. At least, it's what was reported on the shadow web that snakes through the makeshift network of “smart” stoves and washing machines and automobiles (if you can afford them!) and can openers... Continue Reading →

Starting Late And Dying Young

So, General Organa -- Carrie Fisher -- is dead. At sixty. She left behind a hell of a body of work and a trail of lives and souls touched through the characters she portrayed, the stories she worked on, and in person eye to eye. She's hardly the only one to die relatively young. It... Continue Reading →

Brittany And Dustin Are Free…

...or at least the happy little solarpunk short-short they star in is free! I have often said that I hope that someone -- anyone, government or private or whatever -- builds a really decent retirement home on the moon or in geosynchronous orbit or at L5 in time for me to retire to it. This... Continue Reading →

A Year Ago: “It Could Be Anyone”

A little over a year ago I cooked up this little free short (you can read it here, complete and no download needed) in connection with a creative writing class in the MA program I'm finishing up now. The protagonist is Ms. Gaither, an eighty-five year old woman, and she came out of more than... Continue Reading →

13 Word Story: Locked In

First, two things: this post appeared on my Patreon page on the 21st, and if you're counting words the-hyphenated-ones-count-as-one. You'll have to decide if you think I cheated or not. I say not. If you'd like to comment, I'll politely discuss it with you.  🙂 Now, about the story: "Uploading," the idea of rendering the human... Continue Reading →

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