...a goodly number of us dreamers are going to ruefully reflect that it was entirely possible for humanity to establish off-planet settlements following the Apollo program. Settlements that likely could have been self-sustaining by now because in the alternate reality where humankind put as much effort and resources and brains as possible behind establishing populations... Continue Reading →
...or at least that may be an upside of an ever-more-connected world. The “Internet of Things” future will have to ponder if that and other pluses offset living in a world where any of your belongings might rob you. In a WiFi saturated world, it may be more than your phone or local news weather... Continue Reading →
I posted this story about a year ago, before I started putting the stories on images. I like the story being on the image much better. It looks better. Somehow it makes the story feel better. And you can easily save and share this image anywhere you want if you like. You couldn't do that before.... Continue Reading →
Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →
Global Warmed No snowflake fallen below Canada since 2104 -- desperate hordes press north, all starving.
(Short-short story short-shorter: birds not leaving the nest die there.) Reach For The Stars Skyscrapers, rockets drowned in withering leaves: their masters, in the end, too timid.
I've been posting a piece of microfiction each month for Patreon patrons (a whole buck a month is the minimum pledge to see them) since March. This month's offering is a vignette about a young man fishing in a place that makes the familiar Earth seem very alien indeed. It's about hope and death and... Continue Reading →
A short vignette, about 1300 words. A vignette is not a story, but is a scene. In this scene, a very old man sits in his study and contemplates his end. It is an end he has brought on himself, out of frustration and discontent. And it is an end he is determined to share...... Continue Reading →