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 →

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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 →

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 →

SciFi News Network 2062: Self-Driving Vehicle Kills Three

Posted: Monday, August 7th, 2062 WESTON, Mass. Three pedestrians were killed Sunday when a self-driving car's operating system was compromised outside a weekend farmers' market in Weston, a wealthy suburb of Boston. Two local teens in the car were also treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries. Witnesses said the vehicle did not slow as it mounted the sidewalk and struck... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Word Story: Still Time

The first time I posted this, I managed to delete the story somehow. Or, worse still, not actually write it. So let's try this again! Still Time S.A. Barton Seventy aimless years: before the cure for aging, he'd never have become anyone.

Ooh, Round Numbers Are Exciting

With this latest, I have published 40 titles through Smashwords.  Generally, one number is as exciting as another... at least in absolute terms.  But this is a round number, and people love round numbers.  We all freaked out for the year 2,000.  When people own cars they tend to notice when they hit 10,000 or... Continue Reading →

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