FREE ebook edition of the COMPLETE story available on Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play Books, and Amazon (99 cents there, because I can NEVER get them to price match my free books for some reason). Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Haven't read the previous installments? Click here to go to Part 1! And now... Part... 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 →
(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 →
This is still in rough draft, so this excerpt could change by the time I finish this story. I also don't know when I'm going to finish this, because of my oddball writing process. I'm not sure how odd it is, I don't know enough other writers that well. But it seems odd to me.... Continue Reading →
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 →
No, it's not. My name isn't Gerald, of course. But my newest short story, My Name Is Gerald, is now available. Here's the blurb: Gerald is a lonely man, a shut-in who spends his time dreaming and watching the skies over his rural Nebraska hometown on the eve of the quincentennial. What he observes in... Continue Reading →
So, I've been tinkering with this Flowers of Dawn story. So far, a diplomat on leave following the death of her spouse has been befriended by an alien she's previously only interacted with professionally. The alien accompanies her to the graveyard. She leaves a stone. The alien leaves a... well, a green bean-thing. I won't... Continue Reading →