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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXV)

Beth let the air flow out of her chest as she brought her elbows up to her knees. She lowered her shoulders to the floor, then brought them back up, touching her elbows  to her knees again. She had so … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 1)

Jane (23.2.120.3) flexed her new fingers. It wasn’t her first artificial limb, she already had a replacement leg from the knee down. But she never thought much about the responsiveness or flexibility of her leg. It simply wasn’t something she … Continue reading

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News!

So the site was down for about two weeks, but we’re back now. Took the time to get some more writing done and think about where I’m going with this site, my writing, and other things. New story will be … Continue reading

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Elder of the Conclave

(a short little scene I wrote while brainstorming a science fiction setting) The Gorgon Fleet was making another run at the warp gate. This would be their third run within the last year. “We have firing solutions locked in on … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXIV)

Sand. It was everywhere. Kicked up by boots, in the air, in his clothes, in his mouth. Sand and dead grass, all around him. Sand and grass and the burning sun beating down. People were yelling at him. He could … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (conclusion)

Alirio hurried down the concrete passage, ostensibly following Koya though there was nowhere to go but straight ahead. Koya had ignored a few dozen identical metal doors that lined the halls down here, below the Taskmaster’s compound. Between them, Jean … Continue reading

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No Story This Week

So I was hoping to keep my every other week schedule for a bit, but I hit a small snag this week. I was on a camping trip this past weekend, and being away from my computer, I made sure … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXIII)

Issac considered for a moment that he should feel the urge to smile right now. His plans were working perfectly, after all. The meetings had picked up at 11, and Gavrilović had immediately started in on his earnest plea for … Continue reading

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Alirio’s War (part 3)

“Nobody escapes,” Alirio said, very sure of it. “Shaysh who?” the soldier smiled. Or tried to. His attempt made his face even more terrifying. “Nobody ever has,” Alirio shook his head as he said it. “Eshcapesh happen all the time,” … Continue reading

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Operation Caesar’s Folly (part XXII)

The Admiral was not a man to believe in coincidences. He was certain they happened, but in an abstract sort of way, the way one is aware that somewhere someone will win the lottery. It will happen, but almost certainly … Continue reading

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