Author Archives: fredhesser

Elder of the Conclave (cont.)

[I’m back! This is a continuation of this story. I doubt I’ll return to this little universe, at least for a long while, but I fell out of the habit of writing for awhile and wanted to get back into … Continue reading

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News

New Job Hype! *ahem* I started a new job this week. I had hoped that while making preparations for my change in employment I’d find the time to write this weeks story still, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 5)

Jane (23.2.120.3) woke and stretched. She spent some time trying to work a kink out of her arm before remembering that particular arm wasn’t there anymore. She looked about for her arm. It was on the nightstand, and she had … Continue reading

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Long ago

Long ago, in the days when there were still fish in the oceans and cars on the roads, there lived a woman who was not afraid of governments destroying us. It had nearly happened, she knew that, but that was … Continue reading

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On the Scientist Salarian

Much like my thoughts on the USPS in The Walking Dead pilot, here’s a random thought about another piece of pop culture well past the point where it was probably relevant: So in Mass Effect 2 (the science fiction shooting-of-mans … Continue reading

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Local Politics

Local politics can be weird. Correction: local politics are like national politics in microcosm. Including all the weirdness. At the end of February, I attended a Public Safety meeting at City Hall in my town about the police buying a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

“You have to forgive people,” a friend of mine told me not long ago. I took issue. You don’t have to forgive anyone. At no point, no matter what happens, are you required to forgive someone for what they’ve done. … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 4)

Connecting to the soldier’s implants digitally was almost trivial. The hard part was the actual manipulation of data. For obvious reasons, the implants were designed to resist this exact sort of tampering. Covering her tracks was time consuming as well. … Continue reading

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Terrorism

I nearly lost my mother to terrorism. I didn’t, but it was close. I was 7 at the time, and didn’t understand it. It took me years before I really thought about it in terms of “Terrorism.” For a long … Continue reading

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The Fleet [Up the Spine]

Getting from Hab to the Spine is easy in theory. Just keep going up until you get to the doors labeled “Warning: Low Gravity Zone.” Theories are treacherous things. The gravity starts getting weaker pretty much immediately once you’re out … Continue reading

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