Author Archives: fredhesser

One Star Soup Kitchen

I saw a one star review of a soup kitchen. The existence of such a review says so much before I even read the content. I didn’t question why the review existed, because of course it did. It is everything … Continue reading

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Jane’s War (part 2)

Jane examined her tools. They were hers, not just whatever was in surplus. Somebody had gone up to the dormitories and taken her tools from her belongings. Jane had to remind herself that it was a breach of her privacy. … Continue reading

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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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