Christmas is coming early this year. December 17th, to be exact. For me, it will actually begin at 11:00 P.M. Because that is the time of the showing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens — for which I have a ticket. I am only slightly excited to see what J.J. Abrams has done. His work […]Read more "December 17th — The New Christmas"
No excuses for those who might be remotely interested in what I’ve been doing or where I’ve been. Absent is the answer. But now I’m back, ready to go about laying down more syllables and such.Read more "And I Wake and Realize I’ve Been Gone"
This is more flash fiction responding to Chuck Wendig’s latest challenge: Random Cocktail Challenge where you take the name from a random cocktail and create a story from it. My drink was the Johnny Buffalo: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Club Soda, Lemon Juice, Sugar Enjoy. Johnny Buffalo was dead. I looked through the peephole and stared […]Read more "Johnny Buffalo"
This story was written in response to Chuck Wendig’s Flash Fiction challenge “Ten Random Sentences.” It was written sitting at the bar of an Applebee’s in Panama City, Florida, while I drank an IPA and ate a Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich. I hope you like it as much as I liked that IPA and […]Read more "Sixty Four Comes Asking For Bread"
I recently finished Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and found myself not blown away, but quite satisfied with what a good read it was. Although I am very much a mainline Sci-Fi nerd, I have found myself more and more attracted to some of the post-apocalyptic stuff hitting the shelves these days. Journal […]Read more "Station Eleven, Greg Egan, and Other Sublime Goodness to Come My Way"
When I was young, the future — the high tech, science fiction future — was 2001. 2015 was, well, way farther into the future than that. And here I am. In the future. I am not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, although I do have a weirdly OCD-ish infatuation with beginning new things on […]Read more "2015: The Future Is Here"
I love the movie Alien. It has been one of my all-time favorites since I saw it on opening day in San Francisco back in 1979. In addition to the storyline, I have always loved it for the design elements that brought the Nostromo — a massive, industrial spacecraft — to life. I was taking a […]Read more "Alien: The Sublime Beauty of Fonts, Iconography, and Set Design"