I took a few more days to get chapter 34 out. Lots of family commitments going on.
I tried a dream scene, which is new for me. I am also using some new grammar checking software to help with the editing.
Any feedback, errors or ideas are welcome.
From the Phantom of the Louvre collection A young Australian, resilient and yearning to set her own course in life journeys far to do so: first sailing South to the sea, then North to be free. ~5,560 words.
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What a rush!
Over the last six weeks, [CORRECTION: SWMBO says it's a good thing I wasn't an accountant - "last ten weeks"] I've posted nine shorts - NOT written, just final edits and posting. For at ... more
From the Phantom of the Louvre collection When a Hamlet-loving crime lord visits Copenhagen on business, a trip to Elsinore looks like a sure thing. For Jeptha Walker, it seems outrageous fortune interferes. But then, this is not the 1890's we thought we knew. ~4,850 words.
Did you ever wonder what might happen if mankind ever exceeded the speed of light? Here is a profound story based on that thought--a story which may well forecast one of the problems to be encountered in space travel.
From the Phantom of the Louvre collection Great achievements arise out of a myriad of small conversations, and sometimes something good comes from being just a little bad: Wil Arnot Barnes. [author points and shouts "hey look, an airship"] ~5,170 words
Chapter 30 is in the queue for posting. I did not know I would make it this far.
Thank you for the recent positive feedback.
Be sure to keep the safety enabled on your jetpack, while in the elevator...
From the Phantom of the Louvre collection Bunny Boyce was happy to serve in a unit where aeros didn't crash: they had landing incidents. On a New Year's test flight, both his attitude and luck began to change. ~ 4,000 words.
So, I've set up this series to organize the current run of steampunk shorts. While some are directly related to another story, reading order is not critical. That PL## jazz is just the order they woul ... more
The Flight of the Wicked Flea has been posted. It is the second of twelve stories with a common background. Many will end up here in the next few months. Anyone have thoughts on the value of setting u ... more
From the Phantom of the Louvre collection London, 1829. Two criminal enclaves battle for supremacy south of the Thames. Second in a steampunk collection from 2015 (notice: no real or virtual steam was applied in this particular story). ~5,200 words.
Like many, my first exposure to the possibilites in a radical reshaping of the past was "The Difference Engine". My long time goal of writing science fiction turned to telling steampunk tales. Eventua ... more
Chapter 21 is in the queue. Brian gets to eat pizza for the first time. He shares a coffee with the royal princess.
Have a great time. Make sure the blaster is pointed away from you before you press the trigger.
Fourth story now posted, and I see a dozen or so have at least opened it. Hope you get something worthwhile out of it.
So far, out of 700-plus downloads over four stories, I've only had one comment. ... more
Yet another story from 2017 is in the hopper. Companion story to "A Burning Love ...". I struggled with that temporal perspective thing that happens when one set of characters lives 60 years and anoth ... more
I just posted chapter 15 of Star Guardian 2. I hope you enjoy it so far. I have not had so many comments recently, which leaves me curious if I am doing OK or have I lost you? Is there something I nee ... more
Just submitted A Burning Love Upon A Ravished Land (another piece from 2017) to the queue.
Two years ago, I was not really satisfied with the finished story, but couldn't see what the problem was. T ... more
My first post here. Hunger, Hunger, Sister Anne was on top of a stack of short stories that needed that final pre-launch going-over. Committing to posting pushed me to wrap the story (instead of rethi ... more
Whitney and Tommy Leighton are more than they appear to be. The twins were born in our dimension, but it wasn't just a birth. It was a rebirth. They originated in a another dimension that runs along the same parallel as ours. In the other world, Whitney is a Baran-Dok-Toi Prim warrior, and Tommy is a Prectock, but they know nothing about that. Other than the strange dreams that Tommy is beginning to have. Added Chapter 7 (final)
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I put another chapter in the queue. I am doing about two chapters in a week recently, which is more than I had planned.
By the way, I recall in Star Trek TOS the Gorn, which I thought would be a good name for a drinking establishment.