SciFi From Around The World

There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World

Excerpt: The Nightward – A Battle Approaches

I'm a bit busy today, so I thought I'd post a tiny excerpt from The Nightward wherein the Lady Gretchen and her Amazores prepare to do battle with an ancient weapon called the Dark. The Amazores waited in the cold.  Even the walls above were empty of their presence.  Behind Lady Gretchen, the sounds of … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Battle Approaches

Stephen King On Stephen King

Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King

Excerpt: IACTA ALEA EST – Mr. Gae Is Expecting You

A little bit of Shalon from the sequel to LEX TALIONIS, to keep you company as you go into the weekend. Framed in that archway, directly across from the lift, stood a hovercar, its dark blue curves iridescent as a beetle's wing.  Shalon strolled over to it, careful to keep her body as relaxed as possible.  … Continue reading Excerpt: IACTA ALEA EST – Mr. Gae Is Expecting You

We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe

Once again, we've identified a new species of fish that seems to have been created just to give us nightmares. This gorgeous George is apparently a ceratioid anglerfish. That funny looking glow-stick on its head is used to lure fish looking for nightclub to dance the night away into its jaws instead. The diversity of … Continue reading We Live In A Weird And Wonderful Universe

Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Here's a bit more from The Nightward. Our little Queen and her protector have arrived at a Seat where they hope they will be safe. Lady Gretchen stood a few feet from a torch as tall as Viyella herself, with Dagen on her right and the guard on her left.  None of them made a … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – The Lady Gretchen Sees Things Clearly

Excerpt from LEX TALIONIS Sequel: Iacta Alea Est – Analise Mentions An Old Friend

I allowed myself to become completely distracted by "So You Think You Can Dance" so my post is late today. And because I'm being lazy, I've decided to give you a little excerpt from my other Work In Progress. This is from the sequel to LEX TALIONIS, which I'm calling IACTA ALEA EST (The Die … Continue reading Excerpt from LEX TALIONIS Sequel: Iacta Alea Est – Analise Mentions An Old Friend

Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

Another snippet from Viyella's story. In truth, I'm well past these bits, but I don't let myself post unless I've done lots of fresh work. Just keeping myself honest 😉 Hope you like it! He stood and sent out one more thought.  Yowls filled the courtyard, punctuated by screams.  Seconds later, his cat Farain rounded … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – Farain the Cat

A Story About A Man, A Trail And The Life Before

I don't even remember why I clicked on this story. It was in one of my digests simply listed as 'One Heckuva Hike'. Mild curiosity was probably the culprit. But what started off as a beautiful story about the Appalachian Trail ended up going deeper into the human psyche than I ever expected. You can … Continue reading A Story About A Man, A Trail And The Life Before

Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!

Was toddling around and found this old article about punctuation marks that are extremely specific, denote all sorts of useful stuff, but aren't in wide use. My favourite parts include: 9. SARCMARK The SarcMark (short for "sarcasm mark") was invented, copyrighted and trademarked by Paul Sak, and while it hasn't seen widespread use, Sak markets … Continue reading Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!