Leaving New York

“I have to be here because my wife freaking would rather die than go anywhere else?” I push Florida. She pushes me out of the apartment, tells me, “go. Don’t need your fucking ass here anyway.” “What about my stuff?” “It’ll be outside. Love ya, Bye!” The door locks, but I have my keys. CanContinue reading “Leaving New York”

A Hero in Need

There comes a time in every hero’s journey where they get captured and experimented on until death were preferable. Or maybe that’s just my experience. Name is Jake, and once upon a time ago, I could have the exact tool for whatever I needed. I considered it luck. Need a screwdriver? Ole Jake will reachContinue reading “A Hero in Need”

A Wound

The medic forces himself to assess. Swollen, maybe the whole leg. His whole body hurts from clenching from the agony of severe injury for half a day without treatment. Teeth gritting. Tight eyes. Dried tears on face. Smeared crusty blood. Clothing glued to the body with blood. Every touch elicits a response. Anger. Yelling. Thrashing.Continue reading “A Wound”

How to Build a Starship

Think about the designer. Play around with the idea of famous car guys, and tons of rocket guys, and shipbuilders. Read quotes and books (Wikipedia) on what they said about their machines and craft. It’s a love affair, right? There is competition (think Edison and Tesla). There’s a desire to do it their way andContinue reading “How to Build a Starship”

The Uselessness of Timetravel

There are certain evils in humanity’s history that should be covered up and forgotten for all time. Most concern bending the natural order of things, of twisting physics and chemistry, of combining two creatures that shouldn’t go together. And he was told long ago, months, or however time works now, the McPizza will be yourContinue reading “The Uselessness of Timetravel”

Ruined

There is an art to joining broken things together. To mending the unmendable. To making right great wrongs. The words, spoken though, by the former Chinese president as the world watched, don’t erase what was lost, the millions of lives. The poverty, hunger, civil unrest. And a lever was pulled. Judgment complete. “Give them Koolaide,”Continue reading “Ruined”

A Feast in Greeting

My stomach rumbles at you in greeting. You certainly pique a certain type of interest. Perhaps a celebration is in order. My culture dictates the guest of honor must be fed. Why do you try and escape? Yes, I think rope and a trussing seems appropriate, nice suggestion. Language barrier be damned, am I right?Continue reading “A Feast in Greeting”