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”

For the Man Not There

  1. NASA Engineer-First-Class Arnold Francesca hears a beep and takes his eyes from the deepest recesses of the ion engine and looks down at the LCD hologram display. In the environment of his EVS, the image is crisp and readable. His eyes flick past the generic mission data that reminds him of what itContinue reading “For the Man Not There”

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”

#155 Film Director Lisette DeJesus

Origin: Stories on Creativity #155 Film Director Lisette DeJesus Website: https://lisettedejesus.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dejesuslisette *** Music on this episode courtesy of: Kevin MacLeod  Mountain Emperor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxQFdMlZcw *** Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbSnMk6QPiULXmKDYmwCmIg Subscribe on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/origin-stories-on-creativity/id1247194933?mt=2 Subscribe on stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bryan-aiello/origins-stories-on-creativity?refid=stpr On Google Play https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iywh2sype4wvtcuq4ose2fuxhqqContinue reading “#155 Film Director Lisette DeJesus”

The Girl and a Sniper

While watching videos on the internet, not long ago, she found herself in that dark corner of the web filled with stuff one never seeks and can never forget when once seen. She sat watching one of her favorite songs playing over a video of a U.S. soldier directing traffic at an intersection. The songContinue reading “The Girl and a Sniper”