Caught

The dream feels wet and cold. He has to pee and does. It's uncomfortable lying there, soaked in urine and looking into her eyes. Big brown eyes, rimmed with tears and shadowed with terror. "Why so sad, Marie?" a voice like melting ice asks and he realizes it's his own mouth that uttered the words. She …

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Mirage #13 – Speculating on Orson Scott Card W/ J.E. Purrazzi

Mirage: Speculating on Spec Fiction # 13 Orson Scott Card W/ J.E. Purrazzi *** Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. *** 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 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my …

Prison

Her prison is a palace on a lush island paradise. Her every desire is granted, but still, it's a prison. Her crime? Family lineage. Through the inky blackness of night, she watches a boat approach. With it comes freedom and by the Gods her people will now know the nightmare of her name.

They

Twilight falls. She prepares a fire, as she has for countless nights since they left. They, the idea of it breaks her heart. It was only her now wasn't it? Alone in the abandoned capital, near the end of a journey that leads her home. She refuses to cry, again. There's no point. Gio's gone. The …

#68 Aaron Dennis

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbSnMk6QPiULXmKDYmwCmIg *** Aaron Dennis is a hard working artist and speculative author. He hails from Italy and lives in Florida HIs sci-fi fantasy series War and Glory is available on Barnes noble: Check out his audiobooks performed by Chris Herron on TallTell TV here” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d45--T_w_Q0&list=PLporsubtnxtQBqlBGpBGayy0q1kjv25uy His work can …

The Witch

In the early weeks of April, Mary Trembles walks a muddy path. Each step punctuated with her cane placed gingerly on the wet ground. A cane as crooked as her back. Her steps are dainty on leather-wrapped, wooden-soled shoes.   She wears a black wool dress and a shawl over her wispy white hair. She …

#67 Ken Scholes

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 *** Ken Scholes is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories. His work has appeared in print for over sixteen years. His series, The Psalms …

Mirage: Speculating on Spec Fiction # 12 Classic Vampires and Warewolves W/ Varla Ventura

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Origin: Stories on Creativity. Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Itunes *** In this episode, Varla Ventura and I revisit John William Polidori's The Vampyre which we discussed in our Shelley interview.  We touch on Le Morte Amoreuse or Clarimonde, Théophile Gautier Bram Stoker  and the classic …

Guerro

The hostage feels the chimp's malignant glare like knives through the skull. Hairless the ape is a shiny odd blackish-red color. "Guerro has alopecia.’ The junker says offering the primate a cigarette. ‘He'd love you forever if you got a light." The ape hangs the smoke between his pink lips and leans forward muscles bunching …