Oddity on Brain (inspired by art from C0laj)

Unaware of irony, the oddity wakes in the Dreamlands and holds the shape of a nameless sponge diver. Why? It forgot and fell asleep like this, and now it wakes to find itself thinking of owning a personalized existence. How? The brain in the diver’s head that the oddity now holds in his hands. ThisContinue reading “Oddity on Brain (inspired by art from C0laj)”

Barry Golds and the Very Very Bad Memory

When human launches into space, they will undergo the type of violence normally reserved for death. And Commander Barry Golds thought he was going to die. So, situation normal. But he didn’t, and after a career trying to get here, he is aware the bit of engineering wrapped around himself helped, but that help wasContinue reading “Barry Golds and the Very Very Bad Memory”

Sky-fishers

It’s the whisper in the clouds. The swift turning and movement of frozen water. “Maybe this isn’t a good idea,” she whispers, wishing she could take back wanting to impress him. Luke pulls the ripcord on the power-glider, and the small gas engine chugs into life. With an obvious fake-smile, he turns back and shushesContinue reading “Sky-fishers”

Waters of Black Glass (art by C0laj)

Hungry, he pulls the oars again, and Domenicos Theotokopoulos, Dom to most, allows the little rowboat to drift to a stop. Certainly not the world’s ugliest man, though it was a close contest, he decides, here is good enough.  Dom is work-a-day ugly, the kind where his days are separated by a hangover, a bottle,Continue reading “Waters of Black Glass (art by C0laj)”

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”

Patrol Officer Smits

“When the pictures are posted, Patrol Officer Smits will be celebrated a hero,” yet still, even as the mayor says those words, she knows they are mostly fantasy. The photographer wants too much, and when he gets tired of waiting, he’ll just release them for the clicks anyway. Patrol Officer Smits was no more heroContinue reading “Patrol Officer Smits”

Afflicted by Elf

Man, first time out and you get afflicted by elf! That’s just bad luck. May Moradin relieve you of your burden! Does it hurt? The forest flitterings? The sparkles? The only thing I can think to suggest, maybe go to your mountain’s priest-guild. I am not too versed on their magics but I am positiveContinue reading “Afflicted by Elf”

Daddy Issues

“You know what’s stupid?” “What?” “This ship,” Bruno screeches as the shuttle shimmies in response to a psionic shock wave. He jerks the control stick to avoid a cephalopod tentacle and the Errant Knight barrel-rolls to the starboard. “Any other design we’d be invisible.” “But we’re not and go fuck yourself.’ For Lei, this shipContinue reading “Daddy Issues”