#96 Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan is a historian specializing in writing biographies and current events for younger audiences. His published works include Who Was Henry Ford?, Who Was Theodore Roosevelt?, Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor, and The Creation of the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, Burgan is also a playwright and studied at the University of …

Mirage #29 Harry Turtledove w/ Brent Harris

  On episode 29 of Mirage, Brent Harris joins me to discuss Harry Turtledove. Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. Brent A Harris is a Sidewise Award-nominated author of alternate history. He also writes science fiction, horror, …

Mirage: #8 Mary Shelley W/ Varla Ventura

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Origin: Stories on Creativity.   Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Itunes   On this episode of Mirage Varla Ventura and I discuss Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: …

#30 Assaph Mehr

Subscribe on Itunes Sticher and Google play *** Assaph grew up stumbling over historical relics in Isreal. He now lives in Sydney, Australia avoiding drop bears and the poisonous... everything of the Australian tropics along with his wife Julia, four kids and two cats. By day he is a martial artist, software product manager, bridging …

The Gyve

The irony of the Gyve is it doesn't. It is painfully wrapped tight around his ankle and solid enough to give him little purchase to move. The other end is secured to the stone wall behind him. He imagines the bolts go deep, not that he can turn around enough on the short chain to …

avoiding the draft

The best way to avoid the draft Is to a be a coward And hide from duty And obligation While the rest Of your generation Catches bullets And wastes Their youth For fat old men In Washington Who wage war Against other fat Entitled Politicians In places That feel far away This is the way …

Tunnel Rats

They were the fodder of the infantry, the little boots, the walking dead. Eleven bang bangs, through and through, but guys with almost no hope of going back home. Maybe the infantry was filled with the illiterate, criminals, the roughened variety. And maybe these men were all of that and more, but they were also …