Tag: science fiction

This Little Ghost of Mine

This little Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine. -Children’s song from before the Golden Age The Tower was supposed to be a place of comfort. It… Continue Reading “This Little Ghost of Mine”

Once upon a time on little Mercury

Changing how I write these. First, pretending I created a male. Second, first person. Third, this is how I’ll continue in the future. Once upon a time there was a planet called Mercury. It was the closest planet to the sun, the smallest planet… Continue Reading “Once upon a time on little Mercury”

Venus, Baby

Ella stretched in the cockpit of her ship, looking up at the stars. He could see earth hanging up there, an aura of darkness hovering over three quarters of it, as it did any time the sun wasn’t illuminating the surface. The Darkness had… Continue Reading “Venus, Baby”

Embrace the magic of the world

I see more and more that magic is simply science in a time that doesn’t understand it. This bothers me. When did we disband magic as the whimsy, unpredictable, difficult to control, and beautiful work of art that it should be? When did we… Continue Reading “Embrace the magic of the world”

Fix Me

Why don’t you fix me?I can’t help myself.Why don’t you fix me?You know I’m fading still. –Fix Me, Icon For Hire Gears ground together, poorly lubricated and having accumulated much dirt in the grimy underbelly of Torzikov. The once beautiful brass finish of his… Continue Reading “Fix Me”

Oculus

A – Z April: O “What does it do?” Hebn looked at the strange monocle without touching it, letting it sit on the platform. Elebar shook his head, “If I knew I would be using it already.” He retrieved a bag full of strange… Continue Reading “Oculus”

Warp Speed

I’m currently watching Star Trek. The show is actually pretty incredible. Despite the immensely limited special effects, budgets, and so on, they do a fairly good job invoking the imagination to create a riveting story. Travel through space consists of warp speed, or being able… Continue Reading “Warp Speed”

What makes good science fiction?

I wasn’t going to post this tonight. I’m exhausted. Tomorrow is another really long day. But if I don’t post this, if I don’t loose it from my mind, I’ll lay in bed pondering it. This way I release it to the world. What… Continue Reading “What makes good science fiction?”

Learning to read Writer’s Market

I’ve started looking through the 2014 Writer’s Market book for short stories and novels. It’s been fascinating. And a warning, this is very stream of consciousness. I’m sorry. After last year, I learned a lot. If it says “We accept all nonfiction, fiction, and… Continue Reading “Learning to read Writer’s Market”

I Know Nothing?!

On Saturday I watched all of season three of Game of Thrones. Poor Jon. But I reflected upon this, and yesterday I was reading “Writer’s Digest,” and I thought, I know nothing. I’m Jon Snow. Where is my Ygritte? I can do pretty amazing stuff… Continue Reading “I Know Nothing?!”