Tag Archives: SF

An Unsettled Settler

Here’s another tale culled from the trunk, from a time when I thought writing science fiction would be my road to riches. Unfortunately, when it came to real science, I quickly realized I was out of my element and needed … Continue reading

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A Not So Simple Case of Stage Fright

Here’s something both new and a little different. Possibly even suitable for a younger audience. Let me know what you think. “I’m done for,” Jack told himself. “If I weren’t such a chicken, I’d take my bike out on the … Continue reading

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Can Science Fiction Be Funny?

Someone long ago told me the reason she didn’t read science fiction was that it took itself too seriously. “You can read that stuff all day and never even smile,” she claimed. I’d read enough Heinlein to know that wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Semblance

Herewith, another previously unpublished tale, this one dredged up after 18 years in the trunk. I’ve dusted it off and trussed it up just for you. From a distance, and without his glasses, the grass and scrub growing atop the … Continue reading

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Who Else Would You Ask, If You Could?

This week’s offering is another short story, though it wasn’t inspired by anything European. This one is as All-American as it gets. Feel free to let me know what you think of it in the comments section below. Thanks!  (Copyright … Continue reading

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A Deal is a Deal

After seeing so much Renaissance art and hearing cautions about mentioning the Mafia while touring certain areas of Italy during our recent trip, I definitely wanted to address the subject matter. Hence, this cautionary tale. You may find the opening … Continue reading

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Change Your Story’s Clothing

Every writer I know has come up with a story idea at one time or another which they like, but which just doesn’t seem strong enough to warrant the effort needed to write it. Still, chucking the idea into the … Continue reading

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