A Nall shuttle delivers Colclough and the two Demarians to the surface of the planet Odari – homeworld of the merchant-minded Odarites. The weather is chilly on the landing pad, just below freezing Fahrenheit in what amounts to a balmy summer day in the city of Ikikir. “I usually packContinue Reading

My son, who turns six in May, didn’t want to keep working on his dictation assignment for kindergarten. The task called for me to read a short sentence, which he would then write on the paper. He’d had a decent day at school – even completed his in-class work –Continue Reading

Working at home works great for work. Not so much for creativity. About a year ago, my supervisor asked if I wouldn’t mind giving up my cubicle on the fourth floor of an office park building about 30 minutes from home. I didn’t put up any kind of fight. IContinue Reading

The result of my fourth #bookstorewindow fiction writing exercise, inspired by the late Harlan Ellison, based on writing prompts supplied by Craig Pittman, Colchek, and Gareth Harmer. Wrote it live on our Slack site in about an hour and a half: The Herbert drifted above the dark forest of thickContinue Reading