Daddy and Daughter Time

“Come here, pixie!” David laughed as he snatched up his daughter and tickled her. She flailed her arms and legs, giggling. Her eyes glowed with love for her dad. They plunked down on the couch in front of the tv, and the tickles continued for a few moments. Sara snuggled into her dad with a […]

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A Stranger in the Woods

“You get that fire going yet, Fin?” “Naw, it’s hard to start a fire with wet wood,” spat Fin. “All the wood in this forest is wet,” said Dimber. “So just make do.” “I’ll make do with your teeth!” snapped Fin. “What does that even mean?” asked Dimber, gently setting a bag on the ground, […]

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Sad Little Stories

Sometimes I write depressing things. In part, that’s because I have clinical depression. Honestly, if you look at what I post, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone – after all, I have a lot of “Oh, sad” stories, and then some with a more humorous bent. Which is really a lot like having depression. Most of […]

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Under the Sunless Sky

Home. Finally, finally home. I almost see it. I ache, it’s so close. Finally, I’ll leave the sunless sky of the colony ship. Finally, I will know the sky. The real, endless, glorious sky! Home. It’s a word we use so casually. Like it’s meaningless. Just a syllable for a place we inhabit. But that […]

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Review: Horizons

Normally I would wait for any reviews until the end of the year for a roundup of “Year of Books” posts. If I read a good book by a small publisher or lesser-known author, though, I’ll probably make an exception. And this is one of them! So, without further ado: Horizons by Peter Prellwitz On […]

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Kerthis and the Half-Giant Menace

Pitter-patter. Slide. Shift. Pitter-patter. The cacophony woke me. He fell into the cave. Cold light tumbled in from outside, splattering all over dark stones and a dark, dark pool. He landed on his face with a startled yell, his cloak fluttering about him. A husky breath, two, and he jumped up, flinging his cloak behind […]

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The Forgotten Story

If your story is not remembered, you will cease to exist. I just finished the challenging novel Time’s Memory by Julius Lester. I’m not writing a review here – I’ll include it for next years “A Year of Books” roundup – but the book concludes with this thought: If your story is not remembered, you […]

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