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Peaceful Resolution

The alarm clock never actually registered as a sound, at first. Through some somnolent semi-synaesthesia, it was a persistent pulsing of pressure, unignorable and inexorable in dragging him to awareness, but not sound. It only ever registered as noise after he was most of the way awake, clearing his eyes, sitting up. Only then did [...]

In Which I Talk to a Ghost

“Do you show up on NODs,” I asked the ghost. To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure a ghost was there. There was little to indicate the presence of anyone but myself, and what little there was could be easily construed as something else. The only light in the room was filtered from distant headlights [...]

The Truth About Fog: a Story

One of the characteristic features of the stuff is that it never comes indoors. Have you ever noticed that? You can open your front door, stick your arm out, and have it fade to invisibility before the wrist, but close the door again and inside your house everything is normal. Surely you didn’t think this [...]

I will tell you a story now, about a ship adrift…

We should have turned as soon as we saw that the ship was drifting. Sending in a report to the Coast Guard and then setting out over the horizon would have discharged our obligation. The Captain didn’t want to do that though; he wanted to be a Good Samaritan, and render what aid and assistance [...]

I will tell you a story, in one week

It is time again to practice my writing. Writing whatever comes into my head as it comes doesn’t work particularly well, because my best ideas happen when I’m far from a keyboard and usually too busy to take an unscheduled break anyway. Writing on a deadline, for the consumption of others, seems to work pretty [...]

The End of It All

The universe expresses itself through fractals. The annual change of seasons mirrors the rise and fall of ice ages, at time scales magnified by orders of magnitude. One can see mountains withered to plains over the course of a rising tide. They said that Merlin lived his life backwards. It was true enough, in a [...]

The Fett Farm

I couldn’t sleep, and I figured I’d do something productive. It’s based on some events of Episode II. If you haven’t seen it yet, this may surprise you, as it depends on certain events that the movie sets up. However, if you know that movie’s title, and have half a brain, this story won’t surprise [...]