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Potholes

Potholes By Garon Whited   One of the most annoying problems with being an inter-universal traveler is the potholes.  Walking along a road, you notice them, but you step around them.  On a bicycle, you steer around them.  In a car, you try to avoid them, but...

Phoebe’s Greetings

Phoebe’s Greetings By Garon Whited My first memory, I think, is of my Pop.  My first clear memory, anyway.  He was smiling down at me, holding me and a bottle, and I was happy.  Looking back on it, yeah, it wasn’t normal, but it was all I knew.  How was I to...

Jerry Chapter 3

  Jerry Chapter 3 By Garon Whited   Whoever he was, he made good sandwiches.  Having the entire ship’s stores to draw on must have helped.  Where he got the mustard was a mystery, though.  The officers’ mess, maybe.  It was the good stuff, the best Jerry had...

Adelaide

The Girl Who Held Up the Sky By Garon Whited   Adelaide held up the sky. Nobody asked her to, but she was a conscientious girl and a helpful one.  When she was six years old, she saw the cracks run through the sky, so she raised her hand and held it up to keep...

Jerry Chapter 2

Jerry Chapter 2   Jerry froze, space-gauntleted hand still on the hatch lever. Debris, he thought.  If the gravity is out, pieces of drifting debris could have impacted on the other side of the hatch, making it sound as though someone knocked. The knocking came...

Mary’s Log

Mary’s Log by Garon Whited “Diogenes?” “Yes, Dean of Knives?” “Save that for when Eric is around, will you?  Call me ‘Mary,’ please.” “Preferences updated, Mary.  What can I do for you?” “Can I open a private file?” “Certainly.” “I mean, a private file Eric doesn’t...

Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence By Garon Whited   I try to mind my own business.  I really do.  But sometimes it’s hard to walk by on the other side. When I saw him, I first thought him a failed mall Santa, thin of frame and pale of cheek.  The red suit was faded and worn,...

Leisel

Leisel By Garon Whited   The woman fell when pushed, her hands outthrust to take the brunt of the impact with the flagstones.  She raised her head and tossed black hair back from her face to glare at the man atop the dais. “You’re making a terrible mistake.” The...

From Apocalypse to Apocalyptica

From Apocalypse to Apocalyptica By Garon Whited   [Between Knightfall and VOID] One of the problems using inter-universal gateways to scavenge resources is finding the resources. Never expected to hear that, did you? So, here’s the deal.  Diogenes opens up small...

Hobbies: Pre and Post “Mortem”

Hobbies: Pre and Post “Mortem” By Garon Whited   As a junior professor of physics and computer science, Eric used to enjoy going to parties with grad students so he could watch them drink too much, with the usual levels of mirth associated with that. ...

ECM

ECM By Garon Whited   Elven Creation Myth Terrible First Draft (a.k.a. “Word Vomit”) Version Rendu was one of the Heru, and widely accepted as the master of all craftsmen. There were others of the Heru who possessed greater strength, or speed, or skill at arms;...

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