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

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 man smiled, mirthlessly.  One...

From Apocalypse to Apocalyptica

[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 gateways, sticks a long, thin rod through.  A bunch of...

Hobbies: Pre and Post “Mortem”

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.  Afterward, he drove people home and poured them into their...

ECM

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; but none could match the...

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