The Hunt: Flash Fiction

Shivering in sodden furs, Koragh stared out of the cave as hurried clouds shed fetid streams. “The gods must be angry.” His mate whispered from behind as their child suckled. “Can you hunt?” “We must.” He growled as he hefted the spear, its precious stone tip glistening in the dampness.

Behind the Creation Part 3

Spacecraft The Multiplarity trilogy mentions several different spacecraft. It might be interesting to see the real-world examples that inspired these craft. The first is, of course, the US Space Shuttle. While there are many good reasons why it never fully achieved its potential, the fundamental shape was the result of …

Rodent Rally

Y’all might like my new teeshirt, sticker, and mug offering. It’s been years since I last tried my hand at teeshirt, mug, and sticker design. Sometimes the rush hour rat race can be a bit too much for any of us. That is when we need to make a positive …

Behind the Creation Part 2

Worldbuilding Behind the Creation Part 1 can be found here. When I pause to consider it, Multiplarity not only has multiple plot lines with dozens of characters, but it required the detailed creation of four different fictional worlds. The first third of the book deals with a near future version …

3D Printing

A Romanian modeler is trying to make a living from selling the pattern files for 3D printed truck models. It is a niche market, at this time. Check out this article, then consider… I know a couple of other people, including Ed Traxler, that are making money in niche markets in …

Gimme A Chance

A few years back, I woke up with a song in my head. Nothing would do, but I had to get up, sit down at the keyboard, and finish it. When I was done, I sent it to a good friend, with the following explanation. Just for the record, I …

First Lines

I know we’ve all heard at one point or another, that opening lines or paragraphs are crucial to the success of a story. Awhile back, I was chatting with some creative friends and the topic of terrible opening lines came up. Off the top of my head, I invented the …