Second Star To The Right (Entry 1)

This is actually part of a project I started a while back but have decided to entirely rework. Giving “horror” a break. The entire ship shuddered as the docking clamps latched into position. Hopefully the cargo drones could get me unloaded quick. Past experience with this station told me I was dreaming if I thought …

A beginner’s guide to the Fermi Paradox

Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive or all-encompassing post. This is designed to inspire thought and encourage discussion. We’ll also be focusing primarily on our home galaxy, the Milky Way. So what is the Fermi Paradox? It is deceptively simple, yet excruciatingly complex. The basics are thus: There are hundreds …

Nothing for it but to do it

I started the year off with a bang. Full of vigor and enthusiasm. Then life happened. I spent some time down sick, then life filled with distractions. When I finally started to get back on track, I pulled a muscle in my abdomen and couldn’t really bear to sit at my desk. So I am …

Are distractions really that bad?

Betteridge’s Law of Headlines states that if the headline ends in a question mark, it can be answered by the word “no”. And today is no different. But hear me out on this one.

A day late, and a whole bunch of words short

This years is off to a rough start. That’s OK. Shit happens and I have 355 days left to fix it. My total word count should be 10,000 by the end of the day. I might bit half of that. If I bust ass. Being a trucker taught me a lot about dealing with being …

It has begun

It’s officially 2019. That means 85k90 has started. I am approaching this a little differently than I did NaNoWriMo. We’ll see how well that works out.

Loves Last Labor

The predawn air was cool and damp. It was a good day to die. Finally, peace reigned over the small Appalachian town again. It had been a bloody and terrifying three weeks since it all started. Samantha didn’t know how she had managed to keep Jonathan away from the violence and death that had plagued …

It’s been a quiet week

In Lake Wobegon…… No wait, that isn’t right. But if you understand the reference, you’re awesome. If you don’t understand it, you’re still probably awesome. Just not as awesome. Things are moving as planned. It’s kind of scary, actually. I get confused when things are going smoothly. I’m really excited for January 1st to get here …

2 weeks to go

As I am writing this, it is Tuesday December 18th. Two weeks from now, I’ll be starting on a one year journey to maybe actually publishing a book. I hope. (foul language ahead, proceed at your own peril)

Last of a Dying Breed (Preview)

As promised, here is the prologue of my upcoming 85k90 project. This is the story of Jackson Parish, a man with nothing left to lose.