From the Black, the Blues (Conclusion)

See part 5 here. Things got out of hand. By now, I guess you figured that out. By the time September rolled around, Jarita and I were in almost constant touch. She sent me technical specs to modify my communications, and I even set up a portable holograph display so I could see her in…

From the Black, the Blues ( Pt. 5)

La cuarta parte aquí (pt. 4) Here’s what Jarita and I figured out. That’s her name, by the way, Jarita. It turned out she had a job much like mine. She was on a semi-automated craft, way out at the edge of a galaxy that I’m still struggling to chart. She was a scientist, like…

From the Black, the Blues ( Pt. 4)

See part 3 here. “Excuse me?” I’ve never heard cursing on an official channel. I decided right then and there, I like this woman. “Dude, stop messing with me. I’ve been out here alone six terran months. I’m going bonkers, but I’m not stupid.” “I’m not messing with you. This is Amundsen … the South…

From the Black, the Blues ( Pt. 3)

See part 2 aquí: After that first encounter, I took to working the late-night shifts exclusively. It’s not so much I thought that’s when I would hear another blip (as I’d come to call the voice), but no one else worked the post-midnight shift, and I did not want the Gov scientists to hear my…

From the Black, the Blues (parte dos)

Part 1 of the story is here. Here’s part 2. Are you hooked yet? No? Dammit!! One night, around 3:00 a.m. or so, I was working the lab alone. There was the usual static, muted through the external speakers, along with Coldplay. The audio filters had a visible and auditory alarm if any pattern emerges…

From the Black, the Blues (Part 1)

Starting today, I will be posting the short story “From the Black, the Blues” which is featured in my short story collection The Juice and Other Stories, available for the Kindle and in paperback (the paperback version contains 2 extra stories). “From the Black” was first published in the Literary Underground’s short story anthology, Time….

I’m an Indie Author, Yo

The Independent Author Index is now featuring my profile for Hard as Roxx. I hope you check it, and the book out. Reviews from gay-haters aside, it’s straight-up Sci Fi and a lot of fun.

Review: Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg

Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg My rating:  5 out of 5 Stars If you are a writer, there is a sadness in completing a masterful work. It is that surety, the cold knowledge that you will never write anything so important, or so simply. That is my unfiltered reaction to having completed Dying Inside. Silverberg…

Remembering, Final Part

Part 2 Buy the Book or Kindle Ebook   My People grow stronger with the work. We are lazy, the herders say. We do not pull out enough of the green stones. Daily, we take their beatings – some to the death. Three thousand, eight hundred twenty-seven are left. None of us will defile the white rocks for…

Remembering, Part 2

Read Part 1 Buy the Book or Kindle Ebook I have taken a mate. There must be life, I have decided. I am now content with the responsibility of remembering, and our numbers have stabilized. If I perish – the fates being kind – perhaps my sons will take my place. She is called Krytay,…