Lucy (2014) in the Sky with F***ING BRAIN DAMAGE!

This will be a short post (rant). I was flying to the UK in either December or February, when I was met by a promising movie, Lucy (2014) starring the great wooden cigar-store Indian actress Scarlett Johansson. I was a bit excited, as it promised to be Sci-fi, looked bad, and I’d heard nothing of…

The Changeling – Chapter 1, Part 2

Charlie’s excitement lasted only seconds. The inside of the bus reeked of cigarette smoke and cheap perfume, which wafted like a noxious cloud from the bus driver. As he passed, she growled in his direction, but he didn’t stop to listen. He was too busy trying to find a seat while avoiding making eye contact…

The Changeling – Chapter 1, Part 1

I’ve decided to begin posting a serial of my first book, which I’ve recently pulled from publication and have revised. It was originally titled The Stream: Discovery, a name I always hated. It’s been retitled The Changeling. If there is some response, I will keep posting it. If not … well, let’s see how it…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, (conclusion)

Prior sections: part 1, part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. I suppose for simplicity’s sake, from this point on I should stop marking the times of our jumps in terms of my linear age. I could use years, or Gia’s age, or any of a hundred means of marking time. Mostly, however, we thought…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, Part 4

If you haven’t read part 1, part 2, or Part 3, please do so. (The soundtrack of my mind.) Now, I can see the little linear-logic wheels turning in your head. If I met Gia when I was 27, which in non-linear time was after I met her in Venice at age 45, and after…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, part 3

If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2, I recommend doing so now. Reading them out of sequence will pretty much spoil the story. In addition to which, I think this is my 2nd best short story ever. Gracias por leerlo. I forgot the honeymoon memories during the second jump, which ensued seconds after…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, Part 2

“How did we get here?” She shrugged. “Your guess is as good as mine.” She looked around then her face lit up into a broad smile. “Venice. I always wanted to take my honeymoon here.” I looked at her ring and mine. “Maybe you did.” “That doesn’t seem right. I’m sure I’d have married young.”…

Tomorrow Was Yesterday, Part 1

I met my wife on the occasion of our fifteenth wedding anniversary, in the middle of a terrible fight. It was a disconcerting way of meeting someone, but not at all rare, as it turns out. On the face of it, our meeting in that manner may sound like an improbability, but let me assure…

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….

Remembering, Part 1

I have been encouraged by my beautiful Goddaughter to “get it out there” when it comes to my short story collection, The Juice and Other Stories. She’s right, of course. Mainly, I’ve been writing, publishing, and forgetting, since I only have limited time. However, writing and not being read is like dying a virgin. It’s…