Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 3/4

As was promised and prepared for, here’s the third part of “Hot Snap”–the final, larger chunk will be posted a week from today! (Previous Part Here) There were more traps, but nobody else fell into a firepit or stepped on a mine with scanners clearing the way. The brown mass thinned throughout the sixth day, […]

Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 2/4

A bit belated because yours truly was unexpectedly caught up in errands today! Without further pause, I present to you the next 1440-odd words of “Hot Snap!” (Previous Part Here) There were abandoned gun-nests here and there, some magnetic artillery pieces in stony casemates char-hammered during the first landings, but no OpFor. After six hours, […]

Hot Snap: A Future-Fantasy War Story, Part 1/4

“Hot Snap” is a short story almost completely rewritten from a story of the same name that I first wrote while at –DATA CORRUPTED– from a few of the later details and its core themes, I retooled it from the ground up to submit for publication. Unfortunately, it met only rejections in the brief window […]

I Hate the Phrase “Traditional Fantasy”

Exhibit One: Just… just look at it. I’m sorry, that was unduly harsh for those of you who came here looking for my honest opinion. So, look, this is going to get a little heated. I make no apologies for that heat, but I need to express a key distinction: I hate the¬†phrase traditional fantasy. […]