A short story depicting an alien mage’s far-future encounter with the space-dwelling outer demons known as the Carag.
Announcing the release of the free-to-read complete Collected Tales of Machrae Diir–beginning with the early days of a mad devil and her dimension, and blooming into so much more.
hi, readers! I’ve had this one percolating in the back of my mind for a while. After typing it all out, I figured it’d work a little better in blog format, so here you go–the first of several loosely-formatted “episodes” (sorry, couldn’t resist) outlining my ideas for a Dark Side-centric Star Wars series. Those of […]
“Oh, and the lava-lamps, also pink. They really tie the space together!”
And here we are, the final installment of “Hot Snap”! This story was a pleasure to write, and I hope it’s been a pleasure to read–no more waffling, let’s get to it! (Previous Part Here) *** And for the next two weeks, talk was effectively all they did. Five days into their stay at the […]
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, […]
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” 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 […]
(Last Entry Here) …facility’s reactor went critical, but most of the facility remains intact. We do not have an explanation for this. The remains of the reactor room itself and small portions of the surrounding facility–including, it seems, the Project databases–are still molten. This would have been Specialist Illowen’s job to understand, but you may […]
(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 10 Clearance presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will be counted […]