Tag Archives: Sci Fi

Tis the season once again for short story contests

The weather outside is frigid, minus 13 F this morning on my back porch.  But the holidays are approaching, and that means ’tis the season for writing contests. Some of my favorite short story contests open for entry during or … Continue reading

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Airlock podcast

One of my flash fiction pieces, “Airlock,” was just  released as a podcast from Manawaker. http://www.manawaker.com/podcast/ffp-0105-airlock/ or on iTunes (free) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ffp-0105-airlock/id980747861?i=363656980&mt=2 Originally published in Perihelion Science Fiction, “Airlock” is a paranormal sci fi mashup, just a thousand words short.  It actually … Continue reading

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Tis the season for short story contests

Tis the season for talking snowmen, animated nativity scenes, tubas in the park, and pointy-eared tomtar. (me at Tuba Christmas Denver last year) And spec fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) short story contests.  Tis the season to enter.  So … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Monoceros, Ptolemy Cluster

For the past couple of years I have had the good fortune to be part of a terrific writer’s group based in Louisville, Colorado.  Here is an excerpt from a talented fellow writer, Steven W. Johnson, who has a pro  credit to … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: The Steamer Trunk

Mostly I write mythica fantasy, ghost stories or science fiction.  Every now and again I try something different — I’m actually working up a horror piece at the moment about the helhest (“Trampled”), and I have a magical realism piece in the … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Capture the Flag

In honor of the 4th of July, here’s an excerpt from a yet-to-be-published sci fi short story, “Capture the Flag.”  Set in the not so distant future, the world watches as astronauts rush to the moon to protect the first American … Continue reading

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Setting stories in the land of vikings and valkyries

As my long time readers know, I have a penchant for setting stories in the Nordic lands, be they tales from the Old Norse mythos or space operas set in Kiruna’s Spaceport.  While I cannot claim any Viking blood, at … Continue reading

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