Download The Fountain–FREE for the 2017 Holidays

Download The Fountain for FREE—tomorrow and any of the next four days: December 14 through the 18th.  It goes back to the regular price on the 19th. Don’t miss out! See snippets from just three of the reviews that we have received. Read the rest of these and other reviews on the Amazon page. “The Twilight Zone Meets Philip […]

Scenes from Other Lives

This looks promising, to me, for at least a short story. Let me know what you think. Thanks. “I’m seeing strange things, people on a beach. They’re talking in languages I don’t understand,” Ned said. “It’s been happening to me too—right now in fact,” Jeff turned and looked down the sidewalk to a beach that […]

Download The Fountain FREE

You’ve seen it highlighted here before. Now you can download The Fountain  for FREE—these three days only: August 25, 26 and 27. It will be back to $2.99 on the 28th. Don’t miss out! See just two of the reviews that we have received so far. Read more on the Amazon page.   A great read! Says D.G. […]

Stardust–Joni Mitchell May Have Been Right

Nearly 50 years ago Joni Mitchell sang of the famous festival of Woodstock. She said in her counterculture song of the same name, “We are stardust.” Now there are scientists who say we may indeed be made of–or at least include in our DNA, not just an inheritance from Lucy millenia ago in Africa but […]

The Fountain–a Kindle edition available July 10 on Amazon

Coming on Monday, July 10th–The Fountain, A seven-story fantasy and sci-fi collection of short fiction. One quarter the size of an average novel, it’s perfect for summer reading or when you have a few minutes to spare but not a couple of hours or more. Reminder: If you pre-ordered The Fountain, it will be automatically delivered to […]

First Review of The Fountain

Thanks to D.G. Kaye, for her wonderful review of The Fountain short story collection, which is on pre-order from Amazon Kindle right now. It will available on July 10, less than a week from now. See her full review here and the highlights below. If you enjoy short stories in fantasy/sci-fi genres, and stories that make […]

The Fountain and six more short stories coming soon

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! A seven-story fantasy and sci-fi collection of short fiction. One quarter the size of an average novel, it’s perfect for summer reading or when you have a few minutes to spare but not a couple hours or more. Check it out at Amazon, where it’s […]

The Clear Stream of Reason

What can you do with a writing prompt? Almost anything. Consider this short passage from Rabindranath Tagore, “Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into dreary desert sand of dead habit” You could go somewhere with “reason,” “dreary desert,” “dead habit,” or more–especially if you examine the entire poem. Here’s a […]

Derek’s Dominoes

An experiment–writing a story starting with a technique D.G. Kaye calls “trainstorming” on her blog. I have combined that with a short item I had crafted from the writers group that I belong to. Sort of as an introduction.  Growth is measured by straying from the comfort zone–into untried and unknown. Unknown could be scary […]

The Control Group

Another piece of a WIP–likely to be included among other short pieces about a colony. In the zone, they kept to themselves, unaware but safe from the turmoil elsewhere in the colony. They were the control group, maintaining the history and the culture of the settlers as of their arrival. The monitors remained in orbit, […]