Of Side Projects and Artistic Jealousy…

A few weeks ago, I posted an update on Scarlet Raven and Scarlet Phoenix. Well, I have a little secret. I’ve been working on other things as well. If you visit here regularly, or at all for that matter, you’ll notice I try pretty hard to put out new flash …

FlashFic: The Response

Space is deadly. And space in science fiction is even deadlier. This #NerdArt struck me as a particularly vivid and graphic visualization of the kind of death and destruction that awaits humanity as we venture out toward the stars more and more. This is NASA Attack by Chen Yang, over …

FlashFic: Demon Eggs

This is a great piece of #NerdArt I found a few weeks ago. I thought the scene was so interesting, that I had to write what, in my mind, was happening. Was this something fantasy or science fiction. Sometimes the difference between them is a matter of perspective and understanding. …

Truckin’ Along! Checking in on Scarlett

Heyooooo! It’s been a little while, so I figure it’s time to check in on Scarlett as well as the rest of my writing adventures.   Scarlet Raven Scarlett’s darkened return is currently still in Beta. So far, I’ve received two of the beta reviews back. These reviewers’ comments are …

FlashFic: The Hearts of Men

So last week screwed me up a little, with the holiday. But, I’m back with a new story, inspired by a piece of creepy #NerdArt. This one is In Darkness from Freelance Illustrator Beste Erel in Istanbul, Turkey. Even though this has that very speed-paint style, it really grabbed me. …

Catching 40 Billion Winks

Getting the Han Solo-Carbonite Treatment Because Space is Boring Humanity’s first trip to a distant star is likely to be boring. I’m not talking I’m-so-bored-I-can’t-find-anything-to-watch-on-237-cable-channels-or-Netflix kind of bored. I mean stuck-in-a-doctor’s-office-with-muzak-and-no-magazines-with-no-escape-for-20-years kind of bored. Think of it this way, it would be like a cruise ship without the water, ports, …