Cretaceous Queen, Chapter Five: Overtime

Chapter Five: Overtime The Kitzillaki drone’s sensor buds twitched and loomed over Cretaceous Queen, and she was oblivious to anything beyond her struggle to breathe. But as her vision darkened and she gagged in vain for air, there was a sudden crack of noise that drew her eyes to the blue sky above. Foom! A... Continue Reading →


Cretaceous Queen, Chapter Four: Countdown

Chapter Four: Countdown “Hey! Are you alright?!” Kurtzberg coughed while she waved away purple gas. Phantom opened his eyes lying face down on the bridge. He pulled himself to one knee, held his gut, and groaned. He and the trio he’d saved were now hundreds of yards from the bus, out of harm’s way near... Continue Reading →

Cretaceous Queen, Chapter Two: Urruatta

Chapter Two: Urruatta There was a split-second breach into lightless, extradimensional space. The brief shift to weightless non-direction was like a rollercoaster dip before the pair materialized a foot above the Lee Building’s roof. Gravity reasserted its caress, and they dropped down from the cloud of purple gas that enveloped them. Katie maintained her balance,... Continue Reading →

WIP-it Wednesday: November 15th, 2017

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read! This week has been alternately exhilarating and frustrating. It’s been great to have my website done, and after its launch only a few minor things came to light (likely unnoticed by anyone but me) that were easy to fix. I... Continue Reading →

Riders by Alexander Petrakov

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