Aethereal musings, everyday.
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 →
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 →
Chapter Three: Last Best Hope The occupants of the vehicles packed bumper to bumper on the eastern exit of the Memorial Bridge had abandoned them as the shadow of the forty foot steel titan rose into sight. Fleeing on foot, most had stampeded back towards the bridge’s western end as a panicked mob. Six lanes... Continue Reading →
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 →
Chapter One: Extinction Event Katie skidded to a halt in her low top sneakers. Gasping in exhaustion and shock, she surveyed a traffic jam of hastily abandoned cars. She caught her breath and found no persons living or dead amid the destruction her eyes beheld. The girl reshoulderd her messenger bag, talking to herself as... Continue Reading →
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 →
Rebel Roy leaned back before his steampowered prosthetic arm loosed a hiss, then threw a haymaker punch into the mouth of a snapping deinonychus. He shouted as the blow sent the dinosaur careening into one of its packmates. "They're ornery, Miss!" Molly unholstered the ray-gun from her frock, and the intrepid inventress took aim. "Get... Continue Reading →
A weekly compilation of collected microfictions composed by yours truly. If your time is short, these are shorter! "Most humans became wild unsentients from the virus.. You've no idea how lucky we are to be talking gorillas instead!" The tuberous aliens that raised him were kind and wise, but Kemda never felt that he belonged... Continue Reading →
Click the picture above for full-size. On Art-Tastic Tuesdays I feature a selected piece of visual art that I have come across. These are pieces that have inspired my writing or beautifully frame some concept or another that I have already written or want to write about. I present them without commentary so they may... Continue Reading →
I’ve featured Woonyoung Jung’s work on the blog’s Art-Tastic Tuesday feature in the past, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered his whimsical dinosaur art. Given that my short story in progress, Cretaceous Queen, has major points centering on magical girls and dinosaurs, I came across his charming illustrations looking for on-theme art for... Continue Reading →
...Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong contains this fantastic scene. It's one of my favorite action sequences, ever. The film isn't without its flaws, but I like it warts and all... Enough to recommend the directors cut. So if you're digesting a big meal with family today, and have three and a half hours... Continue Reading →
Click the picture below for full-size. On Art-Tastic Tuesdays I feature a selected piece of visual art that I have come across. These are pieces that have inspired my writing or beautifully frame some concept or another that I have already written or want to write about. I present them without commentary so they may... Continue Reading →
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Click here for the full, uncropped image! On Tuesdays I feature a selected piece of visual art that I have come across. These are pieces that have inspired my writing or beautifully frame some concept or another that I have already written or want to write about. I present them without commentary so they may... Continue Reading →