Year: 2021

Thief, Liar, Parent

            I don’t know how to choose between a heavy duty water gun and a mini replica arcade game. Just get him an app, I think. A gift card so that he can download what he wants.             “Are you going to move?” says a little voice. It’s a girl, maybe seven. Brown curls and […]

A Glimpse of Lewin’s True Nature

            Yuri has never been comfortable with the fact that of the five thousand Russian ships on the water, only his is captained by a woman. Derbent, they call her, an old woman with massive breasts, that only drinks water and carries a wooden sword. They say she has never been beaten in a battle, […]

The Worst Day of My Life

            The worst day of your life only happens once.             “Are you okay?” she asks, handing me a coffee.             I smile, because you can do that even on the worst day of your life. You can drink coffee, too. Drive home without crashing, or hitting anyone. All these things are possible.             I […]

Dune 1984 vs. Dune 2021

The context to Dune is fairly simple. It’s a sprawling space epic, a science fiction version of Lord of the Rings. But it’s much bigger in scope and scale, and when you give something like this into the capable hands of Denis Villeneuve, a wonderful director, only magic can ensue. Villeneuve proved himself to me […]

WIP’s and Filament Tips

Writing a lot lately, and some different stuff. Different voices, subject matters, etc. Here’s a smattering of things being worked on: Untitled One: dog falls in love with delivery robot Untitled Two: racist teacher hates men in turbans Untitled Three: gay couple adopt in other country Untitled Four: very unexpected quadruplets Untitled Five: the shortest […]

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